The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Oxford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 19.43% 16.36% 16.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.67% 81.40% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 16
Average daily rate
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£348 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £170 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £20.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -31.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
49 43 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 23.22% 20.09% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 19
Average daily rate £348 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.59% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £175 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows
Oxfordshire

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 47 (51.65%) Windows 7
2 42 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
4 29 (31.87%) MS Office
5 23 (25.27%) Windows XP
6 20 (21.98%) MS Excel
7 17 (18.68%) Migration
7 17 (18.68%) Windows 8
8 14 (15.38%) Blackberry
9 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (10.99%) DHCP
9 10 (10.99%) DNS
9 10 (10.99%) MS Exchange
10 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (7.69%) Linux
12 6 (6.59%) VMware
13 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (4.40%) Firewall
14 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
14 4 (4.40%) C#
14 4 (4.40%) SQL
14 4 (4.40%) .NET
14 4 (4.40%) HP
15 3 (3.30%) Citrix
15 3 (3.30%) SAN
15 3 (3.30%) Java
15 3 (3.30%) Lotus
15 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
15 3 (3.30%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.99%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.10%) Lync
6 1 (1.10%) IIS
6 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 29 (31.87%) MS Office
2 20 (21.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Office 365
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) DHCP
1 10 (10.99%) DNS
2 4 (4.40%) Firewall
3 3 (3.30%) SAN
4 2 (2.20%) VPN
4 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.10%) Modbus
5 1 (1.10%) Profibus
5 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.10%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.20%) MySQL
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) JUnit
1 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.10%) NetBeans
General
1 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) Support Engineer
2 20 (21.98%) Desktop Support
3 16 (17.58%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (13.19%) Analyst
5 10 (10.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 10 (10.99%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Network Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Systems Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Network Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.30%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Exchange Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) IT Support
9 3 (3.30%) Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) .NET
2 2 (2.20%) CSS
2 2 (2.20%) JSP
2 2 (2.20%) Web Services
2 2 (2.20%) XML
2 2 (2.20%) Spring
2 2 (2.20%) Spring MVC
2 2 (2.20%) jQuery
2 2 (2.20%) HTML
3 1 (1.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.10%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.10%) WCF
3 1 (1.10%) WPF
3 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.10%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.10%) XSLT
3 1 (1.10%) XML Schema
3 1 (1.10%) SOAP
3 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.10%) EPoS
3 1 (1.10%) NHS
3 1 (1.10%) Replication
3 1 (1.10%) Clustering
3 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 47 (51.65%) Windows 7
2 23 (25.27%) Windows XP
3 17 (18.68%) Windows 8
4 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.69%) Linux
7 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.30%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.30%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.30%) Android
9 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.20%) UNIX
10 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) Migration
2 3 (3.30%) ITIL
2 3 (3.30%) MVC
3 2 (2.20%) Scrum
3 2 (2.20%) Software Engineering
3 2 (2.20%) Problem Management
3 2 (2.20%) Performance Management
3 2 (2.20%) Waterfall
3 2 (2.20%) Android Development
4 1 (1.10%) MVVM
4 1 (1.10%) Test Scripting
4 1 (1.10%) Manual Testing
4 1 (1.10%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (1.10%) Web Development
4 1 (1.10%) Information Security
4 1 (1.10%) TDD
4 1 (1.10%) UML
4 1 (1.10%) OOD
4 1 (1.10%) Project Management
4 1 (1.10%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.40%) C#
1 4 (4.40%) SQL
2 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.30%) Java
3 1 (1.10%) C
3 1 (1.10%) C++
3 1 (1.10%) VBScript
3 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.10%) MCSE
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.10%) MCDST
1 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.10%) XenApp
3 1 (1.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.20%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) SCOM
2 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 42 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) VMware
3 4 (4.40%) HP
4 3 (3.30%) Citrix
4 3 (3.30%) Lotus
5 2 (2.20%) Apple
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco
5 2 (2.20%) IBM
5 2 (2.20%) Dell
6 1 (1.10%) Nortel
6 1 (1.10%) NetApp
6 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.10%) Remedy
6 1 (1.10%) Google
6 1 (1.10%) Infor
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