The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 69 51 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.65% 21.16% 25.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.65% 91.07% 91.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 12 23
Average daily rate
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£348 £125 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+178.00% -61.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £96 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £200 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £14.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +7.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.94 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £20.00 £17.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Windows
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
102 56 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 27.57% 23.24% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 15 26
Average daily rate £349 £130 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+168.26% -61.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £95 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +5.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 21 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 44 (41.90%) Active Directory
2 35 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 24 (22.86%) Windows 7
4 23 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (20.95%) MS Office
5 22 (20.95%) Linux
6 20 (19.05%) VMware
6 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (17.14%) SQL
8 17 (16.19%) ITIL
8 17 (16.19%) Migration
9 16 (15.24%) MS Exchange
10 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (14.29%) Windows 8
11 14 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 12 (11.43%) Cisco
12 12 (11.43%) PowerShell
13 11 (10.48%) Wireless
14 10 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (8.57%) Windows XP
16 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
16 8 (7.62%) WAN
16 8 (7.62%) LAN
16 8 (7.62%) IIS
16 8 (7.62%) Firewall
17 7 (6.67%) Blackberry
17 7 (6.67%) HP
17 7 (6.67%) UML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 16 (15.24%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.62%) IIS
4 6 (5.71%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.81%) Lync
6 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.86%) WordPress
7 3 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.90%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (20.95%) MS Office
2 14 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.48%) Wireless
2 8 (7.62%) Firewall
2 8 (7.62%) WAN
2 8 (7.62%) LAN
3 5 (4.76%) SAN
4 4 (3.81%) VoIP
4 4 (3.81%) DHCP
5 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.86%) DNS
6 2 (1.90%) VPN
6 2 (1.90%) Internet
6 2 (1.90%) NAS
7 1 (0.95%) PABX
7 1 (0.95%) Multicast
7 1 (0.95%) MPLS
7 1 (0.95%) Intranet
7 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.95%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.95%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Maven
1 6 (5.71%) Ant
2 5 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.90%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.95%) FxCop
4 1 (0.95%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.95%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (1.90%) Military
3 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (26.67%) Analyst
2 16 (15.24%) Support Analyst
3 13 (12.38%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 9 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.62%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) IT Support
8 6 (5.71%) Technical Leader
8 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Systems Support
9 5 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Systems Support Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) XML
1 7 (6.67%) Ajax
2 6 (5.71%) JMS
2 6 (5.71%) Middleware
2 6 (5.71%) Oracle ADF
2 6 (5.71%) Spring
2 6 (5.71%) JSF
2 6 (5.71%) XSLT
2 6 (5.71%) JSP
2 6 (5.71%) J2EE
2 6 (5.71%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (2.86%) CSS
3 3 (2.86%) HTML
3 3 (2.86%) .NET
4 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.90%) WCF
5 1 (0.95%) WPF
5 1 (0.95%) WF
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 7 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.81%) Private Cloud
2 4 (3.81%) NHS
3 3 (2.86%) Replication
3 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.86%) EqualLogic
4 2 (1.90%) CLARiiON
4 2 (1.90%) Symmetrix
4 2 (1.90%) EMC Centera
4 2 (1.90%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.95%) PDA
5 1 (0.95%) CCTV
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.86%) Windows 7
2 23 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (20.95%) Linux
4 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 9 (8.57%) Windows XP
6 9 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.81%) CentOS
8 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.90%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.90%) HPUX
9 1 (0.95%) UNIX
9 1 (0.95%) Fedora
9 1 (0.95%) Android
9 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.19%) ITIL
1 17 (16.19%) Migration
2 7 (6.67%) UML
2 7 (6.67%) SOA
2 7 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (5.71%) Scrum
3 6 (5.71%) Problem Management
3 6 (5.71%) Unit Testing
4 5 (4.76%) Change Management
4 5 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (3.81%) Data Migration
5 4 (3.81%) Data Analysis
6 3 (2.86%) Identity Management
6 3 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.86%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.86%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (1.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.90%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.14%) SQL
2 12 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 6 (5.71%) XQuery
3 6 (5.71%) Java
3 6 (5.71%) XPath
4 4 (3.81%) C#
5 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.95%) C++
6 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (0.95%) MCAD
4 1 (0.95%) MCSD
4 1 (0.95%) HND
4 1 (0.95%) CCNA
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.95%) MCTS
4 1 (0.95%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (41.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.76%) VMware ESX
2 5 (4.76%) vSphere
3 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.90%) XenApp
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 6 (5.71%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (4.76%) Nagios
2 5 (4.76%) SCCM
2 5 (4.76%) Icinga
3 3 (2.86%) ARCserve
3 3 (2.86%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.90%) OpenView
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.95%) WSUS
5 1 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 35 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.05%) VMware
3 12 (11.43%) Cisco
4 7 (6.67%) HP
5 6 (5.71%) Oracle
6 5 (4.76%) Citrix
7 4 (3.81%) NetApp
7 4 (3.81%) Dell
8 3 (2.86%) Altiris
8 3 (2.86%) Dell KACE
8 3 (2.86%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (1.90%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.90%) EMC
9 2 (1.90%) IBM
9 2 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.90%) Remedy
10 1 (0.95%) Intergraph
10 1 (0.95%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.95%) Novell
10 1 (0.95%) Peregrine
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