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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 51 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.18% 21.13% 12.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.83% 86.54% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £220 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 2
Average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £8.25 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.00 £13.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
72 52 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.43% 24.41% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 21
Average daily rate £400 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £220 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £16.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 August 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 3 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 55 (42.64%) Active Directory
2 44 (34.11%) Microsoft
3 34 (26.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (25.58%) Windows 7
5 29 (22.48%) Linux
6 27 (20.93%) VMware
7 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (18.60%) SQL
9 22 (17.05%) MS Exchange
10 20 (15.50%) MS Office
11 19 (14.73%) ITIL
11 19 (14.73%) Windows 8
12 18 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (12.40%) Scrum
14 16 (12.40%) MS Excel
14 16 (12.40%) LAN
14 16 (12.40%) PowerShell
15 15 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (10.85%) WAN
17 12 (9.30%) Windows XP
17 12 (9.30%) Cisco
17 12 (9.30%) DNS
17 12 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
18 11 (8.53%) Migration
18 11 (8.53%) Wireless
19 10 (7.75%) SQL Server
19 10 (7.75%) Lync
20 9 (6.98%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 22 (17.05%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (7.75%) Lync
4 8 (6.20%) IIS
5 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (5.43%) WebLogic
5 7 (5.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.88%) Alfresco
8 3 (2.33%) WordPress
8 3 (2.33%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (15.50%) MS Office
2 16 (12.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.20%) Office 365
4 3 (2.33%) Yammer
5 1 (0.78%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.40%) LAN
2 14 (10.85%) WAN
3 12 (9.30%) DNS
4 11 (8.53%) Wireless
5 9 (6.98%) Firewall
6 8 (6.20%) DHCP
7 5 (3.88%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.33%) VoIP
8 3 (2.33%) SAN
8 3 (2.33%) Network Security
9 2 (1.55%) NAS
9 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.55%) VPN
10 1 (0.78%) ADSL
10 1 (0.78%) PBX
10 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.78%) Internet
10 1 (0.78%) MPLS
10 1 (0.78%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (0.78%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Ant
1 7 (5.43%) Visual Studio
1 7 (5.43%) Maven
2 6 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.78%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.78%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (6.20%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.55%) Publishing
4 1 (0.78%) Military
4 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (20.16%) Analyst
2 20 (15.50%) Support Engineer
3 14 (10.85%) 3rd Line Support
3 14 (10.85%) Developer
3 14 (10.85%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (10.08%) Support Analyst
5 11 (8.53%) Service Analyst
5 11 (8.53%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (7.75%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) IT Support
8 8 (6.20%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.43%) Technical Leader
10 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Administrator
10 6 (4.65%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.88%) IT Support Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) Systems Support Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.98%) .NET
2 8 (6.20%) XML
2 8 (6.20%) Ajax
3 7 (5.43%) Spring
3 7 (5.43%) JSF
3 7 (5.43%) JMS
3 7 (5.43%) Oracle ADF
3 7 (5.43%) XSLT
3 7 (5.43%) JSP
3 7 (5.43%) J2EE
3 7 (5.43%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (4.65%) WPF
4 6 (4.65%) Middleware
5 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.88%) jQuery
5 5 (3.88%) MDX
6 2 (1.55%) CSS
6 2 (1.55%) HTML
6 2 (1.55%) WinForms
7 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.65%) NHS
1 6 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.33%) EqualLogic
4 3 (2.33%) Replication
5 2 (1.55%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.55%) Symmetrix
5 2 (1.55%) EMC Centera
5 2 (1.55%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) PDA
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.36%) Windows Server 2012
2 33 (25.58%) Windows 7
3 29 (22.48%) Linux
4 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (14.73%) Windows 8
6 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (9.30%) Windows XP
8 7 (5.43%) CentOS
9 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.10%) Fedora
10 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.55%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.55%) HPUX
10 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.78%) UNIX
11 1 (0.78%) Android
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.73%) ITIL
2 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.40%) Scrum
4 11 (8.53%) Migration
5 9 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (6.20%) Project Management
6 8 (6.20%) UML
6 8 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (5.43%) SOA
8 6 (4.65%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.65%) OO
8 6 (4.65%) Requirements Management
8 6 (4.65%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.65%) Unit Testing
9 5 (3.88%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (3.88%) Bug Management
9 5 (3.88%) SDLC
9 5 (3.88%) Web Development
9 5 (3.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.60%) SQL
2 16 (12.40%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.20%) C#
4 7 (5.43%) Java
4 7 (5.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.43%) XQuery
4 7 (5.43%) XPath
4 7 (5.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 6 (4.65%) C++
6 5 (3.88%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.88%) C++/CLI
7 4 (3.10%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.33%) Python
8 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.10%) Degree
4 3 (2.33%) PhD
4 3 (2.33%) CCNA
4 3 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.78%) MCTS
6 1 (0.78%) MCITP
6 1 (0.78%) MCPD
6 1 (0.78%) MCAD
6 1 (0.78%) MCSD
6 1 (0.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (42.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.65%) vSphere
3 5 (3.88%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.10%) XenApp
5 2 (1.55%) Samba
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
6 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) SCCM
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.88%) Nagios
3 5 (3.88%) Icinga
4 3 (2.33%) SCOM
5 2 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.55%) OpenView
6 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (34.11%) Microsoft
2 27 (20.93%) VMware
3 12 (9.30%) Cisco
4 7 (5.43%) HP
4 7 (5.43%) Oracle
5 6 (4.65%) Citrix
6 5 (3.88%) Dell
6 5 (3.88%) Perforce
7 3 (2.33%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.33%) EMC
7 3 (2.33%) Altiris
7 3 (2.33%) Dell KACE
7 3 (2.33%) Ruckus Wireless
8 2 (1.55%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.55%) IBM
8 2 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.78%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.78%) Remedy
9 1 (0.78%) Apple
9 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint