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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 66 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 19.58% 22.51% 19.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.53% 88.14% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 14 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £188 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -34.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £112 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £368 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 8
Average hourly rate £8.50 £14.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.28% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.35 £11.45 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £18.80 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
91 59 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 27.00% 25.54% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 18 20
Average daily rate £375 £175 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £110 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 £11.29 £9.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 42 (40.38%) Active Directory
2 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 28 (26.92%) Linux
4 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (19.23%) Windows 7
5 20 (19.23%) VMware
6 18 (17.31%) SQL
7 17 (16.35%) MS Office
7 17 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (15.38%) ITIL
9 15 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (13.46%) Cisco
10 14 (13.46%) MS Exchange
11 13 (12.50%) Migration
11 13 (12.50%) Windows 8
12 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
12 12 (11.54%) MS Excel
13 11 (10.58%) LAN
13 11 (10.58%) WAN
13 11 (10.58%) Wireless
13 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (8.65%) Windows XP
14 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
15 8 (7.69%) Ajax
15 8 (7.69%) UML
15 8 (7.69%) XML
15 8 (7.69%) IIS
15 8 (7.69%) Firewall
15 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.69%) IIS
4 7 (6.73%) WebLogic
4 7 (6.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (4.81%) Alfresco
5 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.81%) Lync
6 3 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.88%) WordPress
7 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (16.35%) MS Office
2 12 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) LAN
1 11 (10.58%) WAN
1 11 (10.58%) Wireless
2 8 (7.69%) Firewall
3 6 (5.77%) DNS
3 6 (5.77%) DHCP
4 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.88%) VoIP
5 2 (1.92%) NAS
5 2 (1.92%) VPN
5 2 (1.92%) Internet
5 2 (1.92%) SAN
6 1 (0.96%) Intranet
6 1 (0.96%) MPLS
6 1 (0.96%) PBX
6 1 (0.96%) ADSL
6 1 (0.96%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.96%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.96%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Ant
1 7 (6.73%) Maven
2 5 (4.81%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.96%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.96%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (6.73%) Finance
2 2 (1.92%) Publishing
3 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (24.04%) Analyst
2 13 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 13 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 10 (9.62%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) Technical Leader
6 7 (6.73%) IT Support
7 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Administrator
8 5 (4.81%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Systems Support
8 5 (4.81%) Consultant
8 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.81%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.81%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) Ajax
1 8 (7.69%) XML
2 7 (6.73%) J2EE
2 7 (6.73%) XSLT
2 7 (6.73%) JSP
2 7 (6.73%) JMS
2 7 (6.73%) Oracle ADF
2 7 (6.73%) Spring
2 7 (6.73%) JSF
2 7 (6.73%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (5.77%) Middleware
4 2 (1.92%) .NET
4 2 (1.92%) HTML
4 2 (1.92%) CSS
5 1 (0.96%) XHTML
5 1 (0.96%) WCF
5 1 (0.96%) WPF
5 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (0.96%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.81%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.85%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.85%) NHS
4 3 (2.88%) Replication
4 3 (2.88%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.92%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (1.92%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.92%) Symmetrix
5 2 (1.92%) EMC Centera
6 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.96%) PDA
6 1 (0.96%) CCTV
6 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.96%) iPhone
6 1 (0.96%) User Experience
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.92%) Linux
2 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (19.23%) Windows 7
4 13 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 9 (8.65%) Windows XP
6 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.77%) CentOS
8 3 (2.88%) Fedora
8 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.92%) HPUX
9 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.92%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.96%) UNIX
10 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.96%) Android
10 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.38%) ITIL
2 13 (12.50%) Migration
3 8 (7.69%) UML
4 7 (6.73%) SOA
4 7 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (5.77%) Problem Management
5 6 (5.77%) Unit Testing
5 6 (5.77%) Scrum
6 5 (4.81%) Change Management
6 5 (4.81%) Identity Management
6 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (4.81%) Data Migration
7 4 (3.85%) Data Analysis
8 3 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.88%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.88%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (1.92%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.31%) SQL
2 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.73%) Java
3 7 (6.73%) XQuery
3 7 (6.73%) XPath
3 7 (6.73%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.88%) C#
5 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.92%) Python
6 1 (0.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.88%) CCNA
4 2 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.96%) MCAD
5 1 (0.96%) MCSD
5 1 (0.96%) HND
5 1 (0.96%) MCTS
5 1 (0.96%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (40.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.81%) VMware ESX
2 5 (4.81%) vSphere
3 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.92%) XenApp
4 2 (1.92%) Samba
5 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.96%) NFS
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (6.73%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (5.77%) SCCM
3 5 (4.81%) Nagios
3 5 (4.81%) Icinga
4 2 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.92%) OpenView
5 1 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.23%) VMware
3 14 (13.46%) Cisco
4 7 (6.73%) Oracle
5 6 (5.77%) HP
6 5 (4.81%) Citrix
7 4 (3.85%) Dell
8 3 (2.88%) Altiris
8 3 (2.88%) Dell KACE
8 3 (2.88%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (1.92%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.92%) IBM
9 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.92%) EMC
10 1 (0.96%) Intergraph
10 1 (0.96%) NetApp
10 1 (0.96%) Novell
10 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.96%) Bloomberg
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