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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 26 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 20.38% 12.15% 16.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.31% 65.00% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £281 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -32.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 24.17% 18.69% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 20
Average daily rate £338 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £171 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 11
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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 29 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 29 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 44 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 43 (45.74%) Windows 7
3 35 (37.23%) Active Directory
4 26 (27.66%) MS Office
5 21 (22.34%) MS Excel
5 21 (22.34%) Windows XP
6 19 (20.21%) Windows 8
7 18 (19.15%) Migration
8 13 (13.83%) Blackberry
9 12 (12.77%) MS Exchange
10 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (9.57%) VMware
12 9 (9.57%) DHCP
12 9 (9.57%) DNS
13 7 (7.45%) Linux
13 7 (7.45%) SQL
13 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (6.38%) Firewall
14 6 (6.38%) C#
14 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
14 6 (6.38%) .NET
14 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
15 5 (5.32%) HP
15 5 (5.32%) SAN
15 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (4.26%) Waterfall
16 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (4.26%) Cisco
16 4 (4.26%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 12 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.06%) Lync
6 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (27.66%) MS Office
2 21 (22.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Office 365
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.57%) DHCP
1 9 (9.57%) DNS
2 6 (6.38%) Firewall
3 5 (5.32%) SAN
4 2 (2.13%) MPLS
4 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.13%) NAS
4 2 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (2.13%) ADSL
4 2 (2.13%) LAN
4 2 (2.13%) WAN
5 1 (1.06%) SMTP
5 1 (1.06%) VoIP
5 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.06%) VPN
5 1 (1.06%) Modbus
5 1 (1.06%) Profibus
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.13%) MySQL
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.06%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.06%) JUnit
General
1 2 (2.13%) Marketing
2 1 (1.06%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (23.40%) Support Engineer
2 16 (17.02%) Desktop Support
3 15 (15.96%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (13.83%) Analyst
5 10 (10.64%) Developer
6 7 (7.45%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Network Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Systems Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Network Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) IT Support Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Migration Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Server Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Administrator
10 3 (3.19%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) Web Services
2 4 (4.26%) XML
2 4 (4.26%) HTML
3 3 (3.19%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.13%) CSS
4 2 (2.13%) JSP
4 2 (2.13%) SOAP
4 2 (2.13%) DHTML
4 2 (2.13%) WF
4 2 (2.13%) jQuery
4 2 (2.13%) Spring MVC
4 2 (2.13%) Spring
5 1 (1.06%) WCF
5 1 (1.06%) WPF
5 1 (1.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.06%) REST
5 1 (1.06%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (1.06%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.19%) NHS
3 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.06%) EPoS
4 1 (1.06%) Replication
4 1 (1.06%) Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (45.74%) Windows 7
2 21 (22.34%) Windows XP
3 19 (20.21%) Windows 8
4 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.45%) Linux
7 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.19%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.19%) Android
9 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.13%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.13%) UNIX
10 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.15%) Migration
2 4 (4.26%) ITIL
2 4 (4.26%) Waterfall
3 3 (3.19%) MVC
4 2 (2.13%) Workflow
4 2 (2.13%) Software Engineering
4 2 (2.13%) Scrum
4 2 (2.13%) CRM
4 2 (2.13%) ETL
4 2 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (2.13%) Service Management
4 2 (2.13%) Android Development
4 2 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (2.13%) Performance Management
4 2 (2.13%) Load Balancing
4 2 (2.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.06%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.06%) Manual Testing
5 1 (1.06%) MVVM
5 1 (1.06%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.45%) SQL
2 6 (6.38%) C#
3 3 (3.19%) Java
3 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.06%) C
5 1 (1.06%) VBScript
5 1 (1.06%) VB
5 1 (1.06%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.06%) MCDST
2 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.06%) MCSE
2 1 (1.06%) CCNP
2 1 (1.06%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (37.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.13%) SCCM
2 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.13%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.57%) VMware
3 5 (5.32%) HP
4 4 (4.26%) Cisco
5 3 (3.19%) Lotus
5 3 (3.19%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.13%) Apple
6 2 (2.13%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.13%) Infor
6 2 (2.13%) F5
6 2 (2.13%) IBM
6 2 (2.13%) Citrix
6 2 (2.13%) Dell
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (1.06%) Nortel
7 1 (1.06%) NetApp
7 1 (1.06%) Google
7 1 (1.06%) Remedy
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