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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 14.08% 15.76% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.91% 62.75% 78.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 19
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£288 £329 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.54% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £211 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £23.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.05% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.10 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £26.50 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
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
55 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 19.86% 25.12% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 25
Average daily rate £314 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.03% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £23.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.94% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 43 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 37 (43.02%) Active Directory
3 29 (33.72%) Windows 7
4 23 (26.74%) MS Office
5 20 (23.26%) MS Excel
5 20 (23.26%) MS Exchange
6 19 (22.09%) Windows XP
7 17 (19.77%) Migration
8 16 (18.60%) Blackberry
8 16 (18.60%) Windows 8
9 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (16.28%) VMware
11 12 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (10.47%) DHCP
13 9 (10.47%) DNS
13 9 (10.47%) SQL
14 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (6.98%) C#
15 6 (6.98%) .NET
15 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
15 6 (6.98%) ITIL
15 6 (6.98%) HP
15 6 (6.98%) Cisco
15 6 (6.98%) SAN
16 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
16 5 (5.81%) Backup Exec
16 5 (5.81%) Android
16 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 20 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.33%) IIS
5 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.16%) Apache
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.16%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (26.74%) MS Office
2 20 (23.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) DHCP
1 9 (10.47%) DNS
2 6 (6.98%) SAN
3 4 (4.65%) Firewall
4 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.49%) NAS
5 2 (2.33%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (2.33%) ADSL
5 2 (2.33%) LAN
5 2 (2.33%) WAN
5 2 (2.33%) MPLS
6 1 (1.16%) SMTP
6 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.16%) VoIP
6 1 (1.16%) Wireless
6 1 (1.16%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) MySQL
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.16%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.16%) Selenium
2 1 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 2 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (1.16%) Finance
2 1 (1.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 18 (20.93%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.63%) Developer
4 9 (10.47%) Analyst
4 9 (10.47%) Desktop Support
5 6 (6.98%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) IT Support
7 4 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Consultant
8 3 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.49%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Field Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Field Service Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.49%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Exchange Consultant
8 3 (3.49%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) .NET
2 4 (4.65%) Web Services
2 4 (4.65%) HTML
3 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.49%) XML
3 3 (3.49%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.33%) WF
4 2 (2.33%) Spring MVC
4 2 (2.33%) jQuery
4 2 (2.33%) Spring
4 2 (2.33%) CSS
4 2 (2.33%) JSP
4 2 (2.33%) SOAP
4 2 (2.33%) DHTML
5 1 (1.16%) XSLT
5 1 (1.16%) WCF
5 1 (1.16%) WPF
5 1 (1.16%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.16%) REST
5 1 (1.16%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.49%) EPoS
2 3 (3.49%) NHS
3 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.33%) Replication
3 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.16%) Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.72%) Windows 7
2 19 (22.09%) Windows XP
3 16 (18.60%) Windows 8
4 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.81%) Android
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.65%) Linux
7 3 (3.49%) UNIX
7 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.33%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) Migration
2 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (6.98%) ITIL
4 4 (4.65%) Waterfall
5 3 (3.49%) MVC
5 3 (3.49%) Service Management
6 2 (2.33%) Android Development
6 2 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (2.33%) Project Management
6 2 (2.33%) Workflow
6 2 (2.33%) Scrum
6 2 (2.33%) CRM
6 2 (2.33%) ETL
6 2 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.16%) SOA
7 1 (1.16%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) C#
3 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.33%) Java
4 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.16%) VBScript
5 1 (1.16%) VB
5 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.49%) MCSE
2 3 (3.49%) MCDST
3 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) CCNA
4 1 (1.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 37 (43.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.16%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.16%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.16%) XenApp
4 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.49%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.33%) SCCM
4 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.16%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.16%) SCOM
4 1 (1.16%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 43 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.28%) VMware
3 6 (6.98%) HP
3 6 (6.98%) Cisco
4 3 (3.49%) Lotus
4 3 (3.49%) Apple
4 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.49%) Infor
5 2 (2.33%) F5
5 2 (2.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle
5 2 (2.33%) Citrix
5 2 (2.33%) NetApp
6 1 (1.16%) Sophos
6 1 (1.16%) Symantec
6 1 (1.16%) Dell
6 1 (1.16%) Google
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