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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 29 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.98% 13.30% 17.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.67% 63.04% 86.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 18
Average daily rate
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£320 £304 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% -18.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £170 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -16.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.28 £11.25 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £23.45 £21.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
49 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 22.69% 21.10% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 22
Average daily rate £325 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.48 £12.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 August 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 22 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
3 35 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 23 (25.27%) MS Office
5 20 (21.98%) MS Excel
6 19 (20.88%) Windows XP
7 18 (19.78%) MS Exchange
7 18 (19.78%) Migration
7 18 (19.78%) Windows 8
8 16 (17.58%) Blackberry
9 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (14.29%) VMware
11 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (9.89%) SQL
12 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (8.79%) DHCP
13 8 (8.79%) DNS
14 6 (6.59%) HP
14 6 (6.59%) Cisco
14 6 (6.59%) SAN
14 6 (6.59%) .NET
14 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
14 6 (6.59%) C#
15 5 (5.49%) Backup Exec
15 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
15 5 (5.49%) Linux
15 5 (5.49%) ITIL
15 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (19.78%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.20%) IIS
5 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.10%) Apache
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.10%) Lync
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (25.27%) MS Office
2 20 (21.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Project
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Office 365
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) DHCP
1 8 (8.79%) DNS
2 6 (6.59%) SAN
3 4 (4.40%) Firewall
4 3 (3.30%) NAS
5 2 (2.20%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (2.20%) ADSL
5 2 (2.20%) LAN
5 2 (2.20%) WAN
5 2 (2.20%) MPLS
6 1 (1.10%) SMTP
6 1 (1.10%) VoIP
6 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.10%) Modbus
6 1 (1.10%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) MySQL
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.10%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.10%) JUnit
2 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.10%) Selenium
2 1 (1.10%) JIRA
2 1 (1.10%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (2.20%) Marketing
2 1 (1.10%) Finance
2 1 (1.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (21.98%) Support Engineer
1 20 (21.98%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 10 (10.99%) Developer
4 9 (9.89%) Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) Consultant
7 3 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.30%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Systems Manager
7 3 (3.30%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Network Manager
7 3 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.30%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) .NET
2 4 (4.40%) Web Services
2 4 (4.40%) XML
2 4 (4.40%) HTML
3 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.20%) Spring
4 2 (2.20%) WF
4 2 (2.20%) jQuery
4 2 (2.20%) Spring MVC
4 2 (2.20%) CSS
4 2 (2.20%) JSP
4 2 (2.20%) SOAP
4 2 (2.20%) DHTML
5 1 (1.10%) XSLT
5 1 (1.10%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.10%) WCF
5 1 (1.10%) WPF
5 1 (1.10%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.30%) NHS
3 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.10%) EPoS
4 1 (1.10%) Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) Replication
4 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 19 (20.88%) Windows XP
3 18 (19.78%) Windows 8
4 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.49%) Linux
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.40%) Android
7 3 (3.30%) UNIX
7 3 (3.30%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) Migration
2 5 (5.49%) ITIL
3 4 (4.40%) Waterfall
4 3 (3.30%) Service Management
4 3 (3.30%) MVC
5 2 (2.20%) Android Development
5 2 (2.20%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.20%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.20%) Software Engineering
5 2 (2.20%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.20%) Manual Testing
5 2 (2.20%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.20%) ETL
5 2 (2.20%) CRM
5 2 (2.20%) Scrum
5 2 (2.20%) Workflow
5 2 (2.20%) Project Management
6 1 (1.10%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.10%) Regression Testing
6 1 (1.10%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) SQL
2 6 (6.59%) C#
3 3 (3.30%) Java
3 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) C
5 1 (1.10%) C++
5 1 (1.10%) PHP
5 1 (1.10%) VBScript
5 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.20%) CCNA
3 1 (1.10%) MCSE
3 1 (1.10%) CCNP
3 1 (1.10%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
1 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.10%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.30%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.10%) SCCM
4 1 (1.10%) SCOM
4 1 (1.10%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 42 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.29%) VMware
3 6 (6.59%) HP
3 6 (6.59%) Cisco
4 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.30%) Lotus
4 3 (3.30%) Infor
5 2 (2.20%) F5
5 2 (2.20%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.20%) Dell
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle
5 2 (2.20%) Apple
5 2 (2.20%) Citrix
6 1 (1.10%) Remedy
6 1 (1.10%) Sophos
6 1 (1.10%) Symantec
6 1 (1.10%) Nortel
6 1 (1.10%) NetApp
6 1 (1.10%) Google
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