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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 36 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.76% 18.13% 15.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 93.94% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 17
Average daily rate
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£285 £314 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% +84.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £176 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £488 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.81 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -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
90 33 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 24.39% 19.30% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 16 27
Average daily rate £418 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £140 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £497 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 15
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.74 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £18.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 36 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
3 26 (34.67%) MS Office
4 24 (32.00%) Windows 7
5 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
6 17 (22.67%) MS Exchange
6 17 (22.67%) Windows 8
7 14 (18.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (16.00%) Windows XP
8 12 (16.00%) Blackberry
8 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (12.00%) VMware
10 9 (12.00%) Migration
10 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (10.67%) Cisco
12 7 (9.33%) ITIL
13 6 (8.00%) Backup Exec
13 6 (8.00%) SQL
13 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (6.67%) SAN
14 5 (6.67%) DHCP
14 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
15 4 (5.33%) DNS
15 4 (5.33%) NetApp
15 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
15 4 (5.33%) SCCM
16 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 17 (22.67%) MS Exchange
2 14 (18.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (34.67%) MS Office
2 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) SAN
1 5 (6.67%) DHCP
2 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.33%) DNS
3 2 (2.67%) Wireless
3 2 (2.67%) Internet
3 2 (2.67%) NAS
4 1 (1.33%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.33%) Intranet
4 1 (1.33%) LAN
4 1 (1.33%) VoIP
4 1 (1.33%) WAN
4 1 (1.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.33%) FxCop
2 1 (1.33%) StyleCop
2 1 (1.33%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.33%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (2.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Analyst
2 16 (21.33%) Support Engineer
3 13 (17.33%) Support Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (9.33%) Senior Support Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) IT Support
9 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (4.00%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Field Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.33%) REST
2 1 (1.33%) CSS
2 1 (1.33%) SOAP
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.33%) HTML
2 1 (1.33%) WCF
2 1 (1.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) NHS
3 2 (2.67%) EPoS
3 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.33%) CCTV
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.00%) Windows 7
2 17 (22.67%) Windows 8
3 12 (16.00%) Windows XP
3 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.67%) Android
6 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.33%) UNIX
7 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.00%) Migration
2 7 (9.33%) ITIL
3 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.67%) ITSM
5 2 (2.67%) Identity Management
5 2 (2.67%) Information Security
5 2 (2.67%) SOA
5 2 (2.67%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (1.33%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.33%) Line Management
6 1 (1.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.33%) CAD
6 1 (1.33%) Project Management
6 1 (1.33%) OO
6 1 (1.33%) EAI
6 1 (1.33%) OOD
6 1 (1.33%) CRM
6 1 (1.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.67%) C#
3 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.67%) MCDST
3 2 (2.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) MCSE
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.67%) CCNA
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 36 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.67%) Terminal Server
3 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.33%) SCCM
3 3 (4.00%) ARCserve
4 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.67%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.33%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.33%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) VMware
3 8 (10.67%) Cisco
4 4 (5.33%) NetApp
5 3 (4.00%) HP
5 3 (4.00%) Citrix
6 2 (2.67%) Symantec
6 2 (2.67%) Sophos
6 2 (2.67%) Apple
7 1 (1.33%) Infor
7 1 (1.33%) Peregrine
7 1 (1.33%) Remedy
7 1 (1.33%) Intergraph
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