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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 26 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.98% 12.56% 16.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.39% 66.67% 87.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 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 £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 23.61% 18.84% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 19
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 £172 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.10 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 23 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 23 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 45 (48.91%) Windows 7
2 43 (46.74%) Microsoft
3 34 (36.96%) Active Directory
4 28 (30.43%) MS Office
5 23 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 21 (22.83%) MS Excel
7 19 (20.65%) Windows 8
8 18 (19.57%) Migration
9 13 (14.13%) Blackberry
10 12 (13.04%) MS Exchange
11 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (10.87%) DHCP
12 10 (10.87%) DNS
12 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (8.70%) VMware
14 7 (7.61%) Linux
14 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (5.43%) HP
15 5 (5.43%) Firewall
16 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
16 4 (4.35%) SAN
16 4 (4.35%) SQL
16 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
17 3 (3.26%) Windows Vista
17 3 (3.26%) Mac OS
17 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
17 3 (3.26%) Android
17 3 (3.26%) Office 365
17 3 (3.26%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) Lync
5 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 28 (30.43%) MS Office
2 21 (22.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) DHCP
1 10 (10.87%) DNS
2 5 (5.43%) Firewall
3 4 (4.35%) SAN
4 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.09%) NAS
5 1 (1.09%) Modbus
5 1 (1.09%) Profibus
5 1 (1.09%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.09%) MPLS
5 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.09%) VPN
5 1 (1.09%) ADSL
5 1 (1.09%) LAN
5 1 (1.09%) VoIP
5 1 (1.09%) WAN
5 1 (1.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.17%) MySQL
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) JUnit
1 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.09%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (1.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Support Engineer
2 19 (20.65%) Desktop Support
3 16 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (14.13%) Analyst
5 9 (9.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (9.78%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Developer
6 7 (7.61%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Network Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Systems Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Network Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Migration Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Administrator
9 3 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) .NET
2 2 (2.17%) CSS
2 2 (2.17%) JSP
2 2 (2.17%) Web Services
2 2 (2.17%) XML
2 2 (2.17%) Spring
2 2 (2.17%) Spring MVC
2 2 (2.17%) jQuery
2 2 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (1.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.09%) WCF
3 1 (1.09%) WPF
3 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.09%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.09%) XSLT
3 1 (1.09%) XML Schema
3 1 (1.09%) SOAP
3 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (1.09%) EPoS
3 1 (1.09%) Replication
3 1 (1.09%) Clustering
3 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 45 (48.91%) Windows 7
2 23 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 19 (20.65%) Windows 8
4 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.61%) Linux
7 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.26%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.26%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.26%) Android
9 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.17%) UNIX
10 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.57%) Migration
2 3 (3.26%) ITIL
2 3 (3.26%) MVC
3 2 (2.17%) Waterfall
3 2 (2.17%) Android Development
3 2 (2.17%) Scrum
3 2 (2.17%) Software Engineering
3 2 (2.17%) Problem Management
3 2 (2.17%) Performance Management
4 1 (1.09%) MVVM
4 1 (1.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (1.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (1.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (1.09%) Web Development
4 1 (1.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.09%) Information Security
4 1 (1.09%) TDD
4 1 (1.09%) UML
4 1 (1.09%) OOD
4 1 (1.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.35%) SQL
2 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.26%) C#
2 3 (3.26%) Java
3 1 (1.09%) C
3 1 (1.09%) C++
3 1 (1.09%) VBScript
3 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.09%) MCSE
1 1 (1.09%) CCNA
1 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.09%) MCDST
1 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.09%) XenApp
3 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.17%) SCCM
2 2 (2.17%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.09%) SCOM
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 43 (46.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.70%) VMware
3 5 (5.43%) HP
4 3 (3.26%) Cisco
4 3 (3.26%) Lotus
5 2 (2.17%) Apple
5 2 (2.17%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.17%) Infor
5 2 (2.17%) IBM
5 2 (2.17%) Citrix
5 2 (2.17%) Dell
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle
6 1 (1.09%) Nortel
6 1 (1.09%) NetApp
6 1 (1.09%) F5
6 1 (1.09%) Google
6 1 (1.09%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.09%) Remedy
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