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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 39 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.64% 17.49% 15.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.79% 81.25% 62.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 10
Average daily rate
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£335 £303 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £217 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £430 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £8.25 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.95 £17.55 £23.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.00%
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
78 48 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.79% 21.52% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 15 18
Average daily rate £350 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £217 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 4
Average hourly rate £14.43 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.40 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 59 (48.36%) Active Directory
2 45 (36.89%) Microsoft
3 40 (32.79%) Windows 7
4 26 (21.31%) Linux
5 25 (20.49%) VMware
5 25 (20.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (18.85%) MS Exchange
7 22 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (16.39%) Windows 8
9 18 (14.75%) SQL
9 18 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (13.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (13.93%) LAN
11 16 (13.11%) Scrum
12 15 (12.30%) WAN
12 15 (12.30%) MS Office
13 14 (11.48%) MS Excel
13 14 (11.48%) DHCP
13 14 (11.48%) DNS
14 11 (9.02%) ITIL
14 11 (9.02%) SQL Server
14 11 (9.02%) Cisco
14 11 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (8.20%) .NET
15 10 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (7.38%) C#
16 9 (7.38%) Windows XP
16 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
17 8 (6.56%) Office 365
17 8 (6.56%) Project Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 23 (18.85%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (5.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (5.74%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (4.92%) Lync
4 5 (4.10%) Alfresco
5 3 (2.46%) WordPress
6 2 (1.64%) IIS
6 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.82%) Apache
7 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (12.30%) MS Office
2 14 (11.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.82%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.56%) Office 365
4 3 (2.46%) Yammer
5 1 (0.82%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.93%) LAN
2 15 (12.30%) WAN
3 14 (11.48%) DHCP
3 14 (11.48%) DNS
4 8 (6.56%) Wireless
5 7 (5.74%) Firewall
6 3 (2.46%) Network Security
6 3 (2.46%) SAN
6 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.64%) VoIP
8 1 (0.82%) VPN
8 1 (0.82%) Internet
8 1 (0.82%) PBX
8 1 (0.82%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.82%) Multicast
8 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.82%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.10%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.82%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Ant
1 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio
1 7 (5.74%) Maven
1 7 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.82%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 8 (6.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (0.82%) Games
4 1 (0.82%) Military
4 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Support Engineer
2 19 (15.57%) Analyst
3 15 (12.30%) Developer
3 15 (12.30%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (7.38%) Service Analyst
5 9 (7.38%) Desktop Support
5 9 (7.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (6.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) Consultant
7 7 (5.74%) Server Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.92%) Administrator
8 6 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.20%) .NET
2 8 (6.56%) XML
2 8 (6.56%) Ajax
3 7 (5.74%) Spring
3 7 (5.74%) JSF
3 7 (5.74%) JMS
3 7 (5.74%) Middleware
3 7 (5.74%) Oracle ADF
3 7 (5.74%) XSLT
3 7 (5.74%) JSP
3 7 (5.74%) J2EE
3 7 (5.74%) WPF
3 7 (5.74%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (4.10%) jQuery
4 5 (4.10%) MDX
4 5 (4.10%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.28%) WinForms
6 2 (1.64%) CSS
6 2 (1.64%) HTML
7 1 (0.82%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) NHS
2 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.46%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.82%) User Experience
6 1 (0.82%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.82%) Clustering
6 1 (0.82%) PDA
6 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 40 (32.79%) Windows 7
2 26 (21.31%) Linux
3 25 (20.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (16.39%) Windows 8
6 17 (13.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.38%) Windows XP
8 7 (5.74%) CentOS
9 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.46%) Fedora
10 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (13.11%) Scrum
3 11 (9.02%) ITIL
4 8 (6.56%) UML
4 8 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (6.56%) Project Management
4 8 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (5.74%) Migration
5 7 (5.74%) SOA
6 6 (4.92%) OO
6 6 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.92%) Requirements Management
6 6 (4.92%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.92%) Unit Testing
7 5 (4.10%) SDLC
7 5 (4.10%) Bug Management
7 5 (4.10%) Automated Testing
7 5 (4.10%) Web Development
7 5 (4.10%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (4.10%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.75%) SQL
2 9 (7.38%) C#
3 7 (5.74%) C++
3 7 (5.74%) Java
3 7 (5.74%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.74%) XQuery
3 7 (5.74%) XPath
3 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.74%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 5 (4.10%) C++/CLI
4 5 (4.10%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.46%) Python
5 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.82%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 5 (4.10%) Degree
1 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.28%) CCNA
2 4 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.46%) PhD
4 2 (1.64%) MCSE
4 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.82%) MCITP
5 1 (0.82%) MCSA
5 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (48.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.74%) vSphere
4 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.28%) XenApp
6 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.64%) Samba
7 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.82%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.82%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (6.56%) SCCM
2 7 (5.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (5.74%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (2.46%) SCOM
4 2 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.64%) Nagios
4 2 (1.64%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.64%) Icinga
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.82%) WSUS
5 1 (0.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (36.89%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.49%) VMware
3 11 (9.02%) Cisco
4 7 (5.74%) Oracle
5 6 (4.92%) HP
5 6 (4.92%) Citrix
5 6 (4.92%) CheckPoint
5 6 (4.92%) Acronis
5 6 (4.92%) Lumension
6 5 (4.10%) Perforce
7 4 (3.28%) Dell
8 3 (2.46%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.46%) Altiris
8 3 (2.46%) Dell KACE
8 3 (2.46%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (1.64%) Veeam
9 2 (1.64%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.82%) AppSense
10 1 (0.82%) Meru Networks
10 1 (0.82%) Google
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