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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 64 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.71% 19.65% 18.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.73% 83.33% 90.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 12 22
Average daily rate
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£394 £308 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.04% +14.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £121 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £373 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 4
Average hourly rate £13.18 £14.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.89% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.30 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £15.50 £13.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
88 54 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.73% 23.58% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 18 24
Average daily rate £400 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £127 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% +7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £17.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 53 (41.73%) Active Directory
2 47 (37.01%) Microsoft
3 33 (25.98%) Windows 7
4 30 (23.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (22.83%) Linux
6 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (18.90%) VMware
8 23 (18.11%) MS Office
9 22 (17.32%) SQL
9 22 (17.32%) MS Exchange
10 21 (16.54%) MS Excel
11 20 (15.75%) Windows 8
12 19 (14.96%) ITIL
13 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (11.81%) Cisco
14 15 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
15 14 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (10.24%) PowerShell
16 13 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (9.45%) Wireless
17 12 (9.45%) Migration
17 12 (9.45%) Windows XP
17 12 (9.45%) LAN
17 12 (9.45%) WAN
18 11 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (8.66%) Scrum
19 9 (7.09%) DHCP
19 9 (7.09%) DNS
19 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
19 9 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 22 (17.32%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.30%) IIS
4 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (5.51%) Lync
5 7 (5.51%) WebLogic
5 7 (5.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.94%) Alfresco
8 3 (2.36%) WordPress
8 3 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (18.11%) MS Office
2 21 (16.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.94%) Office 365
4 1 (0.79%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.45%) LAN
1 12 (9.45%) WAN
1 12 (9.45%) Wireless
2 9 (7.09%) DNS
2 9 (7.09%) DHCP
3 8 (6.30%) Firewall
4 5 (3.94%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.36%) VoIP
5 3 (2.36%) SAN
6 2 (1.57%) Internet
6 2 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.57%) VPN
6 2 (1.57%) NAS
7 1 (0.79%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.79%) PABX
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.79%) Multicast
7 1 (0.79%) ADSL
7 1 (0.79%) PBX
7 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Maven
1 7 (5.51%) Ant
2 6 (4.72%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.94%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.79%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.79%) MSBuild
General
1 7 (5.51%) Finance
2 2 (1.57%) Publishing
3 1 (0.79%) Military
3 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (22.83%) Analyst
2 20 (15.75%) Support Engineer
3 16 (12.60%) Support Analyst
4 15 (11.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (10.24%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (8.66%) IT Support
7 10 (7.87%) Service Analyst
7 10 (7.87%) Developer
7 10 (7.87%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (5.51%) Technical Leader
9 7 (5.51%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Administrator
10 6 (4.72%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (3.94%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.30%) .NET
1 8 (6.30%) XML
1 8 (6.30%) Ajax
2 7 (5.51%) Spring
2 7 (5.51%) JSF
2 7 (5.51%) JMS
2 7 (5.51%) Oracle ADF
2 7 (5.51%) XSLT
2 7 (5.51%) JSP
2 7 (5.51%) J2EE
2 7 (5.51%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (4.72%) Middleware
4 4 (3.15%) WPF
5 3 (2.36%) jQuery
5 3 (2.36%) MDX
5 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.57%) CSS
6 2 (1.57%) HTML
6 2 (1.57%) WinForms
6 2 (1.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (4.72%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.94%) NHS
3 4 (3.15%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.15%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.36%) EqualLogic
4 3 (2.36%) Replication
5 2 (1.57%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.57%) Symmetrix
5 2 (1.57%) EMC Centera
5 2 (1.57%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) PDA
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.98%) Windows 7
2 30 (23.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (22.83%) Linux
4 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (15.75%) Windows 8
6 12 (9.45%) Windows XP
7 11 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.51%) CentOS
9 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.15%) Fedora
10 2 (1.57%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.57%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.57%) HPUX
11 1 (0.79%) UNIX
11 1 (0.79%) Android
11 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.96%) ITIL
2 13 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.45%) Migration
4 11 (8.66%) Scrum
5 9 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (6.30%) UML
7 7 (5.51%) SOA
8 6 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.72%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.72%) Unit Testing
9 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (3.94%) Change Management
9 5 (3.94%) Identity Management
9 5 (3.94%) Data Migration
10 4 (3.15%) Multithreading
10 4 (3.15%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.15%) Project Management
10 4 (3.15%) Requirements Management
10 4 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.15%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.32%) SQL
2 13 (10.24%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.51%) XPath
3 7 (5.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 7 (5.51%) XQuery
3 7 (5.51%) Java
4 6 (4.72%) C#
5 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.15%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.36%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.36%) Python
7 3 (2.36%) C++
7 3 (2.36%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.57%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) Degree
3 4 (3.15%) CCNA
3 4 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.79%) MCTS
5 1 (0.79%) MCITP
5 1 (0.79%) MCPD
5 1 (0.79%) MCAD
5 1 (0.79%) MCSD
5 1 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (41.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.72%) vSphere
3 5 (3.94%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.15%) XenApp
5 2 (1.57%) Samba
6 1 (0.79%) NFS
6 1 (0.79%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (6.30%) SCCM
2 7 (5.51%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (5.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.94%) Nagios
3 5 (3.94%) Icinga
4 2 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.57%) OpenView
5 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (37.01%) Microsoft
2 24 (18.90%) VMware
3 15 (11.81%) Cisco
4 7 (5.51%) Oracle
4 7 (5.51%) HP
4 7 (5.51%) Citrix
5 5 (3.94%) Dell
6 3 (2.36%) EMC
6 3 (2.36%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.36%) Altiris
6 3 (2.36%) Dell KACE
6 3 (2.36%) Ruckus Wireless
7 2 (1.57%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.57%) Perforce
7 2 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.57%) IBM
8 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.79%) Adobe
8 1 (0.79%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.79%) Remedy
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