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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.35% 17.80% 16.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.69% 72.34% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 19
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£260 £308 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.44% +6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £210 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.88 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.67% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.42 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £26.25 £16.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -8.44%
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
58 47 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 17.47% 24.61% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 26
Average daily rate £260 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £23.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.94% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.34 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £27.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 October 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 October 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 38 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 37 (45.12%) Active Directory
3 27 (32.93%) Windows 7
4 23 (28.05%) MS Office
5 20 (24.39%) Windows XP
6 19 (23.17%) MS Exchange
6 19 (23.17%) MS Excel
7 16 (19.51%) Migration
7 16 (19.51%) Blackberry
8 15 (18.29%) Windows 8
9 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (17.07%) VMware
10 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (9.76%) DHCP
12 8 (9.76%) DNS
12 8 (9.76%) SQL
13 7 (8.54%) ITIL
14 6 (7.32%) SAN
15 5 (6.10%) HP
15 5 (6.10%) Cisco
15 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
15 5 (6.10%) Backup Exec
15 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (6.10%) Android
15 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
16 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
16 4 (4.88%) NAS
16 4 (4.88%) Linux

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 19 (23.17%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.44%) IIS
4 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
5 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (28.05%) MS Office
2 19 (23.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) DHCP
1 8 (9.76%) DNS
2 6 (7.32%) SAN
3 4 (4.88%) NAS
3 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.66%) Firewall
5 2 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (2.44%) ADSL
5 2 (2.44%) LAN
5 2 (2.44%) WAN
5 2 (2.44%) MPLS
6 1 (1.22%) Internet
6 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.22%) VoIP
6 1 (1.22%) Wireless
6 1 (1.22%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) MySQL
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.22%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.22%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.22%) Selenium
2 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 2 (2.44%) Marketing
2 1 (1.22%) Military
2 1 (1.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) 2nd Line Support
2 15 (18.29%) Support Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.98%) Desktop Support
6 8 (9.76%) Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Consultant
7 5 (6.10%) Service Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) IT Support
8 4 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Windows Server Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Exchange Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (3.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Field Service Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) HTML
1 4 (4.88%) .NET
2 3 (3.66%) Web Services
2 3 (3.66%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.44%) Spring MVC
3 2 (2.44%) WF
3 2 (2.44%) jQuery
3 2 (2.44%) Spring
3 2 (2.44%) XML
3 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.44%) CSS
3 2 (2.44%) JSP
3 2 (2.44%) DHTML
4 1 (1.22%) SOAP
4 1 (1.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.22%) REST
4 1 (1.22%) WCF
4 1 (1.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.88%) NHS
3 3 (3.66%) EPoS
4 2 (2.44%) Replication
4 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.93%) Windows 7
2 20 (24.39%) Windows XP
3 15 (18.29%) Windows 8
4 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.10%) Android
7 4 (4.88%) Linux
8 3 (3.66%) UNIX
8 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.51%) Migration
2 7 (8.54%) ITIL
3 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (3.66%) CRM
4 3 (3.66%) Service Management
4 3 (3.66%) MVC
5 2 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (2.44%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.44%) Software Engineering
5 2 (2.44%) Waterfall
5 2 (2.44%) Android Development
5 2 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.44%) Workflow
5 2 (2.44%) Scrum
5 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.44%) Project Management
5 2 (2.44%) ETL
5 2 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.22%) SOA
6 1 (1.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) C#
3 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.44%) Java
3 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.22%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) VB
4 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.66%) MCSE
2 3 (3.66%) MCDST
3 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) CCNA
4 1 (1.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 37 (45.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.44%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.22%) XenApp
4 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.66%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.44%) SCCM
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.44%) SCDPM
3 2 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.22%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 38 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.07%) VMware
3 5 (6.10%) HP
3 5 (6.10%) Cisco
4 3 (3.66%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.66%) Apple
4 3 (3.66%) Lotus
4 3 (3.66%) Citrix
4 3 (3.66%) Infor
5 2 (2.44%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.44%) F5
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle
5 2 (2.44%) NetApp
5 2 (2.44%) Symantec
5 2 (2.44%) Sophos
6 1 (1.22%) Dell
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