The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Oxfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 93 108 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 17.32% 23.95% 13.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.32% 88.52% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 23
Average daily rate £200 £323 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.98% +15.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £405 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 24
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £10.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.75 £27.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
109 122 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 20.30% 27.05% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 44
Average daily rate £200 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £160 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 25
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
South East

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -1 51 £125 -61.53% 22
Banbury +2 2 £350 - 1
Abingdon 0 2 - - 9
Kidlington 0 1 - -
Bicester -3 1 - - 4
Wallingford - 1 - - 3
Wantage - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
Thame - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

1 100 (54.95%) Windows 7
2 78 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 73 (40.11%) Microsoft
4 50 (27.47%) MS Office
5 40 (21.98%) Windows XP
6 36 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 24 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (12.09%) MS Exchange
9 22 (12.09%) Cisco
10 21 (11.54%) Linux
11 20 (10.99%) Windows 8
12 19 (10.44%) ITIL
12 19 (10.44%) DNS
13 18 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (8.79%) VMware
14 16 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (7.69%) DHCP
16 13 (7.14%) Blackberry
17 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (5.49%) Citrix
18 10 (5.49%) Remedy
18 10 (5.49%) C#
18 10 (5.49%) .NET
18 10 (5.49%) SQL Server
19 9 (4.95%) Migration
20 8 (4.40%) Incident Management
20 8 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
20 8 (4.40%) Apple
20 8 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (12.09%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.55%) Lync
8 1 (0.55%) WordPress
8 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.55%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.55%) IIS
8 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.55%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 50 (27.47%) MS Office
2 28 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.55%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.44%) DNS
2 14 (7.69%) DHCP
3 6 (3.30%) VPN
4 5 (2.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.65%) SAN
5 3 (1.65%) LAN
5 3 (1.65%) WAN
5 3 (1.65%) Firewall
6 2 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.10%) LDAP
6 2 (1.10%) VoIP
7 1 (0.55%) Modbus
7 1 (0.55%) Profibus
7 1 (0.55%) Internet
7 1 (0.55%) DSL
7 1 (0.55%) IPv4
7 1 (0.55%) FTP
7 1 (0.55%) Network Security
7 1 (0.55%) VLAN
7 1 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.55%) JUnit
2 1 (0.55%) NetBeans
General
1 4 (2.20%) Finance
2 3 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (1.65%) Local Government
3 2 (1.10%) Publishing
4 1 (0.55%) Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.55%) Electronics
4 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.55%) Automotive
4 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (21.98%) Support Engineer
2 38 (20.88%) Analyst
3 24 (13.19%) Desktop Support
4 22 (12.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (9.34%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (8.79%) Support Analyst
6 16 (8.79%) IT Support
7 15 (8.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Rollout Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Developer
10 7 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Administrator
11 6 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Team Leader
11 6 (3.30%) Deployment Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.75%) Network Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.49%) .NET
2 4 (2.20%) Middleware
3 3 (1.65%) WebCenter
4 2 (1.10%) Ajax
4 2 (1.10%) Web Services
4 2 (1.10%) XML
4 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.55%) D-Bus
5 1 (0.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.55%) OAuth
5 1 (0.55%) Qt
5 1 (0.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.55%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.55%) HTML
5 1 (0.55%) COM
5 1 (0.55%) CSS
5 1 (0.55%) SOAP
5 1 (0.55%) XSLT
5 1 (0.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.20%) Replication
3 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.55%) Wiki
4 1 (0.55%) CCTV
4 1 (0.55%) Statistics
4 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.55%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 100 (54.95%) Windows 7
2 40 (21.98%) Windows XP
3 36 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (11.54%) Linux
6 20 (10.99%) Windows 8
7 18 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.85%) Mac OS X
8 7 (3.85%) UNIX
9 5 (2.75%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.75%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.20%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.65%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.10%) AIX
13 1 (0.55%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.44%) ITIL
2 9 (4.95%) Migration
3 8 (4.40%) Incident Management
4 6 (3.30%) Service Management
4 6 (3.30%) Data Security
5 5 (2.75%) Software Engineering
6 4 (2.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (2.20%) SOA
7 3 (1.65%) Time Management
7 3 (1.65%) Project Management
7 3 (1.65%) PRINCE2
7 3 (1.65%) Business Analysis
7 3 (1.65%) Asset Management
7 3 (1.65%) Test Management
7 3 (1.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.10%) Web Development
8 2 (1.10%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.10%) CAD
8 2 (1.10%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.10%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.49%) C#
2 7 (3.85%) SQL
3 5 (2.75%) C++
3 5 (2.75%) Java
4 2 (1.10%) C
4 2 (1.10%) VB
4 2 (1.10%) Python
5 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.55%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.55%) PHP
5 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.75%) CCNA
3 5 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.75%) MCITP
4 4 (2.20%) Degree
4 4 (2.20%) MCDST
4 4 (2.20%) MCP
4 4 (2.20%) MCSE
4 4 (2.20%) OCA
4 4 (2.20%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (2.20%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.65%) MCSA
6 2 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.10%) CCNP
6 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.55%) CCENT
7 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.55%) RHCE
7 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.20%) vSphere
4 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.55%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.85%) SCCM
2 6 (3.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.30%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.65%) MIIS
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (40.11%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.09%) Cisco
3 16 (8.79%) VMware
4 10 (5.49%) Citrix
4 10 (5.49%) Remedy
5 8 (4.40%) Apple
6 7 (3.85%) Oracle
7 6 (3.30%) Symantec
7 6 (3.30%) Dell
8 4 (2.20%) HP
9 2 (1.10%) IBM
10 1 (0.55%) Tableau
10 1 (0.55%) Sage
10 1 (0.55%) Novell
10 1 (0.55%) Lotus
10 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.55%) Nortel
10 1 (0.55%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
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Rate: £13 - £18 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: Up to £17 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: Up to £500 per day
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Posted: 24 days ago