The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 134 111 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 19.03% 20.94% 18.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.46% 81.02% 70.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 43 46
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£288 £270 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £182 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £423 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.20 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £22.50 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.00%
Windows
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
173 137 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.57% 25.85% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 56 65
Average daily rate £281 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.30 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £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 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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -3 56 £335 +10.74% 7
Banbury -1 8 £245 -37.77%
Kidlington -1 5 - -
Bicester - 2 £100 -
Abingdon +6 1 - - 11
Wallingford - 1 £238 - 3
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 128 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 113 (41.54%) Active Directory
3 105 (38.60%) Windows 7
4 82 (30.15%) VMware
5 57 (20.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (18.75%) Linux
7 50 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 48 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (17.28%) Windows 8
10 46 (16.91%) SQL
10 46 (16.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 43 (15.81%) MS Office
12 41 (15.07%) SQL Server
13 40 (14.71%) MS Exchange
14 37 (13.60%) WAN
15 36 (13.24%) .NET
15 36 (13.24%) ITIL
16 34 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (12.13%) Cisco
17 33 (12.13%) PowerShell
18 32 (11.76%) MS Excel
19 31 (11.40%) Windows XP
19 31 (11.40%) DNS
20 28 (10.29%) SCCM
20 28 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
21 27 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
21 27 (9.93%) LAN
22 25 (9.19%) C#
22 25 (9.19%) Scrum
22 25 (9.19%) Data Centre

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 40 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.51%) Lync
3 14 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (4.41%) IIS
5 10 (3.68%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.57%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.84%) Alfresco
8 3 (1.10%) WordPress
8 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.37%) Apache
10 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (15.81%) MS Office
2 32 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.57%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.68%) Office 365
4 3 (1.10%) Yammer
5 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.60%) WAN
2 31 (11.40%) DNS
3 27 (9.93%) LAN
4 24 (8.82%) Firewall
5 21 (7.72%) SAN
6 20 (7.35%) Wireless
7 19 (6.99%) DHCP
8 15 (5.51%) Network Security
9 10 (3.68%) ADSL
10 9 (3.31%) Internet
11 8 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (2.21%) VPN
13 5 (1.84%) Structured Cabling
13 5 (1.84%) Skype
13 5 (1.84%) WebEx
14 4 (1.47%) TCP/IP
14 4 (1.47%) VoIP
15 3 (1.10%) SSL
15 3 (1.10%) MPLS
15 3 (1.10%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.57%) Big Data
6 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.21%) SSDT
6 6 (2.21%) MySQL
7 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) SQLite
9 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 27 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (8.46%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.94%) MSBuild
4 7 (2.57%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.57%) Ant
4 7 (2.57%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.57%) Subversion
4 7 (2.57%) Maven
5 6 (2.21%) WinDbg
5 6 (2.21%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.37%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 23 (8.46%) Finance
2 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.74%) Publishing
4 1 (0.37%) Games
4 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (22.79%) Analyst
2 53 (19.49%) Support Engineer
3 36 (13.24%) 2nd Line Support
3 36 (13.24%) Support Analyst
4 30 (11.03%) Developer
5 22 (8.09%) Service Analyst
5 22 (8.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (7.35%) Network Engineer
7 17 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 17 (6.25%) Administrator
7 17 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 16 (5.88%) Architect
9 15 (5.51%) Server Engineer
10 14 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (4.78%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (4.78%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (4.78%) IT Support
12 12 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.24%) .NET
2 11 (4.04%) WinForms
3 9 (3.31%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.31%) jQuery
4 8 (2.94%) WPF
4 8 (2.94%) XML
4 8 (2.94%) ADO.NET
4 8 (2.94%) Ajax
5 7 (2.57%) JSP
5 7 (2.57%) Spring
5 7 (2.57%) JSF
5 7 (2.57%) JMS
5 7 (2.57%) Middleware
5 7 (2.57%) Oracle ADF
5 7 (2.57%) J2EE
5 7 (2.57%) XSLT
5 7 (2.57%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (2.21%) MDX
7 2 (0.74%) CSS
7 2 (0.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.19%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.68%) Client/Server
3 10 (3.68%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.57%) NHS
4 7 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.47%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.10%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.74%) Replication
8 2 (0.74%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.74%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.74%) EMC VNXe
9 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.37%) Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.37%) PDA
9 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 105 (38.60%) Windows 7
2 57 (20.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (18.75%) Linux
4 48 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (17.28%) Windows 8
6 46 (16.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (11.40%) Windows XP
8 15 (5.51%) UNIX
9 11 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.94%) CentOS
11 5 (1.84%) Android
12 4 (1.47%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.47%) Fedora
13 2 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.24%) ITIL
2 34 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (9.19%) Scrum
4 22 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (5.51%) Service Management
5 15 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (5.15%) Load Balancing
7 13 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (4.78%) Migration
8 12 (4.41%) TDD
8 12 (4.41%) Configuration Management
9 10 (3.68%) Project Management
10 9 (3.31%) Network Design
11 8 (2.94%) UML
11 8 (2.94%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (2.57%) Web Development
12 7 (2.57%) OOP
12 7 (2.57%) OO
12 7 (2.57%) SOA
13 6 (2.21%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.91%) SQL
2 33 (12.13%) PowerShell
3 25 (9.19%) C#
4 24 (8.82%) C++
5 12 (4.41%) Python
5 12 (4.41%) C++/CLI
6 11 (4.04%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.04%) Perl
7 7 (2.57%) Java
7 7 (2.57%) XQuery
7 7 (2.57%) XPath
7 7 (2.57%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 6 (2.21%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.21%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.21%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.37%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 18 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.88%) CCNA
3 12 (4.41%) Degree
4 11 (4.04%) MCSE
4 11 (4.04%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.31%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.10%) MCSA
6 3 (1.10%) PhD
6 3 (1.10%) MCITP
6 3 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.74%) CCVP
7 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.74%) MCTS
8 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.37%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 113 (41.54%) Active Directory
2 50 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.41%) XenApp
4 12 (4.41%) vSphere
5 5 (1.84%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.10%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.74%) Samba
8 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.37%) NFS
9 1 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 28 (10.29%) SCCM
2 13 (4.78%) Backup Exec
3 10 (3.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (2.94%) Nagios
4 8 (2.94%) Icinga
5 7 (2.57%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (2.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (2.57%) SCOM
6 5 (1.84%) Cacti
7 4 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.74%) WSUS
10 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.37%) DameWare
10 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 128 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 82 (30.15%) VMware
3 33 (12.13%) Cisco
4 24 (8.82%) Citrix
5 13 (4.78%) Oracle
6 12 (4.41%) Juniper
6 12 (4.41%) Apple
7 11 (4.04%) Perforce
7 11 (4.04%) HP
7 11 (4.04%) Red Hat
7 11 (4.04%) Symantec
8 10 (3.68%) NetApp
8 10 (3.68%) Dell
8 10 (3.68%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.57%) Remedy
9 7 (2.57%) Acronis
9 7 (2.57%) Lumension
10 6 (2.21%) Spiceworks
10 6 (2.21%) EMC
10 6 (2.21%) SolarWinds
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