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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 108 96 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.36% 20.13% 18.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.52% 78.69% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 35 57
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £8.23 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £16.30 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
151 122 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 21.48% 25.58% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 49 68
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £19.30 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -4 52 £400 +18.95% 15
Banbury +1 9 £450 +20.00% 2
Kidlington -1 6 £208 -
Abingdon +7 5 £400 +70.21% 9
Bicester - 2 £375 -
Woodstock - 1 £180 -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 115 (42.28%) Microsoft
2 102 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 82 (30.15%) Windows 7
4 81 (29.78%) VMware
5 63 (23.16%) Linux
6 57 (20.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (17.65%) ITIL
8 48 (17.65%) MS Office
9 47 (17.28%) SQL
10 44 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 40 (14.71%) MS Exchange
12 38 (13.97%) Cisco
12 38 (13.97%) VMware Infrastructure
13 37 (13.60%) Windows XP
13 37 (13.60%) WAN
14 36 (13.24%) PowerShell
15 33 (12.13%) Windows 8
16 32 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
17 30 (11.03%) SCCM
18 29 (10.66%) Windows Server 2003
19 28 (10.29%) SAN
19 28 (10.29%) MS Excel
19 28 (10.29%) SQL Server
20 27 (9.93%) DNS
21 26 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
22 25 (9.19%) Scrum
22 25 (9.19%) LAN
23 24 (8.82%) IIS
24 23 (8.46%) Finance

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (8.82%) IIS
3 20 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (5.51%) Lync
5 10 (3.68%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (2.57%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.84%) Alfresco
9 3 (1.10%) WordPress
10 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.37%) Node.js
11 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (17.65%) MS Office
2 28 (10.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.74%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.57%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.68%) Office 365
4 3 (1.10%) Yammer
5 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.60%) WAN
2 28 (10.29%) SAN
3 27 (9.93%) DNS
4 25 (9.19%) LAN
5 22 (8.09%) Firewall
6 20 (7.35%) Wireless
6 20 (7.35%) Network Security
7 14 (5.15%) ADSL
8 11 (4.04%) DHCP
9 8 (2.94%) Internet
10 7 (2.57%) VoIP
11 6 (2.21%) VPN
12 5 (1.84%) TCP/IP
12 5 (1.84%) NAS
13 4 (1.47%) MPLS
14 3 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.10%) Cisco ISE
14 3 (1.10%) SSL
15 2 (0.74%) SMS
15 2 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.29%) 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 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.21%) MySQL
5 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.21%) SSDT
6 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (7.72%) Visual Studio
2 19 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.57%) Maven
3 7 (2.57%) MSBuild
3 7 (2.57%) Ant
4 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (2.21%) TeamCity
4 6 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.21%) Subversion
4 6 (2.21%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.37%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
General
1 23 (8.46%) Finance
2 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.10%) Banking
2 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.74%) Marketing
3 2 (0.74%) Publishing
4 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 71 (26.10%) Analyst
2 41 (15.07%) Support Analyst
3 37 (13.60%) Support Engineer
4 31 (11.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (9.56%) Service Analyst
5 26 (9.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 21 (7.72%) Developer
8 20 (7.35%) Administrator
9 19 (6.99%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (6.62%) IT Support
11 16 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
12 14 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (4.78%) Consultant
13 13 (4.78%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (4.78%) Network Engineer
13 13 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (4.41%) Systems Analyst
14 12 (4.41%) Desktop Support
14 12 (4.41%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.99%) .NET
2 9 (3.31%) ASP.NET
2 9 (3.31%) jQuery
3 8 (2.94%) XML
3 8 (2.94%) Ajax
4 7 (2.57%) Spring
4 7 (2.57%) JSF
4 7 (2.57%) JMS
4 7 (2.57%) Oracle ADF
4 7 (2.57%) XSLT
4 7 (2.57%) JSP
4 7 (2.57%) J2EE
4 7 (2.57%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (2.57%) WPF
5 6 (2.21%) MDX
5 6 (2.21%) Middleware
6 2 (0.74%) WinForms
6 2 (0.74%) CSS
6 2 (0.74%) HTML
7 1 (0.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.31%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.21%) NHS
3 6 (2.21%) Replication
3 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.47%) Private Cloud
4 4 (1.47%) Public Cloud
4 4 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.10%) EMC VNXe
5 3 (1.10%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.10%) Symmetrix
5 3 (1.10%) EMC Centera
5 3 (1.10%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (1.10%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.74%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.37%) User Experience
7 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (30.15%) Windows 7
2 63 (23.16%) Linux
3 57 (20.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (13.60%) Windows XP
6 33 (12.13%) Windows 8
7 29 (10.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (6.99%) UNIX
9 15 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (4.04%) CentOS
11 8 (2.94%) Fedora
12 6 (2.21%) Android
13 3 (1.10%) HPUX
13 3 (1.10%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.10%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.74%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.65%) ITIL
2 26 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (9.19%) Scrum
4 20 (7.35%) Migration
5 18 (6.62%) Load Balancing
6 16 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.15%) Service Management
9 12 (4.41%) Configuration Management
10 10 (3.68%) Project Management
11 9 (3.31%) Problem Management
12 8 (2.94%) Service Delivery
12 8 (2.94%) Change Management
12 8 (2.94%) UML
13 7 (2.57%) OO
13 7 (2.57%) SOA
13 7 (2.57%) Web Development
13 7 (2.57%) Data Migration
14 6 (2.21%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.28%) SQL
2 36 (13.24%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.51%) C#
3 15 (5.51%) C++
4 13 (4.78%) Python
5 12 (4.41%) C++/CLI
6 11 (4.04%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.04%) Perl
7 8 (2.94%) Java
8 7 (2.57%) XQuery
8 7 (2.57%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.57%) XPath
8 7 (2.57%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 6 (2.21%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.21%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.41%) SC Cleared
2 12 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (4.04%) Degree
4 10 (3.68%) CCNA
5 4 (1.47%) MCSE
6 3 (1.10%) PhD
7 2 (0.74%) CCNP
7 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.74%) CCVP
7 2 (0.74%) MCTS
7 2 (0.74%) MCITP
7 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.37%) MCPD
8 1 (0.37%) CCDA
8 1 (0.37%) ISEB
8 1 (0.37%) MCSA
8 1 (0.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 102 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 38 (13.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.51%) vSphere
5 11 (4.04%) XenApp
6 7 (2.57%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.21%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.74%) Samba
10 1 (0.37%) NFS
10 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.37%) Firmware
10 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (11.03%) SCCM
2 11 (4.04%) Nagios
2 11 (4.04%) Icinga
3 10 (3.68%) SCOM
4 7 (2.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (2.57%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (1.84%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.84%) Cacti
6 4 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.10%) OpenView
7 3 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (42.28%) Microsoft
2 81 (29.78%) VMware
3 38 (13.97%) Cisco
4 23 (8.46%) Citrix
5 17 (6.25%) HP
6 14 (5.15%) Juniper
6 14 (5.15%) Red Hat
7 13 (4.78%) Oracle
8 12 (4.41%) Dell
9 11 (4.04%) Perforce
10 10 (3.68%) NetApp
11 9 (3.31%) EMC
12 6 (2.21%) Remedy
13 5 (1.84%) Symantec
13 5 (1.84%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.84%) CommVault
13 5 (1.84%) Apple
14 3 (1.10%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.10%) IBM
14 3 (1.10%) 3PAR
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