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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 147 95 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 19.84% 19.59% 21.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.06% 81.20% 94.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 30 45
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£320 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £10.86 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £19.00 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
204 117 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.53% 24.12% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 44 48
Average daily rate £375 £290 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £425 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £10.72 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.40 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 66 £375 +100.00% 20
Banbury 0 12 £450 +32.35% 3
Kidlington - 12 £170 - 2
Abingdon +4 8 £298 - 1
Burford - 4 £130 -
Bicester +1 1 £375 - 1
Witney - 1 £200 - 1
Woodstock - 1 £180 -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 93 (39.57%) Active Directory
2 87 (37.02%) Microsoft
3 67 (28.51%) Windows 7
4 62 (26.38%) VMware
5 57 (24.26%) Linux
6 49 (20.85%) MS Office
7 45 (19.15%) ITIL
8 44 (18.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (17.87%) Cisco
10 41 (17.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (16.60%) Microsoft Azure
12 35 (14.89%) WAN
12 35 (14.89%) Windows XP
12 35 (14.89%) SQL
13 34 (14.47%) MS Exchange
14 28 (11.91%) Amazon AWS
15 25 (10.64%) IIS
16 24 (10.21%) MS Excel
17 23 (9.79%) SAN
17 23 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (9.36%) Migration
19 21 (8.94%) LAN
19 21 (8.94%) DNS
19 21 (8.94%) SCCM
19 21 (8.94%) PowerShell
19 21 (8.94%) Windows 8
20 20 (8.51%) Security Cleared
20 20 (8.51%) Finance
20 20 (8.51%) Wireless
21 19 (8.09%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (14.47%) MS Exchange
2 25 (10.64%) IIS
3 18 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.83%) Lync
5 9 (3.83%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.98%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.13%) Alfresco
7 5 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.28%) WordPress
8 3 (1.28%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 49 (20.85%) MS Office
2 24 (10.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.28%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (11.91%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.98%) Office 365
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.89%) WAN
2 23 (9.79%) SAN
3 21 (8.94%) LAN
3 21 (8.94%) DNS
4 20 (8.51%) Wireless
5 19 (8.09%) Firewall
6 15 (6.38%) ADSL
7 14 (5.96%) Network Security
8 10 (4.26%) VPN
9 9 (3.83%) DHCP
9 9 (3.83%) VoIP
9 9 (3.83%) Internet
10 5 (2.13%) NAS
10 5 (2.13%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.13%) MPLS
11 3 (1.28%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (1.28%) SSL
12 2 (0.85%) Intranet
12 2 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Maven
1 7 (2.98%) Ant
2 6 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) MSBuild
General
1 20 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.28%) Banking
3 2 (0.85%) Publishing
3 2 (0.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (28.09%) Analyst
2 37 (15.74%) Support Analyst
3 30 (12.77%) Support Engineer
4 28 (11.91%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (8.51%) Service Analyst
5 20 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (7.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 18 (7.66%) Systems Engineer
7 15 (6.38%) IT Support
8 13 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 13 (5.53%) Desktop Support
9 12 (5.11%) Architect
9 12 (5.11%) Systems Analyst
9 12 (5.11%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (4.68%) Administrator
10 11 (4.68%) Systems Support
10 11 (4.68%) Systems Support Analyst
10 11 (4.68%) Consultant
10 11 (4.68%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.83%) Spring
1 9 (3.83%) JSF
2 8 (3.40%) XML
2 8 (3.40%) Ajax
3 7 (2.98%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (2.98%) Oracle ADF
3 7 (2.98%) XSLT
3 7 (2.98%) JSP
3 7 (2.98%) J2EE
3 7 (2.98%) JMS
4 6 (2.55%) Middleware
5 2 (0.85%) HTML
5 2 (0.85%) .NET
5 2 (0.85%) CSS
5 2 (0.85%) Struts
5 2 (0.85%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.85%) RESTful
5 2 (0.85%) Java EE
6 1 (0.43%) WCF
6 1 (0.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.11%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.40%) Replication
4 6 (2.55%) NHS
4 6 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.70%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.28%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.28%) Symmetrix DMX
6 3 (1.28%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.28%) Symmetrix
6 3 (1.28%) EMC Centera
7 2 (0.85%) PKI
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.43%) CCTV
8 1 (0.43%) PDA
8 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.43%) iPhone
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (28.51%) Windows 7
2 57 (24.26%) Linux
3 44 (18.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (17.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (14.89%) Windows XP
6 21 (8.94%) Windows 8
7 18 (7.66%) UNIX
8 17 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (4.26%) CentOS
10 9 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.98%) Android
11 7 (2.98%) Fedora
12 3 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (1.28%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.28%) HPUX
12 3 (1.28%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.15%) ITIL
2 22 (9.36%) Migration
3 15 (6.38%) Load Balancing
4 11 (4.68%) Service Management
5 10 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (3.83%) SOA
7 8 (3.40%) UML
7 8 (3.40%) Change Management
7 8 (3.40%) Scrum
7 8 (3.40%) Problem Management
7 8 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (2.98%) Data Migration
8 7 (2.98%) Identity Management
9 6 (2.55%) PRINCE2
9 6 (2.55%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.55%) Unit Testing
10 5 (2.13%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (2.13%) Business Continuity
10 5 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (14.89%) SQL
2 21 (8.94%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.26%) Java
4 7 (2.98%) XPath
4 7 (2.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 7 (2.98%) XQuery
5 6 (2.55%) Python
6 5 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.70%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.28%) C#
8 3 (1.28%) C++
9 2 (0.85%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.43%) Perl
10 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (5.11%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.26%) CCNA
4 9 (3.83%) Degree
5 7 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.28%) MCSE
6 3 (1.28%) CCNP
7 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.43%) MCPD
8 1 (0.43%) MCTS
8 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) CCVP
8 1 (0.43%) MCP
8 1 (0.43%) MCAD
8 1 (0.43%) MCSD
8 1 (0.43%) HND
8 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 93 (39.57%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.38%) vSphere
4 11 (4.68%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.55%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.55%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.13%) XenApp
7 3 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.85%) Samba
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.43%) XenServer
9 1 (0.43%) NFS
9 1 (0.43%) Firmware
9 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (8.94%) SCCM
2 7 (2.98%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (2.98%) Icinga
2 7 (2.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (2.98%) Nagios
3 6 (2.55%) SCOM
4 5 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.28%) OpenView
6 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.43%) WSUS
7 1 (0.43%) Cacti
7 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 87 (37.02%) Microsoft
2 62 (26.38%) VMware
3 42 (17.87%) Cisco
4 17 (7.23%) Citrix
5 16 (6.81%) HP
6 13 (5.53%) Juniper
7 11 (4.68%) NetApp
8 8 (3.40%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.40%) Oracle
9 7 (2.98%) Dell
9 7 (2.98%) EMC
10 5 (2.13%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.13%) Remedy
11 4 (1.70%) F5
11 4 (1.70%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.28%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.28%) Kaspersky
12 3 (1.28%) Dell KACE
12 3 (1.28%) Ruckus Wireless
12 3 (1.28%) Altiris
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