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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 107 88 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 20.15% 18.22% 17.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.26% 70.40% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 44 31
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£270 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £283 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £475 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £13.04 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.25 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
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
135 125 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.42% 25.88% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 63 38
Average daily rate £290 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £242 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.11 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +2 38 £303 -16.55% 20
Banbury +7 12 £394 +7.14% 1
Kidlington +2 3 £400 - 1
Witney 0 3 £220 - 1
Abingdon -6 3 £235 - 6
Wallingford - - - -
Bicester - - - - 1
Burford - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 95 (46.80%) Windows 7
2 74 (36.45%) Microsoft
3 73 (35.96%) Active Directory
4 42 (20.69%) MS Office
5 38 (18.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (17.24%) MS Excel
6 35 (17.24%) Windows XP
7 31 (15.27%) Windows 8
8 30 (14.78%) Migration
9 28 (13.79%) MS Exchange
10 27 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (13.30%) VMware
11 21 (10.34%) Blackberry
11 21 (10.34%) C#
11 21 (10.34%) .NET
12 18 (8.87%) WAN
12 18 (8.87%) Cisco
13 17 (8.37%) SQL Server
14 16 (7.88%) ITIL
14 16 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2003
15 15 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (6.90%) SQL
16 14 (6.90%) Finance
17 13 (6.40%) LAN
17 13 (6.40%) Linux
17 13 (6.40%) SCCM
18 11 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (4.93%) Project Management
19 10 (4.93%) SAN
19 10 (4.93%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 28 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (4.93%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.48%) Lync
7 2 (0.99%) IIS
7 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.49%) Apache
8 1 (0.49%) SAS
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (20.69%) MS Office
2 35 (17.24%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.94%) Office 365
3 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.99%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.87%) WAN
2 13 (6.40%) LAN
3 10 (4.93%) DHCP
3 10 (4.93%) DNS
3 10 (4.93%) SAN
4 7 (3.45%) Firewall
5 5 (2.46%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.97%) VPN
6 4 (1.97%) NAS
7 3 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.48%) Wireless
8 2 (0.99%) VoIP
8 2 (0.99%) LDAP
8 2 (0.99%) ADSL
8 2 (0.99%) MPLS
8 2 (0.99%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.49%) 4G
9 1 (0.49%) Modbus
9 1 (0.49%) Profibus
9 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.48%) MySQL
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.49%) NetBeans
2 1 (0.49%) Subversion
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Selenium
2 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.49%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.49%) JUnit
General
1 14 (6.90%) Finance
2 7 (3.45%) Marketing
3 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.46%) Electronics
3 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.48%) Local Government
5 2 (0.99%) Military
5 2 (0.99%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (20.69%) Analyst
2 41 (20.20%) Support Engineer
3 28 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 28 (13.79%) Desktop Support
4 18 (8.87%) Developer
5 17 (8.37%) Support Analyst
6 15 (7.39%) Consultant
7 14 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (5.42%) .NET Developer
8 11 (5.42%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.43%) Test Analyst
10 9 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (3.94%) Service Analyst
11 8 (3.94%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (3.45%) Security Analyst
12 7 (3.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 7 (3.45%) Network Engineer
12 7 (3.45%) Desktop Analyst
12 7 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.34%) .NET
2 7 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 7 (3.45%) Web Services
2 7 (3.45%) XML
2 7 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 7 (3.45%) WCF
3 6 (2.96%) OAuth
3 6 (2.96%) HTML
4 4 (1.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (1.48%) CSS
5 3 (1.48%) SOAP
6 2 (0.99%) Spring
6 2 (0.99%) XSLT
6 2 (0.99%) JSP
6 2 (0.99%) DHTML
6 2 (0.99%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.99%) REST
6 2 (0.99%) WF
6 2 (0.99%) jQuery
6 2 (0.99%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 6 (2.96%) NHS
2 6 (2.96%) iPhone
3 5 (2.46%) DTV
4 4 (1.97%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.48%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.48%) Replication
6 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.99%) iPad
6 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.49%) Clustering
7 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.49%) EPoS
7 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 95 (46.80%) Windows 7
2 38 (18.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (17.24%) Windows XP
4 31 (15.27%) Windows 8
5 27 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (6.40%) Linux
7 11 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.46%) Android
8 5 (2.46%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.97%) UNIX
10 3 (1.48%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.48%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.49%) AIX
12 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.78%) Migration
2 16 (7.88%) ITIL
3 10 (4.93%) Project Management
4 8 (3.94%) MVC
5 7 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (2.46%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (2.46%) Test Scripting
6 5 (2.46%) Programme Management
6 5 (2.46%) Service Management
6 5 (2.46%) PRINCE2
7 4 (1.97%) Software Engineering
7 4 (1.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (1.97%) Waterfall
8 3 (1.48%) Test Planning
8 3 (1.48%) Test Management
8 3 (1.48%) Analytics
8 3 (1.48%) Business Analysis
8 3 (1.48%) Risk Management
8 3 (1.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (0.99%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.34%) C#
2 14 (6.90%) SQL
3 6 (2.96%) VB.NET
4 4 (1.97%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.97%) Java
4 4 (1.97%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.48%) C
6 2 (0.99%) VB
6 2 (0.99%) C++
7 1 (0.49%) PHP
7 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.49%) VBScript
7 1 (0.49%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.96%) CCNA
4 4 (1.97%) MCSE
4 4 (1.97%) CCNP
4 4 (1.97%) Degree
4 4 (1.97%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.48%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.99%) MCITP
6 2 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.49%) ACSA
7 1 (0.49%) MCDST
7 1 (0.49%) MCTS
7 1 (0.49%) CCENT
7 1 (0.49%) MCSA
7 1 (0.49%) CCA
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.49%) OCA
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.48%) SLA
2 2 (0.99%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (35.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.43%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.99%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.49%) XenApp
6 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (6.40%) SCCM
2 9 (4.43%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.48%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.49%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.49%) MIIS
5 1 (0.49%) WSUS
5 1 (0.49%) SCOM
5 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.49%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 74 (36.45%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.30%) VMware
3 18 (8.87%) Cisco
4 9 (4.43%) HP
5 8 (3.94%) Symantec
6 6 (2.96%) Apple
6 6 (2.96%) Citrix
7 5 (2.46%) SAP
8 3 (1.48%) Oracle
8 3 (1.48%) Dell
8 3 (1.48%) Avaya
8 3 (1.48%) NetApp
8 3 (1.48%) Lotus
8 3 (1.48%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.48%) Remedy
8 3 (1.48%) Infor
9 2 (0.99%) F5
9 2 (0.99%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.49%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.49%) Telerik
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