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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 100 98 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.43% 22.02% 20.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.50% 90.74% 81.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 28 31
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£325 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £88 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £504 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 28
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.01% -12.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.65 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
177 108 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.31% 24.27% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 34 43
Average daily rate £328 £295 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.01% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £88 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £505 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 30
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.85 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 47 £334 +20.27% 19
Witney - 6 £315 - 1
Abingdon 0 4 £360 - 7
Banbury -4 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Thame - 2 - -
Wallingford - - - -
Wantage - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 90 (45.69%) Active Directory
2 78 (39.59%) Windows 7
3 72 (36.55%) Microsoft
4 47 (23.86%) MS Office
5 33 (16.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (16.24%) MS Exchange
6 32 (16.24%) VMware
7 31 (15.74%) Migration
8 30 (15.23%) ITIL
9 29 (14.72%) MS Excel
10 28 (14.21%) Windows XP
11 27 (13.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (11.68%) Windows 8
13 22 (11.17%) SQL
14 19 (9.64%) Cisco
14 19 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (9.14%) IIS
16 17 (8.63%) SCCM
17 16 (8.12%) PowerShell
18 14 (7.11%) Blackberry
19 13 (6.60%) Linux
20 12 (6.09%) WAN
20 12 (6.09%) HP
20 12 (6.09%) SAN
20 12 (6.09%) Firewall
20 12 (6.09%) Finance
20 12 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2007
21 11 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
21 11 (5.58%) NHS
21 11 (5.58%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 32 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.14%) IIS
3 12 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.55%) Lync
5 7 (3.55%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.02%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 47 (23.86%) MS Office
2 29 (14.72%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.02%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.09%) WAN
1 12 (6.09%) SAN
1 12 (6.09%) Firewall
2 11 (5.58%) DNS
2 11 (5.58%) DHCP
3 10 (5.08%) VoIP
3 10 (5.08%) Wireless
4 9 (4.57%) LAN
4 9 (4.57%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.55%) VPN
6 5 (2.54%) Internet
7 4 (2.03%) NAS
8 3 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.52%) Network Security
8 3 (1.52%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.52%) MPLS
8 3 (1.52%) ADSL
9 2 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.02%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.02%) MSBuild
1 2 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.51%) FxCop
2 1 (0.51%) StyleCop
General
1 12 (6.09%) Finance
2 4 (2.03%) Marketing
3 3 (1.52%) Banking
4 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.02%) Electronics
4 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 63 (31.98%) Analyst
2 36 (18.27%) Support Analyst
3 29 (14.72%) Support Engineer
4 19 (9.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (8.12%) Service Analyst
5 16 (8.12%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (7.61%) Desktop Support
7 12 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (5.58%) IT Support
9 10 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 10 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (4.57%) Consultant
11 8 (4.06%) Systems Support
11 8 (4.06%) Systems Support Analyst
11 8 (4.06%) Deployment Engineer
11 8 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.52%) .NET
1 3 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (1.52%) Middleware
1 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (1.02%) RESTful
2 2 (1.02%) Java EE
2 2 (1.02%) WCF
2 2 (1.02%) Hibernate
2 2 (1.02%) Spring
2 2 (1.02%) JSF
2 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.02%) Struts
3 1 (0.51%) Web Services
3 1 (0.51%) CSS
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (0.51%) WPF
3 1 (0.51%) WF
3 1 (0.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (0.51%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (0.51%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.11%) Blackberry
2 11 (5.58%) NHS
3 9 (4.57%) Replication
4 4 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.52%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.52%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.52%) Symmetrix
5 3 (1.52%) EMC Centera
6 2 (1.02%) DTV
6 2 (1.02%) EPoS
6 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.02%) PKI
7 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.51%) CCTV
7 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 78 (39.59%) Windows 7
2 33 (16.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (14.21%) Windows XP
4 27 (13.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (11.68%) Windows 8
6 13 (6.60%) Linux
7 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.54%) UNIX
9 4 (2.03%) AIX
9 4 (2.03%) Fedora
9 4 (2.03%) Android
9 4 (2.03%) CentOS
9 4 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.52%) HPUX
10 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.52%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.02%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.74%) Migration
2 30 (15.23%) ITIL
3 11 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (2.54%) Service Delivery
4 5 (2.54%) Identity Management
4 5 (2.54%) PRINCE2
4 5 (2.54%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (2.54%) Data Analysis
4 5 (2.54%) Data Migration
5 4 (2.03%) Capacity Management
5 4 (2.03%) CRM
6 3 (1.52%) SOA
6 3 (1.52%) Change Management
6 3 (1.52%) Load Balancing
6 3 (1.52%) Business Continuity
6 3 (1.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (1.52%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (1.52%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (1.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.17%) SQL
2 16 (8.12%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.52%) C#
4 2 (1.02%) Java
5 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.51%) PHP
5 1 (0.51%) Python
5 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.06%) VCP4
2 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.54%) CCNA
3 5 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.03%) Degree
4 4 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.52%) MCSE
5 3 (1.52%) CCNP
6 2 (1.02%) MCDST
7 1 (0.51%) MCTS
7 1 (0.51%) MCITP
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.51%) MCPD
7 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.51%) MOS
7 1 (0.51%) CCDA
7 1 (0.51%) ISEB
7 1 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 90 (45.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.06%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.54%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.54%) vSphere
5 4 (2.03%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.02%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.51%) XenApp
7 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (8.63%) SCCM
2 5 (2.54%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.52%) OpenView
3 3 (1.52%) ARCserve
3 3 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.02%) Icinga
4 2 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.02%) Nagios
5 1 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.51%) SCOM
5 1 (0.51%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.51%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 72 (36.55%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.24%) VMware
3 19 (9.64%) Cisco
4 12 (6.09%) HP
5 10 (5.08%) Citrix
6 9 (4.57%) NetApp
7 4 (2.03%) EMC
7 4 (2.03%) Apple
7 4 (2.03%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.03%) IBM
8 3 (1.52%) SAP
8 3 (1.52%) Dell
8 3 (1.52%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.52%) Kaspersky
8 3 (1.52%) Symantec
8 3 (1.52%) Remedy
8 3 (1.52%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.52%) F5
8 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.02%) Intergraph
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