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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 80 91 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 12.72% 21.88% 16.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.08% 94.79% 67.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 35
Average daily rate
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£300 £304 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +10.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £88 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £511 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.64 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
163 96 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.91% 23.08% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 36 58
Average daily rate £325 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £88 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £18.50 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -9 37 £260 -16.80% 21
Banbury -1 6 £400 +19.40% 4
Witney - 3 £310 - 2
Thame - 2 - -
Abingdon -1 1 - - 1
Bicester - 1 £163 -
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 1
Wallingford - - - - 1
Wantage - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 85 (47.22%) Windows 7
2 80 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 55 (30.56%) Microsoft
4 42 (23.33%) MS Office
5 30 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 29 (16.11%) MS Excel
7 27 (15.00%) Migration
8 26 (14.44%) Windows XP
9 24 (13.33%) Windows 8
10 23 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (12.22%) VMware
12 19 (10.56%) Cisco
13 18 (10.00%) ITIL
13 18 (10.00%) Blackberry
13 18 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (8.89%) SCCM
15 15 (8.33%) Finance
15 15 (8.33%) WAN
16 13 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
18 11 (6.11%) SQL
19 10 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
20 9 (5.00%) LAN
20 9 (5.00%) NHS
21 8 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
21 8 (4.44%) Hyper-V
21 8 (4.44%) VoIP
22 7 (3.89%) Wireless
22 7 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
22 7 (3.89%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 30 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.22%) Lync
6 4 (2.22%) IIS
7 3 (1.67%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.11%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.56%) Apache
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (23.33%) MS Office
2 29 (16.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.33%) WAN
2 9 (5.00%) LAN
3 8 (4.44%) VoIP
4 7 (3.89%) Wireless
4 7 (3.89%) Firewall
4 7 (3.89%) DHCP
4 7 (3.89%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.89%) VPN
4 7 (3.89%) SAN
5 6 (3.33%) DNS
6 4 (2.22%) Internet
7 3 (1.67%) MPLS
7 3 (1.67%) ADSL
7 3 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.67%) NAS
8 2 (1.11%) 4G
8 2 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.11%) 3G
8 2 (1.11%) Intranet
9 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) MySQL
2 1 (0.56%) QlikView
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) Selenium
2 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.56%) FxCop
2 1 (0.56%) StyleCop
2 1 (0.56%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.56%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (2.22%) Marketing
2 4 (2.22%) Electronics
2 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.11%) Banking
3 2 (1.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (27.78%) Analyst
2 34 (18.89%) Support Engineer
3 23 (12.78%) Support Analyst
4 19 (10.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 13 (7.22%) Service Analyst
6 13 (7.22%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (4.44%) Consultant
11 7 (3.89%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.89%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.89%) Senior Support Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) IT Support
11 7 (3.89%) Build Engineer
12 6 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
12 6 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (1.67%) Middleware
1 3 (1.67%) .NET
1 3 (1.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (1.11%) RESTful
2 2 (1.11%) Spring
2 2 (1.11%) JSF
2 2 (1.11%) Hibernate
2 2 (1.11%) Java EE
2 2 (1.11%) Struts
3 1 (0.56%) OLE
3 1 (0.56%) Web Services
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
3 1 (0.56%) WCF
3 1 (0.56%) WPF
3 1 (0.56%) WF
3 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.00%) NHS
3 6 (3.33%) Replication
4 4 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.22%) DTV
5 3 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.11%) PKI
6 2 (1.11%) EPoS
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.56%) CCTV
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 85 (47.22%) Windows 7
2 26 (14.44%) Windows XP
3 24 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 23 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.22%) Android
7 4 (2.22%) UNIX
7 4 (2.22%) AIX
8 3 (1.67%) Linux
9 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.00%) Migration
2 18 (10.00%) ITIL
3 7 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (3.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (3.33%) Project Management
5 5 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (2.78%) PRINCE2
5 5 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (2.22%) Programme Management
6 4 (2.22%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (1.67%) Service Delivery
7 3 (1.67%) Service Management
7 3 (1.67%) SOA
7 3 (1.67%) Load Balancing
7 3 (1.67%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (1.67%) Multithreading
7 3 (1.67%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (1.11%) TDD
8 2 (1.11%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.11%) SQL
2 2 (1.11%) C#
2 2 (1.11%) Java
3 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.56%) PHP
3 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (3.33%) Security Cleared
1 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.22%) CCNA
2 4 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.67%) MCSE
3 3 (1.67%) Degree
4 2 (1.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.11%) MCDST
4 2 (1.11%) CCNP
5 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.56%) HND
5 1 (0.56%) MCITP
5 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) MOS
5 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.22%) QA
1 4 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.67%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.67%) vSphere
4 2 (1.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.11%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (8.89%) SCCM
2 7 (3.89%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.67%) ARCserve
3 3 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.11%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.11%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 55 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.22%) VMware
3 19 (10.56%) Cisco
4 7 (3.89%) HP
4 7 (3.89%) Citrix
5 6 (3.33%) Symantec
6 5 (2.78%) NetApp
6 5 (2.78%) SAP
7 4 (2.22%) Apple
7 4 (2.22%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.67%) Remedy
8 3 (1.67%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.67%) F5
9 2 (1.11%) Veeam
9 2 (1.11%) Lotus
9 2 (1.11%) Intergraph
9 2 (1.11%) BT
9 2 (1.11%) Sophos
10 1 (0.56%) Clearswift
10 1 (0.56%) IBM
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