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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 107 96 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 20.54% 19.12% 16.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.26% 78.05% 82.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 52 32
Average daily rate
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£270 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £171 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £13.04 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.00 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
135 123 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.91% 24.50% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 67 39
Average daily rate £280 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.12% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.04 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £32.00 £21.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 41 £320 +5.34% 19
Banbury +1 8 £375 +7.14% 5
Kidlington +2 3 £400 - 2
Witney -1 3 £220 -
Abingdon -7 3 £235 +11.90% 8
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 1
Bicester - - - -
Burford - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 91 (45.50%) Windows 7
2 74 (37.00%) Microsoft
2 74 (37.00%) Active Directory
3 43 (21.50%) MS Office
4 37 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (17.50%) MS Excel
5 35 (17.50%) Windows XP
6 30 (15.00%) Windows 8
7 27 (13.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (13.50%) MS Exchange
7 27 (13.50%) Migration
8 26 (13.00%) VMware
9 22 (11.00%) Blackberry
10 21 (10.50%) C#
10 21 (10.50%) .NET
11 18 (9.00%) Cisco
12 17 (8.50%) SQL Server
13 16 (8.00%) ITIL
13 16 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
14 15 (7.50%) WAN
15 14 (7.00%) SQL
15 14 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2007
15 14 (7.00%) SCCM
16 13 (6.50%) Linux
17 12 (6.00%) LAN
18 11 (5.50%) Finance
18 11 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
19 10 (5.00%) DNS
19 10 (5.00%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (13.50%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.50%) Lync
7 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.00%) IIS
8 1 (0.50%) Apache
8 1 (0.50%) SAS
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 43 (21.50%) MS Office
2 35 (17.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.00%) Office 365
3 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.00%) SaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.50%) WAN
2 12 (6.00%) LAN
3 10 (5.00%) DNS
3 10 (5.00%) SAN
4 9 (4.50%) DHCP
5 7 (3.50%) Firewall
6 4 (2.00%) NAS
6 4 (2.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.00%) VPN
7 3 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.50%) Wireless
8 2 (1.00%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.00%) ADSL
8 2 (1.00%) MPLS
8 2 (1.00%) VoIP
8 2 (1.00%) LDAP
9 1 (0.50%) SMTP
9 1 (0.50%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.50%) 3G
9 1 (0.50%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.50%) MySQL
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.50%) JUnit
2 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.50%) NetBeans
2 1 (0.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) Subversion
2 1 (0.50%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.50%) Selenium
2 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.50%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (5.50%) Finance
2 6 (3.00%) Marketing
3 4 (2.00%) Electronics
3 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.50%) Local Government
5 2 (1.00%) Military
6 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.50%) Automotive
6 1 (0.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (20.50%) Analyst
2 40 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 29 (14.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 28 (14.00%) Desktop Support
5 18 (9.00%) Developer
6 17 (8.50%) Support Analyst
7 16 (8.00%) Consultant
8 14 (7.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (5.50%) .NET Developer
10 10 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (4.50%) Project Manager
12 8 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (4.00%) Service Analyst
12 8 (4.00%) Test Analyst
13 7 (3.50%) Network Engineer
13 7 (3.50%) Security Analyst
13 7 (3.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 7 (3.50%) Desktop Analyst
14 6 (3.00%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.50%) .NET
2 7 (3.50%) Web Services
2 7 (3.50%) XML
2 7 (3.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (3.50%) .NET Framework
2 7 (3.50%) WCF
3 6 (3.00%) OAuth
3 6 (3.00%) HTML
4 4 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (1.50%) CSS
5 3 (1.50%) SOAP
6 2 (1.00%) Spring MVC
6 2 (1.00%) WF
6 2 (1.00%) jQuery
6 2 (1.00%) REST
6 2 (1.00%) Spring
6 2 (1.00%) DHTML
6 2 (1.00%) XSLT
6 2 (1.00%) JSP
6 2 (1.00%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.00%) iPhone
2 6 (3.00%) NHS
3 4 (2.00%) DTV
3 4 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.50%) Replication
5 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.00%) iPad
6 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.50%) EPoS
6 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.50%) Clustering
6 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 91 (45.50%) Windows 7
2 37 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (17.50%) Windows XP
4 30 (15.00%) Windows 8
5 27 (13.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (6.50%) Linux
7 11 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.50%) Android
9 4 (2.00%) UNIX
10 3 (1.50%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.50%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.50%) AIX
12 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.50%) Migration
2 16 (8.00%) ITIL
3 9 (4.50%) Project Management
4 8 (4.00%) MVC
5 6 (3.00%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (2.50%) Service Management
7 4 (2.00%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (2.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (2.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (2.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (2.00%) Programme Management
8 3 (1.50%) PRINCE2
8 3 (1.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.50%) Business Analysis
8 3 (1.50%) Analytics
8 3 (1.50%) Test Management
9 2 (1.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.00%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.50%) C#
2 14 (7.00%) SQL
3 6 (3.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.00%) Java
4 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.50%) C
6 2 (1.00%) VB
6 2 (1.00%) C++
7 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.50%) VBScript
7 1 (0.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.00%) CCNA
4 4 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.00%) Degree
4 4 (2.00%) CCNP
4 4 (2.00%) MCSE
5 3 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.00%) MCITP
6 2 (1.00%) OCA
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.50%) MCSA
7 1 (0.50%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CCA
7 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.50%) MCDST
7 1 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (37.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.50%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.00%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.50%) XenApp
6 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (7.00%) SCCM
2 9 (4.50%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.50%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.00%) MIIS
5 1 (0.50%) WSUS
5 1 (0.50%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
5 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 74 (37.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.00%) VMware
3 18 (9.00%) Cisco
4 8 (4.00%) Symantec
4 8 (4.00%) HP
5 6 (3.00%) Apple
5 6 (3.00%) Citrix
6 4 (2.00%) SAP
7 3 (1.50%) Oracle
7 3 (1.50%) Remedy
7 3 (1.50%) Dell
7 3 (1.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.50%) Lotus
7 3 (1.50%) Avaya
7 3 (1.50%) Infor
8 2 (1.00%) F5
8 2 (1.00%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.00%) NetApp
9 1 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.50%) Sophos
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Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £230 - £295 per day
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
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Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Kidlington
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £13 - £13.70 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Kidlington
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
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