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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 81 74 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.07% 18.73% 11.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.36% 85.06% 50.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 27
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£185 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.80% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £131 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 13
Average hourly rate £14.20 £13.52 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.04% -22.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £8.92 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.50 £21.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
149 87 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 20.36% 22.03% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 37 58
Average daily rate £325 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £115 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 22
Average hourly rate £14.20 £13.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% -21.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £8.55 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £18.50 £29.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -12 36 £190 -39.44% 23
Banbury +1 13 £360 +111.76% 1
Kidlington -5 2 £400 -
Bicester - 1 £163 - 1
Henley-on-Thames - 1 - -
Thame - 1 - -
Wallingford - - - - 1
Wantage - - - - 1
Witney - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 3
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (48.72%) Windows 7
2 78 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 61 (31.28%) Microsoft
4 42 (21.54%) MS Office
5 32 (16.41%) Migration
6 29 (14.87%) MS Exchange
6 29 (14.87%) Windows 8
7 27 (13.85%) MS Excel
8 26 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (12.31%) VMware
10 23 (11.79%) Windows XP
11 19 (9.74%) ITIL
12 18 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 18 (9.23%) SCCM
13 17 (8.72%) SQL
13 17 (8.72%) Cisco
13 17 (8.72%) WAN
14 16 (8.21%) Blackberry
15 15 (7.69%) Finance
16 14 (7.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2003
17 12 (6.15%) NHS
17 12 (6.15%) LAN
17 12 (6.15%) SQL Server
17 12 (6.15%) .NET
18 11 (5.64%) C#
19 10 (5.13%) SAN
20 9 (4.62%) Project Management
20 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
21 8 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (14.87%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.59%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.05%) Lync
7 3 (1.54%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.54%) IIS
8 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 42 (21.54%) MS Office
2 27 (13.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.03%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.72%) WAN
2 12 (6.15%) LAN
3 10 (5.13%) SAN
4 7 (3.59%) DNS
4 7 (3.59%) DHCP
4 7 (3.59%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.08%) VoIP
5 6 (3.08%) Firewall
6 5 (2.56%) NAS
7 4 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.05%) Wireless
7 4 (2.05%) VPN
8 3 (1.54%) ADSL
8 3 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.54%) Internet
8 3 (1.54%) MPLS
9 2 (1.03%) 4G
9 2 (1.03%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (1.03%) 3G
10 1 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.51%) MySQL
3 1 (0.51%) QlikView
3 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.51%) Subversion
2 1 (0.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.51%) Selenium
2 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.51%) FxCop
2 1 (0.51%) StyleCop
2 1 (0.51%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (7.69%) Finance
2 7 (3.59%) Marketing
3 5 (2.56%) Electronics
3 5 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.54%) Military
5 2 (1.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (26.15%) Analyst
2 40 (20.51%) Support Engineer
3 23 (11.79%) Support Analyst
4 16 (8.21%) Developer
4 16 (8.21%) Service Analyst
4 16 (8.21%) Desktop Support
4 16 (8.21%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (5.64%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (4.62%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.62%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.62%) Senior Support Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (4.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 8 (4.10%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (4.10%) Consultant
10 7 (3.59%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.15%) .NET
2 7 (3.59%) WCF
2 7 (3.59%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.08%) Web Services
4 5 (2.56%) XML
4 5 (2.56%) HTML
5 3 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.54%) Middleware
5 3 (1.54%) WF
5 3 (1.54%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (1.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.03%) REST
6 2 (1.03%) DHTML
6 2 (1.03%) ADO.NET
6 2 (1.03%) CSS
6 2 (1.03%) SOAP
7 1 (0.51%) Struts
7 1 (0.51%) COM
7 1 (0.51%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.21%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.15%) NHS
3 5 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.56%) DTV
4 4 (2.05%) Replication
5 3 (1.54%) EPoS
6 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.03%) iPhone
6 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.51%) PKI
7 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.51%) CCTV
7 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 95 (48.72%) Windows 7
2 29 (14.87%) Windows 8
3 26 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (11.79%) Windows XP
5 14 (7.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.56%) Android
7 4 (2.05%) UNIX
7 4 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.54%) AIX
8 3 (1.54%) Linux
9 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.41%) Migration
2 19 (9.74%) ITIL
3 9 (4.62%) Project Management
4 8 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (3.08%) Service Management
6 6 (3.08%) Test Scripting
7 5 (2.56%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (2.56%) Programme Management
7 5 (2.56%) MVC
8 4 (2.05%) Workflow
8 4 (2.05%) SOA
8 4 (2.05%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.54%) CRM
9 3 (1.54%) Risk Management
9 3 (1.54%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (1.54%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (1.54%) Load Balancing
10 2 (1.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.72%) SQL
2 11 (5.64%) C#
3 6 (3.08%) VB.NET
4 5 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.03%) VB
6 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.51%) PHP
6 1 (0.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.56%) MCSE
3 4 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.54%) MCDST
4 3 (1.54%) Degree
4 3 (1.54%) CCNA
5 2 (1.03%) CCNP
5 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) MCITP
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.51%) HND
6 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.51%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.56%) SLA
2 4 (2.05%) QA
System Software
1 78 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.54%) Terminal Server
4 3 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.03%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.03%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.51%) XenServer
6 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (9.23%) SCCM
2 8 (4.10%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.54%) ARCserve
3 3 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.03%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.03%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.51%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 61 (31.28%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.31%) VMware
3 17 (8.72%) Cisco
4 7 (3.59%) HP
4 7 (3.59%) Symantec
5 5 (2.56%) SAP
6 4 (2.05%) Citrix
6 4 (2.05%) NetApp
6 4 (2.05%) Apple
7 3 (1.54%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.54%) Fortinet
7 3 (1.54%) F5
7 3 (1.54%) Remedy
8 2 (1.03%) Sophos
8 2 (1.03%) Lotus
8 2 (1.03%) BT
8 2 (1.03%) Infor
8 2 (1.03%) Veeam
9 1 (0.51%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.51%) Telerik
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