The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 9.00% 10.22% 8.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.38% 50.67% 58.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 17
Average daily rate
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£356 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £13.25 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.81 £15.25 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Windows
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Operating Systems Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 75 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.17% 20.16% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 51 31
Average daily rate £363 £301 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.43% -26.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% -30.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £15.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Swindon region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Swindon region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 41 (43.62%) Microsoft
2 40 (42.55%) Active Directory
3 33 (35.11%) Windows 7
4 27 (28.72%) Windows XP
5 24 (25.53%) VMware
6 18 (19.15%) Finance
6 18 (19.15%) MS Office
6 18 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (18.09%) SQL
8 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (14.89%) SCCM
10 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (13.83%) XenDesktop
10 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
11 12 (12.77%) ITIL
11 12 (12.77%) Banking
12 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
12 11 (11.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
12 11 (11.70%) Citrix
12 11 (11.70%) DNS
13 10 (10.64%) DHCP
13 10 (10.64%) Symantec
13 10 (10.64%) Office 365
14 9 (9.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
14 9 (9.57%) System Testing
14 9 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (9.57%) MSI

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.32%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.32%) IBM Notes
3 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.26%) IIS
5 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (19.15%) MS Office
2 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.70%) DNS
2 10 (10.64%) DHCP
3 8 (8.51%) Firewall
4 6 (6.38%) SAN
4 6 (6.38%) LAN
5 3 (3.19%) WAN
5 3 (3.19%) SMTP
5 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.19%) Wireless
5 3 (3.19%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.13%) SSL
6 2 (2.13%) VPN
6 2 (2.13%) SMS
6 2 (2.13%) 3G
7 1 (1.06%) VoIP
7 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.06%) Internet
7 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.13%) DB2
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.06%) Big Data
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.57%) MSI
2 2 (2.13%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.06%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Retail
3 6 (6.38%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.06%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Consultant
2 12 (12.77%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Analyst
4 6 (6.38%) Technical Support
4 6 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (6.38%) DBA
4 6 (6.38%) Developer
4 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.32%) Senior DBA
6 4 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.26%) Service Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Architect
6 4 (4.26%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.19%) Applications Developer
7 3 (3.19%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) .NET
2 6 (6.38%) RESTful
2 6 (6.38%) Sencha Touch
2 6 (6.38%) Apache Cordova
3 5 (5.32%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (4.26%) REST
4 4 (4.26%) PhoneGap
5 2 (2.13%) J2EE
5 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.06%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Mobile Banking
2 6 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.19%) FlexPod
3 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) User Experience
4 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.13%) PKI
5 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) iPhone
5 1 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.06%) NHS
5 1 (1.06%) Replication
5 1 (1.06%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.11%) Windows 7
2 27 (28.72%) Windows XP
3 18 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.45%) Apple iOS
6 7 (7.45%) Windows Vista
6 7 (7.45%) UNIX
7 6 (6.38%) Android
8 5 (5.32%) Windows NT
9 4 (4.26%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.19%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (3.19%) Linux
11 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.77%) ITIL
2 9 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (9.57%) System Testing
3 7 (7.45%) Migration
4 6 (6.38%) Scrum
4 6 (6.38%) Incident Management
4 6 (6.38%) Android Development
4 6 (6.38%) iOS Development
4 6 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.32%) Database Security
5 5 (5.32%) Performance Improvement
5 5 (5.32%) ETL
5 5 (5.32%) PRINCE
6 4 (4.26%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.19%) Test Management
8 2 (2.13%) Web Application Development
8 2 (2.13%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.13%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.09%) SQL
2 8 (8.51%) C#
3 7 (7.45%) VBScript
3 7 (7.45%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.26%) VB
5 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.13%) Jython
5 2 (2.13%) Korn
6 1 (1.06%) C
6 1 (1.06%) PHP
6 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.06%) VBA
6 1 (1.06%) Python
6 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) CISSP
3 3 (3.19%) MOS
4 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) CISA
4 2 (2.13%) CISM
5 1 (1.06%) VCP4
5 1 (1.06%) CCEE
5 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.06%) MCTS
5 1 (1.06%) Degree
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.06%) CCA
5 1 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (42.55%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.83%) XenDesktop
3 11 (11.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (8.51%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.32%) XenApp
6 2 (2.13%) XenServer
6 2 (2.13%) vSphere
6 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.13%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.06%) Firmware
7 1 (1.06%) Snort
7 1 (1.06%) Nmap
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (14.89%) SCCM
2 9 (9.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 9 (9.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (4.26%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.13%) Nessus
6 1 (1.06%) WMI
6 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.06%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 41 (43.62%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.53%) VMware
3 11 (11.70%) Citrix
4 10 (10.64%) Symantec
5 6 (6.38%) Sencha
5 6 (6.38%) Cisco
6 5 (5.32%) Lotus
7 4 (4.26%) Remedy
8 3 (3.19%) IBM
9 2 (2.13%) Oracle
9 2 (2.13%) SAP
9 2 (2.13%) Siebel
9 2 (2.13%) Juniper
9 2 (2.13%) HP
9 2 (2.13%) EMC
9 2 (2.13%) McAfee
9 2 (2.13%) AppSense
9 2 (2.13%) Computacenter
9 2 (2.13%) Veeam
10 1 (1.06%) BMC
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