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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 10.37% 12.29% 8.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.76% 57.81% 47.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £278 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £150 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £434 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 6
Average hourly rate £16.86 £13.25 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.24% -31.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.45 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.64 £15.05 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
68 64 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.79% 21.26% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 46 51
Average daily rate £363 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 7
Average hourly rate £22.69 £11.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.27% -46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £15.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 43 (41.35%) Windows 7
2 41 (39.42%) Active Directory
3 38 (36.54%) Microsoft
4 30 (28.85%) Windows XP
5 27 (25.96%) VMware
6 23 (22.12%) Finance
7 20 (19.23%) MS Exchange
8 18 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (15.38%) XenDesktop
10 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 16 (15.38%) MS Office
11 15 (14.42%) Hyper-V
12 14 (13.46%) SCCM
12 14 (13.46%) DNS
12 14 (13.46%) Citrix
13 13 (12.50%) DHCP
13 13 (12.50%) ITIL
13 13 (12.50%) SQL
14 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (10.58%) Incident Management
15 11 (10.58%) Firewall
15 11 (10.58%) LAN
16 10 (9.62%) Cisco
16 10 (9.62%) Symantec
16 10 (9.62%) MSI
16 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.81%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.85%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.88%) IIS
7 2 (1.92%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.92%) CMS
7 2 (1.92%) Railo
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (15.38%) MS Office
2 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.62%) Office 365
2 2 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.46%) DNS
2 13 (12.50%) DHCP
3 11 (10.58%) Firewall
3 11 (10.58%) LAN
4 4 (3.85%) VPN
4 4 (3.85%) WAN
4 4 (3.85%) Wireless
5 3 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.88%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (2.88%) 3G
5 3 (2.88%) SAN
5 3 (2.88%) SMTP
5 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.92%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.92%) SSL
6 2 (1.92%) SMS
6 2 (1.92%) VoIP
6 2 (1.92%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.92%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) DB2
3 1 (0.96%) Big Data
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (9.62%) MSI
2 2 (1.92%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (22.12%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Retail
3 6 (5.77%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (23.08%) Consultant
2 12 (11.54%) Analyst
3 11 (10.58%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.73%) Developer
6 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.81%) Technical Support
7 5 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Architect
8 4 (3.85%) IT Consultant
8 4 (3.85%) Security Consultant
8 4 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) IT Security Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Server Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Build Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) .NET
2 6 (5.77%) RESTful
2 6 (5.77%) Apache Cordova
2 6 (5.77%) Sencha Touch
3 4 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (3.85%) REST
3 4 (3.85%) PhoneGap
4 2 (1.92%) CSS
4 2 (1.92%) J2EE
4 2 (1.92%) HTML
4 2 (1.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (1.92%) jQuery
4 2 (1.92%) ColdBox
4 2 (1.92%) HTML5
4 2 (1.92%) CSS3
5 1 (0.96%) Ajax
5 1 (0.96%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.96%) XHTML
5 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
1 3 (2.88%) Mobile Banking
1 3 (2.88%) FlexPod
2 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (1.92%) EqualLogic
2 2 (1.92%) PKI
2 2 (1.92%) IVR
2 2 (1.92%) User Experience
2 2 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (0.96%) Replication
3 1 (0.96%) iPhone
3 1 (0.96%) CMDB
3 1 (0.96%) EPoS
3 1 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (41.35%) Windows 7
2 30 (28.85%) Windows XP
3 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 7 (6.73%) Windows Vista
7 6 (5.77%) UNIX
7 6 (5.77%) Android
8 5 (4.81%) Windows NT
9 4 (3.85%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.88%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.88%) Linux
11 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.50%) ITIL
2 11 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (10.58%) Incident Management
3 10 (9.62%) System Testing
4 9 (8.65%) Migration
5 8 (7.69%) Scrum
6 6 (5.77%) Android Development
6 6 (5.77%) iOS Development
7 5 (4.81%) PRINCE
8 4 (3.85%) Data Migration
9 3 (2.88%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.88%) Requirements Management
9 3 (2.88%) Test Management
9 3 (2.88%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (2.88%) Service Management
9 3 (2.88%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.92%) B2C
10 2 (1.92%) SOA
10 2 (1.92%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.50%) SQL
2 7 (6.73%) C#
3 6 (5.77%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.85%) VBScript
5 2 (1.92%) CFML
5 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.92%) VB
5 2 (1.92%) Java
5 2 (1.92%) Korn
5 2 (1.92%) Jython
6 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.96%) VBA
6 1 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) CISSP
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.92%) MCSE
5 2 (1.92%) CISA
5 2 (1.92%) CISM
6 1 (0.96%) CCEE
6 1 (0.96%) Degree
6 1 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.96%) MCTS
6 1 (0.96%) MOS
6 1 (0.96%) MCSA
6 1 (0.96%) MCP
6 1 (0.96%) CCNP
6 1 (0.96%) CCNA
6 1 (0.96%) CCA
6 1 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.96%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.85%) SLA
3 3 (2.88%) QA
4 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (39.42%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.38%) XenDesktop
4 15 (14.42%) Hyper-V
5 12 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (6.73%) XenApp
7 2 (1.92%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.92%) XenServer
7 2 (1.92%) vSphere
7 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.96%) Nmap
8 1 (0.96%) Snort
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (13.46%) SCCM
2 9 (8.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (6.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.85%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.92%) Nessus
7 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.96%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 38 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 27 (25.96%) VMware
3 14 (13.46%) Citrix
4 10 (9.62%) Cisco
4 10 (9.62%) Symantec
5 6 (5.77%) Sencha
6 5 (4.81%) Lotus
7 4 (3.85%) HP
8 3 (2.88%) Sophos
8 3 (2.88%) Remedy
8 3 (2.88%) McAfee
8 3 (2.88%) Oracle
8 3 (2.88%) Dell
9 2 (1.92%) EMC
9 2 (1.92%) IBM
9 2 (1.92%) SAP
9 2 (1.92%) Siebel
9 2 (1.92%) Juniper
9 2 (1.92%) Veeam
9 2 (1.92%) Computacenter
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