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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 62 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.19% 11.06% 12.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.62% 61.84% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 21 26
Average daily rate £340 £375 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +28.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £10.45 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.85 £23.33 £15.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
104 76 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 27.15% 17.88% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 38 51
Average daily rate £350 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £548 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.06 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.68% +82.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (46.74%) Windows Server
2 36 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 30 (32.61%) Microsoft
4 28 (30.43%) ITIL
5 27 (29.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (28.26%) VMware
7 24 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 19 (20.65%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (20.65%) Migration
10 18 (19.57%) MS Exchange
10 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (19.57%) vSphere
11 16 (17.39%) Windows 7
12 15 (16.30%) Skype for Business
13 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (15.22%) Finance
13 14 (15.22%) SAN
13 14 (15.22%) Data Centre
14 13 (14.13%) Skype
14 13 (14.13%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (11.96%) Office 365
15 11 (11.96%) PowerShell
15 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
15 11 (11.96%) NetApp
16 10 (10.87%) VMware ESX
16 10 (10.87%) DNS
16 10 (10.87%) MS Office
16 10 (10.87%) JavaScript

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 23 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 18 (19.57%) MS Exchange
3 15 (16.30%) Skype for Business
4 13 (14.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (6.52%) IIS
7 3 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.17%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.09%) CMS
9 1 (1.09%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) MS Office
2 1 (1.09%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.96%) Office 365
2 5 (5.43%) SaaS
3 1 (1.09%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (1.09%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.22%) SAN
2 13 (14.13%) Skype
3 10 (10.87%) DNS
4 9 (9.78%) DHCP
4 9 (9.78%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (7.61%) Ethernet
5 7 (7.61%) Internet
6 6 (6.52%) WAN
7 5 (5.43%) Firewall
7 5 (5.43%) LAN
8 3 (3.26%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.17%) Intranet
10 1 (1.09%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.09%) DMZ
10 1 (1.09%) LTE
10 1 (1.09%) MPLS
10 1 (1.09%) PBX
10 1 (1.09%) VLAN
10 1 (1.09%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.09%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Android Studio
1 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.17%) Xcode
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (1.09%) Local Government
3 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) Support Engineer
2 12 (13.04%) IT Engineer
2 12 (13.04%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (10.87%) Developer
4 9 (9.78%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) Desktop Support
4 9 (9.78%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) IT Support
7 6 (6.52%) Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support Specialist
7 6 (6.52%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) IT Support Specialist
7 6 (6.52%) Server Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Support Specialist
7 6 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) .NET
1 9 (9.78%) CSS
1 9 (9.78%) HTML
2 8 (8.70%) Web Services
3 7 (7.61%) CSS3
3 7 (7.61%) HTML5
4 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.52%) jQuery
5 5 (5.43%) AngularJS
5 5 (5.43%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (5.43%) LESS
5 5 (5.43%) REST
6 2 (2.17%) ATL
6 2 (2.17%) DCOM
6 2 (2.17%) MFC
6 2 (2.17%) PhoneGap
6 2 (2.17%) WF
7 1 (1.09%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.09%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.65%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (15.22%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.70%) User Experience
4 7 (7.61%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.35%) Replication
7 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.17%) Clustering
8 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.17%) NHS
8 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.09%) DataPower
9 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.09%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.09%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.09%) iPad
9 1 (1.09%) iPhone
9 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 43 (46.74%) Windows Server
2 27 (29.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.78%) Linux
7 8 (8.70%) Android
8 7 (7.61%) Unix
8 7 (7.61%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.09%) Solaris
11 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.43%) ITIL
2 19 (20.65%) Migration
3 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (9.78%) Data Protection
4 9 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (9.78%) PRINCE
5 8 (8.70%) ITSM
6 7 (7.61%) Capacity Management
7 5 (5.43%) MVC
7 5 (5.43%) Scrum
7 5 (5.43%) Time Management
8 4 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.26%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.26%) Service Management
9 3 (3.26%) SOA
10 2 (2.17%) Android Development
10 2 (2.17%) Business Continuity
10 2 (2.17%) Network Design
10 2 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.96%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.87%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.70%) C#
4 3 (3.26%) SQL
4 3 (3.26%) VB
5 2 (2.17%) C++
5 2 (2.17%) Java
5 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.09%) MapBasic
6 1 (1.09%) Perl
6 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (8.70%) MCSA
3 8 (8.70%) MCSE
3 8 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (7.61%) HND
5 5 (5.43%) Degree
6 4 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.26%) CISSP
8 2 (2.17%) CCNA
8 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.09%) CCIE
9 1 (1.09%) CCNP
9 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.26%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (19.57%) vSphere
4 10 (10.87%) VMware ESX
4 10 (10.87%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (7.61%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.17%) XenApp
7 1 (1.09%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) NetBackup
2 8 (8.70%) WSUS
3 3 (3.26%) SCCM
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.09%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (1.09%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.09%) SCOM
4 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.09%) SCSM
4 1 (1.09%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (32.61%) Microsoft
2 26 (28.26%) VMware
3 11 (11.96%) NetApp
4 8 (8.70%) Apple
5 6 (6.52%) Sophos
6 5 (5.43%) Cisco
6 5 (5.43%) Citrix
6 5 (5.43%) Oracle
6 5 (5.43%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (3.26%) Forcepoint
8 3 (3.26%) HP
8 3 (3.26%) IBM
9 2 (2.17%) Lotus
9 2 (2.17%) Nokia
9 2 (2.17%) Sencha
10 1 (1.09%) Actix
10 1 (1.09%) Ektron
10 1 (1.09%) F5
10 1 (1.09%) Sitecore