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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 55 51 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.68% 12.14% 12.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 94.83% 66.23% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 26
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £156 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.83 £25.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.36% +80.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £15.45 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.67 £35.05 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
58 77 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 18.65% 18.33% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 51 39
Average daily rate £375 £275 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -25.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.83 £40.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.45% +161.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.50 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 61 (62.24%) Active Directory
2 47 (47.96%) Microsoft
3 31 (31.63%) VMware
4 27 (27.55%) Windows XP
4 27 (27.55%) Windows 7
5 25 (25.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (25.51%) SQL
6 21 (21.43%) MS Office
7 18 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (16.33%) MS Excel
8 16 (16.33%) ITIL
8 16 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (15.31%) SCCM
9 15 (15.31%) Office 365
9 15 (15.31%) MS Exchange
10 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (12.24%) Finance
12 11 (11.22%) VBScript
12 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
13 10 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (10.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (9.18%) IIS
14 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
14 9 (9.18%) PRINCE
14 9 (9.18%) Banking
15 8 (8.16%) McAfee
15 8 (8.16%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (15.31%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (9.18%) IIS
3 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
4 8 (8.16%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.04%) CMS
7 1 (1.02%) Lync
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (21.43%) MS Office
2 16 (16.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) SAN
2 4 (4.08%) Firewall
2 4 (4.08%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.06%) DNS
4 2 (2.04%) VoIP
4 2 (2.04%) DHCP
4 2 (2.04%) Internet
5 1 (1.02%) VPN
5 1 (1.02%) WAN
5 1 (1.02%) SMTP
5 1 (1.02%) LAN
5 1 (1.02%) SSH
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.02%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (12.24%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Banking
3 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.06%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (19.39%) Support Engineer
2 13 (13.27%) Desktop Support
3 12 (12.24%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (11.22%) Technical Support
5 9 (9.18%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Customer Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) DBA
9 5 (5.10%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Senior DBA
10 4 (4.08%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) .NET
2 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.06%) RESTful
2 3 (3.06%) Sencha Touch
2 3 (3.06%) REST
2 3 (3.06%) PhoneGap
2 3 (3.06%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (2.04%) jQuery
3 2 (2.04%) Ajax
3 2 (2.04%) Sass
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.04%) CSS
3 2 (2.04%) XML
3 2 (2.04%) HTML
3 2 (2.04%) Flash
4 1 (1.02%) XSLT
4 1 (1.02%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.10%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.06%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.04%) User Experience
4 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.04%) NHS
4 2 (2.04%) W3C
4 2 (2.04%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.02%) Replication
5 1 (1.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) BYOD
5 1 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.55%) Windows XP
1 27 (27.55%) Windows 7
2 25 (25.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.12%) Android
6 5 (5.10%) Linux
6 5 (5.10%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.08%) UNIX
8 3 (3.06%) Solaris
8 3 (3.06%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.04%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.02%) AIX
10 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.33%) ITIL
2 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (9.18%) PRINCE
4 8 (8.16%) Migration
5 7 (7.14%) Release Management
5 7 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.10%) ETL
6 5 (5.10%) Asset Management
6 5 (5.10%) Database Security
6 5 (5.10%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (3.06%) Scrum
7 3 (3.06%) Android Development
7 3 (3.06%) iOS Development
7 3 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.06%) Test Management
7 3 (3.06%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.04%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.04%) Content Management
8 2 (2.04%) Web Development
8 2 (2.04%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.51%) SQL
2 11 (11.22%) VBScript
3 8 (8.16%) VB
3 8 (8.16%) T-SQL
4 6 (6.12%) C#
5 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.04%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.02%) Python
7 1 (1.02%) PHP
7 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) MOS
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.04%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.04%) MCSE
4 1 (1.02%) HND
4 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (62.24%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (3.06%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.02%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (15.31%) SCCM
2 10 (10.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.06%) SCOM
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.02%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.02%) SCSM
4 1 (1.02%) WMI
Vendors
1 47 (47.96%) Microsoft
2 31 (31.63%) VMware
3 8 (8.16%) McAfee
3 8 (8.16%) Lotus
4 7 (7.14%) Citrix
5 4 (4.08%) Apple
6 3 (3.06%) Oracle
6 3 (3.06%) Sencha
6 3 (3.06%) Brocade
7 2 (2.04%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.04%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.04%) Google
7 2 (2.04%) Remedy
7 2 (2.04%) HP
8 1 (1.02%) Cisco
8 1 (1.02%) IBM
8 1 (1.02%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.02%) Veeam
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