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 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 7 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 54 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 11.95% 13.93% 8.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.29% 70.31% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £270 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -18.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £11.00 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 £11.00 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
84 64 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 18.58% 19.81% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 45 57
Average daily rate £375 £270 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 7
Average hourly rate £22.69 £11.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.27% -48.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £11.00 £42.50
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 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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 55 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 40 (33.06%) Microsoft
3 39 (32.23%) Active Directory
4 35 (28.93%) Windows XP
5 28 (23.14%) Finance
6 21 (17.36%) VMware
6 21 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (16.53%) Hyper-V
8 18 (14.88%) XenDesktop
8 18 (14.88%) Citrix
9 17 (14.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (13.22%) Firewall
10 16 (13.22%) SQL
10 16 (13.22%) SCCM
11 15 (12.40%) MSI
12 14 (11.57%) MS Exchange
12 14 (11.57%) System Testing
13 13 (10.74%) DNS
14 12 (9.92%) DHCP
14 12 (9.92%) MS Office
14 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (9.09%) Cisco
15 11 (9.09%) LAN
16 10 (8.26%) Incident Management
16 10 (8.26%) UNIX
16 10 (8.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 10 (8.26%) Symantec
16 10 (8.26%) Security Cleared
16 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 14 (11.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.13%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.13%) IIS
4 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.31%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.65%) Railo
5 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.65%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.65%) CMS
5 2 (1.65%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.83%) JBoss
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (9.92%) MS Office
2 9 (7.44%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Office 365
1 2 (1.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.22%) Firewall
2 13 (10.74%) DNS
3 12 (9.92%) DHCP
4 11 (9.09%) LAN
5 6 (4.96%) Wireshark
6 4 (3.31%) WAN
6 4 (3.31%) Wireless
7 3 (2.48%) 3G
7 3 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (2.48%) SAN
7 3 (2.48%) SMTP
7 3 (2.48%) VPN
7 3 (2.48%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.65%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.65%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.65%) SMS
8 2 (1.65%) VoIP
8 2 (1.65%) SSL
8 2 (1.65%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) DB2
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (12.40%) MSI
2 2 (1.65%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.65%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.83%) JUnit
3 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.83%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.83%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.83%) Subversion
3 1 (0.83%) Maven
General
1 28 (23.14%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Retail
3 6 (4.96%) Retail Banking
4 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Consultant
2 12 (9.92%) Analyst
3 11 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Developer
5 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.96%) Architect
6 6 (4.96%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.13%) Security Consultant
7 5 (4.13%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.13%) IT Consultant
7 5 (4.13%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (4.13%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Desktop Support
9 3 (2.48%) Network Consultant
9 3 (2.48%) Network Engineer
9 3 (2.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (2.48%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.44%) .NET
2 6 (4.96%) RESTful
2 6 (4.96%) Sencha Touch
2 6 (4.96%) Apache Cordova
3 5 (4.13%) REST
4 4 (3.31%) PhoneGap
4 4 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.48%) HTML
5 3 (2.48%) XML
5 3 (2.48%) J2EE
5 3 (2.48%) CSS
5 3 (2.48%) jQuery
5 3 (2.48%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.65%) WSH
6 2 (1.65%) WCF
6 2 (1.65%) Ajax
6 2 (1.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (1.65%) ColdBox
6 2 (1.65%) HTML5
6 2 (1.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.31%) IVR
2 3 (2.48%) PKI
2 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.48%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (2.48%) FlexPod
3 2 (1.65%) User Experience
3 2 (1.65%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.65%) EqualLogic
3 2 (1.65%) CMDB
3 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.83%) DTV
4 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.83%) EPoS
4 1 (0.83%) iPhone
4 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 55 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 35 (28.93%) Windows XP
3 21 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (8.26%) UNIX
5 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.61%) Apple iOS
7 7 (5.79%) Windows Vista
7 7 (5.79%) Android
8 5 (4.13%) Linux
9 4 (3.31%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.48%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.65%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.57%) System Testing
2 10 (8.26%) Incident Management
3 8 (6.61%) Scrum
3 8 (6.61%) Migration
4 7 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (5.79%) Android Development
5 6 (4.96%) iOS Development
6 5 (4.13%) ITIL
7 4 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.31%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.48%) Test Management
8 3 (2.48%) Test Scripting
8 3 (2.48%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (2.48%) SOA
8 3 (2.48%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.48%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (2.48%) Service Management
8 3 (2.48%) MVC
8 3 (2.48%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.22%) SQL
2 8 (6.61%) C#
2 8 (6.61%) VBScript
2 8 (6.61%) VB
3 6 (4.96%) T-SQL
3 6 (4.96%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.31%) Java
6 2 (1.65%) CFML
6 2 (1.65%) Jython
6 2 (1.65%) Korn
7 1 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.96%) CISSP
2 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.31%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.48%) MCSE
6 2 (1.65%) Degree
6 2 (1.65%) CISA
6 2 (1.65%) CISM
7 1 (0.83%) MOS
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.83%) MCTS
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) MCP
7 1 (0.83%) MCSA
7 1 (0.83%) CCNP
7 1 (0.83%) CCNA
7 1 (0.83%) CCA
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.31%) QA
2 4 (3.31%) SLA
3 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (32.23%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.53%) Hyper-V
3 18 (14.88%) XenDesktop
4 17 (14.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (5.79%) XenApp
7 3 (2.48%) vSphere
7 3 (2.48%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.65%) XenServer
8 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.83%) UAG
9 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.83%) Firmware
9 1 (0.83%) Snort
9 1 (0.83%) Nmap
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) SCCM
2 10 (8.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (7.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (4.96%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.31%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.65%) Nessus
6 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.83%) SCOM
7 1 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.83%) MIIS
7 1 (0.83%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 40 (33.06%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.36%) VMware
3 18 (14.88%) Citrix
4 11 (9.09%) Cisco
5 10 (8.26%) Symantec
6 7 (5.79%) Computacenter
7 6 (4.96%) Sencha
7 6 (4.96%) BT
7 6 (4.96%) McAfee
7 6 (4.96%) HP
8 4 (3.31%) IBM
8 4 (3.31%) Oracle
9 3 (2.48%) SAP
9 3 (2.48%) Dell
9 3 (2.48%) Sophos
9 3 (2.48%) Remedy
10 2 (1.65%) Juniper
10 2 (1.65%) Genesys
10 2 (1.65%) BMC
10 2 (1.65%) Empirix