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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 68 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.63% 10.06% 9.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.34% 78.57% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 21 20
Average daily rate
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£281 £375 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £113 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £312
% change year-on-year
-1.77% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 4
Average hourly rate £20.06 £12.75 £14.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.33% -13.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £12.30 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £15.60 £20.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
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
94 42 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.61% 12.80% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 35
Average daily rate £300 £363 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £113 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.06 £12.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 54 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 42 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 36 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 35 (27.78%) Windows XP
5 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (22.22%) Finance
7 20 (15.87%) MS Office
8 18 (14.29%) Hyper-V
9 16 (12.70%) Windows 8
9 16 (12.70%) ITIL
9 16 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (12.70%) VMware
10 15 (11.90%) Apple iOS
11 14 (11.11%) McAfee
11 14 (11.11%) Mac OS X
11 14 (11.11%) SQL
12 12 (9.52%) MS Exchange
13 11 (8.73%) Citrix
13 11 (8.73%) Firewall
13 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (8.73%) PCI DSS
14 10 (7.94%) LAN
15 9 (7.14%) SLA
15 9 (7.14%) Cisco
15 9 (7.14%) HP
15 9 (7.14%) XenDesktop
15 9 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
16 8 (6.35%) System Testing
16 8 (6.35%) Qualys
16 8 (6.35%) UNIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 12 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (3.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.17%) IIS
5 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.59%) Railo
6 2 (1.59%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.59%) CMS
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.79%) Apache
7 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (15.87%) MS Office
2 7 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) Office 365
2 2 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.73%) Firewall
2 10 (7.94%) LAN
3 6 (4.76%) Wireshark
4 5 (3.97%) IP Telephony
5 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.17%) DNS
6 3 (2.38%) SAN
6 3 (2.38%) DHCP
6 3 (2.38%) 3G
7 2 (1.59%) LDAP
7 2 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.59%) VPN
7 2 (1.59%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.59%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.79%) Internet
8 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.79%) VoIP
8 1 (0.79%) WAN
8 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.76%) MSI
2 2 (1.59%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.59%) Valgrind
2 2 (1.59%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.79%) JUnit
3 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.79%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.79%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.79%) Subversion
3 1 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 28 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.59%) Banking
3 2 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (26.98%) Analyst
2 16 (12.70%) Support Analyst
3 15 (11.90%) Desktop Support
3 15 (11.90%) Consultant
4 9 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 9 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.35%) Developer
6 7 (5.56%) Architect
6 7 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 7 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 5 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (2.38%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.38%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) .NET
2 4 (3.17%) XML
3 3 (2.38%) HTML
3 3 (2.38%) Web Services
3 3 (2.38%) CSS
3 3 (2.38%) Application Packaging
3 3 (2.38%) WCF
3 3 (2.38%) jQuery
4 2 (1.59%) OAuth
4 2 (1.59%) ColdBox
4 2 (1.59%) XACML
4 2 (1.59%) HTML5
4 2 (1.59%) CSS3
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (1.59%) Ajax
4 2 (1.59%) SOAP
4 2 (1.59%) WSH
4 2 (1.59%) SAML
5 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.79%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) IVR
2 2 (1.59%) PKI
2 2 (1.59%) CMDB
2 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (1.59%) Firmware
2 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.59%) EqualLogic
3 1 (0.79%) Clustering
3 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.79%) DTV
3 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.79%) EPoS
3 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 54 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 35 (27.78%) Windows XP
3 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (12.70%) Windows 8
4 16 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (11.90%) Apple iOS
6 14 (11.11%) Mac OS X
7 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (6.35%) UNIX
9 5 (3.97%) Linux
10 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.59%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.59%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.79%) Android
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.70%) ITIL
2 9 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
3 8 (6.35%) System Testing
4 7 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.76%) Migration
6 5 (3.97%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.97%) WFM
6 5 (3.97%) Matrix Management
6 5 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (3.97%) Performance Testing
6 5 (3.97%) Test Automation
6 5 (3.97%) Waterfall
7 4 (3.17%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (2.38%) Requirements Management
8 3 (2.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.38%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.11%) SQL
2 6 (4.76%) T-SQL
2 6 (4.76%) VB
3 5 (3.97%) Java
4 4 (3.17%) VBScript
5 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.38%) C
6 2 (1.59%) CFML
6 2 (1.59%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.59%) C++
7 1 (0.79%) C#
7 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.79%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.38%) CISSP
3 3 (2.38%) MCSE
3 3 (2.38%) Degree
3 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) MOS
5 1 (0.79%) MCITP
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.79%) MCSA
5 1 (0.79%) CCNP
5 1 (0.79%) CCNA
5 1 (0.79%) MCP
5 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.73%) PCI DSS
2 9 (7.14%) SLA
3 3 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 36 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 6 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.97%) XenApp
6 3 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.59%) UAG
8 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.79%) vSphere
8 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (4.76%) SCCM
3 5 (3.97%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.38%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.59%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.59%) MIIS
5 2 (1.59%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.70%) VMware
3 14 (11.11%) McAfee
4 11 (8.73%) Citrix
5 9 (7.14%) HP
5 9 (7.14%) Cisco
6 8 (6.35%) Qualys
7 6 (4.76%) BT
8 5 (3.97%) Verint
8 5 (3.97%) Computacenter
8 5 (3.97%) Empirix
8 5 (3.97%) Siemens
8 5 (3.97%) Genesys
9 3 (2.38%) Dell
9 3 (2.38%) Sophos
10 2 (1.59%) QNX
10 2 (1.59%) IBM
10 2 (1.59%) Oracle
10 2 (1.59%) Coverity
10 2 (1.59%) Meraki
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