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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 44 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.60% 10.05% 12.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.85% 55.70% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 23
Average daily rate
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£375 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £165 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.83 £13.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.42% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.00 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
66 79 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 18.38% 18.04% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 50 32
Average daily rate £375 £324 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £170 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 5
Average hourly rate £20.06 £26.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +91.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 57 (56.44%) Active Directory
2 51 (50.50%) Microsoft
3 32 (31.68%) VMware
4 27 (26.73%) SQL
4 27 (26.73%) Windows 7
5 25 (24.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (24.75%) Windows XP
6 21 (20.79%) MS Office
7 20 (19.80%) MS Exchange
7 20 (19.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (16.83%) Finance
9 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
10 16 (15.84%) Security Cleared
11 15 (14.85%) Office 365
11 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (14.85%) ITIL
11 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
12 14 (13.86%) SCCM
13 13 (12.87%) SC Cleared
13 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (12.87%) VBScript
14 12 (11.88%) Banking
15 11 (10.89%) Citrix
16 10 (9.90%) IIS
16 10 (9.90%) Migration
16 10 (9.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2013
17 9 (8.91%) PowerShell
17 9 (8.91%) PRINCE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (19.80%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.90%) IIS
2 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (7.92%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.93%) IBM Notes
5 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.95%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.96%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.98%) CMS
9 1 (0.99%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (20.79%) MS Office
2 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) SAN
1 6 (5.94%) Firewall
2 5 (4.95%) DNS
3 4 (3.96%) DHCP
4 3 (2.97%) Wireless
4 3 (2.97%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.97%) LAN
4 3 (2.97%) WAN
4 3 (2.97%) SMTP
4 3 (2.97%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.98%) VoIP
5 2 (1.98%) VPN
5 2 (1.98%) SSL
5 2 (1.98%) Internet
5 2 (1.98%) 3G
6 1 (0.99%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.98%) DB2
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.99%) MSBuild
General
1 17 (16.83%) Finance
2 12 (11.88%) Banking
3 6 (5.94%) Retail Banking
3 6 (5.94%) Retail
4 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.99%) Publishing
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (19.80%) Support Engineer
2 10 (9.90%) Technical Support
2 10 (9.90%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (8.91%) Windows Engineer
3 9 (8.91%) Desktop Support
4 8 (7.92%) Consultant
4 8 (7.92%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (6.93%) Developer
5 7 (6.93%) Technical Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Technical Support Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) DBA
6 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Senior DBA
7 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Customer Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) .NET
2 6 (5.94%) Apache Cordova
2 6 (5.94%) Sencha Touch
2 6 (5.94%) RESTful
3 5 (4.95%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (3.96%) REST
4 4 (3.96%) PhoneGap
5 3 (2.97%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.98%) Ajax
6 2 (1.98%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (1.98%) jQuery
6 2 (1.98%) Sass
6 2 (1.98%) CSS
6 2 (1.98%) XML
6 2 (1.98%) Flash
6 2 (1.98%) J2EE
6 2 (1.98%) HTML
7 1 (0.99%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
1 7 (6.93%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (3.96%) User Experience
3 3 (2.97%) FlexPod
3 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.98%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.98%) W3C
4 2 (1.98%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.99%) BYOD
5 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.99%) Replication
5 1 (0.99%) NHS
5 1 (0.99%) iPhone
5 1 (0.99%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.99%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.73%) Windows 7
2 25 (24.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (24.75%) Windows XP
3 20 (19.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.94%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.94%) Android
6 5 (4.95%) Windows NT
6 5 (4.95%) UNIX
6 5 (4.95%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.97%) Linux
7 3 (2.97%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (14.85%) ITIL
2 10 (9.90%) Migration
3 9 (8.91%) PRINCE
4 8 (7.92%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (6.93%) Release Management
6 6 (5.94%) Scrum
6 6 (5.94%) Android Development
6 6 (5.94%) iOS Development
7 5 (4.95%) ETL
7 5 (4.95%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.95%) Database Security
7 5 (4.95%) Performance Improvement
7 5 (4.95%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.96%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.97%) Test Management
10 2 (1.98%) Content Management
10 2 (1.98%) Web Analytics
10 2 (1.98%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (1.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (26.73%) SQL
2 13 (12.87%) VBScript
3 9 (8.91%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.91%) VB
3 9 (8.91%) C#
4 8 (7.92%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.96%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.98%) Korn
6 2 (1.98%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.98%) Jython
7 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.99%) PHP
7 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.98%) MOS
4 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.98%) MCSE
4 2 (1.98%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.99%) CCA
5 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.99%) CCEE
5 1 (0.99%) Degree
5 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (56.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.93%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (4.95%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.96%) XenApp
6 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.98%) vSphere
7 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.98%) XenServer
7 2 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.99%) Firmware
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (13.86%) SCCM
2 10 (9.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.97%) SCOM
4 1 (0.99%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.99%) SCSM
4 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.99%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.99%) WMI
4 1 (0.99%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 51 (50.50%) Microsoft
2 32 (31.68%) VMware
3 11 (10.89%) Citrix
4 8 (7.92%) McAfee
5 7 (6.93%) Lotus
6 6 (5.94%) Sencha
7 5 (4.95%) Remedy
8 4 (3.96%) Cisco
9 3 (2.97%) IBM
9 3 (2.97%) HP
9 3 (2.97%) Oracle
10 2 (1.98%) Computacenter
10 2 (1.98%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.98%) Brocade
10 2 (1.98%) Veeam
10 2 (1.98%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.98%) Siebel
10 2 (1.98%) SAP
10 2 (1.98%) Apple
10 2 (1.98%) AppSense
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