The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Swindon region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 63 42 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.07% 10.77% 10.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.78% 77.78% 56.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 17
Average daily rate
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£250 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £153 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
Average hourly rate £21.28 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.29% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.20 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £17.00 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
81 54 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 20.66% 13.85% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 32
Average daily rate £250 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows
Wiltshire

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 11 July 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 11 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 41 (39.05%) Windows 7
2 40 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 32 (30.48%) Active Directory
3 32 (30.48%) Windows XP
4 28 (26.67%) Finance
5 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (23.81%) MS Office
7 20 (19.05%) Windows 8
8 17 (16.19%) Apple iOS
8 17 (16.19%) ITIL
9 15 (14.29%) Mac OS X
10 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (10.48%) McAfee
11 11 (10.48%) HP
12 10 (9.52%) Genesys
12 10 (9.52%) Siemens
12 10 (9.52%) SQL
12 10 (9.52%) .NET
12 10 (9.52%) MS Visio
12 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
12 10 (9.52%) Cisco IPCC
12 10 (9.52%) VMware
12 10 (9.52%) IVR
12 10 (9.52%) Waterfall
12 10 (9.52%) Verint
12 10 (9.52%) IP Telephony
12 10 (9.52%) WFM
13 9 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (8.57%) Performance Testing
13 9 (8.57%) Penetration Testing

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.67%) IIS
4 6 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (23.81%) MS Office
2 10 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.52%) IP Telephony
2 6 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.81%) DNS
3 4 (3.81%) Firewall
4 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.90%) SSH
4 2 (1.90%) LDAP
4 2 (1.90%) LAN
4 2 (1.90%) 3G
5 1 (0.95%) ATM
5 1 (0.95%) SAN
5 1 (0.95%) Internet
5 1 (0.95%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.90%) MSI
1 2 (1.90%) Valgrind
1 2 (1.90%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (26.67%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.81%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Electronics
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (25.71%) Analyst
2 17 (16.19%) Desktop Support
3 14 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 10 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 10 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 9 (8.57%) Desktop Analyst
5 9 (8.57%) Test Manager
6 7 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Wintel Support
8 5 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Consultant
8 5 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.86%) Administrator
10 3 (2.86%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.52%) .NET
2 3 (2.86%) XML
2 3 (2.86%) WCF
3 2 (1.90%) OAuth
3 2 (1.90%) XACML
3 2 (1.90%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 2 (1.90%) WSH
3 2 (1.90%) SAML
3 2 (1.90%) SOAP
3 2 (1.90%) Web Services
3 2 (1.90%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.95%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) IVR
2 4 (3.81%) Clustering
3 2 (1.90%) PKI
3 2 (1.90%) Firmware
4 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.95%) DTV
4 1 (0.95%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.95%) PDA
4 1 (0.95%) Open Source
4 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.95%) EPoS
4 1 (0.95%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 41 (39.05%) Windows 7
2 32 (30.48%) Windows XP
3 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (19.05%) Windows 8
5 17 (16.19%) Apple iOS
6 15 (14.29%) Mac OS X
7 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.76%) UNIX
10 4 (3.81%) Linux
11 2 (1.90%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.90%) VxWorks
11 2 (1.90%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.95%) Android
12 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.19%) ITIL
2 10 (9.52%) WFM
2 10 (9.52%) Waterfall
3 9 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (8.57%) Performance Testing
3 9 (8.57%) System Testing
3 9 (8.57%) Matrix Management
3 9 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (8.57%) Test Automation
4 6 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
4 6 (5.71%) Migration
5 4 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.81%) Load Balancing
5 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (3.81%) Data Protection
6 3 (2.86%) Software Engineering
6 3 (2.86%) OO
7 2 (1.90%) CAD
7 2 (1.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.52%) SQL
2 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.76%) VB
4 4 (3.81%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.86%) VBScript
5 3 (2.86%) C
5 3 (2.86%) Java
6 2 (1.90%) C++
6 2 (1.90%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.95%) Ruby
7 1 (0.95%) C#
7 1 (0.95%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.95%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (1.90%) Degree
1 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
2 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.95%) ISEB
2 1 (0.95%) CISSP
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.95%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 32 (30.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.90%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.90%) vSphere
4 2 (1.90%) UAG
5 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.95%) XenApp
5 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) Cisco IPCC
2 9 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.81%) SCCM
5 3 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.90%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.90%) MIIS
6 2 (1.90%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.95%) Control-M
7 1 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 40 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.48%) HP
2 11 (10.48%) McAfee
3 10 (9.52%) Siemens
3 10 (9.52%) VMware
3 10 (9.52%) Genesys
3 10 (9.52%) Verint
4 9 (8.57%) Empirix
5 8 (7.62%) Qualys
6 5 (4.76%) Computacenter
7 4 (3.81%) Citrix
7 4 (3.81%) Cisco
8 2 (1.90%) IBM
8 2 (1.90%) QNX
8 2 (1.90%) Coverity
9 1 (0.95%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.95%) Trustwave
9 1 (0.95%) Apple
9 1 (0.95%) Symantec
9 1 (0.95%) DevExpress
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