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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 70 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.75% 10.57% 9.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.27% 81.25% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £363 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £118 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 5
Average hourly rate £21.28 £12.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.90% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.75 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £16.70 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
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
93 48 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 22.25% 13.01% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 28 34
Average daily rate £300 £355 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% -7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £118 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 6
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 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 49 (39.52%) Windows 7
2 41 (33.06%) Microsoft
3 40 (32.26%) Active Directory
4 33 (26.61%) Windows XP
5 32 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (24.19%) Finance
7 23 (18.55%) MS Office
8 19 (15.32%) Windows 8
9 17 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (12.90%) ITIL
10 16 (12.90%) Apple iOS
11 14 (11.29%) Hyper-V
11 14 (11.29%) Mac OS X
11 14 (11.29%) McAfee
11 14 (11.29%) VMware
12 13 (10.48%) MS Exchange
13 12 (9.68%) HP
13 12 (9.68%) SQL
14 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
14 11 (8.87%) Firewall
14 11 (8.87%) System Testing
14 11 (8.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (8.06%) PCI DSS
15 10 (8.06%) .NET
16 9 (7.26%) MS Excel
17 8 (6.45%) Empirix
17 8 (6.45%) Siemens
17 8 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
17 8 (6.45%) MS Visio
17 8 (6.45%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (10.48%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.65%) IIS
4 6 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (4.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.81%) Apache
8 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (18.55%) MS Office
2 9 (7.26%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.87%) Firewall
2 8 (6.45%) IP Telephony
3 7 (5.65%) DNS
4 6 (4.84%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.84%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.42%) LAN
5 3 (2.42%) DHCP
5 3 (2.42%) SAN
5 3 (2.42%) 3G
6 2 (1.61%) LDAP
6 2 (1.61%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.61%) SSH
6 2 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.81%) WPA
7 1 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.81%) Internet
7 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.84%) MSI
2 2 (1.61%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.61%) Valgrind
2 2 (1.61%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.81%) JUnit
3 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.81%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.81%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.81%) Subversion
3 1 (0.81%) Maven
General
1 30 (24.19%) Finance
2 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (21.77%) Analyst
2 17 (13.71%) Desktop Support
3 14 (11.29%) Consultant
4 13 (10.48%) Support Analyst
5 11 (8.87%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Test Manager
8 8 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Developer
9 6 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Architect
10 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Service Analyst
10 5 (4.03%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (4.03%) Wintel Support
11 4 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.06%) .NET
2 3 (2.42%) Web Services
2 3 (2.42%) XML
2 3 (2.42%) WCF
2 3 (2.42%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.61%) OAuth
3 2 (1.61%) XACML
3 2 (1.61%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 2 (1.61%) WSH
3 2 (1.61%) SAML
3 2 (1.61%) SOAP
4 1 (0.81%) Struts
4 1 (0.81%) XSLT
4 1 (0.81%) J2EE
4 1 (0.81%) CSS
4 1 (0.81%) JDBC
4 1 (0.81%) JSP
4 1 (0.81%) Servlets
4 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) IVR
2 4 (3.23%) Clustering
3 2 (1.61%) EPoS
3 2 (1.61%) Firmware
3 2 (1.61%) PKI
3 2 (1.61%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.81%) CMDB
4 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.81%) DTV
4 1 (0.81%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.81%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 49 (39.52%) Windows 7
2 33 (26.61%) Windows XP
3 32 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (15.32%) Windows 8
5 17 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (12.90%) Apple iOS
7 14 (11.29%) Mac OS X
8 11 (8.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (6.45%) UNIX
10 5 (4.03%) Linux
11 2 (1.61%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.61%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.61%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.81%) Android
12 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.90%) ITIL
2 11 (8.87%) System Testing
3 8 (6.45%) Matrix Management
3 8 (6.45%) Test Automation
3 8 (6.45%) Waterfall
3 8 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (6.45%) WFM
3 8 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (6.45%) Performance Testing
4 6 (4.84%) Migration
4 6 (4.84%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (3.23%) Data Protection
5 4 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (2.42%) Test Scripting
6 3 (2.42%) Software Engineering
6 3 (2.42%) OO
7 2 (1.61%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.68%) SQL
2 6 (4.84%) VB
2 6 (4.84%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.23%) VBScript
4 3 (2.42%) C
4 3 (2.42%) Java
5 2 (1.61%) C++
5 2 (1.61%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.81%) C#
6 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.42%) DV Cleared
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.61%) MCSE
3 2 (1.61%) CISSP
3 2 (1.61%) Degree
4 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.81%) CCNP
4 1 (0.81%) CCNA
4 1 (0.81%) MCITP
4 1 (0.81%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.06%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.84%) SLA
3 3 (2.42%) QA
System Software
1 40 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.23%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.42%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.61%) vSphere
7 2 (1.61%) UAG
8 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) Cisco IPCC
1 8 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.65%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (5.65%) SCCM
3 3 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.61%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.61%) MIIS
4 2 (1.61%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.81%) SCOM
5 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 41 (33.06%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.29%) McAfee
2 14 (11.29%) VMware
3 12 (9.68%) HP
4 8 (6.45%) Citrix
4 8 (6.45%) Genesys
4 8 (6.45%) Empirix
4 8 (6.45%) Siemens
4 8 (6.45%) Qualys
4 8 (6.45%) Verint
5 6 (4.84%) BT
5 6 (4.84%) Cisco
6 5 (4.03%) Computacenter
7 3 (2.42%) Sophos
8 2 (1.61%) QNX
8 2 (1.61%) IBM
8 2 (1.61%) Oracle
8 2 (1.61%) Dell
8 2 (1.61%) Coverity
8 2 (1.61%) Meraki
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