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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 76 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 11.50% 17.72% 11.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.12% 75.25% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 47 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £165 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.28 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% +66.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £20.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £33.75 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
86 101 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.66% 23.54% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 64 27
Average daily rate £390 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 7
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +57.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 28 August 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 28 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 68 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 45 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 43 (39.81%) Windows 7
4 34 (31.48%) Windows XP
5 31 (28.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (25.93%) SQL
7 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
8 24 (22.22%) ITIL
9 23 (21.30%) VMware
10 19 (17.59%) Migration
10 19 (17.59%) SCCM
11 17 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (14.81%) MS Excel
13 15 (13.89%) MS Office
13 15 (13.89%) SC Cleared
14 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (12.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 13 (12.04%) McAfee
15 13 (12.04%) IIS
15 13 (12.04%) Data Centre
16 12 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (10.19%) Finance
17 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
17 11 (10.19%) T-SQL
17 11 (10.19%) VBScript
17 11 (10.19%) VB
17 11 (10.19%) MS Exchange
17 11 (10.19%) DV Cleared
18 10 (9.26%) SCOM
19 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (12.04%) IIS
2 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.19%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.33%) Lync
3 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.78%) CMS
5 3 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.78%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 15 (13.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) Firewall
2 6 (5.56%) DHCP
2 6 (5.56%) DNS
3 4 (3.70%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.78%) VoIP
4 3 (2.78%) WAN
4 3 (2.78%) Internet
5 2 (1.85%) LAN
6 1 (0.93%) PBX
6 1 (0.93%) WLAN
6 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.93%) VPN
6 1 (0.93%) Wireless
6 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.93%) SSH
6 1 (0.93%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.93%) VLAN
6 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.93%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Visual Studio
1 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Publishing
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (15.74%) Support Engineer
2 14 (12.96%) Desktop Support
2 14 (12.96%) Desktop Engineer
3 12 (11.11%) Analyst
3 12 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (7.41%) Developer
4 8 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.63%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) .NET
1 8 (7.41%) XML
1 8 (7.41%) jQuery
2 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.63%) XSD
3 5 (4.63%) WPF
3 5 (4.63%) SOAP
3 5 (4.63%) Web Services
4 3 (2.78%) HTML
4 3 (2.78%) Ajax
4 3 (2.78%) CSS
5 2 (1.85%) Flash
5 2 (1.85%) Sass
6 1 (0.93%) HTML5
6 1 (0.93%) CSS3
6 1 (0.93%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.93%) XSL
6 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.41%) User Experience
3 6 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.70%) NHS
5 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.85%) iPhone
6 2 (1.85%) W3C
6 2 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.85%) Clustering
6 2 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) BYOD
7 1 (0.93%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.81%) Windows 7
2 34 (31.48%) Windows XP
3 31 (28.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (8.33%) Linux
7 6 (5.56%) UNIX
8 4 (3.70%) Solaris
9 3 (2.78%) Android
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) ITIL
2 19 (17.59%) Migration
3 6 (5.56%) Release Management
3 6 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 5 (4.63%) MVC
5 4 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.78%) Asset Management
6 3 (2.78%) Content Management
6 3 (2.78%) Web Analytics
6 3 (2.78%) Web Development
6 3 (2.78%) WFM
6 3 (2.78%) PRINCE
6 3 (2.78%) Web Usability
6 3 (2.78%) Analytics
6 3 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (1.85%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (1.85%) User Stories
7 2 (1.85%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (1.85%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.93%) SQL
2 11 (10.19%) T-SQL
2 11 (10.19%) VBScript
2 11 (10.19%) VB
3 8 (7.41%) C#
3 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.63%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.85%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.19%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.70%) MCSE
4 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.85%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.85%) MCITP
5 2 (1.85%) MCSA
6 1 (0.93%) CCIE
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
6 1 (0.93%) CCNA
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) HND
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 68 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
3 8 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.63%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.63%) DFS Replication
5 5 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.78%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.93%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.93%) vSphere
7 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (17.59%) SCCM
2 13 (12.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (9.26%) SCOM
4 8 (7.41%) WSUS
5 6 (5.56%) SCOrch
5 6 (5.56%) SCSM
6 5 (4.63%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.78%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.93%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.93%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 45 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.30%) VMware
3 13 (12.04%) McAfee
4 6 (5.56%) Citrix
5 5 (4.63%) Apple
6 4 (3.70%) Oracle
6 4 (3.70%) Cisco
6 4 (3.70%) HP
6 4 (3.70%) Google
6 4 (3.70%) Brocade
7 3 (2.78%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.78%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.78%) Lotus
7 3 (2.78%) Dell
8 2 (1.85%) EMC
8 2 (1.85%) F5
8 2 (1.85%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.85%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.85%) Juniper
9 1 (0.93%) Nokia
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