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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 58 56 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 14.29% 14.51% 10.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.69% 75.68% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £170 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 5
Average hourly rate £17.16 £22.60 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.04% +45.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £20.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £38.25 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
71 74 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.49% 19.17% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 36
Average daily rate £331 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £170 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.35 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.57% +69.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £20.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 80 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 58 (50.43%) Microsoft
3 42 (36.52%) Windows 7
4 37 (32.17%) Windows XP
5 35 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (29.57%) VMware
7 30 (26.09%) SQL
8 28 (24.35%) Security Cleared
9 27 (23.48%) ITIL
10 24 (20.87%) MS Office
10 24 (20.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (18.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (17.39%) MS Excel
13 19 (16.52%) SCCM
14 18 (15.65%) MS Exchange
15 17 (14.78%) Migration
15 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
16 16 (13.91%) Exchange Server 2013
17 15 (13.04%) Office 365
17 15 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (12.17%) SharePoint
19 13 (11.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 13 (11.30%) Data Centre
20 12 (10.43%) VBScript
20 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
21 11 (9.57%) VB
21 11 (9.57%) T-SQL
21 11 (9.57%) McAfee
21 11 (9.57%) VMware Workstation
21 11 (9.57%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 18 (15.65%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (12.17%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.96%) IIS
5 7 (6.09%) IBM Notes
5 7 (6.09%) Lync
6 5 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.74%) CMS
8 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (20.87%) MS Office
2 20 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) DHCP
1 6 (5.22%) DNS
2 5 (4.35%) SAN
2 5 (4.35%) Firewall
2 5 (4.35%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.61%) VoIP
3 3 (2.61%) Internet
4 2 (1.74%) WAN
4 2 (1.74%) VPN
5 1 (0.87%) SMTP
5 1 (0.87%) WLAN
5 1 (0.87%) LAN
5 1 (0.87%) Wireless
5 1 (0.87%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.87%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.87%) MSBuild
General
1 9 (7.83%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Banking
3 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.87%) Marketing
4 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (18.26%) Support Engineer
2 17 (14.78%) Desktop Support
3 15 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (10.43%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (9.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (9.57%) Analyst
6 10 (8.70%) Technical Support
7 9 (7.83%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Technical Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Customer Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) Technical Support Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) Senior DBA
11 5 (4.35%) IT Support
11 5 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.61%) .NET
1 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.74%) CSS
2 2 (1.74%) XML
2 2 (1.74%) Flash
2 2 (1.74%) Ajax
2 2 (1.74%) jQuery
2 2 (1.74%) Sass
2 2 (1.74%) HTML
3 1 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.09%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.22%) User Experience
4 5 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.61%) NHS
6 2 (1.74%) W3C
6 2 (1.74%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.74%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.87%) iPhone
7 1 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.87%) BYOD
7 1 (0.87%) Replication
7 1 (0.87%) Clustering
7 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.87%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 42 (36.52%) Windows 7
2 37 (32.17%) Windows XP
3 35 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (20.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (18.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.22%) Linux
7 5 (4.35%) UNIX
7 5 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.48%) Solaris
9 3 (2.61%) Android
10 1 (0.87%) AIX
10 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.87%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.48%) ITIL
2 17 (14.78%) Migration
3 11 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.70%) PRINCE
5 7 (6.09%) Release Management
5 7 (6.09%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 5 (4.35%) Performance Improvement
6 5 (4.35%) Database Security
6 5 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 5 (4.35%) ETL
7 3 (2.61%) WFM
7 3 (2.61%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (1.74%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.74%) Web Usability
8 2 (1.74%) Analytics
8 2 (1.74%) User Stories
8 2 (1.74%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (1.74%) Web Development
8 2 (1.74%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.09%) SQL
2 12 (10.43%) VBScript
3 11 (9.57%) VB
3 11 (9.57%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.48%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.61%) C#
6 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.74%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.87%) Python
7 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (24.35%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.48%) MCSE
5 2 (1.74%) MCSA
5 2 (1.74%) MCITP
5 2 (1.74%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.74%) MOS
6 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.87%) Degree
6 1 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.87%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.57%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (5.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.48%) DFS Replication
7 3 (2.61%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (16.52%) SCCM
2 13 (11.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (7.83%) SCOM
4 7 (6.09%) WSUS
5 5 (4.35%) SCOrch
5 5 (4.35%) SCSM
6 4 (3.48%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.74%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.87%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.87%) WMI
Vendors
1 58 (50.43%) Microsoft
2 34 (29.57%) VMware
3 11 (9.57%) McAfee
4 7 (6.09%) Lotus
5 5 (4.35%) Citrix
6 4 (3.48%) Apple
6 4 (3.48%) HP
6 4 (3.48%) Oracle
6 4 (3.48%) Google
6 4 (3.48%) Brocade
7 3 (2.61%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.74%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.74%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.74%) Remedy
9 1 (0.87%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.87%) Veeam
9 1 (0.87%) Websense
9 1 (0.87%) Toshiba
9 1 (0.87%) OpenText
9 1 (0.87%) Cisco
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