The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 14.29% 66.67% 20.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 92.31% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
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South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Thames Valley region.

Operating Systems Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 14.29% 72.22% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Average daily rate £450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Thames Valley region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Thames Valley region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Thames Valley region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
2 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) AppFabric
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Munin
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) JBoss
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Degree

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Resin
2 1 (20.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) WCF
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (60.00%) XML
1 3 (60.00%) AppFabric
2 1 (20.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) CentOS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Munin
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle