The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 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 Wiltshire 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 119 64 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 17.95% 11.02% 15.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.87% 65.98% 67.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 33
Average daily rate
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£244 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.35% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £147 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £600 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 19
Average hourly rate £20.06 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.95 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.40 £24.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
149 97 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 22.47% 16.70% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 61 56
Average daily rate £250 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £166 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 26
Average hourly rate £20.06 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.37% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows
South West

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +4 62 £270 -22.85% 17
Salisbury 0 11 £144 -1.70% 3
Chippenham - 3 £513 - 6
Corsham - 1 £513 -
Trowbridge - - - - 1
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 89 (42.38%) Microsoft
2 87 (41.43%) Windows 7
3 64 (30.48%) Active Directory
4 51 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (23.81%) Windows XP
6 46 (21.90%) ITIL
6 46 (21.90%) Security Cleared
7 37 (17.62%) HP
7 37 (17.62%) VMware
8 33 (15.71%) Telecoms
8 33 (15.71%) MS Excel
9 32 (15.24%) MS Office
9 32 (15.24%) Finance
10 31 (14.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (14.76%) SCCM
11 26 (12.38%) MS Exchange
11 26 (12.38%) DV Cleared
12 25 (11.90%) SC Cleared
13 24 (11.43%) SLA
13 24 (11.43%) Firewall
14 23 (10.95%) DNS
14 23 (10.95%) Linux
14 23 (10.95%) Symantec
14 23 (10.95%) PowerShell
15 22 (10.48%) Windows 8
15 22 (10.48%) .NET
16 20 (9.52%) SQL
16 20 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (8.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 18 (8.57%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 26 (12.38%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.10%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.71%) IIS
5 10 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (3.81%) Lync
7 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.95%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.48%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.48%) Node.js
Applications
1 33 (15.71%) MS Excel
2 32 (15.24%) MS Office
3 9 (4.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.43%) Firewall
2 23 (10.95%) DNS
3 18 (8.57%) DHCP
4 11 (5.24%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.29%) SAN
5 9 (4.29%) IP Telephony
6 6 (2.86%) VPN
6 6 (2.86%) Internet
7 3 (1.43%) LDAP
7 3 (1.43%) LAN
8 2 (0.95%) SSH
8 2 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.95%) HTTP
8 2 (0.95%) 3G
9 1 (0.48%) Intranet
9 1 (0.48%) DMZ
9 1 (0.48%) ATM
9 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.48%) WPA
9 1 (0.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.48%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.48%) DB2
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.48%) QlikView
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.81%) MSI
2 3 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.95%) Valgrind
3 2 (0.95%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.95%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.48%) Moq
4 1 (0.48%) MSTest
4 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (15.71%) Telecoms
2 32 (15.24%) Finance
3 6 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.90%) Banking
4 4 (1.90%) Military
5 2 (0.95%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Retail
6 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (19.52%) Analyst
2 29 (13.81%) Desktop Support
3 21 (10.00%) Administrator
4 20 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (8.57%) Developer
5 18 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 18 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 17 (8.10%) Desktop Engineer
7 14 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (5.71%) Rollout Engineer
9 11 (5.24%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.29%) Test Manager
10 9 (4.29%) Consultant
10 9 (4.29%) Service Analyst
10 9 (4.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 9 (4.29%) Desktop Analyst
11 7 (3.33%) Architect
11 7 (3.33%) Applications Packager
11 7 (3.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 6 (2.86%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.48%) .NET
2 10 (4.76%) JSP
3 8 (3.81%) WinForms
4 7 (3.33%) WPF
5 6 (2.86%) WCF
6 5 (2.38%) Web Services
6 5 (2.38%) Software Packaging
7 4 (1.90%) XML
7 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.43%) SAML
8 3 (1.43%) HTML
8 3 (1.43%) CSS
8 3 (1.43%) SOAP
8 3 (1.43%) XACML
8 3 (1.43%) OAuth
8 3 (1.43%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 2 (0.95%) jQuery
9 2 (0.95%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.95%) WSH
10 1 (0.48%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.29%) IVR
2 7 (3.33%) PKI
3 4 (1.90%) Cryptography
3 4 (1.90%) Clustering
4 3 (1.43%) Open Source
4 3 (1.43%) Wiki
4 3 (1.43%) Statistics
5 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.95%) Firmware
6 1 (0.48%) EPoS
6 1 (0.48%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.48%) DTV
6 1 (0.48%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.48%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 87 (41.43%) Windows 7
2 51 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (23.81%) Windows XP
4 31 (14.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (10.95%) Linux
6 22 (10.48%) Windows 8
7 20 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (8.10%) UNIX
8 17 (8.10%) Apple iOS
9 15 (7.14%) Mac OS X
10 9 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.43%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.43%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.95%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.48%) Solaris
13 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.48%) Android
13 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.90%) ITIL
2 13 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (5.24%) Migration
5 10 (4.76%) System Testing
5 10 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 10 (4.76%) Performance Testing
5 10 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
5 10 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 10 (4.76%) Software Distribution
6 9 (4.29%) Waterfall
6 9 (4.29%) Test Automation
6 9 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (4.29%) WFM
6 9 (4.29%) Matrix Management
7 8 (3.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (3.81%) Software Engineering
8 7 (3.33%) Load Balancing
9 6 (2.86%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.95%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.52%) SQL
3 10 (4.76%) C#
4 7 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 7 (3.33%) Ruby
5 6 (2.86%) VB
5 6 (2.86%) Perl
5 6 (2.86%) Python
6 5 (2.38%) VBScript
6 5 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.90%) Java
7 4 (1.90%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.43%) C
9 2 (0.95%) C++
9 2 (0.95%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.48%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 46 (21.90%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.38%) DV Cleared
3 25 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.43%) Degree
5 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.95%) CCNP
5 2 (0.95%) CISSP
5 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.48%) RHCE
6 1 (0.48%) ISEB
6 1 (0.48%) MOS
6 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.43%) SLA
2 10 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 64 (30.48%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.29%) VMware ESX
4 9 (4.29%) vCloud
5 8 (3.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.33%) UAG
6 7 (3.33%) vSphere
7 6 (2.86%) XenApp
8 5 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.95%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.48%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.48%) XenServer
11 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (14.76%) SCCM
2 18 (8.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 15 (7.14%) SCOM
4 13 (6.19%) NetBackup
4 13 (6.19%) HP SIM
5 12 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (4.29%) Cisco IPCC
6 9 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (4.29%) WSUS
7 7 (3.33%) SCOrch
8 6 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.38%) AppDNA
9 5 (2.38%) SCSM
10 4 (1.90%) SCDPM
10 4 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (1.43%) MIIS
11 3 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.95%) ARCserve
13 1 (0.48%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 89 (42.38%) Microsoft
2 37 (17.62%) HP
2 37 (17.62%) VMware
3 23 (10.95%) Symantec
4 16 (7.62%) Citrix
4 16 (7.62%) McAfee
5 15 (7.14%) Cisco
6 12 (5.71%) 3PAR
7 9 (4.29%) Siemens
7 9 (4.29%) Genesys
7 9 (4.29%) Empirix
7 9 (4.29%) Verint
8 8 (3.81%) Qualys
9 5 (2.38%) Computacenter
9 5 (2.38%) Lumension
10 4 (1.90%) Infoblox
10 4 (1.90%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.95%) ProCurve
11 2 (0.95%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.95%) Coverity
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