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 14 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 114 62 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 17.38% 11.05% 14.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.72% 65.96% 64.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 30
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 £175 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £593 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 20
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 £13.35 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £16.60 £24.39
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
143 94 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 21.80% 16.76% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 62 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 £144 £175 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 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 £13.45 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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 14 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 14 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 14 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 +3 64 £250 -29.07% 23
Salisbury -2 10 £144 -1.70% 2
Chippenham +1 3 £513 +132.95% 6
Corsham +2 1 £513 -2.38%
Trowbridge - - - - 1
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 14 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 88 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 86 (41.75%) Windows 7
3 62 (30.10%) Active Directory
4 50 (24.27%) Windows XP
5 49 (23.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (21.36%) ITIL
7 42 (20.39%) Security Cleared
8 35 (16.99%) HP
9 34 (16.50%) VMware
10 33 (16.02%) MS Office
11 30 (14.56%) Finance
12 29 (14.08%) Telecoms
12 29 (14.08%) MS Excel
12 29 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (13.11%) SCCM
14 26 (12.62%) MS Exchange
15 24 (11.65%) SC Cleared
16 23 (11.17%) Windows 8
16 23 (11.17%) .NET
17 22 (10.68%) SLA
17 22 (10.68%) DV Cleared
17 22 (10.68%) PowerShell
18 21 (10.19%) SQL
18 21 (10.19%) Symantec
18 21 (10.19%) Firewall
19 20 (9.71%) Linux
20 19 (9.22%) DNS
20 19 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
21 18 (8.74%) Apple iOS
22 17 (8.25%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 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 (12.62%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.25%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.83%) IIS
5 9 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (3.88%) Lync
7 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.97%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.49%) Node.js
11 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 33 (16.02%) MS Office
2 29 (14.08%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.19%) Firewall
2 19 (9.22%) DNS
3 14 (6.80%) DHCP
4 10 (4.85%) SAN
5 9 (4.37%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.37%) IP Telephony
6 5 (2.43%) VPN
7 4 (1.94%) Internet
8 3 (1.46%) LAN
8 3 (1.46%) LDAP
9 2 (0.97%) HTTP
9 2 (0.97%) 3G
9 2 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.97%) SSH
10 1 (0.49%) Network Security
10 1 (0.49%) WPA
10 1 (0.49%) DMZ
10 1 (0.49%) Intranet
10 1 (0.49%) ATM
10 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.49%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.49%) DB2
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.49%) QlikView
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.91%) MSI
2 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.97%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.97%) Valgrind
3 2 (0.97%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.49%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.49%) MSTest
4 1 (0.49%) Moq
General
1 30 (14.56%) Finance
2 29 (14.08%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.94%) Banking
5 3 (1.46%) Military
6 2 (0.97%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (19.42%) Analyst
2 29 (14.08%) Desktop Support
3 20 (9.71%) Developer
4 19 (9.22%) Administrator
5 18 (8.74%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (8.74%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (8.25%) Support Analyst
6 17 (8.25%) Support Engineer
7 14 (6.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (5.34%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (5.34%) Rollout Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) Desktop Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) Test Manager
9 9 (4.37%) Service Analyst
10 8 (3.88%) Architect
10 8 (3.88%) Consultant
11 6 (2.91%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.91%) Applications Packager
11 6 (2.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.17%) .NET
2 10 (4.85%) JSP
3 9 (4.37%) WinForms
4 8 (3.88%) WPF
5 6 (2.91%) WCF
6 5 (2.43%) Software Packaging
6 5 (2.43%) Web Services
7 4 (1.94%) XML
7 4 (1.94%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.46%) CSS
8 3 (1.46%) SOAP
8 3 (1.46%) HTML
8 3 (1.46%) SAML
8 3 (1.46%) OAuth
8 3 (1.46%) XACML
8 3 (1.46%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 2 (0.97%) WSH
9 2 (0.97%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.97%) jQuery
10 1 (0.49%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.37%) IVR
2 7 (3.40%) PKI
3 4 (1.94%) Clustering
3 4 (1.94%) Cryptography
4 3 (1.46%) Open Source
4 3 (1.46%) Wiki
4 3 (1.46%) Statistics
5 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.97%) Firmware
5 2 (0.97%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.49%) DTV
6 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.49%) EPoS
6 1 (0.49%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.49%) PDA
6 1 (0.49%) RIA
6 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 86 (41.75%) Windows 7
2 50 (24.27%) Windows XP
3 49 (23.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (11.17%) Windows 8
6 20 (9.71%) Linux
7 19 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (8.74%) Apple iOS
9 16 (7.77%) UNIX
10 15 (7.28%) Mac OS X
11 8 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.46%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.97%) Solaris
13 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.97%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.97%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.97%) Android
14 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.36%) ITIL
2 13 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (5.83%) Migration
3 12 (5.83%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (4.85%) Performance Testing
4 10 (4.85%) Data Protection
5 9 (4.37%) Test Automation
5 9 (4.37%) Compatibility Testing
5 9 (4.37%) Waterfall
5 9 (4.37%) ITIL V3
5 9 (4.37%) System Testing
5 9 (4.37%) WFM
5 9 (4.37%) Matrix Management
5 9 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (4.37%) Software Distribution
6 8 (3.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (3.88%) Software Engineering
7 7 (3.40%) Load Balancing
7 7 (3.40%) Scrum
8 6 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.68%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.19%) SQL
3 11 (5.34%) C#
4 8 (3.88%) VB.NET
5 7 (3.40%) Ruby
6 6 (2.91%) VB
6 6 (2.91%) Python
6 6 (2.91%) Perl
7 5 (2.43%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.43%) VBScript
8 4 (1.94%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.94%) Java
9 3 (1.46%) C
10 2 (0.97%) C++
10 2 (0.97%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.49%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.49%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.49%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (20.39%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.65%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.68%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.94%) Degree
5 2 (0.97%) CISSP
5 2 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) CCNP
6 1 (0.49%) ISEB
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.49%) RHCE
6 1 (0.49%) MOS
6 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.68%) SLA
2 10 (4.85%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) JSP 440
System Software
1 62 (30.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.80%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.37%) vCloud
5 8 (3.88%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.40%) UAG
7 6 (2.91%) vSphere
7 6 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (2.91%) XenApp
8 5 (2.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.97%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.97%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.49%) XenServer
11 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (13.11%) SCCM
2 16 (7.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 14 (6.80%) SCOM
4 12 (5.83%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (5.34%) HP SIM
5 11 (5.34%) NetBackup
6 10 (4.85%) WSUS
7 9 (4.37%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (4.37%) Cisco IPCC
8 7 (3.40%) SCOrch
9 6 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (2.43%) SCSM
11 4 (1.94%) SCDPM
11 4 (1.94%) AppDNA
11 4 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (1.46%) MIIS
12 3 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.97%) ARCserve
13 2 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 1 (0.49%) Control-M
Vendors
1 88 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.99%) HP
3 34 (16.50%) VMware
4 21 (10.19%) Symantec
5 17 (8.25%) Citrix
6 16 (7.77%) McAfee
7 15 (7.28%) Cisco
8 11 (5.34%) 3PAR
9 9 (4.37%) Verint
9 9 (4.37%) Genesys
9 9 (4.37%) Empirix
9 9 (4.37%) Siemens
10 8 (3.88%) Qualys
11 5 (2.43%) Lumension
11 5 (2.43%) Computacenter
12 4 (1.94%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.97%) QNX
13 2 (0.97%) Coverity
13 2 (0.97%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.97%) Infoblox
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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