The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 99 82 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 15.64% 13.29% 11.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.84% 67.21% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 39
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£350 £244 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.58% -28.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.83 £18.75 £14.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.26% +27.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.25 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
South West

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

Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
114 122 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 18.01% 19.77% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 76 64
Average daily rate £350 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £434 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.60% +101.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 1 June 2015.

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 1 June 2015.

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 1 June 2015. 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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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 48 £368 +47.00% 17
Corsham -3 9 £350 -31.70%
Chippenham -1 4 £350 -31.70% 8
Salisbury +6 1 £450 +69.33% 9
Trowbridge - 1 - - 4
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 98 (59.39%) Active Directory
2 70 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 55 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (32.73%) VMware
5 48 (29.09%) Security Cleared
6 44 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (26.06%) Windows 7
8 37 (22.42%) SC Cleared
9 35 (21.21%) SQL
10 34 (20.61%) Windows XP
11 31 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (16.97%) Linux
13 27 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
14 26 (15.76%) MS Exchange
14 26 (15.76%) MS Office
14 26 (15.76%) ITIL
15 25 (15.15%) Oracle
15 25 (15.15%) SQL Server
16 23 (13.94%) Cisco
17 22 (13.33%) MS Excel
17 22 (13.33%) SCCM
18 20 (12.12%) TCP/IP
19 19 (11.52%) Firewall
20 18 (10.91%) IIS
21 16 (9.70%) Solaris
21 16 (9.70%) Office 365
22 15 (9.09%) Finance
23 14 (8.48%) SharePoint
24 13 (7.88%) Data Centre
24 13 (7.88%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 (15.76%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.91%) IIS
3 14 (8.48%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.24%) IBM Notes
5 7 (4.24%) Lync
6 6 (3.64%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.42%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.82%) JBoss
9 3 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.21%) CMS
10 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.61%) Apache
Applications
1 26 (15.76%) MS Office
2 22 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 19 (11.52%) Firewall
3 13 (7.88%) SAN
4 11 (6.67%) DNS
5 8 (4.85%) DHCP
6 6 (3.64%) Internet
7 5 (3.03%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.42%) NAS
8 4 (2.42%) LAN
8 4 (2.42%) VLAN
9 3 (1.82%) VoIP
9 3 (1.82%) WAN
9 3 (1.82%) Multicast
10 2 (1.21%) SSL
10 2 (1.21%) MPLS
10 2 (1.21%) HTTP
10 2 (1.21%) VPN
10 2 (1.21%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.61%) SSH
11 1 (0.61%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) DB2
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.82%) Subversion
2 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (4.24%) Banking
2 7 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.21%) Law
4 1 (0.61%) Publishing
4 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (13.94%) Support Engineer
2 17 (10.30%) Desktop Support
3 15 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (8.48%) Desktop Engineer
4 14 (8.48%) Designer
5 12 (7.27%) Analyst
5 12 (7.27%) Technical Support
5 12 (7.27%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (6.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 11 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (6.67%) Senior Designer
7 10 (6.06%) Consultant
7 10 (6.06%) Administrator
7 10 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.85%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (4.24%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.64%) .NET
2 5 (3.03%) XML
2 5 (3.03%) HTML
3 4 (2.42%) J2EE
3 4 (2.42%) CSS
3 4 (2.42%) SOAP
3 4 (2.42%) jQuery
4 3 (1.82%) Web Services
4 3 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.82%) XSLT
4 3 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.21%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (1.21%) Sass
5 2 (1.21%) REST
5 2 (1.21%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.21%) Flash
5 2 (1.21%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.21%) Ajax
5 2 (1.21%) WCF
5 2 (1.21%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.88%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.42%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.42%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.82%) NHS
7 2 (1.21%) User Experience
7 2 (1.21%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.21%) W3C
7 2 (1.21%) Clustering
8 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.61%) Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) Economics
8 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 44 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (26.06%) Windows 7
4 34 (20.61%) Windows XP
5 31 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (16.97%) Linux
7 16 (9.70%) Solaris
8 12 (7.27%) UNIX
9 9 (5.45%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.64%) AIX
11 4 (2.42%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.82%) Android
12 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.21%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.61%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.61%) CentOS
14 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.76%) ITIL
2 11 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (5.45%) PRINCE
4 8 (4.85%) Migration
4 8 (4.85%) Release Management
5 7 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.03%) Information Security
6 5 (3.03%) ETL
6 5 (3.03%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.03%) Database Security
6 5 (3.03%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (1.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (1.82%) Web Development
7 3 (1.82%) E-Commerce
7 3 (1.82%) Performance Management
7 3 (1.82%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.21%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (1.21%) Analytics
8 2 (1.21%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.21%) SQL
2 12 (7.27%) Perl
3 11 (6.67%) VBScript
4 9 (5.45%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.85%) VB
5 8 (4.85%) T-SQL
5 8 (4.85%) Java
6 5 (3.03%) C#
7 4 (2.42%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.21%) Python
8 2 (1.21%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.21%) PHP
9 1 (0.61%) Ruby
9 1 (0.61%) Korn
9 1 (0.61%) Jython
9 1 (0.61%) C
9 1 (0.61%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 48 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 37 (22.42%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.67%) RHCE
4 10 (6.06%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.64%) MCSE
6 5 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.82%) CCNA
8 2 (1.21%) MCP
8 2 (1.21%) HNC
8 2 (1.21%) MOS
9 1 (0.61%) Degree
9 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.61%) HND
9 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 98 (59.39%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.67%) Samba
4 10 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.24%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (4.24%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.42%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.42%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.82%) vSphere
8 2 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.61%) Xen
9 1 (0.61%) NFS
9 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (13.33%) SCCM
2 10 (6.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.42%) SCOM
3 4 (2.42%) WSUS
4 3 (1.82%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.21%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.21%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.61%) WMI
6 1 (0.61%) Nagios
6 1 (0.61%) AppManager
6 1 (0.61%) Puppet
6 1 (0.61%) SCSM
6 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 70 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 54 (32.73%) VMware
3 25 (15.15%) Oracle
4 23 (13.94%) Cisco
5 11 (6.67%) McAfee
5 11 (6.67%) Sun
6 9 (5.45%) Citrix
7 7 (4.24%) Lotus
8 6 (3.64%) Dell
9 5 (3.03%) Apple
10 4 (2.42%) HP
10 4 (2.42%) Brocade
11 3 (1.82%) Symantec
11 3 (1.82%) IBM
11 3 (1.82%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.82%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.21%) F5
12 2 (1.21%) Sitecore
12 2 (1.21%) Juniper
12 2 (1.21%) Remedy
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