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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 134 62 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 19.82% 10.88% 14.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.71% 68.13% 66.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 29
Average daily rate
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£238 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.62% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £139 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 20
Average hourly rate £20.06 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £19.20 £24.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
164 91 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 24.26% 15.96% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 51 52
Average daily rate £250 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £147 £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 22 17 26
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.62% -22.22%
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 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 28 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 28 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 28 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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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 69 £283 -16.91% 15
Salisbury -1 13 £120 -18.08% 3
Chippenham - 3 £513 - 8
Corsham - 1 £513 - 1
Trowbridge - - - - 1
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 91 (40.44%) Windows 7
2 90 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 63 (28.00%) Active Directory
4 52 (23.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (22.67%) Windows XP
6 49 (21.78%) ITIL
6 49 (21.78%) Security Cleared
7 39 (17.33%) MS Excel
7 39 (17.33%) VMware
8 37 (16.44%) Telecoms
9 36 (16.00%) HP
10 35 (15.56%) Finance
11 33 (14.67%) SCCM
12 32 (14.22%) Firewall
12 32 (14.22%) MS Office
13 31 (13.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (12.44%) Linux
14 28 (12.44%) DV Cleared
15 26 (11.56%) SC Cleared
16 25 (11.11%) DNS
17 24 (10.67%) MS Exchange
17 24 (10.67%) PowerShell
18 23 (10.22%) SLA
18 23 (10.22%) SQL
18 23 (10.22%) Symantec
19 22 (9.78%) .NET
19 22 (9.78%) UNIX
19 22 (9.78%) Windows 8
20 20 (8.89%) DHCP
21 18 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 24 (10.67%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.11%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.89%) IIS
5 8 (3.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.67%) Lync
6 6 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.89%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.44%) Apache
9 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 39 (17.33%) MS Excel
2 32 (14.22%) MS Office
3 9 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.22%) Office 365
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.22%) Firewall
2 25 (11.11%) DNS
3 20 (8.89%) DHCP
4 13 (5.78%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.00%) IP Telephony
6 8 (3.56%) SAN
6 8 (3.56%) Internet
7 7 (3.11%) VPN
8 5 (2.22%) Wireshark
9 3 (1.33%) LAN
9 3 (1.33%) LDAP
10 2 (0.89%) HTTP
10 2 (0.89%) 3G
10 2 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.89%) SSH
11 1 (0.44%) Network Security
11 1 (0.44%) WPA
11 1 (0.44%) DMZ
11 1 (0.44%) Intranet
11 1 (0.44%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.44%) DB2
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.44%) QlikView
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.89%) MSI
2 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.89%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.89%) Valgrind
3 2 (0.89%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.44%) JUnit
4 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.44%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
4 1 (0.44%) Maven
4 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.44%) MSTest
4 1 (0.44%) Moq
General
1 37 (16.44%) Telecoms
2 35 (15.56%) Finance
3 6 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.67%) Military
4 4 (1.78%) Banking
5 2 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Retail
6 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (18.67%) Analyst
2 28 (12.44%) Desktop Support
3 21 (9.33%) Administrator
4 20 (8.89%) Support Engineer
4 20 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
5 19 (8.44%) Developer
6 18 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 16 (7.11%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (6.22%) Rollout Engineer
8 14 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (6.22%) Consultant
9 12 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.44%) Test Manager
10 10 (4.44%) Service Analyst
11 9 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 9 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (3.56%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.56%) Applications Packager
13 7 (3.11%) Architect
13 7 (3.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.78%) .NET
2 12 (5.33%) JSP
3 8 (3.56%) WinForms
4 7 (3.11%) WPF
5 6 (2.67%) Software Packaging
5 6 (2.67%) WCF
5 6 (2.67%) Web Services
6 4 (1.78%) XML
6 4 (1.78%) HTML
6 4 (1.78%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.78%) CSS
7 3 (1.33%) SOAP
7 3 (1.33%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.33%) jQuery
7 3 (1.33%) XACML
7 3 (1.33%) SAML
7 3 (1.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 3 (1.33%) OAuth
8 2 (0.89%) WSH
9 1 (0.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.00%) IVR
2 7 (3.11%) PKI
3 4 (1.78%) Clustering
3 4 (1.78%) Cryptography
4 3 (1.33%) Open Source
4 3 (1.33%) Statistics
5 2 (0.89%) Wiki
5 2 (0.89%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.89%) Firmware
5 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.44%) DTV
6 1 (0.44%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.44%) EPoS
6 1 (0.44%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.44%) RIA
6 1 (0.44%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.44%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 91 (40.44%) Windows 7
2 52 (23.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (22.67%) Windows XP
4 31 (13.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (12.44%) Linux
6 22 (9.78%) UNIX
6 22 (9.78%) Windows 8
7 18 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (7.56%) Apple iOS
9 15 (6.67%) Mac OS X
10 10 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.33%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.33%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.89%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.44%) Android
13 1 (0.44%) Solaris
13 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (21.78%) ITIL
2 12 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (5.33%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (4.89%) Compatibility Testing
3 11 (4.89%) System Testing
3 11 (4.89%) ITIL V3
3 11 (4.89%) Software Distribution
4 10 (4.44%) Performance Testing
4 10 (4.44%) Migration
5 9 (4.00%) Waterfall
5 9 (4.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (4.00%) WFM
5 9 (4.00%) Matrix Management
5 9 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (3.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (3.56%) Software Engineering
6 8 (3.56%) Data Protection
7 6 (2.67%) Capacity Management
7 6 (2.67%) Load Balancing
7 6 (2.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.67%) PowerShell
2 23 (10.22%) SQL
3 10 (4.44%) C#
4 8 (3.56%) VB
5 7 (3.11%) VB.NET
5 7 (3.11%) VBScript
5 7 (3.11%) Ruby
6 6 (2.67%) Python
6 6 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.67%) Perl
7 5 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.22%) Java
8 3 (1.33%) C
9 2 (0.89%) C++
9 2 (0.89%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.44%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.44%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.44%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 49 (21.78%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.44%) DV Cleared
3 26 (11.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.33%) Degree
4 3 (1.33%) CCNP
4 3 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.89%) CISSP
5 2 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.44%) MCITP
6 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) MCSE
6 1 (0.44%) ISEB
6 1 (0.44%) RHCE
6 1 (0.44%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.22%) SLA
2 10 (4.44%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 63 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.33%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (3.56%) vSphere
4 8 (3.56%) vCloud
4 8 (3.56%) VMware ESX
5 7 (3.11%) UAG
6 5 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (2.22%) XenApp
7 4 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.33%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.89%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.44%) XenServer
10 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (14.67%) SCCM
2 18 (8.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 13 (5.78%) SCOM
3 13 (5.78%) NetBackup
3 13 (5.78%) HP SIM
4 12 (5.33%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (4.00%) Cisco IPCC
6 8 (3.56%) WSUS
7 6 (2.67%) AppDNA
7 6 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.22%) SCOrch
8 5 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.33%) MIIS
9 3 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.33%) SCSM
9 3 (1.33%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.89%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 90 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (17.33%) VMware
3 36 (16.00%) HP
4 23 (10.22%) Symantec
5 17 (7.56%) McAfee
6 16 (7.11%) Citrix
7 15 (6.67%) Cisco
8 12 (5.33%) 3PAR
9 9 (4.00%) Genesys
9 9 (4.00%) Siemens
9 9 (4.00%) Empirix
9 9 (4.00%) Verint
10 8 (3.56%) Qualys
11 6 (2.67%) Infoblox
12 5 (2.22%) Lumension
12 5 (2.22%) BT
12 5 (2.22%) Computacenter
13 4 (1.78%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.33%) Brocade
14 3 (1.33%) ProCurve
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