The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Winchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 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 Winchester 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 17 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 32.08% 40.00% 23.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.95% 80.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 6
Average daily rate
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£345 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £202 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £325 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £8.68 £12.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.66% -70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Winchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
21 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 39.62% 50.00% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 10
Average daily rate £300 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £310 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £8.68 £12.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.66% -67.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Winchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Winchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Winchester

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Winchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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 11 (34.38%) Oracle
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
2 10 (31.25%) ITIL
3 9 (28.13%) Linux
3 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
4 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
4 7 (21.88%) VMware
5 6 (18.75%) UNIX
5 6 (18.75%) IBM
5 6 (18.75%) Internet
5 6 (18.75%) Office 365
6 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
6 5 (15.63%) SAN
6 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (15.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (15.63%) C
6 5 (15.63%) Java
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (12.50%) Clustering
7 4 (12.50%) Perl
7 4 (12.50%) C++
7 4 (12.50%) HPUX
7 4 (12.50%) HP
7 4 (12.50%) Tivoli
7 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 4 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (9.38%) GPFS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) SaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Internet
2 5 (15.63%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (9.38%) Firewall
4 3 (9.38%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.13%) NAS
5 1 (3.13%) FCoE
5 1 (3.13%) 3G
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
5 1 (3.13%) 4G
5 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MSI
1 2 (6.25%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Help Desk Support
2 6 (18.75%) Junior
2 6 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) DBA
4 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Server Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
2 9 (28.13%) Linux
3 6 (18.75%) UNIX
4 4 (12.50%) HPUX
5 3 (9.38%) Solaris
5 3 (9.38%) AIX
5 3 (9.38%) NetWare
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Information Security Management
2 3 (9.38%) Security Management
2 3 (9.38%) Information Security
2 3 (9.38%) Project Management
2 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) V-Model
3 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
3 2 (6.25%) Service Management
3 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.25%) Use Case
3 2 (6.25%) Release Management
3 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (3.13%) OOD
4 1 (3.13%) UML
4 1 (3.13%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Java
1 5 (15.63%) C
2 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 4 (12.50%) Perl
2 4 (12.50%) C++
3 3 (9.38%) Korn
3 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) CCNP
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.38%) OCP
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Certification
1 3 (9.38%) CCSE
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (9.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (9.38%) GPFS
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (12.50%) Tivoli
3 3 (9.38%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle
2 7 (21.88%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) IBM
4 4 (12.50%) HP
5 3 (9.38%) Compaq
5 3 (9.38%) EMC
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) Hitachi
5 3 (9.38%) Veritas
5 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) Lotus
7 1 (3.13%) Remedy
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