The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 24.00% 11.11% 10.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 77.78% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Average daily rate
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£280 £263 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £88 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £446 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £10.59 £15.25 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 £15.25 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £15.25 £14.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -7.81%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Winchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Winchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 30.00% 14.29% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
Average daily rate £280 £438 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +32.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £8.68 £15.25 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.08% +10.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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
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 18 December 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 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) UNIX
2 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (29.63%) AIX
3 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
4 7 (25.93%) Citrix
4 7 (25.93%) Oracle
4 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 6 (22.22%) IBM
6 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) HACMP
6 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (18.52%) SCCM
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
7 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.81%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (14.81%) Apple
7 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
7 4 (14.81%) MS Office
7 4 (14.81%) C
7 4 (14.81%) C++
7 4 (14.81%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) Perl

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Lync
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Fibre Channel
1 4 (14.81%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
3 2 (7.41%) FCoE
3 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.70%) 3G
4 1 (3.70%) 4G
4 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) SQL DBA
2 4 (14.81%) DBA
2 4 (14.81%) Server Support
3 3 (11.11%) Junior
3 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (7.41%) Deskside Support
4 2 (7.41%) SAN Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Support
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Database Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) HACMP
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) UNIX
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) AIX
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
7 3 (11.11%) Solaris
8 2 (7.41%) NetWare
8 2 (7.41%) HPUX
9 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
2 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (7.41%) ERP
3 1 (3.70%) CRM
3 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.70%) Information Security
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
3 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Information Security Management
3 1 (3.70%) Security Management
3 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
3 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
3 1 (3.70%) V-Model
3 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (3.70%) Use Case
3 1 (3.70%) Release Management
3 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C
1 4 (14.81%) C++
1 4 (14.81%) Java
1 4 (14.81%) Perl
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Korn
2 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) CCNP
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (7.41%) GPFS
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) Data Guard
3 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (25.93%) Citrix
3 7 (25.93%) Oracle
4 6 (22.22%) IBM
5 4 (14.81%) Apple
5 4 (14.81%) Veritas
6 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 3 (11.11%) Altiris
7 2 (7.41%) McAfee
7 2 (7.41%) Hitachi
7 2 (7.41%) HP
7 2 (7.41%) Compaq
7 2 (7.41%) EMC
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco
8 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
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