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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 31.46% 14.29% 26.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.78% 63.64% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
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£290 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% +2.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £11.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% +2.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £12.00 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.20 £11.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Windows
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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
36 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 40.45% 22.45% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.50% +27.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Winchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Winchester region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Winchester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Winchester

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 22 (52.38%) VMware
2 21 (50.00%) Linux
3 20 (47.62%) AIX
4 16 (38.10%) SAN
4 16 (38.10%) Veritas
5 15 (35.71%) Perl
5 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (35.71%) Fibre Channel
6 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
7 12 (28.57%) IBM
7 12 (28.57%) iSCSI
7 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 12 (28.57%) FCoE
8 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
8 11 (26.19%) UNIX
8 11 (26.19%) Citrix
9 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
9 9 (21.43%) SCCM
10 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (16.67%) C
11 7 (16.67%) C++
11 7 (16.67%) Java
11 7 (16.67%) Oracle
11 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
12 6 (14.29%) Apple
12 6 (14.29%) HACMP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) SAN
2 15 (35.71%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (28.57%) iSCSI
3 12 (28.57%) FCoE
4 5 (11.90%) Firewall
5 3 (7.14%) Internet
6 2 (4.76%) Wireless
7 1 (2.38%) LAN
7 1 (2.38%) WAN
7 1 (2.38%) DHCP
7 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.38%) DNS
7 1 (2.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
1 6 (14.29%) Server Support
1 6 (14.29%) Test Specialist
2 5 (11.90%) Developer
2 5 (11.90%) Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) SQL DBA
3 3 (7.14%) DBA
3 3 (7.14%) Junior
3 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix Support
4 2 (4.76%) Deskside Support
4 2 (4.76%) Systems Integrator
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) HACMP
2 4 (9.52%) Clustering
3 3 (7.14%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.38%) Symmetrix
4 1 (2.38%) EMC Centera
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Linux
2 20 (47.62%) AIX
3 11 (26.19%) UNIX
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.52%) HPUX
5 4 (9.52%) Solaris
6 3 (7.14%) NetWare
7 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 5 (11.90%) OO
4 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
5 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL
5 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 3 (7.14%) System Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (4.76%) CRM
8 1 (2.38%) ERP
8 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) Perl
2 7 (16.67%) C
2 7 (16.67%) C++
2 7 (16.67%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 6 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (7.14%) Korn
4 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (7.14%) GPFS
5 3 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (4.76%) XenApp
6 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 3 (7.14%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) VMware
2 16 (38.10%) Veritas
3 12 (28.57%) IBM
4 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
4 11 (26.19%) Citrix
5 7 (16.67%) Oracle
6 6 (14.29%) Apple
7 5 (11.90%) Altiris
8 4 (9.52%) HP
8 4 (9.52%) EMC
9 3 (7.14%) Compaq
9 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
9 3 (7.14%) Hitachi
10 2 (4.76%) McAfee
10 2 (4.76%) Cisco
10 2 (4.76%) AppSense
11 1 (2.38%) SAP
11 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.38%) Proofpoint
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