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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 33.33% 38.81% 31.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.50% 86.67% 88.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 8
Average daily rate
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£345 £320 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +13.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £181 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £330 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £10.02 £12.68 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.98% -68.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.09 £10.85 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.70 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Windows
Hampshire

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
24 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 38.10% 44.78% 36.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 9
Average daily rate £345 £320 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £190 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £10.02 £13.35 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.98% -63.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Winchester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Winchester

For the 6 months to 20 August 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%) Linux
1 11 (34.38%) VMware
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
4 8 (25.00%) Oracle
5 7 (21.88%) ITIL
5 7 (21.88%) C
5 7 (21.88%) Java
5 7 (21.88%) SAN
6 6 (18.75%) Internet
6 6 (18.75%) Perl
6 6 (18.75%) C++
6 6 (18.75%) UNIX
6 6 (18.75%) IBM
6 6 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (18.75%) Office 365
7 5 (15.63%) AIX
7 5 (15.63%) Veritas
8 4 (12.50%) HP
8 4 (12.50%) Tivoli
8 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 4 (12.50%) HPUX
8 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 4 (12.50%) MS Office
8 4 (12.50%) Clustering
9 3 (9.38%) Information Security
9 3 (9.38%) CCNP
9 3 (9.38%) CCSE
9 3 (9.38%) Korn

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) SAN
2 6 (18.75%) Internet
2 6 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (9.38%) Network Security
3 3 (9.38%) iSCSI
3 3 (9.38%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) FCoE
4 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.13%) 4G
5 1 (3.13%) NAS
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) 3G
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MSI
1 2 (6.25%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
2 7 (21.88%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (18.75%) Junior
4 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) DBA
6 2 (6.25%) Information Security Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support
6 2 (6.25%) SAN Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Server Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.25%) Test Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Linux
2 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
3 6 (18.75%) UNIX
4 5 (15.63%) AIX
5 4 (12.50%) HPUX
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.38%) Solaris
6 3 (9.38%) NetWare
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Information Security
2 3 (9.38%) Information Security Management
2 3 (9.38%) Security Management
3 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.25%) ERP
3 2 (6.25%) Use Case
3 2 (6.25%) Release Management
3 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.25%) V-Model
3 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
3 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) C
1 7 (21.88%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) Perl
2 6 (18.75%) C++
3 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 3 (9.38%) Korn
4 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) PHP
5 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) CCNP
1 3 (9.38%) CCSE
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
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 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) GPFS
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) XenServer
4 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) VMware
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) Oracle
4 6 (18.75%) IBM
5 5 (15.63%) Veritas
6 4 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco
7 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.38%) Compaq
7 3 (9.38%) EMC
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix
7 3 (9.38%) Hitachi
8 1 (3.13%) Lotus