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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 30 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 17.86% 29.51% 21.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.22% 75.00% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 6
Average daily rate
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£313 £345 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.42% +10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £8.68 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+360.82% -27.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
46 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 27.38% 39.34% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 11
Average daily rate £330 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £279 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £362 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £8.68 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+360.82% -27.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 1 July 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 1 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Winchester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Winchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 35 (54.69%) Linux
1 35 (54.69%) VMware
2 27 (42.19%) SAN
3 23 (35.94%) Veritas
3 23 (35.94%) AIX
4 22 (34.38%) Perl
4 22 (34.38%) Fibre Channel
5 20 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (28.13%) iSCSI
6 18 (28.13%) Software Testing
6 18 (28.13%) FCoE
7 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
7 17 (26.56%) Migration
8 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
8 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
9 13 (20.31%) Data Migration
9 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (17.19%) IBM
10 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
10 11 (17.19%) SQL
11 10 (15.63%) Oracle
11 10 (15.63%) ITIL
11 10 (15.63%) Citrix
11 10 (15.63%) LAN
11 10 (15.63%) WAN
11 10 (15.63%) UNIX
11 10 (15.63%) Wireless
12 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
12 9 (14.06%) Shell Script
12 9 (14.06%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.56%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Office 365
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (42.19%) SAN
2 22 (34.38%) Fibre Channel
3 18 (28.13%) FCoE
3 18 (28.13%) iSCSI
4 10 (15.63%) Wireless
4 10 (15.63%) LAN
4 10 (15.63%) WAN
5 6 (9.38%) Firewall
6 4 (6.25%) Internet
7 2 (3.13%) VPN
8 1 (1.56%) DNS
8 1 (1.56%) DHCP
8 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Analyst
2 9 (14.06%) Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 7 (10.94%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Junior
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) HTML
1 1 (1.56%) .NET
1 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.56%) CSS
1 1 (1.56%) Web Services
1 1 (1.56%) Ajax
1 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.56%) jQuery
1 1 (1.56%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 5 (7.81%) Device Driver
3 5 (7.81%) Clustering
4 4 (6.25%) HACMP
5 2 (3.13%) CMDB
6 1 (1.56%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (1.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.56%) Symmetrix
6 1 (1.56%) EMC Centera
6 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 35 (54.69%) Linux
2 23 (35.94%) AIX
3 10 (15.63%) UNIX
4 8 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.81%) HPUX
5 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.25%) Solaris
6 4 (6.25%) NetWare
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Software Testing
2 17 (26.56%) Migration
3 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.31%) Data Migration
4 10 (15.63%) ITIL
5 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
6 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 8 (12.50%) OO
7 5 (7.81%) TOGAF
7 5 (7.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (6.25%) System Testing
9 3 (4.69%) Functional Testing
9 3 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.13%) Project Management
10 2 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.56%) Coaching
11 1 (1.56%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (1.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) Perl
2 11 (17.19%) SQL
3 9 (14.06%) C
3 9 (14.06%) C++
3 9 (14.06%) Java
3 9 (14.06%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.25%) Korn
4 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.56%) C#
6 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
1 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
3 8 (12.50%) vSphere
4 6 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (9.38%) XenApp
5 4 (6.25%) GPFS
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) SCCM
2 6 (9.38%) Tivoli
3 4 (6.25%) SCOM
4 2 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (54.69%) VMware
2 23 (35.94%) Veritas
3 11 (17.19%) IBM
3 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
4 10 (15.63%) Oracle
4 10 (15.63%) Citrix
5 6 (9.38%) AppSense
6 5 (7.81%) HP
6 5 (7.81%) EMC
7 4 (6.25%) Compaq
7 4 (6.25%) Hitachi
8 2 (3.13%) Cisco
9 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.56%) SAP
9 1 (1.56%) Adobe
9 1 (1.56%) Altiris
9 1 (1.56%) Proofpoint
9 1 (1.56%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.56%) Apple
9 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
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