The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Woking region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 18.82% 17.20% 12.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 94.12% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 5
Average daily rate
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£220 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £473 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £135.00 £30.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+350.00% +160.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Windows
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Woking region.

Operating Systems Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 28.24% 18.28% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 7
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +160.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Woking

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Woking

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Woking

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Woking region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Woking

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (35.56%) C#
4 15 (33.33%) .NET
4 15 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 15 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
5 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (31.11%) WCF
5 14 (31.11%) WPF
5 14 (31.11%) Visual Studio
5 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
6 13 (28.89%) LINQ
7 11 (24.44%) MS Office
7 11 (24.44%) Scrum
7 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (22.22%) Content Management
8 10 (22.22%) SQL
9 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 8 (17.78%) SCCM
11 7 (15.56%) WAN
11 7 (15.56%) LAN
11 7 (15.56%) Citrix
11 7 (15.56%) XML
12 6 (13.33%) XSLT
12 6 (13.33%) Web Services
12 6 (13.33%) MCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) CMS
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.22%) JRun
4 1 (2.22%) ColdFusion MX
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.22%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) MS Office
2 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.89%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) WAN
1 7 (15.56%) LAN
2 5 (11.11%) Wireless
3 4 (8.89%) DHCP
3 4 (8.89%) Internet
3 4 (8.89%) SAN
4 3 (6.67%) Intranet
4 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.67%) DNS
5 2 (4.44%) VoIP
5 2 (4.44%) VPN
5 2 (4.44%) MPLS
5 2 (4.44%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.22%) NAS
6 1 (2.22%) Firewall
6 1 (2.22%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (31.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.67%) Marketing
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
1 3 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Back Office
2 1 (2.22%) Law
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Software Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Support Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Service Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) .NET Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support
7 4 (8.89%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Services Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) .NET
2 14 (31.11%) WCF
2 14 (31.11%) WPF
3 13 (28.89%) LINQ
4 7 (15.56%) XML
5 6 (13.33%) XSLT
5 6 (13.33%) Web Services
6 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.22%) WF
7 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.22%) Java EE
7 1 (2.22%) CSLA.NET
7 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (2.22%) Flash
7 1 (2.22%) ODBC
7 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.22%) SCADA
5 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.22%) Physics
5 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) Firmware
5 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
3 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.89%) Linux
5 3 (6.67%) CentOS
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.22%) UNIX
6 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 11 (24.44%) Scrum
2 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.22%) Content Management
4 4 (8.89%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.67%) Network Design
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.44%) OO
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL
6 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.44%) Project Management
6 2 (4.44%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.22%) Web Development
7 1 (2.22%) High Availability
7 1 (2.22%) DevOps
7 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) C#
2 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) ActionScript
4 1 (2.22%) C++
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) MCP
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.44%) A+ Certification
4 2 (4.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.22%) MCDST
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
5 1 (2.22%) PhD
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) XenApp
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Citrix
3 5 (11.11%) HP
4 4 (8.89%) Dell
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco
5 3 (6.67%) VMware
5 3 (6.67%) Apple
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle
6 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.44%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.22%) Polycom
7 1 (2.22%) JBoss
7 1 (2.22%) Sybase
7 1 (2.22%) Avaya
7 1 (2.22%) CommVault
7 1 (2.22%) McAfee
7 1 (2.22%) Symantec