The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Woking region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 30.34% 19.05% 20.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 8
Average daily rate £413 £251 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.17% -37.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £173 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £356 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 30.34% 19.05% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 16
Average daily rate £413 £190 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+117.10% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £174 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £313 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Surrey

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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Woking

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Woking region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Woking

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (58.14%) C#
1 25 (58.14%) Software Engineering
2 14 (32.56%) UNIX
2 14 (32.56%) Linux
2 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.23%) OO
3 13 (30.23%) C++
3 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
3 13 (30.23%) Computer Science
4 12 (27.91%) WCF
4 12 (27.91%) WPF
4 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (27.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (27.91%) .NET
4 12 (27.91%) MySQL
4 12 (27.91%) HTML
4 12 (27.91%) PHP
4 12 (27.91%) Visual Studio
4 12 (27.91%) XHTML
4 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (25.58%) LINQ
6 10 (23.26%) Scrum
7 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
8 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
8 8 (18.60%) Content Management
8 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
10 6 (13.95%) XML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.65%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.95%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) VoIP
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
1 1 (2.33%) VPN
1 1 (2.33%) MPLS
1 1 (2.33%) Wireless
1 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (27.91%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Visual Studio
1 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.98%) Publishing
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Law
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) C++ Developer
3 10 (23.26%) Software Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) Junior
5 7 (16.28%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (13.95%) Junior Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Graduate
6 6 (13.95%) Graduate Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Graduate C++ Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Junior C++ Developer
7 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
8 4 (9.30%) Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
8 4 (9.30%) Technical Support
9 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
9 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (6.98%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) HTML
1 12 (27.91%) .NET
1 12 (27.91%) XHTML
1 12 (27.91%) WCF
1 12 (27.91%) WPF
1 12 (27.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 11 (25.58%) LINQ
3 6 (13.95%) XML
3 6 (13.95%) XSLT
4 3 (6.98%) Web Services
5 2 (4.65%) Middleware
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.95%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.33%) SCADA
4 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.33%) Physics
4 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) UNIX
1 14 (32.56%) Linux
2 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.95%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Software Engineering
2 13 (30.23%) OO
3 10 (23.26%) Scrum
4 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.60%) Content Management
5 2 (4.65%) Web Design
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL
5 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.65%) Change Management
5 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.33%) Migration
6 1 (2.33%) OOD
6 1 (2.33%) SOA
6 1 (2.33%) Project Management
6 1 (2.33%) Service Management
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.33%) Network Design
6 1 (2.33%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (58.14%) C#
2 13 (30.23%) C++
3 12 (27.91%) PHP
4 4 (9.30%) Python
5 3 (6.98%) SQL
6 2 (4.65%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) PhD
1 1 (2.33%) CCNA
1 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.33%) MOS
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) XenApp
3 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Citrix
2 3 (6.98%) LANDesk
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe
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