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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 8 1
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 16.13% 15.00% 32.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 60.00% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 15
Average daily rate
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£193 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £350 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £350 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -7.81%
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
14 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 22.58% 25.00% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 18
Average daily rate £260 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.96% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £350 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 20 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 16 (61.54%) Windows 7
2 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) SCCM
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
4 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
4 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
5 6 (23.08%) MS Office
5 6 (23.08%) HP
5 6 (23.08%) Blackberry
5 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 5 (19.23%) DNS
6 5 (19.23%) SAN
6 5 (19.23%) MCP
6 5 (19.23%) WAN
7 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 4 (15.38%) LAN
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 4 (15.38%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) Clustering
7 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) Network Design
7 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
8 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) ColdFusion MX
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) JRun
3 1 (3.85%) ColdFusion
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (23.08%) MS Office
3 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
1 5 (19.23%) SAN
1 5 (19.23%) WAN
2 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) NAS
4 2 (7.69%) MPLS
4 2 (7.69%) VoIP
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.85%) VPLS
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.85%) IPsec
5 1 (3.85%) WLAN
5 1 (3.85%) BGP
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Back Office
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Service Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Technical Services Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
7 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Network Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Services Delivery Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) ColdFusion Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) CSLA.NET
2 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.85%) WF
2 1 (3.85%) WinForms
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) Flash
2 1 (3.85%) MSMQ
2 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Blackberry
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows 7
2 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
3 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) CentOS
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
1 4 (15.38%) Migration
1 4 (15.38%) Network Design
1 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
2 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
2 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) TDD
4 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.85%) Content Management
4 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Web Development
4 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) Scrum
4 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C#
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) ActionScript
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) MCP
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.85%) PMP
4 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) VMware
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) HP
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow