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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 24.39% 14.86% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.91% 100.00% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Average daily rate
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£280 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £245 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £390 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £75.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+387.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 26.83% 14.86% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 7
Average daily rate £300 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £180 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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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 23 July 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 23 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Woking

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (40.43%) SQL Server
3 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
3 16 (34.04%) MS Exchange
3 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (31.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (31.91%) C#
4 15 (31.91%) Software Engineering
5 14 (29.79%) .NET
5 14 (29.79%) Visual Studio
5 14 (29.79%) MS Excel
5 14 (29.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (29.79%) WCF
5 14 (29.79%) WPF
6 13 (27.66%) LINQ
6 13 (27.66%) Windows 7
7 11 (23.40%) MS Office
7 11 (23.40%) Scrum
8 10 (21.28%) Content Management
9 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (19.15%) SQL
9 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
10 8 (17.02%) Citrix
11 7 (14.89%) LAN
11 7 (14.89%) WAN
11 7 (14.89%) XML
11 7 (14.89%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (14.89%) SCCM
11 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 16 (34.04%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.51%) CMS
4 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.26%) IIS
5 1 (2.13%) JRun
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) ColdFusion
5 1 (2.13%) ColdFusion MX
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) MS Excel
2 11 (23.40%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) WAN
1 7 (14.89%) LAN
2 5 (10.64%) Wireless
3 4 (8.51%) DHCP
3 4 (8.51%) Internet
4 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.38%) VPN
4 3 (6.38%) DNS
4 3 (6.38%) VoIP
4 3 (6.38%) Intranet
5 2 (4.26%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (4.26%) MPLS
6 1 (2.13%) Telnet
6 1 (2.13%) Firewall
6 1 (2.13%) SAN
6 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (40.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (29.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.13%) DB2
4 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (29.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
1 3 (6.38%) Publishing
1 3 (6.38%) Marketing
2 1 (2.13%) Law
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Software Engineer
3 10 (21.28%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Desktop Support
5 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Service Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) .NET Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (10.64%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (8.51%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Technical Services Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) .NET
1 14 (29.79%) WCF
1 14 (29.79%) WPF
2 13 (27.66%) LINQ
3 7 (14.89%) XML
4 6 (12.77%) XSLT
4 6 (12.77%) Web Services
5 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.13%) CSS
6 1 (2.13%) ODBC
6 1 (2.13%) Flash
6 1 (2.13%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (12.77%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Clustering
4 2 (4.26%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.13%) SCADA
5 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.13%) Physics
5 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.13%) NHS
5 1 (2.13%) Firmware
5 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (27.66%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.13%) UNIX
7 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Software Engineering
2 11 (23.40%) Scrum
3 10 (21.28%) Content Management
4 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.26%) Migration
7 2 (4.26%) Project Management
7 2 (4.26%) OO
7 2 (4.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.26%) ITIL
8 1 (2.13%) OOD
8 1 (2.13%) SOA
8 1 (2.13%) Service Management
8 1 (2.13%) Web Development
8 1 (2.13%) High Availability
8 1 (2.13%) DevOps
8 1 (2.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) C#
2 9 (19.15%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) C
5 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) MCP
2 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) MCDST
3 1 (2.13%) MCSA
3 1 (2.13%) PhD
3 1 (2.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) XenApp
3 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) SCCM
2 5 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Citrix
3 5 (10.64%) HP
3 5 (10.64%) Cisco
4 4 (8.51%) Dell
5 3 (6.38%) Apple
5 3 (6.38%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.13%) Polycom
7 1 (2.13%) McAfee
7 1 (2.13%) Avaya
7 1 (2.13%) CommVault
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Sybase