The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 179 191 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.85% 14.74% 17.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.59% 76.71% 89.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 68 64
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £159 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.97 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £24.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Windows
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
286 249 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.73% 19.21% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 92 78
Average daily rate £350 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 32
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.50 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -1 126 £338 +12.50% 21
Aylesbury +2 10 £225 -30.76% 2
High Wycombe -2 10 - - 7
Marlow 0 4 - -
Beaconsfield +1 2 - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

1 129 (35.34%) Microsoft
2 124 (33.97%) Active Directory
3 87 (23.84%) Finance
3 87 (23.84%) VMware
4 85 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (22.19%) Windows 7
6 75 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 72 (19.73%) MS Excel
8 70 (19.18%) ITIL
9 65 (17.81%) UNIX
10 60 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (16.16%) Security Cleared
12 58 (15.89%) SQL
12 58 (15.89%) MS Office
13 54 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 52 (14.25%) Migration
15 48 (13.15%) Linux
15 48 (13.15%) Hyper-V
16 43 (11.78%) MS Exchange
17 41 (11.23%) SQL Server
17 41 (11.23%) SC Cleared
18 40 (10.96%) Citrix
19 39 (10.68%) SCCM
20 34 (9.32%) HP
20 34 (9.32%) Oracle
20 34 (9.32%) PowerShell
21 32 (8.77%) Data Centre
22 31 (8.49%) .NET
22 31 (8.49%) Windows XP
23 30 (8.22%) ATM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 43 (11.78%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.30%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (4.11%) Lync
6 14 (3.84%) IIS
7 12 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (3.01%) WebSphere
9 10 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (2.19%) Apache
11 6 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.37%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.10%) IBM Notes
13 4 (1.10%) SAS
13 4 (1.10%) Confluence
14 3 (0.82%) nginx
14 3 (0.82%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 72 (19.73%) MS Excel
2 58 (15.89%) MS Office
3 18 (4.93%) MS Project
4 8 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.64%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.10%) Primavera
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.21%) Office 365
2 7 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.92%) PaaS
3 4 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.10%) SaaS
4 2 (0.55%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.22%) ATM
2 23 (6.30%) DNS
3 22 (6.03%) Firewall
4 20 (5.48%) LAN
4 20 (5.48%) WAN
5 16 (4.38%) TCP/IP
6 15 (4.11%) VPN
6 15 (4.11%) SAN
7 12 (3.29%) Internet
8 10 (2.74%) DHCP
9 9 (2.47%) SSL
10 8 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.92%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.64%) BIG-IP
12 6 (1.64%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.37%) Wireshark
13 5 (1.37%) 3G
13 5 (1.37%) DWDM
13 5 (1.37%) SMTP
13 5 (1.37%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.84%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.01%) DB2
5 10 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.47%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.64%) MySQL
8 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.37%) DB2 UDB
9 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.37%) Big Data
9 5 (1.37%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.10%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.82%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 12 (3.29%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.19%) Eclipse
2 8 (2.19%) Subversion
3 6 (1.64%) JIRA
4 5 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.37%) Introscope
5 4 (1.10%) HP UFT
5 4 (1.10%) Ant
5 4 (1.10%) JUnit
5 4 (1.10%) Mercurial
5 4 (1.10%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.10%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.10%) Selenium
5 4 (1.10%) Gradle
6 2 (0.55%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.55%) ChangeMan
7 1 (0.27%) ProC
7 1 (0.27%) Toad
7 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 87 (23.84%) Finance
2 22 (6.03%) Banking
3 15 (4.11%) Financial Institution
4 10 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.92%) Retail
6 5 (1.37%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.37%) Electronics
7 4 (1.10%) Automotive
8 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Front Office
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (15.07%) Analyst
2 38 (10.41%) Project Manager
3 31 (8.49%) Administrator
4 28 (7.67%) Developer
5 24 (6.58%) Consultant
5 24 (6.58%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.21%) Support Analyst
6 19 (5.21%) Architect
7 16 (4.38%) Service Analyst
7 16 (4.38%) BizTalk Administrator
8 15 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (3.84%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (3.29%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (2.74%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (2.47%) Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (2.47%) Desktop Engineer
13 9 (2.47%) Desktop Support
13 9 (2.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.49%) .NET
2 13 (3.56%) Web Services
2 13 (3.56%) .NET Framework
3 7 (1.92%) J2EE
4 6 (1.64%) HTML
5 5 (1.37%) XML
5 5 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (1.37%) Java EE
5 5 (1.37%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (1.37%) SOAP
5 5 (1.37%) WPF
6 4 (1.10%) JSON
6 4 (1.10%) JMS
6 4 (1.10%) X-Windows
6 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.10%) EJB
7 3 (0.82%) XSLT
7 3 (0.82%) JDBC
7 3 (0.82%) LAMP
7 3 (0.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.77%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.03%) Clustering
4 15 (4.11%) Mainframe
5 12 (3.29%) Blackberry
5 12 (3.29%) User Experience
6 8 (2.19%) NHS
7 7 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.92%) PKI
7 7 (1.92%) Replication
8 5 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.10%) HP Storage
10 3 (0.82%) Blog
10 3 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.82%) EPoS
10 3 (0.82%) AS400
10 3 (0.82%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.82%) HACMP
10 3 (0.82%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.82%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 85 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 81 (22.19%) Windows 7
3 75 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 65 (17.81%) UNIX
5 60 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (13.15%) Linux
7 31 (8.49%) Windows XP
8 17 (4.66%) Windows 2000 Server
9 12 (3.29%) Windows NT
10 11 (3.01%) Solaris
10 11 (3.01%) AIX
11 9 (2.47%) Windows 2000
12 8 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.92%) MVS
13 7 (1.92%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.64%) Android
14 6 (1.64%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.64%) CentOS
14 6 (1.64%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (19.18%) ITIL
2 52 (14.25%) Migration
3 26 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (6.58%) Change Management
5 18 (4.93%) Project Management
6 17 (4.66%) CRM
7 16 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (4.38%) Service Management
8 15 (4.11%) PRINCE2
8 15 (4.11%) Software Engineering
8 15 (4.11%) Project Planning
9 14 (3.84%) Problem Management
9 14 (3.84%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (3.56%) Change Control
10 13 (3.56%) Logistics
10 13 (3.56%) OO
11 12 (3.29%) Scrum
11 12 (3.29%) Release Management
12 11 (3.01%) Incident Management
12 11 (3.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.89%) SQL
2 34 (9.32%) PowerShell
3 25 (6.85%) C#
4 21 (5.75%) Java
5 16 (4.38%) VB
6 14 (3.84%) VBScript
7 13 (3.56%) C++
8 12 (3.29%) Korn
9 11 (3.01%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.74%) Python
11 9 (2.47%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.64%) C
12 6 (1.64%) Perl
13 5 (1.37%) JCL
14 4 (1.10%) Jython
14 4 (1.10%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.82%) Ruby
15 3 (0.82%) REXX
15 3 (0.82%) C++/CLI
16 2 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (16.16%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.23%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.85%) DV Cleared
4 18 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.66%) MCSE
6 9 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (2.47%) Degree
7 6 (1.64%) MCTS
7 6 (1.64%) MCITP
7 6 (1.64%) MCP
8 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.10%) CCNA
8 4 (1.10%) CCA
8 4 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.82%) MCSA
9 3 (0.82%) CCNP
9 3 (0.82%) VCP5
10 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.55%) APMP
10 2 (0.55%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.21%) SLA
2 8 (2.19%) QA
3 2 (0.55%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.27%) BS15000
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.27%) COSO
System Software
1 124 (33.97%) Active Directory
2 54 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (13.15%) Hyper-V
4 26 (7.12%) vSphere
5 18 (4.93%) XenApp
5 18 (4.93%) XenDesktop
6 14 (3.84%) ISA Server
7 7 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
7 7 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.64%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.64%) NFS
9 5 (1.37%) Firmware
9 5 (1.37%) HDFS
9 5 (1.37%) UAG
10 4 (1.10%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.55%) GPFS
13 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (10.68%) SCCM
2 13 (3.56%) AirWatch
3 11 (3.01%) SCOM
3 11 (3.01%) Control-M
3 11 (3.01%) OVSD
4 10 (2.74%) Tivoli
5 9 (2.47%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.47%) WSUS
6 8 (2.19%) Nagios
6 8 (2.19%) EMC VPLEX
6 8 (2.19%) XenMobile
7 7 (1.92%) Puppet
7 7 (1.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 5 (1.37%) Zenoss
8 5 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.37%) CA Wily
9 4 (1.10%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.82%) OpenView
Vendors
1 129 (35.34%) Microsoft
2 87 (23.84%) VMware
3 40 (10.96%) Citrix
4 34 (9.32%) HP
4 34 (9.32%) Oracle
5 29 (7.95%) Cisco
6 22 (6.03%) Remedy
7 21 (5.75%) NetApp
8 15 (4.11%) IBM
9 14 (3.84%) EMC
10 12 (3.29%) Brocade
11 7 (1.92%) AppSense
11 7 (1.92%) F5
12 6 (1.64%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.64%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.64%) Symantec
12 6 (1.64%) SAP
13 5 (1.37%) Dell
13 5 (1.37%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.37%) Splunk
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