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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 190 214 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.50% 20.50% 17.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.37% 80.45% 79.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 74 38
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £120 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 27
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £10.30 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.03 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
270 266 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.02% 25.48% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 103 61
Average daily rate £347 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.82% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £110 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 29
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £10.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.14 £20.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 -1 143 £325 -9.34% 33
High Wycombe -6 7 £213 +12.58% 7
Aylesbury +5 4 £410 +2.50% 3
Buckingham - 3 - -
Chesham - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 141 (35.34%) Microsoft
2 124 (31.08%) Windows 7
3 119 (29.82%) Active Directory
4 115 (28.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 112 (28.07%) ITIL
6 104 (26.07%) VMware
7 99 (24.81%) Security Cleared
8 88 (22.06%) Finance
8 88 (22.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 81 (20.30%) SC Cleared
10 80 (20.05%) MS Excel
11 74 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 55 (13.78%) Windows XP
12 55 (13.78%) MS Exchange
13 54 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 54 (13.53%) UNIX
13 54 (13.53%) Hyper-V
14 52 (13.03%) SQL
14 52 (13.03%) MS Office
15 51 (12.78%) Citrix
16 49 (12.28%) MCSE
16 49 (12.28%) Migration
17 48 (12.03%) Linux
18 44 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
19 43 (10.78%) Oracle
20 37 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery
20 37 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2003
21 36 (9.02%) Windows 2000 Server
21 36 (9.02%) Service Management
22 35 (8.77%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 55 (13.78%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (6.02%) SharePoint
4 21 (5.26%) IIS
5 19 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (4.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (3.01%) WebSphere
9 8 (2.01%) Lync
9 8 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.50%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.25%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (1.00%) SAS
13 3 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.75%) Confluence
14 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 80 (20.05%) MS Excel
2 52 (13.03%) MS Office
3 10 (2.51%) MS Project
4 7 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.50%) assyst
3 2 (0.50%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.51%) Office 365
2 7 (1.75%) PaaS
3 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.00%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.02%) DNS
2 31 (7.77%) LAN
3 29 (7.27%) WAN
4 22 (5.51%) ATM
5 21 (5.26%) DHCP
5 21 (5.26%) SAN
5 21 (5.26%) Firewall
6 13 (3.26%) iSCSI
7 12 (3.01%) Internet
8 11 (2.76%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.76%) NAS
9 9 (2.26%) VPN
10 8 (2.01%) VoIP
11 7 (1.75%) BIG-IP
12 6 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.50%) 4G
13 5 (1.25%) Network Security
13 5 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.25%) Broadband
14 4 (1.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (1.75%) MySQL
4 7 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.25%) DB2
6 5 (1.25%) OLTP
6 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.00%) Big Data
7 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.75%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (2.51%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.75%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (1.25%) JIRA
4 4 (1.00%) Selenium
4 4 (1.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (1.00%) JMeter
5 3 (0.75%) Subversion
5 3 (0.75%) Toad
5 3 (0.75%) Ant
5 3 (0.75%) JUnit
5 3 (0.75%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.75%) Introscope
5 3 (0.75%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.75%) Gradle
6 1 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.25%) ProC
General
1 88 (22.06%) Finance
2 18 (4.51%) Banking
3 13 (3.26%) Retail
4 9 (2.26%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.00%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.75%) Back Office
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 88 (22.06%) Analyst
2 31 (7.77%) Developer
2 31 (7.77%) Support Engineer
3 30 (7.52%) Service Analyst
3 30 (7.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 29 (7.27%) Administrator
5 24 (6.02%) Project Manager
6 21 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 21 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (4.76%) Architect
8 17 (4.26%) Consultant
9 16 (4.01%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.26%) Windows Administrator
11 12 (3.01%) Technical Specialist
11 12 (3.01%) Team Leader
12 11 (2.76%) .NET Developer
12 11 (2.76%) Infrastructure Team Leader
13 10 (2.51%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (2.51%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.77%) .NET
2 11 (2.76%) Web Services
2 11 (2.76%) .NET Framework
3 10 (2.51%) Middleware
4 9 (2.26%) HTML
5 8 (2.01%) CSS
5 8 (2.01%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.01%) WCF
6 7 (1.75%) XML
7 6 (1.50%) jQuery
8 5 (1.25%) JMS
8 5 (1.25%) J2EE
8 5 (1.25%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.00%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (0.75%) WPF
10 3 (0.75%) EJB
10 3 (0.75%) Java EE
10 3 (0.75%) JSON
10 3 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.75%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.76%) Blackberry
2 21 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.26%) Clustering
4 15 (3.76%) Mainframe
5 12 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.26%) Open Source
7 7 (1.75%) User Experience
7 7 (1.75%) EPoS
8 5 (1.25%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.25%) PKI
9 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.00%) NHS
10 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.50%) Replication
11 2 (0.50%) HACMP
11 2 (0.50%) VLE
12 1 (0.25%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.25%) SecurID
12 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 124 (31.08%) Windows 7
2 115 (28.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (22.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 55 (13.78%) Windows XP
5 54 (13.53%) UNIX
6 48 (12.03%) Linux
7 44 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (9.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 22 (5.51%) Windows NT
10 20 (5.01%) Windows Vista
11 19 (4.76%) Windows 2000
12 15 (3.76%) Windows 8
13 8 (2.01%) CentOS
13 8 (2.01%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.50%) Solaris
16 4 (1.00%) AIX
17 3 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.75%) MVS
17 3 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (28.07%) ITIL
2 49 (12.28%) Migration
3 37 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 36 (9.02%) Service Management
5 30 (7.52%) Change Management
6 24 (6.02%) Service Delivery
7 23 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (5.01%) PRINCE2
9 17 (4.26%) Incident Management
10 14 (3.51%) Project Management
11 13 (3.26%) Validation
11 13 (3.26%) Change Control
12 12 (3.01%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (2.76%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (2.76%) Mobile Device Management
13 11 (2.76%) Line Management
13 11 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (2.51%) Project Planning
14 10 (2.51%) Capacity Management
15 9 (2.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.03%) SQL
2 35 (8.77%) PowerShell
3 26 (6.52%) C#
4 20 (5.01%) VB
5 19 (4.76%) Java
6 13 (3.26%) VBScript
7 10 (2.51%) C++
8 8 (2.01%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.25%) Perl
9 5 (1.25%) C
9 5 (1.25%) Korn
10 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.75%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.75%) PHP
11 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.50%) COBOL
12 2 (0.50%) Python
12 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 99 (24.81%) Security Cleared
2 81 (20.30%) SC Cleared
3 54 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (12.28%) MCSE
5 32 (8.02%) DV Cleared
6 30 (7.52%) MCP
7 15 (3.76%) Degree
8 9 (2.26%) CCNA
8 9 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.50%) CCNP
9 6 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.25%) VCP4
11 4 (1.00%) MCITP
11 4 (1.00%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.75%) HND
12 3 (0.75%) MCSA
13 2 (0.50%) CISSP
13 2 (0.50%) CISA
14 1 (0.25%) CISM
14 1 (0.25%) GSAE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.27%) SLA
2 2 (0.50%) BS15000
2 2 (0.50%) COBIT
2 2 (0.50%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.25%) COSO
System Software
1 119 (29.82%) Active Directory
2 74 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (13.53%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.76%) VMware ESX
5 14 (3.51%) ISA Server
5 14 (3.51%) XenDesktop
6 13 (3.26%) NFS
6 13 (3.26%) Firmware
7 12 (3.01%) vSphere
8 11 (2.76%) XenApp
8 11 (2.76%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.75%) UAG
12 3 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.50%) GPFS
14 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (8.02%) SCCM
2 26 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 15 (3.76%) OVSD
3 15 (3.76%) Tivoli
4 14 (3.51%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (3.01%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 12 (3.01%) SCOM
5 12 (3.01%) BladeLogic
6 8 (2.01%) XenMobile
7 5 (1.25%) WSUS
7 5 (1.25%) CA Wily
7 5 (1.25%) Control-M
8 3 (0.75%) Puppet
8 3 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.75%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.25%) Netcool
10 1 (0.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 141 (35.34%) Microsoft
2 104 (26.07%) VMware
3 51 (12.78%) Citrix
4 43 (10.78%) Oracle
5 34 (8.52%) Cisco
6 28 (7.02%) HP
7 25 (6.27%) McAfee
8 23 (5.76%) NetApp
9 16 (4.01%) Remedy
10 15 (3.76%) Intel
10 15 (3.76%) IBM
11 14 (3.51%) Lumension
12 12 (3.01%) Sophos
13 8 (2.01%) EMC
14 7 (1.75%) F5
15 6 (1.50%) Lotus
15 6 (1.50%) Dell
15 6 (1.50%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.50%) AppSense
16 4 (1.00%) Symantec
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