The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 108 162 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.42% 13.80% 16.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 64.54% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 59 84
Median daily rate £413 £350 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 28
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +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
180 251 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 19.03% 21.38% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 91 103
Median daily rate £400 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 28
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -6 79 £425 +30.76% 14
High Wycombe +7 12 £350 - 10
Buckingham 0 3 £300 -
Marlow - 2 £168 - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 90 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 61 (25.96%) Finance
2 61 (25.96%) Microsoft
3 49 (20.85%) Windows Server
4 47 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 47 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 43 (18.30%) Unix
6 42 (17.87%) ITIL
7 39 (16.60%) SQL
7 39 (16.60%) VMware
8 38 (16.17%) Migration
8 38 (16.17%) MS Office
8 38 (16.17%) Windows 7
9 37 (15.74%) SC Cleared
9 37 (15.74%) Citrix
10 36 (15.32%) Linux
10 36 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (13.62%) IBM
12 30 (12.77%) .NET
13 29 (12.34%) MS Excel
13 29 (12.34%) MS Exchange
14 27 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (10.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (9.79%) C#
17 23 (9.79%) Disaster Recovery
17 23 (9.79%) Firewall
18 22 (9.36%) Oracle
18 22 (9.36%) HP
18 22 (9.36%) FTP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (12.34%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.09%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.40%) MQSeries
6 7 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.98%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (2.13%) CICS
9 4 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.28%) Apache
10 3 (1.28%) IIS
11 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.85%) JBoss
11 2 (0.85%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.85%) SAS
11 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (16.17%) MS Office
2 29 (12.34%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.55%) MS Project
4 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) IaaS
1 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.85%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.79%) Firewall
2 22 (9.36%) FTP
3 21 (8.94%) Internet
4 19 (8.09%) SAN
5 17 (7.23%) LAN
5 17 (7.23%) WAN
6 14 (5.96%) ATM
7 13 (5.53%) IPsec
7 13 (5.53%) iSCSI
7 13 (5.53%) TCP/IP
8 12 (5.11%) SMTP
9 11 (4.68%) SSH
10 9 (3.83%) DNS
10 9 (3.83%) Wireless
11 8 (3.40%) VPN
12 6 (2.55%) SSL
12 6 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.70%) HTTP
13 4 (1.70%) HTTPS
13 4 (1.70%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.40%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.13%) DB2
5 5 (2.13%) Easytrieve
5 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.85%) MS Access
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.43%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.43%) MySQL
7 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.43%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.13%) Xcode
3 4 (1.70%) ChangeMan
3 4 (1.70%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.70%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (1.28%) XMLSpy
5 2 (0.85%) JIRA
6 1 (0.43%) Ant
6 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.43%) Gradle
6 1 (0.43%) Introscope
6 1 (0.43%) JUnit
6 1 (0.43%) NUnit
6 1 (0.43%) Selenium
6 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (25.96%) Finance
2 9 (3.83%) Banking
2 9 (3.83%) Retail
3 6 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.28%) Electronics
4 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.28%) Marketing
5 2 (0.85%) Automotive
5 2 (0.85%) Back Office
5 2 (0.85%) Law
6 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (29.79%) Analyst
2 22 (9.36%) Developer
3 18 (7.66%) Support Analyst
4 17 (7.23%) 1st Line Support
5 14 (5.96%) Consultant
6 13 (5.53%) Architect
7 12 (5.11%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.11%) Security Analyst
7 12 (5.11%) Service Analyst
7 12 (5.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (5.11%) Software Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 11 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.83%) Help Desk Analyst
9 9 (3.83%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (3.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 8 (3.40%) Server Specialist
10 8 (3.40%) Wintel Server Specialist
10 8 (3.40%) Wintel Specialist
11 7 (2.98%) SAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.77%) .NET
2 14 (5.96%) WPF
3 13 (5.53%) ISPF
4 5 (2.13%) ATL
4 5 (2.13%) POCO
4 5 (2.13%) XSLT
5 4 (1.70%) J2EE
5 4 (1.70%) JMS
5 4 (1.70%) MFC
5 4 (1.70%) Middleware
5 4 (1.70%) SOAP
5 4 (1.70%) Web Services
5 4 (1.70%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (1.70%) XML
6 3 (1.28%) jQuery
6 3 (1.28%) JSON
6 3 (1.28%) REST
6 3 (1.28%) WSDL
6 3 (1.28%) XSD
6 3 (1.28%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.94%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.23%) Mainframe
4 12 (5.11%) Client/Server
4 12 (5.11%) Cryptography
5 10 (4.26%) CESG
5 10 (4.26%) Statistics
6 7 (2.98%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.13%) AS400
7 5 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.70%) HACMP
8 4 (1.70%) iSeries
9 3 (1.28%) Clustering
9 3 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.28%) DataPower
9 3 (1.28%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.28%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.28%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.28%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.85%) Windows Server
2 43 (18.30%) Unix
3 38 (16.17%) Windows 7
4 36 (15.32%) Linux
5 26 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (10.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (5.53%) Windows Vista
9 11 (4.68%) MVS
10 10 (4.26%) Windows XP
11 9 (3.83%) Windows NT
12 8 (3.40%) CentOS
12 8 (3.40%) Ubuntu
12 8 (3.40%) Windows 10
13 7 (2.98%) Windows 8
14 6 (2.55%) zOS
15 4 (1.70%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (1.28%) Solaris
16 3 (1.28%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.87%) ITIL
2 38 (16.17%) Migration
3 23 (9.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (9.36%) Software Engineering
5 21 (8.94%) Incident Management
6 17 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (6.81%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (6.38%) Information Security
8 15 (6.38%) TDD
9 14 (5.96%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (5.96%) MVVM
9 14 (5.96%) Service Management
10 13 (5.53%) Multithreading
11 12 (5.11%) Project Management
12 11 (4.68%) Change Management
12 11 (4.68%) High Availability
12 11 (4.68%) OWASP
12 11 (4.68%) Patch Management
12 11 (4.68%) SDLC
12 11 (4.68%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.60%) SQL
2 23 (9.79%) C#
3 17 (7.23%) C++
4 14 (5.96%) JCL
5 13 (5.53%) REXX
6 12 (5.11%) Java
7 9 (3.83%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.98%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.13%) Assembly Language
9 5 (2.13%) CLIST
9 5 (2.13%) COBOL
9 5 (2.13%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.70%) C++/CLI
10 4 (1.70%) Python
10 4 (1.70%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.28%) C
11 3 (1.28%) Perl
11 3 (1.28%) PHP
11 3 (1.28%) VB
12 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (15.74%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.66%) DV Cleared
4 13 (5.53%) CISSP
5 11 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.26%) CESG Certified Professional
7 9 (3.83%) CEH
8 6 (2.55%) MCSE
8 6 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.28%) CISM
9 3 (1.28%) GCIA
9 3 (1.28%) GCIH
9 3 (1.28%) GIAC
9 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.85%) Degree
10 2 (0.85%) MCITP
10 2 (0.85%) OSCP
10 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.26%) SLA
2 8 (3.40%) RMADS
3 2 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 90 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.09%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.53%) NFS
5 11 (4.68%) Sendmail
6 9 (3.83%) XenApp
7 8 (3.40%) Time Sharing Option
7 8 (3.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 6 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.70%) vSphere
10 1 (0.43%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (7.66%) SCOM
2 15 (6.38%) Tivoli
3 10 (4.26%) OVSD
4 8 (3.40%) CA Wily
4 8 (3.40%) SCCM
5 5 (2.13%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.28%) Nagios
7 2 (0.85%) Control-M
8 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.43%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.43%) cPanel
8 1 (0.43%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.43%) MAINVIEW
8 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.43%) SCSM
8 1 (0.43%) SnapVault
8 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 61 (25.96%) Microsoft
2 39 (16.60%) VMware
3 37 (15.74%) Citrix
4 32 (13.62%) IBM
5 22 (9.36%) HP
5 22 (9.36%) Oracle
6 13 (5.53%) NetApp
7 12 (5.11%) AppSense
8 11 (4.68%) Intel Security
9 8 (3.40%) Cisco
9 8 (3.40%) CommVault
10 6 (2.55%) EMC
11 5 (2.13%) CA
12 4 (1.70%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.70%) QNX
12 4 (1.70%) Telelogic
13 3 (1.28%) Dell
13 3 (1.28%) Remedy
13 3 (1.28%) SAP
14 2 (0.85%) Lotus
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