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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 180 205 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.90% 20.06% 17.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.70% 82.33% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 93 31
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £9.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £20.00 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -9.37%
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
262 249 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.14% 24.36% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 114 44
Average daily rate £313 £290 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +24.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £110 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £421 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £9.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -1 132 £310 -5.34% 28
High Wycombe -6 8 £150 -45.45% 7
Aylesbury +3 5 £265 -33.75% 2
Buckingham - 1 - - 1
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 135 (33.83%) Microsoft
2 126 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 119 (29.82%) Active Directory
4 113 (28.32%) ITIL
5 112 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (26.07%) VMware
7 91 (22.81%) Security Cleared
8 84 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 83 (20.80%) MS Excel
10 79 (19.80%) Finance
11 76 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 74 (18.55%) SC Cleared
13 63 (15.79%) Windows XP
13 63 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 62 (15.54%) Migration
15 57 (14.29%) MS Exchange
16 56 (14.04%) Citrix
17 55 (13.78%) SQL
18 54 (13.53%) MCSE
19 53 (13.28%) UNIX
20 46 (11.53%) Oracle
20 46 (11.53%) Hyper-V
21 44 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
22 43 (10.78%) MS Office
23 40 (10.03%) SLA
24 39 (9.77%) Disaster Recovery
25 38 (9.52%) Service Management
26 37 (9.27%) Linux
26 37 (9.27%) PowerShell
26 37 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 57 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 31 (7.77%) IIS
4 22 (5.51%) SharePoint
5 20 (5.01%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.01%) Lync
10 7 (1.75%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (1.00%) IBM Notes
13 4 (1.00%) SAS
14 3 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.50%) iPlanet
15 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.50%) Apache
Applications
1 83 (20.80%) MS Excel
2 43 (10.78%) MS Office
3 9 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.75%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.50%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.25%) assyst
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.51%) Office 365
2 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.75%) SaaS
3 3 (0.75%) PaaS
4 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.77%) LAN
1 31 (7.77%) WAN
2 29 (7.27%) SAN
3 27 (6.77%) DNS
4 21 (5.26%) Firewall
5 20 (5.01%) DHCP
6 15 (3.76%) NAS
7 14 (3.51%) ATM
8 10 (2.51%) iSCSI
9 9 (2.26%) TCP/IP
10 8 (2.01%) VPN
10 8 (2.01%) VoIP
11 7 (1.75%) Network Security
12 6 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.50%) Broadband
13 5 (1.25%) Internet
14 4 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.00%) BIG-IP
15 3 (0.75%) WLAN
15 3 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.75%) MS Access
5 6 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (1.50%) MySQL
5 6 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.25%) OLTP
6 5 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.50%) OLAP
9 2 (0.50%) Ingres
10 1 (0.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (2.76%) Selenium
2 9 (2.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (2.01%) WebDriver
3 8 (2.01%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.75%) JMeter
5 6 (1.50%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.50%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (0.50%) JIRA
7 2 (0.50%) Toad
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.25%) MSI
8 1 (0.25%) ProC
8 1 (0.25%) Maven
8 1 (0.25%) Subversion
8 1 (0.25%) Hudson
8 1 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 79 (19.80%) Finance
2 20 (5.01%) Banking
3 12 (3.01%) Retail
4 9 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.25%) Back Office
6 4 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.75%) Electronics
7 3 (0.75%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.50%) Automotive
8 2 (0.50%) Legal
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (23.81%) Analyst
2 31 (7.77%) Service Desk Analyst
2 31 (7.77%) Service Analyst
3 29 (7.27%) Support Engineer
4 28 (7.02%) Developer
5 25 (6.27%) Administrator
6 20 (5.01%) Support Analyst
6 20 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
8 18 (4.51%) Project Manager
9 15 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (3.76%) Windows Administrator
10 14 (3.51%) Consultant
11 13 (3.26%) Architect
11 13 (3.26%) Technical Specialist
12 12 (3.01%) Team Leader
12 12 (3.01%) Desktop Support
13 11 (2.76%) Infrastructure Team Leader
14 10 (2.51%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 9 (2.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.52%) .NET
2 12 (3.01%) .NET Framework
3 10 (2.51%) Web Services
4 9 (2.26%) XML
4 9 (2.26%) Middleware
5 8 (2.01%) HTML
6 6 (1.50%) WCF
6 6 (1.50%) jQuery
6 6 (1.50%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.50%) CSS
7 4 (1.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.00%) WinForms
8 3 (0.75%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.50%) HTML5
9 2 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.50%) JFace
9 2 (0.50%) JPA
9 2 (0.50%) Spring
9 2 (0.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.50%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 18 (4.51%) Clustering
4 15 (3.76%) Mainframe
5 12 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.75%) User Experience
7 6 (1.50%) Open Source
8 5 (1.25%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.25%) EPoS
9 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.75%) Replication
10 3 (0.75%) PKI
11 2 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.50%) VLE
11 2 (0.50%) HACMP
11 2 (0.50%) NHS
12 1 (0.25%) Chip and PIN
12 1 (0.25%) BBC
12 1 (0.25%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.25%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 126 (31.58%) Windows 7
2 112 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 63 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 53 (13.28%) UNIX
6 44 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (9.27%) Linux
8 32 (8.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 31 (7.77%) Windows NT
10 21 (5.26%) Windows 2000
11 20 (5.01%) Windows Vista
12 19 (4.76%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.25%) CentOS
14 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.00%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.00%) MVS
14 4 (1.00%) HPUX
14 4 (1.00%) Solaris
15 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (28.32%) ITIL
2 62 (15.54%) Migration
3 39 (9.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (9.52%) Service Management
5 33 (8.27%) Change Management
6 25 (6.27%) Service Delivery
7 23 (5.76%) Incident Management
8 21 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (4.51%) Validation
10 16 (4.01%) PRINCE2
11 15 (3.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (3.51%) Line Management
13 13 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
13 13 (3.26%) Project Management
13 13 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (2.76%) Mobile Device Management
14 11 (2.76%) Change Control
14 11 (2.76%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (2.76%) ITIL V3
15 10 (2.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (13.78%) SQL
2 37 (9.27%) PowerShell
3 26 (6.52%) C#
4 22 (5.51%) Java
4 22 (5.51%) VBScript
5 20 (5.01%) VB
6 11 (2.76%) C++
7 9 (2.26%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.01%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.50%) C
10 5 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.00%) Perl
11 4 (1.00%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.75%) PHP
13 2 (0.50%) VB6
13 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.50%) COBOL
14 1 (0.25%) VBA
14 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.25%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 91 (22.81%) Security Cleared
2 74 (18.55%) SC Cleared
3 63 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (13.53%) MCSE
5 31 (7.77%) MCP
6 28 (7.02%) DV Cleared
7 16 (4.01%) Degree
8 7 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.75%) CCNA
9 6 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.00%) MCITP
10 4 (1.00%) HND
10 4 (1.00%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.00%) CCNP
11 3 (0.75%) ISEB
12 2 (0.50%) CISA
12 2 (0.50%) MCSA
12 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.50%) CISSP
13 1 (0.25%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.03%) SLA
2 5 (1.25%) BS15000
3 4 (1.00%) QA
4 2 (0.50%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) COSO
5 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 119 (29.82%) Active Directory
2 76 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (11.53%) Hyper-V
4 26 (6.52%) VMware ESX
5 20 (5.01%) ISA Server
6 16 (4.01%) XenApp
6 16 (4.01%) Terminal Services
7 14 (3.51%) vSphere
8 12 (3.01%) XenDesktop
8 12 (3.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 11 (2.76%) Firmware
10 10 (2.51%) NFS
11 8 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.75%) UAG
15 2 (0.50%) GPFS
16 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (7.02%) Backup Exec
2 27 (6.77%) SCCM
3 18 (4.51%) BladeLogic
4 16 (4.01%) Tivoli
5 15 (3.76%) SCOM
6 14 (3.51%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (3.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 13 (3.26%) OVSD
8 8 (2.01%) XenMobile
9 7 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (1.00%) WSUS
11 3 (0.75%) Control-M
12 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.50%) CA Wily
13 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 1 (0.25%) Netcool
13 1 (0.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 1 (0.25%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 135 (33.83%) Microsoft
2 104 (26.07%) VMware
3 56 (14.04%) Citrix
4 46 (11.53%) Oracle
5 29 (7.27%) HP
6 24 (6.02%) McAfee
6 24 (6.02%) Cisco
7 21 (5.26%) Remedy
8 19 (4.76%) NetApp
8 19 (4.76%) Intel
9 14 (3.51%) Lumension
10 13 (3.26%) Sophos
11 12 (3.01%) IBM
12 7 (1.75%) EMC
12 7 (1.75%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.50%) Dell
14 5 (1.25%) SAP
14 5 (1.25%) AppSense
15 4 (1.00%) F5
15 4 (1.00%) ServiceNow
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