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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 124 181 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.07% 12.86% 16.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.39% 61.77% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 65 85
Median daily rate £365 £390 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
- +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.60 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £10.18 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £22.25 £16.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.60 £15.36 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.94% -4.03%
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
184 293 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.36% 20.81% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 102 105
Median daily rate £413 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.60 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £30.75 £16.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +1 106 £400 +6.66% 20
Marlow +2 3 £325 -
High Wycombe +7 2 £160 -61.21% 4
Beaconsfield 0 1 - -
Iver - 1 £115 -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 92 (38.66%) Active Directory
2 78 (32.77%) Microsoft
3 68 (28.57%) Unix
4 62 (26.05%) Security Cleared
5 50 (21.01%) MS Office
6 48 (20.17%) Windows Server
7 46 (19.33%) SQL Server
7 46 (19.33%) SC Cleared
8 41 (17.23%) ITIL
9 38 (15.97%) Finance
10 36 (15.13%) Linux
11 34 (14.29%) Internet
11 34 (14.29%) VMware
12 33 (13.87%) Citrix
13 32 (13.45%) MS Exchange
14 31 (13.03%) MS Excel
15 30 (12.61%) SQL
16 29 (12.18%) Information Assurance
17 28 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (11.76%) Windows Vista
17 28 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
18 27 (11.34%) Oracle
19 25 (10.50%) FTP
20 24 (10.08%) CISSP
20 24 (10.08%) Migration
20 24 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
21 23 (9.66%) DV Cleared
22 21 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
22 21 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification

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 32 (13.45%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.04%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.20%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.52%) IIS
5 6 (2.52%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.26%) Apache
8 3 (1.26%) JBoss
8 3 (1.26%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.42%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (21.01%) MS Office
2 31 (13.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.84%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.84%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.52%) Office 365
4 4 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.68%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.68%) CloudFront
4 4 (1.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (14.29%) Internet
2 25 (10.50%) FTP
3 21 (8.82%) VPN
4 20 (8.40%) SMTP
5 19 (7.98%) IPsec
6 17 (7.14%) Firewall
7 16 (6.72%) TCP/IP
8 14 (5.88%) SSH
9 12 (5.04%) SSL
10 11 (4.62%) Wireless
11 10 (4.20%) SAN
12 9 (3.78%) DNS
12 9 (3.78%) iSCSI
12 9 (3.78%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (3.36%) LAN
14 7 (2.94%) DHCP
14 7 (2.94%) Network Security
14 7 (2.94%) WAN
15 6 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (2.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (19.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.26%) DB2
6 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.84%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.42%) Big Data
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (2.94%) Eclipse
2 6 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.68%) Subversion
4 3 (1.26%) ChangeMan
4 3 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.26%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.26%) XMLSpy
5 2 (0.84%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.84%) Introscope
5 2 (0.84%) JMeter
5 2 (0.84%) Selenium
5 2 (0.84%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.42%) Ant
6 1 (0.42%) Gradle
6 1 (0.42%) Hudson
6 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.42%) LabVIEW
General
1 38 (15.97%) Finance
2 10 (4.20%) Banking
3 9 (3.78%) Retail
4 6 (2.52%) Electronics
4 6 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.68%) German Language
6 3 (1.26%) Automotive
7 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (28.99%) Analyst
2 18 (7.56%) Developer
2 18 (7.56%) Support Analyst
3 17 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 17 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (6.30%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (5.04%) Help Desk Analyst
6 11 (4.62%) Consultant
6 11 (4.62%) Security Advisor
7 10 (4.20%) DBA
7 10 (4.20%) SQL DBA
8 9 (3.78%) Information Assurance Leader
8 9 (3.78%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.36%) Desktop Support
9 8 (3.36%) Server Engineer
9 8 (3.36%) Support Engineer
10 7 (2.94%) Administrator
10 7 (2.94%) Architect
10 7 (2.94%) VMware Specialist
10 7 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.82%) .NET
2 8 (3.36%) ISPF
2 8 (3.36%) XSLT
3 7 (2.94%) Web Services
3 7 (2.94%) XML
4 6 (2.52%) 802.1X
4 6 (2.52%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.52%) Middleware
5 5 (2.10%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.10%) CSS
5 5 (2.10%) HTML
5 5 (2.10%) SOAP
5 5 (2.10%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (1.68%) JMS
6 4 (1.68%) jQuery
7 3 (1.26%) ADO.NET
7 3 (1.26%) J2EE
7 3 (1.26%) MFC
7 3 (1.26%) XSD
7 3 (1.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.40%) CESG
2 20 (8.40%) Cryptography
3 19 (7.98%) Management Information System
4 18 (7.56%) Client/Server
5 15 (6.30%) Mainframe
6 10 (4.20%) Blackberry
6 10 (4.20%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.10%) AS400
7 5 (2.10%) Replication
7 5 (2.10%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.68%) Clustering
8 4 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.68%) Statistics
9 3 (1.26%) DataPower
9 3 (1.26%) HACMP
9 3 (1.26%) iSeries
10 2 (0.84%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.84%) PKI
10 2 (0.84%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 68 (28.57%) Unix
2 48 (20.17%) Windows Server
3 36 (15.13%) Linux
4 28 (11.76%) Windows Vista
5 27 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (8.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (7.56%) Windows 7
9 14 (5.88%) Windows XP
10 13 (5.46%) Windows NT
11 11 (4.62%) Windows 10
12 8 (3.36%) CentOS
13 7 (2.94%) MVS
14 5 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.68%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (1.68%) Ubuntu
16 3 (1.26%) Android
16 3 (1.26%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.84%) Solaris
17 2 (0.84%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.23%) ITIL
2 29 (12.18%) Information Assurance
3 24 (10.08%) Migration
4 21 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (7.56%) Ethical Hacking
5 18 (7.56%) Security Architecture
6 17 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 16 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (5.88%) OWASP
8 14 (5.88%) Patch Management
9 13 (5.46%) Fuzz Testing
9 13 (5.46%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (5.46%) Virtual Environments
10 12 (5.04%) Change Management
10 12 (5.04%) Information Security
10 12 (5.04%) Service Management
11 11 (4.62%) ISMS
11 11 (4.62%) Project Management
12 10 (4.20%) ITIL V3
12 10 (4.20%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.61%) SQL
2 18 (7.56%) C#
3 13 (5.46%) PowerShell
4 12 (5.04%) Java
5 10 (4.20%) C++
6 8 (3.36%) JCL
6 8 (3.36%) REXX
6 8 (3.36%) VB
7 7 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.94%) Python
7 7 (2.94%) VBScript
8 6 (2.52%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.26%) C
9 3 (1.26%) C++/CLI
9 3 (1.26%) PHP
9 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.84%) Jython
10 2 (0.84%) Korn
10 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (26.05%) Security Cleared
2 46 (19.33%) SC Cleared
3 24 (10.08%) CISSP
4 23 (9.66%) DV Cleared
5 21 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (8.40%) CESG Certified Professional
7 18 (7.56%) CEH
8 9 (3.78%) MCSE
9 7 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.52%) MCP
11 5 (2.10%) CISM
11 5 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.68%) GCIA
12 4 (1.68%) GCIH
12 4 (1.68%) GIAC
13 3 (1.26%) Degree
14 2 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.42%) MCITP
15 1 (0.42%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.88%) RMADS
2 12 (5.04%) SLA
3 4 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.68%) QA
4 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 92 (38.66%) Active Directory
2 28 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.88%) Sendmail
4 11 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.20%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.78%) NFS
7 8 (3.36%) Time Sharing Option
7 8 (3.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 6 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.10%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (2.10%) vSphere
9 5 (2.10%) XenApp
10 3 (1.26%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.26%) vCloud
11 2 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.42%) Firmware
12 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 16 (6.72%) SCOM
3 11 (4.62%) CA Wily
4 7 (2.94%) OVSD
4 7 (2.94%) SCCM
5 6 (2.52%) Nexpose
6 3 (1.26%) Nagios
6 3 (1.26%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.26%) vMotion
7 2 (0.84%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.84%) Control-M
7 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.84%) WSUS
8 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.42%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.42%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 78 (32.77%) Microsoft
2 34 (14.29%) VMware
3 33 (13.87%) Citrix
4 27 (11.34%) Oracle
5 21 (8.82%) HP
6 16 (6.72%) IBM
7 14 (5.88%) Cisco
8 11 (4.62%) Juniper
8 11 (4.62%) Symantec
9 10 (4.20%) NetApp
10 9 (3.78%) Intel Security
11 7 (2.94%) Blue Coat
11 7 (2.94%) Remedy
12 6 (2.52%) ArcSight
12 6 (2.52%) EMC
12 6 (2.52%) F5
12 6 (2.52%) GFI Software
12 6 (2.52%) Sourcefire
12 6 (2.52%) TippingPoint
12 6 (2.52%) Veeam
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