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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 209 210 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.44% 20.11% 13.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.82% 87.14% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 91 17
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £124 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £304
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £12.50 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £21.20 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
291 241 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.90% 23.08% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 99 36
Average daily rate £275 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 27
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 2014.

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
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 28 November 2014. 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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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 -2 160 £295 -3.27% 19
High Wycombe -5 11 £150 -45.45% 11
Aylesbury +3 5 £265 +73.77% 1
Beaconsfield - - - - 1
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - - 1
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Amersham - - - - 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 136 (33.75%) Microsoft
2 132 (32.75%) Windows 7
3 128 (31.76%) Active Directory
4 115 (28.54%) ITIL
5 93 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 93 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 83 (20.60%) MS Excel
7 81 (20.10%) VMware
8 77 (19.11%) Finance
9 75 (18.61%) SC Cleared
10 70 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 69 (17.12%) MS Exchange
12 65 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 64 (15.88%) Windows XP
13 64 (15.88%) SQL
13 64 (15.88%) Migration
14 61 (15.14%) UNIX
15 57 (14.14%) MCSE
15 57 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
16 49 (12.16%) Oracle
16 49 (12.16%) Citrix
17 41 (10.17%) Service Management
18 40 (9.93%) MS Office
18 40 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2003
19 38 (9.43%) SLA
20 35 (8.68%) PowerShell
20 35 (8.68%) Blackberry
20 35 (8.68%) VBScript
20 35 (8.68%) Windows NT
21 34 (8.44%) MCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 69 (17.12%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2003
3 29 (7.20%) IIS
4 26 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (4.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (2.48%) SharePoint
10 9 (2.23%) Lync
11 6 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.24%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (1.24%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.99%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.74%) WebSphere Portal
14 3 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.74%) SAS
15 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 83 (20.60%) MS Excel
2 40 (9.93%) MS Office
3 10 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.74%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.74%) TIBCO iProcess
1 7 (1.74%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (1.24%) Staffware
3 2 (0.50%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.23%) Office 365
2 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.20%) SAN
2 22 (5.46%) LAN
3 21 (5.21%) WAN
4 16 (3.97%) DNS
4 16 (3.97%) NAS
5 14 (3.47%) Firewall
6 11 (2.73%) DHCP
7 10 (2.48%) ATM
8 8 (1.99%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (1.49%) LDAP
9 6 (1.49%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.49%) Network Security
10 5 (1.24%) VoIP
10 5 (1.24%) Broadband
11 4 (0.99%) VPN
12 3 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.74%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.96%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.48%) MS Access
4 7 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.99%) MySQL
7 4 (0.99%) OLTP
7 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.50%) Ingres
10 1 (0.25%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (3.72%) Selenium
2 10 (2.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (2.23%) WebDriver
4 8 (1.99%) JMeter
4 8 (1.99%) MSI
5 7 (1.74%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.24%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.99%) Ant
8 4 (0.99%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.74%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.74%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.50%) Eclipse RCP
11 1 (0.25%) JIRA
11 1 (0.25%) Subversion
11 1 (0.25%) Maven
11 1 (0.25%) Hudson
General
1 77 (19.11%) Finance
2 17 (4.22%) Banking
3 13 (3.23%) Retail
4 6 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.24%) Automotive
6 4 (0.99%) Back Office
6 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.74%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.50%) Legal
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.25%) International Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (25.56%) Analyst
2 37 (9.18%) Service Analyst
2 37 (9.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 27 (6.70%) Support Analyst
4 25 (6.20%) Developer
4 25 (6.20%) Support Engineer
5 23 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
6 21 (5.21%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.71%) Administrator
8 14 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (3.47%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 14 (3.47%) Windows Administrator
9 13 (3.23%) Team Leader
9 13 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
10 12 (2.98%) Consultant
11 11 (2.73%) Help Desk Support
11 11 (2.73%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 11 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (2.48%) Architect
13 9 (2.23%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.20%) .NET
2 12 (2.98%) Web Services
3 10 (2.48%) HTML
4 7 (1.74%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.49%) XML
5 6 (1.49%) WinForms
5 6 (1.49%) jQuery
6 5 (1.24%) Application Packaging
6 5 (1.24%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.99%) CSS
7 4 (0.99%) HTML5
7 4 (0.99%) WCF
8 3 (0.74%) Middleware
8 3 (0.74%) WSH
8 3 (0.74%) J2EE
9 2 (0.50%) JFace
9 2 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.50%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.50%) XSLT
9 2 (0.50%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.68%) Blackberry
2 32 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.97%) Clustering
4 13 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 12 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.49%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.24%) EPoS
9 4 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.99%) Open Source
10 3 (0.74%) PKI
10 3 (0.74%) User Experience
11 2 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.50%) HACMP
11 2 (0.50%) Replication
11 2 (0.50%) Handset
11 2 (0.50%) VLE
11 2 (0.50%) iPhone
11 2 (0.50%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 132 (32.75%) Windows 7
2 93 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 64 (15.88%) Windows XP
5 61 (15.14%) UNIX
6 35 (8.68%) Windows NT
7 32 (7.94%) Linux
8 27 (6.70%) Windows 2000 Server
9 26 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (5.21%) Windows Vista
10 21 (5.21%) Windows 2000
10 21 (5.21%) Windows 8
11 13 (3.23%) Android
12 12 (2.98%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.73%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (1.49%) MVS
15 5 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (1.24%) Solaris
16 4 (0.99%) HPUX
17 3 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (28.54%) ITIL
2 64 (15.88%) Migration
3 41 (10.17%) Service Management
4 31 (7.69%) Change Management
5 28 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (5.96%) Incident Management
7 23 (5.71%) Service Delivery
8 20 (4.96%) Validation
8 20 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (4.71%) Problem Management
9 19 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (3.72%) Line Management
12 13 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (3.23%) PRINCE2
13 12 (2.98%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (2.98%) Project Management
13 12 (2.98%) Test Automation
14 11 (2.73%) Data Validation
14 11 (2.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 64 (15.88%) SQL
2 35 (8.68%) PowerShell
2 35 (8.68%) VBScript
3 26 (6.45%) VB
3 26 (6.45%) C#
3 26 (6.45%) Java
4 11 (2.73%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.73%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.23%) C
5 9 (2.23%) C++
6 7 (1.74%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.24%) Perl
8 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.74%) PHP
9 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.50%) COBOL
10 2 (0.50%) VB6
11 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 93 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 75 (18.61%) SC Cleared
3 70 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 57 (14.14%) MCSE
5 34 (8.44%) MCP
6 28 (6.95%) DV Cleared
7 17 (4.22%) Degree
8 6 (1.49%) ISEB
9 5 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.24%) CCNA
10 4 (0.99%) HND
10 4 (0.99%) MCITP
11 3 (0.74%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.50%) MCSA
12 2 (0.50%) CCNP
12 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.25%) CISA
13 1 (0.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.43%) SLA
2 9 (2.23%) QA
2 9 (2.23%) BS15000
System Software
1 128 (31.76%) Active Directory
2 57 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (8.44%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.71%) VMware ESX
5 17 (4.22%) Terminal Services
6 15 (3.72%) ISA Server
7 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 13 (3.23%) vSphere
9 11 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (2.23%) Firmware
11 8 (1.99%) NFS
12 7 (1.74%) XenApp
13 6 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.74%) UAG
16 2 (0.50%) GPFS
16 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
17 1 (0.25%) Xen
17 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (7.44%) Backup Exec
2 22 (5.46%) SCCM
3 19 (4.71%) OVSD
4 18 (4.47%) BladeLogic
5 15 (3.72%) Tivoli
6 13 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (2.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 10 (2.48%) SCOM
9 8 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (1.24%) Control-M
10 5 (1.24%) TIBCO Hawk
10 5 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.74%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.50%) MAINVIEW
12 2 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 136 (33.75%) Microsoft
2 81 (20.10%) VMware
3 49 (12.16%) Oracle
3 49 (12.16%) Citrix
4 22 (5.46%) Remedy
5 21 (5.21%) McAfee
6 20 (4.96%) Cisco
6 20 (4.96%) HP
6 20 (4.96%) NetApp
7 18 (4.47%) Intel
8 14 (3.47%) Lumension
9 13 (3.23%) Sophos
10 12 (2.98%) EMC
11 11 (2.73%) IBM
12 9 (2.23%) MobileIron
13 8 (1.99%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.74%) TIBCO
14 7 (1.74%) Symantec
14 7 (1.74%) SAP
15 5 (1.24%) Websense
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