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 30 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
30 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 183 213 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.10% 19.35% 15.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.11% 80.38% 74.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 81 42
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £140 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
261 265 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.53% 24.07% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 109 70
Average daily rate £395 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £140 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 36
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.30 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.20 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £29.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -1 136 £355 +9.23% 24
Aylesbury +5 5 £410 +13.10% 4
High Wycombe -7 5 £338 +37.75% 11
Buckingham - 4 - -
Chesham - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 126 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 118 (30.10%) Windows 7
3 115 (29.34%) Active Directory
4 104 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 102 (26.02%) ITIL
6 96 (24.49%) VMware
7 92 (23.47%) Finance
7 92 (23.47%) Security Cleared
8 89 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 78 (19.90%) SC Cleared
10 70 (17.86%) MS Excel
11 68 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 58 (14.80%) Windows XP
13 52 (13.27%) UNIX
14 51 (13.01%) MS Office
14 51 (13.01%) Migration
15 50 (12.76%) Hyper-V
16 49 (12.50%) SQL
16 49 (12.50%) Linux
17 48 (12.24%) MS Exchange
18 45 (11.48%) Citrix
18 45 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
19 43 (10.97%) Microsoft Certification
20 40 (10.20%) Oracle
21 39 (9.95%) MCSE
22 36 (9.18%) SCCM
23 35 (8.93%) Windows 2000 Server
24 34 (8.67%) Disaster Recovery
24 34 (8.67%) PowerShell
25 33 (8.42%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 48 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 31 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 26 (6.63%) SharePoint
4 18 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (4.34%) IIS
6 16 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (3.57%) WebSphere
7 14 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (2.04%) Lync
10 7 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.53%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (1.02%) Confluence
13 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (1.02%) IBM Notes
13 4 (1.02%) SAS
13 4 (1.02%) Apache
14 2 (0.51%) iPlanet
Applications
1 70 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 51 (13.01%) MS Office
3 13 (3.32%) MS Project
4 7 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.51%) assyst
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.32%) Office 365
2 7 (1.79%) PaaS
3 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.02%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.65%) DNS
2 29 (7.40%) LAN
3 28 (7.14%) WAN
4 26 (6.63%) ATM
5 25 (6.38%) Firewall
6 22 (5.61%) DHCP
7 14 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 14 (3.57%) Internet
8 13 (3.32%) SAN
8 13 (3.32%) iSCSI
9 11 (2.81%) VPN
10 7 (1.79%) BIG-IP
10 7 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (1.53%) 4G
11 6 (1.53%) NAS
11 6 (1.53%) VoIP
12 5 (1.28%) Network Security
12 5 (1.28%) DWDM
13 4 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.34%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (1.79%) MySQL
4 7 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (1.53%) DB2
5 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.28%) OLTP
6 5 (1.28%) Big Data
7 4 (1.02%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.02%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.02%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 9 (2.30%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.53%) Subversion
2 6 (1.53%) JIRA
3 5 (1.28%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.28%) Introscope
4 4 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (1.02%) Ant
4 4 (1.02%) JUnit
4 4 (1.02%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.02%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.02%) Gradle
5 3 (0.77%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.77%) Selenium
5 3 (0.77%) Toad
5 3 (0.77%) JMeter
5 3 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.26%) ProC
6 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.26%) SonarQube
General
1 92 (23.47%) Finance
2 17 (4.34%) Banking
3 11 (2.81%) Retail
3 11 (2.81%) Financial Institution
4 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.02%) Spanish Language
5 4 (1.02%) Automotive
6 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.51%) Advertising
7 2 (0.51%) Back Office
7 2 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (21.43%) Analyst
2 35 (8.93%) Support Engineer
3 30 (7.65%) Project Manager
3 30 (7.65%) Developer
4 27 (6.89%) Service Analyst
5 26 (6.63%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (6.12%) Support Analyst
7 23 (5.87%) Administrator
8 22 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (5.61%) Architect
9 20 (5.10%) Consultant
10 16 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
11 15 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (3.06%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (2.81%) Technical Specialist
13 11 (2.81%) .NET Developer
14 10 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
15 9 (2.30%) Desktop Support
15 9 (2.30%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.14%) .NET
2 14 (3.57%) Web Services
3 11 (2.81%) .NET Framework
4 9 (2.30%) Middleware
5 8 (2.04%) J2EE
5 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.04%) CSS
5 8 (2.04%) HTML
5 8 (2.04%) WCF
6 7 (1.79%) XML
7 5 (1.28%) jQuery
7 5 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (1.28%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.02%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (1.02%) Java EE
8 4 (1.02%) JSON
8 4 (1.02%) JMS
8 4 (1.02%) SOAP
8 4 (1.02%) EJB
9 3 (0.77%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.87%) Blackberry
2 16 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.83%) Clustering
4 14 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.81%) Mainframe
6 10 (2.55%) Open Source
7 7 (1.79%) User Experience
7 7 (1.79%) EPoS
8 5 (1.28%) NHS
8 5 (1.28%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.28%) Replication
8 5 (1.28%) PKI
9 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.77%) Blog
10 3 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.51%) VLE
11 2 (0.51%) HACMP
12 1 (0.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 118 (30.10%) Windows 7
2 104 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 58 (14.80%) Windows XP
5 52 (13.27%) UNIX
6 49 (12.50%) Linux
7 45 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (8.93%) Windows 2000 Server
9 17 (4.34%) Windows Vista
10 15 (3.83%) Windows 2000
11 14 (3.57%) Windows NT
12 13 (3.32%) Windows 8
13 8 (2.04%) CentOS
13 8 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (2.04%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.79%) Solaris
15 5 (1.28%) AIX
16 3 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.77%) Android
16 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (26.02%) ITIL
2 51 (13.01%) Migration
3 34 (8.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (7.91%) Change Management
5 29 (7.40%) Service Management
6 22 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (5.36%) PRINCE2
8 19 (4.85%) Project Management
9 17 (4.34%) Incident Management
10 16 (4.08%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.57%) Change Control
12 13 (3.32%) Project Planning
13 12 (3.06%) Performance Monitoring
14 11 (2.81%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (2.81%) Mobile Device Management
15 10 (2.55%) Capacity Management
15 10 (2.55%) Logistics
16 9 (2.30%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (2.30%) Problem Management
16 9 (2.30%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.50%) SQL
2 34 (8.67%) PowerShell
3 24 (6.12%) C#
4 18 (4.59%) VB
5 16 (4.08%) Java
6 12 (3.06%) VBScript
7 7 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.79%) C++
7 7 (1.79%) Korn
8 5 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.02%) C
9 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.02%) Python
9 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.02%) Jython
10 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.77%) PHP
11 2 (0.51%) Perl
11 2 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 92 (23.47%) Security Cleared
2 78 (19.90%) SC Cleared
3 43 (10.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (9.95%) MCSE
5 30 (7.65%) DV Cleared
6 25 (6.38%) MCP
7 9 (2.30%) Degree
8 7 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.79%) CCNA
9 6 (1.53%) CCNP
9 6 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.02%) MCITP
11 3 (0.77%) MCSA
11 3 (0.77%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.51%) CISSP
12 2 (0.51%) CISA
12 2 (0.51%) APMP
13 1 (0.26%) VCAP
13 1 (0.26%) CCIA
13 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.63%) SLA
2 8 (2.04%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.26%) COSO
4 1 (0.26%) BS15000
System Software
1 115 (29.34%) Active Directory
2 68 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (12.76%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.08%) VMware ESX
5 14 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 13 (3.32%) vSphere
6 13 (3.32%) NFS
7 12 (3.06%) ISA Server
8 10 (2.55%) XenApp
9 9 (2.30%) Firmware
10 7 (1.79%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.77%) UAG
14 2 (0.51%) GPFS
14 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (9.18%) SCCM
2 21 (5.36%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.57%) OVSD
4 13 (3.32%) Tivoli
5 12 (3.06%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 11 (2.81%) SCOM
7 9 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (1.79%) XenMobile
8 7 (1.79%) BladeLogic
9 6 (1.53%) Puppet
10 5 (1.28%) CA Wily
10 5 (1.28%) Control-M
11 4 (1.02%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.02%) WSUS
12 2 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.51%) Nagios
12 2 (0.51%) Opsview
Vendors
1 126 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 96 (24.49%) VMware
3 45 (11.48%) Citrix
4 40 (10.20%) Oracle
5 32 (8.16%) Cisco
6 30 (7.65%) HP
7 24 (6.12%) NetApp
8 20 (5.10%) Remedy
8 20 (5.10%) McAfee
9 18 (4.59%) IBM
10 10 (2.55%) Intel
11 9 (2.30%) EMC
12 8 (2.04%) Sophos
12 8 (2.04%) Brocade
12 8 (2.04%) Lumension
13 7 (1.79%) F5
14 6 (1.53%) AppSense
14 6 (1.53%) Dell
15 5 (1.28%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.28%) CheckPoint
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