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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 213 199 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.39% 19.66% 15.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.53% 82.92% 68.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 75 42
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £123 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 26
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £17.70 £21.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -8.44%
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
282 240 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.02% 23.72% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 94 75
Average daily rate £300 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £125 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 31
Average hourly rate £13.00 £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 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £16.90 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 22 October 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
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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 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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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 -2 156 £300 - 38
High Wycombe +1 19 £250 -39.75% 5
Aylesbury +4 2 - - 4
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - - 1
Chesham - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - - 1
Iver - - - - 1
Marlow - - - - 3
Amersham - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 131 (33.76%) Active Directory
2 128 (32.99%) Windows 7
3 126 (32.47%) Microsoft
4 101 (26.03%) ITIL
5 80 (20.62%) Finance
6 79 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 78 (20.10%) Security Cleared
8 77 (19.85%) MS Excel
9 69 (17.78%) VMware
10 67 (17.27%) UNIX
11 64 (16.49%) Migration
12 63 (16.24%) MS Exchange
13 62 (15.98%) SQL
14 61 (15.72%) SC Cleared
15 59 (15.21%) Windows XP
16 58 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
17 56 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
18 49 (12.63%) Citrix
18 49 (12.63%) MS Office
19 48 (12.37%) Oracle
20 43 (11.08%) MCSE
20 43 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
21 37 (9.54%) SLA
21 37 (9.54%) Blackberry
22 36 (9.28%) VBScript
23 35 (9.02%) Windows NT
24 33 (8.51%) Linux
24 33 (8.51%) Java
25 32 (8.25%) Change Management
25 32 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 63 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 32 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 22 (5.67%) IIS
4 22 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (3.09%) WebSphere
7 11 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (2.58%) SharePoint
8 10 (2.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (2.32%) Lync
10 6 (1.55%) TIBCO EMS
10 6 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.03%) Liferay
12 4 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.03%) Apache
12 4 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 77 (19.85%) MS Excel
2 49 (12.63%) MS Office
3 12 (3.09%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.03%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.77%) MS Project
6 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.06%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (1.80%) TIBCO iProcess
3 5 (1.29%) Staffware
4 2 (0.52%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.58%) Office 365
2 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.73%) SAN
2 21 (5.41%) Firewall
3 20 (5.15%) LAN
4 18 (4.64%) WAN
5 17 (4.38%) NAS
6 13 (3.35%) DNS
7 11 (2.84%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.58%) ATM
8 10 (2.58%) LDAP
9 7 (1.80%) DHCP
9 7 (1.80%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.55%) Network Security
11 5 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (1.29%) MPLS
11 5 (1.29%) Internet
11 5 (1.29%) Broadband
11 5 (1.29%) VoIP
11 5 (1.29%) VPN
12 4 (1.03%) BIG-IP
12 4 (1.03%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.67%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.09%) MS Access
4 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.03%) DTS
6 3 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.52%) OLTP
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.52%) Ingres
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.52%) DB2
7 2 (0.52%) MySQL
7 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.26%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (3.87%) Selenium
2 12 (3.09%) MSI
3 9 (2.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (2.32%) WebDriver
4 7 (1.80%) JMeter
4 7 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.55%) Eclipse
5 6 (1.55%) InstallShield
6 4 (1.03%) Ant
6 4 (1.03%) Introscope
6 4 (1.03%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.77%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.77%) Eclipse RCP
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.52%) Maven
8 2 (0.52%) Hudson
9 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 80 (20.62%) Finance
2 20 (5.15%) Banking
3 9 (2.32%) Retail
4 5 (1.29%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.29%) Automotive
5 4 (1.03%) Back Office
6 3 (0.77%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.52%) Legal
7 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.26%) International Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (25.26%) Analyst
2 30 (7.73%) Support Analyst
3 29 (7.47%) Service Desk Analyst
4 28 (7.22%) Service Analyst
5 27 (6.96%) Project Manager
6 23 (5.93%) Administrator
7 20 (5.15%) 1st Line Support
7 20 (5.15%) Support Engineer
7 20 (5.15%) Developer
8 17 (4.38%) Help Desk Analyst
9 14 (3.61%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 13 (3.35%) Consultant
10 13 (3.35%) Windows Administrator
10 13 (3.35%) Help Desk Support
11 12 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.09%) Applications Packager
12 11 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (2.58%) Team Leader
14 9 (2.32%) Test Manager
15 8 (2.06%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.19%) .NET
2 15 (3.87%) Web Services
3 12 (3.09%) Application Packaging
4 6 (1.55%) WinForms
4 6 (1.55%) J2EE
5 5 (1.29%) HTML
5 5 (1.29%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.03%) WebCenter
6 4 (1.03%) SOAP
7 3 (0.77%) XML
7 3 (0.77%) WSH
7 3 (0.77%) Ajax
8 2 (0.52%) Spring
8 2 (0.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 2 (0.52%) HTML5
8 2 (0.52%) jQuery
8 2 (0.52%) JPA
8 2 (0.52%) XHTML
8 2 (0.52%) JMS
8 2 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.54%) Blackberry
2 30 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.35%) Mainframe
3 13 (3.35%) Clustering
4 9 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.29%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.29%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.03%) EqualLogic
7 4 (1.03%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.77%) User Experience
8 3 (0.77%) Open Source
8 3 (0.77%) PKI
9 2 (0.52%) iPad
9 2 (0.52%) iPhone
9 2 (0.52%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.52%) EPoS
9 2 (0.52%) Handset
9 2 (0.52%) Replication
9 2 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 128 (32.99%) Windows 7
2 79 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (17.27%) UNIX
4 59 (15.21%) Windows XP
5 58 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (9.02%) Windows NT
7 33 (8.51%) Linux
8 26 (6.70%) Windows 8
9 23 (5.93%) Windows 2000 Server
10 21 (5.41%) Windows Vista
11 19 (4.90%) Windows 2000
12 18 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (3.35%) Android
14 12 (3.09%) Apple iOS
15 11 (2.84%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (1.80%) MVS
17 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (1.03%) Solaris
18 3 (0.77%) AIX
18 3 (0.77%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (26.03%) ITIL
2 64 (16.49%) Migration
3 32 (8.25%) Change Management
4 31 (7.99%) Service Management
5 24 (6.19%) Incident Management
6 20 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (5.15%) Problem Management
7 19 (4.90%) Validation
7 19 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 16 (4.12%) Service Delivery
9 13 (3.35%) Project Management
9 13 (3.35%) Data Validation
10 12 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (3.09%) Test Automation
10 12 (3.09%) PRINCE2
10 12 (3.09%) Line Management
11 11 (2.84%) TDD
12 9 (2.32%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (15.98%) SQL
2 36 (9.28%) VBScript
3 33 (8.51%) Java
4 31 (7.99%) PowerShell
5 24 (6.19%) VB
6 21 (5.41%) C#
7 9 (2.32%) C
7 9 (2.32%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.06%) C++
9 7 (1.80%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.55%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.29%) Perl
12 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.52%) VB6
13 2 (0.52%) COBOL
14 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 78 (20.10%) Security Cleared
2 61 (15.72%) SC Cleared
3 56 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (11.08%) MCSE
5 26 (6.70%) DV Cleared
6 25 (6.44%) MCP
7 17 (4.38%) Degree
8 8 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.06%) CCNA
8 8 (2.06%) ISEB
9 4 (1.03%) MCSA
9 4 (1.03%) HND
10 3 (0.77%) MCITP
11 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.52%) CCNP
11 2 (0.52%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.26%) CISA
12 1 (0.26%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.54%) SLA
2 9 (2.32%) BS15000
3 8 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 131 (33.76%) Active Directory
2 43 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.47%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.64%) VMware ESX
5 15 (3.87%) vSphere
6 14 (3.61%) Terminal Services
7 13 (3.35%) ISA Server
7 13 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (3.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 10 (2.58%) XenApp
10 6 (1.55%) NFS
10 6 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.29%) Firmware
11 5 (1.29%) Xen
12 4 (1.03%) NLBS
13 3 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.77%) UAG
14 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.26%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 23 (5.93%) SCCM
2 22 (5.67%) Backup Exec
3 16 (4.12%) OVSD
4 15 (3.87%) BladeLogic
5 9 (2.32%) Tivoli
5 9 (2.32%) SCOM
6 7 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.80%) CA Wily
6 7 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.55%) TIBCO Hawk
7 6 (1.55%) Control-M
7 6 (1.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 5 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.29%) WSUS
9 3 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.77%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 126 (32.47%) Microsoft
2 69 (17.78%) VMware
3 49 (12.63%) Citrix
4 48 (12.37%) Oracle
5 27 (6.96%) Cisco
6 22 (5.67%) Remedy
7 20 (5.15%) NetApp
8 17 (4.38%) HP
9 16 (4.12%) Intel
10 11 (2.84%) EMC
11 10 (2.58%) IBM
11 10 (2.58%) McAfee
11 10 (2.58%) Symantec
11 10 (2.58%) ServiceNow
12 9 (2.32%) MobileIron
13 8 (2.06%) TIBCO
13 8 (2.06%) Lumension
14 7 (1.80%) Sophos
14 7 (1.80%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.80%) SAP
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