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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 137 191 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.04% 16.51% 19.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.89% 69.20% 84.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 81 87
Average daily rate £350 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 25
Average hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.28 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £28.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
225 276 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.05% 23.85% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 102 107
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 25
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £18.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 112 £350 +12.90% 24
High Wycombe +6 11 £293 +95.00% 10
Marlow - 1 - - 3
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 120 (35.71%) Finance
2 100 (29.76%) Microsoft
3 80 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 79 (23.51%) Unix
5 78 (23.21%) Windows 7
6 65 (19.35%) Active Directory
7 64 (19.05%) MS Office
8 62 (18.45%) SQL
9 60 (17.86%) Linux
10 58 (17.26%) ITIL
11 53 (15.77%) SQL Server
12 44 (13.10%) VMware
13 43 (12.80%) Remedy
14 42 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 41 (12.20%) Security Cleared
15 41 (12.20%) Oracle
15 41 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 40 (11.90%) IBM
16 40 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
17 39 (11.61%) MS Excel
17 39 (11.61%) Migration
18 37 (11.01%) ATM
18 37 (11.01%) Incident Management
19 36 (10.71%) SLA
19 36 (10.71%) Firewall
20 35 (10.42%) Mainframe
20 35 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
20 35 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
21 33 (9.82%) SCCM
22 31 (9.23%) HP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.36%) Apache
3 18 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (5.36%) WebSphere
4 15 (4.46%) CICS
5 13 (3.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (3.87%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (3.27%) IBM HTTP Server
6 11 (3.27%) MQSeries
6 11 (3.27%) SAS
7 8 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.79%) Lync
8 6 (1.79%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.49%) JBoss
9 5 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.19%) IIS
11 2 (0.60%) Liferay
Applications
1 64 (19.05%) MS Office
2 39 (11.61%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.49%) AutoCAD
3 5 (1.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.30%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.68%) Office 365
2 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.01%) ATM
2 36 (10.71%) Firewall
3 16 (4.76%) Internet
3 16 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.17%) SAN
5 13 (3.87%) LAN
5 13 (3.87%) WAN
6 11 (3.27%) FTP
7 10 (2.98%) HTTP
7 10 (2.98%) iSCSI
8 9 (2.68%) DNS
9 8 (2.38%) SMS
10 7 (2.08%) SSL
10 7 (2.08%) VPN
11 6 (1.79%) HTTPS
11 6 (1.79%) NAS
11 6 (1.79%) SMTP
12 5 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.46%) DB2
3 14 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.57%) Easytrieve
5 9 (2.68%) OLTP
6 7 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (2.08%) PowerCenter
7 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.60%) DB2 UDB
9 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (5.65%) Introscope
2 8 (2.38%) ChangeMan
3 6 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.89%) Xcode
5 2 (0.60%) Selenium
6 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.30%) GDB
6 1 (0.30%) NUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 120 (35.71%) Finance
2 22 (6.55%) Banking
3 16 (4.76%) Retail
4 10 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.38%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.89%) Automotive
8 2 (0.60%) Law
8 2 (0.60%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 103 (30.65%) Analyst
2 39 (11.61%) Architect
3 20 (5.95%) Data Analyst
3 20 (5.95%) Service Analyst
4 19 (5.65%) Administrator
5 18 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (5.36%) Support Engineer
6 14 (4.17%) Consultant
6 14 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 13 (3.87%) Developer
7 13 (3.87%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (3.87%) Junior
7 13 (3.87%) Support Analyst
8 12 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (3.27%) Security Analyst
10 10 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (2.98%) MVS Operator
11 9 (2.68%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (2.68%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.04%) .NET
2 18 (5.36%) ISPF
3 11 (3.27%) WPF
4 9 (2.68%) J2EE
5 8 (2.38%) SOAP
6 7 (2.08%) Middleware
6 7 (2.08%) Web Services
7 4 (1.19%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.19%) HTML
7 4 (1.19%) JDBC
7 4 (1.19%) JMS
7 4 (1.19%) JNDI
7 4 (1.19%) SAP XI
7 4 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.89%) ATL
8 3 (0.89%) HTML5
8 3 (0.89%) POCO
9 2 (0.60%) AppFabric
9 2 (0.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (10.42%) Mainframe
3 31 (9.23%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.95%) Clustering
4 20 (5.95%) Statistics
5 19 (5.65%) Data Structures
6 18 (5.36%) Blackberry
7 14 (4.17%) HACMP
7 14 (4.17%) Management Information System
8 11 (3.27%) Data Extraction
9 10 (2.98%) N-Tier
10 8 (2.38%) AS400
10 8 (2.38%) iSeries
11 6 (1.79%) User Experience
12 5 (1.49%) Data Integration
12 5 (1.49%) VSAM
13 4 (1.19%) CMDB
13 4 (1.19%) Cryptography
13 4 (1.19%) e-Health
13 4 (1.19%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 80 (23.81%) Windows Server
2 79 (23.51%) Unix
3 78 (23.21%) Windows 7
4 60 (17.86%) Linux
5 42 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (8.63%) MVS
9 22 (6.55%) Windows NT
10 15 (4.46%) Windows 8
11 13 (3.87%) zOS
12 11 (3.27%) Android
12 11 (3.27%) Solaris
12 11 (3.27%) Windows XP
13 10 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (2.68%) AIX
14 9 (2.68%) Windows Vista
15 8 (2.38%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.79%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.26%) ITIL
2 39 (11.61%) Migration
3 37 (11.01%) Incident Management
4 30 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (6.55%) Data Analysis
6 19 (5.65%) Data Governance
6 19 (5.65%) Data Security
7 17 (5.06%) Service Management
8 16 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
8 16 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 15 (4.46%) Change Management
9 15 (4.46%) High Availability
9 15 (4.46%) Information Security
9 15 (4.46%) Multithreading
9 15 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (3.87%) TDD
11 12 (3.57%) ITIL V3
11 12 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (3.27%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.45%) SQL
2 26 (7.74%) JCL
3 25 (7.44%) C++
4 24 (7.14%) C#
4 24 (7.14%) Java
5 23 (6.85%) PowerShell
6 21 (6.25%) REXX
7 17 (5.06%) Shell Script
8 15 (4.46%) Assembly Language
8 15 (4.46%) COBOL
9 12 (3.57%) CLIST
10 10 (2.98%) Python
11 9 (2.68%) Perl
12 8 (2.38%) JavaScript
12 8 (2.38%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.79%) C
14 4 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.19%) Jython
14 4 (1.19%) Korn
14 4 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.49%) Degree
5 5 (1.49%) MCSA
6 4 (1.19%) MCITP
6 4 (1.19%) MCSE
6 4 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.89%) CCNA
7 3 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.89%) MCP
7 3 (0.89%) MCTS
7 3 (0.89%) VCP5
8 2 (0.60%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.60%) Cyber Scheme
8 2 (0.60%) OSCP
8 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.60%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.71%) SLA
2 6 (1.79%) QA
3 5 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) HL7
System Software
1 65 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 35 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.74%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.98%) Time Sharing Option
4 10 (2.98%) vSphere
5 8 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (1.79%) GPFS
6 6 (1.79%) NFS
7 5 (1.49%) XenApp
8 3 (0.89%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.60%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.60%) Squid
9 2 (0.60%) UAG
9 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.60%) XenServer
10 1 (0.30%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 33 (9.82%) SCCM
2 24 (7.14%) CA Wily
3 17 (5.06%) Control-M
4 13 (3.87%) Tivoli
5 9 (2.68%) OVSD
6 8 (2.38%) SCOM
7 6 (1.79%) MAINVIEW
8 4 (1.19%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.19%) OpenView
8 4 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.19%) WSUS
9 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.30%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.30%) cPanel
9 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.30%) PaperCut
9 1 (0.30%) SnapVault
9 1 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.30%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 100 (29.76%) Microsoft
2 44 (13.10%) VMware
3 43 (12.80%) Remedy
4 41 (12.20%) Oracle
5 40 (11.90%) IBM
6 31 (9.23%) HP
7 27 (8.04%) CA
8 24 (7.14%) Citrix
9 13 (3.87%) AppSense
10 12 (3.57%) McAfee
11 11 (3.27%) Intel
12 10 (2.98%) NetApp
13 9 (2.68%) Cisco
14 7 (2.08%) F5
15 6 (1.79%) EMC
15 6 (1.79%) Sun
16 5 (1.49%) SAP
16 5 (1.49%) ServiceNow
17 4 (1.19%) MobileIron
17 4 (1.19%) NetQoS
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