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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 128 165 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.91% 13.45% 13.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.37% 58.93% 73.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 73 64
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £246 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 30
Median hourly rate £15.13 £14.20 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +5.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £22.50 £17.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
202 280 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.96% 22.82% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 108 90
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.07 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.65% +7.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.75 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -2 98 £400 +14.28% 21
High Wycombe -1 4 £373 -17.05% 9
Beaconsfield +1 1 - -
Marlow -2 1 £168 - 3
Aylesbury -12 1 - - 5
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 101 (39.15%) Active Directory
2 78 (30.23%) Microsoft
3 63 (24.42%) Security Cleared
4 56 (21.71%) Windows Server
5 55 (21.32%) Unix
6 53 (20.54%) Finance
7 49 (18.99%) ITIL
7 49 (18.99%) SC Cleared
8 46 (17.83%) Linux
8 46 (17.83%) SQL Server
8 46 (17.83%) VMware
9 44 (17.05%) MS Office
10 41 (15.89%) Citrix
11 36 (13.95%) SQL
12 35 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (13.18%) MS Exchange
13 34 (13.18%) Migration
13 34 (13.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 33 (12.79%) Internet
14 33 (12.79%) MS Excel
15 32 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (11.24%) Windows 7
17 28 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
18 27 (10.47%) .NET
18 27 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
19 25 (9.69%) Oracle
19 25 (9.69%) DV Cleared
20 24 (9.30%) FTP
21 23 (8.91%) HP
21 23 (8.91%) SCOM

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 34 (13.18%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (2.71%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.33%) IIS
7 4 (1.55%) Apache
7 4 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.55%) JBoss
7 4 (1.55%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.78%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.78%) SAS
8 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 44 (17.05%) MS Office
2 33 (12.79%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.94%) MS Project
4 4 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.94%) Office 365
2 4 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (1.55%) Amazon S3
2 4 (1.55%) CloudFront
3 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.78%) IaaS
4 2 (0.78%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.79%) Internet
2 24 (9.30%) FTP
3 21 (8.14%) Firewall
4 17 (6.59%) SAN
4 17 (6.59%) TCP/IP
4 17 (6.59%) VPN
5 16 (6.20%) IPsec
5 16 (6.20%) iSCSI
6 15 (5.81%) SMTP
7 14 (5.43%) LAN
7 14 (5.43%) WAN
8 13 (5.04%) SSH
9 12 (4.65%) Wireless
10 11 (4.26%) DNS
11 10 (3.88%) SSL
12 8 (3.10%) ATM
13 6 (2.33%) Network Security
13 6 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.94%) HTTPS
14 5 (1.94%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.71%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.94%) DB2
7 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.78%) MS Access
8 2 (0.78%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.39%) Easytrieve
9 1 (0.39%) MySQL
9 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.39%) QlikView
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (3.88%) Eclipse
2 7 (2.71%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.55%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (1.16%) ChangeMan
4 3 (1.16%) Xcode
4 3 (1.16%) XMLSpy
5 2 (0.78%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.78%) Introscope
5 2 (0.78%) JIRA
5 2 (0.78%) JMeter
5 2 (0.78%) Selenium
5 2 (0.78%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.39%) Ant
6 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.39%) Gradle
6 1 (0.39%) JUnit
6 1 (0.39%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.39%) NUnit
6 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 53 (20.54%) Finance
2 12 (4.65%) Retail
3 9 (3.49%) Banking
4 8 (3.10%) Electronics
5 7 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.16%) Automotive
7 3 (1.16%) Marketing
8 2 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.39%) German Language
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (26.36%) Analyst
2 24 (9.30%) Developer
3 18 (6.98%) Consultant
3 18 (6.98%) Support Analyst
4 16 (6.20%) Project Manager
4 16 (6.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (5.81%) 1st Line Support
5 15 (5.81%) Service Analyst
6 11 (4.26%) DBA
6 11 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 11 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 11 (4.26%) SQL DBA
7 10 (3.88%) Architect
7 10 (3.88%) Server Engineer
7 10 (3.88%) Software Engineer
8 9 (3.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 9 (3.49%) C++ Developer
8 9 (3.49%) Server Specialist
8 9 (3.49%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.47%) .NET
2 9 (3.49%) ISPF
3 8 (3.10%) XSLT
4 7 (2.71%) XML
5 6 (2.33%) Middleware
6 5 (1.94%) J2EE
6 5 (1.94%) SOAP
6 5 (1.94%) Web Services
6 5 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (1.94%) WPF
7 4 (1.55%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.55%) JMS
7 4 (1.55%) MFC
8 3 (1.16%) ATL
8 3 (1.16%) JDBC
8 3 (1.16%) POCO
8 3 (1.16%) REST
8 3 (1.16%) WSDL
8 3 (1.16%) XSD
8 3 (1.16%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.75%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.20%) Mainframe
4 15 (5.81%) CESG
4 15 (5.81%) Client/Server
4 15 (5.81%) Cryptography
5 7 (2.71%) Statistics
6 6 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.94%) AS400
7 5 (1.94%) Clustering
8 4 (1.55%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.16%) DataPower
9 3 (1.16%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.16%) HACMP
9 3 (1.16%) iSeries
9 3 (1.16%) Replication
9 3 (1.16%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 56 (21.71%) Windows Server
2 55 (21.32%) Unix
3 46 (17.83%) Linux
4 34 (13.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (11.24%) Windows 7
6 28 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (6.59%) Windows Vista
9 11 (4.26%) Windows 10
10 9 (3.49%) CentOS
10 9 (3.49%) MVS
10 9 (3.49%) Windows NT
11 8 (3.10%) Ubuntu
12 7 (2.71%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (2.71%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.33%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.16%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.16%) zOS
15 2 (0.78%) Solaris
16 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.99%) ITIL
2 34 (13.18%) Migration
3 20 (7.75%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (6.98%) Software Engineering
5 17 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (6.59%) Information Assurance
5 17 (6.59%) Project Management
6 16 (6.20%) Service Management
6 16 (6.20%) Virtual Environments
7 15 (5.81%) Change Management
8 14 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.43%) Incident Management
8 14 (5.43%) Risk Management
9 13 (5.04%) Ethical Hacking
9 13 (5.04%) High Availability
9 13 (5.04%) OWASP
9 13 (5.04%) Patch Management
10 12 (4.65%) ITIL V3
10 12 (4.65%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.95%) SQL
2 20 (7.75%) C#
3 17 (6.59%) C++
4 14 (5.43%) Java
5 13 (5.04%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.88%) JCL
7 9 (3.49%) REXX
8 8 (3.10%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.71%) VBScript
10 6 (2.33%) C
10 6 (2.33%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.94%) Python
11 5 (1.94%) VB
12 4 (1.55%) C++/CLI
13 3 (1.16%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.16%) Perl
13 3 (1.16%) PHP
14 2 (0.78%) Jython
14 2 (0.78%) Korn
14 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (24.42%) Security Cleared
2 49 (18.99%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.69%) DV Cleared
4 19 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.98%) CISSP
6 15 (5.81%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (5.04%) CEH
8 9 (3.49%) MCSE
9 8 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.16%) CISM
11 3 (1.16%) Degree
11 3 (1.16%) GCIA
11 3 (1.16%) GCIH
11 3 (1.16%) GIAC
11 3 (1.16%) MCP
12 2 (0.78%) Dell Certification
12 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.04%) SLA
2 12 (4.65%) RMADS
3 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.16%) QA
4 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 101 (39.15%) Active Directory
2 35 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.20%) NFS
4 15 (5.81%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (5.43%) Hyper-V
6 13 (5.04%) Sendmail
7 10 (3.88%) XenApp
8 8 (3.10%) Time Sharing Option
8 8 (3.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 6 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.55%) vSphere
11 2 (0.78%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.39%) Firmware
12 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (8.91%) SCOM
2 15 (5.81%) Tivoli
3 11 (4.26%) OVSD
4 10 (3.88%) SCCM
5 9 (3.49%) CA Wily
6 5 (1.94%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.55%) Nexpose
8 3 (1.16%) Nagios
9 2 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.39%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.39%) Control-M
10 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.39%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.39%) MAINVIEW
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.39%) PaperCut
10 1 (0.39%) SCSM
10 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 78 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 46 (17.83%) VMware
3 41 (15.89%) Citrix
4 25 (9.69%) Oracle
5 23 (8.91%) HP
6 22 (8.53%) IBM
7 17 (6.59%) NetApp
8 10 (3.88%) Cisco
8 10 (3.88%) Intel Security
9 9 (3.49%) EMC
9 9 (3.49%) Juniper
10 8 (3.10%) CommVault
11 6 (2.33%) Dell
12 5 (1.94%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.94%) AppSense
12 5 (1.94%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.94%) F5
12 5 (1.94%) SAP
12 5 (1.94%) Symantec
13 4 (1.55%) ArcSight
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