The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 176 187 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.56% 18.46% 18.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.64% 81.30% 71.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 66
Average daily rate
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£301 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £173 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 21
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £19.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
239 230 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 18.41% 22.70% 26.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 95 92
Average daily rate £325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £203 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.20 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £22.25 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
South East

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -1 138 £318 -2.30% 25
High Wycombe +1 20 £263 +65.35% 10
Aylesbury -4 1 - - 7
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - - 1
Chesham - - - -
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Bletchley - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 148 (36.82%) Active Directory
2 135 (33.58%) Microsoft
3 128 (31.84%) Windows 7
4 93 (23.13%) Security Cleared
5 89 (22.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 82 (20.40%) Windows XP
7 77 (19.15%) MS Exchange
7 77 (19.15%) SQL
8 76 (18.91%) ITIL
9 75 (18.66%) UNIX
10 73 (18.16%) SC Cleared
11 70 (17.41%) MS Excel
11 70 (17.41%) VMware
12 63 (15.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 62 (15.42%) Finance
14 59 (14.68%) Migration
15 58 (14.43%) Linux
15 58 (14.43%) MS Office
16 56 (13.93%) Citrix
17 47 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
18 45 (11.19%) Hyper-V
19 40 (9.95%) Oracle
20 39 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
20 39 (9.70%) DV Cleared
21 38 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2003
21 38 (9.45%) Blackberry
22 37 (9.20%) Change Management
23 34 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
24 32 (7.96%) SLA
25 31 (7.71%) MCSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 77 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 38 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 34 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (6.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 24 (5.97%) WebSphere
6 22 (5.47%) WebSphere Application Server
7 15 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (3.73%) Lync
8 14 (3.48%) SharePoint
9 10 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (2.24%) IIS
11 7 (1.74%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2000
13 4 (1.00%) Liferay
13 4 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (1.00%) Apache
13 4 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 70 (17.41%) MS Excel
2 58 (14.43%) MS Office
3 8 (1.99%) MS Project
3 8 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (2.24%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (1.99%) TIBCO iProcess
3 6 (1.49%) Staffware
4 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (1.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.21%) SAN
2 26 (6.47%) Firewall
3 21 (5.22%) LDAP
4 19 (4.73%) iSCSI
5 14 (3.48%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.23%) LAN
7 12 (2.99%) WAN
7 12 (2.99%) NAS
8 11 (2.74%) Internet
9 10 (2.49%) DNS
10 9 (2.24%) ATM
10 9 (2.24%) MPLS
11 7 (1.74%) BIG-IP
11 7 (1.74%) SMTP
12 6 (1.49%) DHCP
13 5 (1.24%) VLAN
13 5 (1.24%) ICMP
13 5 (1.24%) Intranet
14 4 (1.00%) DSL
14 4 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.98%) DTS
3 9 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.74%) MS Access
6 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.50%) DB2
8 2 (0.50%) OLTP
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.25%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.25%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.25%) OLAP
9 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (4.73%) MSI
2 9 (2.24%) Wise Package Studio
3 7 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.74%) InstallShield
4 6 (1.49%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.49%) Selenium
5 4 (1.00%) Ant
5 4 (1.00%) AdminStudio
5 4 (1.00%) Introscope
6 3 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.75%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.50%) JMeter
8 1 (0.25%) Maven
8 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.25%) XMLUnit
8 1 (0.25%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.25%) Hudson
8 1 (0.25%) PhoneGap
General
1 62 (15.42%) Finance
2 15 (3.73%) Banking
3 9 (2.24%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.99%) Retail
5 6 (1.49%) Automotive
6 4 (1.00%) French Language
6 4 (1.00%) German Language
7 3 (0.75%) Advertising
7 3 (0.75%) Marketing
8 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (26.37%) Analyst
2 33 (8.21%) Support Analyst
3 29 (7.21%) Project Manager
3 29 (7.21%) Service Desk Analyst
4 28 (6.97%) Service Analyst
5 26 (6.47%) Consultant
6 23 (5.72%) Help Desk Analyst
7 20 (4.98%) Help Desk Support
7 20 (4.98%) Support Engineer
8 19 (4.73%) Applications Packager
8 19 (4.73%) 1st Line Support
9 18 (4.48%) Developer
10 16 (3.98%) Deployment Analyst
11 15 (3.73%) Administrator
12 14 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (2.74%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 10 (2.49%) Cloud Engineer
14 10 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.49%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.22%) Web Services
2 21 (5.22%) Application Packaging
3 17 (4.23%) SOAP
3 17 (4.23%) .NET
3 17 (4.23%) J2EE
4 9 (2.24%) WSH
5 8 (1.99%) HTML
6 7 (1.74%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.49%) XML
8 5 (1.24%) jQuery
9 4 (1.00%) WebCenter
9 4 (1.00%) CSS
9 4 (1.00%) LINQ
9 4 (1.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.75%) HTML5
10 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.50%) XSL
11 2 (0.50%) WinForms
11 2 (0.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.45%) Blackberry
2 11 (2.74%) CESG
3 9 (2.24%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.49%) Clustering
5 6 (1.49%) Cryptography
5 6 (1.49%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.49%) iPhone
6 5 (1.24%) Replication
6 5 (1.24%) PKI
7 4 (1.00%) E-Learning
7 4 (1.00%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.00%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.00%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.00%) EqualLogic
7 4 (1.00%) PDA
7 4 (1.00%) SWIFT
8 3 (0.75%) iPad
8 3 (0.75%) Handset
9 2 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 128 (31.84%) Windows 7
2 89 (22.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (20.40%) Windows XP
4 75 (18.66%) UNIX
5 63 (15.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 58 (14.43%) Linux
7 17 (4.23%) Windows Vista
8 16 (3.98%) Windows 8
9 15 (3.73%) Windows NT
10 14 (3.48%) Android
11 13 (3.23%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.99%) Windows 2000
12 12 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
13 11 (2.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.74%) CentOS
14 7 (1.74%) AIX
14 7 (1.74%) Solaris
15 6 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.75%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (18.91%) ITIL
2 59 (14.68%) Migration
3 37 (9.20%) Change Management
4 23 (5.72%) Service Management
5 17 (4.23%) Problem Management
6 14 (3.48%) Project Management
6 14 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (2.74%) CRM
8 11 (2.74%) Incident Management
9 10 (2.49%) Project Planning
9 10 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (2.24%) Workflow
10 9 (2.24%) PRINCE2
10 9 (2.24%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.24%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (1.99%) Logistics
12 7 (1.74%) ITIL V3
12 7 (1.74%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (1.49%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (19.15%) SQL
2 30 (7.46%) Java
3 29 (7.21%) VB
4 25 (6.22%) VBScript
5 24 (5.97%) PowerShell
6 16 (3.98%) C#
7 10 (2.49%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.24%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.74%) C
10 3 (0.75%) C++
11 2 (0.50%) VBA
12 1 (0.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.25%) Perl
12 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 93 (23.13%) Security Cleared
2 73 (18.16%) SC Cleared
3 39 (9.70%) DV Cleared
3 39 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (7.71%) MCSE
5 22 (5.47%) MCP
6 11 (2.74%) Degree
7 9 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.99%) ISEB
9 7 (1.74%) CCNA
10 6 (1.49%) MCSA
11 5 (1.24%) MCITP
12 4 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.75%) MCDST
13 3 (0.75%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.50%) MCTS
15 1 (0.25%) CISSP
15 1 (0.25%) CCNP
15 1 (0.25%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.96%) SLA
2 15 (3.73%) QA
3 6 (1.49%) BS15000
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 148 (36.82%) Active Directory
2 47 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (11.19%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (3.73%) vSphere
6 11 (2.74%) XenApp
7 10 (2.49%) NFS
8 9 (2.24%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.00%) Xen
10 4 (1.00%) NLBS
10 4 (1.00%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.75%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.75%) UAG
12 2 (0.50%) XenServer
12 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (7.21%) SCCM
2 21 (5.22%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.99%) OVSD
3 12 (2.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (1.74%) TIBCO Hawk
4 7 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (1.49%) SCOM
6 5 (1.24%) WSUS
6 5 (1.24%) CA Wily
7 4 (1.00%) Control-M
8 3 (0.75%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.75%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.50%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 135 (33.58%) Microsoft
2 70 (17.41%) VMware
3 56 (13.93%) Citrix
4 40 (9.95%) Oracle
5 25 (6.22%) NetApp
6 23 (5.72%) Cisco
7 20 (4.98%) HP
8 18 (4.48%) IBM
9 15 (3.73%) Remedy
10 14 (3.48%) Lumension
11 11 (2.74%) Symantec
12 9 (2.24%) TIBCO
12 9 (2.24%) Intel
12 9 (2.24%) MobileIron
13 8 (1.99%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.99%) EMC
13 8 (1.99%) McAfee
14 7 (1.74%) Sophos
14 7 (1.74%) Veeam
15 6 (1.49%) CheckPoint
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