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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 186 194 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.29% 16.26% 16.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.49% 76.08% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 82 68
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £185 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 13
Average hourly rate £14.60 £13.25 £15.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £17.27 £44.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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
318 255 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.71% 21.37% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 106 104
Average daily rate £368 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £17.50 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 0 147 £375 +18.11% 26
High Wycombe -11 4 £413 +65.00% 10
Marlow - 4 - -
Aylesbury - 4 - - 5
Beaconsfield - 2 - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 120 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 106 (30.72%) Active Directory
3 92 (26.67%) Finance
4 77 (22.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (20.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 69 (20.00%) UNIX
7 68 (19.71%) VMware
8 67 (19.42%) Windows 7
9 63 (18.26%) MS Excel
10 59 (17.10%) Migration
11 58 (16.81%) ITIL
12 57 (16.52%) Linux
12 57 (16.52%) SQL
12 57 (16.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 53 (15.36%) SQL Server
14 51 (14.78%) MS Office
15 45 (13.04%) MS Exchange
16 44 (12.75%) Oracle
17 43 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
18 42 (12.17%) PowerShell
19 39 (11.30%) Citrix
20 38 (11.01%) Security Cleared
21 37 (10.72%) SCCM
22 36 (10.43%) Hyper-V
22 36 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (9.28%) Remedy
24 31 (8.99%) HP
24 31 (8.99%) Data Centre
25 30 (8.70%) ATM
26 25 (7.25%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 45 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.80%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (5.80%) Lync
4 19 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (5.51%) Apache
5 15 (4.35%) IIS
6 14 (4.06%) SAS
7 13 (3.77%) Tomcat
8 11 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (2.90%) WebLogic
10 9 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (2.61%) WebSphere
10 9 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (2.32%) JBoss
12 4 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.87%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
13 3 (0.87%) nginx
14 2 (0.58%) Moodle
Applications
1 63 (18.26%) MS Excel
2 51 (14.78%) MS Office
3 11 (3.19%) MS Project
4 6 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.58%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (4.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.29%) Primavera
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.25%) Office 365
2 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) IaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.70%) ATM
2 21 (6.09%) DNS
3 20 (5.80%) Firewall
4 14 (4.06%) SAN
5 11 (3.19%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.90%) LAN
6 10 (2.90%) WAN
6 10 (2.90%) DHCP
6 10 (2.90%) NetScaler
7 9 (2.61%) VPN
8 8 (2.32%) Internet
8 8 (2.32%) SSL
8 8 (2.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (2.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.45%) Wireshark
9 5 (1.45%) SMTP
10 4 (1.16%) HTTP
11 3 (0.87%) FTP
11 3 (0.87%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.93%) DB2
3 16 (4.64%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.74%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.45%) BusinessObjects XI
10 5 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.45%) PowerCenter
11 4 (1.16%) OLTP
12 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.87%) MySQL
12 3 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.87%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 6 (1.74%) Visual Studio
1 6 (1.74%) Introscope
2 5 (1.45%) Subversion
2 5 (1.45%) Selenium
3 4 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.16%) WebDriver
3 4 (1.16%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.16%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.58%) JIRA
4 2 (0.58%) ChangeMan
4 2 (0.58%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.29%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.29%) Gradle
5 1 (0.29%) Ant
5 1 (0.29%) JUnit
General
1 92 (26.67%) Finance
2 21 (6.09%) Banking
3 14 (4.06%) Financial Institution
3 14 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.03%) Spanish Language
5 5 (1.45%) Retail
6 4 (1.16%) Electronics
7 3 (0.87%) Automotive
7 3 (0.87%) Publishing
8 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 64 (18.55%) Analyst
2 37 (10.72%) Project Manager
3 33 (9.57%) Administrator
4 23 (6.67%) Consultant
5 19 (5.51%) Support Engineer
6 17 (4.93%) Service Analyst
6 17 (4.93%) Developer
6 17 (4.93%) BizTalk Administrator
7 15 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 15 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (4.06%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (3.48%) Architect
10 11 (3.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 11 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (3.19%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (2.61%) Windows Administrator
12 8 (2.32%) Migration Engineer
12 8 (2.32%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.32%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.67%) .NET
2 12 (3.48%) .NET Framework
3 11 (3.19%) J2EE
4 10 (2.90%) Middleware
5 8 (2.32%) Web Services
6 7 (2.03%) HTML
7 6 (1.74%) HTML5
8 5 (1.45%) SAP XI
9 4 (1.16%) XML
9 4 (1.16%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.87%) LAMP
10 3 (0.87%) SAP Smart Forms
10 3 (0.87%) XSLT
10 3 (0.87%) SOAP
10 3 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (0.87%) ISPF
11 2 (0.58%) WPF
11 2 (0.58%) Java EE
11 2 (0.58%) JNDI
11 2 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.99%) Data Centre
3 25 (7.25%) Clustering
4 13 (3.77%) Mainframe
5 12 (3.48%) User Experience
6 9 (2.61%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.61%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.32%) Data Extraction
7 8 (2.32%) Replication
8 7 (2.03%) NHS
8 7 (2.03%) PKI
9 6 (1.74%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.74%) Statistics
10 5 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.16%) HP Storage
11 4 (1.16%) CMDB
11 4 (1.16%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.87%) HACMP
12 3 (0.87%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 77 (22.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 72 (20.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 69 (20.00%) UNIX
4 67 (19.42%) Windows 7
5 57 (16.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (16.52%) Linux
6 23 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 16 (4.64%) MVS
8 12 (3.48%) Windows 2000 Server
9 11 (3.19%) Solaris
9 11 (3.19%) AIX
10 10 (2.90%) Windows NT
11 7 (2.03%) Android
11 7 (2.03%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.03%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.16%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.16%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.87%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (17.10%) Migration
2 58 (16.81%) ITIL
3 25 (7.25%) Project Management
4 21 (6.09%) Change Management
5 20 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
6 18 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (4.93%) CRM
7 17 (4.93%) Performance Monitoring
8 15 (4.35%) Incident Management
9 14 (4.06%) PRINCE2
9 14 (4.06%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (3.77%) Problem Management
10 13 (3.77%) High Availability
11 12 (3.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (2.90%) Load Balancing
12 10 (2.90%) Data Analysis
13 9 (2.61%) Logistics
13 9 (2.61%) Software Engineering
13 9 (2.61%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.52%) SQL
2 42 (12.17%) PowerShell
3 21 (6.09%) Java
4 16 (4.64%) C#
4 16 (4.64%) Shell Script
5 13 (3.77%) VBScript
5 13 (3.77%) Perl
6 12 (3.48%) VB
7 9 (2.61%) C++
8 8 (2.32%) Python
9 7 (2.03%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.03%) Korn
10 6 (1.74%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.74%) C
11 5 (1.45%) JCL
12 3 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.87%) Ruby
12 3 (0.87%) REXX
13 2 (0.58%) Jython
13 2 (0.58%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 38 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.22%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.06%) MCSE
6 10 (2.90%) MCITP
7 9 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (2.61%) MCTS
8 7 (2.03%) CCA
8 7 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.74%) MCSA
9 6 (1.74%) VCP5
10 5 (1.45%) Degree
10 5 (1.45%) VCAP
10 5 (1.45%) CCEE
10 5 (1.45%) CCAA
10 5 (1.45%) CCIA
11 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.87%) MCP
12 2 (0.58%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.93%) SLA
2 10 (2.90%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 106 (30.72%) Active Directory
2 43 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (10.43%) Hyper-V
4 24 (6.96%) vSphere
5 20 (5.80%) XenApp
6 18 (5.22%) XenDesktop
7 13 (3.77%) ISA Server
8 7 (2.03%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (1.45%) UAG
9 5 (1.45%) HDFS
10 4 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.87%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.87%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (0.58%) GPFS
12 2 (0.58%) Squid
12 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (10.72%) SCCM
2 13 (3.77%) SCOM
3 12 (3.48%) WSUS
3 12 (3.48%) Control-M
4 10 (2.90%) AirWatch
5 9 (2.61%) Tivoli
6 8 (2.32%) Nagios
7 7 (2.03%) OVSD
7 7 (2.03%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 6 (1.74%) CA Wily
9 5 (1.45%) Zenoss
9 5 (1.45%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.45%) EMC VPLEX
9 5 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (1.45%) XenMobile
10 4 (1.16%) Puppet
11 3 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.87%) OpenView
11 3 (0.87%) Opsview
11 3 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 120 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 68 (19.71%) VMware
3 44 (12.75%) Oracle
4 39 (11.30%) Citrix
5 32 (9.28%) Remedy
6 31 (8.99%) HP
7 15 (4.35%) Cisco
8 12 (3.48%) IBM
8 12 (3.48%) EMC
8 12 (3.48%) NetApp
9 11 (3.19%) Brocade
9 11 (3.19%) F5
10 10 (2.90%) AppSense
11 9 (2.61%) SAP
12 8 (2.32%) Symantec
13 7 (2.03%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.03%) Adobe
13 7 (2.03%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.45%) Informatica
14 5 (1.45%) Splunk
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