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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 183 204 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.95% 19.30% 15.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.09% 76.98% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 74 50
Average daily rate
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£290 £300 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.68 £26.99 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
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
247 265 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.53% 25.07% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 103 85
Average daily rate £295 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 36
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £27.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 1 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 1 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 1 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 0 133 £300 +20.00% 30
High Wycombe +3 17 £250 +33.33% 5
Aylesbury 0 1 - - 4
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - - 1
Chesham - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Bletchley - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 135 (35.81%) Active Directory
2 126 (33.42%) Microsoft
3 122 (32.36%) Windows 7
4 82 (21.75%) ITIL
5 79 (20.95%) MS Excel
6 77 (20.42%) Finance
7 76 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 71 (18.83%) Security Cleared
8 71 (18.83%) UNIX
9 65 (17.24%) SQL
10 64 (16.98%) Windows XP
11 63 (16.71%) VMware
12 58 (15.38%) MS Exchange
13 57 (15.12%) MS Office
14 56 (14.85%) Migration
15 53 (14.06%) SC Cleared
16 52 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 51 (13.53%) Citrix
18 46 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
19 45 (11.94%) Oracle
20 37 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
21 36 (9.55%) Java
21 36 (9.55%) MCSE
22 35 (9.28%) SLA
23 34 (9.02%) Linux
23 34 (9.02%) Windows NT
23 34 (9.02%) VBScript
23 34 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
24 33 (8.75%) Blackberry
25 31 (8.22%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 58 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (5.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (4.77%) IIS
5 16 (4.24%) WebSphere
6 14 (3.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (3.18%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.86%) TIBCO EMS
11 5 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.06%) Lync
12 4 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.06%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.06%) Apache
12 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.06%) Liferay
13 3 (0.80%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 79 (20.95%) MS Excel
2 57 (15.12%) MS Office
3 11 (2.92%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.59%) MS Project
6 4 (1.06%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.39%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (2.12%) TIBCO iProcess
3 6 (1.59%) Staffware
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.27%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.06%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.69%) SAN
2 15 (3.98%) NAS
2 15 (3.98%) Firewall
2 15 (3.98%) LAN
2 15 (3.98%) WAN
3 14 (3.71%) LDAP
4 11 (2.92%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.12%) ATM
6 7 (1.86%) iSCSI
6 7 (1.86%) VPN
6 7 (1.86%) DNS
7 6 (1.59%) Broadband
8 5 (1.33%) BIG-IP
8 5 (1.33%) VoIP
8 5 (1.33%) Internet
9 4 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.06%) DSL
9 4 (1.06%) MPLS
9 4 (1.06%) Intranet
9 4 (1.06%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.92%) MS Access
4 8 (2.12%) DTS
5 7 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.53%) OLTP
7 2 (0.53%) MySQL
7 2 (0.53%) DB2
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.27%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.27%) OLAP
8 1 (0.27%) Ingres
8 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.27%) Informix
Development Applications
1 15 (3.98%) Selenium
2 12 (3.18%) MSI
3 9 (2.39%) WebDriver
3 9 (2.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.86%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.86%) JMeter
5 6 (1.59%) InstallShield
5 6 (1.59%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.06%) Introscope
6 4 (1.06%) AdminStudio
6 4 (1.06%) Ant
7 3 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.80%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.80%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.53%) Hudson
8 2 (0.53%) Maven
9 1 (0.27%) Subversion
9 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 77 (20.42%) Finance
2 22 (5.84%) Banking
3 7 (1.86%) Retail
3 7 (1.86%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.33%) Automotive
5 3 (0.80%) Spanish Language
5 3 (0.80%) Back Office
6 2 (0.53%) Electronics
6 2 (0.53%) Legal
6 2 (0.53%) Advertising
6 2 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) French Language
7 1 (0.27%) German Language
7 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.27%) International Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 99 (26.26%) Analyst
2 32 (8.49%) Support Analyst
3 27 (7.16%) Project Manager
4 26 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 25 (6.63%) Service Analyst
6 22 (5.84%) Help Desk Analyst
6 22 (5.84%) 1st Line Support
7 20 (5.31%) Administrator
8 19 (5.04%) Developer
9 15 (3.98%) Help Desk Support
9 15 (3.98%) Consultant
10 14 (3.71%) Support Engineer
11 13 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 12 (3.18%) Applications Packager
13 11 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (2.92%) Team Leader
14 10 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
14 10 (2.65%) Windows Administrator
15 9 (2.39%) Test Manager
16 8 (2.12%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.90%) .NET
2 17 (4.51%) Web Services
3 14 (3.71%) Application Packaging
4 10 (2.65%) J2EE
5 8 (2.12%) SOAP
6 6 (1.59%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.33%) HTML
8 4 (1.06%) XML
8 4 (1.06%) WinForms
8 4 (1.06%) WebCenter
9 3 (0.80%) Ajax
9 3 (0.80%) WSH
10 2 (0.53%) JFace
10 2 (0.53%) JMS
10 2 (0.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.53%) Spring
10 2 (0.53%) HTML5
10 2 (0.53%) JPA
11 1 (0.27%) WPF
11 1 (0.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.75%) Blackberry
3 13 (3.45%) Clustering
4 11 (2.92%) Mainframe
5 10 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.12%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.33%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.33%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.06%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.06%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.06%) iPhone
9 3 (0.80%) PDA
9 3 (0.80%) Handset
9 3 (0.80%) User Experience
9 3 (0.80%) iPad
10 2 (0.53%) Replication
10 2 (0.53%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.53%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.27%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.27%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 122 (32.36%) Windows 7
2 76 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (18.83%) UNIX
4 64 (16.98%) Windows XP
5 52 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (9.02%) Linux
6 34 (9.02%) Windows NT
7 22 (5.84%) Windows 8
8 19 (5.04%) Windows 2000
9 17 (4.51%) Windows 2000 Server
9 17 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (3.98%) Windows Vista
11 14 (3.71%) Android
11 14 (3.71%) Apple iOS
12 13 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (1.59%) MVS
14 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.80%) CentOS
15 3 (0.80%) Solaris
15 3 (0.80%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (21.75%) ITIL
2 56 (14.85%) Migration
3 29 (7.69%) Service Management
4 28 (7.43%) Change Management
5 20 (5.31%) Problem Management
6 18 (4.77%) Incident Management
7 17 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
8 16 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (4.24%) Validation
9 15 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (3.98%) Project Management
10 12 (3.18%) Service Delivery
10 12 (3.18%) Test Automation
11 11 (2.92%) Data Validation
11 11 (2.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (2.92%) TDD
11 11 (2.92%) PRINCE2
11 11 (2.92%) Line Management
12 10 (2.65%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (17.24%) SQL
2 36 (9.55%) Java
3 34 (9.02%) VBScript
4 23 (6.10%) C#
5 22 (5.84%) PowerShell
6 21 (5.57%) VB
7 8 (2.12%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.12%) C
8 7 (1.86%) C++
9 6 (1.59%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.59%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.06%) Perl
11 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.27%) VB6
12 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.27%) COBOL
12 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 71 (18.83%) Security Cleared
2 53 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 46 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (9.55%) MCSE
5 26 (6.90%) DV Cleared
6 21 (5.57%) MCP
7 17 (4.51%) Degree
8 8 (2.12%) ISEB
9 6 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.33%) CCNA
11 4 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.06%) HND
12 3 (0.80%) MCITP
12 3 (0.80%) MCSA
13 2 (0.53%) MCDST
13 2 (0.53%) MCTS
14 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.27%) HNC
14 1 (0.27%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.28%) SLA
2 10 (2.65%) QA
3 9 (2.39%) BS15000
System Software
1 135 (35.81%) Active Directory
2 37 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.63%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.24%) VMware ESX
4 16 (4.24%) vSphere
5 14 (3.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (3.45%) Terminal Services
7 12 (3.18%) XenApp
8 11 (2.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (2.92%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.59%) NFS
10 4 (1.06%) Firmware
10 4 (1.06%) NLBS
10 4 (1.06%) Xen
11 2 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 31 (8.22%) SCCM
2 22 (5.84%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.71%) OVSD
4 13 (3.45%) BladeLogic
5 9 (2.39%) SCOM
6 7 (1.86%) TIBCO Hawk
6 7 (1.86%) CA Wily
7 6 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.33%) WSUS
8 5 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.33%) Control-M
8 5 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (1.06%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 2 (0.53%) ARCserve
11 2 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 126 (33.42%) Microsoft
2 63 (16.71%) VMware
3 51 (13.53%) Citrix
4 45 (11.94%) Oracle
5 24 (6.37%) Cisco
6 20 (5.31%) NetApp
7 18 (4.77%) Remedy
8 16 (4.24%) Intel
8 16 (4.24%) HP
9 10 (2.65%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.39%) TIBCO
10 9 (2.39%) Symantec
10 9 (2.39%) SAP
10 9 (2.39%) IBM
10 9 (2.39%) EMC
10 9 (2.39%) MobileIron
11 7 (1.86%) Lumension
12 6 (1.59%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.33%) McAfee
13 5 (1.33%) Sophos
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