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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 142 122 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.75% 12.88% 15.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.05% 57.28% 68.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 53 88
Median daily rate £363 £350 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 19
Median hourly rate £12.75 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.78 £10.40 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.65 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
215 213 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 25.35% 22.49% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 79 113
Median daily rate £358 £365 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.05% +25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 22
Median hourly rate £12.75 £16.14 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +1 118 £375 +4.16% 17
Newport Pagnell - 5 £465 -
Marlow - 4 £303 - 1
High Wycombe -6 1 £95 -66.66% 9
Aylesbury - 1 £145 - 4
Beaconsfield - 1 - - 2
Buckingham - 1 - - 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 123 (47.86%) Security Cleared
2 114 (44.36%) Active Directory
3 103 (40.08%) SC Cleared
4 90 (35.02%) Microsoft
5 64 (24.90%) Windows Server
6 59 (22.96%) Unix
7 57 (22.18%) MS Office
8 51 (19.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (19.07%) ITIL
10 44 (17.12%) VMware
11 41 (15.95%) Cisco
12 39 (15.18%) Linux
13 38 (14.79%) DV Cleared
13 38 (14.79%) Windows 10
14 37 (14.40%) Windows 7
15 35 (13.62%) Hyper-V
15 35 (13.62%) SQL Server
16 33 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (12.45%) Windows Vista
17 32 (12.45%) MS Excel
17 32 (12.45%) LAN
18 30 (11.67%) SCCM
19 28 (10.89%) WAN
19 28 (10.89%) DHCP
19 28 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
19 28 (10.89%) Risk Management
20 26 (10.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 25 (9.73%) CEH
21 25 (9.73%) MS Exchange

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 25 (9.73%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.17%) Skype for Business
3 11 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (4.28%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (3.11%) Drupal
6 7 (2.72%) IIS
7 6 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.39%) CMS
10 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 57 (22.18%) MS Office
2 32 (12.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.56%) MS Project
3 4 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.78%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.56%) Office 365
2 8 (3.11%) IaaS
2 8 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.39%) PaaS
4 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.45%) LAN
2 28 (10.89%) DHCP
2 28 (10.89%) WAN
3 18 (7.00%) DNS
3 18 (7.00%) IPsec
4 17 (6.61%) Internet
4 17 (6.61%) SMTP
5 16 (6.23%) Firewall
6 15 (5.84%) Wireless
7 13 (5.06%) Skype
8 12 (4.67%) Unified Communications
8 12 (4.67%) VLAN
8 12 (4.67%) VPN
9 10 (3.89%) TCP/IP
10 7 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (2.72%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (2.72%) FTP
10 7 (2.72%) SSH
10 7 (2.72%) SSL
11 6 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.50%) Big Data
2 9 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.95%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.39%) Power BI
9 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.72%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.95%) Ant
2 5 (1.95%) Gradle
3 4 (1.56%) Hudson
3 4 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.56%) MSI
4 3 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.17%) Subversion
4 3 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.78%) GDB
5 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.39%) GCC
6 1 (0.39%) Introscope
General
1 21 (8.17%) Finance
2 9 (3.50%) Banking
3 8 (3.11%) Retail
4 5 (1.95%) German Language
5 4 (1.56%) Legal
5 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.39%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (23.74%) Analyst
2 16 (6.23%) Consultant
2 16 (6.23%) Support Analyst
3 14 (5.45%) Architect
3 14 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (4.28%) Security Advisor
4 11 (4.28%) Security Analyst
4 11 (4.28%) Service Analyst
4 11 (4.28%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (3.89%) Security Consultant
6 9 (3.50%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (3.50%) Administrator
6 9 (3.50%) Support Engineer
6 9 (3.50%) Wintel Analyst
7 8 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (3.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 8 (3.11%) Developer
8 7 (2.72%) Desktop Support
9 6 (2.33%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.89%) .NET
1 10 (3.89%) SAML
2 9 (3.50%) HTML
2 9 (3.50%) SailPoint
2 9 (3.50%) Web Services
3 8 (3.11%) CSS
4 6 (2.33%) XML
5 5 (1.95%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.95%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.95%) EJB
5 5 (1.95%) Java EE
5 5 (1.95%) JMS
5 5 (1.95%) XSLT
6 4 (1.56%) ADO
7 3 (1.17%) ADO.NET
7 3 (1.17%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.17%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.17%) HTML5
7 3 (1.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.34%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.95%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.61%) CESG
4 13 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.06%) Blackberry
5 12 (4.67%) Replication
6 11 (4.28%) Client/Server
7 8 (3.11%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.33%) Clustering
9 4 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.56%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.17%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.17%) Statistics
11 2 (0.78%) PKI
12 1 (0.39%) CMDB
12 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (24.90%) Windows Server
2 59 (22.96%) Unix
3 51 (19.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (15.18%) Linux
6 38 (14.79%) Windows 10
7 37 (14.40%) Windows 7
8 32 (12.45%) Windows Vista
9 28 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (10.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (6.23%) Windows 8
11 16 (6.23%) Windows XP
12 13 (5.06%) Windows NT
13 12 (4.67%) Android
14 11 (4.28%) CentOS
15 8 (3.11%) MVS
16 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.07%) ITIL
2 28 (10.89%) Risk Management
3 24 (9.34%) Information Assurance
4 23 (8.95%) Migration
5 22 (8.56%) Incident Management
6 19 (7.39%) Security Testing
6 19 (7.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 18 (7.00%) Cryptography
8 17 (6.61%) Patch Management
8 17 (6.61%) Security Architecture
9 16 (6.23%) Change Management
9 16 (6.23%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (5.84%) Information Security
11 13 (5.06%) ITIL V2
11 13 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.67%) Virtual Environments
13 11 (4.28%) Capacity Management
13 11 (4.28%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 11 (4.28%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (4.28%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.78%) PowerShell
2 17 (6.61%) SQL
3 14 (5.45%) C#
3 14 (5.45%) VB
4 9 (3.50%) Python
5 8 (3.11%) Java
6 6 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.56%) C++
7 4 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.56%) Perl
7 4 (1.56%) VBScript
8 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.78%) C
9 1 (0.39%) Jython
9 1 (0.39%) Korn
9 1 (0.39%) PHP
9 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (47.86%) Security Cleared
2 103 (40.08%) SC Cleared
3 38 (14.79%) DV Cleared
4 25 (9.73%) CEH
5 21 (8.17%) CISSP
6 20 (7.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (6.61%) CESG Certified Professional
10 14 (5.45%) CREST Certified
10 14 (5.45%) OSCP
11 12 (4.67%) CCIE
12 10 (3.89%) CCNP
12 10 (3.89%) MCSA
13 6 (2.33%) CCNA
13 6 (2.33%) MCSE
14 5 (1.95%) CISM
15 4 (1.56%) GCIA
15 4 (1.56%) GCIH
15 4 (1.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.00%) SLA
2 12 (4.67%) RMADS
3 3 (1.17%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 114 (44.36%) Active Directory
2 35 (13.62%) Hyper-V
3 33 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (7.00%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (4.28%) vCloud
6 8 (3.11%) Docker
7 7 (2.72%) Sendmail
8 6 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (2.33%) ISA Server
8 6 (2.33%) UAG
9 5 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.95%) vSphere
9 5 (1.95%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.39%) XenApp
11 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (11.67%) SCCM
2 14 (5.45%) WSUS
3 11 (4.28%) CA Wily
3 11 (4.28%) NetBackup
3 11 (4.28%) Tivoli
4 10 (3.89%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (3.11%) Puppet
5 8 (3.11%) vRealize
6 7 (2.72%) AirWatch
6 7 (2.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (2.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (2.33%) BladeLogic
8 5 (1.95%) Nexpose
8 5 (1.95%) SCOM
9 3 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.17%) OVSD
9 3 (1.17%) vMotion
10 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.78%) Control-M
10 2 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 90 (35.02%) Microsoft
2 44 (17.12%) VMware
3 41 (15.95%) Cisco
4 24 (9.34%) Symantec
5 22 (8.56%) HP
6 20 (7.78%) Oracle
7 16 (6.23%) Red Hat
8 14 (5.45%) Citrix
8 14 (5.45%) Intel Security
8 14 (5.45%) Remedy
9 8 (3.11%) Forcepoint
10 6 (2.33%) Blue Coat
10 6 (2.33%) F5
10 6 (2.33%) Juniper
10 6 (2.33%) MobileIron
11 5 (1.95%) ArcSight
11 5 (1.95%) GFI Software
11 5 (1.95%) LogRhythm
11 5 (1.95%) Rapid7
11 5 (1.95%) TippingPoint
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