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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 177 226 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.92% 18.91% 14.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.04% 82.18% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 86 40
Average daily rate
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£375 £288 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £139 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 33
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.35 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% +9.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £9.90 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.60 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
268 275 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.07% 23.01% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 107 65
Average daily rate £395 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.63% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 38
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.35 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% +5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £130.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 -2 135 £350 +27.27% 25
Aylesbury +1 5 £410 +26.15% 2
Buckingham - 4 - -
High Wycombe -15 3 £400 +68.42% 10
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - - 1
Chesham - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 118 (32.07%) Microsoft
2 108 (29.35%) Windows 7
3 104 (28.26%) Active Directory
4 99 (26.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (25.54%) Finance
6 92 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 91 (24.73%) ITIL
8 87 (23.64%) VMware
9 71 (19.29%) Security Cleared
10 65 (17.66%) MS Excel
11 60 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 59 (16.03%) SC Cleared
13 54 (14.67%) Windows XP
14 51 (13.86%) UNIX
15 49 (13.32%) Windows Server 2012
16 48 (13.04%) SQL
16 48 (13.04%) MS Office
17 47 (12.77%) Linux
18 45 (12.23%) Migration
19 43 (11.68%) Citrix
19 43 (11.68%) Hyper-V
20 41 (11.14%) Oracle
21 36 (9.78%) MS Exchange
21 36 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
22 35 (9.51%) SQL Server
22 35 (9.51%) Windows 2000 Server
22 35 (9.51%) SCCM
23 33 (8.97%) Cisco
23 33 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
24 31 (8.42%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 36 (9.78%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (5.43%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (4.08%) IIS
6 14 (3.80%) WebSphere
7 13 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.36%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.09%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.09%) SAS
11 4 (1.09%) Apache
11 4 (1.09%) Confluence
11 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.54%) Lync
13 2 (0.54%) nginx
Applications
1 65 (17.66%) MS Excel
2 48 (13.04%) MS Office
3 13 (3.53%) MS Project
4 7 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.09%) Primavera
3 3 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.54%) assyst
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.90%) PaaS
2 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.36%) Office 365
4 4 (1.09%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.61%) ATM
1 28 (7.61%) DNS
2 27 (7.34%) WAN
3 26 (7.07%) LAN
4 23 (6.25%) Firewall
5 20 (5.43%) DHCP
6 14 (3.80%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.80%) Internet
7 13 (3.53%) SAN
8 11 (2.99%) VPN
9 9 (2.45%) iSCSI
10 8 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.90%) BIG-IP
12 6 (1.63%) VoIP
12 6 (1.63%) 4G
13 5 (1.36%) DWDM
13 5 (1.36%) NAS
14 4 (1.09%) AMQP
14 4 (1.09%) HTTP
14 4 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.90%) OLTP
6 7 (1.90%) MySQL
6 7 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.90%) DB2
7 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.63%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.36%) Big Data
9 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.09%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.09%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (2.45%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.63%) Subversion
2 6 (1.63%) JIRA
3 5 (1.36%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.36%) Introscope
4 4 (1.09%) Ant
4 4 (1.09%) JUnit
4 4 (1.09%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.09%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.09%) Gradle
5 3 (0.82%) Toad
5 3 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.82%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.54%) JMeter
6 2 (0.54%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.54%) Selenium
7 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.27%) ProC
General
1 94 (25.54%) Finance
2 17 (4.62%) Banking
3 11 (2.99%) Retail
4 10 (2.72%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.36%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.09%) Automotive
8 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 71 (19.29%) Analyst
2 32 (8.70%) Project Manager
3 30 (8.15%) Developer
4 29 (7.88%) Support Engineer
5 25 (6.79%) Administrator
6 22 (5.98%) Service Analyst
6 22 (5.98%) Consultant
7 21 (5.71%) Architect
7 21 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
8 20 (5.43%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.53%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (3.53%) Technical Specialist
9 13 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (3.26%) BizTalk Administrator
11 10 (2.72%) Infrastructure Manager
11 10 (2.72%) .NET Developer
11 10 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (2.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.42%) .NET
2 14 (3.80%) .NET Framework
3 13 (3.53%) Web Services
4 9 (2.45%) HTML
5 8 (2.17%) CSS
5 8 (2.17%) J2EE
5 8 (2.17%) Middleware
6 7 (1.90%) XML
6 7 (1.90%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.90%) WCF
7 5 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (1.36%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.09%) HTML5
8 4 (1.09%) WPF
8 4 (1.09%) jQuery
8 4 (1.09%) Java EE
8 4 (1.09%) JSON
8 4 (1.09%) EJB
8 4 (1.09%) SOAP
8 4 (1.09%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.62%) Blackberry
2 16 (4.35%) Clustering
3 14 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.26%) Open Source
4 12 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.45%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.45%) User Experience
6 7 (1.90%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.63%) EPoS
8 5 (1.36%) NHS
8 5 (1.36%) Replication
8 5 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.09%) PKI
10 3 (0.82%) HACMP
10 3 (0.82%) Blog
10 3 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.82%) BYOD
11 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.54%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 108 (29.35%) Windows 7
2 99 (26.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 92 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (14.67%) Windows XP
5 51 (13.86%) UNIX
6 49 (13.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (12.77%) Linux
8 35 (9.51%) Windows 2000 Server
9 16 (4.35%) Windows 2000
10 12 (3.26%) Windows NT
10 12 (3.26%) Windows Vista
11 10 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.45%) Windows 8
13 8 (2.17%) Solaris
13 8 (2.17%) CentOS
13 8 (2.17%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.90%) AIX
15 5 (1.36%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.09%) Windows Phone
16 4 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (24.73%) ITIL
2 45 (12.23%) Migration
3 36 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (7.88%) Change Management
5 28 (7.61%) Service Management
6 23 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (5.71%) PRINCE2
8 19 (5.16%) Project Management
9 18 (4.89%) Performance Monitoring
10 17 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (4.35%) Service Delivery
12 14 (3.80%) CRM
12 14 (3.80%) Incident Management
13 13 (3.53%) Project Planning
14 11 (2.99%) Mobile Device Management
15 10 (2.72%) Logistics
15 10 (2.72%) Problem Management
16 9 (2.45%) Software Testing
16 9 (2.45%) Scrum
16 9 (2.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 48 (13.04%) SQL
2 28 (7.61%) PowerShell
3 22 (5.98%) C#
4 19 (5.16%) VB
5 14 (3.80%) Java
6 13 (3.53%) VBScript
7 8 (2.17%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.90%) Korn
9 6 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.63%) C++
10 5 (1.36%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.09%) Jython
11 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.09%) Python
12 3 (0.82%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.82%) C
12 3 (0.82%) PHP
13 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.54%) Ruby
14 1 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 71 (19.29%) Security Cleared
2 59 (16.03%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (8.15%) MCSE
5 24 (6.52%) DV Cleared
6 19 (5.16%) MCP
7 8 (2.17%) Degree
8 6 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.63%) CCNA
8 6 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.36%) CCNP
10 4 (1.09%) MCITP
11 3 (0.82%) MCSA
11 3 (0.82%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.54%) CISSP
12 2 (0.54%) CISA
12 2 (0.54%) APMP
13 1 (0.27%) VCAP
13 1 (0.27%) CCIA
13 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.71%) SLA
2 9 (2.45%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.27%) COSO
4 1 (0.27%) BS15000
System Software
1 104 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 60 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (11.68%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.62%) ISA Server
5 14 (3.80%) vSphere
6 13 (3.53%) XenDesktop
6 13 (3.53%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.99%) XenApp
8 9 (2.45%) NFS
9 8 (2.17%) Firmware
10 7 (1.90%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.09%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.82%) GPFS
13 2 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 35 (9.51%) SCCM
2 16 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 13 (3.53%) Tivoli
3 13 (3.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 12 (3.26%) SCOM
5 11 (2.99%) OVSD
5 11 (2.99%) AirWatch
6 7 (1.90%) XenMobile
6 7 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.63%) Puppet
7 6 (1.63%) BladeLogic
8 5 (1.36%) CA Wily
9 4 (1.09%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.09%) WSUS
9 4 (1.09%) Control-M
10 2 (0.54%) Nagios
10 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.54%) Opsview
Vendors
1 118 (32.07%) Microsoft
2 87 (23.64%) VMware
3 43 (11.68%) Citrix
4 41 (11.14%) Oracle
5 33 (8.97%) Cisco
6 27 (7.34%) HP
7 22 (5.98%) NetApp
7 22 (5.98%) Remedy
8 19 (5.16%) IBM
9 18 (4.89%) McAfee
10 12 (3.26%) Intel
11 10 (2.72%) Brocade
12 8 (2.17%) EMC
13 7 (1.90%) F5
14 6 (1.63%) Lumension
14 6 (1.63%) AppSense
14 6 (1.63%) Sophos
14 6 (1.63%) Dell
15 5 (1.36%) Red Hat
16 4 (1.09%) Lotus
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