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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 194 184 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.26% 16.90% 18.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.08% 74.80% 73.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 68 77
Average daily rate
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£300 £281 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £130 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 30
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.23 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.27 £44.99 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%
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
255 246 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.37% 22.59% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 104 109
Average daily rate £325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £144 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 34
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.12 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.99% +0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £59.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 0 140 £318 +27.00% 14
High Wycombe +5 21 £250 +92.30% 6
Marlow - - - - 1
Bletchley - - - -
Amersham - - - - 1
Aylesbury - - - - 8
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - - 1
Chesham - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 150 (37.88%) Active Directory
2 129 (32.58%) Windows 7
3 125 (31.57%) Microsoft
4 78 (19.70%) ITIL
4 78 (19.70%) Windows XP
5 76 (19.19%) Security Cleared
6 75 (18.94%) SQL
7 74 (18.69%) MS Excel
8 71 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (17.68%) Finance
10 68 (17.17%) UNIX
11 67 (16.92%) VMware
12 64 (16.16%) Migration
13 62 (15.66%) MS Office
14 61 (15.40%) MS Exchange
15 57 (14.39%) SC Cleared
16 54 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
17 50 (12.63%) Citrix
18 45 (11.36%) Oracle
19 41 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
20 39 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
21 38 (9.60%) Linux
22 37 (9.34%) SLA
23 35 (8.84%) SCCM
24 34 (8.59%) Java
25 33 (8.33%) Blackberry
26 32 (8.08%) VBScript
27 31 (7.83%) SQL Server
27 31 (7.83%) SAN
28 30 (7.58%) MCSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 61 (15.40%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 24 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (4.80%) WebSphere
4 17 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 17 (4.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (4.04%) IIS
5 16 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.77%) TIBCO EMS
9 5 (1.26%) Lync
9 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (1.01%) Liferay
10 4 (1.01%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.01%) Apache
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.76%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 74 (18.69%) MS Excel
2 62 (15.66%) MS Office
3 12 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.52%) MS Project
6 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.27%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (2.02%) TIBCO iProcess
3 6 (1.52%) Staffware
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.83%) SAN
2 20 (5.05%) Firewall
3 17 (4.29%) LDAP
3 17 (4.29%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.04%) WAN
5 15 (3.79%) LAN
6 14 (3.54%) iSCSI
7 10 (2.53%) NAS
8 9 (2.27%) ATM
9 8 (2.02%) VPN
9 8 (2.02%) DNS
9 8 (2.02%) MPLS
10 7 (1.77%) BIG-IP
11 6 (1.52%) DHCP
11 6 (1.52%) Network Security
12 5 (1.26%) Broadband
12 5 (1.26%) VLAN
12 5 (1.26%) Intranet
12 5 (1.26%) Internet
13 4 (1.01%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.78%) MS Access
3 11 (2.78%) DTS
4 7 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.51%) DB2
7 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.51%) OLTP
7 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.25%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.25%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 16 (4.04%) MSI
2 13 (3.28%) Selenium
3 10 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.77%) WebDriver
4 7 (1.77%) InstallShield
4 7 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (1.52%) Wise Package Studio
6 5 (1.26%) JMeter
7 4 (1.01%) Ant
7 4 (1.01%) AdminStudio
7 4 (1.01%) Introscope
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.76%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.51%) Maven
9 2 (0.51%) Hudson
9 2 (0.51%) Eclipse RCP
10 1 (0.25%) Subversion
10 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 70 (17.68%) Finance
2 19 (4.80%) Banking
3 8 (2.02%) Retail
4 7 (1.77%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.52%) Automotive
6 4 (1.01%) French Language
6 4 (1.01%) German Language
7 3 (0.76%) Marketing
7 3 (0.76%) Advertising
7 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Electronics
8 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.25%) International Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 104 (26.26%) Analyst
2 30 (7.58%) Support Analyst
3 28 (7.07%) Project Manager
4 27 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 26 (6.57%) Service Analyst
6 23 (5.81%) Help Desk Analyst
7 21 (5.30%) 1st Line Support
8 20 (5.05%) Consultant
9 19 (4.80%) Developer
10 18 (4.55%) Support Engineer
11 17 (4.29%) Administrator
11 17 (4.29%) Help Desk Support
12 16 (4.04%) Applications Packager
13 13 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
14 12 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 11 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
15 11 (2.78%) Deployment Analyst
16 9 (2.27%) Desktop Support
17 8 (2.02%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.81%) .NET
2 22 (5.56%) Web Services
3 18 (4.55%) Application Packaging
4 13 (3.28%) J2EE
5 11 (2.78%) SOAP
6 7 (1.77%) HTML
6 7 (1.77%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.77%) XML
7 6 (1.52%) WSH
8 4 (1.01%) WinForms
8 4 (1.01%) WebCenter
9 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.76%) LINQ
9 3 (0.76%) jQuery
9 3 (0.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (0.76%) CSS
10 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.51%) Ajax
10 2 (0.51%) XSL
10 2 (0.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 10 (2.53%) Clustering
3 9 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.02%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.52%) iPhone
6 4 (1.01%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.01%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.01%) SWIFT
6 4 (1.01%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.01%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.01%) E-Learning
6 4 (1.01%) PDA
7 3 (0.76%) Handset
7 3 (0.76%) Replication
7 3 (0.76%) iPad
8 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.51%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.51%) CESG
9 1 (0.25%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 129 (32.58%) Windows 7
2 78 (19.70%) Windows XP
3 71 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (17.17%) UNIX
5 54 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (9.60%) Linux
7 26 (6.57%) Windows NT
8 20 (5.05%) Windows 8
9 15 (3.79%) Android
9 15 (3.79%) Apple iOS
9 15 (3.79%) Windows 2000
10 14 (3.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 14 (3.54%) Windows Vista
11 13 (3.28%) Windows Mobile
12 12 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.26%) CentOS
14 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.01%) MVS
14 4 (1.01%) AIX
14 4 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (19.70%) ITIL
2 64 (16.16%) Migration
3 27 (6.82%) Change Management
4 23 (5.81%) Service Management
5 19 (4.80%) Problem Management
6 18 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 15 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (3.03%) Project Management
11 10 (2.53%) Validation
11 10 (2.53%) PRINCE2
11 10 (2.53%) Test Automation
12 9 (2.27%) Data Validation
12 9 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (2.27%) TDD
13 8 (2.02%) Project Planning
13 8 (2.02%) Performance Monitoring
14 7 (1.77%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (1.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.94%) SQL
2 34 (8.59%) Java
3 32 (8.08%) VBScript
4 26 (6.57%) VB
5 22 (5.56%) C#
6 18 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.27%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.02%) C
10 6 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.01%) C++
12 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.51%) VBA
13 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.25%) Perl
13 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (19.19%) Security Cleared
2 57 (14.39%) SC Cleared
3 41 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (7.58%) MCSE
5 29 (7.32%) DV Cleared
6 15 (3.79%) MCP
7 11 (2.78%) ISEB
7 11 (2.78%) Degree
8 8 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.52%) CCNA
10 5 (1.26%) MCSA
11 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.01%) MCITP
12 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.76%) MCDST
13 2 (0.51%) MCTS
14 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.25%) SAS Certification
14 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.34%) SLA
2 11 (2.78%) QA
3 10 (2.53%) BS15000
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 150 (37.88%) Active Directory
2 39 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.58%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.05%) vSphere
5 15 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (3.54%) XenApp
7 12 (3.03%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (2.53%) NFS
9 9 (2.27%) Terminal Services
10 8 (2.02%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.01%) DFS Replication
12 4 (1.01%) Xen
12 4 (1.01%) NLBS
13 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.25%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 35 (8.84%) SCCM
2 17 (4.29%) Backup Exec
3 13 (3.28%) OVSD
4 9 (2.27%) BladeLogic
4 9 (2.27%) SCOM
4 9 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (1.77%) TIBCO Hawk
5 7 (1.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.26%) CA Wily
7 5 (1.26%) WSUS
7 5 (1.26%) Control-M
8 3 (0.76%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.51%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 2 (0.51%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 125 (31.57%) Microsoft
2 67 (16.92%) VMware
3 50 (12.63%) Citrix
4 45 (11.36%) Oracle
5 25 (6.31%) NetApp
6 24 (6.06%) Cisco
7 18 (4.55%) HP
8 16 (4.04%) Remedy
9 13 (3.28%) IBM
10 11 (2.78%) Intel
10 11 (2.78%) Symantec
11 9 (2.27%) TIBCO
11 9 (2.27%) EMC
11 9 (2.27%) SAP
11 9 (2.27%) MobileIron
12 8 (2.02%) ServiceNow
12 8 (2.02%) Veeam
13 5 (1.26%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.01%) FatWire
14 4 (1.01%) F5
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