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 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 163 205 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.72% 15.95% 17.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.43% 78.24% 86.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 84 52
Average daily rate
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£350 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £142 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 41
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.20 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.91%
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
253 262 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.30% 20.39% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 103 68
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 44
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +15.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.60 £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -2 112 £325 +25.00% 30
Aylesbury +1 10 £225 -30.76% 4
High Wycombe -9 10 - - 15
Buckingham - 2 - -
Beaconsfield +2 1 - -
Gerrards Cross - 1 - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 126 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 107 (29.97%) Active Directory
3 91 (25.49%) Windows 7
4 89 (24.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (24.37%) VMware
6 83 (23.25%) Finance
7 81 (22.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 77 (21.57%) ITIL
9 69 (19.33%) MS Excel
10 65 (18.21%) Security Cleared
11 59 (16.53%) MS Office
12 54 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 54 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 52 (14.57%) UNIX
14 51 (14.29%) Linux
14 51 (14.29%) SQL
15 50 (14.01%) SC Cleared
16 47 (13.17%) Citrix
17 46 (12.89%) Hyper-V
18 42 (11.76%) Migration
19 41 (11.48%) Windows XP
20 38 (10.64%) MS Exchange
20 38 (10.64%) SQL Server
20 38 (10.64%) PowerShell
21 37 (10.36%) Oracle
22 36 (10.08%) SCCM
23 35 (9.80%) HP
24 32 (8.96%) DNS
25 31 (8.68%) ATM
26 30 (8.40%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 38 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.84%) SharePoint
3 22 (6.16%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (4.76%) IIS
6 16 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (4.20%) Lync
8 14 (3.92%) WebSphere
9 11 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (2.24%) Apache
11 6 (1.68%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.40%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.12%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.12%) SAS
13 4 (1.12%) Confluence
14 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (19.33%) MS Excel
2 59 (16.53%) MS Office
3 14 (3.92%) MS Project
4 7 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.40%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.12%) Primavera
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.56%) assyst
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.92%) Office 365
2 6 (1.68%) PaaS
3 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.12%) SaaS
5 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.96%) DNS
2 31 (8.68%) ATM
3 25 (7.00%) Firewall
4 24 (6.72%) LAN
4 24 (6.72%) WAN
5 19 (5.32%) TCP/IP
6 18 (5.04%) DHCP
7 16 (4.48%) VPN
8 14 (3.92%) SAN
9 13 (3.64%) Internet
10 8 (2.24%) SSL
10 8 (2.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.96%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.68%) BIG-IP
12 6 (1.68%) 4G
13 5 (1.40%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.40%) Wireshark
13 5 (1.40%) 3G
13 5 (1.40%) DWDM
13 5 (1.40%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.36%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.52%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.52%) DB2
6 8 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.68%) MySQL
8 6 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.40%) Big Data
10 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.12%) OLTP
10 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.12%) DB2 UDB
10 4 (1.12%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 11 (3.08%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.96%) JIRA
2 7 (1.96%) Subversion
3 5 (1.40%) Introscope
3 5 (1.40%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.12%) Ant
4 4 (1.12%) JUnit
4 4 (1.12%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.12%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.12%) Gradle
5 3 (0.84%) Toad
5 3 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.56%) Selenium
6 2 (0.56%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.56%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.28%) ChangeMan
General
1 83 (23.25%) Finance
2 18 (5.04%) Banking
3 13 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.80%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.68%) Retail
6 5 (1.40%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.12%) Automotive
8 3 (0.84%) Electronics
9 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (14.85%) Analyst
2 39 (10.92%) Project Manager
3 30 (8.40%) Developer
3 30 (8.40%) Administrator
4 25 (7.00%) Support Engineer
5 24 (6.72%) Consultant
6 19 (5.32%) Architect
7 18 (5.04%) BizTalk Administrator
8 17 (4.76%) Support Analyst
9 16 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.92%) Technical Specialist
12 13 (3.64%) Service Analyst
13 12 (3.36%) Infrastructure Manager
14 11 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
14 11 (3.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 11 (3.08%) Desktop Support
15 10 (2.80%) Desktop Engineer
15 10 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.40%) .NET
2 14 (3.92%) Web Services
3 12 (3.36%) .NET Framework
4 7 (1.96%) Middleware
4 7 (1.96%) XML
4 7 (1.96%) J2EE
5 6 (1.68%) HTML
6 5 (1.40%) WPF
6 5 (1.40%) SOAP
6 5 (1.40%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (1.12%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.12%) EJB
7 4 (1.12%) CSS
7 4 (1.12%) JMS
7 4 (1.12%) X-Windows
7 4 (1.12%) JSON
7 4 (1.12%) Java EE
7 4 (1.12%) TIBCO EMS
7 4 (1.12%) WCF
8 3 (0.84%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.04%) Clustering
4 14 (3.92%) Blackberry
5 11 (3.08%) User Experience
6 8 (2.24%) Mainframe
6 8 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.96%) NHS
8 6 (1.68%) Replication
9 5 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.12%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.12%) PKI
11 3 (0.84%) BYOD
11 3 (0.84%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (0.84%) Blog
12 2 (0.56%) EPoS
12 2 (0.56%) HACMP
12 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.28%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 91 (25.49%) Windows 7
2 89 (24.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (22.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (14.57%) UNIX
6 51 (14.29%) Linux
7 41 (11.48%) Windows XP
8 24 (6.72%) Windows 2000 Server
9 10 (2.80%) AIX
9 10 (2.80%) Solaris
10 9 (2.52%) Windows 2000
11 8 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.96%) Windows NT
13 6 (1.68%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.68%) Android
13 6 (1.68%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.68%) Windows Phone
14 5 (1.40%) CentOS
15 4 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.84%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.57%) ITIL
2 42 (11.76%) Migration
3 26 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (6.72%) Change Management
5 21 (5.88%) Service Management
6 20 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (5.32%) PRINCE2
7 19 (5.32%) CRM
7 19 (5.32%) Project Management
8 16 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (4.20%) Problem Management
10 14 (3.92%) Project Planning
10 14 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (3.36%) Logistics
11 12 (3.36%) Software Engineering
11 12 (3.36%) Change Control
12 11 (3.08%) Scrum
13 10 (2.80%) OO
13 10 (2.80%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.80%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (14.29%) SQL
2 38 (10.64%) PowerShell
3 22 (6.16%) C#
4 21 (5.88%) VB
5 14 (3.92%) Java
6 13 (3.64%) VBScript
7 10 (2.80%) C++
7 10 (2.80%) Python
8 9 (2.52%) Korn
8 9 (2.52%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.24%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.96%) C
11 6 (1.68%) Perl
12 4 (1.12%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.12%) Jython
13 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.56%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.56%) Ruby
14 2 (0.56%) C++/CLI
15 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 65 (18.21%) Security Cleared
2 50 (14.01%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.00%) DV Cleared
4 20 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.32%) MCSE
6 10 (2.80%) MCP
6 10 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (1.96%) MCITP
8 6 (1.68%) Degree
8 6 (1.68%) MCTS
9 5 (1.40%) CCA
9 5 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.12%) CCNP
10 4 (1.12%) CCNA
11 3 (0.84%) VCAP
11 3 (0.84%) CCIA
11 3 (0.84%) VCP5
12 2 (0.56%) CISSP
12 2 (0.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.76%) SLA
2 9 (2.52%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.28%) COSO
4 1 (0.28%) BS15000
System Software
1 107 (29.97%) Active Directory
2 54 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (12.89%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.44%) vSphere
5 22 (6.16%) XenDesktop
6 19 (5.32%) XenApp
7 16 (4.48%) ISA Server
8 7 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
8 7 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.96%) Firmware
9 5 (1.40%) HDFS
9 5 (1.40%) UAG
9 5 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.40%) NFS
10 4 (1.12%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.12%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.56%) GPFS
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 36 (10.08%) SCCM
2 13 (3.64%) AirWatch
3 12 (3.36%) SCOM
4 11 (3.08%) OVSD
4 11 (3.08%) Tivoli
5 10 (2.80%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.80%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 8 (2.24%) XenMobile
7 7 (1.96%) Nagios
8 6 (1.68%) Puppet
9 5 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (1.40%) CA Wily
9 5 (1.40%) Zenoss
10 4 (1.12%) Control-M
10 4 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (1.12%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.84%) WSUS
11 3 (0.84%) OpenView
12 2 (0.56%) Opsview
Vendors
1 126 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 87 (24.37%) VMware
3 47 (13.17%) Citrix
4 37 (10.36%) Oracle
5 35 (9.80%) HP
6 29 (8.12%) Cisco
7 20 (5.60%) NetApp
8 19 (5.32%) Remedy
9 15 (4.20%) IBM
10 12 (3.36%) AppSense
10 12 (3.36%) Brocade
11 9 (2.52%) EMC
12 8 (2.24%) Dell
13 7 (1.96%) McAfee
14 6 (1.68%) F5
14 6 (1.68%) Lumension
15 5 (1.40%) MobileIron
15 5 (1.40%) Splunk
15 5 (1.40%) Symantec
15 5 (1.40%) TIBCO
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