The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 6 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 128 101 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.45% 13.97% 18.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.56% 58.72% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 44 71
Median daily rate £390 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 7
Median hourly rate £12.20 £16.14 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% +11.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.78 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £16.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
174 172 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.44% 23.79% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 65 85
Median daily rate £350 £360 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 7
Median hourly rate £10.20 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.68 £11.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £16.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Milton Keynes region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Milton Keynes region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Windows.

1 114 (53.27%) Security Cleared
2 100 (46.73%) SC Cleared
3 92 (42.99%) Active Directory
4 74 (34.58%) Microsoft
5 52 (24.30%) MS Office
6 48 (22.43%) Windows Server
7 45 (21.03%) Linux
8 44 (20.56%) ITIL
8 44 (20.56%) Unix
9 41 (19.16%) Windows 10
9 41 (19.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (18.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (16.82%) Hyper-V
12 35 (16.36%) DV Cleared
12 35 (16.36%) VMware
13 30 (14.02%) Windows 7
13 30 (14.02%) Incident Management
14 29 (13.55%) Cisco
15 28 (13.08%) WAN
15 28 (13.08%) Windows Vista
15 28 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (12.62%) SCCM
16 27 (12.62%) LAN
17 26 (12.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (11.21%) Office 365
18 24 (11.21%) SQL Server
19 23 (10.75%) DHCP
20 22 (10.28%) MS Excel
21 21 (9.81%) Cisco Certification
21 21 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 17 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.61%) Skype for Business
3 11 (5.14%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.27%) Drupal
4 7 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.27%) IIS
5 5 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.87%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 52 (24.30%) MS Office
2 22 (10.28%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.87%) MS Project
3 4 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.21%) Office 365
2 7 (3.27%) IaaS
3 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.08%) WAN
2 27 (12.62%) LAN
3 23 (10.75%) DHCP
4 15 (7.01%) Firewall
5 13 (6.07%) DNS
5 13 (6.07%) VLAN
6 12 (5.61%) IPsec
6 12 (5.61%) Unified Communications
7 11 (5.14%) Internet
7 11 (5.14%) Wireless
8 10 (4.67%) VPN
9 9 (4.21%) TCP/IP
10 7 (3.27%) ATM
10 7 (3.27%) SAN
11 6 (2.80%) SMTP
12 5 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.34%) Skype
13 4 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (1.87%) FTP
13 4 (1.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.67%) Big Data
3 6 (2.80%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.34%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.34%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) Power BI
7 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Ant
1 6 (2.80%) Eclipse
1 6 (2.80%) Gradle
2 5 (2.34%) Hudson
2 5 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.34%) MSI
3 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.93%) Introscope
3 2 (0.93%) Subversion
3 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (8.88%) Finance
2 5 (2.34%) Banking
2 5 (2.34%) Retail
3 4 (1.87%) Legal
4 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.93%) German Language
6 1 (0.47%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) Electronics
6 1 (0.47%) Finnish Language
6 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Law
6 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (25.23%) Analyst
2 17 (7.94%) Architect
3 11 (5.14%) Consultant
3 11 (5.14%) Service Analyst
3 11 (5.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (5.14%) Support Analyst
4 10 (4.67%) Developer
5 9 (4.21%) Network Architect
5 9 (4.21%) Security Analyst
5 9 (4.21%) Wintel Analyst
6 8 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (3.27%) Monitoring Specialist
7 7 (3.27%) Security Advisor
7 7 (3.27%) Support Engineer
8 6 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (2.80%) Administrator
8 6 (2.80%) Desktop Support
8 6 (2.80%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (2.80%) Security Consultant
8 6 (2.80%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.14%) .NET
2 9 (4.21%) HTML
2 9 (4.21%) SailPoint
2 9 (4.21%) SAML
3 8 (3.74%) CSS
3 8 (3.74%) Web Services
4 7 (3.27%) XML
5 6 (2.80%) EJB
5 6 (2.80%) Java EE
5 6 (2.80%) JMS
5 6 (2.80%) XSLT
6 5 (2.34%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.40%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.40%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.93%) Ajax
8 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.93%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.93%) HTML5
8 2 (0.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.88%) Management Information System
2 18 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.48%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.67%) CESG
4 10 (4.67%) Replication
5 8 (3.74%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.74%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.34%) Clustering
6 5 (2.34%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.87%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.40%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.93%) CMDB
9 2 (0.93%) e-Health
9 2 (0.93%) Handset
10 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.47%) PKI
10 1 (0.47%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.43%) Windows Server
2 45 (21.03%) Linux
3 44 (20.56%) Unix
4 41 (19.16%) Windows 10
4 41 (19.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (18.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (14.02%) Windows 7
7 28 (13.08%) Windows Vista
8 26 (12.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (6.54%) Windows 8
11 12 (5.61%) Windows XP
12 11 (5.14%) CentOS
13 10 (4.67%) Windows NT
14 5 (2.34%) MVS
15 4 (1.87%) Android
16 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.56%) ITIL
2 30 (14.02%) Incident Management
3 19 (8.88%) Change Management
3 19 (8.88%) Risk Management
4 18 (8.41%) Migration
5 16 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (6.07%) ITIL V2
6 13 (6.07%) Root Cause Analysis
6 13 (6.07%) Virtual Environments
6 13 (6.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (5.61%) Patch Management
7 12 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (5.61%) Security Testing
8 11 (5.14%) Cryptography
8 11 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (4.67%) Capacity Management
9 10 (4.67%) Information Assurance
9 10 (4.67%) Information Security
10 9 (4.21%) Service Management
11 8 (3.74%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.01%) SQL
2 14 (6.54%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.61%) C#
4 7 (3.27%) VB
4 7 (3.27%) VB.NET
5 6 (2.80%) Java
5 6 (2.80%) Python
6 5 (2.34%) Perl
6 5 (2.34%) VBScript
7 3 (1.40%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.93%) C
8 2 (0.93%) C++
9 1 (0.47%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (53.27%) Security Cleared
2 100 (46.73%) SC Cleared
3 35 (16.36%) DV Cleared
4 21 (9.81%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (9.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (7.01%) CCIE
6 14 (6.54%) CEH
7 11 (5.14%) CISSP
8 10 (4.67%) CCNP
8 10 (4.67%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (4.67%) CREST Certified
8 10 (4.67%) MCSA
8 10 (4.67%) OSCP
9 8 (3.74%) MCSE
10 6 (2.80%) CCNA
10 6 (2.80%) MCP
11 2 (0.93%) VCP5
12 1 (0.47%) CCAA
12 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.01%) SLA
2 8 (3.74%) RMADS
3 4 (1.87%) QA
4 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 92 (42.99%) Active Directory
2 36 (16.82%) Hyper-V
3 28 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (8.41%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (5.14%) vCloud
6 8 (3.74%) Docker
7 6 (2.80%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (2.80%) ISA Server
7 6 (2.80%) UAG
7 6 (2.80%) XenApp
7 6 (2.80%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.87%) Sendmail
9 4 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.87%) vSphere
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (12.62%) SCCM
2 13 (6.07%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (4.21%) CA Wily
4 8 (3.74%) Puppet
4 8 (3.74%) Tivoli
4 8 (3.74%) vRealize
5 7 (3.27%) SCOM
5 7 (3.27%) WSUS
6 5 (2.34%) AppDNA
7 4 (1.87%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.40%) Nexpose
8 3 (1.40%) vMotion
9 2 (0.93%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.93%) OVSD
10 1 (0.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 74 (34.58%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.36%) VMware
3 29 (13.55%) Cisco
4 20 (9.35%) Citrix
5 17 (7.94%) Oracle
5 17 (7.94%) Red Hat
5 17 (7.94%) Remedy
6 13 (6.07%) HP
7 12 (5.61%) Intel Security
8 11 (5.14%) Symantec
9 8 (3.74%) Forcepoint
9 8 (3.74%) Nimsoft
10 7 (3.27%) CA
11 6 (2.80%) F5
12 5 (2.34%) NCR
12 5 (2.34%) SAP
13 4 (1.87%) Blue Coat
13 4 (1.87%) Juniper
14 3 (1.40%) Computacenter
14 3 (1.40%) NetApp
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