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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 117 150 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.50% 16.56% 18.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.36% 78.13% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 57 37
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £145 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.18 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.15% +12.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.90 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.91%
Windows
Buckinghamshire

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
179 192 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 22.18% 21.19% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 73 42
Average daily rate £338 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.80% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £147 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.35 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +9.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £29.00 £15.20
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 Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 86 (33.59%) Microsoft
2 70 (27.34%) Finance
3 66 (25.78%) Active Directory
4 63 (24.61%) Windows 7
5 59 (23.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 55 (21.48%) VMware
7 54 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (20.70%) ITIL
9 49 (19.14%) MS Excel
10 47 (18.36%) Security Cleared
11 45 (17.58%) UNIX
12 44 (17.19%) Linux
12 44 (17.19%) MS Office
13 37 (14.45%) Hyper-V
14 36 (14.06%) SQL
15 35 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (13.28%) Migration
17 32 (12.50%) SC Cleared
18 30 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (11.72%) ATM
19 27 (10.55%) Citrix
19 27 (10.55%) PowerShell
20 25 (9.77%) HP
20 25 (9.77%) Windows XP
20 25 (9.77%) SQL Server
21 24 (9.38%) .NET
21 24 (9.38%) Oracle
21 24 (9.38%) SharePoint
21 24 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
21 24 (9.38%) Windows 2000 Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 24 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.42%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 12 (4.69%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.91%) IIS
6 8 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.95%) Lync
8 5 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.56%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.56%) Confluence
10 3 (1.17%) SAS
10 3 (1.17%) Apache
11 2 (0.78%) nginx
11 2 (0.78%) Moodle
11 2 (0.78%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.39%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 49 (19.14%) MS Excel
2 44 (17.19%) MS Office
3 14 (5.47%) MS Project
4 7 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.95%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.95%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.56%) Primavera
4 2 (0.78%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.95%) Office 365
2 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.56%) SaaS
2 4 (1.56%) PaaS
3 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.72%) ATM
2 18 (7.03%) Firewall
3 16 (6.25%) LAN
3 16 (6.25%) WAN
4 15 (5.86%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.86%) DNS
5 9 (3.52%) SAN
5 9 (3.52%) Internet
6 7 (2.73%) VPN
7 4 (1.56%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.56%) DHCP
7 4 (1.56%) HTTP
7 4 (1.56%) WLAN
7 4 (1.56%) BIG-IP
7 4 (1.56%) AMQP
7 4 (1.56%) 4G
7 4 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.17%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.17%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.69%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.13%) DB2
3 8 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.95%) MySQL
5 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.56%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.56%) Big Data
6 4 (1.56%) DB2 UDB
6 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.17%) OLAP
7 3 (1.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 3 (1.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.73%) Subversion
3 6 (2.34%) JIRA
4 5 (1.95%) Introscope
5 4 (1.56%) Ant
5 4 (1.56%) JUnit
5 4 (1.56%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.56%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.56%) Gradle
5 4 (1.56%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.56%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.17%) Toad
7 2 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.78%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.78%) Selenium
7 2 (0.78%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.39%) JMeter
8 1 (0.39%) ChangeMan
General
1 70 (27.34%) Finance
2 13 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.69%) Banking
4 10 (3.91%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.56%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.17%) Retail
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (15.23%) Analyst
2 36 (14.06%) Project Manager
3 26 (10.16%) Administrator
4 21 (8.20%) Developer
5 19 (7.42%) Consultant
6 16 (6.25%) BizTalk Administrator
7 14 (5.47%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.08%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.08%) Architect
8 13 (5.08%) Technical Specialist
9 11 (4.30%) Service Analyst
10 10 (3.91%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.52%) Desktop Support
11 9 (3.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 7 (2.73%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.73%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (2.73%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.38%) .NET
2 10 (3.91%) Web Services
3 9 (3.52%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.73%) Middleware
4 7 (2.73%) J2EE
5 5 (1.95%) SOAP
5 5 (1.95%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (1.95%) WPF
6 4 (1.56%) JMS
6 4 (1.56%) Java EE
6 4 (1.56%) TIBCO EMS
6 4 (1.56%) JSON
6 4 (1.56%) HTML
6 4 (1.56%) XML
6 4 (1.56%) EJB
6 4 (1.56%) CSS
7 3 (1.17%) JDBC
7 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.17%) WCF
7 3 (1.17%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.47%) Clustering
3 12 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.52%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.73%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.34%) User Experience
7 5 (1.95%) Replication
8 4 (1.56%) PKI
9 3 (1.17%) NHS
9 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.17%) BYOD
10 2 (0.78%) EPoS
10 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.39%) FMCG
11 1 (0.39%) iPhone
11 1 (0.39%) Telematics
11 1 (0.39%) iPad
11 1 (0.39%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 63 (24.61%) Windows 7
2 59 (23.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 54 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (17.58%) UNIX
5 44 (17.19%) Linux
6 30 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (9.77%) Windows XP
8 24 (9.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (3.13%) AIX
9 8 (3.13%) Solaris
10 7 (2.73%) Windows 2000
10 7 (2.73%) Windows NT
11 6 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.56%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.56%) Android
13 3 (1.17%) CentOS
13 3 (1.17%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.70%) ITIL
2 34 (13.28%) Migration
3 24 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (6.64%) PRINCE2
4 17 (6.64%) Change Management
5 16 (6.25%) Project Management
6 14 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (5.47%) CRM
7 13 (5.08%) Service Management
8 11 (4.30%) Scrum
8 11 (4.30%) Project Planning
9 10 (3.91%) Logistics
9 10 (3.91%) Change Control
9 10 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (3.91%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (3.52%) Build Automation
10 9 (3.52%) Release Management
10 9 (3.52%) Waterfall
11 8 (3.13%) Software Engineering
11 8 (3.13%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.06%) SQL
2 27 (10.55%) PowerShell
3 20 (7.81%) C#
4 19 (7.42%) VB
5 13 (5.08%) VBScript
6 12 (4.69%) Java
7 9 (3.52%) Korn
8 8 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.95%) Python
10 4 (1.56%) C
10 4 (1.56%) Jython
11 3 (1.17%) C++
12 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.78%) Ruby
13 1 (0.39%) JCL
13 1 (0.39%) XAML
13 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.39%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.39%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 47 (18.36%) Security Cleared
2 32 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.59%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.91%) MCSE
4 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.13%) MCP
6 6 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.95%) Degree
8 4 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.56%) CCNP
8 4 (1.56%) CCNA
9 2 (0.78%) CCA
9 2 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.78%) APMP
10 1 (0.39%) VCAP
10 1 (0.39%) CCIA
10 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.39%) CCEA
10 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.47%) SLA
2 5 (1.95%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.39%) BS15000
System Software
1 66 (25.78%) Active Directory
2 37 (14.45%) Hyper-V
3 35 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (6.64%) vSphere
5 10 (3.91%) ISA Server
6 8 (3.13%) XenApp
7 6 (2.34%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.34%) Firmware
8 4 (1.56%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.17%) NFS
9 3 (1.17%) UAG
10 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.78%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (8.59%) SCCM
2 10 (3.91%) Tivoli
3 9 (3.52%) Backup Exec
3 9 (3.52%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 8 (3.13%) SCOM
4 8 (3.13%) AirWatch
5 7 (2.73%) OVSD
6 6 (2.34%) Puppet
7 5 (1.95%) CA Wily
7 5 (1.95%) XenMobile
8 4 (1.56%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.17%) Control-M
10 2 (0.78%) Nagios
10 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.78%) Opsview
11 1 (0.39%) OpenView
11 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 86 (33.59%) Microsoft
2 55 (21.48%) VMware
3 27 (10.55%) Citrix
4 25 (9.77%) HP
5 24 (9.38%) Oracle
6 20 (7.81%) Cisco
7 17 (6.64%) Remedy
8 16 (6.25%) NetApp
9 13 (5.08%) IBM
10 9 (3.52%) EMC
11 8 (3.13%) Brocade
12 7 (2.73%) Dell
13 6 (2.34%) McAfee
14 5 (1.95%) AppSense
14 5 (1.95%) Lumension
14 5 (1.95%) TIBCO
14 5 (1.95%) Symantec
15 4 (1.56%) Lotus
15 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
15 4 (1.56%) 3PAR
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