The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 138 146 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.45% 21.25% 21.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.59% 85.88% 72.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 55 56
Average daily rate
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£313 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 18
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £12.50 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £14.00 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
185 170 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.72% 24.75% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 63 71
Average daily rate £346 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.68% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £203 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £14.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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 24 July 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 97 (32.23%) Microsoft
2 94 (31.23%) Active Directory
3 90 (29.90%) Windows 7
4 75 (24.92%) Security Cleared
5 64 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (20.27%) UNIX
7 58 (19.27%) SC Cleared
8 57 (18.94%) MS Excel
9 56 (18.60%) SQL
10 53 (17.61%) ITIL
10 53 (17.61%) Finance
11 49 (16.28%) Migration
11 49 (16.28%) Windows XP
12 46 (15.28%) MS Exchange
12 46 (15.28%) Linux
13 45 (14.95%) VMware
14 44 (14.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 36 (11.96%) Hyper-V
16 33 (10.96%) Oracle
17 32 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
18 31 (10.30%) Citrix
19 30 (9.97%) SLA
19 30 (9.97%) Change Management
20 27 (8.97%) DV Cleared
21 26 (8.64%) VB
21 26 (8.64%) MS Office
22 25 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2003
23 24 (7.97%) WebSphere
23 24 (7.97%) Java
23 24 (7.97%) Blackberry

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 46 (15.28%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (7.97%) WebSphere
4 22 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (7.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 18 (5.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (2.66%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.66%) Lync
6 8 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.33%) TIBCO EMS
7 7 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.33%) Apache
8 4 (1.33%) IIS
8 4 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.33%) Liferay
9 3 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.00%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.66%) CICS
Applications
1 57 (18.94%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.64%) MS Office
3 8 (2.66%) MS Project
3 8 (2.66%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (2.99%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (2.66%) TIBCO iProcess
3 6 (1.99%) Staffware
4 4 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.64%) LDAP
2 12 (3.99%) iSCSI
3 11 (3.65%) Firewall
3 11 (3.65%) SAN
4 8 (2.66%) Internet
4 8 (2.66%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.33%) ATM
6 5 (1.66%) NAS
6 5 (1.66%) Intranet
6 5 (1.66%) LAN
6 5 (1.66%) WAN
7 4 (1.33%) SMTP
7 4 (1.33%) HTTP
7 4 (1.33%) DNS
7 4 (1.33%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.00%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.00%) Broadband
8 3 (1.00%) VPN
9 2 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.32%) DTS
3 8 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.33%) MS Access
5 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.66%) DB2
7 2 (0.66%) OLTP
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.33%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.33%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 18 (5.98%) MSI
2 9 (2.99%) Wise Package Studio
3 7 (2.33%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.33%) Ant
5 4 (1.33%) Introscope
5 4 (1.33%) AdminStudio
6 3 (1.00%) Selenium
6 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 53 (17.61%) Finance
2 14 (4.65%) Banking
3 8 (2.66%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.33%) Retail
5 5 (1.66%) Automotive
6 4 (1.33%) French Language
6 4 (1.33%) German Language
7 2 (0.66%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.33%) International Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 83 (27.57%) Analyst
2 26 (8.64%) Support Analyst
2 26 (8.64%) Project Manager
3 22 (7.31%) Consultant
4 20 (6.64%) Help Desk Analyst
5 19 (6.31%) Applications Packager
6 16 (5.32%) Deployment Analyst
6 16 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (4.98%) Service Analyst
8 14 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
8 14 (4.65%) Help Desk Support
9 13 (4.32%) Support Engineer
10 11 (3.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 11 (3.65%) Administrator
11 10 (3.32%) Developer
11 10 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.64%) Web Services
2 19 (6.31%) Application Packaging
3 17 (5.65%) J2EE
4 16 (5.32%) SOAP
5 10 (3.32%) .NET
6 9 (2.99%) WSH
7 5 (1.66%) HTML
8 4 (1.33%) WebCenter
9 3 (1.00%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.00%) XML
10 2 (0.66%) XSL
10 2 (0.66%) CSS
10 2 (0.66%) WinForms
10 2 (0.66%) HTML5
10 2 (0.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.66%) jQuery
10 2 (0.66%) WCF
10 2 (0.66%) LINQ
11 1 (0.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.97%) Blackberry
2 8 (2.66%) CESG
3 7 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.99%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.66%) Replication
5 5 (1.66%) Clustering
6 4 (1.33%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.00%) PDA
7 3 (1.00%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.00%) iPad
7 3 (1.00%) Handset
8 2 (0.66%) PKI
8 2 (0.66%) iPhone
9 1 (0.33%) SCADA
9 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.33%) Statistics
9 1 (0.33%) SecurID
9 1 (0.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 90 (29.90%) Windows 7
2 64 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (20.27%) UNIX
4 49 (16.28%) Windows XP
5 46 (15.28%) Linux
6 44 (14.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (3.99%) Android
8 11 (3.65%) Windows Vista
8 11 (3.65%) Windows Mobile
8 11 (3.65%) Apple iOS
8 11 (3.65%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.65%) Windows NT
9 10 (3.32%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (2.99%) Windows 2000
11 7 (2.33%) CentOS
11 7 (2.33%) AIX
11 7 (2.33%) Solaris
12 4 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.61%) ITIL
2 49 (16.28%) Migration
3 30 (9.97%) Change Management
4 14 (4.65%) Service Management
5 13 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (3.99%) Project Management
6 12 (3.99%) Problem Management
7 10 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (3.32%) Project Planning
8 9 (2.99%) Workflow
9 8 (2.66%) Logistics
10 7 (2.33%) Incident Management
10 7 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (2.33%) PRINCE2
11 5 (1.66%) Data Validation
11 5 (1.66%) Release Management
11 5 (1.66%) Test Scripting
11 5 (1.66%) Asset Management
11 5 (1.66%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.60%) SQL
2 26 (8.64%) VB
3 24 (7.97%) Java
4 20 (6.64%) VBScript
5 17 (5.65%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.99%) C#
7 8 (2.66%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.33%) C
8 7 (2.33%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.66%) VBA
11 1 (0.33%) Perl
11 1 (0.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 75 (24.92%) Security Cleared
2 58 (19.27%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.97%) DV Cleared
4 23 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (5.32%) MCSE
6 11 (3.65%) MCP
7 7 (2.33%) Degree
7 7 (2.33%) ISEB
8 5 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (1.00%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.00%) CCNA
10 3 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.66%) MCITP
12 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.33%) MCDST
12 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.33%) CISA
12 1 (0.33%) CISM
12 1 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.97%) SLA
2 10 (3.32%) QA
3 6 (1.99%) BS15000
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (31.23%) Active Directory
2 36 (11.96%) Hyper-V
3 32 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (5.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (3.32%) NFS
5 10 (3.32%) vSphere
6 8 (2.66%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.66%) XenApp
9 3 (1.00%) UAG
10 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.33%) GPFS
11 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (7.64%) SCCM
2 12 (3.99%) Backup Exec
3 11 (3.65%) OVSD
3 11 (3.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (2.33%) TIBCO Hawk
5 5 (1.66%) SCOM
5 5 (1.66%) CA Wily
6 4 (1.33%) Control-M
6 4 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.00%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.66%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.66%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.66%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 97 (32.23%) Microsoft
2 45 (14.95%) VMware
3 33 (10.96%) Oracle
4 31 (10.30%) Citrix
5 21 (6.98%) NetApp
6 18 (5.98%) IBM
7 15 (4.98%) HP
7 15 (4.98%) Remedy
8 14 (4.65%) Cisco
9 9 (2.99%) MobileIron
9 9 (2.99%) TIBCO
10 8 (2.66%) Intel
10 8 (2.66%) Symantec
11 7 (2.33%) EMC
12 5 (1.66%) Lumension
13 4 (1.33%) SAP
13 4 (1.33%) FatWire
13 4 (1.33%) F5
14 3 (1.00%) QNX
15 2 (0.66%) BMC
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