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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 122 134 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.12% 14.96% 20.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.94% 74.44% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 51 59
Average daily rate
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£350 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £185 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 14
Average hourly rate £14.20 £13.25 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.13% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.93 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
207 180 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.96% 20.09% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 71 73
Average daily rate £350 £346 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% +20.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 14
Average hourly rate £16.14 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.28% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.75 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 August 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 3 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 87 (34.39%) Microsoft
2 78 (30.83%) Finance
3 73 (28.85%) Active Directory
4 61 (24.11%) Windows 7
5 55 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (20.16%) MS Excel
7 50 (19.76%) UNIX
8 48 (18.97%) ITIL
8 48 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (18.58%) MS Office
10 43 (17.00%) Migration
11 42 (16.60%) VMware
12 39 (15.42%) SQL
13 37 (14.62%) Security Cleared
14 35 (13.83%) Linux
15 33 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 31 (12.25%) ATM
17 30 (11.86%) MS Exchange
17 30 (11.86%) SQL Server
17 30 (11.86%) Hyper-V
18 28 (11.07%) PowerShell
18 28 (11.07%) SCCM
18 28 (11.07%) Citrix
19 26 (10.28%) Oracle
20 25 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 23 (9.09%) SC Cleared
22 22 (8.70%) Data Centre
23 21 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
23 21 (8.30%) DV Cleared
24 20 (7.91%) Project Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 30 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.72%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.14%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (3.16%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.16%) IIS
5 7 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.37%) Lync
7 5 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.19%) nginx
9 3 (1.19%) Confluence
9 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.19%) Apache
9 3 (1.19%) SAS
9 3 (1.19%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.79%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.79%) Moodle
11 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 51 (20.16%) MS Excel
2 47 (18.58%) MS Office
3 17 (6.72%) MS Project
4 6 (2.37%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.37%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.58%) Primavera
4 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.53%) Office 365
2 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.19%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.25%) ATM
2 14 (5.53%) Firewall
3 12 (4.74%) DNS
4 10 (3.95%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.77%) Internet
6 6 (2.37%) LAN
6 6 (2.37%) WAN
7 5 (1.98%) VPN
7 5 (1.98%) SAN
8 4 (1.58%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.58%) SSL
8 4 (1.58%) HTTP
8 4 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.19%) AMQP
9 3 (1.19%) BIG-IP
9 3 (1.19%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.19%) FTP
10 2 (0.79%) 3G
10 2 (0.79%) DHCP
10 2 (0.79%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.11%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (3.56%) DB2
5 8 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.98%) DB2 UDB
8 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.19%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.19%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.19%) Big Data
9 3 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.19%) MySQL
10 2 (0.79%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 7 (2.77%) Subversion
2 6 (2.37%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.98%) Introscope
4 4 (1.58%) HP UFT
4 4 (1.58%) WebDriver
4 4 (1.58%) JIRA
4 4 (1.58%) Selenium
4 4 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.19%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.19%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.19%) Ant
5 3 (1.19%) JUnit
5 3 (1.19%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.19%) Gradle
6 2 (0.79%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.79%) ChangeMan
7 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 78 (30.83%) Finance
2 17 (6.72%) Financial Institution
2 17 (6.72%) Banking
3 11 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.19%) Retail
5 2 (0.79%) Marketing
5 2 (0.79%) Publishing
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (20.55%) Analyst
2 36 (14.23%) Project Manager
3 23 (9.09%) Administrator
4 17 (6.72%) Developer
4 17 (6.72%) Consultant
5 16 (6.32%) Service Analyst
6 15 (5.93%) Support Analyst
7 13 (5.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (4.74%) BizTalk Administrator
9 11 (4.35%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (3.16%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 8 (3.16%) Architect
11 8 (3.16%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (2.77%) Windows Administrator
12 7 (2.77%) Active Directory Consultant
13 6 (2.37%) Technical Specialist
13 6 (2.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.37%) Business Analyst
13 6 (2.37%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.51%) .NET
2 8 (3.16%) .NET Framework
3 7 (2.77%) Web Services
4 6 (2.37%) J2EE
5 5 (1.98%) WPF
5 5 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (1.98%) TIBCO EMS
6 4 (1.58%) Java EE
6 4 (1.58%) HTML
6 4 (1.58%) SOAP
7 3 (1.19%) XML
7 3 (1.19%) LAMP
7 3 (1.19%) JNDI
7 3 (1.19%) JDBC
7 3 (1.19%) EJB
7 3 (1.19%) HTML5
7 3 (1.19%) JSON
7 3 (1.19%) JMS
7 3 (1.19%) ISPF
8 2 (0.79%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.93%) Clustering
4 10 (3.95%) Mainframe
5 9 (3.56%) User Experience
6 7 (2.77%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.77%) PKI
7 6 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.98%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.58%) BYOD
9 4 (1.58%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.58%) Replication
9 4 (1.58%) NHS
9 4 (1.58%) Data Extraction
10 3 (1.19%) Statistics
10 3 (1.19%) AS400
10 3 (1.19%) EPoS
10 3 (1.19%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.79%) CMDB
11 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 61 (24.11%) Windows 7
2 55 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 50 (19.76%) UNIX
4 48 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (13.83%) Linux
6 33 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (7.11%) Windows XP
8 17 (6.72%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (3.56%) MVS
9 9 (3.56%) AIX
9 9 (3.56%) Solaris
10 8 (3.16%) Windows NT
11 5 (1.98%) Android
11 5 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.98%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.58%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.19%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.19%) CentOS
13 3 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.97%) ITIL
2 43 (17.00%) Migration
3 20 (7.91%) Project Management
4 19 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (7.11%) Change Management
6 16 (6.32%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.35%) Project Planning
7 11 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 11 (4.35%) Waterfall
8 10 (3.95%) CRM
8 10 (3.95%) Service Management
8 10 (3.95%) Logistics
8 10 (3.95%) Change Control
9 9 (3.56%) TDD
9 9 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (3.56%) Scrum
9 9 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (3.56%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.16%) Software Engineering
10 8 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 39 (15.42%) SQL
2 28 (11.07%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.11%) C#
4 16 (6.32%) VB
5 15 (5.93%) Java
6 14 (5.53%) VBScript
7 11 (4.35%) Korn
8 8 (3.16%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.98%) Python
9 5 (1.98%) JCL
10 4 (1.58%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.58%) Jython
11 3 (1.19%) Ruby
11 3 (1.19%) REXX
11 3 (1.19%) C
11 3 (1.19%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.19%) C++
12 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.40%) XAML
13 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.30%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.37%) MCSE
4 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.98%) Degree
6 4 (1.58%) MCP
7 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.79%) APMP
8 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.79%) CCNP
8 2 (0.79%) CCNA
9 1 (0.40%) CCA
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.40%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.14%) SLA
2 4 (1.58%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) BS15000
System Software
1 73 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.86%) Hyper-V
3 25 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.35%) vSphere
5 7 (2.77%) XenApp
6 6 (2.37%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.37%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.19%) NFS
7 3 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (1.19%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (1.19%) UAG
8 2 (0.79%) Firmware
8 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 28 (11.07%) SCCM
2 11 (4.35%) Control-M
3 9 (3.56%) Tivoli
3 9 (3.56%) WSUS
3 9 (3.56%) AirWatch
4 7 (2.77%) OVSD
4 7 (2.77%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 6 (2.37%) SCOM
5 6 (2.37%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.37%) Puppet
6 5 (1.98%) XenMobile
6 5 (1.98%) CA Wily
7 4 (1.58%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (1.19%) Opsview
8 3 (1.19%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.19%) Nagios
8 3 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 87 (34.39%) Microsoft
2 42 (16.60%) VMware
3 28 (11.07%) Citrix
4 26 (10.28%) Oracle
5 20 (7.91%) Remedy
6 18 (7.11%) HP
7 13 (5.14%) Cisco
8 11 (4.35%) IBM
9 10 (3.95%) NetApp
10 8 (3.16%) Brocade
11 7 (2.77%) Symantec
12 6 (2.37%) TIBCO
13 5 (1.98%) Lumension
13 5 (1.98%) EMC
14 4 (1.58%) MobileIron
14 4 (1.58%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.58%) F5
15 3 (1.19%) GFI Software
15 3 (1.19%) McAfee
15 3 (1.19%) Atlassian
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