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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 133 156 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.30% 21.14% 18.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.28% 82.11% 78.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 63 15
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£313 £330 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £124 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £445 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.30 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £16.00 £17.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
184 190 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.93% 25.75% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 81 23
Average daily rate £315 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 110 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 89 (31.23%) ITIL
2 89 (31.23%) Windows 7
3 84 (29.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (27.02%) Active Directory
4 77 (27.02%) VMware
5 74 (25.96%) Security Cleared
6 69 (24.21%) MS Excel
7 63 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 62 (21.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 62 (21.75%) Finance
9 59 (20.70%) SC Cleared
10 53 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 49 (17.19%) Migration
12 47 (16.49%) UNIX
13 46 (16.14%) MCSE
14 43 (15.09%) Citrix
15 42 (14.74%) MS Exchange
16 40 (14.04%) Windows XP
17 37 (12.98%) SQL
17 37 (12.98%) Oracle
17 37 (12.98%) Hyper-V
18 36 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
19 34 (11.93%) Linux
20 33 (11.58%) SLA
21 32 (11.23%) Service Management
21 32 (11.23%) Windows Server 2012
22 31 (10.88%) Exchange Server 2003
23 30 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
23 30 (10.53%) MCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 42 (14.74%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (8.42%) IIS
4 19 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 19 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.46%) Lync
9 6 (2.11%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.40%) SAS
11 4 (1.40%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.70%) Apache
12 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.35%) Moodle
13 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.35%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 69 (24.21%) MS Excel
2 30 (10.53%) MS Office
3 8 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.70%) MS Project
4 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.35%) assyst
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.56%) Office 365
2 4 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.05%) SaaS
3 3 (1.05%) PaaS
4 2 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.72%) SAN
2 18 (6.32%) LAN
2 18 (6.32%) Firewall
3 17 (5.96%) WAN
4 14 (4.91%) ATM
5 13 (4.56%) NAS
5 13 (4.56%) DNS
6 8 (2.81%) DHCP
7 7 (2.46%) Network Security
7 7 (2.46%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.11%) VoIP
9 5 (1.75%) Internet
10 4 (1.40%) Broadband
10 4 (1.40%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.05%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.05%) VPN
11 3 (1.05%) WLAN
12 2 (0.70%) Cisco IPT
12 2 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.32%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.11%) MS Access
5 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.75%) OLTP
6 5 (1.75%) MySQL
7 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.70%) DB2
8 2 (0.70%) OLAP
8 2 (0.70%) Ingres
8 2 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (3.16%) Selenium
2 6 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (2.11%) WebDriver
3 5 (1.75%) JMeter
4 3 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.70%) Toad
6 1 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.35%) JIRA
6 1 (0.35%) MSI
6 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 62 (21.75%) Finance
2 14 (4.91%) Banking
3 8 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.11%) Retail
5 4 (1.40%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.05%) Back Office
7 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.70%) Automotive
7 2 (0.70%) Legal
7 2 (0.70%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (24.21%) Analyst
2 18 (6.32%) Service Analyst
2 18 (6.32%) Administrator
2 18 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (5.96%) Project Manager
4 16 (5.61%) Developer
5 15 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 15 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 14 (4.91%) 1st Line Support
7 13 (4.56%) Architect
7 13 (4.56%) Technical Specialist
8 12 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (3.86%) Consultant
9 11 (3.86%) Team Leader
10 10 (3.51%) Windows Administrator
10 10 (3.51%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 10 (3.51%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 9 (3.16%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.16%) Desktop Support
12 8 (2.81%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.42%) .NET
2 10 (3.51%) .NET Framework
3 9 (3.16%) Web Services
4 8 (2.81%) HTML
5 7 (2.46%) Middleware
6 6 (2.11%) XML
6 6 (2.11%) CSS
6 6 (2.11%) jQuery
7 4 (1.40%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.40%) WCF
7 4 (1.40%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.05%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (1.05%) WinForms
9 2 (0.70%) J2EE
9 2 (0.70%) XHTML
9 2 (0.70%) XSLT
9 2 (0.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.70%) NHibernate
9 2 (0.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.96%) Clustering
3 15 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 15 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.11%) Open Source
5 5 (1.75%) User Experience
5 5 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.05%) Replication
8 2 (0.70%) HACMP
8 2 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.70%) PKI
9 1 (0.35%) FMCG
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.35%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.35%) SecurID
9 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.35%) BBC
9 1 (0.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 89 (31.23%) Windows 7
2 84 (29.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (21.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (16.49%) UNIX
5 40 (14.04%) Windows XP
6 34 (11.93%) Linux
7 32 (11.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
9 29 (10.18%) Windows NT
10 20 (7.02%) Windows 2000
11 16 (5.61%) Windows 8
12 12 (4.21%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.40%) MVS
13 4 (1.40%) CentOS
13 4 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.70%) AIX
15 2 (0.70%) HPUX
15 2 (0.70%) Solaris
15 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (31.23%) ITIL
2 49 (17.19%) Migration
3 36 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (11.23%) Service Management
5 29 (10.18%) Change Management
6 20 (7.02%) Service Delivery
6 20 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (6.32%) Incident Management
8 15 (5.26%) Validation
8 15 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.51%) Project Management
10 10 (3.51%) Software Testing
10 10 (3.51%) ITIL V3
10 10 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (3.51%) Line Management
11 9 (3.16%) Build Automation
11 9 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (2.81%) Test Automation
13 7 (2.46%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.98%) SQL
2 27 (9.47%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.32%) VB
3 18 (6.32%) C#
4 15 (5.26%) VBScript
5 11 (3.86%) Java
6 7 (2.46%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.40%) C
9 3 (1.05%) Perl
9 3 (1.05%) PHP
10 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.70%) C++
10 2 (0.70%) COBOL
10 2 (0.70%) VB6
10 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (25.96%) Security Cleared
2 59 (20.70%) SC Cleared
3 53 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (16.14%) MCSE
5 30 (10.53%) MCP
6 26 (9.12%) DV Cleared
7 16 (5.61%) Degree
8 5 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.40%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.40%) CCNA
9 4 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.05%) ISEB
10 3 (1.05%) CCNP
11 2 (0.70%) MCITP
12 1 (0.35%) VCAP
12 1 (0.35%) CCIA
12 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.35%) GSAE
12 1 (0.35%) MCTS
12 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.58%) SLA
2 5 (1.75%) BS15000
3 3 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 77 (27.02%) Active Directory
2 63 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (12.98%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.37%) VMware ESX
5 16 (5.61%) Terminal Services
5 16 (5.61%) ISA Server
6 12 (4.21%) vSphere
6 12 (4.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (3.51%) Firmware
7 10 (3.51%) XenApp
8 7 (2.46%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.40%) NFS
11 3 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.70%) GPFS
12 2 (0.70%) UAG
13 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (9.12%) Backup Exec
2 16 (5.61%) Tivoli
2 16 (5.61%) BladeLogic
3 15 (5.26%) SCCM
4 14 (4.91%) SCOM
5 13 (4.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 13 (4.56%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (4.21%) OVSD
7 7 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (2.11%) XenMobile
9 3 (1.05%) WSUS
10 2 (0.70%) Control-M
10 2 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.70%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.35%) HP UCMDB
11 1 (0.35%) MAINVIEW
11 1 (0.35%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.35%) Netcool
11 1 (0.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 1 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 110 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 77 (27.02%) VMware
3 43 (15.09%) Citrix
4 37 (12.98%) Oracle
5 23 (8.07%) McAfee
6 19 (6.67%) Intel
7 18 (6.32%) HP
8 17 (5.96%) Cisco
9 15 (5.26%) Remedy
10 13 (4.56%) Lumension
10 13 (4.56%) NetApp
11 12 (4.21%) IBM
11 12 (4.21%) Sophos
12 6 (2.11%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.75%) Dell
13 5 (1.75%) EMC
14 4 (1.40%) Lotus
14 4 (1.40%) Symantec
14 4 (1.40%) AppSense
15 3 (1.05%) F5
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