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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 165 155 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.31% 21.32% 16.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 87.08% 76.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 61 12
Average daily rate
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£293 £280 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.46% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £120 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 7
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 £9.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £15.00 £16.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
231 178 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.64% 24.48% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 67 23
Average daily rate £295 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 8
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 £9.35 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.00 £17.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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.

1 116 (38.54%) Microsoft
2 107 (35.55%) Windows 7
3 95 (31.56%) ITIL
4 82 (27.24%) Active Directory
5 77 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (25.25%) MS Excel
7 71 (23.59%) Security Cleared
8 66 (21.93%) Finance
9 62 (20.60%) Migration
9 62 (20.60%) VMware
10 59 (19.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 58 (19.27%) SC Cleared
12 55 (18.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 49 (16.28%) UNIX
13 49 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (15.95%) MS Exchange
15 46 (15.28%) Windows XP
16 45 (14.95%) MCSE
17 44 (14.62%) SQL
18 43 (14.29%) Citrix
19 40 (13.29%) Oracle
20 35 (11.63%) Service Management
21 33 (10.96%) MS Office
21 33 (10.96%) SLA
21 33 (10.96%) PowerShell
22 32 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2003
23 31 (10.30%) Windows NT
24 29 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
24 29 (9.63%) Windows 2000 Server
25 28 (9.30%) Change Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 48 (15.95%) MS Exchange
2 32 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 26 (8.64%) IIS
4 16 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (4.32%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (3.32%) Lync
8 6 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.66%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.33%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (1.00%) SAS
12 2 (0.66%) CICS
12 2 (0.66%) Apache
12 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 76 (25.25%) MS Excel
2 33 (10.96%) MS Office
3 10 (3.32%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) TIBCO iProcess
1 3 (1.00%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.66%) Staffware
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.66%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.99%) Office 365
2 4 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.98%) SAN
2 16 (5.32%) Firewall
3 14 (4.65%) DNS
3 14 (4.65%) NAS
4 12 (3.99%) ATM
5 10 (3.32%) LAN
6 9 (2.99%) WAN
7 8 (2.66%) DHCP
8 6 (1.99%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.99%) Network Security
9 5 (1.66%) Broadband
10 4 (1.33%) VoIP
11 3 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.00%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.00%) LDAP
11 3 (1.00%) Internet
11 3 (1.00%) VPN
12 2 (0.66%) IPsec
12 2 (0.66%) Modbus
12 2 (0.66%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.64%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.32%) MS Access
4 8 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.33%) OLTP
9 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.00%) MySQL
9 3 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.66%) Ingres
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.33%) Base SAS
11 1 (0.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (3.65%) Selenium
2 6 (1.99%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (1.99%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.99%) WebDriver
3 5 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.66%) JMeter
4 4 (1.33%) MSI
5 3 (1.00%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.66%) Ant
6 2 (0.66%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 66 (21.93%) Finance
2 16 (5.32%) Banking
3 8 (2.66%) Retail
4 5 (1.66%) Back Office
4 5 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.33%) Automotive
6 3 (1.00%) Advertising
7 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.66%) Legal
7 2 (0.66%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (26.58%) Analyst
2 21 (6.98%) Project Manager
3 20 (6.64%) Support Analyst
4 19 (6.31%) Service Analyst
4 19 (6.31%) Service Desk Analyst
5 16 (5.32%) Developer
5 16 (5.32%) 1st Line Support
6 14 (4.65%) Support Engineer
6 14 (4.65%) Administrator
7 12 (3.99%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 11 (3.65%) Business Analyst
8 11 (3.65%) Team Leader
9 10 (3.32%) Technical Specialist
9 10 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (3.32%) Help Desk Analyst
9 10 (3.32%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 9 (2.99%) Windows Administrator
11 8 (2.66%) Architect
11 8 (2.66%) Help Desk Support
11 8 (2.66%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.31%) .NET
2 12 (3.99%) Web Services
3 10 (3.32%) HTML
4 6 (1.99%) WinForms
4 6 (1.99%) jQuery
4 6 (1.99%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.66%) Middleware
5 5 (1.66%) XML
6 4 (1.33%) CSS
6 4 (1.33%) HTML5
7 3 (1.00%) J2EE
7 3 (1.00%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.66%) XHTML
8 2 (0.66%) XSLT
8 2 (0.66%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.66%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 2 (0.66%) WCF
9 1 (0.33%) Ajax
9 1 (0.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.64%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.98%) Clustering
4 13 (4.32%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.99%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.99%) Open Source
7 5 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.00%) PKI
9 3 (1.00%) User Experience
10 2 (0.66%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.66%) HACMP
10 2 (0.66%) Replication
11 1 (0.33%) SecurID
11 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.33%) BBC
11 1 (0.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 107 (35.55%) Windows 7
2 77 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (19.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (16.28%) UNIX
5 46 (15.28%) Windows XP
6 31 (10.30%) Windows NT
7 29 (9.63%) Windows 2000 Server
8 27 (8.97%) Linux
9 21 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (5.98%) Windows 2000
11 16 (5.32%) Windows 8
12 13 (4.32%) Windows Vista
13 11 (3.65%) Android
14 10 (3.32%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (2.99%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.99%) MVS
17 5 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (1.00%) CentOS
18 3 (1.00%) AIX
19 2 (0.66%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (31.56%) ITIL
2 62 (20.60%) Migration
3 35 (11.63%) Service Management
4 29 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (9.30%) Change Management
6 19 (6.31%) Validation
7 18 (5.98%) Service Delivery
7 18 (5.98%) Incident Management
8 17 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (4.98%) PRINCE2
11 14 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.99%) Problem Management
13 11 (3.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (3.65%) Data Validation
14 10 (3.32%) Project Management
14 10 (3.32%) Build Automation
14 10 (3.32%) ITIL V3
14 10 (3.32%) Software Testing
14 10 (3.32%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (14.62%) SQL
2 33 (10.96%) PowerShell
3 27 (8.97%) VBScript
4 23 (7.64%) VB
5 19 (6.31%) C#
6 14 (4.65%) Java
7 11 (3.65%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.66%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.33%) C
10 4 (1.33%) Perl
11 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.00%) PHP
12 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.66%) C++
12 2 (0.66%) COBOL
12 2 (0.66%) VB6
13 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (23.59%) Security Cleared
2 58 (19.27%) SC Cleared
3 55 (18.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (14.95%) MCSE
5 28 (9.30%) MCP
6 25 (8.31%) DV Cleared
7 14 (4.65%) Degree
8 5 (1.66%) ISEB
9 4 (1.33%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.00%) CCNA
11 2 (0.66%) CCNP
11 2 (0.66%) MCITP
11 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.33%) GSAE
12 1 (0.33%) MCTS
12 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.33%) VCAP
12 1 (0.33%) CCIA
12 1 (0.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.96%) SLA
2 9 (2.99%) BS15000
3 4 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 82 (27.24%) Active Directory
2 49 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.97%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.98%) VMware ESX
5 17 (5.65%) Terminal Services
6 14 (4.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 13 (4.32%) ISA Server
8 10 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (3.32%) vSphere
9 8 (2.66%) Firmware
10 5 (1.66%) XenApp
10 5 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.00%) NFS
12 2 (0.66%) GPFS
12 2 (0.66%) UAG
12 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (7.97%) Backup Exec
2 21 (6.98%) SCCM
3 17 (5.65%) OVSD
4 16 (5.32%) Tivoli
4 16 (5.32%) BladeLogic
5 13 (4.32%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (4.32%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 12 (3.99%) SCOM
7 8 (2.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.33%) Control-M
9 3 (1.00%) CA Wily
9 3 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.66%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.66%) MAINVIEW
10 2 (0.66%) WSUS
11 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
11 1 (0.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 116 (38.54%) Microsoft
2 62 (20.60%) VMware
3 43 (14.29%) Citrix
4 40 (13.29%) Oracle
5 22 (7.31%) Remedy
5 22 (7.31%) McAfee
6 18 (5.98%) Intel
7 15 (4.98%) HP
7 15 (4.98%) Cisco
8 13 (4.32%) Lumension
8 13 (4.32%) IBM
9 12 (3.99%) Sophos
10 11 (3.65%) NetApp
11 9 (2.99%) MobileIron
12 7 (2.33%) EMC
13 5 (1.66%) AppSense
13 5 (1.66%) SAP
14 4 (1.33%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.33%) BMC
14 4 (1.33%) Lotus
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