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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 80 117 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.66% 14.57% 16.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.54% 65.36% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 50 58
Median daily rate £425 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £245 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £455 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £40.00 £22.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
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
130 179 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.95% 22.29% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 74 75
Median daily rate £450 £350 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 18
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +4.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £32.07 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Windows.

1 72 (39.78%) Active Directory
2 55 (30.39%) Microsoft
3 54 (29.83%) Finance
4 46 (25.41%) SQL Server
5 43 (23.76%) Security Cleared
6 37 (20.44%) MS Office
7 36 (19.89%) VMware
8 35 (19.34%) SC Cleared
9 34 (18.78%) SQL
9 34 (18.78%) ITIL
10 33 (18.23%) Windows Server
11 32 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (17.68%) Unix
12 30 (16.57%) Citrix
13 27 (14.92%) Migration
14 26 (14.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (13.81%) Windows 7
15 25 (13.81%) MS Excel
15 25 (13.81%) MS Exchange
16 22 (12.15%) IBM
17 21 (11.60%) C#
18 20 (11.05%) .NET
18 20 (11.05%) Windows Server 2003
18 20 (11.05%) Windows Server 2012
19 19 (10.50%) Internet
19 19 (10.50%) Linux
20 18 (9.94%) HP
20 18 (9.94%) Incident Management
21 17 (9.39%) SAN
21 17 (9.39%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (13.81%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.84%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.42%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.76%) CICS
6 5 (2.76%) MQSeries
6 5 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.76%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.10%) Apache
8 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.10%) IIS
8 2 (1.10%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.10%) SAS
8 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (20.44%) MS Office
2 25 (13.81%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.31%) MS Project
4 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) IaaS
1 2 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.50%) Internet
2 17 (9.39%) SAN
3 16 (8.84%) FTP
4 15 (8.29%) ATM
5 14 (7.73%) Firewall
6 11 (6.08%) IPsec
6 11 (6.08%) iSCSI
6 11 (6.08%) SMTP
7 10 (5.52%) LAN
7 10 (5.52%) SSH
7 10 (5.52%) WAN
8 7 (3.87%) VPN
9 6 (3.31%) DNS
10 5 (2.76%) Wireless
11 4 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (1.10%) Intranet
13 2 (1.10%) NAS
13 2 (1.10%) NetScaler
13 2 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.42%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.76%) Easytrieve
6 4 (2.21%) DB2
6 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.10%) MS Access
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.55%) Big Data
8 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.55%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (1.66%) ChangeMan
2 2 (1.10%) Introscope
2 2 (1.10%) JIRA
2 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.55%) Ant
3 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.55%) Gradle
3 1 (0.55%) JUnit
3 1 (0.55%) NUnit
3 1 (0.55%) Selenium
3 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (29.83%) Finance
2 7 (3.87%) Banking
2 7 (3.87%) Retail
3 4 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.66%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Automotive
5 2 (1.10%) Electronics
5 2 (1.10%) Law
5 2 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (35.91%) Analyst
2 15 (8.29%) Support Analyst
3 14 (7.73%) 1st Line Support
4 12 (6.63%) Service Analyst
4 12 (6.63%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (6.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 11 (6.08%) Developer
5 11 (6.08%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.08%) Security Analyst
6 10 (5.52%) Consultant
7 9 (4.97%) Architect
8 8 (4.42%) Help Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.42%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (4.42%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 8 (4.42%) Server Specialist
8 8 (4.42%) Wintel Server Specialist
8 8 (4.42%) Wintel Specialist
9 7 (3.87%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.87%) SAN Specialist
9 7 (3.87%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.05%) .NET
2 14 (7.73%) WPF
3 11 (6.08%) ISPF
4 3 (1.66%) J2EE
4 3 (1.66%) jQuery
4 3 (1.66%) Web Services
5 2 (1.10%) AppFabric
5 2 (1.10%) JDBC
5 2 (1.10%) XSLT
6 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.55%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.55%) Java EE
6 1 (0.55%) JMS
6 1 (0.55%) JNDI
6 1 (0.55%) Spring
6 1 (0.55%) WCF
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.39%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.18%) Mainframe
4 11 (6.08%) Client/Server
4 11 (6.08%) Cryptography
5 10 (5.52%) Statistics
6 9 (4.97%) CESG
7 4 (2.21%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.66%) AS400
8 3 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.66%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.66%) HACMP
8 3 (1.66%) iSeries
8 3 (1.66%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.10%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.10%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.23%) Windows Server
2 32 (17.68%) Unix
3 25 (13.81%) Windows 7
4 20 (11.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (11.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (10.50%) Linux
6 14 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (6.63%) Windows Vista
8 10 (5.52%) Windows XP
9 9 (4.97%) MVS
10 7 (3.87%) Windows NT
11 6 (3.31%) CentOS
11 6 (3.31%) Ubuntu
11 6 (3.31%) Windows 10
12 5 (2.76%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.76%) zOS
13 4 (2.21%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.66%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.55%) NetWare
15 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.78%) ITIL
2 27 (14.92%) Migration
3 18 (9.94%) Incident Management
4 17 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (9.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (8.29%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (8.29%) TDD
6 14 (7.73%) Information Security
6 14 (7.73%) MVVM
7 13 (7.18%) Multithreading
7 13 (7.18%) Software Engineering
8 12 (6.63%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (6.63%) Project Management
9 10 (5.52%) OWASP
9 10 (5.52%) Patch Management
9 10 (5.52%) SDLC
9 10 (5.52%) Service Management
10 9 (4.97%) Data Analysis
10 9 (4.97%) High Availability
10 9 (4.97%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.78%) SQL
2 21 (11.60%) C#
3 12 (6.63%) JCL
4 11 (6.08%) REXX
5 7 (3.87%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.31%) C++
6 6 (3.31%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.76%) Assembly Language
7 5 (2.76%) CLIST
7 5 (2.76%) COBOL
8 4 (2.21%) Java
8 4 (2.21%) Python
9 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.66%) VB
10 2 (1.10%) PHP
11 1 (0.55%) C
11 1 (0.55%) Jython
11 1 (0.55%) Perl
11 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (23.76%) Security Cleared
2 35 (19.34%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.84%) DV Cleared
4 12 (6.63%) CISSP
5 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.97%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (4.42%) CEH
8 6 (3.31%) MCSE
8 6 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.66%) CISM
9 3 (1.66%) GCIA
9 3 (1.66%) GCIH
9 3 (1.66%) GIAC
9 3 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.10%) Degree
10 2 (1.10%) Dell Certification
10 2 (1.10%) MCITP
10 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) SLA
2 7 (3.87%) RMADS
3 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 72 (39.78%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.08%) NFS
5 10 (5.52%) Sendmail
6 6 (3.31%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (3.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.31%) XenApp
7 4 (2.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.66%) vSphere
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (8.84%) SCOM
2 11 (6.08%) Tivoli
3 8 (4.42%) OVSD
3 8 (4.42%) SCCM
4 7 (3.87%) CA Wily
5 4 (2.21%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.10%) Control-M
7 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.55%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.55%) cPanel
7 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.55%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.55%) SCSM
7 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (30.39%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.89%) VMware
3 30 (16.57%) Citrix
4 22 (12.15%) IBM
5 18 (9.94%) HP
6 17 (9.39%) Oracle
7 12 (6.63%) NetApp
8 10 (5.52%) AppSense
9 9 (4.97%) Intel Security
10 8 (4.42%) CommVault
11 6 (3.31%) CA
11 6 (3.31%) EMC
12 4 (2.21%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.66%) Cisco
13 3 (1.66%) Dell
13 3 (1.66%) SAP
14 2 (1.10%) Atlassian
14 2 (1.10%) Lotus
14 2 (1.10%) Rackspace
14 2 (1.10%) Remedy
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