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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 144 151 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.96% 20.08% 20.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.69% 79.47% 74.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 53 66
Average daily rate
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£324 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £135 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 26
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.14 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.10% +2.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £44.98 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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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
183 190 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.55% 25.27% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 69 90
Average daily rate £325 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £135 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £351 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 26
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £27.13 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 29 August 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 94 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 93 (31.74%) Active Directory
3 90 (30.72%) Windows 7
4 65 (22.18%) Security Cleared
5 63 (21.50%) UNIX
6 60 (20.48%) MS Excel
6 60 (20.48%) ITIL
6 60 (20.48%) Finance
7 59 (20.14%) SQL
8 56 (19.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (17.75%) Migration
10 49 (16.72%) SC Cleared
11 44 (15.02%) VMware
12 43 (14.68%) Windows XP
13 39 (13.31%) Oracle
14 36 (12.29%) MS Exchange
14 36 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 35 (11.95%) Citrix
15 35 (11.95%) Linux
16 34 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
17 33 (11.26%) SLA
18 32 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
19 31 (10.58%) MS Office
20 28 (9.56%) VBScript
21 27 (9.22%) Change Management
22 26 (8.87%) DV Cleared
22 26 (8.87%) SCCM
22 26 (8.87%) Hyper-V
23 25 (8.53%) Java
24 23 (7.85%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 36 (12.29%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.48%) WebSphere
3 17 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (5.80%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (3.75%) IIS
6 9 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.39%) TIBCO EMS
7 7 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.37%) Apache
8 4 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.37%) Liferay
8 4 (1.37%) Lync
9 3 (1.02%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.68%) CICS
Applications
1 60 (20.48%) MS Excel
2 31 (10.58%) MS Office
3 12 (4.10%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (2.05%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (3.07%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (2.73%) TIBCO iProcess
3 6 (2.05%) Staffware
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.80%) LDAP
2 15 (5.12%) SAN
3 11 (3.75%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.41%) iSCSI
5 9 (3.07%) Firewall
6 8 (2.73%) ATM
7 7 (2.39%) NAS
7 7 (2.39%) WAN
8 6 (2.05%) LAN
9 5 (1.71%) Intranet
9 5 (1.71%) Internet
9 5 (1.71%) Broadband
10 4 (1.37%) HTTP
10 4 (1.37%) VPN
10 4 (1.37%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.37%) Network Security
11 3 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.02%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.02%) DNS
12 2 (0.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.75%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.75%) MS Access
2 11 (3.75%) DTS
3 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.68%) DB2
6 2 (0.68%) OLTP
7 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.34%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.34%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.34%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (5.12%) MSI
2 9 (3.07%) Selenium
3 8 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.39%) InstallShield
5 6 (2.05%) Wise Package Studio
6 5 (1.71%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.37%) Ant
7 4 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (1.37%) AdminStudio
7 4 (1.37%) Introscope
7 4 (1.37%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.68%) JMeter
10 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
General
1 60 (20.48%) Finance
2 17 (5.80%) Banking
3 8 (2.73%) Retail
4 6 (2.05%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.71%) Automotive
6 4 (1.37%) French Language
6 4 (1.37%) German Language
7 2 (0.68%) Back Office
7 2 (0.68%) Legal
7 2 (0.68%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.34%) International Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (28.33%) Analyst
2 24 (8.19%) Project Manager
3 23 (7.85%) Support Analyst
4 21 (7.17%) Help Desk Analyst
5 19 (6.48%) Consultant
6 16 (5.46%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (5.46%) Applications Packager
7 15 (5.12%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (5.12%) Service Analyst
8 13 (4.44%) Administrator
9 12 (4.10%) Help Desk Support
9 12 (4.10%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 11 (3.75%) Deployment Analyst
10 11 (3.75%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.07%) Developer
12 8 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
13 7 (2.39%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (2.39%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.17%) Web Services
2 16 (5.46%) .NET
2 16 (5.46%) Application Packaging
3 13 (4.44%) J2EE
4 11 (3.75%) SOAP
5 6 (2.05%) WSH
6 5 (1.71%) HTML
7 4 (1.37%) XML
7 4 (1.37%) WinForms
7 4 (1.37%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.37%) WebCenter
8 2 (0.68%) XSL
8 2 (0.68%) CSS
8 2 (0.68%) Middleware
8 2 (0.68%) LINQ
8 2 (0.68%) WCF
8 2 (0.68%) jQuery
8 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.51%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.07%) Clustering
3 8 (2.73%) Mainframe
4 7 (2.39%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.37%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.02%) iPad
7 3 (1.02%) PDA
7 3 (1.02%) Handset
7 3 (1.02%) Replication
8 2 (0.68%) iPhone
8 2 (0.68%) CESG
9 1 (0.34%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.34%) SecurID
9 1 (0.34%) Statistics
9 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.34%) PKI
9 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.34%) HACMP
9 1 (0.34%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 90 (30.72%) Windows 7
2 63 (21.50%) UNIX
3 56 (19.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (14.68%) Windows XP
5 36 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (11.95%) Linux
7 22 (7.51%) Windows NT
8 14 (4.78%) Windows 2000
8 14 (4.78%) Windows 2000 Server
9 13 (4.44%) Windows 8
10 12 (4.10%) Android
10 12 (4.10%) Apple iOS
11 11 (3.75%) Windows Vista
11 11 (3.75%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.71%) CentOS
14 4 (1.37%) Solaris
14 4 (1.37%) AIX
14 4 (1.37%) MVS
14 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.48%) ITIL
2 52 (17.75%) Migration
3 27 (9.22%) Change Management
4 19 (6.48%) Service Management
5 14 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (4.44%) Incident Management
6 13 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (4.10%) Problem Management
8 10 (3.41%) Project Management
8 10 (3.41%) Validation
8 10 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (3.07%) Data Validation
10 8 (2.73%) PRINCE2
10 8 (2.73%) Project Planning
10 8 (2.73%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (2.05%) Workflow
11 6 (2.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.05%) Logistics
11 6 (2.05%) TDD
11 6 (2.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 59 (20.14%) SQL
2 28 (9.56%) VBScript
3 25 (8.53%) Java
4 22 (7.51%) VB
5 18 (6.14%) PowerShell
6 15 (5.12%) C#
7 8 (2.73%) C
7 8 (2.73%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.39%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.05%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.68%) C++
10 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.68%) VBA
11 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.34%) Perl
11 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (22.18%) Security Cleared
2 49 (16.72%) SC Cleared
3 34 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (8.87%) DV Cleared
5 23 (7.85%) MCSE
6 10 (3.41%) MCP
6 10 (3.41%) ISEB
7 8 (2.73%) Degree
8 5 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.02%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.02%) CCNA
9 3 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.34%) MCDST
10 1 (0.34%) MCITP
10 1 (0.34%) CISA
10 1 (0.34%) CISM
10 1 (0.34%) CCNP
10 1 (0.34%) CISSP
10 1 (0.34%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.26%) SLA
2 10 (3.41%) BS15000
3 9 (3.07%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (31.74%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (8.87%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (4.78%) vSphere
6 12 (4.10%) VMware ESX
7 10 (3.41%) NFS
7 10 (3.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (3.07%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.73%) ISA Server
10 7 (2.39%) XenApp
11 4 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.34%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.34%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 26 (8.87%) SCCM
2 13 (4.44%) Backup Exec
3 12 (4.10%) OVSD
4 9 (3.07%) SCOM
4 9 (3.07%) BladeLogic
5 8 (2.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (2.39%) TIBCO Hawk
7 6 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.71%) CA Wily
8 5 (1.71%) Control-M
9 4 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.68%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.68%) ARCserve
11 2 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.68%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 2 (0.68%) Hyperic
12 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 94 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 44 (15.02%) VMware
3 39 (13.31%) Oracle
4 35 (11.95%) Citrix
5 21 (7.17%) NetApp
6 16 (5.46%) Remedy
7 15 (5.12%) HP
8 13 (4.44%) Cisco
8 13 (4.44%) IBM
9 11 (3.75%) Intel
10 9 (3.07%) MobileIron
10 9 (3.07%) TIBCO
10 9 (3.07%) EMC
11 8 (2.73%) Symantec
12 7 (2.39%) SAP
13 4 (1.37%) FatWire
13 4 (1.37%) F5
14 3 (1.02%) Veeam
14 3 (1.02%) IronPort
14 3 (1.02%) QNX
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