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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 112 143 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.84% 18.15% 21.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.00% 73.71% 82.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 63 62
Average daily rate £350 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £136 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 20
Average hourly rate £13.70 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £16.90 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
175 194 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.75% 24.62% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 75 79
Average daily rate £363 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £132 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 20
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.06 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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.

1 108 (37.63%) Finance
2 86 (29.97%) Microsoft
3 68 (23.69%) Unix
4 64 (22.30%) Windows 7
5 60 (20.91%) MS Office
6 56 (19.51%) Windows Server
7 55 (19.16%) SQL
8 50 (17.42%) SQL Server
9 48 (16.72%) ITIL
9 48 (16.72%) Linux
10 44 (15.33%) Active Directory
11 42 (14.63%) Remedy
12 40 (13.94%) VMware
13 37 (12.89%) IBM
13 37 (12.89%) ATM
13 37 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
14 36 (12.54%) Oracle
14 36 (12.54%) SLA
15 35 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 35 (12.20%) MS Excel
15 35 (12.20%) Security Cleared
16 34 (11.85%) Incident Management
17 32 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (11.15%) SCCM
17 32 (11.15%) Mainframe
17 32 (11.15%) Migration
18 30 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
19 28 (9.76%) HP
20 27 (9.41%) MVS
20 27 (9.41%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.97%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.27%) WebSphere
4 13 (4.53%) CICS
4 13 (4.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (4.18%) Apache
5 12 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.83%) IBM HTTP Server
6 11 (3.83%) SAS
7 10 (3.48%) MQSeries
8 8 (2.79%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (2.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.74%) Lync
10 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.05%) IIS
12 2 (0.70%) Liferay
13 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 60 (20.91%) MS Office
2 35 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.74%) AutoCAD
3 5 (1.74%) MS Project
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.74%) Office 365
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.89%) ATM
2 27 (9.41%) Firewall
3 16 (5.57%) Internet
4 13 (4.53%) SAN
5 11 (3.83%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.48%) FTP
6 10 (3.48%) HTTP
6 10 (3.48%) iSCSI
7 7 (2.44%) DNS
7 7 (2.44%) SMS
7 7 (2.44%) VPN
8 6 (2.09%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.09%) LAN
8 6 (2.09%) NAS
8 6 (2.09%) SMTP
8 6 (2.09%) SSL
8 6 (2.09%) WAN
9 5 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.05%) Network Security
11 2 (0.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.23%) DB2
3 14 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.48%) Easytrieve
5 9 (3.14%) OLTP
6 7 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (2.44%) PowerCenter
7 4 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.39%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.70%) DB2 UDB
9 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.35%) Big Data
10 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (6.62%) Introscope
2 8 (2.79%) ChangeMan
3 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.70%) Selenium
5 1 (0.35%) NUnit
5 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 108 (37.63%) Finance
2 20 (6.97%) Banking
3 14 (4.88%) Retail
4 10 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.79%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.05%) Automotive
8 2 (0.70%) Law
8 2 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (34.15%) Analyst
2 35 (12.20%) Architect
3 20 (6.97%) Data Analyst
4 19 (6.62%) Service Analyst
5 18 (6.27%) Administrator
6 17 (5.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (4.53%) Consultant
7 13 (4.53%) Junior
7 13 (4.53%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.18%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.83%) Support Analyst
10 10 (3.48%) MVS Operator
10 10 (3.48%) Security Analyst
11 9 (3.14%) Coordinator
11 9 (3.14%) Developer
11 9 (3.14%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.79%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (2.79%) Operations Analyst
13 7 (2.44%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.01%) .NET
2 16 (5.57%) ISPF
3 11 (3.83%) WPF
4 8 (2.79%) SOAP
5 5 (1.74%) Web Services
6 4 (1.39%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.39%) HTML
6 4 (1.39%) J2EE
6 4 (1.39%) JDBC
6 4 (1.39%) JMS
6 4 (1.39%) JNDI
6 4 (1.39%) SAP XI
6 4 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.05%) HTML5
8 2 (0.70%) AppFabric
8 2 (0.70%) jQuery
9 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.35%) WCF
9 1 (0.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (11.15%) Mainframe
3 27 (9.41%) Data Centre
4 19 (6.62%) Data Structures
4 19 (6.62%) Statistics
5 15 (5.23%) Clustering
6 14 (4.88%) HACMP
7 13 (4.53%) Management Information System
8 12 (4.18%) Blackberry
9 11 (3.83%) Data Extraction
10 10 (3.48%) N-Tier
11 8 (2.79%) AS400
11 8 (2.79%) iSeries
12 5 (1.74%) Data Integration
12 5 (1.74%) User Experience
13 4 (1.39%) CMDB
13 4 (1.39%) Cryptography
13 4 (1.39%) Device Driver
13 4 (1.39%) e-Health
13 4 (1.39%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 68 (23.69%) Unix
2 64 (22.30%) Windows 7
3 56 (19.51%) Windows Server
4 48 (16.72%) Linux
5 35 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (9.41%) MVS
8 22 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (6.97%) Windows NT
10 12 (4.18%) zOS
11 11 (3.83%) Windows XP
12 10 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (3.48%) Solaris
13 9 (3.14%) AIX
13 9 (3.14%) Android
13 9 (3.14%) Windows 8
13 9 (3.14%) Windows Vista
14 8 (2.79%) Ubuntu
15 6 (2.09%) CentOS
16 5 (1.74%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.72%) ITIL
2 34 (11.85%) Incident Management
3 32 (11.15%) Migration
4 22 (7.67%) Data Analysis
4 22 (7.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (6.62%) Data Governance
5 19 (6.62%) Data Security
6 17 (5.92%) Service Management
7 16 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (4.88%) Information Security
8 14 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (4.88%) Multithreading
8 14 (4.88%) Software Engineering
9 13 (4.53%) Change Management
9 13 (4.53%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (4.53%) TDD
10 12 (4.18%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (3.83%) Fault Management
11 11 (3.83%) MVVM
11 11 (3.83%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (19.16%) SQL
2 24 (8.36%) JCL
3 22 (7.67%) C#
3 22 (7.67%) Java
4 19 (6.62%) REXX
5 18 (6.27%) C++
6 17 (5.92%) PowerShell
6 17 (5.92%) Shell Script
7 13 (4.53%) Assembly Language
7 13 (4.53%) COBOL
8 10 (3.48%) CLIST
9 9 (3.14%) Python
10 8 (2.79%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.74%) C
12 4 (1.39%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.39%) Jython
12 4 (1.39%) Korn
12 4 (1.39%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.05%) Perl
13 3 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.36%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.62%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.39%) Degree
5 4 (1.39%) MCSE
6 3 (1.05%) CCNA
6 3 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.05%) MCP
6 3 (1.05%) MCSA
6 3 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.70%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.70%) Cyber Scheme
7 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.70%) MCITP
7 2 (0.70%) OSCP
7 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.70%) Tigerscheme
7 2 (0.70%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (12.54%) SLA
2 6 (2.09%) QA
3 5 (1.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 44 (15.33%) Active Directory
2 32 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.67%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.14%) Time Sharing Option
4 9 (3.14%) vSphere
5 8 (2.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (2.09%) GPFS
6 6 (2.09%) NFS
7 3 (1.05%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.70%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.70%) Squid
8 2 (0.70%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.35%) XenApp
9 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (11.15%) SCCM
2 22 (7.67%) CA Wily
3 17 (5.92%) Control-M
4 11 (3.83%) Tivoli
5 9 (3.14%) OVSD
6 8 (2.79%) SCOM
7 6 (2.09%) MAINVIEW
8 4 (1.39%) OpenView
8 4 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.39%) WSUS
9 3 (1.05%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.35%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.35%) cPanel
10 1 (0.35%) PaperCut
10 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 86 (29.97%) Microsoft
2 42 (14.63%) Remedy
3 40 (13.94%) VMware
4 37 (12.89%) IBM
5 36 (12.54%) Oracle
6 28 (9.76%) HP
7 25 (8.71%) CA
8 18 (6.27%) Citrix
9 11 (3.83%) AppSense
9 11 (3.83%) Intel
10 10 (3.48%) McAfee
10 10 (3.48%) NetApp
11 6 (2.09%) Cisco
12 5 (1.74%) EMC
12 5 (1.74%) SAP
12 5 (1.74%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.74%) Sun
13 4 (1.39%) Dell
13 4 (1.39%) Informatica
13 4 (1.39%) Nimsoft
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