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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 135 166 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.12% 18.71% 15.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.68% 80.58% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 63 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £141 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.43 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% +17.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.50 £15.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
191 206 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.39% 23.22% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 80 37
Average daily rate £358 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £145 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.35 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +9.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.61 £29.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 94 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 79 (28.52%) Finance
3 77 (27.80%) Windows 7
4 73 (26.35%) Active Directory
5 71 (25.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (25.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 69 (24.91%) ITIL
8 65 (23.47%) VMware
9 54 (19.49%) Security Cleared
10 52 (18.77%) MS Excel
11 49 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 44 (15.88%) UNIX
13 43 (15.52%) Migration
13 43 (15.52%) SC Cleared
14 41 (14.80%) Linux
15 36 (13.00%) Hyper-V
16 35 (12.64%) Windows 2000 Server
16 35 (12.64%) Windows XP
16 35 (12.64%) MS Office
17 34 (12.27%) Windows Server 2012
18 33 (11.91%) Oracle
19 32 (11.55%) Disaster Recovery
20 31 (11.19%) SQL
21 30 (10.83%) Citrix
22 28 (10.11%) ATM
22 28 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
23 26 (9.39%) MCSE
24 25 (9.03%) PowerShell
25 24 (8.66%) SQL Server
25 24 (8.66%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (7.22%) SharePoint
1 20 (7.22%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.14%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (4.69%) IIS
4 12 (4.33%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.44%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.44%) Apache
7 4 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.44%) Confluence
8 3 (1.08%) SAS
9 2 (0.72%) nginx
9 2 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.72%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.36%) Lync
10 1 (0.36%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 52 (18.77%) MS Excel
2 35 (12.64%) MS Office
3 13 (4.69%) MS Project
4 7 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.44%) Primavera
3 3 (1.08%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.72%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.81%) PaaS
2 4 (1.44%) Office 365
2 4 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.11%) ATM
2 22 (7.94%) Firewall
3 17 (6.14%) LAN
3 17 (6.14%) WAN
4 14 (5.05%) DNS
5 12 (4.33%) SAN
6 11 (3.97%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.61%) Internet
8 7 (2.53%) VPN
8 7 (2.53%) DHCP
9 6 (2.17%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.81%) BIG-IP
10 5 (1.81%) VoIP
10 5 (1.81%) NAS
11 4 (1.44%) AMQP
11 4 (1.44%) WLAN
11 4 (1.44%) HTTPS
11 4 (1.44%) HTTP
11 4 (1.44%) 4G
11 4 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.78%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.89%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.17%) OLTP
6 6 (2.17%) MySQL
6 6 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.17%) DB2
6 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (1.81%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.44%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.44%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.44%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.44%) Big Data
8 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.08%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (2.53%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.17%) Subversion
3 5 (1.81%) JIRA
3 5 (1.81%) Introscope
4 4 (1.44%) Ant
4 4 (1.44%) JUnit
4 4 (1.44%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.44%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.44%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.44%) Gradle
5 3 (1.08%) Toad
5 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.72%) JMeter
6 2 (0.72%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.72%) Selenium
7 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.36%) SonarQube
General
1 79 (28.52%) Finance
2 13 (4.69%) Banking
3 9 (3.25%) Financial Institution
4 8 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.17%) Retail
6 4 (1.44%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.72%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (18.77%) Analyst
2 31 (11.19%) Project Manager
3 21 (7.58%) Developer
3 21 (7.58%) Administrator
4 17 (6.14%) Consultant
5 16 (5.78%) Architect
5 16 (5.78%) Support Analyst
6 14 (5.05%) Support Engineer
7 13 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (4.69%) Technical Specialist
8 11 (3.97%) Service Analyst
9 10 (3.61%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (3.61%) BizTalk Administrator
10 9 (3.25%) Infrastructure Manager
10 9 (3.25%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (3.25%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (2.89%) .NET Developer
11 8 (2.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 7 (2.53%) Desktop Support
12 7 (2.53%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.66%) .NET
2 13 (4.69%) Web Services
3 11 (3.97%) .NET Framework
4 8 (2.89%) J2EE
5 7 (2.53%) CSS
5 7 (2.53%) HTML
5 7 (2.53%) Middleware
6 5 (1.81%) XML
6 5 (1.81%) WCF
6 5 (1.81%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (1.81%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.44%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (1.44%) WPF
7 4 (1.44%) jQuery
7 4 (1.44%) Java EE
7 4 (1.44%) JSON
7 4 (1.44%) JMS
7 4 (1.44%) SOAP
7 4 (1.44%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.44%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.42%) Clustering
2 12 (4.33%) Blackberry
3 11 (3.97%) Open Source
4 10 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.89%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.17%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.17%) User Experience
8 5 (1.81%) Replication
9 4 (1.44%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.44%) PKI
10 3 (1.08%) BYOD
11 2 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.72%) HACMP
11 2 (0.72%) EPoS
12 1 (0.36%) NHS
12 1 (0.36%) PMI
12 1 (0.36%) FMCG
12 1 (0.36%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 77 (27.80%) Windows 7
2 71 (25.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (25.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (15.88%) UNIX
5 41 (14.80%) Linux
6 35 (12.64%) Windows XP
6 35 (12.64%) Windows 2000 Server
7 34 (12.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (4.69%) Windows 2000
9 12 (4.33%) Windows NT
10 9 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.89%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.17%) CentOS
12 6 (2.17%) AIX
12 6 (2.17%) Solaris
13 5 (1.81%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.81%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.44%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.08%) Android
15 3 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (24.91%) ITIL
2 43 (15.52%) Migration
3 32 (11.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (8.30%) Change Management
5 22 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (7.58%) Service Management
7 19 (6.86%) PRINCE2
8 16 (5.78%) Project Management
9 14 (5.05%) Incident Management
9 14 (5.05%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (4.69%) Service Delivery
11 11 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.61%) CRM
12 10 (3.61%) Project Planning
13 9 (3.25%) Software Testing
13 9 (3.25%) Logistics
13 9 (3.25%) Scrum
13 9 (3.25%) Build Automation
14 8 (2.89%) Waterfall
15 7 (2.53%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.19%) SQL
2 25 (9.03%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.50%) VB
3 18 (6.50%) C#
4 13 (4.69%) VBScript
5 10 (3.61%) Java
6 7 (2.53%) Korn
7 6 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.44%) Jython
8 4 (1.44%) Python
9 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.08%) PHP
10 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.72%) Ruby
11 1 (0.36%) XAML
11 1 (0.36%) C
11 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (19.49%) Security Cleared
2 43 (15.52%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (9.39%) MCSE
5 23 (8.30%) DV Cleared
6 17 (6.14%) MCP
7 8 (2.89%) Degree
8 6 (2.17%) CCNA
8 6 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.81%) CCNP
10 3 (1.08%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.72%) MCITP
11 2 (0.72%) APMP
12 1 (0.36%) VCAP
12 1 (0.36%) CCIA
12 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.36%) MCTS
12 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.50%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.36%) BS15000
System Software
1 73 (26.35%) Active Directory
2 49 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (13.00%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.05%) ISA Server
5 13 (4.69%) VMware ESX
5 13 (4.69%) vSphere
6 8 (2.89%) XenApp
7 7 (2.53%) Firmware
8 6 (2.17%) Terminal Services
8 6 (2.17%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.17%) NFS
9 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.72%) GPFS
11 2 (0.72%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 22 (7.94%) SCCM
2 15 (5.42%) Backup Exec
3 13 (4.69%) Tivoli
3 13 (4.69%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 10 (3.61%) SCOM
5 9 (3.25%) OVSD
6 8 (2.89%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.17%) BladeLogic
7 6 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (2.17%) Puppet
8 5 (1.81%) CA Wily
8 5 (1.81%) XenMobile
9 4 (1.44%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.08%) Control-M
11 2 (0.72%) Nagios
11 2 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.72%) WSUS
11 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.72%) Opsview
Vendors
1 94 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 65 (23.47%) VMware
3 33 (11.91%) Oracle
4 30 (10.83%) Citrix
5 24 (8.66%) Cisco
6 20 (7.22%) Remedy
7 18 (6.50%) IBM
7 18 (6.50%) HP
7 18 (6.50%) NetApp
8 17 (6.14%) McAfee
9 11 (3.97%) Intel
10 7 (2.53%) EMC
11 6 (2.17%) Brocade
12 5 (1.81%) F5
12 5 (1.81%) Lumension
12 5 (1.81%) Sophos
12 5 (1.81%) AppSense
12 5 (1.81%) Dell
13 4 (1.44%) Lotus
13 4 (1.44%) Red Hat
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