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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 136 166 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.13% 22.52% 18.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.71% 79.43% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 55 59
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£313 £250 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £125 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £406 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.72% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.27 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +0.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.50 £12.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £42.00 £19.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -6.25%
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
175 209 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.76% 28.36% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 73 88
Average daily rate £315 £250 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -17.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £125 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.50 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.23 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -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 15 September 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 15 September 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 95 (32.65%) Windows 7
2 94 (32.30%) Microsoft
3 93 (31.96%) Active Directory
4 64 (21.99%) UNIX
5 63 (21.65%) Finance
6 60 (20.62%) ITIL
6 60 (20.62%) Security Cleared
7 59 (20.27%) MS Excel
8 56 (19.24%) SQL
9 54 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (17.53%) Migration
11 44 (15.12%) SC Cleared
12 41 (14.09%) Windows XP
13 40 (13.75%) VMware
14 38 (13.06%) Oracle
15 37 (12.71%) Citrix
16 34 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
17 33 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
17 33 (11.34%) MS Exchange
18 32 (11.00%) MS Office
19 31 (10.65%) Linux
20 28 (9.62%) VBScript
20 28 (9.62%) SLA
21 27 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
21 27 (9.28%) SCCM
22 26 (8.93%) Change Management
23 25 (8.59%) Java
23 25 (8.59%) MCSE
23 25 (8.59%) DV Cleared
24 23 (7.90%) Analytical Skills

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 33 (11.34%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.19%) WebSphere
3 16 (5.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 16 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (4.12%) IIS
5 10 (3.44%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (2.41%) TIBCO EMS
7 7 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.37%) Apache
8 4 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.37%) Lync
8 4 (1.37%) Liferay
9 3 (1.03%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (1.03%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 59 (20.27%) MS Excel
2 32 (11.00%) MS Office
3 10 (3.44%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (2.06%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.09%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (2.75%) TIBCO iProcess
3 6 (2.06%) Staffware
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.34%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.06%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.84%) SAN
2 16 (5.50%) LDAP
3 11 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.75%) ATM
4 8 (2.75%) Firewall
4 8 (2.75%) NAS
5 7 (2.41%) WAN
6 6 (2.06%) LAN
6 6 (2.06%) iSCSI
6 6 (2.06%) Internet
7 5 (1.72%) Broadband
7 5 (1.72%) DNS
8 4 (1.37%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.37%) Intranet
8 4 (1.37%) HTTP
8 4 (1.37%) Network Security
9 3 (1.03%) VoIP
9 3 (1.03%) VPN
9 3 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.78%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.44%) MS Access
3 10 (3.44%) DTS
4 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.69%) DB2
6 2 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.69%) OLTP
7 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
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%) Informix
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.34%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (5.15%) MSI
2 9 (3.09%) Selenium
3 7 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.41%) InstallShield
4 6 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.06%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (1.37%) Ant
5 4 (1.37%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (1.37%) AdminStudio
5 4 (1.37%) Introscope
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.69%) JMeter
8 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
General
1 63 (21.65%) Finance
2 18 (6.19%) Banking
3 7 (2.41%) Retail
4 6 (2.06%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.72%) Automotive
6 4 (1.37%) French Language
6 4 (1.37%) German Language
7 3 (1.03%) Back Office
7 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.69%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.69%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) International Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (29.21%) Analyst
2 25 (8.59%) Project Manager
2 25 (8.59%) Support Analyst
3 22 (7.56%) Help Desk Analyst
4 19 (6.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (6.19%) Service Analyst
5 18 (6.19%) Consultant
6 17 (5.84%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (5.50%) Applications Packager
8 13 (4.47%) Administrator
8 13 (4.47%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 11 (3.78%) Help Desk Support
10 10 (3.44%) Deployment Analyst
11 9 (3.09%) Developer
12 8 (2.75%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.06%) 2nd Line Support
13 6 (2.06%) Test Analyst
14 5 (1.72%) Desktop Support
14 5 (1.72%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.53%) Web Services
2 16 (5.50%) .NET
2 16 (5.50%) Application Packaging
3 12 (4.12%) J2EE
4 10 (3.44%) SOAP
5 6 (2.06%) WSH
6 5 (1.72%) HTML
7 4 (1.37%) WinForms
7 4 (1.37%) WebCenter
8 3 (1.03%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.03%) XML
9 2 (0.69%) Ajax
9 2 (0.69%) HTML5
9 2 (0.69%) jQuery
10 1 (0.34%) JPA
10 1 (0.34%) WAMP
10 1 (0.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.34%) WCF
10 1 (0.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.22%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.44%) Clustering
4 8 (2.75%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.37%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.03%) Handset
8 3 (1.03%) PDA
8 3 (1.03%) User Experience
8 3 (1.03%) iPad
9 2 (0.69%) iPhone
9 2 (0.69%) Replication
10 1 (0.34%) EPoS
10 1 (0.34%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.34%) HACMP
10 1 (0.34%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.34%) Statistics
10 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.34%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 95 (32.65%) Windows 7
2 64 (21.99%) UNIX
3 54 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (14.09%) Windows XP
5 33 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (10.65%) Linux
7 22 (7.56%) Windows NT
8 15 (5.15%) Windows 8
9 14 (4.81%) Windows 2000
9 14 (4.81%) Windows 2000 Server
10 13 (4.47%) Windows Vista
11 12 (4.12%) Android
11 12 (4.12%) Apple iOS
12 11 (3.78%) Windows Mobile
13 9 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.37%) MVS
15 3 (1.03%) CentOS
15 3 (1.03%) AIX
15 3 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.62%) ITIL
2 51 (17.53%) Migration
3 26 (8.93%) Change Management
4 21 (7.22%) Service Management
5 15 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (4.81%) Incident Management
7 13 (4.47%) Problem Management
7 13 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (3.78%) Project Management
8 11 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (3.78%) Validation
9 10 (3.44%) Data Validation
9 10 (3.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.09%) PRINCE2
11 8 (2.75%) Project Planning
11 8 (2.75%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (2.06%) Test Automation
13 6 (2.06%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (2.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (19.24%) SQL
2 28 (9.62%) VBScript
3 25 (8.59%) Java
4 20 (6.87%) VB
4 20 (6.87%) PowerShell
5 15 (5.15%) C#
6 9 (3.09%) C
7 6 (2.06%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.06%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.06%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.03%) Perl
8 3 (1.03%) C++
9 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.34%) VB6
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) COBOL
10 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (20.62%) Security Cleared
2 44 (15.12%) SC Cleared
3 34 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (8.59%) DV Cleared
4 25 (8.59%) MCSE
5 11 (3.78%) MCP
5 11 (3.78%) Degree
6 8 (2.75%) ISEB
7 4 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.03%) CCNA
8 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.34%) SAS Certification
10 1 (0.34%) PMP
10 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.34%) CISA
10 1 (0.34%) CISM
10 1 (0.34%) MCITP
10 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.62%) SLA
2 11 (3.78%) BS15000
3 9 (3.09%) QA
System Software
1 93 (31.96%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.56%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (4.81%) vSphere
6 10 (3.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (3.44%) Terminal Services
6 10 (3.44%) VMware ESX
7 9 (3.09%) ISA Server
8 8 (2.75%) XenApp
9 6 (2.06%) NFS
10 5 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.34%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.34%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 27 (9.28%) SCCM
2 13 (4.47%) Backup Exec
2 13 (4.47%) OVSD
3 10 (3.44%) SCOM
4 9 (3.09%) BladeLogic
5 7 (2.41%) TIBCO Hawk
5 7 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.72%) Control-M
6 5 (1.72%) CA Wily
6 5 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.69%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.69%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 2 (0.69%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.69%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (32.30%) Microsoft
2 40 (13.75%) VMware
3 38 (13.06%) Oracle
4 37 (12.71%) Citrix
5 18 (6.19%) Remedy
6 16 (5.50%) NetApp
7 15 (5.15%) Cisco
8 12 (4.12%) IBM
8 12 (4.12%) Intel
9 11 (3.78%) HP
10 9 (3.09%) EMC
10 9 (3.09%) TIBCO
10 9 (3.09%) MobileIron
11 8 (2.75%) Symantec
12 7 (2.41%) SAP
13 4 (1.37%) FatWire
14 3 (1.03%) IronPort
14 3 (1.03%) Veeam
14 3 (1.03%) Lotus
14 3 (1.03%) QNX
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £160.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago