The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 59 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 14.10% 17.30% 20.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.09% 74.68% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 15
Median daily rate £305 £394 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.53% +96.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £128 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £490 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 15
Median hourly rate £8.80 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +17.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +6.89%
Windows
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
81 79 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 26.56% 23.17% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 57 21
Median daily rate £356 £400 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £144 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £490 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 17
Median hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £13.67 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £180.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 52 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 42 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 39 (34.82%) Microsoft
4 37 (33.04%) Windows Server
5 27 (24.11%) ITIL
6 26 (23.21%) Linux
7 25 (22.32%) VMware
8 21 (18.75%) MS Office
9 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (16.96%) Change Management
11 18 (16.07%) MS Exchange
12 16 (14.29%) Problem Management
13 15 (13.39%) Windows XP
13 15 (13.39%) Java
14 14 (12.50%) SQL
14 14 (12.50%) Project Management
15 13 (11.61%) DNS
16 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (10.71%) Oracle
16 12 (10.71%) Office 365
17 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (9.82%) NetApp
17 11 (9.82%) IIS
17 11 (9.82%) SharePoint
17 11 (9.82%) SCCM
17 11 (9.82%) Incident Management
18 10 (8.93%) Migration
18 10 (8.93%) CMDB
18 10 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
18 10 (8.93%) Perl

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 18 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (9.82%) IIS
2 11 (9.82%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.04%) IBM Notes
3 9 (8.04%) SAS
4 7 (6.25%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.46%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.46%) WordPress
6 4 (3.57%) Apache
6 4 (3.57%) Apache Solr
7 3 (2.68%) IBM Domino
7 3 (2.68%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.89%) Kentico
Applications
1 21 (18.75%) MS Office
2 9 (8.04%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.57%) Acrobat
3 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.89%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.71%) Office 365
2 10 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.89%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.89%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.89%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.61%) DNS
2 10 (8.93%) Intranet
3 7 (6.25%) DHCP
4 5 (4.46%) Internet
4 5 (4.46%) LAN
4 5 (4.46%) WAN
5 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.68%) VPN
7 2 (1.79%) HTTP
7 2 (1.79%) VoIP
8 1 (0.89%) Firewall
8 1 (0.89%) Skype
8 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) Big Data
1 9 (8.04%) HPCC
1 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.89%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
1 6 (5.36%) Subversion
2 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.79%) JUnit
General
1 7 (6.25%) Back Office
1 7 (6.25%) Publishing
2 2 (1.79%) Finance
2 2 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (0.89%) Local Government
3 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (22.32%) Support Engineer
2 20 (17.86%) Analyst
3 18 (16.07%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 14 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 13 (11.61%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (9.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (9.82%) Support Analyst
9 10 (8.93%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (8.93%) Desktop Support
9 10 (8.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (8.04%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 9 (8.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (8.04%) Administrator
10 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) HTML
2 6 (5.36%) CSS
2 6 (5.36%) HTML5
3 5 (4.46%) .NET
4 4 (3.57%) Classic ASP
4 4 (3.57%) Java EE
4 4 (3.57%) Web Services
5 3 (2.68%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.68%) Middleware
5 3 (2.68%) RESTful
5 3 (2.68%) Spring
6 2 (1.79%) GWT
6 2 (1.79%) Smart GWT
6 2 (1.79%) XML
7 1 (0.89%) Node.js
7 1 (0.89%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) CMDB
2 5 (4.46%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.46%) Statistics
3 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.68%) Semantic Web
5 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.79%) PMI
5 2 (1.79%) W3C
6 1 (0.89%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.89%) EPoS
6 1 (0.89%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.89%) iPad
6 1 (0.89%) iPhone
6 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 42 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 37 (33.04%) Windows Server
3 26 (23.21%) Linux
4 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (13.39%) Windows XP
6 9 (8.04%) Windows 8
7 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.25%) Unix
8 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.46%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.79%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.79%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.11%) ITIL
2 19 (16.96%) Change Management
3 16 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 14 (12.50%) Project Management
5 11 (9.82%) Incident Management
6 10 (8.93%) Analytics
6 10 (8.93%) Migration
7 9 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (6.25%) Fault Analysis
9 6 (5.36%) Change Control
9 6 (5.36%) Patch Management
9 6 (5.36%) Release Management
9 6 (5.36%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.46%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.46%) TDD
11 4 (3.57%) SEO
12 3 (2.68%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.39%) Java
2 14 (12.50%) SQL
3 10 (8.93%) C++
3 10 (8.93%) Perl
4 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
4 9 (8.04%) Python
4 9 (8.04%) R
5 8 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.79%) PHP
7 2 (1.79%) VB
8 1 (0.89%) C#
8 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.25%) MCSE
3 6 (5.36%) Degree
4 5 (4.46%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.46%) MCITP
4 5 (4.46%) MCTS
5 3 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.79%) CCNA
6 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.79%) PMP
7 1 (0.89%) CCDA
7 1 (0.89%) CCDP
7 1 (0.89%) CCIE
7 1 (0.89%) CCNP
7 1 (0.89%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.89%) MCP
7 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) SLA
2 5 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.79%) QA
4 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 52 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.04%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.36%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.79%) vSphere
6 1 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.89%) GridGain
6 1 (0.89%) XenApp
6 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) SCCM
2 6 (5.36%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.57%) DameWare
4 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.89%) SCOM
4 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (34.82%) Microsoft
2 25 (22.32%) VMware
3 12 (10.71%) Oracle
4 11 (9.82%) NetApp
5 9 (8.04%) Citrix
6 8 (7.14%) Lotus
7 6 (5.36%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.46%) Adobe
8 5 (4.46%) Remedy
8 5 (4.46%) Sophos
9 4 (3.57%) Google
9 4 (3.57%) IBM
9 4 (3.57%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (2.68%) Avaya
10 3 (2.68%) Cisco
10 3 (2.68%) Sitecore
11 2 (1.79%) EMC
11 2 (1.79%) HP
11 2 (1.79%) Juniper
11 2 (1.79%) Pega