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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 4 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 52 57 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 14.61% 19.52% 9.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.82% 79.17% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 11
Median daily rate £225 £275 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +48.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £55.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.09% +285.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £51.05 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £129.40 £19.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
79 72 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 22.19% 24.66% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 53 36
Median daily rate £350 £275 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £138 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £408 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% +279.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 2 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 50 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 46 (47.92%) Microsoft
3 44 (45.83%) Windows Server
4 40 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (30.21%) Windows 7
6 28 (29.17%) ITIL
7 26 (27.08%) Hyper-V
8 25 (26.04%) Office 365
8 25 (26.04%) DNS
9 24 (25.00%) VMware
10 23 (23.96%) MS Excel
11 21 (21.88%) Migration
11 21 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
11 21 (21.88%) SCCM
12 20 (20.83%) DHCP
13 19 (19.79%) SCOM
13 19 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
15 15 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (13.54%) NetApp
16 13 (13.54%) Mac OS X
16 13 (13.54%) MS Office
16 13 (13.54%) Problem Management
16 13 (13.54%) BYOD
17 12 (12.50%) Service Design
17 12 (12.50%) LDAP
17 12 (12.50%) Linux
17 12 (12.50%) Kerberos
18 11 (11.46%) MS Exchange

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 11 (11.46%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.17%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (23.96%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.54%) MS Office
3 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.04%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 25 (26.04%) Office 365
2 21 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.17%) SaaS
4 3 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.04%) DNS
2 20 (20.83%) DHCP
3 12 (12.50%) Kerberos
3 12 (12.50%) LDAP
4 8 (8.33%) Firewall
4 8 (8.33%) LAN
4 8 (8.33%) WAN
5 4 (4.17%) SAN
5 4 (4.17%) Skype
6 3 (3.13%) VPN
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.08%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.04%) Internet
8 1 (1.04%) IPv4
8 1 (1.04%) NAS
8 1 (1.04%) Network Security
8 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (8.33%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Back Office
3 4 (4.17%) Publishing
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (17.71%) Analyst
2 13 (13.54%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.46%) Architect
4 10 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (10.42%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) Desktop Support
4 10 (10.42%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Designer
5 8 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
5 8 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Administrator
8 5 (5.21%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) Web Services
2 6 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.08%) HTML
3 2 (2.08%) WinForms
4 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.04%) CSS
4 1 (1.04%) CSS3
4 1 (1.04%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.04%) Java EE
4 1 (1.04%) Sass
4 1 (1.04%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) BYOD
2 9 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.38%) PKI
3 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.17%) CMDB
6 3 (3.13%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.13%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.04%) Clustering
7 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (45.83%) Windows Server
2 40 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (30.21%) Windows 7
4 19 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (13.54%) Mac OS X
6 12 (12.50%) Linux
7 9 (9.38%) Windows 10
7 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.25%) Mac OS
8 6 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 5 (5.21%) Unix
10 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.13%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.17%) ITIL
2 21 (21.88%) Migration
3 13 (13.54%) Problem Management
4 12 (12.50%) Service Design
5 11 (11.46%) Mobile Device Management
5 11 (11.46%) Patch Management
6 9 (9.38%) Email Filtering
6 9 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (8.33%) Project Management
8 7 (7.29%) Change Management
8 7 (7.29%) Network Design
9 6 (6.25%) Data Protection
9 6 (6.25%) Fault Analysis
10 5 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.21%) Line Management
10 5 (5.21%) Project Planning
10 5 (5.21%) SOA
11 4 (4.17%) Service Delivery
11 4 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.25%) C#
2 6 (6.25%) Java
3 4 (4.17%) PHP
4 3 (3.13%) Perl
5 2 (2.08%) C++
5 2 (2.08%) SQL
6 1 (1.04%) C
6 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.04%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.21%) Degree
3 4 (4.17%) MCSE
4 3 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.13%) MCP
5 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 50 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 26 (27.08%) Hyper-V
3 15 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (11.46%) Virtual Desktop
4 11 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.46%) vSphere
5 5 (5.21%) XenApp
5 5 (5.21%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.08%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.04%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (21.88%) SCCM
2 19 (19.79%) SCOM
3 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (5.21%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.13%) AppDNA
4 3 (3.13%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.04%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (1.04%) DameWare
5 1 (1.04%) WMI
Vendors
1 46 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.00%) VMware
3 13 (13.54%) NetApp
4 9 (9.38%) Citrix
5 7 (7.29%) Cisco
6 3 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.13%) Juniper
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle
7 2 (2.08%) Sophos
8 1 (1.04%) Adobe
8 1 (1.04%) Apple
8 1 (1.04%) BMC
8 1 (1.04%) EMC
8 1 (1.04%) F5
8 1 (1.04%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.04%) Lotus
8 1 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.04%) SAP
8 1 (1.04%) Symantec
8 1 (1.04%) Veeam