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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 10 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 76 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.54% 28.68% 11.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.27% 84.44% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 58 16
Median daily rate £368 £296 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.15% -16.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 19
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.70 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.59 £47.80 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.94% +9.82%

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
49 90 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.08% 33.96% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 67 47
Median daily rate £400 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £13.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £19.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

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 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017, 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 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 33 (38.82%) Active Directory
3 29 (34.12%) Windows Server
4 28 (32.94%) Windows 7
5 25 (29.41%) Office 365
6 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (28.24%) ITIL
7 23 (27.06%) MS Excel
8 20 (23.53%) Migration
9 18 (21.18%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (21.18%) SCCM
9 18 (21.18%) Windows 10
10 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (17.65%) VMware
12 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (14.12%) Project Management
13 12 (14.12%) DNS
14 11 (12.94%) DHCP
14 11 (12.94%) Linux
14 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
15 10 (11.76%) MS Office
15 10 (11.76%) Change Management
15 10 (11.76%) Hyper-V
15 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
16 9 (10.59%) SCOM
16 9 (10.59%) vSphere
16 9 (10.59%) .NET
16 9 (10.59%) PRINCE2
16 9 (10.59%) LAN
16 9 (10.59%) WAN

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 7 (8.24%) Skype for Business
2 6 (7.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (27.06%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.76%) MS Office
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 25 (29.41%) Office 365
2 18 (21.18%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.71%) IaaS
4 4 (4.71%) SaaS
5 3 (3.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.12%) DNS
2 11 (12.94%) DHCP
3 9 (10.59%) LAN
3 9 (10.59%) WAN
4 7 (8.24%) Skype
5 5 (5.88%) Firewall
6 4 (4.71%) Kerberos
6 4 (4.71%) LDAP
6 4 (4.71%) SAN
7 3 (3.53%) VPN
8 2 (2.35%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.18%) 3G
9 1 (1.18%) Internet
9 1 (1.18%) IPv4
9 1 (1.18%) NAS
9 1 (1.18%) Network Security
9 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.18%) Big Data
3 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (8.24%) Back Office
2 3 (3.53%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Publishing
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (17.65%) Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (9.41%) Architect
4 8 (9.41%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.41%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Desktop Support
5 7 (8.24%) Service Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Data Centre Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) .NET
2 7 (8.24%) Web Services
3 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.53%) HTML
5 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.35%) Silverlight
5 2 (2.35%) WinForms
5 2 (2.35%) WPF
6 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) CSS3
6 1 (1.18%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.18%) J2EE
6 1 (1.18%) Java EE
6 1 (1.18%) JSP
6 1 (1.18%) Sass
6 1 (1.18%) XML
6 1 (1.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.41%) PMI
3 7 (8.24%) BYOD
3 7 (8.24%) PKI
4 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.71%) CMDB
5 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.53%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.18%) Clustering
8 1 (1.18%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.12%) Windows Server
2 28 (32.94%) Windows 7
3 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (21.18%) Windows 10
5 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (12.94%) Linux
7 7 (8.24%) Mac OS
7 7 (8.24%) Mac OS X
8 6 (7.06%) Unix
9 5 (5.88%) Apple iOS
9 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.71%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.35%) Android
13 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) ITIL
2 20 (23.53%) Migration
3 12 (14.12%) Project Management
4 10 (11.76%) Change Management
5 9 (10.59%) PRINCE2
6 8 (9.41%) Service Design
7 7 (8.24%) Network Design
8 6 (7.06%) Fault Analysis
8 6 (7.06%) Problem Management
8 6 (7.06%) Project Planning
9 5 (5.88%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.88%) Line Management
9 5 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (5.88%) Release Management
9 5 (5.88%) SOA
9 5 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.88%) Time Management
10 4 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.71%) Risk Management
10 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.41%) C#
3 6 (7.06%) Java
4 5 (5.88%) SQL
5 4 (4.71%) PHP
6 3 (3.53%) C++
6 3 (3.53%) Perl
7 2 (2.35%) C
7 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.35%) XAML
8 1 (1.18%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (9.41%) PMI Certification
1 8 (9.41%) PMP
2 5 (5.88%) Degree
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.53%) MCP
5 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.18%) CCNA
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) PMO
2 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (38.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.59%) vSphere
4 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (8.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (5.88%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.71%) XenApp
8 3 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (21.18%) SCCM
2 9 (10.59%) SCOM
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (3.53%) AppDNA
4 3 (3.53%) EdgeSight
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.53%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.18%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (1.18%) DameWare
5 1 (1.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.65%) VMware
3 8 (9.41%) NetApp
4 5 (5.88%) Citrix
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle
6 3 (3.53%) Apple
7 2 (2.35%) HP
7 2 (2.35%) Sophos
7 2 (2.35%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.18%) Adobe
8 1 (1.18%) BMC
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco
8 1 (1.18%) EMC
8 1 (1.18%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.18%) Lotus
8 1 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.18%) SAP
8 1 (1.18%) Siebel
8 1 (1.18%) Symantec
8 1 (1.18%) Veritas