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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 60 78 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.58% 20.63% 20.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.83% 69.03% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 14
Median daily rate £281 £369 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +195.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £173 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.68 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.37% -11.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.48 £13.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
94 113 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 33.81% 29.89% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 86 20
Median daily rate £305 £375 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +114.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £493 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 15
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £9.70 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 65 (46.10%) Active Directory
2 55 (39.01%) Windows 7
3 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
4 46 (32.62%) Windows Server
5 37 (26.24%) ITIL
6 34 (24.11%) Linux
7 26 (18.44%) VMware
8 24 (17.02%) MS Office
9 23 (16.31%) Change Management
10 21 (14.89%) Problem Management
10 21 (14.89%) Windows XP
10 21 (14.89%) Project Management
11 19 (13.48%) Java
11 19 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (12.77%) IIS
13 17 (12.06%) Adobe
14 16 (11.35%) MS Exchange
14 16 (11.35%) IBM Notes
14 16 (11.35%) Incident Management
15 15 (10.64%) DNS
15 15 (10.64%) Lotus
16 14 (9.93%) Intranet
16 14 (9.93%) SQL
16 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
16 14 (9.93%) Analytics
16 14 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
17 13 (9.22%) SCCM
17 13 (9.22%) Release Management
17 13 (9.22%) CMDB
17 13 (9.22%) JavaScript

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 (12.77%) IIS
2 16 (11.35%) IBM Notes
2 16 (11.35%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 11 (7.80%) Tomcat
5 9 (6.38%) SAS
6 8 (5.67%) Apache
6 8 (5.67%) Apache Solr
7 5 (3.55%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (3.55%) WordPress
8 3 (2.13%) IBM Domino
8 3 (2.13%) Node.js
8 3 (2.13%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.71%) Kentico
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (17.02%) MS Office
2 11 (7.80%) Acrobat
3 10 (7.09%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.71%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.80%) Office 365
3 10 (7.09%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.55%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (3.55%) Google Analytics
4 5 (3.55%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.64%) DNS
2 14 (9.93%) Intranet
3 11 (7.80%) Internet
4 10 (7.09%) DHCP
4 10 (7.09%) VPN
5 9 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.96%) LAN
6 7 (4.96%) WAN
7 3 (2.13%) Firewall
7 3 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.13%) Wireless
8 2 (1.42%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (1.42%) HTTP
8 2 (1.42%) PBX
8 2 (1.42%) VoIP
9 1 (0.71%) Skype
9 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.38%) Big Data
2 9 (6.38%) HPCC
3 7 (4.96%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.71%) OLAP
6 1 (0.71%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.71%) Power BI
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.71%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (7.80%) Subversion
2 10 (7.09%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.71%) JUnit
4 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (8.51%) Publishing
2 7 (4.96%) Back Office
3 2 (1.42%) Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Local Government
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (19.86%) Support Engineer
2 27 (19.15%) Analyst
3 19 (13.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (11.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 14 (9.93%) Desktop Engineer
5 14 (9.93%) Desktop Support
6 13 (9.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 13 (9.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 13 (9.22%) Service Analyst
6 13 (9.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (9.22%) Technical Analyst
6 13 (9.22%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (7.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 11 (7.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (7.09%) Developer
9 10 (7.09%) Support Analyst
9 10 (7.09%) Windows Support Engineer
10 9 (6.38%) Administrator
10 9 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.51%) HTML
2 11 (7.80%) CSS
3 10 (7.09%) HTML5
4 6 (4.26%) .NET
4 6 (4.26%) Classic ASP
4 6 (4.26%) Middleware
4 6 (4.26%) RESTful
4 6 (4.26%) Spring
5 4 (2.84%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.84%) Web Services
6 3 (2.13%) Java EE
7 2 (1.42%) GWT
7 2 (1.42%) jQuery
7 2 (1.42%) Smart GWT
7 2 (1.42%) XML
7 2 (1.42%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.71%) LAMP
8 1 (0.71%) Laravel
8 1 (0.71%) REST
8 1 (0.71%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) CMDB
2 6 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.55%) Statistics
4 3 (2.13%) Semantic Web
5 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.42%) NHS
5 2 (1.42%) PMI
5 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.71%) EPoS
6 1 (0.71%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.71%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 55 (39.01%) Windows 7
2 46 (32.62%) Windows Server
3 34 (24.11%) Linux
4 21 (14.89%) Windows XP
5 19 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (7.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (4.96%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.26%) Unix
9 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (3.55%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.55%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.42%) Android
12 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.71%) HPUX
12 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.24%) ITIL
2 23 (16.31%) Change Management
3 21 (14.89%) Problem Management
3 21 (14.89%) Project Management
4 16 (11.35%) Incident Management
5 14 (9.93%) Analytics
6 13 (9.22%) Release Management
7 12 (8.51%) Change Control
7 12 (8.51%) Migration
8 9 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.38%) PRINCE2
8 9 (6.38%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.67%) SEO
9 8 (5.67%) Software Distribution
10 7 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (4.96%) Mentoring
10 7 (4.96%) Project Planning
10 7 (4.96%) TDD
11 6 (4.26%) Patch Management
11 6 (4.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.48%) Java
2 14 (9.93%) SQL
3 13 (9.22%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.80%) Perl
5 10 (7.09%) C++
5 10 (7.09%) Python
6 9 (6.38%) Bash Shell
6 9 (6.38%) R
7 7 (4.96%) PHP
8 6 (4.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.42%) C#
9 2 (1.42%) VB
10 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (7.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.67%) Degree
4 6 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.55%) MCITP
5 5 (3.55%) MCSE
5 5 (3.55%) MCTS
5 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.13%) CCNA
6 3 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.42%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.42%) PMP
7 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.71%) CCDA
8 1 (0.71%) CCDP
8 1 (0.71%) CCIE
8 1 (0.71%) LPIC
8 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) SLA
2 5 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 65 (46.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.96%) Hyper-V
2 7 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.26%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.42%) Samba
5 1 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.71%) GridGain
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.71%) vSphere
5 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) SCCM
2 11 (7.80%) DameWare
3 6 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.42%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.44%) VMware
3 17 (12.06%) Adobe
4 15 (10.64%) Lotus
5 11 (7.80%) NetApp
5 11 (7.80%) Oracle
5 11 (7.80%) PeopleSoft
6 10 (7.09%) Citrix
6 10 (7.09%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.67%) Google
8 7 (4.96%) Cisco
8 7 (4.96%) Sophos
9 4 (2.84%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.84%) IBM
9 4 (2.84%) Remedy
10 3 (2.13%) Acronis
10 3 (2.13%) Apple
10 3 (2.13%) Juniper
11 2 (1.42%) EMC
11 2 (1.42%) HP
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