The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 103 128 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.84% 18.74% 19.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.87% 78.53% 74.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 88 43
Median daily rate £300 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £160 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £491 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 23
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £55.00 £22.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.69 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -4.62%
Windows
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
178 163 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.65% 23.87% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 111 64
Median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 24
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -2 69 £306 -4.29% 10
Kidlington -6 7 £363 -
Abingdon -8 2 £100 -76.47% 8
Bicester +1 1 £300 +200.00% 2
Banbury 0 1 £300 +33.33% 4
Henley-on-Thames - 1 - -
Witney - 1 £300 - 3
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 90 (45.69%) Active Directory
2 88 (44.67%) Microsoft
3 72 (36.55%) Windows Server
4 62 (31.47%) Windows 7
5 60 (30.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (23.86%) VMware
7 42 (21.32%) ITIL
8 34 (17.26%) MS Office
8 34 (17.26%) Office 365
9 32 (16.24%) Hyper-V
9 32 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (14.72%) MS Exchange
11 28 (14.21%) MS Excel
11 28 (14.21%) SCCM
12 27 (13.71%) Migration
12 27 (13.71%) DNS
13 25 (12.69%) PowerShell
14 23 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (11.17%) Windows 8
16 21 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
16 21 (10.66%) Citrix
16 21 (10.66%) Linux
16 21 (10.66%) .NET
17 20 (10.15%) NetApp
17 20 (10.15%) SCOM
18 19 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
18 19 (9.64%) Unix
19 17 (8.63%) Finance
19 17 (8.63%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 29 (14.72%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.57%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (3.55%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.54%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.54%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.03%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.51%) Apache
8 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.51%) IIS
8 1 (0.51%) Jetty
8 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (17.26%) MS Office
2 28 (14.21%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.02%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.03%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.26%) Office 365
2 21 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.52%) IaaS
5 2 (1.02%) SaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.71%) DNS
2 17 (8.63%) DHCP
3 14 (7.11%) Firewall
4 12 (6.09%) Kerberos
4 12 (6.09%) LDAP
5 7 (3.55%) LAN
5 7 (3.55%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.55%) WAN
6 5 (2.54%) SAN
6 5 (2.54%) Skype
7 4 (2.03%) Internet
7 4 (2.03%) VPN
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.51%) NAS
9 1 (0.51%) RS-232
9 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.51%) VLAN
9 1 (0.51%) VPLS
9 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.54%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (1.52%) MySQL
3 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.52%) SSDT
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (5.58%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.02%) JUnit
3 2 (1.02%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.02%) NuGet
3 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.02%) Subversion
3 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.02%) VectorCAST
3 2 (1.02%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.51%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.51%) WiX
General
1 17 (8.63%) Finance
2 9 (4.57%) Back Office
3 5 (2.54%) Publishing
4 4 (2.03%) Banking
5 2 (1.02%) Retail
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 42 (21.32%) Analyst
2 28 (14.21%) Support Analyst
2 28 (14.21%) Support Engineer
3 22 (11.17%) Desktop Support
4 18 (9.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 18 (9.14%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (8.12%) Architect
6 15 (7.61%) Developer
6 15 (7.61%) Service Analyst
6 15 (7.61%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (7.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 14 (7.11%) IT Analyst
7 14 (7.11%) IT Support
8 13 (6.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 13 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (6.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 12 (6.09%) IT Support Analyst
10 11 (5.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (5.58%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.66%) .NET
2 9 (4.57%) Web Services
3 6 (3.05%) HTML
4 5 (2.54%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.03%) jQuery
6 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.02%) Java EE
7 2 (1.02%) XML
8 1 (0.51%) MDX
8 1 (0.51%) Middleware
8 1 (0.51%) Node.js
8 1 (0.51%) SAML
8 1 (0.51%) Servlets
8 1 (0.51%) WinForms
8 1 (0.51%) WPF
8 1 (0.51%) XSLT
8 1 (0.51%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.11%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.08%) BYOD
2 10 (5.08%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.57%) CMDB
3 9 (4.57%) PKI
4 5 (2.54%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.54%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.03%) Handset
5 4 (2.03%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.03%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.52%) Clustering
7 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.02%) W3C
8 1 (0.51%) EPoS
8 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.51%) iPhone
8 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 72 (36.55%) Windows Server
2 62 (31.47%) Windows 7
3 60 (30.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (11.17%) Windows 8
6 21 (10.66%) Linux
7 19 (9.64%) Unix
8 15 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (7.61%) Windows XP
9 13 (6.60%) Mac OS X
10 9 (4.57%) Windows 10
11 8 (4.06%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (2.03%) Windows CE
13 3 (1.52%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.02%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.51%) Android
15 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.51%) HPUX
15 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.32%) ITIL
2 27 (13.71%) Migration
3 14 (7.11%) Project Management
4 13 (6.60%) Change Management
4 13 (6.60%) Problem Management
5 11 (5.58%) Patch Management
6 10 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.08%) Network Design
6 10 (5.08%) Service Design
7 9 (4.57%) Email Filtering
7 9 (4.57%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (4.57%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (4.06%) Fault Analysis
8 8 (4.06%) Project Planning
8 8 (4.06%) Software Engineering
9 7 (3.55%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (3.55%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.55%) Line Management
10 6 (3.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.69%) PowerShell
2 17 (8.63%) C#
3 14 (7.11%) C++
4 12 (6.09%) Java
5 9 (4.57%) Perl
5 9 (4.57%) SQL
6 8 (4.06%) PHP
7 6 (3.05%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.54%) COBOL
8 5 (2.54%) Smalltalk
9 3 (1.52%) C
9 3 (1.52%) C++/CLI
9 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.02%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.02%) Python
11 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.11%) MCSE
3 10 (5.08%) Degree
4 6 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.05%) MCTS
5 5 (2.54%) CCNA
5 5 (2.54%) MCITP
5 5 (2.54%) MCP
6 3 (1.52%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.52%) MCDST
6 3 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.02%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) CCDA
8 1 (0.51%) CCDP
8 1 (0.51%) CCIE
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
8 1 (0.51%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) HL7
3 1 (0.51%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 90 (45.69%) Active Directory
2 32 (16.24%) Hyper-V
3 22 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (7.61%) vSphere
5 12 (6.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (4.57%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.54%) XenApp
8 5 (2.54%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.03%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.03%) XenServer
10 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.51%) Docker
10 1 (0.51%) Firmware
10 1 (0.51%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.51%) vCloud
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (14.21%) SCCM
2 20 (10.15%) SCOM
3 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (3.05%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.02%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (1.02%) Check_MK
5 2 (1.02%) DameWare
5 2 (1.02%) Nagios
6 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.51%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.51%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 88 (44.67%) Microsoft
2 47 (23.86%) VMware
3 21 (10.66%) Citrix
4 20 (10.15%) NetApp
5 16 (8.12%) Cisco
5 16 (8.12%) Oracle
6 7 (3.55%) HP
7 6 (3.05%) IBM
7 6 (3.05%) SAP
8 5 (2.54%) Juniper
8 5 (2.54%) Lotus
8 5 (2.54%) Micro Focus
9 4 (2.03%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.03%) Perforce
9 4 (2.03%) Remedy
9 4 (2.03%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.52%) Avaya
10 3 (1.52%) Dell
10 3 (1.52%) EMC
11 2 (1.02%) Adobe
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