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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 61 113 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.25% 15.52% 19.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.45% 69.33% 75.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 62 35
Median daily rate £275 £394 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.15% +67.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £172 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £486 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 21
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £10.60 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.10 £33.30 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +3.33%
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
110 163 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 18.49% 22.39% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 95 53
Median daily rate £350 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £182 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 23
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £8.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £39.00 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -17 31 £250 -37.50% 16
Kidlington -1 7 £363 +74.69%
Abingdon -1 4 £205 -48.75% 4
Banbury -1 4 £363 -19.44% 2
Henley-on-Thames - 1 - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 91 (47.40%) Active Directory
2 76 (39.58%) Windows Server
3 74 (38.54%) Microsoft
4 58 (30.21%) Windows 7
5 55 (28.65%) VMware
6 44 (22.92%) Linux
7 40 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (18.23%) MS Exchange
9 33 (17.19%) MS Office
10 30 (15.63%) ITIL
11 27 (14.06%) Oracle
12 24 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (11.98%) Change Management
14 22 (11.46%) Citrix
14 22 (11.46%) HTML
14 22 (11.46%) Java
14 22 (11.46%) SQL
15 21 (10.94%) DNS
15 21 (10.94%) Migration
16 20 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (10.42%) SharePoint
16 20 (10.42%) Unix
16 20 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
16 20 (10.42%) Windows 8
17 19 (9.90%) Hyper-V
17 19 (9.90%) NetApp
17 19 (9.90%) MS Excel

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 35 (18.23%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (10.42%) SharePoint
3 17 (8.85%) IIS
4 15 (7.81%) Tomcat
5 10 (5.21%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (4.69%) WordPress
7 6 (3.13%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.60%) Apache Solr
8 5 (2.60%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.60%) Skype for Business
9 4 (2.08%) Apache
10 3 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.56%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.04%) SAS
12 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.52%) Jetty
12 1 (0.52%) Kentico
12 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (17.19%) MS Office
2 19 (9.90%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.60%) Acrobat
4 4 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.52%) Weka
Business Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.08%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.29%) Office 365
3 13 (6.77%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.04%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.94%) DNS
2 15 (7.81%) Intranet
3 13 (6.77%) DHCP
4 12 (6.25%) LAN
4 12 (6.25%) WAN
5 11 (5.73%) Firewall
5 11 (5.73%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.65%) Internet
7 6 (3.13%) VPN
8 3 (1.56%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.04%) VLAN
9 2 (1.04%) VoIP
9 2 (1.04%) Wireless
10 1 (0.52%) 802.11
10 1 (0.52%) Broadband
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.52%) RS-232
10 1 (0.52%) SAN
10 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.21%) NoSQL
2 10 (5.21%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.04%) Big Data
7 2 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.04%) HPCC
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.52%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (7.29%) Git (software)
1 14 (7.29%) Subversion
2 8 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.60%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.04%) JUnit
5 1 (0.52%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.52%) VectorCAST
General
1 15 (7.81%) Finance
2 6 (3.13%) Back Office
2 6 (3.13%) Publishing
3 4 (2.08%) Banking
4 2 (1.04%) Electronics
4 2 (1.04%) Retail
5 1 (0.52%) Games
5 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (22.92%) Support Engineer
2 42 (21.88%) Analyst
3 29 (15.10%) 2nd Line Support
4 27 (14.06%) Support Analyst
5 24 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 23 (11.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 22 (11.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 22 (11.46%) Windows Engineer
8 20 (10.42%) Developer
9 18 (9.38%) IT Support
10 16 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (8.33%) Desktop Support
10 16 (8.33%) Service Analyst
11 15 (7.81%) Service Desk Support
11 15 (7.81%) Systems Support Engineer
12 14 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (7.29%) Architect
12 14 (7.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 14 (7.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.46%) HTML
2 18 (9.38%) .NET
3 16 (8.33%) CSS
4 14 (7.29%) HTML5
5 11 (5.73%) Java EE
5 11 (5.73%) Web Services
6 10 (5.21%) Middleware
7 9 (4.69%) GWT
7 9 (4.69%) RESTful
7 9 (4.69%) Smart GWT
7 9 (4.69%) Spring
8 7 (3.65%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.60%) Classic ASP
10 3 (1.56%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.56%) XML
11 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.52%) jQuery
11 1 (0.52%) Node.js
11 1 (0.52%) Servlets
11 1 (0.52%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.29%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.60%) CMDB
3 5 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.60%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.08%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.08%) Handset
4 4 (2.08%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.56%) PMI
6 2 (1.04%) Clustering
6 2 (1.04%) W3C
7 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.52%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.52%) EPoS
7 1 (0.52%) NHS
7 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (39.58%) Windows Server
2 58 (30.21%) Windows 7
3 44 (22.92%) Linux
4 40 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (10.42%) Unix
6 20 (10.42%) Windows 8
7 16 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (7.81%) Windows XP
9 8 (4.17%) Windows 10
9 8 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (2.60%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.08%) Windows CE
12 3 (1.56%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.52%) Android
14 1 (0.52%) HPUX
14 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.63%) ITIL
2 23 (11.98%) Change Management
3 21 (10.94%) Migration
4 20 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 15 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (7.29%) Project Management
8 11 (5.73%) Network Design
8 11 (5.73%) TDD
9 10 (5.21%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (4.17%) Fault Analysis
11 6 (3.13%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.13%) Patch Management
11 6 (3.13%) SOA
12 5 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (2.60%) PRINCE2
12 5 (2.60%) Re-Platforming
12 5 (2.60%) Software Engineering
12 5 (2.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.46%) Java
1 22 (11.46%) SQL
2 17 (8.85%) JavaScript
3 13 (6.77%) C#
3 13 (6.77%) C++
4 12 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.17%) Perl
6 7 (3.65%) PHP
7 5 (2.60%) COBOL
7 5 (2.60%) Smalltalk
8 4 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.56%) Python
9 3 (1.56%) VB
10 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.04%) C
10 2 (1.04%) R
11 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.33%) MCSE
3 10 (5.21%) Degree
4 6 (3.13%) CCNA
4 6 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.60%) MCITP
5 5 (2.60%) MCTS
6 4 (2.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.56%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.56%) PMP
7 3 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.04%) ISEB
8 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.04%) MCP
8 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.04%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.13%) SLA
2 3 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) HL7
3 1 (0.52%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) ISO13485
System Software
1 91 (47.40%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.90%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.73%) VMware ESX
5 10 (5.21%) vSphere
6 8 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.60%) XenApp
8 4 (2.08%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.08%) XenServer
9 2 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.52%) Docker
10 1 (0.52%) Firmware
10 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.52%) GridGain
10 1 (0.52%) Postfix
10 1 (0.52%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (6.77%) SCCM
2 9 (4.69%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.65%) SCOM
4 5 (2.60%) BMC Marimba
4 5 (2.60%) DameWare
5 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.04%) Check_MK
6 2 (1.04%) Nagios
6 2 (1.04%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.52%) Ansible
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.52%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.52%) Puppet
7 1 (0.52%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 74 (38.54%) Microsoft
2 55 (28.65%) VMware
3 27 (14.06%) Oracle
4 22 (11.46%) Citrix
5 19 (9.90%) NetApp
6 16 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.21%) Cisco
8 7 (3.65%) HP
9 6 (3.13%) IBM
9 6 (3.13%) Lotus
9 6 (3.13%) SAP
10 5 (2.60%) Adobe
10 5 (2.60%) BMC
10 5 (2.60%) Dell
10 5 (2.60%) Google
10 5 (2.60%) Micro Focus
11 4 (2.08%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (2.08%) Remedy
11 4 (2.08%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.08%) Sophos
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