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 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 74 113 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.97% 20.21% 11.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.66% 79.02% 59.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 73 34
Median daily rate £300 £300 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £138 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £324 £301
% change year-on-year
+1.93% +7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 29
Median hourly rate £16.50 £37.50 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% +164.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £70.10 £20.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
122 143 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 19.74% 25.58% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 92 73
Median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 30
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £55.20 £23.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 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 -8 44 £288 +4.54% 14
Kidlington 0 9 £145 -
Witney - 4 £300 -
Banbury 0 3 £388 +3.33% 1
Abingdon -6 1 - - 6
Bicester - 1 £300 - 1
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £275 -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 74 (46.84%) Microsoft
2 71 (44.94%) Active Directory
3 55 (34.81%) Windows 7
4 54 (34.18%) Windows Server
5 50 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (23.42%) ITIL
7 34 (21.52%) Office 365
8 31 (19.62%) Hyper-V
8 31 (19.62%) SCCM
9 30 (18.99%) DNS
10 29 (18.35%) VMware
11 28 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (15.82%) MS Excel
12 25 (15.82%) MS Office
13 24 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
14 23 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
14 23 (14.56%) PowerShell
14 23 (14.56%) Migration
15 22 (13.92%) DHCP
16 21 (13.29%) SCOM
17 18 (11.39%) Microsoft App-V
18 17 (10.76%) Linux
18 17 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
19 16 (10.13%) .NET
20 15 (9.49%) MS Exchange
20 15 (9.49%) Problem Management
20 15 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
20 15 (9.49%) Windows 10
21 14 (8.86%) BYOD
21 14 (8.86%) Windows 8

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 15 (9.49%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.53%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.27%) IIS
7 1 (0.63%) Apache
7 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (15.82%) MS Excel
1 25 (15.82%) MS Office
2 3 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.52%) Office 365
2 24 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.53%) SaaS
5 3 (1.90%) IaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.99%) DNS
2 22 (13.92%) DHCP
3 12 (7.59%) Firewall
3 12 (7.59%) Kerberos
3 12 (7.59%) LDAP
4 10 (6.33%) LAN
4 10 (6.33%) WAN
5 9 (5.70%) Skype
6 5 (3.16%) SAN
7 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.90%) VPN
8 2 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.27%) Internet
8 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.27%) Wireless
9 1 (0.63%) DMARC
9 1 (0.63%) Network Security
9 1 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.63%) VPLS
9 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.90%) MySQL
3 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.90%) SSDT
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.27%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.27%) NuGet
4 2 (1.27%) Subversion
4 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.27%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.63%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.63%) MSI
5 1 (0.63%) VectorCAST
5 1 (0.63%) WiX
General
1 11 (6.96%) Finance
2 8 (5.06%) Back Office
3 6 (3.80%) Publishing
4 2 (1.27%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (24.05%) Analyst
2 24 (15.19%) Support Analyst
3 18 (11.39%) IT Support
4 17 (10.76%) Service Analyst
4 17 (10.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (10.76%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.86%) IT Analyst
6 13 (8.23%) Desktop Support
6 13 (8.23%) IT Support Analyst
6 13 (8.23%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (7.59%) Architect
7 12 (7.59%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (7.59%) Developer
8 11 (6.96%) Service Desk Support
9 10 (6.33%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (5.70%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 8 (5.06%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (5.06%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.13%) .NET
2 9 (5.70%) Web Services
3 5 (3.16%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.53%) jQuery
5 3 (1.90%) HTML
5 3 (1.90%) WinForms
6 2 (1.27%) WPF
7 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.63%) CSS
7 1 (0.63%) CSS3
7 1 (0.63%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.63%) Java EE
7 1 (0.63%) MDX
7 1 (0.63%) Node.js
7 1 (0.63%) Sass
7 1 (0.63%) XML
7 1 (0.63%) XSLT
7 1 (0.63%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.86%) BYOD
2 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.23%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.96%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.70%) PKI
6 8 (5.06%) CMDB
7 5 (3.16%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.53%) Handset
8 4 (2.53%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.53%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.63%) Clustering
10 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.63%) EPoS
10 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 55 (34.81%) Windows 7
2 54 (34.18%) Windows Server
3 50 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (10.76%) Linux
6 15 (9.49%) Windows 10
7 14 (8.86%) Windows 8
8 13 (8.23%) Mac OS X
9 11 (6.96%) Windows XP
10 10 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (5.06%) Unix
12 6 (3.80%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.53%) Apple iOS
13 4 (2.53%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.63%) Android
15 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.42%) ITIL
2 23 (14.56%) Migration
3 15 (9.49%) Problem Management
4 13 (8.23%) Service Design
5 12 (7.59%) Mobile Device Management
5 12 (7.59%) Project Management
6 11 (6.96%) Patch Management
7 9 (5.70%) Email Filtering
7 9 (5.70%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (5.70%) Network Design
8 8 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.06%) Change Management
9 7 (4.43%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.43%) Line Management
10 6 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (3.80%) Data Protection
10 6 (3.80%) Fault Analysis
10 6 (3.80%) Project Planning
10 6 (3.80%) Service Management
10 6 (3.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.56%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.23%) C#
3 9 (5.70%) Java
3 9 (5.70%) SQL
4 8 (5.06%) Perl
5 7 (4.43%) C++
6 6 (3.80%) PHP
7 5 (3.16%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.90%) C++/CLI
9 2 (1.27%) C
9 2 (1.27%) Python
9 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.27%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) COBOL
10 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.63%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 17 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.43%) Degree
2 7 (4.43%) MCSE
3 4 (2.53%) MCP
4 3 (1.90%) A+ Certification
4 3 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.90%) MCDST
5 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.63%) CCNA
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.63%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.63%) MCTS
6 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.63%) RHCE
6 1 (0.63%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 71 (44.94%) Active Directory
2 31 (19.62%) Hyper-V
3 18 (11.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (8.23%) vSphere
6 12 (7.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (5.06%) XenApp
8 6 (3.80%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.27%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (19.62%) SCCM
2 21 (13.29%) SCOM
3 6 (3.80%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (2.53%) AppDNA
5 4 (2.53%) EdgeSight
5 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.27%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.63%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (0.63%) DameWare
7 1 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.63%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.63%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 74 (46.84%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.35%) VMware
3 14 (8.86%) Citrix
3 14 (8.86%) NetApp
4 9 (5.70%) Cisco
5 8 (5.06%) Oracle
6 4 (2.53%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.53%) Juniper
6 4 (2.53%) Lotus
7 3 (1.90%) HP
7 3 (1.90%) IBM
7 3 (1.90%) Perforce
7 3 (1.90%) Sophos
7 3 (1.90%) Symantec
8 2 (1.27%) Apple
8 2 (1.27%) F5
8 2 (1.27%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.27%) SAP
9 1 (0.63%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com