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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 9 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 59 122 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.71% 23.55% 11.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.29% 82.99% 47.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 95 32
Median daily rate £350 £297 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.84% +25.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £130 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 27
Median hourly rate £18.25 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £127.15 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
89 147 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.15% 28.38% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 112 86
Median daily rate £388 £300 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -10.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £130 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £423 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 27
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £123.10 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -10 28 £475 +90.00% 19
Kidlington -1 8 £145 -53.60%
Witney - 6 £350 - 1
Abingdon -1 3 - - 9
Banbury +3 2 £390 +2.29% 3
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £275 - 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 74 (46.84%) Microsoft
2 64 (40.51%) Active Directory
3 55 (34.81%) Windows Server
4 52 (32.91%) Windows 7
5 48 (30.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (24.68%) ITIL
7 36 (22.78%) Office 365
8 31 (19.62%) SCCM
8 31 (19.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (18.35%) DNS
10 27 (17.09%) Hyper-V
11 26 (16.46%) Migration
12 24 (15.19%) MS Excel
12 24 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 24 (15.19%) Windows 10
13 23 (14.56%) MS Office
14 22 (13.92%) VMware
14 22 (13.92%) PowerShell
15 21 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
16 20 (12.66%) DHCP
17 19 (12.03%) Linux
18 18 (11.39%) .NET
18 18 (11.39%) Microsoft App-V
18 18 (11.39%) SCOM
19 16 (10.13%) Data Centre
20 14 (8.86%) BYOD
20 14 (8.86%) C#
20 14 (8.86%) SQL Server
20 14 (8.86%) MS Exchange
21 13 (8.23%) Mac OS X

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 14 (8.86%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.70%) Skype for Business
3 8 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.53%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.27%) IIS
8 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (15.19%) MS Excel
2 23 (14.56%) MS Office
3 3 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 36 (22.78%) Office 365
2 24 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.53%) SaaS
5 3 (1.90%) IaaS
5 3 (1.90%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.35%) DNS
2 20 (12.66%) DHCP
3 12 (7.59%) Kerberos
3 12 (7.59%) LAN
3 12 (7.59%) LDAP
3 12 (7.59%) Skype
3 12 (7.59%) WAN
4 10 (6.33%) Firewall
5 5 (3.16%) SMTP
6 4 (2.53%) Internet
6 4 (2.53%) SAN
6 4 (2.53%) VPN
7 3 (1.90%) DMARC
8 2 (1.27%) BGP
8 2 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.27%) OSPF
8 2 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.27%) Wireless
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 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 2005
5 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
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 8 (5.06%) Back Office
2 7 (4.43%) Finance
3 6 (3.80%) Publishing
4 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (21.52%) Analyst
2 20 (12.66%) Support Analyst
3 18 (11.39%) Service Analyst
3 18 (11.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (10.76%) Support Engineer
5 16 (10.13%) IT Support
5 16 (10.13%) Windows Engineer
6 13 (8.23%) IT Analyst
7 12 (7.59%) Developer
7 12 (7.59%) IT Support Analyst
8 11 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (6.96%) Architect
8 11 (6.96%) Desktop Support
8 11 (6.96%) Service Desk Support
9 10 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.70%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (5.70%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 8 (5.06%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (5.06%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.39%) .NET
2 9 (5.70%) Web Services
3 7 (4.43%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.53%) WPF
5 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.90%) HTML
5 3 (1.90%) jQuery
5 3 (1.90%) WinForms
6 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.27%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
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%) Sass
7 1 (0.63%) XML
7 1 (0.63%) XSLT
7 1 (0.63%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.13%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.86%) BYOD
3 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 12 (7.59%) PKI
5 9 (5.70%) CMDB
5 9 (5.70%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.80%) Smartphone
7 5 (3.16%) Handset
8 4 (2.53%) PMI
9 3 (1.90%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.90%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.63%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.63%) Clustering
11 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.63%) EPoS
11 1 (0.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (34.81%) Windows Server
2 52 (32.91%) Windows 7
3 48 (30.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (19.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (15.19%) Windows 10
6 19 (12.03%) Linux
7 13 (8.23%) Mac OS X
8 10 (6.33%) Windows 8
8 10 (6.33%) Windows XP
9 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.80%) Apple iOS
10 6 (3.80%) Mac OS
10 6 (3.80%) Unix
11 5 (3.16%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.27%) Android
12 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.68%) ITIL
2 26 (16.46%) Migration
3 13 (8.23%) Problem Management
3 13 (8.23%) Project Management
3 13 (8.23%) Service Design
4 12 (7.59%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (6.33%) Change Management
6 9 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (5.70%) Email Filtering
6 9 (5.70%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (5.70%) Patch Management
7 8 (5.06%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.06%) Network Design
8 7 (4.43%) Line Management
8 7 (4.43%) Scrum
9 6 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.80%) Data Protection
9 6 (3.80%) Project Planning
9 6 (3.80%) Service Management
9 6 (3.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.92%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.86%) C#
3 9 (5.70%) SQL
4 8 (5.06%) Perl
5 7 (4.43%) C++
5 7 (4.43%) Java
6 6 (3.80%) PHP
7 4 (2.53%) 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
9 2 (1.27%) XAML
10 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.43%) Degree
3 4 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.53%) MCDST
3 4 (2.53%) MCP
3 4 (2.53%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.53%) PMP
4 3 (1.90%) A+ Certification
4 3 (1.90%) CCNA
4 3 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.27%) CCNP
5 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.27%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.63%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.63%) MCSE
6 1 (0.63%) MCTS
6 1 (0.63%) RHCE
6 1 (0.63%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 64 (40.51%) Active Directory
2 27 (17.09%) Hyper-V
3 18 (11.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (7.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (6.96%) vSphere
7 8 (5.06%) XenApp
8 6 (3.80%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 31 (19.62%) SCCM
2 18 (11.39%) SCOM
3 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.53%) AppDNA
4 4 (2.53%) EdgeSight
4 4 (2.53%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
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%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 74 (46.84%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.92%) VMware
3 11 (6.96%) Citrix
4 8 (5.06%) Cisco
4 8 (5.06%) NetApp
5 7 (4.43%) Oracle
6 4 (2.53%) Apple
6 4 (2.53%) Lotus
6 4 (2.53%) Sophos
7 3 (1.90%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.90%) Clearswift
7 3 (1.90%) Juniper
7 3 (1.90%) Perforce
7 3 (1.90%) Symantec
8 2 (1.27%) AppSense
8 2 (1.27%) F5
8 2 (1.27%) HP
8 2 (1.27%) IBM
8 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.27%) Xamarin
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