The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 166 114 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 16.32% 11.84% 14.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.93% 56.72% 61.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 57 74
Median daily rate £405 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +20.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £217 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 23
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -13.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.13 £11.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £31.05 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.13 £15.25
% change year-on-year -10.07% +5.73%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 277 201 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.24% 20.87% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 192 260
Median daily rate £375 £387 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +10.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 39
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.13 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £23.35 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Buckinghamshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Buckinghamshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Buckinghamshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Buckinghamshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Buckinghamshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Milton Keynes +5 128 £450 +12.43% 20
High Wycombe -2 5 £116 -66.78% 3
Marlow +3 3 £305 +82.08% 3
Aylesbury +2 2 £180 - 6
Amersham - 1 £325 -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 160 (44.69%) Security Cleared
2 136 (37.99%) SC Cleared
3 131 (36.59%) Active Directory
4 100 (27.93%) VMware
5 98 (27.37%) Linux
6 86 (24.02%) Microsoft
7 81 (22.63%) ITIL
8 70 (19.55%) Windows Server
9 67 (18.72%) Windows 10
10 66 (18.44%) Unix
11 59 (16.48%) Office 365
12 54 (15.08%) Migration
13 53 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 49 (13.69%) Windows Server 2008
14 49 (13.69%) Citrix
15 48 (13.41%) Finance
15 48 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (13.13%) Windows Vista
17 46 (12.85%) Incident Management
17 46 (12.85%) DV Cleared
18 45 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
19 43 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
19 43 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
20 42 (11.73%) SCCM
21 41 (11.45%) Windows 7
21 41 (11.45%) WAN
22 40 (11.17%) Hyper-V
23 39 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
23 39 (10.89%) SQL
24 38 (10.61%) HP

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (8.10%) OpenStack
2 28 (7.82%) MS Exchange
3 25 (6.98%) SharePoint
4 18 (5.03%) IIS
4 18 (5.03%) Skype for Business
5 17 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.79%) Confluence
7 8 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.12%) Apache
11 4 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.12%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.84%) CMS
12 3 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.84%) LiveCycle
12 3 (0.84%) SAS
Applications
1 43 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (2.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.84%) Staffware
4 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (16.48%) Office 365
2 39 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.47%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.96%) IaaS
6 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.28%) G Suite
7 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.28%) PaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.45%) WAN
2 32 (8.94%) LAN
3 31 (8.66%) Firewall
4 21 (5.87%) DHCP
5 17 (4.75%) DNS
6 16 (4.47%) TCP/IP
7 13 (3.63%) VLAN
7 13 (3.63%) VPN
8 12 (3.35%) SAN
9 11 (3.07%) Wireless
10 10 (2.79%) LDAP
11 8 (2.23%) BIG-IP
12 7 (1.96%) ATM
12 7 (1.96%) BGP
12 7 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.96%) Internet
12 7 (1.96%) Network Security
13 6 (1.68%) ICMP
14 5 (1.40%) NAS
14 5 (1.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.79%) DB2
3 9 (2.51%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (2.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.96%) Redis
6 6 (1.68%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.40%) Big Data
7 5 (1.40%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.56%) MySQL
9 2 (0.56%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (6.15%) MSI
2 13 (3.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (3.63%) Eclipse
2 13 (3.63%) GitLab
3 10 (2.79%) JIRA
4 7 (1.96%) Appium
4 7 (1.96%) Bitbucket
4 7 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.96%) Selenium
4 7 (1.96%) WebDriver
5 6 (1.68%) GDB
6 5 (1.40%) Calabash
6 5 (1.40%) Introscope
7 4 (1.12%) Bugzilla
7 4 (1.12%) GNU Toolchain
7 4 (1.12%) Trac
8 3 (0.84%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.84%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 48 (13.41%) Finance
2 18 (5.03%) Banking
3 13 (3.63%) Electronics
4 12 (3.35%) Retail
5 8 (2.23%) Marketing
5 8 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (19.27%) Architect
2 59 (16.48%) Analyst
3 31 (8.66%) Technical Architect
4 29 (8.10%) Support Engineer
5 17 (4.75%) Network Architect
5 17 (4.75%) Service Analyst
5 17 (4.75%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
7 15 (4.19%) Consultant
7 15 (4.19%) Developer
7 15 (4.19%) Test Manager
8 13 (3.63%) Monitoring Specialist
9 12 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (2.79%) Administrator
10 10 (2.79%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (2.79%) Project Manager
10 10 (2.79%) Security Analyst
10 10 (2.79%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (2.51%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.91%) .NET
2 7 (1.96%) ASP.NET
2 7 (1.96%) HTML
3 5 (1.40%) CSS
4 4 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (1.12%) Node.js
4 4 (1.12%) ODBC
4 4 (1.12%) SOAP
4 4 (1.12%) Web Services
4 4 (1.12%) XML
5 3 (0.84%) HTML5
5 3 (0.84%) YAML
6 2 (0.56%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 2 (0.56%) EJB
6 2 (0.56%) Java EE
6 2 (0.56%) JMS
6 2 (0.56%) jQuery
6 2 (0.56%) Laravel
6 2 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.31%) Hybrid Cloud
2 19 (5.31%) Public Cloud
3 17 (4.75%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.07%) Private Cloud
5 10 (2.79%) Smartphone
6 8 (2.23%) Replication
7 7 (1.96%) Clustering
7 7 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.40%) e-Health
10 4 (1.12%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.12%) RSA SecurID
11 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.84%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.84%) User Experience
12 2 (0.56%) CESG
12 2 (0.56%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 98 (27.37%) Linux
2 70 (19.55%) Windows Server
3 67 (18.72%) Windows 10
4 66 (18.44%) Unix
5 49 (13.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (13.13%) Windows Vista
8 41 (11.45%) Windows 7
9 37 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (5.31%) AIX
11 16 (4.47%) Solaris
12 15 (4.19%) Android
12 15 (4.19%) Windows XP
13 10 (2.79%) Windows 8
14 9 (2.51%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.96%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (1.12%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.84%) zOS
18 2 (0.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (22.63%) ITIL
2 54 (15.08%) Migration
3 46 (12.85%) Incident Management
4 45 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (8.94%) Change Management
5 32 (8.94%) DevOps
6 29 (8.10%) Service Management
6 29 (8.10%) Virtual Environments
7 22 (6.15%) ITIL V3
7 22 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (5.31%) ITSM
8 19 (5.31%) OO
9 18 (5.03%) Project Management
9 18 (5.03%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.75%) Configuration Management
11 16 (4.47%) Security Testing
12 15 (4.19%) Application Packaging
12 15 (4.19%) PRINCE2
13 14 (3.91%) Risk Management
14 13 (3.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.89%) SQL
2 31 (8.66%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.31%) C++
4 13 (3.63%) C#
4 13 (3.63%) Java
5 10 (2.79%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.79%) VB
6 8 (2.23%) VBScript
7 7 (1.96%) Apple Swift
8 6 (1.68%) Python
8 6 (1.68%) Ruby
9 5 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.40%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.84%) Perl
11 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.56%) PHP
11 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.28%) C++/CLI
12 1 (0.28%) Korn
12 1 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 160 (44.69%) Security Cleared
2 136 (37.99%) SC Cleared
3 46 (12.85%) DV Cleared
4 31 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (8.10%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (5.03%) MCSE
7 17 (4.75%) MCP
8 14 (3.91%) CCIE
9 13 (3.63%) CEH
9 13 (3.63%) CREST Certified
9 13 (3.63%) OSCP
10 12 (3.35%) CCNP
11 11 (3.07%) MCSA
12 9 (2.51%) CCNA
12 9 (2.51%) Degree
13 8 (2.23%) ISEB
13 8 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.40%) MCITP
15 4 (1.12%) Master's Degree
15 4 (1.12%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.87%) SLA
2 8 (2.23%) QA
3 3 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) GPG13
4 1 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 131 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 53 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (11.17%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (3.63%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (2.23%) XenApp
7 7 (1.96%) Docker
8 6 (1.68%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (1.68%) UAG
9 5 (1.40%) ISA Server
9 5 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.40%) vSphere
10 4 (1.12%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.56%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (11.73%) SCCM
2 23 (6.42%) Ansible
3 14 (3.91%) SCOM
4 13 (3.63%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (3.35%) Rundeck
6 11 (3.07%) OVSD
6 11 (3.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (2.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (1.96%) AppDNA
8 7 (1.96%) CA Wily
8 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (1.96%) WSUS
9 6 (1.68%) BladeLogic
10 4 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.84%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.84%) OpenView
11 3 (0.84%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 100 (27.93%) VMware
2 86 (24.02%) Microsoft
3 49 (13.69%) Citrix
4 38 (10.61%) HP
5 36 (10.06%) Cisco
6 32 (8.94%) Oracle
7 25 (6.98%) Remedy
8 17 (4.75%) CA
9 16 (4.47%) Nimsoft
10 15 (4.19%) SAP
11 9 (2.51%) F5
12 8 (2.23%) McAfee
13 7 (1.96%) Adobe
13 7 (1.96%) Dell
13 7 (1.96%) Forcepoint
13 7 (1.96%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.68%) Apple
14 6 (1.68%) IBM
14 6 (1.68%) NetApp
14 6 (1.68%) Palo Alto
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