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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 192 138 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.55% 12.98% 15.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.33% 60.00% 70.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 65 63
Median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £183 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.60 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £38.90 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.38 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.72% +3.56%  

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 281 230 258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.15% 21.64% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 101 87
Median daily rate £363 £360 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% -8.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £235 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +5 153 £438 +12.17% 23
Aylesbury - 6 £300 - 3
High Wycombe -2 4 - - 3
Newport Pagnell - 3 £525 -
Beaconsfield - 2 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 166 (53.55%) Security Cleared
2 139 (44.84%) SC Cleared
3 132 (42.58%) Active Directory
4 88 (28.39%) Microsoft
5 70 (22.58%) ITIL
6 67 (21.61%) Unix
7 62 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 62 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 58 (18.71%) Linux
9 55 (17.74%) DV Cleared
10 54 (17.42%) VMware
11 53 (17.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 49 (15.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 48 (15.48%) Incident Management
14 46 (14.84%) MS Office
15 42 (13.55%) Cisco
16 41 (13.23%) WAN
16 41 (13.23%) Windows Vista
16 41 (13.23%) SCCM
17 40 (12.90%) Office 365
18 39 (12.58%) Windows 7
18 39 (12.58%) Migration
19 38 (12.26%) LAN
19 38 (12.26%) Hyper-V
19 38 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
20 34 (10.97%) Finance
20 34 (10.97%) Citrix
21 32 (10.32%) HP
22 31 (10.00%) Oracle
22 31 (10.00%) MS Excel

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 25 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 22 (7.10%) Skype for Business
3 20 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.23%) IIS
6 9 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.58%) Drupal
7 8 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.29%) Confluence
9 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.97%) CMS
10 3 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.97%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.97%) SAS
10 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 46 (14.84%) MS Office
2 31 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.29%) MS Project
3 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (2.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.97%) Staffware
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.90%) Office 365
2 4 (1.29%) IaaS
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.23%) WAN
2 38 (12.26%) LAN
3 29 (9.35%) DHCP
4 20 (6.45%) Firewall
5 18 (5.81%) DNS
6 16 (5.16%) VLAN
6 16 (5.16%) Wireless
7 14 (4.52%) TCP/IP
8 12 (3.87%) Unified Communications
8 12 (3.87%) VPN
9 11 (3.55%) IPsec
10 10 (3.23%) Internet
11 9 (2.90%) Skype
11 9 (2.90%) SMTP
12 7 (2.26%) ATM
12 7 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (2.26%) SAN
13 6 (1.94%) Network Security
14 4 (1.29%) BIG-IP
14 4 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.90%) Big Data
4 8 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.26%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.94%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.61%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.97%) DB2
9 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.32%) MS Access
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.32%) Redis
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (6.77%) MSI
2 10 (3.23%) Eclipse
3 7 (2.26%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.94%) GDB
5 5 (1.61%) Ant
5 5 (1.61%) Gradle
5 5 (1.61%) Introscope
6 4 (1.29%) Bugzilla
6 4 (1.29%) GNU Toolchain
6 4 (1.29%) Hudson
6 4 (1.29%) JIRA
6 4 (1.29%) Trac
7 3 (0.97%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.97%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.65%) Subversion
8 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.32%) Selenium
9 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (10.97%) Finance
2 5 (1.61%) Retail
3 4 (1.29%) Banking
3 4 (1.29%) Legal
3 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.97%) Electronics
4 3 (0.97%) Marketing
5 2 (0.65%) German Language
6 1 (0.32%) Automotive
6 1 (0.32%) Back Office
6 1 (0.32%) Finnish Language
6 1 (0.32%) Law
6 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.32%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (21.61%) Analyst
2 35 (11.29%) Architect
3 17 (5.48%) Consultant
4 15 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (4.84%) Security Analyst
4 15 (4.84%) Service Analyst
4 15 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (4.84%) Support Engineer
5 13 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (4.19%) Support Analyst
5 13 (4.19%) Technical Architect
5 13 (4.19%) Test Manager
6 12 (3.87%) Developer
6 12 (3.87%) Network Architect
7 11 (3.55%) Monitoring Specialist
8 10 (3.23%) IT Support
9 9 (2.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 9 (2.90%) Administrator
9 9 (2.90%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.55%) .NET
2 10 (3.23%) SAML
3 9 (2.90%) SailPoint
4 7 (2.26%) CSS
4 7 (2.26%) HTML
5 6 (1.94%) XML
6 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.61%) EJB
6 5 (1.61%) Java EE
6 5 (1.61%) JMS
6 5 (1.61%) Web Services
6 5 (1.61%) XSLT
7 4 (1.29%) ADO
8 3 (0.97%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.65%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.65%) jQuery
9 2 (0.65%) SAP Smart Forms
10 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.10%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.81%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.23%) Replication
5 9 (2.90%) CESG
6 7 (2.26%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.26%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.94%) Clustering
7 6 (1.94%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.61%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.61%) e-Health
8 5 (1.61%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (1.29%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.97%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.65%) CMDB
11 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.65%) iPad
11 2 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 67 (21.61%) Unix
2 62 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 62 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 58 (18.71%) Linux
4 53 (17.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (15.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (13.23%) Windows Vista
7 39 (12.58%) Windows 7
8 29 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (5.16%) Windows XP
11 14 (4.52%) Android
11 14 (4.52%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.58%) Windows NT
13 5 (1.61%) CentOS
13 5 (1.61%) MVS
14 4 (1.29%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.97%) zOS
16 2 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (22.58%) ITIL
2 48 (15.48%) Incident Management
3 39 (12.58%) Migration
4 30 (9.68%) Risk Management
5 29 (9.35%) Change Management
6 26 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (8.39%) Security Testing
7 25 (8.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 21 (6.77%) Service Management
8 21 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (5.81%) Virtual Environments
10 16 (5.16%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (4.52%) ITIL V3
11 14 (4.52%) ITSM
11 14 (4.52%) Protective Monitoring
12 13 (4.19%) Application Packaging
12 13 (4.19%) Patch Management
13 11 (3.55%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (3.55%) Infrastructure Management
13 11 (3.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.06%) SQL
2 20 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.52%) VB
4 12 (3.87%) C++
5 10 (3.23%) C#
6 7 (2.26%) Java
7 5 (1.61%) Python
7 5 (1.61%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.61%) VBScript
8 4 (1.29%) Perl
9 3 (0.97%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.65%) C
10 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.32%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.32%) Ruby
11 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 166 (53.55%) Security Cleared
2 139 (44.84%) SC Cleared
3 55 (17.74%) DV Cleared
4 27 (8.71%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (8.06%) CEH
7 23 (7.42%) CREST Certified
7 23 (7.42%) OSCP
8 18 (5.81%) CCIE
9 15 (4.84%) MCSA
9 15 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (4.19%) CCNP
11 10 (3.23%) CISSP
11 10 (3.23%) MCP
12 9 (2.90%) CESG Certified Professional
13 8 (2.58%) MCSE
14 6 (1.94%) CCNA
14 6 (1.94%) ISEB
15 5 (1.61%) Degree
16 4 (1.29%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.77%) SLA
2 8 (2.58%) QA
2 8 (2.58%) RMADS
3 2 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 132 (42.58%) Active Directory
2 38 (12.26%) Hyper-V
2 38 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.26%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (1.94%) Docker
6 6 (1.94%) Forefront TMG
6 6 (1.94%) ISA Server
6 6 (1.94%) UAG
6 6 (1.94%) XenApp
6 6 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.61%) vCloud
8 3 (0.97%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.65%) vSphere
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (13.23%) SCCM
2 16 (5.16%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (4.19%) WSUS
4 10 (3.23%) CA Wily
5 9 (2.90%) SCOM
5 9 (2.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (2.58%) AppDNA
6 8 (2.58%) NetBackup
6 8 (2.58%) OVSD
7 6 (1.94%) BladeLogic
7 6 (1.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (1.94%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.61%) Puppet
8 5 (1.61%) vRealize
9 4 (1.29%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.97%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 88 (28.39%) Microsoft
2 54 (17.42%) VMware
3 42 (13.55%) Cisco
4 34 (10.97%) Citrix
5 32 (10.32%) HP
6 31 (10.00%) Oracle
7 19 (6.13%) Remedy
8 18 (5.81%) Symantec
9 12 (3.87%) Intel Security
9 12 (3.87%) Nimsoft
10 11 (3.55%) CA
11 10 (3.23%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.90%) SAP
13 8 (2.58%) Dell
13 8 (2.58%) Forcepoint
14 7 (2.26%) Adobe
14 7 (2.26%) Apple
14 7 (2.26%) F5
15 5 (1.61%) NCR
15 5 (1.61%) NetApp
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