Period
to 13 December 2018

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 6 months to 13 December 2018 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 297 317 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 17.54% 13.34% 15.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.74% 61.32% 67.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 119 140
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £338 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -9.40% -0.67%
10th Percentile £159 £130 £160
90th Percentile £500 £500 £511
South East median daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 27
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.58 £12.03 £11.40
90th Percentile £19.35 £63.50 £48.25
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -14.29%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 445 517 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.28% 21.75% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 162 182
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £365 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -3.31% +0.67%
10th Percentile £163 £140 £200
90th Percentile £495 £500 £513
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 27
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.27 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.71% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.40 £11.40
90th Percentile £22.25 £61.75 £48.25
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year - +6.87% -10.53%

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 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +6 259 £363 -0.50% 31
High Wycombe +3 17 £306 +111.57% 7
Aylesbury -2 5 £338 +141.07% 5
Marlow - 4 £140 - 2
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 163 (54.88%) Active Directory
2 133 (44.78%) Microsoft
3 117 (39.39%) Windows Server
4 97 (32.66%) Security Cleared
5 89 (29.97%) VMware
6 88 (29.63%) ITIL
7 83 (27.95%) Office 365
8 74 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 72 (24.24%) Windows 10
10 71 (23.91%) SC Cleared
11 70 (23.57%) SCCM
12 59 (19.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 56 (18.86%) SQL
14 53 (17.85%) Microsoft Office
15 52 (17.51%) MS Exchange
16 51 (17.17%) SQL Server
17 48 (16.16%) Linux
17 48 (16.16%) DV Cleared
18 47 (15.82%) Service Management
19 46 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
20 44 (14.81%) ITIL V3
21 43 (14.48%) Windows 7
21 43 (14.48%) Change Management
22 42 (14.14%) PowerShell
23 40 (13.47%) Finance
23 40 (13.47%) Firewall
23 40 (13.47%) Windows Server 2003
23 40 (13.47%) Citrix
23 40 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
24 38 (12.79%) SharePoint

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 52 (17.51%) MS Exchange
2 38 (12.79%) SharePoint
3 26 (8.75%) IIS
3 26 (8.75%) Skype for Business
4 18 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.68%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.35%) Confluence
11 2 (0.67%) Apache
11 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.34%) CMS
12 1 (0.34%) Documentum
12 1 (0.34%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (17.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.67%) CATIA
3 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.67%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.67%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 83 (27.95%) Office 365
2 31 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.70%) OneDrive
4 10 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.36%) Akamai
6 6 (2.02%) IaaS
7 5 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.67%) PaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.34%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.34%) SaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.47%) Firewall
2 30 (10.10%) WAN
3 27 (9.09%) LAN
4 26 (8.75%) SAN
5 17 (5.72%) Skype
6 16 (5.39%) NAS
6 16 (5.39%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.70%) VPN
8 9 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (2.36%) DNS
9 7 (2.36%) Internet
10 6 (2.02%) Wireless
11 5 (1.68%) DHCP
11 5 (1.68%) Network Security
11 5 (1.68%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.35%) IP Telephony
13 2 (0.67%) Broadband
13 2 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.67%) Kerberos
14 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.69%) DB2
4 6 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.68%) Power BI
6 4 (1.35%) Redis
6 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.67%) MS Access
9 1 (0.34%) Big Data
9 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.34%) MySQL
9 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.02%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.35%) JIRA
4 3 (1.01%) Appium
4 3 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.01%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.01%) Selenium
4 3 (1.01%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.67%) Calabash
5 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.67%) MSI
5 2 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.34%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.34%) GitLab
6 1 (0.34%) Maven
6 1 (0.34%) SonarQube
General
1 40 (13.47%) Finance
2 23 (7.74%) Law
3 15 (5.05%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.03%) Banking
4 9 (3.03%) Retail
5 4 (1.35%) Publishing
6 1 (0.34%) Advertising
6 1 (0.34%) Automotive
6 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Legal
6 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (26.94%) Analyst
2 29 (9.76%) Support Engineer
3 27 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 24 (8.08%) Service Analyst
5 23 (7.74%) Service Desk Analyst
6 21 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (6.73%) Desktop Support
8 16 (5.39%) Project Engineer
9 15 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (5.05%) Administrator
9 15 (5.05%) Applications Support
9 15 (5.05%) Desktop Engineer
9 15 (5.05%) Infrastructure Support
10 13 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (4.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 13 (4.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (3.70%) Developer
11 11 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 10 (3.37%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.40%) .NET
2 9 (3.03%) LDAP
3 7 (2.36%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.68%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.35%) WPF
5 4 (1.35%) XML
6 3 (1.01%) HTML
6 3 (1.01%) Middleware
6 3 (1.01%) Node.js
6 3 (1.01%) ODBC
6 3 (1.01%) REST
6 3 (1.01%) SOAP
6 3 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.67%) COM
7 2 (0.67%) CSS
7 2 (0.67%) JSON
7 2 (0.67%) MFC
7 2 (0.67%) RESTful
7 2 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.69%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.69%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.69%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.68%) Clustering
7 5 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.35%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.35%) Wiki
9 3 (1.01%) iPad
10 2 (0.67%) AS400
10 2 (0.67%) BYOD
10 2 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.34%) CESG
11 1 (0.34%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 117 (39.39%) Windows Server
2 74 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (24.24%) Windows 10
4 59 (19.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (16.16%) Linux
6 43 (14.48%) Windows 7
7 40 (13.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (11.78%) Unix
9 15 (5.05%) Android
10 8 (2.69%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.02%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.02%) Solaris
12 5 (1.68%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.35%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.34%) AIX
15 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (29.63%) ITIL
2 47 (15.82%) Service Management
3 44 (14.81%) ITIL V3
4 43 (14.48%) Change Management
5 37 (12.46%) Migration
6 35 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (11.11%) ITSM
8 27 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (6.40%) CRM
10 17 (5.72%) E-Commerce
11 15 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (4.71%) Critical Thinking
13 13 (4.38%) Incident Management
14 12 (4.04%) Problem Management
14 12 (4.04%) Service Delivery
15 10 (3.37%) Information Security
16 9 (3.03%) DevOps
16 9 (3.03%) IT Strategy
16 9 (3.03%) Patch Management
16 9 (3.03%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.86%) SQL
2 42 (14.14%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.71%) Java
4 13 (4.38%) C#
4 13 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.36%) VBScript
6 4 (1.35%) Perl
6 4 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.01%) Apple Swift
7 3 (1.01%) C
7 3 (1.01%) Python
7 3 (1.01%) Ruby
7 3 (1.01%) VB
8 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.67%) C++
8 2 (0.67%) JCL
8 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) REXX
9 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 97 (32.66%) Security Cleared
2 71 (23.91%) SC Cleared
3 48 (16.16%) DV Cleared
4 40 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.72%) MCSE
6 16 (5.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (4.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 12 (4.04%) MCP
8 12 (4.04%) MCSA
9 9 (3.03%) Degree
9 9 (3.03%) MCITP
10 7 (2.36%) MCDBA
11 6 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.68%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.01%) CCNA
13 3 (1.01%) CCNP
13 3 (1.01%) CEH
13 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.08%) SLA
2 12 (4.04%) QA
3 4 (1.35%) PMO
4 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (54.88%) Active Directory
2 46 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (6.06%) vSphere
5 11 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (2.02%) Docker
6 6 (2.02%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.35%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.01%) UAG
8 3 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.01%) XenApp
8 3 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.67%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 70 (23.57%) SCCM
2 18 (6.06%) WSUS
3 16 (5.39%) OVSD
3 16 (5.39%) SCOM
4 15 (5.05%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (2.02%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.68%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.68%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.35%) Ansible
7 4 (1.35%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.67%) Control-M
9 2 (0.67%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.67%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.34%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.34%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 133 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 89 (29.97%) VMware
3 40 (13.47%) Citrix
4 37 (12.46%) NetApp
5 30 (10.10%) McAfee
6 29 (9.76%) HP
7 23 (7.74%) Cisco
7 23 (7.74%) Sony
8 18 (6.06%) Oracle
9 16 (5.39%) F5
10 13 (4.38%) Remedy
11 11 (3.70%) Apple
12 8 (2.69%) Adobe
13 7 (2.36%) BMC
13 7 (2.36%) Splunk
13 7 (2.36%) webMethods
14 5 (1.68%) SAP
15 4 (1.35%) Blue Coat
15 4 (1.35%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.35%) Red Hat