Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 233 334 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 11.69% 16.07% 13.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.95% 61.85% 61.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 151 153
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £328 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.08% +18.57% -
10th Percentile £172 £165 £216
90th Percentile £488 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 33
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 £11.25 £13.43 £11.00
90th Percentile £19.50 £77.50 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year +18.24% -7.50% -

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 424 540 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.26% 25.99% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 191 186
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.84% +5.00%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £213
90th Percentile £506 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 39 35
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +18.03% -1.61%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £77.50 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.84% -22.50% +21.21%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -5 192 £325 -27.70% 27
High Wycombe -2 13 £190 +68.89% 9
Aylesbury +9 7 £400 +52.38% 4
Marlow -4 2 £183 -40.16% 1
Beaconsfield +2 1 £525 -
Amersham +1 1 £150 -53.85%
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 96 (41.20%) Active Directory
2 89 (38.20%) Microsoft
3 69 (29.61%) Security Cleared
4 58 (24.89%) ITIL
5 57 (24.46%) Microsoft Office
6 56 (24.03%) SC Cleared
7 50 (21.46%) Windows 10
7 50 (21.46%) Linux
8 48 (20.60%) Windows Server
9 41 (17.60%) Migration
9 41 (17.60%) VMware
9 41 (17.60%) SCCM
10 39 (16.74%) Windows 7
11 35 (15.02%) ITIL V3
12 34 (14.59%) Office 365
13 33 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (14.16%) Change Management
14 31 (13.30%) SQL
15 30 (12.88%) Service Management
16 28 (12.02%) Microsoft Certification
17 27 (11.59%) SLA
17 27 (11.59%) HP
17 27 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
18 26 (11.16%) DV Cleared
19 25 (10.73%) Citrix
19 25 (10.73%) Firewall
19 25 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (10.30%) Finance
20 24 (10.30%) Unix
20 24 (10.30%) PowerShell

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 16 (6.87%) IIS
1 16 (6.87%) WebSphere
2 15 (6.44%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.01%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.01%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.86%) JBoss
4 9 (3.86%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.15%) Confluence
6 4 (1.72%) Apache
6 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.72%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.86%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.86%) nginx
7 2 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.43%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 57 (24.46%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.86%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 34 (14.59%) Office 365
2 23 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 9 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.86%) Amazon ELB
4 9 (3.86%) Amazon S3
4 9 (3.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (3.00%) IaaS
6 4 (1.72%) PaaS
7 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.29%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.86%) GitHub
8 2 (0.86%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.86%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.86%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.86%) SaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.73%) Firewall
2 14 (6.01%) DNS
2 14 (6.01%) LAN
2 14 (6.01%) WAN
3 12 (5.15%) VPN
4 9 (3.86%) Internet
5 7 (3.00%) DHCP
6 5 (2.15%) Network Security
6 5 (2.15%) Skype
6 5 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.15%) Wireless
7 4 (1.72%) BIG-IP
7 4 (1.72%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.29%) BGP
8 3 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.29%) ICMP
8 3 (1.29%) IPsec
8 3 (1.29%) OSPF
8 3 (1.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.86%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.15%) DB2
4 4 (1.72%) Redis
5 3 (1.29%) GIS
5 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.86%) MySQL
6 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.43%) OLTP
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.58%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.86%) TeamCity
3 6 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.15%) Appium
4 5 (2.15%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.15%) JIRA
4 5 (2.15%) Selenium
4 5 (2.15%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.29%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.29%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.86%) GitLab
7 2 (0.86%) MSI
7 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.43%) Calabash
8 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.43%) GCC
8 1 (0.43%) GDB
8 1 (0.43%) Introscope
8 1 (0.43%) MSBuild
General
1 24 (10.30%) Finance
2 12 (5.15%) Banking
3 9 (3.86%) Back Office
3 9 (3.86%) Financial Institution
3 9 (3.86%) Retail
4 4 (1.72%) Advertising
5 2 (0.86%) Automotive
5 2 (0.86%) Marketing
5 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.43%) French Language
6 1 (0.43%) Law
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (25.32%) Analyst
2 47 (20.17%) Desktop Support
3 38 (16.31%) Support Engineer
4 28 (12.02%) Desktop Engineer
5 21 (9.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 19 (8.15%) Service Analyst
7 18 (7.73%) Service Desk Analyst
8 16 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (6.01%) Architect
9 14 (6.01%) Support Analyst
10 12 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (4.29%) Desktop Analyst
11 10 (4.29%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
12 9 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (3.86%) Developer
12 9 (3.86%) Java Engineer
12 9 (3.86%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.29%) Middleware
2 6 (2.58%) .NET
2 6 (2.58%) HTML
2 6 (2.58%) Web Services
3 5 (2.15%) AngularJS
3 5 (2.15%) REST
3 5 (2.15%) SOAP
3 5 (2.15%) XML
4 4 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.72%) LDAP
5 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.29%) CSS
5 3 (1.29%) Node.js
6 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.86%) jQuery
6 2 (0.86%) JSON
6 2 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.86%) WCF
6 2 (0.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.73%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.29%) Mainframe
4 8 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.58%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.58%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.72%) Clustering
7 3 (1.29%) iPad
7 3 (1.29%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.86%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.86%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.43%) e-Health
9 1 (0.43%) HACMP
9 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (21.46%) Linux
1 50 (21.46%) Windows 10
2 48 (20.60%) Windows Server
3 39 (16.74%) Windows 7
4 33 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (10.30%) Unix
7 18 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (6.01%) Windows 8
9 11 (4.72%) Apple iOS
10 9 (3.86%) Android
10 9 (3.86%) Solaris
11 7 (3.00%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.15%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.72%) AIX
13 4 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.86%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.86%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.89%) ITIL
2 41 (17.60%) Migration
3 35 (15.02%) ITIL V3
4 33 (14.16%) Change Management
5 30 (12.88%) Service Management
6 25 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (8.58%) ITSM
8 16 (6.87%) Service Delivery
9 15 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (6.44%) DevOps
10 11 (4.72%) Configuration Management
10 11 (4.72%) Problem Management
10 11 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (4.72%) Virtual Environments
11 9 (3.86%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (3.86%) Project Management
12 8 (3.43%) Incident Management
12 8 (3.43%) PRINCE2
13 7 (3.00%) Change Control
13 7 (3.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.30%) SQL
2 24 (10.30%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.30%) Java
4 10 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.86%) Python
6 6 (2.58%) C#
7 5 (2.15%) Apple Swift
8 3 (1.29%) C++
9 2 (0.86%) PHP
9 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.86%) VB
10 1 (0.43%) OpenEdge ABL
10 1 (0.43%) Ruby
10 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.43%) VBScript
10 1 (0.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 69 (29.61%) Security Cleared
2 56 (24.03%) SC Cleared
3 28 (12.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (11.16%) DV Cleared
5 16 (6.87%) MCSA
5 16 (6.87%) MCSE
6 8 (3.43%) MCP
7 7 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.58%) CCNP
9 5 (2.15%) Degree
10 4 (1.72%) CCNA
10 4 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.86%) CEH
12 2 (0.86%) GCIH
12 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.86%) SSCP
13 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.59%) SLA
2 21 (9.01%) QA
3 2 (0.86%) COBIT
4 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 96 (41.20%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.44%) Docker
5 10 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.58%) XenApp
7 5 (2.15%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.72%) NFS
8 4 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.29%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.29%) UAG
10 2 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.86%) vSphere
10 2 (0.86%) Xen
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (17.60%) SCCM
2 11 (4.72%) Ansible
3 9 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.86%) OVSD
4 8 (3.43%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.58%) WSUS
6 5 (2.15%) SCOM
7 3 (1.29%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.86%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.86%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.86%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.86%) SCSM
8 2 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.43%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 89 (38.20%) Microsoft
2 41 (17.60%) VMware
3 27 (11.59%) HP
4 25 (10.73%) Citrix
5 23 (9.87%) Cisco
6 17 (7.30%) McAfee
7 15 (6.44%) NetApp
8 12 (5.15%) IBM
8 12 (5.15%) Oracle
9 10 (4.29%) Apple
10 9 (3.86%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.58%) Forcepoint
12 5 (2.15%) Remedy
12 5 (2.15%) Symantec
13 4 (1.72%) F5
13 4 (1.72%) Lumension
14 3 (1.29%) Aruba
14 3 (1.29%) CA
14 3 (1.29%) Sage
14 3 (1.29%) SAP