Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 335 257 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.52% 15.42% 13.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.69% 64.90% 62.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 144 123
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33% +29.31%
10th Percentile £130 £205 £149
90th Percentile £500 £538 £536
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 39
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £11.35 £8.85 £9.50
90th Percentile £67.00 £19.05 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £16.64 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.92% -14.29% +12.90%

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 510 396 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.11% 23.76% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 188 179
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £383 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% -1.29% +26.95%
10th Percentile £140 £261 £200
90th Percentile £500 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -5.84% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.35 £8.89 £9.50
90th Percentile £67.00 £25.50 £32.63
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +25.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -3 257 £365 -5.81% 42
High Wycombe -2 11 £150 +17.25% 14
Aylesbury -2 10 £140 -39.13% 5
Amersham - 2 £148 -
Newport Pagnell +1 1 £125 -76.19%
Marlow -6 1 - - 5
Beaconsfield - 1 £118 -
Gerrards Cross - 1 - - 2
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 130 (38.81%) Active Directory
2 119 (35.52%) Microsoft
3 98 (29.25%) Windows Server
4 96 (28.66%) VMware
5 93 (27.76%) Linux
6 89 (26.57%) Security Cleared
7 87 (25.97%) ITIL
8 73 (21.79%) SC Cleared
9 67 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 62 (18.51%) Microsoft Office
11 61 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 60 (17.91%) Office 365
13 56 (16.72%) Finance
14 54 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
15 52 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
15 52 (15.52%) Windows 10
16 50 (14.93%) SCCM
17 48 (14.33%) SQL
18 44 (13.13%) DV Cleared
18 44 (13.13%) ITIL V3
19 43 (12.84%) Unix
20 41 (12.24%) Change Management
21 39 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
22 37 (11.04%) Windows 7
22 37 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
23 36 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
23 36 (10.75%) MS Exchange
23 36 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
24 31 (9.25%) Banking
24 31 (9.25%) Oracle

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 36 (10.75%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.36%) SharePoint
3 24 (7.16%) Skype for Business
4 18 (5.37%) Confluence
5 16 (4.78%) OpenStack
6 13 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (3.28%) IIS
8 7 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.19%) SAS
11 3 (0.90%) Apache
11 3 (0.90%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.30%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 62 (18.51%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.09%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 60 (17.91%) Office 365
2 54 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.18%) IaaS
5 9 (2.69%) Sauce Labs
6 8 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.19%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.48%) Internet
1 15 (4.48%) LDAP
2 14 (4.18%) TCP/IP
3 13 (3.88%) Skype
4 12 (3.58%) SAN
5 11 (3.28%) iSCSI
6 10 (2.99%) ATM
6 10 (2.99%) Firewall
7 9 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (2.39%) LAN
8 8 (2.39%) NAS
8 8 (2.39%) VPN
8 8 (2.39%) WAN
9 6 (1.79%) Network Security
9 6 (1.79%) Wireless
10 4 (1.19%) DNS
11 3 (0.90%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.90%) DHCP
11 3 (0.90%) VoIP
12 2 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.37%) DB2
3 13 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (3.28%) Redis
5 10 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.69%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.39%) Big Data
7 8 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.09%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.79%) DB2 UDB
10 5 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.49%) MySQL
10 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.60%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.60%) MS Access
12 2 (0.60%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (6.27%) Git (software)
1 21 (6.27%) JIRA
2 19 (5.67%) Jenkins
3 16 (4.78%) Selenium
4 14 (4.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (4.18%) Eclipse
4 14 (4.18%) WebDriver
5 13 (3.88%) Appium
5 13 (3.88%) Bitbucket
6 12 (3.58%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.19%) GitLab
8 4 (1.19%) MSI
8 4 (1.19%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.90%) Calabash
9 3 (0.90%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.90%) NUnit
9 3 (0.90%) PhantomJS
9 3 (0.90%) Protractor
9 3 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (16.72%) Finance
2 31 (9.25%) Banking
3 11 (3.28%) Retail
4 10 (2.99%) Financial Institution
4 10 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.79%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.49%) Corporate Banking
6 5 (1.49%) Electronics
7 4 (1.19%) French Language
8 2 (0.60%) International Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (13.73%) Analyst
2 40 (11.94%) Support Engineer
3 36 (10.75%) Architect
4 29 (8.66%) Desktop Support
5 23 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
5 23 (6.87%) Administrator
6 19 (5.67%) Developer
7 17 (5.07%) Support Analyst
7 17 (5.07%) Technical Architect
8 16 (4.78%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (3.88%) Project Manager
9 13 (3.88%) Service Analyst
9 13 (3.88%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (3.58%) Automation Tester
10 12 (3.58%) Technical Manager
10 12 (3.58%) Tester
10 12 (3.58%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
11 11 (3.28%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.67%) Web Services
2 13 (3.88%) REST
2 13 (3.88%) SOAP
3 12 (3.58%) .NET
4 10 (2.99%) HTML
5 9 (2.69%) ODBC
6 5 (1.49%) Node.js
6 5 (1.49%) YAML
7 4 (1.19%) CSS
8 3 (0.90%) JMS
8 3 (0.90%) JSON
8 3 (0.90%) RESTful
9 2 (0.60%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.60%) EJB
9 2 (0.60%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.60%) Java EE
9 2 (0.60%) JFace
9 2 (0.60%) Spring
9 2 (0.60%) XML
9 2 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.97%) CMDB
3 16 (4.78%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.58%) Enterprise Cloud
4 12 (3.58%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (3.58%) PKI
5 10 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.69%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.39%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.79%) Clustering
9 5 (1.49%) iPad
10 4 (1.19%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.19%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.19%) User Experience
11 3 (0.90%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.60%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.60%) iPhone
12 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (29.25%) Windows Server
2 93 (27.76%) Linux
3 61 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (15.52%) Windows 10
5 43 (12.84%) Unix
6 39 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (11.04%) Windows 7
7 37 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (6.87%) Android
9 19 (5.67%) Apple iOS
10 15 (4.48%) Mac OS X
11 11 (3.28%) Windows Vista
11 11 (3.28%) Windows XP
12 10 (2.99%) Data ONTAP
13 9 (2.69%) Solaris
14 3 (0.90%) AIX
14 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.30%) CentOS
15 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (25.97%) ITIL
2 44 (13.13%) ITIL V3
3 41 (12.24%) Change Management
4 36 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (8.36%) Migration
6 23 (6.87%) Performance Tuning
7 22 (6.57%) Virtual Environments
8 21 (6.27%) DevOps
8 21 (6.27%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
9 20 (5.97%) Service Management
10 19 (5.67%) Performance Monitoring
11 18 (5.37%) Service Delivery
12 17 (5.07%) Incident Management
12 17 (5.07%) ITSM
12 17 (5.07%) Open Source
13 16 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (4.78%) TDD
14 14 (4.18%) Test Automation
15 13 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (3.28%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.33%) SQL
2 24 (7.16%) Java
3 19 (5.67%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.67%) Shell Script
4 18 (5.37%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.37%) Python
5 13 (3.88%) Apple Swift
6 9 (2.69%) Ruby
7 8 (2.39%) C++
7 8 (2.39%) Perl
8 7 (2.09%) C#
8 7 (2.09%) Korn
9 6 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.79%) C
9 6 (1.79%) PHP
10 5 (1.49%) VBScript
11 2 (0.60%) ES6
11 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (26.57%) Security Cleared
2 73 (21.79%) SC Cleared
3 44 (13.13%) DV Cleared
4 36 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.67%) MCSE
6 11 (3.28%) MCSA
7 10 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (2.69%) CCNA
8 9 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.09%) Degree
9 7 (2.09%) MCITP
9 7 (2.09%) MCP
10 6 (1.79%) CCSP
10 6 (1.79%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.79%) PMP
11 5 (1.49%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.90%) CCA
14 2 (0.60%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.27%) QA
2 14 (4.18%) SLA
3 8 (2.39%) GDPR
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) PMO
4 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.30%) GMP
System Software
1 130 (38.81%) Active Directory
2 67 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.16%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.97%) Docker
5 16 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (3.88%) BitLocker
7 11 (3.28%) NFS
8 9 (2.69%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (2.09%) XenApp
10 5 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.49%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.30%) vCloud
12 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.30%) vSphere
12 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (14.93%) SCCM
2 31 (9.25%) Ansible
3 21 (6.27%) SCOM
4 10 (2.99%) Jamf Pro
5 9 (2.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.49%) OVSD
8 4 (1.19%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.19%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.19%) SCSM
9 3 (0.90%) Rundeck
9 3 (0.90%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.90%) WSUS
10 2 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.60%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 119 (35.52%) Microsoft
2 96 (28.66%) VMware
3 31 (9.25%) Oracle
4 28 (8.36%) NetApp
5 26 (7.76%) HP
6 25 (7.46%) Citrix
7 21 (6.27%) Remedy
8 16 (4.78%) Symantec
9 15 (4.48%) Apple
10 13 (3.88%) ServiceNow
11 11 (3.28%) BMC
11 11 (3.28%) Google
11 11 (3.28%) Lumension
11 11 (3.28%) McAfee
12 9 (2.69%) CA
12 9 (2.69%) Nimsoft
13 8 (2.39%) SAP
14 7 (2.09%) Atlassian
15 6 (1.79%) Cisco
15 6 (1.79%) IBM