Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 273 306 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 15.26% 13.64% 13.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.61% 60.71% 62.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 120 123
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
10th Percentile £184 £140 £161
90th Percentile £484 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 32
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.43 £11.55
90th Percentile £20.04 £77.50 £37.60
South East median hourly rate £16.58 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.63% +6.67% -13.03%

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 436 504 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 24.37% 22.47% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 165 173
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £187 £158 £203
90th Percentile £488 £502 £513
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 45 33
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.93 £11.60
90th Percentile £22.65 £77.50 £41.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -5.56%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 236 £350 -12.50% 42
High Wycombe +5 17 £213 +84.78% 8
Marlow -4 2 £183 -40.16% 3
Aylesbury -4 2 £450 +233.33% 4
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 129 (47.25%) Active Directory
2 127 (46.52%) Microsoft
3 105 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 90 (32.97%) Security Cleared
5 85 (31.14%) VMware
6 77 (28.21%) ITIL
7 68 (24.91%) Office 365
8 66 (24.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 65 (23.81%) SC Cleared
10 57 (20.88%) Microsoft Office
11 53 (19.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 52 (19.05%) Linux
13 51 (18.68%) SCCM
14 48 (17.58%) ITIL V3
14 48 (17.58%) Change Management
15 47 (17.22%) MS Exchange
16 46 (16.85%) SQL
17 45 (16.48%) DV Cleared
18 44 (16.12%) Microsoft Certification
19 43 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
19 43 (15.75%) Windows 7
20 39 (14.29%) PowerShell
21 38 (13.92%) Citrix
21 38 (13.92%) SQL Server
21 38 (13.92%) Firewall
21 38 (13.92%) Service Management
22 37 (13.55%) Windows 10
23 33 (12.09%) NetApp
23 33 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
24 32 (11.72%) McAfee

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 47 (17.22%) MS Exchange
2 29 (10.62%) SharePoint
3 26 (9.52%) IIS
4 17 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (5.86%) Skype for Business
6 15 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.20%) Confluence
10 5 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.47%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.73%) Apache
12 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.37%) CMS
13 1 (0.37%) Documentum
13 1 (0.37%) OpenEdge
13 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (20.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 68 (24.91%) Office 365
2 27 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.56%) Akamai
5 6 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.20%) IaaS
6 5 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.83%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.10%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.73%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.37%) PaaS
9 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.92%) Firewall
2 25 (9.16%) LAN
2 25 (9.16%) WAN
3 22 (8.06%) SAN
4 15 (5.49%) NAS
4 15 (5.49%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.66%) Skype
6 9 (3.30%) DNS
7 8 (2.93%) Internet
8 7 (2.56%) VPN
9 6 (2.20%) Network Security
9 6 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.83%) DHCP
11 4 (1.47%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.10%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.73%) Broadband
13 2 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.73%) Kerberos
14 1 (0.37%) ATM
14 1 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.56%) DB2
4 6 (2.20%) Redis
5 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.47%) Power BI
7 3 (1.10%) MySQL
7 3 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) GIS
9 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (2.93%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.20%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.20%) JIRA
3 5 (1.83%) Appium
3 5 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.83%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.83%) Selenium
3 5 (1.83%) WebDriver
4 3 (1.10%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.10%) GitLab
5 2 (0.73%) Calabash
5 2 (0.73%) MSI
5 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (11.36%) Finance
2 21 (7.69%) Law
3 13 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.30%) Banking
5 8 (2.93%) Retail
6 3 (1.10%) Advertising
7 2 (0.73%) Automotive
7 2 (0.73%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (28.21%) Analyst
2 31 (11.36%) Desktop Support
3 28 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 24 (8.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 24 (8.79%) Service Analyst
4 24 (8.79%) Service Desk Analyst
5 22 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (8.06%) Support Analyst
6 17 (6.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (5.86%) Developer
8 15 (5.49%) Infrastructure Support
8 15 (5.49%) Project Engineer
9 14 (5.13%) Administrator
9 14 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 13 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (4.76%) Applications Support
10 13 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (4.03%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 11 (4.03%) IT Support
12 10 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.33%) .NET
2 9 (3.30%) LDAP
3 8 (2.93%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.56%) XML
5 6 (2.20%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.20%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.20%) HTML
6 5 (1.83%) SOAP
7 4 (1.47%) REST
7 4 (1.47%) Web Services
7 4 (1.47%) WPF
8 3 (1.10%) CSS
8 3 (1.10%) Node.js
8 3 (1.10%) ODBC
8 3 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.73%) ADSI
9 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.73%) jQuery
9 2 (0.73%) JSON
9 2 (0.73%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.33%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.03%) Mainframe
5 11 (4.03%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.83%) Clustering
7 4 (1.47%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.47%) Wiki
8 3 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.73%) BYOD
9 2 (0.73%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.73%) iPad
9 2 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.73%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.37%) CMDB
10 1 (0.37%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.37%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 105 (38.46%) Windows Server
2 66 (24.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (19.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (19.05%) Linux
5 43 (15.75%) Windows 7
6 37 (13.55%) Windows 10
7 33 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (11.36%) Unix
9 13 (4.76%) Windows 8
10 12 (4.40%) Android
11 9 (3.30%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.56%) Solaris
13 6 (2.20%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (1.10%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.73%) AIX
16 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
17 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.21%) ITIL
2 48 (17.58%) Change Management
2 48 (17.58%) ITIL V3
3 38 (13.92%) Service Management
4 32 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (11.36%) ITSM
6 27 (9.89%) Migration
7 22 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 17 (6.23%) CRM
8 17 (6.23%) E-Commerce
9 16 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (5.49%) Critical Thinking
11 14 (5.13%) Problem Management
12 13 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
13 12 (4.40%) Service Delivery
14 9 (3.30%) Incident Management
14 9 (3.30%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 9 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (2.93%) Server Management
15 8 (2.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.85%) SQL
2 39 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.49%) Java
3 15 (5.49%) JavaScript
4 14 (5.13%) C#
5 7 (2.56%) VBScript
6 5 (1.83%) Apple Swift
7 4 (1.47%) VB
8 3 (1.10%) C++
8 3 (1.10%) Python
8 3 (1.10%) Ruby
8 3 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.73%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.73%) C
9 2 (0.73%) Perl
9 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.37%) OpenEdge ABL
10 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 90 (32.97%) Security Cleared
2 65 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 45 (16.48%) DV Cleared
4 44 (16.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.59%) MCSA
6 15 (5.49%) MCSE
7 12 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (3.66%) MCP
9 9 (3.30%) MCITP
10 8 (2.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (2.56%) Degree
11 7 (2.56%) MCDBA
12 6 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (2.20%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (1.10%) CCNA
13 3 (1.10%) CCNP
13 3 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.73%) CCA
14 2 (0.73%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.06%) SLA
2 21 (7.69%) QA
3 2 (0.73%) COBIT
3 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 129 (47.25%) Active Directory
2 43 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.33%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.59%) vSphere
5 13 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (3.30%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (2.56%) Docker
9 4 (1.47%) NFS
10 3 (1.10%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.10%) UAG
10 3 (1.10%) XenApp
10 3 (1.10%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.73%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.73%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 51 (18.68%) SCCM
2 19 (6.96%) WSUS
3 13 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (4.40%) SCOM
5 11 (4.03%) OVSD
6 10 (3.66%) Backup Exec
7 6 (2.20%) Ansible
8 4 (1.47%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.47%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.10%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.10%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.73%) Control-M
10 2 (0.73%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.73%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.73%) SCSM
11 1 (0.37%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.37%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 127 (46.52%) Microsoft
2 85 (31.14%) VMware
3 38 (13.92%) Citrix
4 33 (12.09%) NetApp
5 32 (11.72%) McAfee
6 28 (10.26%) HP
7 21 (7.69%) Sony
8 20 (7.33%) Cisco
9 16 (5.86%) Oracle
10 15 (5.49%) F5
11 12 (4.40%) Remedy
12 11 (4.03%) Apple
13 8 (2.93%) Adobe
13 8 (2.93%) BMC
14 7 (2.56%) Splunk
15 6 (2.20%) webMethods
16 4 (1.47%) EMC
17 3 (1.10%) Forcepoint
17 3 (1.10%) Lumension
17 3 (1.10%) Tableau