Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 10 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 210 242 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.95% 12.56% 15.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.02% 59.17% 60.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 114 147
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £330 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -15.38% -
10th Percentile £133 £169 £158
90th Percentile £488 £488 £538
South East median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 45 40
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.40 £14.05 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.61% -21.94% +24.14%
10th Percentile £11.83 £11.25 £13.33
90th Percentile £38.00 £22.65 £77.50
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.67% -3.23%

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 328 409 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.79% 21.22% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 169 184
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £422 £375 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.53% -2.28% -0.84%
10th Percentile £143 £185 £159
90th Percentile £525 £501 £568
South East median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 41
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.05 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -21.94% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £43.20 £24.75 £77.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -8.11%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 +6 170 £413 +25.00% 32
High Wycombe -3 10 £475 +123.53% 13
Amersham - 8 £190 - 1
Aylesbury +6 1 - - 2
Chesham - 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 92 (43.81%) Active Directory
2 83 (39.52%) Microsoft
3 73 (34.76%) Windows 10
4 55 (26.19%) Windows Server
4 55 (26.19%) VMware
5 53 (25.24%) ITIL
6 51 (24.29%) SQL Server
6 51 (24.29%) Linux
7 46 (21.90%) SQL
8 45 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
9 43 (20.48%) Security Cleared
10 42 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 36 (17.14%) SCCM
12 34 (16.19%) Office 365
12 34 (16.19%) Firewall
13 33 (15.71%) Red Hat
14 32 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (14.76%) Migration
15 31 (14.76%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (14.29%) MS Exchange
17 28 (13.33%) SharePoint
17 28 (13.33%) Unix
17 28 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (13.33%) Change Management
18 27 (12.86%) Citrix
18 27 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
19 25 (11.90%) PowerShell
20 24 (11.43%) DevOps
21 23 (10.95%) Cisco
21 23 (10.95%) Java

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 30 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 28 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (7.62%) IIS
4 15 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 12 (5.71%) Apache
6 10 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (4.29%) JBoss
8 8 (3.81%) WebSphere
9 7 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (3.33%) WebLogic
10 5 (2.38%) Confluence
11 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.90%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.95%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.48%) Liferay
Applications
1 45 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.48%) CATIA
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 9 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.19%) Office 365
2 27 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.24%) PaaS
5 5 (2.38%) IaaS
5 5 (2.38%) SaaS
6 4 (1.90%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.95%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.95%) GitHub
7 2 (0.95%) npm
8 1 (0.48%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 34 (16.19%) Firewall
2 16 (7.62%) SAN
3 15 (7.14%) WAN
4 10 (4.76%) DNS
4 10 (4.76%) IP Telephony
5 9 (4.29%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.81%) DHCP
6 8 (3.81%) HTTP
7 7 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (3.33%) NaaS
7 7 (3.33%) PBX
8 6 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (2.86%) LAN
9 5 (2.38%) NAS
9 5 (2.38%) VLAN
10 4 (1.90%) ATM
10 4 (1.90%) Internet
10 4 (1.90%) Intranet
10 4 (1.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.62%) MySQL
3 10 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.33%) DB2
5 7 (3.33%) DB2 UDB
6 5 (2.38%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.90%) MS Access
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.95%) Big Data
9 2 (0.95%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.71%) JIRA
2 11 (5.24%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.76%) Selenium
4 7 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.86%) Ant
5 6 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.86%) JUnit
6 4 (1.90%) Appium
7 2 (0.95%) Grunt
7 2 (0.95%) Maven
7 2 (0.95%) Mocha
7 2 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.95%) webpack
8 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.48%) Hudson
8 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (7.14%) Finance
1 15 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 8 (3.81%) Law
3 7 (3.33%) Banking
3 7 (3.33%) Legal
3 7 (3.33%) Publishing
4 5 (2.38%) Retail
5 3 (1.43%) Local Government
6 2 (0.95%) Back Office
6 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.48%) Billing
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (26.19%) Analyst
2 21 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 19 (9.05%) Architect
3 19 (9.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 12 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.24%) Infrastructure Support
6 11 (5.24%) IT Analyst
7 10 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (3.81%) Applications Support
9 8 (3.81%) Developer
9 8 (3.81%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 8 (3.81%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.81%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.33%) Administrator
10 7 (3.33%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.33%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.67%) Web Services
2 12 (5.71%) .NET
2 12 (5.71%) HTML
3 11 (5.24%) Middleware
4 10 (4.76%) LDAP
4 10 (4.76%) SailPoint
5 9 (4.29%) Node.js
5 9 (4.29%) SOAP
5 9 (4.29%) XML
6 7 (3.33%) J2EE
7 6 (2.86%) JSP
7 6 (2.86%) Servlets
8 5 (2.38%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.38%) Electron Framework
9 4 (1.90%) CSS
9 4 (1.90%) REST
10 3 (1.43%) HTML5
10 3 (1.43%) jQuery
10 3 (1.43%) JSON
10 3 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.67%) Clustering
3 13 (6.19%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.71%) Mainframe
5 10 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.33%) Replication
6 7 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.38%) NHS
9 3 (1.43%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.43%) iPad
9 3 (1.43%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.95%) User Experience
11 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.48%) iPhone
11 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (34.76%) Windows 10
2 55 (26.19%) Windows Server
3 51 (24.29%) Linux
4 31 (14.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (13.33%) Unix
6 19 (9.05%) Windows 7
7 17 (8.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (5.24%) Windows XP
11 9 (4.29%) Android
11 9 (4.29%) Windows 8
12 8 (3.81%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.43%) AIX
14 3 (1.43%) Solaris
15 2 (0.95%) CentOS
15 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.48%) MVS
16 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (25.24%) ITIL
2 32 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (14.76%) Migration
4 28 (13.33%) Change Management
5 24 (11.43%) DevOps
6 23 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (8.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (7.62%) Service Management
9 14 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 14 (6.67%) ITSM
9 14 (6.67%) Load Balancing
9 14 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (6.19%) Problem Management
10 13 (6.19%) Test Automation
11 12 (5.71%) Information Security
12 11 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (5.24%) Service Delivery
12 11 (5.24%) Virtual Environments
13 10 (4.76%) Project Management
13 10 (4.76%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.90%) SQL
2 25 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 23 (10.95%) Java
4 14 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.67%) Perl
5 10 (4.76%) C
6 9 (4.29%) Python
7 8 (3.81%) C#
8 6 (2.86%) BeanShell
8 6 (2.86%) Bourne shell
8 6 (2.86%) Korn
9 5 (2.38%) PHP
10 4 (1.90%) ES6
11 3 (1.43%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.95%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.95%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (20.48%) Security Cleared
2 42 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 28 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (8.57%) DV Cleared
4 18 (8.57%) MCSA
5 16 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (7.14%) CCNA
7 14 (6.67%) MCITP
8 12 (5.71%) Degree
9 10 (4.76%) MCSE
9 10 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (3.81%) MCP
11 6 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (2.38%) ISTQB
12 5 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (2.38%) MCDBA
13 3 (1.43%) ISEB
13 3 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.95%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.62%) SLA
2 12 (5.71%) QA
3 2 (0.95%) GDPR
4 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.48%) PMO
4 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 92 (43.81%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.10%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.81%) RACF
5 8 (3.81%) vCloud
5 8 (3.81%) vSphere
6 5 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.43%) Docker
7 3 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.43%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.95%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.95%) XenApp
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.48%) NFS
9 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (17.14%) SCCM
2 15 (7.14%) SCOM
3 7 (3.33%) Ansible
3 7 (3.33%) WSUS
4 5 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.43%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.43%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.95%) Control-M
7 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.95%) vMotion
8 1 (0.48%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 83 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 55 (26.19%) VMware
3 33 (15.71%) Red Hat
4 27 (12.86%) Citrix
5 23 (10.95%) Cisco
6 17 (8.10%) F5
6 17 (8.10%) NetApp
7 12 (5.71%) Oracle
8 11 (5.24%) CheckPoint
9 10 (4.76%) Blue Coat
9 10 (4.76%) Remedy
10 8 (3.81%) Sony
10 8 (3.81%) Splunk
11 7 (3.33%) Adobe
12 6 (2.86%) HP
12 6 (2.86%) Meraki
13 5 (2.38%) CA
13 5 (2.38%) IBM
13 5 (2.38%) McAfee
13 5 (2.38%) ServiceNow