Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 211 283 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 17.81% 18.05% 14.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.73% 72.38% 62.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 162 140
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £330 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +7.69% -10.34%
10th Percentile £138 £130 £134
90th Percentile £494 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £361
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.81% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 38 33
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £18.00 £19.38 £44.00
South East median hourly rate £16.62 £15.00 £16.62
% change year-on-year +10.80% -9.72% +10.77%

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 307 391 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 25.91% 24.94% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 202 197
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £150 £146 £140
90th Percentile £500 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 43 37
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £18.38 £42.75 £48.30
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +9.38%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 -1 118 £370 - 39
High Wycombe +6 33 £160 -24.71% 20
Amersham +2 11 £190 - 1
Marlow +3 8 £225 +73.08% 1
Aylesbury +5 7 £150 -57.14% 4
Bletchley - 4 - -
Buckingham - 2 £362 - 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 91 (43.13%) Windows 10
2 88 (41.71%) Active Directory
3 56 (26.54%) Office 365
4 55 (26.07%) Microsoft
5 54 (25.59%) Windows Server
6 48 (22.75%) VMware
6 48 (22.75%) ITIL
7 44 (20.85%) Microsoft Office
7 44 (20.85%) Security Cleared
8 41 (19.43%) Windows 7
9 38 (18.01%) SC Cleared
10 33 (15.64%) Linux
11 31 (14.69%) SCCM
11 31 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (14.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (12.32%) SLA
13 25 (11.85%) Citrix
13 25 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (10.90%) SQL
15 22 (10.43%) Degree
15 22 (10.43%) Self-Motivation
16 21 (9.95%) Apple
16 21 (9.95%) Migration
17 20 (9.48%) SQL Server
18 19 (9.00%) Cisco
19 18 (8.53%) Change Management
19 18 (8.53%) Firewall
19 18 (8.53%) PowerShell
20 17 (8.06%) Windows 8
20 17 (8.06%) ITSM

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 17 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.16%) IIS
3 10 (4.74%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.37%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.95%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.47%) Confluence
8 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (20.85%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.37%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.47%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 56 (26.54%) Office 365
2 13 (6.16%) Azure
3 7 (3.32%) Power Platform
4 3 (1.42%) AWS
4 3 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.42%) GitHub
5 2 (0.95%) Akamai
5 2 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.95%) IaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Stack
6 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Serverless
6 1 (0.47%) Tricentis Tosca
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.53%) Firewall
2 13 (6.16%) DNS
2 13 (6.16%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.74%) DHCP
3 10 (4.74%) WAN
4 9 (4.27%) VPN
5 8 (3.79%) LAN
6 6 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (2.37%) Network Security
7 5 (2.37%) Skype
8 4 (1.90%) NaaS
8 4 (1.90%) SAN
8 4 (1.90%) VoIP
8 4 (1.90%) Wireless
9 3 (1.42%) Internet
10 2 (0.95%) ATM
10 2 (0.95%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.95%) Intranet
10 2 (0.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.79%) MySQL
3 7 (3.32%) Power BI
3 7 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.37%) DB2
5 5 (2.37%) DB2 UDB
5 5 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.42%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.95%) MS Access
8 2 (0.95%) mvBase
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.47%) Big Data
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.79%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.32%) Selenium
3 6 (2.84%) Eclipse
3 6 (2.84%) JIRA
4 5 (2.37%) Ant
5 3 (1.42%) JUnit
6 2 (0.95%) Appium
7 1 (0.47%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.47%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 17 (8.06%) Finance
2 15 (7.11%) Public Sector
3 12 (5.69%) Legal
4 7 (3.32%) Law
4 7 (3.32%) Local Government
4 7 (3.32%) Retail
5 5 (2.37%) Automotive
5 5 (2.37%) Banking
6 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.42%) Back Office
7 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.42%) Publishing
7 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.95%) International Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.47%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 78 (36.97%) Analyst
2 49 (23.22%) Service Analyst
2 49 (23.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (9.95%) IT Analyst
3 21 (9.95%) Support Engineer
4 20 (9.48%) Windows Engineer
5 18 (8.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (7.58%) Support Analyst
6 16 (7.58%) Technical Analyst
7 13 (6.16%) Deployment Engineer
8 12 (5.69%) Desktop Support
9 11 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (5.21%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (5.21%) Technical Services Analyst
10 10 (4.74%) Architect
10 10 (4.74%) Developer
10 10 (4.74%) IT Support
10 10 (4.74%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 9 (4.27%) Service Desk Support
11 9 (4.27%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.69%) HTML
2 7 (3.32%) .NET
3 6 (2.84%) LDAP
3 6 (2.84%) Web Services
3 6 (2.84%) XML
4 5 (2.37%) JSP
4 5 (2.37%) SailPoint
4 5 (2.37%) Servlets
4 5 (2.37%) SOAP
5 4 (1.90%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.42%) Electron Framework
6 3 (1.42%) Node.js
7 1 (0.47%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.47%) CSS3
7 1 (0.47%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.47%) Material Design
7 1 (0.47%) REST
7 1 (0.47%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.43%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.64%) NHS
3 10 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.32%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.37%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.37%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.42%) CMDB
7 3 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.47%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.47%) EPoS
9 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.47%) iPad
9 1 (0.47%) iPhone
9 1 (0.47%) PKI
9 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 91 (43.13%) Windows 10
2 54 (25.59%) Windows Server
3 41 (19.43%) Windows 7
4 33 (15.64%) Linux
5 31 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (14.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (8.06%) Windows 8
6 17 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (6.64%) Unix
8 10 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.79%) Android
10 7 (3.32%) CentOS
10 7 (3.32%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.37%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.90%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.90%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.95%) VMS
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.75%) ITIL
2 21 (9.95%) Migration
3 18 (8.53%) Change Management
4 17 (8.06%) ITSM
5 15 (7.11%) Service Management
6 14 (6.64%) Service Delivery
7 13 (6.16%) DevOps
7 13 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (5.21%) Information Security
9 11 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (5.21%) Problem Management
9 11 (5.21%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (5.21%) Security Management
10 10 (4.74%) Information Security Management
10 10 (4.74%) ISMS
10 10 (4.74%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (4.74%) Workflow
11 9 (4.27%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.90%) SQL
2 18 (8.53%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.69%) Java
4 9 (4.27%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.32%) Perl
5 7 (3.32%) Python
6 6 (2.84%) C
7 5 (2.37%) BeanShell
7 5 (2.37%) Bourne shell
7 5 (2.37%) Korn
8 4 (1.90%) C#
8 4 (1.90%) PHP
9 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.95%) C++
10 2 (0.95%) VBScript
11 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.47%) VB
11 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (20.85%) Security Cleared
2 38 (18.01%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.43%) Degree
4 13 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.21%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.27%) CCNA
6 9 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.32%) MCITP
7 7 (3.32%) MCSA
8 4 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.42%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.42%) MCSE
10 2 (0.95%) CCNP
10 2 (0.95%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.47%) ACMT
11 1 (0.47%) ISEB
11 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.47%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.32%) SLA
2 6 (2.84%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 88 (41.71%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.37%) RACF
4 5 (2.37%) vSphere
5 4 (1.90%) Docker
5 4 (1.90%) vCloud
5 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.47%) Firmware
8 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.47%) NFS
8 1 (0.47%) UAG
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.47%) Xen
8 1 (0.47%) XenApp
8 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (14.69%) SCCM
2 8 (3.79%) SCOM
3 5 (2.37%) Puppet
3 5 (2.37%) Terraform
4 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.90%) vRealize
4 4 (1.90%) WSUS
5 3 (1.42%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.42%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.42%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.95%) Ansible
6 2 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.95%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.47%) cPanel
7 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 55 (26.07%) Microsoft
2 48 (22.75%) VMware
3 25 (11.85%) Citrix
4 21 (9.95%) Apple
5 19 (9.00%) Cisco
6 15 (7.11%) Red Hat
7 12 (5.69%) HP
8 11 (5.21%) Oracle
9 8 (3.79%) Meraki
10 7 (3.32%) Adobe
10 7 (3.32%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.32%) Dell
10 7 (3.32%) NetApp
10 7 (3.32%) Sony
10 7 (3.32%) Splunk
11 5 (2.37%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.90%) Blue Coat
12 4 (1.90%) F5
13 3 (1.42%) BMC
13 3 (1.42%) Mitel