Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 307 249 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.98% 14.12% 14.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.67% 64.51% 63.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 129 148
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £348 £384 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.51% +2.40% +25.00%
10th Percentile £140 £162 £211
90th Percentile £500 £528 £488
South East median daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.21% - +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.79% +18.69%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.75 £9.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.63 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% +16.67%

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 506 386 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.40% 21.89% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 176 221
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +4.00% +16.73%
10th Percentile £140 £200 £245
90th Percentile £500 £516 £531
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 49
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - +13.21%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.80 £9.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.50 £31.75
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.43
% change year-on-year +4.16% -7.42% +18.89%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -2 229 £375 -6.25% 18
Aylesbury +11 9 £140 -53.33% 2
High Wycombe -8 9 £128 -20.31% 11
Amersham - 2 £325 - 1
Marlow -3 1 £305 -4.31% 4
Newport Pagnell - 1 £125 -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 126 (41.04%) Active Directory
2 109 (35.50%) Windows Server
3 95 (30.94%) Linux
4 86 (28.01%) Microsoft
4 86 (28.01%) VMware
5 78 (25.41%) Security Cleared
6 62 (20.20%) SC Cleared
7 58 (18.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 57 (18.57%) ITIL
9 55 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 54 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
11 53 (17.26%) Unix
12 52 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 52 (16.94%) Office 365
13 50 (16.29%) Finance
14 48 (15.64%) SQL
15 47 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
16 44 (14.33%) Windows 10
17 41 (13.36%) SCCM
17 41 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
18 39 (12.70%) DV Cleared
19 38 (12.38%) Ansible
20 35 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
21 34 (11.07%) SQL Server
22 32 (10.42%) Oracle
22 32 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
23 31 (10.10%) Banking
24 30 (9.77%) MS Exchange
24 30 (9.77%) Migration
25 28 (9.12%) Change Management

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 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.82%) OpenStack
2 24 (7.82%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.86%) Skype for Business
4 15 (4.89%) Confluence
5 13 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.58%) IIS
7 6 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.63%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.30%) SAS
10 3 (0.98%) Apache
10 3 (0.98%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.65%) CMS
11 2 (0.65%) Kentico
12 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 47 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.95%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 58 (18.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (16.94%) Office 365
4 18 (5.86%) IaaS
5 14 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.28%) Sauce Labs
7 6 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.30%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.98%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.65%) PaaS
12 1 (0.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.86%) LDAP
2 11 (3.58%) Internet
3 10 (3.26%) SAN
4 9 (2.93%) Firewall
4 9 (2.93%) Skype
4 9 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (2.61%) Network Security
6 7 (2.28%) LAN
6 7 (2.28%) NAS
6 7 (2.28%) VPN
7 6 (1.95%) WAN
8 5 (1.63%) DNS
9 3 (0.98%) ATM
9 3 (0.98%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.65%) DHCP
10 2 (0.65%) HTTP
10 2 (0.65%) Wireless
10 2 (0.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.19%) DB2
3 14 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.23%) Redis
5 12 (3.91%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.93%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.61%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.28%) Big Data
9 6 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.95%) DB2 UDB
9 6 (1.95%) MySQL
10 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.65%) MS Access
12 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (5.86%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.54%) JIRA
3 16 (5.21%) Eclipse
3 16 (5.21%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.56%) Selenium
5 11 (3.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (3.58%) WebDriver
6 10 (3.26%) Appium
6 10 (3.26%) Bitbucket
6 10 (3.26%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.28%) GitLab
8 4 (1.30%) MSI
8 4 (1.30%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.30%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.98%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.98%) NUnit
9 3 (0.98%) PhantomJS
9 3 (0.98%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.98%) webpack
General
1 50 (16.29%) Finance
2 31 (10.10%) Banking
3 11 (3.58%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.28%) Retail
5 6 (1.95%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.30%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) French Language
8 2 (0.65%) International Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (12.70%) Analyst
2 37 (12.05%) Support Engineer
3 36 (11.73%) Architect
4 25 (8.14%) Administrator
5 23 (7.49%) Developer
6 19 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
7 13 (4.23%) Desktop Support
8 12 (3.91%) Project Manager
9 11 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (3.58%) Service Analyst
9 11 (3.58%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (3.58%) Technical Architect
10 10 (3.26%) Automation Tester
10 10 (3.26%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (3.26%) Tester
11 9 (2.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (2.93%) Consultant
11 9 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.93%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.86%) Web Services
2 17 (5.54%) .NET
3 12 (3.91%) HTML
3 12 (3.91%) SOAP
4 10 (3.26%) ODBC
4 10 (3.26%) REST
5 8 (2.61%) YAML
6 5 (1.63%) Node.js
7 4 (1.30%) CSS
7 4 (1.30%) HTML5
7 4 (1.30%) XML
8 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (0.98%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.98%) JMS
8 3 (0.98%) JSON
8 3 (0.98%) React
8 3 (0.98%) RESTful
8 3 (0.98%) Spring
9 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.65%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 16 (5.21%) CMDB
4 14 (4.56%) Public Cloud
5 13 (4.23%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.58%) PKI
7 7 (2.28%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.28%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.98%) Clustering
9 3 (0.98%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.98%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.98%) User Experience
9 3 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 109 (35.50%) Windows Server
2 95 (30.94%) Linux
3 55 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (17.26%) Unix
5 44 (14.33%) Windows 10
6 35 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (8.79%) Windows 7
9 19 (6.19%) Android
10 16 (5.21%) Apple iOS
11 15 (4.89%) Windows Vista
12 12 (3.91%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.93%) Solaris
14 5 (1.63%) AIX
14 5 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.63%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.98%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.33%) CentOS
16 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.57%) ITIL
2 41 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (9.77%) Migration
4 28 (9.12%) Change Management
5 25 (8.14%) ITIL V3
6 22 (7.17%) DevOps
7 19 (6.19%) Performance Monitoring
7 19 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (5.54%) Incident Management
9 16 (5.21%) Open Source
10 15 (4.89%) Service Management
10 15 (4.89%) Virtual Environments
11 13 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (4.23%) TDD
12 12 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (3.91%) PRINCE2
12 12 (3.91%) Project Management
12 12 (3.91%) Test Automation
13 11 (3.58%) Disk Encryption
13 11 (3.58%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.64%) SQL
2 27 (8.79%) Java
3 23 (7.49%) PowerShell
4 21 (6.84%) Python
5 20 (6.51%) Shell Script
6 18 (5.86%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.91%) C#
8 10 (3.26%) Apple Swift
9 9 (2.93%) Ruby
10 8 (2.61%) C++
10 8 (2.61%) Perl
10 8 (2.61%) PHP
11 7 (2.28%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.95%) Korn
13 5 (1.63%) VBScript
14 4 (1.30%) C
15 3 (0.98%) ES6
15 3 (0.98%) VB
16 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 78 (25.41%) Security Cleared
2 62 (20.20%) SC Cleared
3 39 (12.70%) DV Cleared
4 26 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (6.51%) MCSE
6 10 (3.26%) MCP
6 10 (3.26%) MCSA
7 8 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.61%) Degree
8 7 (2.28%) CCNA
9 5 (1.63%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.30%) MCITP
11 3 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.98%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.98%) PMP
11 3 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.65%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.65%) CCSP
12 2 (0.65%) GSAE
12 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.19%) QA
2 11 (3.58%) SLA
3 8 (2.61%) GDPR
4 3 (0.98%) PMO
5 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 126 (41.04%) Active Directory
2 52 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.82%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.86%) Docker
5 10 (3.26%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (2.93%) XenApp
7 8 (2.61%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.63%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.30%) vSphere
11 2 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.65%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.33%) vCloud
12 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 41 (13.36%) SCCM
2 38 (12.38%) Ansible
3 11 (3.58%) Jamf Pro
4 9 (2.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (2.93%) SCOM
5 6 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.95%) Rundeck
6 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.30%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.30%) WSUS
8 3 (0.98%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.98%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.98%) OpenView
8 3 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.98%) OVSD
8 3 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.65%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 86 (28.01%) Microsoft
1 86 (28.01%) VMware
2 32 (10.42%) Oracle
3 27 (8.79%) Remedy
4 24 (7.82%) Citrix
5 22 (7.17%) HP
6 13 (4.23%) Apple
6 13 (4.23%) CA
6 13 (4.23%) Symantec
7 12 (3.91%) BMC
7 12 (3.91%) Google
7 12 (3.91%) Nimsoft
7 12 (3.91%) ServiceNow
8 11 (3.58%) Cisco
9 10 (3.26%) McAfee
10 7 (2.28%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.95%) Lumension
11 6 (1.95%) NetApp
11 6 (1.95%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.63%) Sun