Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 274 304 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.45% 13.88% 16.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.97% 60.68% 66.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 140 170
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £360 £300 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -21.57% +9.29%
10th Percentile £130 £125 £223
90th Percentile £500 £488 £538
South East median daily rate £379 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +5.21% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 31
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% -1.32%
10th Percentile £13.12 £11.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.38 £24.20 £23.75
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% -7.06%

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 356 501 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.97% 22.88% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 202 201
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £366 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.39% -6.09% +4.00%
10th Percentile £136 £140 £270
90th Percentile £500 £502 £538
South East median daily rate £408 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.88% +2.70% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 33
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.40 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.25 £9.20
90th Percentile £43.25 £48.00 £36.85
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90% -18.42%

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 19 March 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 19 March 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 19 March 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 +7 226 £375 +15.38% 44
High Wycombe -2 20 £200 +33.56% 3
Aylesbury -1 9 £350 +150.00% 1
Marlow +3 5 £130 - 1
Newport Pagnell +1 2 £263 +110.00%
Amersham +3 1 - -
Chesham - 1 - - 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 19 March 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.

1 137 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 137 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 104 (37.96%) Windows Server
3 90 (32.85%) Windows 10
4 86 (31.39%) ITIL
4 86 (31.39%) Office 365
5 84 (30.66%) Security Cleared
6 80 (29.20%) VMware
7 66 (24.09%) SQL Server
8 60 (21.90%) SQL
8 60 (21.90%) SC Cleared
9 59 (21.53%) SCCM
10 58 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (21.17%) Microsoft Office
11 55 (20.07%) MS Exchange
12 49 (17.88%) DV Cleared
13 45 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 40 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 39 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
16 38 (13.87%) Firewall
17 37 (13.50%) Service Management
17 37 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
18 35 (12.77%) Citrix
19 34 (12.41%) SharePoint
19 34 (12.41%) Windows 7
20 33 (12.04%) Windows Server 2003
21 32 (11.68%) Migration
21 32 (11.68%) Hyper-V
22 30 (10.95%) ITIL V3
23 27 (9.85%) Finance

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 55 (20.07%) MS Exchange
2 34 (12.41%) SharePoint
3 20 (7.30%) IIS
4 18 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (6.57%) Skype for Business
5 17 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.92%) Confluence
8 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.46%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.09%) Apache
10 3 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.73%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.73%) JBoss
11 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.36%) Documentum
12 1 (0.36%) GroupWise
Applications
1 58 (21.17%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.82%) CATIA
2 5 (1.82%) Siemens NX
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.82%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 86 (31.39%) Office 365
2 39 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (3.65%) OneDrive
4 9 (3.28%) PaaS
5 8 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.55%) Akamai
7 5 (1.82%) SaaS
8 2 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.73%) IaaS
8 2 (0.73%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.36%) GitHub
9 1 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.87%) Firewall
2 24 (8.76%) WAN
3 21 (7.66%) LAN
4 18 (6.57%) SAN
5 13 (4.74%) Skype
6 12 (4.38%) VPN
7 10 (3.65%) DNS
8 9 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (3.28%) Wireless
9 8 (2.92%) IP Telephony
9 8 (2.92%) TCP/IP
10 7 (2.55%) DHCP
11 6 (2.19%) NAS
11 6 (2.19%) Network Security
12 5 (1.82%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.46%) VLAN
14 3 (1.09%) FTP
14 3 (1.09%) Internet
14 3 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
15 2 (0.73%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (24.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.92%) MySQL
4 8 (2.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.82%) MS Access
5 5 (1.82%) Power BI
6 4 (1.46%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.09%) Big Data
7 3 (1.09%) Redis
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.73%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.19%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.19%) JIRA
3 3 (1.09%) Maven
3 3 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.09%) Subversion
3 3 (1.09%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.73%) Appium
4 2 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.73%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.73%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.73%) FishEye
4 2 (0.73%) Selenium
4 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.73%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.36%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.36%) MSI
5 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (9.85%) Finance
2 16 (5.84%) Retail
3 6 (2.19%) Financial Institution
3 6 (2.19%) Law
3 6 (2.19%) Publishing
4 3 (1.09%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.73%) Banking
5 2 (0.73%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Automotive
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (29.20%) Analyst
2 30 (10.95%) Service Analyst
3 29 (10.58%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (8.39%) Support Analyst
5 21 (7.66%) Support Engineer
6 19 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.84%) Architect
8 13 (4.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 12 (4.38%) Applications Support
9 12 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (4.01%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (3.28%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 9 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.28%) Developer
11 9 (3.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.28%) IT Support
11 9 (3.28%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.92%) Consultant
12 8 (2.92%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.03%) .NET
2 6 (2.19%) WPF
3 5 (1.82%) Middleware
4 3 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.09%) Java EE
4 3 (1.09%) REST
5 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.73%) COM
5 2 (0.73%) CSS
5 2 (0.73%) HTML
5 2 (0.73%) JMS
5 2 (0.73%) JSON
5 2 (0.73%) JTA
5 2 (0.73%) MFC
5 2 (0.73%) Servlets
5 2 (0.73%) XML
6 1 (0.36%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.36%) SOAP
6 1 (0.36%) Web Services
6 1 (0.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.28%) Clustering
3 9 (3.28%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.92%) Fat Client
4 8 (2.92%) Thin Client
5 7 (2.55%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.55%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.19%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.82%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.82%) Wiki
8 3 (1.09%) AS400
8 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.09%) CESG
9 2 (0.73%) BYOD
10 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.36%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 104 (37.96%) Windows Server
2 90 (32.85%) Windows 10
3 58 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (12.41%) Windows 7
6 33 (12.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (9.85%) Unix
8 23 (8.39%) Linux
9 17 (6.20%) Android
10 8 (2.92%) Windows Vista
11 6 (2.19%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.82%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.73%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.36%) MVS
14 1 (0.36%) Solaris
14 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (31.39%) ITIL
2 37 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
2 37 (13.50%) Service Management
3 32 (11.68%) Migration
4 30 (10.95%) ITIL V3
5 26 (9.49%) ITSM
6 24 (8.76%) Change Management
7 19 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (6.57%) Incident Management
8 18 (6.57%) Service Delivery
9 16 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (5.84%) CRM
9 16 (5.84%) DevOps
10 11 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (4.01%) Presales
11 10 (3.65%) E-Commerce
11 10 (3.65%) Information Security
11 10 (3.65%) Mentoring
11 10 (3.65%) Project Management
11 10 (3.65%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.90%) SQL
2 24 (8.76%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.65%) C#
4 7 (2.55%) Java
4 7 (2.55%) VBScript
5 4 (1.46%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.46%) Perl
5 4 (1.46%) Python
6 3 (1.09%) C
6 3 (1.09%) JCL
7 2 (0.73%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.36%) C++
8 1 (0.36%) REXX
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby
8 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 84 (30.66%) Security Cleared
2 60 (21.90%) SC Cleared
3 49 (17.88%) DV Cleared
4 26 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 11 (4.01%) MCP
6 11 (4.01%) MCSA
6 11 (4.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (3.65%) MCSE
8 7 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.19%) Degree
9 6 (2.19%) MCITP
10 5 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.82%) MCDBA
11 4 (1.46%) CCNA
11 4 (1.46%) CCNP
11 4 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (1.46%) CISSP
12 3 (1.09%) CEH
12 3 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.66%) SLA
2 6 (2.19%) QA
3 4 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (1.09%) PMO
4 3 (1.09%) RMADS
5 2 (0.73%) GDPR
6 1 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 137 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 40 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (11.68%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.28%) vSphere
6 6 (2.19%) Terminal Server
7 5 (1.82%) Docker
8 4 (1.46%) XenApp
9 3 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (1.09%) UAG
9 3 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.73%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.73%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.73%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 59 (21.53%) SCCM
2 13 (4.74%) OVSD
3 12 (4.38%) SCOM
4 8 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (2.55%) Tivoli
6 6 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.82%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.82%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.82%) WSUS
8 4 (1.46%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.09%) Ansible
9 3 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.73%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.73%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.73%) Nagios
10 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.36%) Control-M
Vendors
1 137 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 80 (29.20%) VMware
3 35 (12.77%) Citrix
4 22 (8.03%) Cisco
5 21 (7.66%) HP
6 19 (6.93%) NetApp
7 12 (4.38%) McAfee
8 10 (3.65%) F5
9 9 (3.28%) SAP
10 8 (2.92%) Apple
10 8 (2.92%) Blue Coat
10 8 (2.92%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.92%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.55%) Remedy
11 7 (2.55%) webMethods
12 6 (2.19%) Sony
13 5 (1.82%) ANSYS
13 5 (1.82%) IBM
13 5 (1.82%) Mentor Graphics
14 4 (1.46%) Unisys