The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Buckinghamshire / High Wycombe
Rank 3 1 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 16.67% 40.00% 10.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 88.89% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 3
Median daily rate - £345 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.40 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.66
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.72%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
High Wycombe
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4 18 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe 16.67% 45.00% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 3
Median daily rate - £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.40 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in High Wycombe

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in High Wycombe citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in High Wycombe

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in High Wycombe.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in High Wycombe

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in High Wycombe.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in High Wycombe

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 High Wycombe region with a requirement for Windows.

1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) MCTS
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (20.00%) MCPD
3 1 (20.00%) Polish Language
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Database Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCITP
1 2 (40.00%) MCSA
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (20.00%) MCPD
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (20.00%) VMware