Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 23 October 2018 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 239 243 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 17.14% 14.35% 14.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.20% 63.45% 63.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 100 92
Milton Keynes median daily rate £350 £397 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.84% -0.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £178 £165
90th Percentile £477 £538 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £375 £380
% change year-on-year -6.67% -1.19% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 25
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00% -6.66%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £19.43 £20.45 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00% -5.84%

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 361 383 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 25.90% 22.62% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 134 132
Milton Keynes median daily rate £375 £384 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.28% -9.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £188 £204 £201
90th Percentile £486 £502 £536
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £375 £389
% change year-on-year - -3.54% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 25
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £17.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.13% +18.33% -
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.59 £11.70
90th Percentile £19.43 £20.38 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00% -5.42%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Milton Keynes

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Milton Keynes

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Windows.

1 120 (50.21%) Microsoft
2 115 (48.12%) Active Directory
3 95 (39.75%) Windows Server
4 91 (38.08%) Security Cleared
5 78 (32.64%) VMware
6 74 (30.96%) ITIL
7 66 (27.62%) SC Cleared
8 65 (27.20%) Office 365
9 60 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (20.50%) Microsoft Office
11 47 (19.67%) Change Management
11 47 (19.67%) ITIL V3
12 46 (19.25%) SCCM
12 46 (19.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 46 (19.25%) Linux
13 45 (18.83%) DV Cleared
14 44 (18.41%) SQL
15 42 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
16 41 (17.15%) MS Exchange
17 39 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
18 37 (15.48%) Service Management
18 37 (15.48%) Firewall
19 36 (15.06%) SQL Server
19 36 (15.06%) Citrix
19 36 (15.06%) PowerShell
19 36 (15.06%) Windows 7
20 33 (13.81%) NetApp
21 32 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
22 31 (12.97%) ITSM
22 31 (12.97%) Windows 10

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 41 (17.15%) MS Exchange
2 29 (12.13%) SharePoint
3 25 (10.46%) IIS
4 17 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (6.69%) Skype for Business
6 14 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.09%) Confluence
9 5 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.84%) Apache
11 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.42%) CMS
12 1 (0.42%) Documentum
12 1 (0.42%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (20.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 65 (27.20%) Office 365
2 24 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.93%) Akamai
5 6 (2.51%) IaaS
5 6 (2.51%) OneDrive
6 5 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.26%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.42%) PaaS
8 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.48%) Firewall
2 23 (9.62%) SAN
3 22 (9.21%) LAN
3 22 (9.21%) WAN
4 16 (6.69%) NAS
4 16 (6.69%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.60%) Skype
6 9 (3.77%) DNS
7 6 (2.51%) Internet
7 6 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.09%) DHCP
8 5 (2.09%) Network Security
9 3 (1.26%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.84%) Broadband
10 2 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.84%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.84%) VPN
11 1 (0.42%) ATM
11 1 (0.42%) HTTP
11 1 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.51%) DB2
4 5 (2.09%) Power BI
4 5 (2.09%) Redis
4 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.26%) MySQL
5 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (3.35%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.09%) Appium
2 5 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (2.09%) Bitbucket
2 5 (2.09%) JIRA
2 5 (2.09%) Selenium
2 5 (2.09%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.26%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.26%) GitLab
3 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.84%) Calabash
4 2 (0.84%) MSI
4 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (10.88%) Finance
2 21 (8.79%) Law
3 13 (5.44%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.77%) Banking
5 7 (2.93%) Retail
6 2 (0.84%) Automotive
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (28.87%) Analyst
2 30 (12.55%) Desktop Support
3 24 (10.04%) Support Engineer
4 23 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (8.37%) Service Analyst
5 20 (8.37%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (7.53%) Support Analyst
7 17 (7.11%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (6.69%) Developer
8 16 (6.69%) Project Engineer
9 15 (6.28%) Infrastructure Support
10 14 (5.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 13 (5.44%) Applications Support
11 13 (5.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (5.02%) Administrator
13 11 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (4.60%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
14 9 (3.77%) Support Specialist
15 8 (3.35%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.11%) .NET
2 8 (3.35%) ASP.NET
3 7 (2.93%) LDAP
4 6 (2.51%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.09%) SOAP
6 4 (1.67%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.67%) HTML
6 4 (1.67%) REST
6 4 (1.67%) Web Services
7 3 (1.26%) CSS
7 3 (1.26%) Node.js
7 3 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.26%) XML
8 2 (0.84%) ADSI
8 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.84%) jQuery
8 2 (0.84%) ODBC
8 2 (0.84%) WPF
9 1 (0.42%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.02%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.60%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.60%) Mainframe
5 10 (4.18%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.67%) Clustering
6 4 (1.67%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.67%) Wiki
7 3 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.84%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.84%) iPad
8 2 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.84%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.42%) BYOD
9 1 (0.42%) CMDB
9 1 (0.42%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.42%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 95 (39.75%) Windows Server
2 60 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (19.25%) Linux
3 46 (19.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (15.06%) Windows 7
5 32 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (12.97%) Windows 10
7 30 (12.55%) Unix
8 11 (4.60%) Android
9 9 (3.77%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.93%) Solaris
11 6 (2.51%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.09%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.67%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.26%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.84%) AIX
15 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.42%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (30.96%) ITIL
2 47 (19.67%) Change Management
2 47 (19.67%) ITIL V3
3 37 (15.48%) Service Management
4 31 (12.97%) ITSM
4 31 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 22 (9.21%) Migration
7 17 (7.11%) CRM
8 16 (6.69%) E-Commerce
9 14 (5.86%) Problem Management
10 13 (5.44%) Critical Thinking
11 12 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (5.02%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.60%) Virtual Environments
13 9 (3.77%) Incident Management
13 9 (3.77%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 8 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (3.35%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
14 8 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.41%) SQL
2 36 (15.06%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.28%) Java
4 13 (5.44%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.02%) C#
6 7 (2.93%) VBScript
7 5 (2.09%) Apple Swift
8 4 (1.67%) VB
9 3 (1.26%) Python
9 3 (1.26%) Ruby
10 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.84%) C
10 2 (0.84%) C++
10 2 (0.84%) Perl
10 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.42%) OpenEdge ABL
11 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 91 (38.08%) Security Cleared
2 66 (27.62%) SC Cleared
3 45 (18.83%) DV Cleared
4 42 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (6.69%) MCSA
6 12 (5.02%) MCSE
7 11 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (3.77%) MCITP
9 8 (3.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (3.35%) MCP
10 7 (2.93%) MCDBA
11 6 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (2.51%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (2.09%) Degree
13 3 (1.26%) CCNA
13 3 (1.26%) CCNP
13 3 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.84%) CCA
14 2 (0.84%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.79%) QA
2 20 (8.37%) SLA
3 2 (0.84%) COBIT
3 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 115 (48.12%) Active Directory
2 39 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.37%) Hyper-V
4 19 (7.95%) vSphere
5 11 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (3.77%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (2.93%) Docker
8 3 (1.26%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.26%) NFS
8 3 (1.26%) UAG
8 3 (1.26%) XenApp
8 3 (1.26%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.84%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.84%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (19.25%) SCCM
2 19 (7.95%) WSUS
3 14 (5.86%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (5.02%) SCOM
5 11 (4.60%) OVSD
6 6 (2.51%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.09%) Ansible
8 4 (1.67%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.26%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.26%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.84%) Control-M
10 2 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.84%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.84%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.84%) SCSM
11 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.42%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.42%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 120 (50.21%) Microsoft
2 78 (32.64%) VMware
3 36 (15.06%) Citrix
4 33 (13.81%) NetApp
5 29 (12.13%) McAfee
6 24 (10.04%) HP
7 21 (8.79%) Sony
8 14 (5.86%) Cisco
9 13 (5.44%) F5
9 13 (5.44%) Oracle
10 10 (4.18%) Remedy
11 8 (3.35%) Adobe
12 7 (2.93%) BMC
12 7 (2.93%) Splunk
13 6 (2.51%) Apple
13 6 (2.51%) webMethods
14 4 (1.67%) EMC
15 3 (1.26%) Forcepoint
15 3 (1.26%) Lumension
15 3 (1.26%) Tableau