Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 7 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 232 197 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 13.17% 15.39% 16.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.87% 66.33% 66.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 99 116
Milton Keynes median daily rate £373 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +4.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £162 £181 £204
90th Percentile £500 £538 £534
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £340 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -9.33% - +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 44
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.75 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.79% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.25 £9.50
90th Percentile £21.00 £16.15 £30.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year +20.00% -2.79% +18.69%

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 375 297 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 21.28% 23.20% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 135 165
Milton Keynes median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £218
90th Percentile £500 £525 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £386 £375
% change year-on-year -9.39% +3.00% +16.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 38
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.25 £9.50
90th Percentile £21.00 £16.15 £21.13
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +13.21%

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 24 November 2017.

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

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Windows.

1 98 (42.24%) Active Directory
2 83 (35.78%) Windows Server
3 74 (31.90%) Linux
4 70 (30.17%) Microsoft
4 70 (30.17%) Security Cleared
5 69 (29.74%) VMware
6 54 (23.28%) SC Cleared
7 52 (22.41%) ITIL
8 49 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 47 (20.26%) SQL
10 46 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 45 (19.40%) Unix
12 43 (18.53%) Finance
13 42 (18.10%) Office 365
14 40 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
15 39 (16.81%) Windows 10
16 38 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
16 38 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
17 37 (15.95%) Microsoft Office
18 36 (15.52%) DV Cleared
19 33 (14.22%) SQL Server
20 32 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
21 31 (13.36%) SCCM
22 30 (12.93%) Ansible
23 29 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
23 29 (12.50%) Change Management
24 25 (10.78%) Oracle
25 24 (10.34%) Migration
26 23 (9.91%) MS Exchange
26 23 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification

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 23 (9.91%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.48%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.47%) Confluence
4 14 (6.03%) Skype for Business
5 12 (5.17%) OpenStack
6 10 (4.31%) IIS
7 8 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.16%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.29%) Apache
9 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.29%) SAS
10 2 (0.86%) CMS
10 2 (0.86%) Kentico
10 2 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.43%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 37 (15.95%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.59%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 42 (18.10%) Office 365
2 40 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.74%) IaaS
5 10 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (3.02%) Sauce Labs
7 5 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.72%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.86%) PaaS
11 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.60%) LDAP
1 13 (5.60%) SAN
2 11 (4.74%) Internet
3 9 (3.88%) NAS
4 8 (3.45%) Network Security
4 8 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (3.02%) Firewall
5 7 (3.02%) VPN
6 6 (2.59%) DNS
6 6 (2.59%) Skype
7 3 (1.29%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.86%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.86%) DHCP
8 2 (0.86%) LAN
8 2 (0.86%) WAN
8 2 (0.86%) WLAN
9 1 (0.43%) FTP
9 1 (0.43%) IPsec
9 1 (0.43%) SSH
9 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.03%) DB2
2 14 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.60%) Redis
4 11 (4.74%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.45%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.02%) Big Data
7 7 (3.02%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.59%) DB2 UDB
9 5 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.16%) MySQL
9 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.43%) MS Access
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (7.76%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.33%) JIRA
3 15 (6.47%) Jenkins
4 14 (6.03%) Selenium
5 11 (4.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (4.74%) WebDriver
6 10 (4.31%) Appium
6 10 (4.31%) Bitbucket
6 10 (4.31%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.16%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.72%) MSI
9 3 (1.29%) Calabash
9 3 (1.29%) GitLab
9 3 (1.29%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.29%) NUnit
9 3 (1.29%) PhantomJS
9 3 (1.29%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.29%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.29%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.29%) webpack
General
1 43 (18.53%) Finance
2 20 (8.62%) Banking
3 11 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.59%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.16%) Retail
6 4 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.86%) International Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (12.50%) Analyst
1 29 (12.50%) Architect
2 19 (8.19%) Administrator
2 19 (8.19%) Support Engineer
3 16 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (6.90%) Developer
4 11 (4.74%) Technical Architect
5 10 (4.31%) Automation Tester
5 10 (4.31%) Project Manager
5 10 (4.31%) Tester
6 9 (3.88%) Desktop Support
6 9 (3.88%) Service Analyst
6 9 (3.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (3.45%) Consultant
7 8 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 8 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 8 (3.45%) QA Automation Tester
7 8 (3.45%) QA Tester
8 7 (3.02%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.33%) Web Services
2 16 (6.90%) .NET
3 12 (5.17%) HTML
3 12 (5.17%) SOAP
4 10 (4.31%) REST
5 7 (3.02%) YAML
6 6 (2.59%) ODBC
7 5 (2.16%) Node.js
8 4 (1.72%) CSS
8 4 (1.72%) HTML5
8 4 (1.72%) XML
9 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.29%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.29%) JMS
9 3 (1.29%) JSON
9 3 (1.29%) React
9 3 (1.29%) RESTful
9 3 (1.29%) Spring
10 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.86%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.33%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.47%) CMDB
4 10 (4.31%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (3.88%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.45%) PKI
7 7 (3.02%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.02%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.16%) Clustering
9 3 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.86%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.86%) User Experience
11 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.43%) CESG
11 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 83 (35.78%) Windows Server
2 74 (31.90%) Linux
3 46 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (19.40%) Unix
5 39 (16.81%) Windows 10
6 32 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (8.19%) Windows 7
9 16 (6.90%) Android
9 16 (6.90%) Apple iOS
10 14 (6.03%) Windows Vista
11 10 (4.31%) Mac OS X
11 10 (4.31%) Solaris
12 5 (2.16%) AIX
12 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.29%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.86%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.43%) MVS
15 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.41%) ITIL
2 38 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (12.50%) Change Management
4 24 (10.34%) Migration
5 23 (9.91%) ITIL V3
6 17 (7.33%) DevOps
7 16 (6.90%) Open Source
8 14 (6.03%) Incident Management
8 14 (6.03%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (6.03%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (6.03%) Virtual Environments
9 13 (5.60%) Project Management
9 13 (5.60%) Service Management
9 13 (5.60%) TDD
10 12 (5.17%) PRINCE2
10 12 (5.17%) Test Automation
11 11 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (4.74%) Disk Encryption
11 11 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (3.88%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.26%) SQL
2 21 (9.05%) Java
2 21 (9.05%) PowerShell
3 19 (8.19%) Python
4 17 (7.33%) JavaScript
5 15 (6.47%) Shell Script
6 11 (4.74%) C#
7 10 (4.31%) Apple Swift
8 9 (3.88%) Ruby
9 8 (3.45%) Perl
9 8 (3.45%) PHP
10 6 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.59%) Korn
11 5 (2.16%) VBScript
12 3 (1.29%) C
12 3 (1.29%) ES6
12 3 (1.29%) VB
13 2 (0.86%) C++
13 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (30.17%) Security Cleared
2 54 (23.28%) SC Cleared
3 36 (15.52%) DV Cleared
4 23 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (7.76%) MCSE
6 8 (3.45%) MCSA
7 7 (3.02%) CCNA
7 7 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.02%) MCP
8 6 (2.59%) Degree
9 4 (1.72%) MCITP
9 4 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.86%) CCSP
11 2 (0.86%) GSAE
12 1 (0.43%) CISSP
12 1 (0.43%) ISEB
12 1 (0.43%) OCA
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.19%) QA
2 7 (3.02%) GDPR
3 6 (2.59%) SLA
4 3 (1.29%) PMO
5 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (42.24%) Active Directory
2 49 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.19%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.90%) Docker
5 9 (3.88%) VMware Workstation
5 9 (3.88%) XenApp
6 8 (3.45%) BitLocker
7 6 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.16%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.72%) vSphere
10 2 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.86%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.43%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.43%) vCloud
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (13.36%) SCCM
2 30 (12.93%) Ansible
3 10 (4.31%) Jamf Pro
4 8 (3.45%) SCOM
5 7 (3.02%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.72%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.29%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.29%) Rundeck
9 3 (1.29%) WSUS
10 2 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.86%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.86%) OpenView
10 2 (0.86%) OVSD
10 2 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 70 (30.17%) Microsoft
2 69 (29.74%) VMware
3 25 (10.78%) Oracle
4 23 (9.91%) Citrix
5 22 (9.48%) Remedy
6 21 (9.05%) HP
7 11 (4.74%) ServiceNow
8 10 (4.31%) CA
8 10 (4.31%) Nimsoft
9 9 (3.88%) BMC
9 9 (3.88%) McAfee
9 9 (3.88%) Symantec
10 8 (3.45%) Apple
10 8 (3.45%) NetApp
11 7 (3.02%) Atlassian
11 7 (3.02%) Cisco
12 6 (2.59%) Lumension
12 6 (2.59%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.16%) Sun
14 4 (1.72%) IBM