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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 128 80 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 17.39% 12.25% 14.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.54% 57.55% 59.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 36 62
Median daily rate £435 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.68% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £218 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.20 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.32 £19.00 £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.83%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 208 139 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 28.26% 21.29% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 53 84
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.13 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 150 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 130 (45.61%) SC Cleared
3 108 (37.89%) Active Directory
4 82 (28.77%) VMware
5 76 (26.67%) ITIL
6 72 (25.26%) Linux
6 72 (25.26%) Microsoft
7 65 (22.81%) Windows 10
8 58 (20.35%) Windows Server
9 55 (19.30%) Unix
10 50 (17.54%) Citrix
11 49 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
12 47 (16.49%) Windows Vista
13 46 (16.14%) Office 365
14 45 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 43 (15.09%) Migration
16 42 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
17 41 (14.39%) Finance
17 41 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
18 39 (13.68%) DV Cleared
19 38 (13.33%) Hyper-V
19 38 (13.33%) Incident Management
20 37 (12.98%) SCCM
20 37 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
20 37 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
21 34 (11.93%) SQL
22 33 (11.58%) Windows Server 2003
23 32 (11.23%) WAN
23 32 (11.23%) Firewall
24 31 (10.88%) Change Management

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 26 (9.12%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.32%) IIS
3 18 (6.32%) OpenStack
4 15 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.91%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.16%) Confluence
7 7 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.40%) Apache
10 4 (1.40%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.05%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (1.05%) LiveCycle
11 3 (1.05%) SAS
11 3 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.35%) Kentico
Applications
1 37 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (3.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.05%) Staffware
4 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (16.14%) Office 365
2 29 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.05%) IaaS
6 2 (0.70%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.23%) Firewall
1 32 (11.23%) WAN
2 28 (9.82%) LAN
3 19 (6.67%) DHCP
4 15 (5.26%) DNS
4 15 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 12 (4.21%) SAN
5 12 (4.21%) VLAN
6 9 (3.16%) Internet
7 8 (2.81%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (2.81%) Wireless
8 7 (2.46%) ATM
8 7 (2.46%) BGP
8 7 (2.46%) BIG-IP
8 7 (2.46%) LDAP
9 6 (2.11%) ICMP
9 6 (2.11%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.75%) NAS
10 5 (1.75%) Network Security
10 5 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.46%) DB2
5 6 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.11%) Redis
6 5 (1.75%) Big Data
6 5 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.70%) MySQL
8 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.35%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (7.72%) MSI
2 12 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (3.51%) GitLab
4 9 (3.16%) JIRA
5 6 (2.11%) Appium
5 6 (2.11%) Bitbucket
5 6 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.11%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.11%) Selenium
5 6 (2.11%) WebDriver
6 5 (1.75%) Introscope
7 4 (1.40%) Calabash
8 3 (1.05%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.05%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.70%) Ant
9 2 (0.70%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.70%) Gradle
9 2 (0.70%) Hudson
General
1 41 (14.39%) Finance
2 12 (4.21%) Banking
3 11 (3.86%) Retail
4 7 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.11%) Electronics
5 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.11%) Marketing
6 4 (1.40%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Finnish Language
7 1 (0.35%) German Language
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (23.16%) Architect
2 53 (18.60%) Analyst
3 31 (10.88%) Technical Architect
4 17 (5.96%) Network Architect
4 17 (5.96%) Service Analyst
4 17 (5.96%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 14 (4.91%) Support Engineer
7 13 (4.56%) Monitoring Specialist
8 12 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (3.86%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (3.51%) Consultant
11 9 (3.16%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (3.16%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.81%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
13 7 (2.46%) Developer
13 7 (2.46%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (2.46%) Office 365 Architect
13 7 (2.46%) Security Analyst
13 7 (2.46%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.51%) .NET
2 5 (1.75%) ASP.NET
2 5 (1.75%) HTML
3 4 (1.40%) Node.js
3 4 (1.40%) SOAP
3 4 (1.40%) Web Services
3 4 (1.40%) XML
4 3 (1.05%) CSS
4 3 (1.05%) HTML5
4 3 (1.05%) YAML
5 2 (0.70%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.70%) EJB
5 2 (0.70%) Java EE
5 2 (0.70%) JMS
5 2 (0.70%) Laravel
5 2 (0.70%) ODBC
5 2 (0.70%) REST
5 2 (0.70%) XSLT
6 1 (0.35%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (4.56%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.56%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.46%) Clustering
4 7 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.11%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.11%) Replication
6 5 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.75%) e-Health
6 5 (1.75%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.05%) CESG
8 3 (1.05%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.70%) CMDB
9 2 (0.70%) Handset
9 2 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 72 (25.26%) Linux
2 65 (22.81%) Windows 10
3 58 (20.35%) Windows Server
4 55 (19.30%) Unix
5 47 (16.49%) Windows Vista
6 45 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (11.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (9.12%) Windows 7
10 15 (5.26%) AIX
10 15 (5.26%) Windows XP
11 13 (4.56%) Solaris
12 8 (2.81%) Windows 8
13 6 (2.11%) Android
13 6 (2.11%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.11%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.40%) Windows NT
15 3 (1.05%) zOS
16 2 (0.70%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.67%) ITIL
2 43 (15.09%) Migration
3 42 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 31 (10.88%) Change Management
6 29 (10.18%) DevOps
7 28 (9.82%) Service Management
8 27 (9.47%) Virtual Environments
9 22 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (7.37%) ITIL V3
11 18 (6.32%) ITSM
11 18 (6.32%) Project Management
12 15 (5.26%) Application Packaging
12 15 (5.26%) PRINCE2
12 15 (5.26%) Service Delivery
13 14 (4.91%) Configuration Management
14 13 (4.56%) Root Cause Analysis
15 12 (4.21%) Infrastructure Management
16 11 (3.86%) Security Testing
16 11 (3.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.93%) SQL
2 27 (9.47%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.51%) C#
3 10 (3.51%) Java
3 10 (3.51%) VB
4 8 (2.81%) VBScript
5 7 (2.46%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.11%) Apple Swift
7 5 (1.75%) Python
8 4 (1.40%) C++
8 4 (1.40%) Ruby
9 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.70%) Perl
10 2 (0.70%) PHP
10 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.35%) Korn
11 1 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 150 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 130 (45.61%) SC Cleared
3 39 (13.68%) DV Cleared
4 28 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (9.12%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (5.61%) MCP
6 16 (5.61%) MCSE
7 12 (4.21%) CCNP
8 11 (3.86%) CCIE
9 9 (3.16%) CCNA
9 9 (3.16%) MCSA
10 8 (2.81%) ISEB
10 8 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (2.46%) CEH
11 7 (2.46%) CREST Certified
11 7 (2.46%) Degree
11 7 (2.46%) OSCP
12 4 (1.40%) Master's Degree
12 4 (1.40%) MCDBA
13 3 (1.05%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.96%) SLA
2 6 (2.11%) QA
3 3 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.70%) RMADS
5 1 (0.35%) GPG13
System Software
1 108 (37.89%) Active Directory
2 49 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (4.21%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (2.81%) XenApp
7 6 (2.11%) Docker
7 6 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (2.11%) UAG
8 5 (1.75%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.40%) vSphere
9 4 (1.40%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.70%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (12.98%) SCCM
2 18 (6.32%) Ansible
3 14 (4.91%) SCOM
4 11 (3.86%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (3.86%) OVSD
5 10 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (3.16%) Rundeck
7 8 (2.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (2.46%) AppDNA
8 7 (2.46%) CA Wily
8 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.75%) WSUS
10 4 (1.40%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.05%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.70%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.70%) OpenView
12 2 (0.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 82 (28.77%) VMware
2 72 (25.26%) Microsoft
3 50 (17.54%) Citrix
4 30 (10.53%) Cisco
4 30 (10.53%) HP
4 30 (10.53%) Oracle
5 25 (8.77%) Remedy
6 16 (5.61%) Nimsoft
7 15 (5.26%) CA
8 10 (3.51%) SAP
9 9 (3.16%) F5
10 8 (2.81%) McAfee
11 7 (2.46%) Forcepoint
12 6 (2.11%) IBM
12 6 (2.11%) NetApp
12 6 (2.11%) Palo Alto
12 6 (2.11%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.75%) NCR
13 5 (1.75%) NetQoS
13 5 (1.75%) Sun
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