Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 61 86 164
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 12.53% 17.77% 14.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.62% 84.31% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 107
10th Percentile £210 £193 £131
25th Percentile £306 £350 £212
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £405 £425
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% -4.71% +29.77%
75th Percentile £475 £472 £475
90th Percentile £546 £500 £497
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +22.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 28
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.40 £13.22
25th Percentile £12.98 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year +37.50% +6.67% +11.11%
75th Percentile £25.00 £17.00 £18.00
90th Percentile " £17.40 £38.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +6.67% +11.11%

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 84 102 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 17.25% 21.07% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 56 141
10th Percentile £265 £211 £160
25th Percentile £380 £315 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £400 £435
Median % change year-on-year +15.63% -8.05% +16.00%
75th Percentile £550 £472 £478
90th Percentile £573 £509 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 33
10th Percentile £12.19 £11.66 £12.74
25th Percentile £12.98 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £15.80
Median % change year-on-year +56.25% +1.27% +17.04%
75th Percentile £38.38 £17.00 £25.75
90th Percentile £39.50 £17.25 £42.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £15.80
% change year-on-year +56.25% +1.27% +12.66%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Milton Keynes

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Milton Keynes

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Milton Keynes.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Milton Keynes

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 29 (47.54%) Windows Server
3 21 (34.43%) Social Skills
4 18 (29.51%) VMware
5 16 (26.23%) Microsoft 365
6 15 (24.59%) Windows 10
7 14 (22.95%) Azure
8 13 (21.31%) Firewall
8 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (19.67%) SQL
9 12 (19.67%) WAN
9 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
10 11 (18.03%) Project Management
11 10 (16.39%) Migration
12 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (14.75%) Finance
12 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (14.75%) LAN
12 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
12 9 (14.75%) ITIL
12 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
13 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
13 8 (13.11%) Network Security
13 8 (13.11%) DevOps
13 8 (13.11%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
13 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (11.48%) Presentation Skills
15 6 (9.84%) Unix

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 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) JBoss
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) StreamServe
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.23%) Microsoft 365
2 14 (22.95%) Azure
3 5 (8.20%) AWS
4 3 (4.92%) OneDrive
5 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.28%) Mimecast
5 2 (3.28%) SaaS
6 1 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.64%) Cloud Functions
6 1 (1.64%) GCP
6 1 (1.64%) GitHub
6 1 (1.64%) npm
6 1 (1.64%) PaaS
6 1 (1.64%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) Firewall
2 12 (19.67%) WAN
3 9 (14.75%) LAN
4 8 (13.11%) Network Security
5 4 (6.56%) DHCP
5 4 (6.56%) DNS
5 4 (6.56%) SAN
6 2 (3.28%) VPN
6 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.64%) ADSL
7 1 (1.64%) Internet
7 1 (1.64%) Intranet
7 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.28%) MS Access
3 2 (3.28%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.64%) GitLab
3 1 (1.64%) Grunt
3 1 (1.64%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) Maven
3 1 (1.64%) Mocha
3 1 (1.64%) Postman
3 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.64%) webpack
3 1 (1.64%) Xcode
General
1 21 (34.43%) Social Skills
2 9 (14.75%) Finance
3 7 (11.48%) Presentation Skills
4 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Automotive
5 2 (3.28%) Publishing
6 1 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Manager
2 10 (16.39%) Project Manager
3 8 (13.11%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) IT Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) IT Support
7 4 (6.56%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Active Directory Support
7 4 (6.56%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) IT Manager
7 4 (6.56%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) PowerShell Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.92%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) CSS
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
1 2 (3.28%) JSON
1 2 (3.28%) Node.js
1 2 (3.28%) React
1 2 (3.28%) REST
1 2 (3.28%) SOAP
1 2 (3.28%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (1.64%) Backbone.js
2 1 (1.64%) Django
2 1 (1.64%) Express
2 1 (1.64%) Flask
2 1 (1.64%) jQuery
2 1 (1.64%) PhoneGap
2 1 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.64%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.64%) Sass
2 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Clustering
4 2 (3.28%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 2 (3.28%) PKI
4 2 (3.28%) Replication
4 2 (3.28%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (47.54%) Windows Server
2 15 (24.59%) Windows 10
3 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2019
4 6 (9.84%) Linux
4 6 (9.84%) Unix
5 4 (6.56%) Mac OS
6 3 (4.92%) Android
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Project Management
2 10 (16.39%) Migration
3 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.75%) ITIL
3 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (13.11%) DevOps
5 6 (9.84%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (9.84%) Project Delivery
6 5 (8.20%) Decision-Making
6 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
7 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (6.56%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (6.56%) Server Management
7 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
8 3 (4.92%) Creative Thinking
8 3 (4.92%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
1 12 (19.67%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) Java
2 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.56%) Python
3 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.28%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.64%) ES6
4 1 (1.64%) Korn
4 1 (1.64%) Kotlin
4 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.84%) DV Cleared
4 5 (8.20%) Degree
5 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.28%) PMP
7 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.64%) MCSE
7 1 (1.64%) VCP6
7 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
1 3 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.28%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.64%) GRC
3 1 (1.64%) PMO
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.28%) Firmware
6 1 (1.64%) Docker
6 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) CASB
2 2 (3.28%) Ansible
2 2 (3.28%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (3.28%) vMotion
3 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.64%) Packer
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) Sysprep
3 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (29.51%) VMware
2 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.20%) Citrix
4 4 (6.56%) Meraki
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco
5 3 (4.92%) McAfee
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle
5 3 (4.92%) SAP
5 3 (4.92%) Symantec
5 3 (4.92%) Veeam
6 2 (3.28%) ConnectWise
6 2 (3.28%) Dell
6 2 (3.28%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (3.28%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.28%) Mitel
7 1 (1.64%) Actifio
7 1 (1.64%) Alibaba
7 1 (1.64%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.64%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.64%) Xamarin