Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 255 235 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 20.60% 13.20% 16.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.65% 61.68% 71.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 90 115
Milton Keynes median daily rate £360 £375 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -7.41% +8.00%
10th Percentile £160 £162 £185
90th Percentile £500 £500 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £340 £385
% change year-on-year +2.94% -11.57% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 19
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £17.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.85% +18.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.84 £11.45
90th Percentile £21.85 £21.00 £16.32
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -21.94% +20.00% -6.25%

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 351 381 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 28.35% 21.40% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 121 142
Milton Keynes median daily rate £375 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% -9.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £161 £200 £213
90th Percentile £500 £500 £536
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 19
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.71% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.42 £11.45
90th Percentile £21.85 £21.00 £16.32
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.27 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -20.71% +20.00% -5.84%

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 18 December 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

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 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 138 (54.12%) Active Directory
2 122 (47.84%) Microsoft
3 102 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 93 (36.47%) Security Cleared
5 80 (31.37%) VMware
6 78 (30.59%) ITIL
7 75 (29.41%) Office 365
8 72 (28.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 67 (26.27%) SC Cleared
10 61 (23.92%) SCCM
11 58 (22.75%) Windows 10
12 51 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 48 (18.82%) SQL
14 46 (18.04%) DV Cleared
15 45 (17.65%) MS Exchange
16 42 (16.47%) SQL Server
16 42 (16.47%) Microsoft Office
17 41 (16.08%) Change Management
18 40 (15.69%) ITIL V3
19 39 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 39 (15.29%) Service Management
19 39 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
20 38 (14.90%) Linux
20 38 (14.90%) Firewall
21 37 (14.51%) Windows 7
22 36 (14.12%) Citrix
22 36 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
23 34 (13.33%) NetApp
23 34 (13.33%) Finance
24 33 (12.94%) SharePoint

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 45 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 33 (12.94%) SharePoint
3 23 (9.02%) IIS
4 19 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (6.67%) Skype for Business
6 16 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.96%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.18%) Confluence
12 2 (0.78%) Apache
12 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.39%) CMS
13 1 (0.39%) Documentum
13 1 (0.39%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (16.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 75 (29.41%) Office 365
2 28 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.31%) OneDrive
4 10 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.75%) Akamai
6 6 (2.35%) IaaS
7 5 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.39%) PaaS
8 1 (0.39%) SaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 38 (14.90%) Firewall
2 29 (11.37%) WAN
3 26 (10.20%) LAN
3 26 (10.20%) SAN
4 16 (6.27%) NAS
4 16 (6.27%) Skype
4 16 (6.27%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.75%) DNS
7 5 (1.96%) DHCP
7 5 (1.96%) Internet
7 5 (1.96%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.57%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.57%) Network Security
9 3 (1.18%) VPN
10 2 (0.78%) Broadband
10 2 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.78%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.75%) DB2
4 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.96%) Power BI
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.18%) Redis
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.39%) MySQL
9 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.18%) Appium
2 3 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.18%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.18%) JIRA
2 3 (1.18%) Selenium
2 3 (1.18%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.78%) Calabash
3 2 (0.78%) MSI
3 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.39%) ChangeMan
4 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.39%) GitLab
4 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (13.33%) Finance
2 21 (8.24%) Law
3 14 (5.49%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.53%) Banking
5 8 (3.14%) Retail
6 4 (1.57%) Publishing
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (29.02%) Analyst
2 27 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (10.20%) Support Engineer
4 25 (9.80%) Support Analyst
5 21 (8.24%) Service Analyst
6 20 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (6.67%) Desktop Support
8 16 (6.27%) Project Engineer
9 15 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
10 14 (5.49%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (5.10%) Administrator
11 13 (5.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (4.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 11 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
14 10 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 10 (3.92%) Applications Support
14 10 (3.92%) Developer
14 10 (3.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.67%) .NET
2 7 (2.75%) ASP.NET
2 7 (2.75%) LDAP
3 4 (1.57%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.18%) Node.js
4 3 (1.18%) SOAP
4 3 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.78%) ADSI
5 2 (0.78%) COM
5 2 (0.78%) Middleware
5 2 (0.78%) ODBC
5 2 (0.78%) REST
5 2 (0.78%) RESTful
5 2 (0.78%) Web Services
5 2 (0.78%) WPF
6 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.39%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.39%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.31%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.14%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.75%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.75%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.35%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.96%) Wiki
9 4 (1.57%) Clustering
9 4 (1.57%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.18%) iPad
11 2 (0.78%) AS400
11 2 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.39%) BYOD
12 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.39%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.39%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 102 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 72 (28.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (22.75%) Windows 10
4 51 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (14.90%) Linux
7 37 (14.51%) Windows 7
8 30 (11.76%) Unix
9 13 (5.10%) Android
10 6 (2.35%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.35%) Solaris
11 5 (1.96%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.57%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.57%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.39%) AIX
14 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (30.59%) ITIL
2 41 (16.08%) Change Management
3 40 (15.69%) ITIL V3
4 39 (15.29%) Service Management
5 30 (11.76%) ITSM
6 29 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 26 (10.20%) Migration
9 16 (6.27%) E-Commerce
10 15 (5.88%) CRM
11 13 (5.10%) Incident Management
12 12 (4.71%) Service Delivery
13 11 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (3.92%) Information Security
15 9 (3.53%) Problem Management
16 8 (3.14%) Critical Thinking
16 8 (3.14%) IT Strategy
16 8 (3.14%) Ticket Management
16 8 (3.14%) Virtual Environments
17 6 (2.35%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.82%) SQL
2 32 (12.55%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.10%) Java
4 11 (4.31%) C#
4 11 (4.31%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.75%) VBScript
6 3 (1.18%) Apple Swift
6 3 (1.18%) C
6 3 (1.18%) Python
6 3 (1.18%) Ruby
6 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.18%) VB
7 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.78%) C++
7 2 (0.78%) JCL
7 2 (0.78%) Perl
7 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.39%) REXX
8 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (36.47%) Security Cleared
2 67 (26.27%) SC Cleared
3 46 (18.04%) DV Cleared
4 36 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (5.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 13 (5.10%) MCSE
8 10 (3.92%) MCP
9 9 (3.53%) MCITP
9 9 (3.53%) MCSA
10 8 (3.14%) Degree
11 7 (2.75%) MCDBA
12 6 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.18%) CCNA
14 3 (1.18%) CCNP
14 3 (1.18%) CEH
14 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.24%) SLA
2 12 (4.71%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) PMO
4 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 138 (54.12%) Active Directory
2 39 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.45%) Hyper-V
3 19 (7.45%) vSphere
4 17 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.31%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (2.35%) Terminal Server
7 5 (1.96%) Docker
8 4 (1.57%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.18%) UAG
9 3 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.18%) XenApp
9 3 (1.18%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.78%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.39%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 61 (23.92%) SCCM
2 18 (7.06%) WSUS
3 16 (6.27%) SCOM
4 15 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (5.10%) OVSD
6 5 (1.96%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.96%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.57%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.18%) Ansible
8 3 (1.18%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.78%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.78%) Control-M
9 2 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.78%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.39%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.39%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 122 (47.84%) Microsoft
2 80 (31.37%) VMware
3 36 (14.12%) Citrix
4 34 (13.33%) NetApp
5 29 (11.37%) McAfee
6 25 (9.80%) HP
7 21 (8.24%) Sony
8 19 (7.45%) Cisco
9 14 (5.49%) F5
9 14 (5.49%) Oracle
10 11 (4.31%) Remedy
11 8 (3.14%) Adobe
11 8 (3.14%) Apple
12 7 (2.75%) BMC
12 7 (2.75%) Splunk
12 7 (2.75%) webMethods
13 5 (1.96%) SAP
14 4 (1.57%) Blue Coat
14 4 (1.57%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.57%) Red Hat