Period
to 18 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 211 269 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 13.89% 16.26% 14.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.29% 63.00% 62.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 123 93
Milton Keynes median daily rate £330 £415 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.48% -1.19% +20.00%
10th Percentile £174 £200 £186
90th Percentile £488 £538 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £330 £390 £390
% change year-on-year -15.38% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 23
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +28.57% -23.29%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.93 £11.20
90th Percentile £21.85 £18.70 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -21.94% +24.14% -10.16%

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 350 427 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 23.04% 25.82% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 147 139
Milton Keynes median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £506 £538 £515
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £384 £387
% change year-on-year -2.28% -0.84% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 23
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +28.57% -9.68%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.75 £11.20
90th Percentile £21.85 £18.70 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -21.94% +20.00% -6.25%

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 August 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 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 94 (44.55%) Active Directory
2 90 (42.65%) Microsoft
3 79 (37.44%) Security Cleared
4 69 (32.70%) SC Cleared
5 62 (29.38%) Linux
6 61 (28.91%) ITIL
7 54 (25.59%) Microsoft Office
8 49 (23.22%) ITIL V3
9 47 (22.27%) VMware
10 46 (21.80%) SCCM
11 44 (20.85%) Windows 10
12 42 (19.91%) Windows Server
13 40 (18.96%) Change Management
14 38 (18.01%) Windows 7
15 37 (17.54%) Office 365
16 36 (17.06%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (17.06%) SQL
17 35 (16.59%) Microsoft Certification
18 34 (16.11%) Citrix
19 32 (15.17%) Unix
20 30 (14.22%) Service Management
20 30 (14.22%) Migration
20 30 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
21 27 (12.80%) Firewall
21 27 (12.80%) SharePoint
22 26 (12.32%) DV Cleared
22 26 (12.32%) QA
23 25 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
23 25 (11.85%) HP
24 24 (11.37%) ITSM

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 27 (12.80%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.58%) IIS
3 14 (6.64%) WebSphere
4 11 (5.21%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.74%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.32%) JBoss
6 7 (3.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (3.32%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.37%) Confluence
7 5 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.90%) Apache
8 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.90%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.95%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.95%) nginx
9 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (25.59%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.95%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.54%) Office 365
2 16 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.79%) IaaS
5 7 (3.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (3.32%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (3.32%) Amazon S3
5 7 (3.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.90%) PaaS
7 3 (1.42%) SaaS
7 3 (1.42%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.95%) GitHub
8 2 (0.95%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.80%) Firewall
2 10 (4.74%) Internet
2 10 (4.74%) LAN
2 10 (4.74%) WAN
3 9 (4.27%) DNS
3 9 (4.27%) VPN
4 8 (3.79%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.84%) SAN
6 5 (2.37%) Skype
7 4 (1.90%) NAS
7 4 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.90%) Wireless
8 3 (1.42%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.42%) DHCP
8 3 (1.42%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.42%) Network Security
9 2 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.95%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.32%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (3.32%) DB2
3 4 (1.90%) Redis
3 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.95%) GIS
4 2 (0.95%) MySQL
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) OLTP
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.32%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.37%) Appium
3 5 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.37%) Bitbucket
3 5 (2.37%) JIRA
3 5 (2.37%) Selenium
3 5 (2.37%) WebDriver
4 4 (1.90%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.42%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.95%) GitLab
6 2 (0.95%) MSI
6 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.47%) Calabash
7 1 (0.47%) Introscope
General
1 24 (11.37%) Finance
2 10 (4.74%) Financial Institution
3 9 (4.27%) Banking
4 8 (3.79%) Retail
5 7 (3.32%) Back Office
5 7 (3.32%) Law
6 2 (0.95%) Automotive
6 2 (0.95%) Marketing
6 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (22.75%) Desktop Support
2 46 (21.80%) Analyst
3 35 (16.59%) Support Engineer
4 30 (14.22%) Desktop Engineer
5 23 (10.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 17 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (5.69%) Applications Support
8 11 (5.21%) Architect
8 11 (5.21%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
8 11 (5.21%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.74%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.74%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.27%) Desktop Analyst
10 9 (4.27%) Support Specialist
11 8 (3.79%) Applications Specialist
11 8 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (3.79%) Developer
12 7 (3.32%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 7 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.32%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.79%) Middleware
2 6 (2.84%) AngularJS
2 6 (2.84%) LDAP
2 6 (2.84%) SOAP
3 5 (2.37%) REST
3 5 (2.37%) Web Services
4 4 (1.90%) .NET
4 4 (1.90%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.90%) HTML
4 4 (1.90%) Node.js
5 3 (1.42%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.42%) CSS
5 3 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (1.42%) XML
6 2 (0.95%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.95%) J2EE
6 2 (0.95%) LAMP
6 2 (0.95%) ODBC
6 2 (0.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.27%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.32%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.32%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.90%) iPad
7 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.95%) Clustering
8 2 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.47%) BYOD
9 1 (0.47%) e-Health
9 1 (0.47%) HACMP
9 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 62 (29.38%) Linux
2 44 (20.85%) Windows 10
3 42 (19.91%) Windows Server
4 38 (18.01%) Windows 7
5 36 (17.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (15.17%) Unix
7 30 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (5.21%) Apple iOS
10 10 (4.74%) Android
10 10 (4.74%) Solaris
11 8 (3.79%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.37%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.90%) AIX
14 3 (1.42%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.42%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.95%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.91%) ITIL
2 49 (23.22%) ITIL V3
3 40 (18.96%) Change Management
4 30 (14.22%) Migration
4 30 (14.22%) Service Management
5 24 (11.37%) ITSM
6 19 (9.00%) Service Delivery
7 18 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (7.11%) Virtual Environments
9 14 (6.64%) Problem Management
10 13 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (5.21%) Configuration Management
11 11 (5.21%) DevOps
11 11 (5.21%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
12 9 (4.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 9 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (3.79%) Project Management
14 7 (3.32%) Open Source
15 6 (2.84%) Change Control
15 6 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.06%) SQL
2 20 (9.48%) Java
3 15 (7.11%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.27%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.27%) Python
5 5 (2.37%) Apple Swift
5 5 (2.37%) C#
6 4 (1.90%) VB
7 2 (0.95%) PHP
7 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.95%) Ruby
7 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) C
8 1 (0.47%) C++
8 1 (0.47%) OpenEdge ABL
8 1 (0.47%) Perl
8 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 79 (37.44%) Security Cleared
2 69 (32.70%) SC Cleared
3 35 (16.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (12.32%) DV Cleared
5 17 (8.06%) MCSA
6 13 (6.16%) MCSE
7 9 (4.27%) MCITP
8 7 (3.32%) MCDBA
8 7 (3.32%) MCP
9 6 (2.84%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (2.84%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.95%) CCA
11 2 (0.95%) CEH
11 2 (0.95%) GCIH
11 2 (0.95%) SSCP
12 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.32%) QA
2 18 (8.53%) SLA
3 2 (0.95%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 94 (44.55%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.11%) Docker
4 11 (5.21%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.74%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (4.27%) vSphere
7 8 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.84%) XenApp
9 3 (1.42%) NFS
10 2 (0.95%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.47%) GPFS
11 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.47%) vCloud
11 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 46 (21.80%) SCCM
2 14 (6.64%) WSUS
3 11 (5.21%) Ansible
4 8 (3.79%) OVSD
4 8 (3.79%) SCOM
5 7 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.37%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.42%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.95%) Control-M
9 2 (0.95%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.95%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.95%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.95%) SCSM
9 2 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.47%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 90 (42.65%) Microsoft
2 47 (22.27%) VMware
3 34 (16.11%) Citrix
4 25 (11.85%) HP
5 23 (10.90%) NetApp
6 22 (10.43%) McAfee
7 17 (8.06%) Oracle
8 12 (5.69%) Cisco
9 10 (4.74%) IBM
10 8 (3.79%) F5
10 8 (3.79%) ServiceNow
11 7 (3.32%) Sony
12 6 (2.84%) Apple
12 6 (2.84%) BMC
13 5 (2.37%) Remedy
13 5 (2.37%) Symantec
14 4 (1.90%) Adobe
15 3 (1.42%) CA
15 3 (1.42%) Lumension
15 3 (1.42%) Sage