Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 180 229 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 16.92% 14.41% 20.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.63% 57.39% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 108 150
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £334 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.60% -21.47% +8.97%
10th Percentile £127 £153 £252
90th Percentile £500 £497 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £315 £405
% change year-on-year +11.11% -22.22% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 26
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £15.90 £14.00 £16.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.57% -14.89% +7.87%
10th Percentile £13.51 £11.35 £8.89
90th Percentile £38.00 £17.50 £18.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.40 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +14.07% -25.00% +18.03%

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 238 399 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 22.37% 25.11% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 168 172
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +5.19%
10th Percentile £135 £185 £282
90th Percentile £513 £508 £549
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £390 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 25 26
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.89 £14.00 £16.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.61% -14.89% +7.87%
10th Percentile £13.12 £11.35 £8.89
90th Percentile £44.92 £17.50 £18.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.44 £14.05 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.03% -21.94% +15.20%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 86 (47.78%) Microsoft
2 83 (46.11%) Active Directory
3 65 (36.11%) Windows 10
4 54 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
5 52 (28.89%) Security Cleared
6 51 (28.33%) Office 365
7 50 (27.78%) Windows Server
8 48 (26.67%) VMware
9 45 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 44 (24.44%) ITIL
11 42 (23.33%) SQL
12 39 (21.67%) SC Cleared
13 35 (19.44%) MS Exchange
14 30 (16.67%) SCCM
15 29 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
15 29 (16.11%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (16.11%) SharePoint
16 28 (15.56%) Unix
17 27 (15.00%) Linux
18 26 (14.44%) DV Cleared
19 24 (13.33%) Citrix
20 23 (12.78%) DevOps
21 21 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
22 20 (11.11%) Finance
22 20 (11.11%) Firewall
23 19 (10.56%) Migration
23 19 (10.56%) Red Hat
24 18 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
24 18 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
25 16 (8.89%) Agile Software Development

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 35 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 29 (16.11%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.00%) IIS
4 9 (5.00%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.89%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.78%) Apache
7 5 (2.78%) Confluence
7 5 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.22%) JBoss
9 3 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.67%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.11%) IBM Domino
10 2 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (28.33%) Office 365
2 29 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.56%) PaaS
5 5 (2.78%) OneDrive
5 5 (2.78%) SaaS
6 3 (1.67%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.11%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.11%) IaaS
7 2 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.11%) Firewall
2 12 (6.67%) WAN
3 10 (5.56%) IP Telephony
4 9 (5.00%) SAN
5 7 (3.89%) DHCP
5 7 (3.89%) DNS
5 7 (3.89%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (3.33%) LAN
7 5 (2.78%) Skype
7 5 (2.78%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.22%) NAS
8 4 (2.22%) VPN
9 3 (1.67%) FTP
9 3 (1.67%) HTTP
9 3 (1.67%) Internet
9 3 (1.67%) PBX
9 3 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.11%) Intranet
10 2 (1.11%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.78%) MySQL
3 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.89%) DB2
4 7 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.89%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.33%) DB2 UDB
5 6 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.22%) MariaDB
6 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.11%) Big Data
7 2 (1.11%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (5.56%) JIRA
2 9 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.78%) Ant
4 5 (2.78%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.78%) JUnit
4 5 (2.78%) Selenium
5 4 (2.22%) Maven
5 4 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.11%) FishEye
6 2 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.11%) Subversion
6 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.56%) ChangeMan
7 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (11.11%) Finance
2 11 (6.11%) Retail
3 7 (3.89%) Publishing
4 5 (2.78%) Banking
5 2 (1.11%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (33.33%) Analyst
2 18 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 17 (9.44%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (9.44%) Support Analyst
4 16 (8.89%) Architect
5 10 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 10 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 9 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.44%) Consultant
7 8 (4.44%) Technical Architect
8 7 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.89%) IT Analyst
8 7 (3.89%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.89%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (3.33%) Developer
9 6 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.78%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.00%) .NET
1 9 (5.00%) LDAP
1 9 (5.00%) SailPoint
2 8 (4.44%) HTML
3 7 (3.89%) Servlets
4 6 (3.33%) Node.js
5 5 (2.78%) JSP
5 5 (2.78%) SOAP
5 5 (2.78%) Web Services
5 5 (2.78%) XML
6 4 (2.22%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.22%) Electron Framework
7 3 (1.67%) Middleware
8 2 (1.11%) HTML5
8 2 (1.11%) Java EE
8 2 (1.11%) JMS
8 2 (1.11%) JTA
8 2 (1.11%) WPF
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.89%) Clustering
5 6 (3.33%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.67%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.67%) CESG
7 3 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.11%) AS400
8 2 (1.11%) iPad
8 2 (1.11%) Wiki
9 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.56%) HACMP
9 1 (0.56%) iSeries
9 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (36.11%) Windows 10
2 50 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 28 (15.56%) Unix
4 27 (15.00%) Linux
5 18 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 14 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (6.67%) Android
9 10 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.78%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.11%) AIX
11 2 (1.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.56%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.56%) MVS
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.44%) ITIL
2 29 (16.11%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (12.78%) DevOps
4 19 (10.56%) Migration
5 16 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.22%) Change Management
6 13 (7.22%) Service Delivery
7 11 (6.11%) Presales
7 11 (6.11%) Project Management
8 10 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (5.56%) ITIL V3
8 10 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 10 (5.56%) Service Management
9 9 (5.00%) CRM
9 9 (5.00%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.44%) IT Strategy
10 8 (4.44%) Network Design
10 8 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (3.89%) ITSM
11 7 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.33%) SQL
2 14 (7.78%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.67%) Java
4 11 (6.11%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.00%) C
5 9 (5.00%) Python
6 6 (3.33%) Perl
7 5 (2.78%) BeanShell
7 5 (2.78%) Bourne shell
7 5 (2.78%) Korn
8 4 (2.22%) PHP
9 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.11%) C#
9 2 (1.11%) ES6
9 2 (1.11%) JCL
10 1 (0.56%) REXX
10 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 52 (28.89%) Security Cleared
2 39 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 26 (14.44%) DV Cleared
4 12 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 11 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (5.56%) MCP
7 7 (3.89%) MCSA
8 6 (3.33%) Degree
8 6 (3.33%) MCITP
9 5 (2.78%) MCDBA
9 5 (2.78%) MCSE
10 4 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.22%) CISSP
11 3 (1.67%) CCNA
11 3 (1.67%) CEH
11 3 (1.67%) ISEB
11 3 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (1.67%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.33%) SLA
2 7 (3.89%) QA
3 3 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 3 (1.67%) PMO
3 3 (1.67%) RMADS
4 2 (1.11%) GDPR
4 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (46.11%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (5.00%) vSphere
6 7 (3.89%) RACF
7 4 (2.22%) Docker
8 2 (1.11%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.11%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.11%) XenApp
9 1 (0.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 30 (16.67%) SCCM
2 9 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 7 (3.89%) Ansible
3 7 (3.89%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.89%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (3.33%) SCOM
5 4 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.67%) OVSD
7 2 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.11%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.56%) Control-M
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 86 (47.78%) Microsoft
2 48 (26.67%) VMware
3 24 (13.33%) Citrix
4 19 (10.56%) Red Hat
5 15 (8.33%) Cisco
6 12 (6.67%) Oracle
7 11 (6.11%) CheckPoint
8 10 (5.56%) Blue Coat
9 8 (4.44%) NetApp
9 8 (4.44%) SAP
10 7 (3.89%) BMC
11 6 (3.33%) HP
11 6 (3.33%) IBM
11 6 (3.33%) Remedy
11 6 (3.33%) Unisys
12 4 (2.22%) CA
12 4 (2.22%) F5
13 3 (1.67%) Lumension
13 3 (1.67%) Veeam
14 2 (1.11%) ServiceNow