Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 250 215 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 15.34% 16.89% 16.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.61% 70.72% 66.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 123 96
Milton Keynes median daily rate £375 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +5.41% +23.33%
10th Percentile £162 £227 £143
90th Percentile £500 £538 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £346 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 35
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £13.00 £8.83 £9.50
90th Percentile £25.00 £18.00 £23.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +23.08%

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 393 304 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 24.11% 23.88% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 151 142
Milton Keynes median daily rate £397 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +2.67% +16.28%
10th Percentile £199 £263 £200
90th Percentile £523 £538 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 33
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +18.52%
10th Percentile £13.00 £8.83 £9.50
90th Percentile £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +14.29%

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 23 February 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 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (37.60%) ITIL
2 93 (37.20%) Microsoft
2 93 (37.20%) Active Directory
2 93 (37.20%) Security Cleared
3 77 (30.80%) VMware
4 73 (29.20%) SC Cleared
4 73 (29.20%) Windows Server
5 65 (26.00%) Linux
6 56 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 54 (21.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (21.20%) Windows 10
9 51 (20.40%) DV Cleared
10 48 (19.20%) SCCM
11 47 (18.80%) ITIL V3
12 46 (18.40%) Change Management
13 45 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 45 (18.00%) Office 365
14 41 (16.40%) Finance
14 41 (16.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 40 (16.00%) SQL
16 39 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
17 38 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
18 37 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
20 34 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
21 31 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
21 31 (12.40%) Windows 7
22 30 (12.00%) Migration
23 28 (11.20%) Citrix
23 28 (11.20%) NetApp

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 28 (11.20%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.40%) Skype for Business
3 19 (7.60%) SharePoint
4 17 (6.80%) Confluence
4 17 (6.80%) IIS
5 10 (4.00%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.20%) Apache
8 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.20%) JBoss
8 3 (1.20%) SAS
8 3 (1.20%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.40%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 38 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (2.80%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (18.00%) Office 365
2 35 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (4.00%) IaaS
5 7 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.40%) Sauce Labs
7 5 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.80%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.80%) Firewall
2 15 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.60%) Internet
4 11 (4.40%) iSCSI
5 10 (4.00%) SAN
6 9 (3.60%) Skype
6 9 (3.60%) VPN
7 8 (3.20%) ATM
7 8 (3.20%) LAN
7 8 (3.20%) WAN
8 7 (2.80%) DNS
8 7 (2.80%) Wireless
9 6 (2.40%) DHCP
9 6 (2.40%) NAS
10 4 (1.60%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.20%) Network Security
11 3 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.80%) BGP
12 2 (0.80%) ICMP
12 2 (0.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (2.80%) Redis
2 7 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.40%) Big Data
3 6 (2.40%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.60%) DB2
5 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.80%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.40%) MS Access
8 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (7.20%) JIRA
2 16 (6.40%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (4.80%) Selenium
4 12 (4.80%) WebDriver
5 11 (4.40%) Appium
5 11 (4.40%) Bitbucket
6 9 (3.60%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.60%) Calabash
8 3 (1.20%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.20%) GitLab
8 3 (1.20%) MSI
8 3 (1.20%) NUnit
8 3 (1.20%) PhantomJS
8 3 (1.20%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.20%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (16.40%) Finance
2 18 (7.20%) Banking
3 8 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.80%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.80%) Retail
5 6 (2.40%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.20%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (15.20%) Analyst
2 32 (12.80%) Architect
3 29 (11.60%) 3rd Line Support
4 26 (10.40%) Support Engineer
5 19 (7.60%) Desktop Support
5 19 (7.60%) Technical Architect
6 13 (5.20%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (5.20%) Team Leader
7 12 (4.80%) Service Analyst
7 12 (4.80%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (4.40%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 10 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.00%) Storage Specialist
9 10 (4.00%) Technical Manager
10 9 (3.60%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 9 (3.60%) Automation Tester
10 9 (3.60%) Infrastructure Manager
10 9 (3.60%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.80%) Web Services
2 10 (4.00%) REST
2 10 (4.00%) SOAP
3 8 (3.20%) .NET
4 7 (2.80%) HTML
5 3 (1.20%) JSON
5 3 (1.20%) Middleware
5 3 (1.20%) Node.js
5 3 (1.20%) RESTful
6 2 (0.80%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.80%) LDAP
7 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.40%) CSS
7 1 (0.40%) CSS3
7 1 (0.40%) HTML5
7 1 (0.40%) ODBC
7 1 (0.40%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.20%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.80%) CMDB
3 12 (4.80%) Enterprise Cloud
4 10 (4.00%) PKI
5 9 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (3.20%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.80%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.40%) Clustering
9 5 (2.00%) iPad
10 4 (1.60%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.60%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.20%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.20%) iPhone
12 2 (0.80%) User Experience
12 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.40%) Fintech
13 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 73 (29.20%) Windows Server
2 65 (26.00%) Linux
3 54 (21.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (21.20%) Windows 10
5 45 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (16.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (12.40%) Windows 7
8 27 (10.80%) Unix
9 17 (6.80%) Android
9 17 (6.80%) Apple iOS
10 11 (4.40%) Mac OS X
11 10 (4.00%) Data ONTAP
11 10 (4.00%) Windows Vista
12 6 (2.40%) Solaris
13 4 (1.60%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.60%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.80%) AIX
14 2 (0.80%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.80%) MVS
15 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (37.60%) ITIL
2 47 (18.80%) ITIL V3
3 46 (18.40%) Change Management
4 31 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (12.00%) Migration
6 25 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
7 23 (9.20%) DevOps
7 23 (9.20%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 22 (8.80%) Service Management
9 19 (7.60%) Incident Management
9 19 (7.60%) ITSM
10 16 (6.40%) Service Delivery
11 14 (5.60%) Open Source
12 13 (5.20%) Network Virtualisation
13 12 (4.80%) Test Automation
14 11 (4.40%) Configuration Management
14 11 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (4.40%) TDD
15 10 (4.00%) PRINCE2
16 9 (3.60%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.00%) SQL
2 23 (9.20%) PowerShell
3 16 (6.40%) Java
4 15 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.60%) Python
6 11 (4.40%) Apple Swift
7 10 (4.00%) Ruby
8 6 (2.40%) Perl
8 6 (2.40%) PHP
9 5 (2.00%) C#
10 4 (1.60%) VBScript
11 3 (1.20%) Korn
11 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.40%) C++
13 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (37.20%) Security Cleared
2 73 (29.20%) SC Cleared
3 51 (20.40%) DV Cleared
4 39 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (9.20%) MCSE
6 16 (6.40%) MCSA
7 13 (5.20%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (5.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (4.40%) CCNA
9 6 (2.40%) CCSP
9 6 (2.40%) MCITP
10 5 (2.00%) CCNP
11 4 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.60%) MCP
11 4 (1.60%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.60%) PMP
12 3 (1.20%) CCA
12 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.80%) Degree
13 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.80%) QA
1 17 (6.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) GDPR
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (37.20%) Active Directory
2 56 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (9.20%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.40%) Docker
5 15 (6.00%) BitLocker
5 15 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (4.40%) NFS
7 10 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (3.20%) XenApp
9 4 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.60%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.20%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.20%) UAG
10 3 (1.20%) Xen
11 2 (0.80%) vCloud
11 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (19.20%) SCCM
2 20 (8.00%) Ansible
3 19 (7.60%) SCOM
4 7 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.80%) OVSD
5 6 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.60%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.60%) SCSM
8 3 (1.20%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.80%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.80%) Control-M
9 2 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 93 (37.20%) Microsoft
2 77 (30.80%) VMware
3 28 (11.20%) Citrix
3 28 (11.20%) NetApp
4 26 (10.40%) HP
5 14 (5.60%) Cisco
5 14 (5.60%) Lumension
5 14 (5.60%) McAfee
6 13 (5.20%) Remedy
6 13 (5.20%) ServiceNow
6 13 (5.20%) Symantec
7 11 (4.40%) CA
8 10 (4.00%) Apple
8 10 (4.00%) Nimsoft
9 9 (3.60%) Oracle
10 7 (2.80%) Atlassian
11 6 (2.40%) Forcepoint
11 6 (2.40%) IBM
11 6 (2.40%) SAP
12 4 (1.60%) arcserve