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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 153 100 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 20.56% 13.26% 15.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.27% 59.88% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 45 48
Median daily rate £450 £390 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +9.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £183 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.87% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.19 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £30.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 206 167 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 27.69% 22.15% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 68 63
Median daily rate £388 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £289 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.70 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £20.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Windows.

1 156 (61.42%) Security Cleared
2 132 (51.97%) SC Cleared
3 104 (40.94%) Active Directory
4 73 (28.74%) Microsoft
5 70 (27.56%) ITIL
6 59 (23.23%) Windows 10
7 57 (22.44%) Unix
8 52 (20.47%) Linux
9 48 (18.90%) DV Cleared
10 47 (18.50%) Windows Server
11 44 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 44 (17.32%) VMware
12 42 (16.54%) SCCM
13 41 (16.14%) MS Office
14 39 (15.35%) Incident Management
15 38 (14.96%) Windows Vista
15 38 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
16 36 (14.17%) Migration
17 34 (13.39%) Finance
17 34 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 34 (13.39%) Hyper-V
18 32 (12.60%) Cisco
19 31 (12.20%) Citrix
19 31 (12.20%) Oracle
19 31 (12.20%) Office 365
20 30 (11.81%) Windows 7
21 28 (11.02%) WAN
21 28 (11.02%) Change Management
22 27 (10.63%) LAN
23 25 (9.84%) 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 20 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.30%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.72%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.94%) IIS
5 8 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.76%) Drupal
7 6 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.18%) Confluence
10 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (1.18%) LiveCycle
10 3 (1.18%) SAS
10 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (16.14%) MS Office
2 24 (9.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.57%) MS Project
3 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.15%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (3.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.18%) Staffware
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.20%) Office 365
2 4 (1.57%) IaaS
3 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.02%) WAN
2 27 (10.63%) LAN
3 22 (8.66%) DHCP
4 20 (7.87%) Firewall
5 14 (5.51%) Wireless
6 13 (5.12%) DNS
6 13 (5.12%) VLAN
7 12 (4.72%) TCP/IP
7 12 (4.72%) Unified Communications
8 10 (3.94%) IPsec
9 9 (3.54%) Internet
10 8 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (3.15%) VPN
11 7 (2.76%) ATM
11 7 (2.76%) SAN
12 5 (1.97%) Skype
13 4 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (1.57%) SMTP
13 4 (1.57%) SSL
14 3 (1.18%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.54%) Big Data
3 7 (2.76%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.97%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.18%) DB2
6 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.39%) MySQL
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (7.87%) MSI
2 7 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.97%) Ant
3 5 (1.97%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.97%) Gradle
3 5 (1.97%) Introscope
4 4 (1.57%) Hudson
5 3 (1.18%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.18%) JIRA
5 3 (1.18%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (13.39%) Finance
2 5 (1.97%) Retail
3 4 (1.57%) Banking
3 4 (1.57%) Legal
4 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.79%) German Language
6 1 (0.39%) Back Office
6 1 (0.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.39%) Finnish Language
6 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Law
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (22.83%) Analyst
2 34 (13.39%) Architect
3 13 (5.12%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (5.12%) Service Analyst
3 13 (5.12%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (5.12%) Test Manager
4 12 (4.72%) Consultant
4 12 (4.72%) Network Architect
4 12 (4.72%) Security Analyst
4 12 (4.72%) Technical Architect
5 11 (4.33%) Monitoring Specialist
6 10 (3.94%) Support Analyst
7 9 (3.54%) Wintel Analyst
8 7 (2.76%) Developer
8 7 (2.76%) Security Advisor
8 7 (2.76%) Security Consultant
9 6 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (2.36%) Administrator
9 6 (2.36%) Coordinator
9 6 (2.36%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.54%) SailPoint
1 9 (3.54%) SAML
2 8 (3.15%) .NET
3 6 (2.36%) XML
4 5 (1.97%) CSS
4 5 (1.97%) EJB
4 5 (1.97%) HTML
4 5 (1.97%) Java EE
4 5 (1.97%) JMS
4 5 (1.97%) Web Services
4 5 (1.97%) XSLT
5 3 (1.18%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.39%) COM+
6 1 (0.39%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.39%) Middleware
6 1 (0.39%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.69%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.15%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.15%) CESG
5 7 (2.76%) Replication
6 6 (2.36%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.36%) Clustering
6 6 (2.36%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.97%) e-Health
8 4 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.18%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.79%) CMDB
10 2 (0.79%) Handset
10 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.39%) PKI
11 1 (0.39%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 59 (23.23%) Windows 10
2 57 (22.44%) Unix
3 52 (20.47%) Linux
4 47 (18.50%) Windows Server
5 44 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (14.96%) Windows Vista
7 30 (11.81%) Windows 7
8 23 (9.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (8.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (5.51%) Windows 8
10 14 (5.51%) Windows XP
11 8 (3.15%) CentOS
11 8 (3.15%) Windows NT
12 5 (1.97%) MVS
13 4 (1.57%) Android
13 4 (1.57%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.18%) zOS
15 2 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (27.56%) ITIL
2 39 (15.35%) Incident Management
3 36 (14.17%) Migration
4 28 (11.02%) Change Management
5 25 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (9.45%) Risk Management
7 21 (8.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (7.87%) Service Management
9 19 (7.48%) Security Testing
10 18 (7.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 17 (6.69%) Virtual Environments
12 16 (6.30%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (5.12%) Application Packaging
13 13 (5.12%) ITIL V3
13 13 (5.12%) ITSM
14 11 (4.33%) Cybersecurity
14 11 (4.33%) Infrastructure Management
14 11 (4.33%) Test Strategy
15 10 (3.94%) ITIL V2
15 10 (3.94%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.48%) SQL
2 15 (5.91%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.54%) VB
4 8 (3.15%) C#
5 5 (1.97%) Java
5 5 (1.97%) Python
5 5 (1.97%) VB.NET
5 5 (1.97%) VBScript
6 4 (1.57%) Perl
7 2 (0.79%) C
7 2 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 156 (61.42%) Security Cleared
2 132 (51.97%) SC Cleared
3 48 (18.90%) DV Cleared
4 24 (9.45%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (7.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (6.69%) CEH
8 15 (5.91%) CCIE
8 15 (5.91%) CREST Certified
8 15 (5.91%) OSCP
9 13 (5.12%) CCNP
9 13 (5.12%) MCSA
10 9 (3.54%) CISSP
10 9 (3.54%) MCP
11 8 (3.15%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (2.36%) CCNA
12 6 (2.36%) ISEB
12 6 (2.36%) MCSE
13 4 (1.57%) MCDBA
14 3 (1.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.30%) SLA
2 8 (3.15%) RMADS
3 6 (2.36%) QA
4 2 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 104 (40.94%) Active Directory
2 34 (13.39%) Hyper-V
2 34 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (5.91%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (3.15%) Docker
5 8 (3.15%) vCloud
6 6 (2.36%) Forefront TMG
6 6 (2.36%) ISA Server
6 6 (2.36%) UAG
6 6 (2.36%) XenApp
6 6 (2.36%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.97%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.79%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.79%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (16.54%) SCCM
2 13 (5.12%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (3.94%) CA Wily
4 9 (3.54%) SCOM
5 8 (3.15%) OVSD
5 8 (3.15%) Puppet
5 8 (3.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (3.15%) vRealize
6 7 (2.76%) AppDNA
6 7 (2.76%) WSUS
7 6 (2.36%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.57%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.18%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 73 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 44 (17.32%) VMware
3 32 (12.60%) Cisco
4 31 (12.20%) Citrix
4 31 (12.20%) Oracle
5 19 (7.48%) HP
5 19 (7.48%) Remedy
6 13 (5.12%) Intel Security
6 13 (5.12%) Red Hat
7 12 (4.72%) Nimsoft
8 11 (4.33%) CA
9 10 (3.94%) Symantec
10 8 (3.15%) Forcepoint
10 8 (3.15%) SAP
11 6 (2.36%) F5
12 5 (1.97%) Lumension
12 5 (1.97%) NCR
12 5 (1.97%) NetQoS
13 4 (1.57%) Juniper
13 4 (1.57%) NetApp
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