Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 5 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 86 168 227
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 17.20% 15.67% 14.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.69% 72.41% 58.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 108 114
Median daily rate £405 £425 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +31.48% -25.26%
10th Percentile £223 £135 £160
90th Percentile £500 £497 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £390 £310
% change year-on-year +2.56% +25.81% -23.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 26
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.80 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +14.91% -22.32%
10th Percentile £11.40 £13.31 £11.21
90th Percentile £17.33 £39.73 £17.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.80 £13.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +17.04% -25.00%

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 104 232 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 20.80% 21.64% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 132 174
Median daily rate £400 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.11% -5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £163 £185
90th Percentile £500 £505 £517
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £416 £380
% change year-on-year -3.90% +9.54% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 26
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +23.64% -22.32%
10th Percentile £11.92 £12.84 £11.21
90th Percentile £17.25 £45.79 £17.50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year -11.11% +28.11% -21.94%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Milton Keynes

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Milton Keynes

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Milton Keynes.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Milton Keynes

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 49 (56.98%) Active Directory
2 31 (36.05%) Windows 10
3 28 (32.56%) Windows Server
4 27 (31.40%) ITIL
5 26 (30.23%) Microsoft
6 24 (27.91%) Microsoft Office
7 21 (24.42%) Security Cleared
8 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
9 18 (20.93%) SQL
10 17 (19.77%) PowerShell
10 17 (19.77%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (18.60%) Linux
12 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
12 14 (16.28%) Windows 7
12 14 (16.28%) VMware
12 14 (16.28%) Office 365
13 13 (15.12%) Red Hat
14 12 (13.95%) Web Services
14 12 (13.95%) MySQL
14 12 (13.95%) Oracle
14 12 (13.95%) SLA
15 11 (12.79%) SOAP
15 11 (12.79%) LDAP
15 11 (12.79%) Java
15 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
15 11 (12.79%) Perl
15 11 (12.79%) Finance
15 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (11.63%) DevOps

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 5 (5.81%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.49%) IIS
3 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.16%) Confluence
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (27.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) Office 365
2 10 (11.63%) Azure
3 4 (4.65%) AWS
4 3 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.16%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.16%) IaaS
6 1 (1.16%) npm
6 1 (1.16%) PaaS
6 1 (1.16%) SaaS
6 1 (1.16%) Serverless
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) Firewall
2 6 (6.98%) DNS
2 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.81%) WAN
4 3 (3.49%) SAN
5 2 (2.33%) Intranet
5 2 (2.33%) LAN
5 2 (2.33%) VPN
6 1 (1.16%) DHCP
6 1 (1.16%) DMZ
6 1 (1.16%) HSRP
6 1 (1.16%) IPsec
6 1 (1.16%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.16%) Network Security
6 1 (1.16%) SNMP
6 1 (1.16%) SSL
6 1 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.95%) MySQL
3 9 (10.47%) DB2
3 9 (10.47%) DB2 UDB
3 9 (10.47%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.16%) PolyBase
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
1 10 (11.63%) JIRA
2 9 (10.47%) Ant
2 9 (10.47%) Eclipse
2 9 (10.47%) Selenium
3 5 (5.81%) JUnit
4 1 (1.16%) Grunt
4 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.16%) Mocha
4 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.16%) webpack
General
1 11 (12.79%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Public Sector
3 6 (6.98%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.81%) Banking
5 4 (4.65%) Legal
6 3 (3.49%) Publishing
7 2 (2.33%) Automotive
7 2 (2.33%) Back Office
7 2 (2.33%) Law
7 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (51.16%) Analyst
2 21 (24.42%) Service Analyst
2 21 (24.42%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Technical Services Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (5.81%) Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Developer
6 5 (5.81%) IT Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Active Directory Support Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.49%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) Web Services
2 11 (12.79%) LDAP
2 11 (12.79%) SOAP
3 10 (11.63%) HTML
4 9 (10.47%) JSP
4 9 (10.47%) SailPoint
4 9 (10.47%) Servlets
4 9 (10.47%) XML
5 6 (6.98%) Node.js
6 5 (5.81%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.81%) Electron Framework
7 2 (2.33%) JSON
7 2 (2.33%) Middleware
8 1 (1.16%) .NET
8 1 (1.16%) CSS
8 1 (1.16%) jQuery
8 1 (1.16%) LAMP
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.16%) RESTful
8 1 (1.16%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Linux Command Line
1 9 (10.47%) Mainframe
2 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.33%) PKI
5 2 (2.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.16%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) iPhone
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.05%) Windows 10
2 28 (32.56%) Windows Server
3 16 (18.60%) Linux
4 14 (16.28%) Windows 7
5 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (10.47%) Unix
7 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (9.30%) Windows Vista
9 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (5.81%) Windows 8
11 4 (4.65%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.16%) AIX
13 1 (1.16%) Android
13 1 (1.16%) CentOS
13 1 (1.16%) HPUX
13 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) ITIL
2 17 (19.77%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (11.63%) DevOps
4 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.47%) Migration
4 9 (10.47%) Service Management
4 9 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (9.30%) Project Management
6 7 (8.14%) Technical Analysis
6 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.98%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (5.81%) Patch Management
8 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.81%) Security Patching
8 5 (5.81%) Service Desk Management
9 4 (4.65%) Change Management
9 4 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.65%) High Availability
9 4 (4.65%) ITSM
9 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) SQL
2 17 (19.77%) PowerShell
3 11 (12.79%) Java
3 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.79%) Perl
4 10 (11.63%) C
5 9 (10.47%) BeanShell
5 9 (10.47%) Bourne shell
5 9 (10.47%) Korn
6 8 (9.30%) Python
7 5 (5.81%) PHP
7 5 (5.81%) VB
8 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.65%) VBScript
9 1 (1.16%) C#
9 1 (1.16%) ES6
9 1 (1.16%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.16%) Ruby
9 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (24.42%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.30%) DV Cleared
4 7 (8.14%) Degree
4 7 (8.14%) MCSA
4 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.33%) CCNA
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.16%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.16%) PMO
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 49 (56.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.47%) Hyper-V
2 9 (10.47%) RACF
3 8 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.49%) UAG
6 2 (2.33%) vSphere
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (1.16%) vCloud
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) SCCM
2 5 (5.81%) BladeLogic
2 5 (5.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (5.81%) WSUS
3 1 (1.16%) Ansible
3 1 (1.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.16%) Nagios
3 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.16%) Puppet
3 1 (1.16%) SCOM
3 1 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.16%) Terraform
3 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.16%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.16%) vMotion
3 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.28%) VMware
3 13 (15.12%) Red Hat
4 12 (13.95%) Oracle
5 9 (10.47%) HP
6 8 (9.30%) Citrix
7 7 (8.14%) Computacenter
7 7 (8.14%) Remedy
8 5 (5.81%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.49%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.49%) Cisco
9 3 (3.49%) NetApp
10 2 (2.33%) Sony
11 1 (1.16%) Apple
11 1 (1.16%) BMC
11 1 (1.16%) CommVault
11 1 (1.16%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.16%) Veritas