Period
to 23 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 222 280 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.04% 20.13% 13.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.36% 70.18% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 153 85
Milton Keynes median daily rate £338 £440 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.30% +12.82% +20.00%
10th Percentile £152 £257 £219
90th Percentile £497 £550 £530
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £322 £405 £350
% change year-on-year -20.62% +15.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 21
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £17.40 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +14.10% -1.61%
10th Percentile £11.35 £8.87 £12.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -25.00% +18.03% -4.69%

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 387 399 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 24.48% 28.68% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 175 119
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +8.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £185 £286 £232
90th Percentile £508 £545 £515
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £385 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -3.75% +9.59% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 21
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £17.40 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +14.10% +3.39%
10th Percentile £11.35 £8.87 £12.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year -21.94% +15.20% +2.46%

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 May 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 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 92 (41.44%) Microsoft
2 79 (35.59%) ITIL
3 75 (33.78%) Security Cleared
4 72 (32.43%) Active Directory
5 65 (29.28%) SC Cleared
6 60 (27.03%) Windows 10
7 58 (26.13%) VMware
8 52 (23.42%) Linux
9 45 (20.27%) Microsoft Office
9 45 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 43 (19.37%) ITIL V3
11 40 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (18.02%) SCCM
12 37 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 35 (15.77%) Change Management
14 35 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (15.32%) Migration
16 33 (14.86%) Windows Server
16 33 (14.86%) Windows 7
17 32 (14.41%) NetApp
18 29 (13.06%) Windows Server 2003
18 29 (13.06%) Amazon AWS
18 29 (13.06%) DV Cleared
18 29 (13.06%) Office 365
19 28 (12.61%) Service Management
20 27 (12.16%) SQL
21 24 (10.81%) SLA
22 23 (10.36%) HP

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 17 (7.66%) Skype for Business
2 12 (5.41%) Confluence
2 12 (5.41%) IIS
2 12 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.05%) JBoss
3 9 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.05%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.80%) Apache
4 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.90%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.90%) nginx
5 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.45%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 45 (20.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.06%) Amazon AWS
1 29 (13.06%) Office 365
2 15 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 9 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (4.05%) Amazon ELB
3 9 (4.05%) Amazon S3
3 9 (4.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (3.15%) Sauce Labs
5 4 (1.80%) IaaS
5 4 (1.80%) PaaS
6 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.90%) GitHub
6 2 (0.90%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.36%) Firewall
2 14 (6.31%) iSCSI
2 14 (6.31%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.86%) DNS
3 13 (5.86%) Internet
4 11 (4.95%) LAN
4 11 (4.95%) WAN
5 10 (4.50%) VPN
5 10 (4.50%) Wireless
6 9 (4.05%) Skype
7 7 (3.15%) ATM
8 6 (2.70%) DHCP
9 5 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.80%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.35%) BGP
11 3 (1.35%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.35%) ICMP
11 3 (1.35%) IPsec
11 3 (1.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.05%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.70%) Redis
4 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.35%) Big Data
5 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) GIS
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.45%) DB2
7 1 (0.45%) OLTP
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (8.56%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (5.41%) JIRA
3 11 (4.95%) Appium
3 11 (4.95%) Bitbucket
3 11 (4.95%) Selenium
3 11 (4.95%) WebDriver
4 9 (4.05%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.05%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.15%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.90%) Calabash
6 2 (0.90%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.90%) Protractor
6 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.45%) Introscope
7 1 (0.45%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.45%) MSI
General
1 20 (9.01%) Finance
2 11 (4.95%) Retail
3 10 (4.50%) Banking
4 9 (4.05%) Back Office
5 7 (3.15%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.90%) Automotive
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (18.92%) Desktop Support
2 38 (17.12%) Analyst
3 31 (13.96%) Support Engineer
4 27 (12.16%) Desktop Engineer
5 23 (10.36%) Architect
6 18 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (7.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 17 (7.66%) Technical Architect
8 15 (6.76%) Service Analyst
8 15 (6.76%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (5.86%) Storage Specialist
9 13 (5.86%) Team Leader
10 12 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (4.95%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 10 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 10 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (4.50%) Java Engineer
13 9 (4.05%) Support Analyst
13 9 (4.05%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.50%) Middleware
2 9 (4.05%) REST
2 9 (4.05%) SOAP
2 9 (4.05%) Web Services
3 5 (2.25%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.80%) .NET
4 4 (1.80%) Node.js
5 3 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.35%) HTML
6 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.90%) CSS
6 2 (0.90%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.90%) J2EE
6 2 (0.90%) jQuery
6 2 (0.90%) LAMP
6 2 (0.90%) Spring
6 2 (0.90%) XML
7 1 (0.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.56%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.86%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.95%) Enterprise Cloud
4 11 (4.95%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.15%) iPad
6 6 (2.70%) Clustering
6 6 (2.70%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.25%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.80%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.80%) CMDB
8 4 (1.80%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.35%) iPhone
9 3 (1.35%) PKI
9 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.45%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 60 (27.03%) Windows 10
2 52 (23.42%) Linux
3 40 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (14.86%) Windows 7
5 33 (14.86%) Windows Server
6 29 (13.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (8.56%) Unix
8 16 (7.21%) Apple iOS
9 15 (6.76%) Android
10 13 (5.86%) Data ONTAP
10 13 (5.86%) Mac OS X
11 7 (3.15%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.70%) Windows 8
13 5 (2.25%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.80%) Solaris
15 2 (0.90%) AIX
15 2 (0.90%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.90%) MVS
16 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (35.59%) ITIL
2 43 (19.37%) ITIL V3
3 37 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (15.77%) Change Management
5 34 (15.32%) Migration
6 28 (12.61%) Service Management
7 23 (10.36%) Service Delivery
8 22 (9.91%) ITSM
8 22 (9.91%) Virtual Environments
9 21 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (9.46%) DevOps
9 21 (9.46%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
10 14 (6.31%) Network Virtualisation
11 13 (5.86%) Configuration Management
12 12 (5.41%) Incident Management
13 11 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (4.95%) Open Source
13 11 (4.95%) TDD
13 11 (4.95%) Test Automation
13 11 (4.95%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.16%) SQL
2 22 (9.91%) Java
3 13 (5.86%) PowerShell
4 11 (4.95%) Apple Swift
5 10 (4.50%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.05%) Python
7 5 (2.25%) C#
8 2 (0.90%) C++
8 2 (0.90%) PHP
8 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.90%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) Korn
9 1 (0.45%) OpenEdge ABL
9 1 (0.45%) VB
9 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (33.78%) Security Cleared
2 65 (29.28%) SC Cleared
3 36 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (13.06%) DV Cleared
5 20 (9.01%) MCSE
6 10 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.50%) MCSA
6 10 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (3.60%) CCNA
8 7 (3.15%) MCP
9 6 (2.70%) MCITP
10 5 (2.25%) CCNP
11 4 (1.80%) CCSP
11 4 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.35%) CCA
12 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.35%) PMP
13 2 (0.90%) Degree
13 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.81%) SLA
2 12 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (32.43%) Active Directory
2 45 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.46%) Docker
3 21 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.31%) NFS
4 14 (6.31%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (3.15%) BitLocker
6 6 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (2.70%) XenApp
7 3 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.35%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.35%) UAG
7 3 (1.35%) Xen
8 2 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.45%) GPFS
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.45%) vCloud
9 1 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (18.02%) SCCM
2 17 (7.66%) SCOM
3 12 (5.41%) Ansible
4 10 (4.50%) OVSD
5 9 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.15%) Backup Exec
7 6 (2.70%) SCSM
8 4 (1.80%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.90%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.45%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.45%) Control-M
11 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 92 (41.44%) Microsoft
2 58 (26.13%) VMware
3 32 (14.41%) NetApp
4 23 (10.36%) HP
5 22 (9.91%) Citrix
6 16 (7.21%) Cisco
7 11 (4.95%) IBM
8 9 (4.05%) McAfee
8 9 (4.05%) Symantec
9 8 (3.60%) Lumension
9 8 (3.60%) SAP
9 8 (3.60%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.70%) arcserve
10 6 (2.70%) CA
10 6 (2.70%) Forcepoint
10 6 (2.70%) Oracle
10 6 (2.70%) Remedy
10 6 (2.70%) Veeam
11 5 (2.25%) Apple
11 5 (2.25%) Nimsoft