Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 21 January 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 11 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 59 101 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 11.64% 14.74% 13.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.95% 63.52% 63.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 83 64
Oxford median daily rate £381 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.31% - +18.18%
10th Percentile £140 £140 £137
90th Percentile £489 £448 £564
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £300 £313
% change year-on-year +25.00% -4.00% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Oxford median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +12.00% -77.27%
10th Percentile £15.68 £13.24 £9.64
90th Percentile £18.75 £34.10 £20.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +23.21% -15.15% -5.71%

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 Oxford with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 82 159 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 16.17% 23.21% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 132 103
Oxford median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +35.59%
10th Percentile £144 £161 £150
90th Percentile £600 £625 £538
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £398 £400
% change year-on-year -5.66% -0.63% +27.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 8
Oxford median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +12.00% -77.27%
10th Percentile £15.73 £13.24 £9.64
90th Percentile £49.50 £34.10 £20.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +107.14% -15.15% -5.71%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Oxford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Oxford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Oxford over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Oxford

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 24 (40.68%) Windows Server
3 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
4 18 (30.51%) Linux
5 17 (28.81%) Office 365
6 16 (27.12%) PowerShell
7 14 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (18.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (15.25%) SCCM
10 9 (15.25%) Firewall
10 9 (15.25%) VMware
11 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (13.56%) Migration
11 8 (13.56%) ITIL
12 7 (11.86%) WAN
12 7 (11.86%) LAN
12 7 (11.86%) Windows 10
12 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
12 7 (11.86%) Mac OS
13 6 (10.17%) Hyper-V
13 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (10.17%) DevOps
13 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (10.17%) JSON
13 6 (10.17%) Time Management
14 5 (8.47%) SCOM
14 5 (8.47%) Server Management
15 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (3.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) GroupWise
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.81%) Office 365
2 14 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (5.08%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.39%) GitHub
6 2 (3.39%) IaaS
6 2 (3.39%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.69%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (1.69%) PaaS
7 1 (1.69%) SaaS
7 1 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) Firewall
2 7 (11.86%) LAN
2 7 (11.86%) WAN
3 4 (6.78%) DNS
4 3 (5.08%) DHCP
4 3 (5.08%) VPN
5 2 (3.39%) Network Security
5 2 (3.39%) SAN
5 2 (3.39%) VoIP
6 1 (1.69%) IPv4
6 1 (1.69%) IPv6
6 1 (1.69%) MPLS
6 1 (1.69%) SNMP
6 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.69%) MySQL
1 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) Subversion
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.78%) Publishing
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Support Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) IT Support
4 8 (13.56%) IT Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) IT Support Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Support Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (8.47%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Mac Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.78%) Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Server Support
7 4 (6.78%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) JSON
2 3 (5.08%) Web Services
3 2 (3.39%) .NET
3 2 (3.39%) Qt
4 1 (1.69%) libvirt
4 1 (1.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) PKI
3 1 (1.69%) CMDB
3 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.69%) iPad
3 1 (1.69%) iPhone
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Windows Server
2 18 (30.51%) Linux
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (11.86%) Mac OS
4 7 (11.86%) Windows 10
4 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.39%) CentOS
6 2 (3.39%) Debian
6 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.69%) Android
7 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (13.56%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Migration
3 6 (10.17%) DevOps
3 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (10.17%) Time Management
4 5 (8.47%) Server Management
5 4 (6.78%) Identity Management
6 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.08%) Break/Fix
6 3 (5.08%) Change Management
6 3 (5.08%) Data Encryption
6 3 (5.08%) Data Protection
6 3 (5.08%) Operations Management
6 3 (5.08%) Patch Management
6 3 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.08%) Service Management
6 3 (5.08%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.39%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
2 4 (6.78%) Python
3 3 (5.08%) SQL
4 2 (3.39%) C++
5 1 (1.69%) C#
5 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) AWS Certification
1 2 (3.39%) CCNA
1 2 (3.39%) CCNP
1 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.69%) MCITP
2 1 (1.69%) MCSE
System Software
1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.17%) Hyper-V
2 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.08%) Docker
4 2 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.69%) Firmware
5 1 (1.69%) KVM
5 1 (1.69%) QEMU
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.69%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) SCOM
3 3 (5.08%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (5.08%) Terraform
4 2 (3.39%) Ansible
4 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.39%) Packer
4 2 (3.39%) Puppet
4 2 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.69%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.25%) VMware
3 3 (5.08%) Cisco
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe
4 1 (1.69%) Apple
4 1 (1.69%) Google
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) Meru Networks
4 1 (1.69%) NetApp
4 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.69%) Xamarin