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 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 29 66 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.55% 28.09% 16.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.18% 82.50% 60.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 50 32
Median daily rate £225 £250 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -27.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 19
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.68 £13.60 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £54.70 £20.00
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 Oxford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 49 80 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 17.82% 34.04% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 57 63
Median daily rate £385 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 19
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.10 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £35.00 £30.00
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
1 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (35.09%) Windows Server
3 17 (29.82%) Windows 7
4 14 (24.56%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (24.56%) Office 365
4 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
5 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
5 12 (21.05%) Migration
6 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
6 11 (19.30%) SCCM
7 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (17.54%) .NET
8 9 (15.79%) WAN
8 9 (15.79%) LAN
8 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (14.04%) PMI
9 8 (14.04%) PMP
9 8 (14.04%) PMI Certification
9 8 (14.04%) ITIL
9 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2
10 7 (12.28%) Change Management
10 7 (12.28%) Linux
10 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.28%) Web Services
10 7 (12.28%) SQL
10 7 (12.28%) C#
10 7 (12.28%) DNS
10 7 (12.28%) Network Design
10 7 (12.28%) PowerShell

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 6 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) Apache
3 2 (3.51%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.56%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (24.56%) Office 365
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.02%) SaaS
4 3 (5.26%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) LAN
1 9 (15.79%) WAN
2 7 (12.28%) DNS
3 6 (10.53%) DHCP
3 6 (10.53%) Skype
4 3 (5.26%) Firewall
4 3 (5.26%) Network Security
5 2 (3.51%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.51%) VoIP
6 1 (1.75%) 3G
6 1 (1.75%) IPv4
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.51%) MySQL
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) Big Data
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.02%) Back Office
2 3 (5.26%) Publishing
3 2 (3.51%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Architect
3 8 (14.04%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Desktop Support
5 5 (8.77%) Developer
5 5 (8.77%) IT Support
5 5 (8.77%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Data Migration Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
2 7 (12.28%) Web Services
3 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.51%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.51%) WAP
5 2 (3.51%) WinForms
5 2 (3.51%) WPF
6 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.75%) CSS
6 1 (1.75%) CSS3
6 1 (1.75%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.75%) J2EE
6 1 (1.75%) Java EE
6 1 (1.75%) JSP
6 1 (1.75%) Sass
6 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.04%) PMI
3 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.02%) Driving Licence
5 3 (5.26%) BYOD
5 3 (5.26%) PKI
6 2 (3.51%) CCTV
6 2 (3.51%) EPoS
6 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.75%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.09%) Windows Server
2 17 (29.82%) Windows 7
3 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.28%) Linux
7 6 (10.53%) Mac OS
7 6 (10.53%) Unix
8 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
9 3 (5.26%) Android
9 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Migration
2 8 (14.04%) ITIL
2 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2
3 7 (12.28%) Change Management
3 7 (12.28%) Network Design
4 6 (10.53%) Project Management
5 5 (8.77%) Fault Analysis
5 5 (8.77%) SOA
5 5 (8.77%) Time Management
6 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.02%) Release Management
6 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
6 4 (7.02%) Service Design
7 3 (5.26%) Application Rationalisation
7 3 (5.26%) Application Virtualisation
7 3 (5.26%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (5.26%) CRM
7 3 (5.26%) MVC
7 3 (5.26%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.26%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) C#
1 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) Java
3 4 (7.02%) PHP
4 3 (5.26%) C++
4 3 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.51%) VBScript
5 2 (3.51%) XAML
6 1 (1.75%) C
6 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) PMI Certification
1 8 (14.04%) PMP
2 3 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.51%) CCNA
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 2 (3.51%) MCTS
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.02%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.26%) vSphere
4 3 (5.26%) XenApp
5 2 (3.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) AppDNA
2 3 (5.26%) EdgeSight
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.26%) SCOM
3 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.75%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.53%) Apple
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Sophos
3 4 (7.02%) VMware
4 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 2 (3.51%) Adobe
5 2 (3.51%) HP
5 2 (3.51%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) Siebel
6 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.75%) Talend
6 1 (1.75%) Veritas
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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