Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 103 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.65% 14.53% 15.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.79% 60.59% 60.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 78 78
Oxford median daily rate £325 £375 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +27.66% -18.40%
10th Percentile £142 £174 £128
90th Percentile £550 £500 £438
Oxfordshire median daily rate £325 £341 £300
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.75% -10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 10
Oxford median hourly rate £17.50 £16.64 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +38.63% -10.11%
10th Percentile £15.80 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £24.10 £31.99 £20.38
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -3.23%

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 96 170 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 15.26% 23.98% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 126 126
Oxford median daily rate £375 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.29% +8.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £165 £183 £128
90th Percentile £600 £619 £513
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -10.71% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Oxford median hourly rate £18.00 £16.64 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% +38.63% -27.27%
10th Percentile £15.90 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £37.08 £31.99 £20.38
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +17.74% +3.33% -3.23%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 37 (55.22%) Active Directory
2 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
3 26 (38.81%) Windows 10
3 26 (38.81%) Windows Server
4 18 (26.87%) Office 365
5 17 (25.37%) PowerShell
6 16 (23.88%) Microsoft Office
6 16 (23.88%) Linux
6 16 (23.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (23.88%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (20.90%) DNS
7 14 (20.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (19.40%) Migration
8 13 (19.40%) SCCM
9 12 (17.91%) DHCP
9 12 (17.91%) Apple
10 11 (16.42%) ITIL
10 11 (16.42%) Windows 7
11 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (14.93%) VMware
12 8 (11.94%) Data Protection
12 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (11.94%) GDPR
13 7 (10.45%) Runbook
13 7 (10.45%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (10.45%) Degree
13 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
13 7 (10.45%) WAN
13 7 (10.45%) Web Services

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 4 (5.97%) IIS
1 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.99%) Apache
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.99%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.87%) Office 365
2 16 (23.88%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (23.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.97%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.48%) Yammer
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.99%) IaaS
5 2 (2.99%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.99%) PaaS
5 2 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) DNS
2 12 (17.91%) DHCP
3 7 (10.45%) LAN
3 7 (10.45%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (10.45%) WAN
4 6 (8.96%) VoIP
5 5 (7.46%) Firewall
6 4 (5.97%) Network Security
7 2 (2.99%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (2.99%) PBX
7 2 (2.99%) SAN
7 2 (2.99%) Skype
7 2 (2.99%) VPN
7 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.49%) IPv4
8 1 (1.49%) IPv6
8 1 (1.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.49%) Subversion
2 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.48%) Publishing
3 2 (2.99%) German Language
4 1 (1.49%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Support Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Analyst
2 10 (14.93%) IT Support
3 9 (13.43%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Desktop Support
4 7 (10.45%) Server Support
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Active Directory Support
5 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) IT Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.46%) Administrator
6 5 (7.46%) Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) Office 365 Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Server Support
7 4 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) Web Services
2 3 (4.48%) Node.js
2 3 (4.48%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.49%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) JSON
3 1 (1.49%) libvirt
3 1 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.97%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.97%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.48%) iPad
4 3 (4.48%) iPhone
4 3 (4.48%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.49%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) PKI
6 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (38.81%) Windows 10
1 26 (38.81%) Windows Server
2 16 (23.88%) Linux
3 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (16.42%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
5 6 (8.96%) Mac OS
6 5 (7.46%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.99%) Android
8 2 (2.99%) CentOS
8 2 (2.99%) Debian
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (19.40%) Migration
3 11 (16.42%) ITIL
4 8 (11.94%) Data Protection
5 7 (10.45%) Runbook
6 6 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.46%) Application Packaging
7 5 (7.46%) Change Management
7 5 (7.46%) Identity Management
7 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.46%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.97%) Server Management
8 4 (5.97%) Time Management
8 4 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.48%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.48%) Proactive Monitoring
9 3 (4.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.45%) SQL
3 4 (5.97%) C#
4 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.48%) Java
4 3 (4.48%) Python
5 2 (2.99%) Scala
6 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Degree
2 6 (8.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.99%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.49%) MCP
5 1 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) GDPR
2 3 (4.48%) HIPAA
2 3 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (55.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.48%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.99%) Docker
5 2 (2.99%) Samba
5 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.49%) Firmware
6 1 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.49%) KVM
6 1 (1.49%) QEMU
6 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.49%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) SCCM
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.99%) Ansible
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.99%) Packer
3 2 (2.99%) Puppet
3 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.99%) Terraform
3 2 (2.99%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.49%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.49%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.91%) Apple
3 10 (14.93%) VMware
4 6 (8.96%) Cisco
5 5 (7.46%) HP
6 3 (4.48%) Adobe
7 2 (2.99%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.99%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.99%) Splunk
8 1 (1.49%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.49%) Brocade
8 1 (1.49%) Dell
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) Meru Networks
8 1 (1.49%) NetApp
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle
8 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.49%) Veeam
8 1 (1.49%) Xamarin