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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 42 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.15% 13.86% 17.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.11% 52.50% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 51
Median daily rate £430 £305 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.98% -23.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £90 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 7
Median hourly rate £17.77 £8.80 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.93% -46.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £8.80 £8.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.22 £17.90 £88.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.38 £15.38
% change year-on-year -11.45% +6.50%  

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 54 80 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 16.62% 26.40% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 124 158
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £128 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 22
Median hourly rate £17.77 £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -45.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.80 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £23.75 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Oxford over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
1 21 (33.87%) Active Directory
2 20 (32.26%) Windows 7
3 18 (29.03%) Windows Server
4 14 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (20.97%) Windows 10
6 12 (19.35%) Office 365
6 12 (19.35%) Migration
6 12 (19.35%) PMI
6 12 (19.35%) PMP
6 12 (19.35%) PMI Certification
6 12 (19.35%) ITIL
6 12 (19.35%) PRINCE2
7 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (14.52%) Driving Licence
7 9 (14.52%) Data Centre
8 8 (12.90%) SCCM
8 8 (12.90%) Change Management
8 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
8 8 (12.90%) Project Management
9 7 (11.29%) SQL
9 7 (11.29%) Linux
9 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
9 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (9.68%) Windows XP
10 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
10 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (9.68%) ITIL V3
10 6 (9.68%) PMO

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 5 (8.06%) Apache
1 5 (8.06%) IIS
2 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) Confluence
4 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.61%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (19.35%) Office 365
3 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.84%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.61%) IaaS
5 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Network Security
1 4 (6.45%) VoIP
2 3 (4.84%) DNS
2 3 (4.84%) Skype
3 2 (3.23%) LAN
3 2 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (1.61%) 3G
4 1 (1.61%) ADSL
4 1 (1.61%) DHCP
4 1 (1.61%) Firewall
4 1 (1.61%) Internet
4 1 (1.61%) PBX
4 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.61%) VPN
4 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.61%) Wireless
4 1 (1.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (1.61%) GitLab
2 1 (1.61%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Desktop Support
2 12 (19.35%) Project Manager
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Support Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Field Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) IT Support
6 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 5 (8.06%) Data Centre Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Active Directory Support
8 4 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) IT Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Server Support
8 4 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) WAP
3 1 (1.61%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) J2EE
3 1 (1.61%) JSP
3 1 (1.61%) LAMP
3 1 (1.61%) Middleware
3 1 (1.61%) Qt
3 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) PMI
2 9 (14.52%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.52%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.84%) CCTV
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) EPoS
4 2 (3.23%) iPhone
4 2 (3.23%) PKI
4 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Windows 7
2 18 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 13 (20.97%) Windows 10
4 7 (11.29%) Linux
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.68%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.84%) Android
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.23%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.61%) Debian
9 1 (1.61%) OpenBSD
9 1 (1.61%) Unix
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) ITIL
1 12 (19.35%) Migration
1 12 (19.35%) PRINCE2
2 8 (12.90%) Change Management
2 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
2 8 (12.90%) Project Management
3 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.68%) ITIL V3
5 5 (8.06%) Release Management
6 4 (6.45%) CRM
6 4 (6.45%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.84%) Application Rationalisation
7 3 (4.84%) Break/Fix
7 3 (4.84%) Fault Analysis
8 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.23%) Service Design
8 2 (3.23%) Task Automation
9 1 (1.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (1.61%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) SQL
2 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.84%) Python
4 2 (3.23%) C
4 2 (3.23%) C++
4 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.23%) VBScript
5 1 (1.61%) C++/CLI
5 1 (1.61%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) PMI Certification
1 12 (19.35%) PMP
2 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) CCNA
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.23%) MCSE
5 2 (3.23%) MCTS
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) PMO
2 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (33.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.61%) Docker
4 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.84%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.23%) Ansible
4 1 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.61%) Kibana
4 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.61%) Packer
4 1 (1.61%) Puppet
4 1 (1.61%) Terraform
4 1 (1.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Apple
2 5 (8.06%) Sophos
3 3 (4.84%) Adobe
3 3 (4.84%) VMware
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco
4 2 (3.23%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle
4 2 (3.23%) Samsung
5 1 (1.61%) Google
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.61%) Siebel
5 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.61%) Talend
5 1 (1.61%) Veeam
5 1 (1.61%) Veritas
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