Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 14 8
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 101 61 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 15.35% 9.97% 14.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.24% 51.69% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 38 64
Oxford median daily rate £325 £335 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.99% +21.82% -26.67%
10th Percentile £143 £168 £128
90th Percentile £575 £525 £518
Oxfordshire median daily rate £325 £300 £294
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.13% -11.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 11
Oxford median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +40.91% -15.38%
10th Percentile £14.53 £10.06 £8.80
90th Percentile £23.41 £17.77 £14.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71% -

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 148 118 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 22.49% 19.28% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 79 101
Oxford median daily rate £375 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £159 £182 £128
90th Percentile £500 £538 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -16.67% +28.57% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 12
Oxford median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +37.78% -19.64%
10th Percentile £14.70 £10.06 £8.80
90th Percentile £24.44 £17.77 £22.78
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71% -11.11%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 63 (62.38%) Active Directory
2 47 (46.53%) Windows Server
3 42 (41.58%) Windows 10
4 41 (40.59%) Microsoft
5 32 (31.68%) Microsoft Office
6 31 (30.69%) Office 365
7 30 (29.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (28.71%) Amazon AWS
9 28 (27.72%) SCCM
10 26 (25.74%) Linux
10 26 (25.74%) DNS
11 24 (23.76%) DHCP
12 23 (22.77%) PowerShell
13 21 (20.79%) Migration
13 21 (20.79%) ITIL
13 21 (20.79%) Apple
13 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Azure
13 21 (20.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (17.82%) Windows 7
14 18 (17.82%) VMware
15 17 (16.83%) GDPR
16 16 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (14.85%) Data Protection
17 15 (14.85%) Remote Desktop
18 14 (13.86%) Apple iOS
18 14 (13.86%) Mobile Device Management
18 14 (13.86%) Mac OS
18 14 (13.86%) Web Services
19 13 (12.87%) Change Management
19 13 (12.87%) Microsoft App-V

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 (5.94%) MS Exchange
1 6 (5.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.95%) IIS
2 5 (4.95%) K2 blackpearl
3 4 (3.96%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.97%) Apache
4 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.99%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (31.68%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.98%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (30.69%) Office 365
2 29 (28.71%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (8.91%) SaaS
5 7 (6.93%) Slack
6 5 (4.95%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.97%) PaaS
7 3 (2.97%) Yammer
8 2 (1.98%) IaaS
8 2 (1.98%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.99%) G Suite
9 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.74%) DNS
2 24 (23.76%) DHCP
3 15 (14.85%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (7.92%) VoIP
5 5 (4.95%) LAN
5 5 (4.95%) Network Security
5 5 (4.95%) WAN
6 4 (3.96%) Firewall
6 4 (3.96%) Skype
7 3 (2.97%) SAN
7 3 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.98%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (1.98%) PBX
8 2 (1.98%) VPN
9 1 (0.99%) IPv4
9 1 (0.99%) IPv6
9 1 (0.99%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.87%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.99%) MySQL
4 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) JIRA
2 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.99%) Subversion
2 1 (0.99%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.97%) Publishing
3 2 (1.98%) German Language
4 1 (0.99%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (24.75%) Support Engineer
2 22 (21.78%) Systems Engineer
3 20 (19.80%) Windows Engineer
4 15 (14.85%) IT Support
5 13 (12.87%) Analyst
5 13 (12.87%) Architect
6 12 (11.88%) Office 365 Engineer
6 12 (11.88%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (10.89%) Server Engineer
7 11 (10.89%) Windows Server Engineer
7 11 (10.89%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 10 (9.90%) Deployment Engineer
8 10 (9.90%) Desktop Support
8 10 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (9.90%) Server Support
9 9 (8.91%) Active Directory Support
9 9 (8.91%) SCCM Engineer
9 9 (8.91%) Support Analyst
10 8 (7.92%) IT Engineer
10 8 (7.92%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.86%) Web Services
2 7 (6.93%) REST
3 5 (4.95%) Node.js
4 3 (2.97%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.99%) .NET
5 1 (0.99%) libvirt
5 1 (0.99%) OpenCL
5 1 (0.99%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.94%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.94%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.97%) CMDB
4 3 (2.97%) iPhone
4 3 (2.97%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.98%) iPad
5 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.99%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) PKI
6 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (46.53%) Windows Server
2 42 (41.58%) Windows 10
3 30 (29.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (25.74%) Linux
5 18 (17.82%) Windows 7
6 14 (13.86%) Apple iOS
6 14 (13.86%) Mac OS
7 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.97%) Android
9 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.99%) CentOS
10 1 (0.99%) Debian
10 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.99%) Unix
10 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 21 (20.79%) ITIL
1 21 (20.79%) Migration
2 15 (14.85%) Data Protection
3 14 (13.86%) Mobile Device Management
4 13 (12.87%) Change Management
4 13 (12.87%) Runbook
5 12 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (11.88%) Application Packaging
5 12 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (11.88%) Microservices
5 12 (11.88%) Problem Management
6 10 (9.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (8.91%) ITSM
8 8 (7.92%) DevOps
8 8 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (6.93%) Identity Management
9 7 (6.93%) Proactive Monitoring
9 7 (6.93%) Service Design
9 7 (6.93%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.77%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.92%) SQL
3 6 (5.94%) C#
4 5 (4.95%) Java
5 3 (2.97%) Scala
6 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.99%) C
6 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Degree
2 5 (4.95%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.97%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.98%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.99%) MCP
5 1 (0.99%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.83%) GDPR
2 5 (4.95%) HIPAA
2 5 (4.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (62.38%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (7.92%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.98%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.98%) Samba
5 2 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.99%) Docker
6 1 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.99%) KVM
6 1 (0.99%) QEMU
6 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.99%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (27.72%) SCCM
2 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.97%) SCOM
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.98%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.98%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.99%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.99%) Ansible
5 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.99%) Packer
5 1 (0.99%) Puppet
5 1 (0.99%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (40.59%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.79%) Apple
3 18 (17.82%) VMware
4 7 (6.93%) Cisco
4 7 (6.93%) New Relic
4 7 (6.93%) PagerDuty
5 5 (4.95%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.95%) Synology
6 4 (3.96%) HP
7 3 (2.97%) Google
7 3 (2.97%) Oracle
8 2 (1.98%) Adobe
8 2 (1.98%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.98%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.98%) McAfee
8 2 (1.98%) Meraki
8 2 (1.98%) NetApp
8 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.98%) Splunk
9 1 (0.99%) Veritas