Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 11 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 102 102 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 13.93% 14.41% 17.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 63.75% 74.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 77 83
Oxford median daily rate £375 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £146 £128 £130
90th Percentile £500 £538 £419
Oxfordshire median daily rate £325 £300 £296
% change year-on-year +8.33% +1.27% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 28
Oxford median hourly rate £17.77 £12.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.16% -19.35% +10.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £74.66 £20.00 £80.05
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.62% +4.84% +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 170 160 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 23.22% 22.60% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 119 110
Oxford median daily rate £425 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +28.00% -30.56%
10th Percentile £176 £128 £133
90th Percentile £620 £528 £446
Oxfordshire median daily rate £405 £400 £320
% change year-on-year +1.25% +25.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 24
Oxford median hourly rate £17.77 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.16% -37.50% +42.86%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £74.66 £20.00 £112.45
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.62% +1.56% +14.29%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 57 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 45 (44.12%) Office 365
3 43 (42.16%) Microsoft
4 39 (38.24%) DNS
5 36 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 34 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 34 (33.33%) DHCP
7 33 (32.35%) VMware
8 31 (30.39%) SCCM
9 27 (26.47%) PowerShell
9 27 (26.47%) Hyper-V
9 27 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
10 26 (25.49%) SCOM
11 25 (24.51%) Change Management
12 24 (23.53%) LDAP
13 23 (22.55%) ITIL
14 22 (21.57%) Kerberos
14 22 (21.57%) Windows 7
15 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (16.67%) Linux
17 17 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
18 16 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
19 15 (14.71%) Migration
20 14 (13.73%) Configuration Management
20 14 (13.73%) VMware ESXi
21 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
21 13 (12.75%) Problem Management
21 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
22 11 (10.78%) Project Management

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 7 (6.86%) Apache
1 7 (6.86%) IIS
2 4 (3.92%) Confluence
2 4 (3.92%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.96%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.98%) CMS
5 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.98%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 45 (44.12%) Office 365
2 27 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.90%) PaaS
5 2 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.98%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 39 (38.24%) DNS
2 34 (33.33%) DHCP
3 24 (23.53%) LDAP
4 22 (21.57%) Kerberos
5 7 (6.86%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (4.90%) Firewall
6 5 (4.90%) SMS
7 4 (3.92%) Internet
7 4 (3.92%) Network Security
7 4 (3.92%) VoIP
8 3 (2.94%) WAN
9 2 (1.96%) Intranet
9 2 (1.96%) LAN
9 2 (1.96%) SAN
9 2 (1.96%) Skype
9 2 (1.96%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.96%) VPN
10 1 (0.98%) MPLS
10 1 (0.98%) Symposium
10 1 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) JIRA
2 7 (6.86%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.96%) FrontPage
4 2 (1.96%) GitLab
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (10.78%) Publishing
2 1 (0.98%) Back Office
2 1 (0.98%) Billing
2 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Windows Engineer
2 12 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (10.78%) Analyst
3 11 (10.78%) Desktop Support
3 11 (10.78%) SCCM Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.84%) Active Directory Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Deployment Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Operations Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) PowerShell Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Windows Deployment Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) IT Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) Web Services
2 5 (4.90%) LAMP
2 5 (4.90%) Middleware
3 2 (1.96%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.98%) .NET
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.98%) CSS
4 1 (0.98%) CSS3
4 1 (0.98%) HTML
4 1 (0.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.86%) PMI
2 7 (6.86%) Replication
3 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.88%) Clustering
4 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.92%) PDA
6 3 (2.94%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.96%) EPoS
7 2 (1.96%) iPhone
7 2 (1.96%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.96%) User Experience
7 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.96%) Wiki
8 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.98%) iPad
8 1 (0.98%) NHS
8 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 36 (35.29%) Windows Server
2 34 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 22 (21.57%) Windows 7
4 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (16.67%) Linux
6 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (6.86%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.92%) Unix
10 2 (1.96%) Android
10 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.96%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.98%) Debian
11 1 (0.98%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) Change Management
2 23 (22.55%) ITIL
3 16 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (14.71%) Migration
5 14 (13.73%) Configuration Management
6 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (12.75%) Problem Management
7 11 (10.78%) Project Management
7 11 (10.78%) Service Design
8 10 (9.80%) Incident Management
8 10 (9.80%) Task Automation
9 8 (7.84%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.86%) Application Packaging
10 7 (6.86%) ITIL V3
11 6 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (4.90%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (4.90%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (4.90%) Open Source
12 5 (4.90%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (26.47%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.90%) SQL
3 2 (1.96%) Java
3 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.96%) Python
4 1 (0.98%) C#
4 1 (0.98%) C-shell
4 1 (0.98%) Perl
4 1 (0.98%) PHP
4 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (7.84%) PMI Certification
1 8 (7.84%) PMP
2 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) Degree
5 3 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.98%) CCNA
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.78%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.96%) PMO
4 1 (0.98%) GCP
System Software
1 57 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 27 (26.47%) Hyper-V
3 18 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (13.73%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (5.88%) Docker
7 3 (2.94%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.98%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (30.39%) SCCM
2 26 (25.49%) SCOM
3 11 (10.78%) NetBackup
4 7 (6.86%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (4.90%) Ansible
5 5 (4.90%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (2.94%) Puppet
6 3 (2.94%) Terraform
7 2 (1.96%) Packer
8 1 (0.98%) Kibana
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.98%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.98%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (42.16%) Microsoft
2 33 (32.35%) VMware
3 11 (10.78%) Cisco
3 11 (10.78%) NetApp
4 8 (7.84%) McAfee
5 4 (3.92%) Google
6 3 (2.94%) Oracle
7 2 (1.96%) Citrix
7 2 (1.96%) Samsung
7 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.98%) Avaya
8 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.98%) HP
8 1 (0.98%) Lotus
8 1 (0.98%) New Relic
8 1 (0.98%) Qualys
8 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.98%) Sophos