Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 89 88 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 12.84% 12.98% 22.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.42% 63.31% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 57 102
Oxford median daily rate £323 £260 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.04% -5.45% -12.00%
10th Percentile £140 £129 £130
90th Percentile £473 £615 £453
Oxfordshire median daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 17
Oxford median hourly rate £14.00 £14.10 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.71% -74.36% +292.86%
10th Percentile £13.28 £10.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £31.53 £20.00 £128.20
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.43 £14.93 £17.25
% change year-on-year -3.32% -13.48% +21.48%

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 132 139 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 19.05% 20.50% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 95 117
Oxford median daily rate £400 £400 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.75% -26.88%
10th Percentile £142 £139 £130
90th Percentile £630 £538 £456
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £400 £320
% change year-on-year -6.25% +25.00% -11.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 17
Oxford median hourly rate £14.00 £14.10 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.71% -74.36% +292.86%
10th Percentile £13.28 £10.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £31.53 £20.00 £128.20
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.43 £14.93 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.32% -3.71% +9.15%

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 22 February 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

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Oxford over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 (70.79%) Active Directory
2 36 (40.45%) Windows Server
3 35 (39.33%) Office 365
4 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
5 28 (31.46%) VMware
5 28 (31.46%) Windows 10
6 25 (28.09%) SCCM
7 24 (26.97%) DNS
8 23 (25.84%) DHCP
8 23 (25.84%) PowerShell
9 20 (22.47%) Hyper-V
10 19 (21.35%) Windows 7
10 19 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (21.35%) SCOM
11 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (19.10%) LDAP
12 16 (17.98%) ITIL
13 15 (16.85%) Kerberos
13 15 (16.85%) Change Management
14 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
14 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (12.36%) Publishing
16 10 (11.24%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (11.24%) Cisco
17 9 (10.11%) SLA
17 9 (10.11%) Linux
17 9 (10.11%) VoIP
17 9 (10.11%) Mobile Device 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 (7.87%) Apache
2 6 (6.74%) IIS
3 4 (4.49%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.49%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.12%) Confluence
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.12%) Jetty
5 1 (1.12%) nginx
5 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 35 (39.33%) Office 365
2 19 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (5.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.12%) G Suite
7 1 (1.12%) IaaS
7 1 (1.12%) PaaS
7 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.97%) DNS
2 23 (25.84%) DHCP
3 15 (16.85%) Kerberos
4 9 (10.11%) VoIP
5 8 (8.99%) Firewall
6 7 (7.87%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (6.74%) Network Security
7 6 (6.74%) SMS
7 6 (6.74%) VPN
8 4 (4.49%) Internet
8 4 (4.49%) LAN
9 3 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.25%) FTP
10 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.25%) VLAN
10 2 (2.25%) WAN
10 2 (2.25%) Wireless
11 1 (1.12%) MPLS
11 1 (1.12%) SMTP
11 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
1 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.49%) git-flow
2 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.37%) GitLab
3 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.25%) Selenium
4 2 (2.25%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.12%) JIRA
5 1 (1.12%) Subversion
5 1 (1.12%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (12.36%) Publishing
2 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.61%) Desktop Support
2 12 (13.48%) IT Support
2 12 (13.48%) Support Engineer
2 12 (13.48%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (11.24%) Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) SCCM Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Active Directory Support
5 8 (8.99%) PowerShell Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Active Directory Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.74%) Active Directory Technician
7 6 (6.74%) Deployment Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Desktop Support Technician
7 6 (6.74%) Desktop Technician
7 6 (6.74%) Server Support
7 6 (6.74%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Support Technician
7 6 (6.74%) Windows Server Support
8 5 (5.62%) Server Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.10%) LDAP
2 7 (7.87%) Web Services
3 2 (2.25%) .NET
3 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (2.25%) CSS
3 2 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.25%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) MFC
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.12%) CSS3
4 1 (1.12%) HTML5
4 1 (1.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) iPhone
2 7 (7.87%) Replication
3 6 (6.74%) Clustering
4 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.49%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.49%) PDA
5 4 (4.49%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.49%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.37%) PMI
7 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.25%) EPoS
7 2 (2.25%) Grid Computing
7 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.25%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.25%) User Experience
8 1 (1.12%) CCTV
8 1 (1.12%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 36 (40.45%) Windows Server
2 28 (31.46%) Windows 10
3 19 (21.35%) Windows 7
4 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.11%) Linux
6 6 (6.74%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.62%) Android
7 5 (5.62%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.25%) CentOS
9 2 (2.25%) Debian
9 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.12%) Unix
10 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) ITIL
2 15 (16.85%) Change Management
3 11 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (10.11%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.87%) Migration
5 7 (7.87%) Problem Management
5 7 (7.87%) Service Design
6 6 (6.74%) Project Management
6 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.62%) Task Automation
7 5 (5.62%) Time Management
8 4 (4.49%) Application Packaging
8 4 (4.49%) BDD
8 4 (4.49%) DevOps
8 4 (4.49%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.37%) Service Management
9 3 (3.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.49%) SQL
3 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.37%) Python
4 2 (2.25%) ANSI C
4 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.25%) C
4 2 (2.25%) C#
4 2 (2.25%) C++
4 2 (2.25%) C++/CLI
4 2 (2.25%) Java
5 1 (1.12%) C-shell
5 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.49%) Degree
2 3 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.37%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.37%) PMP
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.12%) PhD
4 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (70.79%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.47%) Hyper-V
3 19 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (11.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (7.87%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.62%) Docker
7 3 (3.37%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (28.09%) SCCM
2 19 (21.35%) SCOM
3 7 (7.87%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (5.62%) Puppet
4 5 (5.62%) Terraform
5 4 (4.49%) Ansible
5 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.37%) AirWatch
6 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.25%) Kibana
7 2 (2.25%) logstash
7 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.25%) Packer
7 2 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.12%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
2 28 (31.46%) VMware
3 10 (11.24%) Cisco
4 8 (8.99%) Apple
4 8 (8.99%) McAfee
5 5 (5.62%) Google
6 4 (4.49%) Oracle
7 3 (3.37%) Citrix
7 3 (3.37%) Dell
7 3 (3.37%) HP
7 3 (3.37%) NetApp
8 2 (2.25%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (2.25%) Atmel
8 2 (2.25%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.12%) Adobe
9 1 (1.12%) Avaya
9 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.12%) Qualys
9 1 (1.12%) Sophos