Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 15 2
Rank change year-on-year +7 -13 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 105 51 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 15.58% 8.66% 22.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.92% 56.67% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 29 99
Oxford median daily rate £325 £260 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.57% -20.69%
10th Percentile £144 £146 £128
90th Percentile £598 £505 £530
Oxfordshire median daily rate £303 £300 £305
% change year-on-year +0.83% -1.64% -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 15
Oxford median hourly rate £17.50 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.24% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.24 £8.80
90th Percentile £21.00 £17.77 £22.05
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £15.68 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.71% +11.96% -9.68%

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 144 90 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 21.36% 15.28% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 57 124
Oxford median daily rate £375 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +46.15% -7.14%
10th Percentile £158 £150 £128
90th Percentile £590 £543 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £358 £440 £325
% change year-on-year -18.75% +35.38% -5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 16
Oxford median hourly rate £17.50 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.24% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.24 £8.80
90th Percentile £40.35 £17.77 £30.63
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.68 £14.00
% change year-on-year +11.64% +11.96% -9.68%

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 26 May 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 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 67 (63.81%) Active Directory
2 45 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 43 (40.95%) Windows 10
4 40 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 37 (35.24%) Microsoft Office
6 35 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 28 (26.67%) Office 365
8 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (25.71%) SCCM
9 25 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 25 (23.81%) DNS
10 24 (22.86%) Apple
11 23 (21.90%) DHCP
11 23 (21.90%) PowerShell
12 22 (20.95%) Windows 7
12 22 (20.95%) Linux
13 21 (20.00%) ITIL
14 19 (18.10%) Mac OS
14 19 (18.10%) Mobile Device Management
15 18 (17.14%) VMware
16 17 (16.19%) Migration
17 16 (15.24%) Change Management
17 16 (15.24%) Apple iOS
17 16 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (15.24%) GDPR
18 15 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
19 14 (13.33%) Problem Management
19 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
19 14 (13.33%) Web Services
20 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Excel

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 (6.67%) Apache
1 7 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.71%) IIS
3 5 (4.76%) K2 blackpearl
4 4 (3.81%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.95%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.95%) Jetty
6 1 (0.95%) nginx
6 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
Applications
1 37 (35.24%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.95%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (26.67%) Office 365
3 25 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (9.52%) SaaS
5 7 (6.67%) Slack
6 5 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.90%) G Suite
7 2 (1.90%) IaaS
7 2 (1.90%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.90%) PaaS
8 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (23.81%) DNS
2 23 (21.90%) DHCP
3 15 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 9 (8.57%) VoIP
5 8 (7.62%) Network Security
6 6 (5.71%) VPN
6 6 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (4.76%) Firewall
7 5 (4.76%) LAN
8 3 (2.86%) SAN
8 3 (2.86%) WAN
9 2 (1.90%) Skype
9 2 (1.90%) Wireless
10 1 (0.95%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (0.95%) FTP
10 1 (0.95%) NAS
10 1 (0.95%) PBX
10 1 (0.95%) SMTP
10 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.95%) MySQL
4 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.81%) git-flow
3 3 (2.86%) JIRA
4 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.90%) GitLab
4 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.90%) Selenium
4 2 (1.90%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.90%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.90%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 5 (4.76%) Publishing
1 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
2 1 (0.95%) Finance
2 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.90%) Support Engineer
2 19 (18.10%) Windows Engineer
3 18 (17.14%) IT Support
3 18 (17.14%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (13.33%) Desktop Support
5 12 (11.43%) Active Directory Support
6 11 (10.48%) Architect
6 11 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (10.48%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 10 (9.52%) Analyst
7 10 (9.52%) Server Engineer
7 10 (9.52%) Server Support
7 10 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (9.52%) Windows Server Engineer
7 10 (9.52%) Windows Server Support
8 9 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (8.57%) Deployment Engineer
8 9 (8.57%) Office 365 Engineer
8 9 (8.57%) SCCM Engineer
9 8 (7.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.33%) Web Services
2 8 (7.62%) REST
3 4 (3.81%) Node.js
4 2 (1.90%) .NET
4 2 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.90%) MFC
4 2 (1.90%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.95%) CSS
5 1 (0.95%) HTML
5 1 (0.95%) OpenCL
5 1 (0.95%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) iPhone
2 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.81%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.81%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.81%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.86%) CMDB
4 3 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.86%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.90%) Grid Computing
5 2 (1.90%) PMI
6 1 (0.95%) Arduino
6 1 (0.95%) CCTV
6 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 45 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 43 (40.95%) Windows 10
3 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (20.95%) Linux
4 22 (20.95%) Windows 7
5 19 (18.10%) Mac OS
6 16 (15.24%) Apple iOS
7 7 (6.67%) Android
8 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.86%) CentOS
9 3 (2.86%) Debian
9 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.95%) Unix
11 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.00%) ITIL
2 19 (18.10%) Mobile Device Management
3 17 (16.19%) Migration
4 16 (15.24%) Change Management
5 14 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 13 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (11.43%) Application Packaging
7 12 (11.43%) Data Protection
7 12 (11.43%) DevOps
8 11 (10.48%) Microservices
8 11 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (9.52%) Runbook
9 10 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (8.57%) Service Design
11 8 (7.62%) Proactive Monitoring
12 7 (6.67%) Decision-Making
12 7 (6.67%) ITSM
12 7 (6.67%) SOA
12 7 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.90%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.71%) C#
2 6 (5.71%) Java
3 4 (3.81%) SQL
4 3 (2.86%) Python
5 2 (1.90%) ANSI C
5 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.90%) C
5 2 (1.90%) C++
5 2 (1.90%) C++/CLI
5 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (2.86%) A+ Certification
2 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.90%) PMP
3 1 (0.95%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.95%) Degree
3 1 (0.95%) PhD
3 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.24%) GDPR
2 4 (3.81%) HIPAA
2 4 (3.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.81%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (63.81%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (7.62%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.76%) Docker
6 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.95%) Samba
8 1 (0.95%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (25.71%) SCCM
2 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.76%) Ansible
3 5 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.76%) Puppet
3 5 (4.76%) Terraform
4 3 (2.86%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.90%) Kibana
5 2 (1.90%) logstash
5 2 (1.90%) Packer
5 2 (1.90%) SCOM
5 2 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.86%) Apple
3 18 (17.14%) VMware
4 8 (7.62%) Google
5 7 (6.67%) Cisco
5 7 (6.67%) New Relic
5 7 (6.67%) Oracle
5 7 (6.67%) PagerDuty
6 5 (4.76%) Atlassian
6 5 (4.76%) Synology
7 4 (3.81%) Dell
8 3 (2.86%) HP
9 2 (1.90%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (1.90%) Atmel
9 2 (1.90%) Citrix
9 2 (1.90%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.90%) McAfee
9 2 (1.90%) Meraki
9 2 (1.90%) NetApp
9 2 (1.90%) Palo Alto