Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 13 7
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 212 125 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 16.73% 11.15% 15.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.86% 51.02% 66.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 73 134
Oxfordshire median daily rate £325 £300 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.13% -11.99%
10th Percentile £143 £143 £128
90th Percentile £593 £521 £504
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £353
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.71% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 24
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £13.59 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £24.44 £20.05 £22.93
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.93 £15.50
% change year-on-year +17.25% -3.71% -3.13%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 295 245 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 23.28% 21.86% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 153 192
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +28.57% -3.11%
10th Percentile £148 £165 £129
90th Percentile £580 £550 £524
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71% -11.11%
10th Percentile £13.77 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £20.05 £32.00
South East median hourly rate £18.80 £16.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +13.91% -10.81% +8.82%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Oxfordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Oxfordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Oxfordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Oxfordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Oxfordshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +8 101 £325 -2.99% 27
Kidlington +2 27 £375 -23.08% 3
Banbury +4 16 £447 +11.81% 1
Abingdon -2 15 £168 -27.57% 5
Witney +1 3 - -
Carterton 0 3 £115 +15.00%
Henley-on-Thames +1 2 £169 - 1
Bicester -3 1 £135 - 3
Thame -9 1 £120 -70.00% 4
Windows
South East

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 103 (48.58%) Active Directory
2 94 (44.34%) Windows Server
3 84 (39.62%) Microsoft
4 77 (36.32%) Windows 10
5 53 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (24.53%) Office 365
7 50 (23.58%) Amazon AWS
7 50 (23.58%) Microsoft Office
8 47 (22.17%) SCCM
9 46 (21.70%) Linux
10 39 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
11 38 (17.92%) ITIL
12 35 (16.51%) DNS
12 35 (16.51%) Migration
12 35 (16.51%) Windows 7
13 33 (15.57%) PowerShell
14 32 (15.09%) VMware
15 31 (14.62%) DHCP
16 30 (14.15%) SQL
17 29 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (12.26%) Apple
18 26 (12.26%) Application Packaging
18 26 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 25 (11.79%) Windows Server 2008
20 23 (10.85%) GDPR
21 21 (9.91%) Microsoft Intune
22 20 (9.43%) Mobile Device Management
22 20 (9.43%) Continuous Integration

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 9 (4.25%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.83%) Apache
4 5 (2.36%) IIS
4 5 (2.36%) K2 blackpearl
5 4 (1.89%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.89%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.47%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.47%) Confluence
8 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.47%) SAS
8 1 (0.47%) Totara
Applications
1 50 (23.58%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.94%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.47%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.47%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 52 (24.53%) Office 365
2 50 (23.58%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (6.13%) SaaS
5 10 (4.72%) Slack
6 5 (2.36%) OneDrive
6 5 (2.36%) PaaS
7 4 (1.89%) IaaS
8 3 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.42%) G Suite
8 3 (1.42%) Yammer
9 2 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.94%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (16.51%) DNS
2 31 (14.62%) DHCP
3 20 (9.43%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (5.66%) WAN
5 11 (5.19%) SAN
6 10 (4.72%) LAN
6 10 (4.72%) VoIP
7 7 (3.30%) SMS
8 5 (2.36%) Firewall
8 5 (2.36%) Network Security
8 5 (2.36%) VPN
9 4 (1.89%) Skype
9 4 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.42%) Internet
11 2 (0.94%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (0.94%) BGP
11 2 (0.94%) OSPF
11 2 (0.94%) PBX
11 2 (0.94%) SMTP
12 1 (0.47%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.55%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.47%) DataStage
7 1 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (3.30%) JIRA
2 5 (2.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.89%) CMake
3 4 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.42%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.94%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (6.13%) Finance
2 11 (5.19%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.25%) Publishing
4 5 (2.36%) Banking
5 4 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.42%) Electronics
7 2 (0.94%) German Language
7 2 (0.94%) Marketing
7 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (20.75%) Support Engineer
2 32 (15.09%) Analyst
3 31 (14.62%) Architect
4 30 (14.15%) Windows Engineer
5 27 (12.74%) IT Support
5 27 (12.74%) Systems Engineer
6 22 (10.38%) Desktop Support
6 22 (10.38%) Support Analyst
7 20 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (7.55%) Applications Engineer
9 15 (7.08%) Office 365 Engineer
10 14 (6.60%) Applications Support
10 14 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (6.60%) IT Analyst
10 14 (6.60%) IT Support Analyst
10 14 (6.60%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 13 (6.13%) Administrator
11 13 (6.13%) Consultant
11 13 (6.13%) Server Engineer
11 13 (6.13%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.96%) Web Services
2 10 (4.72%) REST
3 8 (3.77%) Node.js
4 4 (1.89%) .NET
5 3 (1.42%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.42%) Kafka
5 3 (1.42%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.94%) CSS
6 2 (0.94%) HTML
6 2 (0.94%) XML
6 2 (0.94%) XSLT
7 1 (0.47%) jQuery
7 1 (0.47%) libvirt
7 1 (0.47%) OpenCL
7 1 (0.47%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.60%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.72%) CMDB
4 9 (4.25%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.83%) iPhone
6 6 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.36%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.89%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.42%) Life Science
9 3 (1.42%) PKI
10 2 (0.94%) Clustering
10 2 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.94%) iPad
10 2 (0.94%) Social Media
10 2 (0.94%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 94 (44.34%) Windows Server
2 77 (36.32%) Windows 10
3 53 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (21.70%) Linux
5 35 (16.51%) Windows 7
6 25 (11.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (8.02%) Apple iOS
7 17 (8.02%) Mac OS
8 8 (3.77%) Mac OS X
8 8 (3.77%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.30%) Unix
9 7 (3.30%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.42%) Android
10 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.94%) CentOS
11 2 (0.94%) Debian
11 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.92%) ITIL
2 35 (16.51%) Migration
3 29 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (12.26%) Application Packaging
4 26 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 26 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (9.43%) Mobile Device Management
6 19 (8.96%) Data Protection
7 18 (8.49%) Change Management
7 18 (8.49%) Microservices
8 15 (7.08%) Proactive Monitoring
8 15 (7.08%) Problem Management
9 14 (6.60%) DevOps
9 14 (6.60%) Runbook
9 14 (6.60%) Time Management
10 13 (6.13%) ITSM
11 11 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (4.72%) Decision-Making
12 10 (4.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.57%) PowerShell
2 30 (14.15%) SQL
3 11 (5.19%) C#
4 8 (3.77%) Java
5 6 (2.83%) Scala
6 5 (2.36%) C++
6 5 (2.36%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.36%) Python
6 5 (2.36%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.89%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.42%) C
9 1 (0.47%) COBOL
9 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.47%) Smalltalk
9 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (5.19%) Degree
2 9 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.36%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.42%) MCSE
8 2 (0.94%) CCNA
8 2 (0.94%) CCNP
8 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.94%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.94%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.94%) MCITP
8 2 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.85%) GDPR
2 6 (2.83%) HIPAA
2 6 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (48.58%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (5.66%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.72%) vSphere
6 8 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (2.36%) Docker
8 3 (1.42%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.94%) Samba
9 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.94%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.47%) KVM
10 1 (0.47%) QEMU
10 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (22.17%) SCCM
2 21 (9.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (4.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.83%) Ansible
4 6 (2.83%) SCOM
5 5 (2.36%) WSUS
6 4 (1.89%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.42%) Puppet
7 3 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.42%) Terraform
8 2 (0.94%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.94%) Packer
8 2 (0.94%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 84 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.09%) VMware
3 26 (12.26%) Apple
4 12 (5.66%) HP
4 12 (5.66%) Oracle
5 10 (4.72%) NetApp
5 10 (4.72%) New Relic
5 10 (4.72%) PagerDuty
6 8 (3.77%) Cisco
7 7 (3.30%) Citrix
7 7 (3.30%) Google
8 6 (2.83%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.36%) Cognos
9 5 (2.36%) Ivanti
9 5 (2.36%) Synology
10 4 (1.89%) Lotus
10 4 (1.89%) SAP
11 3 (1.42%) Dell
11 3 (1.42%) McAfee
11 3 (1.42%) SolarWinds