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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 8 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -6 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 70 116 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 12.64% 23.34% 18.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.34% 81.12% 67.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 93 68
Median daily rate £300 £250 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -22.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 39
Median hourly rate £14.35 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £12.80 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £34.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 116 143 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 20.94% 28.77% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 110 111
Median daily rate £338 £250 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -26.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £135 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 40
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Oxfordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -11 31 £245 -2.00% 15
Kidlington 0 8 £266 -3.61% 2
Bicester - 3 - - 1
Banbury +5 2 £300 - 2
Abingdon - 1 - - 11
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 65 (47.79%) Microsoft
2 56 (41.18%) Active Directory
3 37 (27.21%) Windows 7
3 37 (27.21%) Windows Server
4 28 (20.59%) Windows 10
4 28 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (20.59%) ITIL
5 27 (19.85%) Office 365
5 27 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (18.38%) MS Excel
7 24 (17.65%) VMware
8 23 (16.91%) Linux
8 23 (16.91%) SCCM
9 22 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
9 22 (16.18%) Migration
10 19 (13.97%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (11.76%) MS Office
11 16 (11.76%) .NET
12 15 (11.03%) DNS
12 15 (11.03%) Data Centre
13 13 (9.56%) PRINCE2
14 12 (8.82%) SQL
14 12 (8.82%) MS Exchange
14 12 (8.82%) LAN
14 12 (8.82%) WAN
14 12 (8.82%) PMI
14 12 (8.82%) PMP
14 12 (8.82%) PMI Certification
14 12 (8.82%) Citrix
15 11 (8.09%) Unix

Windows
Top Related 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 12 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.21%) IIS
5 3 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.47%) Apache
6 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (18.38%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.47%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.85%) Office 365
2 22 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (13.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.94%) IaaS
4 4 (2.94%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.94%) SaaS
5 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.03%) DNS
2 12 (8.82%) LAN
2 12 (8.82%) WAN
3 8 (5.88%) Firewall
3 8 (5.88%) Skype
4 7 (5.15%) DHCP
5 5 (3.68%) SMTP
6 4 (2.94%) SAN
7 3 (2.21%) DMARC
7 3 (2.21%) Internet
7 3 (2.21%) Network Security
7 3 (2.21%) VoIP
8 2 (1.47%) BGP
8 2 (1.47%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.47%) OSPF
8 2 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.47%) VPN
8 2 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.74%) 3G
9 1 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.21%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.47%) MySQL
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.74%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.74%) MSI
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.88%) Back Office
1 8 (5.88%) Publishing
2 4 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (0.74%) Advertising
3 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (20.59%) Analyst
2 20 (14.71%) Service Analyst
2 20 (14.71%) Service Desk Analyst
2 20 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 19 (13.97%) IT Support
4 15 (11.03%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (9.56%) IT Analyst
5 13 (9.56%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.56%) Service Desk Support
5 13 (9.56%) Support Analyst
6 11 (8.09%) IT Support Analyst
6 11 (8.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 10 (7.35%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (6.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 9 (6.62%) Architect
8 9 (6.62%) Developer
9 8 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.76%) .NET
2 8 (5.88%) Web Services
3 6 (4.41%) HTML
4 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.94%) XML
5 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.21%) J2EE
5 3 (2.21%) JSP
5 3 (2.21%) WPF
6 2 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.47%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.47%) WAP
6 2 (1.47%) WinForms
7 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.74%) CSS
7 1 (0.74%) CSS3
7 1 (0.74%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.74%) Java EE
7 1 (0.74%) Node.js
7 1 (0.74%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.82%) PMI
3 10 (7.35%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.62%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.94%) BYOD
6 4 (2.94%) CMDB
6 4 (2.94%) Handset
6 4 (2.94%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.21%) PKI
8 2 (1.47%) CCTV
8 2 (1.47%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.47%) EPoS
8 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.74%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.74%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 37 (27.21%) Windows 7
1 37 (27.21%) Windows Server
2 28 (20.59%) Windows 10
2 28 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (16.91%) Linux
5 11 (8.09%) Unix
6 10 (7.35%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.15%) Mac OS
8 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.68%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.94%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (2.21%) Android
11 3 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.74%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.74%) CentOS
13 1 (0.74%) SUSE
13 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.59%) ITIL
2 22 (16.18%) Migration
3 13 (9.56%) PRINCE2
4 10 (7.35%) Change Management
4 10 (7.35%) Network Design
5 9 (6.62%) Project Management
6 7 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.15%) Service Management
7 6 (4.41%) Application Rationalisation
7 6 (4.41%) CRM
7 6 (4.41%) Release Management
7 6 (4.41%) Risk Management
7 6 (4.41%) SOA
8 5 (3.68%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.68%) Fault Analysis
8 5 (3.68%) Service Design
8 5 (3.68%) Time Management
9 4 (2.94%) Application Virtualisation
9 4 (2.94%) Data Migration
9 4 (2.94%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.82%) SQL
2 10 (7.35%) C#
2 10 (7.35%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.62%) Java
4 6 (4.41%) C++
5 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.94%) Perl
5 4 (2.94%) PHP
6 3 (2.21%) C
6 3 (2.21%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.47%) VBScript
7 2 (1.47%) XAML
8 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (8.82%) PMI Certification
1 12 (8.82%) PMP
2 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.15%) CCNA
3 7 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.68%) MCSE
5 3 (2.21%) Degree
5 3 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.47%) CCNP
6 2 (1.47%) JNCIA
6 2 (1.47%) MCTS
7 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.74%) MCDST
7 1 (0.74%) MCITP
7 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.74%) RHCE
7 1 (0.74%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) PMO
2 3 (2.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 56 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.09%) Hyper-V
2 11 (8.09%) vSphere
3 10 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.88%) XenApp
5 7 (5.15%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.47%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.74%) Docker
9 1 (0.74%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.74%) Xen
9 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (16.91%) SCCM
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (5.15%) SCOM
3 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (2.94%) AppDNA
4 4 (2.94%) EdgeSight
5 3 (2.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.47%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.47%) Sysprep
6 2 (1.47%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.74%) Ansible
7 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.74%) Puppet
7 1 (0.74%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.74%) WMI
7 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (47.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (17.65%) VMware
3 12 (8.82%) Citrix
4 8 (5.88%) Apple
4 8 (5.88%) HP
4 8 (5.88%) NetApp
4 8 (5.88%) Oracle
5 6 (4.41%) Cisco
6 5 (3.68%) Sophos
7 3 (2.21%) Clearswift
7 3 (2.21%) Dell
7 3 (2.21%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.21%) Siebel
7 3 (2.21%) Talend
8 2 (1.47%) Adobe
8 2 (1.47%) AppSense
8 2 (1.47%) EMC
8 2 (1.47%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.74%) WatchGuard
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
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