Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 162 168 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 13.29% 13.94% 14.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.13% 58.33% 58.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 127 117
Oxfordshire median daily rate £328 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.07% +15.00% -10.45%
10th Percentile £143 £138 £123
90th Percentile £597 £500 £438
South East median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 26
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -0.80% +11.61%
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.00 £9.40
90th Percentile £24.44 £103.11 £30.13
South East median hourly rate £16.58 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.63% +6.67% -13.03%

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 231 288 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 18.95% 23.90% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 213 201
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £150 £151 £128
90th Percentile £594 £599 £508
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 26
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.74% -0.80% +0.81%
10th Percentile £14.56 £10.00 £9.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £103.11 £30.13
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -5.56%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -4 62 £325 -13.33% 32
Kidlington +3 22 £375 -5.66% 6
Banbury +4 17 £447 +11.81% 2
Abingdon -12 10 £168 +2.92% 11
Henley-on-Thames +1 6 £250 -
Witney 0 6 - - 8
Carterton -1 2 £190 +80.95%
Burford - 1 £245 -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 77 (47.53%) Active Directory
2 74 (45.68%) Microsoft
3 68 (41.98%) Windows Server
4 58 (35.80%) Windows 10
5 35 (21.60%) Office 365
5 35 (21.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (19.75%) Microsoft Office
7 31 (19.14%) SQL
8 30 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 28 (17.28%) Linux
9 28 (17.28%) VMware
10 26 (16.05%) SCCM
11 25 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
11 25 (15.43%) Windows 7
11 25 (15.43%) SQL Server
12 24 (14.81%) ITIL
12 24 (14.81%) Migration
13 22 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (12.96%) DNS
15 20 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (11.73%) PowerShell
16 19 (11.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 18 (11.11%) DHCP
17 18 (11.11%) Finance
18 17 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (10.49%) Apple
19 16 (9.88%) Application Packaging
20 14 (8.64%) WAN
20 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel

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 12 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.94%) IIS
4 5 (3.09%) Apache
5 4 (2.47%) Totara
6 3 (1.85%) CMS
6 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.85%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.85%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (19.75%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (6.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.23%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.62%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.62%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 35 (21.60%) Office 365
2 30 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.94%) IaaS
4 8 (4.94%) PaaS
5 6 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.09%) SaaS
7 4 (2.47%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.85%) Yammer
9 2 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.23%) G Suite
9 2 (1.23%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.96%) DNS
2 18 (11.11%) DHCP
3 14 (8.64%) LAN
3 14 (8.64%) WAN
4 12 (7.41%) SAN
5 11 (6.79%) VoIP
6 10 (6.17%) Firewall
7 6 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (3.70%) SMS
7 6 (3.70%) VPN
8 5 (3.09%) Network Security
9 4 (2.47%) Internet
9 4 (2.47%) IPv4
10 3 (1.85%) MPLS
11 2 (1.23%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (1.23%) PBX
11 2 (1.23%) Skype
11 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.62%) DataStage
7 1 (0.62%) MySQL
7 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.62%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (2.47%) CMake
1 4 (2.47%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.23%) Subversion
3 2 (1.23%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (11.11%) Finance
2 9 (5.56%) Banking
2 9 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.70%) Publishing
4 4 (2.47%) Front Office
5 3 (1.85%) Electronics
5 3 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.23%) German Language
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (16.67%) Analyst
2 24 (14.81%) IT Support
3 23 (14.20%) Support Engineer
4 18 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 17 (10.49%) Architect
6 16 (9.88%) Desktop Support
7 15 (9.26%) Consultant
8 13 (8.02%) IT Analyst
8 13 (8.02%) IT Support Analyst
9 12 (7.41%) Developer
9 12 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (6.79%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (6.17%) Administrator
12 9 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (5.56%) Service Analyst
12 9 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (4.94%) 1st Line Support
13 8 (4.94%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.94%) Web Services
2 6 (3.70%) .NET
3 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.47%) Node.js
4 3 (1.85%) CSS
4 3 (1.85%) HTML
4 3 (1.85%) JSON
4 3 (1.85%) Kafka
4 3 (1.85%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.85%) XML
5 2 (1.23%) WPF
5 2 (1.23%) XSLT
6 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.62%) jQuery
6 1 (0.62%) libvirt
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (8.02%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.41%) iPhone
3 7 (4.32%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.85%) CMDB
6 3 (1.85%) iPad
6 3 (1.85%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.23%) Life Science
7 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.62%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.62%) PKI
8 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (41.98%) Windows Server
2 58 (35.80%) Windows 10
3 35 (21.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (17.28%) Linux
5 25 (15.43%) Windows 7
6 20 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.17%) Windows 8
8 9 (5.56%) Mac OS X
9 7 (4.32%) Unix
9 7 (4.32%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.09%) Android
10 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.09%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.23%) CentOS
12 2 (1.23%) Debian
12 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.81%) ITIL
1 24 (14.81%) Migration
2 22 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (11.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (9.88%) Application Packaging
6 9 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.56%) Performance Management
7 8 (4.94%) Data Protection
7 8 (4.94%) Proactive Monitoring
7 8 (4.94%) Storage Virtualisation
8 7 (4.32%) Change Management
8 7 (4.32%) Time Management
9 6 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (3.70%) Mentoring
9 6 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (3.70%) Project Management
9 6 (3.70%) Runbook
10 5 (3.09%) Break/Fix
10 5 (3.09%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.14%) SQL
2 19 (11.73%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.94%) C#
4 7 (4.32%) Python
5 6 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.09%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.09%) C++
6 5 (3.09%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.09%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.47%) Java
8 3 (1.85%) C
8 3 (1.85%) Scala
9 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.62%) COBOL
10 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.62%) Smalltalk
10 1 (0.62%) VB
10 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (8.02%) Degree
2 11 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.70%) MCSE
6 5 (3.09%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.23%) MCITP
7 2 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.94%) GDPR
2 4 (2.47%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (1.85%) HIPAA
3 3 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (47.53%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.41%) vSphere
4 9 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.09%) Docker
7 4 (2.47%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.85%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.23%) Samba
9 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.62%) Firmware
10 1 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.62%) KVM
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.62%) QEMU
10 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (16.05%) SCCM
2 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (4.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.70%) AirWatch
4 5 (3.09%) Ansible
5 3 (1.85%) WSUS
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.23%) Foglight
6 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.23%) Packer
6 2 (1.23%) Puppet
6 2 (1.23%) SCOM
6 2 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Sentry
6 2 (1.23%) Terraform
6 2 (1.23%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 74 (45.68%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.28%) VMware
3 17 (10.49%) Apple
4 13 (8.02%) HP
5 11 (6.79%) Cisco
6 10 (6.17%) Oracle
7 9 (5.56%) NetApp
8 7 (4.32%) Ivanti
9 5 (3.09%) Citrix
9 5 (3.09%) Dell
10 4 (2.47%) Cognos
10 4 (2.47%) Google
11 3 (1.85%) Adobe
11 3 (1.85%) Avaya
11 3 (1.85%) Lotus
11 3 (1.85%) SAP
12 2 (1.23%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.23%) IBM
12 2 (1.23%) Remedy
12 2 (1.23%) Sophos