Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 12 2
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 216 133 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 17.39% 11.27% 20.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.06% 58.08% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 78 165
Oxfordshire median daily rate £325 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -7.69%
10th Percentile £143 £143 £128
90th Percentile £591 £502 £525
South East median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 24
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.68 £15.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.29% +8.39% -11.11%
10th Percentile £12.82 £10.09 £8.80
90th Percentile £20.33 £19.85 £22.93
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.83% +3.87%

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 284 229 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 22.87% 19.41% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 134 213
Oxfordshire median daily rate £366 £428 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.33% +31.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £148 £150 £128
90th Percentile £585 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.32% +8.39% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.09 £8.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £19.85 £32.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.98 £21.50
% change year-on-year +9.49% -25.66% +34.38%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +6 101 £325 -16.67% 25
Kidlington +2 28 £375 -21.05% 3
Banbury +2 14 £450 +12.38% 1
Abingdon +6 13 £168 -27.57% 8
Bicester -2 4 £163 - 4
Thame -2 3 £118 -70.63% 3
Carterton - 2 £115 -
Witney 0 1 - - 3
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 118 (54.63%) Active Directory
2 87 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 87 (40.28%) Windows Server
3 83 (38.43%) Windows 10
4 55 (25.46%) Microsoft Office
5 54 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 51 (23.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (23.15%) Office 365
8 49 (22.69%) SCCM
9 43 (19.91%) ITIL
9 43 (19.91%) Windows 7
10 41 (18.98%) Microsoft Azure
10 41 (18.98%) Linux
11 34 (15.74%) DNS
11 34 (15.74%) Migration
12 33 (15.28%) PowerShell
13 31 (14.35%) VMware
14 30 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (13.43%) DHCP
15 29 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (12.96%) Mobile Device Management
16 28 (12.96%) Apple
17 26 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (11.57%) Change Management
19 24 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
19 24 (11.11%) Application Packaging
20 23 (10.65%) Remote Desktop
20 23 (10.65%) SQL
20 23 (10.65%) GDPR
21 20 (9.26%) SQL Server

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 16 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.70%) Apache
3 7 (3.24%) IIS
4 5 (2.31%) K2 blackpearl
4 5 (2.31%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.85%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.46%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.46%) Confluence
7 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.46%) Jetty
7 1 (0.46%) nginx
7 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (25.46%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.93%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.46%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 54 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (23.15%) Office 365
3 41 (18.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (6.02%) SaaS
5 10 (4.63%) Slack
6 6 (2.78%) G Suite
7 5 (2.31%) PaaS
8 4 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.85%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.39%) IaaS
10 2 (0.93%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.93%) Yammer
11 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.74%) DNS
2 29 (13.43%) DHCP
3 23 (10.65%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (5.56%) VPN
5 11 (5.09%) SAN
5 11 (5.09%) VoIP
5 11 (5.09%) WAN
6 9 (4.17%) LAN
7 6 (2.78%) Firewall
7 6 (2.78%) Network Security
7 6 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.85%) Skype
9 3 (1.39%) SMS
9 3 (1.39%) SMTP
10 2 (0.93%) Internet
10 2 (0.93%) MPLS
10 2 (0.93%) OSPF
10 2 (0.93%) PBX
10 2 (0.93%) PSTN
10 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.41%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.46%) MySQL
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.46%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (3.24%) JIRA
2 5 (2.31%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.85%) CMake
3 4 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.39%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.93%) Subversion
5 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.46%) git-flow
6 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (5.56%) Publishing
2 11 (5.09%) Finance
3 7 (3.24%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.85%) Banking
5 3 (1.39%) Electronics
6 2 (0.93%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 31 (14.35%) Analyst
3 29 (13.43%) Windows Engineer
4 28 (12.96%) IT Support
5 27 (12.50%) Architect
6 26 (12.04%) Desktop Support
6 26 (12.04%) Systems Engineer
7 22 (10.19%) Support Analyst
8 18 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
11 14 (6.48%) Applications Support
11 14 (6.48%) Office 365 Engineer
11 14 (6.48%) Windows Systems Engineer
12 13 (6.02%) Active Directory Support
13 12 (5.56%) Server Engineer
13 12 (5.56%) Service Analyst
13 12 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
13 12 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.26%) Web Services
2 10 (4.63%) REST
3 8 (3.70%) Node.js
4 6 (2.78%) .NET
5 4 (1.85%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.39%) Kafka
6 3 (1.39%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.93%) CSS
7 2 (0.93%) HTML
7 2 (0.93%) XML
7 2 (0.93%) XSLT
8 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.46%) jQuery
8 1 (0.46%) MFC
8 1 (0.46%) OpenCL
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.46%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.63%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.63%) iPhone
3 9 (4.17%) CMDB
4 8 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.78%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.78%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.85%) PMI
7 3 (1.39%) iPad
7 3 (1.39%) NHS
7 3 (1.39%) PKI
8 2 (0.93%) Clustering
8 2 (0.93%) Handset
8 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (40.28%) Windows Server
2 83 (38.43%) Windows 10
3 51 (23.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (19.91%) Windows 7
5 41 (18.98%) Linux
6 26 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (8.80%) Mac OS
8 17 (7.87%) Apple iOS
9 13 (6.02%) Android
10 8 (3.70%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.24%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.78%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.31%) Unix
14 4 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.39%) CentOS
15 3 (1.39%) Debian
15 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.91%) ITIL
2 34 (15.74%) Migration
3 30 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (12.96%) Mobile Device Management
6 25 (11.57%) Change Management
7 24 (11.11%) Application Packaging
8 20 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (9.26%) Time Management
9 19 (8.80%) Problem Management
10 18 (8.33%) Microservices
11 17 (7.87%) Data Protection
12 16 (7.41%) DevOps
13 15 (6.94%) Proactive Monitoring
14 14 (6.48%) Decision-Making
14 14 (6.48%) Service Design
15 13 (6.02%) Project Planning
15 13 (6.02%) Runbook
16 12 (5.56%) Project Management
17 11 (5.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.28%) PowerShell
2 23 (10.65%) SQL
3 13 (6.02%) C#
4 8 (3.70%) Java
5 6 (2.78%) C++
5 6 (2.78%) Scala
6 5 (2.31%) Python
7 4 (1.85%) C
7 4 (1.85%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.39%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.46%) ANSI C
9 1 (0.46%) C++/CLI
9 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (3.24%) Degree
2 6 (2.78%) A+ Certification
3 5 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.85%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.85%) PMP
4 4 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.39%) MCSE
6 2 (0.93%) CCNA
6 2 (0.93%) CCNP
6 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.93%) JNCIA
6 2 (0.93%) MCITP
7 1 (0.46%) MCP
7 1 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.65%) GDPR
2 6 (2.78%) HIPAA
2 6 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 118 (54.63%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (5.09%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.63%) vSphere
6 7 (3.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (2.78%) Docker
8 2 (0.93%) Samba
8 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (22.69%) SCCM
2 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.24%) Ansible
4 5 (2.31%) SCOM
4 5 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.85%) Puppet
5 4 (1.85%) Terraform
6 3 (1.39%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.39%) Packer
6 3 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.39%) WSUS
7 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Sentry
8 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 87 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.35%) VMware
3 28 (12.96%) Apple
4 13 (6.02%) Cisco
5 12 (5.56%) Google
6 11 (5.09%) HP
6 11 (5.09%) NetApp
6 11 (5.09%) Oracle
7 10 (4.63%) New Relic
7 10 (4.63%) PagerDuty
8 6 (2.78%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.31%) Citrix
9 5 (2.31%) Synology
10 4 (1.85%) Cognos
10 4 (1.85%) Dell
10 4 (1.85%) Ivanti
10 4 (1.85%) McAfee
11 3 (1.39%) Meraki
11 3 (1.39%) SAP
11 3 (1.39%) SolarWinds