Period
to 22 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 4 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 134 214 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 18.59% 17.04% 11.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.22% 71.81% 54.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 157 84
Oxfordshire median daily rate £275 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -5.45% +10.89%
10th Percentile £135 £143 £143
90th Percentile £558 £592 £504
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 24
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.93 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +6.06% +17.86%
10th Percentile £20.93 £13.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £128.25 £24.44 £20.65
South East median hourly rate £16.62 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.06% +16.67% -3.23%

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 183 298 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 25.38% 23.73% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 205 158
Oxfordshire median daily rate £300 £385 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.08% -12.50% +20.88%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £171
90th Percentile £556 £583 £556
South East median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 24
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.93 £17.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.18% +7.58% +17.86%
10th Percentile £16.99 £13.95 £10.00
90th Percentile £119.75 £57.50 £20.65
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -8.11%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 +3 77 £275 -15.38% 39
Kidlington +2 11 £400 +6.67% 7
Banbury 0 9 £280 -37.40% 5
Thame - 2 - - 5
Witney +2 1 £150 - 7
Bicester +1 1 £160 +18.52% 7
Abingdon -11 1 - - 17
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 63 (47.01%) Windows 10
2 55 (41.04%) Office 365
3 48 (35.82%) Microsoft
4 43 (32.09%) Active Directory
5 38 (28.36%) Windows Server
6 24 (17.91%) ITIL
6 24 (17.91%) SCCM
7 21 (15.67%) Azure
8 19 (14.18%) Apple iOS
8 19 (14.18%) Jamf Pro
9 18 (13.43%) Mac OS
9 18 (13.43%) VMware
10 16 (11.94%) Linux
10 16 (11.94%) VoIP
10 16 (11.94%) Apple
10 16 (11.94%) TCP/IP
10 16 (11.94%) Bash Shell
10 16 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (11.19%) LAN
11 15 (11.19%) WAN
11 15 (11.19%) Python
11 15 (11.19%) Telecoms
11 15 (11.19%) Windows 7
12 14 (10.45%) DevOps
13 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Intune
13 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Office
13 13 (9.70%) Cisco
13 13 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (8.96%) MS Exchange
14 12 (8.96%) Migration

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 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.22%) ColdFusion
4 4 (2.99%) Apache
4 4 (2.99%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.99%) IIS
4 4 (2.99%) Jetty
5 3 (2.24%) CMS
5 3 (2.24%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.24%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 55 (41.04%) Office 365
2 21 (15.67%) Azure
3 10 (7.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.97%) AWS
5 5 (3.73%) IaaS
5 5 (3.73%) PaaS
5 5 (3.73%) SaaS
6 4 (2.99%) Datadog
6 4 (2.99%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.99%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.75%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.75%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.94%) TCP/IP
1 16 (11.94%) VoIP
2 15 (11.19%) LAN
2 15 (11.19%) WAN
3 10 (7.46%) DNS
4 6 (4.48%) Internet
5 4 (2.99%) FTP
5 4 (2.99%) HTTP
5 4 (2.99%) Intranet
5 4 (2.99%) Skype
5 4 (2.99%) VPN
5 4 (2.99%) Wireless
6 3 (2.24%) Firewall
6 3 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.49%) DHCP
7 2 (1.49%) Network Security
8 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.75%) SSL
8 1 (0.75%) Symposium
8 1 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) MySQL
1 8 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.73%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Git (software)
1 8 (5.97%) Jenkins
1 8 (5.97%) TeamCity
2 4 (2.99%) Bitbucket
2 4 (2.99%) GoCD
2 4 (2.99%) Gradle
2 4 (2.99%) IntelliJ
2 4 (2.99%) Maven
2 4 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.24%) Subversion
3 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.75%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.75%) QARun
4 1 (0.75%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.75%) WinRunner
General
1 15 (11.19%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.48%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.99%) Finance
4 3 (2.24%) German Language
4 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Automotive
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Games
5 1 (0.75%) Publishing
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (31.34%) Support Engineer
2 22 (16.42%) Analyst
2 22 (16.42%) Mac Engineer
3 21 (15.67%) IT Support
4 17 (12.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (11.94%) Support Analyst
6 14 (10.45%) 1st Line Support
7 13 (9.70%) IT Analyst
7 13 (9.70%) IT Support Analyst
8 11 (8.21%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 11 (8.21%) Architect
9 9 (6.72%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (6.72%) Developer
9 9 (6.72%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (5.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (5.22%) Desktop Support
11 7 (5.22%) IT Engineer
11 7 (5.22%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.97%) HTML
2 4 (2.99%) .NET
2 4 (2.99%) Dropwizard
2 4 (2.99%) Java SE
2 4 (2.99%) Kafka
2 4 (2.99%) Lambda Expressions
2 4 (2.99%) LAMP
2 4 (2.99%) Spring
2 4 (2.99%) Spring Boot
3 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.24%) Ajax
3 3 (2.24%) CSS
3 3 (2.24%) jQuery
3 3 (2.24%) JSON
3 3 (2.24%) RESTful
3 3 (2.24%) SOAP
3 3 (2.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (2.24%) XML
4 2 (1.49%) Java RMI
4 2 (1.49%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Handset
2 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.99%) Replication
4 3 (2.24%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.24%) iPhone
4 3 (2.24%) NHS
4 3 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.24%) User Experience
4 3 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.49%) PKI
5 2 (1.49%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.49%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.75%) ASIC
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 63 (47.01%) Windows 10
2 38 (28.36%) Windows Server
3 19 (14.18%) Apple iOS
4 18 (13.43%) Mac OS
5 16 (11.94%) Linux
5 16 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (11.19%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.73%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.49%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.75%) Android
10 1 (0.75%) CentOS
10 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.91%) ITIL
2 14 (10.45%) DevOps
3 12 (8.96%) Migration
4 11 (8.21%) BCP
5 10 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (5.97%) Configuration Management
6 8 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (5.97%) Deployment Automation
7 7 (5.22%) Machine Learning
7 7 (5.22%) Technical Leadership
8 6 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (4.48%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.73%) Data Protection
9 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure as Code
9 5 (3.73%) Performance Testing
9 5 (3.73%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.99%) Systems Engineering
10 4 (2.99%) Web SSO
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.94%) Bash Shell
2 15 (11.19%) Python
3 8 (5.97%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.48%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.48%) SQL
5 4 (2.99%) Java
5 4 (2.99%) Java 9
5 4 (2.99%) Kotlin
5 4 (2.99%) Perl
5 4 (2.99%) PHP
5 4 (2.99%) Ruby
5 4 (2.99%) Scala
6 2 (1.49%) C++
6 2 (1.49%) VBScript
7 1 (0.75%) C#
7 1 (0.75%) Java 8
7 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.22%) Degree
4 3 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.24%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.49%) CCNA
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.49%) MCP
6 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) ISEB
6 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
2 4 (2.99%) SLA
3 3 (2.24%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 43 (32.09%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.46%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.97%) Docker
5 3 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.24%) vSphere
6 2 (1.49%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.49%) XenApp
6 2 (1.49%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (17.91%) SCCM
2 19 (14.18%) Jamf Pro
3 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.73%) Ansible
4 5 (3.73%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.73%) Puppet
4 5 (3.73%) Terraform
5 4 (2.99%) Graphite
5 4 (2.99%) Kibana
5 4 (2.99%) logstash
5 4 (2.99%) Nagios
5 4 (2.99%) SCOM
5 4 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.99%) StatsD
6 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.43%) VMware
3 16 (11.94%) Apple
4 13 (9.70%) Cisco
5 9 (6.72%) Oracle
6 5 (3.73%) Citrix
7 4 (2.99%) Adobe
7 4 (2.99%) IBM
7 4 (2.99%) New Relic
7 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.24%) Dell
8 3 (2.24%) HP
8 3 (2.24%) Splunk
9 1 (0.75%) BT
9 1 (0.75%) CommVault
9 1 (0.75%) NetApp
9 1 (0.75%) NETGEAR
9 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.75%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.75%) WatchGuard