Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 182 159 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 14.97% 13.10% 20.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.98% 59.33% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 97 187
Oxfordshire median daily rate £300 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £133 £128 £134
90th Percentile £500 £508 £465
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 34
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.61% -4.35% +22.34%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.78 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.25 £22.25 £55.53
South East median hourly rate £16.64 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.92% -14.29% +12.90%

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 289 268 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 23.77% 22.08% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 174 234
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.61% -12.50%
10th Percentile £143 £143 £141
90th Percentile £620 £508 £467
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 35
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.61% -5.71% +23.24%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.78 £12.20
90th Percentile £54.25 £22.25 £55.45
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +25.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -4 102 £325 - 30
Kidlington -1 18 £398 +174.14% 6
Abingdon +8 9 £133 +33.27% 16
Banbury +1 7 £350 -9.68% 3
Carterton - 7 £105 -
Thame - 3 £120 - 1
Bicester 0 2 £163 -45.83% 5
Witney -5 1 - - 3
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 122 (67.03%) Active Directory
2 74 (40.66%) Microsoft
3 64 (35.16%) Windows Server
4 60 (32.97%) Office 365
4 60 (32.97%) VMware
5 56 (30.77%) DNS
6 53 (29.12%) Windows 10
7 52 (28.57%) DHCP
8 48 (26.37%) SCCM
9 43 (23.63%) PowerShell
10 42 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (22.53%) Hyper-V
11 41 (22.53%) Windows 7
12 37 (20.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (19.78%) SCOM
14 35 (19.23%) ITIL
15 32 (17.58%) LDAP
16 30 (16.48%) Kerberos
16 30 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
17 28 (15.38%) Change Management
18 24 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
19 23 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
20 22 (12.09%) Publishing
21 21 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
21 21 (11.54%) Problem Management
21 21 (11.54%) Linux
22 18 (9.89%) NetApp
22 18 (9.89%) Cisco
23 17 (9.34%) MS Exchange

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 17 (9.34%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.59%) Apache
3 11 (6.04%) IIS
4 9 (4.95%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.85%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.75%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.20%) Jetty
7 4 (2.20%) nginx
8 3 (1.65%) Confluence
8 3 (1.65%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.10%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.10%) Totara
10 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 60 (32.97%) Office 365
2 30 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (6.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (5.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (4.95%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (2.75%) PaaS
9 3 (1.65%) IaaS
10 2 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.10%) G Suite
10 2 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (30.77%) DNS
2 52 (28.57%) DHCP
3 32 (17.58%) LDAP
4 30 (16.48%) Kerberos
5 13 (7.14%) Firewall
6 12 (6.59%) LAN
6 12 (6.59%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (6.59%) VPN
7 10 (5.49%) SAN
7 10 (5.49%) VoIP
8 9 (4.95%) Network Security
8 9 (4.95%) WAN
9 8 (4.40%) SMS
10 7 (3.85%) TCP/IP
11 5 (2.75%) Internet
11 5 (2.75%) VLAN
12 4 (2.20%) FTP
12 4 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.65%) MPLS
13 3 (1.65%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.40%) SQL Server
1 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.95%) git-flow
3 7 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.75%) GitLab
4 5 (2.75%) JIRA
4 5 (2.75%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.20%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.20%) Selenium
5 4 (2.20%) SonarQube
5 4 (2.20%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.20%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.10%) FrontPage
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (12.09%) Publishing
2 10 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.85%) Finance
4 3 (1.65%) Billing
5 2 (1.10%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (15.38%) Analyst
2 26 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 22 (12.09%) Support Engineer
4 19 (10.44%) Desktop Support
4 19 (10.44%) IT Support
4 19 (10.44%) Systems Engineer
5 18 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 14 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 13 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
8 12 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (6.04%) Active Directory Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Deployment Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) IT Analyst
11 8 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (4.40%) Operations Engineer
11 8 (4.40%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.49%) Web Services
2 5 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.65%) Middleware
4 2 (1.10%) .NET
4 2 (1.10%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.10%) CSS
4 2 (1.10%) HTML
4 2 (1.10%) LAMP
5 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.55%) CSS3
5 1 (0.55%) HTML5
5 1 (0.55%) MFC
5 1 (0.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.59%) Clustering
3 11 (6.04%) Replication
4 9 (4.95%) iPhone
5 8 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.30%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.30%) Fat Client
7 6 (3.30%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.75%) PDA
9 4 (2.20%) Grid Computing
9 4 (2.20%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.65%) iPad
10 3 (1.65%) NHS
11 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.10%) EPoS
11 2 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (35.16%) Windows Server
2 53 (29.12%) Windows 10
3 42 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (22.53%) Windows 7
5 21 (11.54%) Linux
6 14 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 13 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (5.49%) Android
9 10 (5.49%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.30%) Unix
11 5 (2.75%) CentOS
11 5 (2.75%) Debian
12 4 (2.20%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.20%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.23%) ITIL
2 28 (15.38%) Change Management
3 24 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (11.54%) Problem Management
5 16 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.79%) Mobile Device Management
6 15 (8.24%) Service Delivery
7 14 (7.69%) Service Design
8 13 (7.14%) Application Packaging
8 13 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 13 (7.14%) Task Automation
9 11 (6.04%) DevOps
9 11 (6.04%) Migration
10 9 (4.95%) BDD
10 9 (4.95%) Project Management
10 9 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (4.95%) Test Automation
11 8 (4.40%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (4.40%) Kanban
11 8 (4.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.63%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.95%) SQL
3 7 (3.85%) Java
4 6 (3.30%) Python
5 5 (2.75%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.55%) ANSI C
6 1 (0.55%) C
6 1 (0.55%) C#
6 1 (0.55%) C++
6 1 (0.55%) C++/CLI
6 1 (0.55%) C-shell
6 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (6.04%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.95%) Degree
2 9 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.65%) MCSE
4 3 (1.65%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.65%) PMP
5 2 (1.10%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.79%) SLA
2 4 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.55%) GCP
4 1 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 122 (67.03%) Active Directory
2 41 (22.53%) Hyper-V
3 37 (20.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (9.34%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (6.59%) Docker
7 11 (6.04%) vSphere
8 4 (2.20%) BitLocker
8 4 (2.20%) XenApp
8 4 (2.20%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.65%) XenServer
10 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.55%) vCloud
11 1 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 48 (26.37%) SCCM
2 36 (19.78%) SCOM
3 12 (6.59%) NetBackup
4 11 (6.04%) Ansible
4 11 (6.04%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (6.04%) Puppet
4 11 (6.04%) Terraform
5 10 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.75%) Kibana
7 5 (2.75%) logstash
7 5 (2.75%) Packer
8 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.65%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.65%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.55%) OSSEC
11 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 74 (40.66%) Microsoft
2 60 (32.97%) VMware
3 18 (9.89%) Cisco
3 18 (9.89%) NetApp
4 15 (8.24%) McAfee
5 14 (7.69%) Oracle
6 12 (6.59%) Google
6 12 (6.59%) HP
7 10 (5.49%) Apple
8 9 (4.95%) Citrix
9 4 (2.20%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.65%) Avaya
10 3 (1.65%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.10%) Acronis
11 2 (1.10%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (1.10%) Dell
11 2 (1.10%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.10%) Qualys
11 2 (1.10%) Snow
12 1 (0.55%) New Relic