Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 11 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 179 168 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 14.71% 13.29% 18.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.67% 58.74% 75.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 110 162
Oxfordshire median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +1.69%
10th Percentile £133 £127 £135
90th Percentile £500 £471 £486
South East median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 50
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +4.84% +10.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £131.55 £36.50 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% +16.67%

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 300 286 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 24.65% 22.63% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 188 214
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -8.45%
10th Percentile £143 £128 £150
90th Percentile £606 £508 £463
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 49
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +1.56% +12.68%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £131.55 £36.50 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.76% -10.37% +20.79%

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 25 November 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 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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 +1 102 £375 +25.00% 13
Kidlington -4 18 £398 +110.60% 4
Abingdon +7 10 £151 -42.12% 15
Banbury -1 7 £400 +3.23% 2
Carterton - 6 £105 - 1
Thame - 4 £400 -
Witney -4 3 £140 -53.33% 1
Henley-on-Thames 0 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 107 (59.78%) Active Directory
2 78 (43.58%) Microsoft
3 67 (37.43%) Windows Server
4 62 (34.64%) Office 365
4 62 (34.64%) DNS
5 56 (31.28%) VMware
6 51 (28.49%) DHCP
6 51 (28.49%) Windows 10
7 45 (25.14%) SCCM
8 43 (24.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (22.91%) Windows 7
9 41 (22.91%) Hyper-V
10 36 (20.11%) PowerShell
10 36 (20.11%) SCOM
11 35 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (19.55%) ITIL
12 34 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
13 32 (17.88%) LDAP
14 31 (17.32%) Change Management
15 30 (16.76%) Kerberos
16 24 (13.41%) Disaster Recovery
17 23 (12.85%) Linux
18 21 (11.73%) Microsoft Office
18 21 (11.73%) Microsoft App-V
19 20 (11.17%) Migration
19 20 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
20 19 (10.61%) Configuration Management
20 19 (10.61%) NetApp
21 18 (10.06%) Cisco
21 18 (10.06%) Publishing

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 15 (8.38%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.15%) IIS
3 8 (4.47%) Apache
4 6 (3.35%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.23%) Confluence
6 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.12%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.56%) Totara
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (11.73%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.15%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 62 (34.64%) Office 365
2 34 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.91%) PaaS
5 6 (3.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.12%) G Suite
6 2 (1.12%) IaaS
7 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.56%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (34.64%) DNS
2 51 (28.49%) DHCP
3 32 (17.88%) LDAP
4 30 (16.76%) Kerberos
5 15 (8.38%) Firewall
6 11 (6.15%) LAN
6 11 (6.15%) SAN
7 10 (5.59%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (5.59%) WAN
8 8 (4.47%) SMS
9 7 (3.91%) Internet
10 6 (3.35%) Network Security
10 6 (3.35%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.35%) VPN
11 5 (2.79%) PBX
11 5 (2.79%) VoIP
12 4 (2.23%) VLAN
13 3 (1.68%) FTP
13 3 (1.68%) MPLS
13 3 (1.68%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.23%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (5.59%) JIRA
2 8 (4.47%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.79%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.12%) FrontPage
4 2 (1.12%) GitLab
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (10.06%) Publishing
2 8 (4.47%) Finance
3 3 (1.68%) Banking
3 3 (1.68%) Billing
3 3 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.56%) Back Office
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (15.64%) Analyst
1 28 (15.64%) Windows Engineer
2 18 (10.06%) Support Engineer
3 16 (8.94%) Service Analyst
3 16 (8.94%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (8.94%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (7.82%) Desktop Support
4 14 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (7.82%) IT Analyst
5 13 (7.26%) IT Support
6 12 (6.70%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.70%) SCCM Engineer
7 11 (6.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 11 (6.15%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.59%) Active Directory Engineer
8 10 (5.59%) Deployment Engineer
9 9 (5.03%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.47%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.15%) Web Services
2 6 (3.35%) Middleware
3 5 (2.79%) LAMP
4 2 (1.12%) .NET
4 2 (1.12%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) CSS3
5 1 (0.56%) HTML
5 1 (0.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.70%) Clustering
3 11 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.15%) Replication
4 10 (5.59%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.47%) PMI
6 6 (3.35%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.79%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.79%) NHS
7 5 (2.79%) PDA
8 3 (1.68%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.12%) EPoS
9 2 (1.12%) iPhone
9 2 (1.12%) User Experience
9 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.12%) Wiki
10 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.56%) iPad
10 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (37.43%) Windows Server
2 51 (28.49%) Windows 10
3 43 (24.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (22.91%) Windows 7
5 23 (12.85%) Linux
6 16 (8.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (7.82%) Windows 8
7 14 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (7.82%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.91%) Unix
9 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.68%) Android
11 2 (1.12%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.55%) ITIL
2 31 (17.32%) Change Management
3 24 (13.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (11.17%) Migration
5 19 (10.61%) Configuration Management
6 18 (10.06%) Problem Management
7 15 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (7.82%) Application Packaging
8 14 (7.82%) Service Design
9 13 (7.26%) Task Automation
10 12 (6.70%) Project Management
11 11 (6.15%) Incident Management
11 11 (6.15%) PRINCE2
11 11 (6.15%) Service Delivery
12 10 (5.59%) Mobile Device Management
13 9 (5.03%) Patch Management
14 8 (4.47%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (4.47%) ITIL V3
14 8 (4.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.11%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.59%) SQL
3 3 (1.68%) Java
4 1 (0.56%) C#
4 1 (0.56%) C-shell
4 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.56%) Python
4 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.59%) PMI Certification
3 10 (5.59%) PMP
4 8 (4.47%) Degree
5 5 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.68%) MCSE
7 2 (1.12%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.56%) CCNA
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.82%) SLA
2 4 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.68%) PMO
4 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.56%) GCP
System Software
1 107 (59.78%) Active Directory
2 41 (22.91%) Hyper-V
3 35 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (11.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (8.94%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.59%) vSphere
7 7 (3.91%) Docker
8 4 (2.23%) BitLocker
8 4 (2.23%) XenApp
8 4 (2.23%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.68%) XenServer
10 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.56%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (25.14%) SCCM
2 36 (20.11%) SCOM
3 13 (7.26%) NetBackup
4 11 (6.15%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (4.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (3.35%) Ansible
6 6 (3.35%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.68%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.68%) Nessus
7 3 (1.68%) Puppet
7 3 (1.68%) Terraform
8 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.12%) Packer
9 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.56%) Kibana
9 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.56%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.56%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 78 (43.58%) Microsoft
2 56 (31.28%) VMware
3 19 (10.61%) NetApp
4 18 (10.06%) Cisco
5 14 (7.82%) McAfee
6 11 (6.15%) HP
7 10 (5.59%) Citrix
8 8 (4.47%) Google
9 6 (3.35%) Oracle
9 6 (3.35%) Sophos
10 5 (2.79%) Avaya
11 4 (2.23%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.68%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.68%) F5
13 2 (1.12%) Apple
13 2 (1.12%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.12%) Qualys
13 2 (1.12%) Samsung
14 1 (0.56%) Acronis
14 1 (0.56%) Snow