Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 91 141 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 16.46% 14.97% 15.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.19% 74.60% 66.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 104 156
Oxfordshire median daily rate £168 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.33% +25.00% -2.04%
10th Percentile £114 £128 £133
90th Percentile £417 £516 £494
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 13
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +25.00% -15.15%
10th Percentile £13.73 £15.70 £10.06
90th Percentile £127.75 £19.00 £37.60
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.16 £16.56
% change year-on-year +12.14% -8.44% +10.38%

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 144 189 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 26.04% 20.06% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 131 234
Oxfordshire median daily rate £230 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.67% -3.54% -2.81%
10th Percentile £114 £140 £143
90th Percentile £511 £538 £620
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 13
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £18.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% +33.93% -15.15%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.85 £10.06
90th Percentile £89.38 £52.25 £37.60
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.58 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.55% -5.26% +9.03%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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 38 £138 -63.33% 22
Abingdon +9 10 £180 +44.00% 17
Kidlington 0 7 £145 -64.85% 6
Witney +3 5 £175 +66.67% 7
Banbury -2 2 £388 +29.17%
Thame - 1 - - 5
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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 50 (54.95%) Windows 10
2 40 (43.96%) Active Directory
3 39 (42.86%) Office 365
4 32 (35.16%) Microsoft
5 22 (24.18%) ITIL
5 22 (24.18%) Windows 7
6 19 (20.88%) Windows Server
7 13 (14.29%) VoIP
8 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Office
8 12 (13.19%) VMware
8 12 (13.19%) SCCM
9 11 (12.09%) Migration
9 11 (12.09%) MS Exchange
10 9 (9.89%) Azure
10 9 (9.89%) LAN
11 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (8.79%) Cisco
11 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (7.69%) Public Sector
12 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
12 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
13 6 (6.59%) DNS
13 6 (6.59%) DHCP
13 6 (6.59%) Windows 8
14 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 5 (5.49%) VPN
14 5 (5.49%) Apple
14 5 (5.49%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (5.49%) JIRA
14 5 (5.49%) Agile Software Development

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 11 (12.09%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.30%) Apache
3 3 (3.30%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (42.86%) Office 365
2 9 (9.89%) Azure
3 4 (4.40%) G Suite
4 3 (3.30%) AWS
4 3 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.10%) IaaS
5 1 (1.10%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.10%) PaaS
5 1 (1.10%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.10%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) VoIP
2 9 (9.89%) LAN
3 6 (6.59%) DHCP
3 6 (6.59%) DNS
4 5 (5.49%) VPN
5 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.40%) WAN
6 2 (2.20%) Firewall
6 2 (2.20%) SAN
6 2 (2.20%) VLAN
6 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.20%) Wireless
7 1 (1.10%) MPLS
7 1 (1.10%) Network Security
7 1 (1.10%) Skype
7 1 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.10%) MSI
2 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (7.69%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.20%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Games
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Police
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Analyst
2 19 (20.88%) Support Analyst
3 13 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 11 (12.09%) Desktop Support
4 11 (12.09%) IT Support
5 10 (10.99%) Deskside Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (9.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (9.89%) Rollout Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Windows Rollout Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (7.69%) IT Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (6.59%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) COM
1 1 (1.10%) Qt
1 1 (1.10%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.20%) NHS
3 2 (2.20%) PKI
3 2 (2.20%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (54.95%) Windows 10
2 22 (24.18%) Windows 7
3 19 (20.88%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.59%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.30%) Linux
8 2 (2.20%) Android
8 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.18%) ITIL
2 11 (12.09%) Migration
3 5 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (4.40%) Time Management
5 3 (3.30%) Change Control
5 3 (3.30%) Change Management
5 3 (3.30%) DevOps
5 3 (3.30%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.30%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (3.30%) Release Management
5 3 (3.30%) Strategic Roadmap
6 2 (2.20%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.20%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.20%) Break/Fix
6 2 (2.20%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.20%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.20%) Service Management
6 2 (2.20%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.30%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.10%) C++
3 1 (1.10%) Python
3 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.30%) DBS Check
2 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) Degree
3 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.20%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.10%) CCNA
4 1 (1.10%) CCNP
4 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 40 (43.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.10%) Docker
4 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
4 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.30%) Terraform
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.20%) Puppet
4 1 (1.10%) Ansible
4 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) Foglight
4 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.10%) SCOM
4 1 (1.10%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.19%) VMware
3 8 (8.79%) Cisco
4 5 (5.49%) Apple
4 5 (5.49%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.30%) Citrix
5 3 (3.30%) IBM
6 2 (2.20%) Dell
6 2 (2.20%) Meraki
7 1 (1.10%) Adobe
7 1 (1.10%) Avaya
7 1 (1.10%) CommVault
7 1 (1.10%) Google
7 1 (1.10%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.10%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.10%) Sophos
7 1 (1.10%) Veeam
7 1 (1.10%) Veritas
7 1 (1.10%) WatchGuard