Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 76 142 177
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.45% 17.77% 13.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.41% 72.45% 64.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 105 126
Median daily rate £175 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +21.74% -9.80%
10th Percentile £114 £135 £136
90th Percentile £400 £495 £595
South East median daily rate £350 £380 £360
% change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.13 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.76% +18.85% -3.17%
10th Percentile £12.13 £16.44 £11.80
90th Percentile £21.82 £19.31 £28.25
South East median hourly rate £16.72 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.47% -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 118 196 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 23.98% 24.53% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 144 193
Median daily rate £230 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.67% -3.23% -4.62%
10th Percentile £114 £137 £143
90th Percentile £522 £538 £625
South East median daily rate £390 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -5.45% +3.13% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 20
Median hourly rate £22.95 £41.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.36% +166.13% -1.59%
10th Percentile £13.10 £17.19 £12.70
90th Percentile £49.30 £47.25 £57.63
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +9.38%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Oxfordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Oxfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Oxfordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Oxfordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Oxfordshire.

Hourly rate trend 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 1 April 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 +1 32 £123 -62.31% 39
Abingdon +3 8 £200 - 9
Kidlington 0 8 £218 -47.27% 2
Witney +3 3 £200 +90.48% 3
Bicester - 1 - -
Thame - 1 - - 3
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 43 (56.58%) Windows 10
2 36 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 31 (40.79%) Office 365
4 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
5 19 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 18 (23.68%) Windows Server
7 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Office
8 12 (15.79%) Migration
9 11 (14.47%) Azure
10 10 (13.16%) MS Exchange
10 10 (13.16%) VoIP
10 10 (13.16%) DHCP
11 9 (11.84%) VMware
11 9 (11.84%) LAN
11 9 (11.84%) ITIL
12 8 (10.53%) DNS
12 8 (10.53%) Windows 8
13 6 (7.89%) Public Sector
13 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (7.89%) Cisco
13 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
14 5 (6.58%) Apache
14 5 (6.58%) IIS
14 5 (6.58%) Apple
14 5 (6.58%) SCCM
14 5 (6.58%) Time Management
14 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 5 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
15 4 (5.26%) Strategic Roadmap
15 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012

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 10 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.58%) Apache
3 5 (6.58%) IIS
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (40.79%) Office 365
2 11 (14.47%) Azure
3 3 (3.95%) AWS
3 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.63%) G Suite
4 2 (2.63%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.63%) PowerApps
4 2 (2.63%) Yammer
5 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.32%) IaaS
5 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) DHCP
1 10 (13.16%) VoIP
2 9 (11.84%) LAN
3 8 (10.53%) DNS
4 3 (3.95%) SAN
4 3 (3.95%) VPN
4 3 (3.95%) WAN
5 2 (2.63%) Firewall
5 2 (2.63%) Skype
5 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.63%) VLAN
5 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.32%) Internet
6 1 (1.32%) Network Security
6 1 (1.32%) Wireless
6 1 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) JIRA
2 2 (2.63%) CMake
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) Hudson
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (7.89%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.63%) Police
3 1 (1.32%) Back Office
3 1 (1.32%) Electronics
3 1 (1.32%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Games
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 17 (22.37%) Support Engineer
3 13 (17.11%) Deskside Engineer
4 12 (15.79%) IT Support
5 11 (14.47%) Desktop Support
5 11 (14.47%) IT Engineer
6 10 (13.16%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (11.84%) Analyst
7 9 (11.84%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (11.84%) Rollout Engineer
8 8 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (10.53%) Support Analyst
9 7 (9.21%) Windows Rollout Engineer
9 7 (9.21%) Windows Support Engineer
10 6 (7.89%) Server Engineer
11 5 (6.58%) Hardware Support Engineer
11 5 (6.58%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (2.63%) OpenCL
1 2 (2.63%) Qt
1 2 (2.63%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.32%) COM
2 1 (1.32%) Node.js
2 1 (1.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.63%) CUDA
3 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.63%) PKI
3 2 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (1.32%) BYOD
4 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.32%) iPhone
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
4 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (56.58%) Windows 10
2 19 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (23.68%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (2.63%) Linux
7 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.32%) Android
8 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) Migration
2 9 (11.84%) ITIL
3 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (6.58%) Time Management
4 4 (5.26%) Strategic Roadmap
5 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.95%) Application Packaging
5 3 (3.95%) DevOps
6 2 (2.63%) Change Management
6 2 (2.63%) CRM
6 2 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (2.63%) ERP
6 2 (2.63%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (2.63%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.63%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (2.63%) Unit Testing
7 1 (1.32%) Antivirus Management
7 1 (1.32%) Preventative Maintenance
7 1 (1.32%) Project Delivery
7 1 (1.32%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) C++
2 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.32%) C#
3 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.63%) Degree
3 2 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.32%) CCNA
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 36 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) Docker
3 2 (2.63%) vSphere
4 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) SCCM
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.63%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.63%) Terraform
4 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.32%) Puppet
4 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.84%) VMware
3 6 (7.89%) Cisco
4 5 (6.58%) Apple
5 3 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.63%) Adobe
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix
6 2 (2.63%) CommVault
6 2 (2.63%) Meraki
7 1 (1.32%) Avaya
7 1 (1.32%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.32%) Google
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) Snow
7 1 (1.32%) Sophos
7 1 (1.32%) Twitter
7 1 (1.32%) Veeam
7 1 (1.32%) Veritas
7 1 (1.32%) Zscaler