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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 7 3
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 62 95 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.00% 16.05% 17.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.36% 65.52% 70.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 64 85
Oxfordshire median daily rate £313 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -13.33%  
10th Percentile £140 £128 £138
90th Percentile £525 £625 £510
South East median daily rate £364 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +0.34% +0.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 26
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -11.11%  
10th Percentile £10.00 £8.80 £12.71
90th Percentile £32.50 £22.55 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -21.05% +18.75%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 110 145 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 17.74% 24.49% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 243 295
Oxfordshire median daily rate £344 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.82% -2.66%  
10th Percentile £140 £150 £150
90th Percentile £538 £625 £510
South East median daily rate £388 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +0.64% +3.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 84
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.84%  
10th Percentile £10.00 £8.80 £13.18
90th Percentile £34.75 £23.75 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -26.66% +32.35%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -4 33 £430 +40.98% 9
Kidlington -2 6 £525 +218.18% 2
Banbury +2 4 £400 +9.89% 2
Abingdon 0 4 £231 +12.80% 4
Witney - 4 £140 - 1
Thame - 2 £400 - 1
Bicester - 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 58 (44.62%) Microsoft
2 49 (37.69%) Active Directory
3 39 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 38 (29.23%) Windows Server
5 28 (21.54%) Office 365
6 27 (20.77%) ITIL
7 26 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 23 (17.69%) VMware
9 22 (16.92%) Windows 10
10 20 (15.38%) Driving Licence
10 20 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (13.08%) PRINCE2
12 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (12.31%) Linux
13 16 (12.31%) PMI
13 16 (12.31%) PMP
13 16 (12.31%) PMI Certification
13 16 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (11.54%) SCCM
15 14 (10.77%) Migration
16 12 (9.23%) Windows XP
16 12 (9.23%) SQL
17 11 (8.46%) Cisco
17 11 (8.46%) HP
17 11 (8.46%) Project Management
17 11 (8.46%) Sophos
17 11 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (8.46%) Data Centre

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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.38%) IIS
3 6 (4.62%) Apache
4 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.54%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.77%) CMS
6 1 (0.77%) Confluence
6 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Siebel CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 28 (21.54%) Office 365
2 26 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.08%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.77%) IaaS
6 1 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.69%) DNS
1 10 (7.69%) Firewall
2 6 (4.62%) LAN
2 6 (4.62%) SAN
2 6 (4.62%) WAN
3 5 (3.85%) ADSL
3 5 (3.85%) PBX
3 5 (3.85%) VoIP
4 4 (3.08%) Network Security
5 3 (2.31%) Internet
5 3 (2.31%) Skype
6 2 (1.54%) DHCP
6 2 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (1.54%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.54%) VPN
7 1 (0.77%) 3G
7 1 (0.77%) LDAP
7 1 (0.77%) SSL
7 1 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (0.77%) Big Data
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) JIRA
2 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.31%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.77%) GitLab
4 1 (0.77%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (4.62%) Finance
2 5 (3.85%) Publishing
3 4 (3.08%) Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (20.00%) Analyst
2 21 (16.15%) Support Engineer
3 18 (13.85%) Desktop Support
3 18 (13.85%) Project Manager
4 17 (13.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (12.31%) IT Support
6 15 (11.54%) Service Analyst
6 15 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (11.54%) Support Analyst
7 13 (10.00%) IT Analyst
8 11 (8.46%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
10 9 (6.92%) IT Support Analyst
10 9 (6.92%) Service Desk Support Analyst
10 9 (6.92%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (6.15%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (6.15%) Field Engineer
11 8 (6.15%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) .NET
2 5 (3.85%) HTML
2 5 (3.85%) XML
3 3 (2.31%) J2EE
3 3 (2.31%) JSP
4 2 (1.54%) CSS
4 2 (1.54%) HTML5
4 2 (1.54%) Qt
4 2 (1.54%) WAP
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.77%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (0.77%) CSS3
5 1 (0.77%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.77%) Node.js
5 1 (0.77%) SignalR
5 1 (0.77%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 16 (12.31%) PMI
3 11 (8.46%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.62%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.08%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.31%) CCTV
7 3 (2.31%) NHS
7 3 (2.31%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.54%) EPoS
8 2 (1.54%) iPhone
8 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.54%) PKI
9 1 (0.77%) CMDB
9 1 (0.77%) Handset
9 1 (0.77%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 38 (29.23%) Windows Server
3 22 (16.92%) Windows 10
4 20 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (12.31%) Linux
7 12 (9.23%) Windows XP
8 8 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (5.38%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.62%) Unix
11 4 (3.08%) Android
12 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.31%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.77%) Debian
14 1 (0.77%) HPUX
14 1 (0.77%) OpenBSD
14 1 (0.77%) Solaris
14 1 (0.77%) SUSE
14 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.77%) ITIL
2 17 (13.08%) PRINCE2
3 14 (10.77%) Migration
4 11 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (8.46%) ITIL V3
4 11 (8.46%) Project Management
5 10 (7.69%) Change Management
5 10 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.38%) Break/Fix
6 7 (5.38%) CRM
6 7 (5.38%) Release Management
7 6 (4.62%) Application Rationalisation
7 6 (4.62%) Network Design
7 6 (4.62%) Risk Management
7 6 (4.62%) Service Management
7 6 (4.62%) Storage Virtualisation
8 5 (3.85%) Application Packaging
9 4 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.08%) DevOps
10 3 (2.31%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.23%) SQL
2 6 (4.62%) C++
2 6 (4.62%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.62%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.85%) C
4 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.08%) Python
5 3 (2.31%) Java
6 2 (1.54%) VBScript
7 1 (0.77%) C#
7 1 (0.77%) C++/CLI
7 1 (0.77%) Perl
7 1 (0.77%) PHP
7 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (12.31%) PMI Certification
1 16 (12.31%) PMP
2 9 (6.92%) CCNA
2 9 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.08%) MCSE
6 2 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.54%) MCTS
7 1 (0.77%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.77%) Degree
7 1 (0.77%) MCITP
7 1 (0.77%) MCSA
7 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) PMO
2 3 (2.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 49 (37.69%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.15%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.15%) vSphere
4 3 (2.31%) Docker
5 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.54%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.77%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.77%) Xen
6 1 (0.77%) XenApp
6 1 (0.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (11.54%) SCCM
2 4 (3.08%) Ansible
2 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.31%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.54%) Nessus
4 2 (1.54%) Puppet
5 1 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.77%) Kibana
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.77%) Packer
5 1 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.77%) Terraform
5 1 (0.77%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (44.62%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.69%) VMware
3 11 (8.46%) Cisco
3 11 (8.46%) HP
3 11 (8.46%) Sophos
4 6 (4.62%) NetApp
5 5 (3.85%) Apple
5 5 (3.85%) Oracle
6 4 (3.08%) Citrix
6 4 (3.08%) Dell
6 4 (3.08%) EMC
7 3 (2.31%) Adobe
7 3 (2.31%) Siebel
7 3 (2.31%) Talend
8 2 (1.54%) Avaya
8 2 (1.54%) F5
8 2 (1.54%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.54%) Google
8 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.54%) Samsung
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