Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 147 168 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 13.20% 14.25% 12.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.36% 57.73% 57.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 131 101
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £125 £133 £128
90th Percentile £533 £475 £488
South East median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +6.99% +0.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 22
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £10.30 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.90% -34.08% +5.93%
10th Percentile £15.69 £10.00 £10.41
90th Percentile £24.44 £66.00 £20.00
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -14.29%

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 206 291 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 18.49% 24.68% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 229 177
Oxfordshire median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +26.58%
10th Percentile £140 £143 £138
90th Percentile £570 £613 £508
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 22
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £10.30 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.90% -34.08% +0.81%
10th Percentile £15.74 £10.00 £10.41
90th Percentile £52.50 £66.00 £20.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year - +6.87% -10.79%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 62 £381 +17.31% 32
Kidlington +4 17 £413 +10.00% 4
Banbury +3 12 £450 +12.38% 4
Witney +3 7 £105 - 4
Henley-on-Thames 0 6 £250 -
Carterton 0 4 £153 +45.24%
Abingdon -16 4 £125 -6.21% 9
Burford - 1 £245 - 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 81 (55.10%) Active Directory
2 75 (51.02%) Microsoft
3 66 (44.90%) Windows Server
4 47 (31.97%) Office 365
5 40 (27.21%) Windows 10
6 31 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
6 31 (21.09%) VMware
7 30 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 26 (17.69%) SCCM
10 25 (17.01%) ITIL
10 25 (17.01%) Linux
11 24 (16.33%) PowerShell
12 23 (15.65%) SQL
13 22 (14.97%) SQL Server
13 22 (14.97%) Amazon AWS
14 21 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (12.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 19 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (12.24%) Migration
17 15 (10.20%) Firewall
17 15 (10.20%) DNS
18 14 (9.52%) Finance
18 14 (9.52%) Windows 7
18 14 (9.52%) Hyper-V
19 13 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (8.84%) LAN
19 13 (8.84%) WAN
20 12 (8.16%) VPN

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 9 (6.12%) MS Exchange
1 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.44%) IIS
3 4 (2.72%) Apache
3 4 (2.72%) Totara
4 3 (2.04%) CMS
5 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.36%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.68%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 47 (31.97%) Office 365
2 29 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (14.97%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (7.48%) IaaS
5 10 (6.80%) PaaS
6 8 (5.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (5.44%) SaaS
7 5 (3.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.72%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.04%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.04%) Yammer
10 2 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.36%) G Suite
10 2 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.20%) DNS
1 15 (10.20%) Firewall
2 13 (8.84%) LAN
2 13 (8.84%) WAN
3 12 (8.16%) VPN
4 10 (6.80%) SAN
4 10 (6.80%) VoIP
5 9 (6.12%) DHCP
6 5 (3.40%) IPv4
6 5 (3.40%) SMS
7 4 (2.72%) Internet
7 4 (2.72%) Network Security
8 3 (2.04%) MPLS
9 2 (1.36%) IPv6
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.68%) Skype
10 1 (0.68%) SNMP
10 1 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.72%) MySQL
3 4 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) DataStage
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.36%) CMake
2 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.36%) Subversion
2 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.36%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (9.52%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Banking
3 6 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.40%) Publishing
5 4 (2.72%) Front Office
6 3 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.36%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.36%) Electronics
7 2 (1.36%) German Language
7 2 (1.36%) Marketing
7 2 (1.36%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (17.01%) Support Engineer
2 23 (15.65%) Analyst
2 23 (15.65%) IT Support
3 15 (10.20%) Systems Engineer
4 13 (8.84%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.16%) Architect
6 11 (7.48%) Service Analyst
7 10 (6.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.80%) Consultant
7 10 (6.80%) Desktop Support
7 10 (6.80%) Developer
7 10 (6.80%) IT Analyst
7 10 (6.80%) IT Support Analyst
7 10 (6.80%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (6.80%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (6.12%) Administrator
8 9 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.76%) .NET
1 7 (4.76%) JSON
2 6 (4.08%) Web Services
3 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.36%) Kafka
4 2 (1.36%) WPF
5 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.68%) CSS
5 1 (0.68%) HTML
5 1 (0.68%) jQuery
5 1 (0.68%) Lambda Expressions
5 1 (0.68%) libvirt
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.68%) Qt
5 1 (0.68%) RESTful
5 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) iPhone
2 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.40%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.04%) CMDB
5 3 (2.04%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.04%) iPad
5 3 (2.04%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.36%) Life Science
6 2 (1.36%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (44.90%) Windows Server
2 40 (27.21%) Windows 10
3 30 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (17.01%) Linux
5 14 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 13 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (8.16%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.08%) Android
8 6 (4.08%) Unix
9 5 (3.40%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.72%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.72%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.36%) CentOS
12 2 (1.36%) Debian
13 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.01%) ITIL
2 21 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (12.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (12.24%) Migration
5 12 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.80%) Application Packaging
6 10 (6.80%) Computer Science
7 8 (5.44%) Data Protection
8 7 (4.76%) Change Management
8 7 (4.76%) DevOps
8 7 (4.76%) Performance Management
9 6 (4.08%) Server Management
9 6 (4.08%) Storage Virtualisation
10 5 (3.40%) Data Encryption
10 5 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.40%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (3.40%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.40%) Operations Management
11 4 (2.72%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.33%) PowerShell
2 23 (15.65%) SQL
3 8 (5.44%) Python
4 5 (3.40%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.72%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.72%) C#
5 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.04%) C++
6 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.36%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) COBOL
8 1 (0.68%) Java
8 1 (0.68%) Scala
8 1 (0.68%) Smalltalk
8 1 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.16%) Degree
3 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.76%) MCSE
4 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.40%) AWS Certification
6 3 (2.04%) MCITP
7 2 (1.36%) CCNA
7 2 (1.36%) CCNP
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.36%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.36%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (2.04%) SLA
3 2 (1.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.68%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (55.10%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.48%) vSphere
5 7 (4.76%) Docker
6 4 (2.72%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.04%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.68%) Firmware
9 1 (0.68%) KVM
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.68%) QEMU
9 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (17.69%) SCCM
2 9 (6.12%) SCOM
3 6 (4.08%) AirWatch
3 6 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.72%) Ansible
4 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.04%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.04%) WSUS
6 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.36%) Packer
6 2 (1.36%) Puppet
6 2 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.36%) Terraform
7 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.68%) Foglight
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.09%) VMware
3 10 (6.80%) Apple
3 10 (6.80%) HP
4 8 (5.44%) Cisco
5 7 (4.76%) NetApp
5 7 (4.76%) Oracle
6 5 (3.40%) Citrix
7 4 (2.72%) Avaya
7 4 (2.72%) Google
7 4 (2.72%) Ivanti
8 3 (2.04%) Adobe
8 3 (2.04%) Cognos
8 3 (2.04%) Dell
8 3 (2.04%) IBM
8 3 (2.04%) SAP
8 3 (2.04%) Sophos
9 2 (1.36%) Lotus
9 2 (1.36%) Splunk
9 2 (1.36%) Symantec