The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 202 308 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.27% 12.14% 12.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.12% 66.09% 60.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 138 168
Median daily rate £350 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £181 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 45 21
Median hourly rate £17.53 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.65% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.20 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
Windows
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
336 466 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.09% 18.37% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 240 292
Median daily rate £400 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 54 30
Median hourly rate £43.28 £26.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.32% +55.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.55 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Berkshire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Berkshire region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading -3 94 £338 -7.53% 30
Bracknell -5 24 £418 +39.16% 8
Slough +5 22 £275 -34.13% 7
Maidenhead -3 17 £450 +18.42% 5
Newbury -1 3 £203 -42.14% 3
Wokingham -9 2 £344 - 5
Windsor -6 1 £130 -65.33%
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 156 (36.53%) Active Directory
2 151 (35.36%) Windows Server
3 143 (33.49%) VMware
4 137 (32.08%) Microsoft
5 129 (30.21%) Linux
6 96 (22.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 93 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (16.39%) Unix
9 61 (14.29%) Cisco
10 59 (13.82%) MS Office
11 58 (13.58%) Oracle
11 58 (13.58%) SQL Server
11 58 (13.58%) HP
11 58 (13.58%) Security Cleared
12 57 (13.35%) Windows 7
12 57 (13.35%) MS Excel
13 54 (12.65%) Data Centre
14 50 (11.71%) DNS
15 49 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 46 (10.77%) SQL
17 44 (10.30%) TCP/IP
17 44 (10.30%) SCCM
18 43 (10.07%) Solaris
18 43 (10.07%) ITIL
18 43 (10.07%) Firewall
18 43 (10.07%) Finance
19 41 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
19 41 (9.60%) Citrix
20 40 (9.37%) Migration
21 39 (9.13%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 36 (8.43%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.79%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.92%) IIS
4 16 (3.75%) Skype for Business
5 13 (3.04%) Apache
6 12 (2.81%) WebLogic
7 11 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.41%) iPlanet
11 4 (0.94%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.70%) Documentum
12 3 (0.70%) JBoss
12 3 (0.70%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.47%) Confluence
13 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 59 (13.82%) MS Office
2 57 (13.35%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.23%) Maximo
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.90%) Office 365
2 26 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.87%) IaaS
5 6 (1.41%) PaaS
6 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.94%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.94%) SaaS
7 4 (0.94%) Yammer
8 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.47%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.23%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.71%) DNS
2 44 (10.30%) TCP/IP
3 43 (10.07%) Firewall
4 39 (9.13%) SAN
5 38 (8.90%) LAN
6 32 (7.49%) DHCP
7 29 (6.79%) WAN
8 24 (5.62%) HTTP
9 17 (3.98%) Skype
10 16 (3.75%) FTP
10 16 (3.75%) SSL
11 14 (3.28%) VPN
12 13 (3.04%) SMTP
13 12 (2.81%) VoIP
14 11 (2.58%) Internet
15 10 (2.34%) VLAN
16 9 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (2.11%) SMS
17 8 (1.87%) LDAP
17 8 (1.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.81%) MySQL
6 9 (2.11%) DB2
6 9 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.70%) Endeca
10 3 (0.70%) MS Access
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.47%) OLAP
11 2 (0.47%) OLTP
11 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (2.81%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.41%) ClearCase
2 6 (1.41%) Maven
3 5 (1.17%) Ant
3 5 (1.17%) ClearQuest
3 5 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.17%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.17%) JIRA
3 5 (1.17%) MSI
4 4 (0.94%) NUnit
4 4 (0.94%) Selenium
4 4 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.70%) NSubstitute
5 3 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (0.70%) Subversion
6 2 (0.47%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.47%) JUnit
6 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 43 (10.07%) Finance
2 30 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.22%) Electronics
3 18 (4.22%) Marketing
4 17 (3.98%) Law
5 12 (2.81%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.81%) Retail
6 6 (1.41%) Advertising
7 4 (0.94%) Back Office
7 4 (0.94%) Legal
7 4 (0.94%) Local Government
8 3 (0.70%) Banking
8 3 (0.70%) Billing
8 3 (0.70%) German Language
8 3 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (16.86%) Support Engineer
2 42 (9.84%) Consultant
3 40 (9.37%) Architect
4 35 (8.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 32 (7.49%) Windows Engineer
6 30 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (5.85%) Analyst
7 25 (5.85%) Developer
8 23 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
9 20 (4.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 20 (4.68%) Desktop Support
10 18 (4.22%) Server Engineer
11 17 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (3.98%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 15 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
13 14 (3.28%) Administrator
13 14 (3.28%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.32%) .NET
2 26 (6.09%) HTML
3 19 (4.45%) CSS
4 13 (3.04%) Middleware
5 12 (2.81%) Web Services
6 10 (2.34%) J2EE
7 9 (2.11%) Flash
7 9 (2.11%) XML
8 7 (1.64%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (1.41%) CGI
9 6 (1.41%) jQuery
9 6 (1.41%) JSP
10 5 (1.17%) RESTful
11 4 (0.94%) CSS3
11 4 (0.94%) Kafka
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.94%) WPF
12 3 (0.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.65%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.22%) Mainframe
3 17 (3.98%) IBM Mainframe
4 16 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.51%) Clustering
6 14 (3.28%) EMC VMAX
6 14 (3.28%) EMC VNX
7 12 (2.81%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.87%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.64%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.64%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.17%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.17%) Statistics
12 4 (0.94%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.94%) IPTV
12 4 (0.94%) Over-the-Top Content
12 4 (0.94%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.94%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 151 (35.36%) Windows Server
2 129 (30.21%) Linux
3 93 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (16.39%) Unix
5 57 (13.35%) Windows 7
6 49 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (10.07%) Solaris
8 41 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (8.43%) AIX
9 36 (8.43%) Windows 10
10 29 (6.79%) Android
11 19 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (4.22%) Windows XP
13 17 (3.98%) Apple iOS
14 15 (3.51%) Windows 8
15 10 (2.34%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (1.17%) Windows CE
18 3 (0.70%) VMS
19 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (10.07%) ITIL
2 40 (9.37%) Migration
3 30 (7.03%) Project Management
4 25 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (5.15%) Problem Management
6 17 (3.98%) High Availability
7 16 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (3.28%) Service Management
9 13 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (3.04%) Service Delivery
10 12 (2.81%) Incident Management
10 12 (2.81%) Load Balancing
10 12 (2.81%) Mobile Device Management
11 11 (2.58%) Configuration Management
11 11 (2.58%) Digital Marketing
11 11 (2.58%) Programme Management
11 11 (2.58%) Release Management
11 11 (2.58%) Software Deployment
12 10 (2.34%) CRM
12 10 (2.34%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.77%) SQL
2 29 (6.79%) Java
3 28 (6.56%) Shell Script
4 23 (5.39%) PowerShell
5 21 (4.92%) C#
6 18 (4.22%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.51%) C
8 12 (2.81%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.34%) C++
10 9 (2.11%) Perl
11 7 (1.64%) PHP
11 7 (1.64%) VB
12 6 (1.41%) Python
12 6 (1.41%) VBScript
13 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.47%) Ruby
14 2 (0.47%) XAML
15 1 (0.23%) Haskell
15 1 (0.23%) Korn
15 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.45%) DV Cleared
4 17 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.75%) Degree
6 8 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.87%) MCSE
7 7 (1.64%) CCNP
8 6 (1.41%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.41%) PMP
9 5 (1.17%) CCNA
9 5 (1.17%) MCP
9 5 (1.17%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.94%) CISSP
10 4 (0.94%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.94%) SANS
11 3 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.70%) ISEB
11 3 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.56%) SLA
2 7 (1.64%) QA
3 6 (1.41%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.47%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 156 (36.53%) Active Directory
2 96 (22.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.45%) vSphere
5 18 (4.22%) VMware ESX
6 15 (3.51%) XenApp
7 11 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.87%) ISA Server
8 8 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.64%) BitLocker
9 7 (1.64%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.70%) Docker
11 3 (0.70%) KVM
11 3 (0.70%) vCloud
11 3 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.47%) iptables
12 2 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (10.30%) SCCM
2 19 (4.45%) NetBackup
3 17 (3.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 15 (3.51%) WSUS
5 13 (3.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 12 (2.81%) SCOM
7 11 (2.58%) AirWatch
7 11 (2.58%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (1.17%) Nagios
10 5 (1.17%) Puppet
11 4 (0.94%) Ansible
11 4 (0.94%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.94%) Netcool
11 4 (0.94%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.70%) OpenView
12 3 (0.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 143 (33.49%) VMware
2 137 (32.08%) Microsoft
3 61 (14.29%) Cisco
4 58 (13.58%) HP
4 58 (13.58%) Oracle
5 41 (9.60%) Citrix
6 36 (8.43%) EMC
7 30 (7.03%) IBM
7 30 (7.03%) NetApp
8 28 (6.56%) Red Hat
9 19 (4.45%) Symantec
10 17 (3.98%) Intel Security
11 14 (3.28%) SAP
12 13 (3.04%) Veritas
13 10 (2.34%) F5
14 9 (2.11%) Juniper
15 8 (1.87%) Apple
15 8 (1.87%) Fujitsu
15 8 (1.87%) MobileIron
16 7 (1.64%) Veeam
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