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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 269 300 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.48% 12.09% 15.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.35% 60.98% 70.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 134 179
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £464 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 54 20
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.88 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.06 £24.12 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +3.33%
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
461 492 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.67% 19.83% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 239 254
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 59 22
Median hourly rate £21.33 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.38% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.68 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £35.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -2 107 £375 -6.25% 25
Bracknell +2 62 £267 -10.91% 7
Slough -2 17 £338 +2.27% 2
Newbury -5 7 £229 -53.31% 7
Maidenhead -12 7 £205 -48.42% 8
Wokingham -4 3 £230 -25.80% 5
Windsor +2 1 - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 288 (49.15%) Windows Server
2 265 (45.22%) Microsoft
3 236 (40.27%) Active Directory
4 149 (25.43%) Linux
5 134 (22.87%) VMware
6 125 (21.33%) DNS
7 116 (19.80%) MS Excel
8 115 (19.62%) Security Cleared
9 110 (18.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 91 (15.53%) SQL
11 89 (15.19%) ITIL
11 89 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 86 (14.68%) Windows 7
13 85 (14.51%) MS Office
14 82 (13.99%) DHCP
15 80 (13.65%) SQL Server
16 78 (13.31%) Firewall
17 71 (12.12%) SC Cleared
18 69 (11.77%) Microsoft Azure
19 68 (11.60%) Cisco
19 68 (11.60%) Citrix
20 67 (11.43%) VPN
20 67 (11.43%) C#
20 67 (11.43%) Degree
21 66 (11.26%) PowerShell
21 66 (11.26%) .NET
22 65 (11.09%) SLA
22 65 (11.09%) MS Exchange
22 65 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
23 64 (10.92%) Hyper-V

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 65 (11.09%) MS Exchange
2 61 (10.41%) SharePoint
3 49 (8.36%) IIS
4 19 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (3.24%) Skype for Business
5 18 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.73%) Live Communications Server
7 11 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.02%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.85%) Drupal
10 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.85%) Joomla!
10 5 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.85%) WordPress
11 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.68%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.51%) JBoss
12 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 116 (19.80%) MS Excel
2 85 (14.51%) MS Office
3 10 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 69 (11.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (7.51%) Office 365
3 9 (1.54%) SaaS
4 7 (1.19%) PaaS
5 6 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.02%) IaaS
6 3 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 125 (21.33%) DNS
2 82 (13.99%) DHCP
3 78 (13.31%) Firewall
4 67 (11.43%) VPN
5 58 (9.90%) TCP/IP
6 57 (9.73%) SAN
7 44 (7.51%) HTTP
8 38 (6.48%) WAN
9 35 (5.97%) IPsec
9 35 (5.97%) LAN
9 35 (5.97%) Skype
10 34 (5.80%) Internet
11 27 (4.61%) Network Security
12 26 (4.44%) Wireless
13 24 (4.10%) IPv6
14 21 (3.58%) Fibre Channel
14 21 (3.58%) Software-Defined Networking
15 19 (3.24%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (3.07%) Ethernet
17 17 (2.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.22%) MS Access
2 13 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (2.05%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.71%) Big Data
4 10 (1.71%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.37%) EDRMS
5 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.02%) Datazen
7 6 (1.02%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.68%) DB2
8 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.51%) MySQL
10 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (3.07%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.19%) Fiddler
4 7 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.19%) JIRA
4 7 (1.19%) Subversion
5 5 (0.85%) Xcode
6 4 (0.68%) Ant
6 4 (0.68%) Maven
6 4 (0.68%) MSI
7 3 (0.51%) Gradle
8 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.34%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.17%) AppScan
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.17%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (4.95%) Finance
2 27 (4.61%) German Language
2 27 (4.61%) Marketing
3 24 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.73%) French Language
5 10 (1.71%) Retail
6 9 (1.54%) Spanish Language
7 7 (1.19%) Banking
8 6 (1.02%) Italian Language
8 6 (1.02%) Legal
8 6 (1.02%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (0.68%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.51%) Publishing
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Billing
11 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 173 (29.52%) Support Engineer
2 54 (9.22%) Consultant
3 43 (7.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 39 (6.66%) Developer
5 38 (6.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (6.31%) Architect
7 36 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 33 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (5.46%) Windows Engineer
10 30 (5.12%) Analyst
11 28 (4.78%) Field Engineer
11 28 (4.78%) Technical Support
12 27 (4.61%) Network Engineer
13 25 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 24 (4.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 24 (4.10%) VMware Engineer
15 23 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
16 22 (3.75%) Escalation Engineer
16 22 (3.75%) Technical Engineer
17 21 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (11.26%) .NET
2 36 (6.14%) CSS
3 31 (5.29%) XML
4 22 (3.75%) .NET Framework
5 19 (3.24%) HTML
6 16 (2.73%) ADO.NET
6 16 (2.73%) Flash
7 15 (2.56%) ASP.NET
8 13 (2.22%) Middleware
9 10 (1.71%) DCOM
10 9 (1.54%) Ajax
10 9 (1.54%) J2EE
10 9 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
10 9 (1.54%) WebCenter
11 8 (1.37%) WPF
12 7 (1.19%) JSON
12 7 (1.19%) WCF
12 7 (1.19%) XML Schema
13 6 (1.02%) ODBC
13 6 (1.02%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.41%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 31 (5.29%) Clustering
4 26 (4.44%) Public Cloud
5 18 (3.07%) PKI
6 15 (2.56%) Blackberry
7 14 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.88%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.88%) Statistics
9 10 (1.71%) e-Health
9 10 (1.71%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.71%) FlexPod
9 10 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.71%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.71%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.19%) Economics
10 7 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 288 (49.15%) Windows Server
2 149 (25.43%) Linux
3 110 (18.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (14.68%) Windows 7
5 63 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (10.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (7.85%) Unix
8 39 (6.66%) Windows XP
9 24 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (3.92%) Windows 10
11 18 (3.07%) Windows 8
12 17 (2.90%) Solaris
13 13 (2.22%) Ubuntu
14 11 (1.88%) AIX
15 10 (1.71%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (1.02%) Android
16 6 (1.02%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.85%) CentOS
18 4 (0.68%) VMS
19 3 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (15.19%) ITIL
2 37 (6.31%) Migration
3 35 (5.97%) Mentoring
4 34 (5.80%) Problem Management
5 33 (5.63%) Load Balancing
6 30 (5.12%) CRM
6 30 (5.12%) High Availability
7 26 (4.44%) Incident Management
7 26 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (4.10%) Customer Engagement
8 24 (4.10%) Service Management
9 23 (3.92%) Open Source
10 21 (3.58%) Configuration Management
11 20 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (3.41%) Software Testing
12 19 (3.24%) Change Management
12 19 (3.24%) Data Modelling
12 19 (3.24%) Workflow
13 18 (3.07%) DevOps
13 18 (3.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (15.53%) SQL
2 67 (11.43%) C#
3 66 (11.26%) PowerShell
4 50 (8.53%) Java
5 34 (5.80%) C++
6 31 (5.29%) Python
7 24 (4.10%) JavaScript
8 23 (3.92%) C
8 23 (3.92%) VBScript
9 22 (3.75%) VB
10 17 (2.90%) VB.NET
11 16 (2.73%) Ruby
12 14 (2.39%) Shell Script
13 13 (2.22%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.05%) PHP
15 10 (1.71%) Perl
16 8 (1.37%) XAML
17 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
17 6 (1.02%) VB6
18 5 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 115 (19.62%) Security Cleared
2 89 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 67 (11.43%) Degree
5 52 (8.87%) MCSE
6 40 (6.83%) MCITP
7 36 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (4.78%) DV Cleared
9 27 (4.61%) CCNA
10 24 (4.10%) MCTS
11 21 (3.58%) MCSA
12 16 (2.73%) MCDST
12 16 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (2.56%) CCNP
13 15 (2.56%) MCP
13 15 (2.56%) MCSD
14 12 (2.05%) ISTQB
14 12 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 11 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (1.54%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (11.09%) SLA
2 14 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.05%) QA
4 10 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.85%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.34%) SDET
8 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 236 (40.27%) Active Directory
2 65 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (10.92%) Hyper-V
4 33 (5.63%) vSphere
5 25 (4.27%) ISA Server
6 23 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (3.58%) VMware ESX
8 19 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (3.07%) XenApp
10 15 (2.56%) UAG
11 13 (2.22%) XenDesktop
12 12 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (1.71%) BitLocker
13 10 (1.71%) XenServer
14 8 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (1.19%) Terminal Server
15 7 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
17 3 (0.51%) vCloud
17 3 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 50 (8.53%) SCCM
2 34 (5.80%) WSUS
3 24 (4.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 22 (3.75%) SCOM
5 21 (3.58%) NetBackup
6 15 (2.56%) Netcool
6 15 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (1.88%) Backup Exec
9 10 (1.71%) Puppet
10 9 (1.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 9 (1.54%) WMI
11 8 (1.37%) Unicenter
12 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (1.19%) SCVMM
13 6 (1.02%) Ansible
13 6 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 265 (45.22%) Microsoft
2 134 (22.87%) VMware
3 68 (11.60%) Cisco
3 68 (11.60%) Citrix
4 59 (10.07%) Oracle
5 55 (9.39%) HP
6 32 (5.46%) IBM
7 27 (4.61%) Remedy
8 24 (4.10%) EMC
9 23 (3.92%) F5
10 22 (3.75%) Red Hat
10 22 (3.75%) Veritas
11 20 (3.41%) NetApp
12 18 (3.07%) Intel Security
13 17 (2.90%) Fujitsu
14 14 (2.39%) Dell
14 14 (2.39%) Meridio
15 12 (2.05%) Symantec
16 10 (1.71%) CA
16 10 (1.71%) Juniper
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