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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 226 318 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.23% 12.70% 13.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.19% 63.86% 64.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 151 162
Median daily rate £369 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
- +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 42 32
Median hourly rate £12.50 £23.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +43.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.69 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -4.62%
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
433 498 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.59% 19.89% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 257 258
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 48 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +46.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -1 75 £375 -6.25% 28
Bracknell +3 54 £425 +41.66% 7
Slough -1 25 £363 +0.69% 8
Maidenhead -2 20 £360 +18.51% 6
Newbury -3 7 £475 +16.92% 3
Wokingham -5 5 £410 - 3
Thatcham - 2 £400 - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 215 (43.00%) Windows Server
2 192 (38.40%) Active Directory
3 182 (36.40%) Microsoft
4 131 (26.20%) Linux
5 120 (24.00%) VMware
6 108 (21.60%) Security Cleared
7 96 (19.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 85 (17.00%) MS Excel
9 82 (16.40%) DNS
10 77 (15.40%) HP
11 74 (14.80%) Oracle
11 74 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 73 (14.60%) SQL Server
12 73 (14.60%) SQL
13 71 (14.20%) MS Office
14 70 (14.00%) SC Cleared
15 67 (13.40%) Windows 7
16 64 (12.80%) DHCP
17 60 (12.00%) Data Centre
18 59 (11.80%) ITIL
19 56 (11.20%) MS Exchange
19 56 (11.20%) Cisco
20 55 (11.00%) Unix
21 51 (10.20%) SLA
21 51 (10.20%) Citrix
22 50 (10.00%) SharePoint
22 50 (10.00%) SCCM
23 49 (9.80%) PowerShell
23 49 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
24 48 (9.60%) Java

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 56 (11.20%) MS Exchange
2 50 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 45 (9.00%) IIS
4 19 (3.80%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.40%) Apache
8 11 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.20%) Live Communications Server
9 9 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.60%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.20%) iPlanet
12 5 (1.00%) Drupal
12 5 (1.00%) Joomla!
12 5 (1.00%) WordPress
13 4 (0.80%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.60%) Documentum
Applications
1 85 (17.00%) MS Excel
2 71 (14.20%) MS Office
3 8 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (7.80%) Office 365
3 10 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.00%) SaaS
4 9 (1.80%) IaaS
4 9 (1.80%) PaaS
5 5 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.80%) Yammer
7 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.40%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.20%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 82 (16.40%) DNS
2 64 (12.80%) DHCP
3 46 (9.20%) VPN
4 45 (9.00%) TCP/IP
5 43 (8.60%) Firewall
5 43 (8.60%) SAN
6 41 (8.20%) HTTP
7 32 (6.40%) LAN
7 32 (6.40%) WAN
8 24 (4.80%) Internet
9 23 (4.60%) IPsec
10 20 (4.00%) Network Security
11 18 (3.60%) Skype
11 18 (3.60%) SSL
12 15 (3.00%) VLAN
13 14 (2.80%) Software-Defined Networking
14 13 (2.60%) IPv6
15 12 (2.40%) FTP
15 12 (2.40%) SMS
15 12 (2.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.00%) MS Access
3 14 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.20%) MySQL
4 11 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.80%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.60%) DB2
7 7 (1.40%) EDRMS
8 6 (1.20%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.20%) Pentaho
13 1 (0.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.60%) JIRA
2 8 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.40%) MSI
4 6 (1.20%) ClearCase
4 6 (1.20%) Maven
5 5 (1.00%) Ant
5 5 (1.00%) ClearQuest
5 5 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.00%) Subversion
6 4 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.80%) NUnit
6 4 (0.80%) Selenium
7 3 (0.60%) NSubstitute
7 3 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.40%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.40%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.40%) JUnit
8 2 (0.40%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.40%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 47 (9.40%) Finance
2 35 (7.00%) Marketing
3 34 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.40%) Electronics
5 12 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.00%) Retail
7 9 (1.80%) German Language
8 8 (1.60%) Banking
9 5 (1.00%) Law
10 4 (0.80%) Advertising
10 4 (0.80%) Publishing
11 3 (0.60%) Legal
12 2 (0.40%) Billing
12 2 (0.40%) French Language
12 2 (0.40%) Local Government
12 2 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (24.20%) Support Engineer
2 50 (10.00%) Consultant
3 41 (8.20%) Architect
4 37 (7.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 37 (7.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (6.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 27 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 24 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 24 (4.80%) Developer
8 23 (4.60%) Web Engineer
8 23 (4.60%) Windows Engineer
9 22 (4.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 22 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
9 22 (4.40%) Network Engineer
10 21 (4.20%) Analyst
10 21 (4.20%) Desktop Support
10 21 (4.20%) Web Support Engineer
11 19 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 17 (3.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 14 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.60%) .NET
2 37 (7.40%) HTML
3 35 (7.00%) CSS
4 22 (4.40%) XML
5 18 (3.60%) Flash
6 16 (3.20%) .NET Framework
6 16 (3.20%) J2EE
7 11 (2.20%) ASP.NET
7 11 (2.20%) DCOM
7 11 (2.20%) Middleware
8 10 (2.00%) Web Services
9 9 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (1.80%) WebCenter
10 7 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (1.20%) CGI
11 6 (1.20%) JSP
11 6 (1.20%) Node.js
11 6 (1.20%) RESTful
11 6 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.00%) Clustering
3 21 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.60%) Public Cloud
5 14 (2.80%) Statistics
6 12 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.20%) Fat Client
7 11 (2.20%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.40%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.20%) Economics
11 6 (1.20%) e-Health
11 6 (1.20%) FlexPod
11 6 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (1.00%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 215 (43.00%) Windows Server
2 131 (26.20%) Linux
3 96 (19.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (13.40%) Windows 7
5 55 (11.00%) Unix
6 49 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (7.20%) Windows 10
9 35 (7.00%) Windows XP
10 33 (6.60%) Solaris
11 23 (4.60%) AIX
12 22 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (4.20%) Android
14 19 (3.80%) Windows 8
15 14 (2.80%) Apple iOS
16 12 (2.40%) Ubuntu
17 6 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
18 5 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (1.00%) Windows Phone
19 4 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (11.80%) ITIL
2 43 (8.60%) Migration
3 33 (6.60%) Problem Management
4 23 (4.60%) Load Balancing
5 22 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (4.20%) Mentoring
6 21 (4.20%) Project Management
7 20 (4.00%) High Availability
8 19 (3.80%) Release Management
8 19 (3.80%) Time Management
9 18 (3.60%) Software Testing
9 18 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (3.20%) Configuration Management
10 16 (3.20%) CRM
11 15 (3.00%) Open Source
12 13 (2.60%) Software Delivery
12 13 (2.60%) Software Deployment
12 13 (2.60%) Workflow
13 12 (2.40%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (14.60%) SQL
2 49 (9.80%) PowerShell
3 48 (9.60%) Java
4 41 (8.20%) C#
5 24 (4.80%) JavaScript
6 22 (4.40%) C++
7 21 (4.20%) Shell Script
7 21 (4.20%) VB
8 19 (3.80%) VBScript
9 17 (3.40%) C
10 12 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.40%) PHP
10 12 (2.40%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.00%) Python
12 8 (1.60%) Perl
13 6 (1.20%) VB6
14 5 (1.00%) XAML
15 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.40%) Ruby
17 1 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 108 (21.60%) Security Cleared
2 70 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 42 (8.40%) Degree
4 38 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (6.00%) DV Cleared
6 23 (4.60%) MCSE
7 19 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.60%) CCNA
9 12 (2.40%) MCSA
10 10 (2.00%) CCNP
10 10 (2.00%) MCP
11 9 (1.80%) ISTQB
11 9 (1.80%) MCITP
12 8 (1.60%) MCSD
13 7 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 7 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.40%) MCTS
14 6 (1.20%) CISSP
15 5 (1.00%) CCIE
16 4 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (10.20%) SLA
2 9 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.60%) QA
4 7 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.20%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.80%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.20%) SDET
System Software
1 192 (38.40%) Active Directory
2 74 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (8.60%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 20 (4.00%) vSphere
5 15 (3.00%) XenApp
6 14 (2.80%) ISA Server
7 12 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.60%) BitLocker
10 7 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.40%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.60%) vCloud
12 3 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.60%) XenServer
13 2 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.40%) iptables
Systems Management
1 50 (10.00%) SCCM
2 33 (6.60%) NetBackup
3 30 (6.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 21 (4.20%) WSUS
5 18 (3.60%) SCOM
6 17 (3.40%) Netcool
7 14 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
8 10 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.80%) AirWatch
9 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (1.80%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 9 (1.80%) WMI
10 8 (1.60%) Unicenter
11 7 (1.40%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.80%) Puppet
12 4 (0.80%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 182 (36.40%) Microsoft
2 120 (24.00%) VMware
3 77 (15.40%) HP
4 74 (14.80%) Oracle
5 56 (11.20%) Cisco
6 51 (10.20%) Citrix
7 31 (6.20%) EMC
8 29 (5.80%) Red Hat
9 26 (5.20%) Veritas
10 25 (5.00%) Intel Security
11 24 (4.80%) IBM
12 22 (4.40%) Symantec
13 20 (4.00%) NetApp
14 18 (3.60%) Fujitsu
15 14 (2.80%) SAP
16 13 (2.60%) Meridio
17 12 (2.40%) F5
18 10 (2.00%) Dell
19 9 (1.80%) Endeca
19 9 (1.80%) FatWire
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