The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 316 402 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.82% 15.79% 16.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.33% 71.91% 76.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 182 144
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 24
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.49 £12.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £22.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
499 559 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.24% 21.96% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 268 199
Average daily rate £390 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £209 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 25
Average hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £13.13 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £22.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 152 £375 +15.38% 60
Slough +1 33 £313 -8.08% 14
Bracknell -3 32 £300 -4.00% 4
Maidenhead +5 23 £398 +17.77% 17
Newbury -5 7 £481 +28.33% 9
Wokingham +2 3 - - 1
Thatcham - 2 £410 -
Windsor - 2 £125 - 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 285 (42.04%) Active Directory
2 276 (40.71%) Microsoft
3 255 (37.61%) Windows 7
4 214 (31.56%) Security Cleared
5 151 (22.27%) VMware
6 140 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 124 (18.29%) DV Cleared
8 120 (17.70%) SCCM
9 107 (15.78%) MS Excel
10 105 (15.49%) SC Cleared
11 103 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 101 (14.90%) ITIL
13 89 (13.13%) Linux
14 88 (12.98%) DNS
15 83 (12.24%) SQL
16 81 (11.95%) HP
16 81 (11.95%) Migration
17 79 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
17 79 (11.65%) MS Office
18 76 (11.21%) MS Exchange
19 74 (10.91%) .NET
19 74 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 68 (10.03%) Firewall
21 67 (9.88%) Microsoft App-V
21 67 (9.88%) C#
22 66 (9.73%) Windows XP
23 63 (9.29%) Citrix
24 61 (9.00%) Cisco
25 60 (8.85%) LAN
26 58 (8.55%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 76 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 41 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (5.16%) IIS
4 31 (4.57%) SharePoint
5 29 (4.28%) Lync
6 18 (2.65%) CMS
7 16 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.36%) SharePoint Server
8 14 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.92%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.77%) IBM Notes
11 11 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (1.33%) Apache
13 8 (1.18%) GroupWise
14 6 (0.88%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (0.88%) Node.js
15 5 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.74%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 107 (15.78%) MS Excel
2 79 (11.65%) MS Office
3 38 (5.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Maximo
2 2 (0.29%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.98%) Office 365
2 20 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.74%) SaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 88 (12.98%) DNS
2 68 (10.03%) Firewall
3 60 (8.85%) LAN
4 55 (8.11%) WAN
4 55 (8.11%) TCP/IP
5 44 (6.49%) VPN
6 43 (6.34%) DHCP
7 38 (5.60%) HTTP
8 31 (4.57%) SAN
8 31 (4.57%) SMTP
9 30 (4.42%) MPLS
10 22 (3.24%) Internet
11 16 (2.36%) VoIP
12 14 (2.06%) SSL
13 11 (1.62%) VLAN
14 8 (1.18%) IMAP
14 8 (1.18%) POP3
14 8 (1.18%) PSTN
15 7 (1.03%) Cisco ICM
15 7 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.65%) DB2
2 18 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.33%) MySQL
5 7 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (0.74%) SAP HANA
6 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.74%) MS Access
6 5 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.74%) SAP BW
7 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (6.19%) MSI
2 11 (1.62%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.33%) Selenium
5 8 (1.18%) StarTeam
6 7 (1.03%) NUnit
6 7 (1.03%) Subversion
6 7 (1.03%) MSTest
7 6 (0.88%) MSBuild
8 4 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.44%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.44%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.44%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.29%) NuGet
10 2 (0.29%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.29%) WinRunner
10 2 (0.29%) TestDirector
General
1 38 (5.60%) Telecoms
2 31 (4.57%) Finance
3 12 (1.77%) Retail
4 10 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.33%) Back Office
5 9 (1.33%) Marketing
6 5 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.59%) French Language
8 3 (0.44%) Publishing
9 2 (0.29%) Military
9 2 (0.29%) Banking
9 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.29%) Legal
9 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 93 (13.72%) Support Engineer
2 75 (11.06%) Applications Packager
3 63 (9.29%) Analyst
4 46 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 41 (6.05%) Consultant
6 38 (5.60%) Architect
7 33 (4.87%) Developer
8 32 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 27 (3.98%) Field Engineer
10 27 (3.98%) Server Engineer
11 24 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
12 23 (3.39%) Rollout Engineer
13 22 (3.24%) Desktop Support
14 20 (2.95%) Project Manager
14 20 (2.95%) Support Analyst
15 16 (2.36%) Service Analyst
15 16 (2.36%) Technical Manager
15 16 (2.36%) Service Desk Analyst
16 15 (2.21%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.91%) .NET
2 56 (8.26%) Application Packaging
3 36 (5.31%) HTML
4 27 (3.98%) ASP.NET
5 24 (3.54%) XML
6 20 (2.95%) Web Services
7 19 (2.80%) CSS
8 18 (2.65%) jQuery
9 16 (2.36%) .NET Framework
10 12 (1.77%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (1.18%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (1.18%) Middleware
13 7 (1.03%) WF
13 7 (1.03%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (0.88%) WPF
14 6 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
15 5 (0.74%) LAMP
15 5 (0.74%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.60%) Data Centre
2 27 (3.98%) Clustering
3 21 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.06%) PKI
6 10 (1.47%) iSeries
7 9 (1.33%) AS400
8 8 (1.18%) Replication
8 8 (1.18%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.18%) Private Cloud
9 6 (0.88%) User Experience
9 6 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.88%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.74%) EqualLogic
10 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.59%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.59%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.59%) DataPower
11 4 (0.59%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 255 (37.61%) Windows 7
2 140 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 89 (13.13%) Linux
5 66 (9.73%) Windows XP
6 58 (8.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (6.05%) UNIX
8 37 (5.46%) Windows 8
9 22 (3.24%) AIX
10 13 (1.92%) Windows Phone
11 9 (1.33%) Android
12 8 (1.18%) Solaris
13 7 (1.03%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.74%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.74%) zOS
15 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.59%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (14.90%) ITIL
2 81 (11.95%) Migration
3 40 (5.90%) Project Management
4 38 (5.60%) Configuration Management
5 29 (4.28%) Service Management
5 29 (4.28%) Customer Engagement
6 26 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (3.39%) Service Delivery
8 16 (2.36%) MVC
8 16 (2.36%) Incident Management
9 15 (2.21%) E-Commerce
9 15 (2.21%) Performance Monitoring
10 14 (2.06%) Scrum
11 13 (1.92%) Change Management
12 10 (1.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (1.47%) Automated Testing
13 9 (1.33%) TOGAF
13 9 (1.33%) Content Management
13 9 (1.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 83 (12.24%) SQL
2 67 (9.88%) C#
3 39 (5.75%) PowerShell
4 36 (5.31%) JavaScript
5 33 (4.87%) VBScript
6 30 (4.42%) Java
7 24 (3.54%) VB
8 15 (2.21%) C++
9 9 (1.33%) C
9 9 (1.33%) Perl
9 9 (1.33%) PHP
10 7 (1.03%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.74%) ABAP
12 5 (0.74%) VBA
12 5 (0.74%) Python
13 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.59%) Ruby
14 3 (0.44%) XAML
15 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 214 (31.56%) Security Cleared
2 124 (18.29%) DV Cleared
3 105 (15.49%) SC Cleared
4 79 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (7.23%) MCSE
6 42 (6.19%) MCITP
7 34 (5.01%) Degree
8 33 (4.87%) MCTS
9 31 (4.57%) MCP
10 17 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (1.18%) CCNA
13 7 (1.03%) MCSA
13 7 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.88%) CCNP
14 6 (0.88%) IBM Certification
15 5 (0.74%) MCSD
16 4 (0.59%) HND
17 3 (0.44%) ISEB
17 3 (0.44%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.46%) SLA
2 7 (1.03%) QA
3 5 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 285 (42.04%) Active Directory
2 74 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (9.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 38 (5.60%) Hyper-V
5 30 (4.42%) vSphere
6 19 (2.80%) Terminal Services
7 15 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.06%) XenApp
9 8 (1.18%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.03%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.59%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.59%) Samba
12 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.44%) XenServer
12 3 (0.44%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.44%) vCloud
13 2 (0.29%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 120 (17.70%) SCCM
2 38 (5.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 29 (4.28%) SCOM
4 12 (1.77%) HP Data Protector
5 10 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (1.47%) WMI
6 8 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (1.18%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.18%) SCSM
7 6 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (0.88%) MOM
7 6 (0.88%) WSUS
8 5 (0.74%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.59%) Puppet
9 4 (0.59%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 276 (40.71%) Microsoft
2 151 (22.27%) VMware
3 81 (11.95%) HP
4 63 (9.29%) Citrix
5 61 (9.00%) Cisco
6 32 (4.72%) Oracle
7 27 (3.98%) IBM
8 26 (3.83%) CheckPoint
9 21 (3.10%) Symantec
10 17 (2.51%) McAfee
10 17 (2.51%) EMC
11 14 (2.06%) Lotus
12 13 (1.92%) SAP
13 11 (1.62%) Dell
14 9 (1.33%) Novell
15 8 (1.18%) Borland
16 7 (1.03%) Red Hat
17 6 (0.88%) Remedy
17 6 (0.88%) NetApp
17 6 (0.88%) AppSense
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