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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 306 347 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.93% 13.87% 16.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.69% 67.12% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 155 172
Average daily rate
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£350 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 23 38
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.07 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% -15.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.36 £21.80 £30.50
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
473 517 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.43% 20.66% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 236 246
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 25 40
Average hourly rate £20.31 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.05% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -3 149 £375 +7.14% 53
Bracknell -3 35 £238 -26.92% 5
Slough -2 23 £325 - 14
Maidenhead +17 20 £398 - 9
Newbury -4 7 £463 +32.14% 12
Wokingham 0 2 £310 +40.90%
Windsor +1 1 - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 280 (40.76%) Active Directory
2 273 (39.74%) Microsoft
3 266 (38.72%) Windows 7
4 202 (29.40%) Security Cleared
5 150 (21.83%) VMware
6 135 (19.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 124 (18.05%) SCCM
8 120 (17.47%) DV Cleared
9 108 (15.72%) Linux
9 108 (15.72%) MS Excel
10 102 (14.85%) ITIL
11 90 (13.10%) SC Cleared
12 87 (12.66%) MS Office
13 85 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 81 (11.79%) .NET
15 79 (11.50%) Migration
16 78 (11.35%) Microsoft App-V
17 73 (10.63%) SQL
17 73 (10.63%) Citrix
17 73 (10.63%) DNS
18 72 (10.48%) HP
19 71 (10.33%) C#
19 71 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
20 69 (10.04%) Firewall
21 66 (9.61%) Windows Server 2012
22 65 (9.46%) Windows XP
22 65 (9.46%) MS Exchange
23 62 (9.02%) Cisco
24 59 (8.59%) LAN
24 59 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 65 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 34 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (3.78%) IIS
4 25 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.64%) WebSphere
5 24 (3.49%) Lync
6 15 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.60%) CMS
7 11 (1.60%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.46%) Apache
8 10 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.87%) Node.js
11 5 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (0.73%) Live Communications Server
11 5 (0.73%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 108 (15.72%) MS Excel
2 87 (12.66%) MS Office
3 36 (5.24%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.29%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.29%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (1.60%) Maximo
2 2 (0.29%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.29%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.29%) SAP CCM
2 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.66%) Office 365
2 21 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.87%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) Yammer
6 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.63%) DNS
2 69 (10.04%) Firewall
3 59 (8.59%) LAN
4 56 (8.15%) TCP/IP
5 54 (7.86%) WAN
6 47 (6.84%) VPN
7 39 (5.68%) HTTP
8 36 (5.24%) SAN
9 32 (4.66%) DHCP
10 31 (4.51%) MPLS
11 25 (3.64%) SMTP
12 19 (2.77%) Internet
13 15 (2.18%) SSL
13 15 (2.18%) VLAN
14 13 (1.89%) VoIP
15 8 (1.16%) Wireless
15 8 (1.16%) NAS
15 8 (1.16%) Skype
16 7 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.91%) DB2
3 13 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.16%) MySQL
6 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.73%) OLAP
8 5 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.73%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (0.58%) MS Access
9 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 42 (6.11%) MSI
2 15 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.60%) MSBuild
4 10 (1.46%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.16%) Selenium
5 8 (1.16%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.02%) NUnit
6 7 (1.02%) MSTest
7 6 (0.87%) Subversion
8 5 (0.73%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.44%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.44%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.44%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.44%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.29%) NuGet
10 2 (0.29%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.29%) JIRA
10 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (5.09%) Telecoms
2 34 (4.95%) Finance
3 12 (1.75%) Retail
4 10 (1.46%) Back Office
5 7 (1.02%) Marketing
6 6 (0.87%) French Language
6 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.73%) Publishing
8 4 (0.58%) Legal
8 4 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.44%) Banking
9 3 (0.44%) German Language
9 3 (0.44%) Local Government
10 2 (0.29%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) Military
10 2 (0.29%) Automotive
10 2 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Front Office
11 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 90 (13.10%) Support Engineer
2 77 (11.21%) Applications Packager
3 64 (9.32%) Analyst
4 45 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 43 (6.26%) Consultant
6 33 (4.80%) Architect
7 31 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (4.08%) Desktop Support
9 27 (3.93%) Desktop Engineer
10 26 (3.78%) Developer
10 26 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 22 (3.20%) Rollout Engineer
12 21 (3.06%) Project Manager
12 21 (3.06%) Administrator
13 20 (2.91%) Support Analyst
13 20 (2.91%) Technical Manager
14 19 (2.77%) Service Desk Analyst
14 19 (2.77%) Server Engineer
14 19 (2.77%) Service Analyst
15 16 (2.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (11.79%) .NET
2 54 (7.86%) Application Packaging
3 30 (4.37%) HTML
4 19 (2.77%) ASP.NET
5 17 (2.47%) CSS
6 14 (2.04%) XML
6 14 (2.04%) .NET Framework
7 13 (1.89%) jQuery
8 12 (1.75%) Middleware
8 12 (1.75%) Web Services
9 11 (1.60%) JMS
9 11 (1.60%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (1.31%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (1.02%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (0.73%) XHTML
13 5 (0.73%) LAMP
13 5 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.28%) Data Centre
2 36 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.51%) Clustering
4 20 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.89%) iSeries
7 12 (1.75%) AS400
8 11 (1.60%) Replication
8 11 (1.60%) DataPower
9 10 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.02%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.73%) EqualLogic
13 4 (0.58%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.58%) Cryptography
14 3 (0.44%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.44%) EPoS
14 3 (0.44%) PKI
14 3 (0.44%) Statistics
14 3 (0.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 266 (38.72%) Windows 7
2 135 (19.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (15.72%) Linux
4 85 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (9.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (9.46%) Windows XP
7 52 (7.57%) UNIX
8 41 (5.97%) Windows 8
9 28 (4.08%) AIX
10 19 (2.77%) Solaris
11 11 (1.60%) Android
12 9 (1.31%) Windows Phone
13 8 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.02%) zOS
14 7 (1.02%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.73%) CentOS
17 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.58%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (14.85%) ITIL
2 79 (11.50%) Migration
3 47 (6.84%) Project Management
4 37 (5.39%) Configuration Management
5 29 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (3.78%) Service Delivery
7 23 (3.35%) Incident Management
8 20 (2.91%) Service Management
9 16 (2.33%) Change Management
9 16 (2.33%) E-Commerce
9 16 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (2.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (2.18%) High Availability
11 14 (2.04%) Application Discovery
11 14 (2.04%) PRINCE2
11 14 (2.04%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (1.89%) Customer Engagement
13 12 (1.75%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (1.75%) Release Management
13 12 (1.75%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 73 (10.63%) SQL
2 71 (10.33%) C#
3 34 (4.95%) PowerShell
4 29 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 25 (3.64%) Java
6 22 (3.20%) VBScript
7 20 (2.91%) VB
8 17 (2.47%) C++
8 17 (2.47%) Perl
9 9 (1.31%) PHP
9 9 (1.31%) C
9 9 (1.31%) Python
10 7 (1.02%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.87%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.73%) C-shell
12 5 (0.73%) Ruby
13 4 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.58%) VBA
14 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 202 (29.40%) Security Cleared
2 120 (17.47%) DV Cleared
3 90 (13.10%) SC Cleared
4 59 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (5.68%) MCSE
6 28 (4.08%) MCITP
7 25 (3.64%) MCP
8 24 (3.49%) Degree
9 19 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (2.62%) MCTS
11 14 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.75%) CCNA
13 11 (1.60%) IBM Certification
14 9 (1.31%) MCSA
14 9 (1.31%) CCNP
15 6 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 4 (0.58%) MCSD
17 3 (0.44%) CCIE
17 3 (0.44%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.95%) SLA
2 6 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.73%) QA
4 3 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) WCAG
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 280 (40.76%) Active Directory
2 78 (11.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 71 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (5.39%) Hyper-V
5 30 (4.37%) vSphere
6 14 (2.04%) XenApp
7 13 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.46%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.46%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.16%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.58%) Samba
10 4 (0.58%) vCloud
11 3 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.44%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.44%) XenServer
11 3 (0.44%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 124 (18.05%) SCCM
2 24 (3.49%) SCOM
3 22 (3.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (1.46%) Tivoli
4 10 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
5 9 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (1.31%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.31%) WSUS
6 5 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.73%) Puppet
6 5 (0.73%) SCDPM
6 5 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.44%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 3 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 273 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 150 (21.83%) VMware
3 73 (10.63%) Citrix
4 72 (10.48%) HP
5 62 (9.02%) Cisco
6 33 (4.80%) Oracle
7 29 (4.22%) CheckPoint
8 24 (3.49%) Symantec
8 24 (3.49%) IBM
9 15 (2.18%) EMC
10 14 (2.04%) SAP
11 13 (1.89%) McAfee
12 11 (1.60%) Dell
13 10 (1.46%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.16%) Remedy
14 8 (1.16%) NetApp
14 8 (1.16%) AppSense
15 7 (1.02%) 3PAR
15 7 (1.02%) Capita
16 6 (0.87%) Google
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