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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 283 330 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.12% 12.21% 16.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.73% 62.74% 70.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 165 181
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £161 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £465 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 55
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.20 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £49.95 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
466 526 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.31% 19.46% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 265 274
Average daily rate £353 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 55
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.53 £55.65 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 145 £300 +1.35% 62
Bracknell -4 32 £296 -15.35% 4
Slough +2 28 £345 -10.96% 13
Maidenhead +3 20 £356 +19.14% 6
Wokingham 0 16 £350 -12.50% 7
Windsor +7 8 £375 +145.90% 2
Newbury +4 4 £300 -14.28% 4
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 282 (47.80%) Active Directory
2 251 (42.54%) Microsoft
3 240 (40.68%) Windows Server
4 159 (26.95%) VMware
5 144 (24.41%) Windows 7
6 116 (19.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 108 (18.31%) Linux
8 104 (17.63%) Security Cleared
9 93 (15.76%) DNS
10 89 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 86 (14.58%) ITIL
12 85 (14.41%) Citrix
13 83 (14.07%) SCCM
14 82 (13.90%) SQL
14 82 (13.90%) Firewall
15 79 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 76 (12.88%) SQL Server
17 72 (12.20%) MS Excel
18 65 (11.02%) MS Exchange
19 63 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
19 63 (10.68%) DV Cleared
20 62 (10.51%) Migration
21 61 (10.34%) Windows XP
22 60 (10.17%) TCP/IP
22 60 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
22 60 (10.17%) MS Office
23 58 (9.83%) PowerShell
24 56 (9.49%) C#
25 55 (9.32%) DHCP
26 54 (9.15%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (11.02%) MS Exchange
2 35 (5.93%) IIS
3 34 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (5.76%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (1.53%) CMS
6 9 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (1.53%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.19%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.19%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.02%) Apache
9 5 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.51%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 72 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 60 (10.17%) MS Office
3 17 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 20 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Line 500
3 1 (0.17%) Maximo
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.17%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.63%) Office 365
2 35 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.85%) IaaS
6 4 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (0.51%) SaaS
8 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 93 (15.76%) DNS
2 82 (13.90%) Firewall
3 60 (10.17%) TCP/IP
4 55 (9.32%) DHCP
5 50 (8.47%) LAN
6 46 (7.80%) WAN
7 33 (5.59%) SAN
8 22 (3.73%) Wireless
9 19 (3.22%) VPN
10 18 (3.05%) HTTP
10 18 (3.05%) Skype
11 16 (2.71%) Network Security
12 14 (2.37%) VoIP
13 12 (2.03%) MPLS
14 11 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.86%) Internet
15 10 (1.69%) FTP
16 9 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (1.53%) Ethernet
16 9 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.36%) MySQL
6 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.02%) DB2
7 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.51%) Big Data
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.34%) Datazen
10 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.17%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.17%) HPCC
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 28 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.85%) Introscope
3 5 (0.85%) JProfiler
3 5 (0.85%) MSBuild
3 5 (0.85%) MSI
3 5 (0.85%) Subversion
3 5 (0.85%) Toad
3 5 (0.85%) WiX
4 4 (0.68%) HP UFT
4 4 (0.68%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.68%) Xcode
5 3 (0.51%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.51%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.51%) PVCS
5 3 (0.51%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (0.34%) Selenium
6 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (5.93%) Finance
2 29 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.22%) Marketing
4 13 (2.20%) Retail
5 11 (1.86%) German Language
6 6 (1.02%) Banking
6 6 (1.02%) Electronics
6 6 (1.02%) French Language
7 4 (0.68%) Publishing
8 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.34%) Advertising
9 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.34%) Local Government
9 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (19.66%) Support Engineer
2 55 (9.32%) Windows Engineer
3 53 (8.98%) Analyst
4 48 (8.14%) Developer
5 41 (6.95%) Consultant
6 39 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (6.61%) Architect
7 36 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 30 (5.08%) Desktop Support
9 24 (4.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 23 (3.90%) Active Directory Engineer
10 23 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
10 23 (3.90%) Windows Support Engineer
11 21 (3.56%) Administrator
12 20 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
12 20 (3.39%) Exchange Engineer
13 19 (3.22%) Service Analyst
13 19 (3.22%) Service Desk Analyst
13 19 (3.22%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.14%) .NET
2 23 (3.90%) Middleware
3 18 (3.05%) HTML
4 17 (2.88%) CSS
4 17 (2.88%) Web Services
5 16 (2.71%) .NET Framework
6 14 (2.37%) ASP.NET
6 14 (2.37%) jQuery
7 10 (1.69%) HTML5
8 8 (1.36%) CSS3
8 8 (1.36%) XML
9 7 (1.19%) Ajax
9 7 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (0.85%) Entity Framework
10 5 (0.85%) IBM Integration Bus
10 5 (0.85%) JMS
10 5 (0.85%) ODBC
10 5 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.68%) ATL
11 4 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.14%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.58%) Clustering
4 20 (3.39%) Blackberry
5 11 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 11 (1.86%) Replication
6 10 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.36%) User Experience
9 7 (1.19%) PKI
10 6 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.02%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.02%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.85%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.85%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.85%) DataPower
11 5 (0.85%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.85%) NHS
11 5 (0.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 240 (40.68%) Windows Server
2 144 (24.41%) Windows 7
3 116 (19.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 108 (18.31%) Linux
5 89 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (10.34%) Windows XP
8 50 (8.47%) Unix
9 43 (7.29%) Windows 8
10 31 (5.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (3.73%) Solaris
11 22 (3.73%) Windows 10
12 19 (3.22%) Windows Vista
13 13 (2.20%) AIX
13 13 (2.20%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.86%) Android
15 5 (0.85%) SUSE
16 4 (0.68%) NetWare
17 3 (0.51%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (14.58%) ITIL
2 62 (10.51%) Migration
3 33 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (4.24%) CRM
6 25 (4.24%) Project Management
7 24 (4.07%) Incident Management
8 23 (3.90%) Change Management
9 22 (3.73%) Configuration Management
10 18 (3.05%) Problem Management
11 17 (2.88%) High Availability
12 16 (2.71%) Customer Engagement
13 15 (2.54%) Data Modelling
13 15 (2.54%) Security Management
14 14 (2.37%) PRINCE2
15 13 (2.20%) Information Security
15 13 (2.20%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (2.03%) Capacity Planning
16 12 (2.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (13.90%) SQL
2 58 (9.83%) PowerShell
3 56 (9.49%) C#
4 23 (3.90%) C++
5 19 (3.22%) Java
6 18 (3.05%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.71%) C
7 16 (2.71%) Ruby
8 12 (2.03%) VB
9 10 (1.69%) Python
10 9 (1.53%) Perl
10 9 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.36%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.19%) VBScript
13 6 (1.02%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.02%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.85%) PHP
14 5 (0.85%) XAML
15 4 (0.68%) AWK
15 4 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 104 (17.63%) Security Cleared
2 63 (10.68%) DV Cleared
3 60 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (6.44%) MCSE
5 34 (5.76%) Degree
6 31 (5.25%) SC Cleared
7 28 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (3.73%) MCITP
9 21 (3.56%) CCNA
10 15 (2.54%) MCP
11 12 (2.03%) MCDST
12 11 (1.86%) MCSA
13 10 (1.69%) CCNP
14 9 (1.53%) ISTQB
15 8 (1.36%) MCTS
15 8 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (1.02%) CCIE
16 6 (1.02%) DBS Check
16 6 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (1.02%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.46%) SLA
2 11 (1.86%) QA
3 2 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.34%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) SDET
System Software
1 282 (47.80%) Active Directory
2 79 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (8.47%) Hyper-V
4 30 (5.08%) vSphere
5 23 (3.90%) XenApp
6 22 (3.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (3.39%) VMware ESX
8 12 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.69%) BitLocker
9 10 (1.69%) ISA Server
10 7 (1.19%) UAG
10 7 (1.19%) VMware Server
10 7 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.19%) XenServer
11 6 (1.02%) Terminal Server
11 6 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.68%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 83 (14.07%) SCCM
2 28 (4.75%) SCOM
2 28 (4.75%) WSUS
3 14 (2.37%) Puppet
4 13 (2.20%) NetBackup
4 13 (2.20%) SCVMM
4 13 (2.20%) Windows Intune
5 8 (1.36%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (1.02%) Nagios
8 5 (0.85%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.85%) nmon
9 4 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.68%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.68%) vMotion
9 4 (0.68%) vRealize
10 3 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 251 (42.54%) Microsoft
2 159 (26.95%) VMware
3 85 (14.41%) Citrix
4 54 (9.15%) Cisco
5 51 (8.64%) HP
6 42 (7.12%) Oracle
7 34 (5.76%) Remedy
8 30 (5.08%) Red Hat
9 20 (3.39%) EMC
9 20 (3.39%) IBM
10 14 (2.37%) Dell
11 13 (2.20%) Juniper
11 13 (2.20%) RightScale
12 12 (2.03%) F5
13 10 (1.69%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.69%) Intel Security
13 10 (1.69%) SAP
14 9 (1.53%) CA
14 9 (1.53%) NetApp
14 9 (1.53%) Symantec
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