The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 353 419 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.05% 17.13% 12.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.37% 72.74% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 179 166
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £165 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 43
Average hourly rate £17.04 £20.25 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.87% +30.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
524 576 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.86% 23.55% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 253 230
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 44
Average hourly rate £17.29 £18.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +18.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
South East

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +1 168 £350 -9.09% 39
Bracknell +1 40 £375 +25.00% 10
Slough +1 33 £325 +30.00% 19
Newbury -9 9 £375 -11.76% 10
Wokingham +1 5 £220 -48.23% 2
Maidenhead -14 4 £310 -11.42% 9
Hungerford +3 1 - - 1
Windsor -4 1 - - 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 260 (34.76%) Active Directory
2 248 (33.16%) Microsoft
3 199 (26.60%) Security Cleared
4 188 (25.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 177 (23.66%) Windows 7
6 159 (21.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 152 (20.32%) VMware
8 132 (17.65%) SQL
9 130 (17.38%) SQL Server
9 130 (17.38%) Citrix
9 130 (17.38%) SC Cleared
10 112 (14.97%) MS Excel
11 103 (13.77%) Windows XP
11 103 (13.77%) ITIL
12 102 (13.64%) Linux
13 100 (13.37%) MS Office
14 88 (11.76%) MS Exchange
14 88 (11.76%) DNS
15 81 (10.83%) IIS
16 80 (10.70%) .NET
17 78 (10.43%) Cisco
17 78 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
18 77 (10.29%) SCCM
19 76 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
20 72 (9.63%) Oracle
21 69 (9.22%) TCP/IP
21 69 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
22 68 (9.09%) UNIX
23 66 (8.82%) C#
24 65 (8.69%) DV Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 88 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 81 (10.83%) IIS
3 57 (7.62%) SharePoint
4 34 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
4 34 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (4.28%) Lync
6 21 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (2.81%) IBM Notes
7 17 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.01%) WebLogic
8 15 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (1.47%) Apache
10 10 (1.34%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.53%) Zimbra
12 4 (0.53%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 112 (14.97%) MS Excel
2 100 (13.37%) MS Office
3 7 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.40%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.81%) Office 365
3 5 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.40%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.27%) PaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (11.76%) DNS
2 69 (9.22%) TCP/IP
3 60 (8.02%) Firewall
4 52 (6.95%) LAN
5 50 (6.68%) VPN
6 49 (6.55%) Internet
7 43 (5.75%) DHCP
8 42 (5.61%) WAN
9 39 (5.21%) SAN
10 36 (4.81%) LDAP
11 19 (2.54%) VoIP
12 15 (2.01%) FTP
13 14 (1.87%) HTTP
13 14 (1.87%) SSL
14 11 (1.47%) HTTPS
14 11 (1.47%) RTP
15 10 (1.34%) Network Security
16 9 (1.20%) NAS
16 9 (1.20%) DMZ
17 8 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (17.38%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 27 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.14%) OLAP
5 16 (2.14%) DTS
6 15 (2.01%) IDOL
6 15 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.07%) MySQL
9 7 (0.94%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.80%) SQLPlus
11 5 (0.67%) EDRMS
11 5 (0.67%) DB2
11 5 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
12 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.53%) MS Access
12 4 (0.53%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 39 (5.21%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.01%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (1.87%) TestDirector
5 11 (1.47%) MSI
6 10 (1.34%) WinRunner
6 10 (1.34%) StarTeam
7 9 (1.20%) Subversion
7 9 (1.20%) Eclipse
8 8 (1.07%) Selenium
9 5 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.67%) Hudson
10 4 (0.53%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.53%) Ant
10 4 (0.53%) JUnit
10 4 (0.53%) Toad
10 4 (0.53%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.53%) Rational Performance Tester
10 4 (0.53%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 62 (8.29%) Finance
2 50 (6.68%) Telecoms
3 12 (1.60%) Marketing
4 11 (1.47%) Publishing
5 8 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.07%) Retail
6 7 (0.94%) Billing
6 7 (0.94%) Legal
7 5 (0.67%) Electronics
7 5 (0.67%) Games
8 4 (0.53%) Banking
9 2 (0.27%) Military
9 2 (0.27%) Local Government
9 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.27%) Law
9 2 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 93 (12.43%) Analyst
2 90 (12.03%) Support Engineer
3 77 (10.29%) Developer
4 66 (8.82%) Consultant
5 46 (6.15%) Architect
6 28 (3.74%) Support Analyst
7 27 (3.61%) Service Analyst
7 27 (3.61%) Server Engineer
8 25 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (3.21%) Service Desk Analyst
10 23 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
10 23 (3.07%) Rollout Engineer
11 22 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
12 21 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support
12 21 (2.81%) Desktop Support
12 21 (2.81%) Test Analyst
13 19 (2.54%) 2nd Line Support
13 19 (2.54%) SharePoint Developer
14 18 (2.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 18 (2.41%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (10.70%) .NET
2 49 (6.55%) ASP.NET
3 41 (5.48%) XML
4 29 (3.88%) HTML
5 25 (3.34%) Web Services
6 23 (3.07%) CSS
6 23 (3.07%) .NET Framework
7 17 (2.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 14 (1.87%) HTML5
8 14 (1.87%) WCF
8 14 (1.87%) jQuery
9 13 (1.74%) Ajax
10 12 (1.60%) Application Packaging
11 11 (1.47%) DCOM
12 8 (1.07%) SOAP
12 8 (1.07%) Regular Expression
13 7 (0.94%) JSON
13 7 (0.94%) WPF
13 7 (0.94%) XSLT
13 7 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.75%) Clustering
2 37 (4.95%) Blackberry
3 29 (3.88%) PKI
4 18 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.60%) Client/Server
5 12 (1.60%) Replication
6 11 (1.47%) Thin Client
6 11 (1.47%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.07%) iPhone
9 7 (0.94%) DataPower
9 7 (0.94%) iPad
9 7 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.67%) EPoS
11 4 (0.53%) CESG
11 4 (0.53%) Handset
11 4 (0.53%) Open Source
11 4 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.53%) Wiki
12 3 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 188 (25.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 177 (23.66%) Windows 7
3 159 (21.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 103 (13.77%) Windows XP
5 102 (13.64%) Linux
6 78 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 68 (9.09%) UNIX
8 60 (8.02%) Windows 8
9 32 (4.28%) AIX
9 32 (4.28%) Solaris
10 24 (3.21%) Android
11 21 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (2.67%) Windows 2000
13 19 (2.54%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.87%) Windows Phone
15 12 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
15 12 (1.60%) Windows Vista
16 8 (1.07%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (13.77%) ITIL
2 60 (8.02%) Migration
3 33 (4.41%) Web Development
4 32 (4.28%) Service Management
5 30 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (3.74%) Configuration Management
7 26 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (3.34%) Test Scripting
9 24 (3.21%) Workflow
10 23 (3.07%) Project Management
11 21 (2.81%) Change Management
12 19 (2.54%) Incident Management
13 18 (2.41%) Service Delivery
13 18 (2.41%) High Availability
14 16 (2.14%) OO
15 15 (2.01%) PRINCE2
16 14 (1.87%) Time Management
17 13 (1.74%) Performance Tuning
18 12 (1.60%) Software Distribution
18 12 (1.60%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 132 (17.65%) SQL
2 66 (8.82%) C#
3 51 (6.82%) PowerShell
4 39 (5.21%) T-SQL
5 31 (4.14%) C
6 28 (3.74%) JavaScript
7 26 (3.48%) Java
8 25 (3.34%) C++
9 24 (3.21%) VBScript
10 21 (2.81%) VB
11 15 (2.01%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.60%) Perl
12 12 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.94%) Korn
15 6 (0.80%) Python
15 6 (0.80%) AWK
15 6 (0.80%) Ruby
16 4 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 199 (26.60%) Security Cleared
2 130 (17.38%) SC Cleared
3 69 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (8.69%) DV Cleared
5 43 (5.75%) Degree
6 32 (4.28%) MCSE
7 29 (3.88%) MCTS
8 22 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (2.94%) ISEB
9 19 (2.54%) CCNA
10 18 (2.41%) MCITP
11 16 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.74%) MCP
13 11 (1.47%) MCSA
13 11 (1.47%) ISTQB
14 9 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.94%) CISSP
16 6 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.80%) MCSD
17 5 (0.67%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.82%) SLA
2 11 (1.47%) QA
3 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.27%) COBIT
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 260 (34.76%) Active Directory
2 76 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (5.75%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.74%) XenApp
5 26 (3.48%) Terminal Services
6 22 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (2.54%) XenDesktop
7 19 (2.54%) vSphere
8 14 (1.87%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.60%) Xen
10 8 (1.07%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 7 (0.94%) XenServer
11 7 (0.94%) UAG
11 7 (0.94%) NFS
12 6 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.80%) NLBS
12 6 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 77 (10.29%) SCCM
2 35 (4.68%) SCOM
3 26 (3.48%) WSUS
4 24 (3.21%) Tivoli
4 24 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (3.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 23 (3.07%) WMI
6 10 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (1.34%) Puppet
7 8 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.07%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.94%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.80%) Cobbler
9 6 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.67%) Netcool
11 4 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
11 4 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.53%) nmon
12 3 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 248 (33.16%) Microsoft
2 152 (20.32%) VMware
3 130 (17.38%) Citrix
4 78 (10.43%) Cisco
5 72 (9.63%) Oracle
6 55 (7.35%) HP
7 40 (5.35%) IBM
8 27 (3.61%) Red Hat
8 27 (3.61%) Lotus
9 21 (2.81%) AppSense
10 20 (2.67%) McAfee
11 16 (2.14%) Symantec
12 15 (2.01%) Meridio
12 15 (2.01%) NetApp
13 14 (1.87%) Apple
13 14 (1.87%) EMC
13 14 (1.87%) SAP
14 12 (1.60%) Juniper
15 11 (1.47%) CheckPoint
16 10 (1.34%) Remedy
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