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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 230 293 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.08% 11.46% 13.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.36% 57.23% 66.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 128 153
Median daily rate £363 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 54 30
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.91 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.20% +22.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
466 512 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.42% 20.02% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 263 237
Median daily rate £375 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 62 33
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.31 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.01% +16.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -9 70 £375 -4.45% 32
Bracknell +7 55 £388 +63.15% 9
Slough +7 27 £363 +9.84% 10
Maidenhead -1 15 £350 +9.37% 8
Newbury -4 10 £450 - 5
Wokingham -6 5 £410 +32.25% 3
Thatcham - 2 £400 - 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 234 (45.61%) Windows Server
2 213 (41.52%) Microsoft
3 197 (38.40%) Active Directory
4 135 (26.32%) Linux
5 120 (23.39%) VMware
6 103 (20.08%) Security Cleared
7 102 (19.88%) MS Excel
8 99 (19.30%) DNS
9 90 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 82 (15.98%) MS Office
11 77 (15.01%) SQL
11 77 (15.01%) SQL Server
12 72 (14.04%) HP
13 71 (13.84%) Oracle
13 71 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 70 (13.65%) SC Cleared
14 70 (13.65%) Windows 7
15 66 (12.87%) DHCP
16 63 (12.28%) Cisco
16 63 (12.28%) ITIL
16 63 (12.28%) PowerShell
17 57 (11.11%) VPN
17 57 (11.11%) MS Exchange
17 57 (11.11%) Firewall
18 56 (10.92%) Data Centre
19 54 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
19 54 (10.53%) Java
20 53 (10.33%) SharePoint
20 53 (10.33%) SLA
21 52 (10.14%) TCP/IP

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 57 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 53 (10.33%) SharePoint
3 41 (7.99%) IIS
4 23 (4.48%) Skype for Business
5 18 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (2.73%) Live Communications Server
8 12 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.95%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (1.36%) Apache
13 6 (1.17%) iPlanet
13 6 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.97%) Drupal
14 5 (0.97%) Joomla!
14 5 (0.97%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.97%) WordPress
15 4 (0.78%) JBoss
16 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 102 (19.88%) MS Excel
2 82 (15.98%) MS Office
3 11 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.58%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.36%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (6.04%) Office 365
3 10 (1.95%) IaaS
3 10 (1.95%) SaaS
4 9 (1.75%) PaaS
5 8 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.58%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.58%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 99 (19.30%) DNS
2 66 (12.87%) DHCP
3 57 (11.11%) Firewall
3 57 (11.11%) VPN
4 52 (10.14%) TCP/IP
5 46 (8.97%) HTTP
6 45 (8.77%) SAN
7 32 (6.24%) IPsec
8 29 (5.65%) WAN
9 27 (5.26%) LAN
9 27 (5.26%) Skype
10 25 (4.87%) Internet
11 22 (4.29%) Network Security
12 21 (4.09%) Software-Defined Networking
13 20 (3.90%) IPv6
14 17 (3.31%) SSL
15 16 (3.12%) Ethernet
15 16 (3.12%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (2.92%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (2.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (15.01%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.53%) MS Access
3 13 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.95%) MySQL
6 9 (1.75%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.56%) DB2
8 7 (1.36%) EDRMS
8 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.39%) Big Data
12 2 (0.39%) Datazen
12 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.56%) JIRA
2 8 (1.56%) Subversion
2 8 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.36%) MSI
4 6 (1.17%) Maven
5 5 (0.97%) Ant
5 5 (0.97%) ClearCase
5 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.78%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.58%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.39%) JUnit
8 2 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.39%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.39%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.19%) Grunt
9 1 (0.19%) JSHint
9 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (7.02%) Finance
2 32 (6.24%) Marketing
3 31 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.90%) German Language
5 13 (2.53%) Electronics
6 11 (2.14%) French Language
7 9 (1.75%) Retail
7 9 (1.75%) Spanish Language
8 8 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.36%) Banking
10 6 (1.17%) Italian Language
10 6 (1.17%) Legal
10 6 (1.17%) Portuguese Language
11 4 (0.78%) Publishing
12 2 (0.39%) Advertising
12 2 (0.39%) Billing
12 2 (0.39%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 144 (28.07%) Support Engineer
2 57 (11.11%) Consultant
3 39 (7.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 38 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (6.82%) Architect
6 32 (6.24%) 3rd Line Support
7 28 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 25 (4.87%) Web Engineer
8 25 (4.87%) Windows Engineer
9 24 (4.68%) Network Engineer
9 24 (4.68%) Web Support Engineer
10 23 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 23 (4.48%) Developer
11 22 (4.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 22 (4.29%) Azure Engineer
12 20 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (3.90%) Analyst
12 20 (3.90%) Desktop Support
12 20 (3.90%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.94%) .NET
2 39 (7.60%) CSS
3 33 (6.43%) XML
4 30 (5.85%) HTML
5 20 (3.90%) Flash
6 19 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 16 (3.12%) J2EE
8 13 (2.53%) Middleware
9 11 (2.14%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.14%) DCOM
10 9 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
10 9 (1.75%) Web Services
10 9 (1.75%) WebCenter
11 8 (1.56%) ADO.NET
12 7 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.36%) JSON
13 6 (1.17%) JSP
13 6 (1.17%) Node.js
13 6 (1.17%) SAML
13 6 (1.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.92%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.46%) Computer Science
3 26 (5.07%) Public Cloud
4 23 (4.48%) Clustering
5 13 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.14%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.14%) PKI
6 11 (2.14%) Statistics
7 10 (1.95%) e-Health
7 10 (1.95%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.95%) FlexPod
7 10 (1.95%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.75%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.56%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.17%) Economics
11 6 (1.17%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.78%) Replication
12 4 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 234 (45.61%) Windows Server
2 135 (26.32%) Linux
3 90 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (13.65%) Windows 7
5 49 (9.55%) Unix
5 49 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (6.24%) Windows XP
8 28 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (5.46%) Solaris
9 26 (5.07%) Windows 10
10 18 (3.51%) AIX
10 18 (3.51%) Windows 8
11 14 (2.73%) Ubuntu
12 12 (2.34%) Android
13 10 (1.95%) Data ONTAP
14 7 (1.36%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.78%) CentOS
15 4 (0.78%) VMS
16 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (12.28%) ITIL
2 42 (8.19%) Migration
3 33 (6.43%) Load Balancing
4 31 (6.04%) Problem Management
5 30 (5.85%) Mentoring
6 24 (4.68%) High Availability
7 23 (4.48%) Software Testing
8 22 (4.29%) Time Management
9 21 (4.09%) Project Management
10 20 (3.90%) Workflow
11 19 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (3.31%) Configuration Management
13 17 (3.31%) Open Source
14 16 (3.12%) Presales
14 16 (3.12%) Process Improvement
14 16 (3.12%) Release Management
15 15 (2.92%) CRM
16 14 (2.73%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (2.73%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 77 (15.01%) SQL
2 63 (12.28%) PowerShell
3 54 (10.53%) Java
4 46 (8.97%) C#
5 31 (6.04%) C++
6 28 (5.46%) VB
7 25 (4.87%) C
8 24 (4.68%) VBScript
9 21 (4.09%) JavaScript
10 14 (2.73%) Python
10 14 (2.73%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.53%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.75%) PHP
13 8 (1.56%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.36%) Perl
15 6 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.17%) VB6
16 5 (0.97%) Ruby
17 4 (0.78%) XAML
18 1 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 103 (20.08%) Security Cleared
2 70 (13.65%) SC Cleared
3 54 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (9.16%) Degree
5 33 (6.43%) MCSE
6 28 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (5.07%) DV Cleared
8 18 (3.51%) CCNA
8 18 (3.51%) MCSA
9 15 (2.92%) CCNP
9 15 (2.92%) MCITP
10 13 (2.53%) MCSD
11 12 (2.34%) MCP
12 11 (2.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.75%) MCTS
15 8 (1.56%) ISTQB
16 7 (1.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 7 (1.36%) MCDST
16 7 (1.36%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (10.33%) SLA
2 12 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.56%) QA
4 6 (1.17%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.58%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) SDET
System Software
1 197 (38.40%) Active Directory
2 71 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (10.14%) Hyper-V
4 28 (5.46%) vSphere
5 20 (3.90%) ISA Server
6 17 (3.31%) VMware ESX
7 16 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (2.34%) XenApp
9 10 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.36%) BitLocker
10 7 (1.36%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.78%) UAG
12 4 (0.78%) vCloud
12 4 (0.78%) XenServer
13 3 (0.58%) Docker
13 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (8.77%) SCCM
2 29 (5.65%) NetBackup
3 26 (5.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 24 (4.68%) WSUS
5 20 (3.90%) SCOM
6 15 (2.92%) Netcool
6 15 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.75%) Backup Exec
9 9 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 9 (1.75%) WMI
10 8 (1.56%) Unicenter
11 6 (1.17%) AirWatch
11 6 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.97%) Puppet
13 4 (0.78%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 213 (41.52%) Microsoft
2 120 (23.39%) VMware
3 72 (14.04%) HP
4 71 (13.84%) Oracle
5 63 (12.28%) Cisco
6 47 (9.16%) Citrix
7 33 (6.43%) Red Hat
8 26 (5.07%) EMC
8 26 (5.07%) IBM
9 23 (4.48%) Symantec
10 21 (4.09%) Fujitsu
10 21 (4.09%) Veritas
11 18 (3.51%) Intel Security
12 17 (3.31%) NetApp
13 13 (2.53%) F5
13 13 (2.53%) Meridio
14 11 (2.14%) Hitachi
15 10 (1.95%) CA
15 10 (1.95%) Dell
16 9 (1.75%) Endeca
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