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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 336 396 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.65% 15.62% 12.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.63% 65.78% 78.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 170 173
Average daily rate
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£325 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 31
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.45% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
512 602 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.80% 23.75% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 274 228
Average daily rate £325 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £25.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 0 152 £338 -15.62% 27
Slough +2 36 £325 +52.94% 13
Bracknell -2 31 £318 +9.48% 6
Newbury 0 11 £375 -6.25% 3
Maidenhead -8 10 £325 -7.14% 6
Ascot - 4 £325 -
Wokingham 0 3 £213 -49.94% 7
Windsor -3 2 £325 - 1
Hungerford 0 1 - - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 255 (34.98%) Active Directory
2 236 (32.37%) Microsoft
3 196 (26.89%) Security Cleared
4 179 (24.55%) Windows 7
5 177 (24.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 160 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 137 (18.79%) VMware
8 130 (17.83%) Citrix
9 129 (17.70%) SQL Server
10 121 (16.60%) SC Cleared
11 118 (16.19%) SQL
12 110 (15.09%) Windows XP
13 108 (14.81%) Linux
14 103 (14.13%) MS Excel
15 99 (13.58%) ITIL
16 93 (12.76%) .NET
17 90 (12.35%) MS Office
18 88 (12.07%) MS Exchange
19 84 (11.52%) DNS
20 82 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
21 74 (10.15%) DV Cleared
22 72 (9.88%) IIS
22 72 (9.88%) C#
23 70 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
24 69 (9.47%) Cisco
25 67 (9.19%) TCP/IP
25 67 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
25 67 (9.19%) SCCM
26 64 (8.78%) Migration
27 61 (8.37%) UNIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 72 (9.88%) IIS
3 54 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 38 (5.21%) SharePoint Server
5 30 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (3.16%) Lync
7 22 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (3.02%) IBM Notes
8 18 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (2.33%) Apache
10 16 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.51%) WebLogic
13 9 (1.23%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.55%) Zimbra
15 3 (0.41%) CMS
15 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 103 (14.13%) MS Excel
2 90 (12.35%) MS Office
3 6 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.41%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.19%) Office 365
3 6 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.41%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.27%) PaaS
5 2 (0.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (11.52%) DNS
2 67 (9.19%) TCP/IP
3 53 (7.27%) LAN
4 52 (7.13%) Internet
5 51 (7.00%) Firewall
6 45 (6.17%) DHCP
7 44 (6.04%) VPN
8 43 (5.90%) WAN
9 37 (5.08%) SAN
10 36 (4.94%) LDAP
11 18 (2.47%) SSL
12 15 (2.06%) VoIP
12 15 (2.06%) HTTP
13 13 (1.78%) Network Security
14 11 (1.51%) HTTPS
15 10 (1.37%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.23%) DMZ
17 8 (1.10%) FTP
17 8 (1.10%) SMTP
18 7 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 21 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.47%) OLAP
4 18 (2.47%) DTS
5 16 (2.19%) IDOL
6 12 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (1.37%) MySQL
8 6 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.82%) DB2
8 6 (0.82%) SQLPlus
9 5 (0.69%) EDRMS
9 5 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.55%) IBM InfoSphere
10 4 (0.55%) MS Access
10 4 (0.55%) DataStage
10 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (5.21%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.92%) TestDirector
2 14 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.37%) MSI
5 9 (1.23%) WinRunner
6 7 (0.96%) Subversion
6 7 (0.96%) Selenium
7 6 (0.82%) StarTeam
7 6 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.82%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.55%) Hudson
8 4 (0.55%) Rational Performance Tester
8 4 (0.55%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.55%) Ant
8 4 (0.55%) Toad
8 4 (0.55%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.41%) Maven
9 3 (0.41%) Introscope
9 3 (0.41%) InstallShield
General
1 54 (7.41%) Finance
2 37 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 13 (1.78%) Marketing
4 10 (1.37%) Publishing
5 5 (0.69%) Banking
5 5 (0.69%) Retail
5 5 (0.69%) Legal
6 4 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.55%) Games
6 4 (0.55%) Electronics
7 3 (0.41%) Billing
8 2 (0.27%) Law
8 2 (0.27%) Military
8 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.14%) Advertising
9 1 (0.14%) French Language
9 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (12.21%) Developer
2 86 (11.80%) Support Engineer
3 78 (10.70%) Analyst
4 59 (8.09%) Consultant
5 37 (5.08%) Architect
6 31 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 29 (3.98%) Rollout Engineer
8 28 (3.84%) Desktop Engineer
8 28 (3.84%) Service Analyst
9 27 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 25 (3.43%) Service Desk Analyst
11 24 (3.29%) Support Analyst
12 23 (3.16%) SharePoint Developer
13 22 (3.02%) Server Engineer
14 20 (2.74%) 1st Line Support
15 18 (2.47%) Desktop Support
15 18 (2.47%) Administrator
16 17 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
16 17 (2.33%) Windows Support Engineer
17 16 (2.19%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (12.76%) .NET
2 57 (7.82%) ASP.NET
3 42 (5.76%) XML
4 40 (5.49%) HTML
5 33 (4.53%) CSS
6 30 (4.12%) .NET Framework
7 29 (3.98%) Web Services
8 20 (2.74%) HTML5
9 19 (2.61%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 16 (2.19%) jQuery
10 16 (2.19%) Ajax
11 14 (1.92%) WCF
12 13 (1.78%) Application Packaging
13 11 (1.51%) DCOM
14 10 (1.37%) XSLT
15 9 (1.23%) Regular Expression
16 7 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
16 7 (0.96%) SOAP
16 7 (0.96%) AppFabric
16 7 (0.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.35%) Clustering
2 32 (4.39%) Blackberry
3 29 (3.98%) PKI
4 23 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.19%) Fat Client
5 16 (2.19%) Thin Client
6 14 (1.92%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.10%) iPhone
9 7 (0.96%) Replication
9 7 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.96%) DataPower
10 6 (0.82%) iPad
11 5 (0.69%) EPoS
11 5 (0.69%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.55%) Wiki
12 4 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.55%) Handset
12 4 (0.55%) CESG
13 3 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 179 (24.55%) Windows 7
2 177 (24.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 160 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 110 (15.09%) Windows XP
5 108 (14.81%) Linux
6 82 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (8.37%) UNIX
8 60 (8.23%) Windows 8
9 28 (3.84%) Solaris
10 23 (3.16%) AIX
10 23 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (3.02%) Android
12 15 (2.06%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.92%) Windows Phone
13 14 (1.92%) Windows 2000
14 12 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (1.51%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.69%) zOS
18 3 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (13.58%) ITIL
2 64 (8.78%) Migration
3 38 (5.21%) Web Development
4 33 (4.53%) Service Management
5 25 (3.43%) Workflow
5 25 (3.43%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (3.29%) Project Management
7 23 (3.16%) Test Scripting
7 23 (3.16%) Time Management
8 22 (3.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (3.02%) Configuration Management
9 21 (2.88%) Change Management
10 18 (2.47%) Service Delivery
11 16 (2.19%) High Availability
11 16 (2.19%) MVC
12 15 (2.06%) OO
13 14 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (1.78%) PRINCE2
14 13 (1.78%) Incident Management
14 13 (1.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (16.19%) SQL
2 72 (9.88%) C#
3 43 (5.90%) PowerShell
4 40 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 38 (5.21%) T-SQL
6 34 (4.66%) C
7 29 (3.98%) Java
8 23 (3.16%) VBScript
9 21 (2.88%) VB
9 21 (2.88%) C++
10 16 (2.19%) Perl
11 15 (2.06%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.65%) Korn
13 11 (1.51%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.82%) PHP
14 6 (0.82%) AWK
15 5 (0.69%) Ruby
15 5 (0.69%) Python
15 5 (0.69%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 196 (26.89%) Security Cleared
2 121 (16.60%) SC Cleared
3 74 (10.15%) DV Cleared
4 67 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (5.90%) Degree
6 35 (4.80%) MCSE
7 25 (3.43%) MCTS
8 21 (2.88%) ISEB
9 18 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.33%) MCITP
11 15 (2.06%) CCNA
12 14 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.92%) MCP
13 12 (1.65%) CCA
14 10 (1.37%) ISTQB
15 9 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.23%) MCSA
16 8 (1.10%) CISSP
17 6 (0.82%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.04%) SLA
2 11 (1.51%) QA
3 6 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.27%) COBIT
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 255 (34.98%) Active Directory
2 70 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.35%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.12%) XenApp
5 26 (3.57%) Terminal Services
6 21 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (2.74%) XenDesktop
7 20 (2.74%) vSphere
8 17 (2.33%) VMware ESX
9 13 (1.78%) Xen
10 10 (1.37%) NFS
11 7 (0.96%) XenServer
11 7 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.69%) UAG
14 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.41%) KVM
15 3 (0.41%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.27%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 67 (9.19%) SCCM
2 29 (3.98%) SCOM
3 24 (3.29%) WMI
4 23 (3.16%) WSUS
5 22 (3.02%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (2.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 14 (1.92%) Tivoli
8 12 (1.65%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (1.23%) Puppet
11 6 (0.82%) Cobbler
11 6 (0.82%) Nagios
11 6 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.82%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.69%) Netcool
13 4 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.55%) nmon
14 3 (0.41%) Nessus
14 3 (0.41%) ARCserve
14 3 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 236 (32.37%) Microsoft
2 137 (18.79%) VMware
3 130 (17.83%) Citrix
4 69 (9.47%) Cisco
5 54 (7.41%) Oracle
6 50 (6.86%) HP
7 36 (4.94%) IBM
8 32 (4.39%) Red Hat
9 26 (3.57%) Lotus
10 18 (2.47%) EMC
11 17 (2.33%) McAfee
12 16 (2.19%) NetApp
12 16 (2.19%) Meridio
12 16 (2.19%) AppSense
13 14 (1.92%) Symantec
14 12 (1.65%) Juniper
15 11 (1.51%) Apple
16 9 (1.23%) CA
16 9 (1.23%) Veritas
16 9 (1.23%) SAP
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