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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 301 442 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.48% 16.80% 13.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.96% 71.18% 74.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 178 127
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 59 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.45 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -9.37%
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
502 621 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.15% 23.60% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 274 175
Average daily rate £338 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 61 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.19 £13.30 £14.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.44 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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.

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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 -2 133 £275 -8.33% 64
Bracknell -1 43 £350 +4.32% 12
Slough -7 28 £400 +33.33% 7
Maidenhead -8 11 £287 -28.37% 18
Newbury -6 10 £350 - 11
Wokingham - 3 £400 - 4
Windsor - 1 £145 - 3
Thatcham - - - - 2
Hungerford - - - - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 257 (40.28%) Active Directory
2 210 (32.92%) Microsoft
3 178 (27.90%) Windows 7
4 169 (26.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 162 (25.39%) Security Cleared
6 150 (23.51%) VMware
7 144 (22.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 116 (18.18%) DNS
9 108 (16.93%) SQL
9 108 (16.93%) Linux
10 92 (14.42%) SC Cleared
11 91 (14.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 90 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 87 (13.64%) ITIL
13 87 (13.64%) MS Exchange
13 87 (13.64%) DV Cleared
14 81 (12.70%) HP
14 81 (12.70%) SQL Server
15 77 (12.07%) MS Excel
15 77 (12.07%) Windows XP
16 76 (11.91%) Citrix
16 76 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 68 (10.66%) DHCP
18 67 (10.50%) SCCM
19 61 (9.56%) MCSE
20 60 (9.40%) IIS
20 60 (9.40%) MS Office
21 59 (9.25%) TCP/IP
22 55 (8.62%) .NET
23 54 (8.46%) UNIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 87 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 60 (9.40%) IIS
3 48 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (5.49%) SharePoint
5 24 (3.76%) SharePoint Server
6 23 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (3.29%) Apache
8 20 (3.13%) Lync
8 20 (3.13%) IBM Notes
9 15 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.72%) Live Communications Server
12 9 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (1.25%) Lotus Domino
13 8 (1.25%) CMS
14 7 (1.10%) GroupWise
14 7 (1.10%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 60 (9.40%) MS Office
3 23 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Summit
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) assyst
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.82%) Office 365
3 7 (1.10%) SaaS
4 4 (0.63%) IaaS
4 4 (0.63%) PaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.31%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (18.18%) DNS
2 68 (10.66%) DHCP
3 59 (9.25%) TCP/IP
4 49 (7.68%) Firewall
4 49 (7.68%) SAN
5 38 (5.96%) Internet
6 35 (5.49%) LAN
7 32 (5.02%) WAN
8 27 (4.23%) SSL
9 26 (4.08%) VPN
10 15 (2.35%) VoIP
10 15 (2.35%) HTTP
11 12 (1.88%) Network Security
11 12 (1.88%) FTP
12 11 (1.72%) SMTP
12 11 (1.72%) IMAP
13 10 (1.57%) HTTPS
13 10 (1.57%) VLAN
14 9 (1.41%) Ethernet
15 8 (1.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.29%) MySQL
3 20 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (2.35%) DB2
4 15 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.78%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (0.78%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.63%) IDOL
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.47%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 14 (2.19%) MSI
2 13 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.41%) StarTeam
4 6 (0.94%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.63%) GCC
7 3 (0.47%) Subversion
7 3 (0.47%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.47%) Selenium
8 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.31%) Gradle
8 2 (0.31%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.31%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.31%) Ant
8 2 (0.31%) TestPartner
9 1 (0.16%) NUnit
9 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.16%) WinRunner
9 1 (0.16%) TestDirector
General
1 37 (5.80%) Telecoms
2 30 (4.70%) Finance
3 14 (2.19%) Retail
4 8 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (0.94%) Marketing
6 5 (0.78%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.47%) Banking
8 2 (0.31%) Billing
8 2 (0.31%) Games
8 2 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.16%) Advertising
9 1 (0.16%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 100 (15.67%) Support Engineer
2 64 (10.03%) Analyst
3 50 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (7.21%) Developer
5 45 (7.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 38 (5.96%) Consultant
6 38 (5.96%) Architect
7 36 (5.64%) Field Engineer
8 30 (4.70%) Support Analyst
9 26 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 25 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
11 23 (3.61%) Server Engineer
12 22 (3.45%) Rollout Engineer
13 21 (3.29%) Linux Engineer
14 20 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 18 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
16 17 (2.66%) Service Analyst
16 17 (2.66%) Applications Packager
16 17 (2.66%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.62%) .NET
2 36 (5.64%) ASP.NET
3 32 (5.02%) XML
4 30 (4.70%) HTML
5 26 (4.08%) CSS
6 20 (3.13%) Application Packaging
6 20 (3.13%) Web Services
7 17 (2.66%) .NET Framework
8 13 (2.04%) jQuery
9 11 (1.72%) HTML5
9 11 (1.72%) WCF
10 9 (1.41%) Ajax
11 7 (1.10%) LAMP
11 7 (1.10%) Flash
11 7 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.78%) SOAP
12 5 (0.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (0.78%) Regular Expression
12 5 (0.78%) Software Packaging
13 4 (0.63%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.33%) Clustering
2 24 (3.76%) Blackberry
3 22 (3.45%) PKI
4 17 (2.66%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.88%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.88%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.25%) Open Source
9 8 (1.25%) Replication
9 8 (1.25%) CLARiiON
10 6 (0.94%) CESG
11 5 (0.78%) IVR
12 4 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.63%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.47%) AS400
13 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 178 (27.90%) Windows 7
2 169 (26.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 144 (22.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 108 (16.93%) Linux
5 91 (14.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (12.07%) Windows XP
7 54 (8.46%) UNIX
8 34 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (4.08%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.19%) AIX
11 11 (1.72%) Android
12 10 (1.57%) Windows Phone
13 9 (1.41%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.10%) Solaris
14 7 (1.10%) VMS
14 7 (1.10%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (0.78%) SUSE
15 5 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.78%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.47%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (13.64%) ITIL
2 48 (7.52%) Migration
3 43 (6.74%) Service Management
4 37 (5.80%) Configuration Management
5 29 (4.55%) Change Management
5 29 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
6 28 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (3.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 20 (3.13%) Time Management
8 20 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (3.13%) Project Management
9 19 (2.98%) Incident Management
9 19 (2.98%) Web Development
10 17 (2.66%) E-Commerce
10 17 (2.66%) MVC
11 13 (2.04%) Load Balancing
12 12 (1.88%) High Availability
12 12 (1.88%) OO
12 12 (1.88%) Workflow
13 11 (1.72%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 108 (16.93%) SQL
2 43 (6.74%) PowerShell
3 40 (6.27%) C#
4 37 (5.80%) VBScript
5 36 (5.64%) Java
6 32 (5.02%) JavaScript
7 29 (4.55%) VB
8 22 (3.45%) Perl
9 19 (2.98%) C
10 16 (2.51%) Korn
11 13 (2.04%) PHP
12 10 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.41%) Bourne shell
14 7 (1.10%) C++
15 6 (0.94%) Python
16 5 (0.78%) ABAP
17 3 (0.47%) AWK
17 3 (0.47%) Ruby
17 3 (0.47%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 162 (25.39%) Security Cleared
2 92 (14.42%) SC Cleared
3 90 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (13.64%) DV Cleared
5 61 (9.56%) MCSE
6 53 (8.31%) Degree
7 40 (6.27%) MCITP
8 36 (5.64%) MCTS
9 27 (4.23%) MCP
10 13 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (1.88%) HNC
12 11 (1.72%) CCA
13 9 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.78%) MCSA
15 5 (0.78%) CCNA
16 4 (0.63%) ISEB
16 4 (0.63%) CISSP
17 3 (0.47%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.96%) SLA
2 13 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.78%) QA
4 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) CDISC
System Software
1 257 (40.28%) Active Directory
2 76 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.27%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.86%) vSphere
5 17 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (2.35%) XenApp
7 14 (2.19%) Terminal Services
8 12 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.57%) NFS
9 10 (1.57%) Firmware
10 6 (0.94%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.78%) FreeRADIUS
11 5 (0.78%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.63%) OpenSSH
12 4 (0.63%) XenServer
12 4 (0.63%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.47%) vCloud
13 3 (0.47%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 67 (10.50%) SCCM
2 32 (5.02%) SCOM
3 30 (4.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 28 (4.39%) NetBackup
5 18 (2.82%) WMI
6 16 (2.51%) Nagios
7 11 (1.72%) SCSM
8 10 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (1.41%) MOM
10 7 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.94%) WSUS
12 5 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
12 5 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
13 3 (0.47%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.47%) Tivoli NetView
13 3 (0.47%) HP SIM
13 3 (0.47%) logstash
13 3 (0.47%) SCDPM
13 3 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 2 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 210 (32.92%) Microsoft
2 150 (23.51%) VMware
3 81 (12.70%) HP
4 76 (11.91%) Citrix
5 47 (7.37%) Oracle
6 44 (6.90%) Cisco
7 42 (6.58%) Red Hat
8 36 (5.64%) Symantec
9 30 (4.70%) EMC
10 24 (3.76%) Lotus
10 24 (3.76%) IBM
11 21 (3.29%) Remedy
12 14 (2.19%) Dell
13 13 (2.04%) McAfee
14 11 (1.72%) Isilon
15 10 (1.57%) NetApp
15 10 (1.57%) Altiris
16 9 (1.41%) Borland
16 9 (1.41%) CA
17 8 (1.25%) Splunk
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