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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 247 308 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.52% 12.00% 13.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.51% 64.84% 67.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 138 151
Median daily rate £364 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £169 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 54 24
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +11.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +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
489 475 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.82% 18.50% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 234 232
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 64 26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £36.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -5 86 £375 - 30
Bracknell +4 65 £445 +87.36% 12
Slough +5 21 £331 +3.92% 10
Newbury -2 7 £308 -35.26% 5
Maidenhead -10 7 £205 -48.42% 5
Wokingham -4 6 £320 +3.22% 1
Windsor +4 1 - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 270 (47.87%) Windows Server
2 245 (43.44%) Microsoft
3 221 (39.18%) Active Directory
4 149 (26.42%) Linux
5 131 (23.23%) VMware
6 117 (20.74%) DNS
7 110 (19.50%) MS Excel
8 109 (19.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 108 (19.15%) Security Cleared
10 90 (15.96%) SQL
11 86 (15.25%) ITIL
12 82 (14.54%) Windows 7
13 78 (13.83%) SQL Server
13 78 (13.83%) MS Office
13 78 (13.83%) Firewall
14 72 (12.77%) DHCP
14 72 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 71 (12.59%) SC Cleared
16 69 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
17 68 (12.06%) Cisco
17 68 (12.06%) Oracle
18 67 (11.88%) PowerShell
19 65 (11.52%) SLA
20 64 (11.35%) VPN
21 63 (11.17%) Degree
22 62 (10.99%) .NET
23 61 (10.82%) VMware Infrastructure
23 61 (10.82%) Data Centre
24 60 (10.64%) Java
24 60 (10.64%) SharePoint

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 60 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 57 (10.11%) MS Exchange
3 49 (8.69%) IIS
4 22 (3.90%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (2.84%) Live Communications Server
7 15 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (1.60%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.06%) iPlanet
10 6 (1.06%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.89%) Drupal
11 5 (0.89%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.89%) WordPress
12 4 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 110 (19.50%) MS Excel
2 78 (13.83%) MS Office
3 9 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (7.27%) Office 365
3 9 (1.60%) SaaS
4 7 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.24%) IaaS
4 7 (1.24%) PaaS
5 6 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.53%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.53%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 117 (20.74%) DNS
2 78 (13.83%) Firewall
3 72 (12.77%) DHCP
4 64 (11.35%) VPN
5 53 (9.40%) TCP/IP
6 51 (9.04%) SAN
7 45 (7.98%) HTTP
8 39 (6.91%) WAN
9 36 (6.38%) LAN
10 35 (6.21%) IPsec
11 32 (5.67%) Internet
12 29 (5.14%) Skype
13 26 (4.61%) Network Security
14 25 (4.43%) Wireless
15 23 (4.08%) IPv6
16 21 (3.72%) Software-Defined Networking
17 18 (3.19%) Cisco Nexus
18 17 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
18 17 (3.01%) SSL
19 16 (2.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.30%) MS Access
2 13 (2.30%) Relational Database
2 13 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.77%) Big Data
4 10 (1.77%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.24%) EDRMS
6 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.06%) Datazen
7 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.71%) DB2
9 4 (0.71%) MySQL
10 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (3.37%) Visual Studio
2 15 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.77%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.42%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.42%) JIRA
4 8 (1.42%) Subversion
5 7 (1.24%) Fiddler
6 4 (0.71%) Ant
6 4 (0.71%) Maven
6 4 (0.71%) MSI
7 3 (0.53%) Gradle
7 3 (0.53%) Xcode
8 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.35%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.35%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.18%) FxCop
9 1 (0.18%) Moq
9 1 (0.18%) NDepend
9 1 (0.18%) StyleCop
General
1 30 (5.32%) Finance
2 27 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.61%) Marketing
4 23 (4.08%) German Language
5 12 (2.13%) French Language
6 9 (1.60%) Spanish Language
7 8 (1.42%) Retail
8 6 (1.06%) Banking
8 6 (1.06%) Italian Language
8 6 (1.06%) Legal
8 6 (1.06%) Portuguese Language
9 5 (0.89%) Electronics
10 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Billing
11 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 161 (28.55%) Support Engineer
2 54 (9.57%) Consultant
3 41 (7.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 38 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (6.03%) Architect
5 34 (6.03%) Developer
5 34 (6.03%) Windows Engineer
6 32 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 30 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (4.96%) Network Engineer
9 27 (4.79%) Field Engineer
10 26 (4.61%) Analyst
11 24 (4.26%) Technical Support
12 23 (4.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 23 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
12 23 (4.08%) VMware Engineer
12 23 (4.08%) Web Engineer
12 23 (4.08%) Web Support Engineer
13 22 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 22 (3.90%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.99%) .NET
2 37 (6.56%) CSS
3 32 (5.67%) XML
4 22 (3.90%) .NET Framework
4 22 (3.90%) HTML
5 19 (3.37%) Flash
6 16 (2.84%) ADO.NET
6 16 (2.84%) ASP.NET
6 16 (2.84%) J2EE
7 13 (2.30%) Middleware
8 11 (1.95%) DCOM
9 9 (1.60%) Ajax
9 9 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (1.60%) WebCenter
9 9 (1.60%) WPF
10 8 (1.42%) WCF
11 7 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.24%) JSON
11 7 (1.24%) Web Services
11 7 (1.24%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.82%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.21%) Computer Science
3 29 (5.14%) Clustering
4 25 (4.43%) Public Cloud
5 17 (3.01%) PKI
6 12 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.13%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.95%) Statistics
8 10 (1.77%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.77%) e-Health
8 10 (1.77%) FlexPod
9 9 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.42%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.42%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.06%) Economics
11 6 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (1.06%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 270 (47.87%) Windows Server
2 149 (26.42%) Linux
3 109 (19.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (14.54%) Windows 7
5 59 (10.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (9.04%) Unix
7 49 (8.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (6.03%) Windows XP
9 26 (4.61%) Solaris
10 22 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (3.72%) Windows 8
12 19 (3.37%) Windows 10
13 15 (2.66%) AIX
14 13 (2.30%) Ubuntu
15 10 (1.77%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.89%) Android
16 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.89%) CentOS
17 4 (0.71%) VMS
18 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (15.25%) ITIL
2 39 (6.91%) Migration
3 34 (6.03%) Load Balancing
3 34 (6.03%) Mentoring
4 32 (5.67%) Problem Management
5 29 (5.14%) High Availability
6 23 (4.08%) Open Source
6 23 (4.08%) Service Management
7 22 (3.90%) Change Management
7 22 (3.90%) CRM
7 22 (3.90%) Project Management
8 21 (3.72%) Software Testing
8 21 (3.72%) Time Management
9 20 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (3.55%) Customer Engagement
9 20 (3.55%) Incident Management
9 20 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (3.37%) Workflow
11 18 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (3.19%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 90 (15.96%) SQL
2 67 (11.88%) PowerShell
3 60 (10.64%) Java
4 59 (10.46%) C#
5 34 (6.03%) C++
6 27 (4.79%) JavaScript
6 27 (4.79%) Python
7 24 (4.26%) C
8 23 (4.08%) VBScript
9 22 (3.90%) VB
10 17 (3.01%) VB.NET
11 15 (2.66%) Ruby
12 13 (2.30%) PHP
12 13 (2.30%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.24%) XAML
15 6 (1.06%) Perl
15 6 (1.06%) VB6
16 4 (0.71%) R
16 4 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 108 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 72 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (12.59%) SC Cleared
4 63 (11.17%) Degree
5 42 (7.45%) MCSE
6 31 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (5.32%) MCITP
8 23 (4.08%) DV Cleared
9 22 (3.90%) CCNA
10 21 (3.72%) MCTS
11 18 (3.19%) MCSA
12 15 (2.66%) CCNP
12 15 (2.66%) MCSD
13 12 (2.13%) MCP
14 11 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (1.77%) ISTQB
15 10 (1.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 9 (1.60%) CISSP
16 9 (1.60%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (11.52%) SLA
2 14 (2.48%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.60%) QA
5 6 (1.06%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.89%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.35%) SDET
9 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 221 (39.18%) Active Directory
2 61 (10.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (9.75%) Hyper-V
4 31 (5.50%) vSphere
5 25 (4.43%) ISA Server
6 21 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (2.84%) VMware ESX
9 15 (2.66%) XenApp
10 14 (2.48%) UAG
11 10 (1.77%) XenDesktop
12 8 (1.42%) BitLocker
12 8 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (1.06%) XenServer
15 5 (0.89%) vCloud
16 4 (0.71%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
17 3 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
18 2 (0.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (7.27%) SCCM
2 27 (4.79%) WSUS
3 26 (4.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 24 (4.26%) NetBackup
5 18 (3.19%) SCOM
6 15 (2.66%) Netcool
6 15 (2.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (1.95%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (1.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 9 (1.60%) WMI
10 8 (1.42%) Puppet
10 8 (1.42%) Unicenter
11 7 (1.24%) SCVMM
12 6 (1.06%) Ansible
12 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 245 (43.44%) Microsoft
2 131 (23.23%) VMware
3 68 (12.06%) Cisco
3 68 (12.06%) Oracle
4 60 (10.64%) Citrix
5 58 (10.28%) HP
6 28 (4.96%) F5
7 26 (4.61%) Red Hat
8 25 (4.43%) EMC
9 24 (4.26%) IBM
10 22 (3.90%) Veritas
11 21 (3.72%) Remedy
12 20 (3.55%) Fujitsu
13 19 (3.37%) Intel Security
13 19 (3.37%) NetApp
14 16 (2.84%) Symantec
15 13 (2.30%) Meridio
16 10 (1.77%) CA
17 9 (1.60%) Dell
17 9 (1.60%) Juniper
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