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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 318 382 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.74% 13.36% 14.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.60% 64.86% 69.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 184 179
Average daily rate £363 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 40
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £13.33 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £35.75 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
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
508 589 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.34% 20.60% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 294 280
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 43 41
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £13.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £36.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 176 £375 - 34
Bracknell -4 39 £255 -32.00% 13
Slough -4 20 £340 -6.20% 10
Wokingham +1 12 £280 -6.66% 6
Maidenhead -4 12 £310 -22.01% 7
Newbury +8 4 £150 -68.83% 11
Ascot - 1 - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 278 (48.18%) Windows Server
2 267 (46.27%) Microsoft
3 248 (42.98%) Active Directory
4 152 (26.34%) VMware
5 126 (21.84%) Linux
6 116 (20.10%) DNS
7 115 (19.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 102 (17.68%) MS Excel
9 98 (16.98%) ITIL
10 95 (16.46%) SQL
11 93 (16.12%) Windows 7
12 91 (15.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 87 (15.08%) Firewall
14 86 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 82 (14.21%) Microsoft Azure
16 81 (14.04%) C#
16 81 (14.04%) MS Office
17 77 (13.34%) Security Cleared
17 77 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
18 75 (13.00%) .NET
19 74 (12.82%) DHCP
19 74 (12.82%) PowerShell
20 69 (11.96%) Hyper-V
21 68 (11.79%) Citrix
21 68 (11.79%) SQL Server
22 62 (10.75%) MS Exchange
23 61 (10.57%) Cisco
24 60 (10.40%) TCP/IP
25 58 (10.05%) Windows Server 2003
25 58 (10.05%) Office 365

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 62 (10.75%) MS Exchange
2 48 (8.32%) SharePoint
3 42 (7.28%) IIS
4 22 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (2.43%) Skype for Business
7 12 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.91%) Live Communications Server
9 8 (1.39%) CMS
10 6 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.04%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.04%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.87%) Drupal
11 5 (0.87%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.87%) Node.js
11 5 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.87%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.87%) WordPress
12 4 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 102 (17.68%) MS Excel
2 81 (14.04%) MS Office
3 9 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (5.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Line 500
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 82 (14.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (10.05%) Office 365
3 15 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.69%) Google Tag Manager
5 4 (0.69%) IaaS
6 3 (0.52%) PaaS
6 3 (0.52%) SaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 116 (20.10%) DNS
2 87 (15.08%) Firewall
3 74 (12.82%) DHCP
4 60 (10.40%) TCP/IP
5 55 (9.53%) SAN
6 44 (7.63%) WAN
7 43 (7.45%) LAN
8 41 (7.11%) VPN
9 37 (6.41%) HTTP
10 34 (5.89%) Internet
11 31 (5.37%) Skype
12 30 (5.20%) Wireless
13 21 (3.64%) IPsec
14 19 (3.29%) IPv6
15 18 (3.12%) Intrusion Detection
16 17 (2.95%) Fibre Channel
17 15 (2.60%) Software-Defined Networking
17 15 (2.60%) SSL
17 15 (2.60%) Wireless Security
18 13 (2.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.08%) Big Data
3 12 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 12 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.39%) Datazen
5 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.04%) MySQL
6 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.52%) DB2
9 3 (0.52%) MS Access
9 3 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (2.77%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.39%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.04%) MSBuild
6 5 (0.87%) Fiddler
6 5 (0.87%) JIRA
6 5 (0.87%) Maven
6 5 (0.87%) WiX
6 5 (0.87%) Xcode
7 4 (0.69%) Ant
7 4 (0.69%) MSI
7 4 (0.69%) Subversion
7 4 (0.69%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.52%) Gradle
8 3 (0.52%) Introscope
8 3 (0.52%) JProfiler
8 3 (0.52%) Toad
9 2 (0.35%) Selenium
9 2 (0.35%) SilkPerformer
General
1 35 (6.07%) Marketing
2 29 (5.03%) Finance
3 26 (4.51%) German Language
4 22 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.60%) French Language
6 12 (2.08%) Retail
7 8 (1.39%) Spanish Language
8 6 (1.04%) Electronics
8 6 (1.04%) Italian Language
9 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.87%) Portuguese Language
10 4 (0.69%) Banking
11 3 (0.52%) Advertising
11 3 (0.52%) Legal
11 3 (0.52%) Publishing
12 2 (0.35%) Billing
12 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 143 (24.78%) Support Engineer
2 52 (9.01%) Developer
3 45 (7.80%) Consultant
4 43 (7.45%) Analyst
5 40 (6.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 36 (6.24%) Field Engineer
6 36 (6.24%) Windows Engineer
7 34 (5.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (4.85%) Architect
9 28 (4.85%) Technical Support
9 28 (4.85%) VMware Engineer
10 26 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
11 23 (3.99%) Desktop Support
11 23 (3.99%) Linux Engineer
12 22 (3.81%) Server Engineer
13 21 (3.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 21 (3.64%) Administrator
13 21 (3.64%) Technical Engineer
14 20 (3.47%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (13.00%) .NET
2 41 (7.11%) CSS
3 29 (5.03%) .NET Framework
4 26 (4.51%) HTML
5 25 (4.33%) XML
6 22 (3.81%) ASP.NET
7 18 (3.12%) Middleware
8 16 (2.77%) ADO.NET
9 10 (1.73%) DCOM
9 10 (1.73%) jQuery
10 9 (1.56%) Ajax
10 9 (1.56%) ODBC
11 8 (1.39%) ADO
11 8 (1.39%) Castle Windsor
11 8 (1.39%) CSS3
11 8 (1.39%) Entity Framework
11 8 (1.39%) HTML5
11 8 (1.39%) OLE
11 8 (1.39%) OLE DB
11 8 (1.39%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.84%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.85%) Clustering
3 24 (4.16%) PKI
4 23 (3.99%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.47%) Public Cloud
6 19 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.29%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.91%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
10 8 (1.39%) Replication
11 6 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.04%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.04%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.04%) W3C
12 5 (0.87%) FlexPod
12 5 (0.87%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 278 (48.18%) Windows Server
2 126 (21.84%) Linux
3 115 (19.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 93 (16.12%) Windows 7
5 86 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (10.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (8.32%) Unix
8 36 (6.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (6.24%) Windows 8
9 34 (5.89%) Windows XP
10 22 (3.81%) Windows 10
11 16 (2.77%) Solaris
12 12 (2.08%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.73%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.56%) AIX
14 9 (1.56%) Android
15 6 (1.04%) CentOS
16 5 (0.87%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.87%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (16.98%) ITIL
2 52 (9.01%) Migration
3 33 (5.72%) CRM
4 30 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (5.20%) Mentoring
5 27 (4.68%) Customer Engagement
5 27 (4.68%) Incident Management
5 27 (4.68%) Service Management
6 26 (4.51%) Problem Management
7 25 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (4.16%) Change Management
9 23 (3.99%) Load Balancing
10 22 (3.81%) Web Development
11 21 (3.64%) Data Modelling
11 21 (3.64%) High Availability
11 21 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (3.47%) Configuration Management
13 19 (3.29%) Identity Management
13 19 (3.29%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (16.46%) SQL
2 81 (14.04%) C#
3 74 (12.82%) PowerShell
4 36 (6.24%) Java
5 35 (6.07%) C++
6 30 (5.20%) JavaScript
7 27 (4.68%) Python
8 25 (4.33%) C
8 25 (4.33%) Ruby
9 20 (3.47%) VB
10 19 (3.29%) VB.NET
10 19 (3.29%) VBScript
11 13 (2.25%) PHP
11 13 (2.25%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.56%) Perl
13 8 (1.39%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.39%) XAML
14 7 (1.21%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.21%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.04%) VB6
Qualifications
1 91 (15.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (13.34%) Security Cleared
3 56 (9.71%) Degree
4 49 (8.49%) MCSE
5 42 (7.28%) MCITP
6 41 (7.11%) SC Cleared
7 35 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (4.33%) CCNA
8 25 (4.33%) MCTS
9 21 (3.64%) MCSA
10 20 (3.47%) DV Cleared
11 17 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (2.77%) MCDST
13 14 (2.43%) MCP
14 13 (2.25%) ISTQB
15 12 (2.08%) MCSD
16 11 (1.91%) CCNP
16 11 (1.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 6 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (1.04%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.97%) SLA
2 11 (1.91%) QA
3 8 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.17%) SDET
System Software
1 248 (42.98%) Active Directory
2 77 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (11.96%) Hyper-V
4 42 (7.28%) vSphere
5 25 (4.33%) ISA Server
6 20 (3.47%) UAG
7 19 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (3.12%) XenApp
9 14 (2.43%) VMware ESX
10 12 (2.08%) XenDesktop
11 11 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (1.56%) BitLocker
13 8 (1.39%) Terminal Server
14 7 (1.21%) XenServer
15 6 (1.04%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.69%) vCloud
18 3 (0.52%) Docker
18 3 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
18 3 (0.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 56 (9.71%) SCCM
2 40 (6.93%) WSUS
3 29 (5.03%) SCOM
4 21 (3.64%) Puppet
5 17 (2.95%) Windows Intune
6 15 (2.60%) SCVMM
7 11 (1.91%) NetBackup
7 11 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (1.39%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.39%) WMI
10 7 (1.21%) Nagios
10 7 (1.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (1.04%) Ansible
11 6 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.69%) vRealize
13 3 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.52%) nmon
13 3 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 3 (0.52%) vMotion
Vendors
1 267 (46.27%) Microsoft
2 152 (26.34%) VMware
3 68 (11.79%) Citrix
4 61 (10.57%) Cisco
5 47 (8.15%) Oracle
6 42 (7.28%) HP
7 37 (6.41%) Remedy
8 36 (6.24%) Red Hat
9 29 (5.03%) IBM
10 20 (3.47%) F5
11 17 (2.95%) EMC
12 16 (2.77%) Dell
13 15 (2.60%) NetApp
14 13 (2.25%) Juniper
15 12 (2.08%) RightScale
16 11 (1.91%) CA
17 10 (1.73%) Symantec
18 9 (1.56%) Fujitsu
18 9 (1.56%) Hitachi
18 9 (1.56%) SAP
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