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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 335 437 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.89% 16.67% 12.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.18% 67.44% 73.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 194 172
Average daily rate
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£325 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £183 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £447 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 40
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
522 648 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.65% 24.72% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 301 217
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 53 43
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -1 142 £321 -24.41% 54
Bracknell 0 49 £321 -3.38% 15
Slough -1 39 £300 +41.17% 12
Maidenhead -8 14 £338 +5.88% 6
Newbury +4 8 £400 +20.30% 5
Ascot - 4 £325 -
Wokingham +2 2 £225 -30.76% 4
Windsor -2 2 £325 - 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 267 (37.34%) Active Directory
2 234 (32.73%) Microsoft
3 197 (27.55%) Security Cleared
4 194 (27.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 184 (25.73%) Windows 7
6 174 (24.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 154 (21.54%) VMware
8 133 (18.60%) SQL Server
9 126 (17.62%) Linux
9 126 (17.62%) Citrix
10 113 (15.80%) SC Cleared
11 111 (15.52%) DNS
12 109 (15.24%) Windows XP
13 100 (13.99%) SQL
14 93 (13.01%) ITIL
15 91 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 88 (12.31%) DV Cleared
17 87 (12.17%) MS Excel
17 87 (12.17%) MS Exchange
18 81 (11.33%) .NET
19 80 (11.19%) IIS
20 76 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
21 72 (10.07%) MS Office
22 68 (9.51%) TCP/IP
23 65 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
24 64 (8.95%) UNIX
25 63 (8.81%) Cisco
26 62 (8.67%) HP
26 62 (8.67%) C#
26 62 (8.67%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 87 (12.17%) MS Exchange
2 80 (11.19%) IIS
3 45 (6.29%) SharePoint
4 28 (3.92%) IBM Notes
4 28 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
4 28 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (3.22%) Apache
7 17 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (2.38%) Lync
8 16 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (1.96%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.26%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.12%) Lotus Domino
12 7 (0.98%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 87 (12.17%) MS Excel
2 72 (10.07%) MS Office
3 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.42%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.14%) assyst
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.80%) Office 365
3 6 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.70%) IaaS
4 5 (0.70%) PaaS
4 5 (0.70%) Google App Engine
4 5 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.56%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 111 (15.52%) DNS
2 68 (9.51%) TCP/IP
3 60 (8.39%) DHCP
4 58 (8.11%) Internet
5 53 (7.41%) LAN
6 50 (6.99%) Firewall
7 45 (6.29%) WAN
8 42 (5.87%) SAN
9 38 (5.31%) VPN
10 33 (4.62%) LDAP
11 25 (3.50%) SSL
12 17 (2.38%) HTTP
13 14 (1.96%) HTTPS
14 13 (1.82%) Network Security
15 11 (1.54%) FTP
16 10 (1.40%) VoIP
17 9 (1.26%) NetScaler
18 8 (1.12%) SSH
18 8 (1.12%) DMZ
18 8 (1.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 21 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (2.66%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.82%) DTS
5 13 (1.82%) OLAP
5 13 (1.82%) IDOL
6 12 (1.68%) MySQL
7 11 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (0.84%) SQLPlus
9 6 (0.84%) DB2
9 6 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.56%) DataStage
10 4 (0.56%) EDRMS
10 4 (0.56%) MS Access
10 4 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 7
11 3 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (3.50%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.68%) MSI
3 10 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (1.12%) TestDirector
5 6 (0.84%) Selenium
6 5 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.70%) StarTeam
6 5 (0.70%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.70%) Ant
6 5 (0.70%) WinRunner
7 4 (0.56%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.56%) Toad
7 4 (0.56%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.56%) Rational Performance Tester
7 4 (0.56%) Gradle
7 4 (0.56%) GCC
8 3 (0.42%) TestLink
8 3 (0.42%) Eclipse RCP
8 3 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 50 (6.99%) Finance
2 30 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 10 (1.40%) Marketing
4 7 (0.98%) Retail
5 6 (0.84%) Banking
6 4 (0.56%) Games
6 4 (0.56%) Publishing
7 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.42%) Electronics
8 2 (0.28%) Law
8 2 (0.28%) Legal
8 2 (0.28%) Military
9 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.14%) Billing
9 1 (0.14%) Back Office
9 1 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 82 (11.47%) Support Engineer
2 73 (10.21%) Analyst
3 72 (10.07%) Developer
4 60 (8.39%) Consultant
5 41 (5.73%) Architect
6 39 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 34 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 33 (4.62%) Support Analyst
9 29 (4.06%) Desktop Engineer
9 29 (4.06%) Rollout Engineer
10 21 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
10 21 (2.94%) Service Analyst
11 20 (2.80%) Field Engineer
12 19 (2.66%) SharePoint Developer
12 19 (2.66%) Administrator
13 18 (2.52%) Service Desk Analyst
13 18 (2.52%) Server Engineer
13 18 (2.52%) Designer
14 17 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (2.38%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (11.33%) .NET
2 49 (6.85%) ASP.NET
3 38 (5.31%) HTML
4 37 (5.17%) XML
5 33 (4.62%) CSS
6 27 (3.78%) .NET Framework
6 27 (3.78%) Web Services
7 17 (2.38%) HTML5
8 15 (2.10%) WCF
9 14 (1.96%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 13 (1.82%) Application Packaging
10 13 (1.82%) Ajax
11 12 (1.68%) jQuery
12 11 (1.54%) DCOM
13 10 (1.40%) XSLT
14 7 (0.98%) AppFabric
14 7 (0.98%) Flash
14 7 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
15 6 (0.84%) Middleware
15 6 (0.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.45%) Clustering
3 27 (3.78%) PKI
4 26 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.22%) Blackberry
6 17 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 17 (2.38%) Thin Client
7 12 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.26%) Replication
10 8 (1.12%) CLARiiON
11 7 (0.98%) DataPower
12 6 (0.84%) iPhone
13 5 (0.70%) iPad
13 5 (0.70%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.70%) EPoS
13 5 (0.70%) CESG
13 5 (0.70%) IVR
14 4 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 194 (27.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 184 (25.73%) Windows 7
3 174 (24.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 126 (17.62%) Linux
5 109 (15.24%) Windows XP
6 91 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (8.95%) UNIX
8 52 (7.27%) Windows 8
9 34 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (4.34%) Solaris
11 22 (3.08%) AIX
12 13 (1.82%) Android
13 10 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (1.40%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.84%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.84%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.70%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.70%) zOS
17 3 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (13.01%) ITIL
2 62 (8.67%) Migration
3 36 (5.03%) Change Management
4 35 (4.90%) Web Development
5 32 (4.48%) Service Management
6 31 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (3.50%) Workflow
8 25 (3.50%) Time Management
9 24 (3.36%) Configuration Management
9 24 (3.36%) Project Management
10 20 (2.80%) Test Scripting
11 18 (2.52%) High Availability
12 17 (2.38%) Service Delivery
13 16 (2.24%) MVC
14 13 (1.82%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (1.82%) Unit Testing
14 13 (1.82%) OO
14 13 (1.82%) Software Engineering
15 12 (1.68%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 100 (13.99%) SQL
2 62 (8.67%) C#
3 41 (5.73%) JavaScript
4 39 (5.45%) PowerShell
5 38 (5.31%) Java
6 31 (4.34%) T-SQL
7 27 (3.78%) C
8 24 (3.36%) Perl
9 23 (3.22%) VB
10 22 (3.08%) VBScript
11 18 (2.52%) C++
11 18 (2.52%) Korn
12 17 (2.38%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.26%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.26%) PHP
14 8 (1.12%) Bourne shell
15 7 (0.98%) Python
16 6 (0.84%) AWK
17 4 (0.56%) Ruby
18 2 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 197 (27.55%) Security Cleared
2 113 (15.80%) SC Cleared
3 88 (12.31%) DV Cleared
4 65 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (5.17%) Degree
6 36 (5.03%) MCSE
7 23 (3.22%) MCTS
8 20 (2.80%) MCITP
9 17 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (2.24%) MCP
11 14 (1.96%) CCNA
11 14 (1.96%) ISEB
11 14 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.54%) CCA
13 9 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.12%) HNC
14 8 (1.12%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.98%) MCSA
16 5 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.73%) SLA
2 7 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.84%) QA
4 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) CDISC
System Software
1 267 (37.34%) Active Directory
2 76 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.20%) vSphere
5 27 (3.78%) XenApp
6 24 (3.36%) Terminal Services
7 20 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (2.80%) XenDesktop
8 15 (2.10%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.68%) NFS
9 12 (1.68%) Xen
10 6 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.56%) OpenSSH
11 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.56%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.42%) KVM
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.42%) XenServer
12 3 (0.42%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 60 (8.39%) SCCM
2 27 (3.78%) WSUS
3 25 (3.50%) NetBackup
4 22 (3.08%) SCOM
5 20 (2.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 17 (2.38%) WMI
7 16 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (1.82%) Tivoli
9 10 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (1.26%) Puppet
11 8 (1.12%) Nagios
12 6 (0.84%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.84%) Netcool
12 6 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 6 (0.84%) Cobbler
13 5 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
14 4 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (0.56%) nmon
Vendors
1 234 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 154 (21.54%) VMware
3 126 (17.62%) Citrix
4 63 (8.81%) Cisco
5 62 (8.67%) HP
6 50 (6.99%) Oracle
7 45 (6.29%) Red Hat
8 38 (5.31%) IBM
9 35 (4.90%) EMC
10 33 (4.62%) Lotus
11 29 (4.06%) Symantec
12 14 (1.96%) AppSense
12 14 (1.96%) McAfee
12 14 (1.96%) NetApp
13 13 (1.82%) Meridio
14 12 (1.68%) Remedy
14 12 (1.68%) CA
14 12 (1.68%) Sun
14 12 (1.68%) Dell
15 11 (1.54%) Veritas
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