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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 286 329 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.86% 12.95% 14.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.64% 64.51% 69.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 158 167
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 32
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.75 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.57% +2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £13.83 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £24.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
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
464 510 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.25% 20.08% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 253 253
Median daily rate £375 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 33
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £25.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 25 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 25 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
(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 +2 135 £375 +3.44% 28
Bracknell +1 48 £298 -17.79% 12
Slough -7 13 £338 - 6
Wokingham 0 9 £228 - 3
Maidenhead -11 7 £196 -50.62% 11
Newbury -1 4 £150 -68.83% 8
Windsor +5 1 - -
Ascot - 1 - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 290 (48.58%) Windows Server
2 276 (46.23%) Microsoft
3 247 (41.37%) Active Directory
4 144 (24.12%) Linux
5 138 (23.12%) VMware
6 123 (20.60%) DNS
7 114 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 112 (18.76%) MS Excel
9 101 (16.92%) SQL
10 99 (16.58%) Security Cleared
11 95 (15.91%) ITIL
12 93 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 92 (15.41%) Windows 7
14 89 (14.91%) Firewall
15 82 (13.74%) MS Office
16 81 (13.57%) DHCP
16 81 (13.57%) Microsoft Azure
16 81 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
17 79 (13.23%) SQL Server
18 78 (13.07%) C#
19 76 (12.73%) PowerShell
20 74 (12.40%) Hyper-V
21 73 (12.23%) .NET
22 70 (11.73%) MS Exchange
23 68 (11.39%) Citrix
24 67 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
25 66 (11.06%) Degree
25 66 (11.06%) Cisco
26 64 (10.72%) Windows Server 2003
27 63 (10.55%) TCP/IP

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 70 (11.73%) MS Exchange
2 54 (9.05%) SharePoint
3 46 (7.71%) IIS
4 24 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.68%) Live Communications Server
6 16 (2.68%) Skype for Business
7 13 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.01%) CMS
9 6 (1.01%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.84%) Drupal
10 5 (0.84%) Joomla!
10 5 (0.84%) Node.js
10 5 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.84%) WordPress
11 4 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 112 (18.76%) MS Excel
2 82 (13.74%) MS Office
3 10 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 81 (13.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (8.21%) Office 365
3 13 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.34%) SaaS
5 7 (1.17%) PaaS
6 6 (1.01%) IaaS
7 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.34%) 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
1 123 (20.60%) DNS
2 89 (14.91%) Firewall
3 81 (13.57%) DHCP
4 63 (10.55%) TCP/IP
5 60 (10.05%) VPN
6 54 (9.05%) SAN
7 47 (7.87%) WAN
8 40 (6.70%) HTTP
8 40 (6.70%) LAN
9 35 (5.86%) Internet
10 33 (5.53%) IPsec
11 32 (5.36%) Skype
11 32 (5.36%) Wireless
12 23 (3.85%) IPv6
13 22 (3.69%) Network Security
14 19 (3.18%) Software-Defined Networking
15 18 (3.02%) Intrusion Detection
16 17 (2.85%) Fibre Channel
17 16 (2.68%) MPLS
18 15 (2.51%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.51%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.01%) Big Data
4 12 (2.01%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.51%) MS Access
6 9 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.34%) Datazen
8 6 (1.01%) EDRMS
8 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.01%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.84%) MySQL
9 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.50%) DB2
11 3 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (2.51%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.51%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.34%) JIRA
5 7 (1.17%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.01%) Subversion
7 5 (0.84%) Fiddler
7 5 (0.84%) Maven
7 5 (0.84%) MSI
7 5 (0.84%) Xcode
8 4 (0.67%) Ant
9 3 (0.50%) Gradle
9 3 (0.50%) Introscope
9 3 (0.50%) JProfiler
9 3 (0.50%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.50%) Toad
10 2 (0.34%) SilkPerformer
10 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.34%) WiX
General
1 37 (6.20%) Marketing
2 27 (4.52%) German Language
3 26 (4.36%) Finance
3 26 (4.36%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.68%) French Language
5 12 (2.01%) Retail
6 9 (1.51%) Spanish Language
7 7 (1.17%) Electronics
8 6 (1.01%) Banking
8 6 (1.01%) Italian Language
8 6 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.01%) Portuguese Language
9 5 (0.84%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Advertising
10 3 (0.50%) Publishing
11 2 (0.34%) Billing
11 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 161 (26.97%) Support Engineer
2 51 (8.54%) Developer
3 50 (8.38%) Consultant
4 46 (7.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 40 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 39 (6.53%) Analyst
7 36 (6.03%) Windows Engineer
8 32 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
8 32 (5.36%) Architect
8 32 (5.36%) Field Engineer
9 31 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 28 (4.69%) VMware Engineer
11 27 (4.52%) Technical Support
12 26 (4.36%) Network Engineer
13 25 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
14 24 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 23 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
15 23 (3.85%) Escalation Engineer
16 21 (3.52%) Technical Engineer
17 20 (3.35%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (12.23%) .NET
2 44 (7.37%) CSS
3 29 (4.86%) XML
4 27 (4.52%) .NET Framework
5 25 (4.19%) HTML
6 21 (3.52%) Middleware
7 20 (3.35%) ASP.NET
8 18 (3.02%) ADO.NET
9 11 (1.84%) Flash
10 10 (1.68%) Ajax
10 10 (1.68%) DCOM
11 9 (1.51%) jQuery
11 9 (1.51%) ODBC
12 8 (1.34%) ADO
12 8 (1.34%) Castle Windsor
12 8 (1.34%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.34%) OLE
12 8 (1.34%) OLE DB
12 8 (1.34%) Unity DI Container
12 8 (1.34%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.55%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 27 (4.52%) Clustering
4 26 (4.36%) Public Cloud
5 24 (4.02%) PKI
6 16 (2.68%) Blackberry
7 13 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.68%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.68%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.51%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.51%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.34%) Inversion of Control
10 8 (1.34%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.17%) Statistics
12 6 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.01%) Economics
12 6 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.01%) W3C
13 5 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 290 (48.58%) Windows Server
2 144 (24.12%) Linux
3 114 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (15.41%) Windows 7
5 81 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (10.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (8.21%) Unix
8 39 (6.53%) Windows XP
9 34 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (4.69%) Windows 8
11 21 (3.52%) Windows 10
12 16 (2.68%) Solaris
13 11 (1.84%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.51%) AIX
15 8 (1.34%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.17%) Android
17 6 (1.01%) CentOS
18 5 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
18 5 (0.84%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (15.91%) ITIL
2 44 (7.37%) Migration
3 36 (6.03%) Mentoring
4 32 (5.36%) CRM
5 30 (5.03%) Problem Management
6 28 (4.69%) Load Balancing
7 27 (4.52%) Incident Management
8 26 (4.36%) Customer Engagement
8 26 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (4.02%) Service Management
11 23 (3.85%) Data Modelling
11 23 (3.85%) High Availability
12 22 (3.69%) Change Management
13 21 (3.52%) Identity Management
13 21 (3.52%) Open Source
13 21 (3.52%) Software Testing
13 21 (3.52%) Web Development
14 20 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (3.35%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 101 (16.92%) SQL
2 78 (13.07%) C#
3 76 (12.73%) PowerShell
4 45 (7.54%) Java
5 36 (6.03%) C++
6 30 (5.03%) Python
7 29 (4.86%) JavaScript
8 25 (4.19%) C
9 24 (4.02%) VB
10 23 (3.85%) Ruby
11 22 (3.69%) VBScript
12 19 (3.18%) VB.NET
13 13 (2.18%) PHP
13 13 (2.18%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.01%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.51%) Perl
16 8 (1.34%) XAML
17 7 (1.17%) Bash Shell
18 6 (1.01%) Objective-C
18 6 (1.01%) VB6
Qualifications
1 99 (16.58%) Security Cleared
2 93 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (11.06%) Degree
4 54 (9.05%) MCSE
5 53 (8.88%) SC Cleared
6 41 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (6.87%) MCITP
7 31 (5.19%) CCNA
8 27 (4.52%) DV Cleared
9 25 (4.19%) MCTS
10 23 (3.85%) MCSA
11 17 (2.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (2.68%) ISTQB
12 16 (2.68%) MCDST
13 15 (2.51%) CCNP
13 15 (2.51%) MCP
13 15 (2.51%) MCSD
14 14 (2.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 8 (1.34%) CISSP
16 7 (1.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (9.72%) SLA
2 12 (2.01%) QA
3 9 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.51%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.67%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) SDET
System Software
1 247 (41.37%) Active Directory
2 74 (12.40%) Hyper-V
3 67 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (6.20%) vSphere
5 28 (4.69%) ISA Server
6 22 (3.69%) XenApp
7 21 (3.52%) UAG
7 21 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (2.85%) VMware ESX
9 14 (2.35%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.68%) XenServer
12 8 (1.34%) BitLocker
13 7 (1.17%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.67%) vCloud
15 4 (0.67%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.50%) Docker
16 3 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 56 (9.38%) SCCM
2 39 (6.53%) WSUS
3 30 (5.03%) SCOM
4 19 (3.18%) Puppet
5 17 (2.85%) NetBackup
6 16 (2.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 16 (2.68%) SCVMM
7 14 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (2.35%) Windows Intune
8 10 (1.68%) Netcool
9 9 (1.51%) WMI
10 8 (1.34%) Backup Exec
10 8 (1.34%) Unicenter
10 8 (1.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 7 (1.17%) Nagios
12 6 (1.01%) Ansible
12 6 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 6 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.50%) nmon
13 3 (0.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 276 (46.23%) Microsoft
2 138 (23.12%) VMware
3 68 (11.39%) Citrix
4 66 (11.06%) Cisco
5 59 (9.88%) Oracle
6 47 (7.87%) HP
7 34 (5.70%) Remedy
8 31 (5.19%) Red Hat
9 28 (4.69%) IBM
10 22 (3.69%) F5
11 21 (3.52%) EMC
12 16 (2.68%) Veritas
13 15 (2.51%) Dell
14 14 (2.35%) NetApp
15 12 (2.01%) Fujitsu
15 12 (2.01%) Meridio
16 10 (1.68%) Juniper
17 9 (1.51%) CA
17 9 (1.51%) Hitachi
17 9 (1.51%) Intel Security
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