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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 394 397 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.66% 13.78% 13.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.45% 68.21% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 179 137
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 45 34
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £23.70 £33.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
602 582 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.87% 20.19% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 284 191
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 45 35
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £14.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.30 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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.

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 0 192 £350 +27.27% 59
Slough +4 47 £375 +36.36% 15
Bracknell +1 47 £375 +22.14% 3
Maidenhead +7 18 £398 +13.57% 10
Newbury -9 6 £494 +41.07% 3
Wokingham - 5 £400 - 1
Windsor +4 4 £153 -23.75% 1
Thatcham - 2 £410 - 1
Ascot - 1 - -
Hungerford - - - - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 286 (42.12%) Active Directory
2 250 (36.82%) Microsoft
3 225 (33.14%) Windows 7
4 193 (28.42%) Security Cleared
5 152 (22.39%) VMware
6 145 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 118 (17.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 114 (16.79%) SCCM
9 110 (16.20%) DV Cleared
10 108 (15.91%) Linux
11 98 (14.43%) MS Excel
12 96 (14.14%) ITIL
12 96 (14.14%) DNS
12 96 (14.14%) SC Cleared
13 94 (13.84%) SQL
14 90 (13.25%) HP
15 81 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
16 77 (11.34%) MS Office
16 77 (11.34%) MS Exchange
17 76 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 73 (10.75%) .NET
18 73 (10.75%) Migration
19 71 (10.46%) Windows Server 2012
20 67 (9.87%) Citrix
21 61 (8.98%) C#
21 61 (8.98%) Firewall
22 59 (8.69%) TCP/IP
23 58 (8.54%) Cisco
23 58 (8.54%) SQL Server
24 54 (7.95%) MCSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 77 (11.34%) MS Exchange
2 45 (6.63%) IIS
3 41 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (4.86%) SharePoint
5 26 (3.83%) Lync
6 19 (2.80%) SharePoint Server
7 18 (2.65%) CMS
8 15 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.91%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.77%) Apache
11 12 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.18%) GroupWise
13 8 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.88%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (0.88%) Node.js
15 5 (0.74%) Live Communications Server
15 5 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 98 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 77 (11.34%) MS Office
3 34 (5.01%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Maximo
2 2 (0.29%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.83%) Office 365
2 15 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 96 (14.14%) DNS
2 61 (8.98%) Firewall
3 59 (8.69%) TCP/IP
4 53 (7.81%) DHCP
5 43 (6.33%) LAN
6 38 (5.60%) WAN
6 38 (5.60%) VPN
7 37 (5.45%) SAN
8 30 (4.42%) Internet
8 30 (4.42%) HTTP
9 24 (3.53%) SMTP
10 19 (2.80%) VoIP
11 16 (2.36%) MPLS
12 14 (2.06%) SSL
13 12 (1.77%) IMAP
14 11 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (1.47%) VLAN
15 10 (1.47%) Ethernet
15 10 (1.47%) FTP
16 9 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (3.09%) MySQL
4 17 (2.50%) DB2
4 17 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.74%) MS Access
7 5 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.74%) SAP BW
7 5 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (0.74%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (3.83%) MSI
2 12 (1.77%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.47%) StarTeam
4 9 (1.33%) Selenium
5 7 (1.03%) NUnit
5 7 (1.03%) MSTest
5 7 (1.03%) MSBuild
6 5 (0.74%) Subversion
7 4 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (0.59%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.44%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.44%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.29%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.29%) WinRunner
9 2 (0.29%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.29%) TestPartner
General
1 40 (5.89%) Telecoms
2 26 (3.83%) Finance
3 16 (2.36%) Retail
4 11 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.18%) Marketing
6 7 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (0.88%) Multimedia
7 6 (0.88%) Back Office
8 3 (0.44%) French Language
8 3 (0.44%) Publishing
9 2 (0.29%) Games
9 2 (0.29%) Military
9 2 (0.29%) Banking
9 2 (0.29%) Automotive
9 2 (0.29%) Billing
9 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (14.43%) Support Engineer
2 65 (9.57%) Analyst
3 54 (7.95%) Applications Packager
4 46 (6.77%) Consultant
5 41 (6.04%) Architect
6 38 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (5.45%) Developer
8 35 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 32 (4.71%) Field Engineer
10 31 (4.57%) Server Engineer
11 24 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
12 23 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 22 (3.24%) Project Manager
13 22 (3.24%) Desktop Engineer
14 21 (3.09%) Support Analyst
15 20 (2.95%) Desktop Support
16 19 (2.80%) Administrator
17 18 (2.65%) Service Analyst
17 18 (2.65%) Service Desk Analyst
17 18 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.75%) .NET
2 40 (5.89%) Application Packaging
3 36 (5.30%) HTML
4 32 (4.71%) ASP.NET
5 29 (4.27%) XML
6 20 (2.95%) CSS
6 20 (2.95%) jQuery
6 20 (2.95%) .NET Framework
7 19 (2.80%) Web Services
8 13 (1.91%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (1.18%) Entity Framework
12 7 (1.03%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (1.03%) WF
12 7 (1.03%) LAMP
13 6 (0.88%) WPF
13 6 (0.88%) WSH
13 6 (0.88%) Regular Expression
13 6 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.71%) Clustering
2 19 (2.80%) PKI
3 17 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.91%) Blackberry
6 12 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.62%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.47%) Replication
9 7 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.88%) iSeries
10 6 (0.88%) AS400
10 6 (0.88%) Open Source
11 5 (0.74%) iPhone
11 5 (0.74%) CESG
11 5 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.74%) User Experience
12 4 (0.59%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.59%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 225 (33.14%) Windows 7
2 145 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 118 (17.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 108 (15.91%) Linux
5 71 (10.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (7.95%) Windows XP
7 47 (6.92%) UNIX
8 24 (3.53%) Windows 8
9 19 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (2.50%) AIX
11 15 (2.21%) Android
11 15 (2.21%) Windows Phone
12 11 (1.62%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.03%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (0.88%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.74%) SUSE
16 4 (0.59%) VMS
16 4 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.44%) i5/OS
17 3 (0.44%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (14.14%) ITIL
2 73 (10.75%) Migration
3 43 (6.33%) Configuration Management
4 39 (5.74%) Service Management
5 36 (5.30%) Customer Engagement
6 29 (4.27%) Project Management
7 27 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (3.09%) Service Delivery
9 21 (3.09%) Performance Monitoring
10 19 (2.80%) E-Commerce
11 17 (2.50%) MVC
12 16 (2.36%) Scrum
13 15 (2.21%) Change Management
14 11 (1.62%) PRINCE2
14 11 (1.62%) TOGAF
14 11 (1.62%) Network Management
15 10 (1.47%) TDD
15 10 (1.47%) Automated Testing
15 10 (1.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 94 (13.84%) SQL
2 61 (8.98%) C#
3 43 (6.33%) PowerShell
4 37 (5.45%) VBScript
5 36 (5.30%) JavaScript
6 25 (3.68%) Java
6 25 (3.68%) VB
7 12 (1.77%) C
7 12 (1.77%) C++
8 11 (1.62%) Perl
8 11 (1.62%) PHP
9 7 (1.03%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.74%) ABAP
10 5 (0.74%) VBA
11 4 (0.59%) Ruby
11 4 (0.59%) Korn
12 3 (0.44%) AWK
12 3 (0.44%) sed
12 3 (0.44%) RPG
Qualifications
1 193 (28.42%) Security Cleared
2 110 (16.20%) DV Cleared
3 96 (14.14%) SC Cleared
4 81 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (7.95%) MCSE
6 46 (6.77%) Degree
7 41 (6.04%) MCITP
8 37 (5.45%) MCTS
9 29 (4.27%) MCP
10 16 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.88%) CCNA
12 6 (0.88%) MCSA
13 5 (0.74%) HNC
13 5 (0.74%) CCNP
14 4 (0.59%) ISEB
14 4 (0.59%) MCSD
14 4 (0.59%) IBM Certification
14 4 (0.59%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.89%) SLA
2 7 (1.03%) QA
3 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 286 (42.12%) Active Directory
2 76 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 45 (6.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 29 (4.27%) vSphere
6 20 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.50%) Terminal Services
8 15 (2.21%) XenApp
9 10 (1.47%) Firmware
10 8 (1.18%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.74%) XenServer
12 4 (0.59%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.59%) Samba
12 4 (0.59%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.59%) FreeRADIUS
12 4 (0.59%) vCloud
13 3 (0.44%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.44%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 114 (16.79%) SCCM
2 38 (5.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 37 (5.45%) SCOM
4 16 (2.36%) WMI
5 12 (1.77%) HP Data Protector
5 12 (1.77%) SCSM
6 10 (1.47%) MOM
6 10 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (1.18%) Nagios
7 8 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.74%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.44%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.44%) vMotion
10 3 (0.44%) logstash
10 3 (0.44%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 250 (36.82%) Microsoft
2 152 (22.39%) VMware
3 90 (13.25%) HP
4 67 (9.87%) Citrix
5 58 (8.54%) Cisco
6 41 (6.04%) Oracle
7 23 (3.39%) IBM
8 21 (3.09%) Red Hat
9 20 (2.95%) CheckPoint
10 18 (2.65%) Symantec
11 16 (2.36%) Remedy
12 15 (2.21%) Lotus
13 13 (1.91%) McAfee
14 10 (1.47%) F5
14 10 (1.47%) Borland
15 9 (1.33%) Novell
15 9 (1.33%) SAP
15 9 (1.33%) Dell
15 9 (1.33%) EMC
16 8 (1.18%) 3PAR
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