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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 298 334 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.43% 13.76% 15.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.53% 65.88% 65.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 149 170
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 30 47
Average hourly rate £20.91 £17.07 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.46% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.70 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
518 507 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.87% 20.89% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 232 274
Average daily rate £388 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 33 48
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.50 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +1 156 £395 +17.03% 45
Bracknell -3 32 £238 -25.19% 6
Slough -4 25 £330 +1.53% 6
Maidenhead +8 13 £320 -1.53% 4
Newbury -10 11 £450 +20.00% 10
Wokingham -3 2 £310 +45.71% 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 265 (42.54%) Microsoft
2 246 (39.49%) Active Directory
3 222 (35.63%) Windows 7
4 171 (27.45%) Security Cleared
5 134 (21.51%) VMware
6 114 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 109 (17.50%) Linux
8 103 (16.53%) SCCM
9 99 (15.89%) DV Cleared
9 99 (15.89%) ITIL
10 96 (15.41%) MS Excel
11 83 (13.32%) MS Office
12 80 (12.84%) Citrix
13 79 (12.68%) SQL
14 77 (12.36%) SC Cleared
15 74 (11.88%) .NET
16 72 (11.56%) Microsoft App-V
17 68 (10.91%) DNS
18 67 (10.75%) C#
19 66 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
20 65 (10.43%) Windows XP
20 65 (10.43%) Migration
21 62 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
22 60 (9.63%) Windows Server 2012
22 60 (9.63%) MS Exchange
22 60 (9.63%) HP
23 58 (9.31%) Microsoft Certification
23 58 (9.31%) Firewall
24 50 (8.03%) LAN
24 50 (8.03%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 60 (9.63%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (4.49%) WebSphere
4 27 (4.33%) IIS
5 24 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 23 (3.69%) Lync
7 16 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.28%) CMS
11 7 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.12%) Apache
11 7 (1.12%) Node.js
12 6 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
13 5 (0.80%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.80%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.64%) Live Communications Server
14 4 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 96 (15.41%) MS Excel
2 83 (13.32%) MS Office
3 29 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.32%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (1.77%) Maximo
2 3 (0.48%) SAP CCM
2 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.32%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.32%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.98%) Office 365
2 24 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.96%) SaaS
5 4 (0.64%) IaaS
6 2 (0.32%) Yammer
7 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 68 (10.91%) DNS
2 58 (9.31%) Firewall
3 50 (8.03%) TCP/IP
3 50 (8.03%) LAN
4 46 (7.38%) WAN
5 41 (6.58%) VPN
6 37 (5.94%) DHCP
6 37 (5.94%) SAN
7 33 (5.30%) HTTP
8 21 (3.37%) MPLS
9 20 (3.21%) SSL
10 17 (2.73%) VLAN
11 15 (2.41%) Internet
12 13 (2.09%) SMTP
13 10 (1.61%) VoIP
14 9 (1.44%) Wireless
14 9 (1.44%) NAS
15 8 (1.28%) Network Security
15 8 (1.28%) iSCSI
15 8 (1.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.85%) DB2
3 13 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.80%) OLAP
6 5 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.80%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (0.64%) MS Access
7 4 (0.64%) MySQL
7 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 37 (5.94%) MSI
2 10 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.28%) Selenium
4 7 (1.12%) MSTest
4 7 (1.12%) NUnit
4 7 (1.12%) MSBuild
5 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.96%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.96%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.48%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.48%) Subversion
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.32%) PVCS
7 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.16%) Xcode
8 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.16%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.16%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (6.26%) Finance
2 30 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 6 (0.96%) Marketing
3 6 (0.96%) French Language
4 5 (0.80%) Publishing
4 5 (0.80%) Banking
4 5 (0.80%) Retail
4 5 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (0.64%) Back Office
5 4 (0.64%) Legal
5 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.48%) Local Government
6 3 (0.48%) German Language
7 2 (0.32%) Games
7 2 (0.32%) Automotive
7 2 (0.32%) Law
7 2 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.16%) Billing
8 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 85 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 65 (10.43%) Applications Packager
3 58 (9.31%) Analyst
4 45 (7.22%) Consultant
5 40 (6.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 32 (5.14%) Desktop Support
7 31 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (4.49%) Developer
9 25 (4.01%) Architect
10 24 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 23 (3.69%) Rollout Engineer
12 22 (3.53%) Desktop Engineer
12 22 (3.53%) Support Analyst
13 20 (3.21%) Administrator
14 18 (2.89%) Service Analyst
14 18 (2.89%) Service Desk Analyst
15 15 (2.41%) 3rd Line Support
16 14 (2.25%) Infrastructure Architect
17 13 (2.09%) 1st Line Support
17 13 (2.09%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (11.88%) .NET
2 44 (7.06%) Application Packaging
3 20 (3.21%) HTML
4 17 (2.73%) CSS
4 17 (2.73%) Middleware
5 16 (2.57%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.41%) JMS
6 15 (2.41%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (1.93%) Web Services
7 12 (1.93%) XML
8 10 (1.61%) jQuery
9 9 (1.44%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.12%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (1.12%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (0.64%) WCF
13 4 (0.64%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.22%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.46%) Clustering
4 19 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 15 (2.41%) DataPower
6 13 (2.09%) iSeries
6 13 (2.09%) Blackberry
7 12 (1.93%) AS400
8 11 (1.77%) Replication
9 7 (1.12%) Cryptography
9 7 (1.12%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.80%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.80%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.64%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.64%) User Experience
12 3 (0.48%) Statistics
12 3 (0.48%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 222 (35.63%) Windows 7
2 114 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 109 (17.50%) Linux
4 66 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 65 (10.43%) Windows XP
6 60 (9.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (7.22%) UNIX
8 32 (5.14%) Windows 8
9 30 (4.82%) AIX
10 24 (3.85%) Solaris
11 10 (1.61%) Windows Phone
12 9 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.44%) Android
13 8 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.12%) zOS
14 7 (1.12%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.80%) SUSE
15 5 (0.80%) CentOS
16 4 (0.64%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.48%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (15.89%) ITIL
2 65 (10.43%) Migration
3 39 (6.26%) Project Management
4 35 (5.62%) Configuration Management
5 27 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 22 (3.53%) Service Management
7 22 (3.53%) Service Delivery
8 17 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (2.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (2.57%) High Availability
10 14 (2.25%) Change Management
11 13 (2.09%) PRINCE2
11 13 (2.09%) Application Discovery
12 12 (1.93%) Release Management
13 11 (1.77%) Problem Management
13 11 (1.77%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (1.61%) Project Planning
14 10 (1.61%) E-Commerce
14 10 (1.61%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 79 (12.68%) SQL
2 67 (10.75%) C#
3 39 (6.26%) PowerShell
4 25 (4.01%) C++
5 23 (3.69%) Java
6 22 (3.53%) VBScript
6 22 (3.53%) VB
7 21 (3.37%) JavaScript
8 14 (2.25%) Perl
9 13 (2.09%) C
10 12 (1.93%) Python
11 9 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.12%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.12%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.96%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.80%) C-shell
15 4 (0.64%) Ruby
15 4 (0.64%) VBA
15 4 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 171 (27.45%) Security Cleared
2 99 (15.89%) DV Cleared
3 77 (12.36%) SC Cleared
4 58 (9.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (5.78%) MCSE
6 27 (4.33%) MCITP
6 27 (4.33%) Degree
7 20 (3.21%) MCP
8 17 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.73%) MCTS
9 15 (2.41%) IBM Certification
10 12 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.77%) CCNA
12 8 (1.28%) MCSA
12 8 (1.28%) CCNP
13 6 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.64%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.48%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.48%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.82%) SLA
2 6 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.80%) QA
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 246 (39.49%) Active Directory
2 72 (11.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 62 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (6.26%) Hyper-V
5 26 (4.17%) vSphere
6 15 (2.41%) VMware ESX
7 14 (2.25%) XenApp
8 10 (1.61%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.44%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.64%) Samba
11 3 (0.48%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.48%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.32%) vCloud
12 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.32%) NFS
12 2 (0.32%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 103 (16.53%) SCCM
2 19 (3.05%) SCOM
3 13 (2.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (2.09%) WSUS
4 12 (1.93%) NetBackup
5 11 (1.77%) Tivoli
6 9 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.64%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 4 (0.64%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.48%) Nagios
12 3 (0.48%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.48%) Puppet
12 3 (0.48%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 265 (42.54%) Microsoft
2 134 (21.51%) VMware
3 80 (12.84%) Citrix
4 60 (9.63%) HP
5 49 (7.87%) Cisco
6 30 (4.82%) Oracle
7 27 (4.33%) IBM
8 26 (4.17%) Symantec
9 18 (2.89%) CheckPoint
10 17 (2.73%) EMC
11 15 (2.41%) SAP
12 13 (2.09%) Remedy
13 12 (1.93%) McAfee
13 12 (1.93%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.61%) Dell
14 10 (1.61%) AppSense
15 8 (1.28%) NetApp
16 7 (1.12%) ProCurve
16 7 (1.12%) Capita
16 7 (1.12%) 3PAR
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