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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South East / Berkshire
Rank 16 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 147 306 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.48% 12.19% 12.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.04% 61.94% 65.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 170 176
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £208 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 28
Median hourly rate £13.85 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.10% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.34 £55.65 £49.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
272 494 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.85% 19.67% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 300 275
Median daily rate £400 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 34
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.13 £60.80 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -15 51 £300 -14.28% 19
Bracknell -1 27 £438 +39.44% 9
Slough -3 15 £371 +6.07% 2
Maidenhead -6 12 £325 -7.14% 6
Newbury +1 4 £350 +16.66% 4
Wokingham -4 3 £338 -3.57% 1
Windsor -1 2 £153 -59.33% 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 141 (40.17%) Active Directory
2 124 (35.33%) Microsoft
3 116 (33.05%) VMware
3 116 (33.05%) Windows Server
4 98 (27.92%) Linux
5 67 (19.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 67 (19.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (16.52%) Unix
7 55 (15.67%) Security Cleared
8 50 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (13.68%) Windows 7
9 48 (13.68%) MS Excel
10 43 (12.25%) Citrix
10 43 (12.25%) Office 365
11 42 (11.97%) SQL Server
12 40 (11.40%) DNS
13 39 (11.11%) TCP/IP
13 39 (11.11%) Cisco
13 39 (11.11%) SQL
14 37 (10.54%) Firewall
14 37 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
14 37 (10.54%) Windows 10
15 36 (10.26%) SC Cleared
16 35 (9.97%) Data Centre
17 34 (9.69%) MS Office
18 33 (9.40%) SAN
18 33 (9.40%) PowerShell
19 32 (9.12%) SCCM
19 32 (9.12%) LAN
19 32 (9.12%) Windows Server 2003

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 30 (8.55%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.27%) IIS
3 19 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.13%) Apache
5 9 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.56%) JBoss
6 7 (1.99%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.71%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.14%) CMS
9 4 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.85%) Drupal
10 3 (0.85%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.85%) WordPress
11 2 (0.57%) Confluence
11 2 (0.57%) Jetty
Applications
1 48 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 34 (9.69%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Maximo
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.25%) Office 365
2 37 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.28%) IaaS
6 7 (1.99%) PaaS
7 5 (1.42%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.85%) Yammer
9 2 (0.57%) GitHub
9 2 (0.57%) SaaS
10 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.28%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) iTunes
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.40%) DNS
2 39 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 37 (10.54%) Firewall
4 33 (9.40%) SAN
5 32 (9.12%) LAN
6 23 (6.55%) WAN
7 22 (6.27%) DHCP
8 19 (5.41%) HTTP
9 15 (4.27%) Internet
10 11 (3.13%) FTP
10 11 (3.13%) SSL
11 10 (2.85%) VLAN
11 10 (2.85%) VPN
12 9 (2.56%) Skype
13 8 (2.28%) SMTP
14 7 (1.99%) VoIP
15 6 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (1.71%) Ethernet
15 6 (1.71%) MPLS
16 5 (1.42%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.85%) MySQL
2 10 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.71%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.85%) DB2
6 3 (0.85%) MS Access
6 3 (0.85%) OLAP
6 3 (0.85%) OLTP
6 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.28%) Big Data
8 1 (0.28%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.28%) Redis
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.71%) JIRA
2 6 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.14%) Selenium
4 3 (0.85%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.85%) NSubstitute
4 3 (0.85%) NUnit
4 3 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (0.85%) Subversion
5 2 (0.57%) Ant
5 2 (0.57%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.57%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.57%) Maven
5 2 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.57%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.57%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.28%) AppScan
6 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 29 (8.26%) Finance
2 26 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.84%) Law
4 14 (3.99%) Retail
5 12 (3.42%) Marketing
6 8 (2.28%) Electronics
7 7 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.42%) Advertising
9 4 (1.14%) Back Office
9 4 (1.14%) Legal
10 3 (0.85%) Banking
11 2 (0.57%) Billing
11 2 (0.57%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Games
12 1 (0.28%) German Language
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (16.81%) Support Engineer
2 32 (9.12%) Windows Engineer
3 29 (8.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 29 (8.26%) Architect
4 26 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (6.84%) Analyst
5 24 (6.84%) Developer
6 21 (5.98%) Consultant
7 19 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (4.56%) Server Engineer
10 15 (4.27%) .NET Developer
10 15 (4.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 14 (3.99%) Desktop Support
12 13 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (3.70%) IT Support
13 12 (3.42%) Cloud Engineer
13 12 (3.42%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.26%) .NET
2 13 (3.70%) CSS
2 13 (3.70%) Web Services
3 11 (3.13%) HTML
4 10 (2.85%) Middleware
5 6 (1.71%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.71%) jQuery
5 6 (1.71%) WCF
6 5 (1.42%) Java EE
7 4 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.14%) Kafka
7 4 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (1.14%) WSDL
8 3 (0.85%) CSS3
8 3 (0.85%) Flash
8 3 (0.85%) JSON
8 3 (0.85%) RESTful
8 3 (0.85%) WinForms
8 3 (0.85%) YAML
9 2 (0.57%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.97%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.41%) Mainframe
3 17 (4.84%) IBM Mainframe
4 14 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.99%) EMC VMAX
4 14 (3.99%) EMC VNX
4 14 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.42%) Clustering
6 11 (3.13%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.99%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.42%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.14%) EMV
10 4 (1.14%) IPTV
10 4 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
10 4 (1.14%) User Experience
10 4 (1.14%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.85%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 116 (33.05%) Windows Server
2 98 (27.92%) Linux
3 67 (19.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (16.52%) Unix
5 50 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (13.68%) Windows 7
7 37 (10.54%) Windows 10
8 32 (9.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (7.98%) Solaris
10 26 (7.41%) Android
11 25 (7.12%) AIX
12 19 (5.41%) Apple iOS
13 11 (3.13%) Windows 8
13 11 (3.13%) Windows XP
14 9 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.99%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.99%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 6 (1.71%) SUSE
16 6 (1.71%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (1.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (7.98%) Migration
2 27 (7.69%) ITIL
3 22 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (6.27%) Problem Management
4 21 (5.98%) Project Management
5 14 (3.99%) DevOps
6 13 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 13 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 13 (3.70%) Service Management
6 13 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (3.13%) Data Protection
7 11 (3.13%) Mentoring
7 11 (3.13%) Patch Management
8 10 (2.85%) CRM
8 10 (2.85%) High Availability
9 9 (2.56%) Service Delivery
9 9 (2.56%) Software Distribution
9 9 (2.56%) TDD
10 8 (2.28%) Configuration Management
10 8 (2.28%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.11%) SQL
2 33 (9.40%) PowerShell
3 23 (6.55%) Shell Script
4 20 (5.70%) C#
5 16 (4.56%) Java
6 15 (4.27%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.42%) Bash Shell
7 12 (3.42%) Python
8 11 (3.13%) C
9 8 (2.28%) PHP
10 7 (1.99%) Perl
10 7 (1.99%) VBScript
11 5 (1.42%) C++
12 4 (1.14%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.28%) Haskell
13 1 (0.28%) Korn
13 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 55 (15.67%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.27%) DV Cleared
4 19 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.70%) MCSE
6 11 (3.13%) Degree
7 7 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.71%) CCNA
8 6 (1.71%) CCNP
9 5 (1.42%) CISSP
9 5 (1.42%) PMP
9 5 (1.42%) SANS
9 5 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.14%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.14%) MCP
10 4 (1.14%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.85%) CCIP
11 3 (0.85%) ISEB
11 3 (0.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.27%) SLA
2 8 (2.28%) QA
3 3 (0.85%) PMO
3 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.57%) GDPR
4 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 141 (40.17%) Active Directory
2 67 (19.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.55%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.84%) vSphere
5 12 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.42%) XenApp
6 11 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.71%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.14%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.14%) Docker
8 4 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.85%) KVM
9 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.57%) Firmware
10 2 (0.57%) iptables
10 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.28%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 32 (9.12%) SCCM
2 14 (3.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 13 (3.70%) Ansible
4 9 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (2.56%) Puppet
5 8 (2.28%) SCOM
6 7 (1.99%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.71%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.71%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.42%) Nagios
8 5 (1.42%) WSUS
9 4 (1.14%) vMotion
10 3 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.85%) Netcool
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (0.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 124 (35.33%) Microsoft
2 116 (33.05%) VMware
3 43 (12.25%) Citrix
4 39 (11.11%) Cisco
5 31 (8.83%) HP
5 31 (8.83%) Oracle
6 29 (8.26%) EMC
7 28 (7.98%) IBM
7 28 (7.98%) NetApp
8 16 (4.56%) Intel Security
9 15 (4.27%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.56%) SAP
11 8 (2.28%) Veritas
12 7 (1.99%) Apple
12 7 (1.99%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.99%) Remedy
13 5 (1.42%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.42%) Dell
13 5 (1.42%) Juniper
13 5 (1.42%) Symantec
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