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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 361 402 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.53% 14.42% 13.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.00% 68.14% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 179 132
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £174 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 58 39
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 £12.30 £14.85 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.13 £27.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
547 590 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.99% 21.17% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 272 180
Average daily rate £375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 58 40
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 163 £350 +25.00% 59
Bracknell +1 50 £363 +11.53% 10
Slough -3 32 £375 +25.00% 12
Maidenhead +4 17 £398 -0.62% 16
Newbury -18 4 £375 +66.66% 4
Windsor -3 3 £155 -22.50% 2
Wokingham - 3 £400 - 1
Ascot - 2 - -
Thatcham - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 296 (42.65%) Active Directory
2 245 (35.30%) Microsoft
3 215 (30.98%) Windows 7
4 195 (28.10%) Security Cleared
5 179 (25.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 171 (24.64%) VMware
7 144 (20.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 123 (17.72%) DNS
9 111 (15.99%) DV Cleared
10 105 (15.13%) SQL
10 105 (15.13%) Linux
11 102 (14.70%) SC Cleared
11 102 (14.70%) SCCM
12 91 (13.11%) MS Excel
13 90 (12.97%) MS Exchange
13 90 (12.97%) ITIL
13 90 (12.97%) HP
14 89 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 89 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 86 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 75 (10.81%) SQL Server
17 72 (10.37%) TCP/IP
18 68 (9.80%) Citrix
19 65 (9.37%) DHCP
19 65 (9.37%) Windows XP
20 61 (8.79%) IIS
20 61 (8.79%) Migration
21 60 (8.65%) Firewall
21 60 (8.65%) MCSE
22 59 (8.50%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 90 (12.97%) MS Exchange
2 61 (8.79%) IIS
3 51 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (5.04%) SharePoint
5 23 (3.31%) SharePoint Server
5 23 (3.31%) Lync
6 22 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (2.88%) IBM Notes
7 20 (2.88%) Apache
8 18 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (1.73%) CMS
11 12 (1.73%) Live Communications Server
12 10 (1.44%) WebLogic
13 8 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (1.15%) GroupWise
13 8 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (1.01%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 91 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 59 (8.50%) MS Office
3 31 (4.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.14%) assyst
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Summit
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.17%) Office 365
2 7 (1.01%) SaaS
2 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.58%) PaaS
3 4 (0.58%) IaaS
4 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.29%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 123 (17.72%) DNS
2 72 (10.37%) TCP/IP
3 65 (9.37%) DHCP
4 60 (8.65%) Firewall
5 46 (6.63%) LAN
6 42 (6.05%) SAN
7 40 (5.76%) WAN
8 36 (5.19%) VPN
9 35 (5.04%) Internet
10 30 (4.32%) HTTP
11 23 (3.31%) SMTP
12 21 (3.03%) SSL
13 19 (2.74%) VoIP
14 15 (2.16%) MPLS
15 13 (1.87%) FTP
16 12 (1.73%) IMAP
17 11 (1.59%) Ethernet
18 10 (1.44%) Network Security
18 10 (1.44%) HTTPS
19 9 (1.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.75%) MySQL
3 21 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (2.16%) DB2
5 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.72%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.72%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 7
11 3 (0.43%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 20 (2.88%) MSI
2 14 (2.02%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.44%) StarTeam
5 9 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.86%) Subversion
7 5 (0.72%) MSBuild
8 4 (0.58%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.58%) GCC
8 4 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.43%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.43%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.43%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.29%) JIRA
10 2 (0.29%) Selenium
10 2 (0.29%) NuGet
10 2 (0.29%) Gradle
10 2 (0.29%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.29%) TestPartner
General
1 40 (5.76%) Telecoms
2 29 (4.18%) Finance
3 21 (3.03%) Retail
4 10 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.30%) Marketing
6 7 (1.01%) Back Office
7 6 (0.86%) Multimedia
7 6 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.43%) Banking
9 2 (0.29%) Games
9 2 (0.29%) Automotive
9 2 (0.29%) Military
9 2 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.14%) Front Office
10 1 (0.14%) Legal
10 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 105 (15.13%) Support Engineer
2 72 (10.37%) Analyst
3 49 (7.06%) Architect
4 44 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 43 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 41 (5.91%) Consultant
7 38 (5.48%) Field Engineer
8 36 (5.19%) Applications Packager
9 32 (4.61%) Developer
10 29 (4.18%) Support Analyst
10 29 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
11 28 (4.03%) Server Engineer
12 26 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
13 25 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 21 (3.03%) Project Manager
14 21 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 20 (2.88%) Desktop Support
16 19 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
17 18 (2.59%) Service Desk Analyst
17 18 (2.59%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (7.93%) .NET
2 33 (4.76%) XML
3 31 (4.47%) Application Packaging
4 30 (4.32%) HTML
4 30 (4.32%) ASP.NET
5 23 (3.31%) Web Services
6 19 (2.74%) .NET Framework
7 16 (2.31%) CSS
8 13 (1.87%) jQuery
9 10 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (1.44%) LAMP
10 8 (1.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (1.01%) Flash
11 7 (1.01%) WF
12 6 (0.86%) Software Packaging
12 6 (0.86%) Regular Expression
12 6 (0.86%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.86%) Ajax
13 5 (0.72%) SOAP
13 5 (0.72%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.76%) Clustering
2 26 (3.75%) Blackberry
3 21 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.88%) PKI
5 15 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.73%) Replication
8 11 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.30%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.15%) Open Source
10 8 (1.15%) CLARiiON
11 6 (0.86%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.86%) IVR
11 6 (0.86%) CESG
11 6 (0.86%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.72%) iPhone
13 4 (0.58%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.58%) User Experience
13 4 (0.58%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 215 (30.98%) Windows 7
2 179 (25.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 144 (20.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 105 (15.13%) Linux
5 86 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (9.37%) Windows XP
7 57 (8.21%) UNIX
8 33 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 31 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (2.16%) AIX
10 15 (2.16%) Android
11 10 (1.44%) Windows Phone
12 9 (1.30%) Solaris
12 9 (1.30%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.01%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (0.86%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.72%) VMS
16 4 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.58%) SUSE
17 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (12.97%) ITIL
2 61 (8.79%) Migration
3 42 (6.05%) Configuration Management
4 40 (5.76%) Service Management
5 35 (5.04%) Customer Engagement
6 31 (4.47%) Change Management
6 31 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 27 (3.89%) Project Management
8 26 (3.75%) Performance Monitoring
9 22 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (3.17%) E-Commerce
10 17 (2.45%) Incident Management
11 16 (2.31%) MVC
12 15 (2.16%) Service Delivery
12 15 (2.16%) High Availability
13 14 (2.02%) Web Development
14 12 (1.73%) PRINCE2
15 11 (1.59%) TOGAF
15 11 (1.59%) Workflow
15 11 (1.59%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 105 (15.13%) SQL
2 51 (7.35%) PowerShell
3 42 (6.05%) C#
4 41 (5.91%) VBScript
5 39 (5.62%) Java
6 31 (4.47%) JavaScript
7 27 (3.89%) VB
8 24 (3.46%) Perl
9 16 (2.31%) C
10 15 (2.16%) PHP
11 11 (1.59%) Korn
12 10 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.01%) C++
14 5 (0.72%) Python
14 5 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.72%) ABAP
14 5 (0.72%) Ruby
15 4 (0.58%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.58%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.43%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 195 (28.10%) Security Cleared
2 111 (15.99%) DV Cleared
3 102 (14.70%) SC Cleared
4 89 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (8.65%) MCSE
6 48 (6.92%) Degree
7 41 (5.91%) MCITP
8 37 (5.33%) MCTS
9 32 (4.61%) MCP
10 21 (3.03%) VCP4
11 11 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (1.01%) MCSA
14 6 (0.86%) CCNA
14 6 (0.86%) HNC
15 5 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.58%) CCA
16 4 (0.58%) ISEB
16 4 (0.58%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.76%) SLA
2 11 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.86%) QA
4 5 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) CDISC
System Software
1 296 (42.65%) Active Directory
2 89 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.48%) Hyper-V
4 34 (4.90%) vSphere
5 27 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (2.45%) Terminal Services
7 15 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.87%) XenApp
9 10 (1.44%) Firmware
10 6 (0.86%) vCloud
11 5 (0.72%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.72%) XenServer
11 5 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.58%) OpenSSH
12 4 (0.58%) FreeRADIUS
12 4 (0.58%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.58%) NFS
13 3 (0.43%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 102 (14.70%) SCCM
2 42 (6.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 39 (5.62%) SCOM
4 22 (3.17%) NetBackup
5 17 (2.45%) WMI
6 12 (1.73%) SCSM
7 11 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (1.59%) Nagios
8 10 (1.44%) MOM
9 9 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
10 8 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.86%) WSUS
12 5 (0.72%) Puppet
12 5 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
13 4 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.58%) Netcool
14 3 (0.43%) Tivoli NetView
14 3 (0.43%) logstash
Vendors
1 245 (35.30%) Microsoft
2 171 (24.64%) VMware
3 90 (12.97%) HP
4 68 (9.80%) Citrix
5 53 (7.64%) Cisco
6 50 (7.20%) Oracle
7 36 (5.19%) Red Hat
8 35 (5.04%) Symantec
9 25 (3.60%) IBM
10 24 (3.46%) Lotus
11 23 (3.31%) EMC
12 20 (2.88%) Remedy
12 20 (2.88%) CheckPoint
13 14 (2.02%) McAfee
14 13 (1.87%) Dell
15 10 (1.44%) Borland
16 9 (1.30%) Novell
17 8 (1.15%) F5
17 8 (1.15%) Altiris
17 8 (1.15%) Veritas
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