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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 391 365 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.31% 13.00% 13.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.72% 66.12% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 157 135
Average daily rate
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£356 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £164 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 58 38
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £14.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.50 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
569 552 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.37% 19.67% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 252 177
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 58 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £22.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +1 187 £325 +22.64% 49
Bracknell +1 46 £350 +16.66% 10
Slough +3 41 £375 +46.34% 18
Maidenhead +7 16 £398 -0.62% 20
Newbury -13 5 £375 +66.66% 9
Wokingham - 5 £400 - 1
Windsor -2 3 £155 -22.50%
Ascot - 2 - -
Thatcham - 2 £410 - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 292 (42.32%) Active Directory
2 250 (36.23%) Microsoft
3 220 (31.88%) Windows 7
4 200 (28.99%) Security Cleared
5 154 (22.32%) VMware
6 148 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 130 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 111 (16.09%) SCCM
9 110 (15.94%) DV Cleared
10 101 (14.64%) SQL
11 99 (14.35%) SC Cleared
12 98 (14.20%) MS Excel
13 96 (13.91%) DNS
14 93 (13.48%) Linux
15 92 (13.33%) ITIL
16 84 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
17 82 (11.88%) MS Exchange
17 82 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
18 81 (11.74%) HP
19 78 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
20 75 (10.87%) MS Office
21 71 (10.29%) .NET
22 68 (9.86%) Migration
23 66 (9.57%) Windows XP
24 65 (9.42%) Citrix
25 64 (9.28%) TCP/IP
26 60 (8.70%) SQL Server
27 59 (8.55%) C#
28 58 (8.41%) Firewall
29 55 (7.97%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 82 (11.88%) MS Exchange
2 50 (7.25%) IIS
3 46 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (4.78%) SharePoint
5 24 (3.48%) Lync
6 22 (3.19%) SharePoint Server
7 17 (2.46%) CMS
8 16 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (1.74%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.74%) Apache
12 9 (1.30%) Live Communications Server
13 8 (1.16%) GroupWise
13 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (0.87%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.72%) Node.js
16 4 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 98 (14.20%) MS Excel
2 75 (10.87%) MS Office
3 29 (4.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.14%) Summit
1 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.19%) Office 365
2 14 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.58%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) PaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.14%) IaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 96 (13.91%) DNS
2 64 (9.28%) TCP/IP
3 58 (8.41%) Firewall
4 51 (7.39%) DHCP
5 43 (6.23%) LAN
6 39 (5.65%) WAN
7 34 (4.93%) VPN
7 34 (4.93%) SAN
8 31 (4.49%) Internet
8 31 (4.49%) HTTP
9 23 (3.33%) SMTP
10 19 (2.75%) VoIP
11 15 (2.17%) SSL
11 15 (2.17%) MPLS
12 12 (1.74%) IMAP
13 11 (1.59%) Network Security
13 11 (1.59%) Ethernet
14 10 (1.45%) FTP
15 8 (1.16%) POP3
15 8 (1.16%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.04%) MySQL
3 20 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (2.17%) DB2
5 12 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (0.72%) SAP HANA
8 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.72%) SAP BW
8 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.58%) MS Access
9 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (3.19%) MSI
2 15 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.45%) StarTeam
3 10 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.30%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.16%) Selenium
6 6 (0.87%) NUnit
6 6 (0.87%) MSTest
7 5 (0.72%) MSBuild
7 5 (0.72%) Subversion
8 4 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.58%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.43%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.29%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.29%) WinRunner
10 2 (0.29%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.29%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.29%) TestPartner
General
1 39 (5.65%) Telecoms
2 29 (4.20%) Finance
3 19 (2.75%) Retail
4 11 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.30%) Marketing
6 8 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (0.87%) Multimedia
7 6 (0.87%) Back Office
8 3 (0.43%) French Language
9 2 (0.29%) Billing
9 2 (0.29%) Publishing
9 2 (0.29%) Games
9 2 (0.29%) Military
9 2 (0.29%) Banking
9 2 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.14%) Legal
10 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 103 (14.93%) Support Engineer
2 65 (9.42%) Analyst
3 46 (6.67%) Architect
3 46 (6.67%) Applications Packager
4 40 (5.80%) Consultant
5 39 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 37 (5.36%) Developer
7 34 (4.93%) Field Engineer
8 32 (4.64%) Server Engineer
9 26 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (3.19%) Desktop Engineer
10 22 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 21 (3.04%) Project Manager
12 20 (2.90%) Desktop Support
12 20 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (2.75%) Service Analyst
13 19 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
13 19 (2.75%) Rollout Engineer
14 18 (2.61%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (10.29%) .NET
2 35 (5.07%) HTML
2 35 (5.07%) ASP.NET
3 34 (4.93%) Application Packaging
4 31 (4.49%) XML
5 22 (3.19%) .NET Framework
5 22 (3.19%) Web Services
6 19 (2.75%) jQuery
6 19 (2.75%) CSS
7 12 (1.74%) AngularJS
8 11 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (1.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (1.01%) WF
10 7 (1.01%) LAMP
11 6 (0.87%) Ajax
11 6 (0.87%) WSH
11 6 (0.87%) WCF
11 6 (0.87%) WPF
11 6 (0.87%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.65%) Clustering
2 21 (3.04%) PKI
3 19 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.61%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.45%) Replication
6 10 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.87%) Open Source
9 5 (0.72%) iPhone
9 5 (0.72%) CESG
9 5 (0.72%) User Experience
10 4 (0.58%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.58%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.58%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.43%) iSeries
11 3 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.43%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.43%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 220 (31.88%) Windows 7
2 148 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 130 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 93 (13.48%) Linux
5 78 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (9.57%) Windows XP
7 48 (6.96%) UNIX
8 30 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 20 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (2.17%) Android
11 14 (2.03%) AIX
11 14 (2.03%) Windows Phone
12 10 (1.45%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.01%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (0.87%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.58%) Solaris
15 4 (0.58%) SUSE
15 4 (0.58%) VMS
15 4 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.43%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (13.33%) ITIL
2 68 (9.86%) Migration
3 41 (5.94%) Service Management
4 39 (5.65%) Configuration Management
5 38 (5.51%) Customer Engagement
6 28 (4.06%) Project Management
7 27 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (3.04%) Performance Monitoring
10 20 (2.90%) Service Delivery
11 19 (2.75%) E-Commerce
12 18 (2.61%) MVC
13 16 (2.32%) Change Management
14 15 (2.17%) Scrum
15 12 (1.74%) High Availability
16 11 (1.59%) Network Management
16 11 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (1.59%) PRINCE2
16 11 (1.59%) TOGAF
16 11 (1.59%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (14.64%) SQL
2 59 (8.55%) C#
3 45 (6.52%) PowerShell
4 39 (5.65%) VBScript
5 36 (5.22%) JavaScript
6 28 (4.06%) Java
7 27 (3.91%) VB
8 14 (2.03%) Perl
9 13 (1.88%) C++
10 12 (1.74%) C
10 12 (1.74%) PHP
11 7 (1.01%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.87%) Ruby
13 5 (0.72%) Python
13 5 (0.72%) ABAP
14 4 (0.58%) VBA
14 4 (0.58%) Korn
15 3 (0.43%) AWK
Qualifications
1 200 (28.99%) Security Cleared
2 110 (15.94%) DV Cleared
3 99 (14.35%) SC Cleared
4 84 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 53 (7.68%) MCSE
6 49 (7.10%) Degree
7 43 (6.23%) MCITP
8 40 (5.80%) MCTS
9 29 (4.20%) MCP
10 17 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.87%) CCNA
12 6 (0.87%) MCSA
12 6 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.72%) CCNP
14 4 (0.58%) ISEB
14 4 (0.58%) MCSD
14 4 (0.58%) HNC
14 4 (0.58%) IBM Certification
15 3 (0.43%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.80%) SLA
2 11 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.87%) QA
4 5 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) CDISC
System Software
1 292 (42.32%) Active Directory
2 82 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (7.54%) Hyper-V
4 40 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (3.62%) vSphere
6 16 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.17%) XenApp
7 15 (2.17%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.45%) Firmware
9 6 (0.87%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.72%) XenServer
10 5 (0.72%) vCloud
11 4 (0.58%) FreeRADIUS
12 3 (0.43%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.14%) Samba
14 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 111 (16.09%) SCCM
2 39 (5.65%) SCOM
2 39 (5.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (2.46%) WMI
4 12 (1.74%) HP Data Protector
4 12 (1.74%) SCSM
5 11 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (1.45%) MOM
7 8 (1.16%) Nagios
7 8 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (1.01%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (0.43%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.43%) logstash
11 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.43%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.43%) Puppet
11 3 (0.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 250 (36.23%) Microsoft
2 154 (22.32%) VMware
3 81 (11.74%) HP
4 65 (9.42%) Citrix
5 55 (7.97%) Cisco
6 41 (5.94%) Oracle
7 23 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 22 (3.19%) IBM
9 21 (3.04%) CheckPoint
10 17 (2.46%) Symantec
10 17 (2.46%) Remedy
11 14 (2.03%) Lotus
12 13 (1.88%) McAfee
13 10 (1.45%) F5
13 10 (1.45%) Borland
14 9 (1.30%) Novell
14 9 (1.30%) Dell
15 7 (1.01%) EMC
15 7 (1.01%) Splunk
16 6 (0.87%) ServiceNow
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