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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South East / Berkshire
Rank 18 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 141 250 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.41% 10.15% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.41% 57.60% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 119 143
Median daily rate £325 £353 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £208 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 19
Median hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £12.70 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.63 £42.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
264 434 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.87% 17.62% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 246 264
Median daily rate £450 £378 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% +11.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 21
Median hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £135.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -12 59 £325 -3.70% 23
Bracknell -5 17 £350 - 17
Maidenhead -5 15 £350 -8.19% 15
Slough -3 10 £325 -7.14% 12
Newbury +4 5 £203 -32.50% 5
Wokingham -7 4 £338 -3.57% 1
Windsor -7 1 £130 -65.33%
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 144 (37.99%) Active Directory
2 136 (35.88%) VMware
3 131 (34.56%) Windows Server
4 123 (32.45%) Microsoft
5 101 (26.65%) Linux
6 85 (22.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 71 (18.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 62 (16.36%) Unix
9 60 (15.83%) Security Cleared
10 51 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (13.19%) MS Excel
12 48 (12.66%) SQL Server
12 48 (12.66%) Cisco
13 45 (11.87%) TCP/IP
13 45 (11.87%) Windows 7
13 45 (11.87%) Data Centre
14 44 (11.61%) HP
14 44 (11.61%) Citrix
14 44 (11.61%) MS Office
15 43 (11.35%) DNS
16 42 (11.08%) SQL
17 41 (10.82%) Windows 10
17 41 (10.82%) Office 365
18 40 (10.55%) Firewall
19 39 (10.29%) Oracle
19 39 (10.29%) SC Cleared
20 38 (10.03%) Windows Server 2003
21 37 (9.76%) LAN
22 36 (9.50%) SCCM
23 35 (9.23%) Finance

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 34 (8.97%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.28%) IIS
2 20 (5.28%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.17%) Apache
4 12 (3.17%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.85%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.58%) JBoss
8 3 (0.79%) Documentum
8 3 (0.79%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.79%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.53%) Confluence
9 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (13.19%) MS Excel
2 44 (11.61%) MS Office
3 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Maximo
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.82%) Office 365
2 35 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.37%) IaaS
5 8 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.85%) PaaS
7 4 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.79%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.79%) SaaS
8 3 (0.79%) Yammer
9 1 (0.26%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.87%) TCP/IP
2 43 (11.35%) DNS
3 40 (10.55%) Firewall
4 37 (9.76%) LAN
5 33 (8.71%) SAN
6 28 (7.39%) DHCP
6 28 (7.39%) WAN
7 21 (5.54%) HTTP
8 16 (4.22%) Skype
9 14 (3.69%) FTP
9 14 (3.69%) Internet
9 14 (3.69%) SSL
10 12 (3.17%) SMTP
11 11 (2.90%) VPN
12 10 (2.64%) VLAN
13 8 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (2.11%) VoIP
14 7 (1.85%) SMS
15 6 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (1.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.90%) MySQL
3 11 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.85%) DB2
7 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.79%) OLAP
8 3 (0.79%) OLTP
8 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.53%) MS Access
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.26%) Big Data
10 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.26%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.26%) Redis
10 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.58%) Maven
3 5 (1.32%) Ant
3 5 (1.32%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.32%) JIRA
3 5 (1.32%) MSI
4 4 (1.06%) ClearQuest
4 4 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.79%) NSubstitute
5 3 (0.79%) NUnit
5 3 (0.79%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (0.79%) Selenium
5 3 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.53%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.53%) JUnit
6 2 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
General
1 35 (9.23%) Finance
2 29 (7.65%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.01%) Marketing
4 18 (4.75%) Electronics
5 17 (4.49%) Law
6 13 (3.43%) Retail
7 12 (3.17%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.32%) Advertising
8 5 (1.32%) Back Office
9 4 (1.06%) Legal
9 4 (1.06%) Local Government
10 3 (0.79%) Banking
10 3 (0.79%) German Language
10 3 (0.79%) Publishing
11 2 (0.53%) Billing
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (15.57%) Support Engineer
2 36 (9.50%) Consultant
3 34 (8.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 33 (8.71%) Architect
5 30 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (7.92%) Windows Engineer
6 27 (7.12%) Developer
7 24 (6.33%) Analyst
8 19 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (4.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 17 (4.49%) Server Engineer
10 16 (4.22%) .NET Developer
11 15 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (3.69%) Desktop Support
12 14 (3.69%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (3.43%) Administrator
14 12 (3.17%) IT Support
15 11 (2.90%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.39%) .NET
2 21 (5.54%) HTML
3 18 (4.75%) CSS
4 11 (2.90%) Web Services
5 10 (2.64%) Middleware
6 7 (1.85%) jQuery
7 6 (1.58%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (1.58%) XML
8 5 (1.32%) CGI
8 5 (1.32%) Flash
8 5 (1.32%) WCF
9 4 (1.06%) Kafka
9 4 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (1.06%) RESTful
9 4 (1.06%) WSDL
10 3 (0.79%) CSS3
10 3 (0.79%) WinForms
10 3 (0.79%) WPF
11 2 (0.53%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.87%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.01%) Mainframe
3 17 (4.49%) IBM Mainframe
4 14 (3.69%) EMC VMAX
4 14 (3.69%) EMC VNX
5 13 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.43%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.64%) Clustering
7 9 (2.37%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.85%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.32%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.06%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.06%) EMV
11 4 (1.06%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.06%) IPTV
11 4 (1.06%) Over-the-Top Content
11 4 (1.06%) Statistics
11 4 (1.06%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.06%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 131 (34.56%) Windows Server
2 101 (26.65%) Linux
3 71 (18.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (16.36%) Unix
5 51 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (11.87%) Windows 7
7 41 (10.82%) Windows 10
8 38 (10.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (8.71%) Solaris
10 32 (8.44%) Android
11 28 (7.39%) AIX
12 20 (5.28%) Apple iOS
13 14 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (3.43%) Windows 8
15 12 (3.17%) Windows XP
16 8 (2.11%) Ubuntu
17 7 (1.85%) Windows CE
17 7 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (1.06%) SUSE
19 2 (0.53%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (7.65%) ITIL
2 28 (7.39%) Migration
3 22 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (5.54%) Project Management
5 19 (5.01%) Problem Management
6 13 (3.43%) Configuration Management
6 13 (3.43%) Service Management
7 12 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (3.17%) Service Delivery
7 12 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (3.17%) TDD
8 11 (2.90%) Digital Marketing
8 11 (2.90%) High Availability
8 11 (2.90%) Incident Management
8 11 (2.90%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 11 (2.90%) Mobile Device Management
8 11 (2.90%) Programme Management
8 11 (2.90%) Software Deployment
9 10 (2.64%) CRM
9 10 (2.64%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.08%) SQL
2 26 (6.86%) PowerShell
3 25 (6.60%) Shell Script
4 22 (5.80%) C#
5 17 (4.49%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.96%) Java
7 14 (3.69%) C
8 13 (3.43%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.64%) Perl
10 8 (2.11%) VBScript
11 7 (1.85%) C++
11 7 (1.85%) VB
12 6 (1.58%) PHP
13 5 (1.32%) Python
14 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.53%) XAML
16 1 (0.26%) Haskell
16 1 (0.26%) Korn
16 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.80%) DV Cleared
4 19 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.43%) Degree
6 10 (2.64%) MCSE
7 7 (1.85%) CCNP
7 7 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.32%) CCNA
8 5 (1.32%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.32%) PMP
9 4 (1.06%) CISSP
9 4 (1.06%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.06%) MCP
9 4 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.06%) SANS
10 3 (0.79%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.79%) MCDST
10 3 (0.79%) MCITP
10 3 (0.79%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.01%) SLA
2 6 (1.58%) QA
3 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 144 (37.99%) Active Directory
2 85 (22.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.33%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.22%) vSphere
5 15 (3.96%) VMware ESX
6 14 (3.69%) XenApp
7 9 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.32%) Docker
10 4 (1.06%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.79%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.79%) KVM
11 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.53%) Firmware
12 2 (0.53%) iptables
12 2 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 36 (9.50%) SCCM
2 15 (3.96%) WSUS
3 13 (3.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 12 (3.17%) AirWatch
5 11 (2.90%) NetBackup
6 10 (2.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (2.64%) SCOM
7 7 (1.85%) Puppet
8 6 (1.58%) Ansible
8 6 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.58%) Tivoli
9 5 (1.32%) Nagios
10 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.06%) vMotion
11 3 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.79%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 136 (35.88%) VMware
2 123 (32.45%) Microsoft
3 48 (12.66%) Cisco
4 44 (11.61%) Citrix
4 44 (11.61%) HP
5 39 (10.29%) Oracle
6 31 (8.18%) EMC
7 30 (7.92%) IBM
8 27 (7.12%) NetApp
9 19 (5.01%) Red Hat
10 17 (4.49%) Intel Security
11 14 (3.69%) SAP
12 12 (3.17%) Symantec
13 9 (2.37%) Apple
14 8 (2.11%) MobileIron
15 7 (1.85%) Juniper
15 7 (1.85%) Veritas
16 6 (1.58%) CheckPoint
16 6 (1.58%) Dell
16 6 (1.58%) Remedy
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