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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 348 393 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.23% 15.54% 12.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.78% 66.16% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 170 171
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 30
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £31.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
529 594 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.64% 23.49% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 275 221
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 33
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 -1 149 £325 -23.52% 47
Slough 0 45 £300 +33.33% 8
Bracknell 0 44 £300 +3.44% 12
Maidenhead -8 12 £331 -5.35% 6
Newbury +5 8 £400 +20.30% 3
Ascot - 4 £325 - 1
Wokingham +2 3 £213 -34.53% 3
Windsor -2 2 £325 - 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (35.52%) Active Directory
2 243 (32.57%) Microsoft
3 197 (26.41%) Security Cleared
4 194 (26.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 187 (25.07%) Windows 7
6 171 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 152 (20.38%) VMware
8 137 (18.36%) SQL Server
9 132 (17.69%) Citrix
10 125 (16.76%) Linux
11 118 (15.82%) SC Cleared
12 113 (15.15%) SQL
13 110 (14.75%) DNS
14 106 (14.21%) Windows XP
15 98 (13.14%) MS Excel
16 97 (13.00%) ITIL
17 93 (12.47%) .NET
18 90 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
19 87 (11.66%) MS Exchange
20 85 (11.39%) IIS
21 82 (10.99%) DV Cleared
22 81 (10.86%) MS Office
23 73 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
24 71 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
25 69 (9.25%) TCP/IP
26 68 (9.12%) C#
27 66 (8.85%) Migration
28 65 (8.71%) UNIX
29 64 (8.58%) SCCM
30 62 (8.31%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 87 (11.66%) MS Exchange
2 85 (11.39%) IIS
3 52 (6.97%) SharePoint
4 33 (4.42%) SharePoint Server
5 29 (3.89%) IBM Notes
6 28 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 25 (3.35%) Apache
9 20 (2.68%) Lync
10 18 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 16 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (2.01%) WebLogic
13 9 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.21%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
15 6 (0.80%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.80%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.54%) Zimbra
16 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 98 (13.14%) MS Excel
2 81 (10.86%) MS Office
3 5 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.40%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.68%) Office 365
3 6 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.67%) Google App Engine
4 5 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.54%) PaaS
5 4 (0.54%) IaaS
6 3 (0.40%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 110 (14.75%) DNS
2 69 (9.25%) TCP/IP
3 59 (7.91%) Internet
4 57 (7.64%) DHCP
5 51 (6.84%) LAN
5 51 (6.84%) Firewall
6 44 (5.90%) WAN
7 41 (5.50%) VPN
8 40 (5.36%) SAN
9 36 (4.83%) LDAP
10 26 (3.49%) SSL
11 18 (2.41%) HTTP
12 14 (1.88%) VoIP
12 14 (1.88%) HTTPS
12 14 (1.88%) Network Security
13 11 (1.47%) FTP
14 10 (1.34%) NetScaler
15 9 (1.21%) SSH
16 8 (1.07%) DMZ
16 8 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (18.36%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (2.55%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.14%) OLAP
5 16 (2.14%) DTS
6 14 (1.88%) MySQL
6 14 (1.88%) IDOL
7 11 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.94%) DB2
9 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (0.80%) SQLPlus
9 6 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.67%) IBM InfoSphere
10 5 (0.67%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.67%) EDRMS
10 5 (0.67%) DataStage
11 4 (0.54%) MS Access
12 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (4.56%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (1.47%) MSI
2 11 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.21%) TestDirector
4 7 (0.94%) Selenium
5 6 (0.80%) Ant
5 6 (0.80%) WinRunner
5 6 (0.80%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.67%) Gradle
6 5 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.67%) Subversion
6 5 (0.67%) StarTeam
6 5 (0.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.54%) Rational Performance Tester
7 4 (0.54%) Toad
7 4 (0.54%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.54%) Hudson
7 4 (0.54%) GCC
8 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (6.84%) Finance
2 35 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 12 (1.61%) Marketing
4 7 (0.94%) Retail
5 6 (0.80%) Publishing
5 6 (0.80%) Banking
6 4 (0.54%) Games
6 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.54%) Electronics
7 3 (0.40%) Legal
8 2 (0.27%) Law
8 2 (0.27%) Military
8 2 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.13%) Back Office
9 1 (0.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 84 (11.26%) Support Engineer
2 83 (11.13%) Developer
2 83 (11.13%) Analyst
3 59 (7.91%) Consultant
4 39 (5.23%) Architect
5 36 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 35 (4.69%) Support Analyst
7 31 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 30 (4.02%) Rollout Engineer
9 27 (3.62%) Desktop Engineer
10 25 (3.35%) Service Analyst
11 22 (2.95%) Service Desk Analyst
11 22 (2.95%) SharePoint Developer
12 21 (2.82%) Server Engineer
13 20 (2.68%) Administrator
13 20 (2.68%) Field Engineer
13 20 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
13 20 (2.68%) Windows Support Engineer
14 18 (2.41%) Designer
15 17 (2.28%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (12.47%) .NET
2 57 (7.64%) ASP.NET
3 39 (5.23%) HTML
3 39 (5.23%) XML
4 34 (4.56%) CSS
5 29 (3.89%) .NET Framework
6 27 (3.62%) Web Services
7 17 (2.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 17 (2.28%) HTML5
8 14 (1.88%) WCF
9 13 (1.74%) Application Packaging
9 13 (1.74%) Ajax
9 13 (1.74%) jQuery
10 11 (1.47%) DCOM
11 10 (1.34%) XSLT
12 7 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.94%) AppFabric
12 7 (0.94%) WPF
13 6 (0.80%) Middleware
13 6 (0.80%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.50%) Clustering
3 29 (3.89%) PKI
4 27 (3.62%) Blackberry
5 26 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.41%) Thin Client
6 18 (2.41%) Fat Client
7 13 (1.74%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.47%) Replication
9 10 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.07%) iPhone
11 7 (0.94%) DataPower
11 7 (0.94%) CLARiiON
12 6 (0.80%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.67%) iPad
13 5 (0.67%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.67%) EPoS
14 4 (0.54%) IVR
14 4 (0.54%) CESG
14 4 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 194 (26.01%) Windows Server 2008
2 187 (25.07%) Windows 7
3 171 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 125 (16.76%) Linux
5 106 (14.21%) Windows XP
6 90 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (8.71%) UNIX
8 58 (7.77%) Windows 8
9 32 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (4.16%) Solaris
11 23 (3.08%) AIX
12 16 (2.14%) Android
13 11 (1.47%) Windows Vista
13 11 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (1.34%) Windows Phone
15 9 (1.21%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.21%) Windows 2000
16 7 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.67%) zOS
18 3 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (13.00%) ITIL
2 66 (8.85%) Migration
3 40 (5.36%) Web Development
4 35 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (4.69%) Change Management
5 34 (4.56%) Service Management
6 27 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (3.49%) Project Management
8 25 (3.35%) Configuration Management
9 24 (3.22%) Workflow
10 23 (3.08%) Time Management
11 21 (2.82%) Test Scripting
12 18 (2.41%) High Availability
12 18 (2.41%) Service Delivery
13 17 (2.28%) MVC
14 15 (2.01%) PRINCE2
14 15 (2.01%) Incident Management
14 15 (2.01%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (1.88%) E-Commerce
15 14 (1.88%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 113 (15.15%) SQL
2 68 (9.12%) C#
3 48 (6.43%) PowerShell
4 42 (5.63%) JavaScript
5 40 (5.36%) Java
6 36 (4.83%) T-SQL
7 34 (4.56%) C
8 24 (3.22%) Perl
9 23 (3.08%) VBScript
10 22 (2.95%) VB
11 21 (2.82%) C++
12 19 (2.55%) Korn
13 14 (1.88%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.47%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.21%) PHP
16 8 (1.07%) Bourne shell
17 6 (0.80%) Python
17 6 (0.80%) AWK
18 5 (0.67%) Ruby
19 4 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 197 (26.41%) Security Cleared
2 118 (15.82%) SC Cleared
3 82 (10.99%) DV Cleared
4 71 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (5.63%) Degree
6 39 (5.23%) MCSE
7 26 (3.49%) MCTS
8 19 (2.55%) MCITP
9 18 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (2.14%) MCP
11 15 (2.01%) CCNA
11 15 (2.01%) ISEB
11 15 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (1.61%) CCA
14 10 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.21%) MCSA
16 8 (1.07%) HNC
16 8 (1.07%) ISTQB
17 5 (0.67%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.17%) SLA
2 8 (1.07%) QA
3 6 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.27%) COBIT
6 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 265 (35.52%) Active Directory
2 73 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.89%) vSphere
5 28 (3.75%) XenApp
5 28 (3.75%) Terminal Services
6 20 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (2.68%) XenDesktop
7 15 (2.01%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.74%) Xen
8 13 (1.74%) NFS
9 6 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.67%) XenServer
10 5 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.54%) OpenSSH
11 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.40%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.40%) KVM
13 2 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 64 (8.58%) SCCM
2 27 (3.62%) SCOM
3 25 (3.35%) WSUS
4 24 (3.22%) NetBackup
4 24 (3.22%) WMI
5 18 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 13 (1.74%) Tivoli
7 10 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.34%) Puppet
8 9 (1.21%) Nagios
9 6 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.80%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.80%) Cobbler
9 6 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.67%) Netcool
11 4 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.54%) nmon
11 4 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.40%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 243 (32.57%) Microsoft
2 152 (20.38%) VMware
3 132 (17.69%) Citrix
4 62 (8.31%) Cisco
5 61 (8.18%) HP
6 58 (7.77%) Oracle
7 42 (5.63%) Red Hat
8 39 (5.23%) IBM
9 35 (4.69%) Lotus
10 31 (4.16%) EMC
11 26 (3.49%) Symantec
12 16 (2.14%) McAfee
13 15 (2.01%) AppSense
14 14 (1.88%) Meridio
14 14 (1.88%) NetApp
15 12 (1.61%) Dell
16 11 (1.47%) Sun
16 11 (1.47%) CA
16 11 (1.47%) Veritas
17 10 (1.34%) Apple
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