The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 37 40 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.41% 17.94% 31.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.43% 64.52% 86.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 27
Average daily rate
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£244 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £479 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.13 - £102.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 - £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 - £166.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Operating Systems Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
46 62 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 16.67% 27.80% 36.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 30
Average daily rate £238 £336 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.36% +12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £102.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 - £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £182.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Bracknell region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Bracknell region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 36 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
3 27 (33.33%) VMware
4 24 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (27.16%) HP
7 21 (25.93%) Security Cleared
7 21 (25.93%) Windows 7
8 20 (24.69%) SCCM
9 17 (20.99%) Migration
10 16 (19.75%) Windows XP
10 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
11 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
12 12 (14.81%) TCP/IP
12 12 (14.81%) DNS
12 12 (14.81%) vSphere
13 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared
13 10 (12.35%) DV Cleared
13 10 (12.35%) Citrix
14 9 (11.11%) DHCP
15 8 (9.88%) Firewall
15 8 (9.88%) MS Office
16 7 (8.64%) VB
16 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
16 7 (8.64%) E-Commerce
16 7 (8.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 7 (8.64%) HP Data Protector
16 7 (8.64%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.17%) Lync
3 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.70%) Live Communications Server
4 3 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.70%) IIS
5 2 (2.47%) Apache
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.47%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.88%) MS Office
3 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) DNS
1 12 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 9 (11.11%) DHCP
3 8 (9.88%) Firewall
4 4 (4.94%) VLAN
4 4 (4.94%) WAN
4 4 (4.94%) LAN
5 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.47%) HTTP
5 2 (2.47%) SSL
5 2 (2.47%) SAN
5 2 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (1.23%) VPN
6 1 (1.23%) NAS
6 1 (1.23%) Internet
6 1 (1.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) DB2
2 3 (3.70%) MS Access
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MSI
2 1 (1.23%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.23%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.23%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (7.41%) Finance
1 6 (7.41%) Retail
2 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.23%) Publishing
3 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Support Engineer
2 12 (14.81%) Analyst
2 12 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Server Support
4 7 (8.64%) Server Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Server Support Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.70%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.70%) Applications Packager
9 2 (2.47%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (2.47%) Middleware
4 1 (1.23%) COM
4 1 (1.23%) Web Services
4 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) Clustering
3 4 (4.94%) Replication
4 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.47%) EPoS
5 2 (2.47%) CLARiiON
5 2 (2.47%) Celerra
5 2 (2.47%) iPhone
5 2 (2.47%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.47%) iPad
5 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.23%) PDA
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (25.93%) Windows 7
4 16 (19.75%) Windows XP
4 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Vista
6 3 (3.70%) AIX
6 3 (3.70%) Linux
7 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.23%) UNIX
8 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) Migration
2 7 (8.64%) E-Commerce
2 7 (8.64%) Software Delivery
3 6 (7.41%) Software Distribution
3 6 (7.41%) ITIL
3 6 (7.41%) Change Management
4 5 (6.17%) Release Management
4 5 (6.17%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (4.94%) Project Management
5 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.94%) Project Planning
5 4 (4.94%) Matrix Management
6 3 (3.70%) Resource Management
6 3 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.70%) High Availability
6 3 (3.70%) Time Management
6 3 (3.70%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.47%) Server Building
7 2 (2.47%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (2.47%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.64%) VB
2 6 (7.41%) SQL
3 5 (6.17%) VBScript
4 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.70%) Java
5 3 (3.70%) VBA
6 2 (2.47%) Python
6 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.47%) Jython
7 1 (1.23%) C
7 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared
2 10 (12.35%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.47%) MCTS
3 2 (2.47%) MCITP
4 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.23%) MCSE
4 1 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 22 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.81%) vSphere
4 7 (8.64%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.70%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.47%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.47%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.47%) XenApp
6 2 (2.47%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.23%) UAG
7 1 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (24.69%) SCCM
2 7 (8.64%) HP Data Protector
2 7 (8.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.23%) Netcool
5 1 (1.23%) SCOM
5 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.23%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.23%) SCSM
5 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
2 27 (33.33%) VMware
3 22 (27.16%) HP
4 10 (12.35%) Citrix
5 6 (7.41%) McAfee
6 5 (6.17%) Cisco
6 5 (6.17%) IBM
7 3 (3.70%) Dell
7 3 (3.70%) EMC
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle
8 2 (2.47%) Sophos
8 2 (2.47%) NetApp
8 2 (2.47%) Apple
8 2 (2.47%) Remedy
8 2 (2.47%) Becrypt
8 2 (2.47%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (1.23%) Infovista
9 1 (1.23%) Veritas
9 1 (1.23%) Google
9 1 (1.23%) Fujitsu