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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 30 39 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 10.24% 14.13% 18.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 59.09% 65.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 17
Average daily rate £296 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.35% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £245 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 10
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
40 66 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.65% 23.91% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 35
Average daily rate £300 £350 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -8.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £418 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 10
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 31 (46.97%) Active Directory
2 30 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 23 (34.85%) VMware
4 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
4 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
5 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
8 13 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (19.70%) Windows XP
8 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
9 12 (18.18%) Linux
9 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
10 11 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 11 (16.67%) Firewall
11 10 (15.15%) SQL
12 8 (12.12%) C++
12 8 (12.12%) Migration
13 7 (10.61%) Clustering
13 7 (10.61%) ITIL
13 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
13 7 (10.61%) DNS
13 7 (10.61%) Cisco
13 7 (10.61%) SCCM
13 7 (10.61%) Windows 8
14 6 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (9.09%) Release Management
14 6 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 5 (7.58%) Replication

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.55%) IIS
4 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.03%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.52%) Apache
6 1 (1.52%) CICS
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) Firewall
2 7 (10.61%) DNS
3 5 (7.58%) LAN
3 5 (7.58%) WAN
4 4 (6.06%) DHCP
4 4 (6.06%) MPLS
4 4 (6.06%) SAN
5 3 (4.55%) VPN
6 2 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.03%) SMTP
6 2 (3.03%) SNMP
6 2 (3.03%) Wireless
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) MySQL
3 1 (1.52%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MSI
1 3 (4.55%) PVCS
1 3 (4.55%) Subversion
1 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (4.55%) Xcode
2 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.03%) NuGet
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (6.06%) Electronics
1 4 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.03%) Marketing
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Billing
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Architect
4 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) VMware Support Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.06%) Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Exchange Support
7 3 (4.55%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Messaging Support
7 3 (4.55%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) Ajax
2 4 (6.06%) HTML
2 4 (6.06%) jQuery
2 4 (6.06%) SWT
3 3 (4.55%) ATL
3 3 (4.55%) POCO
3 3 (4.55%) REST
3 3 (4.55%) SOAP
3 3 (4.55%) Web Services
3 3 (4.55%) XML
4 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.03%) CSS
4 2 (3.03%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.03%) HTML5
4 2 (3.03%) J2EE
4 2 (3.03%) JAXB
4 2 (3.03%) Laravel
4 2 (3.03%) POSIX
4 2 (3.03%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.61%) Clustering
3 5 (7.58%) Replication
4 4 (6.06%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.03%) Physics
7 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
2 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (19.70%) Windows XP
6 12 (18.18%) Linux
7 7 (10.61%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.06%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.55%) Solaris
10 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.03%) Unix
10 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000
10 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.12%) Migration
2 7 (10.61%) ITIL
3 6 (9.09%) Release Management
4 4 (6.06%) Change Management
4 4 (6.06%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (6.06%) High Availability
4 4 (6.06%) Image Processing
4 4 (6.06%) OO
4 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.55%) Data Modelling
5 3 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.55%) Security Management
5 3 (4.55%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.03%) Budget Control
6 2 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.03%) Multithreading
6 2 (3.03%) Parallel Processing
6 2 (3.03%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) C++
3 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.06%) Java
4 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.55%) C
5 3 (4.55%) C#
5 3 (4.55%) Objective-C
5 3 (4.55%) VB
5 3 (4.55%) VBScript
6 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.03%) Korn
6 2 (3.03%) Perl
6 2 (3.03%) PHP
6 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.52%) COBOL
7 1 (1.52%) JCL
7 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.52%) REXX
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.55%) CCIE
5 2 (3.03%) CCNP
5 2 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.52%) CCNA
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) MCP
6 1 (1.52%) MCSA
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.52%) VCP5
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (46.97%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.06%) BitLocker
5 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.55%) XenApp
6 2 (3.03%) NFS
6 2 (3.03%) Samba
6 2 (3.03%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.03%) Xen
6 2 (3.03%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) SCCM
2 6 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (3.03%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.52%) SCOM
4 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.52%) WSUS
4 1 (1.52%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) VMware
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.61%) Cisco
4 5 (7.58%) Becrypt
4 5 (7.58%) Oracle
5 4 (6.06%) EMC
5 4 (6.06%) HP
6 3 (4.55%) Citrix
6 3 (4.55%) F5
6 3 (4.55%) IBM
6 3 (4.55%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.03%) AppSense
7 2 (3.03%) CA
7 2 (3.03%) Egenera
7 2 (3.03%) Fujitsu
7 2 (3.03%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.03%) SAP
7 2 (3.03%) Serena
7 2 (3.03%) Zend