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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 43 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 12.40% 22.28% 32.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.96% 69.35% 91.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £393 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.13 - £182.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
47 62 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 18.80% 32.12% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 25
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £182.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 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 3 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 38 (46.91%) Active Directory
2 33 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 30 (37.04%) VMware
4 27 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (30.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (27.16%) Windows 7
7 22 (27.16%) HP
8 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared
9 18 (22.22%) SCCM
9 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (22.22%) Migration
10 16 (19.75%) Windows XP
11 15 (18.52%) MS Excel
11 15 (18.52%) Data Centre
12 14 (17.28%) vSphere
12 14 (17.28%) DNS
13 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
14 12 (14.81%) DHCP
15 11 (13.58%) DV Cleared
16 10 (12.35%) Citrix
17 9 (11.11%) MS Exchange
17 9 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
18 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
18 8 (9.88%) MS Office
19 7 (8.64%) VB
19 7 (8.64%) E-Commerce
19 7 (8.64%) IBM
19 7 (8.64%) Firewall
19 7 (8.64%) Application Packaging

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 9 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.41%) IIS
3 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.94%) Lync
4 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.47%) Apache
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.47%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.47%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (18.52%) 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 14 (17.28%) DNS
2 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
3 12 (14.81%) DHCP
4 7 (8.64%) Firewall
5 5 (6.17%) WAN
5 5 (6.17%) LAN
6 4 (4.94%) VLAN
6 4 (4.94%) SAN
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco ICM
7 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.47%) HTTP
7 2 (2.47%) SSL
8 1 (1.23%) VPN
8 1 (1.23%) SMS
8 1 (1.23%) NAS
8 1 (1.23%) Internet
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%) Manufacturing
1 6 (7.41%) Retail
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 11 (13.58%) Analyst
3 10 (12.35%) Server Support
4 9 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Server Support Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) Architect
8 5 (6.17%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Administrator
9 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Applications Packager
10 3 (3.70%) Desktop Support
11 2 (2.47%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Application Packaging
2 4 (4.94%) .NET
3 2 (2.47%) Web Services
3 2 (2.47%) XML
3 2 (2.47%) Middleware
4 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.23%) COM
4 1 (1.23%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.17%) Clustering
3 2 (2.47%) PKI
3 2 (2.47%) Replication
3 2 (2.47%) CLARiiON
3 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.47%) EPoS
3 2 (2.47%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.47%) Celerra
3 2 (2.47%) iPhone
3 2 (2.47%) EqualLogic
3 2 (2.47%) iPad
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (30.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (27.16%) Windows 7
4 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (19.75%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.70%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.70%) AIX
7 3 (3.70%) Linux
8 1 (1.23%) UNIX
8 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) Migration
2 7 (8.64%) E-Commerce
3 6 (7.41%) Change Management
4 5 (6.17%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (6.17%) Software Delivery
5 4 (4.94%) Software Distribution
5 4 (4.94%) Matrix Management
5 4 (4.94%) Project Management
5 4 (4.94%) ITIL
5 4 (4.94%) Project Planning
6 3 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.70%) Resource Management
6 3 (3.70%) Time Management
7 2 (2.47%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.47%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.47%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.47%) Release Management
7 2 (2.47%) High Availability
7 2 (2.47%) Change Control
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 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.58%) DV Cleared
3 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.47%) MCTS
4 2 (2.47%) MCITP
5 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.23%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (46.91%) Active Directory
2 24 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.28%) vSphere
4 6 (7.41%) 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%) VMware ESXi
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 18 (22.22%) SCCM
2 9 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (6.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.47%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.47%) vMotion
6 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.23%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.23%) SCSM
6 1 (1.23%) Netcool
6 1 (1.23%) SCOM
6 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 33 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (37.04%) VMware
3 22 (27.16%) HP
4 10 (12.35%) Citrix
5 7 (8.64%) IBM
6 5 (6.17%) Cisco
6 5 (6.17%) Dell
7 4 (4.94%) McAfee
8 3 (3.70%) EMC
9 2 (2.47%) Oracle
9 2 (2.47%) NetApp
9 2 (2.47%) Apple
9 2 (2.47%) Remedy
9 2 (2.47%) Becrypt
9 2 (2.47%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (1.23%) Google
10 1 (1.23%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.23%) Infovista
10 1 (1.23%) Veritas
10 1 (1.23%) Cognos