The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bracknell region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 83 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 19.10% 32.81% 24.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.86% 89.25% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £182.50 £19.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +818.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 93 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 28.14% 36.76% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 12
Average daily rate £344 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £182.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +563.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows
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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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014, 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 47 (43.52%) Security Cleared
2 41 (37.96%) SC Cleared
3 35 (32.41%) Microsoft
3 35 (32.41%) Active Directory
4 32 (29.63%) VMware
5 29 (26.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (26.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (23.15%) Windows XP
7 23 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (19.44%) Migration
8 21 (19.44%) MS Exchange
9 20 (18.52%) Oracle
10 19 (17.59%) Linux
10 19 (17.59%) Cisco
10 19 (17.59%) Windows 7
11 18 (16.67%) DNS
12 16 (14.81%) Citrix
13 15 (13.89%) SQL
14 14 (12.96%) VPN
15 13 (12.04%) HP
15 13 (12.04%) MS Office
15 13 (12.04%) Solaris
16 12 (11.11%) ITIL
16 12 (11.11%) IBM
16 12 (11.11%) DHCP
16 12 (11.11%) Firewall
16 12 (11.11%) SCCM
17 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
18 10 (9.26%) TCP/IP
18 10 (9.26%) Tivoli

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 21 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.33%) Lync
2 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (5.56%) IBM Notes
5 5 (4.63%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.70%) Zimbra
6 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.78%) IIS
8 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.85%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (12.04%) MS Office
2 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Office 365
2 2 (1.85%) IaaS
2 2 (1.85%) PaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) DNS
2 14 (12.96%) VPN
3 12 (11.11%) Firewall
3 12 (11.11%) DHCP
4 10 (9.26%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.48%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (6.48%) SSL
6 5 (4.63%) LAN
7 4 (3.70%) WAN
7 4 (3.70%) NetScreen
7 4 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.78%) Network Security
8 3 (2.78%) IPsec
8 3 (2.78%) BIG-IP
8 3 (2.78%) SMS
8 3 (2.78%) SAN
9 2 (1.85%) Broadband
9 2 (1.85%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.85%) VLAN
10 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.63%) SQLPlus
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.93%) MySQL
6 1 (0.93%) Big Data
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) MSI
2 2 (1.85%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.93%) Selenium
3 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.93%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.93%) Ranorex
3 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.93%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.93%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (4.63%) Retail
2 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.85%) Publishing
3 2 (1.85%) Military
3 2 (1.85%) Local Government
4 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.93%) Finance
4 1 (0.93%) Automotive
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (19.44%) Support Engineer
2 15 (13.89%) Architect
3 8 (7.41%) Analyst
4 6 (5.56%) Consultant
4 6 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (4.63%) Server Engineer
5 5 (4.63%) Test Manager
6 4 (3.70%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (3.70%) Server Support
6 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (3.70%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (2.78%) Service Analyst
7 3 (2.78%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (2.78%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) .NET
2 3 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.85%) Web Services
3 2 (1.85%) XML
4 1 (0.93%) XSLT
4 1 (0.93%) Middleware
4 1 (0.93%) OLE
4 1 (0.93%) JTAPI
4 1 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.93%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.93%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.93%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Replication
2 4 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.78%) Clustering
3 3 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.85%) CESG
4 2 (1.85%) PKI
5 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.93%) FMCG
5 1 (0.93%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.85%) Windows Server 2003
1 29 (26.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (23.15%) Windows XP
3 19 (17.59%) Linux
3 19 (17.59%) Windows 7
4 13 (12.04%) Solaris
5 9 (8.33%) UNIX
6 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.48%) Windows 2000 Server
7 7 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.56%) Android
9 5 (4.63%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (3.70%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.70%) Windows Phone
10 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.78%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.44%) Migration
2 12 (11.11%) ITIL
3 7 (6.48%) Change Management
3 7 (6.48%) Software Distribution
4 6 (5.56%) Software Deployment
4 6 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 5 (4.63%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.63%) Validation
5 5 (4.63%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (3.70%) Test Scripting
6 4 (3.70%) Data Migration
7 3 (2.78%) Release Management
7 3 (2.78%) Service Management
8 2 (1.85%) Project Management
8 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.85%) Data Modelling
8 2 (1.85%) Regression Testing
8 2 (1.85%) Fault Management
8 2 (1.85%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.85%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.89%) SQL
2 7 (6.48%) Perl
2 7 (6.48%) C
2 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.63%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.63%) Korn
3 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.63%) AWK
4 4 (3.70%) VB
5 3 (2.78%) VBScript
6 2 (1.85%) C#
6 2 (1.85%) Java
6 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (43.52%) Security Cleared
2 41 (37.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.56%) CCNA
4 6 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.70%) MCSE
7 3 (2.78%) MCITP
7 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.93%) MCTS
8 1 (0.93%) ISEB
8 1 (0.93%) CCA
8 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.93%) MCSA
8 1 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) SLA
1 1 (0.93%) COBIT
1 1 (0.93%) QA
1 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (32.41%) Active Directory
2 23 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) vSphere
4 5 (4.63%) UAG
4 5 (4.63%) Xen
5 4 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.78%) XenApp
7 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.93%) NFS
8 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) SCCM
2 10 (9.26%) Tivoli
3 5 (4.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (4.63%) Puppet
3 5 (4.63%) Cobbler
4 4 (3.70%) SCOM
4 4 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (32.41%) Microsoft
2 32 (29.63%) VMware
3 20 (18.52%) Oracle
4 19 (17.59%) Cisco
5 16 (14.81%) Citrix
6 13 (12.04%) HP
7 12 (11.11%) IBM
8 9 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 9 (8.33%) AppSense
9 8 (7.41%) Becrypt
10 6 (5.56%) Lotus
10 6 (5.56%) Juniper
11 5 (4.63%) Sun
12 4 (3.70%) McAfee
12 4 (3.70%) F5
13 3 (2.78%) CA
13 3 (2.78%) NetApp
14 2 (1.85%) Veritas
14 2 (1.85%) EMC
14 2 (1.85%) Fujitsu
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