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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 74 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 17.49% 29.25% 22.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.00% 85.06% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £102.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +736.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
60 87 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 26.91% 34.39% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 10
Average daily rate £318 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £430 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £102.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +385.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 30 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 30 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 46 (43.81%) Security Cleared
2 38 (36.19%) SC Cleared
3 32 (30.48%) Active Directory
4 28 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (24.76%) VMware
7 23 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (21.90%) Windows XP
8 20 (19.05%) Linux
8 20 (19.05%) Migration
9 19 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (18.10%) Oracle
9 19 (18.10%) Cisco
10 18 (17.14%) Windows 7
11 17 (16.19%) DNS
11 17 (16.19%) MS Exchange
12 15 (14.29%) HP
13 14 (13.33%) Firewall
13 14 (13.33%) TCP/IP
14 13 (12.38%) VPN
14 13 (12.38%) UNIX
14 13 (12.38%) MS Office
15 12 (11.43%) SQL
15 12 (11.43%) ITIL
15 12 (11.43%) IBM
15 12 (11.43%) Citrix
15 12 (11.43%) Solaris
16 11 (10.48%) Tivoli
17 10 (9.52%) Red Hat
17 10 (9.52%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 17 (16.19%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.57%) Lync
3 7 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.81%) Zimbra
7 3 (2.86%) IIS
7 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.95%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (12.38%) MS Office
2 7 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Office 365
2 2 (1.90%) IaaS
2 2 (1.90%) PaaS
3 1 (0.95%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.19%) DNS
2 14 (13.33%) Firewall
2 14 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 13 (12.38%) VPN
4 10 (9.52%) DHCP
5 7 (6.67%) SSL
5 7 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (5.71%) Network Security
7 5 (4.76%) Internet
7 5 (4.76%) LAN
7 5 (4.76%) SMS
8 4 (3.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (3.81%) WAN
8 4 (3.81%) NetScreen
9 3 (2.86%) IPsec
9 3 (2.86%) SAN
9 3 (2.86%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.90%) VLAN
10 2 (1.90%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.90%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.76%) SQLPlus
4 2 (1.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.95%) MySQL
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.95%) Big Data
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MSI
2 2 (1.90%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.95%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.95%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.95%) Selenium
3 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.95%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.95%) Ranorex
General
1 5 (4.76%) Retail
2 2 (1.90%) Local Government
2 2 (1.90%) Military
2 2 (1.90%) Publishing
2 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.95%) Finance
3 1 (0.95%) Automotive
3 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (14.29%) Architect
1 15 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 8 (7.62%) Analyst
3 7 (6.67%) Consultant
4 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 5 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 5 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Network Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.86%) Developer
7 3 (2.86%) Technical Support
7 3 (2.86%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Server Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) .NET
2 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.90%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.90%) Web Services
4 1 (0.95%) OLE
4 1 (0.95%) Middleware
4 1 (0.95%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.95%) XML
4 1 (0.95%) XSLT
4 1 (0.95%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.95%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.95%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Replication
2 2 (1.90%) PKI
2 2 (1.90%) CESG
2 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.95%) FMCG
3 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.95%) Open Source
3 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 23 (21.90%) Windows XP
3 20 (19.05%) Linux
4 18 (17.14%) Windows 7
5 13 (12.38%) UNIX
6 12 (11.43%) Solaris
7 8 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (5.71%) Android
10 5 (4.76%) Windows 2000
10 5 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (3.81%) Windows 8
11 4 (3.81%) Windows Phone
11 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.90%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.95%) zOS
13 1 (0.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.05%) Migration
2 12 (11.43%) ITIL
3 9 (8.57%) Software Distribution
4 8 (7.62%) Change Management
5 7 (6.67%) Software Deployment
6 6 (5.71%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.76%) Validation
8 4 (3.81%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (3.81%) Test Scripting
8 4 (3.81%) Data Migration
9 3 (2.86%) Information Security
9 3 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (2.86%) Time Management
9 3 (2.86%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.86%) Release Management
9 3 (2.86%) Change Control
9 3 (2.86%) Security Architecture
10 2 (1.90%) Fault Management
10 2 (1.90%) Integration Testing
10 2 (1.90%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.43%) SQL
2 7 (6.67%) C
3 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.71%) Perl
4 5 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.76%) AWK
4 5 (4.76%) Korn
4 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.81%) VB
6 3 (2.86%) VBScript
6 3 (2.86%) Java
7 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.90%) C#
7 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (43.81%) Security Cleared
2 38 (36.19%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.62%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.71%) CCNA
5 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.76%) MCSE
7 4 (3.81%) MCITP
7 4 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.95%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.95%) CCA
8 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.95%) MCP
8 1 (0.95%) MCSA
8 1 (0.95%) MCTS
8 1 (0.95%) DCSE
8 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.95%) COBIT
System Software
1 32 (30.48%) Active Directory
2 19 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.76%) Xen
3 5 (4.76%) UAG
4 4 (3.81%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.90%) vSphere
6 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.90%) XenApp
6 2 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.95%) NFS
7 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.95%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (10.48%) Tivoli
2 9 (8.57%) SCCM
3 8 (7.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (4.76%) Puppet
4 5 (4.76%) Cobbler
5 3 (2.86%) SCOM
6 2 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.95%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 28 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 26 (24.76%) VMware
3 19 (18.10%) Oracle
3 19 (18.10%) Cisco
4 15 (14.29%) HP
5 12 (11.43%) IBM
5 12 (11.43%) Citrix
6 10 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 8 (7.62%) AppSense
7 8 (7.62%) Juniper
8 7 (6.67%) Lotus
8 7 (6.67%) Becrypt
9 6 (5.71%) McAfee
10 5 (4.76%) Sun
11 4 (3.81%) F5
11 4 (3.81%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.86%) CA
12 3 (2.86%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.90%) Fujitsu
13 2 (1.90%) Cognos