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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 17.34% 17.81% 16.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.11% 72.13% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £256 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.84 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.43% +63.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
74 61 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 29.84% 24.70% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 23
Average daily rate £375 £381 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £170 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.69 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +71.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 42 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 37 (40.66%) VMware
3 34 (37.36%) SC Cleared
4 32 (35.16%) Linux
5 29 (31.87%) Active Directory
5 29 (31.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (27.47%) DNS
7 24 (26.37%) HP
7 24 (26.37%) Microsoft
8 23 (25.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (24.18%) TCP/IP
10 18 (19.78%) Red Hat
10 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (18.68%) Firewall
12 16 (17.58%) Windows XP
12 16 (17.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
13 15 (16.48%) vSphere
14 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (15.38%) MS Exchange
15 13 (14.29%) Change Management
15 13 (14.29%) Internet
16 12 (13.19%) SQL
16 12 (13.19%) SQL Server
16 12 (13.19%) IIS
17 11 (12.09%) ITIL
17 11 (12.09%) Java
17 11 (12.09%) DHCP
18 10 (10.99%) EMC
18 10 (10.99%) OpenView Configuration Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.19%) IIS
3 8 (8.79%) IBM Notes
3 8 (8.79%) Lotus Domino
4 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (7.69%) GlassFish
5 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (6.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (6.59%) Live Communications Server
6 4 (4.40%) Apache
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) PaaS
1 4 (4.40%) IaaS
2 2 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.47%) DNS
2 22 (24.18%) TCP/IP
3 17 (18.68%) Firewall
4 13 (14.29%) Internet
5 11 (12.09%) DHCP
6 8 (8.79%) VPN
7 7 (7.69%) SAN
7 7 (7.69%) Network Security
8 5 (5.49%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.49%) Unified Communications
8 5 (5.49%) LAN
8 5 (5.49%) VoIP
8 5 (5.49%) WAN
9 4 (4.40%) SMS
9 4 (4.40%) Ethernet
9 4 (4.40%) SSL
9 4 (4.40%) NetScaler
9 4 (4.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (4.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (4.40%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) DB2
3 4 (4.40%) MySQL
4 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MSI
2 1 (1.10%) Subversion
2 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.10%) BitKeeper
General
1 6 (6.59%) Retail
2 5 (5.49%) Multimedia
2 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.10%) Publishing
3 1 (1.10%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (13.19%) Analyst
2 10 (10.99%) Support Engineer
3 8 (8.79%) Architect
4 7 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.59%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Web Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Applications Packager
7 4 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.40%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Web Support Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) VoIP Specialist
8 3 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) Flash
2 6 (6.59%) Software Packaging
3 4 (4.40%) Regular Expression
3 4 (4.40%) Application Packaging
4 3 (3.30%) APPC
5 2 (2.20%) .NET
6 1 (1.10%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.79%) CLARiiON
2 8 (8.79%) Clustering
3 6 (6.59%) CESG
3 6 (6.59%) PKI
3 6 (6.59%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.49%) Open Source
5 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.30%) AS400
6 3 (3.30%) iSeries
7 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.10%) Biometrics
8 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (35.16%) Linux
2 29 (31.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (25.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (17.58%) Windows XP
4 16 (17.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.79%) Android
6 8 (8.79%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.69%) UNIX
8 6 (6.59%) Apple iOS
8 6 (6.59%) Windows Phone
9 5 (5.49%) AIX
10 4 (4.40%) SUSE
10 4 (4.40%) Windows Phone 8
10 4 (4.40%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (3.30%) i5/OS
11 3 (3.30%) OS/400
11 3 (3.30%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.10%) HPUX
12 1 (1.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) Change Management
2 11 (12.09%) ITIL
3 8 (8.79%) Time Management
4 7 (7.69%) Web Development
4 7 (7.69%) High Availability
4 7 (7.69%) Validation
5 6 (6.59%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.59%) Software Distribution
6 5 (5.49%) Software Deployment
6 5 (5.49%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.40%) Information Security
7 4 (4.40%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.40%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.30%) Security Architecture
8 3 (3.30%) Change Control
8 3 (3.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (3.30%) Project Management
9 2 (2.20%) Service Management
9 2 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) SQL
2 11 (12.09%) Java
3 8 (8.79%) C
4 3 (3.30%) C#
4 3 (3.30%) Perl
4 3 (3.30%) COBOL
4 3 (3.30%) RPG
5 2 (2.20%) VBScript
5 2 (2.20%) Python
6 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.10%) VB
6 1 (1.10%) PHP
6 1 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 42 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 34 (37.36%) SC Cleared
3 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
4 9 (9.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (9.89%) MCITP
4 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (9.89%) MCSE
5 3 (3.30%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.10%) MCP
6 1 (1.10%) Dell Certification
6 1 (1.10%) CCIE
6 1 (1.10%) CCNP
6 1 (1.10%) CCNA
6 1 (1.10%) CCDA
6 1 (1.10%) CCDP
6 1 (1.10%) CCA
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.10%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) COBIT
1 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 29 (31.87%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (16.48%) vSphere
4 7 (7.69%) Firmware
5 6 (6.59%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.40%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (3.30%) PowerHA
8 2 (2.20%) vCloud
9 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (8.79%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.49%) SCCM
4 4 (4.40%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (3.30%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (3.30%) Tivoli NetView
6 2 (2.20%) WSUS
7 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.10%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 37 (40.66%) VMware
2 24 (26.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (26.37%) HP
3 18 (19.78%) Red Hat
4 10 (10.99%) EMC
5 9 (9.89%) Cisco
5 9 (9.89%) Symantec
5 9 (9.89%) Lotus
6 8 (8.79%) IBM
7 7 (7.69%) Adobe
7 7 (7.69%) CheckPoint
8 6 (6.59%) Oracle
8 6 (6.59%) McAfee
9 5 (5.49%) CA
9 5 (5.49%) Citrix
9 5 (5.49%) Juniper
10 4 (4.40%) F5
10 4 (4.40%) Splunk
11 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.30%) NetIQ