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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 37 56 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 15.55% 23.93% 31.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.67% 62.22% 90.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £254 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.88 £182.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.80% -84.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
60 90 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 25.21% 38.46% 35.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 46 13
Average daily rate £400 £314 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.38% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £230 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £415 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.88 £182.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.80% -84.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 (44.71%) Active Directory
2 34 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (32.94%) VMware
4 27 (31.76%) Security Cleared
4 27 (31.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (28.24%) HP
7 22 (25.88%) Windows 7
8 18 (21.18%) Migration
9 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 17 (20.00%) vSphere
9 17 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (18.82%) DV Cleared
10 16 (18.82%) Windows XP
11 15 (17.65%) SCCM
12 14 (16.47%) DNS
13 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
13 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
14 12 (14.12%) DHCP
15 11 (12.94%) HP Data Protector
16 10 (11.76%) Application Packaging
17 9 (10.59%) IBM
17 9 (10.59%) Linux
17 9 (10.59%) SQL
18 8 (9.41%) MS Office
18 8 (9.41%) Citrix
18 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange
18 8 (9.41%) Firewall
18 8 (9.41%) Manufacturing

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.24%) IIS
3 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.53%) Lync
5 2 (2.35%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.35%) Apache
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.35%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.41%) MS Office
3 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 14 (16.47%) DNS
3 12 (14.12%) DHCP
4 8 (9.41%) Firewall
5 7 (8.24%) LAN
5 7 (8.24%) WAN
6 4 (4.71%) SAN
6 4 (4.71%) HTTP
7 3 (3.53%) Internet
7 3 (3.53%) VLAN
8 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco ICM
8 2 (2.35%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.35%) SSL
8 2 (2.35%) SMS
8 2 (2.35%) VoIP
8 2 (2.35%) SNA
8 2 (2.35%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) DB2
2 3 (3.53%) MS Access
3 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MSI
2 1 (1.18%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.18%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.18%) Subversion
2 1 (1.18%) BitKeeper
2 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.18%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (9.41%) Manufacturing
2 7 (8.24%) Retail
3 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.88%) Finance
5 2 (2.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.18%) Publishing
6 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 12 (14.12%) Server Support
3 11 (12.94%) Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Server Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Server Support Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Applications Packager
8 6 (7.06%) Consultant
8 6 (7.06%) Architect
9 5 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Administrator
11 3 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
12 2 (2.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 2 (2.35%) Messaging Support Engineer
12 2 (2.35%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) Application Packaging
2 4 (4.71%) .NET
3 2 (2.35%) Web Services
3 2 (2.35%) XML
3 2 (2.35%) APPC
3 2 (2.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.18%) COM
4 1 (1.18%) COM+
4 1 (1.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Clustering
2 5 (5.88%) Open Source
3 2 (2.35%) EqualLogic
3 2 (2.35%) iPad
3 2 (2.35%) iSeries
3 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.35%) PKI
3 2 (2.35%) iPhone
3 2 (2.35%) Celerra
3 2 (2.35%) EPoS
3 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.35%) CLARiiON
3 2 (2.35%) Replication
3 2 (2.35%) AS400
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.18%) PDA
4 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (25.88%) Windows 7
4 17 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (18.82%) Windows XP
6 9 (10.59%) Linux
7 4 (4.71%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.53%) AIX
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.35%) i5/OS
9 2 (2.35%) OS/400
10 1 (1.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) Migration
2 6 (7.06%) E-Commerce
3 5 (5.88%) Project Management
3 5 (5.88%) Software Delivery
3 5 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (4.71%) Software Distribution
4 4 (4.71%) Release Management
4 4 (4.71%) Change Management
5 3 (3.53%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.53%) ITIL
5 3 (3.53%) Matrix Management
5 3 (3.53%) Resource Management
5 3 (3.53%) Project Planning
5 3 (3.53%) Operations Management
5 3 (3.53%) Time Management
5 3 (3.53%) TOGAF
6 2 (2.35%) High Availability
6 2 (2.35%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.35%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (2.35%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) VB
3 4 (4.71%) C
3 4 (4.71%) Java
4 3 (3.53%) VBScript
4 3 (3.53%) VBA
5 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.35%) COBOL
5 2 (2.35%) RPG
5 2 (2.35%) Python
5 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.35%) Jython
6 1 (1.18%) Perl
6 1 (1.18%) C++
6 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (31.76%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.82%) DV Cleared
3 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.53%) MCITP
5 2 (2.35%) MCTS
5 2 (2.35%) MCSE
5 2 (2.35%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.18%) MCSA
6 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (44.71%) Active Directory
2 25 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (20.00%) vSphere
4 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.53%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.35%) PowerHA
7 2 (2.35%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.35%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.35%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.18%) XenApp
8 1 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (17.65%) SCCM
2 11 (12.94%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (7.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.53%) vMotion
4 3 (3.53%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.53%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.35%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (1.18%) Netcool
6 1 (1.18%) SCOM
6 1 (1.18%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.18%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.18%) SCSM
6 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (32.94%) VMware
3 24 (28.24%) HP
4 9 (10.59%) IBM
5 8 (9.41%) Citrix
6 5 (5.88%) McAfee
6 5 (5.88%) Cisco
6 5 (5.88%) Dell
7 3 (3.53%) EMC
7 3 (3.53%) Oracle
8 2 (2.35%) Becrypt
8 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.35%) Apple
8 2 (2.35%) NetIQ
9 1 (1.18%) Infovista
9 1 (1.18%) NetApp
9 1 (1.18%) Veritas
9 1 (1.18%) Cognos
9 1 (1.18%) Google
9 1 (1.18%) 3PAR
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