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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 30 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 10.92% 13.95% 24.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.75% 63.83% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 17
Average daily rate
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£238 £318 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.19% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £136 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £479 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 - £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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
51 47 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 17.41% 21.86% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 27
Average daily rate £238 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £136 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 August 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
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 31 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 21 (32.81%) Active Directory
3 19 (29.69%) Security Cleared
4 17 (26.56%) VMware
5 13 (20.31%) HP
5 13 (20.31%) Windows XP
5 13 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (18.75%) Migration
7 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
8 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (15.63%) SCCM
9 9 (14.06%) DNS
9 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
9 9 (14.06%) Windows 7
10 8 (12.50%) MS Office
11 7 (10.94%) MS Exchange
11 7 (10.94%) Linux
11 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
11 7 (10.94%) DHCP
11 7 (10.94%) Release Management
11 7 (10.94%) vSphere
11 7 (10.94%) Software Delivery
12 6 (9.38%) Software Distribution
12 6 (9.38%) DV Cleared
12 6 (9.38%) Finance
12 6 (9.38%) Clustering
12 6 (9.38%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (10.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.13%) Lync
4 2 (3.13%) Apache
4 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (3.13%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.50%) MS Office
3 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) DNS
2 7 (10.94%) DHCP
2 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.38%) Firewall
4 4 (6.25%) VLAN
5 2 (3.13%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco ICM
5 2 (3.13%) SSL
5 2 (3.13%) SAN
5 2 (3.13%) HTTP
5 2 (3.13%) LAN
5 2 (3.13%) WAN
5 2 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.56%) SMTP
6 1 (1.56%) SMS
6 1 (1.56%) SNMP
6 1 (1.56%) VPN
6 1 (1.56%) Internet
6 1 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) DB2
2 3 (4.69%) MS Access
3 2 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MSI
2 2 (3.13%) PVCS
3 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Local Government
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Support Engineer
1 11 (17.19%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (12.50%) Analyst
3 6 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Consultant
5 4 (6.25%) Server Support
5 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.69%) Support Technician
6 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Administrator
7 2 (3.13%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.13%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 3 (4.69%) SWT
3 2 (3.13%) JAX-WS
3 2 (3.13%) J2EE
3 2 (3.13%) Struts
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) JAXB
3 2 (3.13%) Middleware
3 2 (3.13%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.13%) Spring
3 2 (3.13%) JNI
4 1 (1.56%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.56%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.38%) Clustering
3 4 (6.25%) Replication
4 2 (3.13%) CLARiiON
4 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.13%) Celerra
4 2 (3.13%) EqualLogic
4 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) EPoS
5 1 (1.56%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) Windows XP
2 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (14.06%) Windows 7
5 7 (10.94%) Linux
6 2 (3.13%) UNIX
6 2 (3.13%) AIX
6 2 (3.13%) Solaris
6 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) Migration
2 7 (10.94%) Release Management
2 7 (10.94%) Software Delivery
3 6 (9.38%) Software Distribution
4 5 (7.81%) ITIL
4 5 (7.81%) Change Management
5 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.25%) Project Management
5 4 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 4 (6.25%) Matrix Management
6 3 (4.69%) Resource Management
6 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.69%) Time Management
6 3 (4.69%) Image Processing
6 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.69%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) Java
1 6 (9.38%) VB
2 5 (7.81%) SQL
3 4 (6.25%) C++
4 3 (4.69%) C
4 3 (4.69%) VBA
5 2 (3.13%) Python
5 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.13%) Jython
5 2 (3.13%) VBScript
5 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.56%) Korn
6 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MCTS
5 1 (1.56%) MCITP
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (32.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.94%) vSphere
4 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.69%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.56%) Xen
6 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.56%) XenApp
6 1 (1.56%) Samba
6 1 (1.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) SCCM
2 5 (7.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.69%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (26.56%) VMware
3 13 (20.31%) HP
4 5 (7.81%) Citrix
4 5 (7.81%) Cisco
4 5 (7.81%) IBM
4 5 (7.81%) McAfee
5 4 (6.25%) Oracle
5 4 (6.25%) EMC
6 2 (3.13%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (3.13%) NetApp
6 2 (3.13%) Dell
6 2 (3.13%) Sophos
6 2 (3.13%) Remedy
6 2 (3.13%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.56%) Egenera
7 1 (1.56%) Serena
7 1 (1.56%) Infovista
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.56%) Cognos