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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 47 57 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 20.09% 24.26% 19.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.14% 75.00% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 11
Average daily rate
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£318 £290 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £129 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £430 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £16.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
70 76 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 29.91% 32.34% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 21 14
Average daily rate £313 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £142 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £430 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £16.50 £16.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.57% +1.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 41 (41.41%) Security Cleared
2 35 (35.35%) SC Cleared
3 28 (28.28%) Active Directory
4 27 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 25 (25.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (25.25%) VMware
6 24 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (24.24%) Linux
7 23 (23.23%) Windows XP
8 21 (21.21%) DNS
9 17 (17.17%) Migration
10 16 (16.16%) TCP/IP
11 15 (15.15%) HP
11 15 (15.15%) Oracle
11 15 (15.15%) Change Management
12 14 (14.14%) SQL Server
12 14 (14.14%) MS Exchange
12 14 (14.14%) Red Hat
12 14 (14.14%) Lotus
13 13 (13.13%) IBM Notes
13 13 (13.13%) ITIL
13 13 (13.13%) UNIX
14 12 (12.12%) MS Office
14 12 (12.12%) IBM
14 12 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (11.11%) Tivoli
15 11 (11.11%) Software Distribution
16 10 (10.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 10 (10.10%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (14.14%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.13%) IBM Notes
3 9 (9.09%) IIS
4 7 (7.07%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (6.06%) Lync
5 6 (6.06%) GlassFish
6 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.04%) Zimbra
7 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
9 2 (2.02%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.01%) ArcGIS
10 1 (1.01%) Apache
10 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (12.12%) MS Office
2 8 (8.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Office 365
2 3 (3.03%) PaaS
2 3 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
3 1 (1.01%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.21%) DNS
2 16 (16.16%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.09%) VPN
4 8 (8.08%) Internet
4 8 (8.08%) Firewall
5 7 (7.07%) DHCP
5 7 (7.07%) Network Security
6 4 (4.04%) SAN
7 3 (3.03%) SMS
7 3 (3.03%) Kerberos
7 3 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (2.02%) WAN
8 2 (2.02%) Broadband
8 2 (2.02%) LAN
8 2 (2.02%) SSL
8 2 (2.02%) Wireless
8 2 (2.02%) IPsec
9 1 (1.01%) DMZ
9 1 (1.01%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.05%) SQLPlus
4 2 (2.02%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.01%) DB2
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MSI
2 2 (2.02%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (6.06%) Retail
2 2 (2.02%) Military
3 1 (1.01%) Finance
3 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (12.12%) Analyst
2 8 (8.08%) Architect
2 8 (8.08%) Support Engineer
2 8 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (6.06%) Support Analyst
4 5 (5.05%) Consultant
4 5 (5.05%) Developer
4 5 (5.05%) Test Manager
4 5 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (5.05%) Service Analyst
4 5 (5.05%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (4.04%) Web Analyst
5 4 (4.04%) Web Support Analyst
6 3 (3.03%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (3.03%) Security Engineer
6 3 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.02%) Mobility Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) Flash
2 5 (5.05%) .NET
3 3 (3.03%) Software Packaging
3 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.02%) Web Services
5 1 (1.01%) Middleware
5 1 (1.01%) OLE
5 1 (1.01%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.01%) XML
5 1 (1.01%) XSLT
5 1 (1.01%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (1.01%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) CLARiiON
2 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.04%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.03%) CESG
4 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.02%) Clustering
4 2 (2.02%) PKI
4 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) Firmware
5 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.01%) FMCG
5 1 (1.01%) Replication
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (24.24%) Linux
3 23 (23.23%) Windows XP
4 13 (13.13%) UNIX
5 11 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (9.09%) Solaris
6 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (8.08%) Windows 7
8 7 (7.07%) Android
9 6 (6.06%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
10 4 (4.04%) Windows Phone
10 4 (4.04%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (3.03%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.02%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.02%) AIX
13 1 (1.01%) zOS
13 1 (1.01%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.17%) Migration
2 15 (15.15%) Change Management
3 13 (13.13%) ITIL
4 11 (11.11%) Software Distribution
5 6 (6.06%) Web Development
6 5 (5.05%) Time Management
6 5 (5.05%) Validation
6 5 (5.05%) Software Deployment
7 4 (4.04%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.04%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.04%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.03%) Service Management
8 3 (3.03%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.03%) Security Architecture
8 3 (3.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (3.03%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.03%) Information Security
8 3 (3.03%) Change Control
9 2 (2.02%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (2.02%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.10%) SQL
2 9 (9.09%) C
2 9 (9.09%) Java
3 6 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.06%) Perl
4 5 (5.05%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.05%) Korn
4 5 (5.05%) AWK
5 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.02%) C#
6 1 (1.01%) PHP
6 1 (1.01%) VBScript
6 1 (1.01%) VB
6 1 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (41.41%) Security Cleared
2 35 (35.35%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.07%) MCSE
5 6 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (5.05%) MCITP
7 3 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.02%) CCNA
9 1 (1.01%) Dell Certification
9 1 (1.01%) CCA
9 1 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.01%) MCP
9 1 (1.01%) MCSA
9 1 (1.01%) DCSE
9 1 (1.01%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
1 1 (1.01%) QA
1 1 (1.01%) COBIT
1 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (28.28%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.07%) vSphere
4 5 (5.05%) Xen
5 2 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.02%) UAG
5 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.01%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.01%) NFS
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.01%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.01%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (1.01%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.01%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 10 (10.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (9.09%) SCCM
4 7 (7.07%) NetBackup
5 5 (5.05%) Puppet
5 5 (5.05%) Cobbler
6 2 (2.02%) SCOM
7 1 (1.01%) WSUS
7 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 27 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 25 (25.25%) VMware
3 15 (15.15%) HP
3 15 (15.15%) Oracle
4 14 (14.14%) Red Hat
4 14 (14.14%) Lotus
5 12 (12.12%) IBM
6 10 (10.10%) Cisco
7 9 (9.09%) EMC
8 7 (7.07%) Symantec
9 6 (6.06%) Adobe
10 5 (5.05%) McAfee
10 5 (5.05%) Juniper
10 5 (5.05%) Sun
11 4 (4.04%) Citrix
11 4 (4.04%) CA
11 4 (4.04%) CheckPoint
12 3 (3.03%) ServiceNow
13 2 (2.02%) F5
13 2 (2.02%) Fujitsu
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