The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 18.81% 15.75% 33.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.36% 71.43% 86.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 18
Average daily rate
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£398 £330 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% +16.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £246 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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 Maidenhead region.

Operating Systems Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 21.78% 22.05% 38.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 18
Average daily rate £398 £310 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Maidenhead region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Maidenhead region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Maidenhead

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Maidenhead region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Maidenhead

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Maidenhead region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (51.61%) MS Visio
2 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
3 11 (35.48%) VPN
3 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
4 10 (32.26%) MS Office
5 9 (29.03%) Project Management
6 8 (25.81%) MPLS
6 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
6 8 (25.81%) Firewall
6 8 (25.81%) LAN
6 8 (25.81%) WAN
6 8 (25.81%) SMTP
6 8 (25.81%) HTTP
6 8 (25.81%) DNS
6 8 (25.81%) Cisco
6 8 (25.81%) Use Case
7 7 (22.58%) Degree
7 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
8 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
8 6 (19.35%) ITIL
9 5 (16.13%) Linux
9 5 (16.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
10 4 (12.90%) VMware
10 4 (12.90%) UNIX
11 3 (9.68%) AIX
11 3 (9.68%) SAP
11 3 (9.68%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.45%) Lync
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (51.61%) MS Visio
2 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
3 10 (32.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) VPN
2 8 (25.81%) MPLS
2 8 (25.81%) Firewall
2 8 (25.81%) LAN
2 8 (25.81%) WAN
2 8 (25.81%) SMTP
2 8 (25.81%) HTTP
2 8 (25.81%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (16.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Technical Writer
2 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Network Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Technical Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) XML
1 1 (3.23%) XSLT
1 1 (3.23%) WinForms
1 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) AS400
3 2 (6.45%) iSeries
3 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
2 5 (16.13%) Linux
3 4 (12.90%) UNIX
4 3 (9.68%) AIX
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) zOS
5 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Project Management
2 8 (25.81%) Use Case
3 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
4 6 (19.35%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.23%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) XQuery
1 1 (3.23%) C#
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
1 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
1 2 (6.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) MobileIron
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