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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 16.38% 15.46% 22.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.36% 93.75% 90.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 8
Average daily rate £363 £299 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.23% -25.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £283 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £398 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
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 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 18.97% 16.49% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 10
Average daily rate £400 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £287 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £398 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 21 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 20 (57.14%) Firewall
4 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 15 (42.86%) Linux
5 13 (37.14%) LAN
5 13 (37.14%) WAN
5 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
7 11 (31.43%) Migration
8 10 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (28.57%) VMware
8 10 (28.57%) Oracle
8 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
8 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
9 9 (25.71%) SCCM
9 9 (25.71%) ITIL
10 8 (22.86%) SCOM
10 8 (22.86%) SCVMM
10 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
10 8 (22.86%) RightScale
10 8 (22.86%) vSphere
10 8 (22.86%) Windows Intune
11 7 (20.00%) Puppet
11 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (20.00%) SQL
11 7 (20.00%) Ruby
12 6 (17.14%) Middleware

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.71%) JBoss
3 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.86%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.57%) IaaS
3 3 (8.57%) SaaS
4 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (57.14%) Firewall
2 13 (37.14%) LAN
2 13 (37.14%) WAN
3 6 (17.14%) VPN
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (11.43%) BGP
5 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (11.43%) OSPF
5 4 (11.43%) VLAN
6 3 (8.57%) BIG-IP
6 3 (8.57%) Converged Networks
6 3 (8.57%) DNS
6 3 (8.57%) SNA
6 3 (8.57%) Wireless
6 3 (8.57%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (2.86%) GLBP
7 1 (2.86%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) HPCC
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Xcode
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Administrator
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Network Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) C++ Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Azure Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Middleware
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) ATL
2 3 (8.57%) POCO
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) LAMP
3 1 (2.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) AS400
4 1 (2.86%) iSeries
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 15 (42.86%) Linux
3 12 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.71%) Unix
9 1 (2.86%) AIX
9 1 (2.86%) CentOS
9 1 (2.86%) Solaris
9 1 (2.86%) SUSE
9 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Migration
2 10 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (25.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.71%) Information Security
4 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.71%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Security Management
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
2 7 (20.00%) Ruby
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) C++
4 3 (8.57%) C
4 3 (8.57%) Objective-C
5 2 (5.71%) Java
6 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) CCNA
1 3 (8.57%) CCNP
1 3 (8.57%) CCSA
1 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) MCSA
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) MCP
3 1 (2.86%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.86%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) KVM
4 1 (2.86%) vCloud
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) SCCM
2 8 (22.86%) SCOM
2 8 (22.86%) SCVMM
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Intune
3 7 (20.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) Cacti
4 1 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.86%) vRealize
4 1 (2.86%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Oracle
2 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 10 (28.57%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) RightScale
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) CA
5 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.57%) SonicWALL
6 2 (5.71%) F5
6 2 (5.71%) NETGEAR
7 1 (2.86%) Acme Packet
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) Google
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.86%) Remedy
7 1 (2.86%) SAP
7 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow