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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 12 2
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 14.29% 10.42% 25.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 92.86% 33.33% 90.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 11
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£320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
14 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 15.38% 31.25% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 12
Average daily rate £250 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £220 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £345 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.31 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
2 15 (40.54%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) VMware
2 15 (40.54%) Windows 7
3 14 (37.84%) VPN
3 14 (37.84%) DNS
4 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
5 12 (32.43%) Project Management
5 12 (32.43%) LAN
5 12 (32.43%) WAN
5 12 (32.43%) ITIL
6 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
7 10 (27.03%) MPLS
7 10 (27.03%) Cisco
7 10 (27.03%) SMTP
7 10 (27.03%) MCITP
8 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
8 9 (24.32%) UNIX
8 9 (24.32%) HTTP
8 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (21.62%) Linux
9 8 (21.62%) Degree
10 7 (18.92%) MS Visio
11 6 (16.22%) MS Office
11 6 (16.22%) SQL
11 6 (16.22%) .NET
11 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
11 6 (16.22%) CCNA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) Lync
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Node.js
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.92%) MS Visio
3 6 (16.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) Firewall
2 14 (37.84%) VPN
2 14 (37.84%) DNS
3 12 (32.43%) LAN
3 12 (32.43%) WAN
4 10 (27.03%) SMTP
4 10 (27.03%) MPLS
5 9 (24.32%) HTTP
6 4 (10.81%) SAN
7 3 (8.11%) VLAN
7 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.70%) SSL
8 1 (2.70%) DHCP
8 1 (2.70%) WLAN
8 1 (2.70%) Network Security
8 1 (2.70%) DMZ
8 1 (2.70%) Internet
8 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) OLAP
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.70%) DB2
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.41%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Architect
1 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Technical Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Problem Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Network Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Transition Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Incident Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
5 1 (2.70%) Project Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Designer
5 1 (2.70%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) XML Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Incident & Problem Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) Middleware
2 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.70%) OAuth
3 1 (2.70%) WinForms
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) XSLT
3 1 (2.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) AS400
1 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Statistics
2 3 (8.11%) iSeries
3 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.41%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Online Games
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Windows 7
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (24.32%) UNIX
3 8 (21.62%) Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.81%) AIX
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Project Management
1 12 (32.43%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
4 3 (8.11%) Service Management
4 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
4 3 (8.11%) Software Deployment
4 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.11%) Malware Detection\Protection
5 2 (5.41%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.41%) Line Management
5 2 (5.41%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
1 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.81%) C-shell
2 4 (10.81%) VBScript
2 4 (10.81%) Perl
2 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) XPath
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) XQuery
4 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (27.03%) MCITP
3 8 (21.62%) Degree
4 6 (16.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (16.22%) CCNA
4 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (10.81%) MCSE
6 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) MCTS
System Software
1 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.11%) vSphere
3 3 (8.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
4 2 (5.41%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (8.11%) HP SIM
3 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
4 2 (5.41%) WSUS
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) VMware
2 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.03%) Cisco
3 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
4 6 (16.22%) Citrix
5 5 (13.51%) Oracle
6 4 (10.81%) SAP
6 4 (10.81%) HP
7 3 (8.11%) EMC
7 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
7 3 (8.11%) Symantec
7 3 (8.11%) McAfee
8 2 (5.41%) Websense
8 2 (5.41%) IBM
9 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
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