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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 7.87% 23.73% 20.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.56% 93.33% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Average daily rate
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£287 £400 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.37% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £352 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £406 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Average hourly rate £12.75 £18.70 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +28.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £16.80 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £29.26 £17.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.14%
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
18 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 14.17% 25.42% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Average daily rate £293 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.81% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £335 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £27.20 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.20% +113.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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
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 29 December 2014, 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 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) MS Office
3 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (33.33%) VMware
4 8 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 8 (33.33%) Use Case
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (29.17%) Degree
5 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
5 7 (29.17%) SAN
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco
7 5 (20.83%) DNS
7 5 (20.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.67%) Dell
8 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 4 (16.67%) DHCP
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.50%) EMC
9 3 (12.50%) IBM
9 3 (12.50%) CA
9 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 7
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.17%) Lync
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Office
2 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 8 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) SAN
2 5 (20.83%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) SSL
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.17%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 7
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
General
1 5 (20.83%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) Technical Writer
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) PHP Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) X-Windows
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Use Case
2 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.33%) DRM
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C#
1 1 (4.17%) PHP
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) VBScript
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) DFS Replication
2 3 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 3 (12.50%) WSUS
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) VMware
2 6 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) EMC
4 3 (12.50%) CA
4 3 (12.50%) Symantec
4 3 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Sophos
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.17%) F5