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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 23.53% 17.43% 32.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 96.00% 73.08% 89.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 17
Average daily rate
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£398 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £310 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
25 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 24.51% 23.85% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 18
Average daily rate £398 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 30 (73.17%) Active Directory
2 24 (58.54%) Windows 7
3 20 (48.78%) VPN
4 19 (46.34%) DNS
4 19 (46.34%) MS Visio
4 19 (46.34%) Firewall
5 17 (41.46%) LAN
5 17 (41.46%) Cisco
5 17 (41.46%) WAN
5 17 (41.46%) SMTP
5 17 (41.46%) CheckPoint
5 17 (41.46%) MPLS
6 16 (39.02%) HTTP
7 15 (36.59%) Project Management
8 14 (34.15%) VMware
9 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
9 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
10 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (19.51%) ITIL
11 8 (19.51%) MCITP
12 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (17.07%) MS Office
12 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
13 6 (14.63%) Linux
13 6 (14.63%) CCNA
13 6 (14.63%) Citrix
13 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (14.63%) Degree
13 6 (14.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.88%) Lync
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.44%) IIS
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (46.34%) MS Visio
2 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
3 7 (17.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 20 (48.78%) VPN
2 19 (46.34%) DNS
2 19 (46.34%) Firewall
3 17 (41.46%) LAN
3 17 (41.46%) WAN
3 17 (41.46%) SMTP
3 17 (41.46%) MPLS
4 16 (39.02%) HTTP
5 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.32%) SAN
6 2 (4.88%) VLAN
7 1 (2.44%) WLAN
7 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
2 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (7.32%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.88%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Infrastructure Architect
1 12 (29.27%) Architect
2 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Network Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Technical Writer
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Leader
8 1 (2.44%) Transition Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Designer
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Team Leader
8 1 (2.44%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) WinForms
1 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
1 1 (2.44%) XML
1 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) AS400
2 3 (7.32%) iSeries
3 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (58.54%) Windows 7
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.63%) Linux
4 5 (12.20%) UNIX
5 4 (9.76%) AIX
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.88%) zOS
7 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Project Management
2 8 (19.51%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Use Case
4 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.32%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.88%) Malware Detection\Protection
6 2 (4.88%) Change Control
6 2 (4.88%) Software Deployment
6 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.88%) Line Management
6 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.44%) IT Asset Management
7 1 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.44%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) VBScript
3 1 (2.44%) XPath
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) XQuery
3 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (19.51%) MCITP
3 6 (14.63%) CCNA
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (14.63%) Degree
3 6 (14.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (7.32%) MCSE
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCSA
5 1 (2.44%) MCP
System Software
1 30 (73.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) ISA Server
3 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.88%) vSphere
3 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.88%) HP SIM
2 2 (4.88%) WSUS
2 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Cisco
1 17 (41.46%) CheckPoint
2 14 (34.15%) VMware
3 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.63%) Citrix
5 4 (9.76%) SAP
6 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.88%) Websense
6 2 (4.88%) McAfee
6 2 (4.88%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) EMC
6 2 (4.88%) IBM
6 2 (4.88%) Symantec
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle
7 1 (2.44%) MobileIron