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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 11 2
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 25 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 25.77% 13.04% 28.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 96.15% 41.38% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 13
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£398 £324 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.77% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £310 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.53 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
26 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 26.80% 31.52% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 15
Average daily rate £398 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.22% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.31 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 33 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 24 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 20 (47.62%) Firewall
3 20 (47.62%) VPN
3 20 (47.62%) DNS
4 17 (40.48%) LAN
4 17 (40.48%) Cisco
4 17 (40.48%) WAN
4 17 (40.48%) SMTP
4 17 (40.48%) CheckPoint
4 17 (40.48%) MPLS
4 17 (40.48%) VMware
5 16 (38.10%) HTTP
6 15 (35.71%) Project Management
7 14 (33.33%) MS Visio
8 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
9 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (23.81%) MCITP
11 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
12 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
12 8 (19.05%) ITIL
13 6 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (14.29%) SCCM
13 6 (14.29%) Linux
13 6 (14.29%) Citrix
13 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (14.29%) CCNA
14 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.14%) Lync
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 5 (11.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) VPN
1 20 (47.62%) DNS
1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 17 (40.48%) MPLS
2 17 (40.48%) LAN
2 17 (40.48%) WAN
2 17 (40.48%) SMTP
3 16 (38.10%) HTTP
4 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.52%) SAN
5 3 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Architect
1 12 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
2 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) XML Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Designer
7 1 (2.38%) Wintel Administrator
7 1 (2.38%) Wintel Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.38%) Office 365 Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) XML
1 1 (2.38%) XSLT
1 1 (2.38%) WinForms
1 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) AS400
2 3 (7.14%) iSeries
3 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.76%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Online Games
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (11.90%) UNIX
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.52%) AIX
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Project Management
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Malware Detection\Protection
3 3 (7.14%) Patch Management
3 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 3 (7.14%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.76%) Change Control
4 2 (4.76%) Migration
4 2 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.76%) Line Management
5 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.38%) Coaching
5 1 (2.38%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (2.38%) Server Building
5 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) VBScript
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) XQuery
4 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (23.81%) MCITP
3 6 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (14.29%) CCNA
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (11.90%) MCSE
5 4 (9.52%) Degree
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.38%) MCTS
7 1 (2.38%) MCSA
7 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) MCP
System Software
1 33 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) vSphere
3 3 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.76%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.76%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) HP SIM
2 3 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.76%) WSUS
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Cisco
1 17 (40.48%) CheckPoint
1 17 (40.48%) VMware
2 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) SAP
5 3 (7.14%) Symantec
5 3 (7.14%) McAfee
5 3 (7.14%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) EMC
5 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.76%) Websense
6 2 (4.76%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) MobileIron