The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Reading region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 179 151 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.23% 19.33% 17.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.00% 76.65% 85.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 62 92
Average daily rate £288 £313 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £161 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 13
Average hourly rate £14.84 £24.75 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.04% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £15.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £32.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
221 197 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.27% 25.22% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 79 99
Average daily rate £300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 13
Average hourly rate £14.84 £28.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% +85.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.83 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.50 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Berkshire

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Reading region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Reading region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

1 149 (39.95%) Active Directory
2 146 (39.14%) Microsoft
3 103 (27.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 93 (24.93%) SQL
5 92 (24.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 87 (23.32%) Security Cleared
7 79 (21.18%) Windows 7
8 72 (19.30%) SC Cleared
9 70 (18.77%) MS Excel
10 67 (17.96%) .NET
11 62 (16.62%) SQL Server
11 62 (16.62%) VMware
12 52 (13.94%) IIS
13 51 (13.67%) MS Exchange
14 50 (13.40%) Windows XP
15 49 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
16 46 (12.33%) Citrix
16 46 (12.33%) SharePoint
16 46 (12.33%) ITIL
17 45 (12.06%) Internet
18 44 (11.80%) Degree
19 43 (11.53%) SharePoint Server
19 43 (11.53%) UNIX
19 43 (11.53%) MS Office
19 43 (11.53%) TCP/IP
20 40 (10.72%) C#
21 39 (10.46%) Linux
21 39 (10.46%) DNS
22 34 (9.12%) Oracle
22 34 (9.12%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 52 (13.94%) IIS
2 51 (13.67%) MS Exchange
3 46 (12.33%) SharePoint
4 43 (11.53%) SharePoint Server
5 33 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (6.17%) Lync
7 11 (2.95%) WebLogic
8 10 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (2.41%) IBM Notes
9 9 (2.41%) Apache
10 6 (1.61%) Live Communications Server
11 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.34%) Node.js
12 4 (1.07%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (1.07%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.80%) CMS
13 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 70 (18.77%) MS Excel
2 43 (11.53%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (5.63%) Office 365
3 3 (0.80%) IaaS
3 3 (0.80%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (12.06%) Internet
2 43 (11.53%) TCP/IP
3 39 (10.46%) DNS
4 25 (6.70%) LAN
5 24 (6.43%) Firewall
6 20 (5.36%) SAN
6 20 (5.36%) WAN
7 18 (4.83%) DHCP
7 18 (4.83%) LDAP
7 18 (4.83%) VPN
8 15 (4.02%) VLAN
9 13 (3.49%) HTTP
10 8 (2.14%) Intranet
11 7 (1.88%) Network Security
11 7 (1.88%) PSTN
11 7 (1.88%) RTP
12 6 (1.61%) PBX
13 5 (1.34%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.07%) NAS
14 4 (1.07%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (16.62%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.22%) MySQL
5 11 (2.95%) OLAP
5 11 (2.95%) DTS
6 10 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.14%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.14%) IDOL
8 7 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.80%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.80%) Firebird
12 2 (0.54%) EDRMS
12 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.54%) DB2
12 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 30 (8.04%) Visual Studio
2 21 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (4.56%) TestDirector
4 12 (3.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (3.22%) WinRunner
5 9 (2.41%) Selenium
5 9 (2.41%) Subversion
5 9 (2.41%) StarTeam
6 7 (1.88%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.61%) ClearCase
8 5 (1.34%) JIRA
8 5 (1.34%) Maven
8 5 (1.34%) MSTest
8 5 (1.34%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.80%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.54%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.54%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.54%) NUnit
10 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (5.63%) Telecoms
1 21 (5.63%) Finance
2 8 (2.14%) Billing
3 7 (1.88%) Banking
4 6 (1.61%) Publishing
5 4 (1.07%) Retail
6 3 (0.80%) Games
6 3 (0.80%) Marketing
6 3 (0.80%) Electronics
7 2 (0.54%) Military
7 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 60 (16.09%) Support Engineer
2 50 (13.40%) Analyst
3 38 (10.19%) Consultant
4 35 (9.38%) Developer
5 29 (7.77%) Architect
6 20 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (5.09%) Test Analyst
8 18 (4.83%) Desktop Support
9 16 (4.29%) Support Analyst
10 14 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (3.49%) Development Engineer
12 12 (3.22%) SharePoint Developer
12 12 (3.22%) Software Engineer
12 12 (3.22%) Administrator
12 12 (3.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 11 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (2.95%) Tester
13 11 (2.95%) Software Development Engineer
14 10 (2.68%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (17.96%) .NET
2 26 (6.97%) Web Services
3 24 (6.43%) HTML
4 23 (6.17%) XML
5 18 (4.83%) ASP.NET
5 18 (4.83%) .NET Framework
6 17 (4.56%) JSON
6 17 (4.56%) CSS
6 17 (4.56%) REST
7 15 (4.02%) jQuery
8 11 (2.95%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 10 (2.68%) WCF
9 10 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (2.41%) HTML5
11 7 (1.88%) CSS3
11 7 (1.88%) Sencha Touch
11 7 (1.88%) Ajax
11 7 (1.88%) J2EE
11 7 (1.88%) SOAP
12 6 (1.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.51%) Blackberry
2 23 (6.17%) Clustering
3 20 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.56%) PKI
5 10 (2.68%) Replication
6 8 (2.14%) IPTV
7 5 (1.34%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.07%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.07%) EPoS
8 4 (1.07%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.07%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.07%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.80%) Blog
10 2 (0.54%) IVR
10 2 (0.54%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.54%) Handset
10 2 (0.54%) Open Source
11 1 (0.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 103 (27.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 92 (24.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 79 (21.18%) Windows 7
4 50 (13.40%) Windows XP
5 43 (11.53%) UNIX
6 39 (10.46%) Linux
7 33 (8.85%) Windows 8
7 33 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (3.75%) AIX
9 12 (3.22%) Windows 2000
10 11 (2.95%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.68%) Windows Phone
11 10 (2.68%) Android
12 8 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.88%) Windows Phone 8
13 7 (1.88%) Solaris
14 6 (1.61%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.07%) SELinux
16 3 (0.80%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (12.33%) ITIL
2 26 (6.97%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (5.63%) Migration
4 20 (5.36%) OO
5 18 (4.83%) Test Automation
6 16 (4.29%) Configuration Management
6 16 (4.29%) Web Development
6 16 (4.29%) Test Scripting
7 14 (3.75%) Problem Management
7 14 (3.75%) Workflow
8 13 (3.49%) Service Management
8 13 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (3.22%) OOD
10 11 (2.95%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (2.95%) Incident Management
11 9 (2.41%) Scrum
11 9 (2.41%) Validation
11 9 (2.41%) DRM
11 9 (2.41%) High Availability
12 8 (2.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 93 (24.93%) SQL
2 40 (10.72%) C#
3 34 (9.12%) PowerShell
4 23 (6.17%) T-SQL
5 21 (5.63%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.02%) Perl
6 15 (4.02%) Java
7 10 (2.68%) C++
7 10 (2.68%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.41%) C
8 9 (2.41%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.88%) Python
10 6 (1.61%) VBScript
11 5 (1.34%) VB
12 4 (1.07%) PHP
12 4 (1.07%) XAML
13 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.27%) Ruby
14 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.27%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 87 (23.32%) Security Cleared
2 72 (19.30%) SC Cleared
3 49 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (11.80%) Degree
5 31 (8.31%) MCSE
6 19 (5.09%) ISEB
7 15 (4.02%) MCTS
8 12 (3.22%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.68%) MCSD
10 9 (2.41%) MCITP
11 8 (2.14%) A+ Certification
12 5 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.34%) CCA
12 5 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.34%) CCNA
13 4 (1.07%) ISTQB
13 4 (1.07%) MCP
14 3 (0.80%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.49%) SLA
2 8 (2.14%) QA
3 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.27%) BS15000
System Software
1 149 (39.95%) Active Directory
2 33 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (8.31%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.29%) Terminal Services
5 11 (2.95%) XenApp
5 11 (2.95%) vSphere
6 10 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.34%) XenServer
8 4 (1.07%) NLBS
8 4 (1.07%) KVM
8 4 (1.07%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.80%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.54%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (5.90%) SCCM
2 21 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (5.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 14 (3.75%) WMI
5 11 (2.95%) SCOM
6 9 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (2.41%) Netcool
7 8 (2.14%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.61%) Windows Intune
10 5 (1.34%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.07%) ARCserve
11 4 (1.07%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.80%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.80%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.80%) Puppet
13 2 (0.54%) BMC Performance Manager
13 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 146 (39.14%) Microsoft
2 62 (16.62%) VMware
3 46 (12.33%) Citrix
4 34 (9.12%) Oracle
5 19 (5.09%) Cisco
6 17 (4.56%) Remedy
7 15 (4.02%) Lotus
8 13 (3.49%) Veritas
8 13 (3.49%) NetApp
8 13 (3.49%) HP
9 10 (2.68%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.41%) McAfee
10 9 (2.41%) Borland
11 8 (2.14%) Apple
11 8 (2.14%) IBM
11 8 (2.14%) Meridio
12 7 (1.88%) Sencha
12 7 (1.88%) SAP
13 6 (1.61%) Sybase
13 6 (1.61%) EMC
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