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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 167 174 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.76% 17.88% 17.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.89% 70.16% 76.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 76 95
Average daily rate
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£356 £385 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 19
Average hourly rate £16.75 £23.00 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.17% +57.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.35 £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £30.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
223 248 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.06% 25.49% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 108 113
Average daily rate £350 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 19
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.15 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 (42.94%) Microsoft
2 135 (38.90%) Active Directory
3 108 (31.12%) Security Cleared
4 100 (28.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (25.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 77 (22.19%) SQL Server
6 77 (22.19%) SC Cleared
7 68 (19.60%) SQL
8 66 (19.02%) MS Excel
9 65 (18.73%) Windows 7
10 59 (17.00%) VMware
11 58 (16.71%) IIS
12 52 (14.99%) .NET
13 49 (14.12%) Citrix
14 47 (13.54%) Linux
15 45 (12.97%) MS Exchange
16 43 (12.39%) Windows XP
16 43 (12.39%) Windows 8
17 42 (12.10%) DNS
17 42 (12.10%) MS Office
18 41 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
19 40 (11.53%) SharePoint
20 37 (10.66%) Internet
20 37 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
21 36 (10.37%) C#
22 35 (10.09%) PowerShell
23 34 (9.80%) SCCM
24 33 (9.51%) SharePoint Server
24 33 (9.51%) ASP.NET
25 32 (9.22%) Visual Studio

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 58 (16.71%) IIS
2 45 (12.97%) MS Exchange
3 40 (11.53%) SharePoint
4 33 (9.51%) SharePoint Server
5 22 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (2.88%) Lync
7 10 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.02%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.73%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.44%) Apache
10 5 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.86%) CMS
13 2 (0.58%) Live Communications Server
13 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 66 (19.02%) MS Excel
2 42 (12.10%) MS Office
3 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) WebTrends
1 3 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.59%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.10%) DNS
2 37 (10.66%) Internet
3 32 (9.22%) TCP/IP
4 27 (7.78%) Firewall
4 27 (7.78%) LDAP
5 19 (5.48%) VPN
6 18 (5.19%) SAN
7 17 (4.90%) LAN
8 14 (4.03%) WAN
9 13 (3.75%) DHCP
10 9 (2.59%) HTTP
11 7 (2.02%) HTTPS
11 7 (2.02%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.73%) ATM
13 5 (1.44%) SSL
14 4 (1.15%) SMTP
14 4 (1.15%) FTP
14 4 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (1.15%) NAS
15 3 (0.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (22.19%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.32%) IDOL
5 14 (4.03%) OLAP
5 14 (4.03%) DTS
6 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.02%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.73%) MySQL
8 6 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.15%) DB2
9 4 (1.15%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.86%) Firebird
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.29%) MS Access
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (9.22%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.32%) TestDirector
3 11 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (2.88%) WinRunner
5 9 (2.59%) StarTeam
6 7 (2.02%) Subversion
7 5 (1.44%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.15%) MSI
9 3 (0.86%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.58%) Selenium
10 2 (0.58%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.29%) Bower
11 1 (0.29%) JUnit
11 1 (0.29%) JSUnit
11 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.29%) Toad
11 1 (0.29%) JMeter
General
1 22 (6.34%) Finance
2 9 (2.59%) Marketing
3 6 (1.73%) Billing
4 5 (1.44%) Publishing
5 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.86%) Retail
6 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.58%) Banking
6 2 (0.58%) Games
6 2 (0.58%) Law
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 44 (12.68%) Support Engineer
2 42 (12.10%) Developer
2 42 (12.10%) Analyst
3 35 (10.09%) Consultant
4 21 (6.05%) Architect
5 17 (4.90%) SharePoint Developer
6 16 (4.61%) Test Analyst
7 14 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (3.46%) Administrator
8 12 (3.46%) Support Analyst
8 12 (3.46%) Server Engineer
9 11 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (2.88%) Web Developer
10 10 (2.88%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (2.59%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (2.59%) Tester
11 9 (2.59%) Field Engineer
11 9 (2.59%) Infrastructure Tester
11 9 (2.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (2.59%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.99%) .NET
2 33 (9.51%) ASP.NET
3 30 (8.65%) XML
4 21 (6.05%) Web Services
5 20 (5.76%) .NET Framework
5 20 (5.76%) HTML
6 18 (5.19%) CSS
7 14 (4.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 11 (3.17%) jQuery
8 11 (3.17%) HTML5
9 9 (2.59%) Ajax
10 8 (2.31%) DCOM
10 8 (2.31%) WCF
11 7 (2.02%) Application Packaging
12 6 (1.73%) JSON
12 6 (1.73%) XSD
12 6 (1.73%) SOAP
13 5 (1.44%) XSLT
13 5 (1.44%) REST
13 5 (1.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.07%) Clustering
2 22 (6.34%) PKI
3 15 (4.32%) Blackberry
4 13 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.44%) Replication
6 5 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.15%) EPoS
7 4 (1.15%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.15%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.15%) DataPower
8 3 (0.86%) Open Source
8 3 (0.86%) Wiki
8 3 (0.86%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.58%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.58%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.58%) Handset
9 2 (0.58%) Social Media
9 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 100 (28.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 89 (25.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 65 (18.73%) Windows 7
4 47 (13.54%) Linux
5 43 (12.39%) Windows XP
5 43 (12.39%) Windows 8
6 37 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (6.92%) UNIX
8 16 (4.61%) AIX
9 11 (3.17%) Android
10 10 (2.88%) Windows Vista
10 10 (2.88%) Solaris
10 10 (2.88%) Windows 2000
11 9 (2.59%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.44%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.15%) zOS
15 3 (0.86%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.58%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (8.93%) ITIL
2 30 (8.65%) Web Development
3 23 (6.63%) Workflow
4 22 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (5.19%) Configuration Management
7 17 (4.90%) Test Scripting
7 17 (4.90%) High Availability
8 14 (4.03%) Migration
9 13 (3.75%) Service Management
10 11 (3.17%) Document Management
11 10 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (2.31%) Waterfall
12 8 (2.31%) Customer Engagement
12 8 (2.31%) Analytics
13 7 (2.02%) Performance Analysis
13 7 (2.02%) Android Development
13 7 (2.02%) Test Automation
14 6 (1.73%) Web Analytics
14 6 (1.73%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (19.60%) SQL
2 36 (10.37%) C#
3 35 (10.09%) PowerShell
4 32 (9.22%) T-SQL
5 20 (5.76%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.75%) VBScript
6 13 (3.75%) C
7 10 (2.88%) C++
8 8 (2.31%) Java
9 6 (1.73%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.44%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.44%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.15%) VB
12 2 (0.58%) Python
13 1 (0.29%) Perl
13 1 (0.29%) Ruby
13 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.29%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 108 (31.12%) Security Cleared
2 77 (22.19%) SC Cleared
3 41 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (8.93%) Degree
5 28 (8.07%) DV Cleared
6 20 (5.76%) MCSE
7 18 (5.19%) MCTS
8 16 (4.61%) ISEB
9 11 (3.17%) MCP
10 10 (2.88%) MCITP
11 6 (1.73%) MCSD
12 5 (1.44%) MCSA
12 5 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.44%) CCNA
12 5 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.15%) CCA
13 4 (1.15%) ISTQB
13 4 (1.15%) IBM Certification
14 2 (0.58%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.76%) SLA
2 5 (1.44%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 135 (38.90%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.49%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.48%) Terminal Services
5 17 (4.90%) XenApp
6 10 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (2.31%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.31%) vSphere
8 6 (1.73%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.73%) XenServer
9 5 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.15%) Xen
10 4 (1.15%) NLBS
10 4 (1.15%) KVM
11 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.58%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.58%) UAG
12 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (9.80%) SCCM
2 18 (5.19%) WMI
2 18 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (4.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 16 (4.61%) SCOM
5 12 (3.46%) WSUS
6 8 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (2.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (1.73%) Netcool
8 6 (1.73%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.44%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.86%) Nessus
10 3 (0.86%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.86%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.86%) Puppet
10 3 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.86%) BMC Performance Manager
10 3 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.86%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 149 (42.94%) Microsoft
2 59 (17.00%) VMware
3 49 (14.12%) Citrix
4 23 (6.63%) Oracle
5 20 (5.76%) Cisco
6 18 (5.19%) HP
7 15 (4.32%) Meridio
8 12 (3.46%) IBM
9 10 (2.88%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.88%) Symantec
10 9 (2.59%) Borland
11 8 (2.31%) McAfee
11 8 (2.31%) NetApp
12 7 (2.02%) Veritas
12 7 (2.02%) Apple
12 7 (2.02%) Remedy
13 6 (1.73%) SAP
13 6 (1.73%) BMC
13 6 (1.73%) AppSense
14 5 (1.44%) Altiris
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