The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 140 187 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.69% 20.24% 18.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.22% 78.24% 74.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 75 72
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 15 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £12.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £21.20 £30.55
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 Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
218 239 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.98% 25.87% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 96 95
Average daily rate £413 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.20 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Reading region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 178 (52.82%) Microsoft
2 165 (48.96%) Windows 7
3 155 (45.99%) Active Directory
4 149 (44.21%) Security Cleared
5 104 (30.86%) DV Cleared
6 72 (21.36%) SCCM
7 62 (18.40%) MS Excel
8 59 (17.51%) .NET
9 58 (17.21%) SC Cleared
10 55 (16.32%) C#
11 54 (16.02%) Linux
12 52 (15.43%) ITIL
12 52 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 48 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 48 (14.24%) Microsoft App-V
14 46 (13.65%) MS Office
15 42 (12.46%) VMware
16 41 (12.17%) Windows XP
17 38 (11.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 38 (11.28%) Configuration Management
18 36 (10.68%) MS Exchange
19 32 (9.50%) MCSE
19 32 (9.50%) Migration
20 31 (9.20%) DNS
21 29 (8.61%) HP
22 28 (8.31%) MCP
23 27 (8.01%) SQL
24 26 (7.72%) Citrix
24 26 (7.72%) SLA
25 24 (7.12%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 36 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.34%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.75%) IIS
4 15 (4.45%) WebSphere
5 11 (3.26%) CMS
6 10 (2.97%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (2.37%) IBM Notes
9 7 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.78%) GroupWise
10 6 (1.78%) Node.js
10 6 (1.78%) Lync
11 5 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.89%) Documentum
12 3 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 62 (18.40%) MS Excel
2 46 (13.65%) MS Office
3 18 (5.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Maximo
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.75%) Office 365
2 13 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.59%) Yammer
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.30%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.20%) DNS
2 20 (5.93%) TCP/IP
3 17 (5.04%) DHCP
4 10 (2.97%) Firewall
5 9 (2.67%) SAN
5 9 (2.67%) WAN
6 8 (2.37%) LAN
7 7 (2.08%) SMTP
8 6 (1.78%) POP3
8 6 (1.78%) Internet
8 6 (1.78%) IMAP
9 5 (1.48%) HTTP
9 5 (1.48%) SSL
9 5 (1.48%) VoIP
10 4 (1.19%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.89%) LDAP
12 2 (0.59%) PSTN
12 2 (0.59%) FTP
12 2 (0.59%) ISDN
12 2 (0.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.56%) DB2
3 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.78%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.19%) MS Access
5 3 (0.89%) MySQL
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (4.75%) MSI
2 7 (2.08%) Selenium
2 7 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.78%) MSTest
3 6 (1.78%) NUnit
4 5 (1.48%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.48%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.89%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.89%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.89%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.89%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.89%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.59%) Subversion
6 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.59%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.30%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.30%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 9 (2.67%) Finance
2 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (0.89%) Marketing
4 2 (0.59%) Law
4 2 (0.59%) Publishing
4 2 (0.59%) Banking
4 2 (0.59%) Retail
5 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.30%) Billing
5 1 (0.30%) Back Office
5 1 (0.30%) Automotive
5 1 (0.30%) Legal
5 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.30%) French Language
5 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 59 (17.51%) Support Engineer
2 42 (12.46%) Applications Packager
3 28 (8.31%) Analyst
4 26 (7.72%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (6.82%) Rollout Engineer
6 22 (6.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 22 (6.53%) Developer
7 20 (5.93%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (4.15%) Field Engineer
9 13 (3.86%) Consultant
10 12 (3.56%) Desktop Support
11 11 (3.26%) Server Engineer
12 10 (2.97%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (2.97%) Service Analyst
12 10 (2.97%) Web Developer
12 10 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.37%) Architect
13 8 (2.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 8 (2.37%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (17.51%) .NET
2 20 (5.93%) ASP.NET
3 18 (5.34%) HTML
4 16 (4.75%) Application Packaging
5 12 (3.56%) CSS
5 12 (3.56%) .NET Framework
6 11 (3.26%) jQuery
7 10 (2.97%) Web Services
8 9 (2.67%) JMS
8 9 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (2.67%) AngularJS
9 8 (2.37%) XML
10 7 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (1.78%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (1.78%) Entity Framework
12 5 (1.48%) WF
12 5 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (0.89%) WPF
13 3 (0.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.04%) Clustering
3 9 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.67%) DataPower
4 6 (1.78%) PKI
4 6 (1.78%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.48%) iSeries
5 5 (1.48%) AS400
5 5 (1.48%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.48%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.19%) Replication
6 4 (1.19%) User Experience
7 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.89%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.30%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.30%) FMCG
9 1 (0.30%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 165 (48.96%) Windows 7
2 54 (16.02%) Linux
3 52 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (12.17%) Windows XP
5 38 (11.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (7.12%) Windows 8
7 17 (5.04%) UNIX
7 17 (5.04%) AIX
8 13 (3.86%) Solaris
9 12 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.78%) Windows Phone
11 4 (1.19%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.59%) CentOS
12 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.59%) SUSE
12 2 (0.59%) Fedora
12 2 (0.59%) HPUX
12 2 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.43%) ITIL
2 38 (11.28%) Configuration Management
3 32 (9.50%) Migration
4 24 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (3.86%) Service Management
5 13 (3.86%) MVC
6 12 (3.56%) Customer Engagement
7 10 (2.97%) Scrum
8 8 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (2.37%) Service Delivery
8 8 (2.37%) High Availability
8 8 (2.37%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (2.08%) Project Management
10 6 (1.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (1.78%) TDD
10 6 (1.78%) Content Management
10 6 (1.78%) Automated Testing
10 6 (1.78%) Network Management
11 5 (1.48%) Waterfall
11 5 (1.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (16.32%) C#
2 27 (8.01%) SQL
3 22 (6.53%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.86%) VB
5 10 (2.97%) VBScript
6 9 (2.67%) C++
7 8 (2.37%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.78%) Java
9 5 (1.48%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.19%) VBA
11 3 (0.89%) Python
11 3 (0.89%) Perl
11 3 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.59%) C
12 2 (0.59%) PHP
12 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.59%) XAML
12 2 (0.59%) Ruby
12 2 (0.59%) Korn
13 1 (0.30%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 149 (44.21%) Security Cleared
2 104 (30.86%) DV Cleared
3 58 (17.21%) SC Cleared
4 48 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (9.50%) MCSE
6 28 (8.31%) MCP
7 16 (4.75%) Degree
8 15 (4.45%) MCTS
8 15 (4.45%) MCITP
9 9 (2.67%) IBM Certification
10 5 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.19%) MCSD
12 3 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.89%) CCNP
12 3 (0.89%) CCNA
13 2 (0.59%) ISEB
13 2 (0.59%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.59%) CCIE
13 2 (0.59%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.72%) SLA
2 3 (0.89%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 155 (45.99%) Active Directory
2 48 (14.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (5.93%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.08%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.19%) XenApp
6 4 (1.19%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.30%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.30%) vSphere
8 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 72 (21.36%) SCCM
2 18 (5.34%) SCOM
3 11 (3.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.19%) MOM
5 4 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.89%) WMI
6 3 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.59%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.30%) SCSM
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.30%) Puppet
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.30%) Netcool
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 178 (52.82%) Microsoft
2 42 (12.46%) VMware
3 29 (8.61%) HP
4 26 (7.72%) Citrix
5 19 (5.64%) Symantec
6 10 (2.97%) IBM
7 9 (2.67%) Cisco
7 9 (2.67%) Oracle
8 8 (2.37%) Lotus
9 6 (1.78%) Novell
10 5 (1.48%) EMC
10 5 (1.48%) SAP
10 5 (1.48%) Borland
10 5 (1.48%) AppSense
11 4 (1.19%) McAfee
12 3 (0.89%) Sophos
12 3 (0.89%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.89%) NetApp
12 3 (0.89%) Lumension
13 2 (0.59%) LANDesk
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