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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 153 180 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.73% 17.75% 17.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.56% 66.18% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 85 108
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £204 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 6
Average hourly rate £16.54 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.32% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £30.50 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.81%
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
208 272 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.10% 26.82% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 126 125
Average daily rate £325 £385 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 142 (40.57%) Microsoft
2 141 (40.29%) Active Directory
3 107 (30.57%) Security Cleared
4 97 (27.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 93 (26.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 79 (22.57%) SQL Server
6 79 (22.57%) Windows 7
7 73 (20.86%) SC Cleared
8 60 (17.14%) MS Excel
9 58 (16.57%) .NET
10 57 (16.29%) SQL
11 55 (15.71%) Citrix
11 55 (15.71%) VMware
12 52 (14.86%) Linux
13 50 (14.29%) IIS
14 47 (13.43%) DNS
15 46 (13.14%) Windows XP
16 45 (12.86%) MS Office
17 43 (12.29%) MS Exchange
17 43 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification
18 42 (12.00%) Windows 8
19 41 (11.71%) SharePoint
20 40 (11.43%) ASP.NET
21 39 (11.14%) C#
21 39 (11.14%) Internet
22 36 (10.29%) SharePoint Server
23 34 (9.71%) Web Development
23 34 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
24 33 (9.43%) DV Cleared
24 33 (9.43%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 50 (14.29%) IIS
2 43 (12.29%) MS Exchange
3 41 (11.71%) SharePoint
4 36 (10.29%) SharePoint Server
5 19 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.71%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.71%) Apache
9 6 (1.71%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.43%) Lync
10 5 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.14%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.86%) CMS
12 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.29%) Node.js
Applications
1 60 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 45 (12.86%) MS Office
3 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.43%) DNS
2 39 (11.14%) Internet
3 29 (8.29%) TCP/IP
4 27 (7.71%) LDAP
5 26 (7.43%) Firewall
6 21 (6.00%) LAN
7 19 (5.43%) DHCP
8 18 (5.14%) WAN
8 18 (5.14%) VPN
9 11 (3.14%) SAN
10 10 (2.86%) HTTP
11 7 (2.00%) HTTPS
11 7 (2.00%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.43%) SSL
12 5 (1.43%) SMTP
12 5 (1.43%) ATM
13 4 (1.14%) FTP
13 4 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (0.86%) DMZ
14 3 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (22.57%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (4.57%) IDOL
3 16 (4.57%) OLAP
3 16 (4.57%) DTS
4 11 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.00%) MySQL
6 6 (1.71%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.14%) DB2
8 4 (1.14%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.86%) Firebird
10 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.29%) MS Access
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 31 (8.86%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.00%) TestDirector
3 9 (2.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.57%) WinRunner
4 6 (1.71%) Subversion
5 5 (1.43%) StarTeam
6 4 (1.14%) MSI
6 4 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.86%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.86%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.29%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.29%) Toad
8 1 (0.29%) Moq
8 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
General
1 18 (5.14%) Finance
2 9 (2.57%) Marketing
3 5 (1.43%) Publishing
4 2 (0.57%) Games
4 2 (0.57%) Banking
4 2 (0.57%) Law
4 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
4 2 (0.57%) Billing
5 1 (0.29%) Legal
5 1 (0.29%) Advertising
5 1 (0.29%) Retail
5 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 51 (14.57%) Developer
2 48 (13.71%) Support Engineer
3 36 (10.29%) Analyst
4 33 (9.43%) Consultant
5 21 (6.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 20 (5.71%) Architect
7 14 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (3.71%) Windows Support Engineer
9 12 (3.43%) Administrator
9 12 (3.43%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (3.14%) Server Engineer
10 11 (3.14%) Field Engineer
10 11 (3.14%) Test Analyst
10 11 (3.14%) Support Analyst
11 10 (2.86%) Support Technician
11 10 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (2.86%) IT Support Technician
11 10 (2.86%) IT Support
12 9 (2.57%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (16.57%) .NET
2 40 (11.43%) ASP.NET
3 27 (7.71%) XML
4 25 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 25 (7.14%) HTML
5 23 (6.57%) CSS
5 23 (6.57%) Web Services
6 16 (4.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 13 (3.71%) HTML5
8 11 (3.14%) jQuery
9 10 (2.86%) Ajax
10 9 (2.57%) Application Packaging
10 9 (2.57%) DCOM
11 7 (2.00%) XSLT
12 6 (1.71%) WCF
13 5 (1.43%) SOAP
14 4 (1.14%) JSON
14 4 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (1.14%) WPF
14 4 (1.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.14%) Clustering
2 20 (5.71%) PKI
3 14 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.14%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.29%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.29%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.14%) DataPower
7 4 (1.14%) Replication
8 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.86%) Wiki
8 3 (0.86%) EPoS
8 3 (0.86%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.57%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.57%) Handset
9 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.29%) iPhone
10 1 (0.29%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 97 (27.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 93 (26.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 79 (22.57%) Windows 7
4 52 (14.86%) Linux
5 46 (13.14%) Windows XP
6 42 (12.00%) Windows 8
7 34 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (7.43%) UNIX
9 15 (4.29%) AIX
10 10 (2.86%) Solaris
11 9 (2.57%) Windows Vista
11 9 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.29%) Android
12 8 (2.29%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.43%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.43%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.14%) zOS
15 3 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.57%) Debian
16 2 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (9.71%) Web Development
2 30 (8.57%) ITIL
3 23 (6.57%) Workflow
4 19 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (4.29%) Test Scripting
6 15 (4.29%) High Availability
7 14 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 13 (3.71%) Service Management
9 12 (3.43%) Document Management
10 11 (3.14%) Migration
11 10 (2.86%) MVC
11 10 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (2.57%) Customer Engagement
13 8 (2.29%) Unit Testing
13 8 (2.29%) OO
13 8 (2.29%) Analytics
14 7 (2.00%) Performance Analysis
14 7 (2.00%) Time Management
15 6 (1.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.29%) SQL
2 39 (11.14%) C#
3 33 (9.43%) T-SQL
4 29 (8.29%) PowerShell
5 26 (7.43%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.00%) C
6 14 (4.00%) VBScript
7 10 (2.86%) Java
8 9 (2.57%) VB
9 8 (2.29%) C++
10 6 (1.71%) Perl
11 5 (1.43%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.43%) Korn
11 5 (1.43%) Bourne shell
12 4 (1.14%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.57%) PHP
13 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.29%) Delphi
14 1 (0.29%) PHP5
14 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 107 (30.57%) Security Cleared
2 73 (20.86%) SC Cleared
3 43 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (9.43%) DV Cleared
5 32 (9.14%) Degree
6 23 (6.57%) MCSE
7 15 (4.29%) MCTS
8 14 (4.00%) ISEB
9 12 (3.43%) MCP
9 12 (3.43%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (3.14%) MCITP
11 10 (2.86%) CCA
12 6 (1.71%) HNC
12 6 (1.71%) CCNA
12 6 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.43%) MCSA
13 5 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.14%) ISTQB
14 4 (1.14%) IBM Certification
15 3 (0.86%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.71%) SLA
2 5 (1.43%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 141 (40.29%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.43%) XenApp
5 18 (5.14%) Terminal Services
6 10 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (2.29%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.00%) vSphere
9 6 (1.71%) NFS
9 6 (1.71%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (1.43%) XenServer
11 4 (1.14%) Xen
12 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.86%) KVM
13 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.29%) NLBS
14 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 33 (9.43%) SCCM
2 19 (5.43%) WMI
3 16 (4.57%) SCOM
4 15 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (3.43%) WSUS
6 11 (3.14%) NetBackup
6 11 (3.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.43%) Netcool
9 5 (1.43%) Nagios
10 4 (1.14%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.86%) Nessus
11 3 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.86%) BMC Performance Manager
11 3 (0.86%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.86%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.57%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 142 (40.57%) Microsoft
2 55 (15.71%) Citrix
2 55 (15.71%) VMware
3 23 (6.57%) HP
4 19 (5.43%) Cisco
5 16 (4.57%) Meridio
5 16 (4.57%) Red Hat
6 15 (4.29%) Oracle
7 12 (3.43%) IBM
8 10 (2.86%) Symantec
9 9 (2.57%) EMC
10 8 (2.29%) Veritas
10 8 (2.29%) McAfee
11 7 (2.00%) NetApp
11 7 (2.00%) Altiris
12 6 (1.71%) AppSense
13 5 (1.43%) Remedy
13 5 (1.43%) Borland
13 5 (1.43%) Apple
13 5 (1.43%) Isilon
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £17.00 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 5 days ago
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.07 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
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LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + Circa £320-£325
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £140.00 - £150.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago