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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 149 160 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.94% 18.10% 17.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.22% 75.12% 68.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 67 68
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £265 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 21
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -27.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £12.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
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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
225 213 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.06% 24.10% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 90 98
Average daily rate £409 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 21
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £20.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 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 31 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 169 (51.68%) Windows 7
2 165 (50.46%) Microsoft
3 141 (43.12%) Security Cleared
4 136 (41.59%) Active Directory
5 100 (30.58%) DV Cleared
6 76 (23.24%) SCCM
7 57 (17.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 56 (17.13%) MS Excel
9 55 (16.82%) Linux
10 54 (16.51%) .NET
11 53 (16.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 52 (15.90%) C#
13 50 (15.29%) SC Cleared
14 48 (14.68%) MS Office
15 43 (13.15%) VMware
16 41 (12.54%) ITIL
17 39 (11.93%) Windows XP
18 36 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
19 34 (10.40%) Migration
20 32 (9.79%) MS Exchange
21 29 (8.87%) Windows Server 2003
22 28 (8.56%) Configuration Management
22 28 (8.56%) HP
22 28 (8.56%) Citrix
23 27 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
24 24 (7.34%) DNS
24 24 (7.34%) MCSE
25 23 (7.03%) SLA
26 21 (6.42%) Windows 8
26 21 (6.42%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 32 (9.79%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.20%) WebSphere
3 13 (3.98%) IIS
4 12 (3.67%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.14%) Lync
6 7 (2.14%) CMS
7 6 (1.83%) Node.js
8 5 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.22%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.61%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 56 (17.13%) MS Excel
2 48 (14.68%) MS Office
3 15 (4.59%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Maximo
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.81%) Office 365
2 13 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.61%) SaaS
3 2 (0.61%) Yammer
4 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.34%) DNS
2 20 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.28%) DHCP
4 12 (3.67%) Firewall
5 10 (3.06%) WAN
6 9 (2.75%) LAN
6 9 (2.75%) SAN
7 7 (2.14%) Internet
8 6 (1.83%) SSL
8 6 (1.83%) HTTP
8 6 (1.83%) Skype
9 4 (1.22%) VoIP
9 4 (1.22%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.92%) SMTP
10 3 (0.92%) LDAP
11 2 (0.61%) PSTN
11 2 (0.61%) POP3
11 2 (0.61%) FTP
11 2 (0.61%) ISDN
11 2 (0.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.28%) DB2
2 8 (2.45%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.83%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.22%) MS Access
5 3 (0.92%) MySQL
5 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (5.50%) MSI
2 7 (2.14%) Selenium
3 6 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.83%) MSTest
3 6 (1.83%) NUnit
4 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.92%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.92%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.92%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.61%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.61%) Subversion
6 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.31%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (4.89%) Finance
2 8 (2.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (0.92%) Banking
3 3 (0.92%) Retail
3 3 (0.92%) Marketing
4 2 (0.61%) Law
4 2 (0.61%) Legal
4 2 (0.61%) Publishing
4 2 (0.61%) French Language
4 2 (0.61%) German Language
5 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.31%) Billing
5 1 (0.31%) Back Office
5 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 51 (15.60%) Support Engineer
2 48 (14.68%) Applications Packager
3 26 (7.95%) Analyst
4 23 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (6.73%) Rollout Engineer
6 18 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 18 (5.50%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (4.89%) Developer
8 15 (4.59%) Consultant
9 14 (4.28%) Desktop Support
10 10 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (2.75%) Service Analyst
11 9 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.45%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.45%) Desktop Analyst
13 7 (2.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (2.14%) Build Engineer
13 7 (2.14%) Architect
13 7 (2.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (16.51%) .NET
2 20 (6.12%) Application Packaging
3 15 (4.59%) HTML
4 13 (3.98%) ASP.NET
5 12 (3.67%) CSS
6 11 (3.36%) JMS
6 11 (3.36%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (2.45%) jQuery
8 6 (1.83%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.83%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (1.83%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (1.53%) XML
9 5 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.22%) Web Services
10 4 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.92%) Middleware
11 3 (0.92%) SAML
12 2 (0.61%) XSLT
12 2 (0.61%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.89%) Clustering
3 11 (3.36%) DataPower
3 11 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.14%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.14%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.53%) AS400
5 5 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.53%) iSeries
6 4 (1.22%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.22%) Replication
7 3 (0.92%) PKI
7 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.92%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.61%) User Experience
9 1 (0.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.31%) Wiki
9 1 (0.31%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 169 (51.68%) Windows 7
2 55 (16.82%) Linux
3 53 (16.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (11.93%) Windows XP
5 29 (8.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (6.42%) Windows 8
7 18 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (5.50%) AIX
8 17 (5.20%) UNIX
9 15 (4.59%) Solaris
10 7 (2.14%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (1.83%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.22%) SUSE
13 2 (0.61%) Fedora
13 2 (0.61%) CentOS
13 2 (0.61%) zOS
13 2 (0.61%) HPUX
13 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (12.54%) ITIL
2 34 (10.40%) Migration
3 28 (8.56%) Configuration Management
4 18 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (3.36%) Application Discovery
6 10 (3.06%) Project Management
7 9 (2.75%) High Availability
8 8 (2.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (2.14%) Scrum
9 7 (2.14%) MVC
9 7 (2.14%) PRINCE2
10 6 (1.83%) Service Management
10 6 (1.83%) Service Delivery
10 6 (1.83%) Content Management
10 6 (1.83%) Automated Testing
10 6 (1.83%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (1.53%) Validation
11 5 (1.53%) Customer Engagement
11 5 (1.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (1.22%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (15.90%) C#
2 19 (5.81%) SQL
3 16 (4.89%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.06%) C++
5 9 (2.75%) VB
6 5 (1.53%) VB.NET
6 5 (1.53%) VBScript
6 5 (1.53%) Java
6 5 (1.53%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.22%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.22%) Perl
7 4 (1.22%) VBA
7 4 (1.22%) Python
8 3 (0.92%) Ruby
8 3 (0.92%) PHP
9 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.61%) Korn
9 2 (0.61%) C
9 2 (0.61%) XAML
10 1 (0.31%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 141 (43.12%) Security Cleared
2 100 (30.58%) DV Cleared
3 50 (15.29%) SC Cleared
4 36 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (7.34%) MCSE
6 20 (6.12%) MCP
7 11 (3.36%) IBM Certification
8 10 (3.06%) MCTS
8 10 (3.06%) Degree
9 9 (2.75%) MCITP
10 5 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.22%) MCSD
12 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.92%) CCNP
12 3 (0.92%) CCNA
12 3 (0.92%) MCDST
13 2 (0.61%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.61%) CCIE
13 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.03%) SLA
2 5 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 136 (41.59%) Active Directory
2 57 (17.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.22%) XenApp
6 4 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.31%) vSphere
8 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 76 (23.24%) SCCM
2 16 (4.89%) SCOM
3 6 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.22%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.61%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.61%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (0.61%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.61%) BMC Performance Manager
6 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.61%) Puppet
6 2 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.31%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 165 (50.46%) Microsoft
2 43 (13.15%) VMware
3 28 (8.56%) HP
3 28 (8.56%) Citrix
4 16 (4.89%) Symantec
5 12 (3.67%) IBM
6 10 (3.06%) Cisco
7 8 (2.45%) Oracle
7 8 (2.45%) AppSense
8 5 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.53%) SAP
9 4 (1.22%) Lotus
10 3 (0.92%) NetApp
10 3 (0.92%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.92%) Remedy
10 3 (0.92%) Sophos
10 3 (0.92%) Lumension
11 2 (0.61%) Isilon
11 2 (0.61%) Novell
11 2 (0.61%) Juniper
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