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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 164 153 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.54% 15.22% 19.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.23% 78.06% 77.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 64 65
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£338 £278 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £16.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £18.40 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
218 196 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.32% 19.50% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 81 81
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 24
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £15.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £19.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 March 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 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 158 (50.80%) Active Directory
2 146 (46.95%) Microsoft
3 119 (38.26%) Security Cleared
4 116 (37.30%) Windows 7
5 82 (26.37%) DV Cleared
6 74 (23.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 62 (19.94%) VMware
8 62 (19.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (18.65%) ITIL
9 58 (18.65%) SC Cleared
10 55 (17.68%) SCCM
11 50 (16.08%) Linux
12 48 (15.43%) SQL
13 46 (14.79%) MS Excel
14 44 (14.15%) DNS
15 41 (13.18%) MCSE
16 39 (12.54%) HP
16 39 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
17 38 (12.22%) .NET
18 36 (11.58%) MS Exchange
18 36 (11.58%) Citrix
19 35 (11.25%) SLA
20 33 (10.61%) DHCP
20 33 (10.61%) SQL Server
20 33 (10.61%) Configuration Management
21 31 (9.97%) C#
22 30 (9.65%) MCP
22 30 (9.65%) MS Office
22 30 (9.65%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.72%) SharePoint
3 23 (7.40%) SharePoint Server
4 22 (7.07%) IIS
5 12 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (3.54%) IBM Notes
6 11 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.89%) Lync
7 9 (2.89%) CMS
8 8 (2.57%) GroupWise
9 6 (1.93%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.96%) Documentum
11 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.64%) Apache
12 2 (0.64%) Live Communications Server
12 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (14.79%) MS Excel
2 30 (9.65%) MS Office
3 12 (3.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Summit
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.54%) Office 365
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (14.15%) DNS
2 33 (10.61%) DHCP
3 28 (9.00%) TCP/IP
4 19 (6.11%) SAN
5 14 (4.50%) LAN
5 14 (4.50%) Firewall
6 12 (3.86%) WAN
7 8 (2.57%) POP3
7 8 (2.57%) SMTP
7 8 (2.57%) IMAP
8 7 (2.25%) VoIP
8 7 (2.25%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.93%) FTP
9 6 (1.93%) VPN
10 5 (1.61%) DMZ
11 4 (1.29%) Internet
11 4 (1.29%) PSTN
11 4 (1.29%) Wireless
12 3 (0.96%) NAS
12 3 (0.96%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (2.25%) MySQL
4 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.96%) EDRMS
5 3 (0.96%) IDOL
5 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.32%) DB2
6 1 (0.32%) OLAP
6 1 (0.32%) DTS
Development Applications
1 10 (3.22%) StarTeam
2 9 (2.89%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.61%) MSI
5 4 (1.29%) MSBuild
5 4 (1.29%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.96%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.96%) Subversion
7 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.64%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.64%) Selenium
8 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.32%) NuGet
8 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.32%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.32%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.32%) CruiseControl
General
1 8 (2.57%) Retail
2 7 (2.25%) Finance
3 3 (0.96%) Marketing
4 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.32%) Automotive
5 1 (0.32%) Games
5 1 (0.32%) Banking
5 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 55 (17.68%) Support Engineer
2 33 (10.61%) Analyst
3 32 (10.29%) Field Engineer
4 23 (7.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (6.75%) Desktop Engineer
6 20 (6.43%) Developer
7 18 (5.79%) Architect
8 17 (5.47%) Support Analyst
8 17 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (5.14%) Consultant
10 15 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (4.50%) Server Engineer
11 14 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (4.50%) Service Analyst
11 14 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (4.18%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (3.86%) Rollout Engineer
14 10 (3.22%) Integration Engineer
15 9 (2.89%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.22%) .NET
2 18 (5.79%) ASP.NET
3 17 (5.47%) XML
4 16 (5.14%) HTML
4 16 (5.14%) .NET Framework
5 15 (4.82%) Web Services
6 11 (3.54%) CSS
7 10 (3.22%) jQuery
8 8 (2.57%) Application Packaging
9 7 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (1.61%) Ajax
11 5 (1.61%) WF
12 4 (1.29%) WPF
12 4 (1.29%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.96%) WCF
13 3 (0.96%) SOAP
14 2 (0.64%) XSL
14 2 (0.64%) XSLT
14 2 (0.64%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.43%) Clustering
2 12 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.25%) PKI
4 6 (1.93%) Replication
4 6 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.29%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.29%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.96%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.64%) iPhone
8 2 (0.64%) User Experience
9 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.32%) DataPower
9 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.32%) Open Source
9 1 (0.32%) Kindle
9 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.32%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 116 (37.30%) Windows 7
2 74 (23.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 50 (16.08%) Linux
5 30 (9.65%) Windows XP
6 27 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (7.72%) UNIX
8 19 (6.11%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.29%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.29%) Solaris
11 3 (0.96%) AIX
11 3 (0.96%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.96%) VMS
12 1 (0.32%) Debian
12 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.32%) HPUX
12 1 (0.32%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.65%) ITIL
2 33 (10.61%) Configuration Management
3 25 (8.04%) Service Management
4 21 (6.75%) Customer Engagement
5 20 (6.43%) Migration
6 16 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (3.86%) MVC
8 12 (3.86%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (2.89%) Workflow
9 9 (2.89%) Network Management
10 7 (2.25%) TDD
11 6 (1.93%) Scrum
11 6 (1.93%) Incident Management
11 6 (1.93%) Service Delivery
11 6 (1.93%) Waterfall
12 5 (1.61%) Change Management
12 5 (1.61%) Web Development
13 4 (1.29%) Project Management
13 4 (1.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.43%) SQL
2 31 (9.97%) C#
3 25 (8.04%) PowerShell
4 22 (7.07%) VBScript
5 20 (6.43%) VB
6 18 (5.79%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.89%) Java
8 8 (2.57%) Perl
9 7 (2.25%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.25%) Korn
10 6 (1.93%) C
11 4 (1.29%) PHP
11 4 (1.29%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.96%) sed
12 3 (0.96%) C++
12 3 (0.96%) AWK
12 3 (0.96%) Ruby
12 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 119 (38.26%) Security Cleared
2 82 (26.37%) DV Cleared
3 62 (19.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (18.65%) SC Cleared
5 41 (13.18%) MCSE
6 30 (9.65%) MCP
7 28 (9.00%) Degree
8 25 (8.04%) MCTS
9 22 (7.07%) MCITP
10 6 (1.93%) HNC
11 5 (1.61%) CCNA
11 5 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.61%) VCP4
12 4 (1.29%) ISEB
12 4 (1.29%) CCA
13 3 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.96%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.64%) HND
14 2 (0.64%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.25%) SLA
2 2 (0.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.32%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) CDISC
System Software
1 158 (50.80%) Active Directory
2 39 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (8.36%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.89%) XenApp
6 7 (2.25%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.29%) NFS
7 4 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.96%) vSphere
8 3 (0.96%) XenServer
9 2 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 55 (17.68%) SCCM
2 25 (8.04%) SCOM
3 14 (4.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (3.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (3.22%) NetBackup
6 8 (2.57%) Nagios
7 7 (2.25%) WMI
7 7 (2.25%) MOM
7 7 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.93%) SCSM
9 4 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.64%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.32%) Netcool
12 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
12 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
12 1 (0.32%) Puppet
12 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 146 (46.95%) Microsoft
2 62 (19.94%) VMware
3 39 (12.54%) HP
4 36 (11.58%) Citrix
5 20 (6.43%) Oracle
5 20 (6.43%) Symantec
6 15 (4.82%) Cisco
7 14 (4.50%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.86%) Lotus
9 10 (3.22%) Borland
10 9 (2.89%) McAfee
11 8 (2.57%) Novell
12 7 (2.25%) EMC
12 7 (2.25%) Remedy
13 6 (1.93%) Altiris
13 6 (1.93%) Veritas
13 6 (1.93%) Isilon
14 4 (1.29%) Sitecore
14 4 (1.29%) NetApp
15 3 (0.96%) Meridio
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