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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 130 143 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.36% 16.38% 18.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.81% 71.14% 79.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 77 62
Average daily rate £333 £296 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.33% -3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £139 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 14
Average hourly rate £55.55 £18.75 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+196.26% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.85 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £55.65 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
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
261 201 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.82% 23.02% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 107 88
Average daily rate £388 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 14
Average hourly rate £55.55 £21.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.37% +38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £55.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 150 (53.38%) Microsoft
2 132 (46.98%) Active Directory
3 105 (37.37%) Windows Server
4 81 (28.83%) Windows 7
5 69 (24.56%) VMware
6 65 (23.13%) Security Cleared
7 56 (19.93%) DNS
8 53 (18.86%) DV Cleared
9 47 (16.73%) Linux
10 45 (16.01%) SCCM
11 43 (15.30%) Citrix
12 42 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 42 (14.95%) MS Excel
13 39 (13.88%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (13.52%) SQL Server
15 37 (13.17%) TCP/IP
16 36 (12.81%) DHCP
16 36 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
17 34 (12.10%) C#
17 34 (12.10%) ITIL
18 33 (11.74%) MS Office
19 30 (10.68%) SQL
19 30 (10.68%) .NET
20 29 (10.32%) MCSE
20 29 (10.32%) Windows XP
20 29 (10.32%) HP
21 28 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
22 27 (9.61%) Unix
23 26 (9.25%) Hyper-V
24 25 (8.90%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 24 (8.54%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.34%) IIS
4 14 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.14%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.71%) Apache
9 2 (0.71%) CMS
10 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.36%) CICS
10 1 (0.36%) Confluence
10 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.36%) Node.js
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 42 (14.95%) MS Excel
2 33 (11.74%) MS Office
3 12 (4.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.36%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.47%) Office 365
2 12 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.71%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (19.93%) DNS
2 37 (13.17%) TCP/IP
3 36 (12.81%) DHCP
4 25 (8.90%) Firewall
5 20 (7.12%) SAN
6 12 (4.27%) Wireless
7 11 (3.91%) LAN
8 10 (3.56%) Skype
8 10 (3.56%) WAN
9 9 (3.20%) HTTP
10 8 (2.85%) Ethernet
11 7 (2.49%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.49%) Network Security
11 7 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (2.14%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (2.14%) MPLS
12 6 (2.14%) SSL
12 6 (2.14%) VoIP
12 6 (2.14%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.49%) DB2
5 5 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.78%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.42%) MySQL
6 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.71%) Big Data
7 2 (0.71%) Datazen
7 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.78%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.07%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.07%) Subversion
3 3 (1.07%) Xcode
4 2 (0.71%) MSI
4 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.36%) JIRA
5 1 (0.36%) JUnit
5 1 (0.36%) Maven
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
General
1 19 (6.76%) Finance
2 8 (2.85%) Retail
2 8 (2.85%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.14%) Banking
4 5 (1.78%) French Language
4 5 (1.78%) German Language
5 4 (1.42%) Marketing
6 3 (1.07%) Publishing
7 2 (0.71%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 74 (26.33%) Support Engineer
2 41 (14.59%) Windows Engineer
3 27 (9.61%) Consultant
4 25 (8.90%) Developer
5 20 (7.12%) Analyst
5 20 (7.12%) Desktop Support
6 18 (6.41%) Windows Support Engineer
7 17 (6.05%) Applications Packager
8 16 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (5.69%) Architect
8 16 (5.69%) DV Cleared Application Packager
8 16 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 14 (4.98%) Active Directory Engineer
9 14 (4.98%) Field Engineer
9 14 (4.98%) Windows Server Engineer
10 13 (4.63%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (4.27%) Service Analyst
11 12 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.68%) .NET
2 10 (3.56%) CSS
3 9 (3.20%) Web Services
4 8 (2.85%) HTML
5 7 (2.49%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.49%) Middleware
6 6 (2.14%) JMS
6 6 (2.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (2.14%) XML
7 5 (1.78%) Ajax
7 5 (1.78%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.78%) Entity Framework
7 5 (1.78%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (1.78%) jQuery
8 4 (1.42%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (1.07%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.07%) ATL
9 3 (1.07%) POCO
10 2 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.34%) Clustering
3 12 (4.27%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.14%) DataPower
4 6 (2.14%) PKI
4 6 (2.14%) Replication
5 5 (1.78%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.42%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.07%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.07%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.07%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.07%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.07%) W3C
8 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 105 (37.37%) Windows Server
2 81 (28.83%) Windows 7
3 47 (16.73%) Linux
4 39 (13.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (10.32%) Windows XP
6 28 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (9.61%) Unix
8 18 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (6.05%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.91%) Solaris
11 10 (3.56%) Windows 10
12 9 (3.20%) AIX
13 8 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (2.14%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.42%) SUSE
16 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
16 3 (1.07%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.71%) Android
17 2 (0.71%) NetWare
18 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.10%) ITIL
2 19 (6.76%) Migration
3 18 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (5.34%) Configuration Management
5 14 (4.98%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (4.27%) Incident Management
7 11 (3.91%) CRM
7 11 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (3.56%) Service Management
9 9 (3.20%) Data Management
9 9 (3.20%) Data Protection
9 9 (3.20%) High Availability
10 8 (2.85%) Data Modelling
10 8 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (2.85%) MVC
10 8 (2.85%) Problem Management
10 8 (2.85%) Workflow
11 7 (2.49%) Identity Management
11 7 (2.49%) Security Management
11 7 (2.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (12.10%) C#
2 30 (10.68%) SQL
3 24 (8.54%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.56%) C++
5 9 (3.20%) C
5 9 (3.20%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.85%) Python
7 6 (2.14%) Java
7 6 (2.14%) Perl
8 5 (1.78%) Ruby
9 4 (1.42%) AWK
9 4 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.42%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.42%) PHP
9 4 (1.42%) sed
9 4 (1.42%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.42%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.42%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.07%) VB
10 3 (1.07%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (23.13%) Security Cleared
2 53 (18.86%) DV Cleared
3 42 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (10.32%) MCSE
5 19 (6.76%) Degree
6 14 (4.98%) MCITP
7 13 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (4.27%) MCP
9 11 (3.91%) CCNA
10 9 (3.20%) SC Cleared
11 7 (2.49%) MCDST
11 7 (2.49%) MCTS
12 6 (2.14%) DBS Check
12 6 (2.14%) HNC
12 6 (2.14%) IBM Certification
12 6 (2.14%) RHCSA
13 5 (1.78%) MCSA
14 4 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.07%) ACMT
15 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.19%) SLA
2 4 (1.42%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) SDET
System Software
1 132 (46.98%) Active Directory
2 36 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (9.25%) Hyper-V
4 19 (6.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (4.27%) XenApp
6 9 (3.20%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.85%) vSphere
8 6 (2.14%) BitLocker
8 6 (2.14%) ISA Server
8 6 (2.14%) UAG
9 5 (1.78%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.78%) XenServer
10 4 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.71%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.36%) NFS
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 45 (16.01%) SCCM
2 18 (6.41%) WSUS
3 8 (2.85%) SCOM
4 6 (2.14%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.42%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.42%) Nagios
7 3 (1.07%) Puppet
7 3 (1.07%) vMotion
7 3 (1.07%) vRealize
8 2 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.71%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.71%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 150 (53.38%) Microsoft
2 69 (24.56%) VMware
3 43 (15.30%) Citrix
4 29 (10.32%) HP
5 18 (6.41%) Remedy
6 16 (5.69%) IBM
7 15 (5.34%) Cisco
8 13 (4.63%) Oracle
9 10 (3.56%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.20%) EMC
11 6 (2.14%) Altiris
11 6 (2.14%) Juniper
11 6 (2.14%) SAP
12 5 (1.78%) Dell
12 5 (1.78%) Symantec
13 4 (1.42%) Apple
13 4 (1.42%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.42%) Hitachi
13 4 (1.42%) Intel
14 3 (1.07%) 3PAR
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