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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 190 172 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.48% 16.10% 18.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.35% 78.54% 77.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 87 56
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 19
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.13 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% -45.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.35 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £18.85 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
278 219 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.04% 20.51% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 109 71
Average daily rate £375 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 20
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -46.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.24 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 155 (48.14%) Active Directory
2 152 (47.20%) Microsoft
3 134 (41.61%) Windows 7
4 128 (39.75%) Security Cleared
5 85 (26.40%) DV Cleared
6 68 (21.12%) SCCM
7 63 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (18.32%) ITIL
9 57 (17.70%) Linux
9 57 (17.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (17.70%) SC Cleared
10 55 (17.08%) VMware
11 53 (16.46%) MS Excel
12 52 (16.15%) .NET
12 52 (16.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 46 (14.29%) C#
14 44 (13.66%) SQL
15 40 (12.42%) MS Office
15 40 (12.42%) DNS
16 35 (10.87%) MCSE
17 34 (10.56%) HP
17 34 (10.56%) Configuration Management
18 31 (9.63%) Windows XP
18 31 (9.63%) MS Exchange
18 31 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (9.01%) SLA
19 29 (9.01%) Citrix
20 28 (8.70%) SQL Server
20 28 (8.70%) Hyper-V
21 27 (8.39%) Degree

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 31 (9.63%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.14%) IIS
3 21 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 19 (5.90%) SharePoint Server
5 14 (4.35%) CMS
6 12 (3.73%) IBM Notes
7 11 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (2.48%) Lync
8 8 (2.48%) GroupWise
9 6 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.86%) Node.js
9 6 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.24%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.93%) Documentum
11 3 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.62%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 53 (16.46%) MS Excel
2 40 (12.42%) MS Office
3 12 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Maximo
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.73%) Office 365
2 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.42%) DNS
2 25 (7.76%) DHCP
3 23 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.97%) SAN
5 13 (4.04%) Firewall
6 9 (2.80%) LAN
6 9 (2.80%) SMTP
7 8 (2.48%) IMAP
7 8 (2.48%) WAN
7 8 (2.48%) POP3
8 6 (1.86%) Ethernet
9 5 (1.55%) FTP
9 5 (1.55%) VoIP
9 5 (1.55%) Internet
10 4 (1.24%) PSTN
10 4 (1.24%) HTTP
11 3 (0.93%) VPN
11 3 (0.93%) SSL
11 3 (0.93%) DMZ
11 3 (0.93%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.86%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (1.86%) MySQL
5 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.24%) MS Access
5 4 (1.24%) DB2
6 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.62%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.62%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.11%) StarTeam
1 10 (3.11%) MSI
2 9 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.48%) Selenium
4 6 (1.86%) MSTest
4 6 (1.86%) NUnit
4 6 (1.86%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.24%) MSBuild
5 4 (1.24%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.93%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.93%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.62%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.62%) Subversion
7 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.31%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.31%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.31%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 7 (2.17%) Finance
2 5 (1.55%) Retail
3 2 (0.62%) Banking
3 2 (0.62%) Marketing
3 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.62%) Publishing
4 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.31%) Automotive
4 1 (0.31%) Games
4 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 55 (17.08%) Support Engineer
2 33 (10.25%) Analyst
3 25 (7.76%) Field Engineer
4 24 (7.45%) Developer
5 23 (7.14%) Applications Packager
6 22 (6.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (4.97%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (4.97%) Architect
8 15 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 15 (4.66%) Rollout Engineer
9 13 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (4.04%) Server Engineer
9 13 (4.04%) Consultant
10 12 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (3.73%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (3.11%) Desktop Support
12 10 (3.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (16.15%) .NET
2 22 (6.83%) ASP.NET
2 22 (6.83%) HTML
3 16 (4.97%) .NET Framework
4 15 (4.66%) jQuery
4 15 (4.66%) CSS
5 14 (4.35%) XML
6 12 (3.73%) Application Packaging
7 11 (3.42%) Web Services
8 10 (3.11%) AngularJS
9 8 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.86%) Entity Framework
10 6 (1.86%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (1.55%) WPF
11 5 (1.55%) WF
11 5 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.24%) Ajax
13 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 2 (0.62%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.28%) Clustering
2 11 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.80%) PKI
4 5 (1.55%) Replication
4 5 (1.55%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.24%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.93%) Cryptography
6 3 (0.93%) User Experience
7 2 (0.62%) iSeries
7 2 (0.62%) iPhone
7 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.62%) AS400
7 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.31%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.31%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.31%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 134 (41.61%) Windows 7
2 63 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (17.70%) Linux
4 52 (16.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (9.63%) Windows XP
6 20 (6.21%) UNIX
6 20 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.97%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.55%) AIX
10 4 (1.24%) Windows Phone
10 4 (1.24%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.24%) VMS
11 3 (0.93%) Solaris
11 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.62%) zOS
13 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.31%) HPUX
13 1 (0.31%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.32%) ITIL
2 34 (10.56%) Configuration Management
3 27 (8.39%) Migration
4 24 (7.45%) Service Management
5 23 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
6 22 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (3.73%) Scrum
9 12 (3.73%) MVC
10 9 (2.80%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.80%) Network Management
11 7 (2.17%) TDD
11 7 (2.17%) Content Management
11 7 (2.17%) Waterfall
12 6 (1.86%) Automated Testing
12 6 (1.86%) Workflow
13 5 (1.55%) PRINCE2
13 5 (1.55%) Problem Management
14 4 (1.24%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.29%) C#
2 44 (13.66%) SQL
3 24 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 22 (6.83%) VBScript
6 21 (6.52%) VB
7 8 (2.48%) Java
8 6 (1.86%) C++
9 5 (1.55%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.24%) VBA
11 3 (0.93%) C
11 3 (0.93%) Perl
11 3 (0.93%) PHP
11 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.93%) Korn
12 2 (0.62%) sed
12 2 (0.62%) Ruby
12 2 (0.62%) XAML
12 2 (0.62%) AWK
13 1 (0.31%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 128 (39.75%) Security Cleared
2 85 (26.40%) DV Cleared
3 57 (17.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (17.70%) SC Cleared
4 35 (10.87%) MCSE
5 27 (8.39%) Degree
6 26 (8.07%) MCP
6 26 (8.07%) MCTS
7 25 (7.76%) MCITP
8 6 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.55%) CCNA
10 4 (1.24%) HNC
10 4 (1.24%) ISEB
10 4 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.93%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.93%) MCSD
11 3 (0.93%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.62%) HND
12 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.01%) SLA
2 2 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 155 (48.14%) Active Directory
2 31 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (2.48%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.55%) XenApp
7 3 (0.93%) XenServer
7 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.62%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.31%) NFS
9 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 68 (21.12%) SCCM
2 26 (8.07%) SCOM
3 15 (4.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (3.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (2.48%) WMI
6 7 (2.17%) MOM
6 7 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.86%) SCSM
8 5 (1.55%) Nagios
8 5 (1.55%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.62%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.62%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.31%) Netcool
11 1 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 152 (47.20%) Microsoft
2 55 (17.08%) VMware
3 34 (10.56%) HP
4 29 (9.01%) Citrix
5 19 (5.90%) Oracle
6 15 (4.66%) Cisco
7 14 (4.35%) Symantec
8 13 (4.04%) Lotus
9 10 (3.11%) Borland
10 9 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.80%) McAfee
11 8 (2.48%) Novell
12 6 (1.86%) Remedy
13 5 (1.55%) EMC
14 4 (1.24%) Sitecore
14 4 (1.24%) Isilon
14 4 (1.24%) Altiris
14 4 (1.24%) AppSense
14 4 (1.24%) Cognos
14 4 (1.24%) Veritas
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