The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 82 152 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.50% 14.84% 16.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.94% 64.41% 74.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 86 70
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £195 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
- +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 23
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.90 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.27% +81.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £16.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £30.90 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.81 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.46% -3.12%
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
144 236 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.20% 23.05% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 149 102
Median daily rate £375 £420 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +26.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 23
Median hourly rate £43.28 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.06% +81.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 September 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 24 September 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Windows.

1 89 (49.17%) Microsoft
2 79 (43.65%) Windows Server
3 75 (41.44%) Active Directory
4 50 (27.62%) Linux
5 41 (22.65%) MS Excel
6 39 (21.55%) MS Office
7 33 (18.23%) VMware
8 29 (16.02%) ITIL
8 29 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (16.02%) DNS
9 28 (15.47%) HP
10 26 (14.36%) SLA
10 26 (14.36%) SCCM
11 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (13.81%) Windows 7
12 24 (13.26%) DHCP
12 24 (13.26%) Citrix
13 23 (12.71%) SQL
13 23 (12.71%) Finance
14 22 (12.15%) .NET
14 22 (12.15%) PowerShell
14 22 (12.15%) Security Cleared
14 22 (12.15%) Degree
15 21 (11.60%) Hyper-V
15 21 (11.60%) Microsoft Azure
16 20 (11.05%) C#
17 19 (10.50%) Unix
17 19 (10.50%) TCP/IP
17 19 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (10.50%) Office 365

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (8.29%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.18%) IIS
3 10 (5.52%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.21%) Drupal
4 4 (2.21%) Joomla!
4 4 (2.21%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.21%) WordPress
5 3 (1.66%) Documentum
5 3 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.55%) CMS
7 1 (0.55%) Confluence
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (22.65%) MS Excel
2 39 (21.55%) MS Office
3 9 (4.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (10.50%) Office 365
3 5 (2.76%) PaaS
3 5 (2.76%) SaaS
4 4 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.21%) IaaS
4 4 (2.21%) Yammer
5 2 (1.10%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.55%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.02%) DNS
2 24 (13.26%) DHCP
3 19 (10.50%) TCP/IP
4 18 (9.94%) VPN
5 16 (8.84%) Firewall
6 14 (7.73%) HTTP
6 14 (7.73%) IPsec
7 12 (6.63%) Internet
7 12 (6.63%) Network Security
8 10 (5.52%) SAN
8 10 (5.52%) VLAN
9 9 (4.97%) WAN
10 8 (4.42%) MPLS
11 7 (3.87%) LAN
12 6 (3.31%) Skype
12 6 (3.31%) Software-Defined Networking
13 5 (2.76%) IPv6
13 5 (2.76%) SSL
14 4 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (1.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.31%) DB2
2 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.21%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.55%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.55%) MySQL
5 1 (0.55%) Power BI
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.31%) ClearCase
3 5 (2.76%) Ant
3 5 (2.76%) ClearQuest
3 5 (2.76%) Maven
3 5 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.21%) JIRA
5 2 (1.10%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.10%) MSI
5 2 (1.10%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.55%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.55%) JUnit
General
1 23 (12.71%) Finance
2 17 (9.39%) Marketing
3 8 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.87%) Banking
4 7 (3.87%) German Language
5 5 (2.76%) Retail
6 3 (1.66%) Law
7 2 (1.10%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (24.86%) Support Engineer
2 22 (12.15%) Consultant
3 17 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (8.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 14 (7.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (6.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 12 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (6.63%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (6.08%) Architect
7 11 (6.08%) Desktop Support
8 10 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (4.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 9 (4.97%) Escalation Engineer
9 9 (4.97%) IT Engineer
9 9 (4.97%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) Developer
10 8 (4.42%) Field Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.15%) .NET
2 12 (6.63%) HTML
2 12 (6.63%) XML
3 10 (5.52%) CSS
4 9 (4.97%) .NET Framework
4 9 (4.97%) DCOM
5 6 (3.31%) CGI
6 5 (2.76%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.21%) Node.js
8 3 (1.66%) JSON
8 3 (1.66%) MSMQ
9 2 (1.10%) ADO.NET
9 2 (1.10%) COM
9 2 (1.10%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.10%) RESTful
9 2 (1.10%) Web Services
9 2 (1.10%) Worklight
9 2 (1.10%) WPF
10 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.84%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.97%) Clustering
3 8 (4.42%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.42%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.21%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.21%) Economics
5 4 (2.21%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.66%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.66%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.66%) PKI
6 3 (1.66%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.10%) BYOD
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.55%) FMCG
8 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (43.65%) Windows Server
2 50 (27.62%) Linux
3 25 (13.81%) Windows 7
3 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (10.50%) Unix
5 13 (7.18%) AIX
5 13 (7.18%) Solaris
5 13 (7.18%) Windows 10
6 11 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.42%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.31%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.21%) Android
10 4 (2.21%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.02%) ITIL
2 10 (5.52%) Configuration Management
2 10 (5.52%) Load Balancing
2 10 (5.52%) Mentoring
2 10 (5.52%) Software Testing
3 9 (4.97%) CRM
3 9 (4.97%) Migration
4 8 (4.42%) Project Management
5 7 (3.87%) Data Protection
5 7 (3.87%) Service Management
6 6 (3.31%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (3.31%) SIEM
6 6 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (2.76%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (2.76%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (2.76%) Data Privacy
7 5 (2.76%) Service Delivery
7 5 (2.76%) Validation
7 5 (2.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.71%) SQL
2 22 (12.15%) PowerShell
3 20 (11.05%) C#
4 15 (8.29%) VBScript
5 11 (6.08%) C++
5 11 (6.08%) VB
6 9 (4.97%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.42%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.31%) C
8 6 (3.31%) Java
8 6 (3.31%) Perl
8 6 (3.31%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.76%) PHP
9 5 (2.76%) Python
10 4 (2.21%) VB6
11 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.10%) Ruby
12 2 (1.10%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (12.15%) Degree
2 22 (12.15%) Security Cleared
3 17 (9.39%) MCSE
4 14 (7.73%) DV Cleared
5 12 (6.63%) MCP
6 10 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.97%) CCNA
8 8 (4.42%) MCITP
8 8 (4.42%) MCSA
9 6 (3.31%) MCTS
9 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.76%) CCNP
11 4 (2.21%) CCIE
12 3 (1.66%) CCA
12 3 (1.66%) CISSP
12 3 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.66%) MCSD
12 3 (1.66%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.36%) SLA
2 4 (2.21%) QA
3 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) SDET
System Software
1 75 (41.44%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.60%) Hyper-V
3 19 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.31%) XenApp
5 4 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.66%) vSphere
7 2 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.10%) XenServer
8 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.55%) Firmware
8 1 (0.55%) iptables
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.55%) NFS
8 1 (0.55%) Postfix
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (14.36%) SCCM
2 14 (7.73%) WSUS
3 9 (4.97%) SCOM
4 7 (3.87%) WMI
5 6 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.21%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.66%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.66%) Perfmon
7 3 (1.66%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.10%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.55%) Ansible
9 1 (0.55%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.55%) Puppet
9 1 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 89 (49.17%) Microsoft
2 33 (18.23%) VMware
3 28 (15.47%) HP
4 24 (13.26%) Citrix
5 17 (9.39%) Cisco
6 15 (8.29%) IBM
6 15 (8.29%) Oracle
7 7 (3.87%) Dell
7 7 (3.87%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.31%) EMC
9 5 (2.76%) NetApp
10 4 (2.21%) Huawei
11 3 (1.66%) Hitachi
11 3 (1.66%) Intel
11 3 (1.66%) Juniper
11 3 (1.66%) Veritas
12 2 (1.10%) Altiris
12 2 (1.10%) Apple
12 2 (1.10%) Remedy
12 2 (1.10%) Samsung
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