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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 109 141 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.49% 16.67% 21.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.32% 63.23% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 64 83
Median daily rate £375 £409 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.20% +16.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £185 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £484 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 35 14
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £24.12 £21.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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
155 223 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.75% 26.36% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 110 103
Median daily rate £375 £417 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.07% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £263 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 36 15
Median hourly rate £24.06 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £24.12 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 161 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 152 (51.70%) Windows Server
3 112 (38.10%) Active Directory
4 84 (28.57%) Linux
5 75 (25.51%) MS Excel
6 71 (24.15%) DNS
7 70 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 55 (18.71%) VMware
9 53 (18.03%) .NET
10 51 (17.35%) ITIL
10 51 (17.35%) Microsoft Azure
11 50 (17.01%) Windows 7
12 49 (16.67%) C#
13 48 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 45 (15.31%) MS Office
15 43 (14.63%) Degree
16 42 (14.29%) Hyper-V
16 42 (14.29%) DHCP
17 41 (13.95%) TCP/IP
17 41 (13.95%) Firewall
17 41 (13.95%) PowerShell
18 40 (13.61%) SQL Server
19 39 (13.27%) MCSE
20 37 (12.59%) VPN
20 37 (12.59%) Security Cleared
20 37 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
21 36 (12.24%) Citrix
21 36 (12.24%) SLA
21 36 (12.24%) SQL
22 34 (11.56%) SCCM

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 27 (9.18%) IIS
2 22 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.78%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.04%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.70%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.36%) Drupal
6 4 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.36%) Joomla!
6 4 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.36%) WordPress
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 75 (25.51%) MS Excel
2 45 (15.31%) MS Office
3 8 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.46%) Office 365
3 6 (2.04%) PaaS
3 6 (2.04%) SaaS
4 5 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.70%) IaaS
5 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.34%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 71 (24.15%) DNS
2 42 (14.29%) DHCP
3 41 (13.95%) Firewall
3 41 (13.95%) TCP/IP
4 37 (12.59%) VPN
5 27 (9.18%) HTTP
6 25 (8.50%) IPsec
6 25 (8.50%) SAN
7 19 (6.46%) Internet
8 18 (6.12%) Skype
9 16 (5.44%) Network Security
9 16 (5.44%) Wireless
10 14 (4.76%) IPv6
11 13 (4.42%) WAN
12 12 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
12 12 (4.08%) Software-Defined Networking
13 10 (3.40%) BGP
13 10 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (3.40%) LAN
13 10 (3.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.40%) Big Data
2 10 (3.40%) Hadoop
2 10 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.04%) Datazen
6 5 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.36%) DB2
7 4 (1.36%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.68%) MySQL
9 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.34%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 13 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (4.42%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.38%) Fiddler
3 6 (2.04%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.70%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.70%) Xcode
5 3 (1.02%) Ant
5 3 (1.02%) Gradle
5 3 (1.02%) JIRA
5 3 (1.02%) Maven
6 2 (0.68%) MSI
6 2 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.68%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.34%) AppScan
7 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.34%) JUnit
7 1 (0.34%) Subversion
7 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (6.46%) Finance
1 19 (6.46%) German Language
2 18 (6.12%) Marketing
3 11 (3.74%) French Language
3 11 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.06%) Retail
5 7 (2.38%) Banking
6 6 (2.04%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.70%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (1.36%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.02%) Legal
10 2 (0.68%) Electronics
10 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.68%) Publishing
11 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 82 (27.89%) Support Engineer
2 33 (11.22%) Consultant
3 23 (7.82%) Developer
3 23 (7.82%) Field Engineer
4 19 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (6.46%) Linux Engineer
5 17 (5.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 17 (5.78%) Azure Engineer
5 17 (5.78%) Escalation Engineer
5 17 (5.78%) Windows Engineer
6 16 (5.44%) Architect
7 15 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (4.76%) Analyst
9 13 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.42%) Technical Support
9 13 (4.42%) Windows Support Engineer
10 12 (4.08%) Linux Support
10 12 (4.08%) Linux Support Engineer
10 12 (4.08%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (18.03%) .NET
2 25 (8.50%) XML
3 21 (7.14%) CSS
4 16 (5.44%) .NET Framework
5 15 (5.10%) ADO.NET
6 12 (4.08%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.72%) DCOM
7 8 (2.72%) HTML
8 7 (2.38%) WCF
9 6 (2.04%) ADO
9 6 (2.04%) Ajax
9 6 (2.04%) Autofac
9 6 (2.04%) Castle Windsor
9 6 (2.04%) Entity Framework
9 6 (2.04%) ODBC
9 6 (2.04%) OLE
9 6 (2.04%) OLE DB
9 6 (2.04%) Unity DI Container
9 6 (2.04%) WPF
9 6 (2.04%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.46%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.44%) PKI
2 16 (5.44%) Public Cloud
3 15 (5.10%) Clustering
3 15 (5.10%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.70%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.70%) BYOD
5 5 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.36%) Economics
6 4 (1.36%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.02%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.02%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 152 (51.70%) Windows Server
2 84 (28.57%) Linux
3 50 (17.01%) Windows 7
4 48 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (9.18%) Unix
7 20 (6.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.74%) Solaris
8 11 (3.74%) Windows 10
8 11 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.40%) Ubuntu
9 10 (3.40%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.72%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.04%) AIX
12 4 (1.36%) CentOS
13 1 (0.34%) Debian
13 1 (0.34%) Fedora
13 1 (0.34%) SUSE
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.35%) ITIL
2 25 (8.50%) Mentoring
3 22 (7.48%) Customer Engagement
4 21 (7.14%) Service Management
5 18 (6.12%) CRM
5 18 (6.12%) Incident Management
5 18 (6.12%) Load Balancing
6 16 (5.44%) Software Testing
7 14 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 14 (4.76%) Open Source
8 13 (4.42%) Configuration Management
8 13 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (4.08%) Migration
9 12 (4.08%) Presales
10 11 (3.74%) Data Protection
10 11 (3.74%) High Availability
10 11 (3.74%) Workflow
11 10 (3.40%) Identity Management
11 10 (3.40%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.67%) C#
2 41 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 36 (12.24%) SQL
4 28 (9.52%) Python
5 27 (9.18%) C++
6 20 (6.80%) VBScript
7 18 (6.12%) C
8 17 (5.78%) Java
8 17 (5.78%) VB
9 15 (5.10%) Ruby
10 14 (4.76%) JavaScript
11 12 (4.08%) T-SQL
11 12 (4.08%) VB.NET
12 11 (3.74%) PHP
13 9 (3.06%) Perl
14 5 (1.70%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.70%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.70%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.70%) XAML
15 4 (1.36%) R
Qualifications
1 70 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (14.63%) Degree
3 39 (13.27%) MCSE
4 37 (12.59%) Security Cleared
5 33 (11.22%) MCITP
6 22 (7.48%) MCTS
7 21 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (6.46%) CCNA
9 16 (5.44%) DV Cleared
9 16 (5.44%) MCSA
10 14 (4.76%) MCP
11 13 (4.42%) SC Cleared
12 12 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (3.74%) MCDST
14 10 (3.40%) MCSD
15 8 (2.72%) CCNP
16 7 (2.38%) CISSP
17 6 (2.04%) ISTQB
17 6 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 4 (1.36%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (12.24%) SLA
2 5 (1.70%) QA
3 4 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.68%) SDET
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 112 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 42 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 37 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.42%) UAG
4 13 (4.42%) vSphere
5 10 (3.40%) XenApp
6 9 (3.06%) ISA Server
6 9 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.04%) Terminal Server
7 6 (2.04%) XenServer
8 5 (1.70%) BitLocker
8 5 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.02%) vCloud
10 3 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (1.02%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.68%) KVM
11 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (11.56%) SCCM
2 27 (9.18%) WSUS
3 14 (4.76%) SCOM
4 10 (3.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (2.72%) Puppet
6 7 (2.38%) SCVMM
6 7 (2.38%) WMI
7 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.70%) Ansible
9 4 (1.36%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.02%) Perfmon
10 3 (1.02%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.02%) vMotion
11 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.68%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.68%) Nagios
11 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 161 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 55 (18.71%) VMware
3 36 (12.24%) Citrix
4 32 (10.88%) Cisco
5 24 (8.16%) Remedy
6 23 (7.82%) HP
7 18 (6.12%) Red Hat
8 16 (5.44%) IBM
9 13 (4.42%) Oracle
10 10 (3.40%) Dell
10 10 (3.40%) Juniper
11 9 (3.06%) EMC
11 9 (3.06%) Hitachi
12 8 (2.72%) Intel
13 7 (2.38%) F5
14 4 (1.36%) Huawei
14 4 (1.36%) Veritas
15 3 (1.02%) 3PAR
16 2 (0.68%) Blue Coat
16 2 (0.68%) Clearswift
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £25 - £28 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18 - £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago