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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 155 190 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.26% 19.04% 18.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.52% 82.61% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 87 63
Average daily rate
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£375 £313 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £186 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 12
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.25 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.31% -24.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.65 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.63%
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
233 230 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.95% 23.05% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 105 83
Average daily rate £395 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £185 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 13
Average hourly rate £18.55 £15.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% -23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £14.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £18.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £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 26 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 167 (52.52%) Microsoft
2 149 (46.86%) Active Directory
3 147 (46.23%) Windows 7
4 145 (45.60%) Security Cleared
5 99 (31.13%) DV Cleared
6 73 (22.96%) SCCM
7 64 (20.13%) SC Cleared
8 57 (17.92%) .NET
8 57 (17.92%) MS Excel
9 56 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (16.98%) C#
11 52 (16.35%) ITIL
12 51 (16.04%) Microsoft Certification
13 49 (15.41%) VMware
14 47 (14.78%) Linux
15 43 (13.52%) MS Office
16 42 (13.21%) Windows XP
17 41 (12.89%) Microsoft App-V
18 40 (12.58%) Windows Server 2003
19 35 (11.01%) DNS
20 34 (10.69%) Configuration Management
21 33 (10.38%) MS Exchange
22 32 (10.06%) SQL
23 31 (9.75%) MCSE
24 29 (9.12%) HP
24 29 (9.12%) Migration
25 27 (8.49%) SLA
25 27 (8.49%) MCP
26 25 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
27 24 (7.55%) JavaScript

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 33 (10.38%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.35%) IIS
4 16 (5.03%) SharePoint Server
5 14 (4.40%) CMS
6 11 (3.46%) IBM Notes
7 9 (2.83%) Lync
8 8 (2.52%) GroupWise
8 8 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.89%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (1.89%) Node.js
11 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.94%) Documentum
Applications
1 57 (17.92%) MS Excel
2 43 (13.52%) MS Office
3 15 (4.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Maximo
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.09%) Office 365
2 12 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.01%) DNS
2 22 (6.92%) TCP/IP
3 19 (5.97%) DHCP
4 12 (3.77%) SAN
5 10 (3.14%) Firewall
6 9 (2.83%) SMTP
7 8 (2.52%) POP3
7 8 (2.52%) LAN
7 8 (2.52%) WAN
7 8 (2.52%) IMAP
8 6 (1.89%) Internet
9 5 (1.57%) VoIP
9 5 (1.57%) HTTP
9 5 (1.57%) SSL
9 5 (1.57%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.26%) PSTN
11 2 (0.63%) PBX
11 2 (0.63%) ISDN
11 2 (0.63%) FTP
11 2 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.89%) DB2
3 6 (1.89%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.26%) MS Access
5 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.94%) MySQL
6 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (5.03%) MSI
2 8 (2.52%) StarTeam
2 8 (2.52%) Selenium
2 8 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.89%) NUnit
3 6 (1.89%) MSTest
4 4 (1.26%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.94%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.94%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.94%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.94%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.63%) Subversion
7 1 (0.31%) NuGet
7 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (2.20%) Finance
2 3 (0.94%) Retail
2 3 (0.94%) Marketing
3 2 (0.63%) Publishing
3 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.63%) Banking
4 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.31%) Billing
4 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.31%) Back Office
4 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 51 (16.04%) Support Engineer
2 35 (11.01%) Applications Packager
3 29 (9.12%) Analyst
4 25 (7.86%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (7.55%) Developer
6 21 (6.60%) Field Engineer
7 19 (5.97%) Rollout Engineer
7 19 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 17 (5.35%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (3.77%) Server Engineer
10 11 (3.46%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (3.46%) Service Analyst
10 11 (3.46%) Desktop Support
10 11 (3.46%) Consultant
10 11 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.14%) Web Developer
12 9 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (2.52%) Architect
13 8 (2.52%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.92%) .NET
2 22 (6.92%) HTML
2 22 (6.92%) ASP.NET
3 18 (5.66%) Application Packaging
4 15 (4.72%) CSS
5 13 (4.09%) jQuery
5 13 (4.09%) Web Services
6 12 (3.77%) .NET Framework
7 11 (3.46%) XML
8 9 (2.83%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (1.89%) Entity Framework
10 6 (1.89%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (1.57%) WPF
11 5 (1.57%) WF
12 3 (0.94%) Ajax
12 3 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.09%) Clustering
1 13 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.83%) PKI
3 5 (1.57%) Replication
3 5 (1.57%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.26%) User Experience
4 4 (1.26%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.26%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.26%) Cryptography
5 3 (0.94%) DataPower
5 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
5 3 (0.94%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.63%) AS400
6 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.63%) iPhone
6 2 (0.63%) iSeries
6 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 147 (46.23%) Windows 7
2 56 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (14.78%) Linux
4 42 (13.21%) Windows XP
5 40 (12.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (6.92%) Windows 8
7 14 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (3.77%) UNIX
9 7 (2.20%) Windows Phone
9 7 (2.20%) AIX
10 6 (1.89%) Solaris
11 4 (1.26%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.94%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.63%) SUSE
13 2 (0.63%) zOS
13 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.35%) ITIL
2 34 (10.69%) Configuration Management
3 29 (9.12%) Migration
4 20 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (6.29%) Service Management
5 18 (5.66%) Customer Engagement
6 12 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (3.77%) MVC
7 10 (3.14%) Scrum
7 10 (3.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (2.83%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.20%) Network Management
9 7 (2.20%) TDD
9 7 (2.20%) Content Management
10 6 (1.89%) Automated Testing
10 6 (1.89%) Waterfall
11 5 (1.57%) Problem Management
11 5 (1.57%) Project Management
11 5 (1.57%) PRINCE2
11 5 (1.57%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (16.98%) C#
2 32 (10.06%) SQL
3 24 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 17 (5.35%) VB
5 16 (5.03%) VBScript
5 16 (5.03%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.83%) Java
6 9 (2.83%) C++
7 6 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.26%) VBA
9 3 (0.94%) XAML
9 3 (0.94%) C
9 3 (0.94%) PHP
10 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.63%) Perl
10 2 (0.63%) Korn
10 2 (0.63%) Ruby
10 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.31%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 145 (45.60%) Security Cleared
2 99 (31.13%) DV Cleared
3 64 (20.13%) SC Cleared
4 51 (16.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (9.75%) MCSE
6 27 (8.49%) MCP
7 22 (6.92%) Degree
8 21 (6.60%) MCTS
9 20 (6.29%) MCITP
10 4 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.26%) MCSD
11 3 (0.94%) ISEB
11 3 (0.94%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.63%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.63%) CCNP
12 2 (0.63%) CCNA
12 2 (0.63%) HND
12 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.49%) SLA
2 2 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 149 (46.86%) Active Directory
2 41 (12.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 25 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (7.23%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.83%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.26%) XenApp
6 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.63%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.31%) vSphere
8 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 73 (22.96%) SCCM
2 22 (6.92%) SCOM
3 14 (4.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.89%) MOM
7 5 (1.57%) WMI
8 3 (0.94%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.94%) SCSM
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.31%) Puppet
10 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.31%) Netcool
Vendors
1 167 (52.52%) Microsoft
2 49 (15.41%) VMware
3 29 (9.12%) HP
4 23 (7.23%) Citrix
5 17 (5.35%) Symantec
6 14 (4.40%) Oracle
7 13 (4.09%) Cisco
8 12 (3.77%) Lotus
9 9 (2.83%) McAfee
10 8 (2.52%) Borland
10 8 (2.52%) Novell
11 6 (1.89%) AppSense
12 5 (1.57%) EMC
13 4 (1.26%) IBM
13 4 (1.26%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.94%) NetApp
15 2 (0.63%) Red Hat
15 2 (0.63%) Avaya
15 2 (0.63%) Nortel
15 2 (0.63%) SAP
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