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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 187 147 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.53% 14.45% 21.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.48% 79.03% 79.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 69 63
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£325 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £433 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 21
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% -23.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
258 186 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.57% 18.29% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 84 77
Average daily rate £350 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 22
Average hourly rate £16.53 £15.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% -23.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (47.99%) Active Directory
2 152 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 130 (40.25%) Security Cleared
4 122 (37.77%) Windows 7
5 85 (26.32%) DV Cleared
6 67 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (20.74%) SCCM
7 62 (19.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (18.58%) SC Cleared
9 59 (18.27%) VMware
9 59 (18.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 55 (17.03%) ITIL
11 53 (16.41%) MS Excel
12 51 (15.79%) .NET
13 48 (14.86%) SQL
13 48 (14.86%) Linux
14 45 (13.93%) C#
15 41 (12.69%) DNS
16 36 (11.15%) MCSE
16 36 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
17 35 (10.84%) MS Office
17 35 (10.84%) HP
18 34 (10.53%) MS Exchange
19 33 (10.22%) SLA
20 32 (9.91%) SQL Server
20 32 (9.91%) Configuration Management
21 31 (9.60%) Windows XP
21 31 (9.60%) Citrix
22 30 (9.29%) Hyper-V
23 29 (8.98%) Degree

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 34 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.43%) IIS
3 22 (6.81%) SharePoint Server
4 21 (6.50%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.02%) CMS
6 12 (3.72%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (3.41%) IBM Notes
8 10 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (2.48%) Lync
9 8 (2.48%) GroupWise
10 6 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.55%) Node.js
12 4 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.93%) Documentum
13 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (16.41%) MS Excel
2 35 (10.84%) MS Office
3 10 (3.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Summit
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.79%) Office 365
2 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.69%) DNS
2 27 (8.36%) DHCP
3 25 (7.74%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.57%) SAN
5 16 (4.95%) Firewall
6 12 (3.72%) LAN
7 11 (3.41%) WAN
8 8 (2.48%) POP3
8 8 (2.48%) SMTP
8 8 (2.48%) IMAP
9 7 (2.17%) Ethernet
10 6 (1.86%) FTP
11 5 (1.55%) DMZ
11 5 (1.55%) Internet
11 5 (1.55%) VoIP
12 4 (1.24%) HTTP
12 4 (1.24%) PSTN
13 3 (0.93%) VPN
13 3 (0.93%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.86%) MySQL
5 5 (1.55%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.93%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.93%) IDOL
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.93%) MS Access
8 2 (0.62%) DB2
8 2 (0.62%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.31%) OLAP
9 1 (0.31%) DTS
Development Applications
1 10 (3.10%) StarTeam
2 9 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.79%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.48%) MSI
4 7 (2.17%) Selenium
5 5 (1.55%) MSTest
5 5 (1.55%) NUnit
6 4 (1.24%) MSBuild
6 4 (1.24%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.93%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.62%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.62%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.62%) Subversion
9 1 (0.31%) NuGet
9 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (3.10%) Finance
2 7 (2.17%) Retail
3 3 (0.93%) Marketing
4 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.62%) Banking
5 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.31%) Automotive
5 1 (0.31%) Publishing
5 1 (0.31%) Games
5 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 54 (16.72%) Support Engineer
2 28 (8.67%) Analyst
2 28 (8.67%) Field Engineer
3 25 (7.74%) Developer
4 20 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (5.57%) Applications Packager
7 17 (5.26%) Architect
7 17 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (4.64%) Rollout Engineer
9 14 (4.33%) Consultant
9 14 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (4.02%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (3.72%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (3.72%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.10%) Integration Engineer
13 9 (2.79%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.79%) .NET
2 23 (7.12%) ASP.NET
3 21 (6.50%) HTML
4 18 (5.57%) .NET Framework
5 16 (4.95%) XML
6 14 (4.33%) CSS
6 14 (4.33%) jQuery
7 13 (4.02%) Web Services
8 11 (3.41%) Application Packaging
9 9 (2.79%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (1.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 5 (1.55%) WPF
13 5 (1.55%) WF
13 5 (1.55%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (1.24%) Ajax
15 3 (0.93%) WCF
16 2 (0.62%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.19%) Clustering
2 12 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.48%) PKI
4 5 (1.55%) Replication
4 5 (1.55%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.93%) Cryptography
6 3 (0.93%) User Experience
7 2 (0.62%) iPhone
8 1 (0.31%) DataPower
8 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.31%) Open Source
8 1 (0.31%) Kindle
8 1 (0.31%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.31%) PDA
8 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.31%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 122 (37.77%) Windows 7
2 67 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (19.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (14.86%) Linux
5 31 (9.60%) Windows XP
6 26 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (5.57%) UNIX
8 16 (4.95%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.24%) Windows Phone
10 4 (1.24%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.93%) VMS
11 3 (0.93%) AIX
11 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.93%) Solaris
12 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.31%) HPUX
13 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (17.03%) ITIL
2 32 (9.91%) Configuration Management
3 25 (7.74%) Migration
4 24 (7.43%) Service Management
5 23 (7.12%) Customer Engagement
6 21 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (4.02%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (3.72%) MVC
10 11 (3.41%) Scrum
11 9 (2.79%) Workflow
11 9 (2.79%) Service Delivery
11 9 (2.79%) Network Management
12 7 (2.17%) TDD
13 6 (1.86%) Content Management
13 6 (1.86%) Waterfall
14 5 (1.55%) Requirements Management
14 5 (1.55%) Problem Management
14 5 (1.55%) Automated Testing
14 5 (1.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.86%) SQL
2 45 (13.93%) C#
3 24 (7.43%) PowerShell
4 23 (7.12%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.81%) VBScript
6 21 (6.50%) VB
7 9 (2.79%) Java
8 6 (1.86%) C++
9 5 (1.55%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.24%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.24%) Perl
10 4 (1.24%) Korn
11 3 (0.93%) sed
11 3 (0.93%) PHP
11 3 (0.93%) C
11 3 (0.93%) AWK
11 3 (0.93%) Ruby
11 3 (0.93%) VBA
12 2 (0.62%) XAML
12 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (40.25%) Security Cleared
2 85 (26.32%) DV Cleared
3 60 (18.58%) SC Cleared
4 59 (18.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (11.15%) MCSE
6 29 (8.98%) Degree
7 27 (8.36%) MCTS
7 27 (8.36%) MCP
8 25 (7.74%) MCITP
9 6 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.55%) CCNA
11 4 (1.24%) ISEB
11 4 (1.24%) HNC
11 4 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.93%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.93%) MCSD
12 3 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.93%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.22%) SLA
2 2 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.31%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) CDISC
System Software
1 155 (47.99%) Active Directory
2 36 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.29%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.79%) XenApp
6 7 (2.17%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.24%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.93%) vSphere
8 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.93%) XenServer
9 2 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.62%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 67 (20.74%) SCCM
2 26 (8.05%) SCOM
3 16 (4.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (3.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.17%) WMI
5 7 (2.17%) MOM
5 7 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.86%) SCSM
7 5 (1.55%) Nagios
8 4 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.62%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.31%) Puppet
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.31%) Netcool
Vendors
1 152 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 59 (18.27%) VMware
3 35 (10.84%) HP
4 31 (9.60%) Citrix
5 19 (5.88%) Oracle
6 16 (4.95%) Cisco
7 14 (4.33%) Symantec
8 12 (3.72%) Lotus
9 10 (3.10%) Borland
9 10 (3.10%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.79%) McAfee
11 8 (2.48%) Novell
12 6 (1.86%) Remedy
13 4 (1.24%) Altiris
13 4 (1.24%) Veritas
13 4 (1.24%) Cognos
13 4 (1.24%) EMC
13 4 (1.24%) AppSense
13 4 (1.24%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.93%) Isilon
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