The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Reading region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 163 165 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.21% 17.33% 16.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.46% 69.33% 76.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 69 98
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 16
Average hourly rate £17.07 £23.50 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +61.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £30.50 £16.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
216 238 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.13% 25.00% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 99 118
Average daily rate £350 £368 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.30 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows
Berkshire

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014, 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.

1 149 (43.19%) Microsoft
2 134 (38.84%) Active Directory
3 108 (31.30%) Security Cleared
4 101 (29.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (25.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 77 (22.32%) SQL Server
7 76 (22.03%) SC Cleared
8 67 (19.42%) SQL
9 66 (19.13%) MS Excel
10 65 (18.84%) Windows 7
11 60 (17.39%) VMware
12 57 (16.52%) IIS
13 52 (15.07%) .NET
14 48 (13.91%) Citrix
15 45 (13.04%) Linux
16 44 (12.75%) MS Exchange
17 43 (12.46%) Windows XP
17 43 (12.46%) MS Office
17 43 (12.46%) Windows 8
18 41 (11.88%) DNS
19 40 (11.59%) SharePoint
20 39 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
21 37 (10.72%) Windows Server 2012
22 36 (10.43%) C#
22 36 (10.43%) Internet
23 35 (10.14%) SCCM
23 35 (10.14%) PowerShell
24 33 (9.57%) T-SQL
24 33 (9.57%) ASP.NET
24 33 (9.57%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 57 (16.52%) IIS
2 44 (12.75%) MS Exchange
3 40 (11.59%) SharePoint
4 32 (9.28%) SharePoint Server
5 22 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (2.32%) Lync
9 7 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (2.03%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.74%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.45%) Apache
11 5 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.87%) CMS
13 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 66 (19.13%) MS Excel
2 43 (12.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) WebTrends
1 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.61%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.88%) DNS
2 36 (10.43%) Internet
3 33 (9.57%) TCP/IP
4 27 (7.83%) LDAP
5 26 (7.54%) Firewall
6 19 (5.51%) VPN
7 18 (5.22%) LAN
8 16 (4.64%) SAN
9 15 (4.35%) WAN
10 13 (3.77%) DHCP
11 9 (2.61%) HTTP
12 7 (2.03%) HTTPS
12 7 (2.03%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.74%) ATM
14 5 (1.45%) SSL
15 4 (1.16%) SMTP
15 4 (1.16%) FTP
15 4 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (1.16%) NAS
16 3 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (22.32%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.35%) IDOL
5 14 (4.06%) OLAP
5 14 (4.06%) DTS
6 9 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.03%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.74%) MySQL
8 6 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.16%) DB2
9 4 (1.16%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.87%) Firebird
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.29%) MS Access
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (9.28%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.06%) TestDirector
3 11 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.61%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (2.61%) StarTeam
4 9 (2.61%) WinRunner
5 7 (2.03%) Subversion
6 5 (1.45%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.16%) MSI
8 3 (0.87%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.58%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.58%) Selenium
10 1 (0.29%) JSUnit
10 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.29%) Bower
10 1 (0.29%) JUnit
10 1 (0.29%) Toad
10 1 (0.29%) JMeter
General
1 22 (6.38%) Finance
2 9 (2.61%) Marketing
3 6 (1.74%) Billing
4 5 (1.45%) Publishing
5 2 (0.58%) Games
5 2 (0.58%) Banking
5 2 (0.58%) Retail
5 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.58%) Law
5 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.29%) Legal
6 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.29%) Back Office
6 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 44 (12.75%) Support Engineer
2 42 (12.17%) Developer
3 41 (11.88%) Analyst
4 34 (9.86%) Consultant
5 21 (6.09%) Architect
6 17 (4.93%) SharePoint Developer
7 15 (4.35%) Test Analyst
8 13 (3.77%) Support Analyst
8 13 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (3.77%) Server Engineer
9 11 (3.19%) Administrator
9 11 (3.19%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (2.90%) Field Engineer
10 10 (2.90%) Web Developer
10 10 (2.90%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (2.61%) Tester
11 9 (2.61%) Infrastructure Tester
11 9 (2.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (2.61%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (15.07%) .NET
2 33 (9.57%) ASP.NET
3 30 (8.70%) XML
4 20 (5.80%) Web Services
4 20 (5.80%) .NET Framework
4 20 (5.80%) HTML
5 18 (5.22%) CSS
6 14 (4.06%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 11 (3.19%) jQuery
7 11 (3.19%) HTML5
8 9 (2.61%) DCOM
8 9 (2.61%) Ajax
9 8 (2.32%) WCF
10 7 (2.03%) Application Packaging
11 6 (1.74%) JSON
11 6 (1.74%) XSD
11 6 (1.74%) SOAP
12 5 (1.45%) XSLT
12 5 (1.45%) REST
12 5 (1.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.83%) Clustering
2 20 (5.80%) PKI
3 15 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 13 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.16%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.16%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.16%) DataPower
7 4 (1.16%) Replication
7 4 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.87%) Open Source
8 3 (0.87%) Wiki
8 3 (0.87%) EPoS
8 3 (0.87%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.58%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.58%) Handset
9 2 (0.58%) Social Media
9 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 101 (29.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 89 (25.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 65 (18.84%) Windows 7
4 45 (13.04%) Linux
5 43 (12.46%) Windows XP
5 43 (12.46%) Windows 8
6 37 (10.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (6.38%) UNIX
8 15 (4.35%) AIX
9 11 (3.19%) Android
10 10 (2.90%) Solaris
11 9 (2.61%) Windows 2000
11 9 (2.61%) Apple iOS
11 9 (2.61%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.45%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.16%) zOS
15 3 (0.87%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.87%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.58%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (8.70%) Web Development
2 28 (8.12%) ITIL
3 23 (6.67%) Workflow
4 20 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (5.22%) Configuration Management
7 17 (4.93%) High Availability
8 16 (4.64%) Test Scripting
9 14 (4.06%) Migration
10 11 (3.19%) Document Management
11 10 (2.90%) Service Management
11 10 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (2.32%) Analytics
13 7 (2.03%) Android Development
13 7 (2.03%) Performance Analysis
13 7 (2.03%) Waterfall
14 6 (1.74%) Test Automation
14 6 (1.74%) Customer Engagement
14 6 (1.74%) Web Analytics
14 6 (1.74%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (19.42%) SQL
2 36 (10.43%) C#
3 35 (10.14%) PowerShell
4 33 (9.57%) T-SQL
5 20 (5.80%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.06%) VBScript
7 13 (3.77%) C
8 10 (2.90%) C++
9 8 (2.32%) Java
10 6 (1.74%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.45%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.45%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.16%) VB
13 2 (0.58%) Python
14 1 (0.29%) Perl
14 1 (0.29%) Ruby
14 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.29%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 108 (31.30%) Security Cleared
2 76 (22.03%) SC Cleared
3 39 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (8.41%) DV Cleared
4 29 (8.41%) Degree
5 20 (5.80%) MCSE
6 16 (4.64%) MCTS
7 15 (4.35%) ISEB
8 11 (3.19%) MCP
9 8 (2.32%) MCITP
10 6 (1.74%) MCSD
11 5 (1.45%) MCSA
11 5 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.45%) CCNA
11 5 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.16%) CCA
12 4 (1.16%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.16%) IBM Certification
13 2 (0.58%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.80%) SLA
2 5 (1.45%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 134 (38.84%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.51%) Terminal Services
5 17 (4.93%) XenApp
6 10 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (2.32%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.32%) vSphere
8 6 (1.74%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.74%) XenServer
9 5 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.16%) Xen
10 4 (1.16%) NLBS
11 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.87%) KVM
12 2 (0.58%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.58%) UAG
12 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 35 (10.14%) SCCM
2 19 (5.51%) WMI
3 17 (4.93%) SCOM
3 17 (4.93%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (4.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (3.48%) WSUS
6 7 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.74%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.45%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.45%) Netcool
9 3 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.87%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.87%) Nessus
9 3 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.87%) BMC Performance Manager
9 3 (0.87%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.87%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 149 (43.19%) Microsoft
2 60 (17.39%) VMware
3 48 (13.91%) Citrix
4 22 (6.38%) Oracle
5 19 (5.51%) Cisco
6 18 (5.22%) HP
7 15 (4.35%) Meridio
8 12 (3.48%) IBM
9 10 (2.90%) Symantec
9 10 (2.90%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.61%) Borland
11 8 (2.32%) NetApp
12 7 (2.03%) Apple
12 7 (2.03%) McAfee
13 6 (1.74%) Remedy
13 6 (1.74%) AppSense
13 6 (1.74%) SAP
13 6 (1.74%) Veritas
13 6 (1.74%) BMC
14 5 (1.45%) EMC
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