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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 70 155 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.17% 15.98% 17.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.24% 61.02% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 79 69
Median daily rate £375 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £485 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 17
Median hourly rate £24.06 £21.55 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £13.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £30.90 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
134 254 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.56% 26.19% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 154 97
Median daily rate £375 £417 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.07% +28.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £236 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 30 18
Median hourly rate £43.28 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.83% +23.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 25 August 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 25 August 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 113 (55.12%) Microsoft
2 95 (46.34%) Windows Server
3 80 (39.02%) Active Directory
4 62 (30.24%) Linux
5 55 (26.83%) MS Excel
6 44 (21.46%) MS Office
6 44 (21.46%) DNS
7 41 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (17.56%) PowerShell
9 35 (17.07%) .NET
10 34 (16.59%) VMware
11 33 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 31 (15.12%) Hyper-V
12 31 (15.12%) C#
13 30 (14.63%) Windows 7
14 29 (14.15%) ITIL
14 29 (14.15%) VPN
15 28 (13.66%) TCP/IP
15 28 (13.66%) Degree
16 27 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (13.17%) SLA
16 27 (13.17%) DHCP
17 26 (12.68%) HP
17 26 (12.68%) SCCM
17 26 (12.68%) Security Cleared
18 24 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (11.71%) SQL
18 24 (11.71%) MCSE
19 23 (11.22%) HTTP
19 23 (11.22%) Citrix

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 (7.32%) IIS
1 15 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.44%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.95%) Drupal
4 4 (1.95%) Joomla!
4 4 (1.95%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.95%) WordPress
5 3 (1.46%) Documentum
5 3 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.98%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 55 (26.83%) MS Excel
2 44 (21.46%) MS Office
3 10 (4.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.98%) MS Project
5 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.80%) Office 365
3 6 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (2.93%) IaaS
3 6 (2.93%) PaaS
3 6 (2.93%) SaaS
4 3 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.98%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.49%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (21.46%) DNS
2 29 (14.15%) VPN
3 28 (13.66%) TCP/IP
4 27 (13.17%) DHCP
5 23 (11.22%) Firewall
5 23 (11.22%) HTTP
6 22 (10.73%) IPsec
7 14 (6.83%) Network Security
8 12 (5.85%) SAN
8 12 (5.85%) Software-Defined Networking
9 11 (5.37%) Internet
9 11 (5.37%) IPv6
10 10 (4.88%) BGP
10 10 (4.88%) Skype
10 10 (4.88%) VLAN
10 10 (4.88%) WAN
11 9 (4.39%) MPLS
11 9 (4.39%) SSL
12 8 (3.90%) LAN
13 6 (2.93%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.90%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.93%) DB2
3 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.95%) Big Data
4 4 (1.95%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.95%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.98%) Datazen
5 2 (0.98%) MySQL
5 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.49%) Power BI
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (4.39%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.44%) Ant
2 5 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.44%) Maven
2 5 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.95%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.46%) ClearQuest
4 3 (1.46%) Fiddler
4 3 (1.46%) JIRA
5 2 (0.98%) Gradle
5 2 (0.98%) MSI
5 2 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.98%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.49%) AppScan
6 1 (0.49%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.49%) JUnit
6 1 (0.49%) Subversion
6 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (9.27%) Marketing
2 18 (8.78%) Finance
3 15 (7.32%) German Language
4 9 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.90%) French Language
6 6 (2.93%) Banking
6 6 (2.93%) Retail
6 6 (2.93%) Spanish Language
7 5 (2.44%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (1.95%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.46%) Legal
10 2 (0.98%) Electronics
10 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 59 (28.78%) Support Engineer
2 26 (12.68%) Consultant
3 16 (7.80%) Azure Engineer
4 15 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (7.32%) Escalation Engineer
4 15 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (6.34%) Desktop Engineer
6 12 (5.85%) Architect
6 12 (5.85%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (5.37%) Desktop Support
7 11 (5.37%) Field Engineer
8 10 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 10 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (4.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (4.39%) Developer
10 8 (3.90%) Analyst
10 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.07%) .NET
2 21 (10.24%) XML
3 17 (8.29%) CSS
4 12 (5.85%) .NET Framework
5 10 (4.88%) HTML
6 9 (4.39%) DCOM
7 7 (3.41%) ADO.NET
7 7 (3.41%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.44%) Middleware
8 5 (2.44%) SAML
9 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.95%) CGI
9 4 (1.95%) JSON
9 4 (1.95%) Node.js
9 4 (1.95%) OAuth2
9 4 (1.95%) WCF
10 3 (1.46%) MSMQ
10 3 (1.46%) WPF
10 3 (1.46%) XML Schema
11 2 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.80%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.32%) Public Cloud
3 12 (5.85%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.39%) Clustering
4 9 (4.39%) PKI
5 6 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.95%) Economics
6 4 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.95%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.46%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.98%) BYOD
8 2 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.49%) DataPower
9 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.49%) FMCG
9 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (46.34%) Windows Server
2 62 (30.24%) Linux
3 30 (14.63%) Windows 7
4 27 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (9.76%) Unix
6 17 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.37%) Solaris
8 11 (5.37%) Windows 10
9 10 (4.88%) Ubuntu
10 9 (4.39%) AIX
11 8 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (3.41%) Windows 8
13 6 (2.93%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.46%) CentOS
15 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.49%) Debian
16 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.49%) SUSE
16 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.15%) ITIL
2 21 (10.24%) Mentoring
3 18 (8.78%) Load Balancing
4 16 (7.80%) Software Testing
5 12 (5.85%) Configuration Management
6 11 (5.37%) Presales
6 11 (5.37%) Workflow
7 10 (4.88%) CRM
7 10 (4.88%) Migration
7 10 (4.88%) Process Improvement
8 9 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.90%) Data Protection
9 8 (3.90%) Open Source
10 7 (3.41%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.41%) Service Management
11 6 (2.93%) Data Modelling
11 6 (2.93%) Project Management
11 6 (2.93%) SIEM
11 6 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.56%) PowerShell
2 31 (15.12%) C#
3 24 (11.71%) SQL
4 21 (10.24%) VBScript
5 20 (9.76%) C++
6 17 (8.29%) VB
7 15 (7.32%) C
8 12 (5.85%) Python
9 10 (4.88%) Java
10 9 (4.39%) JavaScript
11 8 (3.90%) VB.NET
12 7 (3.41%) Perl
12 7 (3.41%) PHP
13 6 (2.93%) Ruby
14 5 (2.44%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.95%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.95%) VB6
16 2 (0.98%) XAML
17 1 (0.49%) Korn
17 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (13.66%) Degree
3 26 (12.68%) Security Cleared
4 24 (11.71%) MCSE
5 14 (6.83%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (6.34%) DV Cleared
6 13 (6.34%) MCITP
6 13 (6.34%) MCSA
7 12 (5.85%) CCNA
7 12 (5.85%) MCP
8 9 (4.39%) SC Cleared
9 8 (3.90%) MCSD
9 8 (3.90%) MCTS
9 8 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (3.41%) CCNP
11 6 (2.93%) MCDST
12 4 (1.95%) CCIE
13 3 (1.46%) CCA
13 3 (1.46%) CISSP
13 3 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.17%) SLA
2 4 (1.95%) QA
3 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) SDET
System Software
1 80 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 31 (15.12%) Hyper-V
3 24 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.41%) vSphere
5 6 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.93%) XenApp
6 3 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.46%) XenServer
7 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.98%) KVM
7 2 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.98%) UAG
7 2 (0.98%) vCloud
7 2 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.49%) NFS
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (12.68%) SCCM
2 15 (7.32%) WSUS
3 11 (5.37%) SCOM
4 10 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (3.41%) WMI
6 5 (2.44%) Puppet
7 4 (1.95%) Ansible
7 4 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.95%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.46%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.46%) Perfmon
8 3 (1.46%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.98%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.98%) Nagios
10 1 (0.49%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 113 (55.12%) Microsoft
2 34 (16.59%) VMware
3 26 (12.68%) HP
4 23 (11.22%) Citrix
5 18 (8.78%) Cisco
6 16 (7.80%) Red Hat
7 13 (6.34%) IBM
8 11 (5.37%) Oracle
9 7 (3.41%) EMC
10 6 (2.93%) Dell
10 6 (2.93%) Hitachi
11 5 (2.44%) Intel
11 5 (2.44%) Remedy
12 4 (1.95%) Huawei
12 4 (1.95%) Juniper
13 2 (0.98%) Altiris
13 2 (0.98%) F5
13 2 (0.98%) NetApp
13 2 (0.98%) Sybase
13 2 (0.98%) Veritas
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