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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 136 155 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.04% 17.22% 18.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.32% 66.81% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 77 84
Median daily rate £375 £375 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £208 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £441 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.55 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +41.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £20.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
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
183 232 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.24% 25.78% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 116 103
Median daily rate £380 £385 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +14.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.74% +19.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 26 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 166 (53.90%) Microsoft
2 154 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 118 (38.31%) Active Directory
4 82 (26.62%) Linux
5 76 (24.68%) DNS
6 75 (24.35%) MS Excel
7 74 (24.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 55 (17.86%) VMware
9 54 (17.53%) .NET
9 54 (17.53%) Windows 7
10 53 (17.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 53 (17.21%) ITIL
11 52 (16.88%) C#
12 50 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 47 (15.26%) Firewall
14 46 (14.94%) SQL Server
14 46 (14.94%) Degree
15 45 (14.61%) Hyper-V
15 45 (14.61%) MS Office
15 45 (14.61%) DHCP
16 44 (14.29%) TCP/IP
17 43 (13.96%) MCSE
18 42 (13.64%) SQL
19 40 (12.99%) Security Cleared
19 40 (12.99%) PowerShell
20 36 (11.69%) SLA
21 35 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
22 34 (11.04%) Citrix
22 34 (11.04%) VPN
22 34 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure

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 26 (8.44%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.12%) IIS
3 21 (6.82%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.95%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.30%) Drupal
5 4 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.30%) Joomla!
5 4 (1.30%) Node.js
5 4 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.30%) WordPress
6 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.97%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.65%) Apache
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 75 (24.35%) MS Excel
2 45 (14.61%) MS Office
3 7 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 53 (17.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.49%) Office 365
3 7 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.95%) PaaS
5 5 (1.62%) IaaS
5 5 (1.62%) SaaS
6 3 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.65%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.32%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 76 (24.68%) DNS
2 47 (15.26%) Firewall
3 45 (14.61%) DHCP
4 44 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 34 (11.04%) VPN
6 30 (9.74%) SAN
7 24 (7.79%) HTTP
7 24 (7.79%) IPsec
8 21 (6.82%) Wireless
9 20 (6.49%) Internet
10 16 (5.19%) Skype
11 14 (4.55%) IPv6
11 14 (4.55%) Network Security
11 14 (4.55%) WAN
12 13 (4.22%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (3.90%) Fibre Channel
13 12 (3.90%) Wireless Security
14 11 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
15 10 (3.25%) BGP
15 10 (3.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.90%) Big Data
2 12 (3.90%) Hadoop
2 12 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.60%) Datazen
4 8 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.30%) MySQL
6 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.97%) DB2
7 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 14 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.95%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.62%) Fiddler
4 5 (1.62%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.62%) Xcode
5 4 (1.30%) JIRA
5 4 (1.30%) Maven
6 3 (0.97%) Ant
6 3 (0.97%) Gradle
7 2 (0.65%) JUnit
7 2 (0.65%) MSI
7 2 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.65%) Subversion
8 1 (0.32%) AppScan
8 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (6.49%) Marketing
2 19 (6.17%) German Language
3 13 (4.22%) Finance
4 12 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.57%) French Language
5 11 (3.57%) Retail
6 7 (2.27%) Banking
7 6 (1.95%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.62%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (1.30%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.97%) Electronics
10 3 (0.97%) Legal
10 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.65%) Publishing
12 1 (0.32%) Advertising
12 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 90 (29.22%) Support Engineer
2 31 (10.06%) Consultant
3 30 (9.74%) Developer
4 26 (8.44%) Field Engineer
5 23 (7.47%) Linux Engineer
6 21 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
7 20 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (5.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (5.84%) Escalation Engineer
9 16 (5.19%) Azure Engineer
9 16 (5.19%) Linux Support
9 16 (5.19%) Linux Support Engineer
10 15 (4.87%) Analyst
10 15 (4.87%) Architect
10 15 (4.87%) Technical Consultant
10 15 (4.87%) Technical Support
10 15 (4.87%) Windows Support Engineer
11 14 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (4.22%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.53%) .NET
2 26 (8.44%) CSS
3 24 (7.79%) XML
4 17 (5.52%) ADO.NET
5 16 (5.19%) .NET Framework
6 12 (3.90%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.25%) HTML
8 8 (2.60%) ADO
8 8 (2.60%) Ajax
8 8 (2.60%) Autofac
8 8 (2.60%) Castle Windsor
8 8 (2.60%) DCOM
8 8 (2.60%) Entity Framework
8 8 (2.60%) ODBC
8 8 (2.60%) OLE
8 8 (2.60%) OLE DB
8 8 (2.60%) Unity DI Container
8 8 (2.60%) XML Schema
9 7 (2.27%) WCF
10 6 (1.95%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.49%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.17%) PKI
3 16 (5.19%) Clustering
3 16 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.19%) Public Cloud
4 8 (2.60%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (1.95%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.95%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.30%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.30%) Economics
6 4 (1.30%) W3C
7 3 (0.97%) BYOD
7 3 (0.97%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.97%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 154 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 82 (26.62%) Linux
3 54 (17.53%) Windows 7
4 50 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (10.39%) Unix
7 19 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 14 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 13 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.25%) Solaris
10 10 (3.25%) Ubuntu
10 10 (3.25%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.30%) AIX
11 4 (1.30%) CentOS
12 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.65%) NetWare
13 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.32%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.21%) ITIL
2 27 (8.77%) Mentoring
3 23 (7.47%) Customer Engagement
4 22 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 22 (7.14%) Service Management
5 18 (5.84%) CRM
6 17 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (5.19%) Data Modelling
8 15 (4.87%) Load Balancing
8 15 (4.87%) Migration
8 15 (4.87%) Open Source
8 15 (4.87%) Presales
9 14 (4.55%) Software Testing
10 13 (4.22%) Data Protection
10 13 (4.22%) Identity Management
10 13 (4.22%) Security Management
11 12 (3.90%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.90%) MVC
11 12 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (3.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.88%) C#
2 42 (13.64%) SQL
3 40 (12.99%) PowerShell
4 27 (8.77%) C++
4 27 (8.77%) Python
5 20 (6.49%) C
6 19 (6.17%) Java
6 19 (6.17%) VBScript
7 16 (5.19%) VB
8 15 (4.87%) JavaScript
9 14 (4.55%) VB.NET
10 13 (4.22%) Ruby
10 13 (4.22%) T-SQL
11 12 (3.90%) PHP
12 8 (2.60%) Perl
13 6 (1.95%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.62%) R
14 5 (1.62%) Scala
14 5 (1.62%) XAML
Qualifications
1 74 (24.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (14.94%) Degree
3 43 (13.96%) MCSE
4 40 (12.99%) Security Cleared
5 34 (11.04%) MCITP
6 26 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (7.47%) CCNA
7 23 (7.47%) MCTS
8 17 (5.52%) DV Cleared
9 16 (5.19%) MCSA
10 14 (4.55%) SC Cleared
11 13 (4.22%) MCP
12 12 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (3.57%) MCDST
13 11 (3.57%) MCSD
14 8 (2.60%) CCNP
15 7 (2.27%) CISSP
15 7 (2.27%) ISTQB
15 7 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 6 (1.95%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.69%) SLA
2 7 (2.27%) QA
3 4 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) SDET
System Software
1 118 (38.31%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.61%) Hyper-V
3 34 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (5.19%) UAG
5 13 (4.22%) XenApp
6 12 (3.90%) ISA Server
6 12 (3.90%) vSphere
7 6 (1.95%) BitLocker
7 6 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.95%) Terminal Server
7 6 (1.95%) XenServer
8 4 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.97%) KVM
9 3 (0.97%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.97%) vCloud
9 3 (0.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.97%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.65%) NFS
10 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (9.74%) SCCM
2 27 (8.77%) WSUS
3 13 (4.22%) SCOM
4 10 (3.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (2.60%) Puppet
6 7 (2.27%) SCVMM
6 7 (2.27%) WMI
7 6 (1.95%) Nagios
8 5 (1.62%) Ansible
8 5 (1.62%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.30%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.30%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.97%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.97%) Perfmon
10 3 (0.97%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.97%) vMotion
11 2 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 166 (53.90%) Microsoft
2 55 (17.86%) VMware
3 34 (11.04%) Citrix
4 33 (10.71%) Cisco
5 29 (9.42%) Remedy
6 23 (7.47%) HP
7 18 (5.84%) Oracle
8 17 (5.52%) Red Hat
9 16 (5.19%) IBM
10 10 (3.25%) Dell
10 10 (3.25%) Juniper
11 9 (2.92%) EMC
11 9 (2.92%) Hitachi
12 8 (2.60%) Intel
13 7 (2.27%) F5
14 5 (1.62%) SAP
15 4 (1.30%) Altiris
15 4 (1.30%) Apple
15 4 (1.30%) Huawei
15 4 (1.30%) Symantec
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