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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 140 290 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.47% 26.29% 11.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.63% 78.17% 65.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 124 44
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£275 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £176 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 20
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.41% -24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £96.25 £16.00 £25.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
204 371 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.54% 33.64% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 176 75
Average daily rate £300 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 135 (47.04%) Active Directory
2 117 (40.77%) Microsoft
3 96 (33.45%) Windows 7
4 91 (31.71%) Security Cleared
5 70 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 68 (23.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 55 (19.16%) DV Cleared
9 51 (17.77%) Citrix
9 51 (17.77%) DNS
10 49 (17.07%) VMware
11 48 (16.72%) SC Cleared
12 47 (16.38%) ITIL
13 45 (15.68%) SQL Server
14 44 (15.33%) HP
15 43 (14.98%) Linux
16 40 (13.94%) SQL
17 38 (13.24%) .NET
17 38 (13.24%) MCSE
18 36 (12.54%) MS Excel
19 35 (12.20%) DHCP
20 34 (11.85%) SLA
20 34 (11.85%) IIS
21 30 (10.45%) Windows XP
22 28 (9.76%) MS Office
22 28 (9.76%) SCCM
23 27 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
23 27 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
23 27 (9.41%) MS Exchange
24 26 (9.06%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 34 (11.85%) IIS
2 27 (9.41%) MS Exchange
3 24 (8.36%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.53%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (2.79%) Lync
6 7 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.09%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.39%) Apache
8 4 (1.39%) CMS
9 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.05%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.70%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.35%) WordPress
11 1 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 36 (12.54%) MS Excel
2 28 (9.76%) MS Office
3 11 (3.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (17.77%) DNS
2 35 (12.20%) DHCP
3 26 (9.06%) TCP/IP
4 23 (8.01%) Internet
5 21 (7.32%) LAN
6 20 (6.97%) Firewall
6 20 (6.97%) WAN
7 17 (5.92%) SAN
8 12 (4.18%) VPN
9 8 (2.79%) FTP
9 8 (2.79%) HTTPS
9 8 (2.79%) NetScaler
10 6 (2.09%) HTTP
11 5 (1.74%) Ethernet
11 5 (1.74%) DMZ
12 4 (1.39%) LDAP
12 4 (1.39%) VoIP
12 4 (1.39%) Wireless
13 3 (1.05%) IMAP
13 3 (1.05%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (2.09%) EDRMS
6 5 (1.74%) MySQL
7 4 (1.39%) IDOL
8 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.05%) DTS
8 3 (1.05%) OLAP
9 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.48%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.05%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.05%) MSI
3 2 (0.70%) Subversion
4 1 (0.35%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.35%) Moq
4 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (2.79%) Finance
2 6 (2.09%) Retail
3 4 (1.39%) Marketing
4 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.35%) Games
5 1 (0.35%) Automotive
5 1 (0.35%) Advertising
5 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (18.82%) Support Engineer
2 29 (10.10%) Analyst
3 27 (9.41%) Developer
3 27 (9.41%) Field Engineer
4 26 (9.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (6.62%) Support Analyst
7 18 (6.27%) Linux Engineer
7 18 (6.27%) Consultant
7 18 (6.27%) Architect
8 16 (5.57%) Desktop Engineer
9 15 (5.23%) Windows Support Engineer
10 14 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (4.53%) IT Support
12 12 (4.18%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (4.18%) Service Analyst
13 11 (3.83%) Linux Support
13 11 (3.83%) Linux Support Engineer
14 10 (3.48%) Server Engineer
14 10 (3.48%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.24%) .NET
2 22 (7.67%) HTML
2 22 (7.67%) ASP.NET
3 21 (7.32%) CSS
4 17 (5.92%) .NET Framework
5 16 (5.57%) XML
6 13 (4.53%) Web Services
7 10 (3.48%) jQuery
8 9 (3.14%) HTML5
9 8 (2.79%) Ajax
10 7 (2.44%) Application Packaging
11 5 (1.74%) DCOM
11 5 (1.74%) XSLT
12 4 (1.39%) WCF
13 3 (1.05%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (0.70%) SOAP
14 2 (0.70%) OLE
14 2 (0.70%) REST
14 2 (0.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.57%) Clustering
2 13 (4.53%) PKI
3 10 (3.48%) Thin Client
3 10 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.48%) Fat Client
4 7 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.09%) Replication
6 5 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.70%) Wiki
9 1 (0.35%) iPhone
9 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.35%) IPTV
9 1 (0.35%) Social Media
9 1 (0.35%) iPad
9 1 (0.35%) Kindle
9 1 (0.35%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 96 (33.45%) Windows 7
2 70 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 68 (23.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (14.98%) Linux
5 30 (10.45%) Windows XP
6 27 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (8.71%) UNIX
8 15 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (5.23%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.74%) VMS
10 4 (1.39%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.39%) Android
11 2 (0.70%) Solaris
11 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.70%) zOS
11 2 (0.70%) Debian
12 1 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (16.38%) ITIL
2 21 (7.32%) Service Management
2 21 (7.32%) Configuration Management
3 16 (5.57%) Web Development
4 15 (5.23%) Customer Engagement
5 12 (4.18%) Migration
5 12 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (3.83%) MVC
7 10 (3.48%) Workflow
8 9 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (2.44%) Time Management
9 7 (2.44%) Load Balancing
9 7 (2.44%) Incident Management
9 7 (2.44%) Analytics
9 7 (2.44%) OO
10 6 (2.09%) Project Management
10 6 (2.09%) Unit Testing
11 5 (1.74%) Performance Management
11 5 (1.74%) Web Analytics
11 5 (1.74%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.94%) SQL
2 24 (8.36%) PowerShell
3 23 (8.01%) JavaScript
3 23 (8.01%) C#
4 16 (5.57%) VBScript
5 15 (5.23%) VB
6 12 (4.18%) Perl
6 12 (4.18%) Korn
7 11 (3.83%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.83%) C
8 9 (3.14%) Bourne shell
9 7 (2.44%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.09%) Java
11 3 (1.05%) sed
11 3 (1.05%) AWK
11 3 (1.05%) PHP
12 2 (0.70%) C++
12 2 (0.70%) Python
12 2 (0.70%) Ruby
12 2 (0.70%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 91 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 57 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (19.16%) DV Cleared
4 48 (16.72%) SC Cleared
5 38 (13.24%) MCSE
6 25 (8.71%) Degree
7 23 (8.01%) MCP
7 23 (8.01%) MCTS
8 16 (5.57%) MCITP
9 13 (4.53%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (4.18%) HNC
11 11 (3.83%) CCA
12 6 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (2.09%) CCNA
13 3 (1.05%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.70%) PhD
14 2 (0.70%) MCSA
14 2 (0.70%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.35%) CDISC
2 1 (0.35%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) COBIT
2 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 135 (47.04%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.57%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.23%) XenApp
5 10 (3.48%) NFS
6 7 (2.44%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.74%) vSphere
7 5 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.05%) XenServer
9 3 (1.05%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.70%) Xen
11 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.35%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (9.76%) SCCM
2 19 (6.62%) SCOM
3 16 (5.57%) NetBackup
4 13 (4.53%) Nagios
5 10 (3.48%) WMI
6 5 (1.74%) SCSM
6 5 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.39%) MOM
7 4 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.05%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.70%) Nessus
10 1 (0.35%) WSUS
10 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 117 (40.77%) Microsoft
2 51 (17.77%) Citrix
3 49 (17.07%) VMware
4 44 (15.33%) HP
5 23 (8.01%) Red Hat
6 21 (7.32%) Symantec
7 18 (6.27%) Cisco
8 13 (4.53%) Oracle
9 11 (3.83%) Isilon
10 9 (3.14%) Altiris
10 9 (3.14%) EMC
11 8 (2.79%) Veritas
12 7 (2.44%) Lotus
12 7 (2.44%) NetApp
13 6 (2.09%) Remedy
13 6 (2.09%) McAfee
14 5 (1.74%) AppSense
15 3 (1.05%) Unica
15 3 (1.05%) Meridio
15 3 (1.05%) Lumension
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