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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 89 147 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.18% 15.87% 18.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.94% 65.33% 74.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 76 66
Median daily rate £375 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £185 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £478 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 34 16
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +28.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.48 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £30.90 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
151 225 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.97% 24.30% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 128 89
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £238 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 35 17
Median hourly rate £43.28 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.83% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 July 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 26 July 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 148 (56.06%) Microsoft
2 135 (51.14%) Windows Server
3 103 (39.02%) Active Directory
4 77 (29.17%) Linux
5 69 (26.14%) MS Excel
6 67 (25.38%) DNS
7 59 (22.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 52 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
9 51 (19.32%) ITIL
10 49 (18.56%) .NET
11 48 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 45 (17.05%) Windows 7
12 45 (17.05%) VMware
13 43 (16.29%) C#
13 43 (16.29%) MS Office
13 43 (16.29%) Degree
14 41 (15.53%) PowerShell
15 38 (14.39%) DHCP
16 36 (13.64%) VPN
16 36 (13.64%) Citrix
16 36 (13.64%) SLA
17 35 (13.26%) TCP/IP
17 35 (13.26%) SQL
17 35 (13.26%) SQL Server
17 35 (13.26%) Firewall
18 34 (12.88%) Hyper-V
19 31 (11.74%) MCSE
20 29 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (10.98%) Security Cleared
21 28 (10.61%) SCCM

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 27 (10.23%) IIS
2 20 (7.58%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.30%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.65%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.27%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.52%) Drupal
7 4 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.52%) Joomla!
7 4 (1.52%) WordPress
8 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.38%) Apache
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.38%) JBoss
9 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 69 (26.14%) MS Excel
2 43 (16.29%) MS Office
3 8 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.76%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 52 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.95%) Office 365
3 6 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (2.27%) IaaS
3 6 (2.27%) PaaS
3 6 (2.27%) SaaS
4 3 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.76%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.38%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (25.38%) DNS
2 38 (14.39%) DHCP
3 36 (13.64%) VPN
4 35 (13.26%) Firewall
4 35 (13.26%) TCP/IP
5 27 (10.23%) HTTP
6 25 (9.47%) IPsec
7 18 (6.82%) Internet
7 18 (6.82%) SAN
8 16 (6.06%) Network Security
9 15 (5.68%) Wireless
10 14 (5.30%) IPv6
10 14 (5.30%) Skype
10 14 (5.30%) WAN
11 12 (4.55%) Software-Defined Networking
12 11 (4.17%) LAN
12 11 (4.17%) SSL
13 10 (3.79%) BGP
13 10 (3.79%) VLAN
14 9 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.79%) Big Data
2 10 (3.79%) Hadoop
2 10 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.27%) Datazen
6 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.52%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.14%) DB2
8 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.76%) MySQL
9 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.38%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.65%) Fiddler
4 6 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.14%) Ant
6 3 (1.14%) Gradle
6 3 (1.14%) JIRA
6 3 (1.14%) Maven
6 3 (1.14%) Xcode
7 2 (0.76%) MSI
7 2 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.76%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.38%) AppScan
8 1 (0.38%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.38%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.38%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.38%) JUnit
8 1 (0.38%) Subversion
8 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (7.20%) Finance
2 17 (6.44%) Marketing
3 16 (6.06%) German Language
4 10 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.03%) French Language
6 6 (2.27%) Banking
6 6 (2.27%) Retail
6 6 (2.27%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.89%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (1.52%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.14%) Legal
10 2 (0.76%) Electronics
10 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Law
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (28.41%) Support Engineer
2 32 (12.12%) Consultant
3 22 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 19 (7.20%) Developer
5 18 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
6 17 (6.44%) Azure Engineer
6 17 (6.44%) Escalation Engineer
6 17 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (6.44%) Linux Engineer
7 16 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 16 (6.06%) Windows Support Engineer
8 15 (5.68%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (4.92%) Analyst
10 12 (4.55%) Architect
10 12 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.55%) Desktop Support
10 12 (4.55%) Microsoft Consultant
10 12 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (18.56%) .NET
2 25 (9.47%) XML
3 20 (7.58%) CSS
4 16 (6.06%) .NET Framework
5 15 (5.68%) ADO.NET
6 12 (4.55%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.41%) DCOM
8 8 (3.03%) HTML
8 8 (3.03%) WCF
9 7 (2.65%) WPF
10 6 (2.27%) ADO
10 6 (2.27%) Ajax
10 6 (2.27%) Autofac
10 6 (2.27%) Castle Windsor
10 6 (2.27%) Entity Framework
10 6 (2.27%) ODBC
10 6 (2.27%) OLE
10 6 (2.27%) OLE DB
10 6 (2.27%) Unity DI Container
10 6 (2.27%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.58%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.06%) Public Cloud
3 15 (5.68%) PKI
4 14 (5.30%) Clustering
4 14 (5.30%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (1.89%) BYOD
6 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.52%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.52%) Economics
7 4 (1.52%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.14%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.76%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 135 (51.14%) Windows Server
2 77 (29.17%) Linux
3 48 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (17.05%) Windows 7
5 28 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (9.47%) Unix
7 18 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 10 (3.79%) Solaris
9 10 (3.79%) Ubuntu
9 10 (3.79%) Windows 10
10 8 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.27%) AIX
11 6 (2.27%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.52%) CentOS
13 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.38%) Fedora
14 1 (0.38%) HPUX
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.32%) ITIL
2 25 (9.47%) Mentoring
3 22 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
4 21 (7.95%) Service Management
5 18 (6.82%) Load Balancing
6 16 (6.06%) Software Testing
7 15 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (5.30%) CRM
8 14 (5.30%) Incident Management
8 14 (5.30%) Open Source
9 12 (4.55%) Data Modelling
10 11 (4.17%) Configuration Management
10 11 (4.17%) Migration
10 11 (4.17%) Presales
10 11 (4.17%) Workflow
11 10 (3.79%) High Availability
11 10 (3.79%) Process Improvement
12 9 (3.41%) Identity Management
12 9 (3.41%) MVC
12 9 (3.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.29%) C#
2 41 (15.53%) PowerShell
3 35 (13.26%) SQL
4 26 (9.85%) C++
5 24 (9.09%) Python
6 20 (7.58%) VBScript
7 18 (6.82%) C
8 17 (6.44%) Java
8 17 (6.44%) VB
9 14 (5.30%) JavaScript
9 14 (5.30%) Ruby
10 12 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 12 (4.55%) VB.NET
11 11 (4.17%) PHP
12 6 (2.27%) Perl
13 5 (1.89%) XAML
14 4 (1.52%) R
14 4 (1.52%) Scala
14 4 (1.52%) VB6
15 3 (1.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 59 (22.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (16.29%) Degree
3 31 (11.74%) MCSE
4 29 (10.98%) Security Cleared
5 28 (10.61%) MCITP
6 22 (8.33%) MCTS
7 16 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (5.30%) CCNA
9 13 (4.92%) MCSA
10 12 (4.55%) MCP
11 11 (4.17%) SC Cleared
12 10 (3.79%) DV Cleared
12 10 (3.79%) MCSD
13 9 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (3.03%) CCNP
15 7 (2.65%) CISSP
16 6 (2.27%) MCDST
17 4 (1.52%) CCIE
17 4 (1.52%) ISTQB
17 4 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.64%) SLA
2 5 (1.89%) QA
3 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.76%) SDET
5 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 34 (12.88%) Hyper-V
3 29 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.55%) UAG
4 12 (4.55%) vSphere
5 10 (3.79%) XenApp
6 9 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.03%) ISA Server
8 6 (2.27%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.89%) BitLocker
9 5 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.14%) vCloud
11 3 (1.14%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.14%) XenServer
12 2 (0.76%) KVM
12 2 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.76%) NFS
12 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (10.61%) SCCM
2 25 (9.47%) WSUS
3 11 (4.17%) SCOM
4 10 (3.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (2.65%) SCVMM
6 7 (2.65%) WMI
7 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.27%) Puppet
8 5 (1.89%) Ansible
9 4 (1.52%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.14%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.14%) Perfmon
10 3 (1.14%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.76%) Nagios
12 1 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 1 (0.38%) Plesk
Vendors
1 148 (56.06%) Microsoft
2 45 (17.05%) VMware
3 36 (13.64%) Citrix
4 27 (10.23%) Cisco
5 20 (7.58%) HP
5 20 (7.58%) Remedy
6 16 (6.06%) Red Hat
7 12 (4.55%) Oracle
8 10 (3.79%) IBM
9 8 (3.03%) Juniper
10 7 (2.65%) Dell
10 7 (2.65%) EMC
11 6 (2.27%) F5
11 6 (2.27%) Hitachi
12 5 (1.89%) Intel
13 4 (1.52%) Huawei
14 3 (1.14%) Veritas
15 2 (0.76%) NetApp
15 2 (0.76%) SAP
15 2 (0.76%) Sybase
Reading
TDA Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London OR Reading
InfoURGE Technologies
Rate: £40,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago