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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 156 153 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.54% 17.73% 17.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.42% 73.56% 66.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 64 84
Average daily rate
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£395 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.03% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 25
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.54 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.32% -17.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £17.75 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
254 208 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.30% 24.10% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 93 124
Average daily rate £420 £325 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -17.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 25
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £20.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 156 (50.81%) Microsoft
2 152 (49.51%) Windows 7
3 125 (40.72%) Active Directory
4 119 (38.76%) Security Cleared
5 82 (26.71%) DV Cleared
6 63 (20.52%) SCCM
7 55 (17.92%) Linux
7 55 (17.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 51 (16.61%) .NET
9 50 (16.29%) C#
9 50 (16.29%) MS Excel
10 49 (15.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 43 (14.01%) MS Office
12 42 (13.68%) SC Cleared
13 39 (12.70%) VMware
14 38 (12.38%) ITIL
15 37 (12.05%) Windows XP
16 34 (11.07%) Citrix
17 33 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
18 30 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (9.45%) DNS
19 29 (9.45%) SQL
20 28 (9.12%) Migration
21 27 (8.79%) MS Exchange
22 26 (8.47%) Configuration Management
23 24 (7.82%) HP
23 24 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
24 22 (7.17%) MCSE
25 21 (6.84%) AIX
25 21 (6.84%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 27 (8.79%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.51%) WebSphere
3 17 (5.54%) IIS
4 14 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.58%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.28%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.28%) Lync
7 6 (1.95%) Node.js
7 6 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.95%) CMS
8 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.33%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 50 (16.29%) MS Excel
2 43 (14.01%) MS Office
3 16 (5.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Maximo
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.86%) Office 365
2 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.98%) IaaS
4 2 (0.65%) Yammer
4 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.65%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.45%) DNS
2 21 (6.84%) TCP/IP
3 19 (6.19%) DHCP
4 15 (4.89%) HTTP
4 15 (4.89%) Firewall
5 11 (3.58%) WAN
5 11 (3.58%) LAN
6 10 (3.26%) SSL
7 8 (2.61%) SAN
7 8 (2.61%) Internet
8 6 (1.95%) Skype
9 5 (1.63%) Network Security
9 5 (1.63%) iSCSI
9 5 (1.63%) VPN
9 5 (1.63%) FTP
10 3 (0.98%) VoIP
10 3 (0.98%) LDAP
10 3 (0.98%) IPv4
10 3 (0.98%) IPsec
10 3 (0.98%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.86%) DB2
2 12 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.95%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.30%) MS Access
5 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.65%) MySQL
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.33%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 17 (5.54%) MSI
2 7 (2.28%) Selenium
3 6 (1.95%) NUnit
3 6 (1.95%) MSTest
4 3 (0.98%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.33%) Subversion
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (6.51%) Finance
2 8 (2.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.63%) Banking
4 2 (0.65%) Law
4 2 (0.65%) Legal
4 2 (0.65%) Publishing
4 2 (0.65%) French Language
4 2 (0.65%) German Language
4 2 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.33%) Retail
5 1 (0.33%) Billing
5 1 (0.33%) Back Office
5 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 51 (16.61%) Support Engineer
2 44 (14.33%) Applications Packager
3 22 (7.17%) Analyst
3 22 (7.17%) Rollout Engineer
4 20 (6.51%) Developer
4 20 (6.51%) Consultant
4 20 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (5.54%) Desktop Support
5 17 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 13 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (2.28%) Support Analyst
9 7 (2.28%) Network Engineer
9 7 (2.28%) Service Analyst
9 7 (2.28%) Web Developer
9 7 (2.28%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (2.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (2.28%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (1.95%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (16.61%) .NET
2 17 (5.54%) Application Packaging
3 15 (4.89%) JMS
3 15 (4.89%) WebSphere MQ
4 13 (4.23%) HTML
5 12 (3.91%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.58%) CSS
7 7 (2.28%) Middleware
7 7 (2.28%) jQuery
8 6 (1.95%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (1.95%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.95%) Web Services
8 6 (1.95%) XML
9 5 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.30%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.98%) SAML
12 2 (0.65%) WCF
12 2 (0.65%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.19%) Clustering
3 15 (4.89%) DataPower
4 12 (3.91%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.93%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.28%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.63%) iSeries
9 5 (1.63%) AS400
10 4 (1.30%) Replication
11 3 (0.98%) PKI
12 2 (0.65%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.65%) User Experience
12 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.33%) Xbox
13 1 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 152 (49.51%) Windows 7
2 55 (17.92%) Linux
3 49 (15.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (12.05%) Windows XP
5 24 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (6.84%) AIX
7 20 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (6.19%) UNIX
9 18 (5.86%) Solaris
10 16 (5.21%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.95%) Windows Phone
11 6 (1.95%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.63%) SUSE
12 5 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.98%) CentOS
14 2 (0.65%) zOS
14 2 (0.65%) Fedora
14 2 (0.65%) HPUX
14 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (12.38%) ITIL
2 28 (9.12%) Migration
3 26 (8.47%) Configuration Management
4 19 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (3.26%) Project Management
5 10 (3.26%) Application Discovery
6 9 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (2.93%) High Availability
7 7 (2.28%) Service Delivery
8 6 (1.95%) PRINCE2
8 6 (1.95%) Scrum
8 6 (1.95%) MVC
8 6 (1.95%) Content Management
8 6 (1.95%) Automated Testing
9 5 (1.63%) Service Management
9 5 (1.63%) Validation
10 4 (1.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (1.30%) Asset Management
11 3 (0.98%) Workflow
11 3 (0.98%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 50 (16.29%) C#
2 29 (9.45%) SQL
3 14 (4.56%) JavaScript
4 13 (4.23%) C++
5 10 (3.26%) VB
5 10 (3.26%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.95%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.95%) Python
6 6 (1.95%) C
6 6 (1.95%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.95%) VBScript
7 5 (1.63%) Java
7 5 (1.63%) Perl
8 4 (1.30%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.30%) VBA
9 3 (0.98%) Ruby
9 3 (0.98%) PHP
10 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.65%) Korn
10 2 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 119 (38.76%) Security Cleared
2 82 (26.71%) DV Cleared
3 42 (13.68%) SC Cleared
4 33 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (7.17%) MCSE
6 16 (5.21%) MCP
7 15 (4.89%) IBM Certification
8 10 (3.26%) Degree
9 9 (2.93%) MCTS
10 8 (2.61%) MCITP
11 5 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.30%) CCNP
13 3 (0.98%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.98%) MCDST
13 3 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.65%) CCNA
14 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.65%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.86%) SLA
2 5 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 125 (40.72%) Active Directory
2 55 (17.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (6.84%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.63%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.30%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.30%) XenApp
8 3 (0.98%) vSphere
9 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 63 (20.52%) SCCM
2 10 (3.26%) SCOM
3 5 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.98%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 3 (0.98%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.65%) BMC Performance Manager
5 2 (0.65%) Puppet
5 2 (0.65%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (0.65%) WMI
5 2 (0.65%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.33%) WSUS
6 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 156 (50.81%) Microsoft
2 39 (12.70%) VMware
3 34 (11.07%) Citrix
4 24 (7.82%) HP
5 15 (4.89%) IBM
5 15 (4.89%) Symantec
6 9 (2.93%) AppSense
6 9 (2.93%) Cisco
7 7 (2.28%) Oracle
8 6 (1.95%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.63%) SAP
10 4 (1.30%) Remedy
10 4 (1.30%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.98%) Sophos
11 3 (0.98%) Juniper
11 3 (0.98%) EMC
11 3 (0.98%) NetApp
12 2 (0.65%) Lotus
12 2 (0.65%) BMC
12 2 (0.65%) Dell
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