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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 95 139 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.84% 14.79% 16.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.38% 57.20% 68.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 62 83
Median daily rate £350 £365 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +32.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £190 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 35 10
Median hourly rate £43.28 £30.90 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.06% +81.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.59 £55.55 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
141 243 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.05% 25.85% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 139 125
Median daily rate £438 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 42 11
Median hourly rate £43.28 £30.90 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.06% +81.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.06 £17.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £103.22 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 5 December 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 5 December 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 61 (36.75%) Microsoft
2 59 (35.54%) Active Directory
3 57 (34.34%) Windows Server
4 52 (31.33%) VMware
5 51 (30.72%) Linux
6 31 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (18.07%) MS Office
8 29 (17.47%) Unix
8 29 (17.47%) AIX
9 27 (16.27%) Solaris
9 27 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (15.66%) IBM
11 25 (15.06%) Data Centre
12 24 (14.46%) Citrix
12 24 (14.46%) Shell Script
13 23 (13.86%) Cisco
14 22 (13.25%) MS Excel
14 22 (13.25%) Windows 7
15 21 (12.65%) Office 365
15 21 (12.65%) EMC
15 21 (12.65%) NetApp
16 20 (12.05%) SAN
16 20 (12.05%) Finance
16 20 (12.05%) SCCM
17 19 (11.45%) HP
17 19 (11.45%) Oracle
18 18 (10.84%) Mainframe
19 17 (10.24%) IBM Mainframe
19 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
19 17 (10.24%) Law

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 12 (7.23%) MS Exchange
1 12 (7.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.01%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.81%) Documentum
3 3 (1.81%) IIS
4 2 (1.20%) Apache
4 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Confluence
5 1 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (18.07%) MS Office
2 22 (13.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.65%) Office 365
2 11 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.41%) Yammer
5 3 (1.81%) IaaS
6 2 (1.20%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.20%) PaaS
6 2 (1.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.05%) SAN
2 14 (8.43%) DNS
3 12 (7.23%) DHCP
3 12 (7.23%) Firewall
4 10 (6.02%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.42%) LAN
6 8 (4.82%) Skype
7 7 (4.22%) HTTP
7 7 (4.22%) SMTP
8 4 (2.41%) Internet
8 4 (2.41%) LDAP
8 4 (2.41%) MPLS
8 4 (2.41%) VPN
8 4 (2.41%) WAN
9 3 (1.81%) SSL
9 3 (1.81%) VoIP
10 2 (1.20%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.20%) Network Security
10 2 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.22%) DB2
3 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.20%) OLAP
5 2 (1.20%) OLTP
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.60%) Big Data
6 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.60%) MySQL
6 1 (0.60%) Power BI
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.61%) ClearCase
2 5 (3.01%) Ant
2 5 (3.01%) ClearQuest
2 5 (3.01%) Maven
3 4 (2.41%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.20%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.20%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.60%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.60%) JIRA
6 1 (0.60%) JUnit
6 1 (0.60%) MSI
6 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (12.05%) Finance
2 17 (10.24%) Law
3 7 (4.22%) Marketing
4 3 (1.81%) German Language
5 2 (1.20%) Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Legal
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (19.88%) Support Engineer
2 21 (12.65%) Windows Engineer
3 20 (12.05%) Consultant
4 18 (10.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 14 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 13 (7.83%) Architect
7 12 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (5.42%) Developer
11 8 (4.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 8 (4.82%) Windows Support Engineer
12 7 (4.22%) .NET Developer
12 7 (4.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (4.22%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (4.22%) Desktop Support
13 6 (3.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.23%) .NET
2 6 (3.61%) CGI
2 6 (3.61%) HTML
3 5 (3.01%) Web Services
4 4 (2.41%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.81%) CSS
5 3 (1.81%) CSS3
5 3 (1.81%) WCF
5 3 (1.81%) WinForms
5 3 (1.81%) XML
6 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.20%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.20%) JSON
6 2 (1.20%) RESTful
6 2 (1.20%) Worklight
7 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.60%) Java EE
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.06%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.84%) Mainframe
3 17 (10.24%) IBM Mainframe
4 14 (8.43%) EMC VMAX
4 14 (8.43%) EMC VNX
5 10 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.61%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.61%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.01%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.20%) BYOD
8 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.60%) AS400
9 1 (0.60%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.60%) FMCG
9 1 (0.60%) iSeries
9 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 57 (34.34%) Windows Server
2 51 (30.72%) Linux
3 31 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (17.47%) AIX
4 29 (17.47%) Unix
5 27 (16.27%) Solaris
6 22 (13.25%) Windows 7
7 15 (9.04%) Windows 10
8 13 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (5.42%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.61%) Windows XP
12 5 (3.01%) Android
13 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.81%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.81%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.20%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.60%) CentOS
16 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (9.04%) ITIL
1 15 (9.04%) Project Management
2 11 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (5.42%) Migration
4 8 (4.82%) Problem Management
5 7 (4.22%) Load Balancing
5 7 (4.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (4.22%) Service Management
6 6 (3.61%) Configuration Management
6 6 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.61%) PRINCE2
6 6 (3.61%) SDLC
7 5 (3.01%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.01%) CRM
7 5 (3.01%) Data Privacy
7 5 (3.01%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (3.01%) Mentoring
7 5 (3.01%) Patch Management
7 5 (3.01%) Validation
8 4 (2.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.46%) Shell Script
2 12 (7.23%) SQL
3 8 (4.82%) C#
4 7 (4.22%) Perl
4 7 (4.22%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.81%) C
6 3 (1.81%) C++
6 3 (1.81%) Python
7 2 (1.20%) Ruby
7 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.60%) Java
8 1 (0.60%) Korn
8 1 (0.60%) VB
8 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.02%) DV Cleared
3 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.82%) Degree
5 5 (3.01%) MCSE
5 5 (3.01%) PMP
6 4 (2.41%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.81%) MCDST
7 3 (1.81%) MCITP
7 3 (1.81%) MCP
8 2 (1.20%) MCSA
9 1 (0.60%) CCNA
9 1 (0.60%) CCNP
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.60%) ISEB
9 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.23%) SLA
2 5 (3.01%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) SDET
System Software
1 59 (35.54%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.01%) XenApp
5 3 (1.81%) vSphere
5 3 (1.81%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.20%) iptables
7 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.60%) Ceph
7 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.60%) Docker
7 1 (0.60%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.60%) KVM
7 1 (0.60%) Postfix
7 1 (0.60%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (12.05%) SCCM
2 11 (6.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (4.82%) WSUS
4 7 (4.22%) SCOM
5 6 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.41%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.81%) WMI
8 2 (1.20%) Ansible
8 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.20%) Puppet
9 1 (0.60%) Cacti
9 1 (0.60%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.60%) RANCID
9 1 (0.60%) SnapMirror
9 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (36.75%) Microsoft
2 52 (31.33%) VMware
3 26 (15.66%) IBM
4 24 (14.46%) Citrix
5 23 (13.86%) Cisco
6 21 (12.65%) EMC
6 21 (12.65%) NetApp
7 19 (11.45%) HP
7 19 (11.45%) Oracle
8 6 (3.61%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.81%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.81%) Dell
9 3 (1.81%) SAP
9 3 (1.81%) Veritas
10 2 (1.20%) Altiris
10 2 (1.20%) Apple
10 2 (1.20%) Juniper
10 2 (1.20%) Remedy
10 2 (1.20%) Samsung
10 2 (1.20%) Veeam
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