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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 141 189 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.40% 19.11% 14.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.12% 79.08% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 65 52
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £165 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £17.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
204 239 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.72% 24.17% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 93 73
Average daily rate £338 £290 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £172 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.50% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.00 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £19.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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 30 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 147 (50.87%) Active Directory
2 123 (42.56%) Microsoft
3 102 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 96 (33.22%) Security Cleared
5 74 (25.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (24.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (22.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 60 (20.76%) DV Cleared
9 56 (19.38%) ITIL
10 53 (18.34%) SC Cleared
11 50 (17.30%) SQL
12 49 (16.96%) Linux
12 49 (16.96%) VMware
13 46 (15.92%) DNS
14 44 (15.22%) MCSE
15 43 (14.88%) Citrix
16 42 (14.53%) HP
17 39 (13.49%) MS Excel
18 38 (13.15%) DHCP
19 36 (12.46%) SQL Server
20 35 (12.11%) .NET
20 35 (12.11%) SCCM
21 33 (11.42%) SLA
22 32 (11.07%) MS Exchange
23 30 (10.38%) Configuration Management
23 30 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
24 29 (10.03%) Degree
24 29 (10.03%) Windows XP
24 29 (10.03%) UNIX
24 29 (10.03%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 32 (11.07%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.34%) SharePoint
3 25 (8.65%) SharePoint Server
4 21 (7.27%) IIS
5 13 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.81%) IBM Notes
7 10 (3.46%) Lync
8 8 (2.77%) CMS
9 7 (2.42%) GroupWise
10 4 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (1.04%) Apache
11 3 (1.04%) Documentum
11 3 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.69%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 39 (13.49%) MS Excel
2 29 (10.03%) MS Office
3 12 (4.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.46%) Office 365
2 8 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (15.92%) DNS
2 38 (13.15%) DHCP
3 21 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 18 (6.23%) SAN
5 17 (5.88%) Firewall
6 16 (5.54%) LAN
7 15 (5.19%) WAN
8 8 (2.77%) VPN
9 7 (2.42%) IMAP
9 7 (2.42%) POP3
9 7 (2.42%) SMTP
9 7 (2.42%) Internet
10 6 (2.08%) FTP
10 6 (2.08%) VoIP
11 5 (1.73%) DMZ
12 4 (1.38%) LDAP
12 4 (1.38%) HTTP
12 4 (1.38%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.04%) NAS
13 3 (1.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.73%) MySQL
6 4 (1.38%) IDOL
6 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.04%) DTS
7 3 (1.04%) OLAP
7 3 (1.04%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (3.11%) StarTeam
1 9 (3.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.04%) MSI
5 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.69%) Selenium
5 2 (0.69%) Subversion
6 1 (0.35%) Moq
6 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.35%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.35%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (2.08%) Finance
1 6 (2.08%) Retail
2 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.35%) Marketing
3 1 (0.35%) Automotive
3 1 (0.35%) Advertising
3 1 (0.35%) Games
3 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (20.07%) Support Engineer
2 31 (10.73%) Field Engineer
3 29 (10.03%) 2nd Line Support
4 28 (9.69%) Developer
5 27 (9.34%) Analyst
6 20 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (6.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (6.23%) Consultant
7 18 (6.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 18 (6.23%) Linux Engineer
8 17 (5.88%) Support Analyst
9 16 (5.54%) Architect
10 13 (4.50%) Windows Support Engineer
10 13 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (4.15%) IT Support
12 11 (3.81%) Linux Support Engineer
12 11 (3.81%) Linux Support
12 11 (3.81%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.11%) .NET
2 22 (7.61%) ASP.NET
3 19 (6.57%) HTML
4 18 (6.23%) Web Services
4 18 (6.23%) .NET Framework
5 16 (5.54%) XML
6 14 (4.84%) CSS
7 11 (3.81%) jQuery
8 8 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (2.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (2.42%) Application Packaging
10 6 (2.08%) WF
10 6 (2.08%) Ajax
11 5 (1.73%) HTML5
11 5 (1.73%) WCF
12 4 (1.38%) AngularJS
13 3 (1.04%) REST
13 3 (1.04%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 3 (1.04%) WPF
13 3 (1.04%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.88%) Clustering
2 9 (3.11%) Fat Client
2 9 (3.11%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.42%) PKI
4 5 (1.73%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.73%) Replication
5 4 (1.38%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.69%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.69%) User Experience
7 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.35%) Kindle
7 1 (0.35%) Open Source
7 1 (0.35%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.35%) PDA
7 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 102 (35.29%) Windows 7
2 74 (25.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (24.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (16.96%) Linux
5 29 (10.03%) Windows XP
5 29 (10.03%) UNIX
6 26 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (5.19%) Windows 8
8 14 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.73%) VMS
10 3 (1.04%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.69%) Debian
11 2 (0.69%) Solaris
11 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.35%) Android
12 1 (0.35%) AIX
12 1 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.38%) ITIL
2 30 (10.38%) Configuration Management
3 26 (9.00%) Service Management
4 22 (7.61%) Customer Engagement
5 16 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.19%) MVC
7 14 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (4.15%) Migration
9 11 (3.81%) Workflow
10 9 (3.11%) Web Development
11 8 (2.77%) Network Management
12 7 (2.42%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (2.42%) TDD
12 7 (2.42%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.42%) Time Management
12 7 (2.42%) OO
13 6 (2.08%) Scrum
14 5 (1.73%) Waterfall
15 4 (1.38%) Project Management
15 4 (1.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.30%) SQL
2 26 (9.00%) C#
3 23 (7.96%) PowerShell
4 22 (7.61%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.61%) VB
5 19 (6.57%) VBScript
6 12 (4.15%) Perl
6 12 (4.15%) Korn
7 11 (3.81%) C
8 10 (3.46%) Java
9 9 (3.11%) Bourne shell
10 7 (2.42%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.08%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.38%) PHP
13 3 (1.04%) sed
13 3 (1.04%) AWK
14 2 (0.69%) C++
14 2 (0.69%) Python
14 2 (0.69%) PHP5
14 2 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 96 (33.22%) Security Cleared
2 65 (22.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (20.76%) DV Cleared
4 53 (18.34%) SC Cleared
5 44 (15.22%) MCSE
6 29 (10.03%) Degree
7 27 (9.34%) MCP
8 26 (9.00%) MCTS
9 23 (7.96%) MCITP
10 12 (4.15%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (4.15%) HNC
11 10 (3.46%) CCA
12 4 (1.38%) ISEB
12 4 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.38%) CCNA
13 3 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (1.04%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.69%) HND
14 2 (0.69%) PhD
14 2 (0.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.35%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) CDISC
2 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 147 (50.87%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.46%) NFS
4 10 (3.46%) XenApp
5 7 (2.42%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.38%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.04%) vSphere
7 3 (1.04%) XenServer
7 3 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.35%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 35 (12.11%) SCCM
2 20 (6.92%) SCOM
3 16 (5.54%) NetBackup
4 13 (4.50%) Nagios
5 12 (4.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (3.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (2.42%) WMI
9 6 (2.08%) MOM
9 6 (2.08%) SCSM
10 3 (1.04%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.35%) Netcool
12 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 123 (42.56%) Microsoft
2 49 (16.96%) VMware
3 43 (14.88%) Citrix
4 42 (14.53%) HP
5 21 (7.27%) Red Hat
6 20 (6.92%) Symantec
7 19 (6.57%) Oracle
8 14 (4.84%) Cisco
9 12 (4.15%) Lotus
9 12 (4.15%) EMC
10 11 (3.81%) Isilon
11 10 (3.46%) McAfee
12 9 (3.11%) Borland
13 8 (2.77%) Veritas
13 8 (2.77%) Altiris
14 7 (2.42%) Novell
14 7 (2.42%) Remedy
15 5 (1.73%) NetApp
16 3 (1.04%) Lumension
16 3 (1.04%) Meridio
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