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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 180 179 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.58% 18.51% 17.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.71% 68.06% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 87 86
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £198 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 10
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.55 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +26.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £14.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £22.58 £17.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.47% -2.41%
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
251 263 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.51% 27.20% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 130 108
Median daily rate £375 £375 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £206 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 10
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.58 £18.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 168 (54.90%) Microsoft
2 149 (48.69%) Windows Server
3 124 (40.52%) Active Directory
4 76 (24.84%) DNS
4 76 (24.84%) Linux
5 74 (24.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 70 (22.88%) MS Excel
7 59 (19.28%) VMware
8 54 (17.65%) ITIL
8 54 (17.65%) Windows 7
8 54 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 51 (16.67%) .NET
10 50 (16.34%) C#
10 50 (16.34%) MS Office
10 50 (16.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (14.71%) DHCP
12 44 (14.38%) TCP/IP
13 43 (14.05%) SQL Server
13 43 (14.05%) Firewall
14 42 (13.73%) Degree
15 41 (13.40%) Hyper-V
15 41 (13.40%) MCSE
16 40 (13.07%) SQL
16 40 (13.07%) PowerShell
17 38 (12.42%) Security Cleared
18 35 (11.44%) MCITP
19 34 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
20 33 (10.78%) Unix
20 33 (10.78%) SAN

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 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.84%) IIS
3 20 (6.54%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.96%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.31%) Drupal
5 4 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.31%) Joomla!
5 4 (1.31%) Node.js
5 4 (1.31%) WordPress
6 3 (0.98%) Apache
6 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.98%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 70 (22.88%) MS Excel
2 50 (16.34%) MS Office
3 7 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.33%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.50%) Office 365
3 10 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.31%) IaaS
5 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.65%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.65%) PaaS
6 2 (0.65%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.33%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 76 (24.84%) DNS
2 45 (14.71%) DHCP
3 44 (14.38%) TCP/IP
4 43 (14.05%) Firewall
5 33 (10.78%) SAN
6 27 (8.82%) VPN
7 25 (8.17%) HTTP
8 22 (7.19%) Internet
8 22 (7.19%) Wireless
9 17 (5.56%) IPsec
9 17 (5.56%) Skype
10 15 (4.90%) Intrusion Detection
11 14 (4.58%) IPv6
11 14 (4.58%) Wireless Security
12 12 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (3.59%) Software-Defined Networking
13 11 (3.59%) SSL
14 10 (3.27%) BGP
15 9 (2.94%) WAN
16 8 (2.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.92%) Big Data
2 12 (3.92%) Hadoop
2 12 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.59%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.61%) Datazen
4 8 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.31%) MySQL
6 4 (1.31%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.98%) DB2
7 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.63%) Fiddler
4 5 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.63%) Xcode
5 4 (1.31%) Maven
6 3 (0.98%) Ant
6 3 (0.98%) Gradle
6 3 (0.98%) JIRA
7 2 (0.65%) JUnit
7 2 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.65%) Subversion
8 1 (0.33%) AppScan
8 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.33%) MSI
8 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (5.88%) German Language
1 18 (5.88%) Marketing
2 12 (3.92%) Finance
3 11 (3.59%) Retail
4 10 (3.27%) French Language
5 9 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.96%) Banking
7 5 (1.63%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.31%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.31%) Portuguese Language
9 3 (0.98%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Electronics
10 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.65%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 86 (28.10%) Support Engineer
2 32 (10.46%) Consultant
3 31 (10.13%) Field Engineer
4 30 (9.80%) Developer
5 23 (7.52%) Windows Engineer
6 22 (7.19%) Linux Engineer
7 17 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 17 (5.56%) Analyst
7 17 (5.56%) Architect
8 16 (5.23%) Linux Support
8 16 (5.23%) Linux Support Engineer
8 16 (5.23%) Technical Consultant
8 16 (5.23%) Technical Support
9 15 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (4.90%) Desktop Support
9 15 (4.90%) Windows Support Engineer
10 14 (4.58%) Azure Engineer
10 14 (4.58%) Escalation Engineer
11 13 (4.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 13 (4.25%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (16.67%) .NET
2 26 (8.50%) CSS
3 22 (7.19%) XML
4 16 (5.23%) .NET Framework
4 16 (5.23%) ADO.NET
5 12 (3.92%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.27%) HTML
7 8 (2.61%) ADO
7 8 (2.61%) Ajax
7 8 (2.61%) Autofac
7 8 (2.61%) Castle Windsor
7 8 (2.61%) DCOM
7 8 (2.61%) Entity Framework
7 8 (2.61%) ODBC
7 8 (2.61%) OLE
7 8 (2.61%) OLE DB
7 8 (2.61%) Unity DI Container
7 8 (2.61%) XML Schema
8 7 (2.29%) WCF
9 6 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.86%) PKI
2 18 (5.88%) Clustering
3 17 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.90%) Public Cloud
5 13 (4.25%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.61%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.63%) Replication
9 4 (1.31%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.31%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.31%) W3C
10 3 (0.98%) BYOD
10 3 (0.98%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 149 (48.69%) Windows Server
2 76 (24.84%) Linux
3 54 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 50 (16.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (10.78%) Unix
7 20 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (5.23%) Windows 8
8 16 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (4.58%) Windows XP
10 12 (3.92%) Windows 10
11 10 (3.27%) Solaris
11 10 (3.27%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.31%) AIX
12 4 (1.31%) CentOS
13 3 (0.98%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.98%) SUSE
14 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.65%) NetWare
14 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.65%) ITIL
2 25 (8.17%) Mentoring
3 24 (7.84%) Customer Engagement
3 24 (7.84%) Service Management
4 22 (7.19%) Incident Management
5 18 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (5.88%) CRM
5 18 (5.88%) Migration
6 15 (4.90%) Data Modelling
6 15 (4.90%) Identity Management
6 15 (4.90%) Load Balancing
6 15 (4.90%) Security Management
6 15 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (4.58%) Network Architecture
7 14 (4.58%) Presales
8 13 (4.25%) Open Source
9 12 (3.92%) Configuration Management
9 12 (3.92%) Data Protection
9 12 (3.92%) High Availability
9 12 (3.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (16.34%) C#
2 40 (13.07%) PowerShell
2 40 (13.07%) SQL
3 26 (8.50%) C++
4 24 (7.84%) Python
5 20 (6.54%) C
6 19 (6.21%) Java
7 17 (5.56%) VBScript
8 15 (4.90%) JavaScript
9 14 (4.58%) VB
9 14 (4.58%) VB.NET
10 13 (4.25%) Ruby
10 13 (4.25%) T-SQL
11 12 (3.92%) PHP
12 8 (2.61%) Perl
13 6 (1.96%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.63%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.63%) R
14 5 (1.63%) Scala
14 5 (1.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 74 (24.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (13.73%) Degree
3 41 (13.40%) MCSE
4 38 (12.42%) Security Cleared
5 35 (11.44%) MCITP
6 23 (7.52%) MCTS
7 20 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (5.56%) CCNA
9 16 (5.23%) DV Cleared
9 16 (5.23%) MCSA
10 14 (4.58%) SC Cleared
11 13 (4.25%) MCP
12 12 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (3.59%) MCDST
13 11 (3.59%) MCSD
14 6 (1.96%) HNC
14 6 (1.96%) ISTQB
14 6 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 6 (1.96%) RHCSA
15 4 (1.31%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.15%) SLA
2 5 (1.63%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.33%) SDET
System Software
1 124 (40.52%) Active Directory
2 41 (13.40%) Hyper-V
3 34 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (5.88%) UAG
5 14 (4.58%) ISA Server
6 12 (3.92%) vSphere
7 10 (3.27%) XenApp
8 7 (2.29%) BitLocker
8 7 (2.29%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.31%) XenServer
11 3 (0.98%) KVM
11 3 (0.98%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.98%) vCloud
11 3 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.65%) Docker
12 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (10.13%) WSUS
2 30 (9.80%) SCCM
3 11 (3.59%) SCOM
4 10 (3.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (2.61%) Puppet
6 7 (2.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (2.29%) WMI
7 6 (1.96%) Nagios
7 6 (1.96%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.63%) Ansible
8 5 (1.63%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.31%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.98%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.98%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.98%) vMotion
11 2 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 168 (54.90%) Microsoft
2 59 (19.28%) VMware
3 32 (10.46%) Citrix
4 30 (9.80%) Remedy
5 28 (9.15%) Cisco
6 24 (7.84%) HP
7 20 (6.54%) Oracle
7 20 (6.54%) Red Hat
8 18 (5.88%) IBM
9 10 (3.27%) Dell
9 10 (3.27%) EMC
9 10 (3.27%) Juniper
10 9 (2.94%) Hitachi
11 8 (2.61%) Intel
12 7 (2.29%) F5
13 6 (1.96%) SAP
13 6 (1.96%) Symantec
14 4 (1.31%) Altiris
14 4 (1.31%) Apple
14 4 (1.31%) CheckPoint
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