The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 10.39% 9.78% 15.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.71% 71.05% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 21
Median daily rate £338 £336 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +4.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £14.84
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +4.44%
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 Slough region.

Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
35 38 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 22.73% 13.77% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 27
Median daily rate £363 £338 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Slough region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Slough region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Slough region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Slough region with a requirement for Windows.

1 21 (48.84%) VMware
2 20 (46.51%) Linux
3 17 (39.53%) Cisco
4 15 (34.88%) Data Centre
5 14 (32.56%) Windows Server
5 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
6 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
6 11 (25.58%) Firewall
6 11 (25.58%) Degree
7 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
7 10 (23.26%) Citrix
7 10 (23.26%) DNS
7 10 (23.26%) NetApp
7 10 (23.26%) DHCP
8 9 (20.93%) vSphere
8 9 (20.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (18.60%) IBM
9 8 (18.60%) VPN
10 7 (16.28%) SAN
10 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
10 7 (16.28%) ITIL
10 7 (16.28%) Wireless
10 7 (16.28%) VMware ESX
10 7 (16.28%) Network Security
10 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.98%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) Firewall
2 10 (23.26%) DHCP
2 10 (23.26%) DNS
3 9 (20.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (18.60%) VPN
5 7 (16.28%) Network Security
5 7 (16.28%) SAN
5 7 (16.28%) Wireless
6 6 (13.95%) VoIP
7 5 (11.63%) LAN
7 5 (11.63%) SNMP
7 5 (11.63%) WAN
8 4 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (9.30%) Ethernet
8 4 (9.30%) FCoE
8 4 (9.30%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (6.98%) Internet
9 3 (6.98%) IPX
10 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
11 1 (2.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Xcode
2 1 (2.33%) MSI
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.65%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Developer
3 5 (11.63%) C++ Developer
3 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.98%) Team Leader
5 3 (6.98%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) VMware Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Deskside Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) NetApp Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
1 5 (11.63%) ATL
1 5 (11.63%) POCO
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Data Centre
2 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.30%) e-Health
4 4 (9.30%) FlexPod
4 4 (9.30%) Private Cloud
5 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
5 3 (6.98%) Clustering
5 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (4.65%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.33%) FMCG
7 1 (2.33%) NHS
7 1 (2.33%) Replication
7 1 (2.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Linux
2 14 (32.56%) Windows Server
3 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.95%) Unix
6 4 (9.30%) Data ONTAP
6 4 (9.30%) VMS
6 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.98%) AIX
8 2 (4.65%) NetWare
8 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Migration
3 4 (9.30%) Change Management
3 4 (9.30%) Server Building
4 3 (6.98%) Coaching
4 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.98%) Project Management
4 3 (6.98%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Change Control
5 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.65%) OO
5 2 (4.65%) Service Management
6 1 (2.33%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.33%) High Availability
6 1 (2.33%) Network Management
6 1 (2.33%) Open Source
6 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) C++
2 5 (11.63%) Objective-C
3 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Degree
2 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (13.95%) CCNA
4 5 (11.63%) CCDA
4 5 (11.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (4.65%) CCNP
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.65%) MCSE
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.65%) NCDA
6 2 (4.65%) VCP5
6 2 (4.65%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.33%) CISA
7 1 (2.33%) CISM
7 1 (2.33%) CISSP
7 1 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) HIPAA
1 5 (11.63%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.98%) SLA
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (20.93%) vSphere
3 7 (16.28%) VMware ESX
4 6 (13.95%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (9.30%) XenApp
5 4 (9.30%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.98%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.98%) ISA Server
6 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.33%) UAG
7 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) WSUS
2 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.65%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.33%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Nessus
3 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) VMware
2 17 (39.53%) Cisco
3 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.26%) Citrix
4 10 (23.26%) NetApp
5 8 (18.60%) IBM
6 5 (11.63%) F5
6 5 (11.63%) HP
7 4 (9.30%) CA
8 3 (6.98%) Dell
8 3 (6.98%) Lotus
9 2 (4.65%) BMC
9 2 (4.65%) Novell
9 2 (4.65%) Oracle
9 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
9 2 (4.65%) Symantec
9 2 (4.65%) Veritas
10 1 (2.33%) Aruba
10 1 (2.33%) Polycom
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