The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 4 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 41 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 9.06% 16.40% 8.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.26% 71.93% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £191 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £408 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -31.29%
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 Slough region.

Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
61 57 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.47% 22.80% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 19
Average daily rate £325 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £191 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -55.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 22 (34.92%) VMware
2 21 (33.33%) DNS
3 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 14 (22.22%) Linux
6 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (19.05%) IIS
7 12 (19.05%) Java
8 11 (17.46%) SQL
8 11 (17.46%) HP
8 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
9 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
9 10 (15.87%) Firewall
9 10 (15.87%) Change Management
10 9 (14.29%) ITIL
10 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 8 (12.70%) UNIX
11 8 (12.70%) EMC
11 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
11 8 (12.70%) Finance
11 8 (12.70%) Internet
12 7 (11.11%) IBM
12 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
12 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (11.11%) SAN
12 7 (11.11%) Lotus
12 7 (11.11%) LAN
12 7 (11.11%) IBM Notes
13 6 (9.52%) Lotus Domino

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 12 (19.05%) IIS
2 7 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 6 (9.52%) Lotus Domino
3 6 (9.52%) GlassFish
4 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.59%) Lync
5 1 (1.59%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.17%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) DNS
2 10 (15.87%) Firewall
3 8 (12.70%) Internet
4 7 (11.11%) SAN
4 7 (11.11%) LAN
5 6 (9.52%) WAN
5 6 (9.52%) SSL
5 6 (9.52%) Network Security
6 4 (6.35%) HTTPS
6 4 (6.35%) HTTP
6 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.35%) VPN
6 4 (6.35%) SMTP
6 4 (6.35%) IMAP
7 3 (4.76%) VLAN
7 3 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.17%) LDAP
8 2 (3.17%) DHCP
8 2 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) DB2
3 5 (7.94%) SAP HANA
3 5 (7.94%) SAP Data Services
3 5 (7.94%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (7.94%) SAP BW
3 5 (7.94%) MySQL
4 4 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.59%) QlikView
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Ant
1 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.17%) Gradle
1 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
2 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Automotive
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (12.70%) Analyst
1 8 (12.70%) Support Analyst
2 6 (9.52%) Architect
2 6 (9.52%) Technical Architect
3 5 (7.94%) Web Analyst
3 5 (7.94%) Web Support Analyst
3 5 (7.94%) Consultant
3 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (6.35%) Administrator
4 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) SAP Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Senior Technical Architect
5 3 (4.76%) SAP Technical Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Senior Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.76%) Programmer
5 3 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Flash
2 3 (4.76%) Middleware
2 3 (4.76%) LAMP
3 2 (3.17%) .NET
4 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.59%) jQuery
4 1 (1.59%) WCF
4 1 (1.59%) WPF
4 1 (1.59%) Zend Framework
4 1 (1.59%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.59%) Ajax
4 1 (1.59%) Laravel
4 1 (1.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.59%) HTML
4 1 (1.59%) CSS
4 1 (1.59%) SOAP
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.52%) CLARiiON
3 4 (6.35%) PKI
4 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (4.76%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.17%) Replication
5 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.59%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.59%) Xbox
6 1 (1.59%) FMCG
6 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (22.22%) Linux
3 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (12.70%) UNIX
5 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (9.52%) AIX
6 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) Change Management
2 9 (14.29%) ITIL
3 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (9.52%) TOGAF
4 6 (9.52%) Web Development
5 5 (7.94%) Information Security
5 5 (7.94%) Database Security
5 5 (7.94%) Risk Management
5 5 (7.94%) Service Management
5 5 (7.94%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.76%) Investment Management
6 3 (4.76%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) Java
2 11 (17.46%) SQL
3 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.94%) ABAP
4 4 (6.35%) VBScript
5 2 (3.17%) PHP
5 2 (3.17%) C#
6 1 (1.59%) PHP5
6 1 (1.59%) C++
6 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.59%) C
6 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.35%) Degree
3 3 (4.76%) CISA
3 3 (4.76%) CISSP
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.17%) CISM
5 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.76%) logstash
2 3 (4.76%) Nagios
3 1 (1.59%) WMI
3 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.59%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 22 (34.92%) VMware
2 11 (17.46%) HP
2 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.70%) EMC
4 7 (11.11%) IBM
4 7 (11.11%) Lotus
5 6 (9.52%) SAP
5 6 (9.52%) Adobe
5 6 (9.52%) Symantec
6 5 (7.94%) Remedy
6 5 (7.94%) Business Objects
6 5 (7.94%) Oracle
7 4 (6.35%) Sybase
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco
7 4 (6.35%) Citrix
7 4 (6.35%) Dell
7 4 (6.35%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.76%) Splunk
9 2 (3.17%) NetApp
9 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
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