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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 11.11% 11.33% 16.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.00% 50.72% 70.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 23
Average daily rate £345 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £228 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £513 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £19.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £19.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
40 69 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 15.87% 22.33% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 48 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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 14 February 2016, 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 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 17 (29.82%) Windows Server
3 16 (28.07%) VMware
4 13 (22.81%) Cisco
4 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
4 13 (22.81%) Linux
5 12 (21.05%) DNS
5 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (19.30%) Unix
6 11 (19.30%) Citrix
6 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (17.54%) Firewall
7 10 (17.54%) HP
7 10 (17.54%) DHCP
7 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
7 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
8 9 (15.79%) Degree
8 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
8 9 (15.79%) C++
9 8 (14.04%) SQL
9 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
9 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.28%) Change Management
10 7 (12.28%) NetApp
10 7 (12.28%) Project Management
11 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
11 6 (10.53%) Migration
11 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.02%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.75%) Apache
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) DNS
2 10 (17.54%) DHCP
2 10 (17.54%) Firewall
3 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.77%) Network Security
5 4 (7.02%) FTP
5 4 (7.02%) HTTP
5 4 (7.02%) Internet
5 4 (7.02%) LAN
5 4 (7.02%) VoIP
6 3 (5.26%) WAN
6 3 (5.26%) Wireless
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.51%) HTTPS
7 2 (3.51%) IPX
7 2 (3.51%) Skype
7 2 (3.51%) SNMP
7 2 (3.51%) VPN
8 1 (1.75%) DMZ
8 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Introscope
1 4 (7.02%) JProfiler
1 4 (7.02%) Toad
1 4 (7.02%) Xcode
2 3 (5.26%) HP UFT
2 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.51%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (3.51%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (1.75%) Android Studio
4 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.75%) MSI
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Developer
2 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (7.02%) C++ Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) VMware Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Help Desk Specialist
5 3 (5.26%) ICT Specialist
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) Middleware
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) ATL
2 4 (7.02%) POCO
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
3 2 (3.51%) JDBC
3 2 (3.51%) ODBC
4 1 (1.75%) Ajax
4 1 (1.75%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) LAMP
4 1 (1.75%) Laravel
4 1 (1.75%) OpenCL
4 1 (1.75%) Qt
4 1 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.26%) Clustering
3 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (5.26%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.75%) iSeries
5 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Windows Server
2 13 (22.81%) Linux
3 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (19.30%) Unix
4 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
6 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
8 4 (7.02%) Solaris
9 2 (3.51%) AIX
9 2 (3.51%) NetWare
9 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.75%) Android
10 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) Change Management
1 7 (12.28%) Project Management
2 6 (10.53%) Migration
2 6 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (8.77%) ITIL
3 5 (8.77%) Software Testing
4 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.26%) Coaching
5 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Testing
5 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Test Management
5 3 (5.26%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.51%) Functional Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.51%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) C++
2 8 (14.04%) SQL
3 5 (8.77%) Java
3 5 (8.77%) VB
4 4 (7.02%) Objective-C
4 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) C
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.02%) ISEB
2 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) CCNA
3 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.51%) CCDA
4 2 (3.51%) CEH
4 2 (3.51%) GCFA
4 2 (3.51%) GCIA
4 2 (3.51%) GCIH
4 2 (3.51%) GIAC
4 2 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.51%) VCP5
4 2 (3.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) VMware ESX
3 4 (7.02%) XenApp
4 3 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (5.26%) ISA Server
4 3 (5.26%) vSphere
4 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (7.02%) nmon
2 3 (5.26%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) WSUS
3 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.51%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (3.51%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.51%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) VMware
2 13 (22.81%) Cisco
2 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.30%) Citrix
4 10 (17.54%) HP
5 7 (12.28%) NetApp
6 5 (8.77%) Dell
7 4 (7.02%) Oracle
7 4 (7.02%) Sun
8 3 (5.26%) IBM
8 3 (5.26%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.51%) BMC
9 2 (3.51%) F5
9 2 (3.51%) Juniper
9 2 (3.51%) Lotus
9 2 (3.51%) Novell
9 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.51%) Symantec
9 2 (3.51%) TippingPoint
9 2 (3.51%) Veritas
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