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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 10.56% 14.73% 14.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.78% 75.44% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 11
Median daily rate £344 £363 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £18.25 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £15.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £15.00 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
36 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.00% 19.52% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 18
Median daily rate £350 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Median hourly rate £18.25 £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.84% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £38.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 3 May 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 3 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 Slough region with a requirement for Windows.

1 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 15 (37.50%) VMware
2 14 (35.00%) Cisco
2 14 (35.00%) Linux
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (25.00%) Citrix
5 9 (22.50%) Unix
5 9 (22.50%) C++
5 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
6 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (20.00%) NetApp
6 8 (20.00%) DNS
6 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (20.00%) DHCP
7 7 (17.50%) HP
7 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
8 6 (15.00%) Change Management
8 6 (15.00%) Firewall
8 6 (15.00%) ITIL
8 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (15.00%) IBM
8 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (15.00%) vSphere
8 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (12.50%) Degree
9 5 (12.50%) POCO
9 5 (12.50%) MS Excel

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 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.50%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) DHCP
1 8 (20.00%) DNS
2 6 (15.00%) Firewall
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (7.50%) FTP
4 3 (7.50%) Internet
4 3 (7.50%) IPX
4 3 (7.50%) Network Security
4 3 (7.50%) SAN
4 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.50%) VPN
4 3 (7.50%) Wireless
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.00%) FCoE
5 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.00%) LAN
5 2 (5.00%) SNMP
5 2 (5.00%) VoIP
5 2 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Xcode
2 3 (7.50%) Introscope
2 3 (7.50%) JProfiler
2 3 (7.50%) Toad
3 2 (5.00%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.50%) MSI
4 1 (2.50%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 5 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) VMware Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Team Leader
6 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Deskside Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Support Team Leader
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
1 5 (12.50%) ATL
1 5 (12.50%) POCO
2 3 (7.50%) Middleware
3 2 (5.00%) CSS
3 2 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) Ajax
4 1 (2.50%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (2.50%) JDBC
4 1 (2.50%) jQuery
4 1 (2.50%) LAMP
4 1 (2.50%) Laravel
4 1 (2.50%) ODBC
4 1 (2.50%) REST
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.50%) Clustering
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.00%) e-Health
4 2 (5.00%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Linux
1 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
2 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (22.50%) Unix
3 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.50%) Solaris
7 2 (5.00%) AIX
7 2 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (5.00%) NetWare
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Change Management
1 6 (15.00%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (7.50%) Coaching
3 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (7.50%) OO
3 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (7.50%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.00%) Migration
4 2 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (2.50%) ITSM
5 1 (2.50%) MVC
5 1 (2.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) C++
2 5 (12.50%) Objective-C
3 4 (10.00%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.50%) VB
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) CCNA
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (7.50%) ISEB
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (5.00%) CCDA
5 2 (5.00%) CCNP
5 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (5.00%) NCDA
5 2 (5.00%) VCP5
5 2 (5.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.50%) CISA
6 1 (2.50%) CISM
6 1 (2.50%) CISSP
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) PCI DSS
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.00%) vSphere
3 4 (10.00%) XenApp
4 3 (7.50%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (7.50%) ISA Server
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (7.50%) nmon
1 3 (7.50%) WSUS
2 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.00%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.50%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.50%) Nessus
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) VMware
2 14 (35.00%) Cisco
3 10 (25.00%) Citrix
4 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (20.00%) NetApp
5 7 (17.50%) HP
6 6 (15.00%) IBM
7 4 (10.00%) BMC
8 3 (7.50%) Dell
8 3 (7.50%) Lotus
9 2 (5.00%) CA
9 2 (5.00%) F5
9 2 (5.00%) Novell
9 2 (5.00%) Oracle
9 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
9 2 (5.00%) Symantec
9 2 (5.00%) Veritas
10 1 (2.50%) Aruba
10 1 (2.50%) Zend