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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 6 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 11.28% 11.95% 10.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.39% 69.77% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 26
Median daily rate £371 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £14.20 £16.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -17.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
31 43 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 23.31% 17.13% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 47
Median daily rate £380 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.11% -44.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, 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 18 (46.15%) VMware
2 13 (33.33%) Linux
2 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
4 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
5 9 (23.08%) FTP
5 9 (23.08%) HTTP
5 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 9 (23.08%) DNS
5 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (20.51%) MS Office
7 7 (17.95%) Unix
7 7 (17.95%) Electronics
8 6 (15.38%) IIS
8 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
9 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 5 (12.82%) vSphere
9 5 (12.82%) Android
9 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
9 5 (12.82%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (12.82%) SAP
9 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.82%) Marketing
9 5 (12.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (12.82%) Finance
9 5 (12.82%) Programme Management

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 (15.38%) IIS
1 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.51%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
2 9 (23.08%) DNS
2 9 (23.08%) FTP
2 9 (23.08%) HTTP
3 4 (10.26%) Firewall
3 4 (10.26%) ICMP
3 4 (10.26%) IGMP
3 4 (10.26%) IPv4
3 4 (10.26%) SNMP
3 4 (10.26%) SSL
3 4 (10.26%) VLAN
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 3 (7.69%) IPv6
4 3 (7.69%) MPLS
4 3 (7.69%) Multicast
4 3 (7.69%) OSPF
4 3 (7.69%) RSVP
4 3 (7.69%) VPLS
4 3 (7.69%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.95%) Electronics
3 5 (12.82%) Finance
3 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
3 5 (12.82%) Marketing
4 4 (10.26%) Advertising
5 2 (5.13%) Billing
5 2 (5.13%) Legal
6 1 (2.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Developer
4 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) CSS
1 4 (10.26%) HTML
1 4 (10.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) Java EE
3 1 (2.56%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) IPTV
1 4 (10.26%) Over-the-Top Content
1 4 (10.26%) Video on Demand
2 3 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.69%) STB
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Linux
1 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.95%) Unix
5 5 (12.82%) Android
5 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Digital Marketing
1 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 5 (12.82%) Programme Management
2 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
2 4 (10.26%) ITIL
2 4 (10.26%) Network Architecture
3 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.13%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (5.13%) DevOps
4 2 (5.13%) High Availability
5 1 (2.56%) Android Development
5 1 (2.56%) Change Control
5 1 (2.56%) Change Management
5 1 (2.56%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (2.56%) iOS Development
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile Development
5 1 (2.56%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.13%) C
2 2 (5.13%) C++
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
3 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) CCIP
1 3 (7.69%) CCNA
1 3 (7.69%) CCNP
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (7.69%) DBS Check
1 3 (7.69%) JNCIA
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) vSphere
4 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.56%) Docker
5 1 (2.56%) Firmware
5 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Nagios
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) WSUS
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) VMware
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.82%) SAP
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco
4 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.69%) Ericsson
5 3 (7.69%) HP
5 3 (7.69%) Huawei
5 3 (7.69%) Juniper
6 2 (5.13%) Remedy
7 1 (2.56%) BMC
7 1 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) F5
7 1 (2.56%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Veeam