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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 23 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 8.13% 12.84% 14.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.94% 58.93% 68.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 16
Average daily rate
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£319 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £212 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £430 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £12.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £20.00 £18.90
UK excluding London average 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
47 56 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 16.61% 21.79% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 24
Average daily rate £330 £304 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +38.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.75 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 23 (34.85%) VMware
3 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 15 (22.73%) Linux
4 14 (21.21%) ITIL
5 13 (19.70%) MS Office
5 13 (19.70%) Windows 7
6 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (18.18%) UNIX
7 10 (15.15%) Citrix
7 10 (15.15%) SAN
7 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
7 10 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (15.15%) vSphere
8 9 (13.64%) Lync
8 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
8 9 (13.64%) SCCM
8 9 (13.64%) Cisco
8 9 (13.64%) LAN
8 9 (13.64%) WAN
9 8 (12.12%) SQL
9 8 (12.12%) DNS
9 8 (12.12%) Firewall
9 8 (12.12%) Migration
10 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
10 7 (10.61%) HP
10 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
10 7 (10.61%) MS Exchange
10 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
10 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (13.64%) Lync
2 7 (10.61%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.03%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) MS Office
2 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (3.03%) SAP CCM
1 2 (3.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Office 365
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) SAN
2 9 (13.64%) LAN
2 9 (13.64%) WAN
3 8 (12.12%) DNS
3 8 (12.12%) Firewall
4 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.09%) VPN
5 6 (9.09%) DHCP
6 4 (6.06%) VLAN
7 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (4.55%) SNMP
7 3 (4.55%) MPLS
8 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.03%) VoIP
8 2 (3.03%) NAS
8 2 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.52%) Big Data
2 1 (1.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Xcode
1 1 (1.52%) JIRA
1 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
1 5 (7.58%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.55%) French Language
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Consultant
3 9 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.58%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) IT Support
6 4 (6.06%) Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
8 2 (3.03%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) Web Services
1 2 (3.03%) XML
1 2 (3.03%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.52%) POCO
2 1 (1.52%) HTML
2 1 (1.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) iSeries
4 2 (3.03%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.52%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) IVR
5 1 (1.52%) e-Health
5 1 (1.52%) FMCG
5 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Linux
2 13 (19.70%) Windows 7
3 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (18.18%) UNIX
4 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
4 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.06%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.03%) CentOS
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Phone
8 2 (3.03%) Windows CE
8 2 (3.03%) Android
8 2 (3.03%) Solaris
9 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Migration
3 6 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.06%) Information Security
4 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (6.06%) Service Management
5 3 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.55%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (3.03%) Change Control
6 2 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.03%) SIEM
6 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.03%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.03%) ERP
6 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.03%) ITSM
6 2 (3.03%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.52%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.52%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.12%) SQL
3 2 (3.03%) VBScript
3 2 (3.03%) VB
4 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (9.09%) MCSE
1 6 (9.09%) MCSA
2 3 (4.55%) MCITP
3 2 (3.03%) Degree
3 2 (3.03%) MCTS
3 2 (3.03%) MOS
4 1 (1.52%) CEH
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.52%) GIAC
4 1 (1.52%) GCIA
4 1 (1.52%) GCIH
4 1 (1.52%) GCFA
4 1 (1.52%) MCP
4 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (15.15%) vSphere
3 4 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.06%) XenApp
3 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.55%) Samba
4 3 (4.55%) vCloud
5 2 (3.03%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.52%) Xen
6 1 (1.52%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.52%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) SCOM
2 4 (6.06%) WSUS
3 3 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (3.03%) Nagios
4 2 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.52%) Puppet
5 1 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) VMware
2 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.15%) Citrix
4 9 (13.64%) Cisco
5 7 (10.61%) HP
6 6 (9.09%) ProCurve
7 4 (6.06%) Brocade
7 4 (6.06%) 3PAR
7 4 (6.06%) CA
7 4 (6.06%) EMC
8 3 (4.55%) Symantec
8 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.55%) McAfee
9 2 (3.03%) BT
9 2 (3.03%) Google
9 2 (3.03%) ArcSight
9 2 (3.03%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (3.03%) Meru Networks
9 2 (3.03%) CODA