The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Slough region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 12.69% 14.64% 11.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.93% 70.00% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £171 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £394 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 50 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 21.54% 20.92% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 14
Average daily rate £295 £225 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £168 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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 23 (34.33%) VMware
2 22 (32.84%) ITIL
3 18 (26.87%) SQL
3 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
4 17 (25.37%) Oracle
4 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (23.88%) Citrix
6 14 (20.90%) Cisco
7 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (17.91%) Windows 7
8 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (14.93%) Project Management
8 10 (14.93%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (14.93%) SAN
8 10 (14.93%) Lotus
8 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
8 10 (14.93%) HP
8 10 (14.93%) LAN
8 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
8 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
8 10 (14.93%) UNIX
8 10 (14.93%) Linux
9 9 (13.43%) MS Office
9 9 (13.43%) Java
9 9 (13.43%) WAN
9 9 (13.43%) Service Delivery
9 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
9 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (11.94%) C++
11 7 (10.45%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (10.45%) IIS
1 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.96%) IBM Notes
3 5 (7.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.97%) Lync
5 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.49%) Confluence
7 1 (1.49%) Apache
7 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Office
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.48%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.93%) LAN
1 10 (14.93%) SAN
2 9 (13.43%) WAN
3 7 (10.45%) Firewall
4 6 (8.96%) DNS
4 6 (8.96%) DHCP
4 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.96%) VoIP
5 5 (7.46%) ISDN
5 5 (7.46%) VPN
5 5 (7.46%) RTP
6 3 (4.48%) HTTP
7 2 (2.99%) Wireless
7 2 (2.99%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.99%) FTP
7 2 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.99%) Network Security
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.49%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) DataStage
2 4 (5.97%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) DB2
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Ant
1 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.48%) Gradle
2 3 (4.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.48%) LoadRunner
2 3 (4.48%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.99%) JProfiler
3 2 (2.99%) Introscope
3 2 (2.99%) Toad
4 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.49%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (1.49%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) JIRA
4 1 (1.49%) Selenium
4 1 (1.49%) Hudson
General
1 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Analyst
2 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
2 8 (11.94%) Technical Project Manager
2 8 (11.94%) Service Analyst
2 8 (11.94%) Technical Manager
3 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (7.46%) Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) IT Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) .NET
2 4 (5.97%) MSMQ
3 3 (4.48%) Regular Expression
4 2 (2.99%) JDBC
4 2 (2.99%) ODBC
4 2 (2.99%) Middleware
5 1 (1.49%) CPAN
5 1 (1.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Client/Server
1 6 (8.96%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.97%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.97%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) FMCG
4 2 (2.99%) iPhone
4 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.99%) iPad
4 2 (2.99%) DTV
4 2 (2.99%) Clustering
4 2 (2.99%) PKI
4 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.49%) Wiki
5 1 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.49%) Handset
5 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (17.91%) Windows 7
3 10 (14.93%) UNIX
3 10 (14.93%) Linux
4 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.46%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.48%) Solaris
7 3 (4.48%) Android
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.49%) AIX
9 1 (1.49%) CentOS
9 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
2 10 (14.93%) Project Management
3 9 (13.43%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.97%) Change Management
5 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.48%) Automated Testing
5 3 (4.48%) Software Testing
5 3 (4.48%) Performance Testing
5 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
5 3 (4.48%) SIEM
5 3 (4.48%) Change Control
5 3 (4.48%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (4.48%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.48%) DevOps
6 2 (2.99%) Database Security
6 2 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.99%) Android Development
6 2 (2.99%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.99%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) SQL
2 9 (13.43%) Java
3 8 (11.94%) C++
4 5 (7.46%) C
4 5 (7.46%) C#
5 3 (4.48%) VB
6 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.49%) Ruby
7 1 (1.49%) Korn
7 1 (1.49%) C-shell
7 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.49%) VC++
7 1 (1.49%) VBScript
7 1 (1.49%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (7.46%) CCVP
2 5 (7.46%) MCSE
2 5 (7.46%) CCNA
2 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.46%) MCTS
3 3 (4.48%) ISEB
4 2 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.49%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) CNE
5 1 (1.49%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.48%) XenApp
5 2 (2.99%) NFS
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) WSUS
2 2 (2.99%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.99%) SCOM
2 2 (2.99%) Puppet
2 2 (2.99%) nmon
3 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.49%) YUM
3 1 (1.49%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.49%) Nagios
3 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (34.33%) VMware
2 17 (25.37%) Oracle
3 16 (23.88%) Citrix
4 14 (20.90%) Cisco
5 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
5 10 (14.93%) HP
5 10 (14.93%) Lotus
6 4 (5.97%) NetApp
6 4 (5.97%) IBM
6 4 (5.97%) Google
7 3 (4.48%) Qualys
7 3 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (4.48%) ArcSight
7 3 (4.48%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.99%) Dell
8 2 (2.99%) SAP
9 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.49%) Apple
9 1 (1.49%) Avaya
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