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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 15.73% 15.50% 14.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.14% 67.80% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £172 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £355 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
88 59 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 30.77% 22.87% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 30 13
Average daily rate £325 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £423 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £18.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 29 (34.52%) VMware
2 28 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (25.00%) ITIL
4 19 (22.62%) SQL
4 19 (22.62%) DNS
4 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
5 17 (20.24%) Lotus
5 17 (20.24%) IIS
5 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (19.05%) Java
6 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
6 16 (19.05%) Linux
7 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 15 (17.86%) Oracle
7 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (16.67%) Citrix
9 13 (15.48%) UNIX
9 13 (15.48%) IBM Notes
9 13 (15.48%) Cisco
9 13 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (14.29%) Change Management
10 12 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 11 (13.10%) HP
11 11 (13.10%) SAN
12 10 (11.90%) LAN
13 9 (10.71%) WAN
13 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
13 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
14 8 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (9.52%) Finance

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (20.24%) IIS
2 13 (15.48%) IBM Notes
3 6 (7.14%) GlassFish
3 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.14%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (3.57%) Lync
4 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.38%) Apache
6 1 (1.19%) Confluence
6 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Office
2 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (5.95%) Google App Engine
1 5 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.62%) DNS
2 11 (13.10%) SAN
3 10 (11.90%) LAN
4 9 (10.71%) WAN
5 8 (9.52%) Firewall
5 8 (9.52%) DHCP
6 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (8.33%) VPN
7 6 (7.14%) VoIP
8 5 (5.95%) ISDN
8 5 (5.95%) SSL
8 5 (5.95%) RTP
8 5 (5.95%) Network Security
9 4 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (3.57%) LDAP
10 3 (3.57%) HTTP
10 3 (3.57%) Internet
10 3 (3.57%) VLAN
10 3 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) DataStage
2 4 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.19%) DB2
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Ant
1 6 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.95%) Gradle
3 3 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.57%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.57%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (2.38%) Introscope
4 2 (2.38%) Subversion
4 2 (2.38%) Toad
4 2 (2.38%) JProfiler
5 1 (1.19%) Hudson
5 1 (1.19%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (1.19%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.19%) Selenium
5 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 12 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Marketing
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Electronics
4 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Analyst
2 9 (10.71%) Support Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Developer
3 8 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Consultant
4 7 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Technical Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.95%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Web Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Web Support Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.76%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.57%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) .NET
2 6 (7.14%) Flash
3 4 (4.76%) MSMQ
4 3 (3.57%) Regular Expression
5 2 (2.38%) LAMP
5 2 (2.38%) Middleware
5 2 (2.38%) ODBC
5 2 (2.38%) JDBC
6 1 (1.19%) Laravel
6 1 (1.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.19%) HTML
6 1 (1.19%) CSS
6 1 (1.19%) SOAP
6 1 (1.19%) Web Services
6 1 (1.19%) CPAN
6 1 (1.19%) X-Windows
6 1 (1.19%) WCF
6 1 (1.19%) WPF
6 1 (1.19%) Zend Framework
6 1 (1.19%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.14%) CLARiiON
2 6 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) Smart Meter
4 4 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.76%) PKI
4 4 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.38%) Clustering
6 2 (2.38%) iPhone
6 2 (2.38%) DTV
7 1 (1.19%) iPad
7 1 (1.19%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.19%) Wiki
7 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.19%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 28 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (19.05%) Linux
4 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (15.48%) UNIX
6 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 5 (5.95%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (4.76%) Android
10 3 (3.57%) Solaris
11 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.19%) AIX
12 1 (1.19%) CentOS
12 1 (1.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) ITIL
2 12 (14.29%) Change Management
3 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (9.52%) Project Management
4 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.14%) Web Development
6 5 (5.95%) Database Security
6 5 (5.95%) DevOps
6 5 (5.95%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.95%) Unit Testing
6 5 (5.95%) Automated Testing
6 5 (5.95%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.95%) Information Security
7 4 (4.76%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (4.76%) Matrix Management
7 4 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.62%) SQL
2 16 (19.05%) Java
3 7 (8.33%) C#
3 7 (8.33%) C++
4 5 (5.95%) C
5 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.76%) VBScript
6 3 (3.57%) VB
7 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.38%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) C-shell
8 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.19%) Perl
8 1 (1.19%) Ruby
8 1 (1.19%) Korn
8 1 (1.19%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.95%) MCSE
3 5 (5.95%) CCNA
3 5 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.95%) MCTS
3 5 (5.95%) CCVP
4 3 (3.57%) ISEB
5 2 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.38%) Degree
5 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.19%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.19%) CNE
6 1 (1.19%) Novell Certification
6 1 (1.19%) CISSP
6 1 (1.19%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.14%) vSphere
4 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.38%) XenApp
6 1 (1.19%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.19%) NFS
6 1 (1.19%) Xen
6 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.76%) WSUS
3 2 (2.38%) nmon
3 2 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.19%) YUM
4 1 (1.19%) Nagios
4 1 (1.19%) WMI
4 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (34.52%) VMware
2 17 (20.24%) Lotus
3 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 15 (17.86%) Oracle
4 14 (16.67%) Citrix
5 13 (15.48%) Cisco
6 11 (13.10%) HP
7 7 (8.33%) EMC
8 6 (7.14%) Google
8 6 (7.14%) Dell
8 6 (7.14%) Symantec
8 6 (7.14%) Adobe
9 5 (5.95%) IBM
9 5 (5.95%) NetApp
9 5 (5.95%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (3.57%) ArcSight
10 3 (3.57%) Qualys
11 2 (2.38%) Remedy
11 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.38%) SAP
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