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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 3 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 41 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 10.16% 16.73% 5.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.21% 70.69% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £300 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -27.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £191 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £400 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £26.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -9.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £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
63 58 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.66% 23.67% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 29 10
Average daily rate £325 £300 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -52.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 23 (36.51%) VMware
2 21 (33.33%) DNS
3 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 13 (20.63%) SQL
6 12 (19.05%) IIS
7 11 (17.46%) Java
7 11 (17.46%) UNIX
7 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
7 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (15.87%) ITIL
8 10 (15.87%) Linux
8 10 (15.87%) HP
8 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
8 10 (15.87%) Change Management
9 9 (14.29%) Firewall
10 8 (12.70%) Telecoms
10 8 (12.70%) Finance
10 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
10 8 (12.70%) vSphere
11 7 (11.11%) Oracle
11 7 (11.11%) IBM Notes
11 7 (11.11%) EMC
11 7 (11.11%) Lotus
11 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (11.11%) Internet
12 6 (9.52%) CLARiiON
12 6 (9.52%) NetBackup
12 6 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (9.52%) Symantec

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (19.05%) IIS
2 7 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 6 (9.52%) Lotus Domino
3 6 (9.52%) GlassFish
4 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.17%) Lync
6 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.17%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) DNS
2 9 (14.29%) Firewall
3 7 (11.11%) Internet
4 6 (9.52%) SSL
4 6 (9.52%) LAN
4 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.94%) WAN
6 4 (6.35%) SMTP
6 4 (6.35%) VPN
6 4 (6.35%) HTTP
6 4 (6.35%) SAN
6 4 (6.35%) HTTPS
6 4 (6.35%) IMAP
6 4 (6.35%) Network Security
7 3 (4.76%) VLAN
7 3 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.17%) DHCP
9 1 (1.59%) VoIP
9 1 (1.59%) LDAP
9 1 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) DB2
3 5 (7.94%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (7.94%) SAP BW
3 5 (7.94%) SAP Data Services
3 5 (7.94%) SAP HANA
4 4 (6.35%) MySQL
4 4 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Ant
1 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.17%) Gradle
1 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 8 (12.70%) Telecoms
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Automotive
2 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (14.29%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Support Analyst
3 7 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.52%) Architect
4 6 (9.52%) Technical Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) Administrator
5 5 (7.94%) Web Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Web Support Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (4.76%) SAP Technical Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.76%) SAP Architect
8 2 (3.17%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.17%) Active Directory Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Flash
2 3 (4.76%) Middleware
2 3 (4.76%) LAMP
3 2 (3.17%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.59%) HTML
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
4 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) CLARiiON
2 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (3.17%) FMCG
4 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) Replication
4 2 (3.17%) PKI
4 2 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.59%) Xbox
5 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (17.46%) UNIX
2 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (15.87%) Linux
4 6 (9.52%) AIX
4 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) ITIL
1 10 (15.87%) Change Management
2 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (9.52%) TOGAF
3 6 (9.52%) Web Development
4 5 (7.94%) Service Management
4 5 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
5 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.76%) Migration
6 3 (4.76%) Information Security
6 3 (4.76%) ERP
6 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.76%) Project Management
6 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.76%) Automated Testing
6 3 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.76%) Database Security
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 11 (17.46%) Java
3 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.94%) ABAP
5 2 (3.17%) VBScript
6 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) VCP4
3 2 (3.17%) CISA
3 2 (3.17%) CISM
3 2 (3.17%) CISSP
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.17%) SLA
3 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.70%) vSphere
3 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.76%) Nagios
2 3 (4.76%) logstash
3 1 (1.59%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) VMware
2 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.87%) HP
3 7 (11.11%) EMC
3 7 (11.11%) Lotus
3 7 (11.11%) Oracle
4 6 (9.52%) SAP
4 6 (9.52%) Adobe
4 6 (9.52%) IBM
4 6 (9.52%) Symantec
5 5 (7.94%) Business Objects
5 5 (7.94%) ServiceNow
6 4 (6.35%) Sybase
6 4 (6.35%) Remedy
6 4 (6.35%) Citrix
6 4 (6.35%) Dell
7 3 (4.76%) Splunk
8 2 (3.17%) ArcSight
8 2 (3.17%) Google
8 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
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