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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 39 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 13.01% 15.29% 13.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.85% 65.00% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £213 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £314 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.30% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £32.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%
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
65 60 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 24.16% 23.53% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 12
Average daily rate £325 £220 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £398 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 22 (30.56%) ITIL
2 20 (27.78%) VMware
3 19 (26.39%) Active Directory
4 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (23.61%) SQL
6 15 (20.83%) Oracle
6 15 (20.83%) Cisco
7 14 (19.44%) Linux
7 14 (19.44%) Citrix
8 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 12 (16.67%) UNIX
9 11 (15.28%) SAN
9 11 (15.28%) Telecoms
10 10 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (13.89%) Lotus
10 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
10 10 (13.89%) Java
10 10 (13.89%) LAN
10 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (12.50%) WAN
11 9 (12.50%) HP
11 9 (12.50%) Windows 7
11 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
12 8 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (11.11%) Project Management
12 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
12 8 (11.11%) MS Office
13 7 (9.72%) C#
13 7 (9.72%) C++

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (9.72%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.33%) IIS
2 6 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.56%) Lync
4 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.78%) Apache
6 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) Confluence
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Office
2 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.17%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.28%) SAN
2 10 (13.89%) LAN
3 9 (12.50%) WAN
4 7 (9.72%) DHCP
4 7 (9.72%) DNS
5 6 (8.33%) Firewall
5 6 (8.33%) VoIP
6 5 (6.94%) ISDN
6 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.94%) VPN
6 5 (6.94%) RTP
7 4 (5.56%) Network Security
8 3 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (4.17%) HTTP
9 2 (2.78%) HTTPS
9 2 (2.78%) FTP
9 2 (2.78%) LDAP
10 1 (1.39%) DMZ
10 1 (1.39%) Internet
10 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) DataStage
2 4 (5.56%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) DB2
4 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Ant
1 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.17%) Gradle
2 3 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.17%) LoadRunner
2 3 (4.17%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) JProfiler
3 2 (2.78%) Introscope
3 2 (2.78%) Subversion
3 2 (2.78%) Toad
4 1 (1.39%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.39%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (1.39%) JIRA
4 1 (1.39%) Selenium
4 1 (1.39%) Hudson
General
1 11 (15.28%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Marketing
4 2 (2.78%) Electronics
4 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) French Language
5 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Analyst
2 8 (11.11%) Developer
2 8 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 7 (9.72%) Consultant
4 6 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
4 6 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Technical Manager
5 5 (6.94%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (6.94%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Security Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Programmer
7 3 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) .NET
2 4 (5.56%) MSMQ
3 3 (4.17%) Regular Expression
4 2 (2.78%) ODBC
4 2 (2.78%) JDBC
4 2 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (1.39%) CPAN
5 1 (1.39%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.39%) Ajax
5 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.39%) WCF
5 1 (1.39%) WPF
5 1 (1.39%) Zend Framework
5 1 (1.39%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (1.39%) jQuery
5 1 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.39%) Laravel
5 1 (1.39%) SOAP
5 1 (1.39%) Web Services
5 1 (1.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.56%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.56%) PKI
3 4 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.56%) Smart Meter
4 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.78%) iPad
5 2 (2.78%) Clustering
5 2 (2.78%) iPhone
5 2 (2.78%) DTV
6 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.39%) Wiki
6 1 (1.39%) Handset
6 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.39%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (19.44%) Linux
3 12 (16.67%) UNIX
3 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.94%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (6.94%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.56%) Android
8 3 (4.17%) Solaris
9 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.39%) CentOS
10 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.39%) Debian
10 1 (1.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) ITIL
2 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 8 (11.11%) Project Management
4 5 (6.94%) Change Management
4 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
4 5 (6.94%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (5.56%) Database Security
5 4 (5.56%) Information Security
6 3 (4.17%) Automated Testing
6 3 (4.17%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (4.17%) Matrix Management
6 3 (4.17%) Performance Testing
6 3 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.17%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) SQL
2 10 (13.89%) Java
3 7 (9.72%) C#
3 7 (9.72%) C++
4 6 (8.33%) C
5 3 (4.17%) VB
6 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.78%) VBScript
6 2 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.39%) Perl
7 1 (1.39%) C-shell
7 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.39%) Ruby
7 1 (1.39%) Korn
7 1 (1.39%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.94%) MCSE
3 5 (6.94%) CCNA
3 5 (6.94%) CCVP
3 5 (6.94%) MCTS
3 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.17%) ISEB
5 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.78%) Degree
5 2 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.39%) CISA
6 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.39%) CNE
6 1 (1.39%) Novell Certification
6 1 (1.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (26.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.78%) XenApp
4 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.39%) NFS
5 1 (1.39%) Xen
5 1 (1.39%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) WSUS
2 2 (2.78%) Puppet
2 2 (2.78%) nmon
3 1 (1.39%) Nagios
3 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.39%) WMI
3 1 (1.39%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.39%) YUM
Vendors
1 20 (27.78%) VMware
2 15 (20.83%) Oracle
2 15 (20.83%) Cisco
3 14 (19.44%) Citrix
4 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (13.89%) Lotus
6 9 (12.50%) HP
7 6 (8.33%) NetApp
8 5 (6.94%) IBM
9 4 (5.56%) Google
10 3 (4.17%) Qualys
10 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (4.17%) ArcSight
10 3 (4.17%) MobileIron
10 3 (4.17%) Dell
11 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.78%) Remedy
11 2 (2.78%) SAP
12 1 (1.39%) Polycom
12 1 (1.39%) Zend
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