The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 13.21% 9.31% 12.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.73% 50.94% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 20
Median daily rate £331 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £159 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £481 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
44 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 27.67% 18.28% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 33
Median daily rate £338 £335 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +28.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £476 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +63.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Slough region with a requirement for Windows.

1 18 (42.86%) VMware
2 17 (40.48%) Linux
3 14 (33.33%) Cisco
4 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
5 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 11 (26.19%) Degree
6 11 (26.19%) Firewall
6 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
6 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
7 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 9 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (19.05%) VPN
9 8 (19.05%) DNS
9 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (19.05%) DHCP
10 7 (16.67%) Wireless
10 7 (16.67%) SAN
10 7 (16.67%) Citrix
10 7 (16.67%) NetApp
10 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (16.67%) Network Security
11 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
11 6 (14.29%) vSphere
11 6 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (14.29%) CCNA
11 6 (14.29%) VoIP
11 6 (14.29%) MS Office
11 6 (14.29%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) Firewall
2 9 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (19.05%) DHCP
3 8 (19.05%) DNS
3 8 (19.05%) VPN
4 7 (16.67%) Network Security
4 7 (16.67%) SAN
4 7 (16.67%) Wireless
5 6 (14.29%) VoIP
6 5 (11.90%) LAN
6 5 (11.90%) SNMP
6 5 (11.90%) WAN
7 4 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (9.52%) Ethernet
7 4 (9.52%) FCoE
7 4 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (4.76%) Internet
8 2 (4.76%) IPX
8 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Xcode
2 1 (2.38%) MSI
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (11.90%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Developer
2 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) NetApp Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) ATL
1 3 (7.14%) POCO
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
2 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.52%) e-Health
4 4 (9.52%) FlexPod
4 4 (9.52%) Private Cloud
5 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
6 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.38%) FMCG
7 1 (2.38%) NHS
7 1 (2.38%) Replication
7 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.38%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Linux
2 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
2 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.52%) Data ONTAP
4 4 (9.52%) VMS
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.14%) Unix
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) AIX
6 1 (2.38%) NetWare
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Server Building
4 2 (4.76%) Change Control
4 2 (4.76%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) OO
4 2 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.38%) Coaching
5 1 (2.38%) Data Management
5 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.38%) High Availability
5 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.38%) ITSM
5 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.38%) Project Management
5 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) C++
2 3 (7.14%) Objective-C
3 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (14.29%) CCNA
4 5 (11.90%) CCDA
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (4.76%) CCNP
6 2 (4.76%) MCSE
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.76%) NCDA
6 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.38%) CISA
7 1 (2.38%) CISM
7 1 (2.38%) CISSP
7 1 (2.38%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) HIPAA
1 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (14.29%) vSphere
4 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.76%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.38%) UAG
7 1 (2.38%) XenApp
7 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.38%) Nessus
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) VMware
2 14 (33.33%) Cisco
3 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 7 (16.67%) Citrix
4 7 (16.67%) NetApp
5 5 (11.90%) F5
5 5 (11.90%) IBM
6 4 (9.52%) CA
7 2 (4.76%) BMC
7 2 (4.76%) HP
7 2 (4.76%) Lotus
7 2 (4.76%) Symantec
8 1 (2.38%) Apple
8 1 (2.38%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.38%) Brocade
8 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.38%) CommVault
8 1 (2.38%) JD Edwards
8 1 (2.38%) Novell
8 1 (2.38%) Remedy