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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 36 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 11.58% 9.30% 14.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.75% 50.00% 67.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £165 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £390 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.13% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.20%
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
77 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 24.76% 18.60% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 15
Average daily rate £325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 24 (34.78%) VMware
2 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (26.09%) ITIL
4 17 (24.64%) IIS
4 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (20.29%) SQL
5 14 (20.29%) Linux
5 14 (20.29%) DNS
5 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
5 14 (20.29%) Lotus
6 13 (18.84%) Change Management
7 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 11 (15.94%) IBM Notes
9 10 (14.49%) Citrix
9 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (13.04%) SAN
10 9 (13.04%) LAN
10 9 (13.04%) UNIX
10 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 9 (13.04%) Java
10 9 (13.04%) Service Delivery
10 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
11 8 (11.59%) Finance
11 8 (11.59%) WAN
11 8 (11.59%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (10.14%) HP
12 7 (10.14%) EMC
12 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
12 7 (10.14%) Project Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (24.64%) IIS
2 11 (15.94%) IBM Notes
3 6 (8.70%) Lotus Domino
3 6 (8.70%) GlassFish
4 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.90%) Lync
6 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Office
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (7.25%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.29%) DNS
2 9 (13.04%) SAN
2 9 (13.04%) LAN
3 8 (11.59%) WAN
4 6 (8.70%) Firewall
4 6 (8.70%) SSL
4 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.25%) Network Security
6 4 (5.80%) Internet
6 4 (5.80%) VPN
7 3 (4.35%) VLAN
7 3 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.90%) DHCP
8 2 (2.90%) LDAP
9 1 (1.45%) FTP
9 1 (1.45%) HTTP
9 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (4.35%) DataStage
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) QlikView
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
1 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.25%) Ant
2 4 (5.80%) Gradle
3 1 (1.45%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) JProfiler
3 1 (1.45%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.45%) Toad
3 1 (1.45%) Introscope
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Analyst
2 8 (11.59%) Support Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Consultant
5 5 (7.25%) Web Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Web Support Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Technical Project Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Technical Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Programmer
7 3 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.35%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) Flash
2 3 (4.35%) Regular Expression
2 3 (4.35%) MSMQ
2 3 (4.35%) LAMP
3 2 (2.90%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.45%) jQuery
4 1 (1.45%) WCF
4 1 (1.45%) WPF
4 1 (1.45%) Zend Framework
4 1 (1.45%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.45%) Ajax
4 1 (1.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.45%) Laravel
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.45%) CSS
4 1 (1.45%) JDBC
4 1 (1.45%) SOAP
4 1 (1.45%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.70%) Client/Server
2 6 (8.70%) CLARiiON
3 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.80%) Smart Meter
4 4 (5.80%) PKI
4 4 (5.80%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.45%) iPhone
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.45%) DTV
6 1 (1.45%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (20.29%) Linux
4 9 (13.04%) UNIX
4 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.25%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.35%) Android
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.45%) Solaris
7 1 (1.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) ITIL
2 13 (18.84%) Change Management
3 9 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.59%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (10.14%) Project Management
6 6 (8.70%) Web Development
7 5 (7.25%) Automated Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.25%) Database Security
7 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.25%) Risk Management
7 5 (7.25%) Information Security
7 5 (7.25%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (7.25%) DevOps
8 4 (5.80%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (5.80%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) Java
3 4 (5.80%) VBScript
3 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.90%) PHP
4 2 (2.90%) VB
4 2 (2.90%) C
4 2 (2.90%) C#
4 2 (2.90%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) PHP5
5 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.90%) CISA
2 2 (2.90%) CISSP
3 1 (1.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.45%) ISEB
3 1 (1.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.70%) vSphere
4 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.35%) WSUS
3 1 (1.45%) WMI
3 1 (1.45%) nmon
3 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) VMware
2 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.29%) Lotus
3 10 (14.49%) Citrix
4 7 (10.14%) HP
4 7 (10.14%) EMC
5 6 (8.70%) Symantec
5 6 (8.70%) Adobe
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle
6 5 (7.25%) Google
6 5 (7.25%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (5.80%) NetApp
7 4 (5.80%) IBM
7 4 (5.80%) Dell
8 3 (4.35%) Qualys
8 3 (4.35%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.90%) Remedy
10 1 (1.45%) Zend
10 1 (1.45%) SAP