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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 6 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 14.86% 14.52% 7.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.19% 78.26% 51.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £274 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.98% -31.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £192 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £445 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
57 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 19.26% 18.55% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 16
Average daily rate £350 £238 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 25 (37.31%) Active Directory
2 22 (32.84%) VMware
3 15 (22.39%) DNS
4 14 (20.90%) Linux
5 13 (19.40%) HP
6 12 (17.91%) UNIX
6 12 (17.91%) SQL
6 12 (17.91%) MS Office
6 12 (17.91%) ITIL
7 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
8 10 (14.93%) Firewall
9 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
9 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
9 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
10 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
10 8 (11.94%) Lync
10 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
10 8 (11.94%) LAN
10 8 (11.94%) WAN
10 8 (11.94%) SAN
11 7 (10.45%) Finance
11 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (10.45%) Cisco
11 7 (10.45%) DB2
11 7 (10.45%) Oracle
11 7 (10.45%) vSphere
11 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (11.94%) Lync
1 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.99%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) MS Office
2 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.48%) Office 365
1 3 (4.48%) SaaS
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) DNS
2 10 (14.93%) Firewall
3 8 (11.94%) LAN
3 8 (11.94%) WAN
3 8 (11.94%) SAN
4 6 (8.96%) DHCP
4 6 (8.96%) Internet
5 5 (7.46%) VPN
6 4 (5.97%) IMAP
6 4 (5.97%) SMTP
6 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.97%) HTTP
6 4 (5.97%) HTTPS
7 3 (4.48%) SNMP
7 3 (4.48%) VoIP
7 3 (4.48%) VLAN
7 3 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.48%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (4.48%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (2.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) DB2
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.46%) SAP BW
3 5 (7.46%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (7.46%) SAP Data Services
3 5 (7.46%) SAP HANA
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.97%) MySQL
4 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Xcode
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
1 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.45%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) French Language
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.99%) Automotive
4 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Consultant
2 8 (11.94%) Architect
2 8 (11.94%) Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Project Manager
3 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Technical Architect
5 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) IT Support
6 4 (5.97%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.48%) DBA
7 3 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (4.48%) SAP Technical Architect
7 3 (4.48%) SAP Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) Middleware
2 2 (2.99%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.49%) LAMP
3 1 (1.49%) ATL
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) XML
3 1 (1.49%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) HTML
3 1 (1.49%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.48%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (2.99%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.99%) FMCG
3 2 (2.99%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) IVR
4 1 (1.49%) PKI
4 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.49%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.90%) Linux
2 12 (17.91%) UNIX
3 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
5 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.96%) Windows XP
6 6 (8.96%) AIX
7 3 (4.48%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.99%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.49%) Android
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) ITIL
2 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (8.96%) TOGAF
3 6 (8.96%) Migration
4 5 (7.46%) Service Management
5 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.48%) Information Security
6 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.48%) ERP
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (2.99%) High Availability
7 2 (2.99%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.99%) SIEM
7 2 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.99%) Change Control
7 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.99%) Change Management
7 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.46%) Java
3 5 (7.46%) ABAP
4 1 (1.49%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) MCSE
3 3 (4.48%) MCSA
3 3 (4.48%) Degree
4 1 (1.49%) CISA
4 1 (1.49%) CISM
4 1 (1.49%) CISSP
4 1 (1.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 25 (37.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) vSphere
3 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.97%) XenApp
4 4 (5.97%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.48%) Samba
5 3 (4.48%) vCloud
6 2 (2.99%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.49%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) Nagios
2 3 (4.48%) logstash
3 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.49%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (32.84%) VMware
2 13 (19.40%) HP
3 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.45%) Cisco
4 7 (10.45%) Oracle
5 6 (8.96%) ProCurve
5 6 (8.96%) SAP
5 6 (8.96%) IBM
5 6 (8.96%) Citrix
6 5 (7.46%) Business Objects
6 5 (7.46%) ServiceNow
7 4 (5.97%) 3PAR
7 4 (5.97%) Brocade
7 4 (5.97%) Sybase
7 4 (5.97%) Remedy
8 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.48%) Splunk
9 2 (2.99%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (2.99%) Meru Networks
9 2 (2.99%) ArcSight
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