Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 51 41
Rank change year-on-year -15 -10 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 118 143 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.87% 3.52% 4.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.43% 18.31% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 81 98
Berkshire median daily rate £355 £360 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +14.74% -3.46%
10th Percentile £199 £221 £157
90th Percentile £530 £550 £479
South East median daily rate £388 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +10.71% +3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 27
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.75 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -29.94% +12.14%
10th Percentile £18.95 £11.78 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.50 £19.34 £51.51
South East median hourly rate £22.93 £16.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +38.97% -24.14% +14.47%

Windows Server is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 677 781 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.45% 19.22% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 393 453
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £150 £188 £206
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 56
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.88 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.52% +0.91% -36.19%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.63
90th Percentile £39.75 £39.75 £44.14
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.03
% change year-on-year - +2.76% -5.39%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Berkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Berkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Berkshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Berkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Berkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Berkshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Berkshire

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -7 51 £325 -19.00% 7
Slough -13 19 £325 -6.14% 6
Bracknell -13 13 £305 -6.15% 6
Maidenhead +10 10 £445 +23.61% 3
Newbury -15 3 £330 -5.71% 1
Windsor +4 1 - -
Wokingham -13 1 £210 -23.64% 2
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (68.64%) Active Directory
3 48 (40.68%) Microsoft
4 47 (39.83%) VMware
5 42 (35.59%) Office 365
6 31 (26.27%) Firewall
7 29 (24.58%) PowerShell
8 28 (23.73%) Security Cleared
9 26 (22.03%) SQL Server
10 25 (21.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 22 (18.64%) DNS
11 22 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (17.80%) SC Cleared
13 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (16.95%) Hyper-V
14 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (16.10%) SQL
15 18 (15.25%) Linux
16 17 (14.41%) ITIL
17 16 (13.56%) TCP/IP
18 15 (12.71%) DHCP
18 15 (12.71%) Migration
19 13 (11.02%) Cisco
20 12 (10.17%) LAN
20 12 (10.17%) SAN
20 12 (10.17%) Veeam
21 11 (9.32%) Windows 7
21 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
21 11 (9.32%) MS Exchange

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 11 (9.32%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (7.63%) IIS
3 9 (7.63%) Skype for Business
4 7 (5.93%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.08%) Apache
5 6 (5.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) CMS
6 1 (0.85%) Drupal
6 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.85%) JBoss
6 1 (0.85%) nginx
6 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 42 (35.59%) Office 365
2 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.54%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.54%) SaaS
6 2 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.69%) G Suite
6 2 (1.69%) IaaS
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.85%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.85%) Datadog
7 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.27%) Firewall
2 22 (18.64%) DNS
3 16 (13.56%) TCP/IP
4 15 (12.71%) DHCP
5 12 (10.17%) LAN
5 12 (10.17%) SAN
6 10 (8.47%) Internet
7 8 (6.78%) VPN
7 8 (6.78%) WAN
8 6 (5.08%) Network Security
9 5 (4.24%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (4.24%) NAS
10 4 (3.39%) BGP
10 4 (3.39%) OSPF
10 4 (3.39%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (3.39%) Skype
11 3 (2.54%) EIGRP
11 3 (2.54%) RIP
11 3 (2.54%) VPLS
11 3 (2.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.47%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (5.93%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.69%) DB2
5 2 (1.69%) MySQL
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.85%) Big Data
6 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.54%) Toad
2 2 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.69%) MSI
3 1 (0.85%) Ant
3 1 (0.85%) AnthillPro
3 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.85%) Gradle
3 1 (0.85%) Hudson
3 1 (0.85%) Introscope
3 1 (0.85%) JMeter
3 1 (0.85%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.85%) Maven
3 1 (0.85%) Selenium
3 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.85%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (5.08%) French Language
2 5 (4.24%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Retail
2 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.69%) Automotive
3 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.85%) Games
4 1 (0.85%) German Language
4 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.85%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (19.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (11.86%) Support Engineer
3 12 (10.17%) Architect
3 12 (10.17%) Consultant
4 10 (8.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) Administrator
6 6 (5.08%) Analyst
6 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.08%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (4.24%) IT Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 4 (3.39%) Office 365 Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) Web Services
2 2 (1.69%) .NET
2 2 (1.69%) JSON
2 2 (1.69%) LDAP
2 2 (1.69%) Middleware
3 1 (0.85%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.85%) CSS
3 1 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.85%) HTML
3 1 (0.85%) JSP
3 1 (0.85%) OAuth
3 1 (0.85%) RESTful
3 1 (0.85%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.08%) Replication
3 5 (4.24%) Clustering
3 5 (4.24%) PKI
4 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Licensing
4 4 (3.39%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.69%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.85%) CCTV
7 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (15.25%) Linux
5 11 (9.32%) Windows 7
6 9 (7.63%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.24%) Unix
8 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.54%) Windows NT
9 3 (2.54%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.69%) CentOS
10 2 (1.69%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.85%) AIX
11 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.85%) Debian
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (14.41%) ITIL
3 15 (12.71%) Migration
4 8 (6.78%) Project Management
5 6 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.08%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (5.08%) Software Licensing
6 5 (4.24%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.24%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (4.24%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.24%) Test Strategy
7 4 (3.39%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.39%) Information Security
7 4 (3.39%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.39%) Network Management
8 3 (2.54%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (2.54%) Fault Management
8 3 (2.54%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.54%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.58%) PowerShell
2 19 (16.10%) SQL
3 7 (5.93%) Python
4 5 (4.24%) Perl
5 3 (2.54%) Java
5 3 (2.54%) VB
6 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.85%) C
7 1 (0.85%) C#
7 1 (0.85%) C++
7 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.80%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.78%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.24%) Degree
6 4 (3.39%) CCNA
7 3 (2.54%) BC Cleared
7 3 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.54%) CCIP
7 3 (2.54%) CCNP
7 3 (2.54%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.69%) MCSE
8 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.85%) CCA
9 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) QA
2 6 (5.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) GDPR
3 1 (0.85%) GPG13
3 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (68.64%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.95%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.47%) vSphere
5 7 (5.93%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (5.08%) XenApp
7 5 (4.24%) Squid
8 4 (3.39%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.85%) Docker
10 1 (0.85%) Firmware
10 1 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.85%) iptables
10 1 (0.85%) Postfix
10 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.85%) vCloud
10 1 (0.85%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) SCCM
2 8 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.78%) Puppet
3 5 (4.24%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.39%) Ansible
5 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.85%) Netcool
7 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.85%) Packer
7 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.85%) Terraform
7 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 47 (39.83%) VMware
3 13 (11.02%) Cisco
4 12 (10.17%) Veeam
5 9 (7.63%) Citrix
5 9 (7.63%) HP
5 9 (7.63%) Oracle
6 5 (4.24%) Symantec
7 4 (3.39%) Dell
7 4 (3.39%) Okta
8 3 (2.54%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.54%) Apple
8 3 (2.54%) Google
8 3 (2.54%) Hitachi
8 3 (2.54%) Juniper
8 3 (2.54%) Nortel
8 3 (2.54%) Proofpoint
8 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.69%) Lumension
9 2 (1.69%) McAfee