Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 53 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 125 141 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.04% 3.44% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.88% 16.81% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 82 81
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% -2.13%
10th Percentile £210 £221 £190
90th Percentile £549 £549 £513
South East median daily rate £390 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +11.43% +1.45% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 15
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -59.57% +147.31%
South East median hourly rate £24.50 £16.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +49.62% -40.45% +37.50%

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 699 839 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.02% 20.45% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 439 351
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -5.66%
10th Percentile £155 £200 £225
90th Percentile £555 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 53 57
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.98 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.14% -20.00% -43.37%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.40 £11.70
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.75 £52.00
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.18
% change year-on-year -2.86% +8.19% -19.13%

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 19 January 2019.

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
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 19 January 2019. 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 +1 52 £443 +15.69% 19
Bracknell 0 19 £238 -26.92% 3
Maidenhead +10 11 £363 +72.62% 4
Slough -25 9 £400 +25.98% 3
Newbury -6 3 £400 +14.29% 1
Windsor - 3 £500 - 1
Wokingham -8 1 £210 -23.64% 1
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 62 (49.60%) Microsoft
4 43 (34.40%) Office 365
5 35 (28.00%) Firewall
6 34 (27.20%) VMware
6 34 (27.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 32 (25.60%) Security Cleared
7 32 (25.60%) PowerShell
8 30 (24.00%) SQL Server
9 29 (23.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 21 (16.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (16.80%) SQL
11 21 (16.80%) DNS
12 20 (16.00%) Linux
13 19 (15.20%) Hyper-V
14 18 (14.40%) ITIL
15 17 (13.60%) Migration
15 17 (13.60%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (13.60%) IaaS
15 17 (13.60%) Virtual Machines
15 17 (13.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 16 (12.80%) TCP/IP
16 16 (12.80%) SharePoint
16 16 (12.80%) Cisco
17 15 (12.00%) DHCP
17 15 (12.00%) Data Protection
17 15 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (11.20%) Skype

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 16 (12.80%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.40%) IIS
2 13 (10.40%) Skype for Business
3 10 (8.00%) MS Exchange
4 9 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (7.20%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.80%) Apache
5 6 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.20%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (3.20%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.80%) CMS
7 1 (0.80%) Confluence
7 1 (0.80%) Drupal
7 1 (0.80%) JBoss
7 1 (0.80%) nginx
7 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 43 (34.40%) Office 365
2 34 (27.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (13.60%) IaaS
4 12 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (4.00%) PaaS
5 5 (4.00%) SaaS
6 4 (3.20%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.40%) G Suite
8 2 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.80%) Apigee
9 1 (0.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.80%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.80%) Datadog
9 1 (0.80%) GitHub
9 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.80%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (28.00%) Firewall
2 21 (16.80%) DNS
3 16 (12.80%) TCP/IP
4 15 (12.00%) DHCP
5 14 (11.20%) Skype
6 12 (9.60%) LAN
7 9 (7.20%) Internet
7 9 (7.20%) SAN
8 8 (6.40%) Network Security
8 8 (6.40%) VPN
9 7 (5.60%) WAN
10 5 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (3.20%) BGP
11 4 (3.20%) DWDM
11 4 (3.20%) EIGRP
11 4 (3.20%) MPLS
11 4 (3.20%) OSPF
11 4 (3.20%) RIP
11 4 (3.20%) SDH
11 4 (3.20%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.40%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (7.20%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.80%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.60%) MySQL
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.80%) DB2
7 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.20%) StarTeam
2 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.40%) Toad
3 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.60%) MSI
4 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.80%) GitLab
4 1 (0.80%) JIRA
4 1 (0.80%) JUnit
4 1 (0.80%) Selenium
4 1 (0.80%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.80%) Spinnaker
4 1 (0.80%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (4.00%) Retail
2 4 (3.20%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.60%) French Language
3 2 (1.60%) German Language
3 2 (1.60%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.80%) Advertising
4 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.80%) Back Office
4 1 (0.80%) Games
4 1 (0.80%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.80%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (16.00%) Support Engineer
2 18 (14.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (11.20%) Architect
4 12 (9.60%) Consultant
5 10 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Administrator
6 9 (7.20%) Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.60%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.60%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.80%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Active Directory Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Office 365 Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
11 4 (3.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) IT Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) 802.1X
1 4 (3.20%) Middleware
1 4 (3.20%) Web Services
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.60%) JSON
3 2 (1.60%) LDAP
3 2 (1.60%) OAuth
4 1 (0.80%) .NET
4 1 (0.80%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.80%) CSS
4 1 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.80%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.80%) HTML
4 1 (0.80%) JSP
4 1 (0.80%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.80%) SAML
4 1 (0.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Clustering
2 11 (8.80%) PKI
3 9 (7.20%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.60%) Blog
4 7 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.00%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.20%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.20%) Replication
7 3 (2.40%) DataPower
7 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Licensing
7 3 (2.40%) RIA
8 2 (1.60%) BYOD
8 2 (1.60%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.80%) EMV
9 1 (0.80%) EPoS
9 1 (0.80%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (23.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (16.00%) Linux
4 17 (13.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.80%) Windows 7
6 9 (7.20%) Unix
7 7 (5.60%) Windows 10
8 5 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.20%) AIX
10 3 (2.40%) VMS
10 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.40%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.40%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.60%) CentOS
11 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.80%) Debian
12 1 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.80%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.40%) ITIL
2 17 (13.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (13.60%) Migration
3 15 (12.00%) Data Protection
3 15 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (8.00%) Decision-Making
5 7 (5.60%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.80%) Mentoring
6 6 (4.80%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (4.80%) Project Management
6 6 (4.80%) Service Management
7 5 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.00%) Network Design
7 5 (4.00%) Network Management
7 5 (4.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.20%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.20%) ITSM
8 4 (3.20%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.20%) Test Scripting
8 4 (3.20%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.60%) PowerShell
2 21 (16.80%) SQL
3 7 (5.60%) Python
4 5 (4.00%) Perl
5 3 (2.40%) VB
6 2 (1.60%) Java
6 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.80%) PHP
7 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (25.60%) Security Cleared
2 25 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.60%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.00%) CCNA
5 5 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.00%) DBS Check
6 4 (3.20%) BC Cleared
6 4 (3.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (3.20%) CCIP
6 4 (3.20%) CCNP
6 4 (3.20%) JNCIS
7 3 (2.40%) Degree
7 3 (2.40%) MCSE
8 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.80%) CCA
9 1 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) SLA
2 5 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) GDPR
3 1 (0.80%) GPG13
3 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.80%) PMO
System Software
1 75 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (15.20%) Hyper-V
4 17 (13.60%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (8.00%) XenApp
6 7 (5.60%) vSphere
7 5 (4.00%) Squid
8 4 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.20%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.80%) Docker
10 1 (0.80%) Firmware
10 1 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.80%) iptables
10 1 (0.80%) Postfix
10 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.80%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) SCCM
2 8 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.40%) Puppet
3 6 (4.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (4.00%) Ansible
4 5 (4.00%) SCOM
5 4 (3.20%) AirWatch
5 4 (3.20%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (3.20%) HP ALM
5 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.40%) Data Guard
6 3 (2.40%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.60%) Nessus
7 2 (1.60%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.60%) Terraform
7 2 (1.60%) WSUS
8 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (49.60%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.20%) VMware
3 16 (12.80%) Cisco
4 13 (10.40%) HP
5 12 (9.60%) Citrix
6 10 (8.00%) Oracle
7 8 (6.40%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.60%) Dell
8 7 (5.60%) Juniper
9 6 (4.80%) EMC
9 6 (4.80%) Veeam
10 5 (4.00%) Google
11 4 (3.20%) IBM
11 4 (3.20%) Nortel
11 4 (3.20%) Okta
11 4 (3.20%) Symantec
12 3 (2.40%) CA
12 3 (2.40%) Clearswift
12 3 (2.40%) Hitachi
12 3 (2.40%) Proofpoint