Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 47 37
Rank change year-on-year -18 -10 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 108 143 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.79% 3.56% 4.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.69% 19.92% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 74 107
Berkshire median daily rate £313 £363 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +11.37% +0.15%
10th Percentile £180 £164 £160
90th Percentile £525 £524 £483
South East median daily rate £380 £344 £350
% change year-on-year +10.54% -1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 32
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.63 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.12% +0.93% -15.63%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.78 £12.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £20.52 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +36.36% -22.64% +0.38%

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 647 718 898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.71% 17.87% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 362 483
Berkshire median daily rate £401 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +3.73% -3.85%
10th Percentile £158 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 59 64
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £13.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.73% +10.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.15 £10.58
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.80 £41.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +2.86% -1.41% +1.43%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -12 43 £355 -3.40% 19
Slough -14 15 £310 -14.48% 4
Maidenhead +8 14 £325 -9.72% 2
Bracknell -9 13 £300 -7.69% 6
Newbury -11 3 £210 -33.86% 1
Windsor +6 1 - - 2
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (69.44%) Active Directory
3 44 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 38 (35.19%) Office 365
5 32 (29.63%) VMware
6 27 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 24 (22.22%) Firewall
8 22 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (20.37%) PowerShell
9 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (17.59%) Linux
11 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 17 (15.74%) Hyper-V
12 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
13 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (13.89%) DNS
14 15 (13.89%) Cisco
15 14 (12.96%) SQL
15 14 (12.96%) SCCM
15 14 (12.96%) Windows 7
16 13 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (10.19%) Clustering
17 11 (10.19%) Windows 10
18 10 (9.26%) DV Cleared
18 10 (9.26%) ITIL
19 9 (8.33%) IIS
19 9 (8.33%) Oracle
19 9 (8.33%) MS Exchange
19 9 (8.33%) DHCP

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 9 (8.33%) IIS
1 9 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.63%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.85%) Apache
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) CMS
6 1 (0.93%) Drupal
6 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.93%) JBoss
6 1 (0.93%) nginx
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (35.19%) Office 365
2 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.41%) IaaS
4 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.85%) G Suite
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.93%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.93%) Datadog
7 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.93%) PaaS
7 1 (0.93%) SaaS
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.22%) Firewall
2 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 15 (13.89%) DNS
4 9 (8.33%) DHCP
4 9 (8.33%) SAN
5 7 (6.48%) Internet
5 7 (6.48%) VPN
6 6 (5.56%) Network Security
7 5 (4.63%) LAN
7 5 (4.63%) Skype
7 5 (4.63%) WAN
8 4 (3.70%) NAS
9 3 (2.78%) BGP
9 3 (2.78%) OSPF
9 3 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (2.78%) VLAN
10 2 (1.85%) DWDM
10 2 (1.85%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.85%) MPLS
10 2 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.85%) DB2
4 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.93%) Big Data
5 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.78%) Toad
2 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.85%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.85%) MSI
3 1 (0.93%) AnthillPro
3 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.93%) Gradle
3 1 (0.93%) Hudson
3 1 (0.93%) Introscope
3 1 (0.93%) JMeter
3 1 (0.93%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.93%) Maven
3 1 (0.93%) Selenium
3 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.93%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (4.63%) Finance
1 5 (4.63%) French Language
1 5 (4.63%) Retail
1 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (12.04%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (9.26%) Consultant
4 7 (6.48%) Architect
4 7 (6.48%) IT Support
4 7 (6.48%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) IT Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (3.70%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (2.78%) Administrator
8 3 (2.78%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Office 365 Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Server Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) Web Services
2 3 (2.78%) JSON
3 2 (1.85%) LDAP
3 2 (1.85%) Middleware
4 1 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.93%) CSS
4 1 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.93%) HTML
4 1 (0.93%) JSP
4 1 (0.93%) OAuth
4 1 (0.93%) RESTful
4 1 (0.93%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Clustering
2 7 (6.48%) Replication
3 5 (4.63%) PKI
4 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Licensing
5 3 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.85%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.93%) Blog
7 1 (0.93%) CCTV
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (17.59%) Linux
4 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (12.96%) Windows 7
6 11 (10.19%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.63%) Unix
8 4 (3.70%) Windows NT
9 3 (2.78%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.85%) CentOS
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.93%) AIX
11 1 (0.93%) Debian
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.93%) SUSE
11 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (9.26%) ITIL
3 8 (7.41%) Proactive Monitoring
3 8 (7.41%) Project Management
4 7 (6.48%) Migration
4 7 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (4.63%) Data Protection
6 5 (4.63%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.63%) Software Licensing
7 4 (3.70%) Decision-Making
8 3 (2.78%) Application Packaging
8 3 (2.78%) Change Management
8 3 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (2.78%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (2.78%) Information Security
8 3 (2.78%) Patch Management
8 3 (2.78%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.37%) PowerShell
2 14 (12.96%) SQL
3 5 (4.63%) Python
4 4 (3.70%) Java
5 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.93%) C
6 1 (0.93%) C#
6 1 (0.93%) C++
6 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.93%) Perl
6 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.26%) DV Cleared
3 9 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.56%) Degree
4 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.78%) CCNA
6 3 (2.78%) MCSE
7 2 (1.85%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.85%) CCIP
7 2 (1.85%) CCNP
7 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.85%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.93%) CCIE
8 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
2 3 (2.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.93%) GPG13
System Software
1 75 (69.44%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.74%) Hyper-V
3 13 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.56%) vSphere
5 5 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (4.63%) XenApp
6 4 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.78%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.93%) Docker
8 1 (0.93%) Firmware
8 1 (0.93%) iptables
8 1 (0.93%) Postfix
8 1 (0.93%) Squid
8 1 (0.93%) vCloud
8 1 (0.93%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (12.96%) SCCM
2 6 (5.56%) AirWatch
3 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.70%) Puppet
4 3 (2.78%) Ansible
4 3 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.78%) SCOM
4 3 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.78%) Terraform
5 2 (1.85%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.85%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 32 (29.63%) VMware
3 15 (13.89%) Cisco
4 9 (8.33%) Oracle
5 7 (6.48%) Citrix
5 7 (6.48%) Veeam
6 6 (5.56%) HP
7 4 (3.70%) Dell
7 4 (3.70%) McAfee
8 3 (2.78%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.78%) Apple
8 3 (2.78%) Google
8 3 (2.78%) Lumension
8 3 (2.78%) Proofpoint
9 2 (1.85%) Juniper
9 2 (1.85%) Nortel
9 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.85%) Symantec
10 1 (0.93%) CommVault
10 1 (0.93%) NetApp