Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 55 26
Rank change year-on-year -9 -29 +29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 110 109 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.75% 2.86% 5.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.58% 18.70% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 55 160
Berkshire median daily rate £250 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £115 £165 £150
90th Percentile £500 £475 £488
South East median daily rate £360 £338 £345
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.17% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 28
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.81 £12.95 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.49% +3.60% -21.88%
10th Percentile £13.33 £11.78 £12.25
90th Percentile £23.05 £53.94 £36.61
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +26.67% -29.68% +6.65%

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 706 583 1,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.68% 15.32% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 300 572
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £160 £167 £213
90th Percentile £554 £550 £537
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £13.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.19% +6.00% -32.61%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.25 £10.45
90th Percentile £44.50 £27.95 £35.50
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £15.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +16.84% -20.51% +18.18%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -14 45 £300 -18.26% 19
Maidenhead +5 19 £210 -41.67% 5
Slough 0 15 £325 -10.34% 2
Bracknell +1 13 £123 -2.00% 8
Newbury -18 4 £280 -16.42% 4
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (76.36%) Active Directory
3 39 (35.45%) Microsoft
4 35 (31.82%) Office 365
5 30 (27.27%) VMware
6 26 (23.64%) Cisco
7 22 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (19.09%) Linux
9 20 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 18 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (15.45%) Windows 10
12 16 (14.55%) Windows 7
13 15 (13.64%) MS Exchange
14 14 (12.73%) Firewall
14 14 (12.73%) PowerShell
15 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Office
16 12 (10.91%) DNS
16 12 (10.91%) SCCM
16 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
16 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
18 10 (9.09%) Driving Licence
18 10 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 10 (9.09%) Veeam
18 10 (9.09%) SQL Server
19 9 (8.18%) Hyper-V
19 9 (8.18%) IaaS
19 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
20 8 (7.27%) Clustering
20 8 (7.27%) SQL

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 15 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.91%) Apache
5 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (31.82%) Office 365
2 18 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.18%) IaaS
4 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.91%) PaaS
6 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 14 (12.73%) Firewall
3 12 (10.91%) DNS
4 7 (6.36%) SAN
4 7 (6.36%) VPN
5 6 (5.45%) DHCP
5 6 (5.45%) Internet
6 5 (4.55%) LAN
6 5 (4.55%) WAN
7 4 (3.64%) IP Telephony
7 4 (3.64%) SSL
8 3 (2.73%) NAS
8 3 (2.73%) VLAN
9 2 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.82%) MPLS
9 2 (1.82%) OSPF
9 2 (1.82%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.82%) Skype
9 2 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.91%) Big Data
3 1 (0.91%) DB2
3 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.91%) MySQL
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.82%) Hudson
3 1 (0.91%) Ant
3 1 (0.91%) AnthillPro
3 1 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.91%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.91%) Gradle
3 1 (0.91%) Introscope
3 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.91%) JMeter
3 1 (0.91%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.91%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.91%) Maven
3 1 (0.91%) Selenium
3 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (5.45%) Finance
2 5 (4.55%) French Language
2 5 (4.55%) Retail
3 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (24.55%) Support Engineer
2 23 (20.91%) IT Support
3 21 (19.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (19.09%) IT Engineer
4 18 (16.36%) IT Support Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (8.18%) Analyst
6 8 (7.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Administrator
8 6 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.55%) Architect
9 5 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.55%) IT Administrator
10 4 (3.64%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.64%) IT Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.73%) Web Services
2 2 (1.82%) LDAP
3 1 (0.91%) .NET
3 1 (0.91%) COM
3 1 (0.91%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.91%) JSON
3 1 (0.91%) Middleware
3 1 (0.91%) RESTful
3 1 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 8 (7.27%) Clustering
3 5 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.55%) Replication
3 5 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.91%) Blog
7 1 (0.91%) CCTV
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.91%) PKI
7 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (19.09%) Linux
4 17 (15.45%) Windows 10
5 16 (14.55%) Windows 7
6 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.45%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.64%) Unix
10 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.91%) Solaris
11 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.91%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 7 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (6.36%) ITIL
2 7 (6.36%) Project Management
3 5 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (3.64%) Data Protection
4 4 (3.64%) Decision-Making
4 4 (3.64%) Load Balancing
4 4 (3.64%) Mentoring
5 3 (2.73%) Asset Management
5 3 (2.73%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (2.73%) Migration
5 3 (2.73%) Problem Management
5 3 (2.73%) Software Licensing
6 2 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (1.82%) Information Security
6 2 (1.82%) Requirements Management
6 2 (1.82%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (1.82%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.73%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.27%) SQL
3 4 (3.64%) Python
4 2 (1.82%) Java
5 1 (0.91%) C
5 1 (0.91%) C#
5 1 (0.91%) C++
5 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) Degree
2 6 (5.45%) DV Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.82%) MCSE
4 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.91%) CCIE
4 1 (0.91%) CCIP
4 1 (0.91%) CCNA
4 1 (0.91%) CCNP
4 1 (0.91%) JNCIS
4 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) QA
2 3 (2.73%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 84 (76.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.18%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.64%) vSphere
5 3 (2.73%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.82%) vCloud
6 2 (1.82%) XenApp
7 1 (0.91%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.91%) Docker
7 1 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (10.91%) SCCM
2 4 (3.64%) SCOM
2 4 (3.64%) Terraform
3 3 (2.73%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.82%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.82%) Netcool
4 2 (1.82%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.82%) WSUS
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (27.27%) VMware
3 26 (23.64%) Cisco
4 10 (9.09%) Veeam
5 6 (5.45%) Citrix
6 5 (4.55%) Apple
6 5 (4.55%) HP
6 5 (4.55%) Oracle
7 3 (2.73%) McAfee
8 2 (1.82%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.82%) Intel
8 2 (1.82%) NetApp
8 2 (1.82%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.82%) Symantec
9 1 (0.91%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.91%) F5
9 1 (0.91%) Lumension
9 1 (0.91%) MapR
9 1 (0.91%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.91%) Twitter