Period
to 7 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 7 July 2020 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 184 426 413
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.62% 9.98% 10.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.40% 60.77% 54.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 234 224
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +6.53%
10th Percentile £128 £131 £130
90th Percentile £548 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 49 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -30.43% +38.00%
10th Percentile £12.43 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £34.00 £47.10 £29.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -14.29% +18.64%

Windows 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 269 701 754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.52% 16.42% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 362 395
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.83%
10th Percentile £138 £156 £157
90th Percentile £650 £575 £563
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £415
% change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 53 57
Median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -29.41% +28.30%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.54 £44.50
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% -4.17% +14.75%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Berkshire over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Berkshire over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
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 within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 7 July 2020. 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 -3 90 £450 +12.50% 15
Slough +27 23 £185 -57.71% 5
Bracknell +5 21 £439 +128.05% 5
Newbury -1 20 £245 -38.75%
Ascot +4 4 £153 -36.79%
Windsor +4 4 £425 -10.53%
Maidenhead -2 4 £124 -61.92% 1
Wokingham +16 3 £173 +29.44%
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 88 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 67 (36.41%) Active Directory
3 52 (28.26%) Azure
4 49 (26.63%) Office 365
4 49 (26.63%) DevOps
5 48 (26.09%) Windows 10
6 46 (25.00%) Linux
7 43 (23.37%) PowerShell
8 40 (21.74%) Windows Server
9 38 (20.65%) VMware
10 35 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (18.48%) Visual Studio
12 32 (17.39%) SQL
13 30 (16.30%) IaaS
13 30 (16.30%) Analytics
13 30 (16.30%) Test Automation
14 29 (15.76%) Virtual Machines
15 28 (15.22%) Power Platform
15 28 (15.22%) PaaS
15 28 (15.22%) Power BI
15 28 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (14.67%) HDInsight
16 27 (14.67%) Windows 7
16 27 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (14.13%) Continuous Delivery
17 26 (14.13%) Microsoft Office
17 26 (14.13%) Data Management
17 26 (14.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 25 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
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 (4.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.09%) Confluence
3 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.54%) Documentum
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (14.13%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (28.26%) Azure
2 49 (26.63%) Office 365
3 30 (16.30%) IaaS
4 28 (15.22%) PaaS
4 28 (15.22%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.17%) AWS
5 4 (2.17%) GitHub
6 3 (1.63%) SaaS
7 2 (1.09%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.54%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.54%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.54%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.15%) DNS
2 14 (7.61%) Firewall
3 11 (5.98%) DHCP
4 7 (3.80%) Network Security
4 7 (3.80%) Wireless
5 5 (2.72%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.17%) LAN
7 3 (1.63%) 3G
7 3 (1.63%) 4G
7 3 (1.63%) 5G
7 3 (1.63%) Internet
7 3 (1.63%) SAN
7 3 (1.63%) Skype
7 3 (1.63%) VoIP
7 3 (1.63%) VPN
8 2 (1.09%) LTE
8 2 (1.09%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.22%) Power BI
2 27 (14.67%) HDInsight
3 26 (14.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (13.59%) Data Lake
5 19 (10.33%) SQL Server
6 11 (5.98%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (18.48%) Visual Studio
2 14 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.61%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (4.35%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.72%) JIRA
4 5 (2.72%) Subversion
5 4 (2.17%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.17%) Selenium
6 3 (1.63%) Ant
6 3 (1.63%) Maven
6 3 (1.63%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (5.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.80%) Retail
3 3 (1.63%) German Language
3 3 (1.63%) Italian Language
3 3 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.63%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.09%) Billing
4 2 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.54%) Finance
5 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (16.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (12.50%) Analyst
3 22 (11.96%) Desktop Support
4 20 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (10.87%) Support Engineer
5 13 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (7.07%) Support Analyst
6 12 (6.52%) Architect
7 11 (5.98%) Automation Engineer
7 11 (5.98%) Azure Engineer
7 11 (5.98%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Deployment Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) IT Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.80%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.52%) .NET
2 9 (4.89%) Middleware
3 6 (3.26%) HTML
4 3 (1.63%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.63%) JSON
4 3 (1.63%) LDAP
4 3 (1.63%) Web Services
5 2 (1.09%) .NET Core
5 2 (1.09%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.09%) CSS
5 2 (1.09%) Node.js
5 2 (1.09%) React
5 2 (1.09%) WCF
6 1 (0.54%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.54%) Kendo UI
6 1 (0.54%) NgRx
6 1 (0.54%) Pandas
6 1 (0.54%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.43%) PKI
3 8 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 8 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.63%) Clustering
7 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.63%) Replication
7 3 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.09%) Biotechnology
8 2 (1.09%) Blog
8 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.09%) NHS
8 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.09%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.54%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 48 (26.09%) Windows 10
2 46 (25.00%) Linux
3 40 (21.74%) Windows Server
4 27 (14.67%) Windows 7
5 18 (9.78%) Windows Server 2016
6 16 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.80%) Unix
10 6 (3.26%) Android
10 6 (3.26%) Apple iOS
10 6 (3.26%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.09%) CentOS
12 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.09%) SUSE
12 2 (1.09%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.09%) VMS
12 2 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.63%) DevOps
2 35 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (16.30%) Analytics
3 30 (16.30%) Test Automation
4 28 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (14.13%) Continuous Delivery
6 26 (14.13%) Data Management
7 24 (13.04%) Infrastructure as Code
8 23 (12.50%) Data-Driven Testing
8 23 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 23 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 21 (11.41%) Project Delivery
10 19 (10.33%) Migration
10 19 (10.33%) Scrum
11 17 (9.24%) ITIL
12 16 (8.70%) Data Modelling
13 11 (5.98%) ITSM
14 10 (5.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.37%) PowerShell
2 32 (17.39%) SQL
3 18 (9.78%) Python
4 11 (5.98%) Shell Script
5 10 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.35%) Java
7 7 (3.80%) C#
8 4 (2.17%) C++
9 1 (0.54%) Perl
9 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.54%) Ruby
9 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.89%) MCSE
4 8 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.80%) Degree
6 6 (3.26%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.17%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.09%) CCNA
9 2 (1.09%) CISSP
9 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.54%) CCIE
10 1 (0.54%) CRISC
10 1 (0.54%) MCDST
10 1 (0.54%) MCITP
10 1 (0.54%) MCSA
10 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.43%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) COBIT
3 1 (0.54%) COSO
3 1 (0.54%) GDPR
3 1 (0.54%) NIST
System Software
1 67 (36.41%) Active Directory
2 29 (15.76%) Virtual Machines
3 25 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.63%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.09%) Docker
6 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.09%) XenApp
6 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.54%) Firmware
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (9.24%) Ansible
2 13 (7.07%) SCCM
3 9 (4.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 8 (4.35%) vRealize
5 4 (2.17%) Puppet
5 4 (2.17%) SCOM
5 4 (2.17%) Terraform
5 4 (2.17%) WSUS
6 3 (1.63%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.63%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.54%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.54%) Kibana
8 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.54%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.54%) vMotion
Vendors
1 88 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 38 (20.65%) VMware
3 22 (11.96%) Informatica
4 13 (7.07%) Dell
5 10 (5.43%) Cisco
5 10 (5.43%) Citrix
6 9 (4.89%) Hortonworks
6 9 (4.89%) HP
7 8 (4.35%) Oracle
7 8 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.26%) NetApp
9 4 (2.17%) Apple
9 4 (2.17%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.17%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.63%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.63%) BMC
10 3 (1.63%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.63%) McAfee
10 3 (1.63%) Snow
11 2 (1.09%) Okta