Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 519 443 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.64% 10.30% 11.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.37% 54.42% 62.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 218 287
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £140 £157 £160
90th Percentile £550 £527 £488
South East median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 52 119
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -42.99% +46.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £19.15 £44.83 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% +16.67%

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 794 814 968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.33% 18.93% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 440 495
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +14.81%
10th Percentile £185 £206 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 59 119
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.59% -21.11% +26.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.58% -10.21% +20.79%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor 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 24 November 2017. 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 +1 163 £375 +3.45% 16
Bracknell -6 74 £425 +9.68% 5
Slough +4 56 £350 +7.69% 6
Newbury +16 44 £340 +10.57% 4
Maidenhead -9 27 £500 +38.89% 2
Windsor +9 15 £425 +226.92% 2
Wokingham +13 12 £400 +5.26% 3
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 210 (40.46%) Active Directory
2 182 (35.07%) Microsoft
3 138 (26.59%) Windows Server
4 125 (24.08%) Linux
5 115 (22.16%) VMware
6 97 (18.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 94 (18.11%) Windows 7
7 94 (18.11%) SQL Server
8 89 (17.15%) Windows 10
9 83 (15.99%) Office 365
10 78 (15.03%) PowerShell
11 75 (14.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 74 (14.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 74 (14.26%) ITIL
13 69 (13.29%) SQL
14 68 (13.10%) SCCM
15 66 (12.72%) Citrix
15 66 (12.72%) DNS
16 63 (12.14%) Security Cleared
17 60 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
18 57 (10.98%) IIS
19 55 (10.60%) DevOps
20 52 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
21 51 (9.83%) .NET
22 50 (9.63%) Unix
22 50 (9.63%) TCP/IP
22 50 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
23 49 (9.44%) DHCP
24 48 (9.25%) Cisco
25 47 (9.06%) Microsoft Office

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 57 (10.98%) IIS
2 36 (6.94%) MS Exchange
3 27 (5.20%) SharePoint
4 21 (4.05%) Skype for Business
5 14 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
6 12 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.31%) OpenStack
7 10 (1.93%) Confluence
8 9 (1.73%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.77%) Liferay
10 4 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.77%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.58%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.39%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.39%) TPMS
Applications
1 47 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.77%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.39%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.35%) KANA IQ
2 4 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.19%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 97 (18.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (15.99%) Office 365
3 38 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (3.66%) IaaS
5 19 (3.66%) SaaS
6 11 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.73%) Slack
7 9 (1.73%) Trello
8 8 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.77%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.77%) PaaS
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.58%) HP Helion
11 3 (0.58%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.39%) G Suite
12 2 (0.39%) GitHub
13 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 66 (12.72%) DNS
2 50 (9.63%) TCP/IP
3 49 (9.44%) DHCP
4 44 (8.48%) Firewall
5 39 (7.51%) Internet
6 37 (7.13%) VPN
7 28 (5.39%) WAN
8 27 (5.20%) LAN
9 21 (4.05%) SAN
10 19 (3.66%) Skype
11 13 (2.50%) Network Security
11 13 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (2.50%) SMTP
12 11 (2.12%) NAS
13 10 (1.93%) VLAN
13 10 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (1.93%) Wireless
14 7 (1.35%) FTP
15 6 (1.16%) HTTP
15 6 (1.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (18.11%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.47%) MySQL
3 14 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.77%) JasperReports
10 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (4.43%) Jenkins
2 19 (3.66%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.47%) TeamCity
4 13 (2.50%) Maven
4 13 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 12 (2.31%) JIRA
6 9 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.73%) git-flow
6 9 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (1.16%) Grunt
7 6 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (0.77%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (0.77%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.77%) gulp
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.77%) Subversion
10 3 (0.58%) Ant
10 3 (0.58%) MSBuild
General
1 31 (5.97%) Telecoms
2 17 (3.28%) Finance
3 12 (2.31%) Publishing
4 11 (2.12%) Retail
5 10 (1.93%) Banking
6 8 (1.54%) French Language
6 8 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.77%) Electronics
8 3 (0.58%) Back Office
8 3 (0.58%) Legal
8 3 (0.58%) Marketing
8 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 59 (11.37%) Support Engineer
2 56 (10.79%) Architect
3 55 (10.60%) Developer
4 44 (8.48%) Analyst
5 40 (7.71%) Consultant
6 32 (6.17%) Desktop Support
6 32 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 27 (5.20%) IT Support
8 25 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
9 20 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
9 20 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (3.85%) Support Analyst
10 17 (3.28%) .NET Developer
10 17 (3.28%) 1st Line Support
10 17 (3.28%) Administrator
10 17 (3.28%) Server Engineer
10 17 (3.28%) Support Technician
11 16 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.83%) .NET
2 27 (5.20%) HTML
2 27 (5.20%) Web Services
2 27 (5.20%) XML
3 18 (3.47%) jQuery
4 17 (3.28%) CSS
5 14 (2.70%) REST
6 12 (2.31%) JSON
7 11 (2.12%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.35%) .NET Core
8 7 (1.35%) Ajax
8 7 (1.35%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (1.35%) HTML5
8 7 (1.35%) pytest
8 7 (1.35%) SVG
8 7 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (1.16%) CSS3
9 6 (1.16%) Node.js
9 6 (1.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.78%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.08%) Public Cloud
4 15 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.70%) Private Cloud
6 12 (2.31%) Replication
6 12 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (2.12%) iPhone
7 11 (2.12%) PKI
8 10 (1.93%) Smartphone
9 9 (1.73%) CMDB
9 9 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 8 (1.54%) User Experience
11 7 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.16%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.16%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.16%) iPad
12 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 138 (26.59%) Windows Server
2 125 (24.08%) Linux
3 94 (18.11%) Windows 7
4 89 (17.15%) Windows 10
5 75 (14.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 74 (14.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (9.63%) Unix
7 50 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (4.82%) Android
9 24 (4.62%) Apple iOS
10 22 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (3.85%) Windows 8
12 15 (2.89%) Windows XP
13 10 (1.93%) SUSE
14 9 (1.73%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (1.35%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.35%) Windows 2000
16 6 (1.16%) CentOS
16 6 (1.16%) Solaris
17 5 (0.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (14.26%) ITIL
2 55 (10.60%) DevOps
3 52 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (7.51%) Migration
5 31 (5.97%) Server Patching
6 28 (5.39%) Mentoring
7 26 (5.01%) Scrum
8 25 (4.82%) Configuration Management
9 22 (4.24%) Change Management
10 19 (3.66%) Release Management
11 18 (3.47%) Microservices
11 18 (3.47%) Service Management
12 16 (3.08%) Project Management
13 15 (2.89%) Coaching
13 15 (2.89%) Mobile Device Management
13 15 (2.89%) Security Operations
13 15 (2.89%) SIEM
14 14 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (2.70%) Software Distribution
14 14 (2.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 78 (15.03%) PowerShell
2 69 (13.29%) SQL
3 36 (6.94%) JavaScript
4 28 (5.39%) C#
5 24 (4.62%) Java
6 22 (4.24%) VBScript
7 20 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 20 (3.85%) Python
8 11 (2.12%) C
9 9 (1.73%) Groovy
9 9 (1.73%) PHP
10 8 (1.54%) C++
10 8 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.54%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.96%) Perl
11 5 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.96%) VB
12 4 (0.77%) COBOL
12 4 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 63 (12.14%) Security Cleared
2 41 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 35 (6.74%) Degree
5 33 (6.36%) DV Cleared
6 21 (4.05%) MCSE
7 12 (2.31%) MCITP
8 8 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.35%) CISSP
9 7 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.35%) MCTS
10 6 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.96%) CCNA
11 5 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (0.96%) Security+ Certification
12 4 (0.77%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.77%) CCNP
12 4 (0.77%) MCP
12 4 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.43%) SLA
2 9 (1.73%) QA
3 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 210 (40.46%) Active Directory
2 60 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.74%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (5.39%) Hyper-V
5 21 (4.05%) XenApp
6 20 (3.85%) Docker
7 19 (3.66%) XenDesktop
8 18 (3.47%) vSphere
9 15 (2.89%) BitLocker
9 15 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.16%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.96%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.77%) KVM
14 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 3 (0.58%) vCloud
14 3 (0.58%) XenServer
15 2 (0.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 68 (13.10%) SCCM
2 32 (6.17%) SCOM
3 28 (5.39%) WSUS
4 23 (4.43%) Puppet
5 17 (3.28%) Ansible
6 15 (2.89%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.89%) vCenter Server
7 12 (2.31%) AirWatch
8 11 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.54%) Kubernetes
9 8 (1.54%) PowerCLI
9 8 (1.54%) SCVMM
10 7 (1.35%) Nmap
10 7 (1.35%) OpenVAS
10 7 (1.35%) Salt
10 7 (1.35%) vRealize
11 6 (1.16%) SCSM
12 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 182 (35.07%) Microsoft
2 115 (22.16%) VMware
3 66 (12.72%) Citrix
4 48 (9.25%) Cisco
5 45 (8.67%) HP
6 40 (7.71%) Oracle
7 19 (3.66%) IBM
8 18 (3.47%) McAfee
9 17 (3.28%) Symantec
10 16 (3.08%) Dell
11 14 (2.70%) Red Hat
12 13 (2.50%) Samsung
13 12 (2.31%) SolarWinds
14 11 (2.12%) Apple
14 11 (2.12%) EMC
15 9 (1.73%) Juniper
15 9 (1.73%) MobileIron
16 8 (1.54%) ArcSight
16 8 (1.54%) F5
16 8 (1.54%) SAP