Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 429 514 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.35% 12.49% 10.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.56% 65.23% 54.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 278 216
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £141 £140 £149
90th Percentile £538 £550 £528
South East median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 51
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -13.79% -37.79%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £36.00 £19.15 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.42% +10.00% -14.29%

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 675 788 818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.29% 19.15% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 397 439
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £150 £184 £206
90th Percentile £556 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 65 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -10.00% -30.39%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.10
90th Percentile £41.83 £39.75 £49.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £17.06
% change year-on-year -1.52% +4.16% -9.01%

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 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 0 175 £338 -13.46% 51
Bracknell -1 61 £315 -23.64% 18
Slough -4 43 £310 -11.43% 13
Maidenhead +6 31 £413 -17.50% 6
Newbury -10 30 £350 +3.32% 6
Wokingham -7 16 £293 -26.88% 7
Windsor -2 4 £160 -62.35% 2
Ascot - 4 £158 -
Thatcham - 4 £185 - 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 178 (41.49%) Active Directory
2 167 (38.93%) Microsoft
3 117 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 91 (21.21%) VMware
5 89 (20.75%) Windows 10
6 85 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 80 (18.65%) Security Cleared
8 78 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 76 (17.72%) Office 365
10 74 (17.25%) Windows 7
11 69 (16.08%) SQL
12 64 (14.92%) Linux
13 58 (13.52%) SC Cleared
14 52 (12.12%) SCCM
15 44 (10.26%) DNS
16 42 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 42 (9.79%) IaaS
17 40 (9.32%) Migration
17 40 (9.32%) ITIL
18 39 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 38 (8.86%) Firewall
20 37 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
21 36 (8.39%) SQL Server
21 36 (8.39%) TCP/IP
21 36 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
21 36 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
22 35 (8.16%) Cisco
23 34 (7.93%) Oracle
24 33 (7.69%) C#
24 33 (7.69%) Python

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 29 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.90%) Skype for Business
3 17 (3.96%) IIS
3 17 (3.96%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.86%) Apache Solr
6 8 (1.86%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.63%) Apache
8 6 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.70%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.47%) JBoss
10 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.23%) Drupal
11 1 (0.23%) nginx
11 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.40%) Simulink
4 5 (1.17%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 85 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (17.72%) Office 365
3 42 (9.79%) IaaS
4 36 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (6.06%) PaaS
6 22 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (3.26%) SaaS
8 10 (2.33%) GitHub
9 9 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.10%) Serverless
10 6 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (1.40%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.17%) Apigee
11 5 (1.17%) Azure Functions
12 4 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.93%) G Suite
13 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 44 (10.26%) DNS
2 38 (8.86%) Firewall
3 36 (8.39%) TCP/IP
4 28 (6.53%) DHCP
4 28 (6.53%) VPN
5 24 (5.59%) Internet
6 19 (4.43%) LAN
7 18 (4.20%) Skype
8 17 (3.96%) SAN
9 16 (3.73%) WAN
10 13 (3.03%) HTTP
11 11 (2.56%) BGP
11 11 (2.56%) OSPF
12 10 (2.33%) MPLS
13 9 (2.10%) Network Security
14 8 (1.86%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (1.86%) SSL
15 7 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.40%) Cisco ICM
16 6 (1.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.43%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.26%) Data Lake
3 14 (3.26%) HDInsight
3 14 (3.26%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (2.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.33%) Power BI
8 9 (2.10%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.10%) Neo4j
8 9 (2.10%) Redis
9 7 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
9 7 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.93%) Big Data
10 4 (0.93%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (4.20%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (3.73%) Visual Studio
3 12 (2.80%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.56%) Subversion
5 9 (2.10%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.40%) JIRA
6 6 (1.40%) Mercurial
6 6 (1.40%) SonarQube
7 5 (1.17%) SoapUI
7 5 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.70%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.70%) Toad
9 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.47%) JMeter
9 2 (0.47%) MSI
9 2 (0.47%) Selenium
10 1 (0.23%) Hudson
10 1 (0.23%) JProfiler
General
1 30 (6.99%) Telecoms
2 14 (3.26%) Finance
3 13 (3.03%) Retail
4 12 (2.80%) Electronics
5 11 (2.56%) Automotive
6 10 (2.33%) Marketing
7 8 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.40%) French Language
9 3 (0.70%) Legal
9 3 (0.70%) Local Government
9 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.47%) Advertising
10 2 (0.47%) Banking
10 2 (0.47%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.23%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 55 (12.82%) Support Engineer
2 42 (9.79%) Analyst
2 42 (9.79%) Desktop Support
3 35 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (7.93%) Consultant
5 33 (7.69%) Architect
6 28 (6.53%) Developer
7 27 (6.29%) Desktop Engineer
8 24 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
10 20 (4.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 19 (4.43%) IT Support
12 18 (4.20%) Software Engineer
13 15 (3.50%) Administrator
13 15 (3.50%) IT Engineer
14 14 (3.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 14 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
15 13 (3.03%) Project Manager
15 13 (3.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.23%) .NET
2 19 (4.43%) JSON
3 18 (4.20%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.26%) SignalR
5 13 (3.03%) XML
6 12 (2.80%) HTML
6 12 (2.80%) Kafka
7 10 (2.33%) Web Services
8 9 (2.10%) Apache Avro
8 9 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (2.10%) Memcached
8 9 (2.10%) Node.js
8 9 (2.10%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 9 (2.10%) Protocol Buffers
8 9 (2.10%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (1.86%) Lucene
10 7 (1.63%) CSS
10 7 (1.63%) WPF
11 6 (1.40%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (4.20%) Replication
3 15 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.26%) PKI
5 12 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.10%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.86%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.63%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.40%) Clustering
9 6 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Licensing
9 6 (1.40%) NHS
10 5 (1.17%) CCTV
10 5 (1.17%) iPhone
11 4 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.93%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (27.27%) Windows Server
2 89 (20.75%) Windows 10
3 74 (17.25%) Windows 7
4 64 (14.92%) Linux
5 33 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (6.99%) Unix
6 30 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (3.26%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.80%) Solaris
10 11 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.33%) OpenVMS
12 9 (2.10%) CentOS
12 9 (2.10%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.86%) Android
14 6 (1.40%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.93%) AIX
15 4 (0.93%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.70%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (9.32%) ITIL
1 40 (9.32%) Migration
2 39 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 36 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (6.99%) DevOps
5 27 (6.29%) Analytics
5 27 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (4.20%) Mobile Device Management
7 18 (4.20%) Service Management
7 18 (4.20%) Software Engineering
8 17 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (3.50%) Multithreading
9 15 (3.50%) Open Source
9 15 (3.50%) Test Automation
10 14 (3.26%) MVC
10 14 (3.26%) Project Management
10 14 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (3.03%) Mentoring
11 13 (3.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 78 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 69 (16.08%) SQL
3 33 (7.69%) C#
3 33 (7.69%) Python
4 23 (5.36%) Bash Shell
4 23 (5.36%) Java
5 14 (3.26%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.80%) Perl
7 11 (2.56%) C++
8 9 (2.10%) C
9 7 (1.63%) R
10 6 (1.40%) Assembly Language
10 6 (1.40%) MATLAB
10 6 (1.40%) Ruby
10 6 (1.40%) VB
11 5 (1.17%) Embedded C
11 5 (1.17%) Embedded C++
12 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.93%) VBA
13 2 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 80 (18.65%) Security Cleared
2 58 (13.52%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.23%) DV Cleared
4 27 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (3.50%) Degree
6 7 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.63%) MCDST
6 7 (1.63%) MCSE
7 6 (1.40%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.17%) CCNA
8 5 (1.17%) CCNP
9 4 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.93%) MCITP
9 4 (0.93%) MCTS
10 3 (0.70%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.70%) CCIP
10 3 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.70%) JNCIS
10 3 (0.70%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.56%) SLA
2 8 (1.86%) QA
3 6 (1.40%) MISRA
3 6 (1.40%) MISRA C
4 5 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.93%) PMO
6 3 (0.70%) GDPR
7 2 (0.47%) COBIT
7 2 (0.47%) GPG13
7 2 (0.47%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.23%) GAMP
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 178 (41.49%) Active Directory
2 42 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.66%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (3.26%) Docker
6 10 (2.33%) vSphere
7 7 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.63%) XenApp
8 6 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.17%) Squid
9 5 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.93%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.93%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.47%) Firmware
12 2 (0.47%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.23%) iptables
13 1 (0.23%) Postfix
13 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 52 (12.12%) SCCM
2 20 (4.66%) Puppet
3 18 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (3.73%) Ansible
5 12 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (2.80%) Terraform
6 11 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.63%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 7 (1.63%) CSIRT
10 6 (1.40%) Cisco UCCE
10 6 (1.40%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (1.40%) SCOM
11 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (1.17%) Packer
12 4 (0.93%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.93%) Salt
Vendors
1 167 (38.93%) Microsoft
2 91 (21.21%) VMware
3 35 (8.16%) Cisco
4 34 (7.93%) Oracle
5 20 (4.66%) HP
6 18 (4.20%) Citrix
7 15 (3.50%) McAfee
8 13 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 13 (3.03%) Veeam
9 9 (2.10%) Rackspace
10 8 (1.86%) Apple
10 8 (1.86%) Google
11 7 (1.63%) Dell
11 7 (1.63%) Ivanti
12 6 (1.40%) Okta
12 6 (1.40%) SAP
12 6 (1.40%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.40%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.17%) Hitachi
13 5 (1.17%) Symantec