Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 514 427 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.35% 10.48% 12.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.79% 63.83% 65.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 230 276
Berkshire median daily rate £361 £374 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% -0.53% +3.72%
10th Percentile £120 £142 £146
90th Percentile £544 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.50 £17.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.12% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.67 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £31.70 £19.15
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.10 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.70% +0.63% +6.67%

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 716 669 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.59% 16.43% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 355 390
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £140 £150 £199
90th Percentile £556 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 45 64
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +22.52% +0.91%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £39.75 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.76%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 0 237 £375 +0.54% 74
Bracknell +8 70 £288 -8.73% 17
Newbury +5 41 £400 +14.29% 5
Slough -1 35 £150 -52.76% 15
Maidenhead -8 12 £325 -21.21% 13
Ascot -1 8 £126 -19.84% 2
Wokingham -7 4 £600 +105.13% 9
Thatcham -11 1 - - 2
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 246 (47.86%) Microsoft
2 200 (38.91%) Active Directory
3 187 (36.38%) Security Cleared
4 175 (34.05%) Windows 10
5 161 (31.32%) Azure
6 139 (27.04%) Office 365
7 137 (26.65%) Windows Server
8 130 (25.29%) Windows 7
9 113 (21.98%) SC Cleared
10 106 (20.62%) VMware
11 101 (19.65%) PowerShell
12 96 (18.68%) DNS
13 89 (17.32%) SQL
14 88 (17.12%) Migration
15 86 (16.73%) Microsoft Office
16 80 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 75 (14.59%) TCP/IP
18 74 (14.40%) Firewall
19 69 (13.42%) SCCM
20 68 (13.23%) IaaS
21 67 (13.04%) Internet
22 66 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 61 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
23 61 (11.87%) VPN
23 61 (11.87%) SQL Server
24 58 (11.28%) Oracle
24 58 (11.28%) PaaS
25 57 (11.09%) Linux
26 54 (10.51%) SAN
26 54 (10.51%) Degree

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 45 (8.75%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.67%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.72%) IIS
4 13 (2.53%) Skype for Business
5 10 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.97%) Confluence
10 3 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.39%) nginx
11 2 (0.39%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.19%) Apache
12 1 (0.19%) JBoss
12 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 86 (16.73%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.19%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.19%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 10 (1.95%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 161 (31.32%) Azure
2 139 (27.04%) Office 365
3 68 (13.23%) IaaS
4 58 (11.28%) PaaS
5 44 (8.56%) SaaS
6 31 (6.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 25 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 23 (4.47%) AWS
9 13 (2.53%) Power Platform
10 10 (1.95%) IBM Blueworks
10 10 (1.95%) OneDrive
11 8 (1.56%) Apigee
11 8 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (1.36%) GCP
13 5 (0.97%) Yammer
14 4 (0.78%) GitHub
15 2 (0.39%) G Suite
16 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
16 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 96 (18.68%) DNS
2 75 (14.59%) TCP/IP
3 74 (14.40%) Firewall
4 67 (13.04%) Internet
5 61 (11.87%) VPN
6 54 (10.51%) SAN
7 46 (8.95%) DHCP
7 46 (8.95%) NAS
8 41 (7.98%) Reverse Proxy
9 25 (4.86%) LAN
10 21 (4.09%) WAN
11 20 (3.89%) Skype
12 14 (2.72%) SMTP
13 13 (2.53%) HTTP
14 12 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (2.33%) Wireless
15 11 (2.14%) IPsec
16 8 (1.56%) Ethernet
17 7 (1.36%) Network Security
18 6 (1.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (4.28%) Oracle Database
4 20 (3.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 20 (3.89%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (2.53%) Power BI
6 12 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (1.56%) Data Lake
9 8 (1.56%) HDInsight
9 8 (1.56%) MySQL
9 8 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (1.17%) SSDT
12 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.58%) EDMS
13 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (4.28%) Visual Studio Team System
2 20 (3.89%) MSI
3 18 (3.50%) InstallShield
4 15 (2.92%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.95%) Eclipse
5 10 (1.95%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.36%) AdminStudio
8 6 (1.17%) JIRA
9 4 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.58%) JMeter
10 3 (0.58%) PowerBuilder
10 3 (0.58%) ProC
10 3 (0.58%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.58%) Subversion
10 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.58%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.39%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (5.06%) Telecoms
2 19 (3.70%) Finance
3 18 (3.50%) Retail
4 10 (1.95%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.17%) Publishing
6 5 (0.97%) Back Office
7 4 (0.78%) French Language
7 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.58%) German Language
8 3 (0.58%) Local Government
8 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.39%) Billing
9 2 (0.39%) Electronics
9 2 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.39%) Marketing
10 1 (0.19%) Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (11.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 53 (10.31%) Architect
2 53 (10.31%) Support Engineer
3 44 (8.56%) Analyst
4 35 (6.81%) Azure Engineer
5 32 (6.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 30 (5.84%) Windows Engineer
7 26 (5.06%) Desktop Support
8 21 (4.09%) Applications Packager
8 21 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (4.09%) Service Analyst
9 20 (3.89%) Service Desk Analyst
9 20 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 19 (3.70%) Developer
10 19 (3.70%) IT Support
11 18 (3.50%) Azure Architect
11 18 (3.50%) Desktop Engineer
11 18 (3.50%) Test Manager
12 17 (3.31%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.14%) Web Services
2 24 (4.67%) .NET
3 19 (3.70%) XML
4 17 (3.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 13 (2.53%) Middleware
6 12 (2.33%) JSON
7 10 (1.95%) Swagger
7 10 (1.95%) TIBCO EMS
7 10 (1.95%) XSD
7 10 (1.95%) XSL
8 9 (1.75%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.56%) .NET Core
9 8 (1.56%) 802.1X
9 8 (1.56%) JDBC
9 8 (1.56%) ODBC
10 6 (1.17%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (0.97%) HTML
11 5 (0.97%) LDAP
11 5 (0.97%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.56%) Replication
2 32 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (4.09%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 18 (3.50%) Clustering
7 17 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (3.11%) PKI
9 12 (2.33%) Microsoft Licensing
10 9 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.56%) iPhone
12 7 (1.36%) BYOD
12 7 (1.36%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.97%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.97%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.78%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 175 (34.05%) Windows 10
2 137 (26.65%) Windows Server
3 130 (25.29%) Windows 7
4 57 (11.09%) Linux
5 51 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (6.81%) Unix
8 32 (6.23%) Windows 8
9 25 (4.86%) Android
10 21 (4.09%) Windows XP
11 17 (3.31%) Apple iOS
12 16 (3.11%) Solaris
13 14 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (2.53%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.75%) Windows Vista
16 8 (1.56%) VMS
17 5 (0.97%) CentOS
17 5 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.97%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (17.12%) Migration
2 66 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 61 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
4 53 (10.31%) ITIL
5 50 (9.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 47 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (8.37%) Non-Functional Testing
8 42 (8.17%) SOA
9 38 (7.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 37 (7.20%) Computer Science
11 36 (7.00%) DevOps
12 33 (6.42%) ITSM
12 33 (6.42%) Project Management
13 32 (6.23%) Application Packaging
14 31 (6.03%) Information Security
15 27 (5.25%) Test Automation
16 26 (5.06%) Analytics
17 23 (4.47%) Project Delivery
18 22 (4.28%) Identity Management
18 22 (4.28%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (19.65%) PowerShell
2 89 (17.32%) SQL
3 21 (4.09%) C#
4 17 (3.31%) Java
5 15 (2.92%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.72%) PL/SQL
6 14 (2.72%) Python
7 12 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.33%) VBScript
8 10 (1.95%) C++
8 10 (1.95%) XPath
8 10 (1.95%) XQuery
9 7 (1.36%) C
9 7 (1.36%) VB
10 6 (1.17%) Korn
10 6 (1.17%) PHP
10 6 (1.17%) R
11 5 (0.97%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.78%) VC++
Qualifications
1 187 (36.38%) Security Cleared
2 113 (21.98%) SC Cleared
3 54 (10.51%) Degree
4 50 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (9.14%) DV Cleared
6 33 (6.42%) MCSE
7 13 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.33%) ISTQB
9 8 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (1.36%) MCSA
11 6 (1.17%) CCNA
11 6 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.97%) CCNP
12 5 (0.97%) HNC
12 5 (0.97%) MCP
13 4 (0.78%) ISEB
14 3 (0.58%) CEH
14 3 (0.58%) CISM
14 3 (0.58%) CISSP
14 3 (0.58%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.73%) QA
2 28 (5.45%) SLA
3 5 (0.97%) GDPR
3 5 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.58%) NIST
4 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 200 (38.91%) Active Directory
2 80 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (4.47%) vSphere
6 20 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (3.70%) XenApp
8 11 (2.14%) Docker
8 11 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.56%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.97%) Firmware
11 5 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.78%) vCloud
13 3 (0.58%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.39%) NDS
14 2 (0.39%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 69 (13.42%) SCCM
2 22 (4.28%) Microsoft Intune
2 22 (4.28%) Single Sign-On
3 15 (2.92%) SCOM
4 12 (2.33%) Ansible
5 10 (1.95%) AirWatch
5 10 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (1.75%) WSUS
7 8 (1.56%) Nessus
7 8 (1.56%) Terraform
8 7 (1.36%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (1.17%) Oracle Identity Management
9 6 (1.17%) PingFederate
9 6 (1.17%) Puppet
9 6 (1.17%) SCSM
10 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 246 (47.86%) Microsoft
2 106 (20.62%) VMware
3 58 (11.28%) Oracle
4 41 (7.98%) Cisco
5 34 (6.61%) Citrix
6 27 (5.25%) HP
7 21 (4.09%) Apple
8 20 (3.89%) Dell
8 20 (3.89%) Workday
9 19 (3.70%) McAfee
10 13 (2.53%) Juniper
11 12 (2.33%) Novell
12 11 (2.14%) CheckPoint
12 11 (2.14%) IBM
13 10 (1.95%) Ivanti
13 10 (1.95%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.56%) BMC
14 8 (1.56%) Symantec
15 7 (1.36%) EMC
15 7 (1.36%) SAP