Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 433 389 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.06% 9.83% 9.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.24% 55.49% 60.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 207 179
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £388 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.44% +5.00%
10th Percentile £134 £130 £124
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 34 49
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% +34.62% -1.89%
South East median hourly rate £15.83 £17.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.54% +17.85% -7.19%

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 707 701 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.42% 17.71% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 372 296
Berkshire median daily rate £411 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £158 £158 £173
90th Percentile £575 £558 £550
South East median daily rate £415 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 54 52
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +30.19% -5.36%
South East median hourly rate £16.89 £18.11 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.76% +16.84% -18.42%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +1 187 £400 - 59
Bracknell +10 86 £193 +52.48% 26
Newbury +5 36 £400 - 19
Maidenhead -5 23 £313 +48.81% 15
Slough -19 14 £425 +41.67% 18
Windsor 0 6 £475 +206.45% 3
Ascot - 4 £241 - 3
Wokingham -10 2 £124 -17.42% 6
Thatcham -1 1 £140 -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 197 (45.50%) Microsoft
2 152 (35.10%) Windows 10
3 147 (33.95%) Active Directory
4 129 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 121 (27.94%) Security Cleared
6 103 (23.79%) Windows Server
7 94 (21.71%) Office 365
8 87 (20.09%) Windows 7
9 80 (18.48%) SC Cleared
10 73 (16.86%) SharePoint
10 73 (16.86%) Migration
11 72 (16.63%) Linux
12 71 (16.40%) PowerShell
13 67 (15.47%) SQL
14 65 (15.01%) VMware
15 62 (14.32%) SQL Server
16 60 (13.86%) SCCM
17 56 (12.93%) Oracle
18 53 (12.24%) DV Cleared
18 53 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
19 51 (11.78%) Microsoft Office
20 49 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
21 47 (10.85%) Firewall
22 46 (10.62%) Internet
22 46 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
23 45 (10.39%) DevOps
24 41 (9.47%) Self-Motivation
24 41 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 39 (9.01%) QA
26 38 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003

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 73 (16.86%) SharePoint
2 33 (7.62%) SharePoint Server
3 31 (7.16%) IIS
4 11 (2.54%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.54%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (2.31%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.85%) OpenStack
6 8 (1.85%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.46%) JBoss
9 2 (0.46%) nginx
9 2 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 51 (11.78%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.23%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.23%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 10 (2.31%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 129 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (21.71%) Office 365
3 37 (8.55%) IaaS
4 34 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (7.62%) PaaS
6 17 (3.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (3.70%) SaaS
8 12 (2.77%) Power Platform
9 10 (2.31%) IBM Blueworks
10 8 (1.85%) Apigee
11 7 (1.62%) OneDrive
12 5 (1.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (1.15%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.15%) Yammer
13 4 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.92%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.92%) Serverless
14 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.85%) Firewall
2 46 (10.62%) Internet
3 34 (7.85%) LAN
4 33 (7.62%) DNS
5 24 (5.54%) WAN
6 23 (5.31%) TCP/IP
7 22 (5.08%) DHCP
8 19 (4.39%) VPN
9 14 (3.23%) Skype
10 11 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (2.31%) SAN
12 9 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (1.85%) HTTP
14 7 (1.62%) SMTP
14 7 (1.62%) VLAN
15 6 (1.39%) NAS
16 5 (1.15%) Ethernet
16 5 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
16 5 (1.15%) Unified Communications
16 5 (1.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.32%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.54%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.77%) Power BI
3 12 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (2.31%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (1.85%) MySQL
7 7 (1.62%) Oracle Database 12c
7 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.39%) Data Lake
8 6 (1.39%) HDInsight
9 4 (0.92%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.69%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.46%) DB2
11 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (3.00%) Visual Studio
1 13 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (2.77%) Eclipse
2 12 (2.77%) InstallShield
2 12 (2.77%) MSI
3 8 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.15%) Subversion
4 5 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.92%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.69%) JIRA
6 3 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.46%) JMeter
7 2 (0.46%) Selenium
7 2 (0.46%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.23%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.23%) Toad
8 1 (0.23%) XMLSpy
General
1 25 (5.77%) Retail
2 23 (5.31%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.39%) Finance
4 14 (3.23%) Legal
5 5 (1.15%) Publishing
6 4 (0.92%) French Language
6 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.69%) Back Office
7 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.46%) German Language
8 2 (0.46%) Local Government
8 2 (0.46%) Military
9 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (9.70%) Architect
1 42 (9.70%) Support Engineer
2 39 (9.01%) Analyst
3 37 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 29 (6.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 28 (6.47%) Operations Technician
7 27 (6.24%) Consultant
8 26 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
9 19 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (4.39%) Support Technician
10 17 (3.93%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
10 17 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 17 (3.93%) Applications Packager
10 17 (3.93%) Azure Engineer
10 17 (3.93%) Project Manager
11 16 (3.70%) Developer
11 16 (3.70%) IT Support
12 15 (3.46%) Desktop Support
12 15 (3.46%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.31%) .NET
2 22 (5.08%) Web Services
3 16 (3.70%) XML
4 13 (3.00%) JSON
5 12 (2.77%) Middleware
6 11 (2.54%) AngularJS
7 10 (2.31%) Swagger
7 10 (2.31%) TIBCO EMS
7 10 (2.31%) XSD
7 10 (2.31%) XSL
8 8 (1.85%) LDAP
9 7 (1.62%) .NET Core
9 7 (1.62%) Node.js
9 7 (1.62%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (1.15%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.15%) HTML
11 4 (0.92%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.92%) React
12 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.47%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (4.62%) Public Cloud
3 18 (4.16%) Clustering
4 14 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.54%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.31%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.08%) DataPower
9 8 (1.85%) BYOD
9 8 (1.85%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.62%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.15%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.15%) iPhone
11 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Licensing
11 5 (1.15%) Replication
12 4 (0.92%) PKI
12 4 (0.92%) User Experience
12 4 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.69%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 152 (35.10%) Windows 10
2 103 (23.79%) Windows Server
3 87 (20.09%) Windows 7
4 72 (16.63%) Linux
5 49 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (8.31%) Unix
8 29 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (4.62%) Solaris
10 17 (3.93%) Windows 8
11 15 (3.46%) Mac OS
11 15 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (3.46%) Windows XP
12 10 (2.31%) Android
13 9 (2.08%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.39%) AIX
15 5 (1.15%) CentOS
15 5 (1.15%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.92%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (16.86%) Migration
2 53 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (10.39%) DevOps
4 41 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 38 (8.78%) ITIL
6 35 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (7.62%) Security Operations
8 31 (7.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (6.70%) Security Monitoring
10 28 (6.47%) Server Patching
10 28 (6.47%) Software Distribution
11 27 (6.24%) Application Packaging
12 21 (4.85%) Test Automation
13 20 (4.62%) ITSM
14 18 (4.16%) Project Management
15 16 (3.70%) Analytics
15 16 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
16 15 (3.46%) Change Management
16 15 (3.46%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 15 (3.46%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (16.40%) PowerShell
2 67 (15.47%) SQL
3 30 (6.93%) Java
4 25 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.16%) C#
5 18 (4.16%) Shell Script
6 16 (3.70%) VBScript
7 12 (2.77%) Python
8 11 (2.54%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.31%) XPath
9 10 (2.31%) XQuery
10 9 (2.08%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.62%) C++
11 7 (1.62%) PHP
12 6 (1.39%) VB
13 5 (1.15%) Perl
13 5 (1.15%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.92%) Ruby
15 3 (0.69%) R
16 2 (0.46%) Korn
Qualifications
1 121 (27.94%) Security Cleared
2 80 (18.48%) SC Cleared
3 53 (12.24%) DV Cleared
4 35 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (6.24%) MCSE
6 22 (5.08%) Degree
7 9 (2.08%) CISSP
8 8 (1.85%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.15%) MCSA
10 5 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.92%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.92%) CCNA
11 4 (0.92%) CCNP
11 4 (0.92%) CISM
11 4 (0.92%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (0.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.01%) QA
2 22 (5.08%) SLA
3 9 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.08%) NIST
3 9 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) GDPR
4 1 (0.23%) GLBA
4 1 (0.23%) PMO
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 147 (33.95%) Active Directory
2 46 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.16%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.08%) vSphere
5 20 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (3.46%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.00%) XenApp
8 6 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (1.15%) Docker
10 2 (0.46%) NDS
10 2 (0.46%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.46%) vCloud
10 2 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.23%) iptables
11 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (13.86%) SCCM
2 29 (6.70%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (2.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.08%) Ansible
5 6 (1.39%) Data Guard
5 6 (1.39%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.15%) Nessus
7 4 (0.92%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (0.92%) Terraform
7 4 (0.92%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.69%) ArcSight ESM
8 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.69%) PingFederate
9 2 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.46%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.46%) Puppet
9 2 (0.46%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 197 (45.50%) Microsoft
2 65 (15.01%) VMware
3 56 (12.93%) Oracle
4 35 (8.08%) McAfee
5 34 (7.85%) Cisco
6 24 (5.54%) HP
7 21 (4.85%) Citrix
7 21 (4.85%) IBM
8 14 (3.23%) Apple
8 14 (3.23%) Google
8 14 (3.23%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.54%) TIBCO
10 9 (2.08%) Dell
10 9 (2.08%) NetApp
10 9 (2.08%) Novell
11 6 (1.39%) Ivanti
11 6 (1.39%) Juniper
12 5 (1.15%) ArcSight
12 5 (1.15%) Meraki
12 5 (1.15%) Veeam