Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 4 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 449 506 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.87% 12.37% 9.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.78% 61.04% 57.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 282 190
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £386 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +6.55% -3.33%
10th Percentile £140 £143 £190
90th Percentile £555 £550 £526
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 48
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -18.64% -52.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.50 £19.00 £50.82
South East median hourly rate £15.19 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.94% +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 704 829 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.05% 20.27% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 437 356
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £155 £200 £233
90th Percentile £561 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.98 £13.20 £17.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.06% -23.61% -41.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.40 £11.78
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.00 £51.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.18
% change year-on-year -2.86% +8.19% -19.13%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -1 186 £405 +3.85% 47
Bracknell +1 77 £315 -23.64% 11
Slough -10 33 £400 +25.98% 8
Maidenhead +8 31 £400 -20.00% 5
Newbury -1 30 £350 - 4
Wokingham -6 11 £375 -6.25% 7
Windsor -1 6 £500 +203.03% 1
Ascot - 4 £158 - 2
Thatcham - 4 £185 -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 196 (43.65%) Microsoft
2 159 (35.41%) Active Directory
3 125 (27.84%) Windows Server
4 113 (25.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 108 (24.05%) PowerShell
6 97 (21.60%) Security Cleared
7 83 (18.49%) SQL
8 78 (17.37%) Office 365
8 78 (17.37%) Windows 10
9 75 (16.70%) IaaS
10 72 (16.04%) Linux
11 70 (15.59%) VMware
12 68 (15.14%) SC Cleared
13 61 (13.59%) Windows 7
14 55 (12.25%) DNS
15 54 (12.03%) SCCM
16 49 (10.91%) Firewall
17 48 (10.69%) Migration
18 47 (10.47%) DV Cleared
19 45 (10.02%) PaaS
20 43 (9.58%) ITIL
21 42 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
21 42 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
22 40 (8.91%) TCP/IP
22 40 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
23 39 (8.69%) Virtual Machines
24 38 (8.46%) Internet
24 38 (8.46%) SharePoint
24 38 (8.46%) Analytics
25 37 (8.24%) SQL Server

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 38 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.68%) Skype for Business
3 26 (5.79%) IIS
4 20 (4.45%) MS Exchange
5 16 (3.56%) SharePoint Server
6 12 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (2.45%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.78%) Apache
10 5 (1.11%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.89%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.67%) JBoss
12 3 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.22%) Confluence
14 1 (0.22%) nginx
14 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.00%) Chatbot
3 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 113 (25.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (17.37%) Office 365
3 75 (16.70%) IaaS
4 45 (10.02%) PaaS
5 30 (6.68%) Amazon AWS
6 25 (5.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (3.12%) SaaS
8 13 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (2.23%) Apigee
9 10 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (1.56%) GitHub
12 5 (1.11%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.89%) G Suite
13 4 (0.89%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.89%) Serverless
14 3 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 55 (12.25%) DNS
2 49 (10.91%) Firewall
3 40 (8.91%) TCP/IP
4 38 (8.46%) Internet
5 33 (7.35%) VPN
6 31 (6.90%) Skype
7 30 (6.68%) DHCP
8 21 (4.68%) SAN
9 19 (4.23%) LAN
10 17 (3.79%) Reverse Proxy
11 14 (3.12%) SSL
12 13 (2.90%) WAN
13 12 (2.67%) HTTP
14 11 (2.45%) Network Security
15 9 (2.00%) NAS
16 7 (1.56%) BGP
16 7 (1.56%) MPLS
16 7 (1.56%) OSPF
17 6 (1.34%) SS7
17 6 (1.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.45%) Data Lake
2 20 (4.45%) HDInsight
2 20 (4.45%) Oracle Database
3 19 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (3.79%) Power BI
5 13 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.56%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.34%) Neo4j
8 6 (1.34%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.34%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (1.34%) Redis
9 4 (0.89%) Big Data
9 4 (0.89%) MySQL
10 3 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (5.35%) Visual Studio Team System
2 20 (4.45%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.45%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.00%) JIRA
5 7 (1.56%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.11%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.11%) Subversion
6 5 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.89%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.67%) CMake
8 3 (0.67%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.67%) Gradle
8 3 (0.67%) MSI
8 3 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.67%) Toad
9 2 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.45%) Selenium
10 1 (0.22%) JMeter
10 1 (0.22%) JUnit
10 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
General
1 27 (6.01%) Telecoms
2 16 (3.56%) Finance
3 12 (2.67%) Electronics
3 12 (2.67%) Marketing
4 11 (2.45%) Retail
5 8 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.89%) Local Government
8 3 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.67%) Legal
9 2 (0.45%) Automotive
9 2 (0.45%) French Language
9 2 (0.45%) German Language
9 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 55 (12.25%) Support Engineer
2 41 (9.13%) Consultant
3 39 (8.69%) Architect
4 34 (7.57%) Analyst
5 31 (6.90%) Desktop Support
6 30 (6.68%) Azure Engineer
7 29 (6.46%) Developer
7 29 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (6.01%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (6.01%) Windows Engineer
9 26 (5.79%) Desktop Engineer
10 20 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (4.45%) Infrastructure Architect
11 19 (4.23%) Project Manager
12 17 (3.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 15 (3.34%) IT Support
14 14 (3.12%) Administrator
14 14 (3.12%) Azure DevOps
14 14 (3.12%) Software Engineer
15 13 (2.90%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.79%) .NET
2 23 (5.12%) Web Services
3 21 (4.68%) JSON
4 15 (3.34%) SignalR
5 14 (3.12%) ASP.NET
5 14 (3.12%) HTML
5 14 (3.12%) XML
6 13 (2.90%) Node.js
7 12 (2.67%) AngularJS
8 10 (2.23%) HTML5
8 10 (2.23%) SOAP
9 9 (2.00%) jQuery
9 9 (2.00%) Kafka
9 9 (2.00%) Natural Language Processing
9 9 (2.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 9 (2.00%) React
9 9 (2.00%) RESTful
9 9 (2.00%) WebSockets
9 9 (2.00%) WPF
10 7 (1.56%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.57%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (4.23%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.23%) Replication
3 16 (3.56%) PKI
4 15 (3.34%) Clustering
5 14 (3.12%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.90%) Microsoft Licensing
7 11 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.00%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.78%) Blog
9 8 (1.78%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (1.11%) iPhone
12 5 (1.11%) NHS
12 5 (1.11%) RIA
12 5 (1.11%) User Experience
13 4 (0.89%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.89%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 125 (27.84%) Windows Server
2 78 (17.37%) Windows 10
3 72 (16.04%) Linux
4 61 (13.59%) Windows 7
5 40 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (8.02%) Unix
7 26 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.90%) OpenVMS
11 12 (2.67%) CentOS
12 11 (2.45%) Solaris
12 11 (2.45%) Windows 8
13 9 (2.00%) Android
14 8 (1.78%) Windows XP
15 7 (1.56%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.34%) AIX
17 5 (1.11%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.67%) VMS
18 3 (0.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (10.69%) Migration
2 43 (9.58%) ITIL
3 42 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (8.46%) Analytics
5 32 (7.13%) DevOps
5 32 (7.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 32 (7.13%) Service Management
6 28 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (4.23%) Test Automation
10 18 (4.01%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (4.01%) Scrum
11 17 (3.79%) Technical Leadership
12 16 (3.56%) Data Management
12 16 (3.56%) Data Protection
12 16 (3.56%) Project Management
12 16 (3.56%) Software Engineering
13 15 (3.34%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 108 (24.05%) PowerShell
2 83 (18.49%) SQL
3 29 (6.46%) Python
4 26 (5.79%) C#
5 22 (4.90%) Java
6 19 (4.23%) JavaScript
7 16 (3.56%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.45%) Perl
8 11 (2.45%) R
9 10 (2.23%) C++
10 7 (1.56%) C
10 7 (1.56%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.89%) VB
11 4 (0.89%) VBA
12 2 (0.45%) Ruby
12 2 (0.45%) Scala
12 2 (0.45%) VBScript
12 2 (0.45%) XAML
13 1 (0.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 97 (21.60%) Security Cleared
2 68 (15.14%) SC Cleared
3 47 (10.47%) DV Cleared
4 19 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (3.34%) Degree
6 8 (1.78%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.34%) MCDST
9 5 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.11%) CCNA
9 5 (1.11%) CCNP
10 4 (0.89%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.89%) CCIP
10 4 (0.89%) JNCIS
10 4 (0.89%) MCSE
11 3 (0.67%) MCITP
11 3 (0.67%) MCTS
11 3 (0.67%) PhD
11 3 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.45%) SLA
2 10 (2.23%) QA
3 9 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.78%) PMO
5 5 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.67%) GDPR
8 2 (0.45%) COBIT
8 2 (0.45%) GPG13
8 2 (0.45%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.22%) GAMP
9 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 159 (35.41%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.69%) Virtual Machines
3 35 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (5.57%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.45%) Docker
5 11 (2.45%) XenApp
6 10 (2.23%) vSphere
7 8 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (1.11%) Squid
10 5 (1.11%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.67%) KVM
12 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.67%) Xen
13 2 (0.45%) iptables
13 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 54 (12.03%) SCCM
2 18 (4.01%) Ansible
3 15 (3.34%) SCOM
4 14 (3.12%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (3.12%) Puppet
5 13 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (2.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (2.23%) Terraform
8 8 (1.78%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.78%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (1.34%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.34%) Cisco UCCE
11 5 (1.11%) Data Guard
11 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.89%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.89%) Packer
12 4 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 196 (43.65%) Microsoft
2 70 (15.59%) VMware
3 36 (8.02%) Oracle
4 33 (7.35%) Cisco
5 24 (5.35%) HP
6 21 (4.68%) Citrix
6 21 (4.68%) Red Hat
7 18 (4.01%) McAfee
8 13 (2.90%) Google
9 11 (2.45%) SAP
10 10 (2.23%) ServiceNow
11 9 (2.00%) Dell
12 8 (1.78%) IBM
13 7 (1.56%) Juniper
13 7 (1.56%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.56%) Veeam
14 6 (1.34%) EMC
14 6 (1.34%) Rackspace
15 5 (1.11%) Apple
15 5 (1.11%) Symantec