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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 163 266 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.89% 11.26% 12.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.19% 58.46% 62.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 123 139
Median daily rate £363 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £159 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 47
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.40 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £21.33 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.89 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.61% +2.53%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 285 455 487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.54% 19.26% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 247 235
Median daily rate £365 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 52
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% -22.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.13 £21.76 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 68 £325 -13.33% 25
Bracknell -1 38 £510 +96.53% 9
Maidenhead +1 8 £360 +75.60% 9
Slough -3 8 £363 +7.40% 6
Newbury +1 4 £335 +123.33% 7
Wokingham -1 1 £130 -43.47% 5
Windsor -3 1 £475 -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 144 (46.60%) Active Directory
2 136 (44.01%) Microsoft
3 98 (31.72%) Windows Server
4 73 (23.62%) VMware
5 63 (20.39%) PowerShell
5 63 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (20.06%) Linux
7 61 (19.74%) Security Cleared
8 51 (16.50%) Windows 7
9 50 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (15.21%) SQL Server
11 46 (14.89%) Windows 10
12 44 (14.24%) DNS
13 41 (13.27%) Cisco
14 39 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 39 (12.62%) ITIL
15 37 (11.97%) HP
15 37 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
16 36 (11.65%) Office 365
17 35 (11.33%) SC Cleared
17 35 (11.33%) SharePoint
18 33 (10.68%) DHCP
18 33 (10.68%) DV Cleared
19 32 (10.36%) MS Exchange
19 32 (10.36%) IIS
19 32 (10.36%) SQL
20 30 (9.71%) Problem Management
21 27 (8.74%) Internet
22 26 (8.41%) Web Services

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 35 (11.33%) SharePoint
2 32 (10.36%) IIS
2 32 (10.36%) MS Exchange
3 18 (5.83%) Skype for Business
4 13 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.88%) SharePoint Server
6 11 (3.56%) Tomcat
7 10 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.91%) JBoss
9 6 (1.94%) Apache
9 6 (1.94%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.29%) CMS
11 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.97%) Drupal
12 3 (0.97%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.97%) WordPress
13 2 (0.65%) Jetty
13 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (8.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.65%) FRx
2 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.65%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 36 (11.65%) Office 365
2 19 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.91%) IaaS
5 6 (1.94%) PaaS
6 3 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.97%) GitHub
6 3 (0.97%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.32%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.32%) iTunes
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (14.24%) DNS
2 33 (10.68%) DHCP
3 27 (8.74%) Internet
4 20 (6.47%) LAN
4 20 (6.47%) Skype
5 19 (6.15%) Firewall
6 17 (5.50%) SMTP
7 14 (4.53%) TCP/IP
8 12 (3.88%) WAN
9 11 (3.56%) VPN
10 10 (3.24%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (2.91%) HTTP
12 8 (2.59%) 2G
12 8 (2.59%) 3G
12 8 (2.59%) 4G
12 8 (2.59%) SAN
13 7 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (2.27%) LTE
13 7 (2.27%) SSL
14 6 (1.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.62%) MySQL
4 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.97%) Big Data
6 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.97%) MS Access
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.65%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.65%) QlikView
7 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.32%) DataStax
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (3.88%) Jenkins
1 12 (3.88%) Maven
2 10 (3.24%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.27%) Ant
3 7 (2.27%) MSBuild
3 7 (2.27%) Subversion
4 4 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.97%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.97%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.65%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.65%) JIRA
7 1 (0.32%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.32%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.32%) MSI
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.32%) Trac
General
1 25 (8.09%) Telecoms
2 16 (5.18%) Finance
3 8 (2.59%) Retail
4 7 (2.27%) Marketing
5 4 (1.29%) Banking
5 4 (1.29%) Electronics
6 2 (0.65%) Advertising
6 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) French Language
7 1 (0.32%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (16.50%) Support Engineer
2 37 (11.97%) Consultant
3 28 (9.06%) Analyst
4 23 (7.44%) Architect
5 20 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (6.15%) Desktop Support
6 19 (6.15%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (4.53%) IT Support
8 13 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (4.21%) Developer
8 13 (4.21%) Server Engineer
9 12 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (3.88%) VMware Engineer
10 11 (3.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (3.56%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (3.56%) Operations Technician
10 11 (3.56%) Service Analyst
10 11 (3.56%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.24%) IT Engineer
11 10 (3.24%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.41%) Web Services
2 22 (7.12%) .NET
3 13 (4.21%) RESTful
4 12 (3.88%) Regular Expression
5 6 (1.94%) JSON
5 6 (1.94%) WCF
6 5 (1.62%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.62%) Middleware
7 3 (0.97%) Java EE
7 3 (0.97%) YAML
8 2 (0.65%) Flash
8 2 (0.65%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.65%) jQuery
8 2 (0.65%) OAuth
8 2 (0.65%) XML
9 1 (0.32%) ActiveX
9 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.32%) OSGi
9 1 (0.32%) REST
9 1 (0.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.56%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.59%) Clustering
4 8 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.62%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.29%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.29%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.29%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.65%) AS400
8 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Licensing
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
8 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 98 (31.72%) Windows Server
2 63 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (20.06%) Linux
4 51 (16.50%) Windows 7
5 50 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (14.89%) Windows 10
7 39 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (6.15%) Unix
9 15 (4.85%) Windows XP
10 14 (4.53%) Android
11 11 (3.56%) Windows 8
12 9 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.27%) SUSE
14 5 (1.62%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.62%) CentOS
14 5 (1.62%) Debian
15 3 (0.97%) Solaris
15 3 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.65%) AIX
16 2 (0.65%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (12.62%) ITIL
2 30 (9.71%) Problem Management
3 26 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (8.09%) Migration
5 21 (6.80%) DevOps
6 17 (5.50%) Scrum
7 14 (4.53%) CRM
7 14 (4.53%) Incident Management
7 14 (4.53%) Project Management
8 13 (4.21%) Mobile Device Management
8 13 (4.21%) SIEM
8 13 (4.21%) Task Automation
9 12 (3.88%) Security Management
10 11 (3.56%) Configuration Management
10 11 (3.56%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (3.56%) Security Monitoring
10 11 (3.56%) Security Operations
10 11 (3.56%) Server Patching
10 11 (3.56%) Software Distribution
10 11 (3.56%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (20.39%) PowerShell
2 32 (10.36%) SQL
3 23 (7.44%) Java
4 22 (7.12%) Python
5 15 (4.85%) C#
6 12 (3.88%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.91%) VB
8 8 (2.59%) C
9 6 (1.94%) VBScript
10 5 (1.62%) C++
11 3 (0.97%) Perl
11 3 (0.97%) PHP
11 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.65%) Ruby
13 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.32%) Delphi
13 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (19.74%) Security Cleared
2 35 (11.33%) SC Cleared
3 33 (10.68%) DV Cleared
4 17 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (4.53%) MCSE
6 10 (3.24%) Degree
7 7 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.29%) CCNP
8 4 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.29%) MCP
9 3 (0.97%) CCNA
9 3 (0.97%) CISA
9 3 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.97%) MCSA
9 3 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.65%) ISEB
10 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.65%) MCITP
10 2 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.53%) SLA
2 6 (1.94%) QA
3 3 (0.97%) GDPR
4 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
System Software
1 144 (46.60%) Active Directory
2 37 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.50%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (4.53%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.56%) vSphere
6 6 (1.94%) XenApp
7 4 (1.29%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.97%) Docker
8 3 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.65%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.32%) Firmware
10 1 (0.32%) vCloud
10 1 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (7.44%) SCCM
2 18 (5.83%) WSUS
3 14 (4.53%) Ansible
4 13 (4.21%) AirWatch
5 12 (3.88%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (3.88%) NetBackup
6 10 (3.24%) Puppet
7 8 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.27%) SCOM
9 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.29%) Nagios
10 4 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (1.29%) OVSD
10 4 (1.29%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.29%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.97%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.97%) Netcool
11 3 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.97%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 136 (44.01%) Microsoft
2 73 (23.62%) VMware
3 41 (13.27%) Cisco
4 37 (11.97%) HP
5 16 (5.18%) Citrix
5 16 (5.18%) McAfee
6 13 (4.21%) Symantec
7 12 (3.88%) Splunk
8 10 (3.24%) MobileIron
9 9 (2.91%) IBM
10 8 (2.59%) EMC
10 8 (2.59%) Oracle
11 7 (2.27%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.94%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.62%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.62%) Dell
13 5 (1.62%) Meridio
13 5 (1.62%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.62%) Remedy
13 5 (1.62%) Veeam
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