Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 156 148 455
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.80% 10.14% 10.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.35% 63.52% 62.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 94 246
10th Percentile £118 £130 £138
25th Percentile £175 £178 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £330 £381
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% -13.27% +1.47%
75th Percentile £451 £499 £488
90th Percentile £541 £550 £565
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 45
Median hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year -17.57% +54.17% -32.60%
South East median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.78
% change year-on-year -10.29% +7.73% -9.83%

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 272 233 730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.61% 15.96% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 149 382
10th Percentile £150 £137 £156
25th Percentile £263 £235 £283
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £450 £410
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.76% +2.50%
75th Percentile £485 £550 £500
90th Percentile £561 £663 £569
South East median daily rate £411 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +2.81% -3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 49
10th Percentile £14.63 £12.12 "
25th Percentile £27.22 £16.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate £60.25 £20.00 £13.10
Median % change year-on-year +201.25% +52.67% -25.14%
75th Percentile £61.00 £25.00 £24.50
90th Percentile £64.75 £46.65 £47.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.77
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.37% -5.81%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 -6 86 £366 -13.82% 43
Bracknell -5 21 £275 -37.36% 9
Slough -9 19 £275 +57.14% 11
Maidenhead 0 4 £313 +30.21% 4
Windsor 0 3 £650 -
Newbury -1 3 £240 - 7
Wokingham -1 1 £180 +4.35% 1
Ascot - 1 - -
Thatcham - 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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 76 (48.72%) Microsoft
1 76 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 51 (32.69%) Azure
3 48 (30.77%) Microsoft 365
4 44 (28.21%) Windows Server
5 36 (23.08%) Linux
6 33 (21.15%) Windows 10
6 33 (21.15%) Security Cleared
7 32 (20.51%) PowerShell
8 29 (18.59%) Social Skills
9 27 (17.31%) DNS
9 27 (17.31%) VMware
10 26 (16.67%) Migration
11 21 (13.46%) Cisco
11 21 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
12 19 (12.18%) VPN
13 17 (10.90%) Telecoms
14 16 (10.26%) TCP/IP
14 16 (10.26%) ITIL
15 15 (9.62%) DevOps
15 15 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (9.62%) SC Cleared
15 15 (9.62%) SQL
16 14 (8.97%) Firewall
16 14 (8.97%) Windows 7
17 13 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
17 13 (8.33%) SharePoint
17 13 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 12 (7.69%) LAN

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 13 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.56%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.92%) IIS
3 3 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.28%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.64%) Confluence
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.64%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.64%) nginx
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.28%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.64%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.64%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.64%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.64%) Pipeline Pilot
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) SAP MM
1 2 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (1.28%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 51 (32.69%) Azure
2 48 (30.77%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (6.41%) AWS
5 6 (3.85%) Azure Stack
5 6 (3.85%) Yammer
6 4 (2.56%) GitHub
6 4 (2.56%) IaaS
6 4 (2.56%) PaaS
7 3 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.92%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.92%) Azure Pipelines
7 3 (1.92%) GCP
7 3 (1.92%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.92%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.28%) Power Automate
8 2 (1.28%) Serverless
9 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.31%) DNS
2 19 (12.18%) VPN
3 16 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.97%) Firewall
5 12 (7.69%) LAN
6 9 (5.77%) DHCP
7 5 (3.21%) Cisco ICM
8 4 (2.56%) SAN
8 4 (2.56%) WAN
9 3 (1.92%) Skype
9 3 (1.92%) VLAN
9 3 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.28%) Internet
10 2 (1.28%) Softphone
10 2 (1.28%) WebEx
11 1 (0.64%) BGP
11 1 (0.64%) Intranet
11 1 (0.64%) MPLS
11 1 (0.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.56%) MySQL
3 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.64%) Big Data
5 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.64%) Power BI
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.56%) JIRA
3 3 (1.92%) GitLab
4 2 (1.28%) FishEye
4 2 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.28%) Subversion
4 2 (1.28%) Toad
5 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.64%) CMake
5 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.64%) Gradle
5 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.64%) JUnit
5 1 (0.64%) Maven
5 1 (0.64%) MSI
5 1 (0.64%) ProC
5 1 (0.64%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.64%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (18.59%) Social Skills
2 17 (10.90%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.77%) Finance
4 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.13%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.49%) Electronics
5 7 (4.49%) Marketing
6 6 (3.85%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.92%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.28%) Automotive
8 2 (1.28%) Banking
8 2 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.28%) Law
8 2 (1.28%) Legal
8 2 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.64%) Local Government
9 1 (0.64%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (20.51%) Support Engineer
2 16 (10.26%) Azure Engineer
3 13 (8.33%) Consultant
4 12 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 11 (7.05%) Analyst
6 10 (6.41%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (5.77%) IT Support
8 8 (5.13%) Designer
8 8 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) IT Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) Solutions Designer
9 7 (4.49%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.85%) Architect
10 6 (3.85%) IT Technician
10 6 (3.85%) Security Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) Deskside Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.13%) Web Services
2 6 (3.85%) CSS
3 5 (3.21%) .NET
4 4 (2.56%) YAML
5 3 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.92%) VXML
6 2 (1.28%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.28%) EDI
6 2 (1.28%) IDoc
6 2 (1.28%) Node.js
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.64%) Apache CXF
7 1 (0.64%) ARM Templates
7 1 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.64%) HTML
7 1 (0.64%) OpenJDK
7 1 (0.64%) POJO
7 1 (0.64%) React Native
7 1 (0.64%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.49%) PKI
2 6 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.21%) NHS
3 5 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.56%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.56%) Social Media
4 4 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.92%) Clustering
5 3 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.92%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.28%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.28%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.28%) Robotics
7 1 (0.64%) Animation
7 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.21%) Windows Server
2 36 (23.08%) Linux
3 33 (21.15%) Windows 10
4 14 (8.97%) Windows 7
5 13 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.77%) Android
7 8 (5.13%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.85%) Unix
10 4 (2.56%) CentOS
10 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.92%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.92%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.28%) VMS
12 2 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.64%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.67%) Migration
2 16 (10.26%) ITIL
3 15 (9.62%) DevOps
4 13 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (7.05%) Analytics
6 10 (6.41%) Identity Management
6 10 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (5.13%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.13%) Service Management
8 8 (5.13%) Technical Leadership
9 7 (4.49%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (4.49%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.49%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (3.85%) Technology Roadmap
10 6 (3.85%) Value Proposition
10 6 (3.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.51%) PowerShell
2 15 (9.62%) SQL
3 10 (6.41%) Python
4 7 (4.49%) C#
5 5 (3.21%) Java
5 5 (3.21%) Perl
5 5 (3.21%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.56%) C++
7 3 (1.92%) C
7 3 (1.92%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.28%) ABAP
8 2 (1.28%) ANSI SQL
8 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.28%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.64%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.64%) C-shell
9 1 (0.64%) R
9 1 (0.64%) sed
9 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.13%) Degree
3 8 (5.13%) DV Cleared
3 8 (5.13%) VCP6
4 6 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.56%) MCSE
5 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.92%) CISSP
7 2 (1.28%) CCIE
7 2 (1.28%) CCNA
7 2 (1.28%) CISM
7 2 (1.28%) MCP
7 2 (1.28%) MCSA
7 2 (1.28%) SAP Certification
7 2 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.64%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.56%) PMO
3 3 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.28%) NIST
5 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.28%) Firmware
7 2 (1.28%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.64%) KVM
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.64%) NFS
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.69%) SCCM
2 10 (6.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (4.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 5 (3.21%) Ansible
4 5 (3.21%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.56%) Terraform
6 3 (1.92%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.92%) SCOM
7 2 (1.28%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.28%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.28%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.28%) Rancher
7 2 (1.28%) WSUS
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 76 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.31%) VMware
3 21 (13.46%) Cisco
4 9 (5.77%) Oracle
5 8 (5.13%) SAP
6 5 (3.21%) McAfee
7 4 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.92%) Apple
8 3 (1.92%) Dell
8 3 (1.92%) Google
8 3 (1.92%) Remedy
8 3 (1.92%) Symantec
8 3 (1.92%) Veeam
8 3 (1.92%) Verint
9 2 (1.28%) Citrix
9 2 (1.28%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.28%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.28%) Nintex
9 2 (1.28%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.28%) Veritas