Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 394 392 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.10% 10.23% 11.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.54% 61.25% 56.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 204 282
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £371 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% -
10th Percentile £130 £130 £155
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.81 £12.40 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.59% -0.80% -41.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.75 £10.45
90th Percentile £33.50 £20.21 £23.82
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% -6.06%

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 673 640 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.25% 16.71% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 322 532
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £395 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +1.33%
10th Percentile £150 £201 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 50 61
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.81 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.44% - -40.21%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.75 £24.09
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% -6.85% +7.35%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 -3 175 £400 +6.67% 45
Slough -2 41 £305 -15.86% 14
Maidenhead +14 36 £413 +14.58% 10
Bracknell -16 36 £153 -64.12% 15
Newbury +1 24 £388 +15.67% 2
Wokingham +2 17 £150 +15.38% 5
Windsor -1 1 - - 2
Thatcham - 1 - - 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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.

1 180 (45.69%) Active Directory
2 116 (29.44%) Microsoft
2 116 (29.44%) Windows Server
3 91 (23.10%) Linux
4 80 (20.30%) Office 365
5 77 (19.54%) Windows 10
6 76 (19.29%) VMware
7 75 (19.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 65 (16.50%) Windows 7
9 55 (13.96%) Unix
10 49 (12.44%) Security Cleared
11 48 (12.18%) SQL
12 47 (11.93%) SCCM
13 44 (11.17%) Amazon AWS
14 43 (10.91%) PowerShell
15 40 (10.15%) Python
16 39 (9.90%) Telecoms
17 37 (9.39%) ITIL
17 37 (9.39%) TCP/IP
17 37 (9.39%) Windows Server 2012
18 36 (9.14%) Firewall
19 35 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
19 35 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 34 (8.63%) Bash Shell
20 34 (8.63%) DNS
21 33 (8.38%) Oracle
21 33 (8.38%) Migration
22 32 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
22 32 (8.12%) DevOps
23 31 (7.87%) Puppet

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 24 (6.09%) IIS
2 23 (5.84%) MS Exchange
3 19 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.78%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.52%) Apache
7 6 (1.52%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.27%) JBoss
9 4 (1.02%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.76%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.51%) CMS
11 2 (0.51%) Confluence
11 2 (0.51%) WordPress
12 1 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 32 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.52%) Simulink
3 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 80 (20.30%) Office 365
2 75 (19.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (11.17%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (6.85%) IaaS
5 25 (6.35%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (6.35%) Serverless
6 22 (5.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (5.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (5.08%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (3.81%) SaaS
10 12 (3.05%) AWS CodePipeline
10 12 (3.05%) PaaS
11 6 (1.52%) GitHub
12 5 (1.27%) Azure Functions
13 4 (1.02%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.51%) Akamai
15 2 (0.51%) G Suite
15 2 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.51%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.39%) TCP/IP
2 36 (9.14%) Firewall
3 34 (8.63%) DNS
4 25 (6.35%) VPN
5 24 (6.09%) DHCP
6 17 (4.31%) Internet
7 11 (2.79%) LAN
7 11 (2.79%) Skype
7 11 (2.79%) WAN
8 10 (2.54%) MPLS
8 10 (2.54%) SAN
9 9 (2.28%) BGP
9 9 (2.28%) HTTP
9 9 (2.28%) OSPF
10 8 (2.03%) Network Security
10 8 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.52%) RS-232
11 6 (1.52%) SSL
12 5 (1.27%) VoIP
12 5 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.06%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.54%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (1.52%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.27%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.27%) Neo4j
7 5 (1.27%) Redis
8 4 (1.02%) Big Data
8 4 (1.02%) MySQL
9 3 (0.76%) DB2
9 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (2.79%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.28%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.03%) SoapUI
3 8 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.78%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (1.52%) Mercurial
5 6 (1.52%) Subversion
6 4 (1.02%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.02%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.76%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.76%) Hudson
7 3 (0.76%) JIRA
7 3 (0.76%) Maven
7 3 (0.76%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.51%) MSI
8 2 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.25%) AnthillPro
9 1 (0.25%) JProfiler
General
1 39 (9.90%) Telecoms
2 19 (4.82%) Finance
3 13 (3.30%) Retail
4 9 (2.28%) Automotive
4 9 (2.28%) Electronics
5 8 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.52%) French Language
7 5 (1.27%) Banking
7 5 (1.27%) Marketing
8 3 (0.76%) Legal
8 3 (0.76%) Publishing
9 2 (0.51%) Advertising
9 2 (0.51%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.25%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (12.18%) Support Engineer
2 43 (10.91%) Analyst
3 32 (8.12%) Consultant
3 32 (8.12%) Desktop Support
4 30 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (7.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 27 (6.85%) Architect
7 23 (5.84%) IT Support
7 23 (5.84%) Windows Engineer
8 21 (5.33%) AWS Engineer
8 21 (5.33%) Developer
9 19 (4.82%) AWS DevOps
9 19 (4.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 18 (4.57%) Desktop Engineer
11 17 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (3.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 14 (3.55%) IT Engineer
13 12 (3.05%) Administrator
13 12 (3.05%) Azure Engineer
13 12 (3.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.08%) Node.js
2 18 (4.57%) .NET
3 12 (3.05%) JSON
4 9 (2.28%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.03%) XML
6 7 (1.78%) Middleware
6 7 (1.78%) Web Services
7 6 (1.52%) .NET Core
7 6 (1.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 6 (1.52%) REST
8 5 (1.27%) Apache Avro
8 5 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (1.27%) HTML
8 5 (1.27%) Kafka
8 5 (1.27%) Memcached
8 5 (1.27%) Protocol Buffers
8 5 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.27%) SAML
8 5 (1.27%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.58%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (3.55%) Replication
4 12 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.79%) PKI
6 9 (2.28%) Clustering
6 9 (2.28%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.28%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.28%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.03%) Smart Meter
8 7 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.52%) Social Media
10 5 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.02%) CCTV
11 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.02%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.02%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 116 (29.44%) Windows Server
2 91 (23.10%) Linux
3 77 (19.54%) Windows 10
4 65 (16.50%) Windows 7
5 55 (13.96%) Unix
6 37 (9.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (5.33%) Windows 8
9 12 (3.05%) Windows XP
10 11 (2.79%) Android
11 10 (2.54%) Solaris
12 9 (2.28%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.78%) OpenVMS
13 7 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (1.02%) AIX
16 3 (0.76%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 3 (0.76%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (9.39%) ITIL
2 35 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 33 (8.38%) Migration
4 32 (8.12%) DevOps
5 25 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (6.09%) Configuration Management
7 20 (5.08%) Service Management
8 18 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (4.57%) Mobile Device Management
9 15 (3.81%) Mentoring
10 14 (3.55%) Multithreading
10 14 (3.55%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (3.55%) Software Engineering
11 13 (3.30%) B2B
11 13 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (3.05%) B2C
12 12 (3.05%) Deployment Automation
12 12 (3.05%) Microservices
12 12 (3.05%) Project Management
13 11 (2.79%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.18%) SQL
2 43 (10.91%) PowerShell
3 40 (10.15%) Python
4 34 (8.63%) Bash Shell
5 20 (5.08%) C#
6 16 (4.06%) Java
7 14 (3.55%) C++
8 11 (2.79%) C
9 6 (1.52%) Assembly Language
9 6 (1.52%) MATLAB
9 6 (1.52%) Perl
9 6 (1.52%) Ruby
10 5 (1.27%) Embedded C
10 5 (1.27%) Embedded C++
11 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.51%) CQL
12 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.51%) VB
13 1 (0.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 49 (12.44%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.60%) DV Cleared
4 19 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (4.57%) Degree
6 7 (1.78%) MCSE
7 5 (1.27%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.02%) CCNA
8 4 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.02%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.02%) MCDST
8 4 (1.02%) MCITP
8 4 (1.02%) MCTS
9 3 (0.76%) CCNP
9 3 (0.76%) CISM
9 3 (0.76%) CISSP
9 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.51%) CCIP
10 2 (0.51%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.03%) QA
1 8 (2.03%) SLA
2 6 (1.52%) MISRA
2 6 (1.52%) MISRA C
3 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.51%) GDPR
5 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 180 (45.69%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.11%) Docker
4 24 (6.09%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.52%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.27%) vSphere
8 4 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.02%) XenApp
9 3 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.51%) Firmware
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.51%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.25%) HDFS
11 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (11.93%) SCCM
2 31 (7.87%) Puppet
2 31 (7.87%) Terraform
3 29 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (6.60%) Ansible
5 20 (5.08%) Kubernetes
5 20 (5.08%) Salt
6 18 (4.57%) Packer
7 12 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (2.79%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (2.28%) AirWatch
10 8 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (2.03%) SCOM
11 7 (1.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 7 (1.78%) CSIRT
12 6 (1.52%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.76%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 116 (29.44%) Microsoft
2 76 (19.29%) VMware
3 33 (8.38%) Oracle
4 29 (7.36%) Cisco
5 21 (5.33%) Red Hat
6 20 (5.08%) HP
7 17 (4.31%) Citrix
8 11 (2.79%) Veeam
9 10 (2.54%) McAfee
10 8 (2.03%) Ivanti
10 8 (2.03%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.78%) IBM
11 7 (1.78%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.52%) Samsung
13 5 (1.27%) Dell
13 5 (1.27%) Okta
13 5 (1.27%) Rackspace
14 4 (1.02%) Apple
14 4 (1.02%) CyberArk
14 4 (1.02%) SAP