Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 11 5
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 474 353 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.98% 8.96% 12.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.88% 57.77% 64.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 172 354
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £131 £168 £177
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
South East median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 45 77
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.33 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -32.71% +30.61%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.55 £13.20
90th Percentile £19.00 £54.89 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £16.56 £15.00 £16.39
% change year-on-year +10.38% -8.48% +9.27%

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 805 611 954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.35% 15.51% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 321 529
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £170 £206 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £382 £375
% change year-on-year +4.71% +1.87% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 86
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% -36.94% +60.54%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £54.25 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% +18.75%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +4 158 £400 +23.08% 68
Bracknell -5 50 £425 +1.80% 13
Newbury +11 42 £350 +24.44% 7
Maidenhead +2 41 £218 -42.00% 16
Slough +1 37 £308 -8.89% 12
Windsor +9 22 £155 +9.73% 2
Wokingham +9 11 £400 +18.52% 5
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 184 (38.82%) Active Directory
2 168 (35.44%) Microsoft
3 123 (25.95%) Linux
4 118 (24.89%) Windows Server
5 114 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 87 (18.35%) VMware
7 86 (18.14%) Windows 10
8 84 (17.72%) Office 365
9 81 (17.09%) Windows 7
9 81 (17.09%) Security Cleared
10 75 (15.82%) SQL Server
11 70 (14.77%) PowerShell
12 67 (14.14%) Migration
13 66 (13.92%) SQL
14 57 (12.03%) IIS
14 57 (12.03%) SC Cleared
15 56 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
15 56 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
15 56 (11.81%) .NET
16 55 (11.60%) ITIL
17 52 (10.97%) SCCM
18 50 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
19 48 (10.13%) Unix
19 48 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
20 45 (9.49%) DevOps
21 44 (9.28%) TCP/IP
21 44 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
22 42 (8.86%) Cisco
22 42 (8.86%) C#
22 42 (8.86%) Amazon AWS

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 57 (12.03%) IIS
2 41 (8.65%) SharePoint
3 31 (6.54%) MS Exchange
4 19 (4.01%) Confluence
5 16 (3.38%) SharePoint Server
6 13 (2.74%) Documentum
6 13 (2.74%) Skype for Business
7 10 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.48%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.63%) CMS
11 3 (0.63%) GroupWise
11 3 (0.63%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.21%) Liferay
13 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 56 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.42%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.48%) KANA IQ
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 114 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (17.72%) Office 365
3 42 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (5.70%) IaaS
5 16 (3.38%) SaaS
6 15 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (2.95%) PaaS
8 10 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.90%) Slack
9 9 (1.90%) Trello
10 8 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.84%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.42%) GitHub
14 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.28%) TCP/IP
2 39 (8.23%) Firewall
3 38 (8.02%) DNS
4 33 (6.96%) Internet
5 25 (5.27%) WAN
6 20 (4.22%) VPN
7 19 (4.01%) DHCP
8 18 (3.80%) LAN
9 17 (3.59%) SAN
10 16 (3.38%) Skype
11 9 (1.90%) VLAN
12 8 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (1.48%) NAS
13 7 (1.48%) Network Security
14 6 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (1.27%) SMS
14 6 (1.27%) SMTP
15 5 (1.05%) iSCSI
16 4 (0.84%) Software-Defined Networking
17 3 (0.63%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (2.53%) MySQL
4 11 (2.32%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.69%) Big Data
7 8 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.48%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.05%) Power BI
9 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.84%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (5.27%) Git (software)
1 25 (5.27%) TeamCity
2 22 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 20 (4.22%) JIRA
3 20 (4.22%) Visual Studio
4 19 (4.01%) Maven
5 13 (2.74%) Eclipse
6 12 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (2.11%) NuGet
7 10 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.90%) git-flow
8 9 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.84%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.63%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.63%) Grunt
10 3 (0.63%) gulp
10 3 (0.63%) MSI
10 3 (0.63%) StarTeam
General
1 35 (7.38%) Telecoms
2 14 (2.95%) Finance
3 11 (2.32%) Banking
4 10 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.05%) Marketing
6 4 (0.84%) French Language
7 2 (0.42%) Back Office
7 2 (0.42%) Electronics
7 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.21%) Automotive
8 1 (0.21%) Front Office
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (12.87%) Developer
2 58 (12.24%) Support Engineer
3 50 (10.55%) Architect
4 42 (8.86%) Consultant
5 39 (8.23%) Analyst
6 36 (7.59%) IT Support
7 31 (6.54%) Desktop Support
8 28 (5.91%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (4.85%) IT Engineer
9 23 (4.85%) Windows Engineer
10 20 (4.22%) IT Support Engineer
11 19 (4.01%) Desktop Engineer
12 17 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (3.59%) Support Technician
13 16 (3.38%) .NET Developer
14 15 (3.16%) Operations Technician
15 14 (2.95%) Administrator
15 14 (2.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 14 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
15 14 (2.95%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.81%) .NET
2 30 (6.33%) XML
3 28 (5.91%) Web Services
4 22 (4.64%) REST
5 17 (3.59%) CSS
6 15 (3.16%) .NET Core
7 14 (2.95%) HTML
8 13 (2.74%) jQuery
9 11 (2.32%) ASP.NET
10 10 (2.11%) JSON
11 8 (1.69%) Node.js
11 8 (1.69%) Regular Expression
12 7 (1.48%) Ajax
12 7 (1.48%) pytest
13 6 (1.27%) AngularJS
13 6 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (1.27%) HTML5
13 6 (1.27%) SVG
13 6 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (1.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.01%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.38%) Public Cloud
4 15 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.32%) Driving Licence
5 11 (2.32%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.69%) Replication
6 8 (1.69%) Smartphone
7 7 (1.48%) iPhone
7 7 (1.48%) User Experience
8 6 (1.27%) Clustering
8 6 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.27%) Life Science
8 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Licensing
8 6 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.05%) CCTV
9 5 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 123 (25.95%) Linux
2 118 (24.89%) Windows Server
3 86 (18.14%) Windows 10
4 81 (17.09%) Windows 7
5 48 (10.13%) Unix
5 48 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (4.01%) SUSE
10 16 (3.38%) Windows 8
11 15 (3.16%) Mac OS
12 11 (2.32%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.90%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.69%) Android
14 8 (1.69%) Windows 2000
15 6 (1.27%) CentOS
15 6 (1.27%) Solaris
15 6 (1.27%) Windows Vista
16 5 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (14.14%) Migration
2 56 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (11.60%) ITIL
4 45 (9.49%) DevOps
5 27 (5.70%) Microservices
6 26 (5.49%) Test Automation
7 24 (5.06%) Configuration Management
8 21 (4.43%) TDD
9 20 (4.22%) Server Patching
9 20 (4.22%) Workflow
10 19 (4.01%) Scrum
11 18 (3.80%) Change Management
11 18 (3.80%) Mentoring
11 18 (3.80%) Software Distribution
12 17 (3.59%) SDLC
13 15 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (3.16%) Multithreading
13 15 (3.16%) Security Monitoring
13 15 (3.16%) Security Operations
14 14 (2.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (14.77%) PowerShell
2 66 (13.92%) SQL
3 42 (8.86%) C#
4 36 (7.59%) JavaScript
5 30 (6.33%) Java
6 20 (4.22%) Bash Shell
6 20 (4.22%) Python
7 18 (3.80%) C++
8 10 (2.11%) CQL
9 9 (1.90%) Groovy
10 8 (1.69%) C
10 8 (1.69%) VBScript
11 7 (1.48%) PHP
11 7 (1.48%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.27%) VB
13 4 (0.84%) Perl
13 4 (0.84%) R
13 4 (0.84%) Scala
14 3 (0.63%) COBOL
14 3 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 81 (17.09%) Security Cleared
2 57 (12.03%) SC Cleared
3 37 (7.81%) DV Cleared
4 32 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (6.54%) Degree
6 15 (3.16%) MCSE
7 7 (1.48%) CISSP
7 7 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.48%) MCITP
8 5 (1.05%) GIAC
8 5 (1.05%) MCTS
8 5 (1.05%) SANS
8 5 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.84%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.84%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.63%) MCP
10 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.42%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.01%) SLA
2 9 (1.90%) ISO 9001
2 9 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.69%) QA
4 3 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 184 (38.82%) Active Directory
2 50 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.91%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.06%) Docker
5 20 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (3.59%) vSphere
7 15 (3.16%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.95%) XenApp
9 6 (1.27%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.84%) KVM
11 4 (0.84%) vCloud
11 4 (0.84%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.84%) XenServer
12 2 (0.42%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.21%) HDFS
13 1 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 52 (10.97%) SCCM
2 20 (4.22%) SCOM
3 19 (4.01%) Ansible
4 17 (3.59%) Puppet
5 15 (3.16%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.74%) WSUS
7 10 (2.11%) Kubernetes
7 10 (2.11%) Opsview
8 9 (1.90%) Salt
8 9 (1.90%) vCenter Server
9 8 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (1.27%) AirWatch
11 6 (1.27%) NetBackup
12 5 (1.05%) HP ALM
13 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.84%) MOM
13 4 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.84%) vRealize
Vendors
1 168 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 87 (18.35%) VMware
3 42 (8.86%) Cisco
4 37 (7.81%) Citrix
5 36 (7.59%) Oracle
6 28 (5.91%) HP
7 17 (3.59%) McAfee
8 16 (3.38%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.32%) Dell
10 10 (2.11%) Apple
10 10 (2.11%) IBM
11 9 (1.90%) ArcSight
12 8 (1.69%) EMC
12 8 (1.69%) Lumension
12 8 (1.69%) NetApp
12 8 (1.69%) SAP
12 8 (1.69%) Sitecore
12 8 (1.69%) SolarWinds
12 8 (1.69%) Symantec
13 7 (1.48%) KANA