Period
to 25 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 11 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 395 313 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.98% 8.26% 12.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.67% 55.79% 62.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 174 348
Berkshire median daily rate £399 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.93% +3.57% -5.41%
10th Percentile £130 £133 £210
90th Percentile £516 £538 £504
South East median daily rate £360 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +2.13% +0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 56
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £12.30 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.94% -19.34% -7.58%
10th Percentile £11.97 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.90 £53.75 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +3.23%

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 736 561 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.60% 14.80% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 301 547
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +0.65% +4.19%
10th Percentile £175 £195 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £522
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 45 63
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.85% -18.75% -12.33%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.00 £10.60
90th Percentile £42.63 £44.75 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -21.05% +17.72%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +4 172 £400 +11.89% 43
Maidenhead +7 35 £210 -37.78% 14
Slough +1 33 £300 -17.24% 12
Bracknell -17 30 £126 -73.42% 13
Newbury -1 24 £406 +18.61% 5
Windsor +11 11 £155 +1.64% 5
Wokingham -2 4 £114 -66.08% 7
Thatcham - 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 172 (43.54%) Active Directory
2 119 (30.13%) Linux
3 116 (29.37%) Microsoft
4 113 (28.61%) Windows Server
5 92 (23.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 81 (20.51%) Office 365
7 78 (19.75%) Windows 10
8 70 (17.72%) Migration
9 66 (16.71%) Security Cleared
10 57 (14.43%) VMware
11 52 (13.16%) Windows 7
12 50 (12.66%) Unix
12 50 (12.66%) SQL
13 49 (12.41%) PowerShell
14 47 (11.90%) SC Cleared
15 43 (10.89%) SQL Server
16 40 (10.13%) Firewall
16 40 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
17 38 (9.62%) SCCM
18 36 (9.11%) IIS
19 35 (8.86%) Cisco
20 34 (8.61%) SharePoint
20 34 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
20 34 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012
21 32 (8.10%) Oracle
22 31 (7.85%) Telecoms
23 30 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
23 30 (7.59%) DevOps
24 29 (7.34%) .NET
24 29 (7.34%) C#

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 36 (9.11%) IIS
2 34 (8.61%) SharePoint
3 25 (6.33%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.29%) Documentum
5 12 (3.04%) Confluence
6 9 (2.28%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (2.28%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.27%) Apache
9 5 (1.27%) JBoss
9 5 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.27%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.76%) GroupWise
10 3 (0.76%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.51%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 40 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 92 (23.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (20.51%) Office 365
3 34 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (7.09%) IaaS
5 21 (5.32%) PaaS
6 19 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (4.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (4.56%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (4.56%) Serverless
8 14 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (3.04%) NuGet
10 9 (2.28%) SaaS
11 6 (1.52%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.51%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.13%) Firewall
2 29 (7.34%) TCP/IP
3 24 (6.08%) DNS
4 20 (5.06%) VPN
5 15 (3.80%) Skype
6 14 (3.54%) Internet
6 14 (3.54%) WAN
7 10 (2.53%) DHCP
8 8 (2.03%) LAN
9 6 (1.52%) SAN
9 6 (1.52%) SMTP
9 6 (1.52%) SSL
10 5 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.01%) HTTP
11 4 (1.01%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.01%) PSTN
12 3 (0.76%) GSM
12 3 (0.76%) Network Security
12 3 (0.76%) VLAN
12 3 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
2 14 (3.54%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.53%) Big Data
4 9 (2.28%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.03%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.27%) Power BI
6 5 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.76%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (0.76%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (3.54%) TeamCity
2 13 (3.29%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.29%) JIRA
2 13 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (3.29%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.04%) Eclipse
3 12 (3.04%) Maven
3 12 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (1.77%) SoapUI
5 6 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.27%) MSI
7 4 (1.01%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.76%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.76%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.51%) Hudson
9 2 (0.51%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (7.85%) Telecoms
2 11 (2.78%) Finance
3 8 (2.03%) Banking
3 8 (2.03%) Retail
4 4 (1.01%) French Language
4 4 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.76%) Legal
5 3 (0.76%) Marketing
5 3 (0.76%) Publishing
6 2 (0.51%) Automotive
7 1 (0.25%) Advertising
7 1 (0.25%) German Language
7 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.25%) Law
7 1 (0.25%) Military
7 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 69 (17.47%) Support Engineer
2 43 (10.89%) Consultant
3 31 (7.85%) IT Support
4 30 (7.59%) Analyst
4 30 (7.59%) Architect
5 29 (7.34%) Developer
6 27 (6.84%) Desktop Support
7 26 (6.58%) IT Engineer
8 25 (6.33%) IT Support Engineer
9 23 (5.82%) DevOps Engineer
10 19 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
11 18 (4.56%) AWS DevOps
11 18 (4.56%) AWS Engineer
11 18 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (4.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 17 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
13 16 (4.05%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
14 14 (3.54%) Administrator
14 14 (3.54%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.34%) .NET
2 19 (4.81%) Node.js
3 17 (4.30%) .NET Core
4 16 (4.05%) REST
5 10 (2.53%) XML
6 7 (1.77%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.77%) LDAP
7 6 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (1.52%) CSS
7 6 (1.52%) Web Services
8 5 (1.27%) JSON
8 5 (1.27%) Middleware
9 4 (1.01%) HTML
9 4 (1.01%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.76%) J2EE
11 2 (0.51%) MFC
12 1 (0.25%) ADO
12 1 (0.25%) COM
12 1 (0.25%) SOAP
12 1 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.06%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (3.04%) Clustering
4 11 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.78%) Driving Licence
4 11 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.03%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.01%) Blog
8 4 (1.01%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.01%) Social Media
9 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.76%) Replication
9 3 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.51%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (30.13%) Linux
2 113 (28.61%) Windows Server
3 78 (19.75%) Windows 10
4 52 (13.16%) Windows 7
5 50 (12.66%) Unix
6 34 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (4.30%) Windows 8
9 14 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (3.29%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.28%) SUSE
12 8 (2.03%) Android
12 8 (2.03%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.77%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.52%) Solaris
14 6 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.27%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.51%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (17.72%) Migration
2 30 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (7.59%) DevOps
3 27 (6.84%) Configuration Management
4 24 (6.08%) ITIL
5 21 (5.32%) Multithreading
6 19 (4.81%) Microservices
7 18 (4.56%) Test Automation
8 17 (4.30%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (3.80%) Workflow
10 14 (3.54%) Change Control
11 13 (3.29%) Integration Testing
11 13 (3.29%) Test Scripting
12 12 (3.04%) B2C
12 12 (3.04%) Low Latency
12 12 (3.04%) SDLC
12 12 (3.04%) TDD
13 11 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
13 11 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.66%) SQL
2 49 (12.41%) PowerShell
3 29 (7.34%) C#
3 29 (7.34%) Java
3 29 (7.34%) Python
4 23 (5.82%) Bash Shell
5 21 (5.32%) C++
6 12 (3.04%) CQL
6 12 (3.04%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.52%) C
8 4 (1.01%) R
8 4 (1.01%) Scala
8 4 (1.01%) VBA
9 3 (0.76%) VB
10 2 (0.51%) Perl
10 2 (0.51%) PHP
10 2 (0.51%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) COBOL
11 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (16.71%) Security Cleared
2 47 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.84%) DV Cleared
4 22 (5.57%) Degree
5 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.52%) MCSE
8 5 (1.27%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.27%) CISSP
8 5 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.76%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.76%) GIAC
9 3 (0.76%) SANS
10 2 (0.51%) CCNA
10 2 (0.51%) CISA
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.51%) CISM
10 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.51%) MCP
10 2 (0.51%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.78%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.77%) QA
4 6 (1.52%) SLA
5 5 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 172 (43.54%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.82%) Docker
4 18 (4.56%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.28%) vSphere
7 6 (1.52%) XenApp
8 5 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.27%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.01%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.51%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.51%) HDFS
10 2 (0.51%) vCloud
10 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.25%) KVM
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (9.62%) SCCM
2 25 (6.33%) Puppet
3 24 (6.08%) Terraform
4 23 (5.82%) Ansible
5 21 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (4.56%) Kubernetes
6 18 (4.56%) Salt
7 16 (4.05%) Packer
8 12 (3.04%) Opsview
9 11 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (2.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (1.52%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.52%) SCOM
12 5 (1.27%) WSUS
13 4 (1.01%) AirWatch
13 4 (1.01%) HP ALM
13 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 116 (29.37%) Microsoft
2 57 (14.43%) VMware
3 35 (8.86%) Cisco
4 32 (8.10%) Oracle
5 23 (5.82%) Citrix
6 22 (5.57%) HP
7 21 (5.32%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.04%) McAfee
9 9 (2.28%) Veeam
10 8 (2.03%) Lumension
10 8 (2.03%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.52%) CyberArk
11 6 (1.52%) IBM
11 6 (1.52%) Samsung
12 5 (1.27%) ArcSight
13 4 (1.01%) Borland
13 4 (1.01%) Ivanti
13 4 (1.01%) Lotus
13 4 (1.01%) SolarWinds
14 3 (0.76%) MicroStrategy