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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South East / Berkshire
Rank 18 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -15 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 144 313 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.94% 12.72% 13.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.55% 61.98% 68.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 177 193
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 32
Median hourly rate £13.25 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.28% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.95 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.07 £55.65 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.66
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.72%  

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 274 505 582
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.11% 20.52% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 302 294
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 39
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -10 61 £400 +5.96% 27
Bracknell +1 28 £400 +50.94% 3
Slough -2 14 £380 +8.57% 8
Maidenhead -10 8 £325 +13.04% 12
Newbury +2 4 £350 - 3
Wokingham -5 2 £294 -12.96% 3
Windsor - 2 £153 - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 130 (40.50%) Active Directory
2 125 (38.94%) Microsoft
3 106 (33.02%) VMware
4 100 (31.15%) Windows Server
5 89 (27.73%) Linux
6 59 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 57 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (16.20%) Security Cleared
9 50 (15.58%) Unix
10 49 (15.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 45 (14.02%) MS Excel
12 42 (13.08%) Windows 7
13 40 (12.46%) SQL Server
13 40 (12.46%) DNS
14 38 (11.84%) Cisco
14 38 (11.84%) Firewall
14 38 (11.84%) PowerShell
15 36 (11.21%) Windows 10
16 34 (10.59%) SC Cleared
17 33 (10.28%) Citrix
18 32 (9.97%) TCP/IP
19 31 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
19 31 (9.66%) Office 365
20 30 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (9.03%) SQL
21 29 (9.03%) SCCM
22 28 (8.72%) ITIL
23 27 (8.41%) Migration
24 26 (8.10%) Telecoms
24 26 (8.10%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related 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 26 (8.10%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.92%) IIS
2 19 (5.92%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.74%) JBoss
4 10 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.12%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.80%) Apache
5 9 (2.80%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.18%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.25%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.93%) CMS
10 3 (0.93%) Drupal
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.93%) WordPress
11 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.62%) Jetty
11 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (14.02%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.79%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) Maximo
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 31 (9.66%) Office 365
2 26 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (2.49%) IaaS
4 6 (1.87%) PaaS
5 5 (1.56%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.62%) GitHub
8 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.31%) iTunes
8 1 (0.31%) SaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.46%) DNS
2 38 (11.84%) Firewall
3 32 (9.97%) TCP/IP
4 26 (8.10%) SAN
5 25 (7.79%) LAN
6 20 (6.23%) DHCP
7 19 (5.92%) HTTP
8 16 (4.98%) WAN
9 15 (4.67%) Internet
10 12 (3.74%) SMTP
11 11 (3.43%) VLAN
12 10 (3.12%) Skype
13 8 (2.49%) VPN
14 7 (2.18%) FTP
15 6 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (1.87%) MPLS
15 6 (1.87%) VoIP
16 5 (1.56%) BGP
16 5 (1.56%) ICMP
16 5 (1.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.18%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.56%) MySQL
6 3 (0.93%) OLAP
6 3 (0.93%) OLTP
6 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.62%) Big Data
7 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.62%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.31%) DataStax
8 1 (0.31%) MS Access
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.18%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.56%) JIRA
3 4 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.93%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.93%) Subversion
5 2 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.62%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.31%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.31%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.31%) Maven
6 1 (0.31%) MSI
6 1 (0.31%) NuGet
6 1 (0.31%) Selenium
6 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.31%) Trac
General
1 26 (8.10%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.54%) Finance
3 15 (4.67%) Retail
4 14 (4.36%) Law
5 7 (2.18%) Marketing
6 5 (1.56%) Electronics
7 4 (1.25%) Back Office
7 4 (1.25%) Legal
7 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.93%) Advertising
9 2 (0.62%) Banking
9 2 (0.62%) Billing
9 2 (0.62%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (15.58%) Support Engineer
2 33 (10.28%) Windows Engineer
3 26 (8.10%) Architect
3 26 (8.10%) Consultant
4 25 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (7.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 24 (7.48%) Analyst
6 22 (6.85%) Developer
7 17 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (4.98%) Server Engineer
9 15 (4.67%) .NET Developer
9 15 (4.67%) Cloud Engineer
10 13 (4.05%) VMware Engineer
11 12 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (3.74%) IT Support
12 10 (3.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 10 (3.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (3.12%) IT Engineer
13 9 (2.80%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.85%) .NET
2 14 (4.36%) Web Services
3 13 (4.05%) Middleware
4 8 (2.49%) CSS
5 6 (1.87%) WCF
6 5 (1.56%) jQuery
7 4 (1.25%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.25%) Java EE
7 4 (1.25%) WSDL
8 3 (0.93%) CSS3
8 3 (0.93%) Flash
8 3 (0.93%) JSON
8 3 (0.93%) WinForms
8 3 (0.93%) YAML
9 2 (0.62%) HTML
10 1 (0.31%) ActiveX
10 1 (0.31%) OpenGL
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.31%) SOAP
10 1 (0.31%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.10%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.30%) Public Cloud
3 16 (4.98%) Mainframe
4 14 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.36%) EMC VMAX
4 14 (4.36%) EMC VNX
4 14 (4.36%) IBM Mainframe
5 11 (3.43%) Clustering
6 10 (3.12%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.49%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.25%) EMV
9 4 (1.25%) IPTV
9 4 (1.25%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (1.25%) User Experience
9 4 (1.25%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.93%) AS400
10 3 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 100 (31.15%) Windows Server
2 89 (27.73%) Linux
3 57 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (15.58%) Unix
5 49 (15.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (13.08%) Windows 7
7 36 (11.21%) Windows 10
8 30 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (6.54%) Solaris
10 20 (6.23%) Android
11 19 (5.92%) AIX
12 14 (4.36%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.87%) SUSE
13 6 (1.87%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 6 (1.87%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.56%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.25%) CentOS
15 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.25%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (8.72%) ITIL
2 27 (8.41%) Migration
3 26 (8.10%) Problem Management
4 21 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (5.92%) Project Management
6 15 (4.67%) Load Balancing
7 14 (4.36%) Patch Management
8 13 (4.05%) DevOps
9 12 (3.74%) Mentoring
10 11 (3.43%) Incident Management
11 10 (3.12%) Configuration Management
11 10 (3.12%) Service Management
12 9 (2.80%) Data Protection
12 9 (2.80%) High Availability
12 9 (2.80%) Service Delivery
12 9 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (2.49%) CRM
13 8 (2.49%) Software Distribution
14 7 (2.18%) Identity Management
14 7 (2.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.84%) PowerShell
2 29 (9.03%) SQL
3 18 (5.61%) Shell Script
4 16 (4.98%) Python
5 14 (4.36%) Java
6 13 (4.05%) C#
7 10 (3.12%) C
7 10 (3.12%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.49%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.87%) VBScript
10 5 (1.56%) Perl
10 5 (1.56%) PHP
11 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.93%) C++
13 2 (0.62%) Ruby
14 1 (0.31%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.31%) Delphi
14 1 (0.31%) Korn
14 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (16.20%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.59%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.23%) DV Cleared
4 16 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.12%) MCSE
6 8 (2.49%) Degree
7 7 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.87%) CCNA
8 6 (1.87%) CCNP
9 5 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.25%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.93%) CCIP
11 3 (0.93%) CISA
11 3 (0.93%) CISSP
11 3 (0.93%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.93%) ISEB
11 3 (0.93%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.93%) SANS
12 2 (0.62%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.36%) SLA
2 10 (3.12%) QA
3 3 (0.93%) GDPR
3 3 (0.93%) PMO
4 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (40.50%) Active Directory
2 59 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.23%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.98%) vSphere
5 12 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (3.12%) XenApp
7 9 (2.80%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.25%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.25%) Docker
8 4 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.25%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.93%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.93%) KVM
9 3 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.31%) Ceph
11 1 (0.31%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.31%) iptables
11 1 (0.31%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 29 (9.03%) SCCM
2 15 (4.67%) Ansible
3 11 (3.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (2.49%) Puppet
4 8 (2.49%) SCOM
4 8 (2.49%) WSUS
5 7 (2.18%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.87%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.56%) Nagios
8 4 (1.25%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (1.25%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.25%) vMotion
9 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.93%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.93%) WMI
10 2 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 125 (38.94%) Microsoft
2 106 (33.02%) VMware
3 38 (11.84%) Cisco
4 33 (10.28%) Citrix
5 25 (7.79%) EMC
5 25 (7.79%) HP
6 23 (7.17%) NetApp
7 21 (6.54%) IBM
8 17 (5.30%) Oracle
9 11 (3.43%) Intel Security
10 10 (3.12%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.49%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.49%) Remedy
12 7 (2.18%) Symantec
13 5 (1.56%) Juniper
13 5 (1.56%) Veeam
14 4 (1.25%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.25%) Apple
14 4 (1.25%) F5
14 4 (1.25%) SAP
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