Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 21 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 Server
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 50 29
Rank change year-on-year -5 -21 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 37 51 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.04% 3.52% 5.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.29% 20.56% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 64
Reading median daily rate £363 £325 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +7.44% -10.37%
10th Percentile £139 £170 £163
90th Percentile £575 £509 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £330 £325 £331
% change year-on-year +1.54% -1.89% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £54.08 £44.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.41% +22.69% +239.04%
10th Percentile £12.58 £35.86 £16.88
90th Percentile £18.50 £55.65 £117.83
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.06 £45.39 £32.50
% change year-on-year -62.43% +39.66% +138.10%

Windows Server 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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 242 248 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.90% 17.13% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 132 302
Reading median daily rate £400 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -1.56% +19.85%
10th Percentile £170 £187 £213
90th Percentile £573 £573 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £370 £388
% change year-on-year +8.11% -4.52% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 61
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £30.91 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.47% +0.03% +78.77%
10th Percentile £11.91 £11.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year -31.43% -36.94% +58.57%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Reading

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Reading

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Reading over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Reading

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (75.68%) Active Directory
3 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
4 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (32.43%) Office 365
6 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
6 11 (29.73%) VMware
7 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
9 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
9 8 (21.62%) IIS
9 8 (21.62%) Cisco
9 8 (21.62%) DNS
9 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
10 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (16.22%) DV Cleared
11 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
11 6 (16.22%) Firewall
11 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
11 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
12 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
12 5 (13.51%) ITIL
12 5 (13.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (13.51%) Borland
12 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (13.51%) Lumension
12 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 8 (21.62%) IIS
1 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
4 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.70%) Liferay
6 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) Office 365
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.11%) IaaS
4 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) DNS
2 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.81%) Internet
4 3 (8.11%) IP Telephony
5 2 (5.41%) DHCP
5 2 (5.41%) NAS
5 2 (5.41%) Network Security
5 2 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (5.41%) SAN
6 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.70%) LAN
6 1 (2.70%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.70%) VPN
6 1 (2.70%) WAN
6 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.70%) JasperReports
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.70%) Power BI
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) StarTeam
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Build Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) IT Support
2 5 (13.51%) Support Technician
3 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (8.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (8.11%) IT Technician
3 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) IT Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Technician
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) Java EE
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) X-Windows
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.41%) PKI
1 2 (5.41%) Private Cloud
1 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.11%) Linux
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Server Building
3 3 (8.11%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (8.11%) DevOps
3 3 (8.11%) Software Distribution
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Workflow
5 1 (2.70%) Content Management
5 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Information Security
5 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.81%) Java
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) DV Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.11%) MCSE
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) MCSD
5 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.70%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.70%) MCP
6 1 (2.70%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (75.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (10.81%) vSphere
5 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.70%) Docker
6 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.70%) Mesos
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) VMware
3 8 (21.62%) Cisco
4 5 (13.51%) Borland
4 5 (13.51%) Lumension
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix
5 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle
5 2 (5.41%) WSO2
6 1 (2.70%) Apple
6 1 (2.70%) Google
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Talend