Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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.

Microsoft Windows Server
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 44 39
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 46 55 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.60% 3.70% 4.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.76% 20.22% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 45
Reading median daily rate £425 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -10.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £254 £156 £205
90th Percentile £575 £484 £445
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.61% -3.63% +10.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £43.28 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.03% +179.23% +21.57%
10th Percentile £12.36 £35.86 £13.50
90th Percentile £19.68 £55.65 £21.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.75 £34.64 £16.50
% change year-on-year -60.31% +109.94% +11.86%

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 259 272 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.27% 18.29% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 150 287
Reading median daily rate £390 £379 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% -5.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £191 £197 £229
90th Percentile £550 £539 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 65
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £37.10 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.91% +20.05% +81.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £15.10
90th Percentile £42.25 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £22.03
% change year-on-year -28.57% -20.54% +29.03%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (69.57%) Active Directory
3 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (30.43%) PowerShell
6 13 (28.26%) VMware
7 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
7 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
9 9 (19.57%) Office 365
9 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
10 8 (17.39%) Java
10 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
10 8 (17.39%) Firewall
10 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (15.22%) ITIL
11 7 (15.22%) IIS
11 7 (15.22%) Cisco
12 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
12 6 (13.04%) Oracle
12 6 (13.04%) SQL
12 6 (13.04%) Linux
12 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
12 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
13 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (10.87%) Talend
13 5 (10.87%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V

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 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 7 (15.22%) IIS
3 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
4 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.70%) Liferay
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
7 1 (2.17%) Apache
7 1 (2.17%) Confluence
7 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Office 365
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.52%) IaaS
4 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
2 8 (17.39%) Firewall
3 5 (10.87%) DNS
4 4 (8.70%) Internet
5 3 (6.52%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.35%) DHCP
6 2 (4.35%) LAN
6 2 (4.35%) NAS
6 2 (4.35%) Network Security
6 2 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (4.35%) SAN
7 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.17%) Skype
7 1 (2.17%) VPN
7 1 (2.17%) WAN
7 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (8.70%) JasperReports
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (10.87%) French Language
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (10.87%) Administrator
1 5 (10.87%) IT Support
1 5 (10.87%) Support Technician
1 5 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (10.87%) Windows Administrator
1 5 (10.87%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 4 (8.70%) Architect
2 4 (8.70%) Consultant
2 4 (8.70%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Senior Implementation Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Server Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Software Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (6.52%) Build Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (6.52%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) Java EE
2 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 2 (4.35%) JSON
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 2 (4.35%) X-Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) PKI
2 2 (4.35%) Replication
2 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.04%) Linux
4 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.17%) Unix
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (8.70%) DevOps
3 4 (8.70%) Server Building
3 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 3 (6.52%) Migration
4 3 (6.52%) Time Management
5 2 (4.35%) Change Management
5 2 (4.35%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.35%) High Availability
5 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.35%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.35%) Release Management
5 2 (4.35%) Service Management
5 2 (4.35%) Workflow
6 1 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.17%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.39%) Java
3 6 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) MCSE
5 2 (4.35%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) MCSD
5 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.17%) MCP
6 1 (2.17%) MCSA
6 1 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.35%) Docker
5 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.17%) vSphere
6 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.35%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.17%) Mesos
5 1 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.17%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.26%) VMware
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle
5 5 (10.87%) Talend
6 2 (4.35%) Citrix
6 2 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) Lumension
6 2 (4.35%) Veeam
6 2 (4.35%) WSO2
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.17%) Borland
7 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.17%) Google
7 1 (2.17%) McAfee
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.17%) Symantec