Period
to 26 May 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 26 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 Server
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 41 17
Rank change year-on-year -9 -24 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 42 50 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.14% 3.75% 8.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.03% 21.28% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 96
Reading median daily rate £300 £300 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.79% -14.57%
10th Percentile £170 £165 £166
90th Percentile £505 £450 £507
Berkshire median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.43% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Reading median hourly rate £17.25 £54.08 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.10% +153.52% +74.12%
10th Percentile £12.67 £23.99 £20.62
90th Percentile £19.00 £55.65 £68.09
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £32.40 £14.50
% change year-on-year -45.99% +123.45% -12.12%

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 262 235 486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.61% 17.64% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 138 299
Reading median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £165 £226
90th Percentile £563 £554 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £382 £383
% change year-on-year +4.71% -0.20% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 32
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £18.58 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.81% -12.89% -0.79%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.40 £12.30
90th Percentile £36.20 £74.70 £55.64
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.85% -18.75% -13.51%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
4 14 (33.33%) Office 365
5 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
6 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (21.43%) VMware
8 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.43%) Proactive Monitoring
9 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
9 8 (19.05%) Windows XP
9 8 (19.05%) Cisco
10 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
11 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
12 5 (11.90%) IaaS
12 5 (11.90%) Lumension
12 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
12 5 (11.90%) Citrix
12 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (11.90%) Finance
12 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
13 4 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
13 4 (9.52%) OpenView Configuration Management

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 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.38%) Apache
5 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (33.33%) Office 365
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (11.90%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) IP Telephony
3 3 (7.14%) SSL
4 2 (4.76%) Firewall
4 2 (4.76%) Internet
4 2 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.38%) DHCP
5 1 (2.38%) IPsec
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) Skype
5 1 (2.38%) VLAN
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) Wireless
5 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Power BI
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (11.90%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Build Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) IT Support
4 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 1 (2.38%) IT Technician
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Clustering
2 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Blog
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.05%) Windows XP
5 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (9.52%) Linux
7 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.38%) Solaris
8 1 (2.38%) Unix
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Proactive Monitoring
2 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 3 (7.14%) Software Distribution
4 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (4.76%) Decision-Making
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.38%) Analytics
5 1 (2.38%) Demand Management
5 1 (2.38%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (2.38%) IT Strategy
5 1 (2.38%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 34 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.52%) vSphere
4 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) SCOM
3 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (4.76%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Cisco
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
4 5 (11.90%) Lumension
5 4 (9.52%) Borland
6 2 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) McAfee
7 1 (2.38%) Apple
7 1 (2.38%) Capita
7 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) Veeam
7 1 (2.38%) WatchGuard