Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 52 43
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 54 43 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.79% 3.19% 3.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.37% 16.73% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 31
Reading median daily rate £438 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +16.67% -17.24%
10th Percentile £213 £170 £165
90th Percentile £588 £505 £469
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £17.25 £54.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.90% -68.10% +153.52%
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £32.40
% change year-on-year +100.00% -45.99% +80.85%

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 294 257 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.62% 19.08% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 139 139
Reading median daily rate £438 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.79% +5.00%
10th Percentile £215 £189 £167
90th Percentile £575 £553 £553
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 15
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.14% -10.99% -7.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.30 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.20 £78.51
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.25 £14.00 £13.85
% change year-on-year -12.50% +1.08% -19.71%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019, 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 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (57.41%) Microsoft
3 28 (51.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (42.59%) Office 365
5 19 (35.19%) IaaS
5 19 (35.19%) Firewall
6 16 (29.63%) Active Directory
7 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (25.93%) Data Protection
9 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
9 13 (24.07%) SQL
10 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 12 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 12 (22.22%) PaaS
10 12 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (20.37%) Linux
12 10 (18.52%) Oracle
12 10 (18.52%) Network Design
12 10 (18.52%) SaaS
12 10 (18.52%) Oracle Database
13 9 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (16.67%) Public Cloud
13 9 (16.67%) Red Hat
14 8 (14.81%) Middleware
14 8 (14.81%) Citrix
14 8 (14.81%) IBM
14 8 (14.81%) AIX
14 8 (14.81%) ITIL
14 8 (14.81%) Unix

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 (14.81%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 28 (51.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (42.59%) Office 365
3 19 (35.19%) IaaS
4 12 (22.22%) PaaS
5 10 (18.52%) SaaS
6 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (3.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.70%) CloudFront
8 2 (3.70%) Route 53
9 1 (1.85%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) Firewall
2 6 (11.11%) VPN
3 4 (7.41%) Skype
3 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.56%) Internet
4 3 (5.56%) LAN
5 2 (3.70%) DNS
5 2 (3.70%) NAS
5 2 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (3.70%) SAN
5 2 (3.70%) WAN
6 1 (1.85%) BGP
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.85%) MPLS
6 1 (1.85%) OSPF
6 1 (1.85%) RIP
6 1 (1.85%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.85%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle Database
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) JIRA
1 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (1.85%) Back Office
2 1 (1.85%) French Language
2 1 (1.85%) German Language
2 1 (1.85%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Spanish Language
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Architect
2 9 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Consultant
3 7 (12.96%) Oracle Architect
3 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V Specialist
5 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Server Specialist
5 5 (9.26%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server Specialist
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Specialist
6 4 (7.41%) Server Support
6 4 (7.41%) Windows Server Support
7 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 3 (5.56%) Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Middleware Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Oracle Middleware Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) Middleware
1 8 (14.81%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (3.70%) JSON
3 2 (3.70%) LDAP
4 1 (1.85%) OAuth
4 1 (1.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 8 (14.81%) DataPower
3 7 (12.96%) Clustering
4 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.41%) Blog
4 4 (7.41%) Private Cloud
5 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.56%) RIA
6 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (3.70%) PKI
6 2 (3.70%) Replication
7 1 (1.85%) EMV
7 1 (1.85%) EPoS
7 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (20.37%) Linux
4 9 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (14.81%) AIX
5 8 (14.81%) Unix
6 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.85%) CentOS
8 1 (1.85%) Fedora
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.85%) Solaris
8 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Data Protection
2 10 (18.52%) Network Design
3 8 (14.81%) ITIL
3 8 (14.81%) Load Balancing
3 8 (14.81%) Technical Leadership
4 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (12.96%) Service Management
4 7 (12.96%) TOGAF
5 6 (11.11%) Decision-Making
6 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
8 3 (5.56%) Coaching
8 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.56%) Server Building
9 2 (3.70%) Information Security
9 2 (3.70%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) SQL
2 12 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) DV Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (1.85%) CCIP
6 1 (1.85%) CCNA
6 1 (1.85%) CCNP
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.85%) MCSA
6 1 (1.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 12 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 8 (14.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (14.81%) XenApp
4 4 (7.41%) vSphere
5 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Data Guard
2 4 (7.41%) SCCM
3 2 (3.70%) Nessus
3 2 (3.70%) SCDPM
3 2 (3.70%) SCOM
3 2 (3.70%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.70%) WSUS
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle
3 9 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 8 (14.81%) Citrix
4 8 (14.81%) IBM
5 7 (12.96%) Google
6 6 (11.11%) VMware
7 4 (7.41%) Cisco
8 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.70%) Juniper
8 2 (3.70%) Veeam
9 1 (1.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.85%) Draytek
9 1 (1.85%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (1.85%) HP
9 1 (1.85%) Nortel
9 1 (1.85%) SonicWALL