Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 44 46
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 51 45 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.23% 3.53% 3.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.06% 17.44% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 33
Reading median daily rate £378 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.18% +30.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £254 £156
90th Percentile £598 £575 £485
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £350 £326
% change year-on-year +10.71% +7.53% -3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -63.03% +179.23%
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.75 £34.64
% change year-on-year +45.45% -60.31% +109.94%

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 299 258 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.95% 20.27% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 144 148
Reading median daily rate £425 £395 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +4.36% -5.38%
10th Percentile £142 £202 £209
90th Percentile £556 £550 £541
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 15
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.38% -66.50% +40.06%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.25 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -28.57% -20.54%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
3 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 16 (31.37%) Office 365
5 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
6 13 (25.49%) PowerShell
7 12 (23.53%) VMware
8 11 (21.57%) Firewall
9 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (15.69%) Migration
10 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
10 8 (15.69%) SQL
11 7 (13.73%) ITIL
11 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
12 6 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (11.76%) DNS
12 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
12 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (11.76%) Data Protection
12 6 (11.76%) Clustering
13 5 (9.80%) DV Cleared
13 5 (9.80%) SAN
13 5 (9.80%) LAN

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 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (31.37%) Office 365
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.80%) IaaS
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.96%) Datadog
4 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.96%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.96%) PaaS
4 1 (1.96%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) Firewall
2 6 (11.76%) DNS
2 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.80%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (9.80%) LAN
3 5 (9.80%) SAN
4 4 (7.84%) DHCP
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.92%) Internet
5 2 (3.92%) NAS
5 2 (3.92%) Skype
5 2 (3.92%) SSL
6 1 (1.96%) BGP
6 1 (1.96%) OSPF
6 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.96%) VLAN
6 1 (1.96%) VPN
6 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Toad
2 2 (3.92%) MSI
3 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (1.96%) Back Office
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
1 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Support Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Consultant
3 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Technical Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Exchange Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Field Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Office 365 Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.96%) CSS
2 1 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
2 1 (1.96%) JSP
2 1 (1.96%) OAuth
2 1 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Clustering
2 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.84%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.88%) PKI
4 2 (3.92%) Blog
4 2 (3.92%) HP Storage
4 2 (3.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.96%) CCTV
5 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.96%) RIA
5 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.88%) Windows NT
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.96%) CentOS
6 1 (1.96%) Linux
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Migration
2 7 (13.73%) ITIL
3 6 (11.76%) Data Protection
3 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (7.84%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.84%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.84%) Test Strategy
5 3 (5.88%) Decision-Making
5 3 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (5.88%) Security Architecture
5 3 (5.88%) Software Licensing
6 2 (3.92%) CRM
6 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.92%) ITSM
6 2 (3.92%) Project Management
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (3.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.69%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (9.80%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) CCNA
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) GDPR
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 33 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
2 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (1.96%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (3.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) Ansible
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.96%) Packer
3 1 (1.96%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.96%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.96%) Terraform
3 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) VMware
3 5 (9.80%) Veeam
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco
4 4 (7.84%) Oracle
5 3 (5.88%) HP
6 2 (3.92%) Lumension
6 2 (3.92%) McAfee
7 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.96%) Citrix
7 1 (1.96%) Dell
7 1 (1.96%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.96%) Google
7 1 (1.96%) Huawei
7 1 (1.96%) MKS
7 1 (1.96%) New Relic
7 1 (1.96%) Snow
7 1 (1.96%) Splunk
7 1 (1.96%) Symantec