Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 40 22
Rank change year-on-year -6 -18 +27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 51 54 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.47% 4.30% 6.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.96% 21.26% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 70
Reading median daily rate £275 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.17% -2.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £128 £172 £157
90th Percentile £520 £465 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £363 £360
% change year-on-year -17.24% +0.69% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 9
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -35.54% +52.36%
10th Percentile £14.70 £12.09 £19.91
90th Percentile £20.00 £34.67 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.56 £12.40 £12.50
% change year-on-year +49.64% -0.80% -21.88%

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 284 254 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.35% 20.24% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 135 214
Reading median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £140 £187 £225
90th Percentile £545 £538 £546
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 18
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -16.00% -12.99%
10th Percentile £15.95 £10.75 £10.43
90th Percentile £40.30 £40.50 £29.85
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.81 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +42.44% - -40.21%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 41 (80.39%) Active Directory
3 17 (33.33%) Office 365
4 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
5 15 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
7 11 (21.57%) VMware
7 11 (21.57%) Proactive Monitoring
8 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
9 8 (15.69%) Hyper-V
9 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (13.73%) Cisco
11 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
11 6 (11.76%) Finance
11 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (9.80%) DV Cleared
12 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
12 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 5 (9.80%) Clustering
12 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
12 5 (9.80%) SCCM
12 5 (9.80%) Windows XP
12 5 (9.80%) DNS
12 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
12 5 (9.80%) SAN
13 4 (7.84%) SQL

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 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.92%) IIS
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) Apache
5 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (33.33%) Office 365
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.84%) IaaS
4 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.80%) DNS
2 5 (9.80%) SAN
3 4 (7.84%) IP Telephony
4 3 (5.88%) DHCP
4 3 (5.88%) Internet
4 3 (5.88%) SSL
5 2 (3.92%) Firewall
5 2 (3.92%) LAN
5 2 (3.92%) NAS
5 2 (3.92%) VLAN
5 2 (3.92%) VPN
5 2 (3.92%) WAN
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.96%) IPsec
6 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.96%) Skype
6 1 (1.96%) Wireless
6 1 (1.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Toad
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Military
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
1 6 (11.76%) Analyst
2 5 (9.80%) Consultant
2 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) IT Support
3 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Architect
4 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) IT Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
5 2 (3.92%) Field Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Messaging Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Support Technician
5 2 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Clustering
2 4 (7.84%) Replication
2 4 (7.84%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.88%) PKI
4 1 (1.96%) Blog
4 1 (1.96%) CCTV
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.80%) Windows XP
5 4 (7.84%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.88%) Windows NT
7 2 (3.92%) Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.96%) Solaris
8 1 (1.96%) Unix
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Proactive Monitoring
2 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
3 4 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 3 (5.88%) ITIL
4 3 (5.88%) Migration
5 2 (3.92%) CRM
5 2 (3.92%) Decision-Making
5 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.92%) Software Licensing
6 1 (1.96%) Availability Management
6 1 (1.96%) Customer-Centricity
6 1 (1.96%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (1.96%) Patch Management
6 1 (1.96%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (1.96%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) C
3 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.96%) CCNA
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (80.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.92%) vSphere
6 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) SCOM
3 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (3.92%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.96%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.57%) VMware
3 7 (13.73%) Cisco
4 3 (5.88%) Citrix
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (3.92%) HP
5 2 (3.92%) McAfee
5 2 (3.92%) Symantec
6 1 (1.96%) Apple
6 1 (1.96%) Capita
6 1 (1.96%) Dell
6 1 (1.96%) Huawei
6 1 (1.96%) Lumension
6 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.96%) Veeam
6 1 (1.96%) WatchGuard