Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 34 33
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 51 53 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.55% 4.22% 4.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.96% 19.78% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 40
Reading median daily rate £355 £368 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +17.60% -10.71%
10th Percentile £190 £164 £157
90th Percentile £570 £525 £476
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -10.34% +11.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £16.74 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.47% -61.32% +193.42%
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.88 £13.50
% change year-on-year +34.45% +10.19% -12.90%

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 269 268 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.75% 21.32% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 143 166
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £140 £210 £216
90th Percentile £550 £543 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 36 15
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.75 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.51% -26.16% -1.02%
10th Percentile £19.10 £10.75 £10.95
90th Percentile £38.90 £44.88 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% +12.00% -42.00%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 36 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 17 (33.33%) Office 365
4 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
4 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
4 14 (27.45%) VMware
5 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
6 12 (23.53%) PowerShell
7 10 (19.61%) Hyper-V
8 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (17.65%) SQL
9 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
9 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
10 7 (13.73%) DV Cleared
11 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
11 6 (11.76%) Firewall
11 6 (11.76%) Clustering
11 6 (11.76%) DNS
11 6 (11.76%) Proactive Monitoring
11 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
12 5 (9.80%) Veeam
12 5 (9.80%) Fibre Channel

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 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (33.33%) Office 365
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.84%) 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
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.76%) DNS
2 6 (11.76%) Firewall
3 5 (9.80%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (9.80%) SAN
4 4 (7.84%) DHCP
5 3 (5.88%) LAN
6 2 (3.92%) Internet
6 2 (3.92%) NAS
7 1 (1.96%) BGP
7 1 (1.96%) OSPF
7 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.96%) Skype
7 1 (1.96%) VLAN
7 1 (1.96%) VPN
7 1 (1.96%) WAN
7 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) 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
6 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
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 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (13.73%) Consultant
2 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Architect
3 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) IT Support
4 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
5 2 (3.92%) Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (3.92%) Office 365 Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Office 365 Specialist
5 2 (3.92%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) 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%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Clustering
2 3 (5.88%) Replication
3 2 (3.92%) HP Storage
3 2 (3.92%) PKI
4 1 (1.96%) Blog
4 1 (1.96%) CCTV
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.84%) Windows NT
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.92%) Linux
8 1 (1.96%) CentOS
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 6 (11.76%) Proactive Monitoring
1 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (9.80%) Data Protection
2 5 (9.80%) Migration
2 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
3 4 (7.84%) ITIL
4 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (5.88%) Software Licensing
5 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.92%) CRM
5 2 (3.92%) Decision-Making
5 2 (3.92%) ITSM
5 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.92%) Project Management
5 2 (3.92%) Test Strategy
6 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 9 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.96%) C
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.73%) DV Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.96%) CCNA
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) GDPR
1 1 (1.96%) QA
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.61%) Hyper-V
3 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.80%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.88%) vSphere
6 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.96%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (3.92%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.96%) Ansible
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%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
1 14 (27.45%) VMware
2 5 (9.80%) Veeam
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle
4 3 (5.88%) Cisco
4 3 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (5.88%) Lumension
4 3 (5.88%) McAfee
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) Apple
6 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.96%) Dell
6 1 (1.96%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.96%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) Huawei
6 1 (1.96%) MKS
6 1 (1.96%) New Relic
6 1 (1.96%) Snow
6 1 (1.96%) Splunk
6 1 (1.96%) Symantec