Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 164 151 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.02% 10.65% 14.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.36% 60.89% 56.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 69 154
Reading median daily rate £390 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £130 £165 £180
90th Percentile £550 £515 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £389 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.24% -3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 50
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £30.91 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.47% +0.03% +93.13%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £56.30
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £30.90
% change year-on-year -18.64% -52.27% +93.13%

Windows 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 263 248 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.87% 17.49% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 135 296
Reading median daily rate £400 £382 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% -4.50% +18.52%
10th Percentile £203 £218 £213
90th Percentile £550 £545 £506
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 57
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £30.91 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.38% +0.03% +93.13%
10th Percentile £13.23 £11.00 £15.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.20 £17.06 £27.75
% change year-on-year -22.63% -38.52% +68.18%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Reading

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Reading

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Reading over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Reading

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Reading

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Reading over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Windows.

1 81 (49.39%) Active Directory
2 74 (45.12%) Microsoft
3 49 (29.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (26.83%) Windows Server
5 43 (26.22%) SQL Server
6 39 (23.78%) VMware
7 37 (22.56%) Linux
8 34 (20.73%) PowerShell
9 32 (19.51%) Office 365
10 30 (18.29%) Windows 7
11 28 (17.07%) SQL
11 28 (17.07%) Firewall
12 27 (16.46%) Security Cleared
13 26 (15.85%) TCP/IP
14 25 (15.24%) IIS
14 25 (15.24%) ITIL
14 25 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 23 (14.02%) .NET
16 23 (14.02%) DNS
17 22 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
17 22 (13.41%) Microservices
18 21 (12.80%) Oracle
18 21 (12.80%) Java
18 21 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (12.20%) Windows 10
20 19 (11.59%) C#
21 18 (10.98%) HP
22 17 (10.37%) Cisco

Windows
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 25 (15.24%) IIS
2 14 (8.54%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.49%) Confluence
4 8 (4.88%) Tomcat
5 7 (4.27%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.27%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.44%) Liferay
7 4 (2.44%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.44%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.61%) Apache
10 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.61%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.05%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.22%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 49 (29.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (19.51%) Office 365
3 17 (10.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (8.54%) IaaS
5 11 (6.71%) PaaS
6 9 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (3.05%) SaaS
8 4 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.22%) GitHub
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.07%) Firewall
2 26 (15.85%) TCP/IP
3 23 (14.02%) DNS
4 12 (7.32%) VPN
5 9 (5.49%) SMTP
6 8 (4.88%) DHCP
7 7 (4.27%) SAN
8 6 (3.66%) LAN
8 6 (3.66%) Skype
8 6 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (3.05%) Network Security
9 5 (3.05%) WAN
10 4 (2.44%) HTTP
10 4 (2.44%) Internet
10 4 (2.44%) NAS
10 4 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.44%) SMS
11 3 (1.83%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.83%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (5.49%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.44%) JasperReports
6 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.22%) MySQL
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (6.71%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.49%) Eclipse
3 9 (5.49%) JIRA
3 9 (5.49%) Maven
3 9 (5.49%) NuGet
3 9 (5.49%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (5.49%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.44%) MSI
5 3 (1.83%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.83%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (6.71%) Banking
2 10 (6.10%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.27%) Finance
4 5 (3.05%) French Language
4 5 (3.05%) Publishing
5 4 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (15.24%) Developer
2 16 (9.76%) Architect
3 12 (7.32%) Consultant
3 12 (7.32%) IT Support
3 12 (7.32%) Support Engineer
4 11 (6.71%) Administrator
5 10 (6.10%) Desktop Support
5 10 (6.10%) Java Developer
5 10 (6.10%) Support Technician
5 10 (6.10%) Windows Administrator
6 9 (5.49%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.49%) Analyst
7 8 (4.88%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.27%) Build Engineer
8 7 (4.27%) Field Engineer
8 7 (4.27%) IT Support Technician
8 7 (4.27%) IT Technician
8 7 (4.27%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.66%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.02%) .NET
2 16 (9.76%) .NET Core
2 16 (9.76%) XML
3 14 (8.54%) REST
4 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET
5 9 (5.49%) Web Services
6 8 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (3.05%) Java EE
7 5 (3.05%) JSON
7 5 (3.05%) SOAP
8 4 (2.44%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (1.83%) HTML
10 2 (1.22%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.61%) CSS
11 1 (0.61%) LINQ
11 1 (0.61%) Middleware
11 1 (0.61%) WCF
11 1 (0.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.27%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.66%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.66%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.66%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.44%) CCTV
3 4 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.83%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.83%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.83%) Social Media
5 2 (1.22%) Derivative
5 2 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.22%) PKI
5 2 (1.22%) Replication
6 1 (0.61%) CESG
6 1 (0.61%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.83%) Windows Server
2 37 (22.56%) Linux
3 30 (18.29%) Windows 7
4 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (12.20%) Windows 10
6 12 (7.32%) Unix
7 10 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.88%) Android
8 8 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.27%) Apple iOS
10 6 (3.66%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (3.66%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.05%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.83%) SUSE
12 3 (1.83%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.22%) Debian
14 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.24%) ITIL
2 22 (13.41%) Microservices
3 21 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (7.93%) DevOps
5 12 (7.32%) Change Control
5 12 (7.32%) Multithreading
6 11 (6.71%) TDD
7 10 (6.10%) Mentoring
7 10 (6.10%) Migration
8 9 (5.49%) Coaching
8 9 (5.49%) Integration Testing
8 9 (5.49%) Low Latency
8 9 (5.49%) SDLC
8 9 (5.49%) Test Automation
8 9 (5.49%) Test Scripting
9 8 (4.88%) Data Modelling
9 8 (4.88%) MVC
9 8 (4.88%) Service Management
10 7 (4.27%) Remediation Plan
10 7 (4.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.73%) PowerShell
2 28 (17.07%) SQL
3 21 (12.80%) Java
4 19 (11.59%) C#
5 10 (6.10%) C++
6 9 (5.49%) CQL
7 2 (1.22%) C
7 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.61%) C-shell
8 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.61%) Korn
8 1 (0.61%) Perl
8 1 (0.61%) Python
8 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.61%) VB
8 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (16.46%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.15%) Degree
3 14 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 10 (6.10%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.66%) MCITP
7 5 (3.05%) MCSE
7 5 (3.05%) MCTS
8 3 (1.83%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.83%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.83%) MCP
8 3 (1.83%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.22%) CCNA
9 2 (1.22%) CCNP
9 2 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.22%) MCSD
10 1 (0.61%) CCIE
10 1 (0.61%) HND
10 1 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.49%) QA
2 8 (4.88%) ISO 9001
2 8 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (49.39%) Active Directory
2 25 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.27%) BitLocker
5 7 (4.27%) vSphere
6 5 (3.05%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.44%) XenServer
8 3 (1.83%) Docker
8 3 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.61%) Openswan
9 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (10.37%) SCCM
2 9 (5.49%) Opsview
3 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (4.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (4.88%) SCOM
4 4 (2.44%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.44%) MOM
4 4 (2.44%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.44%) WSUS
5 3 (1.83%) Ansible
5 3 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.83%) Puppet
6 2 (1.22%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.61%) Mesos
7 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 74 (45.12%) Microsoft
2 39 (23.78%) VMware
3 21 (12.80%) Oracle
4 18 (10.98%) HP
5 17 (10.37%) Cisco
6 14 (8.54%) Citrix
7 8 (4.88%) Samsung
8 7 (4.27%) Lumension
9 6 (3.66%) Juniper
9 6 (3.66%) Symantec
10 5 (3.05%) Borland
10 5 (3.05%) Talend
11 4 (2.44%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.44%) SAP
12 3 (1.83%) Dell
12 3 (1.83%) EMC
12 3 (1.83%) IBM
12 3 (1.83%) Intel
12 3 (1.83%) NetApp
12 3 (1.83%) Sun