Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 158 164 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.06% 13.25% 11.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.52% 62.84% 63.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 84 96
Reading median daily rate £400 £371 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% -1.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £140 £128 £155
90th Percentile £525 £538 £534
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 16
Reading median hourly rate £20.75 £15.75 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.75% -26.16% -1.02%
10th Percentile £15.58 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £36.70 £49.95 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year +32.08% +6.00% -42.00%

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 270 261 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.89% 21.08% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 145 169
Reading median daily rate £425 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +0.65% -7.07%
10th Percentile £147 £182 £224
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 16
Reading median hourly rate £20.75 £16.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.69% -24.99% -1.02%
10th Percentile £15.58 £10.80 £10.63
90th Percentile £36.70 £46.98 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +12.00% -42.00%

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 24 September 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 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 69 (43.67%) Active Directory
2 58 (36.71%) Microsoft
3 43 (27.22%) Windows Server
4 38 (24.05%) Office 365
5 35 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (20.89%) Windows 10
7 31 (19.62%) Windows 7
8 27 (17.09%) Security Cleared
9 22 (13.92%) VMware
10 20 (12.66%) C#
10 20 (12.66%) SQL
10 20 (12.66%) SCCM
11 19 (12.03%) SQL Server
12 18 (11.39%) Oracle
12 18 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (11.39%) PowerShell
13 17 (10.76%) Migration
14 16 (10.13%) .NET
14 16 (10.13%) DV Cleared
14 16 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (9.49%) SC Cleared
15 15 (9.49%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (8.86%) TCP/IP
16 14 (8.86%) VPN
16 14 (8.86%) DNS
16 14 (8.86%) Telecoms
16 14 (8.86%) Hyper-V
17 13 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (8.23%) Linux
18 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification

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 8 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (3.80%) IIS
2 6 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.27%) Confluence
5 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (9.49%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.80%) Simulink
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (24.05%) Office 365
2 35 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.96%) IaaS
4 10 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (5.70%) PaaS
6 7 (4.43%) SaaS
7 4 (2.53%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.27%) NuGet
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.63%) Datadog
10 1 (0.63%) GitHub
10 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.86%) DNS
1 14 (8.86%) TCP/IP
1 14 (8.86%) VPN
2 12 (7.59%) Firewall
3 10 (6.33%) DHCP
4 7 (4.43%) SAN
4 7 (4.43%) Skype
5 6 (3.80%) Internet
5 6 (3.80%) RS-232
5 6 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.53%) SMTP
7 3 (1.90%) LAN
7 3 (1.90%) WAN
7 3 (1.90%) Wireless
8 2 (1.27%) GSM
8 2 (1.27%) PBX
8 2 (1.27%) PSTN
8 2 (1.27%) VLAN
8 2 (1.27%) VoIP
8 2 (1.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (5.70%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.80%) Mercurial
3 6 (3.80%) Subversion
4 4 (2.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.53%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.90%) Toad
6 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.27%) JIRA
6 2 (1.27%) Maven
6 2 (1.27%) MSI
6 2 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.63%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.63%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (8.86%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.43%) Automotive
2 7 (4.43%) Electronics
2 7 (4.43%) Finance
3 4 (2.53%) Banking
3 4 (2.53%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.53%) Marketing
4 3 (1.90%) Publishing
4 3 (1.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Billing
5 1 (0.63%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 23 (14.56%) Support Engineer
2 19 (12.03%) Consultant
3 17 (10.76%) Developer
4 15 (9.49%) Desktop Support
5 13 (8.23%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (7.59%) Architect
7 11 (6.96%) Analyst
8 10 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.43%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) C# Developer
10 7 (4.43%) Embedded Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Windows Consultant
11 6 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Oracle Developer
11 6 (3.80%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.13%) .NET
2 8 (5.06%) XML
3 7 (4.43%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.80%) .NET Core
5 5 (3.16%) CSS
5 5 (3.16%) HTML
5 5 (3.16%) WinForms
6 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (2.53%) REST
7 3 (1.90%) JSON
7 3 (1.90%) Web Services
7 3 (1.90%) XSLT
8 1 (0.63%) ADO
8 1 (0.63%) Ajax
8 1 (0.63%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (0.63%) jQuery
8 1 (0.63%) JSP
8 1 (0.63%) Middleware
8 1 (0.63%) Node.js
8 1 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.06%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (4.43%) Clustering
3 6 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (3.80%) N-Tier
3 6 (3.80%) Replication
4 5 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.16%) CCTV
4 5 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.53%) NHS
5 4 (2.53%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.53%) Social Media
6 3 (1.90%) PKI
7 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.27%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (27.22%) Windows Server
2 33 (20.89%) Windows 10
3 31 (19.62%) Windows 7
4 16 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.23%) Linux
5 13 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.59%) Windows 8
7 9 (5.70%) Android
7 9 (5.70%) Unix
8 8 (5.06%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.16%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (3.16%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.53%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.90%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.27%) CentOS
13 1 (0.63%) AIX
13 1 (0.63%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.63%) Solaris
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (10.76%) Migration
3 11 (6.96%) ITIL
4 10 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (6.33%) Service Management
5 9 (5.70%) Proactive Monitoring
6 8 (5.06%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (5.06%) Software Engineering
7 7 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (4.43%) Microservices
7 7 (4.43%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 7 (4.43%) MVC
8 6 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.80%) FMEA
8 6 (3.80%) Mentoring
8 6 (3.80%) Multithreading
8 6 (3.80%) Operations Management
8 6 (3.80%) Software Architecture
8 6 (3.80%) Test Planning
9 5 (3.16%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.66%) C#
1 20 (12.66%) SQL
2 18 (11.39%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.70%) Java
3 9 (5.70%) Python
4 8 (5.06%) C
4 8 (5.06%) C++
5 6 (3.80%) Assembly Language
5 6 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.80%) MATLAB
6 5 (3.16%) Embedded C
6 5 (3.16%) Embedded C++
7 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.90%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.90%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.27%) CQL
9 2 (1.27%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) R
10 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (17.09%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.13%) DV Cleared
3 15 (9.49%) SC Cleared
4 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.06%) Degree
6 5 (3.16%) MCDST
7 4 (2.53%) MCSE
8 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.27%) MCITP
8 2 (1.27%) MCP
8 2 (1.27%) MCTS
9 1 (0.63%) CCNA
9 1 (0.63%) CEH
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CISSP
9 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) MISRA
1 6 (3.80%) MISRA C
2 5 (3.16%) SLA
3 3 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.27%) QA
5 1 (0.63%) GDPR
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (43.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.86%) Hyper-V
3 12 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.16%) BitLocker
4 5 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.90%) vSphere
6 2 (1.27%) Docker
7 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.63%) Firmware
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (12.66%) SCCM
2 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.16%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (2.53%) Puppet
5 3 (1.90%) Ansible
5 3 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.90%) WSUS
6 2 (1.27%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.27%) Opsview
6 2 (1.27%) Packer
6 2 (1.27%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.27%) SCOM
6 2 (1.27%) Terraform
7 1 (0.63%) Nessus
Vendors
1 58 (36.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.92%) VMware
3 18 (11.39%) Oracle
4 10 (6.33%) HP
5 8 (5.06%) Citrix
6 6 (3.80%) Cisco
7 5 (3.16%) McAfee
7 5 (3.16%) Samsung
8 4 (2.53%) Ivanti
8 4 (2.53%) Okta
8 4 (2.53%) SAP
9 3 (1.90%) Lumension
10 2 (1.27%) Apple
10 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.27%) Dell
11 1 (0.63%) BMC
11 1 (0.63%) IBM
11 1 (0.63%) Lotus
11 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.63%) Symantec