Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 9 2
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 174 127 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.93% 10.23% 15.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.04% 57.73% 64.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 77 192
Reading median daily rate £400 £368 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +3.16% -5.00%
10th Percentile £140 £124 £178
90th Percentile £500 £538 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £393 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +7.53% +4.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 26
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.96% -1.02%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.78 £11.63
90th Percentile £35.90 £55.65 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% -20.00%

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 276 220 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.51% 17.73% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 125 274
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £189 £165 £225
90th Percentile £563 £548 £521
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 28
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -17.96% -1.02%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.78 £12.08
90th Percentile £41.70 £55.65 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.85 £15.00
% change year-on-year +22.74% -7.67% -19.14%

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 19 June 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 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 78 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 64 (36.78%) Microsoft
3 49 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (25.86%) Office 365
5 43 (24.71%) Windows Server
6 37 (21.26%) Windows 10
7 36 (20.69%) Security Cleared
8 32 (18.39%) VMware
9 29 (16.67%) Linux
10 27 (15.52%) SQL
11 26 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (14.37%) Windows 7
13 24 (13.79%) SQL Server
14 23 (13.22%) PowerShell
14 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (12.07%) SC Cleared
16 20 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (11.49%) .NET
16 20 (11.49%) Oracle
16 20 (11.49%) Unix
16 20 (11.49%) Migration
17 19 (10.92%) Microsoft Office
17 19 (10.92%) TCP/IP
17 19 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
18 18 (10.34%) MS Exchange
18 18 (10.34%) C#
18 18 (10.34%) Java
18 18 (10.34%) Firewall
19 17 (9.77%) DV Cleared
20 16 (9.20%) SCCM

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 18 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.20%) IIS
3 10 (5.75%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.02%) Confluence
4 7 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.87%) Apache
5 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.30%) JBoss
6 4 (2.30%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.30%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.15%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (10.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.57%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 49 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (25.86%) Office 365
3 13 (7.47%) IaaS
3 13 (7.47%) PaaS
4 7 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (4.02%) NuGet
4 7 (4.02%) SaaS
5 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.30%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.15%) Serverless
7 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.92%) TCP/IP
2 18 (10.34%) Firewall
3 13 (7.47%) VPN
4 12 (6.90%) DNS
5 9 (5.17%) Skype
6 7 (4.02%) DHCP
6 7 (4.02%) SMTP
7 5 (2.87%) Internet
7 5 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.30%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.72%) PSTN
9 3 (1.72%) SAN
9 3 (1.72%) SSL
10 2 (1.15%) GSM
10 2 (1.15%) PBX
10 2 (1.15%) VoIP
10 2 (1.15%) WAN
10 2 (1.15%) Wireless
11 1 (0.57%) IPsec
11 1 (0.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (4.02%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.87%) Big Data
5 5 (2.87%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.30%) Power BI
6 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.15%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.15%) HBase
8 2 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.60%) SoapUI
2 8 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.02%) Eclipse
3 7 (4.02%) JIRA
3 7 (4.02%) Maven
3 7 (4.02%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (4.02%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.30%) MSI
5 3 (1.72%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.72%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.57%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 9 (5.17%) Finance
2 7 (4.02%) Banking
3 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.72%) Marketing
4 3 (1.72%) Publishing
4 3 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.57%) Automotive
5 1 (0.57%) Electronics
5 1 (0.57%) French Language
5 1 (0.57%) Law
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (11.49%) Consultant
1 20 (11.49%) Developer
2 19 (10.92%) Analyst
2 19 (10.92%) Support Engineer
3 13 (7.47%) Architect
4 10 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (5.17%) Test Analyst
6 8 (4.60%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (4.60%) Integration Analyst
6 8 (4.60%) Integration Test Analyst
7 7 (4.02%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.02%) Desktop Support
7 7 (4.02%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.02%) Windows Consultant
8 6 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (3.45%) IT Analyst
8 6 (3.45%) IT Support
8 6 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (2.87%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.49%) .NET
2 14 (8.05%) .NET Core
3 11 (6.32%) XML
4 9 (5.17%) REST
5 8 (4.60%) ASP.NET
6 7 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (2.87%) Middleware
8 3 (1.72%) JSON
9 2 (1.15%) CSS
9 2 (1.15%) Node.js
10 1 (0.57%) ADO
10 1 (0.57%) Ajax
10 1 (0.57%) CodeIgniter
10 1 (0.57%) HTML
10 1 (0.57%) jQuery
10 1 (0.57%) SOAP
10 1 (0.57%) Web Services
10 1 (0.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.60%) Smart Meter
2 7 (4.02%) Clustering
2 7 (4.02%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.72%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.72%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.72%) Social Media
5 3 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.15%) Blog
6 2 (1.15%) CCTV
6 2 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.15%) Replication
7 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.71%) Windows Server
2 37 (21.26%) Windows 10
3 29 (16.67%) Linux
4 25 (14.37%) Windows 7
5 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (11.49%) Unix
7 19 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (8.62%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.75%) Windows XP
10 8 (4.60%) Android
11 7 (4.02%) Apple iOS
12 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (2.87%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (2.87%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (1.15%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.49%) Migration
3 15 (8.62%) ITIL
3 15 (8.62%) Microservices
4 14 (8.05%) Multithreading
5 13 (7.47%) Integration Testing
5 13 (7.47%) Test Automation
5 13 (7.47%) Test Scripting
6 10 (5.75%) Mobile Device Management
6 10 (5.75%) Proactive Monitoring
6 10 (5.75%) Service Management
7 9 (5.17%) B2C
7 9 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (4.60%) Change Control
8 8 (4.60%) SDLC
8 8 (4.60%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (4.60%) TDD
9 7 (4.02%) Low Latency
9 7 (4.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.52%) SQL
2 23 (13.22%) PowerShell
3 18 (10.34%) C#
3 18 (10.34%) Java
4 10 (5.75%) C++
5 7 (4.02%) CQL
6 6 (3.45%) Python
7 5 (2.87%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.30%) C
8 4 (2.30%) VB
9 3 (1.72%) VBA
10 2 (1.15%) R
10 2 (1.15%) Scala
11 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.57%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.57%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.57%) PHP
11 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.77%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.32%) Degree
5 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.15%) MCITP
6 2 (1.15%) MCSE
6 2 (1.15%) MCTS
7 1 (0.57%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CCNA
7 1 (0.57%) CCNP
7 1 (0.57%) CEH
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CISSP
7 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.57%) ISEB
7 1 (0.57%) MCDST
7 1 (0.57%) MCP
7 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) ISO 9001
1 7 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.87%) QA
3 2 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.57%) MISRA
4 1 (0.57%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (4.02%) vSphere
5 5 (2.87%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.72%) Docker
6 3 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.15%) Apache Flume
7 2 (1.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.57%) XenApp
8 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (9.20%) SCCM
2 10 (5.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (5.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (4.02%) Opsview
5 6 (3.45%) Puppet
6 4 (2.30%) HP ALM
7 3 (1.72%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.72%) Ansible
7 3 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.72%) SCOM
7 3 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.15%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.15%) Packer
8 2 (1.15%) Salt
8 2 (1.15%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.15%) Terraform
8 2 (1.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 64 (36.78%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.39%) VMware
3 20 (11.49%) Oracle
4 16 (9.20%) HP
5 13 (7.47%) Cisco
6 11 (6.32%) Citrix
7 8 (4.60%) Lumension
8 6 (3.45%) McAfee
8 6 (3.45%) Samsung
9 5 (2.87%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.30%) Borland
10 4 (2.30%) Okta
11 2 (1.15%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.15%) CyberArk
11 2 (1.15%) Ivanti
11 2 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.57%) BMC
12 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.57%) SonicWALL
12 1 (0.57%) WatchGuard