Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 173 161 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.73% 12.85% 11.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.79% 63.64% 60.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 81 79
Reading median daily rate £360 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £113 £130 £157
90th Percentile £541 £550 £530
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -0.53% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 30 14
Reading median hourly rate £24.75 £14.50 £33.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.69% -56.93% +56.24%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £39.60 £23.40 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £12.75 £13.75
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.27% -38.89%

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 267 253 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.10% 20.19% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 138 152
Reading median daily rate £425 £395 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +2.66% -3.81%
10th Percentile £140 £196 £201
90th Percentile £556 £550 £573
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 34 14
Reading median hourly rate £24.75 £15.00 £33.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -55.45% +29.20%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £39.60 £41.50 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £13.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +25.45% -8.33% -30.39%

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 November 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 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 74 (42.77%) Microsoft
2 68 (39.31%) Active Directory
3 48 (27.75%) Windows Server
4 41 (23.70%) Security Cleared
5 33 (19.08%) Office 365
5 33 (19.08%) Windows 10
6 32 (18.50%) PowerShell
6 32 (18.50%) Windows 7
6 32 (18.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 29 (16.76%) SQL
8 25 (14.45%) SC Cleared
9 21 (12.14%) SQL Server
9 21 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (10.98%) C#
11 19 (10.98%) Migration
12 18 (10.40%) VMware
12 18 (10.40%) SCCM
13 17 (9.83%) Oracle
13 17 (9.83%) ITIL
13 17 (9.83%) DNS
13 17 (9.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (9.83%) IaaS
14 16 (9.25%) DV Cleared
14 16 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (9.25%) Telecoms
15 15 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
15 15 (8.67%) PaaS
16 14 (8.09%) Disaster Recovery
17 13 (7.51%) Visual Studio

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 7 (4.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.31%) IIS
5 3 (1.73%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.16%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.47%) Simulink
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.08%) Office 365
2 32 (18.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (9.83%) IaaS
4 15 (8.67%) PaaS
5 13 (7.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.73%) SaaS
7 2 (1.16%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.16%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.58%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.83%) DNS
2 12 (6.94%) Firewall
3 10 (5.78%) DHCP
3 10 (5.78%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.20%) LAN
5 7 (4.05%) VPN
6 6 (3.47%) RS-232
6 6 (3.47%) SAN
7 5 (2.89%) Cisco ICM
7 5 (2.89%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (2.89%) SIGTRAN
7 5 (2.89%) SS7
7 5 (2.89%) WAN
8 3 (1.73%) Internet
8 3 (1.73%) VLAN
8 3 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.16%) Skype
9 2 (1.16%) SMPP
9 2 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.36%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (5.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.62%) Data Lake
4 8 (4.62%) HDInsight
5 7 (4.05%) Power BI
6 6 (3.47%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.89%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.58%) Big Data
10 1 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (7.51%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (3.47%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.47%) Mercurial
3 6 (3.47%) Subversion
4 4 (2.31%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.73%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.73%) Toad
6 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.16%) MSI
7 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.58%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.58%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (9.25%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.78%) Marketing
3 9 (5.20%) Electronics
3 9 (5.20%) Finance
4 8 (4.62%) Automotive
5 6 (3.47%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.16%) Banking
6 2 (1.16%) Retail
7 1 (0.58%) Billing
7 1 (0.58%) Law
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (17.34%) Support Engineer
2 23 (13.29%) Consultant
3 18 (10.40%) Desktop Support
4 15 (8.67%) Developer
5 14 (8.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (7.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 13 (7.51%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (6.94%) Analyst
8 11 (6.36%) Architect
9 10 (5.78%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.62%) Active Directory Consultant
10 8 (4.62%) Azure Consultant
11 7 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.05%) Cloud Consultant
11 7 (4.05%) Embedded Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.51%) .NET
2 8 (4.62%) XML
3 7 (4.05%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.89%) VXML
4 5 (2.89%) WinForms
5 4 (2.31%) CSS
5 4 (2.31%) HTML
6 3 (1.73%) XSLT
7 2 (1.16%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.16%) Kafka
7 2 (1.16%) Spring
7 2 (1.16%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.16%) Web Services
8 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.58%) JSP
8 1 (0.58%) Middleware
8 1 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (3.47%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (3.47%) NHS
3 5 (2.89%) CCTV
3 5 (2.89%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.31%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.31%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.31%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.31%) Replication
4 4 (2.31%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.73%) Clustering
5 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.73%) PKI
5 3 (1.73%) User Experience
6 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.16%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.16%) Social Media
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 48 (27.75%) Windows Server
2 33 (19.08%) Windows 10
3 32 (18.50%) Windows 7
4 17 (9.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.62%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.05%) Unix
8 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.89%) Linux
9 5 (2.89%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.31%) Android
11 3 (1.73%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.73%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.73%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.16%) CentOS
12 2 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.58%) AIX
13 1 (0.58%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.98%) Migration
3 17 (9.83%) ITIL
4 14 (8.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (6.94%) DevOps
6 12 (6.94%) Service Management
7 11 (6.36%) Analytics
7 11 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (5.20%) Test Automation
9 8 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (4.62%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (4.62%) Scrum
10 7 (4.05%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (4.05%) Data Management
10 7 (4.05%) Line Management
10 7 (4.05%) Programme Management
10 7 (4.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.50%) PowerShell
2 29 (16.76%) SQL
3 19 (10.98%) C#
4 9 (5.20%) Java
5 8 (4.62%) C++
5 8 (4.62%) Python
6 7 (4.05%) C
7 6 (3.47%) Assembly Language
7 6 (3.47%) MATLAB
8 5 (2.89%) Embedded C
8 5 (2.89%) Embedded C++
8 5 (2.89%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.31%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.73%) VB
10 3 (1.73%) VBA
11 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.58%) Scala
12 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (23.70%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.45%) SC Cleared
3 20 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (9.25%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.05%) MCDST
6 4 (2.31%) MCITP
6 4 (2.31%) MCSE
6 4 (2.31%) MCTS
7 3 (1.73%) Degree
8 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.58%) CCNA
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.58%) MCP
9 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) MISRA
1 6 (3.47%) MISRA C
1 6 (3.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) GDPR
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (39.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.20%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.31%) BitLocker
5 4 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.73%) vSphere
7 2 (1.16%) Docker
8 1 (0.58%) Firmware
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (10.40%) SCCM
2 5 (2.89%) Cisco UCCE
2 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (2.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.73%) Ansible
4 3 (1.73%) Terraform
4 3 (1.73%) WSUS
5 2 (1.16%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.16%) Grafana
5 2 (1.16%) Graphite
5 2 (1.16%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.16%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.16%) Puppet
6 1 (0.58%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.58%) Packer
6 1 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 74 (42.77%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.40%) VMware
3 17 (9.83%) Oracle
4 13 (7.51%) Cisco
5 7 (4.05%) HP
6 6 (3.47%) SAP
7 5 (2.89%) Ivanti
7 5 (2.89%) Veeam
8 4 (2.31%) McAfee
9 3 (1.73%) Citrix
9 3 (1.73%) Google
10 2 (1.16%) Dell
10 2 (1.16%) Lotus
10 2 (1.16%) Lumension
10 2 (1.16%) Okta
10 2 (1.16%) Samsung
11 1 (0.58%) Apple
11 1 (0.58%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.58%) Snow
11 1 (0.58%) Symantec