Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 6 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 162 167 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.82% 11.45% 15.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.53% 61.17% 60.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 78 155
Reading median daily rate £388 £363 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -8.23% +28.56%
10th Percentile £131 £157 £182
90th Percentile £549 £530 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 63
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £33.67 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.93% +56.24% +26.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £23.40 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £23.31
% change year-on-year -10.34% -37.79% +45.69%

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 255 273 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.17% 18.72% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 148 284
Reading median daily rate £390 £379 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% -5.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £199 £190 £220
90th Percentile £550 £558 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +15.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 69
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £33.67 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.45% +20.25% +64.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.50 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.88 £15.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -7.50% -30.39% +26.76%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 85 (52.47%) Active Directory
2 75 (46.30%) Microsoft
3 44 (27.16%) Windows Server
4 43 (26.54%) SQL Server
5 41 (25.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 37 (22.84%) Office 365
7 36 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 32 (19.75%) PowerShell
9 29 (17.90%) SQL
10 27 (16.67%) ITIL
10 27 (16.67%) VMware
11 26 (16.05%) Linux
12 24 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (14.81%) Windows 10
13 23 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (13.58%) IIS
14 22 (13.58%) HP
15 21 (12.96%) DNS
16 20 (12.35%) TCP/IP
16 20 (12.35%) Security Cleared
16 20 (12.35%) SCCM
17 19 (11.73%) Cisco
18 18 (11.11%) .NET
18 18 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
19 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
20 16 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
20 16 (9.88%) Firewall
21 15 (9.26%) Oracle
21 15 (9.26%) MS Exchange
21 15 (9.26%) Citrix

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 22 (13.58%) IIS
2 15 (9.26%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 8 (4.94%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.47%) Liferay
7 4 (2.47%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.47%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.85%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.23%) CMS
10 1 (0.62%) Apache
10 1 (0.62%) Confluence
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.23%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (25.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (22.84%) Office 365
3 18 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (3.70%) SaaS
6 5 (3.09%) IaaS
7 4 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.85%) PaaS
9 2 (1.23%) GitHub
10 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.62%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.62%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.96%) DNS
2 20 (12.35%) TCP/IP
3 16 (9.88%) Firewall
4 14 (8.64%) VPN
5 10 (6.17%) LAN
5 10 (6.17%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (5.56%) DHCP
7 8 (4.94%) SAN
7 8 (4.94%) SMTP
8 7 (4.32%) Internet
8 7 (4.32%) Skype
8 7 (4.32%) WAN
9 5 (3.09%) NAS
9 5 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.47%) HTTP
10 4 (2.47%) Network Security
11 3 (1.85%) BGP
11 3 (1.85%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.85%) SMS
11 3 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.32%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (2.47%) JasperReports
5 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.85%) MySQL
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.23%) Power BI
7 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.62%) Datazen
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.09%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.85%) Ant
4 3 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.85%) Maven
4 3 (1.85%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.62%) JIRA
5 1 (0.62%) MSI
5 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (7.41%) Publishing
2 8 (4.94%) Banking
3 7 (4.32%) Finance
3 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.09%) French Language
5 2 (1.23%) Electronics
5 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (12.35%) Support Engineer
2 17 (10.49%) Architect
2 17 (10.49%) Consultant
3 16 (9.88%) Developer
4 13 (8.02%) Administrator
4 13 (8.02%) IT Support
5 12 (7.41%) Windows Administrator
6 11 (6.79%) Analyst
6 11 (6.79%) Desktop Support
7 10 (6.17%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (6.17%) Support Technician
8 9 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (5.56%) Technical Support
9 8 (4.94%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.94%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.94%) Technical Support Engineer
9 8 (4.94%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.32%) IT Support Technician
10 7 (4.32%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (4.32%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.11%) .NET
2 12 (7.41%) XML
3 11 (6.79%) Web Services
4 8 (4.94%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.94%) HTML
5 7 (4.32%) .NET Core
5 7 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (3.09%) Java EE
6 5 (3.09%) JSON
6 5 (3.09%) REST
6 5 (3.09%) SOAP
7 4 (2.47%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.85%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.85%) CSS
8 3 (1.85%) RESTful
9 2 (1.23%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.62%) Middleware
10 1 (0.62%) OLE
10 1 (0.62%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.32%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.32%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.70%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.47%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.47%) Social Media
6 3 (1.85%) CCTV
6 3 (1.85%) NHS
6 3 (1.85%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.85%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.85%) Replication
7 2 (1.23%) Clustering
7 2 (1.23%) Derivative
7 2 (1.23%) iPhone
7 2 (1.23%) PKI
7 2 (1.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (27.16%) Windows Server
2 36 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 26 (16.05%) Linux
4 24 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 24 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (8.02%) Android
7 10 (6.17%) Apple iOS
7 10 (6.17%) Unix
8 9 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
9 8 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.09%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.47%) Debian
12 3 (1.85%) SUSE
12 3 (1.85%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.23%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.67%) ITIL
2 14 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (8.64%) DevOps
3 13 (8.02%) Mentoring
4 12 (7.41%) Microservices
5 11 (6.79%) Coaching
5 11 (6.79%) Service Management
6 9 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 8 (4.94%) Migration
7 8 (4.94%) Network Management
7 8 (4.94%) Remediation Plan
8 7 (4.32%) MVC
8 7 (4.32%) Project Management
9 6 (3.70%) Change Control
9 6 (3.70%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (3.70%) Information Management
9 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (3.09%) Integration Testing
10 5 (3.09%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.75%) PowerShell
2 29 (17.90%) SQL
3 13 (8.02%) C#
4 12 (7.41%) Java
5 3 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.85%) C
5 3 (1.85%) Python
5 3 (1.85%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.23%) C++
6 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.62%) C-shell
7 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.62%) Korn
7 1 (0.62%) Perl
7 1 (0.62%) VB
7 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (9.26%) Degree
4 10 (6.17%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.94%) MCSE
6 7 (4.32%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.32%) MCITP
7 5 (3.09%) MCTS
8 4 (2.47%) MCP
9 3 (1.85%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.85%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (1.85%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.23%) CCNP
10 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.23%) MCSD
10 2 (1.23%) RHCE
10 2 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.62%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.70%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (52.47%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.41%) BitLocker
4 7 (4.32%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.47%) Docker
6 4 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.47%) vSphere
6 4 (2.47%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.85%) XenServer
8 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.62%) Firmware
9 1 (0.62%) Openswan
9 1 (0.62%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (12.35%) SCCM
2 12 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (5.56%) SCOM
4 5 (3.09%) WSUS
5 4 (2.47%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.47%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.47%) Puppet
6 3 (1.85%) Ansible
6 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.62%) Mesos
8 1 (0.62%) MOM
8 1 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.62%) OVSD
8 1 (0.62%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 75 (46.30%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.67%) VMware
3 22 (13.58%) HP
4 19 (11.73%) Cisco
5 15 (9.26%) Citrix
5 15 (9.26%) Oracle
6 13 (8.02%) Samsung
7 6 (3.70%) Juniper
7 6 (3.70%) Symantec
8 5 (3.09%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.09%) Talend
9 4 (2.47%) Dell
9 4 (2.47%) SAP
10 3 (1.85%) Brocade
10 3 (1.85%) EMC
10 3 (1.85%) IBM
10 3 (1.85%) Intel
10 3 (1.85%) NetApp
10 3 (1.85%) Remedy
10 3 (1.85%) Sun