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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -9 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 60 187 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 9.24% 18.53% 18.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.28% 63.82% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 106 99
Median daily rate £400 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +16.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £158 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 13
Median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +124.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.45 £60.06 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.63 £14.80
% change year-on-year -7.22% +5.60%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 117 293 261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.03% 29.04% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 176 136
Median daily rate £475 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 13
Median hourly rate £24.21 £55.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.42% +283.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £14.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 61 (42.96%) Microsoft
2 47 (33.10%) Active Directory
2 47 (33.10%) VMware
3 46 (32.39%) Windows Server
4 40 (28.17%) Linux
5 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (16.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (16.20%) SQL Server
6 23 (16.20%) DNS
7 21 (14.79%) Cisco
7 21 (14.79%) Unix
8 19 (13.38%) Windows 7
8 19 (13.38%) MS Excel
9 18 (12.68%) Firewall
9 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (11.97%) Solaris
11 16 (11.27%) AIX
11 16 (11.27%) NetApp
11 16 (11.27%) Shell Script
11 16 (11.27%) Problem Management
11 16 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (11.27%) Windows 10
12 15 (10.56%) Data Centre
12 15 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (10.56%) PowerShell
12 15 (10.56%) EMC
12 15 (10.56%) SAN
13 14 (9.86%) Citrix
13 14 (9.86%) Mainframe
13 14 (9.86%) Migration

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 12 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.63%) JBoss
2 8 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.52%) Apache
3 5 (3.52%) IIS
4 4 (2.82%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.82%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.70%) SAS
7 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (13.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Maximo
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (9.86%) Office 365
4 6 (4.23%) IaaS
5 5 (3.52%) PaaS
6 3 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.11%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.20%) DNS
2 18 (12.68%) Firewall
3 15 (10.56%) SAN
4 13 (9.15%) DHCP
5 12 (8.45%) HTTP
5 12 (8.45%) SMTP
5 12 (8.45%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.34%) LAN
7 5 (3.52%) VPN
8 4 (2.82%) WAN
9 3 (2.11%) MPLS
9 3 (2.11%) Skype
9 3 (2.11%) SSH
9 3 (2.11%) VoIP
9 3 (2.11%) WLAN
10 2 (1.41%) 4G
10 2 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.41%) LTE
10 2 (1.41%) Network Security
10 2 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.11%) Big Data
4 3 (2.11%) OLAP
4 3 (2.11%) OLTP
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.70%) DataStax
6 1 (0.70%) DB2
6 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.70%) Gerrit
2 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.70%) JIRA
2 1 (0.70%) Maven
2 1 (0.70%) MSI
2 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (9.15%) Finance
1 13 (9.15%) Law
2 7 (4.93%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.82%) Marketing
3 4 (2.82%) Retail
4 2 (1.41%) Banking
4 2 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (16.20%) Support Engineer
2 21 (14.79%) Windows Engineer
3 16 (11.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (8.45%) Developer
5 10 (7.04%) Consultant
6 9 (6.34%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.34%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (5.63%) Architect
8 7 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.93%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.45%) Web Services
2 10 (7.04%) .NET
3 5 (3.52%) Middleware
3 5 (3.52%) WCF
4 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.11%) CSS
5 3 (2.11%) CSS3
5 3 (2.11%) Java EE
5 3 (2.11%) WinForms
6 1 (0.70%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.70%) SOAP
6 1 (0.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.56%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.86%) Mainframe
2 14 (9.86%) Public Cloud
3 13 (9.15%) EMC VMAX
3 13 (9.15%) EMC VNX
3 13 (9.15%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (4.23%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.41%) AS400
7 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.70%) FMCG
8 1 (0.70%) User Experience
8 1 (0.70%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.39%) Windows Server
2 40 (28.17%) Linux
3 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (14.79%) Unix
5 19 (13.38%) Windows 7
6 17 (11.97%) Solaris
7 16 (11.27%) AIX
7 16 (11.27%) Windows 10
7 16 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.82%) Android
10 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.11%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.41%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.70%) CentOS
12 1 (0.70%) Debian
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.70%) SUSE
12 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.27%) Problem Management
2 14 (9.86%) Load Balancing
2 14 (9.86%) Migration
3 12 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (8.45%) ITIL
3 12 (8.45%) Mentoring
3 12 (8.45%) Patch Management
4 11 (7.75%) Project Management
5 9 (6.34%) Data Protection
6 7 (4.93%) CRM
6 7 (4.93%) Product Management
6 7 (4.93%) Scrum
6 7 (4.93%) Service Management
7 6 (4.23%) DevOps
8 5 (3.52%) ERP
8 5 (3.52%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.52%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (2.82%) Information Management
9 4 (2.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.27%) Shell Script
2 15 (10.56%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.75%) Python
4 7 (4.93%) SQL
5 5 (3.52%) C#
6 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.82%) C
6 4 (2.82%) Java
7 3 (2.11%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.11%) Perl
7 3 (2.11%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.70%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.70%) C++
8 1 (0.70%) Delphi
8 1 (0.70%) Korn
8 1 (0.70%) PHP
8 1 (0.70%) Ruby
8 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.63%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.11%) CCNA
4 3 (2.11%) CCNP
4 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.41%) Degree
5 2 (1.41%) MCSE
5 2 (1.41%) PMP
6 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.70%) CISA
6 1 (0.70%) CISM
6 1 (0.70%) CISSP
6 1 (0.70%) ISEB
6 1 (0.70%) MCSA
6 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) GDPR
3 2 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (33.10%) Active Directory
2 23 (16.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.11%) BitLocker
4 3 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.41%) Docker
5 2 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.70%) Ceph
6 1 (0.70%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.70%) iptables
6 1 (0.70%) KVM
6 1 (0.70%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.70%) Squid
6 1 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.70%) XenApp
6 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (7.04%) Ansible
1 10 (7.04%) SCCM
2 8 (5.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (4.93%) SCOM
4 5 (3.52%) WSUS
5 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.11%) WMI
6 2 (1.41%) Puppet
7 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.70%) Cacti
7 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.70%) OVSD
7 1 (0.70%) RANCID
7 1 (0.70%) Salt
7 1 (0.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 61 (42.96%) Microsoft
2 47 (33.10%) VMware
3 21 (14.79%) Cisco
4 16 (11.27%) NetApp
5 15 (10.56%) EMC
6 14 (9.86%) Citrix
7 13 (9.15%) IBM
8 6 (4.23%) HP
9 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.11%) Oracle
11 2 (1.41%) Samsung
11 2 (1.41%) SAP
11 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.70%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.70%) GENBAND
12 1 (0.70%) MobileIron
12 1 (0.70%) Palo Alto
12 1 (0.70%) Tableau
12 1 (0.70%) Talend
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