Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 186 163 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.45% 12.92% 10.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.21% 62.21% 61.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 91 69
Reading median daily rate £405 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +20.00% -7.14%
10th Percentile £140 £130 £165
90th Percentile £573 £550 £515
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £386 £363
% change year-on-year +0.32% +6.55% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 16
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £30.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -51.47% +0.03%
10th Percentile £20.00 £11.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +20.83% -18.64% -52.27%

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 299 262 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.01% 20.76% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 155 133
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £142 £203 £215
90th Percentile £575 £550 £548
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 16
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £30.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.14% -43.38% +0.03%
10th Percentile £20.00 £13.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.98 £13.20 £17.28
% change year-on-year +21.06% -23.61% -41.32%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 91 (48.92%) Microsoft
2 61 (32.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (31.18%) Active Directory
4 57 (30.65%) PowerShell
5 52 (27.96%) Windows Server
6 44 (23.66%) Security Cleared
7 39 (20.97%) IaaS
8 34 (18.28%) Office 365
9 32 (17.20%) SQL
10 30 (16.13%) Windows 10
11 28 (15.05%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (15.05%) PaaS
12 27 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (13.44%) Windows 7
13 25 (13.44%) SC Cleared
14 23 (12.37%) DNS
15 21 (11.29%) Firewall
15 21 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (11.29%) DV Cleared
16 20 (10.75%) Azure Active Directory
16 20 (10.75%) Migration
16 20 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (10.75%) SQL Server
17 18 (9.68%) DevOps
17 18 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
18 17 (9.14%) SCCM
18 17 (9.14%) Analytics
18 17 (9.14%) Microsoft Office
18 17 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
19 15 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012

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 5 (2.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.61%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.08%) IIS
4 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (9.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 61 (32.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (20.97%) IaaS
3 34 (18.28%) Office 365
4 28 (15.05%) PaaS
5 20 (10.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (3.76%) SaaS
8 5 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.54%) Datadog
10 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.37%) DNS
2 21 (11.29%) Firewall
3 15 (8.06%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.38%) Internet
4 10 (5.38%) VPN
5 9 (4.84%) DHCP
6 8 (4.30%) LAN
6 8 (4.30%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (4.30%) SAN
7 5 (2.69%) Cisco ICM
7 5 (2.69%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (2.69%) NAS
7 5 (2.69%) SIGTRAN
7 5 (2.69%) SS7
8 4 (2.15%) Skype
8 4 (2.15%) WAN
9 3 (1.61%) SSL
9 3 (1.61%) Wireless
10 2 (1.08%) HTTP
10 2 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (6.99%) Data Lake
3 13 (6.99%) HDInsight
3 13 (6.99%) Power BI
4 9 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.08%) Big Data
8 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.54%) MySQL
9 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
2 14 (7.53%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.61%) MSI
3 3 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.61%) Toad
4 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.54%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (7.53%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.45%) Marketing
3 9 (4.84%) Electronics
3 9 (4.84%) Finance
4 8 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.08%) Automotive
5 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.08%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Billing
6 1 (0.54%) French Language
6 1 (0.54%) German Language
6 1 (0.54%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.54%) Law
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 31 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 27 (14.52%) Consultant
3 23 (12.37%) Azure Engineer
4 17 (9.14%) Developer
5 16 (8.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (8.06%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (7.53%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (6.99%) Desktop Support
8 13 (6.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (6.45%) Architect
10 11 (5.91%) Azure Consultant
10 11 (5.91%) Azure DevOps
10 11 (5.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.84%) Active Directory Consultant
11 9 (4.84%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.30%) Analyst
13 7 (3.76%) Cloud Consultant
13 7 (3.76%) Field Engineer
13 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Architect
14 6 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.06%) .NET
2 13 (6.99%) Web Services
3 6 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.69%) HTML
4 5 (2.69%) VXML
4 5 (2.69%) WinForms
4 5 (2.69%) XML
5 4 (2.15%) CSS
6 3 (1.61%) REST
6 3 (1.61%) XSLT
7 2 (1.08%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.08%) Kafka
7 2 (1.08%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (1.08%) Middleware
7 2 (1.08%) OAuth
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.08%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.08%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.08%) WCF
7 2 (1.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.38%) Public Cloud
2 9 (4.84%) Clustering
3 8 (4.30%) Private Cloud
4 7 (3.76%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Licensing
5 6 (3.23%) Replication
6 5 (2.69%) NHS
6 5 (2.69%) User Experience
7 4 (2.15%) Blog
7 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.15%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.15%) PKI
8 3 (1.61%) CCTV
8 3 (1.61%) DataPower
8 3 (1.61%) RIA
8 3 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.08%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 52 (27.96%) Windows Server
2 30 (16.13%) Windows 10
3 25 (13.44%) Windows 7
4 15 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.53%) Linux
6 13 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.38%) Unix
8 6 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.69%) Android
10 4 (2.15%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.15%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.15%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.61%) AIX
11 3 (1.61%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.61%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.08%) CentOS
13 1 (0.54%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.54%) Solaris
13 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (10.75%) Migration
4 18 (9.68%) DevOps
5 17 (9.14%) Analytics
5 17 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (7.53%) ITIL
6 14 (7.53%) Technical Leadership
7 13 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (6.45%) Data Management
8 12 (6.45%) Data Protection
8 12 (6.45%) Scrum
8 12 (6.45%) Security Testing
8 12 (6.45%) Service Management
9 11 (5.91%) Test Automation
10 10 (5.38%) Data-Driven Testing
10 10 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (5.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.65%) PowerShell
2 32 (17.20%) SQL
3 14 (7.53%) C#
4 10 (5.38%) Java
5 6 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.69%) C++
7 4 (2.15%) C
7 4 (2.15%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.61%) Python
8 3 (1.61%) VBA
9 2 (1.08%) XAML
10 1 (0.54%) R
10 1 (0.54%) Scala
10 1 (0.54%) Tcl
10 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.54%) VB
10 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 44 (23.66%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.44%) SC Cleared
3 21 (11.29%) DV Cleared
4 13 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.23%) MCDST
6 3 (1.61%) Degree
6 3 (1.61%) MCITP
6 3 (1.61%) MCTS
7 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.08%) PhD
8 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.54%) CCNA
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.54%) CISSP
8 1 (0.54%) MCP
8 1 (0.54%) MCSE
8 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.15%) QA
1 4 (2.15%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) GDPR
2 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (31.18%) Active Directory
2 28 (15.05%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.76%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.69%) vSphere
6 4 (2.15%) Docker
6 4 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.61%) KVM
7 3 (1.61%) Xen
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.08%) XenApp
9 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (9.14%) SCCM
2 5 (2.69%) Ansible
2 5 (2.69%) Cisco UCCE
2 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (2.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (2.69%) Terraform
3 4 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.15%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.61%) WSUS
5 2 (1.08%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.08%) Grafana
5 2 (1.08%) Graphite
5 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.08%) Nessus
5 2 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.08%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.08%) SCOM
6 1 (0.54%) Packer
6 1 (0.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 91 (48.92%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.06%) Oracle
2 15 (8.06%) VMware
3 12 (6.45%) Cisco
4 10 (5.38%) SAP
5 9 (4.84%) Google
6 5 (2.69%) HP
6 5 (2.69%) IBM
6 5 (2.69%) Veeam
7 4 (2.15%) Citrix
7 4 (2.15%) Lumension
7 4 (2.15%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.61%) McAfee
9 2 (1.08%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.08%) Lotus
10 1 (0.54%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.54%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.54%) New Relic
10 1 (0.54%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.54%) Splunk