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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 4 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 66 107 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.34% 12.20% 16.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.35% 69.93% 64.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 61 64
Median daily rate £325 £375 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £165 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.02 £41.36 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 98 153 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 16.84% 17.45% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 95 106
Median daily rate £365 £375 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -10.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £165 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £43.28 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 64 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 55 (43.65%) Active Directory
3 44 (34.92%) Windows Server
4 32 (25.40%) Linux
5 31 (24.60%) PowerShell
6 28 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (20.63%) SQL Server
8 25 (19.84%) VMware
9 24 (19.05%) Security Cleared
9 24 (19.05%) Windows 7
10 22 (17.46%) Windows 10
11 20 (15.87%) Web Services
11 20 (15.87%) ITIL
11 20 (15.87%) MS Exchange
11 20 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (15.08%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (15.08%) DNS
13 18 (14.29%) Office 365
14 17 (13.49%) Scrum
15 16 (12.70%) HP
15 16 (12.70%) Cisco
15 16 (12.70%) Java
16 15 (11.90%) Python
16 15 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (11.90%) DevOps
17 14 (11.11%) Skype
17 14 (11.11%) Skype for Business
18 13 (10.32%) Task Automation
18 13 (10.32%) SharePoint

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 20 (15.87%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 13 (10.32%) IIS
3 13 (10.32%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.35%) JBoss
4 8 (6.35%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.17%) Apache
6 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.79%) CMS
8 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.79%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (14.29%) Office 365
3 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.97%) IaaS
5 4 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.17%) PaaS
6 3 (2.38%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.08%) DNS
2 14 (11.11%) Skype
3 13 (10.32%) DHCP
4 12 (9.52%) SMTP
5 11 (8.73%) Firewall
6 10 (7.94%) LAN
7 9 (7.14%) HTTP
7 9 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.76%) 2G
8 6 (4.76%) 3G
8 6 (4.76%) 4G
8 6 (4.76%) LTE
9 5 (3.97%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (3.97%) SSL
9 5 (3.97%) UMTS
9 5 (3.97%) Wireless
10 4 (3.17%) BGP
10 4 (3.17%) ICMP
10 4 (3.17%) Internet
10 4 (3.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.38%) Big Data
5 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.79%) DataStax
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (9.52%) Maven
2 10 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.56%) Ant
3 7 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.56%) MSBuild
4 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (3.17%) Subversion
6 3 (2.38%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.59%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.79%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (7.94%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.14%) Finance
3 6 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (1.59%) Electronics
4 2 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (17.46%) Support Engineer
2 13 (10.32%) Consultant
3 10 (7.94%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Analyst
5 8 (6.35%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Architect
6 7 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Developer
6 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.76%) 1st Line Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) IT Support
7 6 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.76%) Service Desk Support
7 6 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.87%) Web Services
2 12 (9.52%) .NET
2 12 (9.52%) RESTful
3 5 (3.97%) Middleware
4 3 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.38%) Java EE
4 3 (2.38%) JSON
4 3 (2.38%) WCF
5 2 (1.59%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.59%) OAuth
5 2 (1.59%) XML
6 1 (0.79%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.79%) OSGi
6 1 (0.79%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.79%) REST
6 1 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Public Cloud
1 8 (6.35%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) AS400
6 1 (0.79%) CESG
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.92%) Windows Server
2 32 (25.40%) Linux
3 28 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 22 (17.46%) Windows 10
6 20 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (6.35%) Unix
9 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.76%) Android
11 5 (3.97%) Debian
11 5 (3.97%) Windows 8
12 4 (3.17%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.59%) CentOS
13 2 (1.59%) Solaris
14 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.79%) SUSE
14 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (15.87%) ITIL
2 17 (13.49%) Scrum
3 15 (11.90%) DevOps
4 13 (10.32%) Problem Management
4 13 (10.32%) Task Automation
5 12 (9.52%) Migration
6 10 (7.94%) Load Balancing
7 9 (7.14%) CRM
7 9 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.35%) Patch Management
9 7 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (5.56%) Data Protection
9 7 (5.56%) Information Management
9 7 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (5.56%) Service Management
9 7 (5.56%) Validation
10 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.60%) PowerShell
2 16 (12.70%) Java
3 15 (11.90%) Python
4 11 (8.73%) C#
4 11 (8.73%) SQL
5 8 (6.35%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.76%) C
7 5 (3.97%) VB
8 3 (2.38%) C++
9 2 (1.59%) Perl
9 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.79%) Delphi
10 1 (0.79%) PHP
10 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.94%) DV Cleared
2 10 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.56%) MCSE
5 5 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.17%) CCNP
6 4 (3.17%) MCP
7 3 (2.38%) Degree
7 3 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.59%) MCSA
9 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.79%) CCNA
9 1 (0.79%) CISA
9 1 (0.79%) CISM
9 1 (0.79%) CISSP
9 1 (0.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) SLA
2 5 (3.97%) QA
3 3 (2.38%) GDPR
4 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 55 (43.65%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.38%) BitLocker
4 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.79%) Docker
6 1 (0.79%) Firmware
6 1 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) SCCM
2 9 (7.14%) Ansible
2 9 (7.14%) WSUS
3 7 (5.56%) AirWatch
4 5 (3.97%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.17%) OVSD
5 4 (3.17%) Puppet
5 4 (3.17%) SCOM
6 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.59%) Nagios
7 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.79%) Kibana
8 1 (0.79%) logstash
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.79%) Packer
8 1 (0.79%) Salt
8 1 (0.79%) Terraform
8 1 (0.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 64 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 25 (19.84%) VMware
3 16 (12.70%) Cisco
3 16 (12.70%) HP
4 6 (4.76%) MobileIron
5 5 (3.97%) Palo Alto
5 5 (3.97%) Symantec
6 4 (3.17%) Jaspersoft
7 3 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.59%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.59%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.59%) Veeam
9 1 (0.79%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.79%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.79%) GENBAND
9 1 (0.79%) RedGate
9 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.79%) Samsung
9 1 (0.79%) Splunk
9 1 (0.79%) Talend
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