Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 21 August 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 > Slough
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 13.68% 12.94% 12.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 48.05% 48.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 23
Slough median daily rate £305 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.86% +7.41% -1.82%
10th Percentile £168 £165 £109
90th Percentile £476 £450 £388
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £368 £375
% change year-on-year +5.44% -2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.15% -12.86% -1.41%
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £12.40 £12.50
% change year-on-year +46.05% -0.80% -41.86%

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 Slough with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 70 77 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 22.80% 26.92% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 43 46
Slough median daily rate £305 £363 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.86% +1.40% +2.14%
10th Percentile £203 £269 £163
90th Percentile £476 £550 £470
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.15% -11.59% -12.66%
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +44.88% - -40.21%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Slough

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Slough

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Slough over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Slough

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Slough

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Slough region with a requirement for Windows.

1 22 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 20 (47.62%) VMware
3 16 (38.10%) Office 365
4 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
6 12 (28.57%) Windows 10
7 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (21.43%) ITIL
7 9 (21.43%) Veeam
8 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (16.67%) Linux
10 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 5 (11.90%) French Language
11 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (11.90%) Firewall
11 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
11 5 (11.90%) LAN
11 5 (11.90%) WAN
12 4 (9.52%) HP
12 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (9.52%) SCCM
12 4 (9.52%) DBS Check
13 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
13 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
13 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
13 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (38.10%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Firewall
1 5 (11.90%) LAN
1 5 (11.90%) WAN
2 3 (7.14%) DHCP
2 3 (7.14%) DNS
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.14%) VoIP
3 2 (4.76%) MPLS
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) 2G
4 1 (2.38%) 3G
4 1 (2.38%) 4G
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) LTE
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
4 1 (2.38%) Wireless
4 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.76%) Hudson
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) MSI
General
1 5 (11.90%) French Language
2 2 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Desktop Support
1 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 4 (9.52%) IT Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Team Leader
3 3 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Applications Packager
4 2 (4.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) IT Support
4 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Wintel Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) COM
1 1 (2.38%) J2EE
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.76%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) iSeries
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 12 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.38%) Unix
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 3 (7.14%) Service Management
4 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.76%) Patch Management
5 2 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.38%) ITSM
6 1 (2.38%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (2.38%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (2.38%) OO
6 1 (2.38%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C++
3 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) DBS Check
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) MCSE
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Server
4 2 (4.76%) XenApp
4 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) VMware
2 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) Veeam
4 4 (9.52%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix
5 3 (7.14%) Ivanti
6 2 (4.76%) Apple
6 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.76%) Twitter
7 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.38%) BroadSoft
7 1 (2.38%) Canon
7 1 (2.38%) ConnectWise
7 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.38%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec