Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 56 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 11.82% 19.72% 16.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.13% 70.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 30
Slough median daily rate £398 £330 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.45% +2.33% -6.86%
10th Percentile £137 £136 £108
90th Percentile £481 £481 £376
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year -2.60% +6.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 - £17.00
10th Percentile £12.45 - £14.90
90th Percentile £20.00 - £19.10
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.40 £15.00
% change year-on-year +41.13% -17.33% -47.74%

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 62 80 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 17.87% 28.17% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 48
Slough median daily rate £395 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +11.45% -4.34%
10th Percentile £176 £200 £172
90th Percentile £523 £588 £441
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 - £17.00
10th Percentile £12.45 - £14.90
90th Percentile £20.00 - £19.10
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year +40.00% -26.73% -24.18%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 23 (56.10%) Active Directory
2 22 (53.66%) VMware
3 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
4 11 (26.83%) Office 365
4 11 (26.83%) Windows 10
4 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (26.83%) Linux
5 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
6 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (19.51%) ITIL
7 7 (17.07%) Perl
7 7 (17.07%) Python
7 7 (17.07%) Migration
8 6 (14.63%) Firewall
8 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (14.63%) DNS
8 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
8 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
8 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (14.63%) vSphere
9 5 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (12.20%) Puppet
9 5 (12.20%) Veeam
9 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
9 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (12.20%) SQL
9 5 (12.20%) Apache
9 5 (12.20%) DHCP
9 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery

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 (12.20%) Apache
2 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) JBoss
4 1 (2.44%) nginx
4 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.83%) Office 365
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.88%) G Suite
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) DNS
1 6 (14.63%) Firewall
2 5 (12.20%) DHCP
3 3 (7.32%) VoIP
4 2 (4.88%) HTTP
4 2 (4.88%) VPN
5 1 (2.44%) 802.11
5 1 (2.44%) BGP
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (2.44%) MPLS
5 1 (2.44%) OSPF
5 1 (2.44%) SAN
5 1 (2.44%) Skype
5 1 (2.44%) SNMP
5 1 (2.44%) SSH
5 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.44%) tcpdump
5 1 (2.44%) Wireless
5 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) CMake
1 2 (4.88%) Gradle
General
1 2 (4.88%) French Language
2 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 5 (12.20%) Administrator
1 5 (12.20%) Desktop Engineer
1 5 (12.20%) Senior Systems Administrator
1 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
1 5 (12.20%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (12.20%) Team Leader
2 4 (9.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 4 (9.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 4 (9.76%) IT Support
3 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Consultant
3 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
3 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) IT Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) JSON
2 2 (4.88%) LDAP
2 2 (4.88%) WPF
3 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.88%) Clustering
1 2 (4.88%) RIA
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) Replication
2 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
2 11 (26.83%) Linux
2 11 (26.83%) Windows 10
3 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.88%) OpenVMS
8 1 (2.44%) Android
8 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.44%) Debian
8 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.44%) Unix
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Migration
3 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.32%) Break/Fix
4 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (7.32%) Time Management
5 2 (4.88%) Change Management
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.88%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.88%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (4.88%) Patch Management
5 2 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (4.88%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (4.88%) Refactoring
5 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.88%) SOA
5 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) Perl
1 7 (17.07%) Python
2 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) C
3 2 (4.88%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) CCNP
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.44%) MCSE
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) GPG13
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (56.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (14.63%) vSphere
4 5 (12.20%) Squid
4 5 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.88%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.44%) iptables
6 1 (2.44%) Postfix
6 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (12.20%) Puppet
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.44%) Ansible
3 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) VMware
2 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) Veeam
4 2 (4.88%) Apple
5 1 (2.44%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.44%) BMC
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) ConnectWise
5 1 (2.44%) Polycom
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Remedy