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 3 months to 26 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 / Slough
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 5.67% 10.39% 9.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.53% 45.71% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 16
Median daily rate £363 £338 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +0.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.85% -1.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £17.50 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £17.50 £17.95
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 Slough with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 34 35 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 24.11% 22.73% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 22
Median daily rate £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £470 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.85% -2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 26 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 Slough region with a requirement for Windows.

1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 5 (22.73%) vSphere
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
5 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
5 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.09%) SCCM
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (9.09%) High Availability
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Avid
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
6 2 (9.09%) Electronics
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (9.09%) WSUS
6 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management

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 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 2 (9.09%) Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
2 2 (9.09%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) 3D Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Build Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (4.55%) IT Support
3 1 (4.55%) IT Technician
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Printer Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) OpenGL
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 2 (9.09%) DevOps
2 2 (9.09%) High Availability
2 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Android Development
3 1 (4.55%) Break/Fix
3 1 (4.55%) Change Control
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
3 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Development
3 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
3 1 (4.55%) Release Management
3 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
3 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) vSphere
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) Docker
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
1 2 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Avid
5 1 (4.55%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) SAP