Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 12.68% 7.86% 11.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.34% 33.33% 54.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 55
Slough median daily rate £303 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.55% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £145 £176 £275
90th Percentile £444 £436 £383
Berkshire median daily rate £393 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +8.28% +3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.20 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -21.11% +2.86%
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +36.00% -10.71% -20.00%

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 58 66 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 21.01% 23.57% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 54
Slough median daily rate £325 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.16% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £192 £273 £169
90th Percentile £450 £550 £470
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.20 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -21.11% -28.71%
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year +28.30% -10.17% -20.49%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) Office 365
2 14 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
4 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (31.43%) VMware
5 9 (25.71%) Veeam
6 7 (20.00%) Linux
7 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
8 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (14.29%) ITIL
8 5 (14.29%) LAN
8 5 (14.29%) WAN
8 5 (14.29%) Firewall
8 5 (14.29%) HP
9 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
9 4 (11.43%) Cisco
9 4 (11.43%) Citrix
9 4 (11.43%) SCCM
9 4 (11.43%) French Language
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
9 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
10 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
10 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (8.57%) AirWatch
10 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS

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 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (40.00%) Office 365
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Firewall
1 5 (14.29%) LAN
1 5 (14.29%) WAN
2 3 (8.57%) DHCP
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) MPLS
3 2 (5.71%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) 2G
4 1 (2.86%) 3G
4 1 (2.86%) 4G
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) LTE
4 1 (2.86%) VLAN
4 1 (2.86%) VoIP
4 1 (2.86%) Wireless
4 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Big Data
1 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) AdminStudio
2 2 (5.71%) Hudson
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 4 (11.43%) French Language
2 2 (5.71%) Automotive
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Packager
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) COM
1 1 (2.86%) J2EE
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) iSeries
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.00%) Linux
4 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
7 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.71%) Mesosphere
9 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.86%) Unix
9 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Application Packaging
2 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
3 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.71%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (5.71%) DevOps
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (5.71%) Open Source
3 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (5.71%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) Change Control
4 1 (2.86%) High Availability
4 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.86%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (2.86%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (2.86%) Network Performance Management
4 1 (2.86%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) C++
3 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) DBS Check
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) MCSE
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
2 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.71%) Docker
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
1 11 (31.43%) VMware
2 9 (25.71%) Veeam
3 5 (14.29%) HP
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco
4 4 (11.43%) Citrix
5 3 (8.57%) Apple
5 3 (8.57%) Dell
5 3 (8.57%) Ivanti
6 2 (5.71%) Lotus
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.71%) Twitter
7 1 (2.86%) BroadSoft
7 1 (2.86%) Canon
7 1 (2.86%) ConnectWise
7 1 (2.86%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.86%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec