Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 1 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 12.24% 17.81% 14.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.76% 61.90% 52.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 31
Slough median daily rate £325 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +7.41% -5.59%
10th Percentile £164 £120 £108
90th Percentile £477 £481 £388
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Slough median hourly rate £18.75 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -12.86% -1.41%
10th Percentile £15.68 £13.45 £16.30
90th Percentile £20.00 £17.05 £19.35
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.63 £12.50
% change year-on-year +24.77% +9.00% -42.00%

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 68 84 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 19.83% 28.77% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 47 58
Slough median daily rate £305 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.86% +3.57% -2.44%
10th Percentile £208 £210 £176
90th Percentile £495 £550 £469
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Slough median hourly rate £18.75 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -12.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £15.68 £13.45 £16.30
90th Percentile £20.00 £17.05 £19.35
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% +12.00% -42.00%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 25 (59.52%) VMware
2 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
3 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
4 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 14 (33.33%) Office 365
6 12 (28.57%) Windows 10
7 11 (26.19%) Linux
8 9 (21.43%) ITIL
8 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
9 8 (19.05%) Veeam
9 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (16.67%) DNS
11 6 (14.29%) Firewall
11 6 (14.29%) DHCP
11 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
12 5 (11.90%) vSphere
12 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (11.90%) French Language
12 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
12 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
12 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (9.52%) Python
13 4 (9.52%) SQL
13 4 (9.52%) Perl
13 4 (9.52%) Apache
13 4 (9.52%) Apple
13 4 (9.52%) Puppet

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 (9.52%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.38%) JBoss
3 1 (2.38%) nginx
3 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) G Suite
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) DNS
2 6 (14.29%) DHCP
2 6 (14.29%) Firewall
3 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.14%) VoIP
4 2 (4.76%) HTTP
4 2 (4.76%) LAN
4 2 (4.76%) VPN
4 2 (4.76%) WAN
4 2 (4.76%) Wireless
5 1 (2.38%) 2G
5 1 (2.38%) 3G
5 1 (2.38%) 802.11
5 1 (2.38%) BGP
5 1 (2.38%) MPLS
5 1 (2.38%) OSPF
5 1 (2.38%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) SNMP
5 1 (2.38%) SSH
5 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (11.90%) French Language
2 2 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (11.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 4 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Team Leader
5 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.14%) IT Support
6 2 (4.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Wintel Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) JSON
2 2 (4.76%) LDAP
2 2 (4.76%) WPF
3 1 (2.38%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.76%) Clustering
1 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.38%) iSeries
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
2 12 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 11 (26.19%) Linux
4 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.38%) Android
8 1 (2.38%) Debian
8 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.38%) Unix
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
8 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 2 (4.76%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.76%) Migration
4 2 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.76%) Multithreaded Programming
4 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
4 2 (4.76%) OO
4 2 (4.76%) Patch Management
4 2 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.76%) SOA
4 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) Perl
2 4 (9.52%) Python
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.76%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) GPG13
System Software
1 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (11.90%) vSphere
4 4 (9.52%) Squid
5 2 (4.76%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.38%) iptables
6 1 (2.38%) Postfix
6 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (9.52%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) AirWatch
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) VMware
2 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.05%) Veeam
4 4 (9.52%) Apple
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) Polycom
7 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.38%) BMC
7 1 (2.38%) Canon
7 1 (2.38%) CommVault
7 1 (2.38%) ConnectWise
7 1 (2.38%) Lotus
7 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.38%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.38%) Remedy
7 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec