Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 6 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 44 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 12.68% 12.54% 18.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.33% 64.71% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 31
Slough median daily rate £150 £318 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.76% -12.41% +11.37%
10th Percentile £100 £168 £120
90th Percentile £485 £476 £481
Berkshire median daily rate £361 £374 £376
% change year-on-year -3.41% -0.53% +3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +22.95% -10.29%
10th Percentile £18.80 £13.09 £13.45
90th Percentile £144.00 £20.00 £17.05
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.50 £17.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year +44.12% +33.33% -

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 42 68 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 15.22% 19.37% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 49
Slough median daily rate £155 £318 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.18% -12.41% +7.41%
10th Percentile £104 £208 £261
90th Percentile £500 £522 £625
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +22.95% -10.29%
10th Percentile £18.80 £13.09 £13.45
90th Percentile £144.00 £20.00 £17.05
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £13.88
% change year-on-year +41.18% +22.52% +0.91%

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 12 November 2019.

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

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Slough

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Slough over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Slough

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
1 18 (51.43%) Windows Server
2 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
3 14 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 13 (37.14%) VMware
5 12 (34.29%) Office 365
6 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (22.86%) Cisco
7 7 (20.00%) Linux
7 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (17.14%) Azure
8 6 (17.14%) SQL
8 6 (17.14%) Wireless
9 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (14.29%) Smartphone
9 5 (14.29%) Windows Vista
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 5 (14.29%) Apple
10 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
10 4 (11.43%) Confluence
10 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
10 4 (11.43%) DNS
10 4 (11.43%) DHCP
10 4 (11.43%) JIRA
10 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (11.43%) Telecoms

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%) Confluence
1 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.86%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) FileZilla
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Office 365
2 6 (17.14%) Azure
3 3 (8.57%) AWS
3 3 (8.57%) IaaS
4 2 (5.71%) G Suite
4 2 (5.71%) GitHub
5 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.86%) GCP
5 1 (2.86%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.86%) PaaS
5 1 (2.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Wireless
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
2 4 (11.43%) DNS
3 3 (8.57%) SAN
4 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.71%) LAN
4 2 (5.71%) Skype
4 2 (5.71%) VoIP
4 2 (5.71%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) Firewall
5 1 (2.86%) FTP
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.86%) HDInsight
3 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.86%) Power BI
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) JMeter
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) JProfiler
3 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.86%) XMLSpy
General
1 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
1 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.57%) IT Support
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) IT Technician
4 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Core
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) RESTful
2 1 (2.86%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) DataPower
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Robotics
3 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows Server
2 14 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (20.00%) Linux
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.57%) Unix
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) Android
7 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.71%) CentOS
8 1 (2.86%) Debian
8 1 (2.86%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (8.57%) Change Control
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (5.71%) Microservices
5 2 (5.71%) SIEM
5 2 (5.71%) Statistics
5 2 (5.71%) TDD
5 2 (5.71%) Time Management
6 1 (2.86%) API Development
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) Data Encryption
6 1 (2.86%) DevOps
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure as Code
6 1 (2.86%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) CCNA
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.86%) Docker
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) Ansible
2 2 (5.71%) HP ALM
2 2 (5.71%) Netcool
2 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.86%) Kibana
3 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.86%) Nagios
3 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.86%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Apple
5 3 (8.57%) Citrix
5 3 (8.57%) HP
5 3 (8.57%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Anywhere
6 2 (5.71%) Blue Prism
6 2 (5.71%) Qualys
7 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.86%) BMC
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) Intel
7 1 (2.86%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (2.86%) Okta
7 1 (2.86%) Remedy
7 1 (2.86%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.86%) SAP