Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 57 41 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 20.58% 14.91% 11.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.67% 56.94% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 42
Slough median daily rate £318 £338 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% -3.84% +8.08%
10th Percentile £120 £178 £253
90th Percentile £481 £381 £466
Berkshire median daily rate £389 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.24% -3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Slough median hourly rate - £17.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.67% -33.33%
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £30.90
% change year-on-year -18.64% -52.27% +93.13%

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 83 72 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 29.96% 26.18% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 46 43
Slough median daily rate £375 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.10% +10.00%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £204
90th Percentile £481 £450 £503
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
Slough median hourly rate - £17.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.77% -33.33%
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.20 £17.06 £27.75
% change year-on-year -22.63% -38.52% +68.18%

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 17 January 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 January 2018, 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 25 (43.86%) Windows Server
2 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
3 20 (35.09%) VMware
4 19 (33.33%) Linux
5 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (28.07%) DNS
6 16 (28.07%) DHCP
7 15 (26.32%) Windows 10
8 14 (24.56%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (24.56%) Office 365
9 13 (22.81%) XenApp
9 13 (22.81%) Windows 7
9 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
9 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
9 13 (22.81%) Citrix
9 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (19.30%) Firewall
10 11 (19.30%) SQL
10 11 (19.30%) Unix
10 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
11 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
13 8 (14.04%) Windows 8
14 7 (12.28%) Mobile Device Management
14 7 (12.28%) XenDesktop
14 7 (12.28%) jQuery
14 7 (12.28%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (12.28%) HTML
14 7 (12.28%) Java
14 7 (12.28%) Oracle

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 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.51%) TPMS
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.77%) MS Visio
3 4 (7.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (7.02%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.56%) Office 365
2 6 (10.53%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) DHCP
1 16 (28.07%) DNS
2 11 (19.30%) Firewall
2 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.28%) LAN
3 7 (12.28%) WAN
4 6 (10.53%) VLAN
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (5.26%) SNMP
6 2 (3.51%) FTP
6 2 (3.51%) Internet
6 2 (3.51%) Intranet
6 2 (3.51%) SAN
6 2 (3.51%) Skype
6 2 (3.51%) SMTP
6 2 (3.51%) SSH
6 2 (3.51%) Telnet
6 2 (3.51%) VPN
6 2 (3.51%) Wireless
7 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) MySQL
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.51%) IDMS
5 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.75%) Big Data
6 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Axure RP
1 4 (7.02%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.02%) Grunt
1 4 (7.02%) gulp
1 4 (7.02%) Subversion
1 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) French Language
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) VMware Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.02%) Angular Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (7.02%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) HTML
1 7 (12.28%) jQuery
2 6 (10.53%) XML
3 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.02%) CSS
3 4 (7.02%) CSS3
3 4 (7.02%) HTML5
3 4 (7.02%) JSON
3 4 (7.02%) LESS
3 4 (7.02%) Node.js
3 4 (7.02%) Sass
3 4 (7.02%) SVG
3 4 (7.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (7.02%) Vue (Vue.js)
4 3 (5.26%) DHTML
4 3 (5.26%) Regular Expression
4 3 (5.26%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.51%) .NET
5 2 (3.51%) J2EE
5 2 (3.51%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Animation
2 4 (7.02%) Replication
2 4 (7.02%) User Experience
3 3 (5.26%) iPad
3 3 (5.26%) iPhone
4 2 (3.51%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.51%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.75%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.75%) FMCG
5 1 (1.75%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.86%) Windows Server
2 19 (33.33%) Linux
3 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (26.32%) Windows 10
5 13 (22.81%) Windows 7
5 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (19.30%) Unix
7 8 (14.04%) Windows 8
8 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
9 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
10 3 (5.26%) OpenVMS
11 2 (3.51%) HPUX
11 2 (3.51%) VME
11 2 (3.51%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.75%) Android
12 1 (1.75%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (8.77%) Migration
3 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
3 4 (7.02%) Front End Development
3 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
3 4 (7.02%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.26%) High Availability
4 3 (5.26%) ITIL
4 3 (5.26%) Refactoring
4 3 (5.26%) SIEM
5 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
5 2 (3.51%) ETL
5 2 (3.51%) Information Security
5 2 (3.51%) OO
5 2 (3.51%) Scrum
5 2 (3.51%) SOA
5 2 (3.51%) Waterfall
5 2 (3.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.28%) Java
4 5 (8.77%) C#
4 5 (8.77%) COBOL
4 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.02%) C
5 4 (7.02%) C++
6 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.51%) Fortran
7 2 (3.51%) Pascal
7 2 (3.51%) Perl
8 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.26%) CCNA
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) CCENT
3 2 (3.51%) CCNP
3 2 (3.51%) CISSP
3 2 (3.51%) GIAC
3 2 (3.51%) MCSA
3 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 2 (3.51%) SANS
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.75%) CCA
4 1 (1.75%) CCAA
4 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (24.56%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (22.81%) XenApp
4 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (12.28%) XenDesktop
6 4 (7.02%) vSphere
7 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.51%) Docker
9 1 (1.75%) Snort
9 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (8.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (3.51%) Netcool
3 2 (3.51%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 2 (3.51%) SCOM
3 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.51%) WSUS
4 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.75%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) VMware
2 13 (22.81%) Citrix
2 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.28%) Cisco
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle
4 6 (10.53%) Apple
4 6 (10.53%) Forcepoint
4 6 (10.53%) Symantec
5 5 (8.77%) HP
5 5 (8.77%) MobileIron
5 5 (8.77%) Polycom
5 5 (8.77%) Veeam
6 4 (7.02%) Canon
6 4 (7.02%) Dell
6 4 (7.02%) IBM
7 3 (5.26%) Kaspersky
8 2 (3.51%) ArcSight
8 2 (3.51%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (3.51%) Fujitsu
8 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds