Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 5 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 51 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 18.98% 16.40% 10.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.54% 57.30% 59.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 31
Slough median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% -13.27% +15.38%
10th Percentile £134 £109 £130
90th Percentile £481 £388 £523
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Slough median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +11.48% -15.28%
10th Percentile £13.45 £14.90 £9.88
90th Percentile £17.05 £19.10 £25.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.75 £13.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.27% -38.89% +36.36%

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 91 89 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 30.85% 28.62% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 56 48
Slough median daily rate £363 £338 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% -6.57% +11.15%
10th Percentile £263 £173 £179
90th Percentile £625 £453 £514
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +15.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 16
Slough median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.29% -12.82% -
10th Percentile £13.45 £14.90 £10.00
90th Percentile £17.05 £19.10 £40.88
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -8.33% -30.39% +26.50%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 27 (48.21%) Windows Server
2 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
3 22 (39.29%) VMware
4 20 (35.71%) DNS
4 20 (35.71%) DHCP
5 18 (32.14%) Linux
6 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (26.79%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (25.00%) Citrix
8 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
9 13 (23.21%) XenApp
10 12 (21.43%) Windows 7
10 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 12 (21.43%) Firewall
10 12 (21.43%) Windows 10
11 11 (19.64%) Office 365
11 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
11 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (17.86%) SQL
12 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
12 10 (17.86%) Unix
13 8 (14.29%) HTML
13 8 (14.29%) LAN
13 8 (14.29%) WAN
13 8 (14.29%) Cisco
13 8 (14.29%) jQuery
13 8 (14.29%) Windows 8
14 7 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
14 7 (12.50%) Video Conferencing

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 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.36%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.57%) TPMS
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (8.93%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (7.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Office 365
2 6 (10.71%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.79%) G Suite
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.71%) DHCP
1 20 (35.71%) DNS
2 12 (21.43%) Firewall
3 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
4 8 (14.29%) LAN
4 8 (14.29%) WAN
5 6 (10.71%) VLAN
6 4 (7.14%) SNMP
7 3 (5.36%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (5.36%) VPN
7 3 (5.36%) Wireless
8 2 (3.57%) FTP
8 2 (3.57%) Internet
8 2 (3.57%) Intranet
8 2 (3.57%) Network Security
8 2 (3.57%) SAN
8 2 (3.57%) Skype
8 2 (3.57%) SMTP
8 2 (3.57%) SSH
8 2 (3.57%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) MySQL
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) IDMS
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Axure RP
1 4 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.14%) Grunt
1 4 (7.14%) gulp
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (7.14%) Subversion
1 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.36%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) French Language
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Support Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Developer
2 8 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Consultant
3 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (7.14%) Angular Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Architect
4 4 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) HTML
1 8 (14.29%) jQuery
2 5 (8.93%) XML
3 4 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.14%) CSS
3 4 (7.14%) CSS3
3 4 (7.14%) HTML5
3 4 (7.14%) JSON
3 4 (7.14%) LESS
3 4 (7.14%) Node.js
3 4 (7.14%) Sass
3 4 (7.14%) SVG
3 4 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (7.14%) Vue (Vue.js)
4 3 (5.36%) DHTML
4 3 (5.36%) Regular Expression
4 3 (5.36%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.57%) .NET
5 2 (3.57%) J2EE
5 2 (3.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) Animation
3 4 (7.14%) User Experience
4 3 (5.36%) iPad
4 3 (5.36%) iPhone
4 3 (5.36%) Replication
5 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.79%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.79%) FMCG
6 1 (1.79%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (48.21%) Windows Server
2 18 (32.14%) Linux
3 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (21.43%) Windows 10
5 12 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 10 (17.86%) Unix
7 8 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 6 (10.71%) Windows XP
9 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
9 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.57%) HPUX
10 2 (3.57%) OpenVMS
10 2 (3.57%) VME
10 2 (3.57%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (7.14%) Asset Management
2 4 (7.14%) Front End Development
2 4 (7.14%) Migration
2 4 (7.14%) Visualisation
3 3 (5.36%) High Availability
3 3 (5.36%) ITIL
3 3 (5.36%) SIEM
3 3 (5.36%) Test Automation
4 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (3.57%) MSF
4 2 (3.57%) OO
4 2 (3.57%) Refactoring
4 2 (3.57%) TDD
4 2 (3.57%) Time Management
4 2 (3.57%) TOGAF
4 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (3.57%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) Java
3 5 (8.93%) C#
3 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.93%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.14%) COBOL
4 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.36%) C
5 3 (5.36%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) Fortran
6 2 (3.57%) Pascal
6 2 (3.57%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.14%) CCNA
2 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.36%) CCNP
4 2 (3.57%) CCENT
4 2 (3.57%) CISSP
4 2 (3.57%) GIAC
4 2 (3.57%) MCSA
4 2 (3.57%) MCSE
4 2 (3.57%) SANS
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) CCA
5 1 (1.79%) CCAA
5 1 (1.79%) CCDA
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.79%) MCP
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) COBIT
2 1 (1.79%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.79%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (23.21%) XenApp
4 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (10.71%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.36%) vSphere
7 1 (1.79%) Docker
7 1 (1.79%) Snort
7 1 (1.79%) vCloud
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (7.14%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) WSUS
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.57%) Netcool
4 2 (3.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (3.57%) SCOM
4 2 (3.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.57%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.79%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) VMware
2 14 (25.00%) Citrix
3 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.29%) Cisco
5 7 (12.50%) Oracle
6 6 (10.71%) Apple
6 6 (10.71%) Forcepoint
6 6 (10.71%) Symantec
7 5 (8.93%) HP
7 5 (8.93%) MobileIron
7 5 (8.93%) Polycom
8 4 (7.14%) Canon
8 4 (7.14%) IBM
8 4 (7.14%) Veeam
9 3 (5.36%) Dell
9 3 (5.36%) Kaspersky
10 2 (3.57%) ArcSight
10 2 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (3.57%) Fujitsu
10 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds