Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -19 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 4.47% 12.54% 9.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.15% 58.73% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 13
Slough median daily rate £425 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -17.24% +3.57%
10th Percentile £93 £165 £187
90th Percentile £613 £476 £420
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £388 £368
% change year-on-year - +5.44% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Slough median hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +750.00% +40.85% -21.11%
10th Percentile £165.00 £14.40 £13.44
90th Percentile £175.00 £20.00 £17.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -31.43% +34.62% -1.89%

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 41 63 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 13.10% 21.36% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 47 36
Slough median daily rate £450 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £316 £199 £288
90th Percentile £595 £476 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £411 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +2.81% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Slough median hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +750.00% +40.85% -20.00%
10th Percentile £165.00 £14.40 £13.44
90th Percentile £175.00 £20.00 £17.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.25 £13.25
% change year-on-year -30.43% +30.19% -5.36%

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 July 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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 8 (57.14%) Linux
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Ansible
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Perl
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 3 (21.43%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) PHP
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) Unix
4 3 (21.43%) OpenShift
4 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (21.43%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (21.43%) Private Cloud
4 3 (21.43%) Public Cloud
4 3 (21.43%) Node.js
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (21.43%) OpenStack
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics

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 (21.43%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) FileZilla
2 1 (7.14%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (21.43%) AWS CloudTrail
2 3 (21.43%) OpenShift
3 2 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (14.29%) PaaS
4 1 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) JProfiler
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) XMLSpy
General
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Private Cloud
1 3 (21.43%) Public Cloud
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) DataPower
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Unix
4 2 (14.29%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) CentOS
5 1 (7.14%) Debian
5 1 (7.14%) SUSE
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) Analytics
1 3 (21.43%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (21.43%) Deployment Automation
1 3 (21.43%) DevOps
2 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Data Encryption
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
2 1 (7.14%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
2 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
2 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Threat Detection
2 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) Perl
1 4 (28.57%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) PHP
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CNE
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Ansible
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (14.29%) Puppet
3 2 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (7.14%) HP ALM
4 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (7.14%) Nagios
4 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (7.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) CyberArk
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Qualys
4 1 (7.14%) SaltStack
4 1 (7.14%) Veeam
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas
4 1 (7.14%) Vitria