The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 June 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
South East / Thames Valley
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 50.00% 60.00% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £450 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.83%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Thames Valley
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 50.00% 60.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £450 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Thames Valley citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the Thames Valley

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the Thames Valley.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the Thames Valley

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in the Thames Valley.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Windows.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware