The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Harrow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Harrow region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Harrow 58.33% 50.00% 31.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 90.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate £215 £275 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £156 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £345 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Harrow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
7 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Harrow 58.33% 55.56% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate £215 £275 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £105 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
London

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Harrow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Harrow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Harrow

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Harrow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Harrow region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Harrow

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Harrow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Harrow region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Harrow

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Harrow

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Harrow

Windows
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Harrow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Harrow region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 4 (36.36%) VoIP
3 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
3 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (27.27%) Symantec
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (18.18%) J2EE
5 2 (18.18%) Spring
6 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 1 (9.09%) Release Management
6 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Harrow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Harrow region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Network Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Field Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
1 2 (18.18%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
1 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
1 1 (9.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Symantec
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix