The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow 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 Hounslow 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 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 8.33% 17.91% 13.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 40.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 6
Average daily rate - £235 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5 30 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 20.83% 44.78% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 26 8
Average daily rate £380 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £160 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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 Hounslow

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hounslow

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

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Hounslow

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 6 (46.15%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) WPF
3 4 (30.77%) Silverlight
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
4 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) UNIX
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
4 3 (23.08%) CSS3
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (23.08%) Open Source
4 3 (23.08%) XAML
4 3 (23.08%) XNA
4 3 (23.08%) Release Management
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Phone
4 3 (23.08%) Xbox
4 3 (23.08%) HTML5
4 3 (23.08%) MVVM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP CRM
1 2 (15.38%) SAP ERP
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DVB
1 1 (7.69%) ATM
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SAP BW
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Silverlight Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Server Support
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Broadcast Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) WPF
2 4 (30.77%) Silverlight
2 4 (30.77%) REST
2 4 (30.77%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) CSS3
3 3 (23.08%) XNA
3 3 (23.08%) HTML5
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
1 3 (23.08%) Open Source
1 3 (23.08%) Xbox
1 3 (23.08%) Kinect
2 1 (7.69%) IPTV
2 1 (7.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Phone
3 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (23.08%) Release Management
2 3 (23.08%) MVVM
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) OOD
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) XAML
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) NDS
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Tandberg