The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 4.55% 29.03% 11.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 81.82% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Average daily rate £100 £281 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.44% -43.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Windows
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Hounslow region.

Operating Systems Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 9.09% 35.48% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 18
Average daily rate £100 £225 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% -47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (60.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Office 365
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Apple
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) High Availability
6 1 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (10.00%) vSphere
6 1 (10.00%) iPad
6 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) RHCT
6 1 (10.00%) Document Management
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (10.00%) Local Government
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) SCCM
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (10.00%) Gatling
1 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Auditor
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Support
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) PC Auditor
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) iPad
1 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Document Management
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Presales
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) RHCT
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Apple
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Mercator
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (10.00%) Xamarin