The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.82% 4.00% 7.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 22.22% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 8
Average daily rate
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£370 £500 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +45.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £198 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £42.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.42% +42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.00%
Windows
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.06% 18.00% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 19
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Average hourly rate £28.13 £45.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 14 (35.00%) VMware
2 13 (32.50%) Linux
3 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (20.00%) Citrix
5 8 (20.00%) C#
5 8 (20.00%) .NET
5 8 (20.00%) Clustering
6 7 (17.50%) SQL
6 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (15.00%) Java
7 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (15.00%) CSS
7 6 (15.00%) ITIL
7 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (15.00%) MVC
7 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (12.50%) SCCM
8 5 (12.50%) Finance
8 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (10.00%) Apache
2 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.50%) Lync
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.00%) GIMP
3 2 (5.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) SAN
1 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) NAS
2 3 (7.50%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (5.00%) FCoE
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.50%) HTTP
4 1 (2.50%) VoIP
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) MPLS
4 1 (2.50%) X.509
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) IPsec
4 1 (2.50%) Network Security
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.50%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Developer
2 3 (7.50%) Analyst
2 3 (7.50%) Consultant
2 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
2 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (7.50%) Database Developer
2 3 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (5.00%) Security Manager
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (5.00%) Database Architect
3 2 (5.00%) Architect
3 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (5.00%) Administrator
3 2 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (5.00%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (2.50%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (15.00%) CSS
2 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (7.50%) REST
3 3 (7.50%) Middleware
3 3 (7.50%) WinForms
3 3 (7.50%) HTML
4 2 (5.00%) J2EE
4 2 (5.00%) jQuery
4 2 (5.00%) MooTools
5 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Linux
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (12.50%) UNIX
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.00%) Android
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) ITIL
1 6 (15.00%) MVC
2 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.50%) TDD
3 3 (7.50%) Scrum
3 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.50%) CRM
3 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (7.50%) Analytics
3 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.00%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.00%) High Availability
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) Change Management
4 2 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (5.00%) Information Security
4 2 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) C#
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) C++
5 3 (7.50%) Perl
5 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.00%) C
7 1 (2.50%) Tcl
7 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCNA
3 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) CISSP
5 2 (5.00%) MCP
5 2 (5.00%) CISM
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CCNP
6 1 (2.50%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) XenApp
3 3 (7.50%) vSphere
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.50%) NFS
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.50%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (2.50%) vMotion
2 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) VMware
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle
6 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 2 (5.00%) BMC
6 2 (5.00%) NetApp
6 2 (5.00%) Adobe
6 2 (5.00%) F5
6 2 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.50%) Tableau
7 1 (2.50%) Xamarin
7 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.50%) Varonis
7 1 (2.50%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.50%) HP
7 1 (2.50%) Brocade
7 1 (2.50%) Greenplum
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat