The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 Middlesex 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.65% 6.87% 9.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.95% 51.61% 58.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 9
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£345 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £326 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £42.75 £30.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.55 £29.40 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.95 £30.60 £41.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
42 31 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 18.26% 13.30% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 17
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Average hourly rate £50.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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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 30 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (42.42%) Linux
2 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
4 7 (21.21%) UNIX
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle
5 5 (15.15%) LAN
5 5 (15.15%) WAN
5 5 (15.15%) SQL
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.12%) HTML
6 4 (12.12%) Java
6 4 (12.12%) Web Services
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco
6 4 (12.12%) Citrix
6 4 (12.12%) HP
6 4 (12.12%) SAN
6 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 4 (12.12%) VMware
7 3 (9.09%) Finance
7 3 (9.09%) Service Management
7 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (9.09%) Android
7 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (9.09%) Symantec
7 3 (9.09%) EMC
7 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.09%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2 (6.06%) Apache
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Web AS
2 1 (3.03%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) LAN
1 5 (15.15%) WAN
2 4 (12.12%) SAN
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) VPN
3 2 (6.06%) VoIP
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
4 1 (3.03%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) JasperReports
2 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.03%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.03%) MSI
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Analyst
2 3 (9.09%) DBA
2 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
2 3 (9.09%) Consultant
2 3 (9.09%) Architect
2 3 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Design Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience Architect
3 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
3 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Applications Packager
4 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) J2EE
2 2 (6.06%) CSS
2 2 (6.06%) JSP
2 2 (6.06%) Spring
2 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) ArcObjects
3 1 (3.03%) WCF
3 1 (3.03%) WPF
3 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.06%) Online Games
1 2 (6.06%) Copywriting
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.03%) FMCG
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Linux
2 7 (21.21%) UNIX
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.09%) Android
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.09%) Solaris
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone
5 2 (6.06%) AIX
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.09%) Service Management
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Information Architecture
2 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
2 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
2 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (6.06%) Information Security
2 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
2 2 (6.06%) ITSM
2 2 (6.06%) Migration
3 1 (3.03%) MVC
3 1 (3.03%) Validation
3 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.03%) Data Management
3 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma
3 1 (3.03%) Project Management
3 1 (3.03%) OOD
3 1 (3.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) C
3 3 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.03%) VC++
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) CISSP
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) CISM
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.03%) PMP
2 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.03%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) HP
3 4 (12.12%) NetApp
3 4 (12.12%) VMware
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.09%) Symantec
4 3 (9.09%) EMC
4 3 (9.09%) 3PAR
5 2 (6.06%) SAP
5 2 (6.06%) IBM
6 1 (3.03%) AppSense
6 1 (3.03%) ESRI
6 1 (3.03%) Remedy
6 1 (3.03%) Sybase
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