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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.55% 7.51% 15.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.69% 45.24% 68.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -38.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £550 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £13.75 £28.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.32% -13.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
26 42 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 16.56% 16.60% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 16
Average daily rate £350 £388 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -32.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £550 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £19.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 May 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
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 5 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 10 (40.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.00%) Middleware
4 5 (20.00%) MS Office
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (16.00%) Finance
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.00%) VMware
5 4 (16.00%) C++
5 4 (16.00%) HP
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (12.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) .NET
6 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (12.00%) C#
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (12.00%) WinForms
6 3 (12.00%) MVC
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Lync
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
1 2 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (8.00%) FCoE
1 2 (8.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) WhereScape RED
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Developer
1 5 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Middleware
2 3 (12.00%) WinForms
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.00%) UNIX
5 2 (8.00%) AIX
6 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.00%) Android
6 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (12.00%) MVC
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps
4 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.00%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (4.00%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.00%) Android Development
4 1 (4.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) UML
4 1 (4.00%) OO
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Security Management
4 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C++
2 3 (12.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.00%) Ruby
3 2 (8.00%) Korn
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.00%) CCNA
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CISA
3 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ISSAP
3 1 (4.00%) MCTS
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
1 1 (4.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) IAG
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) HP
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Greenplum
4 1 (4.00%) Tableau
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) BMC
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.00%) McAfee
Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago