The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 19 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.24% 6.99% 4.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.25% 33.33% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
Median daily rate £338 £379 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.89% -24.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £428 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.86% -58.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.69 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -4.62%
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
32 39 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 16.75% 20.97% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 30
Median daily rate £350 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £438 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region with a requirement for Windows.

1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) C++
2 7 (46.67%) HTTP
3 6 (40.00%) C
3 6 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) Perl
3 6 (40.00%) Tcl
3 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) Ada
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (20.00%) Office 365
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) Sophos
7 2 (13.33%) Forcepoint
7 2 (13.33%) Firewall
7 2 (13.33%) Subversion
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
7 2 (13.33%) CSS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) HTTP
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) Skype
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) TestNG
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared SharePoint Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior SharePoint Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) jQuery
1 2 (13.33%) WCF
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Memory Management
5 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (6.67%) OOP
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) C++
3 6 (40.00%) C
3 6 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) Perl
3 6 (40.00%) Tcl
4 5 (33.33%) Ada
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Forcepoint
2 2 (13.33%) Sophos
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle