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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.95% 9.82% 7.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.46% 57.14% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 8
Median daily rate £400 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £182 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £411 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £13.75 £13.75 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.10 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £35.70 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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 28 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.48% 17.18% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 16
Median daily rate £350 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £185 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -67.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £45.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
4 4 (17.39%) LAN
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
5 3 (13.04%) Advertising
5 3 (13.04%) EMC
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 3 (13.04%) Web Services
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) C++
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Firewall
6 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) C
6 2 (8.70%) C#
6 2 (8.70%) .NET
6 2 (8.70%) Perl
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle
6 2 (8.70%) DNS

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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) iPlanet
2 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessWare
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (4.35%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LAN
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) FTP
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (4.35%) GIS
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Toad
1 1 (4.35%) Xcode
General
1 3 (13.04%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) IT Support
2 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) IT Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Monitoring Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (4.35%) ATL
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) MSMQ
3 1 (4.35%) POCO
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (4.35%) WCF
3 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) AS400
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.35%) FMCG
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
1 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.70%) Change Management
2 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.35%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (4.35%) DevOps
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (4.35%) Presales
3 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
3 1 (4.35%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (4.35%) SABSA
3 1 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Test Planning
3 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
3 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) Tcl
4 1 (4.35%) Ada
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (4.35%) CCSP
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CISM
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
3 1 (4.35%) ClearTrust
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 3 (13.04%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) NetIQ
4 2 (8.70%) Novell
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
5 1 (4.35%) BEA
5 1 (4.35%) CA
5 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Northgate
5 1 (4.35%) Orchard
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) Vitria