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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.63% 7.87% 10.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.43% 56.67% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Average daily rate
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£266 £425 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.52% +34.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £360 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £565 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +20.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £17.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £25.50 £21.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
28 30 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.29% 13.89% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 19
Average daily rate £281 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £360 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £550 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £15.58 £26.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.20% +48.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.96 £34.50 £23.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) ITIL
3 9 (37.50%) Oracle
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (33.33%) MS Office
4 8 (33.33%) AIX
5 7 (29.17%) Citrix
6 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (20.83%) XenApp
7 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
7 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
7 5 (20.83%) HP
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco
7 5 (20.83%) Web Services
7 5 (20.83%) VMware
8 4 (16.67%) Service Management
8 4 (16.67%) Migration
8 4 (16.67%) ITSM
8 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
8 4 (16.67%) NetApp
8 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 4 (16.67%) Solaris
8 4 (16.67%) UNIX
8 4 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (16.67%) SAP
8 4 (16.67%) CSS
8 4 (16.67%) HTML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) WorkSite
2 1 (4.17%) Lync
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LAN
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) MPLS
2 1 (4.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
1 7 (29.17%) Support Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 4 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Design Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
2 4 (16.67%) HTML
2 4 (16.67%) CSS
2 4 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) Android SDK
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Smartphone
1 4 (16.67%) FMCG
1 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 8 (33.33%) AIX
3 6 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Solaris
4 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (16.67%) UNIX
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.33%) Android
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (16.67%) Service Management
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) ITSM
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) DevOps
4 2 (8.33%) Android Development
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Document Management
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
1 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 4 (16.67%) Korn
1 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCP
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) XenApp
1 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.17%) Xen
4 1 (4.17%) IAG
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Oracle
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) HP
4 5 (20.83%) VMware
5 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
5 4 (16.67%) IBM
5 4 (16.67%) SAP
5 4 (16.67%) NetApp
5 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) NetIQ
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) AppSense
6 1 (4.17%) EMC