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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 17 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.93% 5.43% 9.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.78% 43.48% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 6
Average daily rate £350 £281 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.55% -46.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £259 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £399 £606
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £13.75 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
54 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 35.76% 12.50% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 10
Average daily rate £350 £281 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.55% -31.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
Average hourly rate £44.00 £45.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +71.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 9 (34.62%) Linux
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 5 (19.23%) SCCM
4 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
5 4 (15.38%) Clustering
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle
5 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (15.38%) Citrix
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
6 3 (11.54%) Front End Development
6 3 (11.54%) Android
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) LAN
6 3 (11.54%) HTML
6 3 (11.54%) .NET
6 3 (11.54%) CSS
6 3 (11.54%) Unix
6 3 (11.54%) Advertising
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Middleware
6 3 (11.54%) Change Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (7.69%) IIS
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) iPlanet
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) GIMP
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessWare
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (3.85%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) FTP
3 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.85%) MPLS
3 1 (3.85%) NX-OS
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VLAN
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
3 1 (3.85%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (3.85%) GIS
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 3 (11.54%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) DBA
3 3 (11.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (11.54%) IT Support
3 3 (11.54%) SQL DBA
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) CSS
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (3.85%) CSS3
3 1 (3.85%) Flash
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) J2EE
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) MooTools
3 1 (3.85%) MSMQ
3 1 (3.85%) RESTful
3 1 (3.85%) WCF
3 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) AS400
4 1 (3.85%) BYOD
4 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) FMCG
4 1 (3.85%) iPhone
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.54%) Android
5 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
5 3 (11.54%) Unix
6 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
6 2 (7.69%) Solaris
7 1 (3.85%) AIX
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Change Management
1 3 (11.54%) Front End Development
1 3 (11.54%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (7.69%) Android Development
2 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (7.69%) High Availability
2 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile Development
2 2 (7.69%) Service Management
2 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 1 (3.85%) CRM
3 1 (3.85%) EAI
3 1 (3.85%) ETL
3 1 (3.85%) OO
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.85%) SOA
3 1 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (3.85%) CCSP
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CISM
2 1 (3.85%) CISSP
2 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) vSphere
3 2 (7.69%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) ClearTrust
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) VMware
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) Adobe
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) BEA
5 1 (3.85%) CA
5 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.85%) F5
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) NetIQ
5 1 (3.85%) Novell
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) Vitria
5 1 (3.85%) Xamarin