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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.54% 8.71% 10.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.18% 72.41% 42.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 10
Average daily rate
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£281 £360 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.94% +6.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £26.50 £17.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.39% +49.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £26.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £26.50 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
34 29 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.89% 12.03% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 26
Average daily rate £281 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.06% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £321 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £580 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £26.50 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.39% +37.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £26.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £26.50 £23.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (37.50%) ITIL
3 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (33.33%) AIX
5 7 (29.17%) Citrix
5 7 (29.17%) MS Office
6 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (20.83%) Web Services
7 5 (20.83%) HTML
7 5 (20.83%) HP
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco
7 5 (20.83%) UNIX
7 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (20.83%) XenApp
7 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
7 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (20.83%) VMware
8 4 (16.67%) Service Management
8 4 (16.67%) Migration
8 4 (16.67%) Korn
8 4 (16.67%) Smartphone
8 4 (16.67%) JIRA
8 4 (16.67%) jQuery
8 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
8 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.17%) Lync
2 1 (4.17%) WorkSite
2 1 (4.17%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
2 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) 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 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 4 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Desktop Support
2 5 (20.83%) Applications Support
2 5 (20.83%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Design Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
1 5 (20.83%) HTML
2 4 (16.67%) jQuery
2 4 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) Android SDK
3 1 (4.17%) JSON
3 1 (4.17%) ArcObjects
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) WPF
3 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Smartphone
1 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (12.50%) FMCG
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) iPhone
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (33.33%) AIX
3 6 (25.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.83%) UNIX
5 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (16.67%) Solaris
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.33%) Android
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Service Management
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) ITSM
2 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) OOD
4 1 (4.17%) SOA
4 1 (4.17%) UML
4 1 (4.17%) OO
4 1 (4.17%) MVC
4 1 (4.17%) Validation
4 1 (4.17%) MVVM
4 1 (4.17%) Android Development
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.17%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Korn
1 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
1 2 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
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%) Xen
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
4 5 (20.83%) HP
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) VMware
5 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
5 4 (16.67%) IBM
5 4 (16.67%) NetApp
5 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 3 (12.50%) SAP
7 1 (4.17%) EMC
7 1 (4.17%) NetIQ
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec
7 1 (4.17%) ESRI
7 1 (4.17%) AppSense