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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 19 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.42% 9.54% 8.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.92% 67.50% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 11
Average daily rate
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£500 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £560 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £310 £312
% change year-on-year
-1.93% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.94
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.89%
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
48 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.28% 14.13% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 27
Average daily rate £356 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (34.48%) Linux
3 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 8 (27.59%) Citrix
4 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (24.14%) Web Services
5 7 (24.14%) ITIL
5 7 (24.14%) Oracle
6 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.69%) LAN
6 6 (20.69%) WAN
6 6 (20.69%) VMware
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco
7 5 (17.24%) HP
7 5 (17.24%) Java
7 5 (17.24%) XenApp
7 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
8 4 (13.79%) 3PAR
8 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) MS Office
8 4 (13.79%) AIX
8 4 (13.79%) Solaris
8 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.79%) IBM
8 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
8 4 (13.79%) Symantec
8 4 (13.79%) NetApp
8 4 (13.79%) Red Hat

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (6.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.45%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) WorkSite
2 1 (3.45%) Lync
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) LAN
1 6 (20.69%) WAN
2 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
3 2 (6.90%) VoIP
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.45%) JasperReports
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Technical Design Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) SQL DBA
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) DBA
3 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.45%) Android Developer
5 1 (3.45%) WPF Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) JSP
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) J2EE
2 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
2 2 (6.90%) Spring
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) ArcObjects
3 1 (3.45%) WCF
3 1 (3.45%) WPF
3 1 (3.45%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.45%) HTML5
3 1 (3.45%) Android SDK
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.90%) Online Games
3 2 (6.90%) FMCG
4 1 (3.45%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (13.79%) AIX
4 4 (13.79%) Solaris
5 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) UNIX
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.90%) Android
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
2 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
2 4 (13.79%) ITSM
3 1 (3.45%) MVC
3 1 (3.45%) Validation
3 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.45%) Document Management
3 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.45%) MVVM
3 1 (3.45%) Android Development
3 1 (3.45%) OOD
3 1 (3.45%) SOA
3 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma
3 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.45%) UML
3 1 (3.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) XenApp
2 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
3 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.45%) Xen
4 1 (3.45%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Citrix
3 7 (24.14%) Oracle
4 6 (20.69%) VMware
5 5 (17.24%) HP
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco
6 4 (13.79%) IBM
6 4 (13.79%) NetApp
6 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
6 4 (13.79%) Symantec
6 4 (13.79%) 3PAR
7 2 (6.90%) SAP
7 2 (6.90%) EMC
8 1 (3.45%) ESRI
8 1 (3.45%) AppSense
8 1 (3.45%) NetIQ
8 1 (3.45%) Sybase
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