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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 23 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.92% 5.65% 6.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.49% 33.33% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 10
Average daily rate
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£348 £335 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% -21.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £184 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £406 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £34.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.71% +12.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
43 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.28% 16.96% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 17
Average daily rate £350 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £247 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £393 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% +37.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 (31.43%) Linux
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (28.57%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) C#
5 6 (17.14%) .NET
5 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
5 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
5 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
5 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (17.14%) MVC
5 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 5 (14.29%) Finance
6 5 (14.29%) CCNA
6 5 (14.29%) HP
6 5 (14.29%) Citrix
6 5 (14.29%) Middleware
6 5 (14.29%) ITIL
6 5 (14.29%) MS Office
6 5 (14.29%) C++
7 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
7 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (11.43%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) SAN
1 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) NAS
2 3 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
3 2 (5.71%) FCoE
3 2 (5.71%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) VoIP
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
4 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) MPLS
4 1 (2.86%) X.509
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) IPsec
4 1 (2.86%) Network Security
4 1 (2.86%) DNS
4 1 (2.86%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.86%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Developer
1 7 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (8.57%) Database Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Software Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (5.71%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Security Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Database Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Operations Project Manager
5 1 (2.86%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
1 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
1 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (14.29%) Middleware
3 3 (8.57%) WinForms
3 3 (8.57%) CSS
3 3 (8.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Clustering
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.57%) UNIX
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Android
8 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.86%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) MVC
2 5 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) TDD
4 3 (8.57%) Scrum
4 3 (8.57%) CRM
4 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
4 3 (8.57%) Analytics
5 2 (5.71%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (5.71%) Migration
5 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security
5 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.86%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C#
2 5 (14.29%) C++
3 3 (8.57%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) C
5 1 (2.86%) Tcl
5 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (14.29%) CCNA
3 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
4 3 (8.57%) CISSP
5 2 (5.71%) MCP
5 2 (5.71%) CISM
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.86%) ISSAP
6 1 (2.86%) MCTS
6 1 (2.86%) VCP5
6 1 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (2.86%) CCNP
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
1 3 (8.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.86%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (2.86%) vMotion
2 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) HP
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
5 2 (5.71%) BMC
5 2 (5.71%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) Apple
6 1 (2.86%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Brocade
6 1 (2.86%) Greenplum
6 1 (2.86%) Tableau
6 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.86%) Varonis
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