The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Middlesex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.54% 17.09% 10.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.72% 68.00% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 17
Average daily rate £388 £572 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.25% +43.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £474 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £615 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +94.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £22.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £32.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
39 50 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.48% 25.13% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 26
Average daily rate £394 £570 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.92% +42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +75.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (37.84%) Linux
3 11 (29.73%) Oracle
4 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
5 8 (21.62%) VMware
6 7 (18.92%) LAN
6 7 (18.92%) WAN
6 7 (18.92%) NetApp
6 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
7 6 (16.22%) UNIX
7 6 (16.22%) SQL
8 5 (13.51%) MS Office
8 5 (13.51%) SAP
8 5 (13.51%) C
8 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
8 5 (13.51%) VPN
8 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
8 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
8 5 (13.51%) SAN
9 4 (10.81%) EMC
9 4 (10.81%) Internet
9 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
9 4 (10.81%) Wireless
9 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
9 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (8.11%) Degree

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Apache
2 2 (5.41%) SAP Web AS
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) LAN
1 7 (18.92%) WAN
2 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.51%) VPN
2 5 (13.51%) SAN
3 4 (10.81%) Internet
3 4 (10.81%) Wireless
4 3 (8.11%) Firewall
4 3 (8.11%) VLAN
4 3 (8.11%) PBX
5 2 (5.41%) S/MIME
5 2 (5.41%) VoIP
5 2 (5.41%) SSL
5 2 (5.41%) NAS
5 2 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.70%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SAP HANA
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.70%) MSI
General
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
1 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.41%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
3 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
4 3 (8.11%) DBA
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) SQL DBA
4 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.41%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) HTML
1 2 (5.41%) CSS
1 2 (5.41%) OpenCV
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) WCF
2 1 (2.70%) WPF
2 1 (2.70%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.70%) JSON
2 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) HACMP
1 2 (5.41%) Smartcard
1 2 (5.41%) PKI
1 2 (5.41%) Clustering
1 2 (5.41%) Copywriting
1 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.41%) Online Games
1 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.70%) FMCG
2 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Linux
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.22%) UNIX
6 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
7 3 (8.11%) AIX
7 3 (8.11%) Solaris
8 2 (5.41%) Android
8 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.41%) Windows Phone
8 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
1 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (8.11%) ERP
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL
2 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (5.41%) Data Management
2 2 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (5.41%) Information Security
2 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
2 2 (5.41%) Migration
2 2 (5.41%) Release Management
2 2 (5.41%) Multithreading
2 2 (5.41%) Video Processing
2 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
2 2 (5.41%) High Availability
2 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
2 2 (5.41%) Information Architecture
3 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) C
3 3 (8.11%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) MATLAB
4 2 (5.41%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) ABAP
5 1 (2.70%) VC++
5 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) CISSP
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CISM
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.70%) MCP
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMP
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (2.70%) GCP
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (5.41%) XenApp
3 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.41%) PowerHA
4 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) Oracle
3 8 (21.62%) VMware
4 7 (18.92%) NetApp
5 5 (13.51%) SAP
6 4 (10.81%) EMC
7 3 (8.11%) NEC
7 3 (8.11%) Cisco
7 3 (8.11%) Nortel
7 3 (8.11%) Citrix
7 3 (8.11%) HP
8 2 (5.41%) CA
8 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.41%) Symantec
8 2 (5.41%) Brocade
8 2 (5.41%) AppSense
8 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.70%) IBM
9 1 (2.70%) Remedy