The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South East / Middlesex
Rank 3 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 23 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 17.42% 7.97% 6.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.88% 23.91% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 4
Median daily rate £350 £350 £266
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £267 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £460 £281
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
32 46 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 24.24% 33.33% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 16
Median daily rate £360 £350 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +24.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £345 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £15.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +182.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region with a requirement for Windows.

1 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 13 (36.11%) VMware
5 12 (33.33%) Cisco
6 10 (27.78%) Java
6 10 (27.78%) Finance
6 10 (27.78%) Legal
6 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
7 9 (25.00%) Dell
7 9 (25.00%) Citrix
7 9 (25.00%) Sophos
8 7 (19.44%) C#
8 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
8 7 (19.44%) WSUS
9 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
9 6 (16.67%) C++
9 6 (16.67%) Perl
9 6 (16.67%) C
9 6 (16.67%) Python
9 6 (16.67%) Ada
9 6 (16.67%) Tcl
9 6 (16.67%) HTTP
9 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 5 (13.89%) SCCM
10 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
11 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
11 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) HTTP
1 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (8.33%) Firewall
3 3 (8.33%) LAN
4 2 (5.56%) BGP
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (5.56%) Internet
4 2 (5.56%) IPsec
4 2 (5.56%) OSPF
4 2 (5.56%) Skype
4 2 (5.56%) VPN
4 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.78%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Maven
2 1 (2.78%) TestNG
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
1 10 (27.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Advertising
2 1 (2.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
1 10 (27.78%) Support Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Desktop Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Desktop Support
2 7 (19.44%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) SCCM Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) System Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
1 1 (2.78%) HTML5
1 1 (2.78%) JSON
1 1 (2.78%) RESTful
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
1 1 (2.78%) WinForms
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (5.56%) PlayStation
2 2 (5.56%) Xbox
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
2 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Unix
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
2 6 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps
5 2 (5.56%) OO
5 2 (5.56%) OOP
6 1 (2.78%) ERP
6 1 (2.78%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.78%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.78%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) C#
3 6 (16.67%) Ada
3 6 (16.67%) C
3 6 (16.67%) C++
3 6 (16.67%) Perl
3 6 (16.67%) Python
3 6 (16.67%) Tcl
4 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) UniBasic
5 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) MCSE
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) CCNP
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) MCP
2 2 (5.56%) MCSA
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.78%) Docker
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) WSUS
2 5 (13.89%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (36.11%) VMware
3 12 (33.33%) Cisco
4 9 (25.00%) Citrix
4 9 (25.00%) Dell
4 9 (25.00%) Sophos
5 2 (5.56%) Adobe
5 2 (5.56%) Forcepoint
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.78%) Redback