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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.09% 7.30% 8.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.82% 56.67% 54.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 8
Average daily rate
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£335 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £290 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £535 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £29.40 £20.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £30.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.13% 12.88% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 15
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £510 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Average hourly rate £42.75 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £30.90 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows
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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 July 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
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 22 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (40.63%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 7 (21.88%) UNIX
3 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.75%) Oracle
5 5 (15.63%) SQL
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.50%) HTML
6 4 (12.50%) Java
6 4 (12.50%) SAN
6 4 (12.50%) LAN
6 4 (12.50%) WAN
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco
7 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
7 3 (9.38%) NetApp
7 3 (9.38%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) EMC
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (9.38%) Symantec
7 3 (9.38%) C
7 3 (9.38%) C#
7 3 (9.38%) MS Office
7 3 (9.38%) Web Services
7 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.38%) Finance
7 3 (9.38%) VMware
7 3 (9.38%) Android

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (6.25%) SAP Web AS
1 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) SAN
1 4 (12.50%) LAN
1 4 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) VoIP
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) Extranet
3 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.13%) JasperReports
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.13%) MSI
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.13%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (9.38%) Developer
2 3 (9.38%) Architect
2 3 (9.38%) DBA
2 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) SQL DBA
3 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Applications Support
3 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) Spring
3 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 2 (6.25%) JSP
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (6.25%) J2EE
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) ArcObjects
4 1 (3.13%) WCF
4 1 (3.13%) WPF
4 1 (3.13%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.25%) Online Games
1 2 (6.25%) Copywriting
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.13%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.13%) FMCG
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Linux
2 7 (21.88%) UNIX
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.38%) Android
4 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Phone
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) AIX
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.25%) Information Architecture
1 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
1 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (6.25%) Information Security
1 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
1 2 (6.25%) Migration
1 2 (6.25%) Service Management
1 2 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
2 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma
2 1 (3.13%) Project Management
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
2 1 (3.13%) OOD
2 1 (3.13%) SOA
2 1 (3.13%) UML
2 1 (3.13%) OO
2 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (3.13%) ITSM
2 1 (3.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) C
3 3 (9.38%) C#
4 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) C++
5 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) CISM
1 2 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (3.13%) PMP
2 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.13%) DFS Replication
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco
3 3 (9.38%) NetApp
3 3 (9.38%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) EMC
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
3 3 (9.38%) Symantec
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Remedy
5 1 (3.13%) Sybase
5 1 (3.13%) ESRI
5 1 (3.13%) AppSense
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