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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.08% 9.33% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 51.43% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Average daily rate
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£281 £525 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.47% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £413 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £606 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
21 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.86% 18.13% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 15
Average daily rate £281 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £359 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £599 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 7
Average hourly rate £45.50 £21.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.62% +20.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (34.78%) MS Office
4 8 (34.78%) ITIL
5 7 (30.43%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
6 6 (26.09%) AIX
7 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
7 5 (21.74%) Citrix
8 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
8 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 4 (17.39%) UNIX
8 4 (17.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (17.39%) SAP
8 4 (17.39%) CSS
8 4 (17.39%) HTML
8 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) FMCG
8 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
8 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
8 4 (17.39%) Korn
8 4 (17.39%) Smartphone
8 4 (17.39%) JIRA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) WorkSite
3 1 (4.35%) Lync
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) NAS
2 1 (4.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.35%) Games
1 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
1 7 (30.43%) Support Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support
3 4 (17.39%) Applications Support
3 4 (17.39%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) CSS
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
1 4 (17.39%) jQuery
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) Android SDK
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) FMCG
1 4 (17.39%) Smartphone
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) AIX
4 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 4 (17.39%) UNIX
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
5 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Solaris
6 2 (8.70%) Android
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) ITSM
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.70%) Android Development
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Document Management
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
1 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
1 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
1 4 (17.39%) Korn
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (13.04%) A+ Certification
2 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ISSAP
3 1 (4.35%) MCTS
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) CISA
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) XenApp
2 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) Xen
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.35%) IAG
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
3 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) SAP
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
5 3 (13.04%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.70%) IBM
6 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.35%) AppSense
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) NetIQ
7 1 (4.35%) Symantec
7 1 (4.35%) McAfee