The table below looks at the statistics for Windows NT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows NT over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows NT
Rank 552 539 491
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -48
Contract jobs citing Windows NT 48 36 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.067% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.30% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 43
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£318 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £123 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £268
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +21.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.20 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.47% -33.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £13.07 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £16.00 £27.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £15.20 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+80.92% -35.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12475 12032 12324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.44% 22.54% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7098 6694 6265
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1063 1029 1226
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows NT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows NT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows NT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows NT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows NT within the UK.

Windows NT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows NT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows NT within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Windows NT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows NT
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows NT within the UK.

Windows NT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows NT
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows NT within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Windows NT Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows NT
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows NT within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 41 £321 -1.15% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 20 £425 +21.42%
South East -6 20 £425 +21.42%
Milton Keynes +4 16 £425 +21.42%
London 0 8 £331 -
North West -3 6 £120 -11.11% 3
Manchester -2 4 £120 -11.11% 3
City of London +23 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £225 -
Yorkshire +7 1 - - 2
East Midlands +1 1 - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Bradford - - - - 2
Derby - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

Windows NT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Windows NT 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 NT.

1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
3 37 (44.58%) UNIX
4 32 (38.55%) Windows 2000
5 31 (37.35%) Active Directory
6 29 (34.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (32.53%) Windows XP
8 26 (31.33%) MS Excel
9 22 (26.51%) SQL
9 22 (26.51%) Finance
10 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (24.10%) MS Office
11 20 (24.10%) SLA
11 20 (24.10%) Citrix
12 18 (21.69%) Oracle
12 18 (21.69%) VMware
13 17 (20.48%) Clustering
13 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (18.07%) MCSE
14 15 (18.07%) ITIL
14 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (16.87%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (16.87%) .NET
15 14 (16.87%) Java
16 13 (15.66%) C#
16 13 (15.66%) VBScript
16 13 (15.66%) Windows 7
16 13 (15.66%) Oracle Database
17 12 (14.46%) Selenium
17 12 (14.46%) HP

Windows NT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Windows NT 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 NT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.64%) IIS
3 6 (7.23%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.82%) CICS
6 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (31.33%) MS Excel
2 20 (24.10%) MS Office
3 4 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.20%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.46%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.84%) DNS
3 7 (8.43%) Internet
3 7 (8.43%) SAN
3 7 (8.43%) Broadband
3 7 (8.43%) LAN
3 7 (8.43%) NAS
4 6 (7.23%) WAN
5 3 (3.61%) ADSL
5 3 (3.61%) ISDN
5 3 (3.61%) Firewall
6 2 (2.41%) Megaco
6 2 (2.41%) ISUP
6 2 (2.41%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (2.41%) 4G
6 2 (2.41%) ATM
6 2 (2.41%) PSTN
6 2 (2.41%) CDMA
6 2 (2.41%) GPRS
6 2 (2.41%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.20%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Selenium
2 7 (8.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (8.43%) WebDriver
3 5 (6.02%) JMeter
3 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (3.61%) MSI
4 3 (3.61%) InstallShield
4 3 (3.61%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.20%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 22 (26.51%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Automotive
4 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.41%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Analyst
2 7 (8.43%) Test Manager
2 7 (8.43%) Service Analyst
2 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (8.43%) Administrator
2 7 (8.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (7.23%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (7.23%) Support Analyst
3 6 (7.23%) Windows Administrator
3 6 (7.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 5 (6.02%) Service Desk Manager
4 5 (6.02%) Service Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Test Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Tester
6 3 (3.61%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.61%) Developer
6 3 (3.61%) Consultant
6 3 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) .NET
2 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.41%) HTML
4 1 (1.20%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Clustering
2 9 (10.84%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.41%) NHS
5 1 (1.20%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (44.58%) UNIX
3 32 (38.55%) Windows 2000
4 29 (34.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (32.53%) Windows XP
6 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (16.87%) Windows 2000 Server
8 13 (15.66%) Windows 7
9 8 (9.64%) MVS
10 7 (8.43%) Windows Vista
10 7 (8.43%) Linux
11 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (6.02%) AIX
13 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) ITIL
2 10 (12.05%) Service Management
2 10 (12.05%) Test Automation
3 9 (10.84%) Change Management
3 9 (10.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (10.84%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (9.64%) Migration
4 8 (9.64%) TDD
4 8 (9.64%) BDD
4 8 (9.64%) Incident Management
5 7 (8.43%) Waterfall
6 6 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.23%) Project Management
7 5 (6.02%) Automated Testing
7 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.82%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.82%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.82%) Release Management
8 4 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.51%) SQL
2 14 (16.87%) Java
3 13 (15.66%) C#
3 13 (15.66%) VBScript
4 7 (8.43%) VB
4 7 (8.43%) C
5 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.20%) ABAP
7 1 (1.20%) Python
7 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (18.07%) MCSE
3 8 (9.64%) Degree
4 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.02%) ISEB
6 4 (4.82%) MCITP
6 4 (4.82%) MCP
7 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.20%) HND
8 1 (1.20%) CCNA
8 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.20%) PMP
8 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.10%) SLA
2 6 (7.23%) QA
System Software
1 31 (37.35%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.64%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.43%) Terminal Server
5 6 (7.23%) Terminal Services
5 6 (7.23%) ISA Server
5 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (4.82%) Nmap
7 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.61%) MetaFrame
8 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.20%) vSphere
9 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) SCOM
2 7 (8.43%) Control-M
2 7 (8.43%) BladeLogic
3 4 (4.82%) SCCM
3 4 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (4.82%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (4.82%) Nessus
4 3 (3.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.41%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.41%) Unicenter
5 2 (2.41%) MOM
6 1 (1.20%) WSUS
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.20%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.10%) Citrix
3 18 (21.69%) Oracle
3 18 (21.69%) VMware
4 12 (14.46%) HP
5 9 (10.84%) Intel
6 8 (9.64%) Cisco
7 7 (8.43%) SAP
8 5 (6.02%) Compaq
8 5 (6.02%) Dell
8 5 (6.02%) Remedy
9 3 (3.61%) Altiris
10 2 (2.41%) AppSense
10 2 (2.41%) Sybase
10 2 (2.41%) BMC
10 2 (2.41%) CA
10 2 (2.41%) NetApp
11 1 (1.20%) Nokia
11 1 (1.20%) Lotus
11 1 (1.20%) Apple
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