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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows NT
Rank 557 512 507
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows NT 49 62 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.51% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 49
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£313 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £130 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £355 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £350 £268
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +30.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £16.00 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £30.50 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-22.58% +3.33%

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
12729 12042 12126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.02% 22.81% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7375 6792 6192
Average daily rate £350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1110 1021 1215
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 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
Top 23 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 22 September 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 -50 46 £313 -10.71% 6
South East -13 28 £350 - 4
London +7 8 £211 -42.12%
North West -5 5 £128 -5.55% 1
Manchester -11 3 £128 -5.55% 1
West Midlands - 2 £225 -
City of London +23 1 - -
Yorkshire +1 1 - -
East Midlands 0 1 - - 1
Hampshire -17 1 £350 - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Derby - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

Windows NT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (45.45%) UNIX
2 40 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 33 (37.50%) Windows 2000
4 31 (35.23%) MS Excel
4 31 (35.23%) Active Directory
4 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (30.68%) Windows XP
6 25 (28.41%) Finance
7 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (26.14%) SLA
9 22 (25.00%) SQL
9 22 (25.00%) MS Office
9 22 (25.00%) Citrix
10 21 (23.86%) VMware
11 19 (21.59%) Clustering
11 19 (21.59%) Oracle
11 19 (21.59%) ITIL
12 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 16 (18.18%) MCSE
14 15 (17.05%) Java
15 14 (15.91%) .NET
15 14 (15.91%) Oracle Database
16 13 (14.77%) VBScript
16 13 (14.77%) C#
16 13 (14.77%) Windows 7
16 13 (14.77%) Service Management
16 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development

Windows NT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 10 (11.36%) IIS
2 8 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.68%) CICS
3 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 31 (35.23%) MS Excel
2 22 (25.00%) MS Office
3 5 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 11 (12.50%) DNS
2 10 (11.36%) LAN
2 10 (11.36%) SAN
2 10 (11.36%) NAS
3 9 (10.23%) WAN
3 9 (10.23%) Internet
4 8 (9.09%) Broadband
5 4 (4.55%) ADSL
6 3 (3.41%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.41%) Firewall
7 2 (2.27%) VLAN
7 2 (2.27%) DHCP
7 2 (2.27%) SMS
7 2 (2.27%) ISDN
7 2 (2.27%) VoIP
7 2 (2.27%) OSPF
7 2 (2.27%) BGP
8 1 (1.14%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.14%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.14%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Selenium
2 7 (7.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (7.95%) WebDriver
3 5 (5.68%) JMeter
3 5 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (3.41%) MSI
4 3 (3.41%) InstallShield
4 3 (3.41%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Automotive
4 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.27%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Retail
5 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Analyst
2 10 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (10.23%) Administrator
3 9 (10.23%) Service Analyst
4 8 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
5 7 (7.95%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Test Manager
6 6 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Tester
7 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) .NET
2 3 (3.41%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (1.14%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.14%) J2EE
4 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.59%) Clustering
2 12 (13.64%) Mainframe
3 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.27%) NHS
4 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.14%) IVR
5 1 (1.14%) CCTV
5 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (45.45%) UNIX
3 33 (37.50%) Windows 2000
4 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (30.68%) Windows XP
6 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
8 13 (14.77%) Windows 7
9 10 (11.36%) MVS
10 8 (9.09%) Windows Vista
10 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (6.82%) Linux
12 5 (5.68%) Windows 8
13 4 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.59%) ITIL
2 13 (14.77%) Service Management
2 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (12.50%) Change Management
4 10 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (11.36%) Test Automation
5 9 (10.23%) Incident Management
5 9 (10.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (9.09%) BDD
6 8 (9.09%) Migration
6 8 (9.09%) TDD
7 7 (7.95%) Waterfall
7 7 (7.95%) Line Management
8 6 (6.82%) Project Management
9 5 (5.68%) Automated Testing
9 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.55%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.00%) SQL
2 15 (17.05%) Java
3 13 (14.77%) C#
3 13 (14.77%) VBScript
4 8 (9.09%) C
5 7 (7.95%) VB
6 3 (3.41%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.14%) Python
8 1 (1.14%) C++
8 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (18.18%) MCSE
3 10 (11.36%) Degree
4 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.68%) MCITP
4 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.68%) ISEB
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.27%) CCNA
5 2 (2.27%) MCP
6 1 (1.14%) HND
6 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.14%) SLA
2 6 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 31 (35.23%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.36%) VMware ESX
4 9 (10.23%) Terminal Services
5 8 (9.09%) ISA Server
5 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (5.68%) Terminal Server
7 4 (4.55%) Nmap
8 3 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.14%) vSphere
10 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) SCOM
2 9 (10.23%) BladeLogic
3 7 (7.95%) Control-M
4 4 (4.55%) Nessus
4 4 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (4.55%) SCCM
4 4 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (4.55%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (3.41%) Unicenter
5 3 (3.41%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.27%) MOM
6 2 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.27%) CA Wily
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (1.14%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 40 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.00%) Citrix
3 21 (23.86%) VMware
4 19 (21.59%) Oracle
5 12 (13.64%) Intel
6 11 (12.50%) HP
7 7 (7.95%) Cisco
8 6 (6.82%) SAP
9 5 (5.68%) Compaq
9 5 (5.68%) Remedy
10 3 (3.41%) Dell
10 3 (3.41%) CA
11 2 (2.27%) NetApp
11 2 (2.27%) BMC
11 2 (2.27%) AppSense
12 1 (1.14%) Altiris
12 1 (1.14%) FrontRange
12 1 (1.14%) LANDesk
12 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.14%) Nortel
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