The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows NT
Rank 548 532 480
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -52
Contract jobs citing Windows NT 45 36 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.071% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.32% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 39
Average daily rate
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£286 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £149 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £398 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £343 £319
% change year-on-year
-27.00% +7.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £13.83 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £43.25 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+71.87% -30.43%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12342 11394 12107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.58% 22.33% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6992 6242 5951
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 £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1027 1256
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 25 July 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 25 July 2014.

Windows NT Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows NT
Top 21 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 25 July 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 -20 40 £310 -12.05% 3
South East -6 15 £410 +10.81%
Buckinghamshire +1 13 £410 +26.15%
Milton Keynes +3 10 £371 +14.23%
London +2 7 £313 -13.79%
North West -1 5 £115 -14.81% 1
West Midlands - 5 £225 - 2
City of London +16 2 £263 -27.58%
East Midlands -3 1 - -
Crawley - - - -
Derby - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Telford - - - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
East of England - - - -

Windows NT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (44.16%) UNIX
3 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 29 (37.66%) Windows 2000
4 29 (37.66%) Windows XP
5 28 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
7 21 (27.27%) SQL
8 19 (24.68%) MS Office
8 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
9 18 (23.38%) ITIL
10 17 (22.08%) Oracle
11 16 (20.78%) HP
11 16 (20.78%) SLA
11 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (19.48%) Citrix
12 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
13 13 (16.88%) TCP/IP
13 13 (16.88%) Finance
13 13 (16.88%) Clustering
14 12 (15.58%) VMware
15 11 (14.29%) Incident Management
15 11 (14.29%) Linux
15 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (12.99%) Cisco
16 10 (12.99%) MS Exchange
16 10 (12.99%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (11.69%) MCSE
17 9 (11.69%) .NET
17 9 (11.69%) AIX

Windows NT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.79%) IIS
4 5 (6.49%) CICS
5 4 (5.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 2 (2.60%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.30%) CMS
8 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (24.68%) MS Office
1 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.88%) TCP/IP
2 9 (11.69%) Internet
3 8 (10.39%) DNS
4 5 (6.49%) ISDN
4 5 (6.49%) LAN
5 4 (5.19%) PSTN
5 4 (5.19%) ATM
5 4 (5.19%) CDMA
5 4 (5.19%) GPRS
5 4 (5.19%) GSM
5 4 (5.19%) 3GPP
5 4 (5.19%) UMTS
5 4 (5.19%) WAN
5 4 (5.19%) WCDMA
5 4 (5.19%) Megaco
5 4 (5.19%) ISUP
5 4 (5.19%) RTP
5 4 (5.19%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (5.19%) 4G
6 3 (3.90%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.30%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Selenium
2 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
2 3 (3.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (3.90%) MSI
2 3 (3.90%) InstallShield
2 3 (3.90%) AdminStudio
2 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.60%) JMeter
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.79%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Automotive
5 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Service Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Service Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Service Desk Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
6 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.19%) Tester
6 4 (5.19%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) HTML
3 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.60%) Web Services
4 2 (2.60%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) ODBC
5 1 (1.30%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.30%) Spring
5 1 (1.30%) JSF
5 1 (1.30%) Ajax
5 1 (1.30%) Java EE
5 1 (1.30%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.30%) J2EE
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.30%) COM+
5 1 (1.30%) CSS
5 1 (1.30%) JDBC
5 1 (1.30%) JSP
5 1 (1.30%) Servlets
5 1 (1.30%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Clustering
2 6 (7.79%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.19%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (44.16%) UNIX
3 29 (37.66%) Windows 2000
3 29 (37.66%) Windows XP
4 28 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
7 11 (14.29%) Linux
8 10 (12.99%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (11.69%) AIX
10 8 (10.39%) MVS
11 7 (9.09%) Windows Vista
12 4 (5.19%) Windows 8
12 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) ITIL
2 11 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 9 (11.69%) Service Management
3 9 (11.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (9.09%) Change Management
4 7 (9.09%) Migration
5 6 (7.79%) Project Management
5 6 (7.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.49%) Test Automation
6 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.49%) OO
7 4 (5.19%) Data Modelling
7 4 (5.19%) Regression Testing
7 4 (5.19%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.19%) TDD
7 4 (5.19%) Facility Management
7 4 (5.19%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (5.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (5.19%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.27%) SQL
2 9 (11.69%) Java
3 8 (10.39%) C
3 8 (10.39%) C#
4 7 (9.09%) VBScript
5 5 (6.49%) VB
6 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.30%) ABAP
8 1 (1.30%) Python
8 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.69%) MCSE
3 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.49%) Degree
4 5 (6.49%) MCP
5 3 (3.90%) ISEB
6 2 (2.60%) MCITP
6 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) HND
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.30%) PMP
7 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.78%) SLA
2 4 (5.19%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) TickIT
System Software
1 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.09%) Terminal Server
4 5 (6.49%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.19%) Nmap
6 3 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.90%) MetaFrame
7 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.60%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Control-M
1 6 (7.79%) SCOM
2 5 (6.49%) Tivoli
3 4 (5.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (5.19%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (5.19%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (5.19%) Nessus
3 4 (5.19%) SCCM
4 3 (3.90%) BladeLogic
4 3 (3.90%) Unicenter
5 2 (2.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.60%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.60%) MOM
5 2 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.30%) WSUS
6 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.30%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.08%) Oracle
3 16 (20.78%) HP
4 15 (19.48%) Citrix
5 12 (15.58%) VMware
6 10 (12.99%) Cisco
7 5 (6.49%) Compaq
7 5 (6.49%) Dell
7 5 (6.49%) Intel
7 5 (6.49%) SAP
8 4 (5.19%) Sybase
8 4 (5.19%) Remedy
9 3 (3.90%) CA
9 3 (3.90%) Altiris
9 3 (3.90%) Huawei
10 2 (2.60%) AppSense
10 2 (2.60%) NetApp
10 2 (2.60%) BMC
11 1 (1.30%) Nokia
11 1 (1.30%) Lotus
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