The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Windows NT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows NT over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows NT
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 633 585
Rank change year-on-year +33 -48  
Contract jobs citing Windows NT 5 15 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.028% 0.075%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.054% 0.13% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 26
Median daily rate £423 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £290 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £560 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £300 £313
% change year-on-year +40.71% -3.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.50 -

Windows NT is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9341 11582 11667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.65% 21.52% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5962 7205 6613
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 686 967
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows NT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows NT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows NT in the UK

Windows NT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows NT in the UK

Windows NT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows NT in the UK

Windows NT
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows NT within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 5 £423 +20.71%
South East +17 5 £423 +68.66%
Milton Keynes -4 2 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £425 -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Hampshire +13 1 £420 +67.66%
Hook - 1 £420 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows NT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows NT.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Unix
3 7 (43.75%) SLA
4 6 (37.50%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 2000
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) MVS
5 5 (31.25%) Tivoli
5 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) CA Wily
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
6 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) Service Management
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Information Security
7 3 (18.75%) Retail
7 3 (18.75%) SIEM
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Windows NT
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) IPsec
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) SMTP
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) MVS Operator
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Unix Operator
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
2 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) Clustering
5 1 (6.25%) iPad
5 1 (6.25%) iPhone
5 1 (6.25%) PKI
5 1 (6.25%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Unix
3 5 (31.25%) MVS
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 2000
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Security
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
2 3 (18.75%) SIEM
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) DNA
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
4 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CCA
3 1 (6.25%) CCAA
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) CA Wily
1 5 (31.25%) Tivoli
2 3 (18.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
3 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Clearswift
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
4 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) MobileIron
4 1 (6.25%) Retalix
4 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow