The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Uxbridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 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 for the Uxbridge region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 11.65% 13.48% 12.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 92.31% 57.14% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £189
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +98.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £177 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £451 £243
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.04 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
13 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 12.62% 23.60% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 11
Average daily rate £398 £425 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +139.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £208 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.79 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% +13.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
London

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Uxbridge region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Uxbridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Uxbridge region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Uxbridge

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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 26 (83.87%) ITIL
2 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
3 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
4 14 (45.16%) Retail
5 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
5 13 (41.94%) Citrix
6 12 (38.71%) E-Commerce
6 12 (38.71%) Windows XP
6 12 (38.71%) MS Office
6 12 (38.71%) Remedy
6 12 (38.71%) Blackberry
6 12 (38.71%) Android
6 12 (38.71%) Windows Vista
6 12 (38.71%) Apple iOS
7 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
8 8 (25.81%) UNIX
8 8 (25.81%) SQL
8 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (22.58%) Six Sigma
9 7 (22.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (22.58%) .NET
9 7 (22.58%) Oracle
9 7 (22.58%) IIS
9 7 (22.58%) C#
9 7 (22.58%) HTML
9 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
9 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
9 7 (22.58%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (22.58%) InfoPath
9 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
2 7 (22.58%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) MS Office
2 7 (22.58%) InfoPath
3 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (45.16%) Retail
2 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Service Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Support Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Applications Support
3 7 (22.58%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle Applications Support
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) Data Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Network Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
1 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
1 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
2 12 (38.71%) Windows XP
2 12 (38.71%) Android
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Vista
2 12 (38.71%) Apple iOS
3 8 (25.81%) UNIX
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (19.35%) Linux
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.68%) NetWare
6 3 (9.68%) Windows 2000
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) ITIL
2 12 (38.71%) E-Commerce
3 7 (22.58%) Six Sigma
4 3 (9.68%) Network Management
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Time Management
6 1 (3.23%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) Information Governance
6 1 (3.23%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
3 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) C
4 2 (6.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) CISSP
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.45%) PMP
1 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
1 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.23%) ISSAP
2 1 (3.23%) MCTS
2 1 (3.23%) MCITP
2 1 (3.23%) CISA
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) CCNA
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) Citrix
3 12 (38.71%) Remedy
4 7 (22.58%) Oracle
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco
5 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.68%) VMware
6 3 (9.68%) Novell
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.23%) NetIQ
7 1 (3.23%) EMC