The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 20.14% 18.75% 21.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.32% 75.00% 64.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% -29.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £255 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 1
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.04 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -8.44%
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London

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

Operating Systems Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 22.30% 25.00% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 16
Average daily rate £168 £406 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.76% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £190 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £513 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 2
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.04 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 29 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 25 (62.50%) ITIL
3 24 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
5 21 (52.50%) MS Office
6 18 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (42.50%) Windows XP
8 16 (40.00%) Retail
9 15 (37.50%) Citrix
9 15 (37.50%) Blackberry
10 14 (35.00%) Remedy
10 14 (35.00%) E-Commerce
10 14 (35.00%) Apple iOS
10 14 (35.00%) Windows Vista
10 14 (35.00%) Android
11 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
11 7 (17.50%) MCP
12 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 4 (10.00%) ITSM
13 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
13 4 (10.00%) Smartphone
13 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
13 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
13 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
13 4 (10.00%) FMCG
13 4 (10.00%) SAP
13 4 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (10.00%) Service Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (52.50%) MS Office
2 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) LAN
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 16 (40.00%) Retail
2 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Analyst
2 18 (45.00%) Service Analyst
2 18 (45.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Support Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Release Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) IT Support
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Server Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Server Support
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Server Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
1 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) jQuery
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (37.50%) Blackberry
3 4 (10.00%) Smartphone
3 4 (10.00%) FMCG
4 1 (2.50%) Statistics
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 17 (42.50%) Windows XP
3 14 (35.00%) Windows Vista
3 14 (35.00%) Android
3 14 (35.00%) Apple iOS
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.00%) UNIX
8 1 (2.50%) AIX
8 1 (2.50%) Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) ITIL
2 14 (35.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.00%) Service Management
3 4 (10.00%) ITSM
3 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.50%) Migration
4 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (2.50%) Line Management
6 1 (2.50%) Six Sigma
6 1 (2.50%) DRM
6 1 (2.50%) Security Management
6 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.50%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) Information Governance
6 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.50%) Korn
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) MCP
2 4 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.00%) PMP
3 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.00%) CISSP
3 2 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.50%) ISSAP
4 1 (2.50%) MCTS
4 1 (2.50%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 29 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (37.50%) Citrix
3 14 (35.00%) Remedy
4 4 (10.00%) SAP
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) EMC
6 1 (2.50%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) NetIQ