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 April 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 13.87% 15.79% 12.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.86% 85.71% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 13
Average daily rate £256 £525 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.19% +19.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £248 £411
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £560 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.04 £15.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.85% +21.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 20.44% 18.42% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 16
Average daily rate £253 £525 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.90% +19.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £560 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.04 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 April 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 April 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 23 (71.88%) ITIL
2 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 13 (40.63%) Citrix
4 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 10 (31.25%) Linux
5 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (31.25%) VMware
6 9 (28.13%) Six Sigma
6 9 (28.13%) UNIX
7 8 (25.00%) Oracle
7 8 (25.00%) Retail
8 7 (21.88%) MS Office
8 7 (21.88%) Blackberry
8 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
9 6 (18.75%) Apple iOS
9 6 (18.75%) Remedy
9 6 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
9 6 (18.75%) IIS
9 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
9 6 (18.75%) .NET
9 6 (18.75%) C#
9 6 (18.75%) HTML
9 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
9 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
9 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
9 6 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (18.75%) Firewall
9 6 (18.75%) InfoPath

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (18.75%) IIS
1 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) WorkSite
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
2 6 (18.75%) InfoPath
3 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (12.50%) Law
3 3 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Support Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Applications Support
3 6 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Applications Support Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Applications Support
5 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) HTML
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
1 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
1 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
1 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (28.13%) UNIX
3 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.75%) Apple iOS
4 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Vista
4 6 (18.75%) Android
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.38%) NetWare
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 2000
7 2 (6.25%) Solaris
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) Six Sigma
3 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
4 3 (9.38%) Network Management
5 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.13%) Information Security
6 1 (3.13%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.13%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
2 6 (18.75%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) Java
4 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) PMP
1 3 (9.38%) PMI Certification
1 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) MCP
2 2 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) CISM
3 1 (3.13%) MCITP
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Xen
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) KVM
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) XenServer
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Citrix
2 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (31.25%) VMware
4 8 (25.00%) Oracle
5 6 (18.75%) Remedy
6 5 (15.63%) Cisco
6 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
6 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
7 4 (12.50%) EMC
8 3 (9.38%) HP
8 3 (9.38%) Novell
9 2 (6.25%) Compaq
9 2 (6.25%) Intel
10 1 (3.13%) NetApp
10 1 (3.13%) SAP
10 1 (3.13%) Clearswift
10 1 (3.13%) NetIQ
10 1 (3.13%) Symantec
10 1 (3.13%) Altiris
10 1 (3.13%) 3PAR