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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 21.62% 25.33% 13.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 96.00% 73.08% 69.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £380 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +114.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £192 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £492 £244
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 1
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.04 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Windows
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
25 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 22.52% 34.67% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 12
Average daily rate £320 £425 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +139.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £208 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 3
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.04 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 (67.44%) ITIL
2 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
3 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
4 19 (44.19%) MS Office
4 19 (44.19%) Windows 7
5 18 (41.86%) Retail
5 18 (41.86%) Windows XP
6 17 (39.53%) Citrix
7 16 (37.21%) E-Commerce
7 16 (37.21%) Remedy
7 16 (37.21%) Blackberry
7 16 (37.21%) Windows Vista
7 16 (37.21%) Android
7 16 (37.21%) Apple iOS
8 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
8 8 (18.60%) .NET
8 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
9 7 (16.28%) SQL
9 7 (16.28%) UNIX
9 7 (16.28%) Linux
10 6 (13.95%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (13.95%) PL/SQL
10 6 (13.95%) Oracle
10 6 (13.95%) IIS
10 6 (13.95%) C#
10 6 (13.95%) HTML
10 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
10 6 (13.95%) Six Sigma
10 6 (13.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.95%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (44.19%) MS Office
2 6 (13.95%) InfoPath
3 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Firewall
1 3 (6.98%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (4.65%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (41.86%) Retail
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Service Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Support Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Applications Support
4 6 (13.95%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Release Manager
6 4 (9.30%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) IT Support
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Applications Support
7 3 (6.98%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Server Support
8 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
1 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
2 6 (13.95%) HTML
2 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.65%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.65%) FMCG
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Windows 7
2 18 (41.86%) Windows XP
3 16 (37.21%) Windows Vista
3 16 (37.21%) Android
3 16 (37.21%) Apple iOS
4 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (16.28%) UNIX
5 7 (16.28%) Linux
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.98%) Windows 2000
7 3 (6.98%) NetWare
7 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) ITIL
2 16 (37.21%) E-Commerce
3 6 (13.95%) Six Sigma
4 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.98%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.98%) Network Management
5 2 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.33%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (2.33%) Time Management
6 1 (2.33%) Information Governance
6 1 (2.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.33%) DRM
6 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.33%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) PL/SQL
2 6 (13.95%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) C
5 2 (4.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) MCP
1 3 (6.98%) PMP
1 3 (6.98%) PMI Certification
1 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.65%) CISSP
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) CISA
3 1 (2.33%) ISSAP
3 1 (2.33%) MCTS
3 1 (2.33%) MCITP
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
2 17 (39.53%) Citrix
3 16 (37.21%) Remedy
4 6 (13.95%) Oracle
5 3 (6.98%) Novell
5 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco
6 2 (4.65%) SAP
6 2 (4.65%) Dell
7 1 (2.33%) EMC
7 1 (2.33%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.33%) VMware