The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 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
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 11 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 9.60% 8.28% 5.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 50.00% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £160 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

Windows 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 advertised in Middlesex with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21 26 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 16.80% 16.56% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 9
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £152 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £44.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Middlesex

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Middlesex

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Middlesex over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Middlesex

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Middlesex

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

1 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
3 16 (44.44%) VMware
4 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 10 (27.78%) Finance
5 10 (27.78%) Legal
5 10 (27.78%) Cisco
6 9 (25.00%) Dell
6 9 (25.00%) Citrix
6 9 (25.00%) Java
6 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 8 (22.22%) C#
8 7 (19.44%) WSUS
8 7 (19.44%) Sophos
9 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
9 6 (16.67%) Windows 10
10 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
10 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (13.89%) Migration
10 5 (13.89%) C++
10 5 (13.89%) SQL
10 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.89%) C
11 4 (11.11%) MCSE
11 4 (11.11%) Ada
11 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
11 4 (11.11%) Perl
11 4 (11.11%) Tcl

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) GitHub
3 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) HTTP
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) BGP
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (5.56%) IPsec
2 2 (5.56%) OSPF
2 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) Intranet
3 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Fiddler
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
1 10 (27.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Advertising
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Local Government
2 1 (2.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Analyst
1 8 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Desktop Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Desktop Support
2 7 (19.44%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Wintel Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) SCCM Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) System Design Authority
7 1 (2.78%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
1 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (8.33%) CSS
1 3 (8.33%) HTML
1 3 (8.33%) HTML5
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) JSON
2 2 (5.56%) WinForms
2 2 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (5.56%) PlayStation
3 2 (5.56%) Xbox
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.56%) Unix
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
6 2 (5.56%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.78%) Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (13.89%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) OOP
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps
5 2 (5.56%) Multithreading
5 2 (5.56%) MVC
5 2 (5.56%) OO
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) Prototyping
5 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.78%) SDLC
6 1 (2.78%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.78%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) C
3 5 (13.89%) C++
3 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.89%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) Ada
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) Perl
4 4 (11.11%) Python
4 4 (11.11%) Tcl
5 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.56%) UniBasic
6 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) MCSE
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.56%) CCNP
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) MCP
4 1 (2.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) JSP 440
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) WSUS
2 3 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (44.44%) VMware
3 10 (27.78%) Cisco
4 9 (25.00%) Citrix
4 9 (25.00%) Dell
5 7 (19.44%) Sophos
6 2 (5.56%) Adobe
6 2 (5.56%) IBM
6 2 (5.56%) Redback
7 1 (2.78%) CommVault
7 1 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat