The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Windows NT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows NT over the 3 months to 27 May 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 NT
UK
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 643 614
Rank change year-on-year +55 -29  
Contract jobs citing Windows NT 5 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.022% 0.037%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.053% 0.096% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 12
Median daily rate £340 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £188 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £493 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £188 £263
% change year-on-year +81.33% -28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -10.00%  

Windows NT 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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9409 12485 12096
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 22.89% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5859 7807 6992
Median daily rate £413 £390 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +10.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 641 1004
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.51 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +0.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.00 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.39% +3.12%  

Windows NT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows NT in the UK

Windows NT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows NT in the UK

Windows NT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows NT over the 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows NT in the UK

Windows NT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows NT in the UK

Windows NT
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows NT within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 5 £340 -2.85% 2
Yorkshire +11 3 - -
South Yorkshire +2 3 - -
South East +28 2 £340 +81.33% 1
Sheffield +6 2 - -
Milton Keynes -9 1 £260 -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 £260 -
Hampshire - 1 £420 -
Hook - 1 £420 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows NT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows NT.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Unix
3 7 (63.64%) Internet
3 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
4 6 (54.55%) DNS
4 6 (54.55%) Linux
4 6 (54.55%) Client/Server
4 6 (54.55%) Firewall
4 6 (54.55%) Information Security
4 6 (54.55%) Computer Security
4 6 (54.55%) SIEM
4 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (54.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (36.36%) Security Operations
5 4 (36.36%) Computer Forensics
5 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Banking
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
6 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (18.18%) vSphere
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Windows NT
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Internet
1 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
2 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) SMTP
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) X.400
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Legal
4 1 (9.09%) Military
4 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) IT Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Security Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) IT Operations Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Server Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (18.18%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Monitoring Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (54.55%) Client/Server
2 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Unix
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) MVS
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Security
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
1 6 (54.55%) SIEM
2 4 (36.36%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (36.36%) Security Operations
3 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Network Management
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (9.09%) CA Wily
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow