The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 12.28% 11.71% 10.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.00% 46.15% 60.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 29
Average daily rate
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£400 £650 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £176 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.31% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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 Canary Wharf region.

Operating Systems Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 52 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 21.93% 25.37% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 46
Average daily rate £410 £650 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.92% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £700 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Canary Wharf region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 15 (68.18%) Windows 7
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) Finance
3 10 (45.45%) Windows XP
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
5 7 (31.82%) MS Office
5 7 (31.82%) Migration
6 6 (27.27%) Lync
7 5 (22.73%) Retail
7 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
7 5 (22.73%) Avaya
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco
8 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) Project Management
8 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (13.64%) SCCM
9 3 (13.64%) WSUS
9 3 (13.64%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
9 3 (13.64%) Change Management
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (13.64%) Banking
9 3 (13.64%) MCITP
9 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
9 3 (13.64%) LAN
9 3 (13.64%) WAN
9 3 (13.64%) Dell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 (27.27%) Lync
2 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.55%) JBoss
4 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Office
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (4.55%) SPDY
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Navigator
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Ant
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) Rational Rose
1 1 (4.55%) Toad
1 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
1 1 (4.55%) JMeter
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
1 1 (4.55%) Maven
1 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
1 1 (4.55%) JProfiler
1 1 (4.55%) Gradle
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) VisualVM
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Retail
3 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) IT Support
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Release Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) ADO
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) COM+
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) ActiveX
2 1 (4.55%) Flash
2 1 (4.55%) CGI
2 1 (4.55%) OLE
2 1 (4.55%) Spring
2 1 (4.55%) Ajax
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Flex
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Market Risk
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Economics
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
4 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.55%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows 7
2 10 (45.45%) Windows XP
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) UNIX
6 1 (4.55%) Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.55%) Release Management
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.55%) Product Management
5 1 (4.55%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) VB6
3 1 (4.55%) Groovy
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) MCITP
2 3 (13.64%) MCSE
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) MetaFrame
2 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) WSUS
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Avaya
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
4 3 (13.64%) Dell
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Reuters
5 2 (9.09%) Bloomberg
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) CommVault
5 2 (9.09%) Veritas
5 2 (9.09%) F5
6 1 (4.55%) Apple
6 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) Brocade
6 1 (4.55%) Polycom
6 1 (4.55%) Kaspersky
6 1 (4.55%) hybris
6 1 (4.55%) Adobe
6 1 (4.55%) HP