The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Canary Wharf 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 33 10
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 15 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 12.99% 4.24% 15.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 40.54% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 37
Average daily rate £600 £176 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+240.90% -60.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £172 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £610 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 37 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 19.48% 10.45% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 46
Average daily rate £600 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £175 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £65.00
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 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 18 April 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 18 April 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 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 15 (39.47%) Migration
3 12 (31.58%) Linux
3 12 (31.58%) Windows XP
3 12 (31.58%) Windows 7
4 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
5 10 (26.32%) VMware
6 8 (21.05%) VB
6 8 (21.05%) Oracle
7 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
7 7 (18.42%) Banking
7 7 (18.42%) Middleware
7 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (15.79%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (15.79%) Zachman Framework
8 6 (15.79%) TOGAF
8 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (15.79%) MODAF
8 6 (15.79%) Analytics
8 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
8 6 (15.79%) VMware ESX
8 6 (15.79%) Documentum
8 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (15.79%) ITIL
8 6 (15.79%) J2EE
8 6 (15.79%) C++
8 6 (15.79%) Java
9 5 (13.16%) SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (15.79%) Documentum
2 4 (10.53%) IIS
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.89%) CMS
3 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.26%) Confluence
4 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.63%) Mule
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.63%) SAS
5 1 (2.63%) Apache
5 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) VPN
2 3 (7.89%) Network Security
2 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) DNS
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) SSL
3 2 (5.26%) LAN
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
3 2 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (2.63%) LDAP
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Big Data
3 2 (5.26%) EDRMS
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (2.63%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) CloverETL
4 1 (2.63%) MS Access
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.63%) DataStage
4 1 (2.63%) QualityStage
4 1 (2.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.89%) ClearQuest
1 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.89%) Ant
2 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Front Office
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (10.53%) Developer
2 4 (10.53%) Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) C++ Quantitative Developer
3 3 (7.89%) Build and Release Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
3 3 (7.89%) Quantitative Developer
3 3 (7.89%) C++ Developer
3 3 (7.89%) Release Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) Build Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.63%) Data Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Middleware
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (15.79%) J2EE
3 3 (7.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (7.89%) STL
3 3 (7.89%) .NET
4 2 (5.26%) REST
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.63%) jQuery
5 1 (2.63%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.63%) JSTL
5 1 (2.63%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.63%) HTML5
5 1 (2.63%) CSS3
5 1 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.63%) JAX-RS
5 1 (2.63%) SGML
5 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Fixed Income
2 3 (7.89%) Derivative
2 3 (7.89%) Hedge funds
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.89%) Replication
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Social Media
3 2 (5.26%) Social Network
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Open Source
4 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Linux
1 12 (31.58%) Windows XP
1 12 (31.58%) Windows 7
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (13.16%) UNIX
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Migration
2 6 (15.79%) Zachman Framework
2 6 (15.79%) TOGAF
2 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (15.79%) MODAF
2 6 (15.79%) Analytics
2 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Investment Management
3 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
3 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
3 3 (7.89%) CMMI
3 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.89%) Workflow
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.89%) Content Management
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.26%) B2B
4 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) VB
2 6 (15.79%) C++
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) Scala
5 3 (7.89%) C#
5 3 (7.89%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) VBA
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) MCSE
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.63%) PMP
3 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) Basel II
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) VMware
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) Nimsoft
4 3 (7.89%) Perforce
4 3 (7.89%) HP
4 3 (7.89%) IBM
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.89%) CA
5 2 (5.26%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.63%) DataFlux
6 1 (2.63%) Talend
6 1 (2.63%) Reuters
6 1 (2.63%) ION Trading
6 1 (2.63%) Informatica