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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 5.65% 12.08% 12.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.00% 56.25% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 32 22
Average daily rate
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£555 £600 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £175 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £650 £647
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 64 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 8.06% 21.48% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 59 37
Average daily rate £555 £484 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 10 (38.46%) Linux
1 10 (38.46%) Windows XP
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
1 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) C++
3 6 (23.08%) Analytics
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (19.23%) MCSE
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (15.38%) Python
5 4 (15.38%) Java
5 4 (15.38%) Perl
5 4 (15.38%) Lync
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.54%) Scala
6 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 3 (11.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (11.54%) Derivative
6 3 (11.54%) C#
6 3 (11.54%) .NET
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle
6 3 (11.54%) Ant
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000
6 3 (11.54%) MS Office
6 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
6 3 (11.54%) STL
6 3 (11.54%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (15.38%) Lync
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Documentum
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LAN
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.69%) VPN
2 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.85%) SPDY
3 1 (3.85%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
2 1 (3.85%) CloverETL
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
1 3 (11.54%) Ant
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) C++ Quantitative Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Build and Release Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Quantitative Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Build Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Release Manager
2 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Support
3 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 2 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) STL
2 2 (7.69%) JSON
2 2 (7.69%) Ajax
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) J2EE
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Camel
3 1 (3.85%) JAX-RS
3 1 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) CSS3
3 1 (3.85%) Flash
3 1 (3.85%) JDBC
3 1 (3.85%) JSP
3 1 (3.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Derivative
1 3 (11.54%) Fixed Income
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
1 10 (38.46%) Windows XP
1 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 6 (23.08%) Analytics
3 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.69%) MODAF
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) MVVM
5 1 (3.85%) Web Development
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) CMMI
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) MVC
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) C++
2 4 (15.38%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) Perl
3 3 (11.54%) Scala
3 3 (11.54%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) MCSE
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.54%) MCITP
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Avaya
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
2 3 (11.54%) Perforce
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (3.85%) Nimsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Kaspersky
4 1 (3.85%) Reuters
4 1 (3.85%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) CA
4 1 (3.85%) CommVault
4 1 (3.85%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Brocade