The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 618 736 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.20% 12.25% 12.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.14% 57.86% 57.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 490 467
Average daily rate
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£375 £392 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% +4.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.02% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 51 77
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £25.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- -6.68%
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 City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1163 1272 1297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.95% 21.18% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 889 886
Average daily rate £413 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 54 85
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £25.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 442 (32.15%) Active Directory
2 431 (31.35%) Microsoft
3 401 (29.16%) Finance
4 325 (23.64%) Windows 7
5 312 (22.69%) VMware
6 305 (22.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 272 (19.78%) SQL
8 260 (18.91%) Linux
9 237 (17.24%) Banking
10 231 (16.80%) MS Office
11 227 (16.51%) UNIX
12 213 (15.49%) Citrix
13 194 (14.11%) SQL Server
14 183 (13.31%) ITIL
15 175 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 165 (12.00%) MS Excel
17 161 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 155 (11.27%) MS Exchange
18 155 (11.27%) Oracle
19 153 (11.13%) Windows XP
20 142 (10.33%) Blackberry
21 139 (10.11%) Cisco
21 139 (10.11%) Migration
22 129 (9.38%) DNS
23 127 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
24 125 (9.09%) SAN
25 124 (9.02%) .NET
26 113 (8.22%) C#
27 103 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
28 101 (7.35%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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
1 155 (11.27%) MS Exchange
2 85 (6.18%) IIS
3 80 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (4.87%) SharePoint
5 57 (4.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 34 (2.47%) Apache
7 32 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (2.04%) Tomcat
9 25 (1.82%) Lync
10 24 (1.75%) IBM Notes
11 23 (1.67%) WebSphere
12 21 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
13 20 (1.45%) JBoss
14 16 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
15 15 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.65%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.65%) WorkSite
17 6 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 231 (16.80%) MS Office
2 165 (12.00%) MS Excel
3 21 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.65%) MS Project
6 6 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.36%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.15%) InDesign
10 1 (0.073%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.073%) MODO
Business Applications
1 16 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.80%) Markit EDM
2 11 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.58%) assyst
4 7 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.44%) RMDS
5 6 (0.44%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.15%) Eikon
7 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.15%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.073%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.073%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.073%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.67%) Office 365
3 21 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.02%) Google Apps
5 9 (0.65%) SaaS
6 7 (0.51%) GitHub
7 4 (0.29%) IaaS
7 4 (0.29%) PaaS
7 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.22%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.073%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 129 (9.38%) DNS
2 125 (9.09%) SAN
3 99 (7.20%) Firewall
4 82 (5.96%) TCP/IP
5 75 (5.45%) DHCP
6 66 (4.80%) VPN
7 63 (4.58%) LAN
8 58 (4.22%) WAN
9 56 (4.07%) Internet
10 41 (2.98%) NAS
11 35 (2.55%) VLAN
12 33 (2.40%) Wireless
13 25 (1.82%) Network Security
14 24 (1.75%) LDAP
15 23 (1.67%) VoIP
16 22 (1.60%) HTTP
17 20 (1.45%) FTP
18 19 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
18 19 (1.38%) NetScaler
19 16 (1.16%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 39 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (2.11%) Oracle Database
5 28 (2.04%) MySQL
6 27 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (1.82%) RDBMS
8 13 (0.95%) DB2
8 13 (0.95%) MS Access
9 12 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (0.87%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (0.65%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.58%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (2.84%) Subversion
2 25 (1.82%) Maven
3 24 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.67%) JIRA
5 22 (1.60%) TeamCity
5 22 (1.60%) MSI
6 20 (1.45%) Git (software)
7 18 (1.31%) Visual Studio
8 17 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (1.24%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.16%) Ant
10 15 (1.09%) Selenium
11 12 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (0.87%) NUnit
12 8 (0.58%) JUnit
12 8 (0.58%) JMeter
13 7 (0.51%) Toad
13 7 (0.51%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.51%) Hudson
14 6 (0.44%) JProfiler
General
1 401 (29.16%) Finance
2 237 (17.24%) Banking
3 74 (5.38%) Investment Banking
4 57 (4.15%) Front Office
5 43 (3.13%) Legal
6 35 (2.55%) Financial Institution
7 33 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 32 (2.33%) Law
9 29 (2.11%) Back Office
10 27 (1.96%) Retail
11 20 (1.45%) Advertising
12 16 (1.16%) Marketing
13 9 (0.65%) French Language
14 8 (0.58%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.58%) Games
15 7 (0.51%) Publishing
16 6 (0.44%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.29%) Electronics
17 4 (0.29%) Billing
17 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 321 (23.35%) Analyst
2 128 (9.31%) Developer
3 117 (8.51%) Support Analyst
4 105 (7.64%) Desktop Support
5 100 (7.27%) Support Engineer
6 91 (6.62%) Architect
7 76 (5.53%) Service Analyst
8 72 (5.24%) Service Desk Analyst
9 69 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 67 (4.87%) Desktop Engineer
11 65 (4.73%) Consultant
12 60 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
13 59 (4.29%) Administrator
14 52 (3.78%) Applications Support
15 42 (3.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 35 (2.55%) Systems Administrator
17 32 (2.33%) Desktop Analyst
18 30 (2.18%) Infrastructure Architect
19 28 (2.04%) IT Support
20 27 (1.96%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (9.02%) .NET
2 58 (4.22%) HTML
3 44 (3.20%) Middleware
4 43 (3.13%) Web Services
5 42 (3.05%) XML
6 30 (2.18%) ASP.NET
7 29 (2.11%) CSS
8 27 (1.96%) HTML5
9 24 (1.75%) WCF
10 20 (1.45%) Application Packaging
11 19 (1.38%) RESTful
12 18 (1.31%) .NET Framework
13 17 (1.24%) JSON
14 16 (1.16%) REST
15 15 (1.09%) SOAP
15 15 (1.09%) WinForms
16 14 (1.02%) jQuery
17 12 (0.87%) WPF
18 9 (0.65%) JSP
18 9 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 142 (10.33%) Blackberry
2 62 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (2.91%) Replication
4 36 (2.62%) Derivative
5 34 (2.47%) iPhone
5 34 (2.47%) Clustering
6 31 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 23 (1.67%) Thin Client
9 23 (1.67%) iPad
9 23 (1.67%) Fat Client
10 22 (1.60%) Computer Science
11 20 (1.45%) Fixed Income
12 18 (1.31%) Equities
13 14 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.02%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.95%) Handset
14 13 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
15 11 (0.80%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 325 (23.64%) Windows 7
2 305 (22.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 260 (18.91%) Linux
4 227 (16.51%) UNIX
5 175 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 153 (11.13%) Windows XP
7 103 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 72 (5.24%) Apple iOS
9 59 (4.29%) Android
10 41 (2.98%) Windows 8
11 39 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (2.40%) Solaris
13 32 (2.33%) Mac OS X
14 20 (1.45%) Windows Phone
15 19 (1.38%) Windows Vista
16 16 (1.16%) AIX
16 16 (1.16%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.87%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (13.31%) ITIL
2 139 (10.11%) Migration
3 127 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (4.29%) Change Management
5 49 (3.56%) Service Management
6 44 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 43 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 42 (3.05%) Incident Management
9 40 (2.91%) TDD
10 39 (2.84%) Asset Management
11 38 (2.76%) Configuration Management
12 36 (2.62%) Scrum
13 35 (2.55%) Risk Management
13 35 (2.55%) DevOps
14 33 (2.40%) Performance Tuning
14 33 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (2.33%) Project Management
16 31 (2.25%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (2.25%) Investment Management
17 30 (2.18%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 272 (19.78%) SQL
2 113 (8.22%) C#
3 97 (7.05%) Java
4 93 (6.76%) PowerShell
5 60 (4.36%) C++
6 59 (4.29%) Perl
7 48 (3.49%) JavaScript
8 46 (3.35%) Shell Script
9 33 (2.40%) T-SQL
10 32 (2.33%) VB
10 32 (2.33%) Python
11 28 (2.04%) C
12 27 (1.96%) VBScript
13 26 (1.89%) VBA
14 21 (1.53%) Ruby
15 18 (1.31%) PL/SQL
16 16 (1.16%) PHP
17 13 (0.95%) Bash Shell
18 10 (0.73%) Groovy
19 6 (0.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 71 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (4.36%) Security Cleared
3 59 (4.29%) Degree
4 40 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (2.40%) MCSE
6 26 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 25 (1.82%) CCNA
8 21 (1.53%) MCSA
9 20 (1.45%) MCITP
10 19 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (1.24%) CISSP
12 16 (1.16%) DV Cleared
13 15 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.02%) CCNP
14 14 (1.02%) MOS
15 13 (0.95%) MCP
16 12 (0.87%) GIAC
17 11 (0.80%) GCIA
17 11 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
18 10 (0.73%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.47%) SLA
1 34 (2.47%) QA
2 15 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.15%) GPG13
8 1 (0.073%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.073%) FATCA
8 1 (0.073%) HL7
8 1 (0.073%) DICOM
8 1 (0.073%) COBIT
System Software
1 442 (32.15%) Active Directory
2 161 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (7.20%) XenApp
4 77 (5.60%) vSphere
5 53 (3.85%) XenDesktop
6 45 (3.27%) Hyper-V
7 44 (3.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 30 (2.18%) VMware ESX
9 23 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (1.38%) Xen
11 16 (1.16%) NFS
12 15 (1.09%) VMware Server
13 12 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.80%) XenServer
15 10 (0.73%) DFS Replication
16 9 (0.65%) Firmware
17 7 (0.51%) SRDF
17 7 (0.51%) UAG
18 6 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 101 (7.35%) SCCM
2 51 (3.71%) SCOM
3 21 (1.53%) Puppet
4 20 (1.45%) Tivoli
5 19 (1.38%) SCOrch
6 17 (1.24%) Control-M
7 14 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 14 (1.02%) WSUS
7 14 (1.02%) Backup Exec
8 13 (0.95%) NetBackup
9 12 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (0.80%) Nagios
11 10 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
12 8 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
12 8 (0.58%) WMI
13 7 (0.51%) SCVMM
13 7 (0.51%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 7 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 6 (0.44%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 431 (31.35%) Microsoft
2 312 (22.69%) VMware
3 213 (15.49%) Citrix
4 155 (11.27%) Oracle
5 139 (10.11%) Cisco
6 88 (6.40%) HP
7 66 (4.80%) NetApp
8 53 (3.85%) EMC
9 49 (3.56%) Red Hat
10 46 (3.35%) IBM
11 42 (3.05%) Reuters
12 39 (2.84%) Apple
13 38 (2.76%) Bloomberg
14 33 (2.40%) Sybase
15 31 (2.25%) Altiris
16 27 (1.96%) CheckPoint
16 27 (1.96%) Remedy
16 27 (1.96%) BMC
17 26 (1.89%) Lotus
18 25 (1.82%) Dell
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