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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
London / City of London
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 329 344 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.31% 11.49% 11.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.69% 53.58% 52.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 240 427
Median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 45
Median hourly rate £20.23 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.50 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.70 £30.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
649 642 1149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.30% 21.44% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 476 864
Median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 45
Median hourly rate £20.23 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.50 £30.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 237 (37.44%) Finance
2 191 (30.17%) Microsoft
3 187 (29.54%) Active Directory
4 185 (29.23%) Windows Server
5 163 (25.75%) Linux
6 145 (22.91%) SQL Server
7 139 (21.96%) VMware
8 133 (21.01%) SQL
9 123 (19.43%) Banking
10 107 (16.90%) Unix
11 105 (16.59%) PowerShell
12 100 (15.80%) Windows 7
13 94 (14.85%) ITIL
14 90 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 88 (13.90%) Citrix
16 86 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 85 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
18 84 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
19 83 (13.11%) Firewall
19 83 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
20 81 (12.80%) Oracle
20 81 (12.80%) MS Office
21 76 (12.01%) Migration
22 71 (11.22%) IIS
22 71 (11.22%) Cisco
23 70 (11.06%) DNS
23 70 (11.06%) .NET
24 67 (10.58%) C#
25 66 (10.43%) Data Centre
26 60 (9.48%) DevOps

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 71 (11.22%) IIS
2 58 (9.16%) SharePoint
3 44 (6.95%) MS Exchange
4 30 (4.74%) Tomcat
4 30 (4.74%) WebSphere
5 22 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (3.16%) Apache
6 20 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (2.53%) Skype for Business
8 12 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.74%) Confluence
9 11 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.74%) JBoss
10 8 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.11%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.11%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.47%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 81 (12.80%) MS Office
2 51 (8.06%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.47%) MS Project
4 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.32%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.32%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.16%) HipChat
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.47%) Exstream
4 3 (0.47%) RMDS
4 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.47%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.32%) Summit
6 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.16%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 85 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (6.32%) Office 365
3 37 (5.85%) IaaS
4 34 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (4.27%) PaaS
6 10 (1.58%) GitHub
7 7 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.47%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.47%) SaaS
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.32%) G Suite
10 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.16%) Heroku
11 1 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 83 (13.11%) Firewall
2 70 (11.06%) DNS
3 55 (8.69%) TCP/IP
4 47 (7.42%) DHCP
5 46 (7.27%) SAN
6 35 (5.53%) LAN
7 32 (5.06%) Internet
8 31 (4.90%) WAN
9 22 (3.48%) VPN
10 20 (3.16%) SSL
11 17 (2.69%) Network Security
12 14 (2.21%) LDAP
13 13 (2.05%) NAS
14 11 (1.74%) HTTP
15 10 (1.58%) BGP
15 10 (1.58%) FTP
15 10 (1.58%) Multicast
15 10 (1.58%) VoIP
16 9 (1.42%) MPLS
16 9 (1.42%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (22.91%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 27 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (4.11%) Oracle Database
4 23 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.90%) Big Data
7 12 (1.90%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.74%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.79%) MySQL
10 5 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.63%) HBase
11 4 (0.63%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (5.85%) JIRA
1 37 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (4.27%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.79%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.32%) NUnit
5 18 (2.84%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.21%) MSTest
7 9 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (1.42%) Selenium
7 9 (1.42%) Subversion
8 8 (1.26%) MSI
9 7 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.11%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.95%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.79%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.79%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.63%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
General
1 237 (37.44%) Finance
2 123 (19.43%) Banking
3 25 (3.95%) Financial Institution
3 25 (3.95%) Legal
4 24 (3.79%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.16%) Retail
6 19 (3.00%) Front Office
7 16 (2.53%) Back Office
8 13 (2.05%) Law
9 9 (1.42%) Games
10 7 (1.11%) International Banking
11 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.63%) French Language
12 4 (0.63%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.63%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.47%) Billing
13 3 (0.47%) Electronics
13 3 (0.47%) Marketing
14 2 (0.32%) Advertising
14 2 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 115 (18.17%) Analyst
2 106 (16.75%) Developer
3 52 (8.21%) Architect
4 49 (7.74%) Support Analyst
5 46 (7.27%) Windows Engineer
6 42 (6.64%) Desktop Support
7 33 (5.21%) Administrator
7 33 (5.21%) Consultant
8 30 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 30 (4.74%) Support Engineer
9 29 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 27 (4.27%) Applications Support
11 23 (3.63%) Service Analyst
12 22 (3.48%) C# Developer
12 22 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
12 22 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
13 20 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
14 19 (3.00%) Network Engineer
14 19 (3.00%) Service Desk Analyst
15 18 (2.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.06%) .NET
2 43 (6.79%) Web Services
3 40 (6.32%) HTML
4 35 (5.53%) WCF
5 28 (4.42%) Middleware
6 26 (4.11%) XML
7 23 (3.63%) CSS
8 21 (3.32%) .NET Framework
9 17 (2.69%) JSON
9 17 (2.69%) RESTful
10 15 (2.37%) HTML5
11 13 (2.05%) SOAP
12 12 (1.90%) jQuery
13 11 (1.74%) ASP.NET
14 10 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (1.58%) Entity Framework
14 10 (1.58%) REST
15 9 (1.42%) XSLT
16 8 (1.26%) J2EE
16 8 (1.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.43%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.58%) Blackberry
4 28 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.32%) Clustering
5 21 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.84%) Fixed Income
7 15 (2.37%) Equities
7 15 (2.37%) Hedge funds
8 13 (2.05%) iPad
8 13 (2.05%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.58%) PKI
9 10 (1.58%) SWIFT
10 9 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.26%) Replication
11 8 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (1.11%) Fintech
12 7 (1.11%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 185 (29.23%) Windows Server
2 163 (25.75%) Linux
3 107 (16.90%) Unix
4 100 (15.80%) Windows 7
5 90 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (7.11%) Windows 10
8 43 (6.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (3.95%) Windows XP
11 21 (3.32%) Windows 8
12 20 (3.16%) Android
13 14 (2.21%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.74%) CentOS
14 11 (1.74%) Solaris
15 10 (1.58%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.42%) Mac OS
17 7 (1.11%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.63%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (14.85%) ITIL
2 84 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (12.01%) Migration
4 60 (9.48%) DevOps
5 48 (7.58%) Scrum
6 43 (6.79%) TDD
7 36 (5.69%) Configuration Management
8 33 (5.21%) Project Management
9 32 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (3.95%) Change Management
11 25 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (3.79%) CRM
13 23 (3.63%) High Availability
14 21 (3.32%) ERP
14 21 (3.32%) Service Management
15 20 (3.16%) Data Modelling
16 19 (3.00%) Asset Management
16 19 (3.00%) Release Management
16 19 (3.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 133 (21.01%) SQL
2 105 (16.59%) PowerShell
3 67 (10.58%) C#
4 52 (8.21%) Java
5 42 (6.64%) Python
6 40 (6.32%) JavaScript
7 28 (4.42%) Bash Shell
8 27 (4.27%) Perl
9 23 (3.63%) Ruby
9 23 (3.63%) T-SQL
10 17 (2.69%) C++
10 17 (2.69%) PHP
11 14 (2.21%) C
12 9 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.26%) VBScript
14 7 (1.11%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.95%) VB
16 5 (0.79%) AWK
16 5 (0.79%) sed
16 5 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (6.64%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.90%) Degree
3 23 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (3.00%) DV Cleared
5 19 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.21%) CCNA
7 13 (2.05%) CISSP
8 12 (1.90%) MCSE
9 10 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.42%) GIAC
11 8 (1.26%) CCNP
11 8 (1.26%) SANS
12 7 (1.11%) CISM
13 6 (0.95%) CNA
13 6 (0.95%) GCIA
13 6 (0.95%) GCIH
13 6 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (0.95%) Novell Certification
14 5 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.84%) QA
2 16 (2.53%) SLA
3 11 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.42%) SEPA
5 5 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.79%) MiFID
5 5 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.63%) HL7
6 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.47%) COBIT
8 2 (0.32%) DICOM
8 2 (0.32%) WCAG
9 1 (0.16%) COSO
System Software
1 187 (29.54%) Active Directory
2 86 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.74%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.16%) XenApp
5 18 (2.84%) VMware ESX
6 15 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (2.21%) Docker
8 12 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (1.90%) vSphere
9 10 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.42%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (1.11%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.79%) NFS
14 4 (0.63%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.63%) XenServer
15 3 (0.47%) HDFS
15 3 (0.47%) KVM
15 3 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (9.48%) SCCM
2 26 (4.11%) Puppet
3 19 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (2.69%) Ansible
5 12 (1.90%) Nagios
6 11 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (1.74%) SCOM
7 8 (1.26%) WSUS
8 6 (0.95%) Casper Suite
8 6 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.95%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.79%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.79%) Control-M
9 5 (0.79%) Grafana
9 5 (0.79%) Graphite
9 5 (0.79%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.79%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 191 (30.17%) Microsoft
2 139 (21.96%) VMware
3 88 (13.90%) Citrix
4 81 (12.80%) Oracle
5 71 (11.22%) Cisco
6 44 (6.95%) HP
7 30 (4.74%) Red Hat
8 22 (3.48%) Apple
9 21 (3.32%) Bloomberg
10 18 (2.84%) Symantec
11 17 (2.69%) Remedy
11 17 (2.69%) Reuters
11 17 (2.69%) ServiceNow
12 15 (2.37%) CheckPoint
13 14 (2.21%) Splunk
14 12 (1.90%) Dell
14 12 (1.90%) F5
14 12 (1.90%) IBM
15 10 (1.58%) EMC
15 10 (1.58%) NetApp
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