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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 624 673 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.27% 11.28% 11.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.52% 54.94% 57.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 483 459
Average daily rate
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£355 £358 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% -7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £166 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 66
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.91%
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
1124 1225 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.30% 20.54% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 907 873
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 73
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.11 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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.

1 378 (31.55%) Active Directory
2 350 (29.22%) Microsoft
3 339 (28.30%) Finance
4 311 (25.96%) VMware
5 269 (22.45%) Windows 7
6 252 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 250 (20.87%) Linux
8 239 (19.95%) SQL
9 205 (17.11%) SQL Server
10 194 (16.19%) Citrix
11 172 (14.36%) ITIL
12 167 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 165 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 164 (13.69%) UNIX
15 163 (13.61%) Cisco
16 160 (13.36%) MS Office
17 147 (12.27%) Windows Server 2012
18 144 (12.02%) MS Exchange
18 144 (12.02%) Banking
19 143 (11.94%) Oracle
19 143 (11.94%) Migration
20 141 (11.77%) SAN
21 125 (10.43%) .NET
22 121 (10.10%) MS Excel
23 111 (9.27%) Windows XP
24 107 (8.93%) PowerShell
25 105 (8.76%) Blackberry
26 99 (8.26%) LAN
27 98 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
28 97 (8.10%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 144 (12.02%) MS Exchange
2 86 (7.18%) IIS
3 68 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 47 (3.92%) Lync
6 37 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 27 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (2.09%) Tomcat
9 21 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (1.67%) WebSphere
11 19 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (1.34%) Apache
13 11 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.83%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.67%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.58%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.58%) CMS
16 7 (0.58%) WorkSite
17 6 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 160 (13.36%) MS Office
2 121 (10.10%) MS Excel
3 17 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.00%) MS Project
6 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.33%) Maya
8 2 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.083%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.083%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 19 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.42%) RMDS
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.42%) assyst
4 5 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.25%) Eikon
7 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.17%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 1 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.083%) Summit
8 1 (0.083%) HFM
8 1 (0.083%) RiskWrite
8 1 (0.083%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.083%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.59%) Office 365
4 9 (0.75%) Google Apps
5 8 (0.67%) SaaS
5 8 (0.67%) IaaS
6 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.33%) PaaS
8 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.25%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.083%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.083%) Yammer
9 1 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.083%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 141 (11.77%) SAN
2 99 (8.26%) LAN
3 90 (7.51%) DNS
4 88 (7.35%) Firewall
5 76 (6.34%) WAN
6 71 (5.93%) TCP/IP
7 70 (5.84%) VPN
8 63 (5.26%) DHCP
9 52 (4.34%) NAS
10 40 (3.34%) Internet
11 36 (3.01%) VLAN
12 28 (2.34%) Wireless
12 28 (2.34%) LDAP
13 23 (1.92%) SSL
14 21 (1.75%) HTTP
15 19 (1.59%) NetScaler
16 18 (1.50%) VoIP
17 17 (1.42%) Fibre Channel
18 14 (1.17%) MPLS
19 13 (1.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 32 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 32 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (1.50%) MySQL
8 15 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (0.92%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.75%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.58%) DTS
13 7 (0.58%) DB2
13 7 (0.58%) OLAP
13 7 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (2.75%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.00%) Visual Studio
3 23 (1.92%) JIRA
4 22 (1.84%) Subversion
5 21 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 19 (1.59%) Git (software)
7 17 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (1.34%) Ant
9 14 (1.17%) Cucumber
10 13 (1.09%) Maven
11 12 (1.00%) MSI
12 11 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (0.67%) Selenium
14 7 (0.58%) JUnit
14 7 (0.58%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.58%) Toad
14 7 (0.58%) SpecFlow
15 6 (0.50%) Gradle
15 6 (0.50%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.50%) NUnit
General
1 339 (28.30%) Finance
2 144 (12.02%) Banking
3 48 (4.01%) Investment Banking
4 41 (3.42%) Front Office
5 38 (3.17%) Legal
6 36 (3.01%) Law
7 32 (2.67%) Financial Institution
8 29 (2.42%) Telecoms
9 25 (2.09%) Retail
10 24 (2.00%) Back Office
11 18 (1.50%) Advertising
12 16 (1.34%) Marketing
13 14 (1.17%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.83%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.42%) Publishing
15 5 (0.42%) Games
15 5 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.33%) Electronics
16 4 (0.33%) French Language
17 3 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 230 (19.20%) Analyst
2 109 (9.10%) Developer
3 82 (6.84%) Support Analyst
4 79 (6.59%) Desktop Support
5 76 (6.34%) Support Engineer
6 75 (6.26%) Architect
7 68 (5.68%) Administrator
8 63 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
9 57 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 57 (4.76%) Consultant
10 51 (4.26%) Service Analyst
11 47 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
12 43 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
13 38 (3.17%) Server Engineer
14 36 (3.01%) Applications Support
14 36 (3.01%) Project Manager
15 35 (2.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 34 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
17 26 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
18 25 (2.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (10.43%) .NET
2 47 (3.92%) Middleware
3 45 (3.76%) Web Services
4 42 (3.51%) XML
4 42 (3.51%) HTML
5 32 (2.67%) ASP.NET
6 24 (2.00%) WCF
7 21 (1.75%) CSS
8 19 (1.59%) SOAP
8 19 (1.59%) WPF
9 17 (1.42%) .NET Framework
10 16 (1.34%) JSON
11 13 (1.09%) RESTful
12 12 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (1.00%) HTML5
13 11 (0.92%) XSLT
13 11 (0.92%) WinForms
14 8 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (0.67%) jQuery
14 8 (0.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.76%) Blackberry
2 72 (6.01%) Data Centre
3 65 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (4.51%) Clustering
5 39 (3.26%) iPhone
6 35 (2.92%) iPad
7 33 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 30 (2.50%) Management Information System
9 24 (2.00%) Computer Science
10 21 (1.75%) Derivative
11 19 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (1.50%) Fat Client
12 18 (1.50%) Replication
12 18 (1.50%) Thin Client
13 17 (1.42%) Fixed Income
14 16 (1.34%) Equities
15 15 (1.25%) Mobile App
16 13 (1.09%) Client/Server
17 11 (0.92%) Hedge funds
18 10 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 269 (22.45%) Windows 7
2 252 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 250 (20.87%) Linux
4 167 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 164 (13.69%) UNIX
6 147 (12.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 111 (9.27%) Windows XP
8 61 (5.09%) Windows 8
9 54 (4.51%) Android
10 51 (4.26%) Apple iOS
10 51 (4.26%) Solaris
11 37 (3.09%) Mac OS X
12 33 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (1.34%) Windows 2000
14 15 (1.25%) AIX
14 15 (1.25%) Windows Vista
15 11 (0.92%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (0.75%) Mac OS X Server
17 6 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (14.36%) ITIL
2 143 (11.94%) Migration
3 98 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (4.84%) Project Management
5 57 (4.76%) Change Management
6 51 (4.26%) SDLC
7 47 (3.92%) Service Management
8 44 (3.67%) Service Delivery
9 38 (3.17%) DevOps
10 37 (3.09%) Incident Management
11 36 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (2.92%) Workflow
12 35 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 32 (2.67%) Information Security
13 32 (2.67%) Configuration Management
14 31 (2.59%) OO
15 29 (2.42%) TDD
16 28 (2.34%) PRINCE2
17 26 (2.17%) Release Management
17 26 (2.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 239 (19.95%) SQL
2 107 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 97 (8.10%) C#
4 85 (7.10%) Java
5 59 (4.92%) C++
6 52 (4.34%) Perl
7 50 (4.17%) Python
8 48 (4.01%) JavaScript
9 30 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 30 (2.50%) C
10 27 (2.25%) Shell Script
11 24 (2.00%) VBScript
11 24 (2.00%) VB
12 19 (1.59%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.25%) VBA
13 15 (1.25%) Ruby
14 9 (0.75%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.75%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.50%) PHP
16 5 (0.42%) VB6
Qualifications
1 75 (6.26%) Security Cleared
2 67 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (3.92%) Degree
4 43 (3.59%) MCSE
5 40 (3.34%) SC Cleared
6 30 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 17 (1.42%) CCNA
9 16 (1.34%) MCITP
10 15 (1.25%) MCSA
10 15 (1.25%) CCNP
10 15 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
13 9 (0.75%) MCTS
13 9 (0.75%) CISSP
13 9 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (0.75%) MCP
14 8 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.67%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.84%) SLA
2 26 (2.17%) QA
3 18 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.33%) COBIT
7 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) HL7
8 2 (0.17%) DICOM
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.083%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.083%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.083%) FATCA
System Software
1 378 (31.55%) Active Directory
2 165 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (6.51%) vSphere
4 74 (6.18%) XenApp
5 44 (3.67%) Hyper-V
6 32 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 26 (2.17%) VMware ESX
8 21 (1.75%) XenDesktop
9 19 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (1.50%) VMware Server
11 15 (1.25%) NFS
12 12 (1.00%) Xen
13 9 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (0.75%) SRDF
13 9 (0.75%) vCloud
14 8 (0.67%) XenServer
15 6 (0.50%) KVM
15 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.33%) NLBS
16 4 (0.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 80 (6.68%) SCCM
2 34 (2.84%) Puppet
3 33 (2.75%) SCOM
4 19 (1.59%) Tivoli
4 19 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 19 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.34%) WSUS
6 12 (1.00%) SCOrch
7 11 (0.92%) NetBackup
8 10 (0.83%) BladeLogic
8 10 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
9 9 (0.75%) Control-M
10 7 (0.58%) OpenView
11 6 (0.50%) Netcool
11 6 (0.50%) Ansible
11 6 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (0.50%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.42%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 350 (29.22%) Microsoft
2 311 (25.96%) VMware
3 194 (16.19%) Citrix
4 163 (13.61%) Cisco
5 143 (11.94%) Oracle
6 90 (7.51%) HP
7 56 (4.67%) IBM
8 54 (4.51%) EMC
9 51 (4.26%) Apple
10 46 (3.84%) NetApp
11 43 (3.59%) Red Hat
12 36 (3.01%) Remedy
13 31 (2.59%) Bloomberg
14 29 (2.42%) CheckPoint
15 27 (2.25%) Reuters
16 24 (2.00%) Sybase
17 21 (1.75%) McAfee
17 21 (1.75%) F5
18 20 (1.67%) AppSense
19 18 (1.50%) TIBCO
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