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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 305 554 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.92% 11.93% 12.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.32% 50.92% 55.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 407 541
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
- +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 52
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.60 £33.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.69 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -4.62%
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
704 1088 1352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.58% 23.44% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 865 999
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 57
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £36.50 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016, 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.

1 239 (40.03%) Active Directory
2 196 (32.83%) Microsoft
3 193 (32.33%) Windows Server
4 190 (31.83%) Finance
5 168 (28.14%) Linux
6 163 (27.30%) VMware
7 125 (20.94%) SQL Server
8 110 (18.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 109 (18.26%) SQL
10 108 (18.09%) Unix
11 107 (17.92%) Windows 7
12 106 (17.76%) PowerShell
13 103 (17.25%) Banking
14 98 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 96 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
15 96 (16.08%) Citrix
16 95 (15.91%) ITIL
17 92 (15.41%) Firewall
18 89 (14.91%) MS Office
19 88 (14.74%) Migration
20 85 (14.24%) Oracle
21 81 (13.57%) DNS
22 78 (13.07%) Cisco
23 75 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
24 71 (11.89%) .NET
25 64 (10.72%) Java
26 62 (10.39%) TCP/IP
27 60 (10.05%) SCCM
28 58 (9.72%) MS Excel
28 58 (9.72%) Data Centre

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 51 (8.54%) MS Exchange
2 48 (8.04%) SharePoint
3 47 (7.87%) IIS
4 36 (6.03%) Skype for Business
5 29 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (4.86%) Tomcat
6 28 (4.69%) Apache
7 20 (3.35%) WebSphere
8 15 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (2.01%) JBoss
10 11 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (1.84%) WebLogic
11 10 (1.68%) Confluence
12 7 (1.17%) IBM Notes
13 6 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.84%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
16 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 89 (14.91%) MS Office
2 58 (9.72%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.84%) MS Project
6 2 (0.34%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.34%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.50%) RMDS
4 2 (0.34%) Exstream
4 2 (0.34%) Sophis RISQUE
4 2 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.17%) Eikon
5 1 (0.17%) Faxination
5 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.17%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 48 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 48 (8.04%) Office 365
2 42 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.51%) PaaS
4 8 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.17%) IaaS
6 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.84%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.67%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.67%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.67%) SaaS
7 4 (0.67%) Yammer
8 3 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.34%) Apcera
9 2 (0.34%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.17%) Trello
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (15.41%) Firewall
2 81 (13.57%) DNS
3 62 (10.39%) TCP/IP
4 46 (7.71%) SAN
5 41 (6.87%) DHCP
6 39 (6.53%) LAN
7 36 (6.03%) WAN
8 32 (5.36%) LDAP
9 22 (3.69%) Internet
10 19 (3.18%) Multicast
10 19 (3.18%) Network Security
11 18 (3.02%) BGP
11 18 (3.02%) SSL
12 17 (2.85%) NAS
13 15 (2.51%) VoIP
13 15 (2.51%) VPN
14 14 (2.35%) Skype
15 12 (2.01%) VLAN
16 11 (1.84%) NetScaler
17 10 (1.68%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.18%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.01%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.51%) Big Data
6 8 (1.34%) MySQL
6 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.17%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.84%) DB2
9 5 (0.84%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 32 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 25 (4.19%) JIRA
3 21 (3.52%) TeamCity
4 20 (3.35%) Git (software)
5 18 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (1.84%) Selenium
7 10 (1.68%) Subversion
8 9 (1.51%) WebDriver
9 8 (1.34%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.17%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.17%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.01%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.01%) NUnit
12 5 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.84%) MSTest
13 4 (0.67%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.67%) eggPlant
13 4 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.67%) Xcode
General
1 190 (31.83%) Finance
2 103 (17.25%) Banking
3 25 (4.19%) Investment Banking
4 23 (3.85%) Legal
5 15 (2.51%) Front Office
6 14 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.35%) Law
7 11 (1.84%) Back Office
8 10 (1.68%) Retail
9 9 (1.51%) French Language
10 7 (1.17%) Games
10 7 (1.17%) Spanish Language
10 7 (1.17%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.67%) Advertising
11 4 (0.67%) German Language
11 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.34%) Marketing
12 2 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.17%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 100 (16.75%) Analyst
2 70 (11.73%) Developer
3 46 (7.71%) Architect
4 41 (6.87%) Administrator
5 39 (6.53%) Support Analyst
6 36 (6.03%) Windows Engineer
7 31 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
8 26 (4.36%) Desktop Support
8 26 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (4.02%) Support Engineer
10 21 (3.52%) IT Support
10 21 (3.52%) Service Analyst
11 19 (3.18%) Consultant
11 19 (3.18%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (3.18%) Infrastructure Architect
11 19 (3.18%) Network Engineer
12 18 (3.02%) IT Analyst
12 18 (3.02%) Server Engineer
13 17 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (2.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.89%) .NET
2 44 (7.37%) HTML
3 25 (4.19%) Web Services
4 23 (3.85%) Middleware
4 23 (3.85%) XML
5 19 (3.18%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.51%) JSON
7 14 (2.35%) .NET Framework
7 14 (2.35%) CSS
8 12 (2.01%) FIX Protocol
8 12 (2.01%) HTML5
9 9 (1.51%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.51%) jQuery
9 9 (1.51%) WCF
9 9 (1.51%) XMPP
10 7 (1.17%) JSP
10 7 (1.17%) SOAP
11 6 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.01%) Entity Framework
11 6 (1.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.72%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.19%) Clustering
4 23 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 20 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.02%) Public Cloud
7 14 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (2.35%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.84%) Equities
8 11 (1.84%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.84%) iPhone
9 9 (1.51%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.34%) PKI
10 8 (1.34%) Replication
11 7 (1.17%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.17%) Statistics
11 7 (1.17%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 193 (32.33%) Windows Server
2 168 (28.14%) Linux
3 110 (18.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 108 (18.09%) Unix
5 107 (17.92%) Windows 7
6 96 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (5.70%) Windows 10
9 30 (5.03%) Windows 8
10 27 (4.52%) Windows XP
11 21 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (3.35%) Mac OS X
13 17 (2.85%) Android
14 13 (2.18%) Solaris
15 10 (1.68%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.51%) AIX
17 8 (1.34%) CentOS
17 8 (1.34%) Mac OS
18 7 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (15.91%) ITIL
2 88 (14.74%) Migration
3 75 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (7.04%) DevOps
5 39 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (5.03%) Service Management
7 28 (4.69%) Configuration Management
8 26 (4.36%) Change Management
9 24 (4.02%) High Availability
9 24 (4.02%) Project Management
10 23 (3.85%) Scrum
11 22 (3.69%) SDLC
11 22 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (3.35%) OO
12 20 (3.35%) TDD
13 19 (3.18%) Change Control
13 19 (3.18%) ITIL V3
14 18 (3.02%) Incident Management
15 17 (2.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 109 (18.26%) SQL
2 106 (17.76%) PowerShell
3 64 (10.72%) Java
4 56 (9.38%) C#
5 42 (7.04%) Python
6 37 (6.20%) Perl
7 34 (5.70%) Bash Shell
8 29 (4.86%) C++
9 26 (4.36%) JavaScript
10 18 (3.02%) Ruby
11 12 (2.01%) PHP
11 12 (2.01%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.01%) VBScript
12 11 (1.84%) C
13 10 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.84%) VBA
14 5 (0.84%) XAML
15 4 (0.67%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (5.03%) MCSE
4 27 (4.52%) Degree
5 26 (4.36%) Security Cleared
6 18 (3.02%) CCNP
7 17 (2.85%) SC Cleared
8 16 (2.68%) CISSP
9 15 (2.51%) CCNA
10 13 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.68%) CCDP
11 10 (1.68%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.51%) MCITP
13 7 (1.17%) MCP
14 6 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.84%) MOS
16 4 (0.67%) CISM
16 4 (0.67%) MCSA
16 4 (0.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.35%) QA
2 13 (2.18%) SLA
3 10 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.34%) CDISC
6 2 (0.34%) COBIT
6 2 (0.34%) GCP
6 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.34%) MiFID
6 2 (0.34%) SEPA
6 2 (0.34%) WCAG
7 1 (0.17%) COSO
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 239 (40.03%) Active Directory
2 98 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.86%) VMware ESX
4 26 (4.36%) Hyper-V
4 26 (4.36%) XenApp
5 23 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (2.51%) vSphere
8 14 (2.35%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.18%) NFS
10 8 (1.34%) Docker
10 8 (1.34%) Terminal Services
10 8 (1.34%) Xen
11 7 (1.17%) BitLocker
11 7 (1.17%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (1.01%) KVM
12 6 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.84%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 60 (10.05%) SCCM
2 34 (5.70%) Puppet
3 32 (5.36%) SCOM
4 25 (4.19%) Ansible
5 18 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.68%) Nagios
7 14 (2.35%) WSUS
8 9 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (1.17%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.01%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.01%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.84%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.84%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.84%) vRealize
12 4 (0.67%) Casper Suite
12 4 (0.67%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.67%) IBM BigFix
12 4 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (0.67%) SCSM
Vendors
1 196 (32.83%) Microsoft
2 163 (27.30%) VMware
3 96 (16.08%) Citrix
4 85 (14.24%) Oracle
5 78 (13.07%) Cisco
6 56 (9.38%) HP
7 31 (5.19%) Dell
8 25 (4.19%) Bloomberg
8 25 (4.19%) IBM
8 25 (4.19%) Red Hat
9 22 (3.69%) Symantec
10 21 (3.52%) NetApp
11 20 (3.35%) CheckPoint
12 18 (3.02%) Reuters
13 17 (2.85%) Apple
14 15 (2.51%) EMC
15 13 (2.18%) Splunk
16 12 (2.01%) Juniper
17 10 (1.68%) 3PAR
17 10 (1.68%) Atlassian
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £18.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £28500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £675 - £725 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Lucas Consulting
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago