The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 City of London 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 679 850 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.61% 11.95% 11.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.84% 58.58% 58.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 547 511
Average daily rate
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£350 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 76 87
Average hourly rate £17.25 £19.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% -1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £48.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1285 1451 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.97% 20.40% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 984 980
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £559 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 83 90
Average hourly rate £18.46 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.56 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £54.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
London

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014, 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.

1 466 (33.74%) Active Directory
2 444 (32.15%) Microsoft
3 392 (28.39%) Windows 7
4 347 (25.13%) Finance
5 300 (21.72%) VMware
5 300 (21.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 295 (21.36%) Banking
7 291 (21.07%) Citrix
8 273 (19.77%) Linux
9 246 (17.81%) SQL
10 241 (17.45%) SQL Server
10 241 (17.45%) MS Office
11 223 (16.15%) ITIL
12 195 (14.12%) MS Exchange
12 195 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 182 (13.18%) Windows XP
14 172 (12.45%) Oracle
15 168 (12.17%) UNIX
15 168 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 154 (11.15%) MS Excel
17 153 (11.08%) SCCM
18 148 (10.72%) C#
19 146 (10.57%) Cisco
20 142 (10.28%) Blackberry
21 118 (8.54%) .NET
21 118 (8.54%) XenApp
22 113 (8.18%) PowerShell
23 112 (8.11%) Migration
24 111 (8.04%) Investment Banking
25 104 (7.53%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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
1 195 (14.12%) MS Exchange
2 99 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (5.79%) SharePoint
4 78 (5.65%) IIS
5 60 (4.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 52 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 42 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 42 (3.04%) WebSphere
8 31 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
8 31 (2.24%) IBM Notes
8 31 (2.24%) Lync
9 25 (1.81%) Apache
10 23 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 22 (1.59%) WebLogic
12 21 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (1.23%) Tomcat
13 17 (1.23%) CMS
14 12 (0.87%) Umbraco
15 11 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 241 (17.45%) MS Office
2 154 (11.15%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.23%) MS Project
5 9 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
6 5 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.29%) InDesign
7 4 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
7 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.22%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.072%) Maya
10 1 (0.072%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 13 (0.94%) RMDS
2 9 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.36%) ReMetrica
5 4 (0.29%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.14%) Adaptiv
7 2 (0.14%) Summit
8 1 (0.072%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.072%) Minerva
8 1 (0.072%) HFM
8 1 (0.072%) Maximo
8 1 (0.072%) Magento
8 1 (0.072%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.072%) Documaker
8 1 (0.072%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.072%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.09%) SaaS
3 12 (0.87%) Office 365
4 9 (0.65%) PaaS
5 7 (0.51%) IaaS
6 4 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.072%) GitHub
8 1 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.072%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 104 (7.53%) SAN
2 97 (7.02%) DNS
3 92 (6.66%) Firewall
4 72 (5.21%) WAN
5 68 (4.92%) LAN
6 57 (4.13%) TCP/IP
7 56 (4.06%) DHCP
8 40 (2.90%) VPN
9 28 (2.03%) NAS
10 27 (1.96%) Internet
11 18 (1.30%) VoIP
11 18 (1.30%) NetScaler
12 16 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (1.16%) IP Telephony
13 15 (1.09%) Network Security
13 15 (1.09%) HTTP
14 14 (1.01%) LDAP
15 13 (0.94%) SSL
15 13 (0.94%) Intranet
15 13 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (2.97%) Oracle Database
4 37 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 34 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.01%) MySQL
9 14 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (0.94%) MongoDB
11 12 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.72%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.58%) DB2
15 7 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (0.43%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (2.32%) Visual Studio
2 28 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (1.88%) JIRA
4 22 (1.59%) Subversion
5 21 (1.52%) NUnit
6 16 (1.16%) Maven
7 15 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.01%) MSI
8 14 (1.01%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.94%) Ant
10 12 (0.87%) Git (software)
11 9 (0.65%) Selenium
12 7 (0.51%) JUnit
12 7 (0.51%) ClearCase
13 6 (0.43%) JMeter
13 6 (0.43%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.36%) Bugzilla
14 5 (0.36%) Xcode
14 5 (0.36%) InstallShield
15 3 (0.22%) CruiseControl
General
1 347 (25.13%) Finance
2 295 (21.36%) Banking
3 111 (8.04%) Investment Banking
4 68 (4.92%) Legal
5 61 (4.42%) Law
6 51 (3.69%) Front Office
7 31 (2.24%) Back Office
8 29 (2.10%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.88%) Retail
10 20 (1.45%) Advertising
11 19 (1.38%) French Language
12 14 (1.01%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.87%) Publishing
14 6 (0.43%) Marketing
15 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.29%) German Language
16 4 (0.29%) Billing
17 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.22%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 293 (21.22%) Analyst
2 182 (13.18%) Developer
3 138 (9.99%) Support Analyst
4 92 (6.66%) Service Analyst
4 92 (6.66%) Desktop Support
5 90 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 89 (6.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 86 (6.23%) Architect
8 76 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
9 72 (5.21%) Administrator
10 58 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
11 45 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
12 44 (3.19%) Applications Support
13 43 (3.11%) Desktop Analyst
14 41 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 39 (2.82%) 1st Line Support
15 39 (2.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 39 (2.82%) C++ Developer
16 38 (2.75%) Consultant
17 34 (2.46%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (8.54%) .NET
2 72 (5.21%) XML
3 68 (4.92%) Web Services
4 66 (4.78%) HTML
5 48 (3.48%) CSS
6 44 (3.19%) ASP.NET
7 35 (2.53%) WCF
8 34 (2.46%) Middleware
8 34 (2.46%) jQuery
9 27 (1.96%) HTML5
9 27 (1.96%) .NET Framework
10 24 (1.74%) WPF
11 20 (1.45%) WinForms
12 17 (1.23%) CSS3
13 16 (1.16%) REST
13 16 (1.16%) JSON
14 15 (1.09%) STL
14 15 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (1.01%) XSLT
15 14 (1.01%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 142 (10.28%) Blackberry
2 45 (3.26%) Clustering
3 43 (3.11%) Computer Science
4 40 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 39 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.39%) iPhone
7 30 (2.17%) Replication
8 29 (2.10%) Fixed Income
9 21 (1.52%) Derivative
10 20 (1.45%) Fat Client
10 20 (1.45%) Thin Client
10 20 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.30%) Credit Risk
12 17 (1.23%) E-Learning
13 16 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.01%) NHS
14 14 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
14 14 (1.01%) iPad
15 13 (0.94%) Equities
16 11 (0.80%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 392 (28.39%) Windows 7
2 300 (21.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 273 (19.77%) Linux
4 195 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 182 (13.18%) Windows XP
6 168 (12.17%) UNIX
7 89 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (4.27%) Windows 8
9 46 (3.33%) Android
10 40 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 38 (2.75%) Solaris
12 32 (2.32%) Apple iOS
13 17 (1.23%) Windows 2000
14 16 (1.16%) Mac OS X
15 14 (1.01%) AIX
15 14 (1.01%) Windows Vista
16 13 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
16 13 (0.94%) Windows Phone
17 12 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (16.15%) ITIL
2 112 (8.11%) Migration
3 58 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (3.40%) TDD
4 47 (3.40%) Project Management
4 47 (3.40%) Service Management
4 47 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 40 (2.90%) Change Management
5 40 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (2.75%) Analytics
7 36 (2.61%) Release Management
8 34 (2.46%) Software Engineering
9 33 (2.39%) MVC
9 33 (2.39%) Incident Management
10 32 (2.32%) Workflow
10 32 (2.32%) Scrum
11 31 (2.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (2.17%) OO
13 28 (2.03%) Service Delivery
13 28 (2.03%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (17.81%) SQL
2 148 (10.72%) C#
3 113 (8.18%) PowerShell
4 82 (5.94%) Java
5 69 (5.00%) Perl
6 63 (4.56%) JavaScript
7 61 (4.42%) C++
8 50 (3.62%) Python
9 37 (2.68%) T-SQL
10 33 (2.39%) VBScript
11 30 (2.17%) Shell Script
12 28 (2.03%) C
13 25 (1.81%) VB
14 16 (1.16%) VBA
15 13 (0.94%) PHP
16 10 (0.72%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.58%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.58%) Ruby
18 7 (0.51%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 84 (6.08%) Degree
2 79 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 65 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 42 (3.04%) MCSE
5 34 (2.46%) DV Cleared
6 31 (2.24%) MCP
7 30 (2.17%) MCITP
8 25 (1.81%) SC Cleared
8 25 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
11 17 (1.23%) CCNA
12 16 (1.16%) MCSA
13 15 (1.09%) CCA
14 13 (0.94%) MOS
15 11 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (0.80%) MCTS
16 8 (0.58%) CISSP
17 7 (0.51%) CCNP
18 6 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.24%) SLA
2 26 (1.88%) ISO 9001
3 24 (1.74%) QA
4 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.22%) BS7799
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.072%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.072%) EMIR
8 1 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 466 (33.74%) Active Directory
2 168 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (8.54%) XenApp
4 47 (3.40%) Hyper-V
4 47 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 40 (2.90%) XenDesktop
6 38 (2.75%) vSphere
7 36 (2.61%) XenServer
8 35 (2.53%) VMware ESX
9 23 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.09%) NFS
10 15 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (1.01%) Xen
12 13 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
13 11 (0.80%) ISA Server
14 10 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 9 (0.65%) SRDF
16 7 (0.51%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.43%) NLBS
18 5 (0.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 153 (11.08%) SCCM
2 37 (2.68%) SCOM
3 27 (1.96%) Tivoli
4 18 (1.30%) Puppet
5 12 (0.87%) WSUS
5 12 (0.87%) Backup Exec
6 11 (0.80%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.51%) Data Guard
7 7 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.51%) Control-M
8 6 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.43%) AppDNA
8 6 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 5 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (0.36%) HP SIM
9 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.36%) ARCserve
9 5 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 444 (32.15%) Microsoft
2 300 (21.72%) VMware
3 291 (21.07%) Citrix
4 172 (12.45%) Oracle
5 146 (10.57%) Cisco
6 97 (7.02%) HP
7 51 (3.69%) NetApp
8 50 (3.62%) IBM
9 43 (3.11%) EMC
10 39 (2.82%) Sybase
11 36 (2.61%) Bloomberg
12 35 (2.53%) Red Hat
13 31 (2.24%) Lotus
13 31 (2.24%) Reuters
14 30 (2.17%) Dell
15 29 (2.10%) Wyse
15 29 (2.10%) Symantec
16 26 (1.88%) Apple
17 21 (1.52%) CheckPoint
18 19 (1.38%) AppSense
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