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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 592 682 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.41% 11.11% 12.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.53% 55.86% 63.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 447 487
Average daily rate
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£391 £383 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.28% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 48 67
Average hourly rate £18.24 £18.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.23% -0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £12.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
1127 1221 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.73% 19.89% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 840 805
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £189 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 71
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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.

1 397 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 376 (30.03%) Microsoft
3 349 (27.88%) Finance
4 296 (23.64%) VMware
5 289 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 274 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 257 (20.53%) SQL
8 223 (17.81%) Linux
9 213 (17.01%) SQL Server
10 197 (15.73%) UNIX
11 189 (15.10%) Citrix
11 189 (15.10%) Banking
12 184 (14.70%) ITIL
13 183 (14.62%) MS Office
14 161 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
15 160 (12.78%) Cisco
15 160 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
16 144 (11.50%) MS Exchange
17 139 (11.10%) Migration
18 134 (10.70%) .NET
19 132 (10.54%) Oracle
19 132 (10.54%) MS Excel
20 128 (10.22%) Windows XP
20 128 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
21 122 (9.74%) SAN
22 118 (9.42%) Blackberry
23 109 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
24 98 (7.83%) DNS
24 98 (7.83%) C#
25 91 (7.27%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (11.50%) MS Exchange
2 83 (6.63%) IIS
3 72 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (4.23%) SharePoint
5 51 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 31 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 31 (2.48%) Lync
7 29 (2.32%) Apache
8 25 (2.00%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.76%) WebSphere
10 21 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (1.12%) IBM Notes
13 12 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.88%) JBoss
15 10 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.72%) CMS
17 8 (0.64%) WebLogic
18 6 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
19 5 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 183 (14.62%) MS Office
2 132 (10.54%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.80%) MS Project
6 7 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.16%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.16%) InDesign
10 1 (0.080%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.080%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.64%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.56%) RMDS
3 7 (0.56%) assyst
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.32%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.24%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.16%) Eikon
6 2 (0.16%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.080%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.080%) Summit
7 1 (0.080%) HFM
7 1 (0.080%) Agresso
7 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.080%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.080%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.68%) Office 365
2 16 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.04%) Google Apps
5 7 (0.56%) SaaS
6 4 (0.32%) GitHub
6 4 (0.32%) IaaS
7 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.16%) PaaS
8 2 (0.16%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.080%) Yammer
9 1 (0.080%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.080%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.080%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 122 (9.74%) SAN
2 98 (7.83%) DNS
3 88 (7.03%) LAN
4 87 (6.95%) Firewall
5 71 (5.67%) WAN
6 67 (5.35%) VPN
7 66 (5.27%) DHCP
8 64 (5.11%) TCP/IP
9 50 (3.99%) Internet
10 43 (3.43%) NAS
11 33 (2.64%) Wireless
12 30 (2.40%) VLAN
13 27 (2.16%) LDAP
14 25 (2.00%) HTTP
15 22 (1.76%) VoIP
16 18 (1.44%) NetScaler
17 17 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
17 17 (1.36%) FTP
18 16 (1.28%) MPLS
18 16 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 30 (2.40%) Oracle Database
8 20 (1.60%) MySQL
9 15 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (0.96%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.80%) DB2
13 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 9 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (0.72%) MS Access
15 8 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.64%) OLAP
15 8 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 35 (2.80%) Subversion
2 32 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.16%) TeamCity
4 26 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 25 (2.00%) Maven
6 21 (1.68%) JIRA
6 21 (1.68%) Git (software)
6 21 (1.68%) Ant
6 21 (1.68%) MSI
7 19 (1.52%) Cucumber
8 17 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.04%) Selenium
9 13 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (0.80%) Gradle
11 8 (0.64%) WebDriver
11 8 (0.64%) NUnit
11 8 (0.64%) Toad
12 7 (0.56%) JMeter
12 7 (0.56%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.48%) JProfiler
General
1 349 (27.88%) Finance
2 189 (15.10%) Banking
3 62 (4.95%) Investment Banking
4 48 (3.83%) Front Office
5 38 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 30 (2.40%) Law
8 29 (2.32%) Legal
9 25 (2.00%) Back Office
10 23 (1.84%) Retail
11 22 (1.76%) Advertising
12 15 (1.20%) Marketing
13 14 (1.12%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.88%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.48%) French Language
15 6 (0.48%) Publishing
16 4 (0.32%) Games
16 4 (0.32%) Billing
16 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 276 (22.04%) Analyst
2 112 (8.95%) Developer
3 99 (7.91%) Desktop Support
3 99 (7.91%) Support Analyst
4 91 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 76 (6.07%) Architect
6 68 (5.43%) Desktop Engineer
7 62 (4.95%) Consultant
8 61 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 56 (4.47%) Service Analyst
9 56 (4.47%) Administrator
10 52 (4.15%) Applications Support
10 52 (4.15%) Service Desk Analyst
11 51 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
12 47 (3.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 31 (2.48%) Systems Administrator
14 29 (2.32%) Project Manager
15 26 (2.08%) Applications Support Analyst
15 26 (2.08%) Server Engineer
16 25 (2.00%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (10.70%) .NET
2 54 (4.31%) HTML
3 42 (3.35%) XML
4 37 (2.96%) Web Services
4 37 (2.96%) Middleware
5 30 (2.40%) ASP.NET
6 24 (1.92%) CSS
7 23 (1.84%) WCF
8 20 (1.60%) HTML5
9 19 (1.52%) WPF
9 19 (1.52%) SOAP
10 17 (1.36%) JSON
10 17 (1.36%) RESTful
11 16 (1.28%) .NET Framework
12 13 (1.04%) Application Packaging
12 13 (1.04%) WinForms
13 11 (0.88%) XSLT
14 10 (0.80%) jQuery
14 10 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 118 (9.42%) Blackberry
2 65 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.35%) Clustering
4 37 (2.96%) iPhone
5 31 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 30 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.32%) iPad
8 25 (2.00%) Derivative
9 24 (1.92%) Replication
10 23 (1.84%) Thin Client
10 23 (1.84%) Fat Client
11 20 (1.60%) Computer Science
11 20 (1.60%) Equities
11 20 (1.60%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.44%) Fixed Income
13 15 (1.20%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (1.04%) Open Source
15 13 (1.04%) Handset
16 12 (0.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 289 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 274 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 223 (17.81%) Linux
4 197 (15.73%) UNIX
5 160 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 128 (10.22%) Windows XP
6 128 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 75 (5.99%) Apple iOS
8 62 (4.95%) Android
9 52 (4.15%) Windows 8
10 42 (3.35%) Solaris
11 38 (3.04%) Mac OS X
12 23 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (1.68%) Windows Vista
14 15 (1.20%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.96%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.88%) AIX
17 10 (0.80%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.80%) Mac OS X Server
18 7 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (14.70%) ITIL
2 139 (11.10%) Migration
3 109 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (4.55%) Change Management
5 48 (3.83%) Service Delivery
6 46 (3.67%) Project Management
6 46 (3.67%) Configuration Management
7 45 (3.59%) Service Management
8 40 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 39 (3.12%) Information Security
9 39 (3.12%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (2.96%) Incident Management
10 37 (2.96%) TDD
10 37 (2.96%) DevOps
11 33 (2.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (2.40%) Scrum
12 30 (2.40%) Asset Management
13 29 (2.32%) OO
14 28 (2.24%) PRINCE2
14 28 (2.24%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 257 (20.53%) SQL
2 98 (7.83%) C#
3 82 (6.55%) Java
4 80 (6.39%) PowerShell
5 58 (4.63%) Perl
6 47 (3.75%) C++
7 44 (3.51%) JavaScript
7 44 (3.51%) Shell Script
8 37 (2.96%) T-SQL
9 33 (2.64%) Python
10 30 (2.40%) C
11 26 (2.08%) VB
12 22 (1.76%) VBA
13 21 (1.68%) PL/SQL
14 20 (1.60%) Ruby
15 18 (1.44%) VBScript
16 12 (0.96%) PHP
17 9 (0.72%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.64%) Groovy
18 8 (0.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 69 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 68 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (4.55%) Degree
4 39 (3.12%) MCSE
5 31 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (2.48%) SC Cleared
6 20 (1.60%) MCITP
6 20 (1.60%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.44%) MCSA
7 18 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (1.20%) CCNA
9 14 (1.12%) CCNP
10 13 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (0.96%) MCP
11 12 (0.96%) CISSP
12 11 (0.88%) NCDA
13 10 (0.80%) NCIE
13 10 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
13 10 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.40%) SLA
1 30 (2.40%) QA
2 16 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.16%) HL7
6 2 (0.16%) DICOM
6 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.080%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.080%) FATCA
7 1 (0.080%) COBIT
System Software
1 397 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 161 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (5.75%) XenApp
4 66 (5.27%) vSphere
5 46 (3.67%) Hyper-V
6 40 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 31 (2.48%) XenDesktop
8 20 (1.60%) VMware Server
9 19 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (1.36%) VMware ESX
11 16 (1.28%) Xen
12 13 (1.04%) NFS
13 10 (0.80%) DFS Replication
13 10 (0.80%) vCloud
14 9 (0.72%) SRDF
14 9 (0.72%) XenServer
14 9 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.48%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.48%) KVM
Systems Management
1 91 (7.27%) SCCM
2 40 (3.19%) SCOM
3 28 (2.24%) Puppet
4 25 (2.00%) Tivoli
5 21 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 14 (1.12%) NetBackup
7 13 (1.04%) WSUS
7 13 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
9 10 (0.80%) SCOrch
10 9 (0.72%) Control-M
11 6 (0.48%) Netcool
11 6 (0.48%) OpenView
11 6 (0.48%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.48%) BladeLogic
11 6 (0.48%) HP SIM
11 6 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.40%) EdgeSight
12 5 (0.40%) Nessus
Vendors
1 376 (30.03%) Microsoft
2 296 (23.64%) VMware
3 189 (15.10%) Citrix
4 160 (12.78%) Cisco
5 132 (10.54%) Oracle
6 84 (6.71%) HP
7 57 (4.55%) IBM
7 57 (4.55%) NetApp
8 49 (3.91%) EMC
8 49 (3.91%) Apple
9 39 (3.12%) Red Hat
10 37 (2.96%) Reuters
11 34 (2.72%) Bloomberg
12 26 (2.08%) CheckPoint
13 25 (2.00%) Remedy
13 25 (2.00%) F5
14 23 (1.84%) Sybase
15 21 (1.68%) Dell
15 21 (1.68%) McAfee
16 20 (1.60%) Altiris
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