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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 715 948 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.30% 12.87% 11.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.25% 59.32% 57.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 607 523
Average daily rate
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£368 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 77 84
Average hourly rate £18.46 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.15 £27.70 £24.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.81%
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
1318 1598 1550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.68% 21.69% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 1067 1025
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £203 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 81 86
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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.

1 484 (34.35%) Active Directory
2 463 (32.86%) Microsoft
3 384 (27.25%) Finance
4 377 (26.76%) Windows 7
5 334 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 320 (22.71%) VMware
7 293 (20.79%) Linux
8 289 (20.51%) Banking
9 285 (20.23%) Citrix
10 274 (19.45%) SQL
11 250 (17.74%) SQL Server
12 244 (17.32%) MS Office
13 210 (14.90%) ITIL
14 207 (14.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 192 (13.63%) MS Exchange
16 190 (13.48%) Oracle
17 188 (13.34%) UNIX
18 166 (11.78%) VMware Infrastructure
19 164 (11.64%) Windows XP
20 161 (11.43%) MS Excel
21 153 (10.86%) SCCM
22 140 (9.94%) C#
23 138 (9.79%) Cisco
24 130 (9.23%) Blackberry
25 127 (9.01%) PowerShell
26 126 (8.94%) SAN
27 123 (8.73%) XenApp
28 119 (8.45%) Migration
29 109 (7.74%) .NET
30 106 (7.52%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 192 (13.63%) MS Exchange
2 94 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 84 (5.96%) IIS
5 49 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 49 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 42 (2.98%) WebSphere
7 39 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 35 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
8 35 (2.48%) Apache
9 27 (1.92%) IBM Notes
10 26 (1.85%) Lync
11 23 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (1.63%) Tomcat
12 21 (1.49%) WebLogic
13 17 (1.21%) CMS
14 16 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
15 13 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.85%) Umbraco
17 11 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 244 (17.32%) MS Office
2 161 (11.43%) MS Excel
3 25 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.35%) MS Project
5 8 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
6 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.28%) InDesign
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.21%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.071%) Maya
10 1 (0.071%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 12 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.57%) RMDS
4 6 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.43%) ReMetrica
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.14%) Summit
7 2 (0.14%) Adaptiv
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.071%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.071%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.071%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.071%) HFM
8 1 (0.071%) Khalix
8 1 (0.071%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.071%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.21%) SaaS
3 13 (0.92%) Office 365
4 10 (0.71%) PaaS
4 10 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.50%) IaaS
6 6 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.28%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.21%) GitHub
9 1 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.071%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.071%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 126 (8.94%) SAN
2 102 (7.24%) DNS
3 91 (6.46%) Firewall
4 65 (4.61%) WAN
5 59 (4.19%) LAN
6 57 (4.05%) TCP/IP
7 55 (3.90%) DHCP
8 42 (2.98%) VPN
9 31 (2.20%) Internet
10 27 (1.92%) NAS
11 23 (1.63%) Network Security
12 22 (1.56%) NetScaler
13 18 (1.28%) VoIP
14 16 (1.14%) LDAP
14 16 (1.14%) VLAN
15 15 (1.06%) HTTP
15 15 (1.06%) Intranet
16 14 (0.99%) Ethernet
16 14 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
16 14 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (3.19%) Oracle Database
4 40 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 32 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (1.42%) RDBMS
9 19 (1.35%) MySQL
10 14 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (0.85%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.85%) DB2
13 9 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.64%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.50%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 28 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (1.77%) JIRA
4 22 (1.56%) NUnit
4 22 (1.56%) Subversion
5 16 (1.14%) Maven
5 16 (1.14%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.06%) Git (software)
7 14 (0.99%) MSI
8 8 (0.57%) JUnit
8 8 (0.57%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.50%) Ant
9 7 (0.50%) Selenium
10 6 (0.43%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.35%) InstallShield
11 5 (0.35%) JMeter
11 5 (0.35%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.35%) Xcode
12 4 (0.28%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.28%) Mercurial
General
1 384 (27.25%) Finance
2 289 (20.51%) Banking
3 106 (7.52%) Investment Banking
4 72 (5.11%) Legal
5 53 (3.76%) Law
6 52 (3.69%) Front Office
7 31 (2.20%) Back Office
8 27 (1.92%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.85%) Retail
10 22 (1.56%) Advertising
11 16 (1.14%) Telecoms
12 15 (1.06%) French Language
13 12 (0.85%) Publishing
14 8 (0.57%) Marketing
15 5 (0.35%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.28%) German Language
16 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.21%) Games
17 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 294 (20.87%) Analyst
2 177 (12.56%) Developer
3 130 (9.23%) Support Analyst
4 99 (7.03%) Architect
5 96 (6.81%) Desktop Support
6 89 (6.32%) Support Engineer
7 85 (6.03%) Service Analyst
8 81 (5.75%) Administrator
8 81 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
9 76 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
10 63 (4.47%) Desktop Engineer
11 51 (3.62%) Infrastructure Architect
12 46 (3.26%) Applications Support
13 44 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 43 (3.05%) Consultant
15 42 (2.98%) Desktop Analyst
16 38 (2.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 36 (2.56%) 1st Line Support
18 34 (2.41%) C++ Developer
19 32 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (7.74%) .NET
2 69 (4.90%) XML
3 68 (4.83%) Web Services
4 67 (4.76%) HTML
5 49 (3.48%) CSS
6 38 (2.70%) Middleware
7 37 (2.63%) ASP.NET
8 34 (2.41%) jQuery
9 32 (2.27%) HTML5
9 32 (2.27%) WCF
10 25 (1.77%) .NET Framework
11 20 (1.42%) WPF
11 20 (1.42%) CSS3
12 19 (1.35%) JSON
13 17 (1.21%) WinForms
13 17 (1.21%) REST
14 14 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (0.92%) XSLT
16 12 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
16 12 (0.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 130 (9.23%) Blackberry
2 45 (3.19%) Clustering
3 42 (2.98%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.91%) Replication
5 39 (2.77%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (2.06%) iPhone
8 27 (1.92%) Fixed Income
9 25 (1.77%) Mobile App
10 21 (1.49%) Fat Client
10 21 (1.49%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.21%) Derivative
13 16 (1.14%) Credit Risk
14 14 (0.99%) E-Learning
14 14 (0.99%) Equities
14 14 (0.99%) NHS
15 13 (0.92%) iPad
16 10 (0.71%) Open Source
17 9 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 377 (26.76%) Windows 7
2 334 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 293 (20.79%) Linux
4 207 (14.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 188 (13.34%) UNIX
6 164 (11.64%) Windows XP
7 104 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (4.05%) Windows 8
9 46 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (3.05%) Android
11 37 (2.63%) Solaris
12 32 (2.27%) Apple iOS
13 19 (1.35%) Windows 2000
14 18 (1.28%) AIX
15 15 (1.06%) Windows Phone
16 14 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
17 13 (0.92%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.78%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
19 10 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (14.90%) ITIL
2 119 (8.45%) Migration
3 60 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 48 (3.41%) Project Management
6 47 (3.34%) TDD
7 45 (3.19%) Service Management
8 41 (2.91%) Change Management
9 37 (2.63%) Release Management
10 33 (2.34%) Workflow
10 33 (2.34%) MVC
11 32 (2.27%) Software Engineering
11 32 (2.27%) OO
11 32 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (2.13%) Incident Management
14 29 (2.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (2.06%) Service Delivery
14 29 (2.06%) Document Management
15 28 (1.99%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 274 (19.45%) SQL
2 140 (9.94%) C#
3 127 (9.01%) PowerShell
4 87 (6.17%) Java
5 70 (4.97%) Perl
6 67 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 57 (4.05%) C++
8 45 (3.19%) Python
9 40 (2.84%) VBScript
10 36 (2.56%) T-SQL
11 32 (2.27%) VB
12 29 (2.06%) C
12 29 (2.06%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.42%) VBA
14 16 (1.14%) PHP
15 13 (0.92%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.92%) Ruby
16 8 (0.57%) Korn
16 8 (0.57%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.50%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 82 (5.82%) Degree
2 78 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (4.54%) Security Cleared
4 37 (2.63%) MCSE
5 29 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 29 (2.06%) MCITP
6 26 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 26 (1.85%) MCP
7 22 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
9 17 (1.21%) CCNA
10 16 (1.14%) MCSA
10 16 (1.14%) MOS
11 14 (0.99%) CCA
11 14 (0.99%) CISSP
12 13 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.78%) MCTS
14 7 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
14 7 (0.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.99%) SLA
2 26 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 23 (1.63%) QA
4 10 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) GPG13
8 1 (0.071%) EMIR
8 1 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 484 (34.35%) Active Directory
2 166 (11.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (8.73%) XenApp
4 53 (3.76%) vSphere
5 48 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 46 (3.26%) Hyper-V
7 42 (2.98%) XenDesktop
8 40 (2.84%) VMware ESX
9 38 (2.70%) XenServer
10 23 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (1.28%) NFS
13 16 (1.14%) Xen
14 12 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
15 11 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 10 (0.71%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.57%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.57%) UAG
17 8 (0.57%) SRDF
18 7 (0.50%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 153 (10.86%) SCCM
2 51 (3.62%) SCOM
3 29 (2.06%) Tivoli
4 20 (1.42%) Puppet
5 15 (1.06%) Backup Exec
6 13 (0.92%) SCOrch
7 12 (0.85%) WSUS
7 12 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 11 (0.78%) Control-M
8 11 (0.78%) NetBackup
9 10 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.71%) WMI
10 9 (0.64%) Nagios
10 9 (0.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 8 (0.57%) HP SIM
12 7 (0.50%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
14 5 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 463 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 320 (22.71%) VMware
3 285 (20.23%) Citrix
4 190 (13.48%) Oracle
5 138 (9.79%) Cisco
6 98 (6.96%) HP
7 59 (4.19%) IBM
8 54 (3.83%) NetApp
9 50 (3.55%) EMC
10 45 (3.19%) Sybase
11 39 (2.77%) Red Hat
12 30 (2.13%) Bloomberg
13 28 (1.99%) Wyse
13 28 (1.99%) Dell
14 27 (1.92%) Lotus
15 26 (1.85%) Apple
16 25 (1.77%) CheckPoint
16 25 (1.77%) Symantec
17 24 (1.70%) Reuters
18 22 (1.56%) Remedy
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