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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
London / City of London
Rank 14 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 277 362 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.50% 11.31% 11.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.04% 52.39% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 267 432
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £196 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 34
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -4.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.05 £30.00 £21.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
629 691 1151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.56% 21.59% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 519 888
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 34
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.03 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017, 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.

1 228 (37.75%) Finance
2 186 (30.79%) Windows Server
3 185 (30.63%) Active Directory
4 179 (29.64%) Microsoft
5 144 (23.84%) Linux
6 134 (22.19%) SQL Server
7 125 (20.70%) VMware
8 122 (20.20%) SQL
9 109 (18.05%) Banking
10 107 (17.72%) Windows 7
11 97 (16.06%) PowerShell
12 94 (15.56%) Unix
13 92 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
14 90 (14.90%) Citrix
15 81 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
15 81 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 80 (13.25%) ITIL
17 79 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
17 79 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
18 76 (12.58%) Firewall
19 74 (12.25%) Migration
19 74 (12.25%) MS Office
20 70 (11.59%) Oracle
21 68 (11.26%) SCCM
22 66 (10.93%) .NET
23 65 (10.76%) C#
24 61 (10.10%) Data Centre
25 60 (9.93%) IIS
26 57 (9.44%) Cisco
26 57 (9.44%) DevOps

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 60 (9.93%) IIS
2 52 (8.61%) SharePoint
3 49 (8.11%) MS Exchange
4 29 (4.80%) WebSphere
5 26 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (4.14%) Tomcat
7 23 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (3.31%) Skype for Business
9 18 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (2.32%) Apache
11 12 (1.99%) Confluence
12 11 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.49%) JBoss
14 7 (1.16%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.99%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.66%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.66%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
17 3 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 74 (12.25%) MS Office
2 42 (6.95%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.33%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.33%) HipChat
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.50%) Exstream
3 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.33%) RMDS
4 2 (0.33%) Summit
5 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.17%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 92 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (7.78%) Office 365
3 41 (6.79%) IaaS
4 33 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (4.80%) PaaS
6 11 (1.82%) GitHub
7 8 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.16%) SaaS
9 5 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.33%) G Suite
12 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.17%) Route 53
13 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 76 (12.58%) Firewall
2 56 (9.27%) DNS
3 46 (7.62%) TCP/IP
4 41 (6.79%) DHCP
4 41 (6.79%) SAN
5 29 (4.80%) LAN
6 28 (4.64%) Internet
7 22 (3.64%) VPN
7 22 (3.64%) WAN
8 15 (2.48%) Network Security
9 12 (1.99%) SSL
9 12 (1.99%) Wireless
10 11 (1.82%) LDAP
11 10 (1.66%) HTTP
12 9 (1.49%) Kerberos
12 9 (1.49%) NAS
13 8 (1.32%) FTP
13 8 (1.32%) MPLS
13 8 (1.32%) VoIP
13 8 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (22.19%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (3.64%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.15%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.99%) Big Data
7 12 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.82%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.16%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.83%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.83%) MySQL
12 4 (0.66%) DB2
12 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.66%) Tick Data
13 3 (0.50%) Cloudera CDH
13 3 (0.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 36 (5.96%) JIRA
2 33 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (4.47%) Jenkins
4 26 (4.30%) Git (software)
5 20 (3.31%) NUnit
6 18 (2.98%) TeamCity
7 13 (2.15%) MSI
7 13 (2.15%) MSTest
8 9 (1.49%) Subversion
9 6 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.99%) Selenium
9 6 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.99%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.66%) Ant
10 4 (0.66%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.66%) Grunt
10 4 (0.66%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.66%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 228 (37.75%) Finance
2 109 (18.05%) Banking
3 24 (3.97%) Investment Banking
4 22 (3.64%) Legal
5 21 (3.48%) Front Office
5 21 (3.48%) Retail
6 20 (3.31%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.48%) Back Office
8 11 (1.82%) Law
9 7 (1.16%) International Banking
10 5 (0.83%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.50%) Billing
12 3 (0.50%) Electronics
12 3 (0.50%) Marketing
12 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.33%) Advertising
13 2 (0.33%) French Language
13 2 (0.33%) Publishing
13 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (17.22%) Analyst
2 95 (15.73%) Developer
3 54 (8.94%) Architect
4 48 (7.95%) Support Analyst
5 43 (7.12%) Windows Engineer
6 42 (6.95%) Desktop Support
7 34 (5.63%) Consultant
8 33 (5.46%) Administrator
9 32 (5.30%) Support Engineer
10 29 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
11 27 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (3.64%) Applications Support
12 22 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
13 20 (3.31%) C# Developer
13 20 (3.31%) Service Analyst
13 20 (3.31%) Service Desk Analyst
13 20 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
14 18 (2.98%) Banking Analyst
14 18 (2.98%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.93%) .NET
2 42 (6.95%) Web Services
3 33 (5.46%) HTML
4 32 (5.30%) WCF
5 22 (3.64%) Middleware
5 22 (3.64%) XML
6 21 (3.48%) CSS
7 20 (3.31%) .NET Framework
8 17 (2.81%) RESTful
9 16 (2.65%) JSON
10 14 (2.32%) HTML5
10 14 (2.32%) SOAP
11 10 (1.66%) ASP.NET
11 10 (1.66%) J2EE
11 10 (1.66%) jQuery
11 10 (1.66%) REST
12 8 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (1.16%) Entity Framework
13 7 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (1.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.10%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.30%) Blackberry
3 31 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.31%) Fixed Income
6 17 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.48%) Equities
8 13 (2.15%) Clustering
8 13 (2.15%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.99%) iPad
9 12 (1.99%) SWIFT
10 10 (1.66%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.66%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.49%) PKI
12 8 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.32%) Grid Computing
12 8 (1.32%) Replication
12 8 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
12 8 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 186 (30.79%) Windows Server
2 144 (23.84%) Linux
3 107 (17.72%) Windows 7
4 94 (15.56%) Unix
5 81 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (8.94%) Windows 10
8 33 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (3.48%) Windows 8
11 18 (2.98%) Android
11 18 (2.98%) Windows XP
12 12 (1.99%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.66%) Solaris
14 8 (1.32%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.32%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.16%) CentOS
15 7 (1.16%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.66%) webOS
16 4 (0.66%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (13.25%) ITIL
3 74 (12.25%) Migration
4 57 (9.44%) DevOps
5 49 (8.11%) Scrum
6 42 (6.95%) TDD
7 33 (5.46%) Configuration Management
8 31 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (5.13%) Project Management
9 25 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (4.14%) High Availability
10 22 (3.64%) SOA
10 22 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (3.48%) Asset Management
11 21 (3.48%) CRM
12 20 (3.31%) Data Modelling
12 20 (3.31%) ERP
13 19 (3.15%) Open Source
14 18 (2.98%) OO
14 18 (2.98%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (20.20%) SQL
2 97 (16.06%) PowerShell
3 65 (10.76%) C#
4 48 (7.95%) Java
5 40 (6.62%) JavaScript
6 35 (5.79%) Python
7 22 (3.64%) Bash Shell
8 21 (3.48%) T-SQL
9 19 (3.15%) Perl
10 17 (2.81%) Ruby
11 15 (2.48%) C++
11 15 (2.48%) PHP
12 13 (2.15%) VBScript
13 12 (1.99%) C
14 8 (1.32%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.83%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.83%) VB
16 4 (0.66%) AWK
16 4 (0.66%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.66%) sed
Qualifications
1 43 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.80%) Degree
3 23 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.31%) DV Cleared
5 16 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.65%) MCSE
6 13 (2.15%) CCNA
7 12 (1.99%) CISSP
8 11 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.32%) GIAC
9 8 (1.32%) SANS
10 7 (1.16%) CISM
10 7 (1.16%) MCSA
10 7 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (0.99%) CNA
11 6 (0.99%) GCIA
11 6 (0.99%) GCIH
11 6 (0.99%) Novell Certification
12 5 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.31%) QA
2 14 (2.32%) SLA
3 12 (1.99%) SEPA
4 5 (0.83%) MiFID
4 5 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.66%) HL7
5 4 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.66%) PMO
6 3 (0.50%) COBIT
6 3 (0.50%) DICOM
6 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 185 (30.63%) Active Directory
2 79 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.80%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.47%) XenApp
5 17 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (2.48%) XenDesktop
7 14 (2.32%) vSphere
8 13 (2.15%) Docker
9 12 (1.99%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.66%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.50%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.50%) HDFS
13 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.50%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.50%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 68 (11.26%) SCCM
2 22 (3.64%) Puppet
3 20 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (2.81%) SCOM
5 14 (2.32%) Ansible
6 10 (1.66%) Nagios
7 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (1.16%) WSUS
8 6 (0.99%) Control-M
8 6 (0.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (0.99%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (0.99%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.83%) Grafana
9 5 (0.83%) Graphite
9 5 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.83%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.66%) SCSM
10 4 (0.66%) SELinux
Vendors
1 179 (29.64%) Microsoft
2 125 (20.70%) VMware
3 90 (14.90%) Citrix
4 70 (11.59%) Oracle
5 57 (9.44%) Cisco
6 39 (6.46%) HP
7 26 (4.30%) Red Hat
8 22 (3.64%) Bloomberg
9 21 (3.48%) Apple
10 19 (3.15%) Symantec
11 17 (2.81%) Dell
12 16 (2.65%) Reuters
13 14 (2.32%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.15%) IBM
14 13 (2.15%) Remedy
15 10 (1.66%) Splunk
16 9 (1.49%) 3PAR
16 9 (1.49%) Atlassian
16 9 (1.49%) EMC
16 9 (1.49%) F5
City, London
Red10
Rate: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £370 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Empiric Solutions
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Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £200 to £260 per day
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Hays Finance Technology
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City
Schroders
Rate: £70,000 - £85,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + None
Posted: 5 days ago
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Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
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DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £370 per day
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Cadence Resourcing
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
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