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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 307 651 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.98% 10.99% 11.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.15% 54.25% 52.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 477 452
Median daily rate £420 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 41 52
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +11.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £34.00 £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
746 1200 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.83% 20.25% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 935 914
Median daily rate £455 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 44 58
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.30 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.23% +15.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £62.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 23 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 244 (37.77%) Active Directory
2 229 (35.45%) Microsoft
3 216 (33.44%) Windows Server
4 212 (32.82%) Finance
5 179 (27.71%) Linux
6 172 (26.63%) VMware
7 135 (20.90%) SQL Server
8 133 (20.59%) SQL
9 125 (19.35%) Citrix
10 124 (19.20%) Windows 7
11 112 (17.34%) PowerShell
12 111 (17.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 109 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 108 (16.72%) ITIL
15 107 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
16 106 (16.41%) Unix
17 104 (16.10%) Migration
18 103 (15.94%) MS Office
19 102 (15.79%) Banking
20 93 (14.40%) Oracle
21 85 (13.16%) .NET
22 84 (13.00%) Firewall
23 79 (12.23%) MS Excel
24 76 (11.76%) DNS
25 75 (11.61%) Cisco
26 72 (11.15%) C#
26 72 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
27 68 (10.53%) SCCM
28 60 (9.29%) SAN
28 60 (9.29%) MS Exchange

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 (9.29%) MS Exchange
2 49 (7.59%) SharePoint
3 42 (6.50%) IIS
4 35 (5.42%) Skype for Business
5 29 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (3.25%) WebSphere
7 20 (3.10%) Apache
7 20 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (2.79%) Tomcat
9 13 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (1.86%) WebLogic
11 11 (1.70%) JBoss
11 11 (1.70%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (1.39%) IBM Notes
14 8 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (1.08%) SAS
16 6 (0.93%) CMS
16 6 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 103 (15.94%) MS Office
2 79 (12.23%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.08%) MS Project
5 3 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.46%) SPSS
6 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.46%) Exstream
2 2 (0.31%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (0.31%) Eikon
2 2 (0.31%) Maximo
2 2 (0.31%) Primavera
2 2 (0.31%) Sophis RISQUE
2 2 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.15%) Documaker
3 1 (0.15%) Endur
3 1 (0.15%) Faxination
3 1 (0.15%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.15%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) RMDS
3 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (6.81%) Office 365
4 11 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (1.39%) IaaS
6 8 (1.24%) SaaS
7 7 (1.08%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.08%) PaaS
8 6 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.93%) Yammer
9 4 (0.62%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.62%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.31%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.31%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.15%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 84 (13.00%) Firewall
2 76 (11.76%) DNS
3 60 (9.29%) SAN
4 51 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 41 (6.35%) LAN
6 38 (5.88%) WAN
7 37 (5.73%) DHCP
8 29 (4.49%) LDAP
9 24 (3.72%) Internet
10 20 (3.10%) NAS
11 19 (2.94%) VPN
12 18 (2.79%) Network Security
13 17 (2.63%) Skype
14 12 (1.86%) BGP
14 12 (1.86%) Multicast
14 12 (1.86%) NetScaler
14 12 (1.86%) VoIP
15 11 (1.70%) Fibre Channel
15 11 (1.70%) VLAN
16 10 (1.55%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.10%) Oracle Database
3 19 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.86%) Big Data
6 12 (1.86%) Hadoop
6 12 (1.86%) MySQL
7 10 (1.55%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.39%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (1.24%) DB2
10 6 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (4.02%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.25%) JIRA
2 21 (3.25%) TeamCity
3 18 (2.79%) Git (software)
4 16 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.70%) Subversion
6 10 (1.55%) NUnit
7 9 (1.39%) Artifactory
8 8 (1.24%) MSTest
8 8 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.24%) Selenium
8 8 (1.24%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.93%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.77%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.62%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.62%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.62%) Maven
11 4 (0.62%) MSI
11 4 (0.62%) Xcode
General
1 212 (32.82%) Finance
2 102 (15.79%) Banking
3 34 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 29 (4.49%) Legal
5 20 (3.10%) Law
6 18 (2.79%) Financial Institution
6 18 (2.79%) Front Office
7 13 (2.01%) Back Office
8 8 (1.24%) Retail
8 8 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.08%) French Language
10 5 (0.77%) Marketing
11 4 (0.62%) Advertising
11 4 (0.62%) German Language
11 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.62%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.46%) Games
13 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (15.48%) Analyst
2 70 (10.84%) Developer
3 41 (6.35%) Administrator
4 39 (6.04%) Architect
5 38 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 38 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
6 35 (5.42%) Support Analyst
7 32 (4.95%) Desktop Support
8 31 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (4.33%) Consultant
9 28 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
10 24 (3.72%) C# Developer
10 24 (3.72%) Project Manager
11 22 (3.41%) Applications Support
11 22 (3.41%) Service Analyst
12 21 (3.25%) Desktop Engineer
12 21 (3.25%) Infrastructure Manager
13 20 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
14 19 (2.94%) Senior Developer
15 18 (2.79%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (13.16%) .NET
2 41 (6.35%) HTML
3 25 (3.87%) ASP.NET
4 24 (3.72%) Web Services
5 22 (3.41%) Middleware
5 22 (3.41%) XML
6 20 (3.10%) .NET Framework
7 14 (2.17%) CSS
8 13 (2.01%) WCF
9 11 (1.70%) jQuery
10 10 (1.55%) FIX Protocol
10 10 (1.55%) HTML5
10 10 (1.55%) JSON
11 9 (1.39%) WPF
12 8 (1.24%) RESTful
12 8 (1.24%) WinForms
13 7 (1.08%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (1.08%) XMPP
14 5 (0.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.74%) Data Centre
2 24 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.56%) Blackberry
3 23 (3.56%) Clustering
4 20 (3.10%) Derivative
5 19 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.79%) Equities
7 16 (2.48%) Replication
8 15 (2.32%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.32%) Fixed Income
8 15 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (2.01%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.39%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.39%) iPhone
10 9 (1.39%) NHS
10 9 (1.39%) Smartphone
10 9 (1.39%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 216 (33.44%) Windows Server
2 179 (27.71%) Linux
3 124 (19.20%) Windows 7
4 111 (17.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 107 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (16.41%) Unix
7 57 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (5.57%) Windows 10
9 30 (4.64%) Windows 8
10 25 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (3.72%) Mac OS X
11 24 (3.72%) Windows XP
12 19 (2.94%) Android
12 19 (2.94%) Solaris
13 12 (1.86%) AIX
13 12 (1.86%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.08%) CentOS
14 7 (1.08%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.93%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (16.72%) ITIL
2 104 (16.10%) Migration
3 72 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (5.57%) DevOps
6 30 (4.64%) Change Management
6 30 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (4.02%) OO
7 26 (4.02%) Project Management
7 26 (4.02%) Scrum
8 25 (3.87%) Incident Management
9 24 (3.72%) Performance Tuning
9 24 (3.72%) SDLC
10 23 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (3.41%) Configuration Management
11 22 (3.41%) Service Management
12 21 (3.25%) High Availability
12 21 (3.25%) Workflow
13 20 (3.10%) TDD
14 19 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 133 (20.59%) SQL
2 112 (17.34%) PowerShell
3 72 (11.15%) C#
4 54 (8.36%) Java
5 39 (6.04%) Python
6 38 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 38 (5.88%) Perl
7 27 (4.18%) JavaScript
8 23 (3.56%) C++
9 19 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 17 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.01%) VBScript
12 10 (1.55%) Ruby
12 10 (1.55%) VBA
13 9 (1.39%) VB
14 7 (1.08%) C
14 7 (1.08%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.93%) PHP
15 6 (0.93%) XAML
16 5 (0.77%) Korn
Qualifications
1 56 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (6.19%) Security Cleared
3 39 (6.04%) MCSE
4 29 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (4.49%) Degree
5 22 (3.41%) DV Cleared
6 21 (3.25%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.79%) CCNA
8 15 (2.32%) CCNP
9 12 (1.86%) CISSP
9 12 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (1.70%) MCITP
10 11 (1.70%) MCP
11 8 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (1.24%) MCTS
12 6 (0.93%) CCDP
12 6 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.93%) MCSA
12 6 (0.93%) MOS
13 5 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.94%) QA
2 18 (2.79%) SLA
3 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.31%) CDISC
4 2 (0.31%) GCP
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 244 (37.77%) Active Directory
2 109 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.73%) XenApp
4 30 (4.64%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.64%) VMware ESX
5 23 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (3.10%) XenDesktop
7 18 (2.79%) vSphere
8 15 (2.32%) NFS
9 11 (1.70%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.55%) Xen
11 9 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (1.39%) XenServer
12 8 (1.24%) BitLocker
12 8 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (0.93%) Docker
13 6 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.77%) UAG
Systems Management
1 68 (10.53%) SCCM
2 49 (7.59%) SCOM
3 34 (5.26%) Puppet
4 23 (3.56%) Ansible
5 20 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.94%) Nagios
7 10 (1.55%) WSUS
8 8 (1.24%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (1.08%) SCOrch
9 7 (1.08%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.93%) BladeLogic
10 6 (0.93%) Control-M
10 6 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.77%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.77%) IBM BigFix
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.62%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 229 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 172 (26.63%) VMware
3 125 (19.35%) Citrix
4 93 (14.40%) Oracle
5 75 (11.61%) Cisco
6 54 (8.36%) HP
7 36 (5.57%) Dell
8 34 (5.26%) IBM
9 31 (4.80%) NetApp
10 29 (4.49%) Red Hat
11 24 (3.72%) Bloomberg
11 24 (3.72%) Symantec
12 16 (2.48%) Reuters
12 16 (2.48%) Sybase
13 15 (2.32%) CheckPoint
14 14 (2.17%) Apple
15 13 (2.01%) EMC
16 12 (1.86%) Juniper
17 9 (1.39%) Avaya
17 9 (1.39%) Lotus
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