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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 305 614 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.21% 11.31% 11.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.08% 55.07% 54.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 462 480
Median daily rate £425 £353 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £203 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 47 42
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £25.00 £23.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
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
692 1115 1215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.89% 20.55% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 848 900
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 51 44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.23 £23.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 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.

1 240 (35.93%) Finance
2 226 (33.83%) Active Directory
3 217 (32.49%) Microsoft
4 215 (32.19%) Windows Server
5 180 (26.95%) Linux
6 172 (25.75%) VMware
7 135 (20.21%) SQL
7 135 (20.21%) SQL Server
8 130 (19.46%) Windows 7
9 120 (17.96%) Citrix
10 119 (17.81%) MS Office
11 118 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 118 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
12 117 (17.51%) PowerShell
13 113 (16.92%) Unix
14 111 (16.62%) ITIL
15 101 (15.12%) Oracle
16 99 (14.82%) Banking
17 98 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
18 91 (13.62%) .NET
19 89 (13.32%) Migration
20 88 (13.17%) MS Excel
21 85 (12.72%) C#
22 76 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
22 76 (11.38%) SCCM
23 72 (10.78%) DNS
24 67 (10.03%) Windows Server 2003
25 61 (9.13%) Cisco
26 60 (8.98%) Firewall
27 58 (8.68%) SAN

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 56 (8.38%) MS Exchange
2 49 (7.34%) IIS
3 38 (5.69%) SharePoint
4 22 (3.29%) Skype for Business
5 20 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.40%) Apache
7 16 (2.40%) WebSphere
8 15 (2.25%) CMS
9 14 (2.10%) OpenStack
9 14 (2.10%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (1.65%) IBM Notes
12 10 (1.50%) WebLogic
13 9 (1.35%) JBoss
14 8 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (1.05%) Node.js
15 7 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 119 (17.81%) MS Office
2 88 (13.17%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.90%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.60%) MS Project
7 3 (0.45%) SPSS
8 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.15%) HipChat
9 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.60%) Eikon
2 3 (0.45%) Maximo
2 3 (0.45%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.30%) Endur
3 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.30%) Misys Opics
3 2 (0.30%) Primavera
3 2 (0.30%) RMDS
3 2 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.15%) Documaker
4 1 (0.15%) Exstream
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.64%) Office 365
4 9 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.20%) SaaS
6 7 (1.05%) IaaS
6 7 (1.05%) OneDrive
6 7 (1.05%) PaaS
7 6 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.90%) Yammer
8 4 (0.60%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.45%) GitHub
10 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.30%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.15%) Google Play
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.78%) DNS
2 60 (8.98%) Firewall
3 58 (8.68%) SAN
4 46 (6.89%) TCP/IP
5 36 (5.39%) DHCP
6 33 (4.94%) LAN
7 30 (4.49%) WAN
8 27 (4.04%) Internet
9 21 (3.14%) VPN
10 20 (2.99%) LDAP
11 18 (2.69%) NAS
12 14 (2.10%) Network Security
13 13 (1.95%) Skype
14 12 (1.80%) NetScaler
15 10 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (1.35%) iSCSI
17 8 (1.20%) BGP
17 8 (1.20%) HTTP
18 7 (1.05%) Multicast
19 6 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (20.21%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (3.44%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.84%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.54%) MySQL
7 13 (1.95%) Big Data
7 13 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (1.80%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.65%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (1.05%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.90%) DB2
14 5 (0.75%) GIS
Development Applications
1 22 (3.29%) Jenkins
2 18 (2.69%) JIRA
3 15 (2.25%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.95%) NUnit
4 13 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.95%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.50%) MSTest
6 9 (1.35%) Artifactory
6 9 (1.35%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.20%) Subversion
8 7 (1.05%) MSI
9 6 (0.90%) Selenium
10 5 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.75%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.60%) Maven
12 3 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.45%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.45%) Xcode
General
1 240 (35.93%) Finance
2 99 (14.82%) Banking
3 35 (5.24%) Investment Banking
4 34 (5.09%) Legal
5 30 (4.49%) Front Office
6 20 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 20 (2.99%) Law
7 13 (1.95%) Advertising
7 13 (1.95%) Back Office
8 9 (1.35%) Retail
9 8 (1.20%) French Language
9 8 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.05%) Marketing
11 4 (0.60%) German Language
11 4 (0.60%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.30%) Publishing
14 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (15.72%) Analyst
2 85 (12.72%) Developer
3 48 (7.19%) Administrator
3 48 (7.19%) Support Engineer
4 42 (6.29%) Support Analyst
5 40 (5.99%) Windows Engineer
6 37 (5.54%) Desktop Support
7 30 (4.49%) Architect
7 30 (4.49%) C# Developer
7 30 (4.49%) Consultant
7 30 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (3.59%) Service Analyst
8 24 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
9 23 (3.44%) Senior Developer
10 22 (3.29%) Applications Support
10 22 (3.29%) Project Manager
11 20 (2.99%) .NET Developer
11 20 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
12 19 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (2.84%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (13.62%) .NET
2 46 (6.89%) HTML
3 36 (5.39%) ASP.NET
4 30 (4.49%) XML
5 28 (4.19%) .NET Framework
6 23 (3.44%) Web Services
7 19 (2.84%) CSS
8 18 (2.69%) jQuery
8 18 (2.69%) WCF
9 14 (2.10%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (2.10%) HTML5
10 13 (1.95%) Middleware
11 12 (1.80%) WPF
12 11 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (1.65%) RESTful
13 10 (1.50%) AngularJS
14 8 (1.20%) JSON
14 8 (1.20%) WinForms
15 7 (1.05%) XML Messaging
16 5 (0.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.89%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.84%) Blackberry
3 27 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.59%) Derivative
6 19 (2.84%) Clustering
6 19 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.84%) Equities
7 18 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (2.54%) Fixed Income
9 15 (2.25%) Smartphone
10 14 (2.10%) NHS
11 13 (1.95%) Hedge funds
12 12 (1.80%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.80%) Replication
13 9 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (1.20%) BYOD
14 8 (1.20%) iPhone
14 8 (1.20%) Mobile App
15 7 (1.05%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 215 (32.19%) Windows Server
2 180 (26.95%) Linux
3 130 (19.46%) Windows 7
4 118 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 113 (16.92%) Unix
6 98 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (10.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (3.74%) Windows 10
9 24 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (3.59%) Windows 8
10 20 (2.99%) Apple iOS
10 20 (2.99%) Windows XP
11 19 (2.84%) Solaris
12 18 (2.69%) Android
12 18 (2.69%) Mac OS X
13 13 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (1.35%) AIX
14 9 (1.35%) CentOS
15 8 (1.20%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (16.62%) ITIL
2 89 (13.32%) Migration
3 76 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (5.84%) Change Management
5 34 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (5.09%) Project Management
6 33 (4.94%) DevOps
6 33 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (4.49%) Service Delivery
8 25 (3.74%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (3.74%) Scrum
9 24 (3.59%) SDLC
10 23 (3.44%) OO
11 22 (3.29%) Data Management
11 22 (3.29%) TDD
12 20 (2.99%) Incident Management
12 20 (2.99%) Workflow
13 19 (2.84%) Configuration Management
13 19 (2.84%) Service Management
14 18 (2.69%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 135 (20.21%) SQL
2 117 (17.51%) PowerShell
3 85 (12.72%) C#
4 52 (7.78%) Java
5 45 (6.74%) Python
6 42 (6.29%) Bash Shell
7 40 (5.99%) Perl
8 34 (5.09%) JavaScript
9 25 (3.74%) C++
10 21 (3.14%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.54%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.25%) VBScript
13 14 (2.10%) VBA
14 13 (1.95%) VB
15 11 (1.65%) Ruby
16 10 (1.50%) C
17 9 (1.35%) PHP
18 7 (1.05%) XAML
19 6 (0.90%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (6.74%) Security Cleared
3 37 (5.54%) MCSE
4 36 (5.39%) Degree
5 28 (4.19%) DV Cleared
6 22 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (3.29%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.69%) MCP
8 14 (2.10%) MCDST
9 13 (1.95%) CCNA
10 11 (1.65%) CCNP
11 9 (1.35%) CISSP
11 9 (1.35%) MCITP
12 8 (1.20%) MCTS
13 7 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.90%) MCSA
14 6 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.60%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.89%) SLA
2 18 (2.69%) QA
3 7 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.45%) ISO15022
5 3 (0.45%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.30%) CDISC
6 2 (0.30%) GCP
6 2 (0.30%) MiFID
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 226 (33.83%) Active Directory
2 118 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.44%) XenApp
4 28 (4.19%) vSphere
5 24 (3.59%) VMware ESX
6 22 (3.29%) Hyper-V
7 20 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (2.54%) XenDesktop
9 14 (2.10%) NFS
10 12 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.35%) Xen
11 9 (1.35%) XenServer
12 8 (1.20%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.05%) Docker
14 6 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.75%) KVM
15 5 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.60%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 76 (11.38%) SCCM
2 39 (5.84%) SCOM
3 31 (4.64%) Puppet
4 22 (3.29%) Ansible
5 17 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.40%) Nagios
7 8 (1.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 8 (1.20%) HP SIM
7 8 (1.20%) Tivoli
8 7 (1.05%) BladeLogic
8 7 (1.05%) Control-M
8 7 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (1.05%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.90%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.90%) WSUS
10 5 (0.75%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 217 (32.49%) Microsoft
2 172 (25.75%) VMware
3 120 (17.96%) Citrix
4 101 (15.12%) Oracle
5 61 (9.13%) Cisco
6 51 (7.63%) HP
7 40 (5.99%) NetApp
8 32 (4.79%) IBM
9 28 (4.19%) Dell
9 28 (4.19%) Red Hat
10 24 (3.59%) Bloomberg
11 19 (2.84%) Reuters
12 18 (2.69%) Symantec
13 16 (2.40%) Lotus
13 16 (2.40%) SAP
13 16 (2.40%) Splunk
13 16 (2.40%) Sybase
14 14 (2.10%) EMC
15 11 (1.65%) Adobe
15 11 (1.65%) Apple
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Mint
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £200.00 - £245.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £513.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago