The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 663 817 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.63% 11.59% 11.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.13% 58.52% 58.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 520 501
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £195 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 71 87
Average hourly rate £18.58 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £55.00 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1248 1396 1567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.88% 19.81% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 946 957
Average daily rate £390 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 79 91
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £135.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows
London

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 14 July 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.

1 463 (32.95%) Active Directory
2 445 (31.67%) Microsoft
3 408 (29.04%) Windows 7
4 341 (24.27%) Finance
5 299 (21.28%) Citrix
6 297 (21.14%) VMware
7 296 (21.07%) Banking
8 294 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 275 (19.57%) Linux
10 245 (17.44%) SQL Server
11 244 (17.37%) MS Office
11 244 (17.37%) SQL
12 229 (16.30%) ITIL
13 196 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 193 (13.74%) MS Exchange
15 191 (13.59%) Windows XP
16 173 (12.31%) UNIX
17 172 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
18 171 (12.17%) Oracle
19 157 (11.17%) MS Excel
20 154 (10.96%) SCCM
21 152 (10.82%) Cisco
22 147 (10.46%) Blackberry
23 142 (10.11%) C#
24 120 (8.54%) XenApp
25 117 (8.33%) Migration
26 116 (8.26%) .NET
27 114 (8.11%) Investment Banking
28 104 (7.40%) PowerShell
29 102 (7.26%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 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
1 193 (13.74%) MS Exchange
2 102 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (5.62%) SharePoint
4 77 (5.48%) IIS
5 66 (4.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 56 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 44 (3.13%) WebSphere
8 40 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 34 (2.42%) Lync
10 31 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
10 31 (2.21%) Apache
11 30 (2.14%) IBM Notes
12 25 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
13 20 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
13 20 (1.42%) Tomcat
13 20 (1.42%) WebLogic
14 16 (1.14%) CMS
15 12 (0.85%) Umbraco
16 11 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
17 10 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 244 (17.37%) MS Office
2 157 (11.17%) MS Excel
3 26 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.07%) MS Project
5 9 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.28%) InDesign
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
7 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.21%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (1.00%) RMDS
2 9 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
5 4 (0.28%) ReMetrica
6 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.14%) Summit
8 1 (0.071%) Minerva
8 1 (0.071%) HFM
8 1 (0.071%) Adaptiv
8 1 (0.071%) Agresso
8 1 (0.071%) Maximo
8 1 (0.071%) Magento
8 1 (0.071%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.071%) Documaker
8 1 (0.071%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.071%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.00%) SaaS
3 11 (0.78%) Office 365
4 9 (0.64%) PaaS
5 7 (0.50%) IaaS
6 4 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.071%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 99 (7.05%) SAN
2 98 (6.98%) DNS
3 96 (6.83%) Firewall
4 75 (5.34%) WAN
5 69 (4.91%) LAN
6 62 (4.41%) TCP/IP
7 52 (3.70%) DHCP
8 43 (3.06%) VPN
9 28 (1.99%) NAS
10 27 (1.92%) Internet
11 20 (1.42%) VoIP
12 19 (1.35%) NetScaler
12 19 (1.35%) Network Security
13 18 (1.28%) IP Telephony
14 17 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (1.21%) HTTP
15 14 (1.00%) SSL
16 13 (0.93%) LDAP
17 12 (0.85%) Intranet
17 12 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (2.92%) Oracle Database
4 38 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 37 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 32 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (1.21%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.07%) MySQL
10 14 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.78%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.57%) DB2
14 8 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.50%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 33 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 27 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (1.85%) JIRA
4 20 (1.42%) Subversion
4 20 (1.42%) NUnit
5 16 (1.14%) Maven
6 15 (1.07%) Ant
7 14 (1.00%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.93%) Git (software)
8 13 (0.93%) MSI
9 12 (0.85%) Jenkins
10 10 (0.71%) Selenium
11 7 (0.50%) ClearCase
11 7 (0.50%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.43%) JUnit
12 6 (0.43%) InstallShield
12 6 (0.43%) JMeter
13 5 (0.36%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.36%) Xcode
13 5 (0.36%) Eclipse
General
1 341 (24.27%) Finance
2 296 (21.07%) Banking
3 114 (8.11%) Investment Banking
4 69 (4.91%) Legal
5 67 (4.77%) Law
6 55 (3.91%) Front Office
7 32 (2.28%) Back Office
8 29 (2.06%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.99%) Retail
10 18 (1.28%) French Language
11 16 (1.14%) Advertising
12 14 (1.00%) Telecoms
13 13 (0.93%) Publishing
14 7 (0.50%) Marketing
15 6 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.36%) Billing
16 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.21%) German Language
17 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 300 (21.35%) Analyst
2 182 (12.95%) Developer
3 137 (9.75%) Support Analyst
4 95 (6.76%) Service Analyst
5 93 (6.62%) Service Desk Analyst
6 92 (6.55%) Support Engineer
7 90 (6.41%) Desktop Support
8 86 (6.12%) Architect
9 79 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 70 (4.98%) Administrator
11 59 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
12 46 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 46 (3.27%) Applications Support
13 44 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
14 43 (3.06%) Consultant
14 43 (3.06%) Desktop Analyst
15 39 (2.78%) C++ Developer
16 38 (2.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 36 (2.56%) Project Manager
17 36 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (8.26%) .NET
2 72 (5.12%) XML
3 71 (5.05%) HTML
4 66 (4.70%) Web Services
5 48 (3.42%) ASP.NET
5 48 (3.42%) CSS
6 36 (2.56%) jQuery
7 34 (2.42%) Middleware
7 34 (2.42%) WCF
8 28 (1.99%) HTML5
9 27 (1.92%) .NET Framework
10 23 (1.64%) WPF
11 18 (1.28%) WinForms
11 18 (1.28%) CSS3
12 17 (1.21%) STL
13 16 (1.14%) JSON
14 15 (1.07%) Application Packaging
14 15 (1.07%) XSLT
14 15 (1.07%) REST
15 14 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 147 (10.46%) Blackberry
2 45 (3.20%) Clustering
3 43 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 42 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 41 (2.92%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.49%) iPhone
7 31 (2.21%) Fixed Income
8 25 (1.78%) Replication
9 24 (1.71%) Derivative
10 20 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.28%) Fat Client
11 18 (1.28%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.28%) E-Learning
12 16 (1.14%) NHS
12 16 (1.14%) iPad
13 15 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.00%) Credit Risk
15 13 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
16 12 (0.85%) Equities
17 11 (0.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 408 (29.04%) Windows 7
2 294 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 275 (19.57%) Linux
4 196 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 191 (13.59%) Windows XP
6 173 (12.31%) UNIX
7 89 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (4.06%) Windows 8
9 51 (3.63%) Android
10 45 (3.20%) Solaris
11 44 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 35 (2.49%) Apple iOS
13 19 (1.35%) Mac OS X
14 18 (1.28%) Windows 2000
15 17 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
15 17 (1.21%) Windows Vista
16 15 (1.07%) AIX
17 13 (0.93%) Windows Phone
18 10 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
19 9 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (16.30%) ITIL
2 117 (8.33%) Migration
3 57 (4.06%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (3.77%) Service Management
5 47 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 47 (3.35%) Project Management
6 45 (3.20%) TDD
7 43 (3.06%) Change Management
8 39 (2.78%) Analytics
9 37 (2.63%) Incident Management
10 36 (2.56%) Release Management
10 36 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (2.56%) Scrum
10 36 (2.56%) MVC
11 33 (2.35%) Software Engineering
12 32 (2.28%) Workflow
13 30 (2.14%) Information Security
13 30 (2.14%) Document Management
13 30 (2.14%) OO
14 28 (1.99%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 244 (17.37%) SQL
2 142 (10.11%) C#
3 104 (7.40%) PowerShell
4 85 (6.05%) Java
5 70 (4.98%) Perl
6 67 (4.77%) JavaScript
7 64 (4.56%) C++
8 51 (3.63%) Python
9 32 (2.28%) T-SQL
9 32 (2.28%) VBScript
9 32 (2.28%) Shell Script
9 32 (2.28%) C
10 29 (2.06%) VB
11 16 (1.14%) PHP
12 15 (1.07%) VBA
13 11 (0.78%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.57%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.50%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 86 (6.12%) Degree
2 81 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 74 (5.27%) Security Cleared
4 45 (3.20%) MCSE
5 42 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 34 (2.42%) MCP
7 31 (2.21%) MCITP
8 26 (1.85%) SC Cleared
9 24 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
12 18 (1.28%) CCNA
13 16 (1.14%) CCA
13 16 (1.14%) MCSA
14 13 (0.93%) MOS
14 13 (0.93%) MCTS
15 12 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (0.64%) CISSP
17 8 (0.57%) CCNP
18 6 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.28%) SLA
2 26 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 22 (1.57%) QA
4 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.21%) BS7799
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.071%) EMIR
8 1 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.071%) Basel III
8 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 463 (32.95%) Active Directory
2 172 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (8.54%) XenApp
4 50 (3.56%) Hyper-V
4 50 (3.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 39 (2.78%) XenDesktop
6 37 (2.63%) vSphere
7 36 (2.56%) XenServer
8 34 (2.42%) VMware ESX
9 24 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.07%) NFS
11 14 (1.00%) Xen
11 14 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
13 10 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 10 (0.71%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.64%) SRDF
15 6 (0.43%) UAG
15 6 (0.43%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.43%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 154 (10.96%) SCCM
2 38 (2.70%) SCOM
3 29 (2.06%) Tivoli
4 17 (1.21%) Puppet
5 13 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 13 (0.93%) WSUS
6 11 (0.78%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.57%) AppDNA
7 8 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 7 (0.50%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.43%) Control-M
10 5 (0.36%) Nagios
10 5 (0.36%) ARCserve
10 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 5 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 445 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 299 (21.28%) Citrix
3 297 (21.14%) VMware
4 171 (12.17%) Oracle
5 152 (10.82%) Cisco
6 102 (7.26%) HP
7 53 (3.77%) NetApp
8 52 (3.70%) IBM
9 44 (3.13%) EMC
10 38 (2.70%) Sybase
10 38 (2.70%) Red Hat
11 35 (2.49%) Bloomberg
12 32 (2.28%) Reuters
13 31 (2.21%) Symantec
13 31 (2.21%) Dell
14 30 (2.14%) Lotus
15 28 (1.99%) Apple
16 24 (1.71%) Wyse
17 21 (1.49%) AppSense
18 20 (1.42%) CheckPoint
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £375 per day Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £13 - £13.25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £120.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Baker & McKenzie
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ortolan Group
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago