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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 682 840 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.59% 11.82% 11.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.87% 58.70% 58.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 539 510
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 73 90
Average hourly rate £17.25 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £48.00 £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1290 1431 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.93% 20.14% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 969 971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 81 94
Average hourly rate £18.46 £19.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £54.00 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 24 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 24 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 24 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.

1 466 (33.77%) Active Directory
2 441 (31.96%) Microsoft
3 390 (28.26%) Windows 7
4 345 (25.00%) Finance
5 303 (21.96%) VMware
6 300 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 294 (21.30%) Citrix
8 293 (21.23%) Banking
9 271 (19.64%) Linux
10 247 (17.90%) SQL
11 246 (17.83%) SQL Server
12 240 (17.39%) MS Office
13 225 (16.30%) ITIL
14 197 (14.28%) MS Exchange
15 195 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
16 183 (13.26%) Windows XP
17 171 (12.39%) Oracle
18 170 (12.32%) UNIX
19 169 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
20 155 (11.23%) SCCM
21 153 (11.09%) MS Excel
22 148 (10.72%) Cisco
23 142 (10.29%) C#
23 142 (10.29%) Blackberry
24 121 (8.77%) XenApp
25 117 (8.48%) .NET
26 112 (8.12%) Migration
26 112 (8.12%) PowerShell
26 112 (8.12%) Investment Banking
27 103 (7.46%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 197 (14.28%) MS Exchange
2 100 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (5.72%) SharePoint
4 78 (5.65%) IIS
5 60 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 54 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 43 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 42 (3.04%) WebSphere
9 32 (2.32%) Lync
10 31 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
11 30 (2.17%) IBM Notes
12 29 (2.10%) Apache
13 24 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
14 22 (1.59%) WebLogic
15 21 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
16 18 (1.30%) Tomcat
17 17 (1.23%) CMS
18 12 (0.87%) Umbraco
19 11 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
19 11 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 240 (17.39%) MS Office
2 153 (11.09%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.23%) MS Project
5 9 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
6 5 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.29%) InDesign
7 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.22%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.072%) Houdini
10 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.072%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (0.94%) RMDS
2 8 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.36%) ReMetrica
4 5 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.14%) Summit
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.14%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.072%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.072%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.072%) Eikon
7 1 (0.072%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.072%) Magento
7 1 (0.072%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.072%) Documaker
7 1 (0.072%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.072%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.01%) SaaS
3 12 (0.87%) Office 365
4 9 (0.65%) PaaS
5 7 (0.51%) IaaS
6 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.072%) Gitorious
7 1 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 103 (7.46%) SAN
2 99 (7.17%) DNS
3 93 (6.74%) Firewall
4 72 (5.22%) WAN
5 67 (4.86%) LAN
6 57 (4.13%) DHCP
6 57 (4.13%) TCP/IP
7 40 (2.90%) VPN
8 27 (1.96%) NAS
9 26 (1.88%) Internet
10 18 (1.30%) NetScaler
10 18 (1.30%) VoIP
11 17 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (1.16%) IP Telephony
13 15 (1.09%) Network Security
13 15 (1.09%) HTTP
14 14 (1.01%) LDAP
15 13 (0.94%) SSL
16 12 (0.87%) Intranet
16 12 (0.87%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (2.97%) Oracle Database
4 37 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 35 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 16 (1.16%) MySQL
10 14 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (0.94%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.72%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.58%) DB2
16 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
17 6 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
17 6 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (2.32%) Visual Studio
2 28 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (1.88%) JIRA
4 22 (1.59%) Subversion
5 21 (1.52%) NUnit
6 16 (1.16%) Maven
7 15 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.01%) MSI
8 14 (1.01%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.94%) Ant
10 12 (0.87%) Git (software)
11 9 (0.65%) Selenium
12 7 (0.51%) ClearCase
13 6 (0.43%) JMeter
13 6 (0.43%) JUnit
13 6 (0.43%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.36%) InstallShield
14 5 (0.36%) Bugzilla
14 5 (0.36%) Xcode
15 3 (0.22%) eggPlant
General
1 345 (25.00%) Finance
2 293 (21.23%) Banking
3 112 (8.12%) Investment Banking
4 68 (4.93%) Legal
5 61 (4.42%) Law
6 49 (3.55%) Front Office
7 30 (2.17%) Back Office
8 29 (2.10%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.88%) Retail
10 19 (1.38%) French Language
10 19 (1.38%) Advertising
11 14 (1.01%) Telecoms
12 12 (0.87%) Publishing
13 6 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.43%) Marketing
14 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.29%) Billing
15 4 (0.29%) German Language
16 3 (0.22%) Japanese Language
16 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 295 (21.38%) Analyst
2 178 (12.90%) Developer
3 138 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 93 (6.74%) Service Analyst
5 92 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 90 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 89 (6.45%) Desktop Support
8 84 (6.09%) Architect
9 76 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
10 72 (5.22%) Administrator
11 58 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
12 45 (3.26%) Applications Support
13 44 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
14 42 (3.04%) Desktop Analyst
15 41 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 39 (2.83%) 1st Line Support
16 39 (2.83%) C++ Developer
17 38 (2.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 38 (2.75%) Consultant
18 35 (2.54%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (8.48%) .NET
2 70 (5.07%) XML
3 66 (4.78%) Web Services
3 66 (4.78%) HTML
4 46 (3.33%) CSS
5 45 (3.26%) ASP.NET
6 33 (2.39%) Middleware
6 33 (2.39%) jQuery
7 32 (2.32%) WCF
8 27 (1.96%) .NET Framework
9 26 (1.88%) HTML5
10 22 (1.59%) WPF
11 18 (1.30%) WinForms
12 16 (1.16%) JSON
12 16 (1.16%) CSS3
13 15 (1.09%) REST
13 15 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (1.01%) XSLT
14 14 (1.01%) STL
15 13 (0.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 142 (10.29%) Blackberry
2 46 (3.33%) Clustering
3 43 (3.12%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 39 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.39%) iPhone
7 29 (2.10%) Fixed Income
8 28 (2.03%) Replication
9 21 (1.52%) Derivative
10 20 (1.45%) Thin Client
10 20 (1.45%) Fat Client
11 19 (1.38%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.30%) Credit Risk
13 17 (1.23%) NHS
13 17 (1.23%) E-Learning
14 16 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
15 14 (1.01%) iPad
16 12 (0.87%) Equities
17 11 (0.80%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 390 (28.26%) Windows 7
2 300 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 271 (19.64%) Linux
4 195 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 183 (13.26%) Windows XP
6 170 (12.32%) UNIX
7 90 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (4.28%) Windows 8
9 46 (3.33%) Android
10 41 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (2.90%) Solaris
12 32 (2.32%) Apple iOS
13 18 (1.30%) Windows 2000
14 16 (1.16%) Mac OS X
15 15 (1.09%) Windows Vista
15 15 (1.09%) AIX
16 13 (0.94%) Windows Phone
16 13 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
17 12 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (16.30%) ITIL
2 112 (8.12%) Migration
3 55 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (3.62%) Service Management
5 48 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 48 (3.48%) Project Management
6 45 (3.26%) TDD
7 40 (2.90%) Change Management
8 39 (2.83%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (2.75%) Analytics
10 37 (2.68%) Release Management
11 35 (2.54%) Software Engineering
12 34 (2.46%) Incident Management
13 32 (2.32%) MVC
13 32 (2.32%) Workflow
13 32 (2.32%) Scrum
14 31 (2.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (2.10%) OO
16 28 (2.03%) Service Delivery
16 28 (2.03%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 247 (17.90%) SQL
2 142 (10.29%) C#
3 112 (8.12%) PowerShell
4 80 (5.80%) Java
5 71 (5.14%) Perl
6 61 (4.42%) JavaScript
6 61 (4.42%) C++
7 51 (3.70%) Python
8 35 (2.54%) T-SQL
9 33 (2.39%) VBScript
10 31 (2.25%) Shell Script
11 29 (2.10%) C
12 26 (1.88%) VB
13 16 (1.16%) VBA
14 14 (1.01%) PHP
15 11 (0.80%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.58%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.51%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.51%) Ruby
17 7 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 84 (6.09%) Degree
2 80 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (4.93%) Security Cleared
4 44 (3.19%) MCSE
5 35 (2.54%) DV Cleared
6 32 (2.32%) MCP
7 31 (2.25%) MCITP
8 25 (1.81%) SC Cleared
8 25 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
11 18 (1.30%) CCNA
12 15 (1.09%) CCA
12 15 (1.09%) MCSA
13 13 (0.94%) MOS
14 11 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.80%) MCTS
15 8 (0.58%) CISSP
16 7 (0.51%) CCNP
17 6 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.32%) SLA
2 26 (1.88%) ISO 9001
3 23 (1.67%) QA
4 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.22%) BS7799
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.072%) EMIR
8 1 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.072%) HIPAA
System Software
1 466 (33.77%) Active Directory
2 169 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (8.77%) XenApp
4 49 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 48 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 40 (2.90%) XenDesktop
7 38 (2.75%) vSphere
8 36 (2.61%) XenServer
9 35 (2.54%) VMware ESX
10 24 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
12 14 (1.01%) NFS
12 14 (1.01%) Xen
13 13 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.80%) ISA Server
15 10 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (0.58%) SRDF
17 7 (0.51%) Terminal Server
18 6 (0.43%) NLBS
19 5 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 155 (11.23%) SCCM
2 37 (2.68%) SCOM
3 28 (2.03%) Tivoli
4 18 (1.30%) Puppet
5 13 (0.94%) WSUS
6 12 (0.87%) Backup Exec
7 11 (0.80%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.51%) Data Guard
8 7 (0.51%) Control-M
9 6 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (0.43%) AppDNA
10 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 5 (0.36%) HP SIM
10 5 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (0.36%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 441 (31.96%) Microsoft
2 303 (21.96%) VMware
3 294 (21.30%) Citrix
4 171 (12.39%) Oracle
5 148 (10.72%) Cisco
6 99 (7.17%) HP
7 51 (3.70%) NetApp
8 50 (3.62%) IBM
9 42 (3.04%) EMC
10 39 (2.83%) Sybase
11 36 (2.61%) Red Hat
12 34 (2.46%) Bloomberg
13 31 (2.25%) Dell
14 30 (2.17%) Lotus
14 30 (2.17%) Reuters
15 29 (2.10%) Wyse
15 29 (2.10%) Symantec
16 26 (1.88%) Apple
17 22 (1.59%) CheckPoint
18 20 (1.45%) AppSense
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