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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 649 713 936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.08% 12.26% 12.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.22% 54.06% 59.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 501 598
Average daily rate
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£400 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 77
Average hourly rate £17.49 £18.46 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £70.15 £27.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
1197 1319 1579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.27% 22.69% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 963 1055
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 57 79
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £123.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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.

1 408 (32.30%) Microsoft
2 404 (31.99%) Active Directory
2 404 (31.99%) Finance
3 312 (24.70%) VMware
4 298 (23.59%) SQL
5 291 (23.04%) Linux
6 275 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 271 (21.46%) Windows 7
8 225 (17.81%) Citrix
9 212 (16.79%) ITIL
10 206 (16.31%) SQL Server
11 193 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 191 (15.12%) Banking
13 185 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
14 183 (14.49%) Oracle
15 182 (14.41%) MS Office
16 171 (13.54%) PowerShell
17 159 (12.59%) Cisco
18 153 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
19 150 (11.88%) UNIX
20 144 (11.40%) MS Exchange
21 143 (11.32%) SAN
22 140 (11.08%) MS Excel
23 139 (11.01%) Migration
24 119 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
25 117 (9.26%) HP
26 115 (9.11%) Blackberry
26 115 (9.11%) Firewall
27 114 (9.03%) .NET
28 112 (8.87%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 144 (11.40%) MS Exchange
2 97 (7.68%) IIS
3 66 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 63 (4.99%) SharePoint
5 55 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 46 (3.64%) Lync
7 22 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 21 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 19 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 17 (1.35%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.35%) Apache
12 15 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (1.03%) WorkSite
14 11 (0.87%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.87%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.79%) JBoss
15 10 (0.79%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 182 (14.41%) MS Office
2 140 (11.08%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.43%) MS Project
5 17 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.32%) Maya
8 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.16%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.079%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.32%) RMDS
5 3 (0.24%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.16%) Eikon
7 1 (0.079%) RiskWrite
7 1 (0.079%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.079%) assyst
7 1 (0.079%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.079%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.53%) Office 365
2 31 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.87%) IaaS
5 8 (0.63%) SaaS
6 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.48%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.24%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.16%) PaaS
10 1 (0.079%) GitHub
10 1 (0.079%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.079%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 143 (11.32%) SAN
2 115 (9.11%) Firewall
3 112 (8.87%) DNS
4 100 (7.92%) TCP/IP
5 99 (7.84%) LAN
5 99 (7.84%) WAN
6 75 (5.94%) DHCP
7 55 (4.35%) NAS
8 46 (3.64%) VPN
9 35 (2.77%) Internet
10 25 (1.98%) SSL
10 25 (1.98%) LDAP
11 23 (1.82%) VLAN
12 18 (1.43%) Wireless
12 18 (1.43%) MPLS
13 17 (1.35%) iSCSI
14 16 (1.27%) Network Security
14 16 (1.27%) BIG-IP
14 16 (1.27%) VoIP
15 15 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.04%) Oracle Database
3 43 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 20 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (1.58%) MySQL
8 19 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (1.27%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.03%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.95%) Big Data
12 12 (0.95%) MongoDB
13 11 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (0.87%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.79%) Data Mining
15 8 (0.63%) DTS
Development Applications
1 47 (3.72%) Subversion
2 41 (3.25%) JIRA
3 37 (2.93%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.35%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.95%) Ant
7 12 (0.95%) Maven
8 11 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.71%) NUnit
9 9 (0.71%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.63%) CruiseControl
10 8 (0.63%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.63%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.55%) Selenium
11 7 (0.55%) MSI
12 6 (0.48%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.40%) JUnit
13 5 (0.40%) MSBuild
General
1 404 (31.99%) Finance
2 191 (15.12%) Banking
3 60 (4.75%) Investment Banking
4 48 (3.80%) Law
5 42 (3.33%) Front Office
6 41 (3.25%) Legal
7 25 (1.98%) Retail
8 22 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.35%) Back Office
10 11 (0.87%) Advertising
11 10 (0.79%) Publishing
12 7 (0.55%) Games
13 6 (0.48%) Marketing
14 5 (0.40%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.24%) German Language
16 3 (0.24%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.24%) Billing
16 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (16.86%) Analyst
2 144 (11.40%) Developer
3 93 (7.36%) Support Analyst
4 85 (6.73%) Architect
5 77 (6.10%) Desktop Support
5 77 (6.10%) Administrator
6 73 (5.78%) Support Engineer
7 63 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 53 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
8 53 (4.20%) Consultant
9 44 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 42 (3.33%) Project Manager
11 41 (3.25%) Service Analyst
12 40 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
13 39 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
13 39 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
14 38 (3.01%) Applications Support
15 34 (2.69%) DBA
15 34 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
16 33 (2.61%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (9.03%) .NET
2 54 (4.28%) Middleware
3 53 (4.20%) HTML
4 49 (3.88%) XML
5 48 (3.80%) Web Services
6 40 (3.17%) ASP.NET
7 26 (2.06%) CSS
8 23 (1.82%) WCF
9 22 (1.74%) WPF
9 22 (1.74%) .NET Framework
9 22 (1.74%) HTML5
10 16 (1.27%) SOAP
11 13 (1.03%) JMS
11 13 (1.03%) jQuery
12 12 (0.95%) FIX Protocol
13 11 (0.87%) Java EE
13 11 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (0.79%) CSS3
14 10 (0.79%) AngularJS
15 9 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 115 (9.11%) Blackberry
2 89 (7.05%) Data Centre
3 82 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (4.99%) Clustering
5 37 (2.93%) Replication
6 28 (2.22%) iPad
7 27 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 26 (2.06%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.90%) iPhone
10 23 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (1.58%) Derivative
12 19 (1.50%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.50%) User Experience
13 18 (1.43%) NHS
14 17 (1.35%) Thin Client
14 17 (1.35%) Fat Client
15 16 (1.27%) Mobile App
16 15 (1.19%) Credit Risk
17 14 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
18 13 (1.03%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 291 (23.04%) Linux
2 275 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 271 (21.46%) Windows 7
4 193 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 185 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 150 (11.88%) UNIX
7 83 (6.57%) Windows XP
8 74 (5.86%) Solaris
9 69 (5.46%) Windows 8
10 49 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 38 (3.01%) Android
12 29 (2.30%) AIX
12 29 (2.30%) Apple iOS
13 22 (1.74%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.19%) Windows 2000
15 9 (0.71%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.63%) CentOS
16 8 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
17 7 (0.55%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (16.79%) ITIL
2 139 (11.01%) Migration
3 119 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (6.10%) Project Management
5 51 (4.04%) Change Management
5 51 (4.04%) DevOps
6 49 (3.88%) Service Management
7 46 (3.64%) SDLC
8 45 (3.56%) Service Delivery
9 43 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (3.09%) Configuration Management
12 34 (2.69%) Performance Tuning
13 33 (2.61%) Risk Management
13 33 (2.61%) PRINCE2
14 32 (2.53%) OO
15 31 (2.45%) Scrum
16 30 (2.38%) TDD
17 27 (2.14%) Information Security
17 27 (2.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 298 (23.59%) SQL
2 171 (13.54%) PowerShell
3 105 (8.31%) C#
4 103 (8.16%) Java
5 66 (5.23%) Perl
5 66 (5.23%) Python
6 59 (4.67%) C++
7 58 (4.59%) JavaScript
8 38 (3.01%) Shell Script
9 35 (2.77%) VBScript
10 34 (2.69%) T-SQL
11 33 (2.61%) C
12 30 (2.38%) VB
13 23 (1.82%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.66%) Ruby
15 15 (1.19%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.95%) VBA
17 10 (0.79%) PHP
17 10 (0.79%) Korn
18 8 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 94 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 68 (5.38%) MCSE
4 49 (3.88%) Degree
5 37 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (2.85%) SC Cleared
7 29 (2.30%) DV Cleared
8 24 (1.90%) CCNA
8 24 (1.90%) MCSA
9 20 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (1.43%) MCP
11 16 (1.27%) CCNP
12 13 (1.03%) CISSP
13 12 (0.95%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.87%) MCITP
15 10 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (0.71%) MOS
16 9 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.40%) SLA
2 31 (2.45%) QA
3 11 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.32%) COBIT
7 1 (0.079%) COSO
7 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.079%) FATCA
System Software
1 404 (31.99%) Active Directory
2 153 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (7.68%) XenApp
4 71 (5.62%) vSphere
5 49 (3.88%) Hyper-V
6 31 (2.45%) VMware ESX
7 26 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 16 (1.27%) NFS
11 15 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
12 14 (1.11%) Xen
13 10 (0.79%) NLBS
13 10 (0.79%) VMware Server
13 10 (0.79%) KVM
14 9 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (0.71%) XenServer
14 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.63%) vCloud
16 6 (0.48%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 112 (8.87%) SCCM
2 63 (4.99%) SCOM
3 48 (3.80%) Puppet
4 40 (3.17%) Tivoli
5 25 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 21 (1.66%) WSUS
8 18 (1.43%) Nagios
9 16 (1.27%) Control-M
9 16 (1.27%) NetBackup
9 16 (1.27%) BladeLogic
10 13 (1.03%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 13 (1.03%) OpenView
11 10 (0.79%) Ansible
12 9 (0.71%) SCOrch
12 9 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (0.63%) Vagrant
14 7 (0.55%) Backup Exec
15 6 (0.48%) Data Guard
15 6 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 408 (32.30%) Microsoft
2 312 (24.70%) VMware
3 225 (17.81%) Citrix
4 183 (14.49%) Oracle
5 159 (12.59%) Cisco
6 117 (9.26%) HP
7 61 (4.83%) IBM
8 50 (3.96%) Red Hat
9 49 (3.88%) Sybase
10 45 (3.56%) EMC
11 41 (3.25%) NetApp
12 38 (3.01%) CheckPoint
13 36 (2.85%) Apple
14 31 (2.45%) Dell
15 29 (2.30%) Bloomberg
16 28 (2.22%) Remedy
17 27 (2.14%) Reuters
18 25 (1.98%) Symantec
18 25 (1.98%) AppSense
19 24 (1.90%) Veritas
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