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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 301 657 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.56% 11.92% 11.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.40% 53.99% 53.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 482 485
Median daily rate £402 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £181 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 36 54
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.99 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -2.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.58 £36.00 £98.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +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
764 1217 1318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.74% 22.08% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 958 951
Median daily rate £450 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 37 60
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.99 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £62.50 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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.

1 237 (39.11%) Active Directory
2 210 (34.65%) Microsoft
3 202 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 187 (30.86%) Finance
5 168 (27.72%) Linux
6 161 (26.57%) VMware
7 126 (20.79%) SQL Server
8 118 (19.47%) PowerShell
9 115 (18.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 114 (18.81%) SQL
11 107 (17.66%) Windows 7
12 106 (17.49%) Unix
12 106 (17.49%) Citrix
13 105 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 102 (16.83%) Banking
15 100 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 99 (16.34%) ITIL
17 95 (15.68%) Migration
18 94 (15.51%) MS Office
19 89 (14.69%) Firewall
20 83 (13.70%) Oracle
21 81 (13.37%) DNS
22 80 (13.20%) .NET
23 74 (12.21%) Cisco
24 72 (11.88%) MS Excel
24 72 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
25 65 (10.73%) C#
26 58 (9.57%) TCP/IP
27 57 (9.41%) Java
27 57 (9.41%) SCCM

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 (9.24%) MS Exchange
2 47 (7.76%) IIS
2 47 (7.76%) SharePoint
3 32 (5.28%) Skype for Business
4 29 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.13%) Apache
6 21 (3.47%) Tomcat
7 16 (2.64%) WebSphere
8 15 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.48%) JBoss
9 13 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.49%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.49%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.32%) Confluence
12 8 (1.32%) IBM Notes
13 7 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.99%) CMS
14 6 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 94 (15.51%) MS Office
2 72 (11.88%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.83%) MS Project
6 3 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.17%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) Eikon
3 2 (0.33%) Exstream
3 2 (0.33%) RMDS
3 2 (0.33%) Sophis RISQUE
3 2 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.17%) Faxination
4 1 (0.17%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (6.93%) Office 365
4 11 (1.82%) IaaS
5 10 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (1.65%) PaaS
6 8 (1.32%) SaaS
7 6 (0.99%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.83%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.83%) Yammer
9 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.66%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.33%) Apcera
11 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.33%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.33%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (14.69%) Firewall
2 81 (13.37%) DNS
3 58 (9.57%) TCP/IP
4 53 (8.75%) SAN
5 42 (6.93%) LAN
6 39 (6.44%) WAN
7 38 (6.27%) DHCP
8 30 (4.95%) LDAP
9 23 (3.80%) Internet
10 21 (3.47%) NAS
11 17 (2.81%) Network Security
12 16 (2.64%) Multicast
13 15 (2.48%) BGP
13 15 (2.48%) Skype
13 15 (2.48%) VPN
14 14 (2.31%) SSL
15 13 (2.15%) VoIP
16 12 (1.98%) VLAN
17 11 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
17 11 (1.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.48%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.31%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.15%) Hadoop
4 13 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.82%) MySQL
7 10 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.49%) Big Data
9 8 (1.32%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.16%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.99%) DB2
11 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.66%) HBase
13 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (5.28%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.63%) JIRA
3 21 (3.47%) TeamCity
4 19 (3.14%) Git (software)
5 17 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.82%) Subversion
7 10 (1.65%) Artifactory
7 10 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (1.49%) Selenium
9 8 (1.32%) NUnit
10 7 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.16%) MSTest
10 7 (1.16%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.99%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.83%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.66%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.66%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.66%) eggPlant
13 4 (0.66%) Fiddler
13 4 (0.66%) Xcode
General
1 187 (30.86%) Finance
2 102 (16.83%) Banking
3 28 (4.62%) Legal
4 25 (4.13%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.97%) Financial Institution
5 18 (2.97%) Law
6 11 (1.82%) Back Office
7 10 (1.65%) Front Office
8 8 (1.32%) French Language
9 7 (1.16%) Games
9 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.99%) Retail
11 5 (0.83%) Advertising
11 5 (0.83%) Marketing
11 5 (0.83%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.66%) German Language
12 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.33%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (16.50%) Analyst
2 71 (11.72%) Developer
3 41 (6.77%) Administrator
4 38 (6.27%) Architect
5 37 (6.11%) Windows Engineer
6 31 (5.12%) Support Analyst
7 28 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (4.62%) Support Engineer
8 27 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
9 26 (4.29%) Desktop Support
9 26 (4.29%) Service Analyst
10 23 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 21 (3.47%) C# Developer
12 20 (3.30%) Desktop Engineer
13 19 (3.14%) Consultant
13 19 (3.14%) Service Desk Analyst
14 17 (2.81%) Automation Engineer
14 17 (2.81%) IT Support
14 17 (2.81%) Network Engineer
14 17 (2.81%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (13.20%) .NET
2 45 (7.43%) HTML
3 23 (3.80%) ASP.NET
3 23 (3.80%) Middleware
4 21 (3.47%) XML
5 20 (3.30%) Web Services
6 15 (2.48%) .NET Framework
6 15 (2.48%) CSS
7 13 (2.15%) WCF
8 12 (1.98%) jQuery
8 12 (1.98%) JSON
9 10 (1.65%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (1.49%) HTML5
10 9 (1.49%) WPF
10 9 (1.49%) XMPP
11 8 (1.32%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.99%) RESTful
13 5 (0.83%) CSS3
13 5 (0.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.08%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.46%) Clustering
4 21 (3.47%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.97%) Public Cloud
6 16 (2.64%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (2.15%) Replication
9 12 (1.98%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.49%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.49%) iPhone
10 9 (1.49%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.32%) Smartphone
12 7 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.99%) CMDB
13 6 (0.99%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.99%) Derivative
13 6 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 202 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 168 (27.72%) Linux
3 115 (18.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 107 (17.66%) Windows 7
5 106 (17.49%) Unix
6 100 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (9.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (4.95%) Windows 10
9 29 (4.79%) Windows 8
10 27 (4.46%) Windows XP
11 22 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (3.47%) Mac OS X
13 19 (3.14%) Android
13 19 (3.14%) Solaris
14 10 (1.65%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.65%) CentOS
15 9 (1.49%) AIX
16 8 (1.32%) Mac OS
17 7 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (16.34%) ITIL
2 95 (15.68%) Migration
3 72 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (7.26%) DevOps
5 30 (4.95%) Change Management
5 30 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (4.46%) Configuration Management
7 25 (4.13%) Incident Management
7 25 (4.13%) SDLC
7 25 (4.13%) Service Management
8 24 (3.96%) Scrum
9 23 (3.80%) Project Management
10 21 (3.47%) High Availability
10 21 (3.47%) OO
10 21 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (3.30%) TDD
12 19 (3.14%) Data Management
12 19 (3.14%) ITIL V3
13 18 (2.97%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 118 (19.47%) PowerShell
2 114 (18.81%) SQL
3 65 (10.73%) C#
4 57 (9.41%) Java
5 45 (7.43%) Python
6 40 (6.60%) Bash Shell
6 40 (6.60%) Perl
7 26 (4.29%) JavaScript
8 25 (4.13%) C++
9 16 (2.64%) Ruby
10 13 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.98%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.98%) VBScript
12 11 (1.82%) C
13 9 (1.49%) PHP
14 7 (1.16%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.16%) VBA
15 6 (0.99%) VB
15 6 (0.99%) XAML
16 4 (0.66%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 45 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (4.95%) MCSE
4 27 (4.46%) Degree
5 20 (3.30%) DV Cleared
6 18 (2.97%) CCNP
7 17 (2.81%) CCNA
8 16 (2.64%) SC Cleared
9 13 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.65%) CISSP
10 10 (1.65%) MCITP
11 9 (1.49%) CCDP
12 8 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.32%) MCP
13 6 (0.99%) MOS
14 5 (0.83%) MCTS
14 5 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.66%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.15%) QA
1 13 (2.15%) SLA
2 7 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.33%) CDISC
4 2 (0.33%) GCP
4 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) COSO
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 237 (39.11%) Active Directory
2 105 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.79%) Hyper-V
3 29 (4.79%) VMware ESX
4 28 (4.62%) XenApp
5 22 (3.63%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (3.30%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.81%) vSphere
8 16 (2.64%) NFS
9 13 (2.15%) Xen
10 11 (1.82%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.65%) XenServer
12 8 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (1.32%) Docker
12 8 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (1.16%) KVM
13 7 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.99%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (9.41%) SCCM
2 41 (6.77%) SCOM
3 36 (5.94%) Puppet
4 26 (4.29%) Ansible
5 21 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (2.97%) Nagios
7 12 (1.98%) WSUS
8 9 (1.49%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (1.16%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.99%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 6 (0.99%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.99%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.83%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.83%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.66%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.66%) IBM BigFix
12 4 (0.66%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 210 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 161 (26.57%) VMware
3 106 (17.49%) Citrix
4 83 (13.70%) Oracle
5 74 (12.21%) Cisco
6 55 (9.08%) HP
7 34 (5.61%) Dell
8 30 (4.95%) NetApp
9 29 (4.79%) IBM
10 28 (4.62%) Red Hat
11 26 (4.29%) Symantec
12 19 (3.14%) Bloomberg
13 17 (2.81%) CheckPoint
14 16 (2.64%) Reuters
15 15 (2.48%) EMC
16 13 (2.15%) Apple
17 12 (1.98%) Sybase
18 11 (1.82%) Splunk
19 10 (1.65%) Atlassian
19 10 (1.65%) Juniper
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £100 to £125 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £355 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £385 to £418 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300.00 - £355.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £25.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: 400-600 Daily
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £371.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago