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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 623 683 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.31% 11.03% 12.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.60% 56.08% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 480 492
Average daily rate
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£355 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.88% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £564 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 50 66
Average hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.47 £23.65 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
1141 1218 1247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.71% 19.68% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 888 866
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 52 70
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -34.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £26.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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.

1 395 (32.04%) Active Directory
2 371 (30.09%) Microsoft
3 350 (28.39%) Finance
4 312 (25.30%) VMware
5 283 (22.95%) Windows 7
6 255 (20.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 246 (19.95%) SQL
8 244 (19.79%) Linux
9 213 (17.27%) SQL Server
10 190 (15.41%) Citrix
11 177 (14.36%) MS Office
12 173 (14.03%) UNIX
13 172 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 167 (13.54%) ITIL
15 165 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 165 (13.38%) Banking
16 161 (13.06%) Cisco
17 145 (11.76%) Migration
18 143 (11.60%) MS Exchange
19 142 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
20 136 (11.03%) SAN
21 133 (10.79%) Oracle
21 133 (10.79%) .NET
22 132 (10.71%) MS Excel
23 124 (10.06%) Windows XP
24 109 (8.84%) Blackberry
25 98 (7.95%) C#
26 97 (7.87%) PowerShell
27 96 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
28 94 (7.62%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 143 (11.60%) MS Exchange
2 88 (7.14%) IIS
3 69 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (3.49%) Lync
4 43 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 41 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 28 (2.27%) Tomcat
7 27 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (1.78%) WebSphere
9 21 (1.70%) Apache
10 19 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.81%) IBM Notes
13 9 (0.73%) JBoss
14 8 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.57%) WorkSite
15 7 (0.57%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.57%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 177 (14.36%) MS Office
2 132 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.97%) MS Project
6 6 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.41%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.32%) Maya
9 2 (0.16%) InDesign
9 2 (0.16%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 14 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.57%) RMDS
3 7 (0.57%) assyst
4 5 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.32%) Eikon
5 4 (0.32%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.16%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.081%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.081%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.081%) RiskWrite
8 1 (0.081%) Summit
8 1 (0.081%) HFM
8 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.54%) Office 365
4 10 (0.81%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.49%) SaaS
6 5 (0.41%) IaaS
7 3 (0.24%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.16%) PaaS
9 1 (0.081%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.081%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.081%) GitHub
9 1 (0.081%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.081%) Yammer
9 1 (0.081%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 136 (11.03%) SAN
2 94 (7.62%) LAN
3 90 (7.30%) DNS
4 84 (6.81%) Firewall
5 74 (6.00%) WAN
6 72 (5.84%) VPN
7 67 (5.43%) TCP/IP
8 66 (5.35%) DHCP
9 50 (4.06%) NAS
10 43 (3.49%) Internet
11 34 (2.76%) VLAN
12 33 (2.68%) Wireless
13 23 (1.87%) HTTP
13 23 (1.87%) LDAP
14 22 (1.78%) SSL
15 18 (1.46%) Fibre Channel
16 17 (1.38%) NetScaler
17 16 (1.30%) MPLS
17 16 (1.30%) VoIP
18 14 (1.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (2.76%) Oracle Database
5 34 (2.76%) Relational Database
6 32 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (1.46%) MySQL
8 16 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.89%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.73%) DTS
13 9 (0.73%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.73%) OLAP
13 9 (0.73%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.65%) MS Access
14 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (3.00%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.11%) Subversion
3 25 (2.03%) Visual Studio
4 23 (1.87%) JIRA
4 23 (1.87%) TeamCity
5 20 (1.62%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.38%) Ant
7 16 (1.30%) Maven
8 15 (1.22%) Cucumber
9 14 (1.14%) MSI
10 11 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.73%) Selenium
12 8 (0.65%) Gradle
13 7 (0.57%) Toad
14 6 (0.49%) JUnit
14 6 (0.49%) NUnit
14 6 (0.49%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.49%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 350 (28.39%) Finance
2 165 (13.38%) Banking
3 57 (4.62%) Investment Banking
4 43 (3.49%) Front Office
5 36 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.92%) Legal
6 34 (2.76%) Financial Institution
6 34 (2.76%) Law
7 25 (2.03%) Back Office
7 25 (2.03%) Retail
8 17 (1.38%) Advertising
9 15 (1.22%) Marketing
10 14 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.81%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.49%) Publishing
14 5 (0.41%) Games
14 5 (0.41%) French Language
15 4 (0.32%) Billing
15 4 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 245 (19.87%) Analyst
2 106 (8.60%) Developer
3 89 (7.22%) Support Analyst
4 87 (7.06%) Desktop Support
5 79 (6.41%) Support Engineer
6 72 (5.84%) Architect
7 67 (5.43%) Desktop Engineer
8 62 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 60 (4.87%) Administrator
10 57 (4.62%) Consultant
11 55 (4.46%) Service Analyst
12 51 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
13 49 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
14 42 (3.41%) Applications Support
15 38 (3.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 33 (2.68%) Project Manager
16 33 (2.68%) Server Engineer
17 30 (2.43%) Systems Administrator
18 26 (2.11%) 3rd Line Support
19 25 (2.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (10.79%) .NET
2 47 (3.81%) Web Services
3 43 (3.49%) HTML
4 42 (3.41%) Middleware
5 39 (3.16%) XML
6 31 (2.51%) ASP.NET
7 25 (2.03%) WCF
8 22 (1.78%) CSS
9 20 (1.62%) SOAP
10 19 (1.54%) WPF
11 15 (1.22%) .NET Framework
11 15 (1.22%) JSON
11 15 (1.22%) RESTful
11 15 (1.22%) HTML5
12 12 (0.97%) XSLT
12 12 (0.97%) WinForms
13 10 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
13 10 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (0.73%) Application Packaging
15 8 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.84%) Blackberry
2 67 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (3.81%) Clustering
4 38 (3.08%) iPhone
5 33 (2.68%) iPad
6 32 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 31 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (1.78%) Replication
8 22 (1.78%) Derivative
9 19 (1.54%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.54%) Fat Client
9 19 (1.54%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.38%) Fixed Income
10 17 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
10 17 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.30%) Equities
12 14 (1.14%) Open Source
13 13 (1.05%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.97%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 283 (22.95%) Windows 7
2 255 (20.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 244 (19.79%) Linux
4 173 (14.03%) UNIX
5 172 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 142 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 124 (10.06%) Windows XP
8 62 (5.03%) Apple iOS
9 60 (4.87%) Android
10 59 (4.79%) Windows 8
11 57 (4.62%) Solaris
12 37 (3.00%) Mac OS X
13 30 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (1.54%) Windows Vista
15 15 (1.22%) Windows 2000
16 12 (0.97%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.89%) AIX
18 9 (0.73%) Mac OS X Server
19 7 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
19 7 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (13.54%) ITIL
2 145 (11.76%) Migration
3 96 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (4.70%) Change Management
5 53 (4.30%) Project Management
6 46 (3.73%) Service Management
7 40 (3.24%) Service Delivery
8 38 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 38 (3.08%) Incident Management
8 38 (3.08%) DevOps
9 37 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (2.92%) Configuration Management
11 34 (2.76%) Information Security
12 33 (2.68%) Workflow
13 31 (2.51%) TDD
14 29 (2.35%) PRINCE2
14 29 (2.35%) OO
15 26 (2.11%) Load Balancing
16 25 (2.03%) Release Management
16 25 (2.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (19.95%) SQL
2 98 (7.95%) C#
3 97 (7.87%) PowerShell
4 81 (6.57%) Java
5 56 (4.54%) C++
6 55 (4.46%) Perl
7 47 (3.81%) JavaScript
8 44 (3.57%) Python
9 35 (2.84%) T-SQL
9 35 (2.84%) C
10 34 (2.76%) Shell Script
11 26 (2.11%) VB
12 24 (1.95%) VBScript
13 20 (1.62%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.38%) VBA
14 17 (1.38%) Ruby
15 9 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.65%) PHP
16 8 (0.65%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 76 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 63 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (3.97%) Degree
4 40 (3.24%) MCSE
5 38 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 26 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.70%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (1.38%) MCITP
10 16 (1.30%) MCSA
11 14 (1.14%) CCNP
11 14 (1.14%) CCNA
12 12 (0.97%) MCP
12 12 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (0.81%) MCTS
13 10 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
14 9 (0.73%) NCDA
14 9 (0.73%) MOS
15 8 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.65%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.84%) SLA
2 33 (2.68%) QA
3 17 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.24%) COBIT
6 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) HL7
7 2 (0.16%) DICOM
8 1 (0.081%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.081%) FATCA
System Software
1 395 (32.04%) Active Directory
2 165 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (5.92%) vSphere
4 71 (5.76%) XenApp
5 45 (3.65%) Hyper-V
6 34 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 26 (2.11%) XenDesktop
8 19 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (1.46%) VMware ESX
10 17 (1.38%) VMware Server
11 14 (1.14%) Xen
12 13 (1.05%) NFS
13 10 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.81%) vCloud
14 9 (0.73%) SRDF
15 7 (0.57%) XenServer
16 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 5 (0.41%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 91 (7.38%) SCCM
2 36 (2.92%) SCOM
3 32 (2.60%) Puppet
4 21 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.54%) Tivoli
6 18 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 15 (1.22%) WSUS
8 12 (0.97%) Control-M
8 12 (0.97%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.89%) HP SiteScope
10 10 (0.81%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.65%) BladeLogic
12 7 (0.57%) OpenView
13 6 (0.49%) Netcool
13 6 (0.49%) HP SIM
13 6 (0.49%) Ansible
13 6 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (0.49%) AirWatch
14 5 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 5 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 371 (30.09%) Microsoft
2 312 (25.30%) VMware
3 190 (15.41%) Citrix
4 161 (13.06%) Cisco
5 133 (10.79%) Oracle
6 90 (7.30%) HP
7 54 (4.38%) IBM
7 54 (4.38%) NetApp
8 51 (4.14%) Apple
9 49 (3.97%) EMC
10 43 (3.49%) Red Hat
11 33 (2.68%) Bloomberg
12 31 (2.51%) Reuters
13 30 (2.43%) Remedy
14 29 (2.35%) CheckPoint
15 22 (1.78%) Sybase
16 20 (1.62%) Symantec
16 20 (1.62%) F5
17 18 (1.46%) McAfee
18 17 (1.38%) AppSense
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