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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 295 634 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.71% 11.05% 11.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.65% 54.75% 54.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 473 485
Median daily rate £420 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £200 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 49 50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £31.60 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +6.89%
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
744 1158 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.97% 20.18% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 894 940
Median daily rate £463 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 52 53
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £35.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 27 June 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 242 (36.78%) Active Directory
2 225 (34.19%) Finance
3 221 (33.59%) Windows Server
4 216 (32.83%) Microsoft
5 181 (27.51%) Linux
6 169 (25.68%) VMware
7 138 (20.97%) SQL Server
8 132 (20.06%) Windows 7
9 131 (19.91%) SQL
10 117 (17.78%) Citrix
10 117 (17.78%) PowerShell
11 114 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 113 (17.17%) Unix
13 112 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 107 (16.26%) MS Office
15 103 (15.65%) ITIL
16 100 (15.20%) Banking
16 100 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
17 98 (14.89%) Oracle
18 95 (14.44%) Migration
19 90 (13.68%) .NET
20 82 (12.46%) C#
21 81 (12.31%) MS Excel
22 76 (11.55%) SCCM
23 73 (11.09%) Firewall
24 72 (10.94%) Cisco
24 72 (10.94%) DNS
25 71 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
26 62 (9.42%) SAN
27 60 (9.12%) MS Exchange

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 60 (9.12%) MS Exchange
2 43 (6.53%) IIS
2 43 (6.53%) SharePoint
3 35 (5.32%) Skype for Business
4 27 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (3.04%) WebSphere
7 18 (2.74%) Apache
8 15 (2.28%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.82%) CMS
10 11 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (1.67%) JBoss
10 11 (1.67%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.67%) WebLogic
11 10 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (1.37%) IBM Notes
12 9 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (1.06%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 107 (16.26%) MS Office
2 81 (12.31%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.76%) MS Project
5 5 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.46%) SPSS
7 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.15%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Maximo
2 3 (0.46%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.30%) Eikon
3 2 (0.30%) Exstream
3 2 (0.30%) Misys Opics
3 2 (0.30%) Primavera
3 2 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.15%) Documaker
4 1 (0.15%) Endur
4 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.15%) RMDS
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (6.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (6.53%) Office 365
4 9 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.22%) IaaS
5 8 (1.22%) PaaS
5 8 (1.22%) SaaS
6 7 (1.06%) OneDrive
7 6 (0.91%) Yammer
8 5 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.61%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.46%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.30%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.15%) GitHub
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (11.09%) Firewall
2 72 (10.94%) DNS
3 62 (9.42%) SAN
4 44 (6.69%) TCP/IP
5 39 (5.93%) LAN
6 37 (5.62%) DHCP
7 36 (5.47%) WAN
8 26 (3.95%) Internet
9 25 (3.80%) LDAP
10 21 (3.19%) VPN
11 18 (2.74%) Network Security
11 18 (2.74%) Skype
12 17 (2.58%) NAS
13 12 (1.82%) VoIP
14 11 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (1.67%) iSCSI
14 11 (1.67%) NetScaler
15 9 (1.37%) BGP
15 9 (1.37%) HTTP
15 9 (1.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.19%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (2.58%) MySQL
7 15 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.82%) Big Data
8 12 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (1.52%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 10 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.22%) DB2
10 8 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (3.65%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.19%) JIRA
3 15 (2.28%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.13%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.52%) NUnit
6 10 (1.52%) Subversion
7 9 (1.37%) Artifactory
8 8 (1.22%) MSTest
9 7 (1.06%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.91%) MSI
11 5 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.76%) Selenium
12 4 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
12 4 (0.61%) Maven
12 4 (0.61%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.46%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
14 2 (0.30%) webpack
General
1 225 (34.19%) Finance
2 100 (15.20%) Banking
3 35 (5.32%) Investment Banking
4 33 (5.02%) Legal
5 21 (3.19%) Front Office
6 19 (2.89%) Law
7 14 (2.13%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.98%) Back Office
9 8 (1.22%) French Language
9 8 (1.22%) Retail
10 7 (1.06%) Marketing
11 6 (0.91%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.76%) Advertising
13 4 (0.61%) German Language
13 4 (0.61%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
15 2 (0.30%) Publishing
16 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 103 (15.65%) Analyst
2 78 (11.85%) Developer
3 47 (7.14%) Administrator
4 44 (6.69%) Windows Engineer
5 42 (6.38%) Support Engineer
6 39 (5.93%) Support Analyst
7 36 (5.47%) Architect
8 33 (5.02%) Desktop Support
8 33 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (4.41%) Consultant
10 27 (4.10%) C# Developer
10 27 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
11 22 (3.34%) Applications Support
12 21 (3.19%) Desktop Engineer
12 21 (3.19%) Project Manager
12 21 (3.19%) Service Analyst
13 20 (3.04%) IT Support
14 19 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
14 19 (2.89%) Infrastructure Manager
14 19 (2.89%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.68%) .NET
2 47 (7.14%) HTML
3 35 (5.32%) ASP.NET
4 28 (4.26%) XML
5 26 (3.95%) .NET Framework
6 23 (3.50%) Web Services
7 17 (2.58%) CSS
7 17 (2.58%) jQuery
7 17 (2.58%) Middleware
8 15 (2.28%) WCF
9 14 (2.13%) HTML5
10 13 (1.98%) FIX Protocol
11 11 (1.67%) WPF
12 10 (1.52%) JSON
13 9 (1.37%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.37%) RESTful
13 9 (1.37%) WinForms
14 7 (1.06%) XML Messaging
15 6 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.84%) Data Centre
2 26 (3.95%) Blackberry
3 24 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.04%) Clustering
5 20 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.89%) Derivative
7 18 (2.74%) Equities
7 18 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (2.13%) Fixed Income
8 14 (2.13%) Replication
9 13 (1.98%) NHS
10 12 (1.82%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.52%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.52%) Smartphone
11 10 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.22%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.22%) Thin Client
13 7 (1.06%) BYOD
13 7 (1.06%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 221 (33.59%) Windows Server
2 181 (27.51%) Linux
3 132 (20.06%) Windows 7
4 114 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 113 (17.17%) Unix
6 100 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 58 (8.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (5.17%) Windows 10
9 28 (4.26%) Windows 8
10 22 (3.34%) Mac OS X
11 21 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (3.19%) Windows XP
12 16 (2.43%) Android
12 16 (2.43%) Solaris
13 13 (1.98%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.37%) AIX
15 8 (1.22%) Windows Vista
16 7 (1.06%) CentOS
16 7 (1.06%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (15.65%) ITIL
2 95 (14.44%) Migration
3 71 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (5.02%) DevOps
5 33 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (4.86%) Change Management
7 30 (4.56%) Project Management
8 25 (3.80%) SDLC
9 24 (3.65%) Incident Management
9 24 (3.65%) Service Delivery
10 23 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
10 23 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (3.34%) OO
11 22 (3.34%) Scrum
12 21 (3.19%) Data Management
13 19 (2.89%) TDD
13 19 (2.89%) Workflow
14 18 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (2.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (19.91%) SQL
2 117 (17.78%) PowerShell
3 82 (12.46%) C#
4 55 (8.36%) Java
5 40 (6.08%) Python
6 37 (5.62%) Bash Shell
7 36 (5.47%) Perl
8 32 (4.86%) JavaScript
9 25 (3.80%) C++
10 19 (2.89%) Shell Script
11 18 (2.74%) T-SQL
11 18 (2.74%) VBScript
12 14 (2.13%) Ruby
13 12 (1.82%) VB
13 12 (1.82%) VBA
14 8 (1.22%) C
14 8 (1.22%) PHP
15 7 (1.06%) XAML
16 6 (0.91%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (6.84%) Security Cleared
3 39 (5.93%) MCSE
4 36 (5.47%) Degree
5 27 (4.10%) DV Cleared
6 24 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (3.65%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.13%) CCNA
8 13 (1.98%) CCNP
8 13 (1.98%) CISSP
8 13 (1.98%) MCITP
9 11 (1.67%) MCP
10 9 (1.37%) MCTS
10 9 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (1.06%) MCDST
11 7 (1.06%) MCSA
12 6 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.04%) SLA
2 18 (2.74%) QA
3 5 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) CDISC
5 2 (0.30%) GCP
5 2 (0.30%) ISO15022
5 2 (0.30%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.30%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 242 (36.78%) Active Directory
2 112 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.38%) XenApp
4 29 (4.41%) VMware ESX
5 28 (4.26%) Hyper-V
6 23 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (3.50%) vSphere
7 21 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (3.19%) XenDesktop
8 17 (2.58%) NFS
9 13 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (1.67%) Xen
11 9 (1.37%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.37%) XenServer
12 7 (1.06%) BitLocker
12 7 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.91%) Docker
14 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 76 (11.55%) SCCM
2 44 (6.69%) SCOM
3 32 (4.86%) Puppet
4 21 (3.19%) Ansible
5 19 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.43%) Nagios
7 9 (1.37%) WSUS
8 8 (1.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 8 (1.22%) SCVMM
8 8 (1.22%) Tivoli
9 7 (1.06%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (1.06%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.91%) BladeLogic
10 6 (0.91%) Control-M
10 6 (0.91%) HP SIM
10 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 216 (32.83%) Microsoft
2 169 (25.68%) VMware
3 117 (17.78%) Citrix
4 98 (14.89%) Oracle
5 72 (10.94%) Cisco
6 49 (7.45%) HP
7 39 (5.93%) NetApp
8 34 (5.17%) IBM
9 33 (5.02%) Dell
10 26 (3.95%) Red Hat
11 20 (3.04%) Symantec
12 18 (2.74%) Bloomberg
13 17 (2.58%) Sybase
14 14 (2.13%) Lotus
15 13 (1.98%) Apple
15 13 (1.98%) EMC
16 11 (1.67%) Reuters
17 10 (1.52%) Adobe
17 10 (1.52%) Juniper
17 10 (1.52%) SAP
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