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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 731 956 837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.36% 13.26% 10.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.76% 58.72% 55.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 612 506
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £196 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 77 84
Average hourly rate £17.25 £19.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £27.50 £24.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
1335 1628 1521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.57% 22.59% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 984 1095 1022
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 79 86
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 12 September 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.

1 489 (34.24%) Active Directory
2 483 (33.82%) Microsoft
3 388 (27.17%) Windows 7
4 386 (27.03%) Finance
5 330 (23.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 325 (22.76%) VMware
7 301 (21.08%) Linux
8 290 (20.31%) Citrix
8 290 (20.31%) Banking
9 279 (19.54%) SQL
10 255 (17.86%) MS Office
11 250 (17.51%) SQL Server
12 214 (14.99%) ITIL
13 200 (14.01%) MS Exchange
14 199 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
15 195 (13.66%) Oracle
16 190 (13.31%) UNIX
17 173 (12.11%) MS Excel
18 167 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
19 158 (11.06%) Windows XP
20 154 (10.78%) SCCM
21 136 (9.52%) Cisco
21 136 (9.52%) Blackberry
22 132 (9.24%) C#
23 131 (9.17%) XenApp
24 129 (9.03%) PowerShell
24 129 (9.03%) SAN
25 120 (8.40%) Migration
26 115 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
27 109 (7.63%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 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
1 200 (14.01%) MS Exchange
2 95 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (6.02%) IIS
4 84 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 50 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 45 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 43 (3.01%) WebSphere
8 37 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 36 (2.52%) Apache
10 34 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (1.82%) Tomcat
12 24 (1.68%) IBM Notes
13 23 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
14 22 (1.54%) Lync
15 19 (1.33%) WebLogic
16 16 (1.12%) CMS
16 16 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
17 14 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
18 11 (0.77%) WorkSite
18 11 (0.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 255 (17.86%) MS Office
2 173 (12.11%) MS Excel
3 25 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.40%) MS Project
5 8 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
6 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.28%) InDesign
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.21%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.070%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.070%) Maya
10 1 (0.070%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 11 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.42%) RMDS
4 5 (0.35%) ReMetrica
5 3 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.14%) Summit
6 2 (0.14%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.070%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.070%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.070%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.070%) HFM
7 1 (0.070%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.19%) SaaS
3 13 (0.91%) Office 365
4 12 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.70%) PaaS
6 7 (0.49%) IaaS
7 6 (0.42%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.21%) GitHub
10 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.070%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.070%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.070%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 129 (9.03%) SAN
2 109 (7.63%) DNS
3 94 (6.58%) Firewall
4 68 (4.76%) WAN
5 65 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 60 (4.20%) DHCP
6 60 (4.20%) LAN
7 44 (3.08%) VPN
8 31 (2.17%) Internet
9 29 (2.03%) NAS
10 25 (1.75%) Network Security
11 22 (1.54%) NetScaler
12 19 (1.33%) VLAN
13 18 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
13 18 (1.26%) VoIP
14 15 (1.05%) LDAP
14 15 (1.05%) Ethernet
14 15 (1.05%) Intranet
14 15 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (0.91%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (17.51%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (2.87%) Oracle Database
3 41 (2.87%) Relational Database
4 29 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (1.68%) MySQL
7 21 (1.47%) RDBMS
8 15 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.84%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.70%) DB2
11 10 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.56%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.49%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.42%) Big Data
15 5 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (1.96%) Visual Studio
1 28 (1.96%) JIRA
1 28 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (1.82%) Subversion
3 25 (1.75%) NUnit
4 18 (1.26%) TeamCity
5 16 (1.12%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.98%) Maven
7 12 (0.84%) MSI
8 7 (0.49%) JUnit
8 7 (0.49%) Selenium
9 6 (0.42%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.42%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.35%) Ant
10 5 (0.35%) CruiseControl
10 5 (0.35%) Bugzilla
10 5 (0.35%) Xcode
11 4 (0.28%) InstallShield
11 4 (0.28%) JMeter
11 4 (0.28%) Mercurial
General
1 386 (27.03%) Finance
2 290 (20.31%) Banking
3 107 (7.49%) Investment Banking
4 74 (5.18%) Legal
5 56 (3.92%) Front Office
6 53 (3.71%) Law
7 27 (1.89%) Retail
7 27 (1.89%) Back Office
8 23 (1.61%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.40%) Advertising
10 15 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 14 (0.98%) French Language
12 10 (0.70%) Marketing
12 10 (0.70%) Publishing
13 5 (0.35%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.28%) German Language
14 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.21%) Games
15 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 317 (22.20%) Analyst
2 170 (11.90%) Developer
3 133 (9.31%) Support Analyst
4 104 (7.28%) Architect
5 98 (6.86%) Desktop Support
6 95 (6.65%) Support Engineer
7 92 (6.44%) Service Analyst
8 89 (6.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 80 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 80 (5.60%) Administrator
10 59 (4.13%) Desktop Engineer
11 50 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
11 50 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 46 (3.22%) Consultant
13 45 (3.15%) Desktop Analyst
14 43 (3.01%) Applications Support
15 41 (2.87%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 36 (2.52%) 1st Line Support
17 34 (2.38%) 3rd Line Support
18 31 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (7.63%) .NET
2 71 (4.97%) HTML
3 69 (4.83%) XML
4 66 (4.62%) Web Services
5 48 (3.36%) CSS
6 45 (3.15%) Middleware
7 41 (2.87%) ASP.NET
8 35 (2.45%) HTML5
9 34 (2.38%) jQuery
10 32 (2.24%) WCF
11 24 (1.68%) .NET Framework
12 21 (1.47%) CSS3
13 19 (1.33%) WinForms
14 18 (1.26%) JSON
15 17 (1.19%) WPF
16 16 (1.12%) REST
17 14 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
18 13 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
18 13 (0.91%) XSLT
19 12 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 136 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 53 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.15%) Clustering
4 42 (2.94%) Replication
5 40 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 32 (2.24%) iPhone
8 26 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 26 (1.82%) Fixed Income
9 23 (1.61%) Thin Client
9 23 (1.61%) Fat Client
10 17 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.19%) Derivative
11 16 (1.12%) NHS
11 16 (1.12%) iPad
12 14 (0.98%) Credit Risk
12 14 (0.98%) User Experience
13 13 (0.91%) Equities
14 12 (0.84%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 388 (27.17%) Windows 7
2 330 (23.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 301 (21.08%) Linux
4 199 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 190 (13.31%) UNIX
6 158 (11.06%) Windows XP
7 107 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (4.13%) Windows 8
9 54 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 46 (3.22%) Android
11 35 (2.45%) Apple iOS
12 31 (2.17%) Solaris
13 18 (1.26%) Windows 2000
14 16 (1.12%) Windows Phone
15 15 (1.05%) AIX
16 14 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
17 13 (0.91%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.77%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (14.99%) ITIL
2 120 (8.40%) Migration
3 115 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (3.36%) Project Management
5 47 (3.29%) Change Management
6 46 (3.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 45 (3.15%) TDD
8 44 (3.08%) Service Management
9 37 (2.59%) Incident Management
9 37 (2.59%) Release Management
10 33 (2.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (2.31%) MVC
10 33 (2.31%) Workflow
11 31 (2.17%) OO
12 30 (2.10%) Software Engineering
13 29 (2.03%) Document Management
13 29 (2.03%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (1.96%) DevOps
15 27 (1.89%) Service Delivery
16 26 (1.82%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 279 (19.54%) SQL
2 132 (9.24%) C#
3 129 (9.03%) PowerShell
4 90 (6.30%) Java
5 68 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 63 (4.41%) Perl
7 52 (3.64%) C++
8 39 (2.73%) Python
9 38 (2.66%) VBScript
10 36 (2.52%) T-SQL
11 33 (2.31%) VB
12 28 (1.96%) C
13 27 (1.89%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.40%) VBA
15 16 (1.12%) PHP
16 13 (0.91%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.77%) Ruby
18 8 (0.56%) Korn
19 7 (0.49%) PL/SQL
20 6 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 83 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (5.60%) Degree
3 63 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 39 (2.73%) MCSE
5 31 (2.17%) MCITP
6 28 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 27 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (1.82%) DV Cleared
9 25 (1.75%) MCP
10 24 (1.68%) CCNA
11 22 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (1.47%) MCSA
13 19 (1.33%) MOS
14 16 (1.12%) CISSP
14 16 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.91%) CCA
16 10 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (0.70%) MCTS
17 9 (0.63%) ISEB
18 7 (0.49%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.82%) ISO 9001
1 26 (1.82%) SLA
2 24 (1.68%) QA
3 10 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.14%) GPG13
7 1 (0.070%) EMIR
7 1 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.070%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.070%) COBIT
System Software
1 489 (34.24%) Active Directory
2 167 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (9.17%) XenApp
4 53 (3.71%) vSphere
5 47 (3.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 46 (3.22%) Hyper-V
7 45 (3.15%) XenDesktop
8 41 (2.87%) VMware ESX
9 39 (2.73%) XenServer
10 21 (1.47%) NFS
10 21 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
11 19 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (1.12%) Xen
13 12 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
15 10 (0.70%) UAG
15 10 (0.70%) ISA Server
16 8 (0.56%) SRDF
16 8 (0.56%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 154 (10.78%) SCCM
2 51 (3.57%) SCOM
3 26 (1.82%) Tivoli
4 20 (1.40%) Puppet
5 19 (1.33%) Backup Exec
6 13 (0.91%) WSUS
6 13 (0.91%) SCOrch
7 12 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (0.84%) Control-M
8 11 (0.77%) Nagios
9 10 (0.70%) WMI
9 10 (0.70%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 10 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.63%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.56%) HP SIM
12 7 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.42%) Data Guard
14 5 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
14 5 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 483 (33.82%) Microsoft
2 325 (22.76%) VMware
3 290 (20.31%) Citrix
4 195 (13.66%) Oracle
5 136 (9.52%) Cisco
6 101 (7.07%) HP
7 59 (4.13%) IBM
8 53 (3.71%) NetApp
9 51 (3.57%) EMC
10 45 (3.15%) Red Hat
11 43 (3.01%) Sybase
12 28 (1.96%) Dell
12 28 (1.96%) Bloomberg
12 28 (1.96%) Wyse
13 27 (1.89%) Apple
14 25 (1.75%) Symantec
15 24 (1.68%) CheckPoint
15 24 (1.68%) Lotus
16 23 (1.61%) Remedy
17 22 (1.54%) Reuters
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £525.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Burns Sheehan
Rate: £220 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £314.16 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Computer People
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Computer People
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Computer People
Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
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TEKsystems
Rate: £220 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Thebes IT
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £380 - £390 per day
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Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
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