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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 678 811 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.23% 12.20% 13.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.94% 56.95% 57.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 548 519
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 59 82
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.20 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.14%
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
1257 1424 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.66% 21.42% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 990 978
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 61 90
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 29 December 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.

1 486 (34.11%) Active Directory
2 460 (32.28%) Microsoft
3 415 (29.12%) Finance
4 352 (24.70%) Windows 7
5 315 (22.11%) VMware
6 298 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 280 (19.65%) SQL
8 276 (19.37%) Banking
9 268 (18.81%) Linux
10 250 (17.54%) MS Office
11 242 (16.98%) Citrix
12 230 (16.14%) UNIX
13 198 (13.89%) SQL Server
14 195 (13.68%) ITIL
15 176 (12.35%) MS Excel
16 169 (11.86%) MS Exchange
17 168 (11.79%) Windows Server 2003
18 167 (11.72%) Oracle
19 165 (11.58%) Windows XP
20 158 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
21 151 (10.60%) Blackberry
22 141 (9.89%) Migration
23 136 (9.54%) .NET
24 132 (9.26%) DNS
25 131 (9.19%) Cisco
25 131 (9.19%) SAN
26 127 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
27 123 (8.63%) SCCM
28 120 (8.42%) XenApp
29 119 (8.35%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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
1 169 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 93 (6.53%) IIS
3 82 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (4.98%) SharePoint
5 58 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 39 (2.74%) Apache
7 32 (2.25%) Tomcat
8 28 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 25 (1.75%) WebSphere
9 25 (1.75%) IBM Notes
10 24 (1.68%) JBoss
11 23 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (1.54%) Lync
13 16 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (1.12%) WebLogic
14 15 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
15 12 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (0.70%) CMS
16 10 (0.70%) WorkSite
Applications
1 250 (17.54%) MS Office
2 176 (12.35%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.98%) MS Project
5 11 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.35%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.21%) InDesign
11 1 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.070%) Houdini
11 1 (0.070%) Maya
11 1 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.070%) MODO
Business Applications
1 15 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.84%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.49%) RMDS
5 6 (0.42%) assyst
5 6 (0.42%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.14%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.070%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.070%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.070%) Khalix
8 1 (0.070%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.33%) Office 365
3 15 (1.05%) Google Apps
4 12 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.49%) GitHub
6 6 (0.42%) SaaS
7 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.21%) PaaS
8 3 (0.21%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.14%) IaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.070%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 132 (9.26%) DNS
2 131 (9.19%) SAN
3 93 (6.53%) Firewall
4 78 (5.47%) DHCP
5 77 (5.40%) TCP/IP
6 60 (4.21%) VPN
7 56 (3.93%) LAN
8 52 (3.65%) WAN
9 51 (3.58%) Internet
10 37 (2.60%) NAS
11 32 (2.25%) Wireless
12 27 (1.89%) Network Security
12 27 (1.89%) VLAN
13 24 (1.68%) LDAP
14 22 (1.54%) FTP
15 20 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
16 18 (1.26%) VoIP
17 17 (1.19%) HTTP
17 17 (1.19%) Ethernet
18 16 (1.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.58%) Relational Database
3 36 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (2.18%) Oracle Database
5 29 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 29 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (1.89%) MySQL
7 26 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (0.91%) DB2
10 12 (0.84%) MS Access
10 12 (0.84%) MongoDB
10 12 (0.84%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.70%) Big Data
11 10 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.63%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (3.02%) Subversion
2 25 (1.75%) Maven
2 25 (1.75%) MSI
3 24 (1.68%) JIRA
3 24 (1.68%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.61%) TeamCity
4 23 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 22 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.47%) Git (software)
7 20 (1.40%) NUnit
8 15 (1.05%) Ant
9 13 (0.91%) Selenium
9 13 (0.91%) Cucumber
10 12 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.56%) JMeter
12 7 (0.49%) JUnit
12 7 (0.49%) Toad
12 7 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.49%) Hudson
13 6 (0.42%) JProfiler
General
1 415 (29.12%) Finance
2 276 (19.37%) Banking
3 90 (6.32%) Investment Banking
4 51 (3.58%) Legal
5 49 (3.44%) Front Office
6 38 (2.67%) Law
7 32 (2.25%) Retail
7 32 (2.25%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.89%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.68%) Back Office
10 22 (1.54%) Advertising
11 12 (0.84%) Marketing
11 12 (0.84%) French Language
12 7 (0.49%) Publishing
12 7 (0.49%) Games
13 6 (0.42%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.35%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.28%) Billing
16 3 (0.21%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 322 (22.60%) Analyst
2 145 (10.18%) Developer
3 123 (8.63%) Support Analyst
4 111 (7.79%) Support Engineer
5 109 (7.65%) Desktop Support
6 101 (7.09%) Architect
7 81 (5.68%) Service Analyst
8 76 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 71 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 66 (4.63%) Desktop Engineer
11 65 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
12 61 (4.28%) Administrator
13 57 (4.00%) Consultant
14 49 (3.44%) Applications Support
15 41 (2.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 37 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
17 36 (2.53%) Desktop Analyst
18 34 (2.39%) Infrastructure Architect
19 33 (2.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
20 29 (2.04%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (9.54%) .NET
2 63 (4.42%) HTML
3 52 (3.65%) XML
4 50 (3.51%) Middleware
5 45 (3.16%) Web Services
6 35 (2.46%) ASP.NET
7 33 (2.32%) CSS
8 30 (2.11%) HTML5
9 26 (1.82%) WCF
10 22 (1.54%) Application Packaging
10 22 (1.54%) .NET Framework
11 19 (1.33%) RESTful
12 17 (1.19%) jQuery
13 16 (1.12%) REST
14 15 (1.05%) WinForms
15 14 (0.98%) JSON
16 13 (0.91%) WPF
17 10 (0.70%) JSP
17 10 (0.70%) SOAP
17 10 (0.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 151 (10.60%) Blackberry
2 57 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (2.95%) Replication
4 38 (2.67%) Clustering
5 34 (2.39%) iPhone
6 31 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.04%) Derivative
8 28 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 25 (1.75%) Fat Client
9 25 (1.75%) Thin Client
9 25 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 21 (1.47%) Computer Science
11 19 (1.33%) iPad
12 18 (1.26%) Fixed Income
13 17 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.05%) Equities
15 14 (0.98%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.91%) Handset
16 13 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
17 12 (0.84%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 352 (24.70%) Windows 7
2 298 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 268 (18.81%) Linux
4 230 (16.14%) UNIX
5 168 (11.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 165 (11.58%) Windows XP
7 95 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (4.49%) Apple iOS
9 56 (3.93%) Android
10 45 (3.16%) Windows 8
11 39 (2.74%) Solaris
12 36 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (1.96%) Mac OS X
14 23 (1.61%) Windows Phone
15 16 (1.12%) Mac OS
15 16 (1.12%) AIX
15 16 (1.12%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.84%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (13.68%) ITIL
2 141 (9.89%) Migration
3 127 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (4.14%) Change Management
5 47 (3.30%) TDD
6 43 (3.02%) Asset Management
7 42 (2.95%) Service Delivery
8 41 (2.88%) Project Management
9 40 (2.81%) Service Management
10 39 (2.74%) Configuration Management
10 39 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 39 (2.74%) Risk Management
10 39 (2.74%) Incident Management
11 38 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (2.46%) Performance Tuning
12 35 (2.46%) DevOps
13 34 (2.39%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (2.32%) Problem Management
14 33 (2.32%) Investment Management
15 32 (2.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 280 (19.65%) SQL
2 119 (8.35%) C#
3 112 (7.86%) PowerShell
4 100 (7.02%) Java
5 64 (4.49%) C++
6 58 (4.07%) Perl
7 50 (3.51%) JavaScript
8 49 (3.44%) Shell Script
9 38 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 30 (2.11%) VB
11 29 (2.04%) Python
12 28 (1.96%) C
13 26 (1.82%) VBA
14 23 (1.61%) VBScript
15 20 (1.40%) Ruby
16 18 (1.26%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.12%) PHP
18 11 (0.77%) Bash Shell
19 10 (0.70%) Groovy
20 7 (0.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 68 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (4.42%) Degree
3 57 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 34 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (1.96%) MCSE
6 24 (1.68%) SC Cleared
7 22 (1.54%) CCNA
8 20 (1.40%) MCSA
9 18 (1.26%) MCITP
10 16 (1.12%) DV Cleared
10 16 (1.12%) CISSP
11 15 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (0.91%) MCP
13 13 (0.91%) MOS
14 12 (0.84%) ISEB
15 11 (0.77%) GCIA
15 11 (0.77%) GIAC
16 10 (0.70%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.53%) SLA
2 34 (2.39%) QA
3 12 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.14%) GPG13
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.070%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.070%) FATCA
8 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.070%) COBIT
System Software
1 486 (34.11%) Active Directory
2 158 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (8.42%) XenApp
4 71 (4.98%) vSphere
5 57 (4.00%) XenDesktop
6 46 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 44 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (2.25%) VMware ESX
9 22 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (1.47%) Xen
11 18 (1.26%) NFS
12 15 (1.05%) VMware Server
12 15 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
12 15 (1.05%) XenServer
13 14 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 10 (0.70%) DFS Replication
15 9 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
15 9 (0.63%) SRDF
15 9 (0.63%) Firmware
16 8 (0.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 123 (8.63%) SCCM
2 55 (3.86%) SCOM
3 23 (1.61%) Tivoli
4 21 (1.47%) Puppet
5 20 (1.40%) Control-M
6 19 (1.33%) SCOrch
7 17 (1.19%) Backup Exec
8 16 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 13 (0.91%) WSUS
10 11 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (0.77%) NetBackup
10 11 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 9 (0.63%) WMI
11 9 (0.63%) Nagios
11 9 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
12 7 (0.49%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (0.42%) DatAdvantage
14 5 (0.35%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 460 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 315 (22.11%) VMware
3 242 (16.98%) Citrix
4 167 (11.72%) Oracle
5 131 (9.19%) Cisco
6 81 (5.68%) HP
7 70 (4.91%) NetApp
8 51 (3.58%) EMC
9 49 (3.44%) IBM
10 42 (2.95%) Red Hat
11 39 (2.74%) Reuters
11 39 (2.74%) Sybase
12 37 (2.60%) Apple
13 36 (2.53%) Bloomberg
14 31 (2.18%) Altiris
15 29 (2.04%) CheckPoint
16 28 (1.96%) Remedy
17 27 (1.89%) Lotus
18 25 (1.75%) Dell
18 25 (1.75%) BMC
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