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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 350 636 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.02% 11.36% 11.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.43% 54.41% 56.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 485 498
Median daily rate £425 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 41 52
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.85 £23.75 £24.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
738 1169 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.13% 20.88% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 895 907
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 44 54
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 2 May 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.

1 271 (39.05%) Finance
2 228 (32.85%) Microsoft
3 222 (31.99%) Active Directory
4 212 (30.55%) Windows Server
5 166 (23.92%) Linux
5 166 (23.92%) VMware
6 141 (20.32%) SQL
7 140 (20.17%) Windows 7
8 135 (19.45%) SQL Server
9 131 (18.88%) MS Office
10 120 (17.29%) Citrix
11 115 (16.57%) Unix
11 115 (16.57%) ITIL
12 114 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 111 (15.99%) PowerShell
14 108 (15.56%) Banking
15 107 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 94 (13.54%) Oracle
17 90 (12.97%) .NET
17 90 (12.97%) Windows Server 2012
18 89 (12.82%) MS Excel
19 82 (11.82%) C#
20 81 (11.67%) Migration
21 77 (11.10%) Agile Software Development
21 77 (11.10%) SCCM
22 69 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
23 63 (9.08%) DNS
24 62 (8.93%) Cisco
24 62 (8.93%) SAN
25 57 (8.21%) Firewall

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 57 (8.21%) MS Exchange
2 48 (6.92%) IIS
3 38 (5.48%) SharePoint
4 23 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.31%) OpenStack
6 16 (2.31%) Skype for Business
7 15 (2.16%) CMS
7 15 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (1.73%) Apache
9 12 (1.73%) IBM Notes
9 12 (1.73%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.01%) JBoss
13 7 (1.01%) Node.js
13 7 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 131 (18.88%) MS Office
2 89 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.86%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.72%) MS Project
7 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.43%) SPSS
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.14%) HipChat
8 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) Eikon
2 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.43%) Maximo
3 3 (0.43%) MetaTrader
4 2 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (0.29%) Endur
4 2 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.29%) Misys Opics
4 2 (0.29%) Primavera
4 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.29%) RMDS
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.14%) Documaker
5 1 (0.14%) Exstream
5 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.14%) Summit
5 1 (0.14%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.32%) Office 365
4 8 (1.15%) SaaS
5 7 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.01%) IaaS
5 7 (1.01%) PaaS
6 6 (0.86%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.72%) Yammer
8 4 (0.58%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.43%) GitHub
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.14%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.08%) DNS
2 62 (8.93%) SAN
3 57 (8.21%) Firewall
4 52 (7.49%) TCP/IP
5 35 (5.04%) DHCP
5 35 (5.04%) LAN
6 33 (4.76%) Internet
7 31 (4.47%) WAN
8 23 (3.31%) VPN
9 20 (2.88%) NAS
10 18 (2.59%) LDAP
11 12 (1.73%) Network Security
12 10 (1.44%) iSCSI
12 10 (1.44%) NetScaler
12 10 (1.44%) Skype
13 9 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.15%) HTTP
15 7 (1.01%) BGP
15 7 (1.01%) Multicast
15 7 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (19.45%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.88%) Oracle Database
6 19 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (2.45%) MySQL
8 13 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (1.73%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.59%) Big Data
11 9 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.15%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.86%) DB2
14 6 (0.86%) GIS
14 6 (0.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (2.31%) Jenkins
1 16 (2.31%) JIRA
2 14 (2.02%) NUnit
2 14 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.87%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.73%) MSTest
4 12 (1.73%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.30%) Subversion
6 8 (1.15%) MSI
6 8 (1.15%) Selenium
7 7 (1.01%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.86%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.72%) CruiseControl
9 5 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
9 5 (0.72%) FitNesse
9 5 (0.72%) JBehave
9 5 (0.72%) Maven
9 5 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 271 (39.05%) Finance
2 108 (15.56%) Banking
3 35 (5.04%) Investment Banking
4 33 (4.76%) Legal
5 30 (4.32%) Front Office
6 26 (3.75%) Financial Institution
7 21 (3.03%) Law
8 16 (2.31%) Back Office
9 14 (2.02%) Advertising
10 13 (1.87%) Retail
11 9 (1.30%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.15%) Marketing
13 5 (0.72%) French Language
14 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.43%) Publishing
14 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.29%) Electronics
15 2 (0.29%) German Language
16 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
16 1 (0.14%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 117 (16.86%) Analyst
2 84 (12.10%) Developer
3 58 (8.36%) Support Engineer
4 45 (6.48%) Desktop Support
5 44 (6.34%) Administrator
5 44 (6.34%) Support Analyst
6 42 (6.05%) Windows Engineer
7 35 (5.04%) Consultant
8 30 (4.32%) Architect
8 30 (4.32%) C# Developer
8 30 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 27 (3.89%) Service Analyst
10 26 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
11 25 (3.60%) Senior Developer
12 24 (3.46%) Project Manager
13 22 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
14 21 (3.03%) .NET Developer
14 21 (3.03%) Applications Support
14 21 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
14 21 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (12.97%) .NET
2 40 (5.76%) HTML
3 34 (4.90%) ASP.NET
4 28 (4.03%) XML
5 25 (3.60%) .NET Framework
6 23 (3.31%) Web Services
7 21 (3.03%) WCF
8 17 (2.45%) jQuery
9 16 (2.31%) CSS
10 14 (2.02%) Middleware
11 13 (1.87%) FIX Protocol
12 12 (1.73%) WPF
13 11 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (1.59%) HTML5
13 11 (1.59%) RESTful
14 8 (1.15%) WinForms
15 7 (1.01%) XML Messaging
16 5 (0.72%) AngularJS
16 5 (0.72%) JSON
17 4 (0.58%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.49%) Blackberry
2 42 (6.05%) Data Centre
3 28 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.75%) Derivative
5 22 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.74%) Equities
6 19 (2.74%) Fixed Income
7 18 (2.59%) Clustering
7 18 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (2.16%) Hedge funds
9 14 (2.02%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.02%) NHS
10 12 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.59%) iPhone
11 11 (1.59%) Replication
12 10 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.15%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.15%) iPad
13 8 (1.15%) Public Cloud
14 7 (1.01%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 212 (30.55%) Windows Server
2 166 (23.92%) Linux
3 140 (20.17%) Windows 7
4 115 (16.57%) Unix
5 114 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 90 (12.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (3.89%) Apple iOS
8 27 (3.89%) Windows 8
9 26 (3.75%) Windows XP
10 23 (3.31%) Windows 10
11 19 (2.74%) Android
11 19 (2.74%) Mac OS X
11 19 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (2.31%) Solaris
13 13 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (1.44%) CentOS
15 8 (1.15%) AIX
16 6 (0.86%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (16.57%) ITIL
2 81 (11.67%) Migration
3 77 (11.10%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (6.48%) Change Management
5 36 (5.19%) Project Management
6 35 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 33 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 31 (4.47%) DevOps
9 30 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (3.75%) Scrum
11 25 (3.60%) OO
12 24 (3.46%) SDLC
13 23 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
14 22 (3.17%) Open Source
15 21 (3.03%) Workflow
16 20 (2.88%) Configuration Management
16 20 (2.88%) Data Management
16 20 (2.88%) Incident Management
16 20 (2.88%) TDD
17 19 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (20.32%) SQL
2 111 (15.99%) PowerShell
3 82 (11.82%) C#
4 50 (7.20%) Java
5 47 (6.77%) Python
6 41 (5.91%) Bash Shell
7 40 (5.76%) Perl
8 30 (4.32%) JavaScript
9 24 (3.46%) T-SQL
10 23 (3.31%) C++
11 21 (3.03%) Shell Script
12 16 (2.31%) VBA
13 14 (2.02%) Ruby
13 14 (2.02%) VBScript
14 13 (1.87%) VB
15 12 (1.73%) C
16 7 (1.01%) PHP
17 6 (0.86%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.72%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.72%) VC++
Qualifications
1 44 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 41 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (5.76%) Degree
4 33 (4.76%) MCSE
5 27 (3.89%) DV Cleared
6 20 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (2.74%) SC Cleared
8 17 (2.45%) MCP
9 14 (2.02%) MCDST
10 12 (1.73%) CCNA
11 10 (1.44%) CCNP
12 9 (1.30%) CISSP
12 9 (1.30%) MCTS
13 8 (1.15%) MCSA
13 8 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.72%) CISM
14 5 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.89%) SLA
2 19 (2.74%) QA
3 7 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.43%) ISO15022
5 3 (0.43%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.29%) MiFID
6 2 (0.29%) SDET
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 222 (31.99%) Active Directory
2 107 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.34%) XenApp
4 34 (4.90%) vSphere
5 22 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 20 (2.88%) VMware ESX
6 20 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.45%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (1.87%) NFS
9 9 (1.30%) XenServer
10 8 (1.15%) Xen
11 7 (1.01%) Docker
12 6 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (0.86%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.58%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.58%) KVM
15 3 (0.43%) UAG
15 3 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 77 (11.10%) SCCM
2 34 (4.90%) SCOM
3 27 (3.89%) Puppet
4 17 (2.45%) Ansible
5 13 (1.87%) Nagios
5 13 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.15%) Control-M
6 8 (1.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 8 (1.15%) HP SIM
6 8 (1.15%) SCOrch
6 8 (1.15%) Tivoli
7 7 (1.01%) WSUS
8 6 (0.86%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.86%) BladeLogic
8 6 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.72%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.58%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 228 (32.85%) Microsoft
2 166 (23.92%) VMware
3 120 (17.29%) Citrix
4 94 (13.54%) Oracle
5 62 (8.93%) Cisco
6 51 (7.35%) HP
7 39 (5.62%) NetApp
8 30 (4.32%) IBM
9 29 (4.18%) Dell
10 26 (3.75%) Bloomberg
11 24 (3.46%) Red Hat
12 23 (3.31%) EMC
13 22 (3.17%) Reuters
14 19 (2.74%) SAP
15 18 (2.59%) Sybase
16 17 (2.45%) Lotus
16 17 (2.45%) Symantec
17 16 (2.31%) Splunk
18 14 (2.02%) Cyber-Ark
19 13 (1.87%) Apple
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £140 to £160 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
City Of London
HFG
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Rate: Daily Rate: £150 p/d
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £350.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 - £375 per day
Posted: 26 days ago