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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 330 358 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.23% 10.45% 13.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.70% 47.80% 56.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 249 551
Median daily rate £413 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 69
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +36.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.72 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £29.90 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
664 749 1361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.58% 21.86% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 584 1020
Median daily rate £450 £438 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +15.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £604 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 71
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +39.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £22.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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.

1 224 (35.67%) Finance
2 220 (35.03%) Active Directory
3 193 (30.73%) Microsoft
4 177 (28.18%) Windows Server
5 162 (25.80%) Linux
6 153 (24.36%) VMware
7 123 (19.59%) SQL Server
8 121 (19.27%) SQL
9 118 (18.79%) Banking
10 113 (17.99%) Windows 7
11 106 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 104 (16.56%) Unix
12 104 (16.56%) ITIL
13 99 (15.76%) PowerShell
14 95 (15.13%) Citrix
15 94 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
16 92 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
17 87 (13.85%) MS Office
18 83 (13.22%) Firewall
19 81 (12.90%) Migration
20 79 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
21 77 (12.26%) Cisco
22 75 (11.94%) .NET
23 74 (11.78%) Oracle
24 68 (10.83%) DNS
25 67 (10.67%) Data Centre
26 65 (10.35%) SCCM
27 63 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
28 57 (9.08%) TCP/IP
29 56 (8.92%) C#

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 52 (8.28%) IIS
2 47 (7.48%) MS Exchange
2 47 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 32 (5.10%) Tomcat
4 26 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (4.14%) WebSphere
5 24 (3.82%) Apache
5 24 (3.82%) Skype for Business
6 14 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.59%) Confluence
8 10 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.59%) JBoss
9 9 (1.43%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.11%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.80%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 87 (13.85%) MS Office
2 54 (8.60%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.80%) MS Project
5 4 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.32%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.16%) HipChat
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.64%) Exstream
4 3 (0.48%) RMDS
4 3 (0.48%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.32%) Summit
6 1 (0.16%) Faxination
6 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.16%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 63 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (7.32%) Office 365
3 26 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.55%) IaaS
5 9 (1.43%) PaaS
6 6 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.96%) GitHub
7 4 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.64%) G Suite
8 3 (0.48%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.48%) SaaS
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.16%) Heroku
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.16%) Trello
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (13.22%) Firewall
2 68 (10.83%) DNS
3 57 (9.08%) TCP/IP
4 47 (7.48%) DHCP
5 46 (7.32%) SAN
6 29 (4.62%) LAN
7 25 (3.98%) Internet
7 25 (3.98%) WAN
8 22 (3.50%) VPN
9 20 (3.18%) SSL
10 19 (3.03%) NAS
11 18 (2.87%) LDAP
11 18 (2.87%) Network Security
12 15 (2.39%) BGP
12 15 (2.39%) Multicast
13 12 (1.91%) HTTP
13 12 (1.91%) VoIP
14 11 (1.75%) Skype
15 10 (1.59%) FTP
15 10 (1.59%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (3.18%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.07%) Hadoop
4 13 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.91%) Big Data
5 12 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.96%) MySQL
9 5 (0.80%) DB2
9 5 (0.80%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.64%) HBase
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 25 (3.98%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.66%) Jenkins
2 23 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.03%) TeamCity
4 16 (2.55%) JIRA
5 15 (2.39%) NUnit
6 12 (1.91%) MSTest
7 11 (1.75%) Selenium
8 9 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (1.43%) Subversion
8 9 (1.43%) WebDriver
9 7 (1.11%) MSI
10 6 (0.96%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.80%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.80%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.80%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.64%) Ant
12 4 (0.64%) Cucumber
General
1 224 (35.67%) Finance
2 118 (18.79%) Banking
3 28 (4.46%) Financial Institution
4 23 (3.66%) Investment Banking
4 23 (3.66%) Retail
5 22 (3.50%) Legal
6 17 (2.71%) Front Office
7 14 (2.23%) Back Office
8 12 (1.91%) Law
9 8 (1.27%) Games
10 4 (0.64%) Advertising
10 4 (0.64%) French Language
10 4 (0.64%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.64%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.48%) Billing
11 3 (0.48%) International Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.32%) Publishing
12 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 114 (18.15%) Analyst
2 81 (12.90%) Developer
3 50 (7.96%) Architect
3 50 (7.96%) Support Analyst
4 42 (6.69%) Administrator
4 42 (6.69%) Windows Engineer
5 38 (6.05%) Desktop Support
6 32 (5.10%) Consultant
7 29 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 29 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
8 28 (4.46%) Support Engineer
9 24 (3.82%) Service Analyst
10 22 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
11 21 (3.34%) Applications Support
11 21 (3.34%) Desktop Engineer
12 20 (3.18%) C# Developer
12 20 (3.18%) Service Desk Analyst
13 19 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 18 (2.87%) Infrastructure Architect
14 18 (2.87%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.94%) .NET
2 40 (6.37%) HTML
3 34 (5.41%) Web Services
4 26 (4.14%) Middleware
5 25 (3.98%) XML
6 20 (3.18%) CSS
7 19 (3.03%) .NET Framework
8 17 (2.71%) WCF
9 16 (2.55%) JSON
10 15 (2.39%) ASP.NET
10 15 (2.39%) RESTful
11 14 (2.23%) jQuery
12 13 (2.07%) HTML5
13 12 (1.91%) SOAP
14 9 (1.43%) Entity Framework
15 8 (1.27%) J2EE
16 7 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
16 7 (1.11%) REST
16 7 (1.11%) WPF
17 6 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.67%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.10%) Blackberry
4 26 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.34%) Clustering
6 18 (2.87%) Fixed Income
7 17 (2.71%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.71%) Hedge funds
8 15 (2.39%) Equities
9 14 (2.23%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.59%) PKI
11 9 (1.43%) iPad
11 9 (1.43%) SWIFT
12 8 (1.27%) CMDB
12 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.27%) Grid Computing
12 8 (1.27%) iPhone
12 8 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
13 7 (1.11%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 177 (28.18%) Windows Server
2 162 (25.80%) Linux
3 113 (17.99%) Windows 7
4 106 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (16.56%) Unix
6 92 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (7.32%) Windows 10
9 39 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (4.62%) Windows 8
11 27 (4.30%) Windows XP
12 24 (3.82%) Android
13 17 (2.71%) Apple iOS
14 15 (2.39%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.75%) Solaris
16 8 (1.27%) CentOS
16 8 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.80%) AIX
17 5 (0.80%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (16.56%) ITIL
2 81 (12.90%) Migration
3 79 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (8.12%) DevOps
5 42 (6.69%) Configuration Management
6 32 (5.10%) Project Management
7 30 (4.78%) Scrum
8 28 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (4.14%) Service Management
10 24 (3.82%) Change Management
11 23 (3.66%) TDD
12 22 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (3.34%) Asset Management
14 20 (3.18%) High Availability
14 20 (3.18%) Open Source
14 20 (3.18%) SDLC
15 19 (3.03%) OO
16 18 (2.87%) Release Management
16 18 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
17 17 (2.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 121 (19.27%) SQL
2 99 (15.76%) PowerShell
3 56 (8.92%) C#
4 54 (8.60%) Java
5 40 (6.37%) Python
6 34 (5.41%) JavaScript
7 31 (4.94%) Bash Shell
8 29 (4.62%) Perl
9 23 (3.66%) Ruby
10 21 (3.34%) C++
11 16 (2.55%) T-SQL
12 15 (2.39%) PHP
13 11 (1.75%) C
14 9 (1.43%) VBScript
15 8 (1.27%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.80%) AWK
16 5 (0.80%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.80%) sed
16 5 (0.80%) VBA
17 4 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (6.21%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (4.14%) Degree
3 26 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (3.50%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.18%) MCSE
6 17 (2.71%) CCNA
6 17 (2.71%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.23%) CISSP
8 11 (1.75%) CCNP
8 11 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.43%) GIAC
10 8 (1.27%) SANS
11 7 (1.11%) CCDP
11 7 (1.11%) CISM
11 7 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.96%) GCIA
12 6 (0.96%) GCIH
12 6 (0.96%) MCSA
12 6 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.39%) SLA
2 13 (2.07%) QA
3 12 (1.91%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.80%) SEPA
5 4 (0.64%) HL7
5 4 (0.64%) MiFID
6 3 (0.48%) COBIT
6 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.32%) DICOM
7 2 (0.32%) WCAG
8 1 (0.16%) COSO
System Software
1 220 (35.03%) Active Directory
2 94 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.10%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.30%) XenApp
5 25 (3.98%) VMware ESX
6 15 (2.39%) XenDesktop
7 14 (2.23%) Docker
7 14 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (2.07%) vSphere
9 9 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.27%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.11%) BitLocker
11 7 (1.11%) NFS
11 7 (1.11%) Xen
12 5 (0.80%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.64%) KVM
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.64%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 65 (10.35%) SCCM
2 32 (5.10%) Puppet
3 22 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (3.50%) SCOM
4 17 (2.71%) Ansible
5 15 (2.39%) Nagios
6 12 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (1.75%) WSUS
8 6 (0.96%) Casper Suite
8 6 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (0.96%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.80%) Grafana
9 5 (0.80%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.80%) vRealize
10 4 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.64%) Nessus
10 4 (0.64%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.64%) SCSM
10 4 (0.64%) SELinux
Vendors
1 193 (30.73%) Microsoft
2 153 (24.36%) VMware
3 95 (15.13%) Citrix
4 77 (12.26%) Cisco
5 74 (11.78%) Oracle
6 50 (7.96%) HP
7 31 (4.94%) Red Hat
8 28 (4.46%) Bloomberg
9 22 (3.50%) Apple
9 22 (3.50%) Reuters
10 20 (3.18%) CheckPoint
11 19 (3.03%) Dell
12 18 (2.87%) Symantec
13 16 (2.55%) NetApp
14 15 (2.39%) IBM
15 13 (2.07%) EMC
15 13 (2.07%) Juniper
16 12 (1.91%) ServiceNow
17 11 (1.75%) F5
17 11 (1.75%) Remedy
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £200 - £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + 300 on-call allowance p/m
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JS Agency
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 / Day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £400- £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago