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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 337 612 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.74% 12.16% 11.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.75% 52.44% 57.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 436 457
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 42 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.23 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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 1167 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.17% 23.18% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 884 832
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.63 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £105.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 February 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 February 2016, 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.

1 285 (37.95%) Finance
2 241 (32.09%) Active Directory
3 240 (31.96%) Windows Server
4 227 (30.23%) Microsoft
5 175 (23.30%) Linux
6 173 (23.04%) VMware
7 169 (22.50%) SQL
8 155 (20.64%) Windows 7
9 154 (20.51%) SQL Server
10 147 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 141 (18.77%) MS Office
12 125 (16.64%) Banking
13 122 (16.25%) PowerShell
14 118 (15.71%) ITIL
15 114 (15.18%) Citrix
16 110 (14.65%) Oracle
17 104 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
18 99 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
19 97 (12.92%) Unix
20 93 (12.38%) SCCM
21 83 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
22 82 (10.92%) MS Excel
23 81 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
24 74 (9.85%) .NET
25 73 (9.72%) Blackberry
26 68 (9.05%) MS Exchange
27 66 (8.79%) C#
28 62 (8.26%) Migration
29 61 (8.12%) Cisco
30 59 (7.86%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 68 (9.05%) MS Exchange
2 50 (6.66%) IIS
3 34 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (3.99%) SharePoint
5 20 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (2.00%) Lync
7 15 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 15 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.73%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.33%) CMS
11 9 (1.20%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.80%) Apache
12 6 (0.80%) JBoss
13 5 (0.67%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.67%) Node.js
13 5 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.53%) EPiServer CMS
14 4 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 141 (18.77%) MS Office
2 82 (10.92%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.80%) MS Project
6 5 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.07%) Eikon
2 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.27%) Documaker
3 2 (0.27%) Endur
3 2 (0.27%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.27%) Maximo
3 2 (0.27%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.27%) Misys Opics
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.13%) Primavera
4 1 (0.13%) Relativity
4 1 (0.13%) RMDS
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Summit
4 1 (0.13%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.73%) Office 365
2 22 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.93%) IaaS
5 4 (0.53%) GitHub
5 4 (0.53%) PaaS
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.27%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.13%) Symantec.cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (7.59%) DNS
2 49 (6.52%) Firewall
2 49 (6.52%) SAN
3 42 (5.59%) TCP/IP
4 37 (4.93%) DHCP
5 27 (3.60%) LAN
5 27 (3.60%) WAN
6 25 (3.33%) VPN
7 21 (2.80%) Internet
8 18 (2.40%) NAS
9 12 (1.60%) NetScaler
10 10 (1.33%) SSL
11 9 (1.20%) Network Security
12 7 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.80%) FTP
13 6 (0.80%) Kerberos
13 6 (0.80%) Multicast
13 6 (0.80%) Skype
13 6 (0.80%) VoIP
14 5 (0.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 54 (7.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (3.86%) Oracle Database
5 25 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (2.40%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.86%) MySQL
8 14 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.20%) Big Data
11 9 (1.20%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (0.93%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (1.73%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.46%) Subversion
4 9 (1.20%) JIRA
4 9 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.07%) MSI
6 7 (0.93%) Maven
6 7 (0.93%) NUnit
6 7 (0.93%) Selenium
6 7 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.80%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.80%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.67%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.67%) JBehave
8 5 (0.67%) MSTest
9 4 (0.53%) Ant
9 4 (0.53%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.53%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.53%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.53%) JUnit
General
1 285 (37.95%) Finance
2 125 (16.64%) Banking
3 40 (5.33%) Front Office
4 36 (4.79%) Legal
5 34 (4.53%) Investment Banking
6 28 (3.73%) Law
7 22 (2.93%) Financial Institution
8 18 (2.40%) Advertising
9 14 (1.86%) Back Office
9 14 (1.86%) Retail
10 9 (1.20%) Marketing
10 9 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.53%) Electronics
13 3 (0.40%) French Language
13 3 (0.40%) German Language
14 2 (0.27%) Billing
14 2 (0.27%) International Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 133 (17.71%) Analyst
2 84 (11.19%) Developer
3 68 (9.05%) Support Engineer
4 60 (7.99%) Support Analyst
5 55 (7.32%) Desktop Support
6 49 (6.52%) Administrator
7 38 (5.06%) Windows Engineer
8 33 (4.39%) Architect
9 31 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 30 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support
10 30 (3.99%) C# Developer
10 30 (3.99%) Consultant
11 29 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 29 (3.86%) Desktop Engineer
12 27 (3.60%) Applications Support
13 25 (3.33%) DBA
14 24 (3.20%) .NET Developer
14 24 (3.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 24 (3.20%) Project Manager
15 22 (2.93%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (9.85%) .NET
2 33 (4.39%) HTML
3 28 (3.73%) ASP.NET
3 28 (3.73%) XML
4 24 (3.20%) .NET Framework
4 24 (3.20%) Middleware
4 24 (3.20%) Web Services
5 22 (2.93%) CSS
5 22 (2.93%) WCF
6 17 (2.26%) HTML5
7 13 (1.73%) FIX Protocol
8 12 (1.60%) jQuery
8 12 (1.60%) RESTful
8 12 (1.60%) WPF
9 8 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (0.93%) AngularJS
10 7 (0.93%) JSON
11 6 (0.80%) ATL
11 6 (0.80%) CSS3
11 6 (0.80%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.72%) Blackberry
2 52 (6.92%) Data Centre
3 34 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.33%) Clustering
5 21 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.80%) Replication
6 20 (2.66%) Derivative
7 19 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.40%) Equities
8 18 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (2.40%) iPad
9 16 (2.13%) Hedge funds
10 15 (2.00%) NHS
11 14 (1.86%) BYOD
12 12 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (1.33%) Fixed Income
13 10 (1.33%) iPhone
14 9 (1.20%) Mobile App
15 8 (1.07%) User Experience
16 7 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 240 (31.96%) Windows Server
2 175 (23.30%) Linux
3 155 (20.64%) Windows 7
4 147 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 97 (12.92%) Unix
8 38 (5.06%) Windows XP
9 34 (4.53%) Apple iOS
9 34 (4.53%) Windows 8
10 28 (3.73%) Android
11 25 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (3.20%) Solaris
13 18 (2.40%) Mac OS X
14 13 (1.73%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (1.46%) AIX
16 10 (1.33%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.93%) CentOS
17 7 (0.93%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (15.71%) ITIL
2 81 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (8.26%) Migration
4 42 (5.59%) Project Management
5 37 (4.93%) Service Delivery
6 36 (4.79%) DevOps
7 34 (4.53%) Change Management
8 27 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
9 26 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (2.93%) Information Security
11 22 (2.93%) OO
12 21 (2.80%) Coaching
12 21 (2.80%) Configuration Management
12 21 (2.80%) SDLC
12 21 (2.80%) Service Management
13 20 (2.66%) Risk Management
14 19 (2.53%) Performance Monitoring
14 19 (2.53%) Scrum
14 19 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 169 (22.50%) SQL
2 122 (16.25%) PowerShell
3 66 (8.79%) C#
4 59 (7.86%) Java
5 46 (6.13%) Python
6 39 (5.19%) Bash Shell
7 33 (4.39%) Perl
8 31 (4.13%) C++
9 29 (3.86%) JavaScript
10 28 (3.73%) VBScript
11 25 (3.33%) T-SQL
12 24 (3.20%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.13%) VB
13 16 (2.13%) VBA
14 13 (1.73%) Ruby
15 11 (1.46%) C
16 8 (1.07%) Korn
16 8 (1.07%) PHP
17 7 (0.93%) VC++
18 4 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (5.99%) Degree
2 41 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (4.39%) Security Cleared
4 30 (3.99%) MCSE
5 21 (2.80%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.13%) MCP
7 15 (2.00%) MCSA
8 13 (1.73%) MCDST
9 12 (1.60%) CISSP
10 11 (1.46%) CCNA
11 9 (1.20%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.07%) CISM
12 8 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.93%) CCNP
13 7 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.67%) CISA
15 5 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.53%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.60%) SLA
2 12 (1.60%) QA
3 5 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.40%) ISO15022
4 3 (0.40%) ISO20022
4 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) SDET
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 241 (32.09%) Active Directory
2 83 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (6.13%) XenApp
4 37 (4.93%) vSphere
5 26 (3.46%) Hyper-V
6 21 (2.80%) XenDesktop
7 20 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (2.53%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.20%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.93%) vCloud
12 6 (0.80%) NFS
12 6 (0.80%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.67%) XenServer
14 4 (0.53%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.53%) KVM
15 3 (0.40%) Docker
15 3 (0.40%) Firmware
15 3 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 93 (12.38%) SCCM
2 43 (5.73%) SCOM
3 32 (4.26%) Puppet
4 16 (2.13%) Nagios
5 13 (1.73%) Tivoli
6 12 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.33%) WSUS
8 8 (1.07%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 7 (0.93%) Ansible
9 7 (0.93%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (0.80%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.67%) Control-M
11 5 (0.67%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.67%) vMotion
12 4 (0.53%) DatAdvantage
13 3 (0.40%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.40%) SCSM
Vendors
1 227 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 173 (23.04%) VMware
3 114 (15.18%) Citrix
4 110 (14.65%) Oracle
5 61 (8.12%) Cisco
6 52 (6.92%) HP
7 30 (3.99%) Sybase
8 29 (3.86%) NetApp
9 27 (3.60%) Bloomberg
10 25 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 24 (3.20%) Reuters
12 22 (2.93%) Dell
12 22 (2.93%) EMC
13 21 (2.80%) IBM
13 21 (2.80%) SAP
13 21 (2.80%) Veritas
14 19 (2.53%) Cyber-Ark
15 18 (2.40%) Apple
15 18 (2.40%) Lotus
16 16 (2.13%) Splunk
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Dome Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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Plan-net
Posted: Yesterday
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Oscar
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Sogeti
Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Venturi
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum Dependent upon experience
Posted: Yesterday
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TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + on call allowance
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
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Rate: £200 - £225 per day
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Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per annum
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Connectus
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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