The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Greenwich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Greenwich 50.00% 25.00% 30.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 66.67% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Average daily rate
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£154 £365 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.87% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £203 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £454 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
Windows
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Greenwich region.

Operating Systems Category
Greenwich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Greenwich 50.00% 37.50% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Average daily rate £154 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.57% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Greenwich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Greenwich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Greenwich

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Greenwich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Greenwich region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Greenwich

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Greenwich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Greenwich region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Greenwich

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Greenwich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Greenwich region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Greenwich

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Greenwich

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Greenwich 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 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Websense
2 3 (42.86%) SCOM
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (28.57%) MOM
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) Lync
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) NAS
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) AppDNA
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Greenwich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Greenwich 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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (28.57%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (14.29%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Messaging Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
2 2 (28.57%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (28.57%) MOM
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (14.29%) AppDNA
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Websense
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) Sophos
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Altiris
3 1 (14.29%) BMC