The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2512 2703 3028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.61% 11.15% 11.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.29% 49.20% 52.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1656 1684 1854
Average daily rate
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£370 £360 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 211 231
Average hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £29.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +3.33%
Windows
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5096 5494 5815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.52% 22.67% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3480 3609 3822
Average daily rate £413 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 241 259
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in London

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in London

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the London region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in London

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in London

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the London region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Windows
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the London region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 626 £400 +8.84% 143
Croydon -4 35 £450 +20.00% 7
Docklands, London -4 23 £350 -20.00% 1
Canary Wharf +5 17 £400 -27.92%
Chessington +1 9 - -
Hounslow 0 9 £370 +55.78% 2
Kingston Upon Thames -3 9 £338 +15.38% 3
Feltham -7 8 £280 +40.00% 1
Hammersmith -1 6 £275 +5.76% 1
Bromley -3 6 £250 +122.22%
New Malden -1 5 - - 2
Twickenham -2 5 £125 -42.52% 1
Uxbridge -8 5 £146 -54.29% 1
Greenwich +1 4 £171 -55.11%
Mayfair 0 4 £314 -12.77%
Paddington -8 4 £475 +163.88%
Isleworth - 4 - -
Westminster 0 3 £180 -28.00%
Greenford +9 2 £355 -
Chiswick -1 2 - - 1
Ilford -2 2 £251 -22.69%
Ealing -2 2 £750 +200.00% 10
Enfield - 2 £210 - 1
Teddington - 2 - -
Southwark +1 1 £143 -10.93%
Southall 0 1 - -
Wembley 0 1 £155 -52.30%
Wimbledon -1 1 £150 -75.40%
Brentford -5 1 £425 +14.09% 2
Mitcham - 1 - -
Sidcup - 1 £400 -
South Croydon - 1 - - 1
Lewisham - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1728 (33.79%) Active Directory
2 1664 (32.54%) Microsoft
3 1297 (25.36%) VMware
4 1163 (22.74%) Linux
5 1154 (22.57%) Finance
6 1142 (22.33%) Windows 7
7 1072 (20.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 1059 (20.71%) SQL
9 905 (17.70%) SQL Server
10 836 (16.35%) Citrix
11 809 (15.82%) ITIL
12 751 (14.69%) MS Office
13 749 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
14 667 (13.04%) PowerShell
15 647 (12.65%) UNIX
16 638 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 634 (12.40%) MS Excel
17 634 (12.40%) MS Exchange
18 628 (12.28%) Oracle
19 616 (12.05%) Windows Server 2003
20 580 (11.34%) Cisco
21 545 (10.66%) Migration
22 541 (10.58%) Banking
23 520 (10.17%) DNS
24 508 (9.93%) .NET
25 484 (9.46%) SAN
26 469 (9.17%) C#
27 449 (8.78%) Firewall
28 445 (8.70%) IIS
29 444 (8.68%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 634 (12.40%) MS Exchange
2 445 (8.70%) IIS
3 307 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 284 (5.55%) SharePoint
5 174 (3.40%) Lync
6 166 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 133 (2.60%) Tomcat
8 122 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 119 (2.33%) WebSphere
10 117 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 111 (2.17%) Apache
12 69 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 57 (1.11%) JBoss
14 55 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
15 51 (1.00%) WorkSite
16 50 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
17 47 (0.92%) WebLogic
18 45 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
19 40 (0.78%) Confluence
20 37 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 751 (14.69%) MS Office
2 634 (12.40%) MS Excel
3 74 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 46 (0.90%) MS Project
6 28 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.16%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.14%) Maya
11 6 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.098%) InDesign
13 4 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.078%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.039%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.020%) PaintShop Pro
15 1 (0.020%) Shockwave
15 1 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.020%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.020%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 36 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 26 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.22%) RMDS
5 8 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 8 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.098%) Eikon
6 5 (0.098%) Adaptiv
7 4 (0.078%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.078%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 4 (0.078%) Kondor+
7 4 (0.078%) Loan IQ
7 4 (0.078%) Misys Midas
7 4 (0.078%) ResourceLink
7 4 (0.078%) Agresso
7 4 (0.078%) ACBS
7 4 (0.078%) IntelliMatch
8 3 (0.059%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 272 (5.32%) Office 365
2 185 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 181 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (0.78%) IaaS
4 40 (0.78%) SaaS
5 37 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (0.63%) Google Apps
7 26 (0.51%) GitHub
7 26 (0.51%) PaaS
8 20 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.18%) Google App Engine
10 9 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.14%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.12%) Yammer
12 6 (0.12%) Google Drive
12 6 (0.12%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.12%) Heroku
13 5 (0.098%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 520 (10.17%) DNS
2 484 (9.46%) SAN
3 449 (8.78%) Firewall
4 418 (8.17%) TCP/IP
5 371 (7.25%) LAN
6 349 (6.82%) WAN
6 349 (6.82%) DHCP
7 209 (4.09%) VPN
8 189 (3.70%) NAS
9 169 (3.30%) Internet
10 124 (2.42%) VLAN
11 118 (2.31%) Wireless
12 116 (2.27%) LDAP
13 102 (1.99%) HTTP
14 101 (1.97%) MPLS
15 98 (1.92%) VoIP
16 96 (1.88%) SSL
17 94 (1.84%) Network Security
18 74 (1.45%) NetScaler
19 61 (1.19%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 905 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 168 (3.29%) Oracle Database
3 149 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 127 (2.48%) MySQL
5 118 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 102 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 101 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 91 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 66 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 62 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 57 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 57 (1.11%) DB2
11 57 (1.11%) RDBMS
12 47 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
13 39 (0.76%) MongoDB
14 31 (0.61%) Big Data
15 30 (0.59%) Data Mining
16 29 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
16 29 (0.57%) NoSQL
17 27 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 149 (2.91%) Subversion
2 142 (2.78%) JIRA
3 140 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 116 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 105 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 105 (2.05%) Visual Studio
6 76 (1.49%) TeamCity
7 65 (1.27%) Maven
8 57 (1.11%) NUnit
8 57 (1.11%) Ant
9 44 (0.86%) Selenium
10 35 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 34 (0.66%) MSI
12 32 (0.63%) Eclipse
13 31 (0.61%) Gradle
14 30 (0.59%) MSBuild
14 30 (0.59%) Mercurial
15 28 (0.55%) ClearCase
16 27 (0.53%) Introscope
17 25 (0.49%) Cucumber
General
1 1154 (22.57%) Finance
2 541 (10.58%) Banking
3 202 (3.95%) Law
4 199 (3.89%) Investment Banking
5 167 (3.27%) Legal
6 155 (3.03%) Retail
7 146 (2.85%) Front Office
8 81 (1.58%) Back Office
9 75 (1.47%) Marketing
10 73 (1.43%) Telecoms
11 72 (1.41%) Financial Institution
12 57 (1.11%) Publishing
13 46 (0.90%) Advertising
14 29 (0.57%) Games
15 26 (0.51%) French Language
16 20 (0.39%) Manufacturing
17 18 (0.35%) German Language
18 17 (0.33%) Billing
18 17 (0.33%) Local Government
19 12 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 916 (17.91%) Analyst
2 579 (11.32%) Developer
3 445 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 369 (7.22%) Support Engineer
5 338 (6.61%) Desktop Support
6 318 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 316 (6.18%) Administrator
8 300 (5.87%) Architect
9 249 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support
10 229 (4.48%) Consultant
11 201 (3.93%) Service Analyst
12 196 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
13 176 (3.44%) Systems Administrator
14 173 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
15 172 (3.36%) Project Manager
16 170 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
17 167 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
18 129 (2.52%) Applications Support
19 123 (2.41%) Server Engineer
20 118 (2.31%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (9.93%) .NET
2 247 (4.83%) HTML
3 227 (4.44%) Web Services
4 192 (3.75%) XML
5 177 (3.46%) Middleware
6 175 (3.42%) ASP.NET
7 161 (3.15%) CSS
8 102 (1.99%) .NET Framework
9 90 (1.76%) HTML5
10 84 (1.64%) jQuery
11 83 (1.62%) WCF
12 72 (1.41%) SOAP
13 60 (1.17%) WPF
14 52 (1.02%) Ajax
15 51 (1.00%) JSON
16 46 (0.90%) AngularJS
17 45 (0.88%) Application Packaging
18 43 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
19 42 (0.82%) Java EE
19 42 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 356 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 349 (6.82%) Blackberry
3 325 (6.36%) Data Centre
4 144 (2.82%) Clustering
5 106 (2.07%) iPhone
6 103 (2.01%) iPad
7 100 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 94 (1.84%) Replication
9 87 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 87 (1.70%) Computer Science
10 76 (1.49%) Derivative
11 68 (1.33%) NHS
11 68 (1.33%) Fixed Income
12 66 (1.29%) PKI
13 64 (1.25%) Client/Server
14 58 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
15 55 (1.08%) Fat Client
15 55 (1.08%) Thin Client
16 53 (1.04%) Mobile App
17 50 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1163 (22.74%) Linux
2 1142 (22.33%) Windows 7
3 1072 (20.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 749 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 647 (12.65%) UNIX
6 616 (12.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 361 (7.06%) Windows XP
8 270 (5.28%) Windows 8
9 247 (4.83%) Android
10 203 (3.97%) Solaris
11 185 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 162 (3.17%) Apple iOS
13 125 (2.44%) Mac OS X
14 97 (1.90%) AIX
15 63 (1.23%) Mac OS
16 46 (0.90%) CentOS
17 42 (0.82%) Ubuntu
18 41 (0.80%) Windows Phone
19 40 (0.78%) Windows Vista
20 35 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 809 (15.82%) ITIL
2 545 (10.66%) Migration
3 444 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
4 306 (5.98%) Project Management
5 234 (4.58%) DevOps
6 223 (4.36%) Change Management
7 179 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
8 175 (3.42%) Service Management
9 157 (3.07%) Configuration Management
10 153 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 145 (2.84%) Service Delivery
12 144 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 136 (2.66%) PRINCE2
14 135 (2.64%) SDLC
15 131 (2.56%) Scrum
16 129 (2.52%) E-Commerce
17 126 (2.46%) Performance Tuning
18 124 (2.42%) OO
19 122 (2.39%) Problem Management
20 119 (2.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1059 (20.71%) SQL
2 667 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 469 (9.17%) C#
4 427 (8.35%) Java
5 280 (5.48%) JavaScript
6 242 (4.73%) Python
7 231 (4.52%) Perl
8 217 (4.24%) C++
9 143 (2.80%) Shell Script
10 142 (2.78%) VB
11 130 (2.54%) VBScript
12 116 (2.27%) T-SQL
13 105 (2.05%) Bash Shell
14 101 (1.97%) C
15 68 (1.33%) PHP
16 67 (1.31%) Ruby
17 61 (1.19%) VBA
18 47 (0.92%) VB.NET
19 43 (0.84%) PL/SQL
20 27 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 361 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 320 (6.26%) Security Cleared
3 239 (4.67%) Degree
4 238 (4.65%) MCSE
5 196 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
6 194 (3.79%) SC Cleared
7 123 (2.41%) CCNA
8 93 (1.82%) MCSA
9 86 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 85 (1.66%) DV Cleared
11 84 (1.64%) MCP
12 77 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
13 71 (1.39%) CCNP
14 64 (1.25%) MCITP
15 56 (1.10%) CISSP
16 45 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
17 42 (0.82%) PMI Certification
18 28 (0.55%) PMP
19 26 (0.51%) CISM
19 26 (0.51%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (3.81%) SLA
2 138 (2.70%) QA
3 42 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.12%) COBIT
8 4 (0.078%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.059%) P3O
10 2 (0.039%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.020%) FATCA
11 1 (0.020%) COSO
11 1 (0.020%) Basel III
11 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.020%) GxP
11 1 (0.020%) Basel II
11 1 (0.020%) HL7
11 1 (0.020%) DICOM
System Software
1 1728 (33.79%) Active Directory
2 638 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 334 (6.53%) XenApp
4 293 (5.73%) vSphere
5 210 (4.11%) Hyper-V
6 127 (2.48%) VMware ESX
7 123 (2.41%) XenDesktop
8 118 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 117 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
10 66 (1.29%) vCloud
11 58 (1.13%) NFS
12 39 (0.76%) Xen
13 34 (0.66%) XenServer
14 31 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 30 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
16 29 (0.57%) Terminal Services
17 28 (0.55%) NLBS
18 24 (0.47%) VMware Server
18 24 (0.47%) KVM
19 23 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 428 (8.37%) SCCM
2 163 (3.19%) Puppet
3 143 (2.80%) SCOM
4 100 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 82 (1.60%) BladeLogic
6 75 (1.47%) Tivoli
7 62 (1.21%) WSUS
8 59 (1.15%) NetBackup
9 57 (1.11%) Nagios
10 41 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 40 (0.78%) Backup Exec
12 34 (0.66%) Control-M
13 33 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
14 31 (0.61%) Ansible
14 31 (0.61%) AirWatch
15 27 (0.53%) ZABBIX
16 23 (0.45%) OpenView
16 23 (0.45%) Vagrant
17 21 (0.41%) CA Wily
18 20 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1664 (32.54%) Microsoft
2 1297 (25.36%) VMware
3 836 (16.35%) Citrix
4 628 (12.28%) Oracle
5 580 (11.34%) Cisco
6 368 (7.20%) HP
7 229 (4.48%) NetApp
8 206 (4.03%) IBM
9 203 (3.97%) Red Hat
10 170 (3.32%) Apple
11 167 (3.27%) Dell
12 154 (3.01%) EMC
13 151 (2.95%) CheckPoint
14 134 (2.62%) Sybase
15 107 (2.09%) Symantec
16 104 (2.03%) Juniper
17 103 (2.01%) F5
18 84 (1.64%) Bloomberg
19 83 (1.62%) Google
20 81 (1.58%) Remedy
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