The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2126 2566 2668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.64% 11.34% 11.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.43% 52.77% 53.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1397 1663 1718
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 185 210
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.09 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.65 £35.00 £23.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
4785 4863 5013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.70% 21.49% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3416 3234 3414
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 202 235
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 311 £425 +19.71% 154
Croydon -8 27 £370 +10.86% 3
Harrow -2 12 £480 +336.36% 3
Kingston Upon Thames +2 10 £396 +117.33% 3
Bromley -9 10 £313 - 5
Uxbridge 0 8 £404 +24.15% 6
Hammersmith +7 6 £120 -55.96%
Southall 0 6 £200 -
Canary Wharf -4 6 £525 +75.00% 1
Westminster -9 6 £425 - 1
Ealing +1 5 - -
Chiswick - 5 - -
Enfield +2 4 £150 -61.29%
Wimbledon +1 3 £425 +41.66%
Chessington +1 3 £450 - 1
Greenford 0 3 £345 -
Docklands, London -1 3 £550 +2.32%
Brentford +6 2 £165 -56.00% 1
Ilford +4 2 - -
Surbiton 0 2 - - 2
Hayes -3 2 £340 -2.85%
Sidcup - 2 £375 - 1
Paddington +7 1 - -
Northwood 0 1 - -
Twickenham 0 1 - - 1
Feltham 0 1 - - 3
Lewisham -1 1 £400 -
Hounslow -4 1 - -
Dagenham - 1 - -
Grays - 1 £165 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 1464 (34.68%) Active Directory
2 1354 (32.07%) Microsoft
3 1311 (31.05%) Windows Server
4 1185 (28.07%) Linux
5 1016 (24.06%) Finance
6 963 (22.81%) VMware
7 836 (19.80%) Windows 7
8 828 (19.61%) SQL
9 774 (18.33%) SQL Server
10 712 (16.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 676 (16.01%) ITIL
12 629 (14.90%) Citrix
13 620 (14.68%) MS Office
14 617 (14.61%) PowerShell
15 606 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
16 593 (14.05%) Unix
17 574 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
18 562 (13.31%) Oracle
19 539 (12.77%) MS Excel
20 518 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
21 517 (12.25%) .NET
22 475 (11.25%) Banking
23 473 (11.20%) Migration
24 470 (11.13%) C#
25 402 (9.52%) DNS
26 397 (9.40%) MS Exchange
26 397 (9.40%) Firewall
27 387 (9.17%) Java
28 385 (9.12%) SCCM
29 383 (9.07%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 397 (9.40%) MS Exchange
2 295 (6.99%) IIS
3 193 (4.57%) SharePoint
4 180 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 132 (3.13%) Skype for Business
6 128 (3.03%) Tomcat
7 125 (2.96%) Apache
8 99 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 91 (2.16%) Confluence
10 78 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 74 (1.75%) OpenStack
12 73 (1.73%) WebSphere
13 61 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
14 52 (1.23%) IBM Notes
15 49 (1.16%) JBoss
16 41 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
17 38 (0.90%) CMS
18 34 (0.81%) Node.js
19 31 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
19 31 (0.73%) WebLogic
Applications
1 620 (14.68%) MS Office
2 539 (12.77%) MS Excel
3 58 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.59%) MS Project
6 15 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 9 (0.21%) SPSS
9 5 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
9 5 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
9 5 (0.12%) HipChat
10 4 (0.095%) Final Cut Pro
11 3 (0.071%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.047%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.024%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 45 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (0.38%) Eikon
4 13 (0.31%) Endur
5 10 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
6 8 (0.19%) Hi Portfolio
6 8 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
6 8 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.14%) RMDS
9 5 (0.12%) BusinessWare
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.12%) SAP R/3
10 4 (0.095%) MetaTrader
10 4 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.095%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.071%) ION MarketView
11 3 (0.071%) Maximo
11 3 (0.071%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 314 (7.44%) Office 365
2 306 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 289 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (1.61%) IaaS
5 51 (1.21%) PaaS
6 47 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 37 (0.88%) SaaS
7 37 (0.88%) Yammer
8 31 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 30 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 25 (0.59%) OneDrive
11 23 (0.54%) Google Apps
12 21 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (0.47%) Mimecast
14 13 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 11 (0.26%) GitHub
17 10 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
18 9 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 402 (9.52%) DNS
2 397 (9.40%) Firewall
3 306 (7.25%) SAN
3 306 (7.25%) TCP/IP
4 219 (5.19%) LAN
5 205 (4.86%) WAN
6 200 (4.74%) DHCP
7 167 (3.96%) VPN
8 154 (3.65%) Internet
9 96 (2.27%) Network Security
10 92 (2.18%) NAS
11 85 (2.01%) LDAP
12 80 (1.89%) HTTP
13 73 (1.73%) Wireless
14 65 (1.54%) NetScaler
15 58 (1.37%) VoIP
16 57 (1.35%) Skype
17 47 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
18 45 (1.07%) Intranet
18 45 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 774 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 144 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 132 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 127 (3.01%) Relational Database
5 117 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 112 (2.65%) MySQL
7 91 (2.16%) MongoDB
8 79 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 70 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 70 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 63 (1.49%) NoSQL
11 60 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
12 57 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
13 54 (1.28%) RDBMS
14 49 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
15 45 (1.07%) DB2
16 43 (1.02%) Hadoop
17 37 (0.88%) Big Data
17 37 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 31 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 184 (4.36%) Jenkins
2 161 (3.81%) Git (software)
3 150 (3.55%) JIRA
4 106 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 100 (2.37%) TeamCity
6 79 (1.87%) Subversion
7 61 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 60 (1.42%) Visual Studio
9 51 (1.21%) Maven
10 43 (1.02%) NUnit
11 38 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 34 (0.81%) Selenium
13 30 (0.71%) MSI
14 25 (0.59%) MSBuild
15 23 (0.54%) Bitbucket
16 22 (0.52%) Vagrant
17 20 (0.47%) Artifactory
18 19 (0.45%) Ant
18 19 (0.45%) Cucumber
18 19 (0.45%) MSTest
General
1 1016 (24.06%) Finance
2 475 (11.25%) Banking
3 139 (3.29%) Legal
4 134 (3.17%) Front Office
5 128 (3.03%) Retail
6 127 (3.01%) Investment Banking
7 125 (2.96%) Law
8 98 (2.32%) Back Office
9 87 (2.06%) Financial Institution
10 79 (1.87%) Telecoms
11 47 (1.11%) Advertising
12 41 (0.97%) Games
13 39 (0.92%) Marketing
14 27 (0.64%) Publishing
15 22 (0.52%) Billing
16 19 (0.45%) Manufacturing
17 17 (0.40%) French Language
18 12 (0.28%) German Language
18 12 (0.28%) Spanish Language
19 9 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 684 (16.20%) Analyst
2 486 (11.51%) Developer
3 310 (7.34%) Architect
4 307 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 300 (7.11%) Support Analyst
6 286 (6.77%) Windows Engineer
7 240 (5.68%) Administrator
8 239 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 238 (5.64%) Desktop Support
10 203 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
11 202 (4.78%) Service Analyst
12 191 (4.52%) Consultant
13 184 (4.36%) Service Desk Analyst
14 182 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
15 152 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
16 144 (3.41%) C# Developer
17 137 (3.24%) IT Support
18 124 (2.94%) Applications Support
19 122 (2.89%) Desktop Engineer
19 122 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 517 (12.25%) .NET
2 234 (5.54%) HTML
3 228 (5.40%) Web Services
4 153 (3.62%) ASP.NET
5 146 (3.46%) XML
6 127 (3.01%) .NET Framework
7 118 (2.79%) CSS
8 103 (2.44%) jQuery
9 90 (2.13%) Middleware
10 89 (2.11%) HTML5
11 86 (2.04%) WCF
12 81 (1.92%) AngularJS
13 67 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 66 (1.56%) WPF
15 64 (1.52%) REST
16 56 (1.33%) JSON
16 56 (1.33%) WinForms
17 55 (1.30%) J2EE
17 55 (1.30%) SOAP
18 52 (1.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 260 (6.16%) Data Centre
2 245 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 190 (4.50%) Blackberry
4 153 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 114 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 113 (2.68%) Clustering
7 85 (2.01%) Derivative
8 79 (1.87%) Replication
9 77 (1.82%) Hedge funds
10 69 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 61 (1.44%) Equities
12 60 (1.42%) Fixed Income
12 60 (1.42%) User Experience
13 53 (1.26%) Mobile App
14 50 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
15 45 (1.07%) Smartphone
16 44 (1.04%) iPhone
17 43 (1.02%) Client/Server
18 42 (0.99%) Private Cloud
19 41 (0.97%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1311 (31.05%) Windows Server
2 1185 (28.07%) Linux
3 836 (19.80%) Windows 7
4 712 (16.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 593 (14.05%) Unix
6 574 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 353 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 236 (5.59%) Windows 8
9 220 (5.21%) Windows 10
10 214 (5.07%) Windows XP
11 173 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 128 (3.03%) Solaris
13 122 (2.89%) Mac OS X
14 115 (2.72%) Android
15 104 (2.46%) Apple iOS
16 79 (1.87%) CentOS
17 59 (1.40%) AIX
18 52 (1.23%) Ubuntu
19 47 (1.11%) Windows Vista
20 45 (1.07%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (16.01%) ITIL
2 518 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
3 473 (11.20%) Migration
4 373 (8.83%) DevOps
5 263 (6.23%) Project Management
6 213 (5.05%) Configuration Management
7 200 (4.74%) Change Management
8 183 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
9 174 (4.12%) Service Delivery
10 169 (4.00%) Service Management
11 146 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 136 (3.22%) SDLC
13 132 (3.13%) OO
13 132 (3.13%) Open Source
14 131 (3.10%) Scrum
15 130 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
16 127 (3.01%) TDD
17 124 (2.94%) Problem Management
18 119 (2.82%) Asset Management
19 116 (2.75%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 828 (19.61%) SQL
2 617 (14.61%) PowerShell
3 470 (11.13%) C#
4 387 (9.17%) Java
5 314 (7.44%) Python
6 271 (6.42%) JavaScript
7 264 (6.25%) Perl
8 207 (4.90%) Bash Shell
9 162 (3.84%) C++
10 124 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 119 (2.82%) C
12 118 (2.79%) Ruby
13 107 (2.53%) T-SQL
14 85 (2.01%) VBScript
15 78 (1.85%) VB
16 72 (1.71%) PL/SQL
17 69 (1.63%) PHP
17 69 (1.63%) VBA
18 42 (0.99%) VB.NET
19 28 (0.66%) Korn
Qualifications
1 350 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 221 (5.23%) SC Cleared
3 217 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 216 (5.12%) Degree
5 134 (3.17%) MCSE
6 123 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
7 90 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 87 (2.06%) CCNA
9 75 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
10 53 (1.26%) MCP
11 51 (1.21%) CISSP
12 49 (1.16%) MCSA
13 45 (1.07%) CCNP
14 41 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 34 (0.81%) MCITP
16 33 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
17 30 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 26 (0.62%) MCDST
19 23 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 21 (0.50%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (3.43%) QA
2 136 (3.22%) SLA
3 27 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.19%) COBIT
7 8 (0.19%) HL7
8 6 (0.14%) DICOM
8 6 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.14%) MiFID
9 3 (0.071%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.071%) ISO15022
9 3 (0.071%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.071%) ISO22301
9 3 (0.071%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.047%) CDISC
10 2 (0.047%) GCP
10 2 (0.047%) GxP
System Software
1 1464 (34.68%) Active Directory
2 606 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (4.64%) Hyper-V
4 181 (4.29%) XenApp
5 158 (3.74%) vSphere
6 123 (2.91%) VMware ESX
7 97 (2.30%) XenDesktop
8 78 (1.85%) Docker
9 67 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 61 (1.44%) NFS
10 61 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
11 36 (0.85%) KVM
12 33 (0.78%) Xen
13 29 (0.69%) Samba
14 28 (0.66%) BitLocker
15 25 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
15 25 (0.59%) StorNext
15 25 (0.59%) XenServer
16 23 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 21 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 385 (9.12%) SCCM
2 230 (5.45%) Puppet
3 174 (4.12%) SCOM
4 172 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
5 136 (3.22%) Ansible
6 110 (2.61%) Nagios
7 66 (1.56%) WSUS
8 45 (1.07%) NetBackup
9 37 (0.88%) Backup Exec
10 35 (0.83%) logstash
11 30 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
12 29 (0.69%) Control-M
12 29 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
13 28 (0.66%) ZABBIX
14 27 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 26 (0.62%) HP SIM
16 25 (0.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
17 24 (0.57%) Kibana
18 22 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 21 (0.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1354 (32.07%) Microsoft
2 963 (22.81%) VMware
3 629 (14.90%) Citrix
4 562 (13.31%) Oracle
5 383 (9.07%) Cisco
6 283 (6.70%) HP
7 244 (5.78%) Red Hat
8 184 (4.36%) NetApp
9 154 (3.65%) IBM
10 125 (2.96%) EMC
11 122 (2.89%) Apple
12 104 (2.46%) Symantec
13 100 (2.37%) Dell
14 99 (2.34%) Sybase
15 84 (1.99%) Bloomberg
16 72 (1.71%) CheckPoint
17 65 (1.54%) Reuters
18 58 (1.37%) Splunk
19 57 (1.35%) Juniper
19 57 (1.35%) Lotus
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