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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2104 2606 2644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.50% 11.03% 11.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.67% 52.06% 49.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1366 1719 1641
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 158 218
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £47.83 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
4710 5006 5308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.27% 21.19% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3320 3413 3514
Median daily rate £438 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 176 238
Median hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -4 311 £413 +3.12% 156
Croydon -26 18 £375 +4.52% 2
Canary Wharf -2 15 £363 -9.37%
Uxbridge +6 12 £358 +110.29% 3
Docklands, London +3 7 £525 -2.32%
Kingston Upon Thames -1 6 £373 +16.78% 5
Brentford +5 4 £145 -65.88% 2
Feltham -7 4 £400 +5.96% 2
Bromley -12 4 £388 +55.00% 1
Harrow - 4 £359 -
Ilford +5 3 - -
Hammersmith +3 3 £120 -58.26%
Twickenham 0 3 - -
Clapham - 3 £450 -
Southwark - 3 £475 - 2
Chiswick - 3 - -
Paddington +5 2 - -
Enfield +3 2 £150 -28.57% 1
Surbiton -1 2 - - 5
Greenford -2 2 £218 -38.73%
Westminster -20 2 £450 +150.00%
Hayes - 2 £340 -
Mayfair +1 1 £400 +29.87%
Southall 0 1 - -
Ealing 0 1 - -
Wimbledon -2 1 £351 +16.83%
Chessington -2 1 - - 2
Dagenham - 1 - -
Barnet - 1 - -
Carshalton - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £503 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 1586 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 1427 (33.26%) Microsoft
3 1348 (31.41%) Windows Server
4 1259 (29.34%) Linux
5 1001 (23.33%) VMware
6 963 (22.44%) Finance
7 793 (18.48%) SQL
8 785 (18.29%) Windows 7
9 744 (17.34%) SQL Server
10 710 (16.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 683 (15.92%) Citrix
12 663 (15.45%) ITIL
13 632 (14.73%) PowerShell
14 631 (14.71%) MS Office
15 624 (14.54%) Windows Server 2012
16 612 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
17 577 (13.45%) MS Excel
18 574 (13.38%) Unix
19 568 (13.24%) Oracle
20 550 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
21 516 (12.03%) Migration
22 484 (11.28%) .NET
23 474 (11.05%) Banking
24 452 (10.53%) Firewall
25 449 (10.46%) Java
26 440 (10.25%) SCCM
27 435 (10.14%) MS Exchange
28 430 (10.02%) DNS
29 416 (9.69%) Cisco
30 408 (9.51%) Office 365

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
1 435 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 284 (6.62%) IIS
3 221 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 198 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 160 (3.73%) Skype for Business
6 154 (3.59%) Apache
7 143 (3.33%) Tomcat
8 99 (2.31%) Confluence
8 99 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 87 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 83 (1.93%) WebSphere
11 64 (1.49%) OpenStack
12 60 (1.40%) JBoss
13 53 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
14 46 (1.07%) IBM Notes
15 42 (0.98%) WebLogic
16 40 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
17 39 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
18 34 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
19 33 (0.77%) CMS
Applications
1 631 (14.71%) MS Office
2 577 (13.45%) MS Excel
3 62 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.84%) MS Project
6 13 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.21%) SPSS
9 7 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.093%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.093%) HipChat
12 4 (0.093%) PaintShop Pro
13 3 (0.070%) InDesign
14 2 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
15 1 (0.023%) CINEMA 4D
15 1 (0.023%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.023%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 36 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (0.35%) Eikon
4 12 (0.28%) Faxination
5 8 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
6 6 (0.14%) RMDS
7 4 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.093%) Hi Portfolio
7 4 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.093%) SAP R/3
8 3 (0.070%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.070%) BusinessWare
8 3 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.070%) Endur
8 3 (0.070%) IntelliMatch
8 3 (0.070%) Maximo
8 3 (0.070%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.070%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 408 (9.51%) Office 365
2 364 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 319 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
4 86 (2.00%) IaaS
5 64 (1.49%) PaaS
6 59 (1.37%) Google Apps
7 58 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 42 (0.98%) SaaS
9 33 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 33 (0.77%) Mimecast
10 26 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (0.58%) Yammer
12 24 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
13 22 (0.51%) OneDrive
14 18 (0.42%) Trello
15 17 (0.40%) Amazon S3
16 13 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (0.30%) GitHub
17 9 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 8 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 452 (10.53%) Firewall
2 430 (10.02%) DNS
3 338 (7.88%) SAN
4 317 (7.39%) TCP/IP
5 250 (5.83%) LAN
6 240 (5.59%) WAN
7 229 (5.34%) DHCP
8 186 (4.33%) VPN
9 168 (3.92%) Internet
10 117 (2.73%) NAS
11 102 (2.38%) LDAP
12 99 (2.31%) Network Security
13 88 (2.05%) Wireless
14 85 (1.98%) HTTP
15 83 (1.93%) VoIP
16 77 (1.79%) Skype
17 62 (1.44%) NetScaler
18 60 (1.40%) VLAN
19 58 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
20 56 (1.31%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 744 (17.34%) SQL Server
2 123 (2.87%) Oracle Database
3 120 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 115 (2.68%) MySQL
5 108 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 92 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 89 (2.07%) MongoDB
8 79 (1.84%) Hadoop
9 77 (1.79%) NoSQL
10 76 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 64 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 57 (1.33%) DB2
13 55 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
13 55 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
14 51 (1.19%) Big Data
15 50 (1.17%) RDBMS
15 50 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
16 34 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
17 32 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 29 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 191 (4.45%) Git (software)
2 184 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 175 (4.08%) JIRA
4 118 (2.75%) TeamCity
5 107 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 102 (2.38%) Subversion
7 73 (1.70%) Maven
8 65 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
9 52 (1.21%) Visual Studio
10 46 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 46 (1.07%) Selenium
11 40 (0.93%) JUnit
12 36 (0.84%) Ant
13 35 (0.82%) NUnit
14 32 (0.75%) SoapUI
15 25 (0.58%) Bitbucket
15 25 (0.58%) MSI
16 24 (0.56%) Vagrant
17 22 (0.51%) Eclipse
18 21 (0.49%) Hudson
General
1 963 (22.44%) Finance
2 474 (11.05%) Banking
3 132 (3.08%) Retail
4 126 (2.94%) Law
5 125 (2.91%) Legal
6 120 (2.80%) Investment Banking
7 106 (2.47%) Back Office
8 92 (2.14%) Financial Institution
9 79 (1.84%) Telecoms
10 76 (1.77%) Front Office
11 54 (1.26%) Publishing
12 42 (0.98%) Marketing
13 38 (0.89%) Advertising
14 34 (0.79%) Games
15 30 (0.70%) Billing
16 23 (0.54%) Manufacturing
17 18 (0.42%) French Language
18 12 (0.28%) Japanese Language
19 10 (0.23%) German Language
19 10 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 656 (15.29%) Analyst
2 463 (10.79%) Developer
3 353 (8.23%) Architect
4 305 (7.11%) Windows Engineer
5 294 (6.85%) Support Engineer
6 287 (6.69%) Support Analyst
7 260 (6.06%) Administrator
8 243 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 223 (5.20%) Consultant
10 215 (5.01%) Desktop Support
11 206 (4.80%) Service Analyst
12 184 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
12 184 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
13 180 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
14 174 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
15 145 (3.38%) IT Support
16 126 (2.94%) Project Manager
17 122 (2.84%) Desktop Engineer
18 118 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
19 115 (2.68%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (11.28%) .NET
2 281 (6.55%) HTML
3 222 (5.17%) Web Services
4 152 (3.54%) CSS
4 152 (3.54%) XML
5 139 (3.24%) ASP.NET
6 113 (2.63%) HTML5
7 112 (2.61%) Middleware
8 99 (2.31%) .NET Framework
9 98 (2.28%) jQuery
10 82 (1.91%) AngularJS
11 80 (1.86%) JSON
12 77 (1.79%) REST
12 77 (1.79%) WCF
13 65 (1.51%) LAMP
13 65 (1.51%) SOAP
14 64 (1.49%) J2EE
15 62 (1.44%) RESTful
16 56 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
17 52 (1.21%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 303 (7.06%) Data Centre
2 211 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (4.66%) Blackberry
4 142 (3.31%) Clustering
5 135 (3.15%) Management Information System
6 95 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 74 (1.72%) Replication
8 65 (1.51%) Hedge funds
9 58 (1.35%) Derivative
9 58 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 58 (1.35%) User Experience
10 57 (1.33%) Equities
10 57 (1.33%) Fixed Income
10 57 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 54 (1.26%) PKI
12 53 (1.24%) iPhone
13 52 (1.21%) Smartphone
14 50 (1.17%) Public Cloud
15 41 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 38 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1348 (31.41%) Windows Server
2 1259 (29.34%) Linux
3 785 (18.29%) Windows 7
4 710 (16.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 624 (14.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 574 (13.38%) Unix
7 330 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 302 (7.04%) Windows 10
9 258 (6.01%) Windows 8
10 201 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 184 (4.29%) Windows XP
12 165 (3.85%) Android
13 150 (3.50%) Solaris
14 133 (3.10%) Mac OS X
15 130 (3.03%) Apple iOS
16 81 (1.89%) CentOS
17 69 (1.61%) AIX
18 58 (1.35%) Ubuntu
19 53 (1.24%) Windows Phone
20 51 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 663 (15.45%) ITIL
2 550 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
3 516 (12.03%) Migration
4 397 (9.25%) DevOps
5 228 (5.31%) Project Management
6 218 (5.08%) Configuration Management
7 194 (4.52%) Change Management
8 189 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
9 174 (4.05%) Service Management
10 157 (3.66%) Scrum
11 155 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
12 147 (3.43%) Service Delivery
13 143 (3.33%) SDLC
14 135 (3.15%) TDD
15 134 (3.12%) Open Source
15 134 (3.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 133 (3.10%) High Availability
17 130 (3.03%) OO
18 127 (2.96%) Performance Tuning
19 121 (2.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 793 (18.48%) SQL
2 632 (14.73%) PowerShell
3 449 (10.46%) Java
4 400 (9.32%) C#
5 293 (6.83%) Python
6 291 (6.78%) JavaScript
7 277 (6.46%) Perl
8 213 (4.96%) Bash Shell
9 159 (3.71%) C++
10 124 (2.89%) C
11 117 (2.73%) Shell Script
12 116 (2.70%) Ruby
13 98 (2.28%) T-SQL
14 85 (1.98%) VBScript
15 81 (1.89%) PHP
16 73 (1.70%) VB
17 69 (1.61%) PL/SQL
18 46 (1.07%) VBA
19 32 (0.75%) VB.NET
20 29 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 358 (8.34%) Security Cleared
2 231 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 225 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 195 (4.54%) Degree
5 144 (3.36%) MCSE
6 124 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
7 96 (2.24%) CCNA
8 95 (2.21%) DV Cleared
9 72 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
10 64 (1.49%) MCSA
11 60 (1.40%) MCP
12 53 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 45 (1.05%) CCNP
14 41 (0.96%) CISSP
15 31 (0.72%) MCITP
15 31 (0.72%) MCTS
16 27 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
17 22 (0.51%) MCDST
18 21 (0.49%) A+ Certification
18 21 (0.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (2.87%) QA
2 120 (2.80%) SLA
3 25 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.19%) COBIT
8 8 (0.19%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.12%) HL7
9 5 (0.12%) MiFID
10 4 (0.093%) ISO22301
11 3 (0.070%) BS7799
11 3 (0.070%) DICOM
11 3 (0.070%) GxP
11 3 (0.070%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.070%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.047%) CDISC
12 2 (0.047%) GCP
12 2 (0.047%) SEPA
System Software
1 1586 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 612 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 250 (5.83%) Hyper-V
4 184 (4.29%) XenApp
5 148 (3.45%) vSphere
6 137 (3.19%) VMware ESX
7 108 (2.52%) XenDesktop
8 80 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
9 76 (1.77%) Docker
10 71 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 68 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
12 63 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
13 61 (1.42%) NFS
14 49 (1.14%) Xen
15 40 (0.93%) BitLocker
15 40 (0.93%) KVM
16 38 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
17 30 (0.70%) Terminal Services
18 29 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
19 27 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 440 (10.25%) SCCM
2 252 (5.87%) Puppet
3 192 (4.47%) SCOM
4 179 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 153 (3.57%) Ansible
6 121 (2.82%) Nagios
7 79 (1.84%) WSUS
8 57 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
9 38 (0.89%) NetBackup
10 37 (0.86%) Backup Exec
11 30 (0.70%) Control-M
12 29 (0.68%) ZABBIX
13 28 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 27 (0.63%) Terraform
15 26 (0.61%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 26 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
16 25 (0.58%) AirWatch
16 25 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 24 (0.56%) HP SIM
17 24 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 1427 (33.26%) Microsoft
2 1001 (23.33%) VMware
3 683 (15.92%) Citrix
4 568 (13.24%) Oracle
5 416 (9.69%) Cisco
6 304 (7.08%) HP
7 256 (5.97%) Red Hat
8 199 (4.64%) NetApp
9 171 (3.99%) IBM
10 158 (3.68%) Apple
11 151 (3.52%) EMC
12 135 (3.15%) Symantec
13 132 (3.08%) Dell
14 95 (2.21%) Sybase
15 88 (2.05%) Bloomberg
16 86 (2.00%) CheckPoint
17 79 (1.84%) Google
18 69 (1.61%) Reuters
19 60 (1.40%) Atlassian
20 58 (1.35%) Juniper
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Lorien Resourcing
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McGregor Boyall
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Red10
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Montash
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Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
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TEKsystems
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Networking People
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