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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 2456 2487 2428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.63% 11.54% 12.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.61% 52.57% 55.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1640 1536 1429
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 174 255
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.35 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
4853 4731 4402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.97% 21.95% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3350 3140 2778
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 £190 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 209 283
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +1 620 £375 -2.59% 256
Kingston Upon Thames -1 21 £228 -20.69% 5
Croydon -2 21 £375 -9.63% 5
Hounslow +4 12 £225 -54.54%
Hammersmith - 12 £475 - 3
Docklands, London 0 9 £450 -18.18%
Brentford - 9 £340 - 2
Bromley +3 8 £275 +10.00%
Twickenham - 8 - - 1
Enfield 0 6 - - 4
Uxbridge -1 6 £269 -28.33% 7
Wimbledon +2 5 £200 -38.46% 1
Canary Wharf -4 4 £463 +12.12%
Chiswick 0 3 £150 -50.00% 2
Feltham - 3 £272 - 2
Chessington - 3 £150 - 3
Greenford +5 2 - - 1
Greenwich +3 2 £255 -35.16%
Paddington 0 2 £475 +35.71%
Ealing -1 2 £225 -
Harrow -5 2 £135 - 3
Hillingdon +1 1 - -
Isleworth -2 1 £483 - 1
Wembley -3 1 £175 -2.77% 3
Westminster - 1 - - 1
Worcester Park - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Hayes - - - - 6
Grays - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Edgware - - - - 1
Carshalton - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Bexley - - - -
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Rainham - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 3
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
Teddington - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1755 (33.18%) Active Directory
2 1662 (31.42%) Microsoft
3 1352 (25.56%) Windows 7
4 1254 (23.71%) VMware
5 1184 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1097 (20.74%) Finance
7 1056 (19.96%) Linux
8 1033 (19.53%) SQL
9 888 (16.79%) Citrix
10 853 (16.12%) MS Office
11 804 (15.20%) ITIL
12 803 (15.18%) SQL Server
13 743 (14.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 687 (12.99%) MS Excel
15 682 (12.89%) UNIX
16 676 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
17 670 (12.67%) MS Exchange
18 659 (12.46%) Windows XP
18 659 (12.46%) Banking
19 568 (10.74%) Oracle
20 559 (10.57%) Windows Server 2012
21 557 (10.53%) Migration
22 551 (10.42%) Cisco
23 528 (9.98%) .NET
24 492 (9.30%) DNS
25 473 (8.94%) SAN
26 467 (8.83%) C#
26 467 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
27 463 (8.75%) Firewall
28 448 (8.47%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 670 (12.67%) MS Exchange
2 364 (6.88%) IIS
3 351 (6.64%) SharePoint
4 348 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 191 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 170 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 166 (3.14%) Lync
8 141 (2.67%) Apache
9 131 (2.48%) Tomcat
10 127 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
11 115 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
12 99 (1.87%) WebSphere
13 98 (1.85%) IBM Notes
14 72 (1.36%) JBoss
14 72 (1.36%) WebLogic
15 58 (1.10%) OpenStack
16 52 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
17 45 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
18 41 (0.78%) WorkSite
19 31 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 853 (16.12%) MS Office
2 687 (12.99%) MS Excel
3 80 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 62 (1.17%) MS Project
5 48 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.34%) Acrobat
9 17 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.15%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.095%) InDesign
12 5 (0.095%) Final Cut Pro
13 3 (0.057%) Quicktime
14 2 (0.038%) ProjectWise
14 2 (0.038%) CINEMA 4D
14 2 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.038%) Maya
14 2 (0.038%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 31 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 30 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.36%) Markit EDM
4 16 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.19%) ION MarketView
6 9 (0.17%) assyst
7 8 (0.15%) ResourceLink
7 8 (0.15%) RMDS
7 8 (0.15%) Agresso
8 7 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
8 7 (0.13%) Eikon
8 7 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.076%) Remedy AR System
11 4 (0.076%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.076%) Summit
11 4 (0.076%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 144 (2.72%) Office 365
2 141 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (0.74%) Google Apps
5 31 (0.59%) IaaS
6 26 (0.49%) SaaS
7 19 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.36%) GitHub
8 16 (0.30%) PaaS
9 10 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.11%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.095%) SoftLayer
11 5 (0.095%) Heroku
11 5 (0.095%) Engine Yard
12 4 (0.076%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.038%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.038%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.038%) ElastiCache
13 2 (0.038%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 492 (9.30%) DNS
2 473 (8.94%) SAN
3 463 (8.75%) Firewall
4 431 (8.15%) TCP/IP
5 317 (5.99%) WAN
6 313 (5.92%) VPN
7 312 (5.90%) LAN
8 282 (5.33%) DHCP
9 183 (3.46%) Internet
10 175 (3.31%) NAS
11 126 (2.38%) VLAN
12 110 (2.08%) HTTP
13 106 (2.00%) NetScaler
14 104 (1.97%) Network Security
15 103 (1.95%) VoIP
16 100 (1.89%) Wireless
17 91 (1.72%) MPLS
18 85 (1.61%) LDAP
18 85 (1.61%) SSL
19 79 (1.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 803 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 193 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 137 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 130 (2.46%) MySQL
5 128 (2.42%) Oracle Database
6 99 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 79 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 68 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 68 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 64 (1.21%) RDBMS
10 60 (1.13%) NoSQL
11 59 (1.12%) DB2
12 54 (1.02%) MongoDB
13 49 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 43 (0.81%) MS Access
15 41 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
16 38 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
17 36 (0.68%) Big Data
17 36 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
18 31 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 131 (2.48%) Subversion
2 112 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 103 (1.95%) JIRA
4 87 (1.64%) Maven
5 86 (1.63%) Visual Studio
6 77 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 77 (1.46%) Git (software)
7 70 (1.32%) MSI
8 69 (1.30%) TeamCity
9 61 (1.15%) Selenium
10 59 (1.12%) Ant
11 51 (0.96%) NUnit
12 39 (0.74%) Cucumber
13 34 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 30 (0.57%) Eclipse
15 29 (0.55%) JMeter
16 25 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 24 (0.45%) WebDriver
17 24 (0.45%) Hudson
17 24 (0.45%) JUnit
General
1 1097 (20.74%) Finance
2 659 (12.46%) Banking
3 272 (5.14%) Investment Banking
4 150 (2.84%) Law
5 144 (2.72%) Retail
5 144 (2.72%) Front Office
6 140 (2.65%) Legal
7 119 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 93 (1.76%) Back Office
9 68 (1.29%) Financial Institution
10 54 (1.02%) Advertising
11 53 (1.00%) Games
12 52 (0.98%) Marketing
13 48 (0.91%) Publishing
14 29 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 29 (0.55%) French Language
15 22 (0.42%) Spanish Language
16 17 (0.32%) Billing
17 13 (0.25%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1124 (21.25%) Analyst
2 565 (10.68%) Developer
3 445 (8.41%) Support Analyst
4 430 (8.13%) Support Engineer
5 352 (6.65%) Desktop Support
6 329 (6.22%) Architect
7 280 (5.29%) Consultant
8 275 (5.20%) Service Analyst
9 270 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
10 259 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
11 257 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 219 (4.14%) Desktop Engineer
13 185 (3.50%) Administrator
14 180 (3.40%) Applications Support
15 158 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 147 (2.78%) IT Support
17 137 (2.59%) Project Manager
18 132 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
19 125 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
19 125 (2.36%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 528 (9.98%) .NET
2 257 (4.86%) HTML
3 212 (4.01%) Web Services
4 185 (3.50%) XML
5 169 (3.19%) Middleware
6 147 (2.78%) ASP.NET
7 144 (2.72%) CSS
8 102 (1.93%) WCF
9 95 (1.80%) HTML5
10 90 (1.70%) jQuery
11 82 (1.55%) .NET Framework
12 68 (1.29%) RESTful
13 65 (1.23%) JSON
14 61 (1.15%) SOAP
15 58 (1.10%) WPF
15 58 (1.10%) Application Packaging
16 51 (0.96%) JSP
17 49 (0.93%) REST
18 48 (0.91%) J2EE
19 46 (0.87%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 435 (8.22%) Blackberry
2 335 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 149 (2.82%) Clustering
4 126 (2.38%) Replication
5 105 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 97 (1.83%) Fixed Income
7 92 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 92 (1.74%) iPhone
8 86 (1.63%) Derivative
9 81 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 79 (1.49%) Fat Client
10 79 (1.49%) Thin Client
11 73 (1.38%) iPad
12 67 (1.27%) Mobile App
13 57 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 57 (1.08%) NHS
14 55 (1.04%) Open Source
15 46 (0.87%) Hedge funds
16 45 (0.85%) PKI
17 43 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1352 (25.56%) Windows 7
2 1184 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1056 (19.96%) Linux
4 743 (14.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 682 (12.89%) UNIX
6 659 (12.46%) Windows XP
7 559 (10.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 271 (5.12%) Windows 8
9 192 (3.63%) Apple iOS
10 184 (3.48%) Android
11 172 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 135 (2.55%) Solaris
13 127 (2.40%) Mac OS X
14 107 (2.02%) AIX
15 100 (1.89%) Windows Vista
16 64 (1.21%) Mac OS
17 63 (1.19%) Windows Phone
18 49 (0.93%) Windows 2000
19 47 (0.89%) CentOS
20 44 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 804 (15.20%) ITIL
2 557 (10.53%) Migration
3 467 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (4.31%) DevOps
5 218 (4.12%) Change Management
6 214 (4.05%) Project Management
7 197 (3.72%) Service Delivery
8 170 (3.21%) Scrum
9 158 (2.99%) Service Management
10 153 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 150 (2.84%) Configuration Management
11 150 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
12 145 (2.74%) Incident Management
12 145 (2.74%) TDD
13 121 (2.29%) Performance Tuning
14 115 (2.17%) Asset Management
14 115 (2.17%) Problem Management
15 113 (2.14%) Release Management
16 108 (2.04%) Workflow
17 107 (2.02%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1033 (19.53%) SQL
2 467 (8.83%) C#
3 432 (8.17%) Java
4 402 (7.60%) PowerShell
5 256 (4.84%) C++
6 237 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 234 (4.42%) Python
8 233 (4.40%) Perl
9 184 (3.48%) Shell Script
10 119 (2.25%) Ruby
11 110 (2.08%) VBScript
12 105 (1.98%) Bash Shell
12 105 (1.98%) VB
13 104 (1.97%) C
14 96 (1.81%) T-SQL
15 84 (1.59%) PHP
16 70 (1.32%) VBA
17 59 (1.12%) PL/SQL
18 33 (0.62%) Korn
19 26 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 327 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 323 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 260 (4.91%) Degree
4 190 (3.59%) SC Cleared
5 174 (3.29%) MCSE
6 141 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
7 106 (2.00%) CCNA
8 100 (1.89%) MCITP
9 96 (1.81%) MCP
10 86 (1.63%) DV Cleared
11 79 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 74 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 61 (1.15%) CISSP
14 60 (1.13%) MCSA
15 46 (0.87%) A+ Certification
16 45 (0.85%) CCNP
17 36 (0.68%) MCTS
18 35 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
19 32 (0.60%) MOS
20 25 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (4.03%) SLA
2 109 (2.06%) QA
3 26 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 22 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 9 (0.17%) COBIT
8 8 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.095%) Basel III
9 5 (0.095%) HL7
9 5 (0.095%) DICOM
10 3 (0.057%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.038%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.019%) PAS 55
12 1 (0.019%) EMIR
12 1 (0.019%) P3O
12 1 (0.019%) GPG13
12 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.019%) FATCA
12 1 (0.019%) MiFID
System Software
1 1755 (33.18%) Active Directory
2 676 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 316 (5.97%) XenApp
4 289 (5.46%) vSphere
5 245 (4.63%) Hyper-V
6 169 (3.19%) VMware ESX
7 157 (2.97%) XenDesktop
8 116 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 94 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
10 57 (1.08%) Xen
11 56 (1.06%) NFS
12 52 (0.98%) XenServer
13 48 (0.91%) vCloud
14 34 (0.64%) Terminal Services
15 30 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 25 (0.47%) VMware Server
17 24 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
18 23 (0.43%) UAG
18 23 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
19 21 (0.40%) KVM
Systems Management
1 448 (8.47%) SCCM
2 157 (2.97%) SCOM
3 130 (2.46%) Puppet
4 95 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
5 80 (1.51%) Backup Exec
6 56 (1.06%) WSUS
7 52 (0.98%) NetBackup
8 51 (0.96%) Nagios
9 43 (0.81%) HP SIM
10 42 (0.79%) Control-M
11 38 (0.72%) Tivoli
12 36 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
12 36 (0.68%) SCOrch
13 35 (0.66%) EdgeSight
13 35 (0.66%) SCVMM
14 31 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
15 29 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 28 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 21 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
17 21 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1662 (31.42%) Microsoft
2 1254 (23.71%) VMware
3 888 (16.79%) Citrix
4 568 (10.74%) Oracle
5 551 (10.42%) Cisco
6 425 (8.03%) HP
7 239 (4.52%) NetApp
8 217 (4.10%) Red Hat
9 208 (3.93%) IBM
10 177 (3.35%) EMC
11 153 (2.89%) Dell
12 147 (2.78%) Apple
13 133 (2.51%) Symantec
14 107 (2.02%) Bloomberg
15 105 (1.98%) CheckPoint
16 102 (1.93%) Lotus
17 99 (1.87%) Reuters
18 91 (1.72%) F5
19 90 (1.70%) Altiris
20 87 (1.64%) Sybase
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