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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 2655 2839 2668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.67% 11.93% 12.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.40% 53.33% 55.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1797 1797 1611
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £168 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 184 272
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
5165 5323 4811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.70% 22.37% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3631 3551 3089
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 219 296
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.66 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% -5.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.23 £33.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 0 683 £375 - 175
Kingston Upon Thames +2 27 £310 -4.76% 1
Docklands, London +6 16 £500 -14.89%
Croydon -5 15 £400 -5.32% 6
Canary Wharf 0 13 £388 -8.82% 1
Hounslow +2 12 £225 -40.00%
Uxbridge -1 12 £263 -25.00% 3
Hammersmith +13 10 £388 -
Feltham +3 7 £272 -27.46% 1
Twickenham +6 5 £360 -7.09%
Bromley -5 5 £293 -2.50% 2
Wimbledon +2 4 £300 +26.31% 5
Chessington - 4 £150 - 2
Ealing +4 3 £238 +115.90% 2
Greenwich +3 3 £255 -29.09%
Wembley -2 3 £150 -16.66%
Enfield -2 3 - - 2
Harrow -5 3 £135 -37.93% 2
Hayes - 3 - - 4
Greenford +4 2 - -
Chiswick 0 2 £150 -25.00%
Paddington +3 1 - -
Orpington -1 1 £100 -6.97% 1
Westminster -12 1 - -
Carshalton - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £110 -
Hillingdon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - - 2
Hornchurch - - - -
Grays - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Southall - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1880 (34.55%) Active Directory
2 1742 (32.02%) Microsoft
3 1453 (26.70%) Windows 7
4 1228 (22.57%) VMware
5 1194 (21.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1129 (20.75%) Finance
7 1059 (19.46%) SQL
8 1038 (19.08%) Linux
9 942 (17.31%) MS Office
10 929 (17.07%) Citrix
11 850 (15.62%) ITIL
12 797 (14.65%) SQL Server
13 746 (13.71%) Windows XP
14 745 (13.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 740 (13.60%) MS Excel
16 726 (13.34%) Banking
17 719 (13.21%) MS Exchange
18 680 (12.50%) UNIX
19 657 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
20 589 (10.83%) Oracle
21 573 (10.53%) Cisco
22 558 (10.26%) Migration
23 543 (9.98%) DNS
23 543 (9.98%) Windows Server 2012
24 524 (9.63%) .NET
25 484 (8.90%) SCCM
26 481 (8.84%) SAN
27 477 (8.77%) C#
28 464 (8.53%) Firewall
29 458 (8.42%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 719 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 386 (7.09%) SharePoint
3 380 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 347 (6.38%) IIS
5 187 (3.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 184 (3.38%) Lync
6 184 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 147 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 137 (2.52%) Apache
9 127 (2.33%) Tomcat
10 105 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
11 100 (1.84%) IBM Notes
12 95 (1.75%) WebSphere
13 69 (1.27%) WebLogic
14 68 (1.25%) JBoss
15 58 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
16 49 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
17 41 (0.75%) OpenStack
18 40 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
19 39 (0.72%) WorkSite
Applications
1 942 (17.31%) MS Office
2 740 (13.60%) MS Excel
3 84 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 69 (1.27%) MS Project
5 49 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.33%) Acrobat
9 16 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.13%) InDesign
12 5 (0.092%) Final Cut Pro
13 4 (0.074%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.055%) Maya
15 2 (0.037%) CINEMA 4D
15 2 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.037%) RoboHelp
15 2 (0.037%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.037%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 45 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 33 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 17 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
6 10 (0.18%) RMDS
7 9 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.17%) ION MarketView
8 8 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.15%) Agresso
8 8 (0.15%) ResourceLink
8 8 (0.15%) assyst
9 7 (0.13%) HFM
10 6 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.11%) Misys Midas
10 6 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (0.092%) Adaptiv
11 5 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.092%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 152 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 131 (2.41%) Office 365
3 68 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (0.74%) Google Apps
5 23 (0.42%) SaaS
6 20 (0.37%) GitHub
6 20 (0.37%) IaaS
7 17 (0.31%) PaaS
8 9 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.092%) IBM SmartCloud
10 5 (0.092%) SoftLayer
11 4 (0.074%) Heroku
11 4 (0.074%) Engine Yard
12 2 (0.037%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.018%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.018%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 543 (9.98%) DNS
2 481 (8.84%) SAN
3 464 (8.53%) Firewall
4 411 (7.55%) TCP/IP
5 324 (5.95%) DHCP
6 311 (5.72%) WAN
7 303 (5.57%) LAN
8 297 (5.46%) VPN
9 175 (3.22%) Internet
10 159 (2.92%) NAS
11 128 (2.35%) VLAN
12 112 (2.06%) Wireless
13 103 (1.89%) VoIP
14 101 (1.86%) HTTP
14 101 (1.86%) MPLS
14 101 (1.86%) Network Security
15 98 (1.80%) NetScaler
16 88 (1.62%) FTP
16 88 (1.62%) LDAP
17 81 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 797 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 188 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 141 (2.59%) Oracle Database
4 138 (2.54%) Relational Database
5 133 (2.44%) MySQL
6 97 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 84 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 72 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 72 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 70 (1.29%) RDBMS
10 61 (1.12%) MongoDB
10 61 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 55 (1.01%) DB2
12 45 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 44 (0.81%) MS Access
14 41 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
15 38 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
16 35 (0.64%) Big Data
17 34 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
18 32 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 133 (2.44%) Subversion
2 97 (1.78%) JIRA
3 93 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 93 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 85 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 82 (1.51%) Maven
6 80 (1.47%) Git (software)
7 75 (1.38%) MSI
8 69 (1.27%) TeamCity
9 54 (0.99%) Selenium
9 54 (0.99%) NUnit
10 46 (0.85%) Ant
11 32 (0.59%) Cucumber
12 30 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 28 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 28 (0.51%) Eclipse
14 24 (0.44%) JUnit
15 23 (0.42%) JMeter
15 23 (0.42%) Hudson
16 18 (0.33%) ClearCase
General
1 1129 (20.75%) Finance
2 726 (13.34%) Banking
3 315 (5.79%) Investment Banking
4 153 (2.81%) Legal
5 152 (2.79%) Retail
6 150 (2.76%) Law
7 145 (2.66%) Front Office
8 118 (2.17%) Telecoms
9 84 (1.54%) Back Office
10 74 (1.36%) Financial Institution
11 63 (1.16%) Advertising
12 56 (1.03%) Marketing
13 55 (1.01%) Games
14 48 (0.88%) Publishing
15 35 (0.64%) French Language
16 31 (0.57%) Manufacturing
17 21 (0.39%) Spanish Language
18 18 (0.33%) Billing
19 14 (0.26%) Retail Banking
20 13 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1152 (21.17%) Analyst
2 604 (11.10%) Developer
3 478 (8.79%) Support Analyst
4 457 (8.40%) Support Engineer
5 364 (6.69%) Desktop Support
6 345 (6.34%) Architect
7 285 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
8 278 (5.11%) Service Analyst
9 272 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
10 269 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 261 (4.80%) Consultant
12 222 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
13 185 (3.40%) Applications Support
14 178 (3.27%) Administrator
15 157 (2.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 147 (2.70%) IT Support
17 144 (2.65%) Project Manager
18 142 (2.61%) 3rd Line Support
19 125 (2.30%) 1st Line Support
20 124 (2.28%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (9.63%) .NET
2 274 (5.04%) HTML
3 200 (3.68%) Web Services
4 180 (3.31%) XML
5 177 (3.25%) Middleware
6 162 (2.98%) CSS
7 146 (2.68%) ASP.NET
8 109 (2.00%) HTML5
9 97 (1.78%) WCF
10 91 (1.67%) jQuery
11 82 (1.51%) .NET Framework
12 69 (1.27%) Application Packaging
13 65 (1.19%) RESTful
14 60 (1.10%) WPF
15 57 (1.05%) JSON
16 56 (1.03%) STL
17 51 (0.94%) JSP
18 50 (0.92%) SOAP
19 48 (0.88%) REST
20 46 (0.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 456 (8.38%) Blackberry
2 327 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 168 (3.09%) Clustering
4 131 (2.41%) Replication
5 111 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 105 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 93 (1.71%) iPhone
8 91 (1.67%) Fixed Income
9 85 (1.56%) Derivative
10 84 (1.54%) Thin Client
10 84 (1.54%) Fat Client
11 69 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 69 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 66 (1.21%) iPad
13 60 (1.10%) NHS
14 54 (0.99%) Client/Server
15 52 (0.96%) PKI
15 52 (0.96%) Hedge funds
16 47 (0.86%) Open Source
17 45 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1453 (26.70%) Windows 7
2 1194 (21.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1038 (19.08%) Linux
4 746 (13.71%) Windows XP
5 745 (13.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 680 (12.50%) UNIX
7 543 (9.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 275 (5.05%) Windows 8
9 183 (3.36%) Android
10 178 (3.27%) Apple iOS
11 154 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 140 (2.57%) Solaris
13 119 (2.19%) Mac OS X
14 108 (1.98%) Windows Vista
15 107 (1.97%) AIX
16 72 (1.32%) Mac OS
17 67 (1.23%) Windows Phone
18 50 (0.92%) Windows 2000
19 45 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
20 40 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (15.62%) ITIL
2 558 (10.26%) Migration
3 458 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
4 217 (3.99%) Project Management
5 213 (3.91%) Change Management
6 208 (3.82%) DevOps
7 193 (3.55%) Service Delivery
8 161 (2.96%) Service Management
9 160 (2.94%) TDD
10 153 (2.81%) Scrum
11 149 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
12 142 (2.61%) Incident Management
13 141 (2.59%) Continuous Integration
14 134 (2.46%) Configuration Management
15 122 (2.24%) Asset Management
15 122 (2.24%) Problem Management
16 121 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
17 120 (2.21%) User Acceptance Testing
18 119 (2.19%) OO
19 112 (2.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1059 (19.46%) SQL
2 477 (8.77%) C#
3 452 (8.31%) PowerShell
4 404 (7.43%) Java
5 273 (5.02%) C++
6 255 (4.69%) JavaScript
7 221 (4.06%) Perl
8 215 (3.95%) Python
9 175 (3.22%) Shell Script
10 128 (2.35%) VB
11 109 (2.00%) T-SQL
12 106 (1.95%) VBScript
13 102 (1.87%) C
14 101 (1.86%) Ruby
15 81 (1.49%) PHP
16 80 (1.47%) Bash Shell
17 73 (1.34%) VBA
18 59 (1.08%) PL/SQL
19 32 (0.59%) Korn
20 26 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 340 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 298 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 262 (4.82%) Degree
4 192 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 183 (3.36%) MCSE
6 127 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 96 (1.76%) CCNA
8 95 (1.75%) MCP
8 95 (1.75%) MCITP
9 68 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 67 (1.23%) CISSP
11 63 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 63 (1.16%) DV Cleared
12 61 (1.12%) MCSA
13 51 (0.94%) A+ Certification
14 37 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
15 36 (0.66%) CCNP
16 31 (0.57%) MCTS
16 31 (0.57%) MOS
17 27 (0.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (4.01%) SLA
2 107 (1.97%) QA
3 27 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.17%) COBIT
8 8 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.11%) GPG13
10 5 (0.092%) Basel III
11 4 (0.074%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.037%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.018%) WCAG
13 1 (0.018%) WAI
13 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.018%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.018%) P3O
13 1 (0.018%) PAS 55
System Software
1 1880 (34.55%) Active Directory
2 657 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 342 (6.29%) XenApp
4 287 (5.27%) vSphere
5 271 (4.98%) Hyper-V
6 167 (3.07%) VMware ESX
7 159 (2.92%) XenDesktop
8 119 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 87 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
10 63 (1.16%) XenServer
11 61 (1.12%) NFS
12 56 (1.03%) Xen
13 47 (0.86%) vCloud
14 35 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 35 (0.64%) Terminal Services
15 33 (0.61%) VMware Server
16 30 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
17 20 (0.37%) KVM
17 20 (0.37%) UAG
18 19 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 484 (8.90%) SCCM
2 179 (3.29%) SCOM
3 109 (2.00%) Puppet
4 88 (1.62%) Backup Exec
5 80 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (1.07%) WSUS
7 54 (0.99%) Control-M
8 52 (0.96%) Tivoli
9 50 (0.92%) SCOrch
10 46 (0.85%) NetBackup
11 43 (0.79%) Nagios
12 41 (0.75%) HP SIM
13 36 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
14 35 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 35 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
15 31 (0.57%) SCVMM
16 29 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 28 (0.51%) BladeLogic
17 28 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 27 (0.50%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 1742 (32.02%) Microsoft
2 1228 (22.57%) VMware
3 929 (17.07%) Citrix
4 589 (10.83%) Oracle
5 573 (10.53%) Cisco
6 428 (7.87%) HP
7 237 (4.36%) NetApp
8 217 (3.99%) IBM
9 182 (3.34%) Red Hat
10 170 (3.12%) EMC
11 166 (3.05%) Dell
12 155 (2.85%) Apple
13 154 (2.83%) Symantec
14 118 (2.17%) CheckPoint
15 115 (2.11%) Bloomberg
16 105 (1.93%) Altiris
17 104 (1.91%) Lotus
18 98 (1.80%) Remedy
19 94 (1.73%) Reuters
20 90 (1.65%) Sybase
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