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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 2390 2398 2403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.18% 10.70% 11.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.91% 52.06% 56.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1473 1448
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 197 202
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £25.53 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
4695 4606 4262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.96% 20.56% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3175 3052 2737
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 227 229
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 0 585 £400 +4.91% 243
Croydon -2 29 £350 -19.30% 14
Uxbridge +2 13 £350 +34.61% 5
Twickenham +1 11 £450 +318.60% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -4 11 £176 -43.95% 3
Docklands, London +1 9 £425 -15.00% 1
Brentford -4 9 £340 -26.48% 1
Enfield 0 8 £419 +39.58%
Bromley +10 6 £275 -21.42% 2
Hounslow +3 6 £278 -
Hammersmith +1 4 £380 +60.84%
Canary Wharf -11 4 £525 +23.52%
Feltham - 3 - - 2
Paddington - 3 £450 - 4
Hillingdon - 2 £135 -
Chessington - 2 - - 1
Dagenham +2 1 - - 1
Romford -1 1 £100 -75.75% 3
Hayes -2 1 £350 - 5
Chiswick -2 1 - - 2
Barnet -3 1 £275 +71.87%
Harrow -4 1 £110 -48.83% 6
Ealing -5 1 £275 -8.33%
Ilford -6 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £175 - 1
Beckenham - 1 £325 - 2
Bexley - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Barking - - - -
Orpington - - - - 3
Pinner - - - -
Rainham - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1667 (33.27%) Active Directory
2 1531 (30.55%) Microsoft
3 1251 (24.97%) VMware
4 1222 (24.39%) Windows 7
5 1143 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 1011 (20.18%) SQL
7 1008 (20.12%) Finance
8 1001 (19.98%) Linux
9 836 (16.68%) SQL Server
10 828 (16.52%) Citrix
11 771 (15.39%) ITIL
12 716 (14.29%) MS Office
13 680 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 679 (13.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 654 (13.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 622 (12.41%) MS Exchange
17 620 (12.37%) UNIX
18 618 (12.33%) MS Excel
19 572 (11.41%) Cisco
20 571 (11.39%) Migration
21 540 (10.78%) Oracle
22 536 (10.70%) Banking
23 512 (10.22%) .NET
24 486 (9.70%) Windows XP
25 473 (9.44%) SAN
26 457 (9.12%) Firewall
27 451 (9.00%) DNS
28 443 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
29 429 (8.56%) Java
30 428 (8.54%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 622 (12.41%) MS Exchange
2 390 (7.78%) IIS
3 300 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 287 (5.73%) SharePoint
5 161 (3.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 156 (3.11%) Lync
7 144 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 128 (2.55%) Tomcat
9 126 (2.51%) Apache
10 125 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
11 104 (2.08%) WebSphere
12 102 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
13 73 (1.46%) WebLogic
14 63 (1.26%) IBM Notes
15 60 (1.20%) JBoss
15 60 (1.20%) OpenStack
16 41 (0.82%) WorkSite
17 39 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
18 38 (0.76%) CMS
19 37 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 716 (14.29%) MS Office
2 618 (12.33%) MS Excel
3 57 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.82%) MS Project
6 20 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 20 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 18 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.16%) InDesign
10 6 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.080%) Final Cut Pro
12 3 (0.060%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.060%) Quicktime
13 2 (0.040%) ProjectWise
13 2 (0.040%) Maya
13 2 (0.040%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.040%) CINEMA 4D
13 2 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 34 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 31 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.36%) RMDS
4 17 (0.34%) ION MarketView
5 12 (0.24%) Markit EDM
6 10 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.16%) ResourceLink
8 7 (0.14%) assyst
8 7 (0.14%) Eikon
9 6 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
10 5 (0.100%) thinkFolio
10 5 (0.100%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.100%) Agresso
10 5 (0.100%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.080%) Remedy AR System
11 4 (0.080%) Oracle Cash Management
12 3 (0.060%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.060%) Oracle Receivables
12 3 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 162 (3.23%) Office 365
2 127 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (0.80%) IaaS
5 37 (0.74%) Google Apps
6 28 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (0.52%) SaaS
8 20 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (0.34%) PaaS
10 14 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.26%) GitHub
12 11 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.16%) CloudFront
15 7 (0.14%) Heroku
15 7 (0.14%) Engine Yard
16 5 (0.100%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.100%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.100%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 4 (0.080%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 473 (9.44%) SAN
2 457 (9.12%) Firewall
3 451 (9.00%) DNS
4 396 (7.90%) TCP/IP
5 315 (6.29%) LAN
6 296 (5.91%) WAN
6 296 (5.91%) VPN
7 266 (5.31%) DHCP
8 187 (3.73%) NAS
9 180 (3.59%) Internet
10 122 (2.43%) VLAN
11 108 (2.16%) HTTP
12 99 (1.98%) VoIP
13 95 (1.90%) LDAP
13 95 (1.90%) NetScaler
14 93 (1.86%) Network Security
15 91 (1.82%) Wireless
16 82 (1.64%) SSL
17 81 (1.62%) MPLS
18 68 (1.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 836 (16.68%) SQL Server
2 180 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 135 (2.69%) Oracle Database
4 126 (2.51%) MySQL
5 114 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 96 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 90 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 85 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 78 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 60 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 47 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
12 46 (0.92%) MongoDB
13 44 (0.88%) RDBMS
14 43 (0.86%) DB2
15 39 (0.78%) NoSQL
16 38 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 35 (0.70%) Big Data
18 34 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
19 32 (0.64%) FileMaker
19 32 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 149 (2.97%) Subversion
2 132 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 112 (2.24%) JIRA
4 93 (1.86%) Visual Studio
5 91 (1.82%) Git (software)
6 90 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 85 (1.70%) Maven
8 74 (1.48%) Ant
9 65 (1.30%) MSI
10 61 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 48 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 46 (0.92%) Selenium
13 45 (0.90%) NUnit
14 39 (0.78%) Cucumber
15 28 (0.56%) MSBuild
15 28 (0.56%) JMeter
16 27 (0.54%) Gradle
17 25 (0.50%) Eclipse
18 24 (0.48%) Mercurial
19 22 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 1008 (20.12%) Finance
2 536 (10.70%) Banking
3 209 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 142 (2.83%) Retail
5 133 (2.65%) Front Office
6 129 (2.57%) Law
7 125 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 108 (2.16%) Legal
9 80 (1.60%) Back Office
10 72 (1.44%) Financial Institution
11 47 (0.94%) Games
12 46 (0.92%) Marketing
13 42 (0.84%) Advertising
14 41 (0.82%) Publishing
15 32 (0.64%) Manufacturing
16 27 (0.54%) French Language
17 24 (0.48%) Spanish Language
18 19 (0.38%) Billing
19 13 (0.26%) Retail Banking
20 9 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 975 (19.46%) Analyst
2 488 (9.74%) Developer
3 405 (8.08%) Support Analyst
4 395 (7.88%) Support Engineer
5 350 (6.98%) Desktop Support
6 294 (5.87%) Architect
7 277 (5.53%) Consultant
8 266 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 230 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 227 (4.53%) Administrator
11 225 (4.49%) Service Analyst
12 218 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
13 210 (4.19%) Desktop Engineer
14 177 (3.53%) Applications Support
15 156 (3.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 140 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
17 139 (2.77%) Project Manager
18 128 (2.55%) Systems Administrator
19 126 (2.51%) 3rd Line Support
19 126 (2.51%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (10.22%) .NET
2 227 (4.53%) HTML
3 191 (3.81%) Web Services
4 184 (3.67%) XML
5 165 (3.29%) Middleware
6 124 (2.47%) ASP.NET
7 120 (2.39%) CSS
8 88 (1.76%) WCF
9 78 (1.56%) jQuery
10 76 (1.52%) HTML5
11 75 (1.50%) .NET Framework
12 70 (1.40%) JSON
13 67 (1.34%) WPF
14 65 (1.30%) J2EE
15 63 (1.26%) SOAP
16 56 (1.12%) RESTful
17 44 (0.88%) Rendezvous
18 43 (0.86%) Application Packaging
19 40 (0.80%) JSP
20 38 (0.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 362 (7.22%) Blackberry
2 331 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (3.03%) Clustering
4 105 (2.10%) Fixed Income
5 99 (1.98%) iPhone
6 98 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 92 (1.84%) Replication
8 85 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 84 (1.68%) iPad
10 82 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 72 (1.44%) Thin Client
11 72 (1.44%) Fat Client
12 70 (1.40%) Client/Server
13 62 (1.24%) Derivative
13 62 (1.24%) Mobile App
14 55 (1.10%) Open Source
14 55 (1.10%) NHS
15 47 (0.94%) Hedge funds
16 44 (0.88%) User Experience
17 42 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1222 (24.39%) Windows 7
2 1143 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 1001 (19.98%) Linux
4 679 (13.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 654 (13.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 620 (12.37%) UNIX
7 486 (9.70%) Windows XP
8 303 (6.05%) Windows 8
9 191 (3.81%) Android
10 189 (3.77%) Apple iOS
11 151 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 146 (2.91%) Solaris
13 132 (2.63%) Mac OS X
14 78 (1.56%) AIX
15 74 (1.48%) Windows Vista
16 61 (1.22%) CentOS
17 57 (1.14%) Mac OS
18 52 (1.04%) Windows Phone
19 48 (0.96%) Ubuntu
20 47 (0.94%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 771 (15.39%) ITIL
2 571 (11.39%) Migration
3 443 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
4 252 (5.03%) DevOps
5 248 (4.95%) Project Management
6 190 (3.79%) Change Management
7 177 (3.53%) Service Delivery
8 176 (3.51%) Configuration Management
9 156 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
10 149 (2.97%) Scrum
11 139 (2.77%) Service Management
12 129 (2.57%) TDD
13 127 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
14 125 (2.49%) Release Management
15 119 (2.37%) Load Balancing
16 118 (2.35%) Incident Management
17 107 (2.14%) Problem Management
17 107 (2.14%) Stakeholder Management
18 106 (2.12%) Performance Tuning
19 105 (2.10%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1011 (20.18%) SQL
2 429 (8.56%) Java
3 426 (8.50%) C#
4 401 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 248 (4.95%) Python
6 226 (4.51%) Perl
7 215 (4.29%) JavaScript
8 203 (4.05%) C++
9 180 (3.59%) Shell Script
10 115 (2.29%) Ruby
11 113 (2.26%) Bash Shell
12 107 (2.14%) VBScript
13 95 (1.90%) T-SQL
14 94 (1.88%) VB
14 94 (1.88%) C
15 73 (1.46%) PHP
16 66 (1.32%) PL/SQL
17 63 (1.26%) VBA
18 37 (0.74%) VB.NET
19 23 (0.46%) Korn
Qualifications
1 361 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 310 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 229 (4.57%) Degree
4 216 (4.31%) SC Cleared
5 181 (3.61%) MCSE
6 133 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 110 (2.20%) MCITP
8 107 (2.14%) DV Cleared
9 93 (1.86%) CCNA
10 91 (1.82%) MCP
11 74 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 67 (1.34%) MCSA
13 63 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
14 45 (0.90%) MCTS
15 42 (0.84%) CCNP
16 40 (0.80%) CISSP
17 34 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
18 33 (0.66%) A+ Certification
19 24 (0.48%) MCDST
19 24 (0.48%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (3.87%) SLA
2 122 (2.43%) QA
3 27 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 24 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.16%) COBIT
7 8 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.14%) HL7
8 7 (0.14%) DICOM
9 3 (0.060%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.040%) EMIR
10 2 (0.040%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.020%) MiFID
11 1 (0.020%) FATCA
11 1 (0.020%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1667 (33.27%) Active Directory
2 680 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 273 (5.45%) XenApp
4 265 (5.29%) vSphere
5 236 (4.71%) Hyper-V
6 142 (2.83%) XenDesktop
7 127 (2.53%) VMware ESX
8 114 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
9 111 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 57 (1.14%) vCloud
11 54 (1.08%) NFS
12 53 (1.06%) Xen
13 38 (0.76%) XenServer
14 34 (0.68%) Terminal Services
15 30 (0.60%) SRDF
16 28 (0.56%) KVM
17 26 (0.52%) VMware Server
18 24 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 23 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 21 (0.42%) Samba
Systems Management
1 428 (8.54%) SCCM
2 166 (3.31%) Puppet
3 156 (3.11%) SCOM
4 113 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (1.04%) Backup Exec
6 50 (1.00%) WSUS
7 49 (0.98%) NetBackup
8 47 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
9 44 (0.88%) Tivoli
10 36 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 36 (0.72%) HP SIM
11 35 (0.70%) EdgeSight
12 33 (0.66%) Nagios
13 31 (0.62%) SCVMM
14 28 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
15 26 (0.52%) ZABBIX
15 26 (0.52%) BladeLogic
15 26 (0.52%) SCOrch
16 23 (0.46%) Control-M
17 20 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1531 (30.55%) Microsoft
2 1251 (24.97%) VMware
3 828 (16.52%) Citrix
4 572 (11.41%) Cisco
5 540 (10.78%) Oracle
6 361 (7.20%) HP
7 229 (4.57%) NetApp
8 213 (4.25%) Red Hat
9 198 (3.95%) IBM
10 190 (3.79%) EMC
11 188 (3.75%) Apple
12 120 (2.39%) Dell
13 108 (2.16%) Bloomberg
14 100 (2.00%) Symantec
15 97 (1.94%) F5
16 92 (1.84%) Reuters
17 85 (1.70%) CheckPoint
18 76 (1.52%) Remedy
19 71 (1.42%) Sybase
20 70 (1.40%) TIBCO
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour + overtime rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £15 to £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £150 to £180 per day 6 Months
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £215 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £225 - £350 per day
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago