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 3 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
3 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 2189 2517 2673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.58% 11.27% 11.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.56% 52.25% 53.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1481 1646 1718
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 172 207
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.03 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £34.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
4805 4817 5024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.03% 21.57% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3447 3214 3405
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £183 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 183 234
Median hourly rate £15.75 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.09 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 -1 353 £425 +21.42% 132
Croydon -8 28 £370 +5.71% 1
Canary Wharf +12 18 £403 -21.46% 1
Harrow -1 13 £480 +336.36%
Kingston Upon Thames +1 10 £383 +97.61% 7
Bromley -12 7 £300 - 1
Chiswick - 7 - -
Hammersmith +6 6 £150 -3.22% 1
Docklands, London +5 6 £525 +23.52%
Westminster -9 6 £309 - 2
Southall 0 5 £200 -
Ealing +1 4 - - 2
Brentford +10 3 £375 - 1
Paddington +5 3 £500 +17.64%
Ilford +4 3 £375 +63.04%
Chessington +4 3 £450 -
Enfield 0 3 £150 -61.29% 5
Wimbledon - 3 £425 -
Wembley +4 2 £120 +14.28%
Uxbridge -6 2 - - 3
Sidcup - 2 £375 -
New Malden +4 1 - -
Surbiton +1 1 - - 5
Northwood 0 1 - -
Greenford 0 1 £345 -
Lewisham -1 1 £400 -
Hounslow -6 1 - - 2
Grays - 1 £165 - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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 1453 (34.08%) Active Directory
2 1376 (32.27%) Microsoft
3 1316 (30.86%) Windows Server
4 1152 (27.02%) Linux
5 1078 (25.28%) Finance
6 1001 (23.48%) VMware
7 885 (20.76%) Windows 7
8 822 (19.28%) SQL
9 758 (17.78%) SQL Server
10 713 (16.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 695 (16.30%) ITIL
12 659 (15.45%) MS Office
13 640 (15.01%) Citrix
14 623 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 600 (14.07%) Unix
16 589 (13.81%) PowerShell
17 574 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
18 538 (12.62%) Oracle
18 538 (12.62%) MS Excel
19 526 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
20 511 (11.98%) Banking
21 499 (11.70%) .NET
22 468 (10.98%) C#
23 461 (10.81%) Migration
24 409 (9.59%) MS Exchange
25 404 (9.47%) Firewall
26 395 (9.26%) Java
27 394 (9.24%) Cisco
28 382 (8.96%) SCCM
29 377 (8.84%) DNS

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
1 409 (9.59%) MS Exchange
2 299 (7.01%) IIS
3 202 (4.74%) SharePoint
4 191 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 130 (3.05%) Tomcat
6 121 (2.84%) Apache
7 118 (2.77%) Skype for Business
8 96 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 90 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 84 (1.97%) Confluence
10 84 (1.97%) OpenStack
11 69 (1.62%) WebSphere
12 68 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
13 57 (1.34%) IBM Notes
14 52 (1.22%) JBoss
15 44 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
16 37 (0.87%) Node.js
17 34 (0.80%) WebLogic
18 32 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
19 30 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 659 (15.45%) MS Office
2 538 (12.62%) MS Excel
3 58 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.49%) MS Project
6 17 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 14 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.21%) HipChat
9 9 (0.21%) SPSS
10 5 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
10 5 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
11 4 (0.094%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.094%) Final Cut Pro
12 3 (0.070%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.070%) PaintShop Pro
13 2 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.023%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 48 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.45%) Eikon
4 14 (0.33%) Endur
4 14 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
5 9 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
6 8 (0.19%) Hi Portfolio
6 8 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.12%) BusinessWare
8 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.12%) RMDS
8 5 (0.12%) SAP R/3
9 4 (0.094%) MetaTrader
9 4 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.094%) TradeThru
10 3 (0.070%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.070%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 296 (6.94%) Office 365
2 288 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
3 285 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 70 (1.64%) IaaS
5 48 (1.13%) PaaS
6 43 (1.01%) SaaS
7 38 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (0.73%) Yammer
10 30 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
12 26 (0.61%) Amazon S3
13 23 (0.54%) Google Apps
14 18 (0.42%) GitHub
14 18 (0.42%) OneDrive
15 15 (0.35%) Mimecast
16 14 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 12 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 10 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 9 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 404 (9.47%) Firewall
2 377 (8.84%) DNS
3 317 (7.43%) SAN
4 308 (7.22%) TCP/IP
5 231 (5.42%) LAN
6 203 (4.76%) WAN
7 192 (4.50%) VPN
8 186 (4.36%) DHCP
9 172 (4.03%) Internet
10 105 (2.46%) NAS
11 95 (2.23%) Network Security
12 87 (2.04%) HTTP
13 78 (1.83%) LDAP
14 74 (1.74%) Wireless
15 70 (1.64%) NetScaler
16 69 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
17 60 (1.41%) VoIP
18 49 (1.15%) SSL
19 47 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
19 47 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 758 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 158 (3.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 133 (3.12%) Oracle Database
3 133 (3.12%) Relational Database
4 123 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 102 (2.39%) MySQL
6 89 (2.09%) MongoDB
7 80 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 73 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 72 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 61 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
11 57 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
12 52 (1.22%) NoSQL
13 51 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
14 50 (1.17%) RDBMS
15 43 (1.01%) Big Data
16 42 (0.98%) Hadoop
17 41 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 35 (0.82%) DB2
18 35 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 178 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 150 (3.52%) Git (software)
3 148 (3.47%) JIRA
4 109 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 84 (1.97%) Subversion
6 77 (1.81%) TeamCity
7 62 (1.45%) Maven
8 54 (1.27%) Visual Studio
9 51 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 39 (0.91%) NUnit
11 36 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 36 (0.84%) Selenium
12 32 (0.75%) Cucumber
12 32 (0.75%) MSI
13 22 (0.52%) MSTest
14 21 (0.49%) Vagrant
15 20 (0.47%) Eclipse
16 19 (0.45%) MSBuild
17 18 (0.42%) Hudson
17 18 (0.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 1078 (25.28%) Finance
2 511 (11.98%) Banking
3 150 (3.52%) Investment Banking
4 138 (3.24%) Legal
5 137 (3.21%) Front Office
6 129 (3.03%) Retail
7 126 (2.95%) Law
8 100 (2.35%) Back Office
9 90 (2.11%) Financial Institution
10 88 (2.06%) Telecoms
11 54 (1.27%) Advertising
12 45 (1.06%) Games
13 35 (0.82%) Marketing
14 23 (0.54%) Billing
14 23 (0.54%) Publishing
15 19 (0.45%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.30%) French Language
16 13 (0.30%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.23%) German Language
17 10 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 734 (17.21%) Analyst
2 467 (10.95%) Developer
3 339 (7.95%) Support Engineer
4 317 (7.43%) Architect
5 315 (7.39%) Support Analyst
6 287 (6.73%) Windows Engineer
7 257 (6.03%) Desktop Support
8 246 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 223 (5.23%) Administrator
10 212 (4.97%) Service Analyst
11 202 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
12 192 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
13 190 (4.46%) Consultant
14 185 (4.34%) DevOps Engineer
15 153 (3.59%) IT Support
16 147 (3.45%) C# Developer
17 140 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
18 131 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
19 121 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
20 120 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (11.70%) .NET
2 227 (5.32%) Web Services
3 202 (4.74%) HTML
4 147 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 133 (3.12%) XML
6 116 (2.72%) .NET Framework
7 104 (2.44%) CSS
8 89 (2.09%) jQuery
9 84 (1.97%) Middleware
10 82 (1.92%) WCF
11 80 (1.88%) HTML5
12 69 (1.62%) WPF
13 67 (1.57%) AngularJS
14 65 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
15 59 (1.38%) REST
15 59 (1.38%) WinForms
16 55 (1.29%) J2EE
17 47 (1.10%) JSON
18 45 (1.06%) LAMP
19 43 (1.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 252 (5.91%) Data Centre
2 247 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 219 (5.14%) Blackberry
4 159 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 113 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 110 (2.58%) Clustering
7 92 (2.16%) Derivative
8 75 (1.76%) Hedge funds
9 72 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 71 (1.67%) Replication
11 64 (1.50%) Fixed Income
12 63 (1.48%) Equities
13 61 (1.43%) Mobile App
14 57 (1.34%) User Experience
15 55 (1.29%) iPhone
16 51 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
17 48 (1.13%) iPad
18 47 (1.10%) Private Cloud
19 46 (1.08%) Client/Server
20 45 (1.06%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1316 (30.86%) Windows Server
2 1152 (27.02%) Linux
3 885 (20.76%) Windows 7
4 713 (16.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 600 (14.07%) Unix
6 574 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 364 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 252 (5.91%) Windows 8
9 240 (5.63%) Windows XP
10 183 (4.29%) Windows 10
11 152 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 128 (3.00%) Android
13 125 (2.93%) Mac OS X
14 117 (2.74%) Solaris
15 114 (2.67%) Apple iOS
16 89 (2.09%) CentOS
17 62 (1.45%) AIX
18 58 (1.36%) Ubuntu
19 45 (1.06%) Windows Vista
20 44 (1.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (16.30%) ITIL
2 526 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
3 461 (10.81%) Migration
4 351 (8.23%) DevOps
5 257 (6.03%) Project Management
6 215 (5.04%) Change Management
6 215 (5.04%) Configuration Management
7 186 (4.36%) Service Delivery
8 171 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
9 169 (3.96%) Service Management
10 149 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 147 (3.45%) Open Source
12 142 (3.33%) Scrum
13 125 (2.93%) SDLC
14 124 (2.91%) Problem Management
15 119 (2.79%) Asset Management
15 119 (2.79%) OO
16 116 (2.72%) Performance Tuning
17 114 (2.67%) Release Management
17 114 (2.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 822 (19.28%) SQL
2 589 (13.81%) PowerShell
3 468 (10.98%) C#
4 395 (9.26%) Java
5 324 (7.60%) Python
6 258 (6.05%) Perl
7 234 (5.49%) JavaScript
8 202 (4.74%) Bash Shell
9 167 (3.92%) C++
10 115 (2.70%) Ruby
10 115 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 115 (2.70%) T-SQL
11 101 (2.37%) C
12 83 (1.95%) VBA
13 79 (1.85%) VB
14 77 (1.81%) VBScript
15 68 (1.59%) PL/SQL
16 58 (1.36%) PHP
17 40 (0.94%) VB.NET
18 30 (0.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 338 (7.93%) Security Cleared
2 237 (5.56%) Degree
3 213 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 213 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 126 (2.95%) MCSE
5 121 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (1.92%) CCNA
7 80 (1.88%) DV Cleared
8 74 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
9 64 (1.50%) CISSP
10 52 (1.22%) MCP
11 51 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 48 (1.13%) MCSA
13 39 (0.91%) CCNP
14 38 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
15 33 (0.77%) MCITP
15 33 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 31 (0.73%) AWS Certification
17 28 (0.66%) CISM
18 24 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (3.66%) QA
1 156 (3.66%) SLA
2 30 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.19%) HL7
7 7 (0.16%) COBIT
8 6 (0.14%) DICOM
8 6 (0.14%) MiFID
9 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.094%) ISO27002
11 3 (0.070%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.070%) ISO15022
11 3 (0.070%) ISO20022
11 3 (0.070%) SDET
12 1 (0.023%) BS7799
12 1 (0.023%) GxP
12 1 (0.023%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.023%) RMADS
System Software
1 1453 (34.08%) Active Directory
2 623 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (4.50%) XenApp
4 185 (4.34%) Hyper-V
5 160 (3.75%) vSphere
6 122 (2.86%) VMware ESX
7 103 (2.42%) XenDesktop
8 67 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 66 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
10 63 (1.48%) Docker
11 60 (1.41%) NFS
12 33 (0.77%) Samba
13 31 (0.73%) KVM
14 28 (0.66%) BitLocker
14 28 (0.66%) XenServer
15 25 (0.59%) Xen
16 24 (0.56%) StorNext
16 24 (0.56%) vCloud
16 24 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 21 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 382 (8.96%) SCCM
2 226 (5.30%) Puppet
3 165 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
4 162 (3.80%) SCOM
5 116 (2.72%) Ansible
6 94 (2.20%) Nagios
7 56 (1.31%) WSUS
8 42 (0.98%) NetBackup
9 40 (0.94%) ZABBIX
10 39 (0.91%) Backup Exec
11 34 (0.80%) logstash
11 34 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
12 32 (0.75%) Salt
13 30 (0.70%) Control-M
14 29 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
15 25 (0.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 25 (0.59%) HP SIM
15 25 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 24 (0.56%) Tivoli
17 23 (0.54%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1376 (32.27%) Microsoft
2 1001 (23.48%) VMware
3 640 (15.01%) Citrix
4 538 (12.62%) Oracle
5 394 (9.24%) Cisco
6 292 (6.85%) HP
7 233 (5.46%) Red Hat
8 171 (4.01%) NetApp
9 145 (3.40%) EMC
10 143 (3.35%) IBM
11 120 (2.81%) Dell
12 108 (2.53%) Apple
13 103 (2.42%) Symantec
14 96 (2.25%) Sybase
15 94 (2.20%) Bloomberg
16 77 (1.81%) CheckPoint
16 77 (1.81%) Reuters
17 62 (1.45%) Lotus
18 61 (1.43%) Juniper
18 61 (1.43%) SAP
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Computer People
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £35k - 37k per year + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £10.86 - £15.48 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £18.00 - £24.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 12 months contract
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago