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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 2893 3089 2878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.73% 12.19% 11.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.16% 53.39% 54.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1904 1941 1775
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 209 227
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.70 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.27% -8.44%
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
5655 5786 5328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.93% 22.83% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3894 3840 3461
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 230 265
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 £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 773 £375 +1.83% 244
Uxbridge -3 27 £263 -25.00% 1
Docklands, London +8 22 £425 -29.16%
Croydon -8 18 £359 -2.38% 8
Kingston Upon Thames +5 15 £310 -20.06% 7
Chessington 0 14 £145 -63.75% 3
Hounslow +4 13 £238 -22.44% 3
Canary Wharf +4 11 £400 -38.46%
Feltham +6 9 £240 -54.54% 2
Hayes 0 8 - - 1
Greenwich 0 5 £382 +4.52%
Hammersmith +7 4 £93 -63.00% 1
Ealing +3 4 £250 - 1
Wembley -2 4 £150 -50.00% 1
Greenford -2 3 - - 2
Ilford - 3 £238 -
Southwark - 3 £110 -
Twickenham 0 2 £360 -7.09%
Bromley -12 2 £110 -83.70%
New Malden - 2 - - 12
Westminster - 2 £250 - 1
Mayfair - 2 £360 -
Ruislip +1 1 - -
Chiswick 0 1 £180 -
Harrow -4 1 £250 -28.57% 3
Orpington - 1 - -
Clapham - 1 £110 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 3
South Croydon - - - - 1
Southall - - - -
Stanmore - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 3
Teddington - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 1
Morden - - - - 1
Enfield - - - - 4
Erith - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Bexley - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1891 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 1845 (33.54%) Microsoft
3 1608 (29.23%) Windows 7
4 1157 (21.03%) Finance
5 1144 (20.80%) VMware
6 1143 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1071 (19.47%) SQL
8 1068 (19.41%) Linux
9 968 (17.60%) MS Office
10 946 (17.20%) Citrix
11 874 (15.89%) ITIL
12 838 (15.23%) SQL Server
13 802 (14.58%) MS Excel
14 793 (14.42%) Windows XP
15 754 (13.71%) Banking
16 748 (13.60%) Windows Server 2003
17 732 (13.31%) MS Exchange
18 693 (12.60%) UNIX
19 637 (11.58%) Oracle
20 632 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
21 537 (9.76%) Cisco
22 529 (9.62%) .NET
23 524 (9.53%) Migration
24 520 (9.45%) DNS
25 510 (9.27%) SCCM
26 509 (9.25%) C#
27 495 (9.00%) PowerShell
28 468 (8.51%) Blackberry
29 461 (8.38%) Firewall
30 455 (8.27%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 732 (13.31%) MS Exchange
2 399 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 385 (7.00%) SharePoint
4 356 (6.47%) IIS
5 197 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 194 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 183 (3.33%) Lync
8 160 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 120 (2.18%) WebSphere
10 116 (2.11%) Apache
11 115 (2.09%) IBM Notes
12 108 (1.96%) Tomcat
13 94 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
14 69 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
14 69 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
15 62 (1.13%) WebLogic
16 58 (1.05%) JBoss
17 49 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
18 43 (0.78%) CMS
19 36 (0.65%) WorkSite
Applications
1 968 (17.60%) MS Office
2 802 (14.58%) MS Excel
3 100 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 76 (1.38%) MS Project
5 51 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.24%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.16%) InDesign
11 6 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.091%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (0.073%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.055%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.055%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
15 2 (0.036%) RoboHelp
16 1 (0.018%) Maya
16 1 (0.018%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 39 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 24 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
5 12 (0.22%) HFM
6 11 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.16%) RMDS
7 9 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.15%) Agresso
8 8 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.15%) ION MarketView
9 7 (0.13%) assyst
9 7 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.13%) Adaptiv
9 7 (0.13%) Summit
10 6 (0.11%) Temenos T24
10 6 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.11%) Eikon
11 5 (0.091%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 154 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 138 (2.51%) Office 365
3 64 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (0.53%) SaaS
5 27 (0.49%) Google Apps
6 18 (0.33%) IaaS
7 17 (0.31%) PaaS
8 15 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.24%) GitHub
10 10 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.091%) IBM SmartCloud
12 4 (0.073%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.036%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.036%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.036%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.036%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.018%) Gitorious
14 1 (0.018%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 520 (9.45%) DNS
2 461 (8.38%) Firewall
3 455 (8.27%) SAN
4 410 (7.45%) TCP/IP
5 322 (5.85%) DHCP
6 310 (5.64%) WAN
7 306 (5.56%) LAN
8 273 (4.96%) VPN
9 168 (3.05%) Internet
10 131 (2.38%) NAS
11 118 (2.15%) VLAN
12 109 (1.98%) HTTP
13 107 (1.95%) Wireless
14 101 (1.84%) Network Security
15 100 (1.82%) VoIP
16 87 (1.58%) NetScaler
17 83 (1.51%) LDAP
17 83 (1.51%) MPLS
18 75 (1.36%) SSL
19 70 (1.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 838 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 214 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 150 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 145 (2.64%) Oracle Database
5 115 (2.09%) MySQL
6 106 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 99 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 95 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 91 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 74 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 61 (1.11%) DB2
12 50 (0.91%) NoSQL
13 49 (0.89%) MongoDB
14 41 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 38 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
16 34 (0.62%) MS Access
17 33 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
18 32 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
18 32 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
19 30 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 123 (2.24%) Subversion
2 118 (2.15%) Visual Studio
3 102 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 95 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 88 (1.60%) MSI
6 82 (1.49%) JIRA
7 62 (1.13%) Maven
8 61 (1.11%) TeamCity
9 58 (1.05%) NUnit
10 51 (0.93%) Jenkins
11 39 (0.71%) Selenium
12 33 (0.60%) JUnit
13 31 (0.56%) Ant
14 22 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 22 (0.40%) Eclipse
15 18 (0.33%) Hudson
15 18 (0.33%) MSBuild
16 17 (0.31%) ClearCase
17 16 (0.29%) LoadRunner
17 16 (0.29%) JMeter
General
1 1157 (21.03%) Finance
2 754 (13.71%) Banking
3 337 (6.13%) Investment Banking
4 186 (3.38%) Legal
5 160 (2.91%) Law
6 155 (2.82%) Retail
7 154 (2.80%) Front Office
8 110 (2.00%) Telecoms
9 95 (1.73%) Financial Institution
10 92 (1.67%) Back Office
11 71 (1.29%) Advertising
12 64 (1.16%) Marketing
13 57 (1.04%) Publishing
14 39 (0.71%) French Language
15 36 (0.65%) Games
16 26 (0.47%) Manufacturing
17 25 (0.45%) Spanish Language
18 21 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 14 (0.25%) German Language
20 12 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1102 (20.03%) Analyst
2 688 (12.51%) Developer
3 469 (8.53%) Support Analyst
4 434 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 348 (6.33%) Architect
6 336 (6.11%) Desktop Support
7 311 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 288 (5.24%) Service Analyst
9 287 (5.22%) Service Desk Analyst
10 261 (4.74%) Consultant
11 209 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
12 189 (3.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 188 (3.42%) Applications Support
14 184 (3.34%) Administrator
15 162 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
16 153 (2.78%) Project Manager
17 144 (2.62%) Infrastructure Architect
18 136 (2.47%) 3rd Line Support
19 123 (2.24%) IT Support
20 121 (2.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 529 (9.62%) .NET
2 299 (5.44%) HTML
3 257 (4.67%) Web Services
4 227 (4.13%) XML
5 198 (3.60%) ASP.NET
6 195 (3.54%) CSS
7 162 (2.94%) Middleware
8 127 (2.31%) HTML5
9 124 (2.25%) WCF
10 110 (2.00%) .NET Framework
11 95 (1.73%) jQuery
12 85 (1.55%) Application Packaging
13 65 (1.18%) WPF
14 61 (1.11%) JSON
15 60 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 60 (1.09%) STL
16 59 (1.07%) CSS3
17 52 (0.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 51 (0.93%) Ajax
18 51 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 468 (8.51%) Blackberry
2 310 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 182 (3.31%) Clustering
4 131 (2.38%) Replication
4 131 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 105 (1.91%) Fixed Income
6 103 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 102 (1.85%) Derivative
8 96 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 90 (1.64%) Hedge funds
10 86 (1.56%) Thin Client
10 86 (1.56%) Fat Client
11 85 (1.55%) iPhone
12 72 (1.31%) Mobile App
13 71 (1.29%) NHS
14 67 (1.22%) Client/Server
15 55 (1.00%) Equities
16 51 (0.93%) User Experience
17 49 (0.89%) Open Source
18 48 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1608 (29.23%) Windows 7
2 1143 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 1068 (19.41%) Linux
4 793 (14.42%) Windows XP
5 748 (13.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 693 (12.60%) UNIX
7 451 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 297 (5.40%) Windows 8
9 169 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 161 (2.93%) Android
11 147 (2.67%) Apple iOS
12 143 (2.60%) Solaris
13 124 (2.25%) Mac OS X
14 100 (1.82%) Windows Vista
15 99 (1.80%) AIX
16 65 (1.18%) Windows Phone
17 60 (1.09%) Mac OS
18 58 (1.05%) Windows 2000
19 54 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
20 39 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 874 (15.89%) ITIL
2 524 (9.53%) Migration
3 453 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
4 232 (4.22%) Project Management
5 229 (4.16%) Change Management
6 176 (3.20%) Service Delivery
6 176 (3.20%) Service Management
7 165 (3.00%) TDD
8 164 (2.98%) DevOps
9 157 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 152 (2.76%) Incident Management
11 144 (2.62%) OO
12 139 (2.53%) MVC
13 138 (2.51%) Scrum
14 137 (2.49%) Configuration Management
15 129 (2.35%) Asset Management
16 122 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
17 120 (2.18%) PRINCE2
17 120 (2.18%) Continuous Integration
18 112 (2.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1071 (19.47%) SQL
2 509 (9.25%) C#
3 495 (9.00%) PowerShell
4 388 (7.05%) Java
5 279 (5.07%) JavaScript
6 253 (4.60%) C++
7 224 (4.07%) Perl
8 207 (3.76%) Python
9 136 (2.47%) Shell Script
10 134 (2.44%) VB
11 127 (2.31%) T-SQL
12 120 (2.18%) VBScript
13 112 (2.04%) C
14 78 (1.42%) Ruby
15 67 (1.22%) PHP
16 65 (1.18%) VBA
17 55 (1.00%) Bash Shell
18 43 (0.78%) PL/SQL
19 31 (0.56%) Korn
20 27 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 377 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 271 (4.93%) Degree
3 243 (4.42%) Security Cleared
4 201 (3.65%) MCSE
5 157 (2.85%) SC Cleared
6 133 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
7 111 (2.02%) MCITP
8 109 (1.98%) MCP
9 107 (1.95%) CCNA
10 70 (1.27%) CISSP
10 70 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
11 67 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 67 (1.22%) MCSA
12 47 (0.85%) A+ Certification
13 46 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
14 45 (0.82%) DV Cleared
15 44 (0.80%) CCNP
16 39 (0.71%) MCTS
16 39 (0.71%) MOS
17 30 (0.55%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (3.54%) SLA
2 107 (1.95%) QA
3 30 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 22 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.11%) GPG13
8 5 (0.091%) Basel III
8 5 (0.091%) COBIT
9 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.018%) WCAG
10 1 (0.018%) WAI
10 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.018%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.018%) P3O
10 1 (0.018%) PAS 55
10 1 (0.018%) Section 508
System Software
1 1891 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 632 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 346 (6.29%) XenApp
4 258 (4.69%) vSphere
5 248 (4.51%) Hyper-V
6 153 (2.78%) VMware ESX
7 149 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 138 (2.51%) XenDesktop
9 69 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
10 67 (1.22%) XenServer
11 58 (1.05%) NFS
12 43 (0.78%) vCloud
13 42 (0.76%) Terminal Services
13 42 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
14 41 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 41 (0.75%) Xen
15 25 (0.45%) VMware Server
16 21 (0.38%) NLBS
16 21 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
17 20 (0.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 510 (9.27%) SCCM
2 159 (2.89%) SCOM
3 88 (1.60%) Puppet
3 88 (1.60%) Backup Exec
4 73 (1.33%) Tivoli
4 73 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (1.16%) WSUS
6 44 (0.80%) Control-M
6 44 (0.80%) SCOrch
7 43 (0.78%) Nagios
8 41 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 39 (0.71%) BladeLogic
10 38 (0.69%) NetBackup
10 38 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 34 (0.62%) HP SIM
11 34 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
12 27 (0.49%) WMI
12 27 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
13 23 (0.42%) ARCserve
14 20 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1845 (33.54%) Microsoft
2 1144 (20.80%) VMware
3 946 (17.20%) Citrix
4 637 (11.58%) Oracle
5 537 (9.76%) Cisco
6 418 (7.60%) HP
7 216 (3.93%) IBM
8 202 (3.67%) NetApp
9 172 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 169 (3.07%) EMC
11 158 (2.87%) Symantec
12 153 (2.78%) Dell
13 139 (2.53%) Apple
14 128 (2.33%) Sybase
15 117 (2.13%) Lotus
15 117 (2.13%) Bloomberg
16 116 (2.11%) Remedy
17 114 (2.07%) CheckPoint
18 110 (2.00%) Altiris
19 93 (1.69%) Reuters
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