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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2873 3010 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.94% 12.15% 12.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.17% 53.55% 53.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1955 1912 1656
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £179 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £304
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 194 253
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.23 £24.60 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
5507 5621 4931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.89% 22.69% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3895 3750 3224
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 223 281
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 £11.59 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +1 758 £360 -4.00% 249
Docklands, London +9 22 £432 -28.04%
Canary Wharf +7 18 £400 -34.69%
Croydon -14 17 £358 -7.50% 11
Kingston Upon Thames +6 15 £310 -4.76% 7
Uxbridge -2 15 £263 -25.00% 1
Chessington +3 11 £150 -62.50% 4
Hounslow +2 11 £225 -32.07%
Hammersmith +10 8 £203 -19.00%
Feltham +2 8 £271 -48.52% 2
Bromley -8 5 £293 -16.42% 4
Ealing +4 4 £238 +115.90% 1
Greenwich +1 4 £154 -57.87%
Hayes -1 4 - - 1
Wembley -2 4 £150 -37.17% 3
Twickenham +7 3 £360 -7.09%
Orpington -1 2 £100 -6.97%
Carshalton - 2 - -
Southwark - 2 £110 -
Wimbledon -1 1 £400 +180.70% 3
Enfield -3 1 - - 4
Harrow -6 1 - - 2
Westminster -11 1 £250 -
New Malden - 1 - - 1
Ilford - 1 £150 - 1
Clapham - 1 £110 -
Hillingdon - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 2
Mayfair - - - -
Morden - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - -
Greenford - - - - 2
Edgware - - - -
Barnet - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Southall - - - -
Stanmore - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1892 (34.16%) Active Directory
2 1794 (32.39%) Microsoft
3 1542 (27.84%) Windows 7
4 1229 (22.19%) VMware
5 1182 (21.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1172 (21.16%) Finance
7 1096 (19.79%) Linux
8 1074 (19.39%) SQL
9 973 (17.57%) MS Office
10 946 (17.08%) Citrix
11 879 (15.87%) ITIL
12 833 (15.04%) SQL Server
13 784 (14.15%) MS Excel
14 780 (14.08%) Windows XP
15 765 (13.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 740 (13.36%) Banking
17 732 (13.22%) MS Exchange
18 701 (12.66%) UNIX
19 666 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
20 625 (11.28%) Oracle
21 585 (10.56%) Cisco
22 551 (9.95%) DNS
23 550 (9.93%) Migration
24 529 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012
25 521 (9.41%) .NET
26 490 (8.85%) Firewall
27 485 (8.76%) SCCM
28 476 (8.59%) C#
29 470 (8.49%) PowerShell
30 469 (8.47%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (13.22%) MS Exchange
2 393 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 379 (6.84%) SharePoint
4 364 (6.57%) IIS
5 191 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 185 (3.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 183 (3.30%) Lync
8 153 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 134 (2.42%) Apache
9 134 (2.42%) Tomcat
10 120 (2.17%) WebSphere
11 116 (2.09%) IBM Notes
12 105 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
13 71 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
14 70 (1.26%) WebLogic
15 68 (1.23%) JBoss
16 65 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
17 50 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
18 42 (0.76%) WorkSite
19 35 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 973 (17.57%) MS Office
2 784 (14.15%) MS Excel
3 95 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 72 (1.30%) MS Project
5 52 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 15 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 9 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.14%) InDesign
10 7 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.054%) Maya
11 3 (0.054%) Final Cut Pro
11 3 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.036%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.036%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.036%) Quicktime
12 2 (0.036%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.036%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 40 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 30 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
6 11 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (0.18%) ION MarketView
7 10 (0.18%) RMDS
8 9 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.14%) Agresso
9 8 (0.14%) HFM
10 7 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.13%) ResourceLink
11 6 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.11%) assyst
11 6 (0.11%) Misys Midas
11 6 (0.11%) Adaptiv
12 5 (0.090%) Summit
13 4 (0.072%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 156 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (2.64%) Office 365
3 69 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (0.67%) Google Apps
5 22 (0.40%) SaaS
6 20 (0.36%) GitHub
7 15 (0.27%) PaaS
8 14 (0.25%) IaaS
9 10 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.090%) IBM SmartCloud
13 4 (0.072%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.054%) Heroku
14 3 (0.054%) Engine Yard
15 2 (0.036%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.036%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.036%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.036%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 551 (9.95%) DNS
2 490 (8.85%) Firewall
3 469 (8.47%) SAN
4 429 (7.75%) TCP/IP
5 331 (5.98%) DHCP
6 330 (5.96%) LAN
7 328 (5.92%) WAN
8 296 (5.34%) VPN
9 178 (3.21%) Internet
10 142 (2.56%) NAS
11 123 (2.22%) VLAN
12 119 (2.15%) Wireless
13 114 (2.06%) HTTP
14 105 (1.90%) VoIP
14 105 (1.90%) MPLS
15 103 (1.86%) Network Security
16 92 (1.66%) LDAP
17 89 (1.61%) NetScaler
18 85 (1.53%) FTP
19 81 (1.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 833 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 203 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 150 (2.71%) Oracle Database
4 142 (2.56%) MySQL
5 125 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 109 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 83 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 77 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 75 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 69 (1.25%) RDBMS
11 62 (1.12%) DB2
12 54 (0.97%) MongoDB
12 54 (0.97%) NoSQL
13 46 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
14 44 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
15 39 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
16 38 (0.69%) MS Access
17 33 (0.60%) Big Data
17 33 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 32 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 124 (2.24%) Subversion
2 105 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 92 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 92 (1.66%) JIRA
4 87 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 80 (1.44%) Maven
6 78 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 72 (1.30%) MSI
8 59 (1.07%) TeamCity
9 55 (0.99%) NUnit
10 50 (0.90%) Selenium
11 41 (0.74%) Ant
12 27 (0.49%) Eclipse
12 27 (0.49%) JUnit
12 27 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 25 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 25 (0.45%) Cucumber
14 23 (0.42%) JMeter
15 22 (0.40%) Hudson
16 19 (0.34%) ClearCase
General
1 1172 (21.16%) Finance
2 740 (13.36%) Banking
3 328 (5.92%) Investment Banking
4 171 (3.09%) Legal
5 163 (2.94%) Law
6 157 (2.83%) Retail
7 147 (2.65%) Front Office
8 116 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 83 (1.50%) Financial Institution
10 79 (1.43%) Back Office
11 64 (1.16%) Advertising
12 56 (1.01%) Marketing
13 51 (0.92%) Games
14 44 (0.79%) Publishing
15 40 (0.72%) French Language
16 27 (0.49%) Manufacturing
17 26 (0.47%) Spanish Language
18 18 (0.32%) German Language
19 15 (0.27%) Billing
20 10 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1157 (20.89%) Analyst
2 642 (11.59%) Developer
3 488 (8.81%) Support Analyst
4 455 (8.21%) Support Engineer
5 349 (6.30%) Architect
6 343 (6.19%) Desktop Support
7 316 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 289 (5.22%) Service Analyst
9 283 (5.11%) Service Desk Analyst
10 264 (4.77%) Consultant
11 239 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 204 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
13 189 (3.41%) Applications Support
14 186 (3.36%) Administrator
15 148 (2.67%) 1st Line Support
16 141 (2.55%) IT Support
17 139 (2.51%) 3rd Line Support
18 136 (2.46%) Project Manager
19 135 (2.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 129 (2.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 521 (9.41%) .NET
2 278 (5.02%) HTML
3 223 (4.03%) Web Services
4 199 (3.59%) XML
5 178 (3.21%) Middleware
6 165 (2.98%) ASP.NET
6 165 (2.98%) CSS
7 120 (2.17%) HTML5
8 108 (1.95%) WCF
9 94 (1.70%) jQuery
10 86 (1.55%) .NET Framework
11 72 (1.30%) Application Packaging
12 64 (1.16%) STL
13 62 (1.12%) RESTful
14 56 (1.01%) WPF
15 54 (0.97%) CSS3
16 53 (0.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 51 (0.92%) REST
17 51 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
18 50 (0.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 455 (8.21%) Blackberry
2 330 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 166 (3.00%) Clustering
4 135 (2.44%) Replication
5 121 (2.18%) Computer Science
6 99 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 97 (1.75%) Fixed Income
8 96 (1.73%) Derivative
9 89 (1.61%) Thin Client
9 89 (1.61%) Fat Client
10 88 (1.59%) iPhone
11 82 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 69 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 69 (1.25%) Hedge funds
13 66 (1.19%) Client/Server
13 66 (1.19%) NHS
14 61 (1.10%) iPad
15 50 (0.90%) PKI
16 47 (0.85%) Open Source
17 43 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1542 (27.84%) Windows 7
2 1182 (21.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 1096 (19.79%) Linux
4 780 (14.08%) Windows XP
5 765 (13.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 701 (12.66%) UNIX
7 529 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 274 (4.95%) Windows 8
9 172 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 172 (3.11%) Android
10 164 (2.96%) Apple iOS
11 140 (2.53%) Solaris
12 127 (2.29%) Mac OS X
13 104 (1.88%) Windows Vista
14 101 (1.82%) AIX
15 72 (1.30%) Mac OS
16 64 (1.16%) Windows Phone
17 54 (0.97%) Windows 2000
18 46 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
19 43 (0.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (15.87%) ITIL
2 550 (9.93%) Migration
3 455 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
4 221 (3.99%) Project Management
5 220 (3.97%) Change Management
6 198 (3.57%) DevOps
7 192 (3.47%) Service Delivery
8 173 (3.12%) Service Management
9 161 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 154 (2.78%) Incident Management
10 154 (2.78%) TDD
11 148 (2.67%) Configuration Management
12 143 (2.58%) Scrum
13 130 (2.35%) OO
14 124 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
14 124 (2.24%) Continuous Integration
15 121 (2.18%) Problem Management
16 120 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
17 117 (2.11%) Asset Management
18 115 (2.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1074 (19.39%) SQL
2 476 (8.59%) C#
3 470 (8.49%) PowerShell
4 408 (7.37%) Java
5 274 (4.95%) C++
6 260 (4.69%) JavaScript
7 226 (4.08%) Perl
8 217 (3.92%) Python
9 173 (3.12%) Shell Script
10 143 (2.58%) VB
11 111 (2.00%) T-SQL
12 110 (1.99%) C
13 109 (1.97%) VBScript
14 95 (1.72%) Ruby
15 84 (1.52%) PHP
16 77 (1.39%) Bash Shell
16 77 (1.39%) VBA
17 53 (0.96%) PL/SQL
18 34 (0.61%) Korn
19 25 (0.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 355 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 296 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 261 (4.71%) Degree
4 191 (3.45%) MCSE
5 186 (3.36%) SC Cleared
6 136 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
7 102 (1.84%) CCNA
8 100 (1.81%) MCP
9 97 (1.75%) MCITP
10 72 (1.30%) CISSP
11 70 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
12 66 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 59 (1.07%) MCSA
14 58 (1.05%) DV Cleared
15 48 (0.87%) A+ Certification
16 43 (0.78%) CCNP
17 38 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
18 35 (0.63%) MOS
19 34 (0.61%) MCTS
20 29 (0.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (3.74%) SLA
2 108 (1.95%) QA
3 27 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.11%) GPG13
9 5 (0.090%) Basel III
10 4 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.072%) COBIT
11 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.018%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.018%) Section 508
12 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.018%) WCAG
12 1 (0.018%) WAI
12 1 (0.018%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.018%) PAS 55
System Software
1 1892 (34.16%) Active Directory
2 666 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 343 (6.19%) XenApp
4 286 (5.16%) vSphere
5 272 (4.91%) Hyper-V
6 170 (3.07%) VMware ESX
7 148 (2.67%) XenDesktop
8 120 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 80 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
10 66 (1.19%) XenServer
11 60 (1.08%) NFS
12 57 (1.03%) Xen
13 44 (0.79%) vCloud
14 40 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 38 (0.69%) Terminal Services
16 35 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
17 28 (0.51%) VMware Server
18 24 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
19 21 (0.38%) UAG
20 20 (0.36%) KVM
Systems Management
1 485 (8.76%) SCCM
2 169 (3.05%) SCOM
3 98 (1.77%) Puppet
4 89 (1.61%) Backup Exec
5 75 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 71 (1.28%) Tivoli
7 55 (0.99%) WSUS
8 50 (0.90%) Control-M
9 44 (0.79%) NetBackup
10 43 (0.78%) Nagios
11 42 (0.76%) SCOrch
12 39 (0.70%) HP SIM
13 36 (0.65%) BladeLogic
14 35 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 33 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
16 28 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 27 (0.49%) SCVMM
17 27 (0.49%) WMI
17 27 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 27 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1794 (32.39%) Microsoft
2 1229 (22.19%) VMware
3 946 (17.08%) Citrix
4 625 (11.28%) Oracle
5 585 (10.56%) Cisco
6 431 (7.78%) HP
7 235 (4.24%) NetApp
8 221 (3.99%) IBM
9 187 (3.38%) Red Hat
10 169 (3.05%) Dell
11 165 (2.98%) EMC
12 157 (2.83%) Symantec
13 142 (2.56%) Apple
14 126 (2.27%) CheckPoint
15 121 (2.18%) Bloomberg
16 118 (2.13%) Lotus
17 105 (1.90%) Altiris
18 100 (1.81%) Remedy
19 97 (1.75%) Sybase
19 97 (1.75%) Reuters
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