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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1955 2261 2828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.09% 10.02% 11.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.23% 47.77% 51.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1307 1496 1921
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 136 207
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
4420 4733 5446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.55% 20.98% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3072 3209 3845
Median daily rate £444 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 160 220
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.75 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -2 335 £413 -0.30% 91
Canary Wharf -2 18 £431 -9.21%
Croydon -27 15 £375 -15.25% 1
New Malden 0 14 - -
Kingston Upon Thames +1 11 £375 +11.11% 2
Feltham -2 8 £483 +101.04% 2
Greenford - 8 £413 -
Docklands, London -2 7 £550 +15.78%
Uxbridge +7 6 £118 -62.09% 3
Teddington - 5 - -
Westminster -2 4 £320 - 1
Dagenham - 4 - -
Bromley -3 3 £283 -19.28%
Brentford - 3 £160 -
Enfield +6 2 - -
Southwark -2 2 - -
Hounslow -5 2 - - 1
Hammersmith -7 2 £345 -23.75% 2
Wembley +4 1 £160 +3.22%
Twickenham +3 1 £120 - 3
Wimbledon -1 1 £265 +103.84%
Chiswick -1 1 - -
Greenwich -2 1 £113 -47.05%
Chessington -2 1 £115 -71.25%
Harrow -6 1 - - 2
Southall - 1 - -
Grays - 1 - -
Lewisham - 1 £275 -
Beckenham - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 1506 (37.17%) Active Directory
2 1338 (33.02%) Microsoft
3 1188 (29.32%) Windows Server
4 1099 (27.12%) Linux
5 939 (23.17%) VMware
6 897 (22.14%) Finance
7 725 (17.89%) SQL
8 709 (17.50%) SQL Server
9 679 (16.76%) Windows 7
10 612 (15.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 587 (14.49%) PowerShell
12 581 (14.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 577 (14.24%) MS Office
14 575 (14.19%) ITIL
15 568 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
16 562 (13.87%) MS Excel
17 541 (13.35%) Unix
18 538 (13.28%) Citrix
19 519 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
20 488 (12.04%) Office 365
21 471 (11.62%) Migration
22 465 (11.48%) Banking
23 458 (11.30%) Firewall
24 447 (11.03%) .NET
25 446 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
26 438 (10.81%) SCCM
27 420 (10.37%) Oracle
27 420 (10.37%) Cisco
28 410 (10.12%) MS Exchange
29 405 (10.00%) 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
1 410 (10.12%) MS Exchange
2 306 (7.55%) IIS
3 256 (6.32%) SharePoint
4 193 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 182 (4.49%) Skype for Business
6 173 (4.27%) Apache
7 133 (3.28%) Tomcat
8 107 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 94 (2.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 84 (2.07%) WebSphere
11 83 (2.05%) Confluence
12 75 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
13 64 (1.58%) IBM Notes
14 48 (1.18%) JBoss
15 42 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
16 41 (1.01%) WebLogic
17 38 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
18 36 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
19 31 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
19 31 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 577 (14.24%) MS Office
2 562 (13.87%) MS Excel
3 54 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.52%) MS Project
6 18 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.17%) InDesign
9 7 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
10 5 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.099%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.074%) InVision
13 2 (0.049%) Autodesk Flame
13 2 (0.049%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.049%) Gliffy
13 2 (0.049%) HipChat
13 2 (0.049%) NUKE
13 2 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 58 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.49%) Eikon
3 18 (0.44%) RMDS
4 16 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.30%) Faxination
6 10 (0.25%) Summit
7 7 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.074%) Exstream
10 3 (0.074%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.074%) Sophis RISQUE
10 3 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.049%) Eagle PACE
11 2 (0.049%) Northgate Housing
11 2 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.049%) Orchestrade
11 2 (0.049%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 488 (12.04%) Office 365
2 446 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 283 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
4 98 (2.42%) IaaS
5 73 (1.80%) PaaS
6 65 (1.60%) SaaS
7 58 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 53 (1.31%) G Suite
9 43 (1.06%) GitHub
10 38 (0.94%) Yammer
11 33 (0.81%) OneDrive
12 32 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 27 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
14 20 (0.49%) Trello
15 18 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
17 15 (0.37%) Amazon S3
17 15 (0.37%) OpenShift
18 14 (0.35%) Mimecast
19 11 (0.27%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 458 (11.30%) Firewall
2 405 (10.00%) DNS
3 332 (8.19%) TCP/IP
4 297 (7.33%) SAN
5 278 (6.86%) DHCP
6 203 (5.01%) LAN
7 198 (4.89%) WAN
8 186 (4.59%) VPN
9 178 (4.39%) Internet
10 102 (2.52%) Wireless
11 101 (2.49%) NAS
12 99 (2.44%) Skype
13 88 (2.17%) LDAP
14 86 (2.12%) VoIP
15 82 (2.02%) HTTP
15 82 (2.02%) Network Security
16 78 (1.92%) VLAN
17 69 (1.70%) SSL
18 60 (1.48%) iSCSI
19 51 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 709 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 104 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 102 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 92 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 88 (2.17%) MySQL
6 84 (2.07%) Hadoop
7 73 (1.80%) Big Data
8 69 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 66 (1.63%) NoSQL
10 64 (1.58%) Oracle Database
11 59 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
11 59 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 58 (1.43%) MongoDB
13 39 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 36 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
14 36 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 30 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
16 26 (0.64%) DB2
17 25 (0.62%) RDBMS
18 22 (0.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 185 (4.57%) JIRA
2 175 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 154 (3.80%) Jenkins
4 147 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 145 (3.58%) TeamCity
6 101 (2.49%) Subversion
7 94 (2.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 59 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 53 (1.31%) Visual Studio
10 50 (1.23%) Selenium
11 49 (1.21%) Hudson
12 47 (1.16%) Maven
12 47 (1.16%) NUnit
13 39 (0.96%) JUnit
14 35 (0.86%) MSI
15 33 (0.81%) Ant
16 31 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
17 30 (0.74%) SoapUI
18 29 (0.72%) Eclipse
19 28 (0.69%) MSBuild
General
1 897 (22.14%) Finance
2 465 (11.48%) Banking
3 203 (5.01%) Retail
4 125 (3.08%) Investment Banking
5 120 (2.96%) Law
6 109 (2.69%) Legal
7 94 (2.32%) Front Office
8 78 (1.92%) Back Office
9 65 (1.60%) Financial Institution
10 62 (1.53%) Telecoms
11 48 (1.18%) Publishing
12 37 (0.91%) Retail Banking
13 35 (0.86%) Advertising
14 34 (0.84%) Marketing
15 25 (0.62%) Billing
16 22 (0.54%) Games
17 20 (0.49%) Manufacturing
18 14 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
19 11 (0.27%) Japanese Language
20 9 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 599 (14.78%) Analyst
2 479 (11.82%) Developer
3 361 (8.91%) Support Engineer
4 326 (8.05%) Architect
5 284 (7.01%) Support Analyst
6 266 (6.56%) Windows Engineer
7 261 (6.44%) Desktop Support
8 254 (6.27%) Consultant
9 250 (6.17%) Administrator
10 238 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 201 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
12 177 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
12 177 (4.37%) Service Analyst
13 163 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
14 161 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
15 158 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
16 153 (3.78%) IT Support
17 126 (3.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 117 (2.89%) Infrastructure Architect
19 109 (2.69%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 447 (11.03%) .NET
2 251 (6.19%) HTML
3 233 (5.75%) Web Services
4 164 (4.05%) CSS
5 139 (3.43%) XML
6 134 (3.31%) ASP.NET
7 109 (2.69%) Middleware
8 99 (2.44%) HTML5
9 87 (2.15%) JSON
10 86 (2.12%) jQuery
11 77 (1.90%) .NET Framework
12 74 (1.83%) RESTful
13 72 (1.78%) WCF
14 67 (1.65%) REST
15 63 (1.55%) SOAP
16 62 (1.53%) AngularJS
16 62 (1.53%) Spring
17 58 (1.43%) LAMP
18 55 (1.36%) J2EE
19 42 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 294 (7.26%) Data Centre
2 239 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 219 (5.40%) Blackberry
4 156 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 111 (2.74%) Clustering
6 85 (2.10%) Computer Science
7 73 (1.80%) iPhone
8 66 (1.63%) iPad
9 64 (1.58%) PKI
10 62 (1.53%) Fixed Income
11 58 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 56 (1.38%) Smartphone
13 51 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 49 (1.21%) Equities
15 47 (1.16%) Replication
16 45 (1.11%) Mobile App
17 44 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
17 44 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
18 42 (1.04%) Hedge funds
19 40 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1188 (29.32%) Windows Server
2 1099 (27.12%) Linux
3 679 (16.76%) Windows 7
4 612 (15.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 581 (14.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 541 (13.35%) Unix
7 370 (9.13%) Windows 10
8 279 (6.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 212 (5.23%) Windows 8
10 188 (4.64%) Android
11 167 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 156 (3.85%) Apple iOS
13 149 (3.68%) Windows XP
14 119 (2.94%) Mac OS X
15 106 (2.62%) Solaris
16 71 (1.75%) Mac OS
17 54 (1.33%) CentOS
18 53 (1.31%) AIX
19 46 (1.14%) Ubuntu
20 36 (0.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (14.19%) ITIL
2 568 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
3 471 (11.62%) Migration
4 375 (9.25%) DevOps
5 194 (4.79%) Configuration Management
6 190 (4.69%) Scrum
7 180 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
8 166 (4.10%) TDD
9 165 (4.07%) Project Management
10 149 (3.68%) Service Management
11 140 (3.46%) Change Management
12 138 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 130 (3.21%) Service Delivery
14 129 (3.18%) Problem Management
15 121 (2.99%) OO
16 114 (2.81%) SDLC
17 109 (2.69%) Open Source
18 104 (2.57%) CRM
19 101 (2.49%) MVC
20 97 (2.39%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 725 (17.89%) SQL
2 587 (14.49%) PowerShell
3 369 (9.11%) C#
4 368 (9.08%) Java
5 276 (6.81%) Python
6 274 (6.76%) JavaScript
7 212 (5.23%) Perl
8 140 (3.46%) Bash Shell
9 129 (3.18%) C
10 122 (3.01%) Shell Script
11 111 (2.74%) C++
12 101 (2.49%) Ruby
13 100 (2.47%) T-SQL
14 69 (1.70%) PHP
15 65 (1.60%) VB
16 64 (1.58%) VBScript
17 51 (1.26%) Scala
18 47 (1.16%) VB.NET
19 35 (0.86%) VBA
20 27 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 373 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 223 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 217 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 209 (5.16%) Degree
5 141 (3.48%) MCSE
6 133 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 122 (3.01%) DV Cleared
8 93 (2.30%) CCNA
9 78 (1.92%) MCP
10 74 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
11 61 (1.51%) MCSA
12 51 (1.26%) CISSP
13 48 (1.18%) CCNP
14 44 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 43 (1.06%) MCITP
16 33 (0.81%) MCDST
17 32 (0.79%) MCTS
18 30 (0.74%) CISM
19 28 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
20 26 (0.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (3.36%) SLA
2 98 (2.42%) QA
3 41 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.27%) MiFID
8 10 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (0.20%) HL7
10 6 (0.15%) SEPA
11 5 (0.12%) COSO
11 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.099%) COBIT
13 3 (0.074%) DICOM
13 3 (0.074%) ISO27002
13 3 (0.074%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.049%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.049%) WCAG
15 1 (0.025%) BS7799
15 1 (0.025%) GxP
System Software
1 1506 (37.17%) Active Directory
2 519 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (6.32%) Hyper-V
4 176 (4.34%) XenApp
5 123 (3.04%) VMware ESX
6 117 (2.89%) vSphere
7 111 (2.74%) Docker
7 111 (2.74%) XenDesktop
8 88 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 81 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 59 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
11 58 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
12 50 (1.23%) NFS
13 40 (0.99%) Xen
14 34 (0.84%) BitLocker
15 32 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
16 31 (0.77%) Terminal Services
17 27 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
18 26 (0.64%) vCloud
19 25 (0.62%) KVM
Systems Management
1 438 (10.81%) SCCM
2 207 (5.11%) Puppet
3 189 (4.66%) Ansible
4 180 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
5 122 (3.01%) SCOM
6 75 (1.85%) WSUS
7 69 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 63 (1.55%) Nagios
9 41 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
10 36 (0.89%) Terraform
11 34 (0.84%) AirWatch
12 30 (0.74%) NetBackup
13 26 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 24 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
15 23 (0.57%) vRealize
16 22 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
17 21 (0.52%) Casper Suite
17 21 (0.52%) SCVMM
18 20 (0.49%) Backup Exec
19 19 (0.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1338 (33.02%) Microsoft
2 939 (23.17%) VMware
3 538 (13.28%) Citrix
4 420 (10.37%) Cisco
4 420 (10.37%) Oracle
5 273 (6.74%) HP
6 170 (4.20%) Red Hat
7 160 (3.95%) Apple
8 128 (3.16%) IBM
9 126 (3.11%) EMC
10 124 (3.06%) NetApp
11 123 (3.04%) Dell
12 114 (2.81%) Google
13 110 (2.71%) Bloomberg
14 109 (2.69%) Symantec
15 94 (2.32%) Reuters
16 87 (2.15%) CheckPoint
17 77 (1.90%) Juniper
18 73 (1.80%) ServiceNow
19 64 (1.58%) Splunk
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Arrows Group
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Spinnaker Red
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Oliver Bernard
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Red10
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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Technology Sourcing Limited
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TEKsystems
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Data Idols
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TEKsystems
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Thebes IT
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X4 Group
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Arrows Group
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