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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 2093 2445 2814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.12% 10.60% 11.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.17% 49.09% 50.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1605 1795
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 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+0.15% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 135 215
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.39% -3.57%
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
4738 4981 5577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.66% 21.59% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3263 3410 3745
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 152 244
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.95 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% +9.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £34.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -7 308 £413 +3.12% 107
Canary Wharf +1 29 £340 -24.44%
Croydon -16 25 £425 -5.55% 4
Uxbridge +10 12 £183 +7.35% 4
Kingston Upon Thames +4 12 £383 +13.33% 5
Brentford +10 5 £300 -29.41%
Ilford -1 5 £375 +20.00%
Bromley 0 4 £588 +123.80% 1
Southwark 0 4 £475 +158.50%
Teddington -1 4 £550 - 1
Docklands, London -4 3 £563 +60.71%
Feltham -11 3 £438 +90.21%
Westminster -17 3 £394 +138.63%
Clapham - 3 £450 -
Mayfair 0 2 £325 +3.50%
New Malden 0 2 - - 1
Hammersmith -4 2 £295 -13.23%
Surbiton - 2 £260 -
Harrow - 2 £488 - 1
Enfield +4 1 £390 +85.71% 1
Greenford +2 1 - -
Paddington +1 1 - -
Wimbledon +1 1 £351 +133.66%
Chessington -1 1 - - 1
Osterley - 1 £255 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1564 (37.90%) Active Directory
2 1372 (33.24%) Microsoft
3 1263 (30.60%) Windows Server
4 1187 (28.76%) Linux
5 949 (22.99%) VMware
6 892 (21.61%) Finance
7 739 (17.91%) SQL
8 721 (17.47%) SQL Server
9 693 (16.79%) Windows 7
10 686 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 647 (15.68%) PowerShell
12 609 (14.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 601 (14.56%) Citrix
14 597 (14.47%) MS Office
15 593 (14.37%) ITIL
16 583 (14.13%) Unix
17 561 (13.59%) MS Excel
18 555 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
19 554 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
20 518 (12.55%) Oracle
21 489 (11.85%) Migration
22 479 (11.61%) .NET
23 455 (11.02%) Firewall
23 455 (11.02%) Office 365
24 454 (11.00%) Banking
25 440 (10.66%) SCCM
26 438 (10.61%) DNS
27 437 (10.59%) Java
28 432 (10.47%) MS Exchange
29 419 (10.15%) Cisco

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
1 432 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 303 (7.34%) IIS
3 255 (6.18%) SharePoint
4 203 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 186 (4.51%) Apache
6 181 (4.39%) Skype for Business
7 146 (3.54%) Tomcat
8 110 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 104 (2.52%) Confluence
10 88 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 87 (2.11%) WebSphere
12 67 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
13 63 (1.53%) IBM Notes
14 55 (1.33%) JBoss
15 41 (0.99%) WebLogic
16 40 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
17 38 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
18 34 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
19 33 (0.80%) OpenStack
19 33 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 597 (14.47%) MS Office
2 561 (13.59%) MS Excel
3 57 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (0.73%) MS Project
6 16 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
10 5 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.12%) InDesign
11 4 (0.097%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.097%) HipChat
12 3 (0.073%) FrameMaker
12 3 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.073%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.048%) Doxygen
14 1 (0.024%) CINEMA 4D
14 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 45 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.46%) RMDS
3 16 (0.39%) Eikon
4 15 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.29%) Faxination
6 10 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.073%) Adobe Campaign
11 3 (0.073%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.073%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.073%) Summit
12 2 (0.048%) LatentZero
12 2 (0.048%) Maximo
12 2 (0.048%) Northgate Housing
12 2 (0.048%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 455 (11.02%) Office 365
2 382 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 297 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
4 83 (2.01%) IaaS
5 81 (1.96%) PaaS
6 66 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 53 (1.28%) Google Apps
8 48 (1.16%) SaaS
9 37 (0.90%) Yammer
10 34 (0.82%) OneDrive
11 28 (0.68%) Mimecast
12 25 (0.61%) GitHub
13 21 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
14 20 (0.48%) Trello
15 19 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (0.39%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (0.24%) Amazon S3
18 8 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 455 (11.02%) Firewall
2 438 (10.61%) DNS
3 353 (8.55%) TCP/IP
4 312 (7.56%) SAN
5 260 (6.30%) DHCP
6 225 (5.45%) LAN
7 220 (5.33%) WAN
8 176 (4.26%) Internet
9 172 (4.17%) VPN
10 112 (2.71%) NAS
11 108 (2.62%) LDAP
12 102 (2.47%) Skype
13 91 (2.20%) Wireless
14 90 (2.18%) VoIP
15 82 (1.99%) HTTP
15 82 (1.99%) Network Security
16 66 (1.60%) VLAN
17 65 (1.57%) SSL
18 64 (1.55%) iSCSI
19 52 (1.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 721 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 106 (2.57%) MySQL
3 105 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 102 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 101 (2.45%) Oracle Database
6 97 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 74 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 71 (1.72%) MongoDB
9 70 (1.70%) NoSQL
10 69 (1.67%) Hadoop
11 57 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 55 (1.33%) Big Data
13 49 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
14 46 (1.11%) DB2
15 39 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
16 38 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
17 35 (0.85%) RDBMS
17 35 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
18 31 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 28 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 197 (4.77%) Git (software)
2 188 (4.56%) JIRA
3 187 (4.53%) Jenkins
4 144 (3.49%) TeamCity
5 138 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 104 (2.52%) Subversion
7 93 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
8 66 (1.60%) Maven
9 57 (1.38%) Visual Studio
10 55 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 54 (1.31%) Selenium
12 49 (1.19%) Hudson
13 45 (1.09%) JUnit
14 40 (0.97%) Ant
15 36 (0.87%) MSBuild
16 34 (0.82%) SoapUI
17 31 (0.75%) Eclipse
18 29 (0.70%) NUnit
18 29 (0.70%) Vagrant
19 28 (0.68%) SonarQube
General
1 892 (21.61%) Finance
2 454 (11.00%) Banking
3 146 (3.54%) Retail
4 116 (2.81%) Law
5 110 (2.67%) Investment Banking
6 104 (2.52%) Legal
7 92 (2.23%) Back Office
8 80 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 77 (1.87%) Front Office
10 73 (1.77%) Financial Institution
11 51 (1.24%) Publishing
12 39 (0.94%) Marketing
13 31 (0.75%) Advertising
13 31 (0.75%) Billing
14 24 (0.58%) Manufacturing
15 21 (0.51%) Games
16 17 (0.41%) French Language
17 14 (0.34%) Japanese Language
18 11 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 638 (15.46%) Analyst
2 490 (11.87%) Developer
3 336 (8.14%) Architect
4 297 (7.20%) Support Engineer
5 284 (6.88%) Support Analyst
6 277 (6.71%) Windows Engineer
7 260 (6.30%) Administrator
8 232 (5.62%) Consultant
9 225 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 222 (5.38%) Desktop Support
11 200 (4.85%) Service Analyst
12 184 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
13 183 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
14 178 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
15 176 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
16 156 (3.78%) IT Support
17 140 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
18 114 (2.76%) IT Analyst
19 111 (2.69%) Infrastructure Architect
20 109 (2.64%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (11.61%) .NET
2 284 (6.88%) HTML
3 218 (5.28%) Web Services
4 162 (3.93%) CSS
5 153 (3.71%) XML
6 142 (3.44%) ASP.NET
7 112 (2.71%) Middleware
8 104 (2.52%) HTML5
8 104 (2.52%) JSON
9 96 (2.33%) jQuery
10 86 (2.08%) AngularJS
11 83 (2.01%) .NET Framework
12 81 (1.96%) REST
13 67 (1.62%) LAMP
13 67 (1.62%) RESTful
14 66 (1.60%) WCF
15 63 (1.53%) SOAP
16 62 (1.50%) J2EE
17 50 (1.21%) Spring
18 49 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 315 (7.63%) Data Centre
2 217 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 203 (4.92%) Blackberry
4 135 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 134 (3.25%) Clustering
6 82 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 73 (1.77%) iPhone
8 64 (1.55%) Replication
9 61 (1.48%) Smartphone
10 57 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 53 (1.28%) Hedge funds
12 50 (1.21%) PKI
13 49 (1.19%) Fixed Income
13 49 (1.19%) Public Cloud
14 48 (1.16%) Mobile App
15 47 (1.14%) Client/Server
16 45 (1.09%) Fat Client
16 45 (1.09%) Thin Client
17 43 (1.04%) iPad
18 40 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1263 (30.60%) Windows Server
2 1187 (28.76%) Linux
3 693 (16.79%) Windows 7
4 686 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 609 (14.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 583 (14.13%) Unix
7 328 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 322 (7.80%) Windows 10
9 223 (5.40%) Windows 8
10 168 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 167 (4.05%) Android
12 166 (4.02%) Windows XP
13 144 (3.49%) Apple iOS
14 134 (3.25%) Solaris
15 130 (3.15%) Mac OS X
16 72 (1.74%) CentOS
17 59 (1.43%) AIX
18 55 (1.33%) Mac OS
19 53 (1.28%) Windows Phone
20 48 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (14.37%) ITIL
2 554 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
3 489 (11.85%) Migration
4 372 (9.01%) DevOps
5 220 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
6 208 (5.04%) Configuration Management
7 174 (4.22%) Project Management
8 172 (4.17%) Scrum
9 164 (3.97%) Service Management
10 161 (3.90%) TDD
11 158 (3.83%) Change Management
12 143 (3.46%) High Availability
13 134 (3.25%) OO
13 134 (3.25%) Service Delivery
14 133 (3.22%) Disaster Recovery
15 128 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
16 126 (3.05%) Open Source
17 119 (2.88%) MVC
18 118 (2.86%) Problem Management
19 115 (2.79%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 739 (17.91%) SQL
2 647 (15.68%) PowerShell
3 437 (10.59%) Java
4 395 (9.57%) C#
5 301 (7.29%) Python
6 292 (7.08%) JavaScript
7 277 (6.71%) Perl
8 187 (4.53%) Bash Shell
9 141 (3.42%) C++
10 133 (3.22%) C
11 123 (2.98%) Shell Script
12 118 (2.86%) Ruby
13 89 (2.16%) PHP
14 86 (2.08%) T-SQL
15 79 (1.91%) VBScript
16 54 (1.31%) VB
17 48 (1.16%) PL/SQL
18 42 (1.02%) VB.NET
19 30 (0.73%) Scala
20 29 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 304 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 242 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 204 (4.94%) Degree
4 180 (4.36%) SC Cleared
5 157 (3.80%) MCSE
6 140 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
7 98 (2.37%) CCNA
8 96 (2.33%) DV Cleared
9 71 (1.72%) MCP
10 68 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
11 63 (1.53%) MCSA
11 63 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 54 (1.31%) CCNP
13 51 (1.24%) CISSP
14 47 (1.14%) MCITP
15 34 (0.82%) MCTS
16 32 (0.78%) MCDST
17 28 (0.68%) CISM
18 26 (0.63%) A+ Certification
19 24 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (3.42%) SLA
2 90 (2.18%) QA
3 39 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.22%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.22%) MiFID
7 7 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.12%) COBIT
9 5 (0.12%) COSO
10 4 (0.097%) HL7
10 4 (0.097%) ISO22301
11 3 (0.073%) BS7799
11 3 (0.073%) GxP
11 3 (0.073%) ISO27002
11 3 (0.073%) SEPA
12 2 (0.048%) GCP
12 2 (0.048%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1564 (37.90%) Active Directory
2 555 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (5.84%) Hyper-V
4 183 (4.43%) XenApp
5 128 (3.10%) VMware ESX
6 119 (2.88%) vSphere
7 106 (2.57%) XenDesktop
8 105 (2.54%) Docker
9 90 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
10 65 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 63 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
11 63 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
12 53 (1.28%) NFS
13 40 (0.97%) Xen
14 39 (0.94%) BitLocker
15 34 (0.82%) Terminal Services
16 33 (0.80%) KVM
17 31 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
18 25 (0.61%) vCloud
19 24 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 440 (10.66%) SCCM
2 237 (5.74%) Puppet
3 192 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
4 179 (4.34%) Ansible
5 169 (4.09%) SCOM
6 94 (2.28%) Nagios
7 84 (2.04%) WSUS
8 53 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
9 44 (1.07%) NetBackup
10 34 (0.82%) Terraform
11 32 (0.78%) Backup Exec
12 29 (0.70%) AirWatch
13 28 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 26 (0.63%) ZABBIX
15 25 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
16 24 (0.58%) Casper Suite
17 23 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
17 23 (0.56%) vRealize
18 20 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
19 19 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 1372 (33.24%) Microsoft
2 949 (22.99%) VMware
3 601 (14.56%) Citrix
4 518 (12.55%) Oracle
5 419 (10.15%) Cisco
6 293 (7.10%) HP
7 201 (4.87%) Red Hat
8 166 (4.02%) Apple
9 155 (3.76%) NetApp
10 150 (3.63%) IBM
11 138 (3.34%) Dell
12 123 (2.98%) Symantec
13 122 (2.96%) EMC
14 85 (2.06%) Bloomberg
14 85 (2.06%) Google
15 80 (1.94%) CheckPoint
16 75 (1.82%) Reuters
17 71 (1.72%) Splunk
18 63 (1.53%) Atlassian
18 63 (1.53%) Lotus
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Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £385.00 - £409.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Rate: Up to £28,000 per annum Pro Rata + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £230 - £235 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
TEKsystems
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + opportunity to go permanent
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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Candidate Source
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First Point
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £210 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £140 - £175 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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South West London
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £425.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
First Point
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Eames Consulting
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