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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 2832 3035 2933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.56% 12.08% 11.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.61% 52.33% 54.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 1880 1682
Average daily rate
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£355 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 228 266
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.30 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
5596 5800 5422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.85% 23.08% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3742 3822 3342
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 254 330
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 737 £375 - 262
Uxbridge -1 29 £320 -20.49% 2
Croydon -4 21 £359 +20.58% 13
Docklands, London +9 20 £425 -22.72% 3
Chessington +1 13 £145 -64.30% 1
Hounslow +8 12 £238 -29.62% 3
Kingston Upon Thames +3 10 £310 -20.06% 3
Hayes 0 10 - - 3
Feltham +2 6 £200 -62.01%
Canary Wharf -2 6 £475 -5.00%
Brentford - 6 £373 - 1
Hammersmith +4 5 £170 -32.00% 1
Greenwich +1 5 £382 -24.45% 1
Twickenham 0 5 £160 -39.62% 3
Harrow -1 4 £125 -64.28% 4
Bromley -9 4 £85 - 1
Westminster - 4 £250 -
Ealing +1 3 £238 - 1
Greenford - 3 - - 1
Ilford - 3 £325 -
West Drayton - 2 - - 1
New Malden - 2 - - 1
Orpington +3 1 - -
Ruislip 0 1 - -
Wembley -1 1 £150 -50.00%
Chiswick - 1 £180 - 1
Clapham - 1 £110 -
Southwark - 1 £160 -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 5
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Romford - - - - 2
Isleworth - - - - 2
Hornchurch - - - -
Enfield - - - - 3
Erith - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - - 4
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1939 (34.89%) Active Directory
2 1891 (34.02%) Microsoft
3 1679 (30.21%) Windows 7
4 1180 (21.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1138 (20.47%) Finance
5 1138 (20.47%) VMware
6 1065 (19.16%) Linux
7 1061 (19.09%) SQL
8 1000 (17.99%) MS Office
9 993 (17.87%) Citrix
10 914 (16.44%) ITIL
11 896 (16.12%) SQL Server
12 826 (14.86%) Windows XP
13 820 (14.75%) MS Excel
14 764 (13.75%) Banking
15 759 (13.66%) Windows Server 2003
16 749 (13.48%) MS Exchange
17 703 (12.65%) UNIX
18 655 (11.78%) Oracle
19 630 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
20 546 (9.82%) .NET
21 539 (9.70%) SCCM
22 529 (9.52%) C#
23 526 (9.46%) Cisco
24 513 (9.23%) Migration
25 507 (9.12%) PowerShell
26 489 (8.80%) DNS
27 472 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
28 464 (8.35%) Blackberry
29 461 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 749 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 405 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 404 (7.27%) SharePoint
4 370 (6.66%) IIS
5 197 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 179 (3.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 167 (3.00%) Lync
8 155 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 128 (2.30%) WebSphere
10 124 (2.23%) IBM Notes
11 111 (2.00%) Apache
12 96 (1.73%) Tomcat
13 90 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
14 84 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
15 78 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
16 61 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
17 54 (0.97%) WebLogic
18 52 (0.94%) CMS
19 32 (0.58%) Umbraco
20 31 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1000 (17.99%) MS Office
2 820 (14.75%) MS Excel
3 98 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 82 (1.48%) MS Project
5 46 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 35 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 27 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.31%) InfoPath
10 12 (0.22%) InDesign
11 8 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
11 8 (0.14%) Acrobat
12 7 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.11%) RoboHelp
13 6 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.054%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.018%) Maya
15 1 (0.018%) CorelDRAW
15 1 (0.018%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 40 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 27 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.25%) HFM
5 11 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
6 10 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
7 9 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.14%) Eikon
8 8 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.13%) Summit
9 7 (0.13%) RMDS
9 7 (0.13%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
9 7 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 6 (0.11%) assyst
10 6 (0.11%) Temenos T24
10 6 (0.11%) ReMetrica
10 6 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 163 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (2.30%) Office 365
3 61 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (0.67%) SaaS
5 23 (0.41%) IaaS
6 19 (0.34%) Google Apps
7 18 (0.32%) PaaS
7 18 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.20%) GitHub
9 10 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.090%) IBM SmartCloud
11 4 (0.072%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.036%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.036%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.036%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.036%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.018%) Route 53
13 1 (0.018%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 489 (8.80%) DNS
2 448 (8.06%) SAN
3 435 (7.83%) Firewall
4 405 (7.29%) TCP/IP
5 322 (5.79%) DHCP
6 302 (5.43%) LAN
7 284 (5.11%) WAN
8 252 (4.53%) VPN
9 174 (3.13%) Internet
10 119 (2.14%) NAS
11 109 (1.96%) VoIP
12 100 (1.80%) VLAN
13 93 (1.67%) Network Security
14 92 (1.66%) Wireless
14 92 (1.66%) HTTP
15 83 (1.49%) NetScaler
16 79 (1.42%) LDAP
17 68 (1.22%) SSL
18 63 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
19 62 (1.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 896 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 238 (4.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 166 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 155 (2.79%) Oracle Database
5 117 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 107 (1.93%) MySQL
7 98 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 96 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 90 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 79 (1.42%) RDBMS
11 50 (0.90%) DB2
12 47 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
12 47 (0.85%) NoSQL
13 46 (0.83%) MongoDB
14 43 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 39 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
16 38 (0.68%) MS Access
17 36 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
17 36 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
18 34 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 132 (2.37%) Visual Studio
2 115 (2.07%) Subversion
3 104 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 104 (1.87%) Git (software)
4 87 (1.57%) MSI
5 80 (1.44%) JIRA
6 69 (1.24%) TeamCity
7 55 (0.99%) Maven
8 48 (0.86%) NUnit
9 47 (0.85%) Jenkins
10 34 (0.61%) JUnit
11 29 (0.52%) Selenium
12 23 (0.41%) InstallShield
13 22 (0.40%) Eclipse
14 21 (0.38%) Ant
15 19 (0.34%) Mercurial
16 18 (0.32%) MSBuild
17 16 (0.29%) Cucumber
17 16 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 14 (0.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 1138 (20.47%) Finance
2 764 (13.75%) Banking
3 323 (5.81%) Investment Banking
4 203 (3.65%) Legal
5 161 (2.90%) Law
5 161 (2.90%) Retail
6 148 (2.66%) Front Office
7 114 (2.05%) Back Office
8 101 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 101 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 77 (1.39%) Advertising
10 65 (1.17%) Marketing
11 54 (0.97%) Publishing
12 47 (0.85%) French Language
13 29 (0.52%) Games
14 28 (0.50%) Manufacturing
15 24 (0.43%) Spanish Language
16 20 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.27%) German Language
18 14 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1124 (20.22%) Analyst
2 693 (12.47%) Developer
3 481 (8.65%) Support Analyst
4 448 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 331 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 331 (5.96%) Desktop Support
6 330 (5.94%) Architect
7 289 (5.20%) Service Analyst
7 289 (5.20%) Service Desk Analyst
8 259 (4.66%) Consultant
9 210 (3.78%) Administrator
10 202 (3.63%) Applications Support
11 197 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
12 196 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 174 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
14 155 (2.79%) Project Manager
15 142 (2.55%) Infrastructure Architect
16 139 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
17 118 (2.12%) Desktop Analyst
18 115 (2.07%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 546 (9.82%) .NET
2 311 (5.60%) HTML
3 260 (4.68%) Web Services
4 251 (4.52%) XML
5 223 (4.01%) ASP.NET
6 207 (3.72%) CSS
7 159 (2.86%) Middleware
8 129 (2.32%) WCF
9 121 (2.18%) .NET Framework
9 121 (2.18%) HTML5
10 101 (1.82%) jQuery
11 85 (1.53%) Application Packaging
12 72 (1.30%) JSON
13 66 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 60 (1.08%) WPF
15 59 (1.06%) CSS3
16 57 (1.03%) REST
17 55 (0.99%) Ajax
18 52 (0.94%) XSLT
19 48 (0.86%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 464 (8.35%) Blackberry
2 299 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 182 (3.27%) Clustering
4 134 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 133 (2.39%) Replication
6 129 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 110 (1.98%) Fixed Income
8 99 (1.78%) Derivative
9 95 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 92 (1.66%) iPhone
11 91 (1.64%) Hedge funds
12 83 (1.49%) Mobile App
13 74 (1.33%) Fat Client
13 74 (1.33%) Thin Client
14 73 (1.31%) NHS
15 64 (1.15%) User Experience
16 60 (1.08%) Client/Server
17 58 (1.04%) Equities
18 55 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
19 50 (0.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1679 (30.21%) Windows 7
2 1180 (21.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1065 (19.16%) Linux
4 826 (14.86%) Windows XP
5 759 (13.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 703 (12.65%) UNIX
7 461 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 287 (5.16%) Windows 8
9 187 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 176 (3.17%) Android
11 155 (2.79%) Apple iOS
12 151 (2.72%) Solaris
13 109 (1.96%) Mac OS X
14 101 (1.82%) Windows Vista
15 85 (1.53%) AIX
16 77 (1.39%) Windows 2000
17 69 (1.24%) Windows Phone
18 60 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
19 53 (0.95%) Mac OS
20 45 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 914 (16.44%) ITIL
2 513 (9.23%) Migration
3 472 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
4 243 (4.37%) Project Management
5 234 (4.21%) Change Management
6 178 (3.20%) Service Management
7 174 (3.13%) DevOps
8 173 (3.11%) TDD
9 167 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 164 (2.95%) Service Delivery
11 157 (2.82%) OO
12 154 (2.77%) Incident Management
13 139 (2.50%) MVC
14 133 (2.39%) Configuration Management
15 127 (2.28%) Continuous Integration
15 127 (2.28%) Workflow
16 125 (2.25%) Scrum
16 125 (2.25%) Asset Management
17 120 (2.16%) PRINCE2
18 118 (2.12%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1061 (19.09%) SQL
2 529 (9.52%) C#
3 507 (9.12%) PowerShell
4 381 (6.85%) Java
5 278 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 246 (4.43%) Perl
7 231 (4.16%) C++
8 203 (3.65%) Python
9 141 (2.54%) VBScript
10 139 (2.50%) VB
11 133 (2.39%) C
12 124 (2.23%) Shell Script
13 121 (2.18%) T-SQL
14 81 (1.46%) Ruby
15 70 (1.26%) VBA
16 65 (1.17%) PHP
17 55 (0.99%) Bash Shell
18 42 (0.76%) PL/SQL
19 24 (0.43%) Korn
19 24 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 385 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 283 (5.09%) Degree
3 227 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 208 (3.74%) MCSE
5 146 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 124 (2.23%) MCITP
7 123 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 112 (2.02%) MCP
9 103 (1.85%) CCNA
10 81 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
11 79 (1.42%) MCSA
12 70 (1.26%) CISSP
13 66 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 50 (0.90%) DV Cleared
15 49 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
16 47 (0.85%) MCTS
17 46 (0.83%) CCNP
18 37 (0.67%) A+ Certification
19 34 (0.61%) CCA
20 33 (0.59%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (3.15%) SLA
2 133 (2.39%) QA
3 33 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.11%) GPG13
7 6 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.090%) Basel III
9 4 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.072%) COBIT
10 2 (0.036%) EMIR
10 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.018%) Section 508
11 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.018%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.018%) WCAG
11 1 (0.018%) WAI
11 1 (0.018%) PAS 55
System Software
1 1939 (34.89%) Active Directory
2 630 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 349 (6.28%) XenApp
4 258 (4.64%) vSphere
5 246 (4.43%) Hyper-V
6 165 (2.97%) VMware ESX
7 157 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 131 (2.36%) XenDesktop
9 81 (1.46%) XenServer
10 69 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
11 57 (1.03%) NFS
12 55 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
13 44 (0.79%) Terminal Services
14 41 (0.74%) vCloud
15 36 (0.65%) Xen
16 29 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 25 (0.45%) VMware Server
18 24 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
19 22 (0.40%) ISA Server
20 19 (0.34%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 539 (9.70%) SCCM
2 161 (2.90%) SCOM
3 98 (1.76%) Puppet
4 90 (1.62%) Backup Exec
5 71 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
6 65 (1.17%) WSUS
7 57 (1.03%) Tivoli
8 41 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 40 (0.72%) SCOrch
10 39 (0.70%) Nagios
10 39 (0.70%) Control-M
11 37 (0.67%) NetBackup
12 36 (0.65%) BladeLogic
13 32 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
13 32 (0.58%) HP SIM
14 30 (0.54%) Data Guard
14 30 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 30 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
15 28 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 27 (0.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 1891 (34.02%) Microsoft
2 1138 (20.47%) VMware
3 993 (17.87%) Citrix
4 655 (11.78%) Oracle
5 526 (9.46%) Cisco
6 439 (7.90%) HP
7 219 (3.94%) IBM
8 182 (3.27%) NetApp
9 176 (3.17%) Red Hat
10 170 (3.06%) EMC
11 157 (2.82%) Dell
12 150 (2.70%) Sybase
13 146 (2.63%) Symantec
14 126 (2.27%) Remedy
15 124 (2.23%) Apple
16 123 (2.21%) Lotus
17 105 (1.89%) CheckPoint
17 105 (1.89%) Bloomberg
18 93 (1.67%) Altiris
19 90 (1.62%) Reuters
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