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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / London
Rank 12 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 1686 2101 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.67% 9.93% 11.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.52% 49.98% 49.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 1391 1564
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £163 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 116 132
Median hourly rate £18.75 £16.25 £17.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.67 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%

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
3965 4204 4732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.38% 19.87% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2799 2896 3249
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 137 143
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

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 28 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 -5 284 £402 -5.52% 126
Kingston Upon Thames +3 22 £375 +15.38% 12
Croydon +3 17 £465 +24.00% 4
West End of London +10 13 £450 +181.25% 20
Canary Wharf -11 11 £406 +8.33%
Hounslow +4 6 £312 +212.00% 1
New Malden -6 6 - - 4
Hammersmith -2 5 £525 +337.50% 4
Docklands, London -5 5 £550 +4.76% 1
Twickenham - 5 £375 - 4
Bromley +9 4 £500 +203.03% 1
Uxbridge +3 3 - - 1
Chiswick 0 3 £185 -53.75% 3
Enfield - 3 - -
Feltham +5 2 £438 -2.77%
Wembley +1 2 £200 +66.66% 1
Chessington 0 2 £115 - 1
Westminster -3 2 £425 -
Beckenham - 2 - -
Harrow +1 1 £438 -8.85% 2
Hayes +1 1 £135 -77.50%
Wimbledon -5 1 - -
Romford - 1 £145 - 1
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 1301 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 1223 (33.04%) Microsoft
3 1069 (28.88%) Windows Server
4 941 (25.42%) Linux
5 821 (22.18%) VMware
6 816 (22.04%) Finance
7 702 (18.96%) SQL Server
8 668 (18.04%) SQL
9 611 (16.50%) Windows 7
10 550 (14.86%) PowerShell
11 514 (13.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 512 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 507 (13.70%) MS Excel
13 507 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
14 499 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
15 490 (13.24%) MS Office
16 470 (12.70%) ITIL
17 463 (12.51%) VMware Infrastructure
18 460 (12.43%) Unix
19 459 (12.40%) Banking
20 455 (12.29%) Office 365
21 454 (12.26%) Citrix
22 439 (11.86%) Migration
23 411 (11.10%) .NET
24 410 (11.08%) C#
25 405 (10.94%) Windows 10
26 395 (10.67%) Firewall
27 388 (10.48%) Cisco
27 388 (10.48%) SCCM
28 371 (10.02%) DevOps

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
1 317 (8.56%) MS Exchange
2 289 (7.81%) IIS
3 276 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 186 (5.02%) Skype for Business
5 153 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 111 (3.00%) Apache
7 106 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 87 (2.35%) Tomcat
9 85 (2.30%) Confluence
10 77 (2.08%) WebSphere
11 73 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 73 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
12 67 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
13 47 (1.27%) IBM Notes
14 40 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
15 37 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 35 (0.95%) JBoss
17 34 (0.92%) WebLogic
18 27 (0.73%) OpenStack
19 25 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 507 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 490 (13.24%) MS Office
3 43 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.35%) MS Project
6 10 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.14%) InDesign
10 4 (0.11%) Gliffy
10 4 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.081%) HipChat
11 3 (0.081%) InVision
12 2 (0.054%) Autodesk Flame
12 2 (0.054%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.054%) Maya
12 2 (0.054%) NUKE
12 2 (0.054%) PaintShop Pro
13 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 92 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.49%) Eikon
4 11 (0.30%) RMDS
4 11 (0.30%) Summit
5 10 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.16%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.081%) Exstream
10 3 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.081%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.081%) Orchestrade
10 3 (0.081%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 2 (0.054%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.054%) Unit4 Business World
12 1 (0.027%) Temenos T24
12 1 (0.027%) thinkFolio
12 1 (0.027%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 499 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 455 (12.29%) Office 365
3 302 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
4 129 (3.48%) IaaS
5 89 (2.40%) PaaS
6 68 (1.84%) SaaS
7 64 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 47 (1.27%) Yammer
9 44 (1.19%) GitHub
10 40 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
11 35 (0.95%) OneDrive
12 33 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
13 32 (0.86%) Amazon S3
14 30 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
15 22 (0.59%) G Suite
16 20 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
17 17 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 16 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 13 (0.35%) OpenShift
20 10 (0.27%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 395 (10.67%) Firewall
2 358 (9.67%) DNS
3 287 (7.75%) TCP/IP
4 236 (6.37%) DHCP
5 231 (6.24%) SAN
6 211 (5.70%) LAN
7 206 (5.56%) WAN
8 173 (4.67%) VPN
9 147 (3.97%) Internet
10 100 (2.70%) Network Security
11 91 (2.46%) Wireless
12 89 (2.40%) Skype
13 82 (2.22%) LDAP
14 76 (2.05%) VoIP
15 73 (1.97%) NAS
16 63 (1.70%) HTTP
17 55 (1.49%) SSL
17 55 (1.49%) VLAN
18 50 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
19 49 (1.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 702 (18.96%) SQL Server
2 119 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 106 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 94 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 87 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 67 (1.81%) MySQL
7 66 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 65 (1.76%) Oracle Database
9 63 (1.70%) Hadoop
10 59 (1.59%) Big Data
11 57 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
12 55 (1.49%) NoSQL
13 44 (1.19%) MongoDB
14 41 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 34 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
16 33 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
17 28 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
17 28 (0.76%) Tick Data
18 26 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
19 25 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 190 (5.13%) JIRA
2 170 (4.59%) TeamCity
3 154 (4.16%) Git (software)
4 144 (3.89%) Jenkins
5 143 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 95 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 85 (2.30%) Subversion
8 51 (1.38%) Visual Studio
9 49 (1.32%) NUnit
10 43 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 38 (1.03%) MSI
12 29 (0.78%) Hudson
13 26 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
14 25 (0.68%) Selenium
15 22 (0.59%) Maven
15 22 (0.59%) MSBuild
15 22 (0.59%) Vagrant
16 18 (0.49%) Ant
16 18 (0.49%) CruiseControl
16 18 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 816 (22.04%) Finance
2 459 (12.40%) Banking
3 190 (5.13%) Retail
4 133 (3.59%) Investment Banking
5 131 (3.54%) Front Office
6 121 (3.27%) Law
7 114 (3.08%) Legal
8 90 (2.43%) Back Office
9 46 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 40 (1.08%) Telecoms
11 39 (1.05%) Retail Banking
12 33 (0.89%) Advertising
13 30 (0.81%) Marketing
14 20 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.54%) Publishing
15 19 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
16 18 (0.49%) Games
17 14 (0.38%) Military
18 12 (0.32%) Electronics
19 9 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 564 (15.24%) Analyst
2 496 (13.40%) Developer
3 340 (9.18%) Support Engineer
4 284 (7.67%) Architect
5 280 (7.56%) Windows Engineer
6 268 (7.24%) Support Analyst
7 235 (6.35%) Consultant
8 229 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 219 (5.92%) Desktop Support
10 203 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
11 200 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
12 170 (4.59%) Administrator
13 153 (4.13%) Service Analyst
14 143 (3.86%) Desktop Engineer
15 139 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
16 137 (3.70%) IT Support
17 127 (3.43%) C# Developer
18 112 (3.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 107 (2.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 104 (2.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (11.10%) .NET
2 209 (5.65%) Web Services
3 195 (5.27%) HTML
4 127 (3.43%) CSS
5 122 (3.30%) ASP.NET
6 118 (3.19%) XML
7 102 (2.76%) Middleware
8 93 (2.51%) JSON
8 93 (2.51%) WCF
9 88 (2.38%) .NET Framework
10 71 (1.92%) HTML5
11 58 (1.57%) REST
12 56 (1.51%) AngularJS
12 56 (1.51%) jQuery
13 52 (1.40%) SOAP
14 49 (1.32%) RESTful
15 45 (1.22%) XSLT
16 42 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
16 42 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
17 40 (1.08%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 243 (6.56%) Data Centre
2 238 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 184 (4.97%) Blackberry
4 168 (4.54%) Management Information System
5 114 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 107 (2.89%) Clustering
7 78 (2.11%) Fixed Income
8 65 (1.76%) PKI
9 64 (1.73%) iPad
10 55 (1.49%) iPhone
11 51 (1.38%) Equities
12 48 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 48 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 45 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
14 42 (1.13%) Smartphone
15 41 (1.11%) Mobile App
16 40 (1.08%) User Experience
17 36 (0.97%) Replication
18 33 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
19 32 (0.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1069 (28.88%) Windows Server
2 941 (25.42%) Linux
3 611 (16.50%) Windows 7
4 514 (13.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 512 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 460 (12.43%) Unix
7 405 (10.94%) Windows 10
8 227 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 165 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 158 (4.27%) Windows 8
11 142 (3.84%) Android
12 127 (3.43%) Windows XP
13 114 (3.08%) Mac OS X
14 109 (2.94%) Apple iOS
15 69 (1.86%) Solaris
16 65 (1.76%) CentOS
17 62 (1.67%) Mac OS
18 49 (1.32%) Ubuntu
19 41 (1.11%) AIX
20 27 (0.73%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (12.70%) ITIL
3 439 (11.86%) Migration
4 371 (10.02%) DevOps
5 185 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 182 (4.92%) Scrum
7 156 (4.21%) Project Management
7 156 (4.21%) SDLC
7 156 (4.21%) TDD
8 144 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
9 140 (3.78%) Service Management
10 136 (3.67%) Change Management
11 128 (3.46%) Problem Management
12 126 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
13 125 (3.38%) CRM
13 125 (3.38%) Service Delivery
14 116 (3.13%) Information Security
15 114 (3.08%) OO
16 113 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 91 (2.46%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 668 (18.04%) SQL
2 550 (14.86%) PowerShell
3 410 (11.08%) C#
4 281 (7.59%) Python
5 276 (7.46%) Java
6 228 (6.16%) JavaScript
7 157 (4.24%) Perl
8 141 (3.81%) C
8 141 (3.81%) C++
9 125 (3.38%) Bash Shell
10 106 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 101 (2.73%) T-SQL
12 79 (2.13%) Ruby
13 74 (2.00%) VB
14 63 (1.70%) PHP
15 62 (1.67%) VBScript
16 51 (1.38%) VB.NET
17 40 (1.08%) VBA
18 37 (1.00%) Scala
19 30 (0.81%) Go
Qualifications
1 357 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 221 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 213 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 201 (5.43%) Degree
5 144 (3.89%) MCSE
6 122 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
7 114 (3.08%) DV Cleared
8 79 (2.13%) CCNA
9 67 (1.81%) MCP
10 65 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
11 54 (1.46%) MCSA
12 44 (1.19%) CCNP
13 43 (1.16%) CISSP
14 42 (1.13%) MCITP
15 35 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 25 (0.68%) MCDST
16 25 (0.68%) MCTS
17 24 (0.65%) CCIE
18 22 (0.59%) CISM
18 22 (0.59%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (3.48%) SLA
2 110 (2.97%) QA
3 28 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.59%) PMO
6 13 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.35%) MiFID
6 13 (0.35%) SEPA
7 11 (0.30%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.19%) HL7
9 7 (0.19%) ISO20022
10 6 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.14%) COBIT
11 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.11%) DICOM
13 2 (0.054%) BS25999
13 2 (0.054%) EMIR
13 2 (0.054%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1301 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 463 (12.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 217 (5.86%) Hyper-V
4 139 (3.75%) XenApp
5 111 (3.00%) Docker
6 103 (2.78%) vSphere
7 96 (2.59%) VMware ESX
8 86 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
9 78 (2.11%) XenDesktop
10 75 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 60 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
12 38 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 34 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
14 33 (0.89%) NFS
15 25 (0.68%) BitLocker
15 25 (0.68%) KVM
16 22 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
16 22 (0.59%) Terminal Services
17 21 (0.57%) vCloud
18 18 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 388 (10.48%) SCCM
2 164 (4.43%) Puppet
3 163 (4.40%) Ansible
4 152 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
5 109 (2.94%) SCOM
6 62 (1.67%) Nagios
7 57 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
8 44 (1.19%) WSUS
9 40 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
10 34 (0.92%) AirWatch
11 29 (0.78%) Terraform
12 26 (0.70%) NetBackup
12 26 (0.70%) SCVMM
13 25 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
14 24 (0.65%) Control-M
15 23 (0.62%) logstash
16 22 (0.59%) Kubernetes
16 22 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 21 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 21 (0.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 1223 (33.04%) Microsoft
2 821 (22.18%) VMware
3 454 (12.26%) Citrix
4 388 (10.48%) Cisco
5 335 (9.05%) Oracle
6 225 (6.08%) HP
7 175 (4.73%) Red Hat
8 139 (3.75%) Apple
9 120 (3.24%) IBM
10 103 (2.78%) Dell
11 100 (2.70%) Symantec
12 96 (2.59%) Google
13 95 (2.57%) Bloomberg
14 84 (2.27%) EMC
14 84 (2.27%) NetApp
15 81 (2.19%) Reuters
16 68 (1.84%) Splunk
17 64 (1.73%) ServiceNow
18 63 (1.70%) Atlassian
19 62 (1.67%) Juniper
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £150 - £180 per day + None
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + None
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £20 to £23 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
PCR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Pinner, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + None
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: (£) Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £370 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £115 - £130 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago