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 22 January 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
22 Jan 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 1762 2070 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.21% 9.88% 11.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.23% 48.82% 50.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1369 1619
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 119 143
Median hourly rate £18.33 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
3984 4240 4818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.83% 20.24% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2809 2873 3325
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £186 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 145 159
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -1 327 £413 +1.85% 122
Kingston Upon Thames +3 20 £375 +30.43% 2
Croydon -12 18 £465 +40.90% 3
Canary Wharf -11 9 £456 +21.66%
Docklands, London 0 8 £550 +15.78%
New Malden -3 8 - - 2
Feltham +3 7 £483 +7.22% 1
Uxbridge 0 7 £118 -62.09% 2
Greenford 0 6 £413 +415.62%
Hounslow +3 4 - - 4
Bromley +2 4 £325 +20.37%
Hammersmith 0 4 £345 +155.55%
Westminster -5 4 £300 -33.33%
Twickenham - 4 £400 - 1
Dagenham - 3 - -
Southwark +3 2 - -
Beckenham - 2 - -
Brentford - 2 £175 - 1
Romford +3 1 £145 -27.50% 1
Wembley +2 1 £160 +33.33%
Hayes +1 1 £135 -77.50%
Southall 0 1 - -
Chessington 0 1 £115 -
Wimbledon -7 1 £265 +103.84%
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
Lewisham - 1 £275 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 1318 (34.92%) Active Directory
2 1231 (32.62%) Microsoft
3 1087 (28.80%) Windows Server
4 984 (26.07%) Linux
5 859 (22.76%) VMware
6 840 (22.26%) Finance
7 719 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 696 (18.44%) SQL
9 612 (16.22%) Windows 7
10 562 (14.89%) PowerShell
11 535 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
12 533 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 522 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
14 516 (13.67%) Unix
15 497 (13.17%) MS Office
16 496 (13.14%) MS Excel
17 493 (13.06%) ITIL
18 476 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
19 469 (12.43%) Citrix
20 467 (12.37%) Banking
21 464 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
22 439 (11.63%) Migration
23 431 (11.42%) Office 365
24 430 (11.39%) .NET
25 411 (10.89%) Firewall
26 391 (10.36%) Cisco
27 388 (10.28%) DNS
28 387 (10.25%) C#
29 383 (10.15%) SCCM
30 378 (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
1 350 (9.27%) MS Exchange
2 306 (8.11%) IIS
3 265 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 171 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 154 (4.08%) Skype for Business
6 149 (3.95%) Apache
7 106 (2.81%) Tomcat
8 104 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 85 (2.25%) Confluence
9 85 (2.25%) WebSphere
10 75 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 70 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 55 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
12 55 (1.46%) IBM Notes
13 44 (1.17%) JBoss
14 38 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
15 36 (0.95%) WebLogic
16 35 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
17 34 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
18 31 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 497 (13.17%) MS Office
2 496 (13.14%) MS Excel
3 44 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.37%) MS Project
5 14 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.16%) InDesign
8 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.13%) PaintShop Pro
9 4 (0.11%) Gliffy
9 4 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.079%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.079%) HipChat
10 3 (0.079%) InVision
11 2 (0.053%) Autodesk Flame
11 2 (0.053%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.053%) NUKE
11 2 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 81 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.56%) Eikon
4 16 (0.42%) RMDS
5 11 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.26%) Summit
7 7 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.11%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.079%) Exstream
9 3 (0.079%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.079%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.079%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 3 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.053%) Orchestrade
10 2 (0.053%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.026%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 476 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 431 (11.42%) Office 365
3 287 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
4 124 (3.29%) IaaS
5 91 (2.41%) PaaS
6 70 (1.85%) SaaS
7 62 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 53 (1.40%) GitHub
9 45 (1.19%) Yammer
10 37 (0.98%) OneDrive
11 34 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
12 32 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
13 27 (0.72%) G Suite
14 25 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (0.66%) Amazon S3
15 19 (0.50%) OpenShift
16 17 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
17 13 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 12 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 10 (0.26%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 411 (10.89%) Firewall
2 388 (10.28%) DNS
3 327 (8.66%) TCP/IP
4 264 (7.00%) SAN
5 262 (6.94%) DHCP
6 203 (5.38%) LAN
7 200 (5.30%) WAN
8 176 (4.66%) VPN
9 154 (4.08%) Internet
10 91 (2.41%) Network Security
11 88 (2.33%) LDAP
11 88 (2.33%) Skype
12 85 (2.25%) Wireless
13 77 (2.04%) NAS
13 77 (2.04%) VoIP
14 69 (1.83%) HTTP
15 65 (1.72%) VLAN
16 63 (1.67%) SSL
17 50 (1.32%) MPLS
18 49 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 719 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 114 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 103 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 89 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 85 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 73 (1.93%) MySQL
7 66 (1.75%) Oracle Database
8 65 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 64 (1.70%) Hadoop
10 63 (1.67%) Big Data
11 55 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
12 50 (1.32%) NoSQL
13 46 (1.22%) MongoDB
14 39 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
15 38 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 36 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
17 33 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
18 24 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
19 21 (0.56%) QlikView
20 20 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 202 (5.35%) JIRA
2 153 (4.05%) TeamCity
3 152 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 149 (3.95%) Git (software)
5 144 (3.82%) Jenkins
6 100 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 91 (2.41%) Subversion
8 60 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 55 (1.46%) NUnit
10 53 (1.40%) Visual Studio
11 45 (1.19%) Hudson
12 39 (1.03%) Selenium
13 34 (0.90%) MSI
14 31 (0.82%) Maven
15 30 (0.79%) MSBuild
16 28 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
17 25 (0.66%) Vagrant
18 24 (0.64%) Cucumber
19 21 (0.56%) JUnit
20 20 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 840 (22.26%) Finance
2 467 (12.37%) Banking
3 190 (5.03%) Retail
4 126 (3.34%) Investment Banking
5 116 (3.07%) Legal
6 113 (2.99%) Front Office
6 113 (2.99%) Law
7 78 (2.07%) Back Office
8 54 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 48 (1.27%) Telecoms
10 41 (1.09%) Retail Banking
11 38 (1.01%) Advertising
12 35 (0.93%) Marketing
13 24 (0.64%) Publishing
14 20 (0.53%) Games
15 18 (0.48%) Manufacturing
16 16 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
17 14 (0.37%) Billing
18 13 (0.34%) Electronics
19 11 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 568 (15.05%) Analyst
2 504 (13.35%) Developer
3 351 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 289 (7.66%) Architect
5 270 (7.15%) Support Analyst
6 260 (6.89%) Windows Engineer
7 240 (6.36%) Desktop Support
8 230 (6.09%) Consultant
9 223 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 207 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
11 199 (5.27%) Administrator
12 194 (5.14%) DevOps Engineer
13 158 (4.19%) Service Analyst
14 152 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
15 140 (3.71%) IT Support
16 139 (3.68%) Service Desk Analyst
17 129 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
18 121 (3.21%) C# Developer
19 120 (3.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 113 (2.99%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 430 (11.39%) .NET
2 226 (5.99%) Web Services
3 216 (5.72%) HTML
4 144 (3.82%) CSS
5 134 (3.55%) XML
6 125 (3.31%) ASP.NET
7 112 (2.97%) Middleware
8 91 (2.41%) WCF
9 89 (2.36%) JSON
10 88 (2.33%) .NET Framework
11 78 (2.07%) HTML5
12 68 (1.80%) jQuery
13 65 (1.72%) RESTful
14 62 (1.64%) REST
15 55 (1.46%) AngularJS
15 55 (1.46%) SOAP
16 50 (1.32%) LAMP
16 50 (1.32%) XSLT
17 49 (1.30%) Spring
18 46 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 263 (6.97%) Data Centre
2 238 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 184 (4.88%) Blackberry
4 163 (4.32%) Management Information System
5 101 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 91 (2.41%) Clustering
7 66 (1.75%) iPad
8 65 (1.72%) Fixed Income
9 61 (1.62%) iPhone
10 59 (1.56%) PKI
11 58 (1.54%) Client/Server
12 56 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 49 (1.30%) Equities
14 46 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
15 43 (1.14%) Mobile App
15 43 (1.14%) Smartphone
15 43 (1.14%) User Experience
16 42 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
17 40 (1.06%) Replication
18 33 (0.87%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1087 (28.80%) Windows Server
2 984 (26.07%) Linux
3 612 (16.22%) Windows 7
4 533 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 522 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 516 (13.67%) Unix
7 353 (9.35%) Windows 10
8 253 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 169 (4.48%) Windows 8
10 149 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 143 (3.79%) Android
12 141 (3.74%) Windows XP
13 112 (2.97%) Apple iOS
14 107 (2.84%) Mac OS X
15 86 (2.28%) Solaris
16 69 (1.83%) CentOS
16 69 (1.83%) Mac OS
17 57 (1.51%) Ubuntu
18 44 (1.17%) AIX
19 28 (0.74%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (13.06%) ITIL
3 439 (11.63%) Migration
4 378 (10.02%) DevOps
5 187 (4.95%) Scrum
6 174 (4.61%) Configuration Management
7 172 (4.56%) TDD
8 163 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
9 148 (3.92%) Project Management
10 135 (3.58%) Problem Management
10 135 (3.58%) Service Management
11 130 (3.44%) Change Management
12 129 (3.42%) Service Delivery
13 127 (3.37%) SDLC
14 122 (3.23%) OO
15 120 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 118 (3.13%) CRM
17 114 (3.02%) Business Intelligence
18 102 (2.70%) MVC
19 99 (2.62%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 696 (18.44%) SQL
2 562 (14.89%) PowerShell
3 387 (10.25%) C#
4 324 (8.59%) Java
5 277 (7.34%) Python
6 248 (6.57%) JavaScript
7 194 (5.14%) Perl
8 139 (3.68%) C
9 127 (3.37%) Bash Shell
10 116 (3.07%) Shell Script
11 112 (2.97%) C++
12 104 (2.76%) T-SQL
13 99 (2.62%) Ruby
14 78 (2.07%) VB
15 76 (2.01%) PHP
16 60 (1.59%) VBScript
17 54 (1.43%) VB.NET
18 44 (1.17%) Scala
19 38 (1.01%) VBA
20 29 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 347 (9.19%) Security Cleared
2 211 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 200 (5.30%) Degree
4 197 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 133 (3.52%) MCSE
6 118 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 112 (2.97%) DV Cleared
8 76 (2.01%) CCNA
9 70 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
10 65 (1.72%) MCP
11 51 (1.35%) MCSA
12 49 (1.30%) CCNP
13 46 (1.22%) CISSP
14 37 (0.98%) MCITP
15 35 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 28 (0.74%) MCDST
17 26 (0.69%) CCIE
18 25 (0.66%) CISM
19 24 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
20 21 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (3.58%) SLA
2 100 (2.65%) QA
3 35 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.32%) MiFID
7 11 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (0.29%) SEPA
8 9 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.19%) HL7
10 6 (0.16%) ISO20022
11 5 (0.13%) COSO
11 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.13%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.11%) COBIT
13 3 (0.079%) DICOM
13 3 (0.079%) ISO27002
14 2 (0.053%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.053%) WCAG
15 1 (0.026%) BS7799
System Software
1 1318 (34.92%) Active Directory
2 464 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 144 (3.82%) XenApp
5 115 (3.05%) VMware ESX
6 113 (2.99%) Docker
7 109 (2.89%) vSphere
8 88 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 79 (2.09%) XenDesktop
10 72 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 62 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
12 42 (1.11%) NFS
12 42 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
13 36 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
14 31 (0.82%) Terminal Services
15 25 (0.66%) KVM
16 23 (0.61%) vCloud
17 22 (0.58%) BitLocker
18 20 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
18 20 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 383 (10.15%) SCCM
2 173 (4.58%) Puppet
3 169 (4.48%) Ansible
3 169 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
4 101 (2.68%) SCOM
5 61 (1.62%) Nagios
5 61 (1.62%) WSUS
6 51 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 37 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
8 30 (0.79%) NetBackup
9 29 (0.77%) AirWatch
9 29 (0.77%) Terraform
10 25 (0.66%) logstash
11 23 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
11 23 (0.61%) SCVMM
12 22 (0.58%) Backup Exec
12 22 (0.58%) Control-M
13 21 (0.56%) WMI
14 20 (0.53%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1231 (32.62%) Microsoft
2 859 (22.76%) VMware
3 469 (12.43%) Citrix
4 391 (10.36%) Cisco
5 376 (9.96%) Oracle
6 238 (6.31%) HP
7 169 (4.48%) Red Hat
8 122 (3.23%) Apple
9 121 (3.21%) IBM
10 107 (2.84%) Dell
11 94 (2.49%) Google
12 93 (2.46%) EMC
13 91 (2.41%) Bloomberg
14 86 (2.28%) NetApp
15 83 (2.20%) Reuters
15 83 (2.20%) Symantec
16 74 (1.96%) CheckPoint
17 72 (1.91%) Splunk
18 71 (1.88%) ServiceNow
19 66 (1.75%) Juniper
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Spring Technology
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Spring Technology
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £23000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £115 - £150 per day + 45p per mile
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Mail Newspapers
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
onezeero.
Rate: £270 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago