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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2520 2597 2393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.21% 11.30% 11.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.33% 53.39% 54.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1651 1673 1435
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 210 199
Average hourly rate £17.92 £17.32 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.47% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
4816 4864 4365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.42% 21.16% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3207 3317 2872
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 237 227
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 -1 623 £355 -6.88% 209
Croydon -3 30 £350 -18.60% 4
Uxbridge -1 13 £350 +36.58% 3
Docklands, London -6 11 £450 -10.00% 2
Hounslow +2 10 £310 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 10 £194 -38.25% 8
Canary Wharf -11 8 £500 -16.66%
Greenford +11 7 - -
Twickenham -3 7 £450 +96.72%
Enfield -2 6 £388 +29.16% 1
Feltham - 6 £265 -
Romford 0 4 £100 -83.33% 1
Bromley -1 4 - - 1
Harrow -1 3 £110 -48.83% 1
Westminster +1 2 - -
Chessington -2 2 - - 1
Ealing -3 2 £193 -33.04% 1
Brentford -3 2 £375 -18.91%
Paddington -6 2 £425 -26.08%
Hammersmith -9 2 £273 +15.34% 2
Teddington - 2 - - 1
Welling - 2 £110 -
Wembley - 2 £105 - 2
Surbiton +1 1 £150 +7.14% 2
Northwood 0 1 £160 -28.88%
Barnet -2 1 £275 +71.87% 1
Wimbledon -3 1 £300 +233.33%
Southwark - 1 - - 1
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Hayes - 1 £350 - 3
South Croydon - 1 - - 1
Southall - 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
New Malden - 1 - - 3
Ilford - 1 £230 -
Woodford Green - 1 £113 -
Hillingdon - 1 £135 -
Hackney - 1 - -
Lewisham - 1 - - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 1665 (33.75%) Active Directory
2 1484 (30.08%) Microsoft
3 1301 (26.37%) VMware
4 1141 (23.13%) Windows 7
5 1090 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1019 (20.65%) Linux
7 983 (19.92%) SQL
8 982 (19.90%) Finance
9 864 (17.51%) SQL Server
10 784 (15.89%) Citrix
11 764 (15.48%) ITIL
12 704 (14.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 681 (13.80%) MS Office
14 666 (13.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 665 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 612 (12.40%) MS Excel
17 611 (12.38%) MS Exchange
18 598 (12.12%) Cisco
19 595 (12.06%) UNIX
20 577 (11.69%) Migration
21 568 (11.51%) Oracle
22 523 (10.60%) .NET
23 497 (10.07%) SAN
24 481 (9.75%) Banking
25 454 (9.20%) PowerShell
26 444 (9.00%) IIS
27 437 (8.86%) DNS
27 437 (8.86%) Firewall
28 435 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
29 430 (8.72%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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
1 611 (12.38%) MS Exchange
2 444 (9.00%) IIS
3 284 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 271 (5.49%) SharePoint
5 163 (3.30%) Lync
6 132 (2.68%) WebSphere
7 131 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 131 (2.66%) Tomcat
8 116 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 114 (2.31%) Apache
10 109 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 88 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
12 67 (1.36%) WebLogic
12 67 (1.36%) OpenStack
13 58 (1.18%) JBoss
14 45 (0.91%) IBM Notes
15 43 (0.87%) Confluence
16 42 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
17 39 (0.79%) WorkSite
17 39 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 681 (13.80%) MS Office
2 612 (12.40%) MS Excel
3 64 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 58 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.75%) MS Project
6 20 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 20 (0.41%) Acrobat
7 18 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 18 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.16%) InDesign
10 7 (0.14%) Maya
11 4 (0.081%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.081%) Final Cut Pro
12 3 (0.061%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.061%) Quicktime
13 2 (0.041%) ProjectWise
13 2 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.041%) CINEMA 4D
13 2 (0.041%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 36 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 31 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.41%) RMDS
4 11 (0.22%) ION MarketView
5 10 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.20%) ResourceLink
6 9 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.16%) Eikon
7 8 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
8 7 (0.14%) assyst
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.10%) Agresso
10 5 (0.10%) thinkFolio
11 4 (0.081%) Misys Midas
11 4 (0.081%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.061%) Remedy AR System
12 3 (0.061%) Cognos TM1
12 3 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 211 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
2 185 (3.75%) Office 365
3 152 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (0.99%) IaaS
5 39 (0.79%) Google Apps
6 37 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (0.65%) SaaS
8 27 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 23 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (0.45%) PaaS
11 18 (0.36%) GitHub
12 15 (0.30%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.26%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (0.18%) Heroku
15 8 (0.16%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
16 7 (0.14%) Google Drive
16 7 (0.14%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 497 (10.07%) SAN
2 437 (8.86%) DNS
2 437 (8.86%) Firewall
3 403 (8.17%) TCP/IP
4 337 (6.83%) LAN
5 304 (6.16%) WAN
6 268 (5.43%) DHCP
7 263 (5.33%) VPN
8 200 (4.05%) NAS
9 170 (3.45%) Internet
10 125 (2.53%) VLAN
11 117 (2.37%) HTTP
12 106 (2.15%) SSL
13 95 (1.93%) Wireless
14 93 (1.88%) Network Security
15 89 (1.80%) NetScaler
16 86 (1.74%) MPLS
16 86 (1.74%) LDAP
17 85 (1.72%) VoIP
18 59 (1.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 864 (17.51%) SQL Server
2 163 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 161 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 125 (2.53%) MySQL
5 112 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 96 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 88 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 83 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 80 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 67 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 49 (0.99%) RDBMS
12 46 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
13 44 (0.89%) MongoDB
14 40 (0.81%) DB2
15 39 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 37 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
17 36 (0.73%) NoSQL
18 32 (0.65%) Hadoop
18 32 (0.65%) Big Data
19 29 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 157 (3.18%) Jenkins
2 154 (3.12%) Subversion
3 131 (2.66%) JIRA
4 107 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 105 (2.13%) Git (software)
6 96 (1.95%) TeamCity
7 76 (1.54%) Ant
7 76 (1.54%) Maven
8 67 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 61 (1.24%) MSI
10 51 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 50 (1.01%) NUnit
12 34 (0.69%) Selenium
13 32 (0.65%) MSBuild
14 31 (0.63%) Gradle
14 31 (0.63%) Eclipse
15 29 (0.59%) Cucumber
16 26 (0.53%) Mercurial
17 21 (0.43%) JMeter
18 19 (0.39%) JUnit
General
1 982 (19.90%) Finance
2 481 (9.75%) Banking
3 177 (3.59%) Investment Banking
4 142 (2.88%) Retail
5 131 (2.66%) Law
6 120 (2.43%) Legal
7 118 (2.39%) Front Office
8 108 (2.19%) Telecoms
9 77 (1.56%) Financial Institution
10 74 (1.50%) Back Office
11 50 (1.01%) Marketing
12 46 (0.93%) Games
13 38 (0.77%) Publishing
14 34 (0.69%) Advertising
15 30 (0.61%) Manufacturing
16 23 (0.47%) French Language
17 22 (0.45%) Spanish Language
18 17 (0.34%) Billing
19 13 (0.26%) Retail Banking
20 10 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 894 (18.12%) Analyst
2 486 (9.85%) Developer
3 374 (7.58%) Support Analyst
4 367 (7.44%) Support Engineer
5 320 (6.49%) Desktop Support
6 301 (6.10%) Architect
7 278 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 272 (5.51%) Administrator
9 268 (5.43%) Consultant
10 234 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
11 206 (4.18%) Service Analyst
12 198 (4.01%) Service Desk Analyst
13 193 (3.91%) Desktop Engineer
14 155 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
15 150 (3.04%) Applications Support
16 147 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
17 141 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
18 138 (2.80%) Project Manager
19 133 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 127 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 523 (10.60%) .NET
2 234 (4.74%) HTML
3 232 (4.70%) Web Services
4 193 (3.91%) XML
5 185 (3.75%) Middleware
6 144 (2.92%) ASP.NET
7 134 (2.72%) CSS
8 93 (1.88%) WCF
9 91 (1.84%) HTML5
10 82 (1.66%) jQuery
11 81 (1.64%) .NET Framework
12 73 (1.48%) SOAP
13 72 (1.46%) JSON
14 70 (1.42%) J2EE
15 56 (1.13%) WPF
16 50 (1.01%) Ajax
17 49 (0.99%) Rendezvous
18 48 (0.97%) RESTful
19 47 (0.95%) Application Packaging
20 44 (0.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 312 (6.32%) Blackberry
1 312 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 161 (3.26%) Clustering
3 113 (2.29%) iPhone
4 97 (1.97%) Fixed Income
5 95 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 95 (1.93%) iPad
6 82 (1.66%) Client/Server
7 80 (1.62%) Computer Science
8 79 (1.60%) Replication
9 74 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 64 (1.30%) NHS
11 62 (1.26%) Mobile App
11 62 (1.26%) Open Source
12 60 (1.22%) Thin Client
12 60 (1.22%) Fat Client
13 56 (1.13%) Derivative
14 51 (1.03%) User Experience
15 48 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
16 47 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1141 (23.13%) Windows 7
2 1090 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1019 (20.65%) Linux
4 666 (13.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 665 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 595 (12.06%) UNIX
7 416 (8.43%) Windows XP
8 289 (5.86%) Windows 8
9 204 (4.13%) Android
10 169 (3.43%) Apple iOS
10 169 (3.43%) Solaris
11 168 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 117 (2.37%) Mac OS X
13 72 (1.46%) AIX
14 62 (1.26%) Windows Vista
15 54 (1.09%) Mac OS
16 53 (1.07%) CentOS
17 45 (0.91%) Ubuntu
17 45 (0.91%) Windows Phone
18 38 (0.77%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (15.48%) ITIL
2 577 (11.69%) Migration
3 435 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 268 (5.43%) Project Management
5 254 (5.15%) DevOps
6 184 (3.73%) Change Management
7 178 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
8 155 (3.14%) Configuration Management
9 144 (2.92%) Service Delivery
10 142 (2.88%) Service Management
10 142 (2.88%) Scrum
11 131 (2.66%) Load Balancing
12 127 (2.57%) Release Management
13 124 (2.51%) Workflow
14 123 (2.49%) Incident Management
15 119 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
16 114 (2.31%) TDD
17 113 (2.29%) Problem Management
18 109 (2.21%) E-Commerce
19 104 (2.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 983 (19.92%) SQL
2 454 (9.20%) PowerShell
3 430 (8.72%) Java
4 420 (8.51%) C#
5 235 (4.76%) Python
6 233 (4.72%) JavaScript
7 205 (4.15%) Perl
8 195 (3.95%) C++
9 161 (3.26%) Shell Script
10 122 (2.47%) VBScript
11 105 (2.13%) Ruby
12 100 (2.03%) C
12 100 (2.03%) Bash Shell
13 99 (2.01%) VB
14 94 (1.91%) T-SQL
15 65 (1.32%) PHP
16 58 (1.18%) VBA
17 57 (1.16%) PL/SQL
18 38 (0.77%) VB.NET
19 22 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 357 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 306 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 219 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 217 (4.40%) Degree
5 190 (3.85%) MCSE
6 133 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 108 (2.19%) DV Cleared
8 103 (2.09%) MCITP
9 98 (1.99%) CCNA
10 85 (1.72%) MCP
11 80 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 71 (1.44%) MCSA
13 65 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 47 (0.95%) CCNP
15 41 (0.83%) MCTS
16 33 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
17 31 (0.63%) CISSP
18 23 (0.47%) NCDA
19 22 (0.45%) A+ Certification
20 21 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (3.67%) SLA
2 135 (2.74%) QA
3 33 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
7 11 (0.22%) COBIT
8 7 (0.14%) HL7
8 7 (0.14%) DICOM
9 6 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.081%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.041%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.041%) EMIR
12 1 (0.020%) FATCA
12 1 (0.020%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.020%) GxP
12 1 (0.020%) MiFID
System Software
1 1665 (33.75%) Active Directory
2 704 (14.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 284 (5.76%) vSphere
4 274 (5.55%) XenApp
5 248 (5.03%) Hyper-V
6 136 (2.76%) VMware ESX
7 128 (2.59%) XenDesktop
8 108 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
9 104 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 65 (1.32%) vCloud
11 55 (1.11%) NFS
12 50 (1.01%) Xen
13 37 (0.75%) XenServer
14 31 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 31 (0.63%) Terminal Services
15 29 (0.59%) SRDF
16 26 (0.53%) VMware Server
17 21 (0.43%) Samba
18 18 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
18 18 (0.36%) KVM
Systems Management
1 420 (8.51%) SCCM
2 186 (3.77%) Puppet
3 157 (3.18%) SCOM
4 126 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
5 54 (1.09%) WSUS
6 46 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
7 42 (0.85%) Backup Exec
8 40 (0.81%) NetBackup
9 37 (0.75%) BladeLogic
10 35 (0.71%) Nagios
11 33 (0.67%) Tivoli
12 30 (0.61%) SCVMM
13 29 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 29 (0.59%) ZABBIX
14 27 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
14 27 (0.55%) HP SIM
14 27 (0.55%) EdgeSight
15 23 (0.47%) AirWatch
15 23 (0.47%) Control-M
16 22 (0.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1484 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 1301 (26.37%) VMware
3 784 (15.89%) Citrix
4 598 (12.12%) Cisco
5 568 (11.51%) Oracle
6 348 (7.05%) HP
7 245 (4.97%) NetApp
8 225 (4.56%) Red Hat
9 214 (4.34%) IBM
10 178 (3.61%) Apple
11 171 (3.47%) EMC
12 129 (2.61%) Dell
13 101 (2.05%) F5
14 100 (2.03%) CheckPoint
15 85 (1.72%) Bloomberg
16 83 (1.68%) Sybase
17 82 (1.66%) Symantec
18 81 (1.64%) Remedy
19 78 (1.58%) TIBCO
20 77 (1.56%) Reuters
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