The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2665 2717 3114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.29% 11.21% 11.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.81% 51.77% 54.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1651 1605 1648
Average daily rate
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£350 £368 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 215 300
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5350 5248 5673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.66% 21.65% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3534 3415 3266
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £202 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 254 377
Average hourly rate £15.93 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +1 682 £350 -6.66% 242
Docklands, London +15 17 £500 +19.40% 1
Croydon 0 17 £335 +31.37% 15
Uxbridge 0 12 £398 +6.00% 3
Hayes 0 9 - - 1
Bromley +4 8 £270 +217.64% 2
Canary Wharf -1 7 £555 -7.50%
Hammersmith +6 6 £260 - 1
Brentford +2 6 £236 -37.00% 3
Twickenham 0 6 £275 +3.77% 1
Harrow +3 5 £125 - 5
Sidcup - 4 - - 3
Chessington 0 3 £264 -37.01% 1
Ilford - 3 - -
Hounslow +5 2 £209 -49.69% 5
Westminster +2 2 £360 -10.00%
Ealing 0 2 £333 -
Greenwich -1 2 £415 +18.64%
West Drayton - 2 - - 3
Isleworth - 2 £170 -
Barnet - 2 £171 - 5
Dagenham - 2 - -
Wembley -1 1 £325 - 3
Wimbledon -2 1 £610 +62.66% 2
Kingston Upon Thames -5 1 £275 - 6
Chiswick - 1 - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - - 2
Romford - - - - 1
Edgware - - - - 1
Enfield - - - - 2
Erith - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Bexley - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Upminster - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Clapham - - - - 1
Southwark - - - - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1816 (34.31%) Active Directory
2 1743 (32.93%) Microsoft
3 1597 (30.17%) Windows 7
4 1121 (21.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1073 (20.27%) VMware
6 1060 (20.03%) Finance
7 991 (18.72%) Linux
8 957 (18.08%) Citrix
9 956 (18.06%) SQL
10 927 (17.51%) MS Office
11 903 (17.06%) SQL Server
12 884 (16.70%) ITIL
13 797 (15.06%) Windows XP
14 787 (14.87%) MS Excel
15 731 (13.81%) Banking
16 715 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
17 702 (13.26%) MS Exchange
18 687 (12.98%) UNIX
19 611 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 592 (11.18%) Oracle
21 533 (10.07%) Cisco
22 529 (9.99%) C#
23 510 (9.64%) .NET
24 508 (9.60%) SCCM
25 497 (9.39%) Migration
26 468 (8.84%) Blackberry
27 463 (8.75%) PowerShell
28 442 (8.35%) DNS
29 411 (7.76%) Firewall
30 398 (7.52%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 702 (13.26%) MS Exchange
2 356 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 354 (6.69%) SharePoint
4 344 (6.50%) IIS
5 182 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 181 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 150 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 150 (2.83%) Lync
8 115 (2.17%) IBM Notes
9 111 (2.10%) WebSphere
10 90 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 81 (1.53%) CMS
11 81 (1.53%) Apache
12 71 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
13 68 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 60 (1.13%) Tomcat
14 60 (1.13%) WebLogic
15 54 (1.02%) Umbraco
16 52 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
17 32 (0.60%) Node.js
Applications
1 927 (17.51%) MS Office
2 787 (14.87%) MS Excel
3 80 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 58 (1.10%) MS Project
5 45 (0.85%) Photoshop
6 41 (0.77%) MS Visio
7 34 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 22 (0.42%) InfoPath
9 12 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 11 (0.21%) InDesign
10 11 (0.21%) Acrobat
11 9 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
12 8 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
13 6 (0.11%) RoboHelp
13 6 (0.11%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.038%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.038%) Vectorworks
14 2 (0.038%) ProjectWise
14 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 26 (0.49%) RMDS
1 26 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.36%) Google Analytics
4 16 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.21%) HFM
6 11 (0.21%) Eikon
7 10 (0.19%) ReMetrica
7 10 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
8 9 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
9 7 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 6 (0.11%) Temenos T24
10 6 (0.11%) assyst
10 6 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 5 (0.094%) Magento
11 5 (0.094%) Adaptiv
12 4 (0.076%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 153 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (2.21%) Office 365
3 48 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (0.59%) SaaS
5 24 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (0.43%) IaaS
7 18 (0.34%) PaaS
8 12 (0.23%) Google Apps
9 9 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.076%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.076%) Rackspace Cloud
11 3 (0.057%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.057%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.057%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.038%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.038%) GitHub
12 2 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.019%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.019%) Route 53
13 1 (0.019%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 442 (8.35%) DNS
2 411 (7.76%) Firewall
3 398 (7.52%) TCP/IP
4 393 (7.42%) SAN
5 294 (5.55%) DHCP
6 287 (5.42%) LAN
7 252 (4.76%) WAN
8 223 (4.21%) VPN
9 148 (2.80%) Internet
10 116 (2.19%) NAS
11 102 (1.93%) VoIP
12 89 (1.68%) Wireless
13 81 (1.53%) HTTP
14 76 (1.44%) VLAN
15 74 (1.40%) LDAP
16 69 (1.30%) Network Security
17 63 (1.19%) NetScaler
18 55 (1.04%) SSL
19 53 (1.00%) Intranet
20 49 (0.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 903 (17.06%) SQL Server
2 273 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 155 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 154 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 150 (2.83%) Oracle Database
6 108 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 108 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 87 (1.64%) MySQL
8 80 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 63 (1.19%) RDBMS
10 59 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
11 57 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 56 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
13 46 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
14 39 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
15 38 (0.72%) MongoDB
16 34 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
17 33 (0.62%) DB2
18 26 (0.49%) NoSQL
19 25 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 140 (2.65%) Visual Studio
2 121 (2.29%) Git (software)
3 103 (1.95%) Subversion
4 97 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 88 (1.66%) MSI
6 84 (1.59%) TeamCity
7 74 (1.40%) JIRA
8 57 (1.08%) Jenkins
9 45 (0.85%) Maven
10 40 (0.76%) NUnit
11 39 (0.74%) Mercurial
12 30 (0.57%) Selenium
12 30 (0.57%) Ant
13 29 (0.55%) InstallShield
14 26 (0.49%) JUnit
15 19 (0.36%) Eclipse
15 19 (0.36%) Kiln
16 18 (0.34%) Wise Package Studio
17 16 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
18 15 (0.28%) MSBuild
General
1 1060 (20.03%) Finance
2 731 (13.81%) Banking
3 302 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 178 (3.36%) Legal
5 161 (3.04%) Law
6 160 (3.02%) Front Office
7 145 (2.74%) Retail
8 118 (2.23%) Financial Institution
9 108 (2.04%) Back Office
10 103 (1.95%) Telecoms
11 65 (1.23%) Advertising
12 63 (1.19%) Marketing
13 53 (1.00%) French Language
14 48 (0.91%) Publishing
15 25 (0.47%) Spanish Language
16 20 (0.38%) Billing
17 19 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
18 18 (0.34%) Manufacturing
19 16 (0.30%) Games
20 15 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 997 (18.84%) Analyst
2 676 (12.77%) Developer
3 462 (8.73%) Support Analyst
4 418 (7.90%) Support Engineer
5 324 (6.12%) Desktop Support
6 316 (5.97%) Architect
7 302 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 253 (4.78%) Service Analyst
9 252 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
10 244 (4.61%) Consultant
11 214 (4.04%) Administrator
12 187 (3.53%) Applications Support
13 185 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 184 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
15 163 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
16 151 (2.85%) Infrastructure Architect
17 146 (2.76%) Project Manager
18 129 (2.44%) .NET Developer
19 126 (2.38%) 3rd Line Support
20 119 (2.25%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 510 (9.64%) .NET
2 302 (5.71%) HTML
3 241 (4.55%) Web Services
4 228 (4.31%) ASP.NET
5 222 (4.19%) CSS
6 215 (4.06%) XML
7 134 (2.53%) .NET Framework
8 128 (2.42%) Middleware
9 125 (2.36%) WCF
10 117 (2.21%) jQuery
11 111 (2.10%) HTML5
12 96 (1.81%) Application Packaging
13 73 (1.38%) WPF
14 67 (1.27%) JSON
15 66 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
16 62 (1.17%) REST
17 54 (1.02%) CSS3
18 52 (0.98%) Ajax
18 52 (0.98%) XSLT
19 43 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 468 (8.84%) Blackberry
2 189 (3.57%) Clustering
3 136 (2.57%) Management Information System
4 130 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 109 (2.06%) Replication
6 105 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 101 (1.91%) Fixed Income
8 99 (1.87%) Hedge funds
9 94 (1.78%) iPhone
10 86 (1.62%) Derivative
11 74 (1.40%) Mobile App
12 67 (1.27%) Fat Client
12 67 (1.27%) Thin Client
13 62 (1.17%) NHS
13 62 (1.17%) Equities
14 59 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
15 58 (1.10%) Client/Server
16 40 (0.76%) Open Source
17 39 (0.74%) iPad
18 38 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1597 (30.17%) Windows 7
2 1121 (21.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 991 (18.72%) Linux
4 797 (15.06%) Windows XP
5 715 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 687 (12.98%) UNIX
7 387 (7.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 261 (4.93%) Windows 8
9 181 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 174 (3.29%) Solaris
11 167 (3.16%) Android
12 136 (2.57%) Apple iOS
13 92 (1.74%) Windows Vista
14 91 (1.72%) Mac OS X
15 75 (1.42%) Windows 2000
16 64 (1.21%) AIX
17 62 (1.17%) Windows Phone
18 51 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
19 41 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
20 38 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 884 (16.70%) ITIL
2 497 (9.39%) Migration
3 300 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
4 238 (4.50%) Project Management
5 202 (3.82%) Change Management
6 188 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 185 (3.50%) TDD
8 172 (3.25%) Service Management
9 158 (2.99%) DevOps
10 153 (2.89%) Incident Management
11 150 (2.83%) Continuous Integration
12 149 (2.82%) Service Delivery
12 149 (2.82%) Scrum
13 138 (2.61%) OO
14 135 (2.55%) MVC
15 128 (2.42%) E-Commerce
16 121 (2.29%) PRINCE2
17 117 (2.21%) Configuration Management
17 117 (2.21%) User Acceptance Testing
18 114 (2.15%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 956 (18.06%) SQL
2 529 (9.99%) C#
3 463 (8.75%) PowerShell
4 316 (5.97%) Java
5 282 (5.33%) JavaScript
6 233 (4.40%) Perl
7 198 (3.74%) C++
8 176 (3.33%) Python
9 142 (2.68%) VB
10 136 (2.57%) VBScript
11 133 (2.51%) C
12 131 (2.47%) T-SQL
13 106 (2.00%) Shell Script
14 64 (1.21%) Ruby
15 57 (1.08%) VBA
16 54 (1.02%) PL/SQL
17 46 (0.87%) PHP
18 39 (0.74%) Bash Shell
19 26 (0.49%) VB.NET
19 26 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 385 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 292 (5.52%) Degree
3 217 (4.10%) MCSE
4 216 (4.08%) Security Cleared
5 142 (2.68%) MCITP
6 136 (2.57%) SC Cleared
7 127 (2.40%) MCP
8 107 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
9 82 (1.55%) CCNA
10 81 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
11 71 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 66 (1.25%) MCSA
13 61 (1.15%) CISSP
14 59 (1.11%) MCTS
15 55 (1.04%) DV Cleared
16 53 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
17 45 (0.85%) CCNP
18 39 (0.74%) CCA
19 27 (0.51%) A+ Certification
19 27 (0.51%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (3.14%) SLA
2 145 (2.74%) QA
3 27 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 19 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.11%) Basel III
9 4 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.057%) GPG13
10 3 (0.057%) BS7799
11 2 (0.038%) EMIR
11 2 (0.038%) JTAG
12 1 (0.019%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.019%) Section 508
12 1 (0.019%) WCAG
12 1 (0.019%) WAI
12 1 (0.019%) COBIT
System Software
1 1816 (34.31%) Active Directory
2 611 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 322 (6.08%) XenApp
4 228 (4.31%) vSphere
5 212 (4.01%) Hyper-V
6 182 (3.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 154 (2.91%) VMware ESX
8 124 (2.34%) XenDesktop
9 78 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
10 71 (1.34%) XenServer
11 59 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
12 46 (0.87%) NFS
13 38 (0.72%) vCloud
14 37 (0.70%) Terminal Services
15 32 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
16 29 (0.55%) Xen
17 27 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 27 (0.51%) ISA Server
18 21 (0.40%) Terminal Server
19 14 (0.26%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 508 (9.60%) SCCM
2 146 (2.76%) SCOM
3 88 (1.66%) Puppet
4 67 (1.27%) Backup Exec
5 64 (1.21%) WSUS
6 62 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (1.11%) Tivoli
8 42 (0.79%) Data Guard
9 41 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 40 (0.76%) NetBackup
11 36 (0.68%) BladeLogic
12 31 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
13 29 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 27 (0.51%) HP SIM
15 26 (0.49%) AppDNA
16 24 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 23 (0.43%) ARCserve
18 22 (0.42%) WMI
19 21 (0.40%) Control-M
19 21 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1743 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 1073 (20.27%) VMware
3 957 (18.08%) Citrix
4 592 (11.18%) Oracle
5 533 (10.07%) Cisco
6 395 (7.46%) HP
7 180 (3.40%) EMC
8 179 (3.38%) NetApp
9 173 (3.27%) IBM
10 172 (3.25%) Red Hat
11 140 (2.65%) Sybase
12 133 (2.51%) Symantec
13 130 (2.46%) Dell
14 123 (2.32%) Apple
15 121 (2.29%) Bloomberg
16 114 (2.15%) Lotus
17 113 (2.13%) Reuters
18 101 (1.91%) CheckPoint
19 97 (1.83%) Remedy
20 77 (1.45%) AppSense
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