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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 2482 2688 2390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.32% 11.80% 10.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.73% 53.39% 53.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1727 1407
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 212 197
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £11.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
4707 5035 4485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.46% 22.10% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3130 3425 2937
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 237 234
Average hourly rate £18.23 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.23% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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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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 -1 606 £360 +2.85% 189
Croydon -4 30 £338 +26.40% 5
Canary Wharf -4 16 £300 -48.05%
Uxbridge -2 14 £325 +28.71% 7
Docklands, London -3 12 £538 +7.50% 1
New Malden - 8 - -
Greenford +9 7 - - 2
Hounslow -1 7 £320 +53.29% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 7 £182 -40.70% 5
Enfield - 7 £388 -
Bromley -3 6 - - 5
Feltham - 6 £375 - 1
Wembley - 6 £290 - 1
Romford -1 4 - - 1
Twickenham -5 4 £450 +63.63% 2
Northwood 0 3 - -
Harrow 0 3 £110 -40.54%
Woodford Green - 3 £145 -
Westminster +1 2 - -
Chessington -2 2 - - 3
Brentford -5 2 £375 +56.25%
Ealing -6 2 £305 +10.90% 1
Ilford -7 2 £230 -
Hammersmith -7 2 £273 -3.53% 2
Hackney - 2 £425 -
Teddington - 2 - -
Welling - 2 £110 -
West Drayton +2 1 £563 -
Lewisham 0 1 - -
Surbiton -1 1 £150 +7.14% 2
Wimbledon -4 1 £300 +233.33%
Paddington -6 1 £425 -26.08%
Southwark - 1 - -
South Croydon - 1 - - 1
Southall - 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 £400 - 1
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Hayes - 1 £350 - 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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 1645 (33.79%) Active Directory
2 1487 (30.55%) Microsoft
3 1296 (26.62%) VMware
4 1126 (23.13%) Windows 7
5 1051 (21.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 1048 (21.53%) Linux
7 991 (20.36%) Finance
8 956 (19.64%) SQL
9 860 (17.67%) SQL Server
10 778 (15.98%) ITIL
11 759 (15.59%) Citrix
12 701 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
13 658 (13.52%) MS Office
14 655 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
15 621 (12.76%) Windows Server 2003
16 605 (12.43%) UNIX
16 605 (12.43%) MS Exchange
17 595 (12.22%) MS Excel
18 584 (12.00%) Oracle
19 567 (11.65%) Cisco
20 563 (11.57%) Migration
21 518 (10.64%) .NET
22 503 (10.33%) SAN
23 496 (10.19%) PowerShell
24 461 (9.47%) Banking
25 448 (9.20%) IIS
26 434 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
27 429 (8.81%) DNS
28 426 (8.75%) Java
29 423 (8.69%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 605 (12.43%) MS Exchange
2 448 (9.20%) IIS
3 283 (5.81%) SharePoint
4 276 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 159 (3.27%) Lync
6 130 (2.67%) Tomcat
7 127 (2.61%) WebSphere
8 118 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 114 (2.34%) Apache
10 112 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 106 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
12 82 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
13 60 (1.23%) OpenStack
13 60 (1.23%) JBoss
14 54 (1.11%) WebLogic
15 46 (0.94%) IBM Notes
16 45 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
17 42 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
17 42 (0.86%) Confluence
18 40 (0.82%) WorkSite
Applications
1 658 (13.52%) MS Office
2 595 (12.22%) MS Excel
3 60 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 56 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.76%) MS Project
6 18 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.23%) Acrobat
10 9 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.12%) InDesign
11 6 (0.12%) Maya
12 4 (0.082%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.041%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.041%) Shockwave
13 2 (0.041%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.041%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.021%) Vectorworks
14 1 (0.021%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 46 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 27 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.37%) RMDS
4 13 (0.27%) ION MarketView
5 12 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
6 9 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.16%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.14%) Eikon
9 6 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.10%) assyst
11 4 (0.082%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 4 (0.082%) Kondor+
11 4 (0.082%) Misys Midas
11 4 (0.082%) ResourceLink
12 3 (0.062%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.062%) Oracle Receivables
12 3 (0.062%) thinkFolio
12 3 (0.062%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 215 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (3.92%) Office 365
3 154 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 53 (1.09%) IaaS
5 39 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 38 (0.78%) SaaS
7 34 (0.70%) Google Apps
8 31 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (0.53%) PaaS
10 23 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.31%) GitHub
12 12 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 12 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (0.18%) Google Drive
15 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
15 8 (0.16%) CloudFront
16 7 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 503 (10.33%) SAN
2 429 (8.81%) DNS
3 416 (8.55%) Firewall
4 404 (8.30%) TCP/IP
5 332 (6.82%) LAN
6 301 (6.18%) WAN
7 271 (5.57%) DHCP
8 252 (5.18%) VPN
9 202 (4.15%) NAS
10 169 (3.47%) Internet
11 120 (2.47%) VLAN
12 110 (2.26%) HTTP
13 106 (2.18%) SSL
14 102 (2.10%) LDAP
15 93 (1.91%) Wireless
16 90 (1.85%) Network Security
17 89 (1.83%) NetScaler
18 88 (1.81%) VoIP
19 76 (1.56%) MPLS
20 45 (0.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 860 (17.67%) SQL Server
2 153 (3.14%) Oracle Database
3 137 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 114 (2.34%) MySQL
5 110 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 86 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 84 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 81 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 62 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 60 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 46 (0.94%) MongoDB
12 44 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 43 (0.88%) DB2
14 40 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
14 40 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 37 (0.76%) NoSQL
16 33 (0.68%) Hadoop
17 31 (0.64%) Big Data
18 22 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
19 19 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 149 (3.06%) Subversion
2 144 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 135 (2.77%) JIRA
4 112 (2.30%) Visual Studio
5 110 (2.26%) Git (software)
6 96 (1.97%) TeamCity
7 75 (1.54%) Ant
8 69 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 66 (1.36%) Maven
10 57 (1.17%) MSI
11 50 (1.03%) NUnit
12 48 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 37 (0.76%) MSBuild
14 32 (0.66%) Gradle
15 29 (0.60%) Selenium
16 28 (0.58%) Mercurial
17 27 (0.55%) Cucumber
18 26 (0.53%) Eclipse
19 25 (0.51%) ClearCase
20 22 (0.45%) JUnit
General
1 991 (20.36%) Finance
2 461 (9.47%) Banking
3 180 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 146 (3.00%) Retail
5 140 (2.88%) Law
6 126 (2.59%) Front Office
7 124 (2.55%) Legal
8 90 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 79 (1.62%) Back Office
10 74 (1.52%) Financial Institution
11 68 (1.40%) Marketing
12 38 (0.78%) Advertising
12 38 (0.78%) Publishing
13 37 (0.76%) Games
14 29 (0.60%) Manufacturing
15 21 (0.43%) French Language
15 21 (0.43%) Spanish Language
16 14 (0.29%) Billing
17 12 (0.25%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.23%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 839 (17.24%) Analyst
2 501 (10.29%) Developer
3 352 (7.23%) Support Analyst
4 346 (7.11%) Support Engineer
5 310 (6.37%) Architect
6 299 (6.14%) Desktop Support
7 293 (6.02%) Administrator
8 280 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 264 (5.42%) Consultant
10 216 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
11 197 (4.05%) Service Analyst
12 190 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
13 189 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
14 163 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
15 155 (3.18%) Project Manager
16 154 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
17 136 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
18 135 (2.77%) Applications Support
19 122 (2.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 121 (2.49%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 518 (10.64%) .NET
2 225 (4.62%) Web Services
3 223 (4.58%) HTML
4 205 (4.21%) XML
5 191 (3.92%) Middleware
6 146 (3.00%) ASP.NET
7 130 (2.67%) CSS
8 92 (1.89%) WCF
9 84 (1.73%) HTML5
10 83 (1.71%) .NET Framework
11 73 (1.50%) SOAP
11 73 (1.50%) JSON
12 69 (1.42%) jQuery
13 68 (1.40%) J2EE
14 56 (1.15%) WPF
15 51 (1.05%) Application Packaging
16 50 (1.03%) Rendezvous
17 49 (1.01%) Ajax
18 42 (0.86%) REST
19 40 (0.82%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 309 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 295 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 265 (5.44%) Data Centre
4 168 (3.45%) Clustering
5 117 (2.40%) iPhone
6 105 (2.16%) Fixed Income
7 101 (2.07%) iPad
8 91 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 86 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 83 (1.71%) Computer Science
11 80 (1.64%) Replication
12 78 (1.60%) Client/Server
13 62 (1.27%) NHS
14 61 (1.25%) Derivative
15 57 (1.17%) Mobile App
16 54 (1.11%) Thin Client
16 54 (1.11%) Fat Client
17 51 (1.05%) PKI
18 49 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
19 48 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1126 (23.13%) Windows 7
2 1051 (21.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 1048 (21.53%) Linux
4 655 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 621 (12.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 605 (12.43%) UNIX
7 376 (7.72%) Windows XP
8 305 (6.27%) Windows 8
9 205 (4.21%) Android
10 175 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 170 (3.49%) Solaris
12 157 (3.23%) Apple iOS
13 120 (2.47%) Mac OS X
14 74 (1.52%) AIX
15 51 (1.05%) Windows Phone
16 43 (0.88%) CentOS
16 43 (0.88%) Ubuntu
17 42 (0.86%) Windows Vista
17 42 (0.86%) Mac OS
18 36 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 778 (15.98%) ITIL
2 563 (11.57%) Migration
3 434 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
4 279 (5.73%) Project Management
5 240 (4.93%) DevOps
6 191 (3.92%) Change Management
7 181 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
8 168 (3.45%) SDLC
9 161 (3.31%) Service Management
10 155 (3.18%) Configuration Management
11 148 (3.04%) Service Delivery
12 140 (2.88%) Scrum
13 136 (2.79%) Load Balancing
14 135 (2.77%) Workflow
15 127 (2.61%) Release Management
16 117 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
17 113 (2.32%) E-Commerce
18 112 (2.30%) Incident Management
19 109 (2.24%) Stakeholder Management
19 109 (2.24%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 956 (19.64%) SQL
2 496 (10.19%) PowerShell
3 426 (8.75%) Java
4 423 (8.69%) C#
5 252 (5.18%) Python
6 225 (4.62%) JavaScript
7 211 (4.33%) Perl
8 196 (4.03%) C++
9 141 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 115 (2.36%) VBScript
11 95 (1.95%) VB
12 93 (1.91%) Ruby
13 92 (1.89%) C
14 89 (1.83%) Bash Shell
15 87 (1.79%) T-SQL
16 59 (1.21%) PHP
17 55 (1.13%) PL/SQL
17 55 (1.13%) VBA
18 40 (0.82%) VB.NET
19 17 (0.35%) Korn
Qualifications
1 361 (7.42%) Security Cleared
2 315 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 223 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 213 (4.38%) Degree
5 196 (4.03%) MCSE
6 137 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
7 110 (2.26%) DV Cleared
8 97 (1.99%) MCITP
8 97 (1.99%) CCNA
9 81 (1.66%) MCP
10 78 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 67 (1.38%) MCSA
12 60 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (0.90%) CCNP
14 38 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
14 38 (0.78%) MCTS
15 33 (0.68%) CISSP
16 23 (0.47%) PMP
16 23 (0.47%) PMI Certification
17 19 (0.39%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (3.59%) SLA
2 125 (2.57%) QA
3 36 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
6 13 (0.27%) COBIT
7 7 (0.14%) HL7
7 7 (0.14%) DICOM
8 5 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.062%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.041%) EMIR
11 1 (0.021%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.021%) FATCA
11 1 (0.021%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.021%) MiFID
11 1 (0.021%) GxP
11 1 (0.021%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1645 (33.79%) Active Directory
2 701 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 282 (5.79%) vSphere
4 276 (5.67%) XenApp
5 223 (4.58%) Hyper-V
6 140 (2.88%) VMware ESX
7 119 (2.44%) XenDesktop
8 112 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 105 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
10 63 (1.29%) vCloud
11 62 (1.27%) NFS
12 38 (0.78%) Xen
13 35 (0.72%) XenServer
14 30 (0.62%) Terminal Services
15 29 (0.60%) VMware Server
16 28 (0.58%) SRDF
17 27 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 19 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 19 (0.39%) Samba
19 17 (0.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 406 (8.34%) SCCM
2 177 (3.64%) Puppet
3 158 (3.25%) SCOM
4 120 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (1.17%) BladeLogic
6 51 (1.05%) WSUS
7 50 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
8 43 (0.88%) NetBackup
9 38 (0.78%) Tivoli
10 36 (0.74%) Backup Exec
11 32 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 32 (0.66%) ZABBIX
12 31 (0.64%) Nagios
13 28 (0.58%) AirWatch
13 28 (0.58%) EdgeSight
14 27 (0.55%) SCOrch
15 24 (0.49%) HP SIM
16 23 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
16 23 (0.47%) SCVMM
17 22 (0.45%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1487 (30.55%) Microsoft
2 1296 (26.62%) VMware
3 759 (15.59%) Citrix
4 584 (12.00%) Oracle
5 567 (11.65%) Cisco
6 338 (6.94%) HP
7 235 (4.83%) NetApp
8 217 (4.46%) Red Hat
9 202 (4.15%) IBM
10 174 (3.57%) Apple
11 171 (3.51%) EMC
12 118 (2.42%) Dell
13 98 (2.01%) F5
14 97 (1.99%) Sybase
15 94 (1.93%) CheckPoint
16 88 (1.81%) Remedy
17 81 (1.66%) Symantec
18 78 (1.60%) TIBCO
19 75 (1.54%) Bloomberg
20 74 (1.52%) Juniper
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