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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 2681 2480 3077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.07% 11.47% 10.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.59% 56.05% 56.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1693 1493 1818
Average daily rate £373 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 206 271
Average hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5003 4425 5453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.66% 20.46% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3361 2865 3361
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 234 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 722 £375 -6.25% 246
Croydon +5 42 £430 +20.27% 5
Chiswick +2 27 £300 -
Canary Wharf +25 19 £600 +240.90%
Kingston Upon Thames +4 19 £319 - 3
Docklands, London +2 19 £510 +13.33% 2
Uxbridge +2 19 £260 -50.47% 4
Bromley +3 9 £550 +547.05% 5
Harrow 0 9 £215 -21.81% 3
Romford - 7 £425 - 2
Wimbledon +2 4 £90 -40.00% 1
Ealing +2 3 £288 -30.30%
Brentford -1 3 £463 +11.44% 1
Hammersmith -4 3 £236 -7.35% 4
Isleworth - 3 - - 1
Dagenham - 3 - -
Twickenham - 3 £108 - 1
Barnet +1 2 £160 - 1
Chessington -1 2 £98 +8.33% 3
Enfield +1 1 £300 +9.58% 2
Ilford 0 1 - -
Hounslow -1 1 - - 1
Greenford - 1 £275 -
Surbiton - 1 £140 - 1
Greenwich - 1 £387 -
Mayfair - 1 £325 -
Hackney - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - - 1
Upminster - - - - 2
Wembley - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexleyheath - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1753 (33.36%) Active Directory
2 1689 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 1538 (29.27%) Windows 7
4 1121 (21.33%) Finance
5 1111 (21.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1044 (19.87%) SQL
7 1012 (19.26%) VMware
8 977 (18.59%) Citrix
9 948 (18.04%) Linux
10 897 (17.07%) SQL Server
11 874 (16.63%) ITIL
12 859 (16.35%) Windows XP
13 834 (15.87%) MS Office
14 795 (15.13%) Banking
15 765 (14.56%) UNIX
16 761 (14.48%) Windows Server 2003
17 716 (13.63%) MS Exchange
18 706 (13.43%) MS Excel
19 629 (11.97%) Oracle
20 602 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
21 545 (10.37%) C#
22 536 (10.20%) SCCM
23 524 (9.97%) .NET
24 520 (9.90%) Migration
25 515 (9.80%) Blackberry
26 473 (9.00%) Cisco
27 446 (8.49%) HP
28 425 (8.09%) TCP/IP
29 424 (8.07%) DNS
30 397 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 716 (13.63%) MS Exchange
2 332 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 327 (6.22%) IIS
4 305 (5.80%) SharePoint
5 232 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 164 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 163 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 131 (2.49%) Apache
9 109 (2.07%) IBM Notes
10 98 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 93 (1.77%) Tomcat
12 92 (1.75%) WebSphere
13 87 (1.66%) Lync
14 68 (1.29%) WebLogic
15 67 (1.27%) CMS
16 47 (0.89%) Umbraco
17 41 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
18 40 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
19 39 (0.74%) Node.js
19 39 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 834 (15.87%) MS Office
2 706 (13.43%) MS Excel
3 82 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 51 (0.97%) MS Project
5 47 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 35 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 25 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 23 (0.44%) InfoPath
9 16 (0.30%) Acrobat
10 15 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
11 11 (0.21%) InDesign
12 9 (0.17%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
13 5 (0.095%) CINEMA 4D
14 4 (0.076%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.076%) RoboHelp
14 4 (0.076%) FreeHand
14 4 (0.076%) SPSS
14 4 (0.076%) Vectorworks
14 4 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 44 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 32 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (0.55%) Google Analytics
4 28 (0.53%) Eikon
5 27 (0.51%) RMDS
6 12 (0.23%) Agresso
7 8 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.15%) ReMetrica
8 7 (0.13%) ION MarketView
8 7 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.13%) Summit
8 7 (0.13%) assyst
9 6 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
10 5 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.095%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.095%) Magento
11 4 (0.076%) Oracle CRM
11 4 (0.076%) Khalix
11 4 (0.076%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 88 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (1.43%) Office 365
3 29 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (0.48%) SaaS
6 24 (0.46%) IaaS
7 16 (0.30%) PaaS
8 10 (0.19%) Google Apps
9 8 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.038%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.038%) GitHub
10 2 (0.038%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.019%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.019%) Joyent
11 1 (0.019%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.019%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.019%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 425 (8.09%) TCP/IP
2 424 (8.07%) DNS
3 365 (6.95%) Firewall
4 359 (6.83%) SAN
5 293 (5.58%) DHCP
6 267 (5.08%) LAN
7 246 (4.68%) WAN
8 202 (3.84%) VPN
9 184 (3.50%) Internet
10 108 (2.06%) NAS
11 106 (2.02%) VoIP
12 90 (1.71%) Wireless
13 86 (1.64%) HTTP
14 74 (1.41%) Network Security
15 69 (1.31%) LDAP
16 66 (1.26%) SSL
17 59 (1.12%) FTP
18 56 (1.07%) Multicast
19 53 (1.01%) NetScaler
19 53 (1.01%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 897 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 289 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 169 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 146 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 131 (2.49%) Relational Database
6 108 (2.06%) MySQL
7 107 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 96 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 79 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
10 68 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 61 (1.16%) RDBMS
12 52 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
13 51 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 45 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 45 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
15 43 (0.82%) DB2
16 33 (0.63%) MS Access
16 33 (0.63%) MongoDB
17 27 (0.51%) Hadoop
18 26 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 125 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 110 (2.09%) Subversion
3 108 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 105 (2.00%) MSI
5 77 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 71 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 67 (1.27%) JIRA
8 56 (1.07%) Jenkins
9 51 (0.97%) Maven
10 45 (0.86%) InstallShield
10 45 (0.86%) Mercurial
11 41 (0.78%) Ant
12 34 (0.65%) Selenium
13 31 (0.59%) ClearCase
13 31 (0.59%) NUnit
14 30 (0.57%) Eclipse
15 27 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 23 (0.44%) JUnit
17 16 (0.30%) PhoneGap
18 15 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1121 (21.33%) Finance
2 795 (15.13%) Banking
3 309 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 211 (4.02%) Front Office
5 173 (3.29%) Legal
6 172 (3.27%) Law
7 155 (2.95%) Retail
8 127 (2.42%) Back Office
9 125 (2.38%) Financial Institution
10 96 (1.83%) Telecoms
11 56 (1.07%) Marketing
12 55 (1.05%) Advertising
13 46 (0.88%) French Language
14 33 (0.63%) Publishing
15 25 (0.48%) Local Government
16 17 (0.32%) Billing
17 15 (0.29%) Games
18 14 (0.27%) Manufacturing
19 11 (0.21%) Multimedia
20 10 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1049 (19.96%) Analyst
2 679 (12.92%) Developer
3 449 (8.54%) Support Analyst
4 414 (7.88%) Support Engineer
5 353 (6.72%) Desktop Support
6 314 (5.98%) Architect
7 277 (5.27%) Consultant
8 265 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 239 (4.55%) Service Analyst
10 238 (4.53%) Administrator
11 237 (4.51%) Service Desk Analyst
12 195 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 191 (3.63%) Desktop Engineer
14 160 (3.04%) Applications Support
15 143 (2.72%) Infrastructure Architect
16 139 (2.65%) Desktop Analyst
17 128 (2.44%) Project Manager
18 127 (2.42%) Systems Administrator
18 127 (2.42%) 3rd Line Support
19 126 (2.40%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (9.97%) .NET
2 277 (5.27%) HTML
3 252 (4.80%) XML
4 215 (4.09%) ASP.NET
5 186 (3.54%) CSS
6 176 (3.35%) Web Services
7 155 (2.95%) Middleware
8 145 (2.76%) jQuery
9 137 (2.61%) Application Packaging
10 129 (2.45%) WCF
11 111 (2.11%) .NET Framework
12 101 (1.92%) WPF
13 86 (1.64%) HTML5
14 81 (1.54%) REST
15 65 (1.24%) J2EE
16 61 (1.16%) Rendezvous
16 61 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
17 57 (1.08%) WinForms
17 57 (1.08%) STL
18 56 (1.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 515 (9.80%) Blackberry
2 210 (4.00%) Clustering
3 154 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 131 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 125 (2.38%) Fixed Income
6 124 (2.36%) Derivative
7 117 (2.23%) iPhone
8 99 (1.88%) Replication
9 91 (1.73%) Computer Science
10 90 (1.71%) Hedge funds
11 83 (1.58%) Fat Client
11 83 (1.58%) Thin Client
12 77 (1.47%) Mobile App
13 60 (1.14%) Mainframe
14 54 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
15 53 (1.01%) iPad
15 53 (1.01%) Equities
16 47 (0.89%) NHS
17 42 (0.80%) Client/Server
17 42 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1538 (29.27%) Windows 7
2 1111 (21.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 948 (18.04%) Linux
4 859 (16.35%) Windows XP
5 765 (14.56%) UNIX
6 761 (14.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 295 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 232 (4.41%) Solaris
9 199 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 188 (3.58%) Windows 8
11 151 (2.87%) Android
12 140 (2.66%) Apple iOS
13 104 (1.98%) AIX
13 104 (1.98%) Mac OS X
14 87 (1.66%) Windows Vista
15 73 (1.39%) Windows 2000
16 63 (1.20%) Windows Phone
17 58 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
18 48 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
19 29 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 874 (16.63%) ITIL
2 520 (9.90%) Migration
3 285 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
4 242 (4.61%) Project Management
5 238 (4.53%) Change Management
6 208 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 189 (3.60%) TDD
8 175 (3.33%) Scrum
9 174 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
10 155 (2.95%) Service Management
11 153 (2.91%) Incident Management
12 146 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 140 (2.66%) E-Commerce
14 135 (2.57%) Service Delivery
14 135 (2.57%) Release Management
15 124 (2.36%) Asset Management
16 122 (2.32%) MVC
16 122 (2.32%) OO
16 122 (2.32%) Analytics
17 116 (2.21%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1044 (19.87%) SQL
2 545 (10.37%) C#
3 393 (7.48%) PowerShell
4 373 (7.10%) Java
5 257 (4.89%) JavaScript
5 257 (4.89%) C++
6 250 (4.76%) Perl
7 183 (3.48%) VB
8 167 (3.18%) Python
9 129 (2.45%) VBScript
10 121 (2.30%) T-SQL
11 115 (2.19%) Shell Script
12 113 (2.15%) C
13 82 (1.56%) PL/SQL
14 69 (1.31%) PHP
15 65 (1.24%) Ruby
16 50 (0.95%) VBA
17 45 (0.86%) Bash Shell
18 38 (0.72%) VB.NET
19 23 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 397 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 276 (5.25%) Degree
3 251 (4.78%) MCSE
4 227 (4.32%) Security Cleared
5 134 (2.55%) MCP
6 129 (2.45%) MCITP
7 128 (2.44%) SC Cleared
8 112 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
9 89 (1.69%) CISSP
10 87 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
11 85 (1.62%) DV Cleared
12 80 (1.52%) CCNA
13 71 (1.35%) MCSA
14 57 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 56 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
16 54 (1.03%) MCTS
17 52 (0.99%) CCNP
18 49 (0.93%) CISM
19 44 (0.84%) CCA
20 37 (0.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (3.22%) SLA
2 132 (2.51%) QA
3 22 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.27%) Basel III
6 12 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.13%) EMIR
8 7 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.095%) BS7799
11 3 (0.057%) COBIT
12 2 (0.038%) ISO 9002
12 2 (0.038%) JTAG
13 1 (0.019%) Basel II
System Software
1 1753 (33.36%) Active Directory
2 602 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 344 (6.55%) XenApp
4 202 (3.84%) vSphere
5 192 (3.65%) VMware ESX
6 173 (3.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 171 (3.25%) Hyper-V
8 157 (2.99%) XenDesktop
9 104 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
10 70 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
11 65 (1.24%) XenServer
12 51 (0.97%) NFS
13 33 (0.63%) ISA Server
14 31 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
15 26 (0.49%) Xen
16 24 (0.46%) SRDF
17 22 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 19 (0.36%) Terminal Server
19 18 (0.34%) UAG
20 15 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 536 (10.20%) SCCM
2 164 (3.12%) SCOM
3 81 (1.54%) Puppet
4 66 (1.26%) Backup Exec
5 65 (1.24%) WSUS
6 63 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 60 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 50 (0.95%) Tivoli
9 45 (0.86%) Data Guard
10 44 (0.84%) NetBackup
11 36 (0.69%) AppDNA
12 33 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 32 (0.61%) MAILsweeper
14 31 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
14 31 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 29 (0.55%) Nagios
16 28 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 27 (0.51%) SCVMM
18 26 (0.49%) BladeLogic
18 26 (0.49%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1689 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 1012 (19.26%) VMware
3 977 (18.59%) Citrix
4 629 (11.97%) Oracle
5 473 (9.00%) Cisco
6 446 (8.49%) HP
7 198 (3.77%) EMC
8 194 (3.69%) Red Hat
9 193 (3.67%) NetApp
10 180 (3.43%) Reuters
11 171 (3.25%) Symantec
12 159 (3.03%) IBM
13 143 (2.72%) Bloomberg
14 121 (2.30%) Sybase
15 119 (2.26%) Dell
16 112 (2.13%) Apple
17 109 (2.07%) Lotus
18 97 (1.85%) Remedy
19 90 (1.71%) AppSense
20 80 (1.52%) CheckPoint
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