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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2591 2669 2740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.04% 11.35% 11.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.70% 50.04% 51.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1663 1620
Average daily rate
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£374 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 212 221
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £24.95 £28.75
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
5012 5334 5302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.35% 22.68% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3397 3535 3444
Average daily rate £400 £395 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £183 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 234 259
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.70 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 661 £400 +14.28% 178
Croydon -1 41 £380 +10.14% 8
Docklands, London -1 24 £463 -7.50%
Canary Wharf 0 19 £400 -27.92%
New Malden - 12 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames +3 9 £319 +9.05% 1
Chessington 0 8 - - 1
Feltham 0 8 £378 +57.29% 3
Bromley -4 8 £250 -7.40% 2
Wembley +3 7 £293 -10.00%
Uxbridge -4 7 £170 -57.23% 2
Hounslow +3 6 £370 +77.24% 1
Twickenham -3 5 £125 -54.54%
Isleworth 0 4 - -
Ealing -3 4 £750 +125.56% 1
Paddington -10 4 £475 +163.88%
Westminster +1 3 £180 -50.00%
Hammersmith -7 3 £288 +10.57%
Mayfair - 3 £308 -
Northwood - 3 - -
Teddington - 3 - -
Greenford +11 2 £355 -
Greenwich +4 2 £130 -68.69% 3
Brentford -3 2 £425 +79.89% 3
Ilford -5 2 £190 -
Romford - 2 - -
Woodford Green - 2 £148 - 1
Enfield - 2 £210 - 1
Hackney - 2 £425 -
Southall +1 1 - -
West Drayton +1 1 £563 -
Chiswick 0 1 - - 1
Sidcup -2 1 £400 -
Wimbledon -2 1 £300 -50.81% 1
Southwark - 1 £143 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1735 (33.69%) Active Directory
2 1638 (31.81%) Microsoft
3 1341 (26.04%) VMware
4 1158 (22.49%) Windows 7
5 1135 (22.04%) Linux
6 1115 (21.65%) Finance
7 1074 (20.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 1035 (20.10%) SQL
9 934 (18.14%) SQL Server
10 833 (16.17%) Citrix
11 828 (16.08%) ITIL
12 761 (14.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 733 (14.23%) MS Office
14 673 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 641 (12.45%) MS Excel
16 637 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 633 (12.29%) MS Exchange
18 632 (12.27%) UNIX
19 625 (12.14%) Oracle
20 617 (11.98%) Cisco
20 617 (11.98%) PowerShell
21 566 (10.99%) Migration
22 518 (10.06%) .NET
23 515 (10.00%) Banking
24 498 (9.67%) SAN
25 480 (9.32%) DNS
26 471 (9.15%) Firewall
27 462 (8.97%) IIS
28 450 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
29 448 (8.70%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 633 (12.29%) MS Exchange
2 462 (8.97%) IIS
3 293 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 278 (5.40%) SharePoint
5 174 (3.38%) Lync
6 147 (2.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 141 (2.74%) Tomcat
8 127 (2.47%) WebSphere
9 122 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 114 (2.21%) Apache
11 113 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 72 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
13 59 (1.15%) JBoss
14 55 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
15 54 (1.05%) WebLogic
16 46 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
17 45 (0.87%) WorkSite
18 44 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
19 42 (0.82%) OpenStack
20 41 (0.80%) Confluence
Applications
1 733 (14.23%) MS Office
2 641 (12.45%) MS Excel
3 78 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 61 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.85%) MS Project
6 29 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.17%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.14%) Maya
10 7 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.097%) InDesign
11 5 (0.097%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.097%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.039%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.019%) PaintShop Pro
13 1 (0.019%) Shockwave
13 1 (0.019%) Vectorworks
13 1 (0.019%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 41 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 28 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.35%) RMDS
4 17 (0.33%) ION MarketView
5 12 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.097%) Eikon
8 5 (0.097%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.078%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.078%) Kondor+
9 4 (0.078%) Loan IQ
9 4 (0.078%) Misys Midas
9 4 (0.078%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.078%) Agresso
9 4 (0.078%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 3 (0.058%) Summit
10 3 (0.058%) JDE OneWorld
10 3 (0.058%) Primavera
10 3 (0.058%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 240 (4.66%) Office 365
2 209 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
3 163 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (0.80%) SaaS
5 39 (0.76%) IaaS
6 34 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (0.64%) Google Apps
8 26 (0.50%) PaaS
9 24 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (0.45%) GitHub
11 16 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.23%) Google Analytics
13 11 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.21%) Mimecast
14 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
14 8 (0.16%) Heroku
15 7 (0.14%) Yammer
15 7 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.14%) OneDrive
16 6 (0.12%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 498 (9.67%) SAN
2 480 (9.32%) DNS
3 471 (9.15%) Firewall
4 425 (8.25%) TCP/IP
5 382 (7.42%) LAN
6 353 (6.85%) WAN
7 317 (6.16%) DHCP
8 228 (4.43%) VPN
9 193 (3.75%) NAS
10 161 (3.13%) Internet
11 130 (2.52%) VLAN
12 112 (2.17%) Wireless
13 109 (2.12%) LDAP
14 101 (1.96%) HTTP
15 100 (1.94%) SSL
16 98 (1.90%) VoIP
16 98 (1.90%) MPLS
17 97 (1.88%) Network Security
18 78 (1.51%) NetScaler
19 61 (1.18%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 934 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 170 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 149 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 129 (2.50%) MySQL
5 118 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 102 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 102 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 91 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 71 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 66 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 60 (1.17%) RDBMS
11 57 (1.11%) DB2
12 50 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 45 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
14 36 (0.70%) Big Data
15 35 (0.68%) MongoDB
16 34 (0.66%) NoSQL
17 31 (0.60%) Hadoop
18 26 (0.50%) Data Mining
18 26 (0.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 155 (3.01%) Subversion
2 146 (2.83%) JIRA
3 141 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 113 (2.19%) Git (software)
5 109 (2.12%) Visual Studio
6 92 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 83 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 69 (1.34%) Ant
8 69 (1.34%) Maven
9 51 (0.99%) NUnit
10 46 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 45 (0.87%) MSI
12 41 (0.80%) Gradle
13 39 (0.76%) Selenium
13 39 (0.76%) MSBuild
14 37 (0.72%) Mercurial
15 30 (0.58%) Eclipse
16 29 (0.56%) Introscope
16 29 (0.56%) Cucumber
17 27 (0.52%) ClearCase
General
1 1115 (21.65%) Finance
2 515 (10.00%) Banking
3 200 (3.88%) Investment Banking
4 170 (3.30%) Law
5 165 (3.20%) Retail
6 149 (2.89%) Legal
7 139 (2.70%) Front Office
8 77 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 74 (1.44%) Back Office
10 71 (1.38%) Marketing
11 68 (1.32%) Financial Institution
12 61 (1.18%) Publishing
13 43 (0.83%) Advertising
14 30 (0.58%) Games
15 27 (0.52%) French Language
16 22 (0.43%) Manufacturing
17 17 (0.33%) German Language
18 16 (0.31%) Spanish Language
18 16 (0.31%) Local Government
19 15 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 896 (17.40%) Analyst
2 568 (11.03%) Developer
3 417 (8.10%) Support Analyst
4 362 (7.03%) Support Engineer
5 331 (6.43%) Administrator
6 313 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 311 (6.04%) Desktop Support
8 295 (5.73%) Architect
9 249 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
10 246 (4.78%) Consultant
11 219 (4.25%) Service Analyst
12 213 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
13 186 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
14 182 (3.53%) Desktop Engineer
15 173 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
16 167 (3.24%) Project Manager
17 159 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
18 132 (2.56%) Applications Support
19 127 (2.47%) Server Engineer
20 120 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 518 (10.06%) .NET
2 244 (4.74%) HTML
3 227 (4.41%) Web Services
4 199 (3.86%) XML
5 186 (3.61%) Middleware
6 168 (3.26%) ASP.NET
7 147 (2.85%) CSS
8 92 (1.79%) HTML5
9 84 (1.63%) .NET Framework
10 81 (1.57%) jQuery
11 80 (1.55%) WCF
12 78 (1.51%) SOAP
13 69 (1.34%) WPF
14 61 (1.18%) J2EE
15 59 (1.15%) JSON
16 53 (1.03%) Ajax
17 52 (1.01%) Rendezvous
17 52 (1.01%) AngularJS
18 49 (0.95%) Application Packaging
19 46 (0.89%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 354 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 320 (6.21%) Blackberry
3 305 (5.92%) Data Centre
4 156 (3.03%) Clustering
5 116 (2.25%) iPhone
6 108 (2.10%) iPad
7 104 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 96 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 95 (1.84%) Fixed Income
10 89 (1.73%) Replication
11 82 (1.59%) Computer Science
12 75 (1.46%) Derivative
12 75 (1.46%) NHS
13 74 (1.44%) Client/Server
14 64 (1.24%) PKI
15 57 (1.11%) Fat Client
15 57 (1.11%) Thin Client
16 55 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
17 53 (1.03%) Mobile App
18 50 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1158 (22.49%) Windows 7
2 1135 (22.04%) Linux
3 1074 (20.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 761 (14.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 637 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 632 (12.27%) UNIX
7 374 (7.26%) Windows XP
8 287 (5.57%) Windows 8
9 224 (4.35%) Android
10 190 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 185 (3.59%) Solaris
12 153 (2.97%) Apple iOS
13 131 (2.54%) Mac OS X
14 85 (1.65%) AIX
15 52 (1.01%) Mac OS
16 51 (0.99%) Ubuntu
17 49 (0.95%) Windows Phone
18 48 (0.93%) CentOS
19 36 (0.70%) Windows Vista
20 32 (0.62%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 828 (16.08%) ITIL
2 566 (10.99%) Migration
3 450 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
4 311 (6.04%) Project Management
5 228 (4.43%) DevOps
6 217 (4.21%) Change Management
7 183 (3.55%) Service Management
8 180 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
9 169 (3.28%) Configuration Management
10 162 (3.15%) SDLC
11 147 (2.85%) Load Balancing
12 140 (2.72%) Service Delivery
13 139 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
14 138 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
15 135 (2.62%) Scrum
16 132 (2.56%) PRINCE2
17 127 (2.47%) E-Commerce
18 126 (2.45%) Problem Management
19 120 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
20 114 (2.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1035 (20.10%) SQL
2 617 (11.98%) PowerShell
3 448 (8.70%) C#
4 447 (8.68%) Java
5 268 (5.20%) Python
6 263 (5.11%) JavaScript
7 233 (4.52%) Perl
8 222 (4.31%) C++
9 143 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 132 (2.56%) VB
11 128 (2.49%) VBScript
12 107 (2.08%) T-SQL
13 98 (1.90%) Bash Shell
14 91 (1.77%) C
15 71 (1.38%) Ruby
16 68 (1.32%) PHP
17 57 (1.11%) VBA
18 49 (0.95%) VB.NET
18 49 (0.95%) PL/SQL
19 23 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 373 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 350 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 246 (4.78%) MCSE
4 215 (4.17%) Degree
5 201 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 190 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
7 120 (2.33%) CCNA
8 109 (2.12%) DV Cleared
9 94 (1.83%) MCSA
10 85 (1.65%) MCP
11 83 (1.61%) MCITP
12 79 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 67 (1.30%) CCNP
14 66 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
15 52 (1.01%) CISSP
16 48 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
17 37 (0.72%) PMI Certification
17 37 (0.72%) MCTS
18 29 (0.56%) PMP
19 28 (0.54%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (3.57%) SLA
2 139 (2.70%) QA
3 47 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.16%) COBIT
7 7 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.078%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.078%) HL7
9 4 (0.078%) DICOM
10 3 (0.058%) P3O
11 1 (0.019%) EMIR
11 1 (0.019%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.019%) GxP
11 1 (0.019%) Basel II
11 1 (0.019%) FATCA
11 1 (0.019%) COSO
11 1 (0.019%) Basel III
11 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1735 (33.69%) Active Directory
2 673 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 330 (6.41%) XenApp
4 280 (5.44%) vSphere
5 218 (4.23%) Hyper-V
6 121 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 113 (2.19%) XenDesktop
7 113 (2.19%) VMware ESX
8 112 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 59 (1.15%) vCloud
10 55 (1.07%) NFS
11 40 (0.78%) Xen
12 31 (0.60%) XenServer
13 29 (0.56%) VMware Server
14 27 (0.52%) Terminal Services
14 27 (0.52%) KVM
15 26 (0.50%) NLBS
16 24 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
17 23 (0.45%) SRDF
18 20 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 417 (8.10%) SCCM
2 172 (3.34%) Puppet
3 146 (2.83%) SCOM
4 106 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
5 85 (1.65%) BladeLogic
6 61 (1.18%) Tivoli
7 60 (1.17%) WSUS
8 52 (1.01%) NetBackup
9 49 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
10 40 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 38 (0.74%) Nagios
12 35 (0.68%) Control-M
13 33 (0.64%) Backup Exec
14 31 (0.60%) ZABBIX
14 31 (0.60%) AirWatch
15 28 (0.54%) EMC VPLEX
16 26 (0.50%) OpenView
17 25 (0.49%) Ansible
18 22 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 21 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1638 (31.81%) Microsoft
2 1341 (26.04%) VMware
3 833 (16.17%) Citrix
4 625 (12.14%) Oracle
5 617 (11.98%) Cisco
6 360 (6.99%) HP
7 226 (4.39%) NetApp
8 211 (4.10%) IBM
9 209 (4.06%) Red Hat
10 182 (3.53%) Apple
11 158 (3.07%) EMC
12 144 (2.80%) Dell
13 137 (2.66%) CheckPoint
14 108 (2.10%) Sybase
15 106 (2.06%) F5
16 94 (1.83%) Juniper
17 93 (1.81%) Symantec
18 83 (1.61%) Remedy
19 80 (1.55%) TIBCO
20 76 (1.48%) Bloomberg
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