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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 2352 2404 2509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.25% 10.91% 12.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.97% 51.65% 57.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1557 1480 1518
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £165 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 183 231
Average hourly rate £17.63 £17.32 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £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 4654 4345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.52% 21.12% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3227 3086 2775
Average daily rate £415 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 217 250
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 0 574 £400 +3.89% 220
Croydon -2 26 £360 -17.71% 12
Kingston Upon Thames -2 23 £219 -32.69% 5
Twickenham +3 11 - -
Docklands, London +1 9 £425 -22.72%
Brentford -2 9 £340 -26.48% 1
Hammersmith +9 8 £428 +125.00% 2
Enfield 0 8 - - 3
Hounslow +5 6 £278 -13.95% 1
Uxbridge +1 5 £275 -25.17% 1
Bromley +8 4 £275 -15.38%
Wimbledon +2 4 £200 -38.46% 1
Chiswick -1 3 £150 -50.00% 4
Paddington - 3 £475 -
Greenford +9 2 - -
Harrow -4 2 £135 -37.20% 1
Ealing -4 2 £250 -16.66%
Ilford -5 2 - -
Canary Wharf -10 2 £450 +5.88%
Feltham - 2 - -
Hillingdon - 2 £135 -
Greenwich +1 1 £413 +6.72%
Westminster -2 1 - -
Wembley -3 1 £175 -20.45% 2
Romford -3 1 £100 -75.00% 2
Barnet - 1 £275 - 1
Dagenham - 1 - -
Chessington - 1 £150 - 4
Coulsdon - - - -
Edgware - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - - 1
Bexley - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Grays - - - -
Hayes - - - - 4
New Malden - - - - 1
Pinner - - - -
Rainham - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 3
Teddington - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 1
Barking - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 1709 (32.90%) Active Directory
2 1599 (30.78%) Microsoft
3 1302 (25.06%) Windows 7
4 1253 (24.12%) VMware
5 1160 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1056 (20.33%) Finance
7 1029 (19.81%) Linux
8 1000 (19.25%) SQL
9 860 (16.55%) Citrix
10 827 (15.92%) SQL Server
11 804 (15.48%) MS Office
12 802 (15.44%) ITIL
13 714 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 674 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 659 (12.69%) MS Excel
16 648 (12.47%) MS Exchange
17 640 (12.32%) UNIX
18 627 (12.07%) Banking
19 592 (11.40%) Windows XP
20 579 (11.15%) Migration
21 576 (11.09%) Windows Server 2012
22 565 (10.88%) Cisco
23 544 (10.47%) Oracle
24 538 (10.36%) .NET
25 482 (9.28%) DNS
26 479 (9.22%) Firewall
27 467 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
28 453 (8.72%) SAN
29 445 (8.57%) C#
30 434 (8.35%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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
1 648 (12.47%) MS Exchange
2 361 (6.95%) IIS
3 325 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 323 (6.22%) SharePoint
5 186 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 166 (3.20%) Lync
7 157 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 135 (2.60%) Apache
9 130 (2.50%) Tomcat
10 120 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 119 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
12 103 (1.98%) WebSphere
13 88 (1.69%) IBM Notes
14 79 (1.52%) WebLogic
15 66 (1.27%) JBoss
16 58 (1.12%) OpenStack
17 41 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
18 38 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
19 37 (0.71%) WorkSite
20 36 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 804 (15.48%) MS Office
2 659 (12.69%) MS Excel
3 66 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (0.94%) MS Project
5 46 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.35%) Acrobat
7 18 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.096%) Final Cut Pro
12 4 (0.077%) InDesign
13 3 (0.058%) Quicktime
14 2 (0.038%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.038%) ProjectWise
14 2 (0.038%) Maya
14 2 (0.038%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.038%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 29 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 29 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 19 (0.37%) Markit EDM
3 18 (0.35%) ION MarketView
4 12 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.21%) RMDS
6 9 (0.17%) assyst
7 8 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.15%) ResourceLink
8 7 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.13%) Eikon
9 6 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
9 6 (0.12%) Agresso
10 5 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.077%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (0.077%) thinkFolio
11 4 (0.077%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 4 (0.077%) Oracle Cash Management
12 3 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 157 (3.02%) Office 365
2 131 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (0.81%) Google Apps
5 35 (0.67%) IaaS
6 23 (0.44%) SaaS
7 21 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.31%) PaaS
9 13 (0.25%) GitHub
10 12 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.15%) CloudFront
13 7 (0.13%) Heroku
13 7 (0.13%) Engine Yard
14 5 (0.096%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.077%) ElastiCache
15 4 (0.077%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.058%) SoftLayer
16 3 (0.058%) IBM SmartCloud
17 2 (0.038%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 482 (9.28%) DNS
2 479 (9.22%) Firewall
3 453 (8.72%) SAN
4 420 (8.08%) TCP/IP
5 332 (6.39%) VPN
6 322 (6.20%) LAN
7 311 (5.99%) WAN
8 282 (5.43%) DHCP
9 182 (3.50%) Internet
10 172 (3.31%) NAS
11 128 (2.46%) VLAN
12 107 (2.06%) HTTP
13 105 (2.02%) NetScaler
14 102 (1.96%) VoIP
15 98 (1.89%) Wireless
16 97 (1.87%) Network Security
17 86 (1.66%) MPLS
18 85 (1.64%) LDAP
19 81 (1.56%) SSL
20 73 (1.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 827 (15.92%) SQL Server
2 198 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 132 (2.54%) Oracle Database
4 127 (2.44%) MySQL
5 117 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 100 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 86 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 73 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 70 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 54 (1.04%) RDBMS
11 53 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
12 49 (0.94%) NoSQL
13 48 (0.92%) DB2
14 46 (0.89%) MongoDB
15 45 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
16 42 (0.81%) Big Data
17 38 (0.73%) MS Access
18 36 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 35 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
19 35 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 149 (2.87%) Subversion
2 132 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 108 (2.08%) JIRA
4 93 (1.79%) Git (software)
5 89 (1.71%) Maven
6 87 (1.67%) TeamCity
7 85 (1.64%) Visual Studio
8 75 (1.44%) Ant
9 71 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 67 (1.29%) MSI
11 52 (1.00%) Selenium
12 47 (0.90%) NUnit
12 47 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 39 (0.75%) Cucumber
14 29 (0.56%) Eclipse
15 26 (0.50%) JMeter
16 24 (0.46%) WebDriver
16 24 (0.46%) MSBuild
17 23 (0.44%) Hudson
18 22 (0.42%) Gradle
General
1 1056 (20.33%) Finance
2 627 (12.07%) Banking
3 257 (4.95%) Investment Banking
4 145 (2.79%) Retail
5 144 (2.77%) Law
6 137 (2.64%) Front Office
7 123 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 123 (2.37%) Legal
8 83 (1.60%) Back Office
9 74 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 54 (1.04%) Games
11 49 (0.94%) Marketing
12 44 (0.85%) Advertising
13 41 (0.79%) Publishing
14 32 (0.62%) Manufacturing
15 27 (0.52%) French Language
16 25 (0.48%) Spanish Language
17 19 (0.37%) Billing
18 13 (0.25%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1078 (20.75%) Analyst
2 526 (10.13%) Developer
3 430 (8.28%) Support Analyst
4 419 (8.07%) Support Engineer
5 364 (7.01%) Desktop Support
6 297 (5.72%) Architect
7 281 (5.41%) Consultant
8 260 (5.00%) Service Analyst
9 255 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 255 (4.91%) Service Desk Analyst
10 252 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
11 225 (4.33%) Desktop Engineer
12 199 (3.83%) Administrator
13 184 (3.54%) Applications Support
14 163 (3.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 149 (2.87%) IT Support
16 138 (2.66%) Project Manager
17 136 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
18 129 (2.48%) 3rd Line Support
19 127 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 538 (10.36%) .NET
2 238 (4.58%) HTML
3 194 (3.73%) Web Services
4 177 (3.41%) Middleware
5 176 (3.39%) XML
6 144 (2.77%) ASP.NET
7 130 (2.50%) CSS
8 95 (1.83%) WCF
9 87 (1.67%) HTML5
10 80 (1.54%) jQuery
11 72 (1.39%) .NET Framework
12 67 (1.29%) JSON
12 67 (1.29%) RESTful
13 63 (1.21%) WPF
14 61 (1.17%) J2EE
15 60 (1.15%) SOAP
16 57 (1.10%) Application Packaging
17 48 (0.92%) REST
18 42 (0.81%) JSP
19 41 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 420 (8.08%) Blackberry
2 344 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
3 149 (2.87%) Clustering
4 111 (2.14%) Replication
5 107 (2.06%) Fixed Income
6 104 (2.00%) iPhone
7 99 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 93 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 82 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 78 (1.50%) Thin Client
10 78 (1.50%) Fat Client
11 77 (1.48%) iPad
12 72 (1.39%) Derivative
13 67 (1.29%) Client/Server
14 62 (1.19%) Mobile App
15 58 (1.12%) Open Source
16 57 (1.10%) NHS
17 52 (1.00%) Hedge funds
18 44 (0.85%) User Experience
19 43 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1302 (25.06%) Windows 7
2 1160 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1029 (19.81%) Linux
4 714 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 640 (12.32%) UNIX
6 592 (11.40%) Windows XP
7 576 (11.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 284 (5.47%) Windows 8
9 197 (3.79%) Apple iOS
10 195 (3.75%) Android
11 170 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 141 (2.71%) Mac OS X
13 138 (2.66%) Solaris
14 93 (1.79%) AIX
15 90 (1.73%) Windows Vista
16 64 (1.23%) Mac OS
17 54 (1.04%) Windows Phone
18 53 (1.02%) CentOS
19 44 (0.85%) Ubuntu
20 42 (0.81%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 802 (15.44%) ITIL
2 579 (11.15%) Migration
3 467 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
4 242 (4.66%) DevOps
5 225 (4.33%) Project Management
6 218 (4.20%) Change Management
7 189 (3.64%) Service Delivery
8 168 (3.23%) Configuration Management
9 167 (3.21%) Scrum
10 163 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
11 151 (2.91%) TDD
12 148 (2.85%) Service Management
13 135 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
14 133 (2.56%) Incident Management
15 121 (2.33%) Release Management
16 119 (2.29%) Performance Tuning
17 112 (2.16%) Problem Management
18 110 (2.12%) Load Balancing
19 104 (2.00%) Workflow
20 103 (1.98%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1000 (19.25%) SQL
2 445 (8.57%) C#
3 434 (8.35%) Java
4 380 (7.31%) PowerShell
5 244 (4.70%) Python
6 235 (4.52%) C++
7 228 (4.39%) Perl
8 219 (4.22%) JavaScript
9 188 (3.62%) Shell Script
10 113 (2.18%) Ruby
11 108 (2.08%) VBScript
11 108 (2.08%) Bash Shell
12 102 (1.96%) C
13 96 (1.85%) T-SQL
14 91 (1.75%) VB
15 80 (1.54%) PHP
16 71 (1.37%) VBA
17 69 (1.33%) PL/SQL
18 30 (0.58%) VB.NET
18 30 (0.58%) Korn
Qualifications
1 359 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 330 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 245 (4.72%) Degree
4 213 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 186 (3.58%) MCSE
6 147 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
7 109 (2.10%) CCNA
8 108 (2.08%) MCITP
9 101 (1.94%) DV Cleared
10 96 (1.85%) MCP
11 75 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 71 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
13 67 (1.29%) MCSA
14 48 (0.92%) CCNP
14 48 (0.92%) CISSP
14 48 (0.92%) MCTS
14 48 (0.92%) VCP4
15 41 (0.79%) A+ Certification
16 36 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
17 32 (0.62%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (4.22%) SLA
2 117 (2.25%) QA
3 27 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
6 12 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.21%) COBIT
8 8 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.13%) HL7
9 7 (0.13%) DICOM
10 3 (0.058%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.038%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.038%) EMIR
11 2 (0.038%) Basel III
12 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.019%) FATCA
12 1 (0.019%) P3O
12 1 (0.019%) PAS 55
12 1 (0.019%) MiFID
System Software
1 1709 (32.90%) Active Directory
2 674 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 293 (5.64%) XenApp
4 270 (5.20%) vSphere
5 237 (4.56%) Hyper-V
6 150 (2.89%) XenDesktop
7 143 (2.75%) VMware ESX
8 110 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
9 109 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 52 (1.00%) XenServer
11 51 (0.98%) Xen
11 51 (0.98%) NFS
12 48 (0.92%) vCloud
13 31 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 30 (0.58%) Terminal Services
15 26 (0.50%) SRDF
16 25 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
17 22 (0.42%) Terminal Server
18 21 (0.40%) VMware Server
18 21 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 434 (8.35%) SCCM
2 157 (3.02%) SCOM
3 149 (2.87%) Puppet
4 101 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
5 73 (1.41%) Backup Exec
6 59 (1.14%) WSUS
7 51 (0.98%) NetBackup
8 47 (0.90%) Nagios
9 41 (0.79%) HP SIM
10 36 (0.69%) SCVMM
10 36 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
11 35 (0.67%) Tivoli
11 35 (0.67%) EdgeSight
12 34 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
12 34 (0.65%) Control-M
13 26 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
14 25 (0.48%) SCOrch
15 24 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 20 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 20 (0.38%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1599 (30.78%) Microsoft
2 1253 (24.12%) VMware
3 860 (16.55%) Citrix
4 565 (10.88%) Cisco
5 544 (10.47%) Oracle
6 412 (7.93%) HP
7 228 (4.39%) Red Hat
8 225 (4.33%) NetApp
9 192 (3.70%) IBM
10 179 (3.45%) EMC
11 171 (3.29%) Apple
12 135 (2.60%) Dell
13 127 (2.44%) Symantec
14 115 (2.21%) Bloomberg
15 101 (1.94%) Reuters
16 92 (1.77%) CheckPoint
16 92 (1.77%) Lotus
17 89 (1.71%) F5
18 77 (1.48%) Altiris
19 75 (1.44%) Sybase
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Rate: £500 - £520 per day
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