Period
to 29 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 29 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
London > Central London
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 180 864 936
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 8.79% 11.11% 10.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.78% 57.49% 51.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 674 707
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £190 £150 £133
90th Percentile £575 £584 £575
London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 40 81
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +8.29% +6.86%
10th Percentile £16.33 £12.04 £14.00
90th Percentile £96.00 £28.56 £25.00
London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +75.00% +6.95% -

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 369 1,503 1,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.03% 19.33% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 1,170 1,364
Median daily rate £474 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.26% - -
10th Percentile £224 £170 £163
90th Percentile £641 £648 £638
London median daily rate £485 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +2.11% -2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 41 83
Median hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.63% +5.35%
10th Percentile £16.69 £12.04 £14.00
90th Percentile £91.63 £44.80 £25.40
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -1.58%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Central London

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Central London

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Central London over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Central London

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Central London

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Central London over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows in Central London

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Central London region over the 6 months to 29 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 156 £438 +2.94% 70
West End of London -4 4 £550 +120.00% 1
Southwark +30 2 - -
City of Westminster +15 2 £600 +81.82%
Lambeth +1 1 £650 -
Windows
London

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 64 (35.56%) Microsoft
1 64 (35.56%) Active Directory
2 63 (35.00%) Finance
3 57 (31.67%) Windows 10
4 54 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 53 (29.44%) Office 365
6 44 (24.44%) Linux
7 42 (23.33%) Azure
8 37 (20.56%) SQL Server
9 36 (20.00%) SQL
9 36 (20.00%) VMware
9 36 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 33 (18.33%) Migration
11 32 (17.78%) PowerShell
12 29 (16.11%) Unix
13 28 (15.56%) Citrix
14 25 (13.89%) Oracle
15 24 (13.33%) Banking
15 24 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (12.22%) SCCM
17 21 (11.67%) Microsoft Office
18 20 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (10.00%) SC Cleared
19 18 (10.00%) Security Cleared
19 18 (10.00%) DNS
19 18 (10.00%) Information Security
19 18 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
20 17 (9.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 17 (9.44%) Management Information System
20 17 (9.44%) TCP/IP

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.89%) IIS
3 6 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.78%) Apache
4 5 (2.78%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.22%) Confluence
6 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.67%) JBoss
6 3 (1.67%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.56%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.56%) Appian
8 1 (0.56%) CMS
8 1 (0.56%) Documentum
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.56%) nginx
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (11.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 53 (29.44%) Office 365
2 42 (23.33%) Azure
3 14 (7.78%) PaaS
3 14 (7.78%) SaaS
4 13 (7.22%) AWS
5 12 (6.67%) IaaS
6 9 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (3.89%) GCP
8 6 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (2.78%) GitHub
10 4 (2.22%) OpenShift
11 3 (1.67%) Power Platform
12 2 (1.11%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.56%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.56%) Google Docs
13 1 (0.56%) Logic Apps
13 1 (0.56%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.56%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.00%) DNS
2 17 (9.44%) TCP/IP
3 15 (8.33%) Internet
4 11 (6.11%) Firewall
5 9 (5.00%) DHCP
5 9 (5.00%) SAN
5 9 (5.00%) Skype
6 8 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (3.33%) HTTP
7 6 (3.33%) Kerberos
7 6 (3.33%) VPN
8 5 (2.78%) HTTPS
8 5 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (2.78%) Network Security
9 4 (2.22%) IPsec
9 4 (2.22%) VoIP
9 4 (2.22%) WAN
10 3 (1.67%) LAN
11 2 (1.11%) Intranet
11 2 (1.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 9 (5.00%) MySQL
5 7 (3.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.67%) Power BI
10 2 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.11%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Subversion
2 5 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.78%) Hudson
2 5 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.78%) JIRA
3 3 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.67%) Maven
4 2 (1.11%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.11%) FishEye
4 2 (1.11%) GitLab
4 2 (1.11%) jMock
4 2 (1.11%) JUnit
4 2 (1.11%) MSI
4 2 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.56%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.56%) Postman
5 1 (0.56%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.56%) Xcode
General
1 63 (35.00%) Finance
2 24 (13.33%) Banking
3 13 (7.22%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.89%) Front Office
5 6 (3.33%) Retail
6 5 (2.78%) Back Office
7 4 (2.22%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.22%) French Language
8 3 (1.67%) International Banking
8 3 (1.67%) Law
8 3 (1.67%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.67%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.67%) Publishing
9 2 (1.11%) Advertising
9 2 (1.11%) Automotive
10 1 (0.56%) Games
10 1 (0.56%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.56%) Local Government
10 1 (0.56%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (18.89%) Analyst
2 18 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 17 (9.44%) Support Analyst
4 14 (7.78%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.11%) Developer
5 11 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
7 9 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (4.44%) DBA
8 8 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.44%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 7 (3.89%) Consultant
9 7 (3.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (3.33%) Administrator
10 6 (3.33%) Oracle DBA
10 6 (3.33%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.33%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.44%) XML
2 7 (3.89%) Web Services
3 6 (3.33%) LDAP
4 5 (2.78%) CSS
5 4 (2.22%) .NET
6 3 (1.67%) HTML
6 3 (1.67%) Java EE
6 3 (1.67%) JDBC
6 3 (1.67%) Middleware
6 3 (1.67%) ODBC
6 3 (1.67%) REST
6 3 (1.67%) WPF
6 3 (1.67%) XSLT
7 2 (1.11%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.11%) jQuery
7 2 (1.11%) JSON
7 2 (1.11%) JTA
7 2 (1.11%) Murex MxML
7 2 (1.11%) Spring
7 2 (1.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.44%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.33%) Clustering
4 5 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.78%) Replication
5 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.67%) CCTV
6 3 (1.67%) Equities
6 3 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.11%) BYOD
7 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.11%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.11%) PKI
7 2 (1.11%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.11%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.11%) User Experience
7 2 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (31.67%) Windows 10
2 54 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 44 (24.44%) Linux
4 36 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 29 (16.11%) Unix
6 20 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (3.33%) Mac OS
10 6 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.78%) Android
12 4 (2.22%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.11%) HPUX
14 1 (0.56%) Solaris
14 1 (0.56%) VMS
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.33%) Migration
2 18 (10.00%) Information Security
3 17 (9.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (8.89%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (8.33%) DevOps
5 15 (8.33%) ITIL
5 15 (8.33%) SIEM
6 13 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.22%) High Availability
7 11 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (5.56%) Incident Management
9 9 (5.00%) Patch Management
9 9 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.44%) Project Management
11 7 (3.89%) Security Hardening
12 6 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (3.33%) Remediation Plan
12 6 (3.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.00%) SQL
2 32 (17.78%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.56%) Python
3 10 (5.56%) VBScript
4 9 (5.00%) C#
4 9 (5.00%) Java
4 9 (5.00%) Perl
5 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.89%) Korn
6 7 (3.89%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.22%) C
7 4 (2.22%) C++
7 4 (2.22%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.67%) VB
9 2 (1.11%) Go
9 2 (1.11%) Groovy
9 2 (1.11%) Ruby
9 2 (1.11%) Scala
9 2 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.00%) CISSP
2 9 (5.00%) Degree
3 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.67%) CISA
4 3 (1.67%) CISM
4 3 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.67%) CREST Certified
4 3 (1.67%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.67%) GIAC
4 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.67%) MCSE
4 3 (1.67%) SSCP
5 2 (1.11%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.11%) GCFA
5 2 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.44%) QA
2 5 (2.78%) SLA
3 4 (2.22%) NCSC
4 2 (1.11%) GDPR
4 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.56%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (35.56%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.78%) BitLocker
6 5 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.22%) Docker
8 3 (1.67%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.67%) vSphere
8 3 (1.67%) XenApp
9 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.56%) UAG
9 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.56%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (12.22%) SCCM
2 7 (3.89%) Ansible
2 7 (3.89%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.89%) Terraform
3 6 (3.33%) SCOM
4 5 (2.78%) EnCase
4 5 (2.78%) FTK
5 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.22%) Puppet
6 3 (1.67%) MaaS360
6 3 (1.67%) Nagios
6 3 (1.67%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.67%) RSA Archer
6 3 (1.67%) WSUS
7 2 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 64 (35.56%) Microsoft
2 36 (20.00%) VMware
3 28 (15.56%) Citrix
4 25 (13.89%) Oracle
5 14 (7.78%) Cisco
5 14 (7.78%) HP
6 10 (5.56%) Sybase
7 9 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.44%) EMC
9 7 (3.89%) Qualys
9 7 (3.89%) Symantec
10 6 (3.33%) Apple
10 6 (3.33%) CyberArk
10 6 (3.33%) McAfee
10 6 (3.33%) NetApp
10 6 (3.33%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.78%) Cellebrite
11 5 (2.78%) Dell
11 5 (2.78%) Ivanti
11 5 (2.78%) SolarWinds