Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 931 964 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.07% 10.61% 9.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.12% 52.45% 45.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 714 555
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -0.93%
10th Percentile £151 £145 £150
90th Percentile £588 £594 £613
London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 64 31
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £16.81 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £39.00 £24.70 £142.50
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% +0.03% +18.70%

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 1,659 1,838 1,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 19.73% 20.22% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,254 1,402 1,242
Central London median daily rate £488 £500 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +7.24% +3.61%
10th Percentile £177 £185 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
London median daily rate £486 £488 £463
% change year-on-year -0.26% +5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 66 33
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £16.81 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £39.00 £27.50 £139.75
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.37 £21.50
% change year-on-year +8.43% -9.92% +26.47%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Central London

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Central London

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Central London over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Central London

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Central London

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Central London over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor 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 19 June 2019. 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 -2 737 £425 -2.86% 82
West End of London +14 38 £300 -25.00%
City of Westminster -18 16 £485 +115.56%
Southwark -28 16 £563 +7.14%
Camden -2 6 £300 -9.43%
Lambeth - 1 - -
Windows
London

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 437 (46.94%) Active Directory
2 383 (41.14%) Microsoft
3 346 (37.16%) Windows 10
4 331 (35.55%) Finance
5 257 (27.60%) Office 365
6 252 (27.07%) Windows Server
7 204 (21.91%) PowerShell
8 199 (21.37%) Windows 7
9 196 (21.05%) SCCM
10 181 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 181 (19.44%) VMware
11 179 (19.23%) Migration
12 177 (19.01%) Linux
13 172 (18.47%) Microsoft Office
14 129 (13.86%) DNS
15 128 (13.75%) ITIL
16 126 (13.53%) Citrix
17 124 (13.32%) SQL Server
18 115 (12.35%) Banking
19 114 (12.24%) SQL
20 100 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 96 (10.31%) MS Exchange
22 93 (9.99%) Windows Server 2012
23 89 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
24 87 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
25 83 (8.92%) DHCP
26 81 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
27 75 (8.06%) DevOps
28 71 (7.63%) TCP/IP
28 71 (7.63%) Cisco

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 96 (10.31%) MS Exchange
2 61 (6.55%) SharePoint
3 55 (5.91%) Skype for Business
4 34 (3.65%) IIS
5 28 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (2.26%) Confluence
8 11 (1.18%) Apache
9 7 (0.75%) JBoss
10 6 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.54%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.54%) SAS
12 4 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.43%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.32%) CMS
13 3 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.32%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 172 (18.47%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.11%) HipChat
7 1 (0.11%) Maya
7 1 (0.11%) Revit
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.97%) Elite 3E
2 7 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.43%) Carpe Diem
4 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) assyst
6 1 (0.11%) BPCS
6 1 (0.11%) Eikon
6 1 (0.11%) HFM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) RMDS
6 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 257 (27.60%) Office 365
2 181 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (3.97%) IaaS
5 33 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 30 (3.22%) PaaS
7 22 (2.36%) SaaS
8 17 (1.83%) OneDrive
9 13 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.18%) Serverless
12 10 (1.07%) Power Platform
13 9 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.86%) G Suite
15 7 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.75%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.64%) Slack
17 5 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
17 5 (0.54%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 129 (13.86%) DNS
2 83 (8.92%) DHCP
3 71 (7.63%) Firewall
3 71 (7.63%) TCP/IP
4 56 (6.02%) Skype
5 53 (5.69%) LAN
6 49 (5.26%) WAN
7 48 (5.16%) SAN
8 35 (3.76%) VPN
9 30 (3.22%) Wireless
10 28 (3.01%) Internet
11 17 (1.83%) VoIP
12 14 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (1.40%) MPLS
14 12 (1.29%) IP Telephony
15 11 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (1.07%) iSCSI
16 10 (1.07%) VLAN
17 9 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (0.97%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (13.32%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.65%) MySQL
3 27 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 26 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (2.15%) Big Data
6 18 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
8 16 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
9 15 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (1.29%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.29%) SQL Server 2017
11 10 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (1.07%) Power BI
11 10 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.97%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (3.01%) JIRA
2 27 (2.90%) MSI
3 23 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.61%) Subversion
4 15 (1.61%) TeamCity
5 13 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (1.29%) Maven
7 11 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (0.97%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.86%) FishEye
11 7 (0.75%) Hudson
12 6 (0.64%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.64%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.54%) JUnit
14 4 (0.43%) Ant
14 4 (0.43%) jMock
14 4 (0.43%) WiX
General
1 331 (35.55%) Finance
2 115 (12.35%) Banking
3 41 (4.40%) Law
4 34 (3.65%) Legal
5 25 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.04%) Front Office
7 12 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.97%) Retail
9 7 (0.75%) Marketing
10 6 (0.64%) Back Office
10 6 (0.64%) Publishing
10 6 (0.64%) Russian Language
11 5 (0.54%) Advertising
11 5 (0.54%) German Language
12 4 (0.43%) Electronics
12 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.21%) Billing
13 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (15.15%) Analyst
2 94 (10.10%) Desktop Support
3 90 (9.67%) Support Engineer
4 88 (9.45%) Windows Engineer
5 84 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 70 (7.52%) Support Analyst
7 68 (7.30%) Desktop Engineer
8 59 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 53 (5.69%) Developer
10 48 (5.16%) IT Support
11 47 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
12 46 (4.94%) Architect
13 44 (4.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 39 (4.19%) Service Analyst
15 38 (4.08%) Consultant
16 36 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
17 34 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
18 30 (3.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 29 (3.11%) Deployment Engineer
20 27 (2.90%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.19%) .NET
2 32 (3.44%) Web Services
3 23 (2.47%) HTML
4 20 (2.15%) REST
5 17 (1.83%) CSS
5 17 (1.83%) Node.js
6 16 (1.72%) HTML5
6 16 (1.72%) Spring
7 13 (1.40%) .NET Framework
7 13 (1.40%) WCF
7 13 (1.40%) X-Windows
8 12 (1.29%) JSON
9 11 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (1.18%) XML
10 10 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (1.07%) RESTful
11 9 (0.97%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.97%) jQuery
11 9 (0.97%) Kafka
11 9 (0.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (4.94%) Data Centre
2 35 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 24 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (2.47%) Clustering
6 22 (2.36%) Blackberry
7 21 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.26%) User Experience
8 16 (1.72%) iPad
8 16 (1.72%) iPhone
9 14 (1.50%) Replication
10 13 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.29%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.18%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.18%) Thin Client
13 10 (1.07%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.07%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.07%) Smartphone
14 9 (0.97%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 346 (37.16%) Windows 10
2 252 (27.07%) Windows Server
3 199 (21.37%) Windows 7
4 177 (19.01%) Linux
5 93 (9.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (5.16%) Unix
8 31 (3.33%) Windows 8
9 29 (3.11%) Android
9 29 (3.11%) Apple iOS
10 25 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (2.36%) Mac OS
12 19 (2.04%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.75%) Solaris
14 7 (0.75%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.64%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.43%) CentOS
17 4 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (19.23%) Migration
2 128 (13.75%) ITIL
3 100 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 81 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (8.06%) DevOps
6 49 (5.26%) Information Security
7 48 (5.16%) Change Management
8 47 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
9 43 (4.62%) Project Management
10 39 (4.19%) Application Packaging
11 38 (4.08%) Configuration Management
12 31 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
12 31 (3.33%) Task Automation
13 29 (3.11%) Service Management
14 28 (3.01%) Asset Management
14 28 (3.01%) Incident Management
15 26 (2.79%) Information Security Management
15 26 (2.79%) ITSM
15 26 (2.79%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (2.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 204 (21.91%) PowerShell
2 114 (12.24%) SQL
3 63 (6.77%) Python
4 53 (5.69%) Java
5 51 (5.48%) C#
6 40 (4.30%) JavaScript
7 23 (2.47%) Bash Shell
8 22 (2.36%) Perl
9 19 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 19 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.61%) VBA
11 14 (1.50%) VBScript
12 13 (1.40%) VB
13 12 (1.29%) Groovy
13 12 (1.29%) PHP
13 12 (1.29%) Scala
14 9 (0.97%) C++
15 8 (0.86%) C
15 8 (0.86%) Ruby
16 7 (0.75%) AWK
Qualifications
1 43 (4.62%) Security Cleared
2 39 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (3.33%) Degree
4 22 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 21 (2.26%) MCSE
6 13 (1.40%) MCSA
7 11 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.86%) MCP
10 7 (0.75%) A+ Certification
10 7 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.64%) CISSP
11 6 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.64%) MCDST
11 6 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.54%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.54%) CCA
12 5 (0.54%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.54%) PMP
13 4 (0.43%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.69%) SLA
2 9 (0.97%) GDPR
3 8 (0.86%) QA
4 7 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.43%) PMO
6 2 (0.21%) NIST
6 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 437 (46.94%) Active Directory
2 87 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (5.16%) Hyper-V
4 44 (4.73%) XenApp
5 39 (4.19%) XenDesktop
6 37 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 29 (3.11%) Docker
9 25 (2.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 24 (2.58%) vSphere
11 12 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.64%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.54%) Shibboleth
17 4 (0.43%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.43%) NFS
18 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
18 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 196 (21.05%) SCCM
2 36 (3.87%) Ansible
3 35 (3.76%) Terraform
4 21 (2.26%) Puppet
5 19 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (1.72%) AirWatch
7 16 (1.72%) Kubernetes
8 15 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (1.40%) SCOM
9 13 (1.40%) WSUS
10 11 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (1.07%) Perfmon
12 9 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 9 (0.97%) vMotion
13 8 (0.86%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.64%) Jamf Pro
14 6 (0.64%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 6 (0.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 383 (41.14%) Microsoft
2 181 (19.44%) VMware
3 126 (13.53%) Citrix
4 71 (7.63%) Cisco
5 34 (3.65%) Ivanti
5 34 (3.65%) Oracle
6 32 (3.44%) Apple
6 32 (3.44%) iManage
6 32 (3.44%) Splunk
7 31 (3.33%) HP
8 28 (3.01%) Symantec
9 24 (2.58%) Dell
10 22 (2.36%) Bloomberg
10 22 (2.36%) NetApp
11 20 (2.15%) Reuters
12 19 (2.04%) ServiceNow
13 16 (1.72%) Google
14 13 (1.40%) Meraki
14 13 (1.40%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.18%) Atlassian