Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 1,010 872 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.92% 10.04% 9.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.78% 49.15% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 624 550
Central London median daily rate £390 £413 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +2.87% +0.25%
10th Percentile £133 £150 £165
90th Percentile £588 £588 £588
London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 64 29
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.25 £36.50
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +0.29%

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 1,878 1,774 1,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 20.31% 20.43% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,399 1,362 1,279
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.80%
10th Percentile £152 £207 £270
90th Percentile £625 £663 £625
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 65 33
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -2.72%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.00 £32.75
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% +2.86%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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 +1 777 £393 -7.65% 245
West End of London -3 52 £175 -36.36%
Southwark -2 50 £575 +15.00% 1
City of Westminster +1 20 £313 -11.66%
Camden -2 7 £475 +5.56%
Windows
London

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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.

1 456 (45.15%) Active Directory
2 359 (35.54%) Microsoft
3 349 (34.55%) Finance
4 327 (32.38%) Windows 10
5 273 (27.03%) Windows 7
6 266 (26.34%) Windows Server
7 261 (25.84%) Office 365
8 227 (22.48%) ITIL
9 208 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 198 (19.60%) VMware
11 195 (19.31%) Microsoft Office
12 190 (18.81%) SCCM
13 181 (17.92%) Linux
14 174 (17.23%) PowerShell
15 155 (15.35%) Citrix
16 139 (13.76%) Migration
17 125 (12.38%) Cisco
18 122 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
19 117 (11.58%) SQL
20 114 (11.29%) DevOps
21 110 (10.89%) DNS
22 108 (10.69%) MS Exchange
23 104 (10.30%) SQL Server
23 104 (10.30%) Amazon AWS
24 98 (9.70%) Apple
25 90 (8.91%) Banking
26 89 (8.81%) Firewall
27 88 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
27 88 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
28 85 (8.42%) Terraform

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
1 108 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 72 (7.13%) SharePoint
3 57 (5.64%) Skype for Business
4 36 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (3.47%) IIS
6 26 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (2.18%) Confluence
8 14 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.89%) Apache
10 9 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.59%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.50%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.50%) JBoss
13 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 195 (19.31%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.099%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.69%) Eikon
3 4 (0.40%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (0.40%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.30%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.30%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.20%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.20%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.099%) RMDS
6 1 (0.099%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.099%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 261 (25.84%) Office 365
2 208 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (10.30%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (3.17%) IaaS
5 23 (2.28%) PaaS
6 17 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (1.58%) SaaS
8 14 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (1.19%) G Suite
10 11 (1.09%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (1.09%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.99%) Datadog
12 9 (0.89%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.79%) GitHub
14 5 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.40%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 110 (10.89%) DNS
2 89 (8.81%) Firewall
3 76 (7.52%) DHCP
4 70 (6.93%) Skype
5 66 (6.53%) LAN
5 66 (6.53%) WAN
6 64 (6.34%) TCP/IP
7 59 (5.84%) VPN
8 40 (3.96%) VoIP
9 36 (3.56%) Wireless
10 35 (3.47%) Internet
11 31 (3.07%) SAN
12 22 (2.18%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (1.68%) HTTP
14 15 (1.49%) SMTP
15 14 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (1.39%) SSL
15 14 (1.39%) WebEx
16 13 (1.29%) PBX
16 13 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.58%) MongoDB
2 16 (1.58%) MySQL
3 15 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.19%) Big Data
5 11 (1.09%) Redis
5 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.99%) Apache Hive
6 10 (0.99%) Hadoop
6 10 (0.99%) Impala
6 10 (0.99%) Sqoop
7 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.79%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.50%) InfluxDB
10 5 (0.50%) Power BI
10 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (3.66%) Git (software)
2 33 (3.27%) JIRA
3 26 (2.57%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.38%) TeamCity
5 20 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (0.99%) MSI
6 10 (0.99%) Subversion
7 8 (0.79%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.69%) AdminStudio
8 7 (0.69%) JIRA Agile
8 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.50%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.50%) Maven
10 5 (0.50%) WinDbg
11 4 (0.40%) IBM UrbanCode
11 4 (0.40%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.40%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 349 (34.55%) Finance
2 90 (8.91%) Banking
3 44 (4.36%) Legal
4 38 (3.76%) Law
5 30 (2.97%) Front Office
6 23 (2.28%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.78%) Spanish Language
8 15 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.39%) Retail
10 13 (1.29%) Billing
10 13 (1.29%) French Language
10 13 (1.29%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.89%) Advertising
11 9 (0.89%) Italian Language
12 7 (0.69%) Back Office
12 7 (0.69%) Marketing
12 7 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 205 (20.30%) Analyst
2 156 (15.45%) Support Engineer
3 114 (11.29%) Desktop Support
4 111 (10.99%) Support Analyst
5 88 (8.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 87 (8.61%) DevOps Engineer
7 85 (8.42%) Desktop Engineer
8 75 (7.43%) IT Support
9 70 (6.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 70 (6.93%) Service Analyst
10 68 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 62 (6.14%) Service Desk Analyst
12 58 (5.74%) Azure Engineer
13 57 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
14 53 (5.25%) IT Analyst
15 47 (4.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 44 (4.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 43 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 43 (4.26%) IT Engineer
18 42 (4.16%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.15%) X-Windows
2 50 (4.95%) .NET
3 17 (1.68%) REST
4 16 (1.58%) HTML
5 15 (1.49%) Node.js
5 15 (1.49%) Web Services
6 13 (1.29%) CSS
6 13 (1.29%) Middleware
7 11 (1.09%) React
7 11 (1.09%) WCF
8 10 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 10 (0.99%) JSON
8 10 (0.99%) XML
9 9 (0.89%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
10 8 (0.79%) RESTful
11 7 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (0.69%) LDAP
11 7 (0.69%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.64%) iPhone
2 56 (5.54%) Blackberry
3 50 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
5 39 (3.86%) Data Centre
6 33 (3.27%) iPad
7 30 (2.97%) Smartphone
8 28 (2.77%) User Experience
9 27 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (1.98%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.39%) Fixed Income
11 14 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.29%) Clustering
12 13 (1.29%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.29%) PKI
12 13 (1.29%) Thin Client
13 12 (1.19%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.99%) Fintech
14 10 (0.99%) Tandem
14 10 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 327 (32.38%) Windows 10
2 273 (27.03%) Windows 7
3 266 (26.34%) Windows Server
4 181 (17.92%) Linux
5 88 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (7.52%) Unix
7 64 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 63 (6.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 55 (5.45%) Windows 8
10 48 (4.75%) Apple iOS
11 47 (4.65%) Mac OS X
12 44 (4.36%) Android
13 31 (3.07%) Mac OS
14 25 (2.48%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.99%) CentOS
15 10 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.89%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.50%) Solaris
18 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (22.48%) ITIL
2 139 (13.76%) Migration
3 114 (11.29%) DevOps
4 88 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 75 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
7 59 (5.84%) Service Management
8 41 (4.06%) Information Security
9 37 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 36 (3.56%) ITIL V3
11 34 (3.37%) Change Management
11 34 (3.37%) ITSM
12 33 (3.27%) Service Delivery
13 32 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (3.07%) Project Management
15 30 (2.97%) Incident Management
16 29 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
17 27 (2.67%) Configuration Management
18 25 (2.48%) Change Control
19 24 (2.38%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 174 (17.23%) PowerShell
2 117 (11.58%) SQL
3 48 (4.75%) Python
4 44 (4.36%) C#
5 37 (3.66%) Bash Shell
6 35 (3.47%) Java
7 28 (2.77%) JavaScript
8 25 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 20 (1.98%) VBScript
10 16 (1.58%) C
10 16 (1.58%) VBA
11 12 (1.19%) PHP
12 11 (1.09%) Korn
13 9 (0.89%) Go
13 9 (0.89%) Perl
13 9 (0.89%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.59%) C++
15 5 (0.50%) Ruby
16 4 (0.40%) VB
17 3 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 64 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.16%) Degree
4 31 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (3.07%) SC Cleared
5 29 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (2.57%) MCSE
7 17 (1.68%) CCNA
7 17 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 17 (1.68%) MCP
8 15 (1.49%) MCSA
9 10 (0.99%) CCIE
10 8 (0.79%) CCNP
11 7 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.69%) MCITP
12 6 (0.59%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.59%) MCTS
13 5 (0.50%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.50%) ACSP
13 5 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.37%) SLA
2 9 (0.89%) PMO
3 8 (0.79%) QA
4 6 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.30%) GDPR
5 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.20%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.099%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.099%) FISMA
7 1 (0.099%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.099%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.099%) SEPA
System Software
1 456 (45.15%) Active Directory
2 122 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 43 (4.26%) XenApp
4 38 (3.76%) BitLocker
4 38 (3.76%) Hyper-V
5 37 (3.66%) Virtual Desktop
6 35 (3.47%) XenDesktop
7 32 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (3.07%) Docker
9 20 (1.98%) vSphere
10 10 (0.99%) HDFS
11 8 (0.79%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.79%) XenServer
12 6 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.40%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.40%) NFS
14 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 190 (18.81%) SCCM
2 85 (8.42%) Terraform
3 67 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (3.76%) Ansible
5 27 (2.67%) SCOM
6 23 (2.28%) AirWatch
7 22 (2.18%) vCenter Server
8 21 (2.08%) Puppet
9 18 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (1.58%) WSUS
11 15 (1.49%) Kubernetes
12 13 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
13 12 (1.19%) Backup Exec
13 12 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
14 11 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
16 9 (0.89%) NetBackup
17 8 (0.79%) Nagios
18 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
18 7 (0.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 359 (35.54%) Microsoft
2 198 (19.60%) VMware
3 155 (15.35%) Citrix
4 125 (12.38%) Cisco
5 98 (9.70%) Apple
6 57 (5.64%) HP
7 36 (3.56%) Bloomberg
7 36 (3.56%) Oracle
8 34 (3.37%) Ivanti
8 34 (3.37%) ServiceNow
9 33 (3.27%) Wyse
10 28 (2.77%) Dell
11 27 (2.67%) McAfee
11 27 (2.67%) Reuters
12 23 (2.28%) iManage
13 22 (2.18%) Adobe
14 21 (2.08%) Polycom
14 21 (2.08%) SolarWinds
15 20 (1.98%) NetApp
15 20 (1.98%) Splunk