Period
to 29 March 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 March 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 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 13 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 534 1,013 987
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 9.89% 11.27% 10.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.73% 56.12% 52.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 734 723
Median daily rate £336 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.94% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £131 £143 £145
90th Percentile £600 £588 £600
London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 47 64
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +6.95% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £16.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.04 £33.60 £29.25
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.60% -

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 925 1,805 1,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 17.13% 20.09% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 1,300 1,459
Median daily rate £450 £475 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -4.04% +10.00%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £200
90th Percentile £638 £638 £655
London median daily rate £450 £478 £475
% change year-on-year -5.76% +0.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 65
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +6.95% -0.80%
10th Percentile £12.50 £16.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.20 £34.13 £30.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.33 £18.70
% change year-on-year +13.16% +8.69% -14.02%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 -2 416 £370 -8.64% 157
West End of London +14 19 £260 -15.45%
City of Westminster +11 19 £425 +9.68% 1
Camden +12 10 £410 +23.77%
Southwark +24 4 £213 -63.04% 1
Kensington and Chelsea - 3 £150 -
Windows
London

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 224 (41.95%) Active Directory
2 213 (39.89%) Microsoft
3 185 (34.64%) Windows 10
4 173 (32.40%) Office 365
5 139 (26.03%) Windows Server
6 129 (24.16%) Finance
7 122 (22.85%) Azure
8 113 (21.16%) Windows 7
9 93 (17.42%) Linux
10 91 (17.04%) SCCM
11 90 (16.85%) SQL
12 89 (16.67%) VMware
13 87 (16.29%) Microsoft Office
14 84 (15.73%) ITIL
15 81 (15.17%) PowerShell
16 76 (14.23%) Migration
17 74 (13.86%) Citrix
18 69 (12.92%) SQL Server
19 58 (10.86%) Banking
20 56 (10.49%) DevOps
21 55 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
22 54 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 52 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
23 52 (9.74%) DNS
24 49 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
25 48 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
26 46 (8.61%) SharePoint
27 43 (8.05%) LAN
27 43 (8.05%) Windows Server 2016
28 42 (7.87%) 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 46 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 32 (5.99%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.00%) Skype for Business
4 12 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.87%) IIS
6 8 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.94%) Apache
7 5 (0.94%) Confluence
8 4 (0.75%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.75%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.56%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.37%) CMS
10 2 (0.37%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 87 (16.29%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Houdini
6 1 (0.19%) InDesign
6 1 (0.19%) Maya
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) Eikon
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 173 (32.40%) Office 365
2 122 (22.85%) Azure
3 30 (5.62%) AWS
4 17 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (3.18%) IaaS
4 17 (3.18%) PaaS
5 14 (2.62%) OneDrive
6 13 (2.43%) GCP
7 11 (2.06%) GitHub
7 11 (2.06%) SaaS
8 7 (1.31%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (1.31%) Azure Stack
8 7 (1.31%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.12%) G Suite
10 5 (0.94%) Google Compute Engine
10 5 (0.94%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.75%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.75%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.75%) Serverless
12 3 (0.56%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 52 (9.74%) DNS
2 43 (8.05%) LAN
3 35 (6.55%) DHCP
4 34 (6.37%) Firewall
5 32 (5.99%) WAN
6 28 (5.24%) SAN
7 23 (4.31%) TCP/IP
7 23 (4.31%) VPN
8 21 (3.93%) VoIP
9 20 (3.75%) Skype
10 16 (3.00%) NetScaler
11 15 (2.81%) NAS
12 13 (2.43%) Internet
13 11 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.87%) MPLS
14 10 (1.87%) Network Security
15 9 (1.69%) Unified Communications
16 8 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (1.50%) Wireless
17 6 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.12%) MySQL
5 6 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.56%) Big Data
8 3 (0.56%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (2.81%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.25%) Selenium
3 11 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.87%) JIRA
5 8 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.50%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.94%) MSI
7 4 (0.75%) NUnit
8 3 (0.56%) Katalon Studio
8 3 (0.56%) PowerBuilder
8 3 (0.56%) Subversion
9 2 (0.37%) Hudson
9 2 (0.37%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.37%) JUnit
9 2 (0.37%) Maven
9 2 (0.37%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.37%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.37%) WinDbg
General
1 129 (24.16%) Finance
2 58 (10.86%) Banking
3 24 (4.49%) Public Sector
4 14 (2.62%) Law
5 11 (2.06%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.06%) Front Office
6 10 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.12%) Back Office
8 6 (1.12%) Legal
9 4 (0.75%) Marketing
10 3 (0.56%) Advertising
10 3 (0.56%) International Banking
10 3 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.56%) Retail
11 2 (0.37%) Publishing
11 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 86 (16.10%) Analyst
2 69 (12.92%) Support Engineer
3 60 (11.24%) Desktop Support
4 41 (7.68%) Desktop Engineer
5 40 (7.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (7.12%) Developer
8 37 (6.93%) IT Support
8 37 (6.93%) Support Analyst
9 33 (6.18%) Windows Engineer
10 28 (5.24%) Architect
11 27 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 26 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (4.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 24 (4.49%) IT Engineer
15 23 (4.31%) Service Analyst
16 20 (3.75%) Azure Engineer
17 19 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 19 (3.56%) IT Support Engineer
18 18 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.30%) .NET
2 11 (2.06%) .NET Framework
3 10 (1.87%) AngularJS
3 10 (1.87%) HTML
4 8 (1.50%) LDAP
4 8 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (1.50%) Web Services
5 7 (1.31%) Node.js
5 7 (1.31%) XML
5 7 (1.31%) YAML
6 6 (1.12%) WinForms
7 5 (0.94%) Kafka
7 5 (0.94%) Middleware
7 5 (0.94%) SOAP
7 5 (0.94%) Spring
7 5 (0.94%) WPF
8 4 (0.75%) CSS
8 4 (0.75%) HTML5
8 4 (0.75%) React
8 4 (0.75%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (4.12%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.43%) iPhone
5 13 (2.43%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.69%) User Experience
7 7 (1.31%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.12%) iPad
9 5 (0.94%) Derivative
9 5 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.75%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.75%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.75%) Handset
10 4 (0.75%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.75%) Tandem
10 4 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 185 (34.64%) Windows 10
2 139 (26.03%) Windows Server
3 113 (21.16%) Windows 7
4 93 (17.42%) Linux
5 55 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (8.05%) Windows Server 2016
8 36 (6.74%) Unix
9 31 (5.81%) Apple iOS
10 28 (5.24%) Android
11 23 (4.31%) Mac OS
12 22 (4.12%) Mac OS X
13 11 (2.06%) Ubuntu
13 11 (2.06%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.31%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
17 4 (0.75%) CentOS
18 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 2 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (15.73%) ITIL
2 76 (14.23%) Migration
3 56 (10.49%) DevOps
4 54 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 49 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (4.49%) Time Management
8 22 (4.12%) Test Automation
9 19 (3.56%) ITSM
9 19 (3.56%) Project Management
10 17 (3.18%) Analytics
10 17 (3.18%) Break/Fix
11 16 (3.00%) Application Packaging
12 15 (2.81%) Change Management
12 15 (2.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (2.62%) Change Control
13 14 (2.62%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (2.62%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (2.62%) Service Management
14 13 (2.43%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (16.85%) SQL
2 81 (15.17%) PowerShell
3 35 (6.55%) C#
4 32 (5.99%) Java
4 32 (5.99%) Python
5 19 (3.56%) Bash Shell
6 13 (2.43%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.25%) C++
7 12 (2.25%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.06%) C
8 11 (2.06%) VB
9 10 (1.87%) PHP
9 10 (1.87%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.69%) Ruby
11 8 (1.50%) VBScript
12 7 (1.31%) VBA
13 6 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.75%) F#
14 4 (0.75%) Go
14 4 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (6.18%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (3.00%) Degree
5 9 (1.69%) MCSE
6 8 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (1.50%) MCSA
7 7 (1.31%) CCNA
7 7 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.31%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.31%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (0.75%) A+ Certification
8 4 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (0.75%) PMP
9 3 (0.56%) CCENT
10 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.00%) SLA
2 10 (1.87%) QA
3 5 (0.94%) GDPR
4 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.56%) NIST
4 3 (0.56%) WCAG
5 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.37%) NCSC
5 2 (0.37%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.19%) DICOM
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 224 (41.95%) Active Directory
2 48 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.87%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.68%) XenApp
5 20 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (3.75%) XenDesktop
6 17 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (3.18%) vSphere
7 9 (1.69%) Docker
8 7 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.12%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.56%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.56%) Xen
13 2 (0.37%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 2 (0.37%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.37%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 91 (17.04%) SCCM
2 20 (3.75%) Ansible
2 20 (3.75%) Kubernetes
3 18 (3.37%) Terraform
4 16 (3.00%) SCOM
5 15 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.87%) Jamf Pro
7 9 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.50%) Puppet
9 7 (1.31%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.31%) XenMobile
10 6 (1.12%) WSUS
11 4 (0.75%) Consul
11 4 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.75%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.75%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.56%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.56%) Graphite
12 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 213 (39.89%) Microsoft
2 89 (16.67%) VMware
3 74 (13.86%) Citrix
4 42 (7.87%) Cisco
5 27 (5.06%) Oracle
6 24 (4.49%) Apple
7 23 (4.31%) HP
8 21 (3.93%) Ivanti
9 19 (3.56%) Adobe
10 17 (3.18%) Google
11 16 (3.00%) Dell
12 13 (2.43%) Bloomberg
12 13 (2.43%) ServiceNow
13 11 (2.06%) McAfee
13 11 (2.06%) Meraki
13 11 (2.06%) Symantec
14 8 (1.50%) Polycom
14 8 (1.50%) Remedy
14 8 (1.50%) Splunk
15 7 (1.31%) Reuters