Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 998 799 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.95% 9.77% 9.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.74% 48.57% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 589 540
Central London median daily rate £400 £413 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.74% +2.95%
10th Percentile £133 £150 £175
90th Percentile £575 £594 £588
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 55 40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -2.64% -2.84%
10th Percentile £13.10 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.90 £30.00 £29.25
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 1,857 1,645 1,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 20.37% 20.12% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,405 1,269 1,339
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.83% +7.65%
10th Percentile £157 £206 £263
90th Percentile £625 £640 £625
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 55 43
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £18.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -5.15% +2.50%
10th Percentile £13.10 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.98 £30.00 £28.75
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +1 759 £400 -5.88% 247
West End of London -2 57 £325 +32.65% 48
Southwark -10 41 £550 +62.96%
City of Westminster -3 20 £275 +10.00% 3
Camden +4 8 £475 - 2
Kensington and Chelsea -4 1 - - 1
Windows
London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 434 (43.49%) Active Directory
2 341 (34.17%) Finance
3 339 (33.97%) Microsoft
4 323 (32.36%) Windows 10
5 271 (27.15%) Windows 7
6 255 (25.55%) Windows Server
7 239 (23.95%) Office 365
8 214 (21.44%) ITIL
9 200 (20.04%) VMware
10 198 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
11 182 (18.24%) Microsoft Office
12 173 (17.33%) SCCM
13 161 (16.13%) PowerShell
14 150 (15.03%) Linux
15 146 (14.63%) Citrix
16 133 (13.33%) Cisco
17 129 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
18 126 (12.63%) Migration
19 118 (11.82%) SQL
20 113 (11.32%) SQL Server
21 112 (11.22%) Apple
21 112 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
22 109 (10.92%) Banking
23 100 (10.02%) DevOps
24 94 (9.42%) DNS
24 94 (9.42%) Firewall
25 93 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
26 86 (8.62%) MS Exchange
27 85 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
28 83 (8.32%) Windows Server 2012

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 86 (8.62%) MS Exchange
2 63 (6.31%) SharePoint
3 55 (5.51%) Skype for Business
4 34 (3.41%) IIS
5 31 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (1.90%) Confluence
7 18 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.00%) Apache
10 9 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.40%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.40%) JBoss
13 4 (0.40%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.30%) CMS
14 3 (0.30%) nginx
15 2 (0.20%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 182 (18.24%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.50%) Carpe Diem
2 5 (0.50%) Eikon
3 4 (0.40%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (0.40%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.40%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.30%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.20%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 2 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.20%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.20%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.20%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 239 (23.95%) Office 365
2 198 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (3.11%) IaaS
6 22 (2.20%) PaaS
7 21 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (1.80%) SaaS
9 17 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 16 (1.60%) G Suite
11 15 (1.50%) Amazon S3
12 13 (1.30%) OneDrive
13 11 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.70%) GitHub
14 7 (0.70%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.50%) Datadog
16 4 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 94 (9.42%) DNS
1 94 (9.42%) Firewall
2 70 (7.01%) DHCP
3 68 (6.81%) Skype
4 66 (6.61%) WAN
5 59 (5.91%) LAN
6 57 (5.71%) VPN
7 53 (5.31%) TCP/IP
8 40 (4.01%) SAN
9 33 (3.31%) VoIP
10 29 (2.91%) Wireless
11 26 (2.61%) Cisco IOS
12 21 (2.10%) Internet
13 19 (1.90%) HTTP
14 15 (1.50%) WebEx
14 15 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (1.20%) PBX
15 12 (1.20%) Wireshark
16 11 (1.10%) NetScaler
16 11 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.50%) Big Data
3 14 (1.40%) MongoDB
4 13 (1.30%) Apache Hive
4 13 (1.30%) Hadoop
4 13 (1.30%) Impala
4 13 (1.30%) Power BI
4 13 (1.30%) Sqoop
5 10 (1.00%) MySQL
5 10 (1.00%) NoSQL
5 10 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.70%) Redis
8 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (3.71%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.11%) Jenkins
3 28 (2.81%) JIRA
4 18 (1.80%) TeamCity
5 13 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (1.00%) MSI
7 8 (0.80%) AdminStudio
7 8 (0.80%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.70%) JIRA Agile
8 7 (0.70%) NUnit
9 6 (0.60%) Subversion
10 5 (0.50%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.50%) Moq
10 5 (0.50%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.50%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.40%) IBM UrbanCode
11 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.40%) WinDbg
General
1 341 (34.17%) Finance
2 109 (10.92%) Banking
3 38 (3.81%) Law
4 34 (3.41%) Front Office
5 33 (3.31%) Legal
6 21 (2.10%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.90%) Spanish Language
8 18 (1.80%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.60%) Retail
10 14 (1.40%) French Language
11 13 (1.30%) Billing
12 10 (1.00%) Italian Language
12 10 (1.00%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.90%) Advertising
13 9 (0.90%) Back Office
14 6 (0.60%) Marketing
15 5 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.40%) German Language
16 4 (0.40%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (18.34%) Analyst
2 154 (15.43%) Support Engineer
3 147 (14.73%) Desktop Support
4 105 (10.52%) Support Analyst
5 83 (8.32%) Desktop Engineer
6 81 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 71 (7.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 68 (6.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 68 (6.81%) IT Support
9 62 (6.21%) Windows Engineer
10 61 (6.11%) Developer
11 57 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 52 (5.21%) Service Analyst
13 49 (4.91%) IT Analyst
14 48 (4.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 48 (4.81%) Azure Engineer
15 45 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 41 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
17 37 (3.71%) IT Support Analyst
18 35 (3.51%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (6.91%) .NET
2 38 (3.81%) X-Windows
3 23 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 22 (2.20%) Web Services
5 21 (2.10%) REST
6 20 (2.00%) ASP.NET
7 19 (1.90%) .NET Framework
8 17 (1.70%) Middleware
9 15 (1.50%) .NET Core
9 15 (1.50%) HTML
10 14 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (1.40%) RESTful
10 14 (1.40%) WCF
11 13 (1.30%) CSS
12 12 (1.20%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.20%) XML
13 11 (1.10%) jQuery
13 11 (1.10%) React
14 9 (0.90%) Ajax
14 9 (0.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.21%) Blackberry
1 52 (5.21%) iPhone
2 49 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (3.81%) Video Conferencing
4 30 (3.01%) Data Centre
4 30 (3.01%) iPad
4 30 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.51%) Smartphone
6 22 (2.20%) User Experience
7 18 (1.80%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.40%) Fat Client
8 14 (1.40%) PKI
8 14 (1.40%) Thin Client
9 13 (1.30%) Fintech
9 13 (1.30%) Replication
9 13 (1.30%) Wiki
10 12 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.10%) Clustering
12 10 (1.00%) Computer Science
12 10 (1.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 323 (32.36%) Windows 10
2 271 (27.15%) Windows 7
3 255 (25.55%) Windows Server
4 150 (15.03%) Linux
5 93 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (8.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (7.82%) Unix
8 52 (5.21%) Mac OS X
9 51 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (4.81%) Apple iOS
11 47 (4.71%) Windows 8
12 38 (3.81%) Android
13 31 (3.11%) Mac OS
14 23 (2.30%) Windows XP
15 16 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (1.00%) CentOS
17 8 (0.80%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.40%) Solaris
20 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (21.44%) ITIL
2 126 (12.63%) Migration
3 100 (10.02%) DevOps
4 85 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
6 77 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 46 (4.61%) Service Management
8 38 (3.81%) Information Security
9 37 (3.71%) Project Management
10 35 (3.51%) Service Delivery
11 34 (3.41%) Incident Management
12 33 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (3.21%) Change Management
13 32 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
15 28 (2.81%) ITSM
16 27 (2.71%) TDD
17 26 (2.61%) ITIL V3
18 24 (2.40%) Asset Management
18 24 (2.40%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 161 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 118 (11.82%) SQL
3 66 (6.61%) C#
4 49 (4.91%) Python
5 36 (3.61%) Bash Shell
6 28 (2.81%) Shell Script
7 27 (2.71%) C
7 27 (2.71%) Java
8 22 (2.20%) JavaScript
9 20 (2.00%) VBScript
10 18 (1.80%) VBA
11 14 (1.40%) Korn
12 13 (1.30%) Perl
13 10 (1.00%) C++
13 10 (1.00%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.70%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.60%) Ruby
15 6 (0.60%) VB
16 4 (0.40%) Go
16 4 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (4.81%) Degree
3 45 (4.51%) Security Cleared
4 37 (3.71%) MCSE
5 33 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (3.01%) SC Cleared
7 28 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (2.00%) CCNA
9 16 (1.60%) MCSA
10 15 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (1.10%) MCP
12 10 (1.00%) CCNP
13 9 (0.90%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (0.70%) CCIE
14 7 (0.70%) CISSP
14 7 (0.70%) MCITP
15 6 (0.60%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.60%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.81%) SLA
2 9 (0.90%) PMO
3 8 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.70%) QA
5 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.20%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.20%) GDPR
6 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.20%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.10%) FISMA
7 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 434 (43.49%) Active Directory
2 129 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 54 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (4.61%) Hyper-V
6 42 (4.21%) XenApp
7 40 (4.01%) BitLocker
8 39 (3.91%) Virtual Desktop
9 35 (3.51%) XenDesktop
10 28 (2.81%) Docker
11 27 (2.71%) vSphere
12 13 (1.30%) HDFS
13 8 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (0.70%) NFS
14 7 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.70%) XenServer
15 6 (0.60%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.50%) Xen
17 4 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 173 (17.33%) SCCM
2 60 (6.01%) Terraform
3 59 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (4.11%) Ansible
5 37 (3.71%) SCOM
6 24 (2.40%) Puppet
7 19 (1.90%) AirWatch
7 19 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
8 18 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
8 18 (1.80%) vCenter Server
9 17 (1.70%) WSUS
10 16 (1.60%) Kubernetes
10 16 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
11 13 (1.30%) Hadoop YARN
12 10 (1.00%) NetBackup
13 9 (0.90%) SCOrch
13 9 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (0.80%) XenMobile
15 7 (0.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 339 (33.97%) Microsoft
2 200 (20.04%) VMware
3 146 (14.63%) Citrix
4 133 (13.33%) Cisco
5 112 (11.22%) Apple
6 47 (4.71%) HP
7 46 (4.61%) Ivanti
8 40 (4.01%) McAfee
8 40 (4.01%) ServiceNow
9 37 (3.71%) Bloomberg
10 35 (3.51%) Oracle
11 32 (3.21%) Wyse
12 30 (3.01%) NetApp
13 28 (2.81%) Reuters
14 24 (2.40%) Dell
15 22 (2.20%) Adobe
15 22 (2.20%) iManage
15 22 (2.20%) Splunk
16 20 (2.00%) EMC
17 19 (1.90%) SolarWinds