Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 834 1,027 808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.17% 11.23% 9.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.32% 54.14% 47.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 753 590
Central London median daily rate £400 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £143 £133 £160
90th Percentile £588 £575 £594
London median daily rate £375 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -11.24% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 81 58
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £16.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +10.28% -1.70%
10th Percentile £12.04 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £28.25
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - +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 1,406 1,897 1,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.82% 20.74% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,086 1,425 1,318
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £163 £156 £213
90th Percentile £628 £625 £663
London median daily rate £463 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -5.13% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 81 59
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.61% +10.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £12.17 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.33 £24.40 £30.00
London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.25
% change year-on-year +12.30% -2.86% +5.62%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 -1 662 £425 +6.25% 232
West End of London +2 23 £260 -22.96%
Camden +9 14 £383 -19.47%
Southwark +4 14 £450 -18.18%
City of Westminster -8 11 £319 +0.39%
Kensington and Chelsea +4 6 £268 -
Lambeth - 1 - -
Windows
London

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 371 (44.48%) Microsoft
2 365 (43.76%) Active Directory
3 334 (40.05%) Windows 10
4 272 (32.61%) Office 365
5 254 (30.46%) Finance
6 223 (26.74%) Windows Server
7 172 (20.62%) Windows 7
8 166 (19.90%) SCCM
9 154 (18.47%) Azure
10 146 (17.51%) Microsoft Office
11 140 (16.79%) VMware
12 136 (16.31%) PowerShell
13 130 (15.59%) ITIL
14 129 (15.47%) Linux
14 129 (15.47%) Migration
15 124 (14.87%) Citrix
16 91 (10.91%) SQL
17 83 (9.95%) Banking
18 81 (9.71%) MS Exchange
19 79 (9.47%) DNS
20 77 (9.23%) SQL Server
20 77 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 73 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
22 70 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
22 70 (8.39%) Firewall
22 70 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
23 65 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
24 63 (7.55%) Cisco
24 63 (7.55%) SharePoint
25 58 (6.95%) Public Sector

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 81 (9.71%) MS Exchange
2 63 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 31 (3.72%) IIS
4 30 (3.60%) Skype for Business
5 17 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.80%) Confluence
7 10 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.84%) Apache Airflow
10 7 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.84%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.72%) Apache
11 6 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.60%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.60%) JBoss
12 5 (0.60%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.36%) Appian
13 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 146 (17.51%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Houdini
5 1 (0.12%) Maya
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.08%) Elite 3E
3 6 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.12%) Global One
5 1 (0.12%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 272 (32.61%) Office 365
2 154 (18.47%) Azure
3 50 (6.00%) AWS
4 36 (4.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (2.88%) IaaS
6 20 (2.40%) PaaS
7 19 (2.28%) SaaS
8 16 (1.92%) GCP
9 13 (1.56%) OneDrive
10 9 (1.08%) G Suite
11 8 (0.96%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.84%) Tricentis Tosca
13 6 (0.72%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.60%) Google Compute Engine
14 5 (0.60%) Serverless
15 4 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.48%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (9.47%) DNS
2 70 (8.39%) Firewall
3 55 (6.59%) DHCP
4 51 (6.12%) TCP/IP
5 45 (5.40%) LAN
6 41 (4.92%) WAN
7 38 (4.56%) VPN
8 35 (4.20%) Skype
9 30 (3.60%) SAN
10 25 (3.00%) Wireless
11 24 (2.88%) Internet
11 24 (2.88%) VoIP
12 22 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
13 14 (1.68%) VLAN
14 13 (1.56%) Network Security
15 12 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (1.44%) IP Telephony
16 10 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.16%) MySQL
3 14 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.08%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.84%) BigQuery
6 7 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.72%) Power BI
7 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.60%) Big Data
8 5 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (3.12%) Jenkins
2 23 (2.76%) JIRA
3 22 (2.64%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.80%) MSI
5 14 (1.68%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.56%) Selenium
7 11 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.96%) WinDbg
9 7 (0.84%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.72%) Hudson
10 6 (0.72%) Maven
10 6 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.48%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.48%) JMeter
12 4 (0.48%) LoadRunner
12 4 (0.48%) Subversion
12 4 (0.48%) TestRail
General
1 254 (30.46%) Finance
2 83 (9.95%) Banking
3 58 (6.95%) Public Sector
4 31 (3.72%) Law
5 25 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.88%) Legal
7 19 (2.28%) Electronics
7 19 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 18 (2.16%) Marketing
9 15 (1.80%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.80%) Front Office
10 14 (1.68%) German Language
11 13 (1.56%) Russian Language
12 12 (1.44%) Investment Banking
12 12 (1.44%) Retail
13 7 (0.84%) Advertising
14 6 (0.72%) Publishing
15 3 (0.36%) Back Office
15 3 (0.36%) International Banking
15 3 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 131 (15.71%) Support Engineer
2 114 (13.67%) Analyst
3 93 (11.15%) Desktop Support
4 84 (10.07%) Windows Engineer
5 80 (9.59%) Desktop Engineer
6 62 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 56 (6.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 54 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 46 (5.52%) Architect
9 46 (5.52%) IT Support
10 45 (5.40%) Support Analyst
11 41 (4.92%) Developer
12 35 (4.20%) IT Engineer
13 30 (3.60%) Consultant
14 29 (3.48%) Administrator
15 27 (3.24%) Service Analyst
16 26 (3.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 25 (3.00%) Deployment Engineer
17 25 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
17 25 (3.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.68%) .NET
2 24 (2.88%) HTML
2 24 (2.88%) Web Services
3 18 (2.16%) .NET Framework
4 17 (2.04%) XML
5 14 (1.68%) Node.js
6 12 (1.44%) CSS
6 12 (1.44%) RESTful
7 10 (1.20%) AngularJS
7 10 (1.20%) jQuery
7 10 (1.20%) WCF
8 8 (0.96%) React
9 7 (0.84%) JSON
9 7 (0.84%) Spring
9 7 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (0.84%) XSLT
10 6 (0.72%) LDAP
10 6 (0.72%) Middleware
11 5 (0.60%) HTML5
11 5 (0.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.44%) Data Centre
2 35 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.00%) Blackberry
4 24 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (1.68%) User Experience
7 13 (1.56%) iPhone
8 10 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.08%) PKI
9 9 (1.08%) Public Cloud
10 8 (0.96%) iPad
10 8 (0.96%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.84%) Clustering
11 7 (0.84%) Social Media
12 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.72%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.60%) Derivative
13 5 (0.60%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 334 (40.05%) Windows 10
2 223 (26.74%) Windows Server
3 172 (20.62%) Windows 7
4 129 (15.47%) Linux
5 70 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (6.12%) Unix
8 39 (4.68%) Android
8 39 (4.68%) Mac OS X
9 33 (3.96%) Apple iOS
10 31 (3.72%) Mac OS
11 26 (3.12%) Windows 8
12 19 (2.28%) Ubuntu
13 18 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.20%) Debian
15 9 (1.08%) CentOS
16 6 (0.72%) openSUSE
16 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (15.59%) ITIL
2 129 (15.47%) Migration
3 77 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 70 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (6.59%) DevOps
6 48 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
8 35 (4.20%) Change Management
9 32 (3.84%) ITSM
9 32 (3.84%) Root Cause Analysis
10 30 (3.60%) Information Security
11 28 (3.36%) Document Management
12 27 (3.24%) Project Management
12 27 (3.24%) Service Management
12 27 (3.24%) Time Management
13 26 (3.12%) Application Packaging
14 24 (2.88%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (2.88%) Incident Management
15 23 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (2.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 136 (16.31%) PowerShell
2 91 (10.91%) SQL
3 54 (6.47%) Python
4 43 (5.16%) Java
5 40 (4.80%) JavaScript
6 34 (4.08%) C#
7 18 (2.16%) Bash Shell
8 17 (2.04%) Perl
8 17 (2.04%) Ruby
9 13 (1.56%) C++
9 13 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 13 (1.56%) VBScript
10 12 (1.44%) C
11 11 (1.32%) VBA
12 10 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.96%) VB
14 7 (0.84%) Groovy
14 7 (0.84%) Scala
15 6 (0.72%) Go
16 5 (0.60%) AWK
Qualifications
1 57 (6.83%) Security Cleared
2 52 (6.24%) Degree
3 46 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 40 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (3.48%) MCSE
6 13 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.56%) MCP
6 13 (1.56%) MCSA
7 9 (1.08%) HND
7 9 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.84%) CISSP
8 7 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (0.72%) CCNA
10 5 (0.60%) A+ Certification
10 5 (0.60%) CCNP
10 5 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.48%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.60%) SLA
2 10 (1.20%) QA
3 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.72%) COBIT
4 6 (0.72%) NIST
5 4 (0.48%) GDPR
6 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.36%) MiFID
7 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.24%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.12%) DICOM
8 1 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 365 (43.76%) Active Directory
2 73 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (6.71%) XenApp
4 49 (5.88%) XenDesktop
5 31 (3.72%) Hyper-V
6 23 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (2.64%) vSphere
8 19 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
10 15 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (1.20%) Docker
12 7 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.60%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.60%) Xen
15 4 (0.48%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.48%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.36%) Firmware
17 2 (0.24%) Terminal Server
17 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 166 (19.90%) SCCM
2 39 (4.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 34 (4.08%) Ansible
4 29 (3.48%) Terraform
5 21 (2.52%) Kubernetes
6 19 (2.28%) Puppet
7 18 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (1.92%) Jamf Pro
9 13 (1.56%) AirWatch
10 11 (1.32%) SCOM
11 10 (1.20%) Perfmon
11 10 (1.20%) WSUS
12 7 (0.84%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.84%) Nessus
12 7 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.72%) XenMobile
14 5 (0.60%) Consul
14 5 (0.60%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 371 (44.48%) Microsoft
2 140 (16.79%) VMware
3 124 (14.87%) Citrix
4 63 (7.55%) Cisco
5 41 (4.92%) Apple
6 35 (4.20%) Ivanti
7 32 (3.84%) HP
7 32 (3.84%) Oracle
8 31 (3.72%) Google
9 29 (3.48%) Adobe
10 24 (2.88%) iManage
11 21 (2.52%) Bloomberg
11 21 (2.52%) SAP
12 20 (2.40%) Symantec
13 18 (2.16%) Meraki
14 17 (2.04%) ServiceNow
15 16 (1.92%) Reuters
16 15 (1.80%) Red Hat
17 14 (1.68%) Dell
18 13 (1.56%) F5