Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 17 November 2017 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 14 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 671 628 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.43% 9.34% 11.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.82% 44.10% 51.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 457 770
City of London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £163 £177 £177
90th Percentile £605 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £414 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 28 70
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £18.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.77% -5.75% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.04
90th Percentile £24.55 £37.88 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £16.96 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.25% -10.53% +24.59%

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 the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1433 1424 2065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.13% 21.17% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 1121 1633
City of London median daily rate £475 £463 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% +6.17%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £225
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 31 64
City of London median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.11% -1.30% +13.24%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.04
90th Percentile £26.28 £33.75 £36.40
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +12.50%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the City of London

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the City of London

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the City of London

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the City of London

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the City of London

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
London Bridge +2 1 £250 -35.90%
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 231 (34.43%) Finance
2 211 (31.45%) Microsoft
2 211 (31.45%) Active Directory
3 207 (30.85%) Windows Server
4 162 (24.14%) Linux
5 122 (18.18%) VMware
6 118 (17.59%) Windows 10
7 116 (17.29%) Office 365
8 114 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
9 110 (16.39%) Unix
10 109 (16.24%) PowerShell
11 101 (15.05%) Banking
12 100 (14.90%) Windows 7
13 97 (14.46%) ITIL
14 89 (13.26%) Microsoft Office
14 89 (13.26%) Citrix
15 87 (12.97%) SQL
16 85 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
17 78 (11.62%) Cisco
18 77 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
19 76 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
20 75 (11.18%) SQL Server
21 74 (11.03%) DevOps
22 72 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
23 71 (10.58%) C#
23 71 (10.58%) SCCM
24 69 (10.28%) Migration
25 60 (8.94%) .NET
25 60 (8.94%) Firewall
26 56 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (6.86%) MS Exchange
2 27 (4.02%) Apache
3 22 (3.28%) IIS
4 19 (2.83%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.83%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.53%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.49%) JBoss
8 9 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.34%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.04%) MQSeries
10 6 (0.89%) WildFly
11 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.30%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.30%) Confluence
13 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 89 (13.26%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.15%) InVision
6 1 (0.15%) UXPin
6 1 (0.15%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Eikon
2 5 (0.75%) RMDS
2 5 (0.75%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.45%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.15%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 116 (17.29%) Office 365
2 114 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (2.83%) IaaS
5 15 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (1.79%) PaaS
7 8 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.04%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.89%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.89%) SaaS
10 4 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.60%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.60%) Serverless
11 2 (0.30%) G Suite
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.15%) GitHub
12 1 (0.15%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.94%) Firewall
2 54 (8.05%) DNS
3 41 (6.11%) SAN
4 36 (5.37%) LAN
4 36 (5.37%) TCP/IP
5 35 (5.22%) DHCP
6 31 (4.62%) WAN
7 27 (4.02%) VPN
8 21 (3.13%) Network Security
9 20 (2.98%) NAS
10 19 (2.83%) Internet
10 19 (2.83%) Skype
11 14 (2.09%) LDAP
11 14 (2.09%) VLAN
12 13 (1.94%) Wireless
13 12 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (1.64%) SMTP
14 11 (1.64%) VoIP
15 10 (1.49%) HTTP
15 10 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.34%) Big Data
7 9 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (0.89%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.89%) MySQL
11 5 (0.75%) HBase
11 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.60%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.45%) OLTP
13 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (4.02%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.73%) TeamCity
3 22 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (2.38%) Maven
5 16 (2.38%) Moq
5 16 (2.38%) NUnit
5 16 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (2.09%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.94%) MSTest
8 12 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.34%) Gradle
9 9 (1.34%) JUnit
9 9 (1.34%) MSI
10 6 (0.89%) JIRA
10 6 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.75%) Subversion
12 4 (0.60%) IBM UrbanCode
13 3 (0.45%) ReSharper
13 3 (0.45%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 231 (34.43%) Finance
2 101 (15.05%) Banking
3 32 (4.77%) Front Office
4 31 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 27 (4.02%) Law
6 23 (3.43%) Legal
7 18 (2.68%) Financial Institution
8 14 (2.09%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.19%) Marketing
11 7 (1.04%) Advertising
11 7 (1.04%) Retail
12 6 (0.89%) German Language
13 4 (0.60%) Electronics
13 4 (0.60%) International Banking
14 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.45%) Retail Finance
15 2 (0.30%) French Language
15 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 120 (17.88%) Analyst
2 91 (13.56%) Developer
3 66 (9.84%) Desktop Support
4 64 (9.54%) Support Analyst
5 46 (6.86%) Support Engineer
6 34 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 33 (4.92%) Administrator
8 31 (4.62%) .NET Developer
9 30 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (4.47%) IT Support
10 29 (4.32%) C# Developer
10 29 (4.32%) Windows Engineer
11 27 (4.02%) Java Developer
12 25 (3.73%) Architect
13 24 (3.58%) Desktop Engineer
14 22 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
15 21 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
15 21 (3.13%) Service Analyst
16 19 (2.83%) Senior Developer
16 19 (2.83%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.94%) .NET
2 41 (6.11%) HTML
3 29 (4.32%) CSS
4 27 (4.02%) jQuery
5 26 (3.87%) Ajax
6 24 (3.58%) Web Services
7 22 (3.28%) Middleware
8 20 (2.98%) AngularJS
9 17 (2.53%) REST
9 17 (2.53%) RESTful
9 17 (2.53%) XML
10 16 (2.38%) Kafka
11 15 (2.24%) ASP.NET
12 14 (2.09%) .NET Framework
12 14 (2.09%) WCF
13 12 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (1.79%) HTML5
14 11 (1.64%) JSON
15 9 (1.34%) Razor View Engine
15 9 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.81%) Blackberry
3 32 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.43%) iPhone
5 22 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.68%) Equities
7 17 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.94%) BYOD
9 12 (1.79%) Clustering
9 12 (1.79%) iPad
9 12 (1.79%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.64%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.64%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.49%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.49%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.34%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.34%) Replication
13 8 (1.19%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 207 (30.85%) Windows Server
2 162 (24.14%) Linux
3 118 (17.59%) Windows 10
4 110 (16.39%) Unix
5 100 (14.90%) Windows 7
6 77 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (3.73%) Windows 8
10 21 (3.13%) Solaris
11 19 (2.83%) Android
11 19 (2.83%) Apple iOS
12 18 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.49%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.04%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.89%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.75%) AIX
16 5 (0.75%) zOS
17 4 (0.60%) Debian
17 4 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (14.46%) ITIL
2 74 (11.03%) DevOps
3 72 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (10.28%) Migration
5 47 (7.00%) Change Management
6 33 (4.92%) Multithreading
7 29 (4.32%) TDD
8 28 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (4.17%) Information Security
9 26 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (3.73%) Incident Management
10 25 (3.73%) Scrum
11 24 (3.58%) Configuration Management
11 24 (3.58%) MVC
11 24 (3.58%) SDLC
12 22 (3.28%) Change Control
12 22 (3.28%) SIEM
13 21 (3.13%) High Availability
14 20 (2.98%) Problem Management
14 20 (2.98%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (16.24%) PowerShell
2 87 (12.97%) SQL
3 71 (10.58%) C#
4 52 (7.75%) Java
5 51 (7.60%) Python
6 43 (6.41%) JavaScript
7 23 (3.43%) Bash Shell
7 23 (3.43%) T-SQL
8 22 (3.28%) Perl
9 19 (2.83%) C++
10 16 (2.38%) VBScript
11 15 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.09%) Ruby
13 13 (1.94%) VB
14 10 (1.49%) PHP
14 10 (1.49%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.04%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.75%) C
16 5 (0.75%) Korn
16 5 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (5.96%) Degree
2 37 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (4.02%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.73%) MCSE
5 14 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.79%) SC Cleared
8 11 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.49%) MCP
10 9 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (1.34%) GCIA
10 9 (1.34%) GCIH
10 9 (1.34%) GIAC
10 9 (1.34%) SANS
11 8 (1.19%) CCNA
11 8 (1.19%) MCSA
12 7 (1.04%) CISSP
13 6 (0.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.37%) SLA
2 15 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.34%) MiFID
4 7 (1.04%) NIST 800
4 7 (1.04%) QA
5 6 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.75%) GDPR
7 4 (0.60%) GCP
7 4 (0.60%) PMO
8 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.15%) GAMP
System Software
1 211 (31.45%) Active Directory
2 76 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 27 (4.02%) Docker
5 27 (4.02%) XenApp
6 21 (3.13%) vSphere
7 16 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.64%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.89%) XenServer
11 5 (0.75%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.75%) KVM
12 4 (0.60%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.45%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.30%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.30%) RHEV
14 2 (0.30%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 71 (10.58%) SCCM
2 43 (6.41%) Ansible
3 24 (3.58%) Puppet
4 15 (2.24%) NetBackup
5 13 (1.94%) Backup Exec
5 13 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.64%) Terraform
6 11 (1.64%) vRealize
7 9 (1.34%) SCOM
7 9 (1.34%) vCenter Server
8 8 (1.19%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.19%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (1.19%) WSUS
9 7 (1.04%) Grafana
9 7 (1.04%) Kubernetes
9 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.89%) Kibana
10 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.89%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 211 (31.45%) Microsoft
2 122 (18.18%) VMware
3 89 (13.26%) Citrix
4 78 (11.62%) Cisco
5 35 (5.22%) Bloomberg
6 33 (4.92%) IBM
7 31 (4.62%) Red Hat
8 30 (4.47%) HP
9 29 (4.32%) CheckPoint
9 29 (4.32%) Oracle
10 26 (3.87%) Reuters
11 25 (3.73%) Apple
12 24 (3.58%) EMC
13 22 (3.28%) Dell
13 22 (3.28%) Splunk
14 20 (2.98%) ServiceNow
15 19 (2.83%) McAfee
16 17 (2.53%) NetApp
17 16 (2.38%) Veeam
18 14 (2.09%) AppSense