Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 758 637 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.83% 9.39% 9.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.82% 47.89% 42.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 479 449
City of London median daily rate £400 £425 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.92% +4.25%
10th Percentile £131 £159 £190
90th Percentile £588 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £400 £413 £405
% change year-on-year -3.03% +1.85% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 47 32
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% -10.06%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.95 £27.50 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +6.86% -5.15% -7.75%

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 1,435 1,330 1,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.50% 19.60% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,097 1,033 1,140
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £162 £213 £286
90th Percentile £638 £663 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 47 35
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.40 £11.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.90 £27.50 £31.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £18.73
% change year-on-year +6.86% -6.54% -1.45%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 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
London Bridge -11 31 £538 +82.98%
Moorgate - 8 £275 -
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 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 City of London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 312 (41.16%) Active Directory
2 285 (37.60%) Finance
3 260 (34.30%) Microsoft
4 240 (31.66%) Windows 10
5 213 (28.10%) Windows 7
6 188 (24.80%) Windows Server
7 169 (22.30%) Office 365
8 168 (22.16%) ITIL
9 157 (20.71%) VMware
10 150 (19.79%) SCCM
11 140 (18.47%) Microsoft Azure
11 140 (18.47%) Microsoft Office
12 132 (17.41%) PowerShell
13 126 (16.62%) Citrix
14 106 (13.98%) Migration
15 103 (13.59%) Cisco
15 103 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 101 (13.32%) Banking
17 97 (12.80%) Linux
18 94 (12.40%) SQL
19 91 (12.01%) SQL Server
20 86 (11.35%) Apple
21 84 (11.08%) Amazon AWS
22 71 (9.37%) Windows Server 2008
23 69 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
24 65 (8.58%) Unix
25 64 (8.44%) MS Exchange
26 63 (8.31%) Firewall
27 62 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
27 62 (8.18%) DNS

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 64 (8.44%) MS Exchange
2 41 (5.41%) Skype for Business
3 39 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 29 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (3.30%) IIS
6 16 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (2.11%) Confluence
7 11 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.06%) Apache
10 6 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.53%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.53%) JBoss
12 4 (0.53%) nginx
12 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.26%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 140 (18.47%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (5.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.66%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.53%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (0.53%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.40%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.40%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.26%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 2 (0.26%) Eikon
5 2 (0.26%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.26%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.26%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 169 (22.30%) Office 365
2 140 (18.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (11.08%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (3.69%) IaaS
5 25 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (2.51%) PaaS
8 17 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (1.85%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.32%) G Suite
10 10 (1.32%) SaaS
11 9 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (1.06%) Mimecast
12 8 (1.06%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.79%) GitHub
14 4 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.53%) Route 53
15 3 (0.40%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.31%) Firewall
2 62 (8.18%) DNS
3 61 (8.05%) WAN
4 54 (7.12%) LAN
5 51 (6.73%) Skype
6 49 (6.46%) DHCP
7 45 (5.94%) TCP/IP
8 37 (4.88%) VPN
9 34 (4.49%) SAN
10 26 (3.43%) Cisco IOS
11 24 (3.17%) VoIP
11 24 (3.17%) Wireless
12 18 (2.37%) Internet
13 12 (1.58%) WebEx
14 11 (1.45%) MPLS
14 11 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (1.32%) Intranet
15 10 (1.32%) Telepresence
15 10 (1.32%) Wireshark
16 9 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.98%) Big Data
3 13 (1.72%) Apache Hive
3 13 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 13 (1.72%) Impala
3 13 (1.72%) Sqoop
4 12 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.19%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.92%) Power BI
7 6 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (0.66%) MySQL
8 5 (0.66%) Redis
8 5 (0.66%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (3.69%) Jenkins
2 23 (3.03%) JIRA
3 21 (2.77%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.98%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (1.06%) AdminStudio
7 7 (0.92%) JIRA Agile
7 7 (0.92%) MSI
8 6 (0.79%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.79%) NUnit
8 6 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.66%) Moq
9 5 (0.66%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.66%) Subversion
9 5 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.53%) IBM UrbanCode
10 4 (0.53%) Maven
10 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.40%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.40%) Cucumber
General
1 285 (37.60%) Finance
2 101 (13.32%) Banking
3 24 (3.17%) Front Office
3 24 (3.17%) Legal
4 22 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.77%) Law
6 15 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.58%) Spanish Language
8 11 (1.45%) Billing
9 9 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.92%) Advertising
11 6 (0.79%) Back Office
11 6 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.66%) French Language
13 4 (0.53%) International Banking
13 4 (0.53%) Marketing
13 4 (0.53%) Retail
14 3 (0.40%) German Language
14 3 (0.40%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (16.89%) Analyst
2 116 (15.30%) Desktop Support
3 115 (15.17%) Support Engineer
4 70 (9.23%) Desktop Engineer
5 64 (8.44%) Support Analyst
6 55 (7.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 54 (7.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 45 (5.94%) IT Support
9 44 (5.80%) Developer
10 42 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 42 (5.54%) Windows Engineer
11 41 (5.41%) Service Analyst
12 38 (5.01%) DevOps Engineer
13 34 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
14 33 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 31 (4.09%) Azure Engineer
16 29 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 29 (3.83%) IT Analyst
16 29 (3.83%) IT Engineer
17 24 (3.17%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.60%) .NET
2 20 (2.64%) REST
3 18 (2.37%) .NET Framework
3 18 (2.37%) Web Services
4 17 (2.24%) X-Windows
5 16 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (1.72%) WCF
7 12 (1.58%) ASP.NET
7 12 (1.58%) Middleware
7 12 (1.58%) RESTful
8 9 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (1.19%) XML
9 8 (1.06%) .NET Core
9 8 (1.06%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.06%) JSON
9 8 (1.06%) Node.js
9 8 (1.06%) React
10 6 (0.79%) SOAP
11 5 (0.66%) Entity Framework
11 5 (0.66%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.73%) Blackberry
2 50 (6.60%) iPhone
3 46 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.35%) iPad
4 33 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 27 (3.56%) Data Centre
6 23 (3.03%) Smartphone
7 22 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (2.77%) User Experience
9 17 (2.24%) Fixed Income
10 14 (1.85%) Fat Client
10 14 (1.85%) Thin Client
11 13 (1.72%) Wiki
12 11 (1.45%) Fintech
12 11 (1.45%) PKI
13 9 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.19%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.06%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 240 (31.66%) Windows 10
2 213 (28.10%) Windows 7
3 188 (24.80%) Windows Server
4 97 (12.80%) Linux
5 71 (9.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (8.58%) Unix
7 58 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (5.54%) Mac OS X
9 34 (4.49%) Windows 8
10 31 (4.09%) Apple iOS
11 27 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (3.03%) Android
12 23 (3.03%) Windows XP
13 22 (2.90%) Mac OS
14 17 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.92%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.79%) CentOS
17 5 (0.66%) Solaris
18 4 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
19 2 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (22.16%) ITIL
2 106 (13.98%) Migration
3 69 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
4 62 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 51 (6.73%) DevOps
7 37 (4.88%) Service Management
8 34 (4.49%) Project Management
9 30 (3.96%) Incident Management
10 29 (3.83%) Information Security
10 29 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (3.56%) ITSM
11 27 (3.56%) Service Delivery
12 26 (3.43%) Change Management
12 26 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (3.03%) Investment Management
13 23 (3.03%) TDD
14 21 (2.77%) Application Packaging
14 21 (2.77%) Asset Management
14 21 (2.77%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 132 (17.41%) PowerShell
2 94 (12.40%) SQL
3 49 (6.46%) C#
4 40 (5.28%) Python
5 28 (3.69%) Bash Shell
6 23 (3.03%) Java
6 23 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 22 (2.90%) C
8 15 (1.98%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.98%) VBA
8 15 (1.98%) VBScript
9 14 (1.85%) Korn
10 13 (1.72%) Perl
11 10 (1.32%) C++
12 7 (0.92%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.66%) VB
14 4 (0.53%) Go
14 4 (0.53%) Ruby
14 4 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (4.22%) Degree
2 32 (4.22%) MCSE
3 30 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 21 (2.77%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.24%) CCNA
6 13 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 13 (1.72%) MCSA
7 8 (1.06%) CISSP
7 8 (1.06%) MCP
8 6 (0.79%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.79%) CCNP
9 4 (0.53%) CCIE
9 4 (0.53%) CISM
9 4 (0.53%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.53%) ISEB
9 4 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.83%) SLA
2 9 (1.19%) PMO
3 8 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.66%) QA
5 2 (0.26%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.26%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) FISMA
6 1 (0.13%) GDPR
6 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 312 (41.16%) Active Directory
2 103 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (6.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 39 (5.15%) XenApp
5 38 (5.01%) Virtual Desktop
6 36 (4.75%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (4.62%) Hyper-V
8 34 (4.49%) XenDesktop
9 33 (4.35%) BitLocker
10 21 (2.77%) vSphere
11 20 (2.64%) Docker
12 13 (1.72%) HDFS
13 5 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.66%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.66%) Xen
14 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.53%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.53%) XenServer
15 3 (0.40%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 150 (19.79%) SCCM
2 34 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (4.09%) Terraform
4 30 (3.96%) Ansible
5 27 (3.56%) SCOM
6 23 (3.03%) Puppet
7 17 (2.24%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (2.11%) vCenter Server
9 14 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (1.85%) WSUS
10 13 (1.72%) Hadoop YARN
11 11 (1.45%) Kubernetes
11 11 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.19%) AirWatch
13 8 (1.06%) SCOrch
13 8 (1.06%) XenMobile
14 7 (0.92%) Nagios
15 6 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.79%) Tivoli
16 5 (0.66%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 260 (34.30%) Microsoft
2 157 (20.71%) VMware
3 126 (16.62%) Citrix
4 103 (13.59%) Cisco
5 86 (11.35%) Apple
6 41 (5.41%) Ivanti
7 36 (4.75%) HP
8 34 (4.49%) McAfee
9 33 (4.35%) Wyse
10 32 (4.22%) Oracle
11 26 (3.43%) Bloomberg
12 23 (3.03%) ServiceNow
13 21 (2.77%) Dell
14 19 (2.51%) Adobe
14 19 (2.51%) NetApp
14 19 (2.51%) Splunk
15 17 (2.24%) Reuters
16 16 (2.11%) EMC
16 16 (2.11%) SolarWinds
17 14 (1.85%) Polycom