Period
to 15 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 694 625 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.91% 10.17% 11.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.91% 47.28% 51.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 462 600
City of London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £160 £198 £173
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 24 54
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.38 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.38% -1.21% +33.06%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £12.10
90th Percentile £25.35 £84.25 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £18.85 £19.50
% change year-on-year -17.77% -3.33% +30.00%

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 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 1,419 1,322 1,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.26% 21.50% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,114 1,044 1,274
City of London median daily rate £490 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £248 £300 £225
90th Percentile £675 £625 £629
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £439
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.51% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 25 49
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +8.75% +26.98%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.10 £12.04
90th Percentile £26.98 £79.00 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £18.85 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.45% +1.89% +19.35%

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 January 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 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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.

1 230 (33.14%) Finance
2 219 (31.56%) Active Directory
3 212 (30.55%) Microsoft
4 209 (30.12%) Windows Server
5 154 (22.19%) Linux
6 135 (19.45%) Windows 10
7 134 (19.31%) Office 365
8 122 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 118 (17.00%) VMware
10 116 (16.71%) Windows 7
11 115 (16.57%) PowerShell
12 103 (14.84%) ITIL
13 101 (14.55%) Citrix
13 101 (14.55%) Banking
14 97 (13.98%) Unix
15 96 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
16 91 (13.11%) DevOps
17 88 (12.68%) SCCM
18 86 (12.39%) Microsoft Office
19 85 (12.25%) SQL
20 79 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
21 77 (11.10%) Cisco
22 75 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
23 71 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
24 70 (10.09%) Migration
25 69 (9.94%) C#
26 66 (9.51%) SQL Server
27 64 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
28 58 (8.36%) .NET
29 53 (7.64%) Python

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 42 (6.05%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.03%) IIS
3 21 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.88%) Skype for Business
5 15 (2.16%) Apache
6 14 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.30%) JBoss
9 8 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.15%) MQSeries
10 7 (1.01%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.86%) WildFly
12 4 (0.58%) Confluence
12 4 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.43%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.29%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.29%) CMS
14 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 86 (12.39%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.43%) InVision
6 3 (0.43%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.72%) Eikon
1 5 (0.72%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.58%) RMDS
3 3 (0.43%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Kondor
5 1 (0.14%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 134 (19.31%) Office 365
2 122 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.16%) IaaS
5 12 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (1.44%) PaaS
7 7 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.01%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.72%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.72%) Serverless
9 3 (0.43%) G Suite
9 3 (0.43%) SaaS
10 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.14%) GitHub
11 1 (0.14%) Route 53
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.35%) Firewall
2 45 (6.48%) DNS
3 32 (4.61%) SAN
4 30 (4.32%) DHCP
5 27 (3.89%) LAN
5 27 (3.89%) TCP/IP
6 24 (3.46%) WAN
7 23 (3.31%) Internet
8 22 (3.17%) Network Security
8 22 (3.17%) VPN
9 21 (3.03%) Skype
10 14 (2.02%) Intranet
10 14 (2.02%) LDAP
11 13 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (1.73%) Wireless
13 10 (1.44%) NAS
14 9 (1.30%) VoIP
15 8 (1.15%) MPLS
15 8 (1.15%) SMTP
16 7 (1.01%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (1.73%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.59%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.44%) Big Data
8 8 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.01%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (0.86%) MySQL
10 6 (0.86%) OLTP
10 6 (0.86%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.72%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.72%) HBase
11 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.58%) Power BI
13 3 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 39 (5.62%) TeamCity
2 34 (4.90%) Git (software)
2 34 (4.90%) Jenkins
3 32 (4.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 24 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.73%) JIRA
6 10 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.30%) Maven
7 9 (1.30%) MSI
8 8 (1.15%) NUnit
9 7 (1.01%) Moq
9 7 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.01%) Subversion
10 6 (0.86%) CMake
10 6 (0.86%) MSTest
11 5 (0.72%) Selenium
12 4 (0.58%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.43%) Ant
13 3 (0.43%) IBM UrbanCode
13 3 (0.43%) MSBuild
General
1 230 (33.14%) Finance
2 101 (14.55%) Banking
3 34 (4.90%) Investment Banking
4 22 (3.17%) Front Office
5 20 (2.88%) Law
5 20 (2.88%) Legal
6 18 (2.59%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.87%) Retail Banking
8 12 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.30%) Retail
10 7 (1.01%) Advertising
11 6 (0.86%) Marketing
12 4 (0.58%) German Language
13 3 (0.43%) Electronics
13 3 (0.43%) International Banking
13 3 (0.43%) Publishing
13 3 (0.43%) Retail Finance
14 2 (0.29%) Back Office
14 2 (0.29%) French Language
14 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 113 (16.28%) Analyst
2 71 (10.23%) Developer
3 58 (8.36%) Desktop Support
4 47 (6.77%) Support Analyst
5 46 (6.63%) Support Engineer
6 42 (6.05%) DevOps Engineer
7 39 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
9 30 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (4.32%) Administrator
10 27 (3.89%) Architect
10 27 (3.89%) C# Developer
11 26 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
12 25 (3.60%) Service Analyst
13 24 (3.46%) .NET Developer
13 24 (3.46%) IT Support
14 22 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
15 20 (2.88%) Consultant
16 19 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
16 19 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (8.36%) .NET
2 32 (4.61%) HTML
2 32 (4.61%) Web Services
3 23 (3.31%) REST
4 19 (2.74%) CSS
4 19 (2.74%) Middleware
5 17 (2.45%) XML
6 16 (2.31%) AngularJS
6 16 (2.31%) ASP.NET
6 16 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (2.02%) JSON
7 14 (2.02%) RESTful
8 13 (1.87%) Ajax
8 13 (1.87%) HTML5
8 13 (1.87%) jQuery
9 10 (1.44%) SOAP
10 9 (1.30%) WCF
11 8 (1.15%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.15%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.92%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.04%) Blackberry
4 24 (3.46%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.46%) iPhone
5 19 (2.74%) iPad
5 19 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.02%) Virtual Team
8 12 (1.73%) BYOD
8 12 (1.73%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.59%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.44%) Clustering
11 9 (1.30%) PKI
11 9 (1.30%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.30%) User Experience
12 8 (1.15%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.15%) Reinsurance
13 7 (1.01%) Credit Risk
13 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 209 (30.12%) Windows Server
2 154 (22.19%) Linux
3 135 (19.45%) Windows 10
4 116 (16.71%) Windows 7
5 97 (13.98%) Unix
6 79 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (4.32%) Windows 8
9 21 (3.03%) Apple iOS
9 21 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (2.59%) Android
11 13 (1.87%) Solaris
11 13 (1.87%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.30%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.01%) Debian
13 7 (1.01%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.01%) zOS
14 4 (0.58%) AIX
14 4 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (14.84%) ITIL
2 91 (13.11%) DevOps
3 71 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (10.09%) Migration
5 50 (7.20%) Change Management
6 33 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (4.32%) Information Security
8 29 (4.18%) Service Management
9 28 (4.03%) Incident Management
10 27 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (3.75%) Scrum
12 25 (3.60%) MVC
12 25 (3.60%) Project Management
13 24 (3.46%) Cybersecurity
14 23 (3.31%) Configuration Management
15 22 (3.17%) SDLC
16 21 (3.03%) E-Commerce
16 21 (3.03%) Time Management
17 20 (2.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 115 (16.57%) PowerShell
2 85 (12.25%) SQL
3 69 (9.94%) C#
4 53 (7.64%) Python
5 45 (6.48%) JavaScript
6 42 (6.05%) Java
7 23 (3.31%) Bash Shell
7 23 (3.31%) Perl
8 20 (2.88%) T-SQL
9 19 (2.74%) C++
10 17 (2.45%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.45%) VBScript
11 14 (2.02%) Ruby
11 14 (2.02%) VB
12 13 (1.87%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.44%) PHP
14 8 (1.15%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.72%) C
16 4 (0.58%) BeanShell
17 3 (0.43%) Korn
Qualifications
1 45 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (5.91%) Degree
3 34 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 31 (4.47%) MCSE
5 20 (2.88%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.87%) MCP
8 13 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.44%) CCNA
9 10 (1.44%) CISSP
10 9 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (1.30%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.30%) MCSA
11 7 (1.01%) CISM
11 7 (1.01%) GCIA
11 7 (1.01%) GCIH
11 7 (1.01%) GIAC
11 7 (1.01%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.76%) SLA
2 10 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.44%) MiFID
3 8 (1.15%) QA
4 7 (1.01%) GCP
4 7 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.86%) GDPR
6 5 (0.72%) NIST 800
6 5 (0.72%) PMO
7 4 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) GAMP
System Software
1 219 (31.56%) Active Directory
2 75 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 34 (4.90%) XenApp
5 27 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 23 (3.31%) vSphere
7 19 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.31%) Docker
9 15 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (2.16%) XenDesktop
10 14 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (1.01%) BitLocker
11 7 (1.01%) XenServer
12 5 (0.72%) KVM
12 5 (0.72%) vCloud
13 3 (0.43%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.43%) Xen
14 2 (0.29%) RHEV
14 2 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
14 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (12.68%) SCCM
2 43 (6.20%) Ansible
3 30 (4.32%) Puppet
4 24 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (3.03%) Terraform
6 16 (2.31%) Backup Exec
7 14 (2.02%) NetBackup
8 12 (1.73%) WSUS
9 10 (1.44%) SCOM
9 10 (1.44%) vRealize
10 9 (1.30%) AirWatch
11 8 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.72%) PowerCLI
13 4 (0.58%) CSIRT
13 4 (0.58%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.58%) vMotion
13 4 (0.58%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 212 (30.55%) Microsoft
2 118 (17.00%) VMware
3 101 (14.55%) Citrix
4 77 (11.10%) Cisco
5 34 (4.90%) Bloomberg
6 31 (4.47%) HP
7 30 (4.32%) CheckPoint
8 29 (4.18%) Apple
9 27 (3.89%) Reuters
10 26 (3.75%) Oracle
10 26 (3.75%) Red Hat
11 25 (3.60%) ServiceNow
12 23 (3.31%) Ivanti
13 22 (3.17%) Dell
14 21 (3.03%) EMC
14 21 (3.03%) IBM
15 17 (2.45%) Splunk
16 16 (2.31%) McAfee
16 16 (2.31%) NetApp
17 15 (2.16%) Veeam