Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -14 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 155 385 768
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.41% 9.49% 11.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.83% 54.77% 57.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 292 582
10th Percentile £150 £131 £143
25th Percentile £272 £208 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £444 £375 £413
Median % change year-on-year +18.40% -9.09% -8.33%
75th Percentile £516 £500 £517
90th Percentile £632 £606 £588
Central London median daily rate £446 £355 £400
% change year-on-year +25.63% -11.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 30
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year +43.75% -20.99% +8.87%
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.83 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -10.88% +6.95%

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 331 703 1,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.69% 17.32% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 536 1,003
10th Percentile £205 £150 £158
25th Percentile £397 £267 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £607 £575 £581
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 30
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.95 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year +35.69% -16.30% +8.87%
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.99% -6.50% +6.95%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Windows in the City of London

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in the City of London

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 70 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 62 (40.00%) Finance
3 56 (36.13%) Microsoft
4 54 (34.84%) Azure
5 50 (32.26%) Windows Server
6 48 (30.97%) Microsoft 365
7 37 (23.87%) Windows 10
8 36 (23.23%) VMware
9 34 (21.94%) Linux
10 33 (21.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 31 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 30 (19.35%) Citrix
13 28 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (16.13%) DNS
14 25 (16.13%) Firewall
15 22 (14.19%) Banking
16 20 (12.90%) Migration
16 20 (12.90%) SCCM
16 20 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (12.26%) Security Cleared
17 19 (12.26%) SharePoint
18 18 (11.61%) Cisco
18 18 (11.61%) SC Cleared
19 17 (10.97%) ITIL
20 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
20 16 (10.32%) Unix
20 16 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
20 16 (10.32%) DevOps
20 16 (10.32%) Windows Server 2016
21 15 (9.68%) Project Delivery

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 19 (12.26%) SharePoint
2 15 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.58%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.94%) Confluence
5 3 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) JBoss
7 1 (0.65%) nginx
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.65%) SAS
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Eikon
1 5 (3.23%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 2 (1.29%) Salerio
3 1 (0.65%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 54 (34.84%) Azure
2 48 (30.97%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (9.03%) AWS
5 7 (4.52%) GCP
6 6 (3.87%) IaaS
7 5 (3.23%) PaaS
8 4 (2.58%) OpenShift
8 4 (2.58%) SaaS
9 3 (1.94%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (1.94%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.29%) GitHub
10 2 (1.29%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.65%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.65%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.13%) DNS
1 25 (16.13%) Firewall
2 12 (7.74%) DHCP
3 9 (5.81%) VPN
4 8 (5.16%) SAN
5 7 (4.52%) Internet
5 7 (4.52%) LAN
5 7 (4.52%) MPLS
5 7 (4.52%) Skype
5 7 (4.52%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.87%) WAN
7 4 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.58%) Kerberos
7 4 (2.58%) VoIP
8 3 (1.94%) Intranet
8 3 (1.94%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.94%) Network Security
8 3 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.94%) SSL
8 3 (1.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.29%) MySQL
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) HBase
6 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.65%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.58%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.58%) JIRA
4 3 (1.94%) Artifactory
4 3 (1.94%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.94%) Selenium
4 3 (1.94%) Snyk
4 3 (1.94%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.29%) Subversion
5 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) GitLab
6 1 (0.65%) Hudson
6 1 (0.65%) JUnit
6 1 (0.65%) MSI
6 1 (0.65%) PyCharm
6 1 (0.65%) PyUnit
6 1 (0.65%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (40.00%) Finance
2 22 (14.19%) Banking
3 9 (5.81%) Legal
4 7 (4.52%) Law
5 5 (3.23%) Back Office
5 5 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.58%) International Banking
7 3 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.94%) Retail
8 2 (1.29%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.65%) Advertising
9 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (11.61%) Analyst
3 16 (10.32%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.74%) Administrator
4 12 (7.74%) Deskside Engineer
5 11 (7.10%) Azure Engineer
5 11 (7.10%) Desktop Support
6 10 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Architect
7 9 (5.81%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Consultant
8 8 (5.16%) IT Analyst
8 8 (5.16%) Security Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) IT Support
9 7 (4.52%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.87%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.87%) .NET
1 6 (3.87%) Software Packaging
2 5 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (1.94%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.29%) Kafka
4 2 (1.29%) LDAP
4 2 (1.29%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.29%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.29%) Spring
4 2 (1.29%) TensorFlow
4 2 (1.29%) YAML
5 1 (0.65%) Anaconda
5 1 (0.65%) ISPF
5 1 (0.65%) Middleware
5 1 (0.65%) Pandas
5 1 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.65%) scikit-learn
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.65%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (5.16%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (4.52%) Replication
3 6 (3.87%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.87%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.23%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.58%) Clustering
5 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.58%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.29%) CESG
7 2 (1.29%) Equities
7 2 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.29%) Robotics
7 2 (1.29%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.65%) CMDB
8 1 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 50 (32.26%) Windows Server
2 37 (23.87%) Windows 10
3 34 (21.94%) Linux
4 20 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (10.32%) Unix
5 16 (10.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (7.10%) Windows 7
7 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (4.52%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.58%) Android
11 3 (1.94%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.94%) Solaris
11 3 (1.94%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (12.90%) Migration
3 17 (10.97%) ITIL
4 16 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (10.32%) DevOps
5 15 (9.68%) Project Delivery
6 14 (9.03%) Mobile Device Management
7 13 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (8.39%) Patch Management
7 13 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (8.39%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (7.10%) Information Security
9 9 (5.81%) Project Management
10 8 (5.16%) ITSM
10 8 (5.16%) Service Management
11 7 (4.52%) Email Migration
11 7 (4.52%) Threat Modelling
11 7 (4.52%) Time Management
12 6 (3.87%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 15 (9.68%) SQL
3 13 (8.39%) Python
4 6 (3.87%) Java
5 4 (2.58%) C#
5 4 (2.58%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.58%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.94%) Perl
6 3 (1.94%) Ruby
7 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.29%) C
7 2 (1.29%) VBScript
8 1 (0.65%) C++
8 1 (0.65%) HiveQL
8 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.65%) JCL
8 1 (0.65%) R
8 1 (0.65%) Scala
8 1 (0.65%) VB
8 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.45%) MCSE
5 8 (5.16%) Degree
6 7 (4.52%) CISSP
7 5 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.58%) CISM
8 4 (2.58%) GIAC
8 4 (2.58%) MCP
9 3 (1.94%) CEH
9 3 (1.94%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.94%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.94%) GCFA
9 3 (1.94%) GCIH
9 3 (1.94%) MCSA
9 3 (1.94%) MCTS
9 3 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (1.29%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.87%) SLA
2 5 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.94%) GDPR
3 3 (1.94%) NIST
4 2 (1.29%) COBIT
4 2 (1.29%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.29%) QA
4 2 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.65%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 28 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.10%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.16%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.52%) Docker
6 6 (3.87%) vSphere
6 6 (3.87%) XenApp
7 5 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.58%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.65%) HDFS
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.65%) vCloud
10 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (12.90%) SCCM
2 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (5.81%) Terraform
4 6 (3.87%) vCenter Server
5 5 (3.23%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.23%) SCOM
6 4 (2.58%) PowerCLI
7 3 (1.94%) Control-M
7 3 (1.94%) HP Fortify
7 3 (1.94%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.29%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.29%) Ansible
8 2 (1.29%) CSIRT
8 2 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.29%) Grafana
8 2 (1.29%) Nagios
8 2 (1.29%) QRadar
8 2 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.65%) FTK
Vendors
1 56 (36.13%) Microsoft
2 36 (23.23%) VMware
3 30 (19.35%) Citrix
4 18 (11.61%) Cisco
5 11 (7.10%) HP
6 10 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.81%) IBM
8 8 (5.16%) Oracle
9 6 (3.87%) EMC
10 5 (3.23%) Bloomberg
10 5 (3.23%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.23%) Dell
10 5 (3.23%) Refinitiv
10 5 (3.23%) Reuters
11 4 (2.58%) Avaya
11 4 (2.58%) CyberArk
11 4 (2.58%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.58%) Splunk
12 3 (1.94%) Ivanti
12 3 (1.94%) Qualys