Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 16 13
Rank change year-on-year -19 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 188 214 774
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.49% 9.07% 11.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.58% 51.57% 59.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 161 594
10th Percentile £192 £181 £153
25th Percentile £316 £263 £257
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £433
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73% +1.76%
75th Percentile £550 £488 £520
90th Percentile £638 £550 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 29
10th Percentile £13.70 £15.18 £12.04
25th Percentile £13.81 £16.94 £16.95
Median hourly rate £14.25 £21.59 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.99% +2.80% +12.30%
75th Percentile £16.72 £25.94 £21.75
90th Percentile £20.49 £27.53 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £20.92
% change year-on-year -18.57% -16.33% +11.84%

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 387 415 1,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.29% 17.58% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 317 997
10th Percentile £258 £213 £168
25th Percentile £413 £353 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £514 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.16% - -5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £563 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 30
10th Percentile £13.73 £16.35 £12.04
25th Percentile £13.88 £19.88 £17.34
Median hourly rate £14.25 £27.18 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -47.56% +29.40% +12.30%
75th Percentile £19.00 £33.42 £22.64
90th Percentile £21.40 £36.32 £38.23
Central London median hourly rate £16.19 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -14.82% -9.52% +11.41%

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 29 July 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

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 29 July 2021. 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 £303 -
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 85 (45.21%) Active Directory
2 76 (40.43%) Microsoft 365
3 73 (38.83%) Microsoft
4 69 (36.70%) Finance
4 69 (36.70%) Azure
5 56 (29.79%) Windows Server
6 51 (27.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 50 (26.60%) Windows 10
7 50 (26.60%) VMware
7 50 (26.60%) Citrix
8 38 (20.21%) PowerShell
9 37 (19.68%) Firewall
10 33 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (16.49%) Migration
12 29 (15.43%) Linux
12 29 (15.43%) SCCM
13 28 (14.89%) DNS
14 27 (14.36%) SQL
14 27 (14.36%) Banking
14 27 (14.36%) Social Skills
15 26 (13.83%) Cisco
16 24 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
16 24 (12.77%) ITIL
16 24 (12.77%) Windows 7
17 23 (12.23%) AWS
17 23 (12.23%) DevOps
17 23 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (11.70%) Python
19 21 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012

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 20 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.04%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.13%) IIS
4 3 (1.60%) Apache
4 3 (1.60%) Confluence
4 3 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.06%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.06%) nginx
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.06%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.53%) Appian
6 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.53%) JBoss
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Eikon
1 5 (2.66%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Magento
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.53%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 76 (40.43%) Microsoft 365
2 69 (36.70%) Azure
3 23 (12.23%) AWS
4 14 (7.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (6.38%) IaaS
6 11 (5.85%) PaaS
7 8 (4.26%) Mimecast
8 7 (3.72%) SaaS
9 4 (2.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (2.13%) GCP
9 4 (2.13%) OneDrive
9 4 (2.13%) Serverless
10 3 (1.60%) Azure App Service
10 3 (1.60%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.60%) Azure Service Fabric
10 3 (1.60%) Azure Storage
10 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.60%) GitHub
10 3 (1.60%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 37 (19.68%) Firewall
2 28 (14.89%) DNS
3 16 (8.51%) DHCP
4 12 (6.38%) SAN
5 9 (4.79%) MPLS
5 9 (4.79%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.26%) VPN
7 7 (3.72%) LAN
7 7 (3.72%) NetScaler
8 6 (3.19%) WAN
9 5 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (2.66%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.13%) Cisco Firepower
10 4 (2.13%) DMZ
10 4 (2.13%) Kerberos
10 4 (2.13%) NAS
10 4 (2.13%) WebEx
11 3 (1.60%) HTTP
11 3 (1.60%) Internet
11 3 (1.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.13%) MySQL
3 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.60%) Power BI
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.06%) Redis
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2019
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.53%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (3.19%) JIRA
2 5 (2.66%) Subversion
3 4 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.13%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.06%) Selenium
6 1 (0.53%) Ant
6 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.53%) GCC
6 1 (0.53%) Hudson
6 1 (0.53%) JUnit
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.53%) PyUnit
6 1 (0.53%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 69 (36.70%) Finance
2 27 (14.36%) Banking
2 27 (14.36%) Social Skills
3 13 (6.91%) Law
4 7 (3.72%) Legal
5 5 (2.66%) International Banking
6 4 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.13%) Back Office
6 4 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.13%) French Language
7 3 (1.60%) Front Office
7 3 (1.60%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.06%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (18.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (14.36%) Support Engineer
3 21 (11.17%) Analyst
3 21 (11.17%) Azure Engineer
4 18 (9.57%) Windows Engineer
5 17 (9.04%) Architect
6 16 (8.51%) Desktop Support
7 15 (7.98%) IT Support
8 14 (7.45%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (6.38%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (6.38%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
10 11 (5.85%) Developer
10 11 (5.85%) Support Analyst
10 11 (5.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (5.32%) Administrator
11 10 (5.32%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (5.32%) IT Engineer
12 9 (4.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.32%) .NET
2 6 (3.19%) LDAP
3 5 (2.66%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (2.66%) Software Packaging
3 5 (2.66%) XML
4 4 (2.13%) Middleware
4 4 (2.13%) Web Services
5 3 (1.60%) REST
5 3 (1.60%) Spring
5 3 (1.60%) WCF
6 2 (1.06%) HTML
6 2 (1.06%) STL
6 2 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.53%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.53%) COM
7 1 (0.53%) J2EE
7 1 (0.53%) Java EE
7 1 (0.53%) JSON
7 1 (0.53%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.32%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.72%) Replication
5 5 (2.66%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.13%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.13%) Clustering
6 4 (2.13%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.60%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.60%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.06%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.06%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.06%) iPad
8 2 (1.06%) iPhone
8 2 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.06%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.53%) Legacy Applications
9 1 (0.53%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 56 (29.79%) Windows Server
2 50 (26.60%) Windows 10
3 29 (15.43%) Linux
4 24 (12.77%) Windows 7
5 21 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (7.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (6.38%) Android
7 12 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (5.32%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (4.26%) Unix
9 8 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.72%) Apple iOS
11 6 (3.19%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.13%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.53%) CentOS
15 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (16.49%) Migration
3 24 (12.77%) ITIL
4 23 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (12.23%) DevOps
4 23 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (8.51%) Project Delivery
6 12 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (5.85%) Patch Management
8 10 (5.32%) Change Management
8 10 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (5.32%) High Availability
8 10 (5.32%) Incident Management
9 9 (4.79%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (4.79%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.26%) SDLC
10 8 (4.26%) Time Management
11 7 (3.72%) Architecture Roadmap
11 7 (3.72%) Email Migration
11 7 (3.72%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.21%) PowerShell
2 27 (14.36%) SQL
3 22 (11.70%) Python
4 9 (4.79%) C#
5 7 (3.72%) Java
6 5 (2.66%) C++
6 5 (2.66%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.13%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.60%) Perl
8 3 (1.60%) VBA
9 2 (1.06%) C
9 2 (1.06%) VBScript
10 1 (0.53%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.53%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.53%) Go
10 1 (0.53%) Korn
10 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (5.85%) MCSE
1 11 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (4.26%) CISSP
3 7 (3.72%) Degree
4 6 (3.19%) CCNA
5 4 (2.13%) GIAC
5 4 (2.13%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.60%) CEH
6 3 (1.60%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.06%) CCNP
7 2 (1.06%) CISA
7 2 (1.06%) CISM
7 2 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.53%) GSEC
8 1 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.26%) SLA
2 6 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.13%) QA
4 3 (1.60%) GDPR
5 2 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (1.06%) ISO 22301
5 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.53%) IFRS
6 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (45.21%) Active Directory
2 33 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.91%) XenApp
4 12 (6.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (6.38%) XenDesktop
5 8 (4.26%) vSphere
6 7 (3.72%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.66%) Docker
9 4 (2.13%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.06%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.06%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.53%) NFS
11 1 (0.53%) RACF
11 1 (0.53%) vCloud
11 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (15.43%) SCCM
2 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (4.79%) SCOM
3 6 (3.19%) Ansible
4 5 (2.66%) vCenter Server
5 4 (2.13%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (1.60%) Control-M
6 3 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.60%) Puppet
6 3 (1.60%) QRadar
6 3 (1.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.60%) Terraform
6 3 (1.60%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.06%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.06%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.06%) Netcool
7 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 73 (38.83%) Microsoft
2 50 (26.60%) Citrix
2 50 (26.60%) VMware
3 26 (13.83%) Cisco
4 12 (6.38%) EMC
5 10 (5.32%) Bloomberg
6 9 (4.79%) HP
6 9 (4.79%) Oracle
7 8 (4.26%) NetApp
7 8 (4.26%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.72%) Apple
8 7 (3.72%) Refinitiv
9 6 (3.19%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.19%) ServiceNow
9 6 (3.19%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.66%) Dell
10 5 (2.66%) Ivanti
10 5 (2.66%) Reuters
10 5 (2.66%) Symantec
11 4 (2.13%) Riverbed