Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 155 710 719
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.62% 11.50% 10.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.84% 59.81% 50.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 557 548
Median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -3.53%
10th Percentile £189 £145 £131
90th Percentile £575 £588 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 33 70
Median hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.63% +10.00%
10th Percentile £20.25 £12.04 £13.00
90th Percentile £22.25 £41.04 £24.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +6.95% +6.86%

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 311 1,187 1,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.29% 19.23% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 921 1,081
Median daily rate £463 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £213 £165 £166
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £471 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -0.79% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 33 72
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.63% +10.00%
10th Percentile £20.50 £12.04 £13.10
90th Percentile £35.10 £44.80 £25.35
Median hourly rate £21.25 £20.25 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.29% +6.86%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020, 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 63 (40.65%) Finance
2 55 (35.48%) Active Directory
3 54 (34.84%) Microsoft
4 51 (32.90%) Windows 10
4 51 (32.90%) Windows Server
5 47 (30.32%) Office 365
6 39 (25.16%) Azure
7 33 (21.29%) Windows 7
7 33 (21.29%) SQL
7 33 (21.29%) SQL Server
8 32 (20.65%) Linux
8 32 (20.65%) VMware
9 31 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 27 (17.42%) Migration
10 27 (17.42%) Unix
11 25 (16.13%) Citrix
12 24 (15.48%) Banking
12 24 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (13.55%) Oracle
14 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
15 18 (11.61%) SCCM
15 18 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (10.97%) Windows Server 2016
17 16 (10.32%) Information Security
18 14 (9.03%) TCP/IP
18 14 (9.03%) SIEM
18 14 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 13 (8.39%) AWS
19 13 (8.39%) Cybersecurity
19 13 (8.39%) DevOps

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 9 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.52%) IIS
3 4 (2.58%) Apache
3 4 (2.58%) Confluence
3 4 (2.58%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.94%) JBoss
5 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Fuse
5 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.65%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.65%) Appian
6 1 (0.65%) CMS
6 1 (0.65%) Documentum
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.65%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.65%) nginx
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.65%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 47 (30.32%) Office 365
2 39 (25.16%) Azure
3 13 (8.39%) AWS
4 11 (7.10%) IaaS
4 11 (7.10%) PaaS
4 11 (7.10%) SaaS
5 9 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (3.87%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.23%) GCP
7 5 (3.23%) GitHub
8 4 (2.58%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.94%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.65%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.65%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.65%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.65%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.65%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.03%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.10%) DNS
2 11 (7.10%) Internet
3 10 (6.45%) Firewall
4 7 (4.52%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (4.52%) SAN
5 6 (3.87%) HTTP
5 6 (3.87%) Kerberos
5 6 (3.87%) Skype
6 5 (3.23%) HTTPS
6 5 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (3.23%) VPN
7 4 (2.58%) DHCP
7 4 (2.58%) IPsec
7 4 (2.58%) Network Security
7 4 (2.58%) VoIP
8 3 (1.94%) WAN
9 2 (1.29%) Intranet
9 2 (1.29%) LAN
9 2 (1.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (5.81%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.16%) MySQL
5 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.87%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (2.58%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.94%) Power BI
10 2 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Subversion
2 5 (3.23%) Hudson
2 5 (3.23%) JIRA
3 4 (2.58%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.58%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.94%) Maven
5 2 (1.29%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.29%) FishEye
5 2 (1.29%) GitLab
5 2 (1.29%) jMock
5 2 (1.29%) JUnit
5 2 (1.29%) MSI
5 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.65%) CMake
6 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.65%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Xcode
General
1 63 (40.65%) Finance
2 24 (15.48%) Banking
3 13 (8.39%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.52%) Front Office
5 4 (2.58%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.58%) Retail
6 3 (1.94%) Back Office
6 3 (1.94%) French Language
6 3 (1.94%) International Banking
6 3 (1.94%) Law
6 3 (1.94%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.29%) Advertising
7 2 (1.29%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.65%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Local Government
8 1 (0.65%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (20.65%) Analyst
2 17 (10.97%) Desktop Support
2 17 (10.97%) Support Analyst
3 12 (7.74%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.10%) Developer
5 10 (6.45%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (5.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 8 (5.16%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) DBA
8 7 (4.52%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (4.52%) Security Engineer
9 6 (3.87%) Architect
9 6 (3.87%) Consultant
9 6 (3.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (3.87%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (3.87%) Sybase DBA
9 6 (3.87%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.87%) LDAP
1 6 (3.87%) Web Services
1 6 (3.87%) XML
2 3 (1.94%) .NET
2 3 (1.94%) CSS
2 3 (1.94%) Java EE
2 3 (1.94%) JDBC
2 3 (1.94%) Middleware
2 3 (1.94%) ODBC
2 3 (1.94%) WPF
3 2 (1.29%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.29%) JAXB
3 2 (1.29%) JMS
3 2 (1.29%) JTA
3 2 (1.29%) JTS
3 2 (1.29%) MSMQ
3 2 (1.29%) Murex MxML
3 2 (1.29%) REST
3 2 (1.29%) Spring
3 2 (1.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.39%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.81%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.87%) Clustering
5 5 (3.23%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.23%) Replication
6 4 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.58%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.58%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.94%) CCTV
7 3 (1.94%) Equities
8 2 (1.29%) BYOD
8 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.29%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.29%) PKI
8 2 (1.29%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.29%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.29%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.29%) User Experience
8 2 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (32.90%) Windows 10
1 51 (32.90%) Windows Server
2 33 (21.29%) Windows 7
3 32 (20.65%) Linux
4 27 (17.42%) Unix
5 18 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.23%) Android
12 3 (1.94%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.94%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.29%) HPUX
14 1 (0.65%) VMS
14 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.42%) Migration
2 16 (10.32%) Information Security
3 14 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (9.03%) SIEM
4 13 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (8.39%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (8.39%) DevOps
4 13 (8.39%) ITIL
5 12 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (6.45%) High Availability
7 10 (6.45%) Incident Management
8 9 (5.81%) Patch Management
8 9 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.16%) Project Management
10 7 (4.52%) Security Hardening
11 6 (3.87%) Data Migration
11 6 (3.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (3.23%) Load Balancing
12 5 (3.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.29%) SQL
2 31 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.45%) VBScript
4 8 (5.16%) C#
4 8 (5.16%) Perl
5 7 (4.52%) Java
5 7 (4.52%) Korn
5 7 (4.52%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.87%) Python
7 5 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.94%) C
8 3 (1.94%) C++
8 3 (1.94%) VB
9 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.29%) VBA
10 1 (0.65%) MUMPS
10 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (8.39%) SC Cleared
1 13 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.81%) CISSP
3 8 (5.16%) Degree
4 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.94%) CISA
5 3 (1.94%) CISM
5 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.94%) CREST Certified
5 3 (1.94%) GIAC
5 3 (1.94%) MCSE
5 3 (1.94%) SSCP
6 2 (1.29%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.65%) GCFA
7 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.65%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) SLA
3 2 (1.29%) GDPR
3 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.29%) NCSC
4 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.65%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.10%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (4.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.58%) Docker
5 4 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.94%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.29%) vSphere
8 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.65%) UAG
8 1 (0.65%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.65%) XenApp
8 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (11.61%) SCCM
2 7 (4.52%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.23%) Ansible
3 5 (3.23%) Terraform
4 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.58%) Puppet
4 4 (2.58%) SCOM
5 3 (1.94%) EnCase
5 3 (1.94%) FTK
5 3 (1.94%) MaaS360
5 3 (1.94%) Nagios
5 3 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.94%) RSA Archer
6 2 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.29%) WSUS
7 1 (0.65%) Control-M
7 1 (0.65%) Netcool
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 32 (20.65%) VMware
3 25 (16.13%) Citrix
4 21 (13.55%) Oracle
5 12 (7.74%) Cisco
6 11 (7.10%) HP
7 9 (5.81%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.81%) Sybase
8 8 (5.16%) EMC
9 7 (4.52%) Qualys
9 7 (4.52%) Symantec
10 6 (3.87%) Apple
10 6 (3.87%) CyberArk
10 6 (3.87%) McAfee
10 6 (3.87%) ServiceNow
11 5 (3.23%) Ivanti
11 5 (3.23%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.23%) Splunk
12 4 (2.58%) ArcSight
12 4 (2.58%) Bloomberg