Period
to 24 August 2019

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 24 August 2019 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 757 736 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.81% 10.46% 9.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.32% 51.58% 44.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 542 471
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £153 £133 £158
90th Percentile £592 £613 £619
Central London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 74 39
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £12.04 £14.80 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.80 £24.70 £30.30
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.80
% change year-on-year +12.30% +5.06% +1.71%

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 1,255 1,427 1,391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.58% 20.27% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 1,087 1,072
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £170 £188 £219
90th Percentile £650 £659 £650
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 76 41
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £12.04 £14.80 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.80 £25.25 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.40
% change year-on-year +12.30% +1.66% +5.11%

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 24 August 2019.

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 24 August 2019.

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 24 August 2019. 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
Moorgate -1 14 £425 +54.55%
London Bridge -22 10 £525 -
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 August 2019, 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.

1 357 (47.16%) Microsoft
2 328 (43.33%) Active Directory
3 301 (39.76%) Finance
4 292 (38.57%) Windows 10
5 210 (27.74%) Office 365
6 180 (23.78%) Windows Server
7 166 (21.93%) SCCM
8 149 (19.68%) Windows 7
8 149 (19.68%) Migration
9 146 (19.29%) PowerShell
10 145 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
11 144 (19.02%) Azure
12 129 (17.04%) Linux
13 120 (15.85%) Citrix
14 115 (15.19%) Banking
15 107 (14.13%) VMware
16 102 (13.47%) SQL Server
17 99 (13.08%) ITIL
18 94 (12.42%) DNS
19 89 (11.76%) SQL
20 85 (11.23%) MS Exchange
21 66 (8.72%) Firewall
22 64 (8.45%) AWS
22 64 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 61 (8.06%) SharePoint
24 58 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
25 57 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
26 56 (7.40%) Agile Software Development
27 55 (7.27%) Cisco
27 55 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure

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 85 (11.23%) MS Exchange
2 61 (8.06%) SharePoint
3 43 (5.68%) Skype for Business
4 39 (5.15%) IIS
5 23 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.11%) Confluence
7 9 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.92%) Apache
9 6 (0.79%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.66%) SAS
10 5 (0.66%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.53%) JBoss
11 4 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.40%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.40%) Jetty
12 3 (0.40%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 145 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.13%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 14 (1.85%) Elite 3E
2 13 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.53%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.13%) Global One
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) RMDS
6 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 210 (27.74%) Office 365
2 144 (19.02%) Azure
3 64 (8.45%) AWS
4 26 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (3.04%) IaaS
5 23 (3.04%) SaaS
6 20 (2.64%) PaaS
7 11 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.19%) OneDrive
9 8 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.92%) Power Platform
10 7 (0.92%) Serverless
11 6 (0.79%) G Suite
12 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.66%) GCP
12 5 (0.66%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.66%) Slack
13 4 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (12.42%) DNS
2 66 (8.72%) Firewall
3 51 (6.74%) TCP/IP
4 48 (6.34%) DHCP
5 47 (6.21%) Skype
6 36 (4.76%) LAN
7 33 (4.36%) WAN
8 30 (3.96%) VPN
9 28 (3.70%) Internet
10 23 (3.04%) SAN
10 23 (3.04%) Wireless
11 20 (2.64%) IP Telephony
12 16 (2.11%) VoIP
13 14 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (1.59%) VLAN
15 11 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (1.45%) Network Security
16 10 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (1.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.17%) MySQL
3 20 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.45%) SQL Server 2017
9 10 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (1.19%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.06%) Big Data
11 8 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.92%) Power BI
12 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (2.91%) JIRA
2 21 (2.77%) Jenkins
3 17 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.98%) MSI
5 13 (1.72%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.45%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.32%) Maven
8 9 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.79%) Hudson
12 5 (0.66%) Ant
12 5 (0.66%) Selenium
13 4 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.53%) Subversion
14 3 (0.40%) Artifactory
14 3 (0.40%) Burp Suite
14 3 (0.40%) Mercurial
14 3 (0.40%) ProC
15 2 (0.26%) Gradle
General
1 301 (39.76%) Finance
2 115 (15.19%) Banking
3 36 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 27 (3.57%) Law
5 25 (3.30%) Legal
6 23 (3.04%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.85%) Front Office
9 13 (1.72%) Electronics
9 13 (1.72%) German Language
9 13 (1.72%) Russian Language
10 12 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.59%) Marketing
10 12 (1.59%) Retail
11 11 (1.45%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.92%) Publishing
13 5 (0.66%) Back Office
14 4 (0.53%) Advertising
15 1 (0.13%) Automotive
15 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 104 (13.74%) Analyst
2 83 (10.96%) Support Engineer
2 83 (10.96%) Windows Engineer
3 70 (9.25%) Desktop Support
4 65 (8.59%) Desktop Engineer
5 53 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 46 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 46 (6.08%) Architect
7 45 (5.94%) Support Analyst
8 41 (5.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 40 (5.28%) IT Support
10 35 (4.62%) Consultant
11 33 (4.36%) Administrator
11 33 (4.36%) Developer
12 30 (3.96%) Deployment Engineer
13 29 (3.83%) Service Analyst
14 28 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
15 25 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
16 24 (3.17%) Applications Engineer
17 21 (2.77%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.49%) .NET
2 23 (3.04%) Web Services
3 22 (2.91%) HTML
4 16 (2.11%) Node.js
5 14 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 14 (1.85%) XML
6 11 (1.45%) RESTful
7 10 (1.32%) WCF
8 9 (1.19%) CSS
9 7 (0.92%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (0.92%) Apache Camel
9 7 (0.92%) jQuery
10 6 (0.79%) Spring
10 6 (0.79%) XSLT
11 5 (0.66%) Ajax
11 5 (0.66%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (0.66%) HTML5
11 5 (0.66%) LDAP
11 5 (0.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 36 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 21 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (2.51%) Blackberry
5 14 (1.85%) User Experience
6 13 (1.72%) Clustering
7 12 (1.59%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.45%) iPad
8 11 (1.45%) iPhone
8 11 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.32%) Social Media
10 9 (1.19%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.06%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.06%) PKI
11 8 (1.06%) Replication
11 8 (1.06%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 292 (38.57%) Windows 10
2 180 (23.78%) Windows Server
3 149 (19.68%) Windows 7
4 129 (17.04%) Linux
5 58 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (7.00%) Unix
8 34 (4.49%) Apple iOS
9 27 (3.57%) Android
10 25 (3.30%) Windows 8
11 22 (2.91%) Mac OS
12 19 (2.51%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (1.72%) Ubuntu
15 10 (1.32%) Debian
16 9 (1.19%) Solaris
17 7 (0.92%) VMS
18 6 (0.79%) CentOS
18 6 (0.79%) openSUSE
18 6 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (19.68%) Migration
2 99 (13.08%) ITIL
3 64 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 56 (7.40%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (6.61%) DevOps
7 40 (5.28%) Change Management
8 39 (5.15%) Information Security
9 38 (5.02%) Configuration Management
10 35 (4.62%) Mobile Device Management
11 33 (4.36%) Application Packaging
12 30 (3.96%) Root Cause Analysis
13 29 (3.83%) Asset Management
13 29 (3.83%) Project Management
14 28 (3.70%) Incident Management
15 27 (3.57%) Time Management
16 25 (3.30%) Project Delivery
17 24 (3.17%) Cybersecurity
18 23 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (2.91%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (19.29%) PowerShell
2 89 (11.76%) SQL
3 46 (6.08%) Python
4 44 (5.81%) JavaScript
5 39 (5.15%) C#
6 37 (4.89%) Java
7 23 (3.04%) Perl
8 21 (2.77%) T-SQL
9 14 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 14 (1.85%) Ruby
9 14 (1.85%) VBA
10 9 (1.19%) Groovy
10 9 (1.19%) Scala
10 9 (1.19%) VBScript
11 8 (1.06%) AWK
11 8 (1.06%) C++
11 8 (1.06%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.92%) C
13 5 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 50 (6.61%) Degree
2 40 (5.28%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.98%) MCSA
5 15 (1.98%) MCSE
6 11 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.45%) MCP
7 9 (1.19%) A+ Certification
7 9 (1.19%) CISSP
7 9 (1.19%) HND
8 8 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (1.06%) MCDST
9 7 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.79%) CCNP
11 5 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.40%) CEH
13 3 (0.40%) MCITP
13 3 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.98%) SLA
2 8 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.79%) COBIT
3 6 (0.79%) NIST
4 5 (0.66%) QA
5 4 (0.53%) GDPR
6 3 (0.40%) MiFID
6 3 (0.40%) PMO
7 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.13%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 328 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 55 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (6.47%) XenDesktop
4 47 (6.21%) XenApp
5 24 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 22 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.77%) Docker
8 20 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (2.51%) vSphere
10 11 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.53%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.26%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.26%) NFS
14 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.26%) vCloud
14 2 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 166 (21.93%) SCCM
2 36 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (3.57%) Ansible
4 19 (2.51%) Puppet
4 19 (2.51%) Terraform
5 15 (1.98%) Kubernetes
5 15 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (1.32%) AirWatch
6 10 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (1.19%) Nessus
8 8 (1.06%) Perfmon
8 8 (1.06%) SCOM
9 7 (0.92%) Jamf Pro
9 7 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.79%) vMotion
10 6 (0.79%) WSUS
11 5 (0.66%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.66%) WMI
12 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 357 (47.16%) Microsoft
2 120 (15.85%) Citrix
3 107 (14.13%) VMware
4 55 (7.27%) Cisco
5 35 (4.62%) Oracle
6 28 (3.70%) Apple
7 25 (3.30%) iManage
8 21 (2.77%) Ivanti
9 20 (2.64%) HP
10 18 (2.38%) Bloomberg
10 18 (2.38%) Symantec
11 15 (1.98%) Adobe
11 15 (1.98%) NetApp
11 15 (1.98%) Reuters
11 15 (1.98%) SAP
12 14 (1.85%) Meraki
12 14 (1.85%) Splunk
13 13 (1.72%) Dell
13 13 (1.72%) LexisNexis
13 13 (1.72%) Salesforce.com