Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 301 721 720
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 9.50% 11.14% 10.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.64% 58.29% 50.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 543 547
Median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £131 £150 £150
90th Percentile £543 £588 £614
Central London median daily rate £353 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -16.07% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 50
Median hourly rate £16.95 £21.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.29% +11.41% +18.13%
10th Percentile £12.50 £17.29 £11.93
90th Percentile £21.00 £37.50 £23.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.95% +5.00% +17.94%

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 541 1,237 1,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.07% 19.10% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 921 1,121
Median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £225
90th Percentile £638 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 52
Median hourly rate £16.95 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.29% +10.53% +12.04%
10th Percentile £12.50 £17.45 £12.10
90th Percentile £21.00 £37.50 £23.98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.95% +5.00% +17.65%

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 24 May 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

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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 May 2020. 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 +5 1 £238 -44.12%
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 117 (38.87%) Microsoft
2 114 (37.87%) Active Directory
3 105 (34.88%) Windows 10
4 85 (28.24%) Windows Server
5 82 (27.24%) Office 365
6 70 (23.26%) Azure
7 68 (22.59%) Finance
8 61 (20.27%) Windows 7
9 57 (18.94%) Linux
10 56 (18.60%) SQL
11 53 (17.61%) SQL Server
12 51 (16.94%) VMware
13 50 (16.61%) Citrix
13 50 (16.61%) PowerShell
14 45 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
15 42 (13.95%) ITIL
16 40 (13.29%) Banking
17 39 (12.96%) SCCM
18 38 (12.62%) Migration
19 36 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
20 33 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
21 32 (10.63%) DevOps
22 31 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
22 31 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 30 (9.97%) Windows Server 2008
23 30 (9.97%) DNS
24 29 (9.63%) Windows Server 2016
25 28 (9.30%) Unix
26 26 (8.64%) C#
27 25 (8.31%) .NET

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 16 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.32%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.66%) Apache
4 5 (1.66%) Confluence
5 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.66%) CMS
7 2 (0.66%) DataSynapse
7 2 (0.66%) IIS
8 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.33%) SAS
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.33%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.33%) Eikon
2 1 (0.33%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 82 (27.24%) Office 365
2 70 (23.26%) Azure
3 13 (4.32%) AWS
3 13 (4.32%) PaaS
4 12 (3.99%) IaaS
4 12 (3.99%) OneDrive
5 10 (3.32%) GitHub
6 7 (2.33%) SaaS
7 6 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.99%) Azure Stack
8 5 (1.66%) G Suite
9 4 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.00%) GCP
10 3 (1.00%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.66%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.66%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.66%) Serverless
12 1 (0.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.97%) DNS
2 16 (5.32%) Firewall
3 15 (4.98%) LAN
4 13 (4.32%) DHCP
4 13 (4.32%) Skype
5 12 (3.99%) NetScaler
5 12 (3.99%) SAN
5 12 (3.99%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.66%) VoIP
6 8 (2.66%) VPN
6 8 (2.66%) WAN
7 7 (2.33%) NAS
7 7 (2.33%) Network Security
8 6 (1.99%) Internet
9 4 (1.33%) HTTP
10 3 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.66%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.66%) OpenVPN
11 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.65%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (2.33%) MySQL
5 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (3.65%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.66%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.66%) JIRA
2 8 (2.66%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.66%) Selenium
3 5 (1.66%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.33%) NUnit
5 3 (1.00%) GitLab
5 3 (1.00%) MSI
5 3 (1.00%) PowerBuilder
5 3 (1.00%) Subversion
5 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.66%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.33%) CMake
7 1 (0.33%) JUnit
7 1 (0.33%) Log4Net
7 1 (0.33%) WiX
7 1 (0.33%) Xcode
7 1 (0.33%) Zephyr
General
1 68 (22.59%) Finance
2 40 (13.29%) Banking
3 10 (3.32%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.99%) Front Office
4 6 (1.99%) Law
5 5 (1.66%) Back Office
5 5 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.33%) Marketing
6 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.00%) Advertising
7 3 (1.00%) Publishing
8 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.66%) International Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (17.94%) Analyst
2 34 (11.30%) Desktop Support
2 34 (11.30%) Support Engineer
3 26 (8.64%) Windows Engineer
4 24 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (6.64%) Developer
6 19 (6.31%) Desktop Engineer
6 19 (6.31%) Support Analyst
7 18 (5.98%) IT Support
8 16 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
10 13 (4.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 13 (4.32%) Architect
10 13 (4.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 12 (3.99%) Desktop Analyst
11 12 (3.99%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (3.32%) Active Directory Engineer
13 9 (2.99%) Citrix Engineer
13 9 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.31%) .NET
2 7 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.99%) AngularJS
3 6 (1.99%) HTML
4 5 (1.66%) Web Services
5 4 (1.33%) Node.js
5 4 (1.33%) SOAP
5 4 (1.33%) XML
5 4 (1.33%) YAML
6 3 (1.00%) CSS
6 3 (1.00%) JDBC
6 3 (1.00%) LAMP
6 3 (1.00%) LDAP
6 3 (1.00%) ODBC
6 3 (1.00%) REST
6 3 (1.00%) WinForms
6 3 (1.00%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.66%) JSON
7 2 (0.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.98%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.66%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.99%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.66%) iPhone
8 5 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.33%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.33%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.33%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.33%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.33%) User Experience
10 3 (1.00%) BYOD
10 3 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.00%) PKI
10 3 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.66%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 105 (34.88%) Windows 10
2 85 (28.24%) Windows Server
3 61 (20.27%) Windows 7
4 57 (18.94%) Linux
5 31 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (9.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (9.63%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (9.30%) Unix
9 19 (6.31%) Apple iOS
10 14 (4.65%) Mac OS X
11 9 (2.99%) Mac OS
12 7 (2.33%) Android
13 5 (1.66%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.66%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.00%) CentOS
14 3 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.95%) ITIL
2 38 (12.62%) Migration
3 36 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (10.63%) DevOps
5 31 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (5.98%) Project Management
8 16 (5.32%) Test Automation
8 16 (5.32%) Time Management
9 13 (4.32%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (3.99%) Application Packaging
10 12 (3.99%) ITSM
11 11 (3.65%) Project Delivery
11 11 (3.65%) Service Management
11 11 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (2.99%) Deployment Automation
14 8 (2.66%) Break/Fix
14 8 (2.66%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.60%) SQL
2 50 (16.61%) PowerShell
3 26 (8.64%) C#
4 16 (5.32%) Python
5 13 (4.32%) Java
6 10 (3.32%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.66%) Perl
9 7 (2.33%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.99%) C++
10 6 (1.99%) Korn
10 6 (1.99%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.99%) VB
10 6 (1.99%) VBScript
11 5 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.33%) C
12 4 (1.33%) PHP
12 4 (1.33%) Ruby
13 3 (1.00%) F#
13 3 (1.00%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (6.64%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.32%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.65%) Degree
5 8 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (2.33%) CCNA
6 7 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (1.99%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.66%) CISSP
9 4 (1.33%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.33%) CISA
9 4 (1.33%) CISM
9 4 (1.33%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (1.33%) GIAC
9 4 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.33%) MCSE
9 4 (1.33%) PMP
10 3 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.00%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.65%) SLA
2 7 (2.33%) QA
3 4 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.00%) GDPR
4 3 (1.00%) NIST
5 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 114 (37.87%) Active Directory
2 33 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (4.98%) XenApp
5 14 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (4.32%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.32%) vSphere
8 8 (2.66%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (2.33%) Docker
10 5 (1.66%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.66%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.00%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.66%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.33%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 39 (12.96%) SCCM
2 10 (3.32%) Ansible
2 10 (3.32%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.32%) SCOM
3 7 (2.33%) Terraform
4 6 (1.99%) Jamf Pro
4 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.66%) XenMobile
6 4 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.00%) EnCase
7 3 (1.00%) FTK
7 3 (1.00%) Puppet
7 3 (1.00%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.00%) WSUS
8 2 (0.66%) DatAdvantage
8 2 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.66%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.33%) SCSM
9 1 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 117 (38.87%) Microsoft
2 51 (16.94%) VMware
3 50 (16.61%) Citrix
4 25 (8.31%) Oracle
5 19 (6.31%) Cisco
6 15 (4.98%) Apple
7 14 (4.65%) HP
7 14 (4.65%) Ivanti
8 12 (3.99%) Dell
9 9 (2.99%) Bloomberg
9 9 (2.99%) ServiceNow
10 8 (2.66%) Adobe
10 8 (2.66%) Remedy
10 8 (2.66%) Splunk
10 8 (2.66%) Sybase
11 7 (2.33%) McAfee
12 6 (1.99%) EMC
12 6 (1.99%) Google
12 6 (1.99%) Symantec
13 5 (1.66%) Atlassian