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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
London / City of London
Rank 12 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 294 362 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.82% 10.88% 11.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.17% 51.35% 52.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 279 434
Median daily rate £418 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 34
Median hourly rate £13.82 £19.00 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.25% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.80 £13.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.73 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.66
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.72%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 681 705 1125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 22.75% 21.19% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 553 867
Median daily rate £475 £439 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.26% +5.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 35
Median hourly rate £14.15 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.27% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.70 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the City of London

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 243 (38.88%) Finance
2 196 (31.36%) Windows Server
3 191 (30.56%) Microsoft
4 190 (30.40%) Active Directory
5 142 (22.72%) Linux
6 137 (21.92%) SQL Server
7 122 (19.52%) SQL
7 122 (19.52%) VMware
8 120 (19.20%) Banking
9 114 (18.24%) PowerShell
10 112 (17.92%) Windows 7
11 105 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
12 95 (15.20%) Citrix
13 94 (15.04%) Unix
14 84 (13.44%) ITIL
15 83 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 82 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 82 (13.12%) C#
17 81 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
18 80 (12.80%) MS Office
19 78 (12.48%) Migration
20 76 (12.16%) SCCM
21 73 (11.68%) Firewall
21 73 (11.68%) Oracle
22 71 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
23 68 (10.88%) .NET
24 64 (10.24%) IIS
25 60 (9.60%) DevOps
25 60 (9.60%) Data Centre
25 60 (9.60%) Windows 10

Windows
Top Related 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 64 (10.24%) IIS
2 57 (9.12%) SharePoint
3 55 (8.80%) MS Exchange
4 31 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (4.16%) WebSphere
6 22 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (3.52%) Skype for Business
7 17 (2.72%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.92%) Confluence
9 10 (1.60%) JBoss
10 9 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.28%) Apache
11 8 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.12%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.80%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.64%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 80 (12.80%) MS Office
2 58 (9.28%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.48%) MS Project
5 2 (0.32%) HipChat
5 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (4.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (3.36%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.48%) Exstream
3 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.32%) Summit
5 1 (0.16%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 105 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (8.80%) Office 365
3 50 (8.00%) IaaS
4 36 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (5.12%) PaaS
6 11 (1.76%) GitHub
7 8 (1.28%) SaaS
8 7 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.80%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.48%) G Suite
11 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.32%) Trello
12 2 (0.32%) Yammer
13 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 73 (11.68%) Firewall
2 58 (9.28%) DNS
3 45 (7.20%) TCP/IP
4 43 (6.88%) SAN
5 40 (6.40%) DHCP
6 30 (4.80%) LAN
7 27 (4.32%) Internet
8 24 (3.84%) WAN
9 21 (3.36%) VPN
10 14 (2.24%) NAS
11 13 (2.08%) Skype
11 13 (2.08%) Wireless
12 12 (1.92%) Network Security
13 11 (1.76%) LDAP
14 10 (1.60%) HTTP
14 10 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (1.44%) SSL
16 8 (1.28%) FTP
16 8 (1.28%) Kerberos
16 8 (1.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (3.04%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.92%) Big Data
7 12 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.60%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.44%) KDB
9 9 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (1.28%) Kdb+
10 8 (1.28%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.12%) Tick Data
12 5 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (6.08%) JIRA
1 38 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (5.12%) Jenkins
3 28 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.36%) NUnit
5 18 (2.88%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.24%) MSI
6 14 (2.24%) MSTest
7 9 (1.44%) Subversion
8 7 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (1.12%) Selenium
9 6 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.80%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.80%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.64%) CruiseControl
11 4 (0.64%) Grunt
11 4 (0.64%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.64%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.48%) Bitbucket
General
1 243 (38.88%) Finance
2 120 (19.20%) Banking
3 27 (4.32%) Investment Banking
3 27 (4.32%) Legal
4 20 (3.20%) Front Office
5 19 (3.04%) Financial Institution
5 19 (3.04%) Retail
6 15 (2.40%) Law
7 14 (2.24%) Back Office
8 7 (1.12%) International Banking
9 5 (0.80%) Advertising
9 5 (0.80%) Marketing
10 4 (0.64%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.48%) Billing
11 3 (0.48%) Electronics
11 3 (0.48%) Games
11 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.32%) Publishing
12 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (16.16%) Developer
2 95 (15.20%) Analyst
3 64 (10.24%) Architect
4 43 (6.88%) Windows Engineer
5 41 (6.56%) Desktop Support
6 40 (6.40%) Support Analyst
7 36 (5.76%) Support Engineer
8 35 (5.60%) Consultant
9 34 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 31 (4.96%) Administrator
10 31 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 27 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
12 23 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
13 22 (3.52%) Microsoft Developer
13 22 (3.52%) Project Manager
14 21 (3.36%) C# Developer
14 21 (3.36%) Dynamics AX Developer
15 20 (3.20%) Applications Support
16 19 (3.04%) Service Analyst
16 19 (3.04%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.88%) .NET
2 46 (7.36%) Web Services
3 37 (5.92%) WCF
4 30 (4.80%) HTML
5 27 (4.32%) Middleware
6 22 (3.52%) XML
7 20 (3.20%) CSS
8 19 (3.04%) .NET Framework
9 18 (2.88%) RESTful
10 15 (2.40%) JSON
10 15 (2.40%) SOAP
11 13 (2.08%) HTML5
12 10 (1.60%) J2EE
12 10 (1.60%) jQuery
13 9 (1.44%) ASP.NET
13 9 (1.44%) REST
14 8 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (1.12%) COM
15 7 (1.12%) Entity Framework
15 7 (1.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.60%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.60%) Blackberry
4 30 (4.80%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.72%) Equities
6 15 (2.40%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.24%) Clustering
7 14 (2.24%) Fixed Income
7 14 (2.24%) SWIFT
8 13 (2.08%) Fintech
8 13 (2.08%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.92%) iPad
10 11 (1.76%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.60%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.44%) Replication
12 9 (1.44%) User Experience
13 8 (1.28%) PKI
13 8 (1.28%) TWAP
13 8 (1.28%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 196 (31.36%) Windows Server
2 142 (22.72%) Linux
3 112 (17.92%) Windows 7
4 94 (15.04%) Unix
5 83 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (9.60%) Windows 10
8 32 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (4.00%) Windows 8
11 22 (3.52%) Android
12 17 (2.72%) Apple iOS
12 17 (2.72%) Windows XP
13 14 (2.24%) Solaris
14 10 (1.60%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.44%) CentOS
16 8 (1.28%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.64%) webOS
18 4 (0.64%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (13.44%) ITIL
2 81 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (12.48%) Migration
4 60 (9.60%) DevOps
5 56 (8.96%) Scrum
6 46 (7.36%) TDD
7 38 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (5.12%) Project Management
9 31 (4.96%) Configuration Management
10 26 (4.16%) CRM
11 25 (4.00%) Asset Management
11 25 (4.00%) SOA
12 24 (3.84%) High Availability
13 23 (3.68%) ERP
13 23 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (3.52%) Logistics
15 21 (3.36%) Open Source
16 20 (3.20%) Release Management
17 19 (3.04%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (19.52%) SQL
2 114 (18.24%) PowerShell
3 82 (13.12%) C#
4 56 (8.96%) Java
5 36 (5.76%) Python
6 34 (5.44%) JavaScript
7 25 (4.00%) Bash Shell
8 24 (3.84%) T-SQL
9 18 (2.88%) Perl
10 17 (2.72%) Ruby
11 16 (2.56%) C
12 15 (2.40%) VBScript
13 12 (1.92%) PHP
13 12 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.60%) C++
15 8 (1.28%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.28%) VB
16 5 (0.80%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.80%) VBA
17 2 (0.32%) sed
Qualifications
1 41 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.12%) Degree
3 29 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.68%) SC Cleared
5 22 (3.52%) MCSE
6 19 (3.04%) DV Cleared
7 15 (2.40%) CCNA
7 15 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.44%) MCSA
10 8 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.12%) GIAC
11 7 (1.12%) SANS
12 6 (0.96%) CISSP
12 6 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (0.80%) CISM
13 5 (0.80%) CNA
13 5 (0.80%) GCIA
13 5 (0.80%) GCIH
13 5 (0.80%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.20%) QA
2 15 (2.40%) SLA
3 13 (2.08%) SEPA
4 5 (0.80%) PMO
5 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.64%) HL7
6 3 (0.48%) DICOM
6 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.48%) MiFID
7 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 190 (30.40%) Active Directory
2 71 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.28%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.32%) XenApp
5 18 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (2.72%) XenDesktop
7 15 (2.40%) vSphere
8 12 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.76%) Docker
10 10 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (1.44%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.80%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.48%) HDFS
14 3 (0.48%) NFS
14 3 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.48%) vCloud
14 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.48%) XenServer
15 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 76 (12.16%) SCCM
2 22 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.88%) Puppet
3 18 (2.88%) SCOM
4 17 (2.72%) Ansible
5 10 (1.60%) Nagios
6 8 (1.28%) Control-M
7 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.12%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.96%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (0.96%) WSUS
9 5 (0.80%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.80%) Graphite
9 5 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (0.80%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.80%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 191 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 122 (19.52%) VMware
3 95 (15.20%) Citrix
4 73 (11.68%) Oracle
5 51 (8.16%) Cisco
6 37 (5.92%) HP
7 25 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 22 (3.52%) Apple
9 19 (3.04%) ServiceNow
9 19 (3.04%) Symantec
10 18 (2.88%) Bloomberg
11 17 (2.72%) IBM
12 16 (2.56%) Dell
13 15 (2.40%) Reuters
14 13 (2.08%) NetApp
14 13 (2.08%) Remedy
15 11 (1.76%) Splunk
16 10 (1.60%) Google
17 8 (1.28%) Atlassian
17 8 (1.28%) LANDesk
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