Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 15 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 269 150 677
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.96% 8.37% 11.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.25% 48.86% 60.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 121 522
10th Percentile £135 £150 £143
25th Percentile £258 £240 £260
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £434 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.06% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £550 £513 £513
90th Percentile £626 £575 £588
Central London median daily rate £436 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.65% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 31
10th Percentile £13.44 £20.50 £12.04
25th Percentile £13.88 £21.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.25 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -36.67% +12.50% +6.95%
75th Percentile £14.63 £22.75 £21.12
90th Percentile £18.81 £22.90 £26.00
Central London median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -28.75% -1.23% +8.29%

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 454 307 1,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.75% 17.12% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 244 884
10th Percentile £180 £200 £184
25th Percentile £363 £363 £361
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - -2.56%
75th Percentile £600 £565 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £469
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.39% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 33
10th Percentile £13.53 £20.75 £12.04
25th Percentile £13.88 £21.88 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.25 £22.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -37.36% +10.98% +9.63%
75th Percentile £16.81 £26.81 £21.50
90th Percentile £20.60 £33.68 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £14.25 £21.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -32.94% +3.66% +9.63%

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 October 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 24 October 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 £180 -
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 114 (42.38%) Active Directory
2 103 (38.29%) Microsoft
3 101 (37.55%) Microsoft 365
4 93 (34.57%) Azure
5 83 (30.86%) Finance
6 70 (26.02%) Windows 10
6 70 (26.02%) Windows Server
7 56 (20.82%) SQL
8 49 (18.22%) VMware
9 48 (17.84%) Citrix
10 47 (17.47%) Migration
10 47 (17.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 46 (17.10%) SCCM
12 44 (16.36%) Social Skills
13 43 (15.99%) Microsoft Office
14 41 (15.24%) PowerShell
14 41 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
15 40 (14.87%) Banking
15 40 (14.87%) Windows 7
15 40 (14.87%) SQL Server
16 39 (14.50%) ITIL
17 38 (14.13%) Linux
17 38 (14.13%) DevOps
18 36 (13.38%) Firewall
19 31 (11.52%) .NET
19 31 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
20 30 (11.15%) Cisco
21 29 (10.78%) Python
22 27 (10.04%) C#
23 26 (9.67%) DNS

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 23 (8.55%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.58%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.20%) IIS
4 4 (1.49%) Confluence
5 3 (1.12%) Apache
5 3 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.74%) JBoss
6 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.37%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.37%) nginx
7 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (15.99%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) SunGard Martini
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Eikon
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 101 (37.55%) Microsoft 365
2 93 (34.57%) Azure
3 26 (9.67%) AWS
4 24 (8.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (6.32%) IaaS
5 17 (6.32%) PaaS
6 11 (4.09%) SaaS
7 9 (3.35%) Mimecast
8 8 (2.97%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 8 (2.97%) Power Platform
9 6 (2.23%) Serverless
10 5 (1.86%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.86%) PowerApps
11 4 (1.49%) Azure Service Fabric
11 4 (1.49%) Azure Storage
11 4 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.12%) Azure App Service
12 3 (1.12%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.38%) Firewall
2 26 (9.67%) DNS
3 20 (7.43%) VPN
4 13 (4.83%) SAN
4 13 (4.83%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.09%) DHCP
5 11 (4.09%) MPLS
6 10 (3.72%) NetScaler
7 9 (3.35%) Wireless
8 7 (2.60%) LAN
9 6 (2.23%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (2.23%) WAN
10 5 (1.86%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.49%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.49%) NAS
12 3 (1.12%) HTTP
12 3 (1.12%) Internet
13 2 (0.74%) Bluetooth
13 2 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.46%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.97%) Power BI
4 6 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.12%) MySQL
6 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.12%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.74%) Redis
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.37%) DB2
8 1 (0.37%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (4.83%) Git (software)
1 13 (4.83%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.46%) Subversion
3 9 (3.35%) JIRA
4 6 (2.23%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.49%) Artifactory
5 4 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.12%) NUnit
6 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.74%) AutoIt
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.74%) Robot Framework
7 2 (0.74%) Selenium
8 1 (0.37%) CMake
8 1 (0.37%) GCC
8 1 (0.37%) GitLab
8 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 83 (30.86%) Finance
2 44 (16.36%) Social Skills
3 40 (14.87%) Banking
4 13 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.46%) Financial Institution
6 11 (4.09%) Legal
7 9 (3.35%) Law
8 8 (2.97%) International Banking
8 8 (2.97%) Public Sector
9 7 (2.60%) Front Office
10 4 (1.49%) French Language
10 4 (1.49%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.12%) Back Office
11 3 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.74%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.37%) Billing
13 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (15.61%) Support Engineer
2 39 (14.50%) Analyst
3 33 (12.27%) Developer
3 33 (12.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (10.41%) Desktop Support
5 23 (8.55%) Azure Engineer
5 23 (8.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 23 (8.55%) IT Support
6 21 (7.81%) Windows Engineer
7 20 (7.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 18 (6.69%) IT Engineer
9 15 (5.58%) Architect
10 14 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
11 13 (4.83%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (4.83%) IT Support Engineer
12 12 (4.46%) C# Developer
12 12 (4.46%) Service Analyst
13 11 (4.09%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 11 (4.09%) Service Desk Analyst
14 10 (3.72%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.52%) .NET
2 12 (4.46%) .NET Framework
3 11 (4.09%) LDAP
4 7 (2.60%) WCF
4 7 (2.60%) XML
5 6 (2.23%) SAML
5 6 (2.23%) WPF
6 5 (1.86%) Web Services
7 4 (1.49%) ARM Templates
7 4 (1.49%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.49%) HTML
7 4 (1.49%) JSON
8 3 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (1.12%) LINQ
8 3 (1.12%) Ninject
8 3 (1.12%) OAuth
8 3 (1.12%) OAuth2
8 3 (1.12%) REST
8 3 (1.12%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.69%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.95%) Blackberry
3 12 (4.46%) iPhone
4 11 (4.09%) iPad
4 11 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.35%) Hedge funds
6 7 (2.60%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.23%) Clustering
7 6 (2.23%) Replication
8 5 (1.86%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.86%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.49%) BYOD
9 4 (1.49%) Derivative
9 4 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.49%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.12%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 70 (26.02%) Windows 10
1 70 (26.02%) Windows Server
2 40 (14.87%) Windows 7
3 38 (14.13%) Linux
4 26 (9.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (6.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 16 (5.95%) Android
7 12 (4.46%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (3.72%) Windows Phone
8 10 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.97%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.97%) Unix
10 7 (2.60%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.49%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.49%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.74%) Solaris
13 1 (0.37%) CentOS
13 1 (0.37%) VMS
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 47 (17.47%) Migration
2 41 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (14.50%) ITIL
4 38 (14.13%) DevOps
5 26 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (7.43%) Project Delivery
7 18 (6.69%) Service Delivery
8 17 (6.32%) Change Management
9 14 (5.20%) Break/Fix
10 13 (4.83%) PRINCE2
10 13 (4.83%) Scrum
11 12 (4.46%) Analytics
11 12 (4.46%) Configuration Management
12 11 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (4.09%) ITSM
13 10 (3.72%) Data Protection
13 10 (3.72%) Incident Management
13 10 (3.72%) Service Management
13 10 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.82%) SQL
2 41 (15.24%) PowerShell
3 29 (10.78%) Python
4 27 (10.04%) C#
5 14 (5.20%) Java
6 13 (4.83%) PL/SQL
7 12 (4.46%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.09%) VB
8 11 (4.09%) VB.NET
9 10 (3.72%) C++
9 10 (3.72%) VBA
10 8 (2.97%) C
11 5 (1.86%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.12%) Perl
13 3 (1.12%) R
14 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.74%) Groovy
14 2 (0.74%) VBScript
15 1 (0.37%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 9 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (2.97%) Degree
2 8 (2.97%) MCSE
3 7 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.23%) CCNA
4 6 (2.23%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.86%) CISSP
6 4 (1.49%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.74%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.37%) PMP
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.20%) SLA
2 10 (3.72%) GDPR
3 3 (1.12%) QA
4 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.37%) IFRS
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) MiFID
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 114 (42.38%) Active Directory
2 31 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.95%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (4.46%) Docker
5 11 (4.09%) vSphere
6 10 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (3.35%) XenApp
7 9 (3.35%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.49%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.12%) Platform Symphony
10 3 (1.12%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.37%) IAG
12 1 (0.37%) RACF
12 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (17.10%) SCCM
2 20 (7.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (5.20%) Terraform
4 13 (4.83%) Ansible
5 11 (4.09%) Kubernetes
6 7 (2.60%) SCOM
6 7 (2.60%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.49%) Puppet
9 3 (1.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (1.12%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.12%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (1.12%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.12%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.12%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.74%) QRadar
10 2 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 103 (38.29%) Microsoft
2 49 (18.22%) VMware
3 48 (17.84%) Citrix
4 30 (11.15%) Cisco
5 24 (8.92%) Oracle
6 18 (6.69%) ServiceNow
7 13 (4.83%) Apple
8 10 (3.72%) EMC
8 10 (3.72%) HP
9 9 (3.35%) CyberArk
10 8 (2.97%) Bloomberg
11 7 (2.60%) NetApp
12 6 (2.23%) Dell
12 6 (2.23%) McAfee
12 6 (2.23%) Nimble Storage
12 6 (2.23%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.23%) Symantec
13 5 (1.86%) Splunk
14 4 (1.49%) Ivanti
14 4 (1.49%) Okta