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 27 June 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.

Microsoft Windows
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 16 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8  
Contract jobs citing Windows 293 295 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.87% 8.71% 11.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.60% 39.65% 54.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 230 473
Median daily rate £425 £420 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +15.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £199 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 49
Median hourly rate £19.98 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.13% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £22.00 £31.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 657 744 1158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 19.88% 21.97% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 617 894
Median daily rate £450 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 52
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £169.75 £22.00 £35.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 222 (37.82%) Finance
2 181 (30.83%) Active Directory
3 174 (29.64%) Microsoft
4 171 (29.13%) Windows Server
5 128 (21.81%) Linux
6 117 (19.93%) Banking
7 110 (18.74%) SQL Server
8 104 (17.72%) Windows 7
9 103 (17.55%) VMware
10 100 (17.04%) SQL
11 96 (16.35%) PowerShell
12 92 (15.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 88 (14.99%) Citrix
14 86 (14.65%) Unix
15 85 (14.48%) C#
16 84 (14.31%) Windows 10
17 80 (13.63%) SCCM
18 78 (13.29%) Java
19 77 (13.12%) Microsoft Office
20 74 (12.61%) Office 365
21 72 (12.27%) .NET
22 70 (11.93%) ITIL
23 69 (11.75%) Migration
23 69 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
24 66 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
25 64 (10.90%) Oracle
26 63 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
27 59 (10.05%) Firewall
28 52 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
29 51 (8.69%) TCP/IP

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 49 (8.35%) SharePoint
2 42 (7.16%) MS Exchange
3 36 (6.13%) IIS
4 22 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (3.75%) Skype for Business
5 21 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.56%) Apache
7 14 (2.39%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.39%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.53%) Confluence
9 7 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.85%) JBoss
10 5 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.85%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.68%) CMS
12 3 (0.51%) CICS
12 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 77 (13.12%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.51%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.17%) HipChat
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.39%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.68%) Eikon
4 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.51%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.17%) Actimize
5 1 (0.17%) Exstream
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 92 (15.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (12.61%) Office 365
3 42 (7.16%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (5.79%) IaaS
5 22 (3.75%) PaaS
6 10 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.36%) OpenShift
7 8 (1.36%) SaaS
8 7 (1.19%) G Suite
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.51%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.34%) GitHub
11 2 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.05%) Firewall
2 51 (8.69%) TCP/IP
3 47 (8.01%) DNS
4 34 (5.79%) SAN
5 32 (5.45%) LAN
6 27 (4.60%) DHCP
6 27 (4.60%) WAN
7 22 (3.75%) VPN
8 19 (3.24%) NAS
9 15 (2.56%) Internet
9 15 (2.56%) Skype
10 14 (2.39%) VLAN
11 13 (2.21%) LDAP
11 13 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (2.21%) Wireless
12 11 (1.87%) SNMP
13 10 (1.70%) HTTP
14 9 (1.53%) Network Security
14 9 (1.53%) SMTP
15 8 (1.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (18.74%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (2.73%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (2.56%) KDB
7 13 (2.21%) Kdb+
8 11 (1.87%) Big Data
9 10 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.53%) Tick Data
11 7 (1.19%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.02%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.85%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (4.60%) JIRA
3 25 (4.26%) NUnit
4 24 (4.09%) TeamCity
5 22 (3.75%) Jenkins
6 21 (3.58%) Git (software)
6 21 (3.58%) Moq
7 19 (3.24%) MSTest
8 15 (2.56%) Cucumber
9 14 (2.39%) MSI
10 10 (1.70%) Maven
11 9 (1.53%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.19%) Gradle
12 7 (1.19%) InstallShield
12 7 (1.19%) JUnit
12 7 (1.19%) Subversion
13 6 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
14 3 (0.51%) Selenium
General
1 222 (37.82%) Finance
2 117 (19.93%) Banking
3 35 (5.96%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.60%) Front Office
5 22 (3.75%) Legal
6 17 (2.90%) Law
7 9 (1.53%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.19%) Advertising
9 7 (1.19%) Back Office
9 7 (1.19%) Retail
10 5 (0.85%) Marketing
11 3 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Electronics
11 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.34%) French Language
12 2 (0.34%) German Language
12 2 (0.34%) International Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (19.76%) Developer
2 89 (15.16%) Analyst
3 53 (9.03%) Desktop Support
4 46 (7.84%) Architect
5 42 (7.16%) Support Engineer
6 38 (6.47%) Java Developer
7 34 (5.79%) Support Analyst
8 30 (5.11%) Windows Engineer
9 28 (4.77%) Senior Developer
10 27 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (4.43%) C# Developer
12 25 (4.26%) Consultant
13 24 (4.09%) Administrator
14 23 (3.92%) .NET Developer
14 23 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
15 22 (3.75%) Project Manager
16 19 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
16 19 (3.24%) IT Support
17 18 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
18 17 (2.90%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (12.27%) .NET
2 39 (6.64%) WCF
3 36 (6.13%) HTML
4 34 (5.79%) Web Services
5 32 (5.45%) CSS
6 25 (4.26%) jQuery
6 25 (4.26%) Middleware
7 20 (3.41%) ASP.NET
8 19 (3.24%) Ajax
8 19 (3.24%) XML
9 18 (3.07%) AngularJS
10 16 (2.73%) .NET Framework
11 13 (2.21%) JSON
12 12 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (2.04%) NHibernate
13 11 (1.87%) Kafka
14 9 (1.53%) REST
14 9 (1.53%) RESTful
14 9 (1.53%) TIBCO EMS
14 9 (1.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.16%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.62%) Blackberry
4 20 (3.41%) Fintech
5 17 (2.90%) Equities
5 17 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.21%) TWAP
6 13 (2.21%) VWAP
7 12 (2.04%) iPhone
8 11 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.70%) Clustering
9 10 (1.70%) iPad
10 9 (1.53%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.53%) Replication
10 9 (1.53%) User Experience
11 8 (1.36%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.19%) Fixed Income
13 6 (1.02%) Grid Computing
13 6 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 171 (29.13%) Windows Server
2 128 (21.81%) Linux
3 104 (17.72%) Windows 7
4 86 (14.65%) Unix
5 84 (14.31%) Windows 10
6 66 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (5.11%) Solaris
9 25 (4.26%) Windows 8
10 19 (3.24%) Android
11 18 (3.07%) Apple iOS
12 14 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.87%) CentOS
14 10 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.53%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.85%) AIX
16 5 (0.85%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.85%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.68%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (11.93%) ITIL
2 69 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (11.75%) Migration
3 45 (7.67%) DevOps
4 43 (7.33%) TDD
5 38 (6.47%) Scrum
6 34 (5.79%) Multithreading
7 31 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (5.11%) Change Management
9 27 (4.60%) MVC
10 25 (4.26%) High Availability
11 22 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (3.75%) Service Management
12 21 (3.58%) Asset Management
12 21 (3.58%) Configuration Management
12 21 (3.58%) TOGAF
13 20 (3.41%) Data Management
14 19 (3.24%) Analytics
14 19 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (3.24%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (17.04%) SQL
2 96 (16.35%) PowerShell
3 85 (14.48%) C#
4 78 (13.29%) Java
5 38 (6.47%) Python
6 27 (4.60%) JavaScript
6 27 (4.60%) Perl
7 23 (3.92%) PL/SQL
8 21 (3.58%) T-SQL
9 20 (3.41%) C++
10 18 (3.07%) C
11 17 (2.90%) VBScript
12 16 (2.73%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.36%) Ruby
13 8 (1.36%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.85%) Korn
14 5 (0.85%) PHP
14 5 (0.85%) VB
14 5 (0.85%) VBA
15 3 (0.51%) JCL
Qualifications
1 36 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (3.58%) Degree
4 19 (3.24%) MCSE
5 17 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.90%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.04%) MCSA
7 11 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.70%) CCNA
8 10 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.85%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.85%) CISSP
10 5 (0.85%) GCIA
10 5 (0.85%) GCIH
10 5 (0.85%) MCITP
10 5 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (0.85%) SSCP
11 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.68%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.92%) SLA
2 15 (2.56%) QA
3 11 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.19%) SEPA
5 4 (0.68%) MiFID
6 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.34%) PMO
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) COSO
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.17%) DICOM
System Software
1 181 (30.83%) Active Directory
2 52 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.77%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.75%) vSphere
5 21 (3.58%) XenApp
6 18 (3.07%) Docker
7 16 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (2.56%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.68%) Firmware
11 4 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
12 3 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.51%) XenServer
13 2 (0.34%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.34%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.34%) vCloud
13 2 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 80 (13.63%) SCCM
2 23 (3.92%) Ansible
3 22 (3.75%) SCOM
4 12 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.70%) Puppet
5 10 (1.70%) vCenter Server
6 9 (1.53%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.19%) Grafana
7 7 (1.19%) Kibana
7 7 (1.19%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.19%) Nagios
8 6 (1.02%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.02%) Control-M
8 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.02%) Prometheus
8 6 (1.02%) WSUS
9 5 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 174 (29.64%) Microsoft
2 103 (17.55%) VMware
3 88 (14.99%) Citrix
4 64 (10.90%) Oracle
5 38 (6.47%) Cisco
6 32 (5.45%) HP
7 28 (4.77%) IBM
8 26 (4.43%) ServiceNow
9 23 (3.92%) Splunk
10 22 (3.75%) Apple
11 18 (3.07%) Symantec
12 16 (2.73%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.56%) NetApp
14 14 (2.39%) Dell
15 13 (2.21%) TIBCO
16 12 (2.04%) Sybase
17 11 (1.87%) Bloomberg
17 11 (1.87%) EMC
17 11 (1.87%) Google
17 11 (1.87%) Remedy
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