Period
to 24 January 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 January 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 179 502 755
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.61% 10.18% 11.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.65% 58.99% 55.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 391 575
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £150 £130 £133
90th Percentile £594 £600 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +23.29% -8.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 48
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.39% -11.76% +24.67%
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +22.99% - +16.88%

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 340 851 1,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.35% 17.26% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 658 1,025
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -3.06%
10th Percentile £163 £150 £146
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £435 £475
% change year-on-year +9.20% -8.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 28 48
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.73 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.53% -10.56% +24.67%
10th Percentile £16.40 £12.36 £13.70
90th Percentile £23.00 £21.30 £25.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +20.32% - +16.88%

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 January 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

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 74 (41.34%) Active Directory
2 68 (37.99%) Microsoft
2 68 (37.99%) Finance
3 56 (31.28%) Azure
4 51 (28.49%) Windows Server
5 50 (27.93%) Office 365
6 49 (27.37%) Windows 10
7 34 (18.99%) PowerShell
8 31 (17.32%) VMware
8 31 (17.32%) Linux
9 30 (16.76%) SQL
10 29 (16.20%) Banking
10 29 (16.20%) SCCM
11 27 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (15.08%) SQL Server
12 26 (14.53%) Security Cleared
12 26 (14.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 25 (13.97%) SC Cleared
13 25 (13.97%) Citrix
14 24 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
14 24 (13.41%) Windows 7
15 22 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (12.29%) Migration
15 22 (12.29%) Windows Server 2016
16 20 (11.17%) Unix
17 18 (10.06%) DNS
17 18 (10.06%) Firewall
17 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
18 17 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (8.94%) ITIL

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 15 (8.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.47%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.91%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.79%) IIS
5 4 (2.23%) Confluence
5 4 (2.23%) JBoss
6 3 (1.68%) Apache
6 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.56%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.56%) Appian
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.56%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.56%) nginx
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Salerio
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Kondor
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 56 (31.28%) Azure
2 50 (27.93%) Office 365
3 15 (8.38%) AWS
3 15 (8.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (6.70%) IaaS
5 11 (6.15%) PaaS
6 9 (5.03%) SaaS
7 8 (4.47%) GCP
8 7 (3.91%) OpenShift
9 5 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.68%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (1.68%) GitHub
11 2 (1.12%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.12%) OneDrive
11 2 (1.12%) Power Automate
12 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.56%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.56%) Google Docs
12 1 (0.56%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.06%) DNS
1 18 (10.06%) Firewall
2 13 (7.26%) TCP/IP
3 11 (6.15%) Internet
3 11 (6.15%) SAN
3 11 (6.15%) Skype
3 11 (6.15%) VPN
4 8 (4.47%) VoIP
5 7 (3.91%) Network Security
6 6 (3.35%) LAN
6 6 (3.35%) WAN
7 5 (2.79%) DHCP
7 5 (2.79%) HTTP
7 5 (2.79%) HTTPS
7 5 (2.79%) Kerberos
8 4 (2.23%) MPLS
9 3 (1.68%) Intranet
9 3 (1.68%) IPsec
9 3 (1.68%) SSL
9 3 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.91%) MySQL
3 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.23%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.68%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) GIS
7 1 (0.56%) HBase
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.35%) JIRA
2 6 (3.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (2.79%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.79%) Hudson
3 5 (2.79%) Subversion
4 4 (2.23%) Artifactory
4 4 (2.23%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.23%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.68%) Selenium
5 3 (1.68%) Snyk
6 2 (1.12%) FishEye
6 2 (1.12%) jMock
6 2 (1.12%) JUnit
6 2 (1.12%) Maven
6 2 (1.12%) MSI
7 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.56%) GitLab
7 1 (0.56%) PyCharm
General
1 68 (37.99%) Finance
2 29 (16.20%) Banking
3 12 (6.70%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.91%) Retail
5 5 (2.79%) Legal
6 4 (2.23%) Back Office
6 4 (2.23%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.23%) Front Office
6 4 (2.23%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.68%) Law
8 2 (1.12%) Advertising
8 2 (1.12%) French Language
8 2 (1.12%) International Banking
8 2 (1.12%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.56%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (13.41%) Analyst
2 22 (12.29%) Desktop Support
3 16 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.38%) Deskside Engineer
4 15 (8.38%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.82%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.15%) Administrator
7 9 (5.03%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (4.47%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (4.47%) Consultant
8 8 (4.47%) Desktop Analyst
8 8 (4.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (3.91%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 7 (3.91%) Architect
9 7 (3.91%) Developer
10 6 (3.35%) Applications Packager
10 6 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.35%) IT Support
10 6 (3.35%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.79%) .NET
1 5 (2.79%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (2.79%) XML
2 4 (2.23%) LDAP
2 4 (2.23%) MSMQ
3 3 (1.68%) Java EE
3 3 (1.68%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.68%) Spring
3 3 (1.68%) Web Services
4 2 (1.12%) JMS
4 2 (1.12%) JTA
4 2 (1.12%) Kafka
4 2 (1.12%) Middleware
4 2 (1.12%) Murex MxML
4 2 (1.12%) REST
4 2 (1.12%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.12%) WCF
4 2 (1.12%) WPF
4 2 (1.12%) XSLT
4 2 (1.12%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.70%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.59%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (3.91%) Clustering
4 5 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.79%) SWIFT
5 4 (2.23%) CCTV
5 4 (2.23%) Equities
5 4 (2.23%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.23%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.23%) Replication
5 4 (2.23%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (1.68%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.12%) CESG
7 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.12%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.12%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (28.49%) Windows Server
2 49 (27.37%) Windows 10
3 31 (17.32%) Linux
4 27 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (13.41%) Windows 7
6 22 (12.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (11.17%) Unix
8 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (7.26%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (5.03%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.91%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.79%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.23%) Android
13 4 (2.23%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.68%) Solaris
15 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.56%) VMS
15 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (12.29%) Migration
3 17 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (8.94%) DevOps
4 16 (8.94%) ITIL
5 15 (8.38%) Information Security
6 14 (7.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (7.82%) Service Delivery
7 13 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (7.26%) SIEM
8 12 (6.70%) Patch Management
9 11 (6.15%) ITSM
9 11 (6.15%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (6.15%) Project Delivery
10 10 (5.59%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (5.03%) Project Management
12 8 (4.47%) Incident Management
12 8 (4.47%) Service Management
12 8 (4.47%) Threat Modelling
13 7 (3.91%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.99%) PowerShell
2 30 (16.76%) SQL
3 9 (5.03%) Java
3 9 (5.03%) VBScript
4 8 (4.47%) Python
5 6 (3.35%) C#
6 5 (2.79%) C
6 5 (2.79%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.12%) C++
7 2 (1.12%) Perl
7 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.12%) Ruby
7 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.12%) VB
8 1 (0.56%) JCL
8 1 (0.56%) R
8 1 (0.56%) REXX
8 1 (0.56%) Scala
8 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.97%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.59%) Degree
4 7 (3.91%) MCSE
4 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.79%) CISSP
6 4 (2.23%) MCP
7 3 (1.68%) GCFA
7 3 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.68%) MCTS
7 3 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.68%) SSCP
8 2 (1.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (1.12%) CCSP
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.12%) CISM
8 2 (1.12%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.12%) GCIA
8 2 (1.12%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.47%) SLA
2 3 (1.68%) NIST
3 2 (1.12%) COBIT
3 2 (1.12%) GDPR
3 2 (1.12%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) NCSC
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 74 (41.34%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (5.03%) Docker
5 8 (4.47%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.23%) vSphere
7 4 (2.23%) XenApp
8 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.56%) HDFS
9 1 (0.56%) NFS
9 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 29 (16.20%) SCCM
2 13 (7.26%) Terraform
3 11 (6.15%) Kubernetes
4 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (2.79%) Ansible
5 5 (2.79%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.23%) MaaS360
6 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.23%) PowerCLI
7 3 (1.68%) HP Fortify
7 3 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.68%) Puppet
7 3 (1.68%) RSA Archer
8 2 (1.12%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.12%) CSIRT
8 2 (1.12%) Grafana
8 2 (1.12%) Nagios
8 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.12%) SCOM
8 2 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 68 (37.99%) Microsoft
2 31 (17.32%) VMware
3 25 (13.97%) Citrix
4 15 (8.38%) Cisco
5 14 (7.82%) HP
6 11 (6.15%) Oracle
7 8 (4.47%) Apple
8 7 (3.91%) Dell
9 6 (3.35%) EMC
9 6 (3.35%) IBM
9 6 (3.35%) Qualys
10 5 (2.79%) Avaya
10 5 (2.79%) CyberArk
10 5 (2.79%) McAfee
10 5 (2.79%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.79%) Symantec
11 4 (2.23%) ArcSight
11 4 (2.23%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.23%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.23%) Splunk