Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 508 745 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.18% 11.02% 9.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.07% 55.64% 49.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 556 500
City of London median daily rate £375 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -8.24% +3.03%
10th Percentile £130 £133 £160
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
Central London median daily rate £365 £400 £415
% change year-on-year -8.75% -3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 49 50
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +24.67% -26.38%
10th Percentile £12.31 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £23.95
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +20.65% -17.77%

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 860 1,339 1,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.23% 19.80% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 1,009 1,113
City of London median daily rate £450 £475 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -3.06% +8.89%
10th Percentile £150 £145 £254
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £436 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -8.16% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 51
City of London median hourly rate £16.95 £18.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.36% +24.67% -31.03%
10th Percentile £12.41 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.30 £25.50 £25.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +20.65% -17.77%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor 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 21 January 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 +4 20 £450 +12.50%
London Bridge +14 3 £275 -52.17%
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 216 (42.52%) Active Directory
2 213 (41.93%) Microsoft
3 206 (40.55%) Windows 10
4 179 (35.24%) Office 365
5 159 (31.30%) Finance
6 120 (23.62%) Windows Server
7 110 (21.65%) Windows 7
8 98 (19.29%) Azure
9 97 (19.09%) SCCM
10 87 (17.13%) VMware
11 82 (16.14%) PowerShell
12 81 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
13 75 (14.76%) Linux
14 70 (13.78%) Migration
15 67 (13.19%) ITIL
15 67 (13.19%) Citrix
16 61 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
17 57 (11.22%) SQL
18 50 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
19 47 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
19 47 (9.25%) DNS
19 47 (9.25%) Banking
20 45 (8.86%) SQL Server
21 44 (8.66%) SharePoint
22 43 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 41 (8.07%) Windows Server 2012
24 39 (7.68%) DevOps
25 37 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
26 35 (6.89%) Cisco
27 34 (6.69%) Python

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 44 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 31 (6.10%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.95%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.56%) IIS
5 9 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.38%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.79%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.59%) Confluence
9 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.39%) Apache
10 2 (0.39%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.20%) CMS
11 1 (0.20%) JBoss
11 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.20%) SAS
11 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 81 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.20%) Houdini
5 1 (0.20%) Maya
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.39%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 179 (35.24%) Office 365
2 98 (19.29%) Azure
3 28 (5.51%) AWS
4 20 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (3.74%) PaaS
6 18 (3.54%) IaaS
7 16 (3.15%) GCP
8 14 (2.76%) SaaS
9 13 (2.56%) OneDrive
10 7 (1.38%) Tricentis Tosca
11 6 (1.18%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.98%) Azure Stack
12 5 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.98%) G Suite
12 5 (0.98%) Google Compute Engine
12 5 (0.98%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.79%) GitHub
13 4 (0.79%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.25%) DNS
2 33 (6.50%) DHCP
3 32 (6.30%) Firewall
4 29 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 26 (5.12%) LAN
6 21 (4.13%) WAN
7 20 (3.94%) VPN
8 19 (3.74%) SAN
9 18 (3.54%) Skype
10 17 (3.35%) Internet
11 14 (2.76%) VoIP
12 12 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (2.17%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (1.77%) NAS
15 9 (1.77%) Wireless
16 8 (1.57%) VLAN
17 7 (1.38%) Network Security
18 6 (1.18%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.57%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.38%) BigQuery
4 5 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (0.98%) MySQL
4 5 (0.98%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.79%) Power BI
5 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.59%) Big Data
6 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.56%) TeamCity
3 11 (2.17%) JIRA
4 10 (1.97%) Selenium
5 9 (1.77%) MSI
6 7 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.18%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.98%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.79%) Hudson
9 4 (0.79%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.59%) Maven
10 3 (0.59%) NUnit
10 3 (0.59%) Subversion
11 2 (0.39%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.39%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.20%) NSubstitute
General
1 159 (31.30%) Finance
2 47 (9.25%) Banking
3 24 (4.72%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.15%) Law
4 16 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.56%) Front Office
6 10 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.77%) Marketing
8 8 (1.57%) Electronics
8 8 (1.57%) Retail
9 7 (1.38%) Legal
10 5 (0.98%) Back Office
11 4 (0.79%) International Banking
12 3 (0.59%) Publishing
13 2 (0.39%) Advertising
14 1 (0.20%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.20%) Billing
14 1 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 78 (15.35%) Support Engineer
2 67 (13.19%) Desktop Support
3 66 (12.99%) Analyst
4 58 (11.42%) Desktop Engineer
5 48 (9.45%) Windows Engineer
6 37 (7.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 34 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 31 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (6.10%) Developer
9 30 (5.91%) Support Analyst
10 29 (5.71%) IT Support
11 28 (5.51%) Architect
12 21 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
13 20 (3.94%) Azure Engineer
14 19 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support
15 18 (3.54%) IT Engineer
16 17 (3.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 17 (3.35%) Service Analyst
17 15 (2.95%) Active Directory Engineer
18 14 (2.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.10%) .NET
2 12 (2.36%) HTML
3 10 (1.97%) AngularJS
4 9 (1.77%) .NET Framework
5 8 (1.57%) CSS
5 8 (1.57%) Web Services
6 7 (1.38%) SOAP
7 6 (1.18%) REST
8 5 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (0.98%) WCF
8 5 (0.98%) XML
8 5 (0.98%) YAML
9 4 (0.79%) Ajax
9 4 (0.79%) jQuery
9 4 (0.79%) React
9 4 (0.79%) Spring
9 4 (0.79%) WinForms
9 4 (0.79%) WPF
9 4 (0.79%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.59%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.53%) Blackberry
1 23 (4.53%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (2.56%) iPhone
6 10 (1.97%) PKI
6 10 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.77%) iPad
8 8 (1.57%) User Experience
9 6 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.98%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.98%) Derivative
10 5 (0.98%) Handset
10 5 (0.98%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (0.98%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (0.98%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.79%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 206 (40.55%) Windows 10
2 120 (23.62%) Windows Server
3 110 (21.65%) Windows 7
4 75 (14.76%) Linux
5 47 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (8.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (5.71%) Unix
8 28 (5.51%) Android
9 22 (4.33%) Apple iOS
10 20 (3.94%) Mac OS
10 20 (3.94%) Mac OS X
11 19 (3.74%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.79%) CentOS
13 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.79%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.39%) Debian
15 2 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (13.78%) Migration
2 67 (13.19%) ITIL
3 61 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 39 (7.68%) DevOps
6 37 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (5.31%) ITSM
8 22 (4.33%) Break/Fix
9 20 (3.94%) Time Management
10 19 (3.74%) Asset Management
11 18 (3.54%) Application Packaging
11 18 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (3.35%) Change Management
12 17 (3.35%) Project Management
12 17 (3.35%) Service Delivery
13 16 (3.15%) Information Security
14 14 (2.76%) Analytics
14 14 (2.76%) Mobile Device Management
14 14 (2.76%) Service Management
15 13 (2.56%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 82 (16.14%) PowerShell
2 57 (11.22%) SQL
3 34 (6.69%) Python
4 27 (5.31%) C#
5 26 (5.12%) Java
6 13 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 13 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.57%) VB
7 8 (1.57%) VBA
7 8 (1.57%) VBScript
8 7 (1.38%) C++
8 7 (1.38%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.18%) C
10 5 (0.98%) Ruby
11 4 (0.79%) F#
11 4 (0.79%) Go
11 4 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.79%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.39%) Perl
12 2 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (5.71%) Degree
2 28 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (5.31%) Security Cleared
4 22 (4.33%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.74%) MCSE
6 13 (2.56%) MCSA
7 6 (1.18%) CCNA
7 6 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.18%) MCP
7 6 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (0.98%) A+ Certification
8 5 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.59%) CCA
10 3 (0.59%) CISSP
10 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.35%) SLA
2 9 (1.77%) QA
3 3 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) GDPR
4 2 (0.39%) NIST
4 2 (0.39%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) DICOM
5 1 (0.20%) HL7
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 216 (42.52%) Active Directory
2 50 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (5.31%) XenApp
4 22 (4.33%) XenDesktop
5 20 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.15%) Hyper-V
7 15 (2.95%) vSphere
8 12 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.98%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.98%) Xen
11 4 (0.79%) Docker
11 4 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.59%) Firmware
12 3 (0.59%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.39%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.39%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 97 (19.09%) SCCM
2 22 (4.33%) Ansible
3 19 (3.74%) Terraform
4 18 (3.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (3.15%) Kubernetes
6 12 (2.36%) SCOM
7 10 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (1.77%) Puppet
9 8 (1.57%) Jamf Pro
9 8 (1.57%) XenMobile
10 7 (1.38%) Backup Exec
10 7 (1.38%) WSUS
11 5 (0.98%) Perfmon
11 5 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.79%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.59%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.59%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 213 (41.93%) Microsoft
2 87 (17.13%) VMware
3 67 (13.19%) Citrix
4 35 (6.89%) Cisco
5 31 (6.10%) Ivanti
6 27 (5.31%) Google
7 26 (5.12%) Apple
8 22 (4.33%) HP
9 20 (3.94%) Adobe
10 19 (3.74%) Oracle
11 16 (3.15%) Bloomberg
12 14 (2.76%) Symantec
13 11 (2.17%) Dell
13 11 (2.17%) Polycom
14 10 (1.97%) McAfee
14 10 (1.97%) ServiceNow
15 9 (1.77%) Reuters
15 9 (1.77%) SAP
16 7 (1.38%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.38%) Splunk