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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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 37 15
Rank change year-on-year +15 -22 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 316 177 301
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.46% 6.30% 9.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.98% 49.72% 55.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 131 227
10th Percentile £150 £163 £131
25th Percentile £248 £313 £206
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £446 £400
Median % change year-on-year +0.90% +11.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £588 £528 £488
90th Percentile £663 £588 £565
Central London median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 12
10th Percentile - £13.68 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.88 £13.75 £13.63
Median hourly rate £20.75 £14.00 £16.48
Median % change year-on-year +48.21% -15.02% -21.55%
75th Percentile £38.75 £14.31 £18.90
90th Percentile £75.88 £14.50 £20.85
Central London median hourly rate £20.75 £14.00 £17.83
% change year-on-year +48.21% -21.46% -15.12%

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 545 356 546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.87% 12.66% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 270 417
10th Percentile £185 £213 £150
25th Percentile £353 £376 £288
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £489 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.42% +8.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £621 £593 £564
90th Percentile £700 £694 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £489 £450
% change year-on-year +2.35% +8.56% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 12
10th Percentile - £13.68 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.88 £13.75 £13.63
Median hourly rate £24.50 £14.00 £16.48
Median % change year-on-year +75.00% -15.02% -21.55%
75th Percentile £35.00 £14.31 £18.90
90th Percentile £73.00 £14.50 £20.85
Central London median hourly rate £24.75 £14.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +76.79% -25.13% -10.95%

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 20 May 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Moorgate - 1 £213 -
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 139 (43.99%) Microsoft
2 120 (37.97%) Active Directory
2 120 (37.97%) Microsoft 365
3 94 (29.75%) Finance
4 86 (27.22%) Azure
5 79 (25.00%) Linux
6 78 (24.68%) Social Skills
7 74 (23.42%) Windows 10
7 74 (23.42%) Windows Server
8 57 (18.04%) VMware
8 57 (18.04%) Microsoft Office
9 53 (16.77%) SQL
10 49 (15.51%) DevOps
11 48 (15.19%) Windows 7
12 47 (14.87%) SCCM
12 47 (14.87%) Migration
13 46 (14.56%) PowerShell
14 45 (14.24%) ITIL
15 44 (13.92%) Citrix
15 44 (13.92%) AWS
16 43 (13.61%) Banking
17 40 (12.66%) DNS
18 39 (12.34%) Python
19 38 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
20 37 (11.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 34 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (10.76%) SQL Server
22 32 (10.13%) Agile
23 30 (9.49%) Firewall
23 30 (9.49%) Financial Institution

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 20 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.38%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.16%) Confluence
4 5 (1.58%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.27%) Apache
5 4 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.27%) IIS
5 4 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.95%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.63%) CMS
8 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.32%) JBoss
8 1 (0.32%) nginx
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 57 (18.04%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.95%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 120 (37.97%) Microsoft 365
2 86 (27.22%) Azure
3 44 (13.92%) AWS
4 22 (6.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (5.06%) SaaS
6 11 (3.48%) Mimecast
6 11 (3.48%) PaaS
7 10 (3.16%) GitHub
7 10 (3.16%) IaaS
7 10 (3.16%) OneDrive
8 7 (2.22%) GCP
8 7 (2.22%) Nutanix
9 5 (1.58%) Azure Key Vault
9 5 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.58%) Google Workspace
10 4 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.27%) Google Data Studio
10 4 (1.27%) Slack
11 3 (0.95%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.95%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.66%) DNS
2 30 (9.49%) Firewall
3 21 (6.65%) DHCP
4 14 (4.43%) WAN
5 13 (4.11%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.80%) VPN
7 10 (3.16%) MPLS
7 10 (3.16%) Wireless
8 9 (2.85%) SD-WAN
8 9 (2.85%) VoIP
9 6 (1.90%) NAS
9 6 (1.90%) NetScaler
9 6 (1.90%) Network Security
9 6 (1.90%) SAN
10 5 (1.58%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.58%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.58%) LAN
10 5 (1.58%) SSH
11 3 (0.95%) IPv4
11 3 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.16%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.90%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.58%) Big Data
6 4 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.95%) MySQL
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.95%) Power BI
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.63%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.63%) DB2
8 2 (0.63%) HBase
8 2 (0.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 23 (7.28%) Git (software)
1 23 (7.28%) Jenkins
2 18 (5.70%) JIRA
3 11 (3.48%) TeamCity
4 10 (3.16%) GitLab
5 7 (2.22%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.27%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.27%) InstallShield
6 4 (1.27%) JUnit
6 4 (1.27%) Maven
6 4 (1.27%) Subversion
7 3 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.63%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.63%) MSI
8 2 (0.63%) Selenium
8 2 (0.63%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.32%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.32%) TestNG
9 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 94 (29.75%) Finance
2 78 (24.68%) Social Skills
3 43 (13.61%) Banking
4 30 (9.49%) Financial Institution
5 24 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (6.65%) Front Office
7 19 (6.01%) Legal
8 17 (5.38%) French Language
9 12 (3.80%) Back Office
9 12 (3.80%) Investment Banking
10 10 (3.16%) Influencing Skills
11 9 (2.85%) Law
12 8 (2.53%) Presentation Skills
13 7 (2.22%) Retail
14 6 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (1.58%) Telecoms
16 4 (1.27%) Public Sector
17 3 (0.95%) Advertising
17 3 (0.95%) Organisational Skills
18 2 (0.63%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (19.94%) Support Engineer
2 48 (15.19%) Analyst
3 37 (11.71%) IT Support
4 33 (10.44%) Desktop Support
5 32 (10.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 29 (9.18%) IT Engineer
7 28 (8.86%) IT Support Engineer
8 27 (8.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 27 (8.54%) Developer
8 27 (8.54%) Support Analyst
9 25 (7.91%) Architect
9 25 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.75%) Infrastructure Architect
11 14 (4.43%) Applications Support
11 14 (4.43%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
13 12 (3.80%) Applications Support Analyst
13 12 (3.80%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
14 11 (3.48%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.33%) .NET
2 10 (3.16%) LDAP
3 9 (2.85%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.22%) Kafka
4 7 (2.22%) REST
4 7 (2.22%) XML
5 6 (1.90%) JSON
5 6 (1.90%) WPF
6 5 (1.58%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.58%) HTML
6 5 (1.58%) Node.js
6 5 (1.58%) SAML
7 4 (1.27%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.27%) OAuth
7 4 (1.27%) Spring
8 3 (0.95%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.95%) HTML5
8 3 (0.95%) OAuth2
8 3 (0.95%) Web Services
8 3 (0.95%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.01%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.06%) Blackberry
3 14 (4.43%) Hedge funds
4 12 (3.80%) Replication
5 11 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.53%) BYOD
6 8 (2.53%) CMDB
6 8 (2.53%) Derivative
6 8 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.53%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.22%) iPhone
8 6 (1.90%) Clustering
8 6 (1.90%) iPad
9 5 (1.58%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.58%) PKI
10 4 (1.27%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.95%) Legacy Systems
11 3 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (25.00%) Linux
2 74 (23.42%) Windows 10
2 74 (23.42%) Windows Server
3 48 (15.19%) Windows 7
4 23 (7.28%) Android
5 22 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (6.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (6.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 18 (5.70%) Mac OS
8 17 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (4.75%) Unix
10 14 (4.43%) Apple iOS
11 13 (4.11%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (2.53%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.90%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.58%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.58%) VMS
15 4 (1.27%) CentOS
15 4 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (15.51%) DevOps
2 47 (14.87%) Migration
3 45 (14.24%) ITIL
4 38 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (11.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 32 (10.13%) Agile
7 29 (9.18%) Time Management
8 26 (8.23%) Incident Management
8 26 (8.23%) Service Delivery
9 24 (7.59%) CI/CD
10 23 (7.28%) Patch Management
11 22 (6.96%) Infrastructure as Code
12 19 (6.01%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (5.38%) Project Delivery
14 16 (5.06%) Asset Management
15 14 (4.43%) Data Protection
15 14 (4.43%) High Availability
16 13 (4.11%) Application Packaging
16 13 (4.11%) Configuration Management
16 13 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 53 (16.77%) SQL
2 46 (14.56%) PowerShell
3 39 (12.34%) Python
4 16 (5.06%) C#
5 14 (4.43%) Bash
6 11 (3.48%) Java
7 8 (2.53%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.53%) VBScript
8 7 (2.22%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.22%) VBA
9 6 (1.90%) C
9 6 (1.90%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.90%) VB
10 5 (1.58%) C++
10 5 (1.58%) Groovy
10 5 (1.58%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.95%) Perl
11 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.63%) Go
12 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (4.75%) Degree
2 14 (4.43%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.53%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (1.90%) MCTS
7 5 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.27%) CCNA
8 4 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.27%) CISSP
8 4 (1.27%) PMP
9 3 (0.95%) MCSE
10 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.63%) MCITP
10 2 (0.63%) OSCP
11 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.32%) GPEN
11 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.32%) OSCE
11 1 (0.32%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.75%) SLA
2 14 (4.43%) GDPR
3 7 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (1.27%) ISO 22301
5 3 (0.95%) QA
6 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.32%) COBIT
7 1 (0.32%) COSO
7 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.32%) NIST
7 1 (0.32%) SOC 2
System Software
1 120 (37.97%) Active Directory
2 34 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.43%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (4.43%) vSphere
4 11 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (3.16%) Docker
6 9 (2.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (2.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (2.22%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.22%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.90%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.90%) XenApp
9 2 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.63%) NFS
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.63%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.32%) Firmware
10 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 47 (14.87%) SCCM
2 28 (8.86%) Ansible
3 26 (8.23%) Terraform
4 21 (6.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (3.80%) Kubernetes
6 10 (3.16%) Jamf Pro
6 10 (3.16%) vCenter Server
7 8 (2.53%) Puppet
7 8 (2.53%) SCOM
8 7 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (1.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 6 (1.90%) Packer
10 5 (1.58%) Control-M
11 4 (1.27%) Consul
11 4 (1.27%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.27%) vRealize
12 3 (0.95%) Netcool
12 3 (0.95%) QRadar
Vendors
1 139 (43.99%) Microsoft
2 57 (18.04%) VMware
3 44 (13.92%) Citrix
4 25 (7.91%) Apple
5 22 (6.96%) Cisco
5 22 (6.96%) Oracle
6 18 (5.70%) ServiceNow
7 17 (5.38%) IBM
8 14 (4.43%) Red Hat
9 13 (4.11%) Veeam
10 12 (3.80%) Okta
11 11 (3.48%) Google
12 10 (3.16%) Bloomberg
12 10 (3.16%) Splunk
13 8 (2.53%) HP
14 6 (1.90%) Adobe
14 6 (1.90%) BMC
14 6 (1.90%) CyberArk
14 6 (1.90%) Ivanti
15 5 (1.58%) Palo Alto