Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 728 586 664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.43% 9.51% 10.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.80% 44.19% 48.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 452 505
City of London median daily rate £449 £414 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.46% -2.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £150 £153 £185
90th Percentile £614 £613 £583
Central London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 34
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.96 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.07% -16.01% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.10 £12.63 £11.63
90th Percentile £23.19 £79.38 £29.18
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.96 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.94% -10.75% +6.35%

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 1,433 1,326 1,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.54% 21.53% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,131 1,050 1,085
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £225 £277 £263
90th Percentile £650 £639 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 28 38
City of London median hourly rate £19.13 £16.96 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.78% -11.91% +7.06%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.68 £12.13
90th Percentile £23.93 £59.63 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -12.82% +9.15%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 - -
London Bridge -13 3 £475 +40.74%
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 269 (36.95%) Active Directory
2 223 (30.63%) Microsoft
3 216 (29.67%) Finance
4 202 (27.75%) Windows 10
5 197 (27.06%) Windows Server
6 150 (20.60%) Office 365
7 144 (19.78%) Windows 7
8 136 (18.68%) Linux
9 135 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
10 133 (18.27%) Citrix
11 127 (17.45%) VMware
12 119 (16.35%) PowerShell
13 108 (14.84%) SCCM
14 105 (14.42%) ITIL
14 105 (14.42%) Microsoft Office
15 100 (13.74%) Migration
16 91 (12.50%) DevOps
17 88 (12.09%) Banking
18 83 (11.40%) SQL
19 77 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
19 77 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
20 74 (10.16%) Unix
21 73 (10.03%) SQL Server
21 73 (10.03%) Firewall
22 72 (9.89%) C#
23 71 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
24 69 (9.48%) Cisco
25 68 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
26 67 (9.20%) .NET
27 66 (9.07%) Windows Server 2012

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 39 (5.36%) IIS
2 35 (4.81%) MS Exchange
3 24 (3.30%) Skype for Business
4 19 (2.61%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.37%) Apache
8 7 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.82%) Confluence
9 6 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.69%) nginx
11 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.55%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.41%) Moodle
12 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.27%) JBoss
13 2 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 105 (14.42%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.41%) InVision
6 3 (0.41%) UXPin
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Kondor
1 3 (0.41%) RMDS
2 2 (0.27%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
2 2 (0.27%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.27%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.14%) Eikon
3 1 (0.14%) Endur
3 1 (0.14%) OpenLink RightAngle
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 150 (20.60%) Office 365
2 135 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (3.16%) IaaS
6 21 (2.88%) PaaS
7 13 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.51%) G Suite
8 11 (1.51%) OneDrive
9 10 (1.37%) SaaS
10 5 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.69%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.55%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.41%) Route 53
13 2 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.03%) Firewall
2 57 (7.83%) DNS
3 46 (6.32%) DHCP
4 34 (4.67%) TCP/IP
4 34 (4.67%) WAN
5 32 (4.40%) VPN
6 30 (4.12%) LAN
6 30 (4.12%) SAN
7 29 (3.98%) Skype
8 22 (3.02%) Internet
9 15 (2.06%) Network Security
10 14 (1.92%) MPLS
11 12 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (1.65%) Wireless
12 11 (1.51%) VoIP
13 10 (1.37%) Telnet
13 10 (1.37%) Wireshark
14 9 (1.24%) Intranet
14 9 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (1.10%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.51%) Power BI
2 11 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.10%) Big Data
3 8 (1.10%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.82%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.69%) MySQL
6 5 (0.69%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.55%) GIS
7 4 (0.55%) OLTP
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 43 (5.91%) TeamCity
2 36 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 35 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (4.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 32 (4.40%) Jenkins
6 24 (3.30%) Visual Studio
7 20 (2.75%) JIRA
8 18 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (1.65%) MSI
10 6 (0.82%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.82%) NUnit
10 6 (0.82%) Selenium
10 6 (0.82%) Subversion
11 5 (0.69%) AdminStudio
11 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.69%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.55%) Fiddler
12 4 (0.55%) Maven
12 4 (0.55%) Moq
General
1 216 (29.67%) Finance
2 88 (12.09%) Banking
3 28 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 27 (3.71%) Front Office
5 22 (3.02%) Legal
6 21 (2.88%) Law
7 17 (2.34%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.92%) Retail
9 13 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.37%) Back Office
11 7 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.82%) Publishing
13 5 (0.69%) Advertising
14 4 (0.55%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.27%) Billing
15 2 (0.27%) French Language
15 2 (0.27%) German Language
15 2 (0.27%) International Banking
15 2 (0.27%) Marketing
16 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (15.25%) Analyst
2 76 (10.44%) Desktop Support
3 67 (9.20%) Developer
4 65 (8.93%) DevOps Engineer
5 61 (8.38%) Support Engineer
6 40 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (5.49%) Support Analyst
7 36 (4.95%) Desktop Engineer
7 36 (4.95%) Windows Engineer
8 35 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
9 33 (4.53%) Architect
10 28 (3.85%) C# Developer
11 27 (3.71%) Azure Engineer
11 27 (3.71%) Consultant
12 25 (3.43%) Azure DevOps
13 24 (3.30%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 23 (3.16%) Business Analyst
14 23 (3.16%) IT Support
15 22 (3.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 22 (3.02%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (9.20%) .NET
2 44 (6.04%) REST
3 36 (4.95%) Web Services
4 23 (3.16%) JSON
5 20 (2.75%) XML
6 17 (2.34%) ASP.NET
7 16 (2.20%) SOAP
8 15 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (2.06%) HTML
9 14 (1.92%) LDAP
9 14 (1.92%) Middleware
10 12 (1.65%) WCF
11 11 (1.51%) .NET Framework
11 11 (1.51%) React
11 11 (1.51%) SailPoint
12 10 (1.37%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (1.37%) CSS
13 9 (1.24%) Node.js
14 8 (1.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.08%) Data Centre
3 36 (4.95%) iPhone
4 35 (4.81%) Blackberry
5 28 (3.85%) iPad
6 27 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.06%) User Experience
8 14 (1.92%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.65%) Derivative
9 12 (1.65%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.51%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.37%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.37%) Fintech
11 10 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.37%) Smartphone
12 9 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.10%) PKI
14 6 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 202 (27.75%) Windows 10
2 197 (27.06%) Windows Server
3 144 (19.78%) Windows 7
4 136 (18.68%) Linux
5 77 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 74 (10.16%) Unix
7 66 (9.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (4.53%) Apple iOS
9 30 (4.12%) Android
10 26 (3.57%) Mac OS X
11 25 (3.43%) Windows 8
12 19 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (1.92%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.79%) Mac OS
14 13 (1.79%) Solaris
15 12 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.96%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.82%) CentOS
18 4 (0.55%) Debian
19 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (14.42%) ITIL
2 100 (13.74%) Migration
3 91 (12.50%) DevOps
4 68 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (7.01%) Project Management
9 38 (5.22%) Change Management
10 32 (4.40%) Service Management
11 29 (3.98%) PRINCE2
12 28 (3.85%) Asset Management
13 27 (3.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (3.30%) Information Security
15 23 (3.16%) Identity Access Management
15 23 (3.16%) Incident Management
16 22 (3.02%) Configuration Management
17 21 (2.88%) E-Commerce
17 21 (2.88%) ITSM
17 21 (2.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 119 (16.35%) PowerShell
2 83 (11.40%) SQL
3 72 (9.89%) C#
4 44 (6.04%) Python
5 42 (5.77%) Java
6 24 (3.30%) JavaScript
7 22 (3.02%) Perl
8 17 (2.34%) Bash Shell
8 17 (2.34%) VBScript
9 15 (2.06%) C++
10 12 (1.65%) C
10 12 (1.65%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.37%) BeanShell
11 10 (1.37%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.10%) PHP
13 7 (0.96%) VBA
14 5 (0.69%) Korn
14 5 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.69%) VB
14 5 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 36 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (3.16%) Degree
6 22 (3.02%) MCSE
7 15 (2.06%) CISSP
8 14 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.79%) CCNA
10 12 (1.65%) CCNP
11 8 (1.10%) CISM
11 8 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (1.10%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.82%) MCSA
13 6 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.69%) MCDST
14 5 (0.69%) PMP
15 4 (0.55%) CISA
15 4 (0.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.57%) SLA
2 10 (1.37%) PMO
3 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.82%) QA
4 5 (0.69%) GDPR
4 5 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.55%) GCP
6 2 (0.27%) COBIT
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.27%) MiFID
6 2 (0.27%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) SEPA
7 1 (0.14%) TARGET2
System Software
1 269 (36.95%) Active Directory
2 77 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (5.49%) XenApp
4 31 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 31 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (4.12%) Docker
6 28 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 28 (3.85%) vSphere
7 25 (3.43%) XenDesktop
8 22 (3.02%) Hyper-V
9 19 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (2.20%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.96%) vCloud
11 7 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.69%) XenServer
13 4 (0.55%) Firmware
13 4 (0.55%) KVM
13 4 (0.55%) NFS
13 4 (0.55%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 108 (14.84%) SCCM
2 34 (4.67%) Ansible
3 29 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (3.71%) Puppet
5 21 (2.88%) Terraform
6 18 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (1.92%) WSUS
8 13 (1.79%) SCOM
9 11 (1.51%) Kubernetes
10 10 (1.37%) Backup Exec
11 9 (1.24%) Salt
12 8 (1.10%) Kibana
13 7 (0.96%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.82%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.82%) vRealize
15 5 (0.69%) CASB
15 5 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (0.69%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 223 (30.63%) Microsoft
2 133 (18.27%) Citrix
3 127 (17.45%) VMware
4 69 (9.48%) Cisco
5 43 (5.91%) Apple
6 35 (4.81%) ServiceNow
7 31 (4.26%) Ivanti
7 31 (4.26%) Oracle
8 30 (4.12%) HP
9 21 (2.88%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.88%) Reuters
10 20 (2.75%) Bloomberg
11 17 (2.34%) Dell
11 17 (2.34%) EMC
11 17 (2.34%) Splunk
12 16 (2.20%) McAfee
13 15 (2.06%) NetApp
14 14 (1.92%) Adobe
14 14 (1.92%) CheckPoint
14 14 (1.92%) Sybase