Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 666 789 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.25% 11.24% 9.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.16% 54.08% 47.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 585 498
City of London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £143 £133 £159
90th Percentile £591 £588 £606
Central London median daily rate £405 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +1.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 74 46
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £16.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.63% -12.69%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.95 £25.17 £24.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.61% +10.00% -

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 1,107 1,459 1,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.70% 20.78% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 1,115 1,119
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £165 £156 £218
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 74 47
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +10.55% -10.97%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.33 £24.21 £26.45
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.95% +10.00% -2.86%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 +7 21 £450 +38.46%
London Bridge -2 9 £525 -4.55%
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 314 (47.15%) Microsoft
2 278 (41.74%) Active Directory
3 272 (40.84%) Windows 10
4 242 (36.34%) Finance
5 205 (30.78%) Office 365
6 164 (24.62%) Windows Server
7 138 (20.72%) SCCM
8 131 (19.67%) Windows 7
9 121 (18.17%) Azure
10 117 (17.57%) PowerShell
11 112 (16.82%) Microsoft Office
12 103 (15.47%) VMware
13 101 (15.17%) Citrix
14 99 (14.86%) Migration
15 98 (14.71%) Linux
16 97 (14.56%) ITIL
17 79 (11.86%) Banking
18 70 (10.51%) SQL Server
19 69 (10.36%) SQL
20 67 (10.06%) MS Exchange
21 64 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
22 63 (9.46%) DNS
23 58 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
24 57 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 56 (8.41%) Firewall
26 52 (7.81%) SharePoint
27 51 (7.66%) Cisco
28 50 (7.51%) Degree
28 50 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
28 50 (7.51%) XenApp

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 67 (10.06%) MS Exchange
2 52 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 27 (4.05%) IIS
4 26 (3.90%) Skype for Business
5 14 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.50%) Confluence
7 9 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.05%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.75%) Apache
10 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.60%) JBoss
12 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.45%) Appian
12 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 112 (16.82%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.15%) Houdini
5 1 (0.15%) Maya
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.35%) Elite 3E
3 7 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) Global One
6 1 (0.15%) Magento
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 205 (30.78%) Office 365
2 121 (18.17%) Azure
3 39 (5.86%) AWS
4 25 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (2.70%) IaaS
6 15 (2.25%) GCP
6 15 (2.25%) SaaS
7 14 (2.10%) PaaS
8 10 (1.50%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (1.05%) Tricentis Tosca
10 6 (0.90%) G Suite
10 6 (0.90%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.90%) Power Platform
11 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
11 5 (0.75%) Serverless
11 5 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.60%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.46%) DNS
2 56 (8.41%) Firewall
3 40 (6.01%) DHCP
4 39 (5.86%) TCP/IP
5 31 (4.65%) Skype
6 27 (4.05%) VPN
6 27 (4.05%) WAN
7 26 (3.90%) LAN
7 26 (3.90%) SAN
8 22 (3.30%) Internet
9 20 (3.00%) Wireless
10 17 (2.55%) VoIP
10 17 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (1.80%) IP Telephony
12 12 (1.80%) Network Security
12 12 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (1.80%) VLAN
13 10 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.20%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.10%) MySQL
3 10 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.05%) BigQuery
6 7 (1.05%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.90%) Power BI
8 5 (0.75%) Big Data
8 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.60%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 23 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.00%) Visual Studio
3 17 (2.55%) JIRA
4 12 (1.80%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.65%) MSI
6 10 (1.50%) Selenium
7 9 (1.35%) Git (software)
8 8 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.90%) Hudson
9 6 (0.90%) Maven
9 6 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.75%) WinDbg
11 4 (0.60%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.45%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.45%) Subversion
13 2 (0.30%) Burp Suite
13 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 242 (36.34%) Finance
2 79 (11.86%) Banking
3 43 (6.46%) Public Sector
4 23 (3.45%) Law
4 23 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.85%) Electronics
5 19 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 18 (2.70%) Marketing
7 17 (2.55%) Legal
8 15 (2.25%) Financial Institution
8 15 (2.25%) Front Office
9 14 (2.10%) German Language
10 13 (1.95%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.95%) Retail
10 13 (1.95%) Russian Language
11 8 (1.20%) Publishing
12 5 (0.75%) Advertising
13 3 (0.45%) Back Office
14 1 (0.15%) Billing
14 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (14.26%) Support Engineer
2 85 (12.76%) Analyst
3 70 (10.51%) Windows Engineer
4 66 (9.91%) Desktop Support
5 65 (9.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 46 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 42 (6.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 41 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 38 (5.71%) IT Support
10 36 (5.41%) Architect
10 36 (5.41%) Support Analyst
11 34 (5.11%) Developer
12 27 (4.05%) Administrator
13 26 (3.90%) IT Engineer
14 25 (3.75%) Consultant
15 24 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
17 21 (3.15%) SCCM Engineer
17 21 (3.15%) Service Analyst
18 20 (3.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.41%) .NET
2 23 (3.45%) HTML
3 20 (3.00%) Web Services
4 17 (2.55%) .NET Framework
5 14 (2.10%) XML
6 12 (1.80%) Node.js
7 10 (1.50%) CSS
7 10 (1.50%) WCF
8 8 (1.20%) AngularJS
8 8 (1.20%) Spring
9 7 (1.05%) jQuery
9 7 (1.05%) XSLT
10 6 (0.90%) React
11 5 (0.75%) HTML5
11 5 (0.75%) JSON
11 5 (0.75%) Middleware
11 5 (0.75%) RESTful
12 4 (0.60%) COM
12 4 (0.60%) SAML
12 4 (0.60%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.80%) Management Information System
2 31 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.15%) Blackberry
4 18 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.65%) iPhone
7 10 (1.50%) User Experience
8 9 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.35%) PKI
9 8 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.05%) iPad
10 7 (1.05%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.05%) Social Media
11 6 (0.90%) Clustering
11 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.75%) Derivative
13 4 (0.60%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 272 (40.84%) Windows 10
2 164 (24.62%) Windows Server
3 131 (19.67%) Windows 7
4 98 (14.71%) Linux
5 50 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (7.21%) Unix
7 47 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (4.80%) Android
9 27 (4.05%) Apple iOS
9 27 (4.05%) Mac OS
10 26 (3.90%) Windows 8
11 25 (3.75%) Mac OS X
12 13 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.65%) Ubuntu
14 10 (1.50%) Debian
15 6 (0.90%) openSUSE
16 5 (0.75%) CentOS
16 5 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.60%) VMS
18 3 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (14.86%) Migration
2 97 (14.56%) ITIL
3 64 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 46 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (6.61%) DevOps
7 33 (4.95%) Mobile Device Management
8 31 (4.65%) Change Management
9 29 (4.35%) Information Security
9 29 (4.35%) ITSM
10 28 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
11 25 (3.75%) Application Packaging
12 22 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (3.30%) Project Management
12 22 (3.30%) Service Delivery
13 21 (3.15%) Decision-Making
13 21 (3.15%) Incident Management
13 21 (3.15%) Time Management
14 20 (3.00%) Break/Fix
14 20 (3.00%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 117 (17.57%) PowerShell
2 69 (10.36%) SQL
3 43 (6.46%) Python
4 39 (5.86%) Java
5 36 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 31 (4.65%) C#
7 14 (2.10%) Bash Shell
7 14 (2.10%) Perl
8 13 (1.95%) Ruby
9 11 (1.65%) C++
9 11 (1.65%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.50%) VBA
10 10 (1.50%) VBScript
11 9 (1.35%) C
11 9 (1.35%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.20%) VB
13 7 (1.05%) Groovy
13 7 (1.05%) Scala
14 5 (0.75%) AWK
14 5 (0.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 50 (7.51%) Degree
2 40 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 35 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (5.11%) SC Cleared
5 25 (3.75%) MCSE
6 13 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.95%) MCSA
7 10 (1.50%) MCP
8 9 (1.35%) HND
9 7 (1.05%) CISSP
10 6 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.75%) CCNA
11 5 (0.75%) CCNP
12 4 (0.60%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.60%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.45%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (0.45%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.30%) SLA
2 8 (1.20%) QA
3 6 (0.90%) COBIT
3 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.90%) NIST
4 4 (0.60%) GDPR
5 3 (0.45%) MiFID
6 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.30%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.15%) DICOM
7 1 (0.15%) HL7
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 278 (41.74%) Active Directory
2 58 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (7.51%) XenApp
4 45 (6.76%) XenDesktop
5 21 (3.15%) Hyper-V
5 21 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (3.15%) vSphere
6 15 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (1.20%) Docker
10 7 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.75%) Xen
12 4 (0.60%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.60%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.60%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.45%) Firmware
14 2 (0.30%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 138 (20.72%) SCCM
2 33 (4.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (3.90%) Ansible
4 23 (3.45%) Terraform
5 17 (2.55%) Kubernetes
6 16 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (1.95%) Puppet
8 11 (1.65%) AirWatch
9 10 (1.50%) Jamf Pro
9 10 (1.50%) SCOM
10 8 (1.20%) Perfmon
11 7 (1.05%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.05%) Nessus
12 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.90%) WSUS
12 6 (0.90%) XenMobile
13 5 (0.75%) HP Fortify
13 5 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 314 (47.15%) Microsoft
2 103 (15.47%) VMware
3 101 (15.17%) Citrix
4 51 (7.66%) Cisco
5 31 (4.65%) Oracle
6 28 (4.20%) Apple
6 28 (4.20%) Google
7 27 (4.05%) Adobe
7 27 (4.05%) Ivanti
8 25 (3.75%) HP
9 19 (2.85%) SAP
10 16 (2.40%) Bloomberg
11 15 (2.25%) iManage
11 15 (2.25%) Symantec
12 13 (1.95%) Dell
13 12 (1.80%) Meraki
13 12 (1.80%) Reuters
13 12 (1.80%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.65%) Palo Alto
14 11 (1.65%) Red Hat