Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 12 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 759 712 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.45% 10.18% 10.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.29% 49.86% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 525 480
City of London median daily rate £406 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £143 £152 £163
90th Percentile £588 £625 £607
Central London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 51 21
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -12.82%
10th Percentile £16.81 £11.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £33.60 £22.63 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year +7.89% -0.65% -1.92%

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 1,302 1,428 1,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.65% 20.41% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1,135 1,073
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +4.97%
10th Percentile £156 £250 £288
90th Percentile £650 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 54 23
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -11.60% +5.78%
10th Percentile £16.85 £11.25 £12.90
90th Percentile £34.13 £24.63 £29.20
Central London median hourly rate £20.75 £19.63 £21.16
% change year-on-year +5.73% -7.23% +5.78%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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
London Bridge -23 20 £575 +24.32%
Moorgate -11 9 £400 -
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 356 (46.90%) Active Directory
2 317 (41.77%) Microsoft
3 282 (37.15%) Finance
4 265 (34.91%) Windows 10
5 219 (28.85%) Office 365
6 200 (26.35%) Windows Server
7 180 (23.72%) SCCM
8 167 (22.00%) Windows 7
9 165 (21.74%) Migration
10 159 (20.95%) PowerShell
11 156 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
12 153 (20.16%) VMware
13 149 (19.63%) Microsoft Office
14 136 (17.92%) Linux
15 132 (17.39%) ITIL
16 127 (16.73%) Citrix
17 109 (14.36%) DNS
18 100 (13.18%) SQL
19 91 (11.99%) MS Exchange
20 90 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 85 (11.20%) SQL Server
22 84 (11.07%) Banking
23 78 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
24 70 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
25 68 (8.96%) Cisco
26 66 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
26 66 (8.70%) DevOps
27 65 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
28 64 (8.43%) DHCP
28 64 (8.43%) SharePoint

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 91 (11.99%) MS Exchange
2 64 (8.43%) SharePoint
3 49 (6.46%) Skype for Business
4 34 (4.48%) IIS
5 26 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (2.64%) Confluence
8 10 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.19%) JBoss
10 6 (0.79%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.66%) Apache
11 5 (0.66%) SAS
12 4 (0.53%) CMS
12 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.40%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.26%) Mule
14 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 149 (19.63%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) HipChat
7 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.53%) Carpe Diem
2 4 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.40%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.26%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.26%) RMDS
5 1 (0.13%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.13%) assyst
5 1 (0.13%) BPCS
5 1 (0.13%) HFM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 219 (28.85%) Office 365
2 156 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (3.95%) IaaS
5 22 (2.90%) PaaS
6 21 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (2.24%) SaaS
8 13 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.45%) OneDrive
10 8 (1.05%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.79%) Datadog
13 5 (0.66%) Serverless
14 4 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.53%) G Suite
14 4 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.53%) Slack
15 3 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 109 (14.36%) DNS
2 64 (8.43%) DHCP
3 55 (7.25%) Firewall
4 54 (7.11%) LAN
5 52 (6.85%) TCP/IP
6 48 (6.32%) Skype
7 46 (6.06%) WAN
8 37 (4.87%) Internet
9 34 (4.48%) SAN
10 28 (3.69%) VPN
11 25 (3.29%) Wireless
12 17 (2.24%) VoIP
13 13 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (1.58%) IP Telephony
15 9 (1.19%) MPLS
15 9 (1.19%) SSL
16 8 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
17 7 (0.92%) Network Security
17 7 (0.92%) SMTP
17 7 (0.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.29%) Relational Database
3 22 (2.90%) MySQL
4 16 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.71%) Big Data
6 12 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.45%) Power BI
7 11 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.66%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (3.69%) JIRA
2 23 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 20 (2.64%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.64%) MSI
4 19 (2.50%) TeamCity
5 17 (2.24%) Subversion
6 15 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.32%) FishEye
8 10 (1.32%) Maven
9 9 (1.19%) Hudson
9 9 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.92%) JUnit
11 6 (0.79%) jMock
11 6 (0.79%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.79%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.53%) Ant
13 3 (0.40%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.40%) WiX
General
1 282 (37.15%) Finance
2 84 (11.07%) Banking
3 34 (4.48%) Legal
4 27 (3.56%) Law
5 25 (3.29%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.98%) Front Office
8 6 (0.79%) Back Office
8 6 (0.79%) Retail
9 5 (0.66%) Billing
9 5 (0.66%) Publishing
9 5 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.40%) Advertising
10 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.40%) Marketing
11 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (18.05%) Analyst
2 78 (10.28%) Desktop Support
3 71 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 71 (9.35%) Support Engineer
3 71 (9.35%) Windows Engineer
4 65 (8.56%) Support Analyst
5 60 (7.91%) Desktop Engineer
6 57 (7.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 44 (5.80%) Azure Engineer
7 44 (5.80%) Service Analyst
8 43 (5.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 42 (5.53%) Developer
9 42 (5.53%) DevOps Engineer
10 39 (5.14%) Service Desk Analyst
11 38 (5.01%) IT Support
12 35 (4.61%) Architect
13 29 (3.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 26 (3.43%) IT Analyst
14 26 (3.43%) Project Manager
15 25 (3.29%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.35%) .NET
2 21 (2.77%) Web Services
3 19 (2.50%) REST
4 18 (2.37%) HTML
5 15 (1.98%) Node.js
6 14 (1.84%) WCF
6 14 (1.84%) X-Windows
7 13 (1.71%) .NET Framework
7 13 (1.71%) XML
8 11 (1.45%) CSS
9 10 (1.32%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.32%) Middleware
9 10 (1.32%) Spring
10 9 (1.19%) Ajax
10 9 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (1.19%) HTML5
11 8 (1.05%) jQuery
11 8 (1.05%) Software Packaging
12 7 (0.92%) Entity Framework
12 7 (0.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 26 (3.43%) iPhone
3 26 (3.43%) Video Conferencing
4 25 (3.29%) Blackberry
5 24 (3.16%) User Experience
6 21 (2.77%) iPad
7 19 (2.50%) Clustering
8 17 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (2.11%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.58%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.58%) Smartphone
11 11 (1.45%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.45%) Fintech
11 11 (1.45%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.45%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.32%) Tandem
13 9 (1.19%) Reinsurance
13 9 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 265 (34.91%) Windows 10
2 200 (26.35%) Windows Server
3 167 (22.00%) Windows 7
4 136 (17.92%) Linux
5 66 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (7.25%) Unix
8 29 (3.82%) Windows 8
9 26 (3.43%) Android
9 26 (3.43%) Apple iOS
10 24 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (2.24%) Mac OS
12 14 (1.84%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.79%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.79%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.53%) CentOS
15 4 (0.53%) Solaris
15 4 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (21.74%) Migration
2 132 (17.39%) ITIL
3 90 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 70 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (8.70%) DevOps
6 46 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (5.80%) Change Management
8 36 (4.74%) Information Security
8 36 (4.74%) Service Management
9 32 (4.22%) Project Management
10 30 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
11 29 (3.82%) Application Packaging
12 28 (3.69%) Configuration Management
12 28 (3.69%) Task Automation
13 26 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (3.43%) ITSM
14 23 (3.03%) Asset Management
14 23 (3.03%) Service Delivery
15 22 (2.90%) ITIL V3
16 21 (2.77%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (20.95%) PowerShell
2 100 (13.18%) SQL
3 44 (5.80%) Python
4 42 (5.53%) C#
5 41 (5.40%) Java
6 28 (3.69%) JavaScript
7 21 (2.77%) Bash Shell
8 20 (2.64%) Shell Script
9 19 (2.50%) Perl
10 15 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.84%) PHP
11 14 (1.84%) VBA
12 11 (1.45%) VB
13 10 (1.32%) C++
14 8 (1.05%) Ruby
14 8 (1.05%) VBScript
15 5 (0.66%) Scala
16 4 (0.53%) Groovy
17 3 (0.40%) R
17 3 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (3.56%) Degree
3 20 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (1.58%) MCP
7 11 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.45%) MCSE
8 7 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (0.92%) MCSA
9 6 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.79%) PMP
10 5 (0.66%) ACTC
10 5 (0.66%) CCNA
10 5 (0.66%) MCTS
10 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.53%) ACSP
11 4 (0.53%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 4 (0.53%) MCITP
11 4 (0.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.84%) SLA
2 8 (1.05%) QA
3 6 (0.79%) PMO
4 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.26%) GDPR
6 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.13%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 356 (46.90%) Active Directory
2 78 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.01%) XenApp
3 38 (5.01%) XenDesktop
4 30 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 29 (3.82%) Docker
6 27 (3.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (1.98%) vSphere
10 8 (1.05%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.53%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.53%) XenServer
13 3 (0.40%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 180 (23.72%) SCCM
2 35 (4.61%) Terraform
3 28 (3.69%) Ansible
4 19 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.71%) Puppet
6 12 (1.58%) Kubernetes
6 12 (1.58%) SCOM
7 11 (1.45%) Backup Exec
7 11 (1.45%) vCenter Server
8 10 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.19%) AirWatch
10 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (0.79%) Jamf Pro
11 6 (0.79%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.79%) WSUS
12 5 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.66%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 317 (41.77%) Microsoft
2 153 (20.16%) VMware
3 127 (16.73%) Citrix
4 68 (8.96%) Cisco
5 34 (4.48%) HP
6 31 (4.08%) Apple
7 28 (3.69%) Ivanti
7 28 (3.69%) Splunk
8 26 (3.43%) Symantec
9 25 (3.29%) Dell
10 20 (2.64%) iManage
10 20 (2.64%) Oracle
11 18 (2.37%) Bloomberg
12 14 (1.84%) Reuters
13 12 (1.58%) EMC
13 12 (1.58%) Google
13 12 (1.58%) NetApp
13 12 (1.58%) Sybase
13 12 (1.58%) Veritas
13 12 (1.58%) Wyse