Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 14 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 738 615 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.52% 9.30% 9.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.57% 44.31% 42.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 465 479
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £133 £150 £176
90th Percentile £606 £625 £575
Central London median daily rate £415 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +3.75% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 37 29
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +1.60%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.60 £30.60 £22.78
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.80 £17.25
% change year-on-year +5.06% +3.19% -4.17%

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 1,431 1,388 1,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.40% 21.00% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,093 1,069 1,172
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £198 £211 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 39 33
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +1.60%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.20 £30.30 £23.23
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
London Bridge -10 17 £525 +78.72%
Moorgate - 7 £275 -
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 282 (38.21%) Active Directory
2 234 (31.71%) Finance
3 230 (31.17%) Microsoft
4 220 (29.81%) Windows 10
5 182 (24.66%) Windows Server
6 170 (23.04%) Windows 7
7 151 (20.46%) Office 365
8 142 (19.24%) VMware
9 132 (17.89%) ITIL
10 128 (17.34%) Citrix
11 125 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 121 (16.40%) PowerShell
12 121 (16.40%) SCCM
12 121 (16.40%) Microsoft Office
13 112 (15.18%) Linux
14 101 (13.69%) Migration
15 95 (12.87%) SQL
16 94 (12.74%) Cisco
16 94 (12.74%) Banking
17 91 (12.33%) SQL Server
18 89 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
19 86 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
20 77 (10.43%) Apple
21 75 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
22 72 (9.76%) Unix
23 69 (9.35%) Firewall
24 67 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
25 62 (8.40%) DNS
26 58 (7.86%) C#
26 58 (7.86%) 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 53 (7.18%) MS Exchange
2 31 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.07%) IIS
4 29 (3.93%) Skype for Business
5 23 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.03%) Confluence
7 10 (1.36%) Apache
8 9 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.68%) JBoss
11 5 (0.68%) nginx
11 5 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.41%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.27%) Hubot
Applications
1 121 (16.40%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (3.25%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.54%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 4 (0.54%) Carpe Diem
2 4 (0.54%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.41%) RMDS
4 2 (0.27%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.27%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.27%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.27%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.27%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Eikon
5 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 151 (20.46%) Office 365
2 125 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (4.20%) IaaS
5 23 (3.12%) PaaS
6 22 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (1.90%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.76%) OneDrive
11 12 (1.63%) SaaS
12 11 (1.49%) G Suite
13 10 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.95%) Mimecast
16 5 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.68%) Route 53
17 4 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 69 (9.35%) Firewall
2 62 (8.40%) DNS
3 53 (7.18%) WAN
4 51 (6.91%) DHCP
5 48 (6.50%) LAN
6 45 (6.10%) TCP/IP
7 38 (5.15%) SAN
8 37 (5.01%) Skype
9 35 (4.74%) VPN
10 21 (2.85%) Wireless
11 19 (2.57%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (2.44%) VoIP
13 16 (2.17%) Internet
14 13 (1.76%) NAS
14 13 (1.76%) Network Security
15 12 (1.63%) MPLS
16 11 (1.49%) Wireshark
17 10 (1.36%) Telnet
17 10 (1.36%) WebEx
18 9 (1.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.03%) Big Data
3 14 (1.90%) Hadoop
4 13 (1.76%) Apache Hive
4 13 (1.76%) Impala
4 13 (1.76%) Sqoop
5 12 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.22%) Power BI
7 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.81%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.54%) GIS
12 3 (0.41%) MySQL
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (5.01%) Jenkins
2 24 (3.25%) JIRA
3 21 (2.85%) TeamCity
4 19 (2.57%) Git (software)
5 18 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.63%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.22%) AdminStudio
9 9 (1.22%) MSI
9 9 (1.22%) NUnit
10 7 (0.95%) JIRA Agile
10 7 (0.95%) Moq
11 6 (0.81%) MSBuild
12 5 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.54%) Travis CI
14 3 (0.41%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.41%) Maven
14 3 (0.41%) MSTest
14 3 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 234 (31.71%) Finance
2 94 (12.74%) Banking
3 28 (3.79%) Front Office
4 27 (3.66%) Legal
5 26 (3.52%) Law
6 20 (2.71%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.76%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.49%) Spanish Language
9 8 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (0.95%) Billing
10 7 (0.95%) Retail
10 7 (0.95%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.68%) Advertising
11 5 (0.68%) Back Office
12 4 (0.54%) French Language
13 3 (0.41%) German Language
13 3 (0.41%) International Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Publishing
13 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 121 (16.40%) Analyst
2 96 (13.01%) Desktop Support
2 96 (13.01%) Support Engineer
3 64 (8.67%) Support Analyst
4 55 (7.45%) Developer
5 53 (7.18%) Desktop Engineer
6 45 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
7 41 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 36 (4.88%) IT Support
9 35 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
10 34 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (4.34%) Windows Engineer
12 29 (3.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 29 (3.93%) Architect
13 28 (3.79%) Consultant
14 27 (3.66%) C# Developer
15 26 (3.52%) IT Analyst
16 24 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 23 (3.12%) Azure Engineer
18 22 (2.98%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (7.18%) .NET
2 30 (4.07%) REST
3 24 (3.25%) Web Services
4 20 (2.71%) .NET Framework
5 17 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 17 (2.30%) JSON
6 15 (2.03%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.03%) Middleware
6 15 (2.03%) WCF
7 14 (1.90%) XML
8 12 (1.63%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.36%) HTML
9 10 (1.36%) React
9 10 (1.36%) RESTful
10 9 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (1.08%) Node.js
11 8 (1.08%) SOAP
12 7 (0.95%) .NET Core
12 7 (0.95%) CSS
12 7 (0.95%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.64%) Blackberry
2 46 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.83%) iPhone
4 33 (4.47%) iPad
5 28 (3.79%) Data Centre
6 24 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.85%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (2.44%) Fixed Income
9 17 (2.30%) Smartphone
10 14 (1.90%) Wiki
11 13 (1.76%) Fintech
12 11 (1.49%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.49%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.49%) User Experience
13 9 (1.22%) Derivative
13 9 (1.22%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.22%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 220 (29.81%) Windows 10
2 182 (24.66%) Windows Server
3 170 (23.04%) Windows 7
4 112 (15.18%) Linux
5 75 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (9.76%) Unix
7 58 (7.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (4.47%) Mac OS X
9 32 (4.34%) Apple iOS
10 26 (3.52%) Android
11 24 (3.25%) Mac OS
11 24 (3.25%) Windows 8
12 19 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (2.17%) Windows XP
14 11 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (1.22%) CentOS
16 7 (0.95%) Solaris
17 5 (0.68%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.41%) AIX
18 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (17.89%) ITIL
2 101 (13.69%) Migration
3 67 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (7.59%) DevOps
5 55 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 44 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (5.28%) Project Management
9 38 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (4.34%) Service Management
11 28 (3.79%) Asset Management
12 26 (3.52%) Incident Management
12 26 (3.52%) Scrum
13 24 (3.25%) Change Management
14 23 (3.12%) Service Delivery
15 22 (2.98%) TDD
16 21 (2.85%) Application Packaging
16 21 (2.85%) Data Analysis
16 21 (2.85%) Investment Management
16 21 (2.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 121 (16.40%) PowerShell
2 95 (12.87%) SQL
3 58 (7.86%) C#
4 48 (6.50%) Python
5 26 (3.52%) Bash Shell
6 21 (2.85%) Shell Script
7 20 (2.71%) Java
7 20 (2.71%) VBScript
8 17 (2.30%) JavaScript
9 16 (2.17%) C
10 14 (1.90%) C++
10 14 (1.90%) Korn
11 10 (1.36%) VBA
12 9 (1.22%) Perl
13 8 (1.08%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.08%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.68%) VB
15 4 (0.54%) Ruby
15 4 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 31 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (3.93%) Degree
6 27 (3.66%) MCSE
7 16 (2.17%) CCNA
8 12 (1.63%) MCSA
9 11 (1.49%) CCNP
9 11 (1.49%) CISSP
10 8 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.95%) CCIE
12 6 (0.81%) CISM
12 6 (0.81%) MCP
12 6 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.68%) MCDST
13 5 (0.68%) MCITP
14 4 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.79%) SLA
2 9 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.22%) PMO
3 7 (0.95%) QA
4 5 (0.68%) GDPR
5 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.41%) GCP
7 2 (0.27%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.27%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) FISMA
8 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.14%) HL7
8 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 282 (38.21%) Active Directory
2 89 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (6.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 42 (5.69%) XenDesktop
5 41 (5.56%) XenApp
6 38 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (3.93%) Virtual Desktop
8 28 (3.79%) Hyper-V
9 25 (3.39%) Docker
10 24 (3.25%) BitLocker
10 24 (3.25%) vSphere
11 13 (1.76%) HDFS
12 9 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.08%) VMware NSX
13 8 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.81%) Xen
15 5 (0.68%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.68%) XenServer
16 4 (0.54%) KVM
16 4 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 121 (16.40%) SCCM
2 31 (4.20%) Ansible
3 28 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (3.79%) Puppet
4 24 (3.25%) SCOM
5 17 (2.30%) Terraform
6 14 (1.90%) WSUS
7 13 (1.76%) Hadoop YARN
7 13 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (1.63%) Kubernetes
9 8 (1.08%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.95%) XenMobile
11 6 (0.81%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.81%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.68%) Control-M
12 5 (0.68%) Kibana
12 5 (0.68%) Salt
12 5 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 230 (31.17%) Microsoft
2 142 (19.24%) VMware
3 128 (17.34%) Citrix
4 94 (12.74%) Cisco
5 77 (10.43%) Apple
6 37 (5.01%) Ivanti
7 32 (4.34%) Oracle
8 29 (3.93%) HP
9 28 (3.79%) ServiceNow
10 27 (3.66%) McAfee
11 26 (3.52%) Wyse
12 25 (3.39%) Bloomberg
13 22 (2.98%) Dell
14 20 (2.71%) Reuters
15 19 (2.57%) NetApp
16 16 (2.17%) EMC
17 15 (2.03%) Remedy
18 13 (1.76%) Cloudera
18 13 (1.76%) Red Hat
19 12 (1.63%) Splunk