Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 778 693 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.96% 9.70% 9.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.77% 47.99% 45.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 506 454
City of London median daily rate £395 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £133 £155 £178
90th Percentile £588 £603 £588
Central London median daily rate £390 £413 £402
% change year-on-year -5.45% +2.74% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 53 22
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.65% -18.42% -3.80%
10th Percentile £13.80 £11.25 £11.38
90th Percentile £25.50 £25.35 £46.13
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.50 £17.73
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.91% -1.53%

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 1,447 1,444 1,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.39% 20.21% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,090 1,132 1,068
City of London median daily rate £475 £483 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +5.06% +3.73%
10th Percentile £150 £213 £287
90th Percentile £638 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 25
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.65% -18.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.90 £11.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £25.50 £26.98 £42.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.42% -0.08%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -15 45 £575 +130.00%
Moorgate - 9 £363 -
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 341 (43.83%) Active Directory
2 289 (37.15%) Finance
3 278 (35.73%) Microsoft
4 241 (30.98%) Windows 10
5 216 (27.76%) Windows 7
6 211 (27.12%) Windows Server
7 191 (24.55%) Office 365
8 185 (23.78%) ITIL
9 166 (21.34%) VMware
10 164 (21.08%) SCCM
11 159 (20.44%) Microsoft Office
12 152 (19.54%) Microsoft Azure
13 144 (18.51%) PowerShell
14 137 (17.61%) Citrix
15 119 (15.30%) Linux
16 118 (15.17%) Migration
17 102 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 101 (12.98%) Cisco
19 99 (12.72%) SQL
20 86 (11.05%) SQL Server
21 85 (10.93%) MS Exchange
22 82 (10.54%) Banking
23 76 (9.77%) Apple
24 74 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
25 70 (9.00%) DNS
26 68 (8.74%) Unix
26 68 (8.74%) DevOps
26 68 (8.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 66 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
28 65 (8.35%) Problem-Solving

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 85 (10.93%) MS Exchange
2 50 (6.43%) SharePoint
3 44 (5.66%) Skype for Business
4 34 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (3.60%) IIS
6 22 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 21 (2.70%) Confluence
8 13 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.77%) Apache
12 5 (0.64%) JBoss
13 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.51%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.39%) CMS
14 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.39%) WordPress
15 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 159 (20.44%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.51%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 4 (0.51%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.39%) Carpe Diem
3 3 (0.39%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.26%) Eikon
4 2 (0.26%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.26%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.26%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.13%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.13%) RMDS
5 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 191 (24.55%) Office 365
2 152 (19.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (3.47%) IaaS
5 22 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (2.19%) PaaS
7 16 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (1.41%) Amazon S3
10 9 (1.16%) Mimecast
11 8 (1.03%) G Suite
11 8 (1.03%) GitHub
11 8 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (1.03%) SaaS
12 7 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.77%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.51%) Datadog
14 4 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.51%) GoToWebinar
15 3 (0.39%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 70 (9.00%) DNS
2 61 (7.84%) WAN
3 60 (7.71%) LAN
4 57 (7.33%) Firewall
5 56 (7.20%) Skype
6 49 (6.30%) DHCP
7 45 (5.78%) TCP/IP
8 43 (5.53%) VPN
9 32 (4.11%) Internet
10 29 (3.73%) VoIP
10 29 (3.73%) Wireless
11 25 (3.21%) SAN
12 22 (2.83%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (1.54%) SMTP
15 11 (1.41%) BGP
15 11 (1.41%) Intranet
15 11 (1.41%) SSL
15 11 (1.41%) Telepresence
15 11 (1.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 12 (1.54%) Big Data
4 10 (1.29%) Apache Hive
4 10 (1.29%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.29%) Impala
4 10 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.29%) Sqoop
5 8 (1.03%) MySQL
6 7 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.64%) Redis
9 4 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.51%) MS Access
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (3.34%) JIRA
2 23 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.70%) TeamCity
4 20 (2.57%) Jenkins
5 18 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (1.16%) Subversion
7 7 (0.90%) AdminStudio
7 7 (0.90%) JIRA Agile
7 7 (0.90%) MSI
8 6 (0.77%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.51%) IBM UrbanCode
9 4 (0.51%) Maven
9 4 (0.51%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.39%) jMock
10 3 (0.39%) Selenium
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.39%) Zephyr
General
1 289 (37.15%) Finance
2 82 (10.54%) Banking
3 35 (4.50%) Legal
4 22 (2.83%) Law
5 20 (2.57%) Financial Institution
6 19 (2.44%) Front Office
7 15 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.67%) Billing
9 11 (1.41%) Spanish Language
9 11 (1.41%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.90%) Advertising
11 5 (0.64%) Marketing
11 5 (0.64%) Retail
12 4 (0.51%) Back Office
12 4 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.51%) French Language
12 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.26%) German Language
14 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 165 (21.21%) Analyst
2 122 (15.68%) Support Engineer
3 90 (11.57%) Desktop Support
4 80 (10.28%) Support Analyst
5 72 (9.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 63 (8.10%) Service Analyst
7 61 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 59 (7.58%) Service Desk Analyst
9 58 (7.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 56 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 54 (6.94%) IT Support
12 53 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 51 (6.56%) Azure Engineer
14 42 (5.40%) Windows Engineer
15 40 (5.14%) IT Engineer
16 39 (5.01%) Linux Engineer
17 35 (4.50%) Azure DevOps
17 35 (4.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 34 (4.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 33 (4.24%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.88%) .NET
2 33 (4.24%) X-Windows
3 13 (1.67%) Web Services
4 12 (1.54%) REST
5 11 (1.41%) Middleware
6 10 (1.29%) WCF
7 9 (1.16%) JSON
7 9 (1.16%) XML
8 8 (1.03%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.03%) HTML
8 8 (1.03%) Node.js
9 7 (0.90%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (0.90%) CSS
10 6 (0.77%) RESTful
11 5 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.64%) Entity Framework
11 5 (0.64%) Java EE
11 5 (0.64%) SOAP
12 4 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.20%) iPhone
2 51 (6.56%) Blackberry
3 45 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (5.01%) Video Conferencing
5 33 (4.24%) Data Centre
5 33 (4.24%) iPad
6 27 (3.47%) Smartphone
7 26 (3.34%) User Experience
8 20 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (2.06%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.54%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.54%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.41%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.29%) Clustering
12 10 (1.29%) Fixed Income
12 10 (1.29%) Wiki
13 9 (1.16%) PKI
13 9 (1.16%) Reinsurance
13 9 (1.16%) Tandem
14 7 (0.90%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 241 (30.98%) Windows 10
2 216 (27.76%) Windows 7
3 211 (27.12%) Windows Server
4 119 (15.30%) Linux
5 68 (8.74%) Unix
6 66 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (6.43%) Windows 8
8 43 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (4.76%) Mac OS X
11 35 (4.50%) Apple iOS
12 31 (3.98%) Android
13 25 (3.21%) Mac OS
14 23 (2.96%) Windows XP
15 9 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.90%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.77%) CentOS
18 5 (0.64%) Solaris
19 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (23.78%) ITIL
2 118 (15.17%) Migration
3 68 (8.74%) DevOps
3 68 (8.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 65 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (6.30%) Service Management
7 34 (4.37%) Information Security
8 32 (4.11%) ITIL V3
9 31 (3.98%) Change Management
10 29 (3.73%) ITSM
10 29 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
11 26 (3.34%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (3.34%) Incident Management
12 25 (3.21%) Project Management
13 24 (3.08%) Service Delivery
14 21 (2.70%) Change Control
14 21 (2.70%) Investment Management
15 20 (2.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (18.51%) PowerShell
2 99 (12.72%) SQL
3 35 (4.50%) C#
4 33 (4.24%) Python
5 30 (3.86%) Java
6 27 (3.47%) Bash Shell
7 22 (2.83%) Shell Script
8 16 (2.06%) JavaScript
8 16 (2.06%) VBA
9 13 (1.67%) VBScript
10 12 (1.54%) C
11 11 (1.41%) Korn
12 8 (1.03%) Perl
13 6 (0.77%) C++
13 6 (0.77%) PHP
13 6 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.51%) Go
15 3 (0.39%) Ruby
15 3 (0.39%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (6.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (3.86%) Degree
2 30 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (2.83%) MCSE
4 22 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 14 (1.80%) MCP
7 13 (1.67%) CCNA
7 13 (1.67%) MCSA
8 7 (0.90%) CCIE
9 5 (0.64%) MCTS
9 5 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.51%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.51%) ACSP
10 4 (0.51%) ACTC
10 4 (0.51%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.51%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.96%) SLA
2 9 (1.16%) PMO
3 6 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.77%) QA
4 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.39%) GDPR
4 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.26%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) FISMA
6 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 341 (43.83%) Active Directory
2 102 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 38 (4.88%) XenApp
4 34 (4.37%) BitLocker
5 33 (4.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 32 (4.11%) XenDesktop
7 30 (3.86%) Hyper-V
8 22 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (2.06%) Docker
9 16 (2.06%) vSphere
10 10 (1.29%) HDFS
11 7 (0.90%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.77%) XenServer
13 5 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.51%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.39%) Xen
16 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 164 (21.08%) SCCM
2 51 (6.56%) Terraform
3 43 (5.53%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (3.34%) Ansible
5 23 (2.96%) vCenter Server
6 20 (2.57%) SCOM
7 14 (1.80%) Puppet
7 14 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (1.67%) AirWatch
9 11 (1.41%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (1.29%) Hadoop YARN
10 10 (1.29%) WSUS
11 7 (0.90%) Nagios
11 7 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.77%) Kubernetes
12 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (0.77%) vRealize
13 5 (0.64%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 278 (35.73%) Microsoft
2 166 (21.34%) VMware
3 137 (17.61%) Citrix
4 101 (12.98%) Cisco
5 76 (9.77%) Apple
6 49 (6.30%) HP
7 34 (4.37%) Wyse
8 32 (4.11%) Oracle
9 27 (3.47%) Ivanti
10 23 (2.96%) Bloomberg
10 23 (2.96%) Dell
11 22 (2.83%) Adobe
12 21 (2.70%) McAfee
13 20 (2.57%) Polycom
14 19 (2.44%) SolarWinds
15 17 (2.19%) iManage
15 17 (2.19%) Splunk
16 16 (2.06%) ServiceNow
17 14 (1.80%) Reuters
18 13 (1.67%) Google