Period
to 19 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 January 2021 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 13 15
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 1,202 2,847 4,351
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.82% 9.54% 9.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.93% 54.25% 50.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 2,079 3,091
Median daily rate £450 £370 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -10.30% +3.13%
10th Percentile £166 £138 £145
90th Percentile £600 £589 £588
England median daily rate £383 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +9.43% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 145 216
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +1.60% +7.63%
10th Percentile £18.00 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £47.83 £34.13
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.69% +4.48% +3.23%

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,800 5,248 8,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.88% 17.59% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,968 3,691 6,078
Median daily rate £475 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £231 £158 £183
90th Percentile £655 £650 £650
England median daily rate £430 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +4.24% -2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 173 233
Median hourly rate £29.65 £20.83 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.34% +11.39% -
10th Percentile £18.40 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £63.20 £53.28 £39.80
Median hourly rate £17.63 £17.12 £17.25
% change year-on-year +2.95% -0.75% +1.47%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in London

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in London.

Daily rate trend for Windows in London

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in London

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in London

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows in London

Windows
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 19 January 2021. 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
Central London -2 193 £450 +20.81% 91
West London -1 36 £331 +57.74% 25
South London -3 24 £350 +20.69% 15
East London 0 19 £255 - 13
North London -1 10 £450 +114.29% 6
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 428 (35.61%) Active Directory
2 411 (34.19%) Microsoft
3 363 (30.20%) Azure
4 346 (28.79%) Windows 10
5 332 (27.62%) Linux
6 293 (24.38%) Office 365
7 292 (24.29%) Windows Server
8 268 (22.30%) Finance
9 225 (18.72%) VMware
10 219 (18.22%) PowerShell
11 190 (15.81%) DevOps
12 188 (15.64%) SQL
13 187 (15.56%) SQL Server
14 177 (14.73%) SCCM
15 169 (14.06%) Security Cleared
16 165 (13.73%) Firewall
17 153 (12.73%) Migration
18 150 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
19 146 (12.15%) Banking
20 138 (11.48%) Python
21 136 (11.31%) SC Cleared
22 131 (10.90%) Oracle
22 131 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
23 130 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 126 (10.48%) Unix
25 125 (10.40%) DNS
25 125 (10.40%) AWS
26 118 (9.82%) ITIL
27 117 (9.73%) Citrix
28 116 (9.65%) Windows 7

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 77 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 53 (4.41%) MS Exchange
3 49 (4.08%) IIS
4 42 (3.49%) Skype for Business
5 26 (2.16%) JBoss
6 25 (2.08%) Confluence
7 22 (1.83%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.66%) Apache
9 19 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.83%) Red Hat Fuse
13 9 (0.75%) ArcGIS
14 8 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.67%) CMS
15 7 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.50%) nginx
16 6 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 102 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.92%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.083%) ScreenFlow
Business Applications
1 10 (0.83%) SunGard Martini
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.25%) Summit
4 2 (0.17%) Salerio
4 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.083%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.083%) HFM
5 1 (0.083%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.083%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.083%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.083%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.083%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.083%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 363 (30.20%) Azure
2 293 (24.38%) Office 365
3 125 (10.40%) AWS
4 91 (7.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 71 (5.91%) IaaS
6 70 (5.82%) PaaS
7 45 (3.74%) SaaS
8 33 (2.75%) GCP
8 33 (2.75%) GitHub
9 21 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (1.66%) OpenShift
11 16 (1.33%) Mimecast
12 15 (1.25%) OneDrive
13 12 (1.00%) Serverless
14 10 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.83%) Power Platform
15 9 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.75%) Logic Apps
15 9 (0.75%) Power Automate
16 8 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 165 (13.73%) Firewall
2 125 (10.40%) DNS
3 85 (7.07%) VPN
4 82 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 70 (5.82%) DHCP
6 59 (4.91%) WAN
7 48 (3.99%) Skype
8 43 (3.58%) LAN
9 42 (3.49%) SAN
10 41 (3.41%) Internet
11 31 (2.58%) HTTP
12 30 (2.50%) Network Security
13 25 (2.08%) Wireless
14 24 (2.00%) VoIP
14 24 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (1.75%) SSL
16 20 (1.66%) DMZ
17 19 (1.58%) Intranet
18 17 (1.41%) Multicast
19 15 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.58%) MySQL
3 35 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 28 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 18 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
5 18 (1.50%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.25%) NoSQL
6 15 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (0.92%) Big Data
8 11 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.83%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 71 (5.91%) Jenkins
2 66 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 50 (4.16%) JIRA
4 37 (3.08%) Subversion
5 26 (2.16%) Bitbucket
6 25 (2.08%) GitLab
7 24 (2.00%) Visual Studio
8 17 (1.41%) TeamCity
9 16 (1.33%) Artifactory
9 16 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.33%) Maven
10 15 (1.25%) SonarQube
11 14 (1.16%) Selenium
12 13 (1.08%) Hudson
13 11 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (0.83%) CppUnit
15 9 (0.75%) MSI
15 9 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
16 8 (0.67%) JUnit
General
1 268 (22.30%) Finance
2 146 (12.15%) Banking
3 68 (5.66%) Public Sector
4 63 (5.24%) Investment Banking
5 44 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 28 (2.33%) Retail
8 26 (2.16%) Front Office
9 25 (2.08%) Marketing
10 24 (2.00%) Electronics
11 17 (1.41%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.41%) Legal
12 11 (0.92%) French Language
12 11 (0.92%) Publishing
13 10 (0.83%) Law
14 8 (0.67%) Back Office
14 8 (0.67%) German Language
15 7 (0.58%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.42%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 120 (9.98%) Analyst
2 111 (9.23%) Developer
3 94 (7.82%) Architect
3 94 (7.82%) Windows Engineer
4 92 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 79 (6.57%) Support Engineer
6 74 (6.16%) Consultant
7 64 (5.32%) Desktop Support
8 60 (4.99%) Azure Engineer
9 58 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
10 44 (3.66%) Security Engineer
11 41 (3.41%) Administrator
12 39 (3.24%) Support Analyst
13 38 (3.16%) Office 365 Engineer
14 37 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
15 36 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
16 35 (2.91%) VMware Engineer
17 29 (2.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 28 (2.33%) Cloud Engineer
18 28 (2.33%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (6.99%) .NET
2 39 (3.24%) REST
2 39 (3.24%) Web Services
3 36 (3.00%) XML
4 27 (2.25%) HTML
4 27 (2.25%) Middleware
5 25 (2.08%) .NET Core
6 23 (1.91%) CSS
7 22 (1.83%) LDAP
8 18 (1.50%) Spring
9 17 (1.41%) WPF
10 16 (1.33%) WinForms
11 15 (1.25%) AngularJS
11 15 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
12 14 (1.16%) .NET Framework
12 14 (1.16%) ASP.NET
12 14 (1.16%) JSON
12 14 (1.16%) SOAP
13 13 (1.08%) jQuery
13 13 (1.08%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 43 (3.58%) NHS
4 41 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 38 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (2.91%) Public Cloud
7 31 (2.58%) PKI
8 27 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (1.91%) Clustering
10 22 (1.83%) Private Cloud
11 21 (1.75%) User Experience
12 19 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (1.33%) Mobile App
14 14 (1.16%) Replication
15 13 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
15 13 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (1.00%) SWIFT
17 11 (0.92%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 346 (28.79%) Windows 10
2 332 (27.62%) Linux
3 292 (24.29%) Windows Server
4 126 (10.48%) Unix
5 116 (9.65%) Windows 7
6 110 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 101 (8.40%) Windows Server 2016
8 77 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 53 (4.41%) Windows Server 2019
10 51 (4.24%) Apple iOS
11 43 (3.58%) Mac OS
12 36 (3.00%) Android
13 34 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (1.66%) Windows Mobile
15 19 (1.58%) Windows 8
16 18 (1.50%) Solaris
17 15 (1.25%) CentOS
17 15 (1.25%) Ubuntu
18 12 (1.00%) VMS
19 11 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (15.81%) DevOps
2 153 (12.73%) Migration
3 131 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 118 (9.82%) ITIL
6 71 (5.91%) Cybersecurity
7 70 (5.82%) SIEM
8 68 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
9 57 (4.74%) Project Management
10 56 (4.66%) Configuration Management
11 51 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 48 (3.99%) Change Management
12 48 (3.99%) Information Security
12 48 (3.99%) Microservices
13 46 (3.83%) Incident Management
14 45 (3.74%) Infrastructure as Code
15 44 (3.66%) Patch Management
16 42 (3.49%) High Availability
17 40 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (3.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 219 (18.22%) PowerShell
2 188 (15.64%) SQL
3 138 (11.48%) Python
4 84 (6.99%) C#
5 83 (6.91%) Java
6 49 (4.08%) Perl
7 47 (3.91%) JavaScript
8 43 (3.58%) C++
9 37 (3.08%) Bash Shell
10 36 (3.00%) C
11 35 (2.91%) T-SQL
12 30 (2.50%) Shell Script
13 25 (2.08%) VB
14 23 (1.91%) VBScript
15 19 (1.58%) Ruby
16 17 (1.41%) VBA
17 13 (1.08%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.92%) Go
19 9 (0.75%) Groovy
19 9 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 169 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 136 (11.31%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.58%) Degree
4 37 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 37 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.08%) CISSP
6 19 (1.58%) MCSE
7 16 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.83%) CISM
10 10 (0.83%) GCFA
10 10 (0.83%) MCSA
10 10 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (0.75%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
13 7 (0.58%) MCP
14 6 (0.50%) CCNP
14 6 (0.50%) GCIH
14 6 (0.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.58%) SLA
2 30 (2.50%) NIST
2 30 (2.50%) QA
3 17 (1.41%) GDPR
4 14 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.16%) NCSC
5 10 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (0.67%) COBIT
6 8 (0.67%) Government Security Classifications
7 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.33%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.25%) GxP
11 2 (0.17%) COREP
11 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.17%) RMADS
12 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
System Software
1 428 (35.61%) Active Directory
2 150 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (5.57%) Docker
4 64 (5.32%) Hyper-V
5 58 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
6 48 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (3.49%) vSphere
8 28 (2.33%) XenApp
9 23 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
10 18 (1.50%) XenDesktop
11 12 (1.00%) VMware NSX
12 10 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.75%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.67%) Xen
15 6 (0.50%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.50%) vCloud
16 5 (0.42%) KVM
17 4 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 4 (0.33%) HDFS
17 4 (0.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 177 (14.73%) SCCM
2 93 (7.74%) Ansible
3 85 (7.07%) Terraform
4 78 (6.49%) Kubernetes
5 76 (6.32%) Microsoft Intune
6 54 (4.49%) Puppet
7 30 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (2.50%) SCOM
8 19 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (1.50%) vCenter Server
10 17 (1.41%) AirWatch
11 16 (1.33%) PowerCLI
12 15 (1.25%) Grafana
12 15 (1.25%) Jamf Pro
13 14 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
13 14 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (1.16%) vRealize
14 13 (1.08%) Packer
14 13 (1.08%) WSUS
15 10 (0.83%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 411 (34.19%) Microsoft
2 225 (18.72%) VMware
3 131 (10.90%) Oracle
4 117 (9.73%) Citrix
5 91 (7.57%) Cisco
6 66 (5.49%) Splunk
7 64 (5.32%) HP
8 38 (3.16%) Red Hat
9 34 (2.83%) SAP
9 34 (2.83%) ServiceNow
10 32 (2.66%) Dell
11 30 (2.50%) SolarWinds
12 29 (2.41%) Apple
13 27 (2.25%) CyberArk
13 27 (2.25%) IBM
14 26 (2.16%) Symantec
15 23 (1.91%) Sybase
16 21 (1.75%) EMC
16 21 (1.75%) Google
16 21 (1.75%) McAfee