Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 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
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -18 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 1,359 2,272 3,945
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.24% 9.31% 9.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.70% 52.96% 49.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 1,594 2,746
10th Percentile £181 £138 £143
25th Percentile £320 £200 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
75th Percentile £530 £500 £519
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £398 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +13.74% -6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 104 176
10th Percentile £15.18 £13.80 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.00 £16.99 £15.16
Median hourly rate £24.35 £19.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +28.16% +1.60% -
75th Percentile £42.50 £25.88 £24.88
90th Percentile £70.25 £47.66 £36.67
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.79%

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 3,183 4,290 7,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.62% 17.59% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,258 3,038 5,613
10th Percentile £272 £163 £181
25th Percentile £400 £316 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £485
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.22% +2.11%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 130 201
10th Percentile £15.74 £14.34 £12.75
25th Percentile £22.81 £18.13 £16.00
Median hourly rate £41.00 £21.38 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +91.81% +6.88% +6.95%
75th Percentile £61.75 £47.83 £27.50
90th Percentile £66.65 £63.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.89 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.68% +1.47% +3.03%

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 14 April 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 14 April 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 14 April 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 -16 163 £448 +24.44% 120
West London -7 35 £294 +54.61% 64
East London -2 21 £270 -21.74% 38
South London -2 19 £290 +43.21% 13
North London -1 9 £275 +45.70% 9
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 496 (36.50%) Active Directory
2 460 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 453 (33.33%) Azure
4 383 (28.18%) Linux
5 369 (27.15%) Microsoft 365
6 351 (25.83%) Windows Server
7 330 (24.28%) Windows 10
8 318 (23.40%) Finance
9 295 (21.71%) PowerShell
10 273 (20.09%) VMware
11 241 (17.73%) DevOps
12 225 (16.56%) SQL
13 196 (14.42%) SQL Server
14 186 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
15 179 (13.17%) Security Cleared
16 177 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 175 (12.88%) Firewall
18 169 (12.44%) AWS
19 166 (12.21%) Python
20 159 (11.70%) Migration
20 159 (11.70%) Banking
21 155 (11.41%) SCCM
22 152 (11.18%) Citrix
23 147 (10.82%) SC Cleared
24 146 (10.74%) ITIL
24 146 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
25 136 (10.01%) Oracle
26 132 (9.71%) DNS
26 132 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
27 130 (9.57%) Ansible

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 74 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 71 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 52 (3.83%) IIS
4 40 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 27 (1.99%) Confluence
6 22 (1.62%) Apache
7 19 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (1.40%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.96%) JBoss
10 12 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
12 9 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.59%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.59%) CMS
13 8 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.59%) SAS
14 7 (0.52%) nginx
15 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 88 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.074%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.074%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.074%) ScreenFlow
8 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.81%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.52%) SunGard Martini
3 5 (0.37%) Eikon
3 5 (0.37%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.15%) HFM
6 2 (0.15%) Kondor
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.15%) Salerio
7 1 (0.074%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.074%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.074%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 453 (33.33%) Azure
2 369 (27.15%) Microsoft 365
3 169 (12.44%) AWS
4 120 (8.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 83 (6.11%) IaaS
6 75 (5.52%) PaaS
7 52 (3.83%) SaaS
8 51 (3.75%) GCP
8 51 (3.75%) GitHub
9 29 (2.13%) Serverless
10 25 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (1.47%) OneDrive
12 19 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (1.18%) Mimecast
15 15 (1.10%) Amazon S3
15 15 (1.10%) OpenShift
16 14 (1.03%) Azure Functions
16 14 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (0.96%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 175 (12.88%) Firewall
2 132 (9.71%) DNS
3 83 (6.11%) VPN
4 79 (5.81%) WAN
5 76 (5.59%) DHCP
6 58 (4.27%) TCP/IP
7 57 (4.19%) LAN
8 47 (3.46%) Internet
9 46 (3.38%) SAN
10 40 (2.94%) Skype
11 36 (2.65%) Network Security
12 35 (2.58%) Wireless
13 27 (1.99%) HTTP
14 26 (1.91%) DMZ
15 24 (1.77%) VoIP
16 23 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (1.62%) Intranet
17 22 (1.62%) MPLS
18 21 (1.55%) SMTP
19 19 (1.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.72%) Oracle Database
3 34 (2.50%) MySQL
4 30 (2.21%) MongoDB
5 27 (1.99%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 24 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.40%) NoSQL
9 19 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
10 16 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
10 16 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (1.03%) Hadoop
12 13 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (0.81%) Big Data
14 11 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 85 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 83 (6.11%) Jenkins
3 52 (3.83%) JIRA
4 37 (2.72%) Visual Studio
5 34 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 30 (2.21%) GitLab
7 29 (2.13%) Bitbucket
8 27 (1.99%) Subversion
9 16 (1.18%) Artifactory
10 15 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (1.03%) SonarQube
12 11 (0.81%) Selenium
12 11 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (0.66%) Hudson
13 9 (0.66%) Maven
13 9 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.59%) CppUnit
14 8 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
15 7 (0.52%) MSI
16 6 (0.44%) JUnit
General
1 318 (23.40%) Finance
2 159 (11.70%) Banking
3 63 (4.64%) Public Sector
4 61 (4.49%) Investment Banking
5 50 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.72%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.21%) Marketing
8 27 (1.99%) Electronics
9 26 (1.91%) Retail
10 24 (1.77%) Legal
11 23 (1.69%) Front Office
12 19 (1.40%) Law
13 14 (1.03%) Financial Institution
13 14 (1.03%) Publishing
14 12 (0.88%) Back Office
15 8 (0.59%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.52%) Local Government
17 5 (0.37%) French Language
17 5 (0.37%) German Language
17 5 (0.37%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (10.30%) Developer
2 137 (10.08%) Analyst
3 117 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 113 (8.31%) Architect
5 91 (6.70%) Consultant
6 84 (6.18%) Support Engineer
7 77 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 76 (5.59%) Azure Engineer
9 69 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
10 50 (3.68%) Security Engineer
11 49 (3.61%) Office 365 Engineer
12 48 (3.53%) Administrator
13 43 (3.16%) Desktop Support
14 39 (2.87%) .NET Developer
14 39 (2.87%) C# Developer
15 36 (2.65%) Cloud Engineer
15 36 (2.65%) Support Analyst
16 35 (2.58%) 2nd Line Support
16 35 (2.58%) C++ Developer
17 34 (2.50%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (9.57%) .NET
2 44 (3.24%) REST
2 44 (3.24%) Web Services
3 40 (2.94%) .NET Core
4 30 (2.21%) JSON
5 27 (1.99%) HTML
6 26 (1.91%) XML
7 23 (1.69%) .NET Framework
7 23 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 23 (1.69%) WinForms
8 21 (1.55%) CSS
8 21 (1.55%) FIX Protocol
9 20 (1.47%) AngularJS
9 20 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
9 20 (1.47%) LDAP
9 20 (1.47%) Middleware
9 20 (1.47%) Spring
10 17 (1.25%) Kafka
10 17 (1.25%) WPF
10 17 (1.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (5.81%) Data Centre
2 60 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (3.24%) Public Cloud
4 41 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.94%) PKI
6 35 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (2.35%) Private Cloud
8 31 (2.28%) NHS
9 25 (1.84%) Clustering
10 24 (1.77%) Cloud Native
11 23 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
12 22 (1.62%) Replication
13 20 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (1.47%) User Experience
14 18 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
15 17 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 14 (1.03%) Mobile App
18 12 (0.88%) Fixed Income
19 11 (0.81%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 383 (28.18%) Linux
2 351 (25.83%) Windows Server
3 330 (24.28%) Windows 10
4 132 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 125 (9.20%) Unix
6 101 (7.43%) Windows 7
7 100 (7.36%) Windows Server 2016
8 87 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 60 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 59 (4.34%) Windows Server 2019
11 55 (4.05%) Apple iOS
12 42 (3.09%) Android
13 30 (2.21%) Solaris
14 29 (2.13%) Mac OS
15 19 (1.40%) Windows Mobile
16 15 (1.10%) CentOS
17 12 (0.88%) VMS
18 11 (0.81%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (17.73%) DevOps
2 177 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 159 (11.70%) Migration
4 146 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (10.74%) ITIL
5 106 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
6 75 (5.52%) Cybersecurity
7 65 (4.78%) Project Management
8 64 (4.71%) Infrastructure as Code
9 63 (4.64%) Configuration Management
10 62 (4.56%) Change Management
11 59 (4.34%) SIEM
12 55 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
13 54 (3.97%) Test Automation
14 51 (3.75%) Project Delivery
14 51 (3.75%) Software Engineering
15 50 (3.68%) Scrum
16 49 (3.61%) Microservices
17 48 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
17 48 (3.53%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 295 (21.71%) PowerShell
2 225 (16.56%) SQL
3 166 (12.21%) Python
4 109 (8.02%) C#
5 84 (6.18%) Java
6 54 (3.97%) C++
7 48 (3.53%) Bash Shell
7 48 (3.53%) JavaScript
8 45 (3.31%) T-SQL
9 35 (2.58%) Perl
10 33 (2.43%) Shell Script
11 32 (2.35%) VB
12 29 (2.13%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.91%) C
14 17 (1.25%) Ruby
15 15 (1.10%) VBA
16 14 (1.03%) Go
16 14 (1.03%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.96%) VBScript
18 9 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 179 (13.17%) Security Cleared
2 147 (10.82%) SC Cleared
3 75 (5.52%) Degree
4 52 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (2.06%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.84%) CISSP
7 24 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (1.62%) MCSE
9 17 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (1.10%) CISM
11 13 (0.96%) GIAC
12 12 (0.88%) CCNA
13 11 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (0.81%) DBS Check
13 11 (0.81%) MCSA
14 9 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.52%) AWS Certification
15 7 (0.52%) MCP
16 6 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.64%) SLA
2 33 (2.43%) QA
3 27 (1.99%) NIST
4 26 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.10%) GDPR
6 11 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.44%) COBIT
9 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.37%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.22%) GRC
13 2 (0.15%) COREP
13 2 (0.15%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.15%) RMADS
14 1 (0.074%) GxP
System Software
1 496 (36.50%) Active Directory
2 186 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (5.96%) Hyper-V
4 74 (5.45%) Docker
5 56 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (3.68%) vSphere
7 38 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
8 34 (2.50%) XenApp
9 31 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 24 (1.77%) XenDesktop
11 18 (1.32%) VMware NSX
12 15 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.81%) BitLocker
14 10 (0.74%) Terminal Server
15 9 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.66%) Xen
16 8 (0.59%) KVM
17 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.44%) vCloud
17 6 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 155 (11.41%) SCCM
2 130 (9.57%) Ansible
3 107 (7.87%) Terraform
4 103 (7.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 92 (6.77%) Kubernetes
6 66 (4.86%) Puppet
7 37 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (2.43%) SCOM
9 25 (1.84%) Packer
10 23 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
10 23 (1.69%) vRealize
11 21 (1.55%) vCenter Server
12 17 (1.25%) PowerCLI
12 17 (1.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 15 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (0.88%) AirWatch
14 12 (0.88%) Tivoli
15 10 (0.74%) Grafana
16 9 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
17 8 (0.59%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 460 (33.85%) Microsoft
2 273 (20.09%) VMware
3 152 (11.18%) Citrix
4 136 (10.01%) Oracle
5 126 (9.27%) Cisco
6 52 (3.83%) HP
6 52 (3.83%) Red Hat
7 48 (3.53%) Splunk
8 41 (3.02%) ServiceNow
9 39 (2.87%) IBM
10 37 (2.72%) SAP
11 34 (2.50%) Google
12 29 (2.13%) SolarWinds
13 26 (1.91%) Apple
14 25 (1.84%) Dell
14 25 (1.84%) EMC
15 21 (1.55%) Ivanti
15 21 (1.55%) McAfee
16 19 (1.40%) CheckPoint
17 17 (1.25%) CyberArk