Period
to 19 August 2019

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 August 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 3,711 4,415 3,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.38% 9.70% 8.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.03% 47.24% 43.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,628 3,087 2,625
London median daily rate £400 £413 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.00% +0.13%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £150
90th Percentile £600 £600 £594
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 275 191
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +1.63% +18.71%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.39 £45.87 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -2.94% +9.68% +1.26%

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 7,132 9,345 8,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.02% 20.53% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,009 6,607 6,181
London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £175 £201 £230
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 315 235
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £12.60
90th Percentile £52.15 £47.83 £49.68
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.68% +5.35%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in London

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in London

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in London over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in London

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in London

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in London over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor 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 August 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
Central London 0 951 £425 +3.03% 257
West London -3 159 £310 +2.99% 160
South London -2 112 £225 -47.06% 46
East London -5 79 £234 -24.52% 81
North London +1 32 £190 -30.91% 24
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 1,541 (41.53%) Active Directory
2 1,377 (37.11%) Microsoft
3 1,356 (36.54%) Windows 10
4 1,055 (28.43%) Office 365
5 896 (24.14%) Windows Server
6 895 (24.12%) Finance
7 754 (20.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 726 (19.56%) Linux
9 722 (19.46%) Windows 7
10 714 (19.24%) SCCM
11 671 (18.08%) PowerShell
12 616 (16.60%) VMware
13 599 (16.14%) Migration
14 538 (14.50%) Microsoft Office
15 485 (13.07%) ITIL
16 482 (12.99%) Citrix
17 425 (11.45%) SQL
18 416 (11.21%) SQL Server
19 406 (10.94%) Banking
20 386 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
21 376 (10.13%) DNS
22 360 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
23 357 (9.62%) DevOps
24 333 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
25 330 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
26 315 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 295 (7.95%) Python
28 284 (7.65%) Firewall
29 282 (7.60%) MS Exchange
30 271 (7.30%) Cisco

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
1 282 (7.60%) MS Exchange
2 232 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 165 (4.45%) Skype for Business
4 150 (4.04%) IIS
5 81 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 65 (1.75%) Confluence
7 49 (1.32%) Apache
8 48 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 45 (1.21%) Apache Spark
10 31 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 26 (0.70%) JBoss
12 21 (0.57%) CMS
12 21 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 18 (0.49%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.38%) nginx
14 14 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.32%) Jetty
17 11 (0.30%) Ethereum
Applications
1 538 (14.50%) Microsoft Office
2 133 (3.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.081%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 2 (0.054%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.027%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.027%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.027%) HipChat
10 1 (0.027%) LightWave 3D
10 1 (0.027%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.49%) Elite 3E
3 14 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
5 12 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.30%) R3 Corda
7 10 (0.27%) ION MarketView
8 9 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.22%) Eikon
10 7 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
10 7 (0.19%) Magento
11 5 (0.13%) Misys Opics
12 4 (0.11%) Relativity
13 3 (0.081%) Eloqua
14 2 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
14 2 (0.054%) Northgate Housing
14 2 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
14 2 (0.054%) Retail-J
14 2 (0.054%) Sage 200
14 2 (0.054%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1,055 (28.43%) Office 365
2 754 (20.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 386 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
4 173 (4.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 123 (3.31%) IaaS
6 96 (2.59%) PaaS
7 85 (2.29%) SaaS
8 78 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 68 (1.83%) Serverless
10 62 (1.67%) OneDrive
11 58 (1.56%) Amazon S3
12 50 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
13 44 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
14 42 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 42 (1.13%) GitHub
15 38 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
16 34 (0.92%) G Suite
17 33 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
18 32 (0.86%) OpenShift
19 30 (0.81%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 376 (10.13%) DNS
2 284 (7.65%) Firewall
3 250 (6.74%) DHCP
4 190 (5.12%) VPN
5 182 (4.90%) TCP/IP
6 167 (4.50%) Skype
7 148 (3.99%) LAN
7 148 (3.99%) WAN
8 138 (3.72%) SAN
9 77 (2.07%) Internet
10 71 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
11 63 (1.70%) VoIP
12 55 (1.48%) Wireless
13 51 (1.37%) Network Security
14 48 (1.29%) HTTP
15 44 (1.19%) IP Telephony
16 43 (1.16%) NAS
17 41 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
17 41 (1.10%) VLAN
18 40 (1.08%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 101 (2.72%) MySQL
3 56 (1.51%) Relational Database
4 54 (1.46%) NoSQL
5 50 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 48 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
7 46 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
7 46 (1.24%) MongoDB
7 46 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 43 (1.16%) Oracle Database
9 42 (1.13%) Big Data
10 39 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 38 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
12 37 (1.00%) Blockchain
13 36 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 33 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
15 30 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
16 27 (0.73%) Hadoop
17 26 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
18 23 (0.62%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 176 (4.74%) Git (software)
2 146 (3.93%) Jenkins
3 99 (2.67%) JIRA
4 95 (2.56%) MSI
5 84 (2.26%) Visual Studio
6 67 (1.81%) TeamCity
7 48 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 41 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
10 37 (1.00%) Subversion
11 35 (0.94%) Selenium
12 34 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 31 (0.84%) Bitbucket
14 30 (0.81%) JMeter
14 30 (0.81%) Maven
15 24 (0.65%) InstallShield
16 21 (0.57%) ReSharper
17 20 (0.54%) Ant
17 20 (0.54%) Hudson
18 18 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 895 (24.12%) Finance
2 406 (10.94%) Banking
3 113 (3.05%) Public Sector
4 105 (2.83%) Law
5 90 (2.43%) Retail
6 81 (2.18%) Investment Banking
7 80 (2.16%) Legal
8 79 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 65 (1.75%) Front Office
10 47 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 37 (1.00%) Marketing
12 36 (0.97%) Publishing
13 34 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 32 (0.86%) Advertising
15 24 (0.65%) Electronics
16 20 (0.54%) German Language
17 19 (0.51%) Local Government
18 15 (0.40%) Russian Language
19 14 (0.38%) Back Office
20 10 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 616 (16.60%) Analyst
2 392 (10.56%) Support Engineer
3 368 (9.92%) Windows Engineer
4 301 (8.11%) Desktop Support
5 297 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 290 (7.81%) Developer
7 249 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 229 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 228 (6.14%) Desktop Engineer
10 206 (5.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 203 (5.47%) Architect
12 186 (5.01%) Service Analyst
13 172 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
14 171 (4.61%) IT Support
15 165 (4.45%) Consultant
16 146 (3.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 118 (3.18%) IT Engineer
18 111 (2.99%) Azure Engineer
19 107 (2.88%) Project Manager
20 102 (2.75%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (5.55%) .NET
2 126 (3.40%) Web Services
3 101 (2.72%) HTML
4 83 (2.24%) RESTful
5 78 (2.10%) CSS
6 71 (1.91%) Node.js
7 61 (1.64%) REST
8 56 (1.51%) Kafka
9 53 (1.43%) XML
10 52 (1.40%) ASP.NET
10 52 (1.40%) JSON
11 45 (1.21%) SOAP
11 45 (1.21%) Spring
12 44 (1.19%) HTML5
13 39 (1.05%) .NET Framework
14 36 (0.97%) Middleware
14 36 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
15 35 (0.94%) AngularJS
16 31 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
16 31 (0.84%) React
Miscellaneous
1 165 (4.45%) Data Centre
2 153 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 94 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
5 77 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
6 67 (1.81%) Blackberry
7 65 (1.75%) Clustering
8 59 (1.59%) iPhone
9 50 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
9 50 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 47 (1.27%) User Experience
11 46 (1.24%) Public Cloud
12 42 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
13 41 (1.10%) PKI
14 40 (1.08%) Replication
15 38 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 38 (1.02%) Hedge funds
16 35 (0.94%) iPad
17 31 (0.84%) Smartphone
18 27 (0.73%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,356 (36.54%) Windows 10
2 896 (24.14%) Windows Server
3 726 (19.56%) Linux
4 722 (19.46%) Windows 7
5 330 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 270 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 203 (5.47%) Unix
8 153 (4.12%) Apple iOS
9 152 (4.10%) Android
10 97 (2.61%) Mac OS
11 84 (2.26%) Mac OS X
11 84 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 84 (2.26%) Windows 8
12 54 (1.46%) Ubuntu
12 54 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 49 (1.32%) Windows XP
14 39 (1.05%) CentOS
15 34 (0.92%) Solaris
16 29 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
17 25 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (16.14%) Migration
2 485 (13.07%) ITIL
3 360 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
4 357 (9.62%) DevOps
5 315 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 266 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
7 158 (4.26%) Information Security
8 144 (3.88%) Application Packaging
8 144 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
9 142 (3.83%) Project Management
10 139 (3.75%) Configuration Management
11 131 (3.53%) Scrum
12 128 (3.45%) Change Management
13 127 (3.42%) Service Management
14 124 (3.34%) Test Automation
15 119 (3.21%) Cybersecurity
16 108 (2.91%) Mobile Device Management
17 99 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
18 96 (2.59%) Project Delivery
19 94 (2.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 671 (18.08%) PowerShell
2 425 (11.45%) SQL
3 295 (7.95%) Python
4 253 (6.82%) Java
5 238 (6.41%) C#
6 174 (4.69%) JavaScript
7 121 (3.26%) Bash Shell
8 84 (2.26%) C++
9 77 (2.07%) Perl
9 77 (2.07%) T-SQL
10 61 (1.64%) Ruby
11 59 (1.59%) C
12 54 (1.46%) PHP
13 46 (1.24%) VBA
14 43 (1.16%) VBScript
15 41 (1.10%) Shell Script
16 40 (1.08%) Groovy
17 39 (1.05%) Scala
18 33 (0.89%) PL/SQL
19 31 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 227 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 160 (4.31%) SC Cleared
3 154 (4.15%) Degree
4 151 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 94 (2.53%) MCSE
6 68 (1.83%) MCSA
7 67 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
8 59 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
9 37 (1.00%) AWS Certification
10 33 (0.89%) CCNA
11 32 (0.86%) CCNP
11 32 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 30 (0.81%) CISSP
12 30 (0.81%) MCP
13 27 (0.73%) DV Cleared
14 22 (0.59%) A+ Certification
15 21 (0.57%) DBS Check
16 17 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 16 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 15 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (4.72%) SLA
2 78 (2.10%) QA
3 41 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.65%) GDPR
5 19 (0.51%) NIST
6 16 (0.43%) COBIT
7 15 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.35%) PMO
9 8 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.11%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.081%) MiFID
12 3 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.081%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 2 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.054%) SEPA
13 2 (0.054%) TARGET2
System Software
1 1,541 (41.53%) Active Directory
2 333 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (5.07%) XenApp
4 155 (4.18%) Hyper-V
5 143 (3.85%) XenDesktop
6 128 (3.45%) Docker
7 112 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
8 101 (2.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 87 (2.34%) vSphere
10 79 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
11 71 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
12 32 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
13 31 (0.84%) BitLocker
14 22 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
15 18 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 17 (0.46%) VMware NSX
17 15 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
18 14 (0.38%) KVM
19 10 (0.27%) Shibboleth
20 9 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 714 (19.24%) SCCM
2 167 (4.50%) Ansible
3 158 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 117 (3.15%) Terraform
5 114 (3.07%) Puppet
6 99 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
7 98 (2.64%) Kubernetes
8 58 (1.56%) AirWatch
9 56 (1.51%) SCOM
9 56 (1.51%) WSUS
10 55 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
11 42 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
12 28 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
13 26 (0.70%) Nessus
14 22 (0.59%) Nagios
14 22 (0.59%) Perfmon
14 22 (0.59%) vMotion
15 21 (0.57%) vCenter Server
16 20 (0.54%) Salt
17 19 (0.51%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,377 (37.11%) Microsoft
2 616 (16.60%) VMware
3 482 (12.99%) Citrix
4 271 (7.30%) Cisco
5 172 (4.63%) Oracle
6 136 (3.66%) Apple
7 133 (3.58%) HP
8 87 (2.34%) Google
9 84 (2.26%) ServiceNow
10 82 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 81 (2.18%) Ivanti
12 79 (2.13%) Splunk
13 77 (2.07%) Dell
14 72 (1.94%) Bloomberg
15 71 (1.91%) SAP
16 66 (1.78%) NetApp
17 62 (1.67%) IBM
17 62 (1.67%) Symantec
18 60 (1.62%) Reuters
19 58 (1.56%) EMC