Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 1,338 3,739 4,409
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 8.56% 9.25% 9.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.35% 50.94% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 2,736 3,121
Median daily rate £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - -
10th Percentile £163 £146 £150
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 165 268
Median hourly rate £34.95 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.74% +6.95% +3.31%
10th Percentile £16.54 £12.22 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £44.90 £46.21
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.23 £17.00
% change year-on-year +17.09% -4.54% +11.48%

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 2,711 7,340 9,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.34% 18.16% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,822 5,164 6,699
Median daily rate £485 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% -2.06% +2.11%
10th Percentile £213 £177 £204
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 198 310
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £17.33 £12.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.78 £52.15 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +4.14%

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 -3 262 £425 - 62
South London +10 53 £300 +36.36% 12
West London +2 52 £164 -53.21% 31
East London +11 32 £356 +62.67% 11
North London 0 11 £450 +157.14% 4
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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.

1 548 (40.96%) Active Directory
2 492 (36.77%) Microsoft
3 406 (30.34%) Linux
4 400 (29.90%) Windows Server
5 385 (28.77%) Azure
6 341 (25.49%) Windows 10
7 305 (22.80%) Office 365
8 290 (21.67%) SQL
9 273 (20.40%) PowerShell
10 270 (20.18%) VMware
11 238 (17.79%) SQL Server
12 234 (17.49%) Finance
13 203 (15.17%) Security Cleared
14 194 (14.50%) DevOps
15 178 (13.30%) SC Cleared
15 178 (13.30%) Migration
16 177 (13.23%) DNS
17 174 (13.00%) Oracle
18 172 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
19 170 (12.71%) Firewall
20 165 (12.33%) .NET
21 161 (12.03%) ITIL
22 159 (11.88%) Windows 7
23 158 (11.81%) SCCM
24 156 (11.66%) Windows Server 2016
25 155 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
26 154 (11.51%) C#
27 148 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
28 145 (10.84%) Citrix
29 143 (10.69%) Banking

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 76 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 75 (5.61%) MS Exchange
3 61 (4.56%) IIS
4 50 (3.74%) Confluence
5 43 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (2.62%) Apache
6 35 (2.62%) Tomcat
7 33 (2.47%) Skype for Business
8 25 (1.87%) WebLogic
9 21 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 17 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (1.27%) JBoss
11 11 (0.82%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.75%) Red Hat Fuse
12 10 (0.75%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.45%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.45%) Appian
Applications
1 123 (9.19%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.22%) SPSS
7 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.075%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.075%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.075%) InDesign
8 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.075%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.075%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.22%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.22%) SunGard Martini
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.15%) Eikon
4 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.075%) Actimize
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.075%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 385 (28.77%) Azure
2 305 (22.80%) Office 365
3 108 (8.07%) AWS
4 95 (7.10%) PaaS
5 85 (6.35%) SaaS
6 82 (6.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 61 (4.56%) IaaS
8 47 (3.51%) GitHub
9 39 (2.91%) GCP
10 26 (1.94%) OneDrive
11 24 (1.79%) OpenShift
12 17 (1.27%) Serverless
13 16 (1.20%) Mimecast
14 15 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
14 15 (1.12%) Power Platform
15 12 (0.90%) Azure Stack
16 11 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
16 11 (0.82%) Azure Functions
16 11 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
17 8 (0.60%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 177 (13.23%) DNS
2 170 (12.71%) Firewall
3 101 (7.55%) VPN
4 89 (6.65%) DHCP
5 86 (6.43%) SAN
6 71 (5.31%) Internet
7 64 (4.78%) TCP/IP
8 63 (4.71%) WAN
9 49 (3.66%) Skype
10 48 (3.59%) LAN
11 47 (3.51%) DMZ
12 41 (3.06%) Wireless
13 36 (2.69%) Network Security
14 35 (2.62%) HTTP
15 32 (2.39%) NetScaler
16 26 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
17 25 (1.87%) VoIP
18 23 (1.72%) SSL
19 21 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
20 20 (1.49%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (17.79%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.11%) MySQL
3 40 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 40 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 32 (2.39%) MongoDB
5 31 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 29 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 26 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 17 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (1.05%) Data Lake
12 14 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
13 13 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 86 (6.43%) Git (software)
2 69 (5.16%) Jenkins
3 65 (4.86%) JIRA
4 44 (3.29%) Visual Studio
5 34 (2.54%) Subversion
5 34 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (2.39%) Selenium
7 21 (1.57%) Bitbucket
7 21 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 21 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 19 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (1.42%) Cucumber
8 19 (1.42%) GitLab
8 19 (1.42%) Maven
9 16 (1.20%) Hudson
10 15 (1.12%) Postman
11 13 (0.97%) JUnit
11 13 (0.97%) NUnit
12 12 (0.90%) JMeter
12 12 (0.90%) Katalon Studio
General
1 234 (17.49%) Finance
2 143 (10.69%) Banking
3 88 (6.58%) Public Sector
4 47 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 44 (3.29%) Front Office
6 34 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.72%) Marketing
9 22 (1.64%) Back Office
9 22 (1.64%) Electronics
10 20 (1.49%) Law
11 11 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.75%) Retail
13 8 (0.60%) Legal
14 7 (0.52%) Police
15 6 (0.45%) French Language
15 6 (0.45%) Local Government
15 6 (0.45%) Publishing
16 5 (0.37%) Automotive
17 4 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 155 (11.58%) Analyst
2 146 (10.91%) Developer
3 104 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 98 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 97 (7.25%) Architect
6 79 (5.90%) Windows Engineer
7 64 (4.78%) Azure Engineer
8 61 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 56 (4.19%) Consultant
10 55 (4.11%) Administrator
11 52 (3.89%) Desktop Support
12 51 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
13 49 (3.66%) C# Developer
14 48 (3.59%) Support Analyst
15 45 (3.36%) IT Support
16 41 (3.06%) Office 365 Engineer
17 40 (2.99%) Service Analyst
18 38 (2.84%) Security Engineer
19 37 (2.77%) Desktop Engineer
20 35 (2.62%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (12.33%) .NET
2 66 (4.93%) Web Services
3 62 (4.63%) HTML
3 62 (4.63%) XML
4 52 (3.89%) REST
5 47 (3.51%) JSON
6 34 (2.54%) .NET Framework
7 30 (2.24%) LDAP
7 30 (2.24%) Middleware
8 26 (1.94%) Oracle Fusion
8 26 (1.94%) SOAP
9 25 (1.87%) AngularJS
10 24 (1.79%) ASP.NET
10 24 (1.79%) HTML5
10 24 (1.79%) WPF
11 23 (1.72%) WinForms
12 22 (1.64%) CSS
12 22 (1.64%) Node.js
13 20 (1.49%) STL
14 19 (1.42%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 134 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (6.50%) Data Centre
3 52 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 50 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (2.62%) Clustering
5 35 (2.62%) Public Cloud
6 29 (2.17%) User Experience
7 28 (2.09%) Cloud Native
8 26 (1.94%) PKI
9 24 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
9 24 (1.79%) NHS
10 22 (1.64%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.49%) Private Cloud
12 19 (1.42%) Fixed Income
12 19 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (1.27%) Blackberry
14 14 (1.05%) iPhone
14 14 (1.05%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 406 (30.34%) Linux
2 400 (29.90%) Windows Server
3 341 (25.49%) Windows 10
4 159 (11.88%) Windows 7
5 156 (11.66%) Windows Server 2016
6 155 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 131 (9.79%) Unix
8 118 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 74 (5.53%) Apple iOS
10 58 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 56 (4.19%) Android
12 38 (2.84%) Windows Server 2019
13 36 (2.69%) Ubuntu
14 28 (2.09%) Mac OS X
15 24 (1.79%) Mac OS
16 23 (1.72%) CentOS
17 16 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
18 15 (1.12%) Debian
19 14 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
20 12 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (14.50%) DevOps
2 178 (13.30%) Migration
3 161 (12.03%) ITIL
4 148 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (10.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 122 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
7 90 (6.73%) Test Automation
8 81 (6.05%) Cybersecurity
9 66 (4.93%) SIEM
10 62 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (4.41%) Information Security
12 58 (4.33%) High Availability
13 56 (4.19%) Project Management
14 55 (4.11%) Change Management
15 52 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
16 50 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
16 50 (3.74%) Unit Testing
17 49 (3.66%) Software Engineering
18 47 (3.51%) Patch Management
19 45 (3.36%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 290 (21.67%) SQL
2 273 (20.40%) PowerShell
3 154 (11.51%) C#
4 137 (10.24%) Java
5 113 (8.45%) Python
6 76 (5.68%) JavaScript
7 70 (5.23%) Bash Shell
8 53 (3.96%) C++
9 51 (3.81%) Shell Script
10 44 (3.29%) C
11 42 (3.14%) Perl
12 39 (2.91%) T-SQL
13 36 (2.69%) PL/SQL
14 29 (2.17%) PHP
15 25 (1.87%) Ruby
15 25 (1.87%) VB
16 24 (1.79%) VBScript
17 18 (1.35%) VBA
18 16 (1.20%) Groovy
19 12 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 203 (15.17%) Security Cleared
2 178 (13.30%) SC Cleared
3 63 (4.71%) DV Cleared
4 54 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (3.29%) Degree
6 35 (2.62%) CISSP
7 29 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 28 (2.09%) MCSE
9 26 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (1.20%) CCNA
11 16 (1.20%) MCSA
12 14 (1.05%) GIAC
13 13 (0.97%) CISM
13 13 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (0.90%) CISA
15 11 (0.82%) CREST Certified
16 10 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (0.75%) DBS Check
17 9 (0.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.29%) SLA
2 37 (2.77%) QA
3 27 (2.02%) GDPR
4 22 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (1.05%) Government Security Classifications
6 14 (1.05%) HIPAA
7 13 (0.97%) NCSC
8 12 (0.90%) WCAG
9 6 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.45%) NIST
10 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.22%) PMO
11 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.15%) MiFID
13 1 (0.075%) DICOM
13 1 (0.075%) HL7
System Software
1 548 (40.96%) Active Directory
2 172 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (7.17%) Docker
4 70 (5.23%) Hyper-V
5 62 (4.63%) XenApp
6 59 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
7 51 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
8 47 (3.51%) vSphere
9 34 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 33 (2.47%) XenDesktop
11 26 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (1.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 16 (1.20%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.67%) NFS
15 8 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.52%) VMware NSX
17 5 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
18 4 (0.30%) Terminal Server
18 4 (0.30%) Terminal Services
18 4 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 158 (11.81%) SCCM
2 88 (6.58%) Ansible
3 84 (6.28%) Kubernetes
4 77 (5.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 59 (4.41%) Terraform
6 49 (3.66%) SCOM
7 47 (3.51%) Puppet
8 32 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
10 21 (1.57%) vCenter Server
11 18 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 17 (1.27%) WSUS
13 15 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
14 14 (1.05%) EnCase
14 14 (1.05%) FTK
15 13 (0.97%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.90%) AirWatch
17 11 (0.82%) Nagios
17 11 (0.82%) vMotion
Vendors
1 492 (36.77%) Microsoft
2 270 (20.18%) VMware
3 174 (13.00%) Oracle
4 145 (10.84%) Citrix
5 109 (8.15%) Cisco
6 83 (6.20%) HP
7 62 (4.63%) Splunk
8 53 (3.96%) Red Hat
9 43 (3.21%) SAP
10 40 (2.99%) Atlassian
11 39 (2.91%) Dell
12 37 (2.77%) EMC
12 37 (2.77%) ServiceNow
12 37 (2.77%) Sybase
13 36 (2.69%) NetApp
14 31 (2.32%) SolarWinds
15 30 (2.24%) Palo Alto
16 27 (2.02%) CyberArk
17 26 (1.94%) IBM
18 25 (1.87%) Symantec