Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 27 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 2,804 1,191 2,886
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.49% 6.76% 9.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.40% 42.70% 54.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,059 850 2,065
10th Percentile £169 £160 £135
25th Percentile £304 £298 £190
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £449 £363
Median % change year-on-year +11.42% +23.79% -12.12%
75th Percentile £613 £525 £500
90th Percentile £700 £615 £591
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 21 145
10th Percentile £13.88 £18.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.62 £20.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% +18.42% +1.60%
75th Percentile £27.50 £35.75 £25.00
90th Percentile £48.58 £73.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.62
% change year-on-year +6.06% -0.72% +3.88%

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 5,351 2,789 5,320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.30% 15.82% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,955 1,985 3,741
10th Percentile £230 £231 £158
25th Percentile £425 £363 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -7.69%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £734 £660 £650
England median daily rate £495 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +15.12% +4.24% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 33 175
10th Percentile £15.00 £18.40 £14.00
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £29.65 £20.83
Median % change year-on-year -17.37% +42.34% +11.39%
75th Percentile £46.75 £47.12 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £63.20 £54.16
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.63 £17.10
% change year-on-year +13.48% +3.07% -0.87%

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London 0 365 £465 +10.77% 240
West London +3 80 £175 -48.15% 102
South London +15 48 £190 -36.67% 25
East London -4 24 £394 +181.43% 75
North London +4 13 £188 -41.04% 10
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 1,021 (36.41%) Active Directory
2 959 (34.20%) Microsoft
3 846 (30.17%) Azure
4 814 (29.03%) Linux
5 756 (26.96%) Microsoft 365
6 657 (23.43%) Windows Server
7 649 (23.15%) Windows 10
8 605 (21.58%) Finance
9 569 (20.29%) SQL
10 540 (19.26%) PowerShell
11 531 (18.94%) Social Skills
12 488 (17.40%) VMware
13 475 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
14 466 (16.62%) DevOps
15 386 (13.77%) C#
16 381 (13.59%) SQL Server
17 373 (13.30%) ITIL
17 373 (13.30%) Python
18 357 (12.73%) AWS
19 344 (12.27%) .NET
20 343 (12.23%) Migration
21 341 (12.16%) CI/CD
22 340 (12.13%) Banking
23 333 (11.88%) Firewall
24 326 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
25 303 (10.81%) SCCM
26 291 (10.38%) Oracle
27 286 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
28 282 (10.06%) Ansible
29 269 (9.59%) Jenkins

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
1 140 (4.99%) IIS
2 124 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 102 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 85 (3.03%) Confluence
5 43 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (1.39%) Apache
7 36 (1.28%) JBoss
8 26 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 25 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 16 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.43%) Mule
12 12 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
13 11 (0.39%) DataSynapse
14 8 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.21%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 259 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.071%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.036%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.036%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.036%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.036%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 29 (1.03%) SunGard Martini
2 22 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
3 21 (0.75%) ION MarketView
4 9 (0.32%) RMDS
5 5 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.18%) Eikon
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.11%) Global One
7 2 (0.071%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.071%) Magento
7 2 (0.071%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.071%) Summit
8 1 (0.036%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.036%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.036%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.036%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.036%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 846 (30.17%) Azure
2 756 (26.96%) Microsoft 365
3 357 (12.73%) AWS
4 191 (6.81%) PaaS
5 163 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 131 (4.67%) IaaS
7 99 (3.53%) GitHub
8 90 (3.21%) GCP
9 87 (3.10%) SaaS
10 86 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
11 79 (2.82%) Serverless
12 58 (2.07%) Power Platform
13 46 (1.64%) OneDrive
14 41 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
14 41 (1.46%) Azure Functions
15 38 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
16 33 (1.18%) Mimecast
17 31 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
18 29 (1.03%) Amazon S3
18 29 (1.03%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 333 (11.88%) Firewall
2 259 (9.24%) DNS
3 192 (6.85%) TCP/IP
4 155 (5.53%) VPN
5 149 (5.31%) DHCP
6 111 (3.96%) LAN
7 93 (3.32%) WAN
8 80 (2.85%) SAN
9 77 (2.75%) Network Security
10 59 (2.10%) Internet
11 55 (1.96%) Kerberos
12 50 (1.78%) Wireless
13 47 (1.68%) SSL
14 45 (1.60%) VoIP
15 39 (1.39%) HTTP
16 38 (1.36%) NetScaler
17 36 (1.28%) Skype
18 31 (1.11%) MPLS
19 26 (0.93%) VLAN
20 24 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 79 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 69 (2.46%) MySQL
4 67 (2.39%) Relational Database
5 59 (2.10%) MongoDB
6 51 (1.82%) Power BI
7 50 (1.78%) NoSQL
8 44 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 40 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
10 36 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 34 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
12 29 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
14 26 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
14 26 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (0.89%) SQL Server 2019
16 20 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
18 15 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
19 14 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 269 (9.59%) Jenkins
2 200 (7.13%) Git (software)
3 156 (5.56%) TeamCity
4 149 (5.31%) JIRA
5 126 (4.49%) Subversion
6 108 (3.85%) Artifactory
7 107 (3.82%) Bitbucket
8 63 (2.25%) Maven
9 62 (2.21%) Visual Studio
10 57 (2.03%) GitLab
11 49 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
12 47 (1.68%) Gradle
13 34 (1.21%) Cucumber
14 30 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
15 29 (1.03%) Robot Framework
16 26 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
17 25 (0.89%) CppUnit
18 23 (0.82%) Selenium
18 23 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
19 22 (0.78%) JUnit
General
1 605 (21.58%) Finance
2 531 (18.94%) Social Skills
3 340 (12.13%) Banking
4 169 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
5 132 (4.71%) Investment Banking
6 108 (3.85%) Front Office
7 97 (3.46%) Public Sector
8 66 (2.35%) Presentation Skills
9 50 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
10 49 (1.75%) Telecoms
11 43 (1.53%) Financial Institution
12 42 (1.50%) Retail
13 32 (1.14%) Legal
14 31 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
15 27 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
16 24 (0.86%) Marketing
17 23 (0.82%) Games
17 23 (0.82%) Law
18 21 (0.75%) Manufacturing
19 18 (0.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 324 (11.55%) Analyst
2 318 (11.34%) Support Engineer
3 311 (11.09%) Developer
4 213 (7.60%) Architect
5 171 (6.10%) Windows Engineer
6 165 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 164 (5.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 151 (5.39%) IT Support
9 129 (4.60%) Support Analyst
10 126 (4.49%) Azure Engineer
11 122 (4.35%) Desktop Support
12 112 (3.99%) IT Engineer
13 105 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
14 104 (3.71%) Desktop Engineer
15 93 (3.32%) Administrator
16 88 (3.14%) C# Developer
17 80 (2.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 80 (2.85%) IT Support Engineer
18 77 (2.75%) .NET Developer
18 77 (2.75%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (12.27%) .NET
2 105 (3.74%) .NET Framework
3 91 (3.25%) Middleware
4 88 (3.14%) .NET Core
5 83 (2.96%) ASP.NET
6 80 (2.85%) Web Services
7 77 (2.75%) REST
8 76 (2.71%) XML
9 66 (2.35%) JSON
10 62 (2.21%) HTML
11 60 (2.14%) AngularJS
11 60 (2.14%) Rendezvous
12 56 (2.00%) CSS
13 55 (1.96%) LDAP
14 45 (1.60%) YAML
15 44 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
15 44 (1.57%) WPF
16 42 (1.50%) React
17 37 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
18 35 (1.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 114 (4.07%) Data Centre
2 89 (3.17%) Public Cloud
3 78 (2.78%) Clustering
4 64 (2.28%) Management Information System
4 64 (2.28%) Replication
5 58 (2.07%) Derivative
5 58 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
6 53 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
8 49 (1.75%) PKI
9 45 (1.60%) User Experience
10 43 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 42 (1.50%) Cloud Native
12 41 (1.46%) Fixed Income
13 40 (1.43%) iPhone
14 37 (1.32%) Hedge funds
15 35 (1.25%) NHS
15 35 (1.25%) Virtual Team
16 34 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
16 34 (1.21%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 814 (29.03%) Linux
2 657 (23.43%) Windows Server
3 649 (23.15%) Windows 10
4 215 (7.67%) Unix
5 184 (6.56%) Windows 7
6 170 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 152 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 131 (4.67%) Windows Server 2016
9 129 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 124 (4.42%) Android
11 113 (4.03%) Mac OS
12 112 (3.99%) Apple iOS
13 91 (3.25%) Windows Server 2019
14 53 (1.89%) Mac OS X
15 47 (1.68%) Ubuntu
16 26 (0.93%) CentOS
17 19 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (0.53%) VMS
18 15 (0.53%) Windows 8
19 14 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (16.62%) DevOps
3 373 (13.30%) ITIL
4 343 (12.23%) Migration
5 341 (12.16%) CI/CD
6 286 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
7 226 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 189 (6.74%) Change Management
9 156 (5.56%) Infrastructure as Code
10 151 (5.39%) Cybersecurity
11 132 (4.71%) Configuration Management
12 127 (4.53%) Scrum
13 123 (4.39%) Test Automation
14 114 (4.07%) Service Management
15 106 (3.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 105 (3.74%) Analytics
16 105 (3.74%) Project Delivery
17 104 (3.71%) Project Management
18 97 (3.46%) Continuous Improvement
18 97 (3.46%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 569 (20.29%) SQL
2 540 (19.26%) PowerShell
3 386 (13.77%) C#
4 373 (13.30%) Python
5 258 (9.20%) Java
6 159 (5.67%) JavaScript
7 134 (4.78%) Bash
8 127 (4.53%) C++
9 86 (3.07%) T-SQL
10 59 (2.10%) C
11 55 (1.96%) PL/SQL
12 50 (1.78%) Shell Script
13 49 (1.75%) Perl
14 41 (1.46%) Go
15 38 (1.36%) Ruby
15 38 (1.36%) VB
16 37 (1.32%) VB.NET
17 30 (1.07%) Groovy
18 28 (1.00%) VBA
19 25 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 194 (6.92%) Security Cleared
2 155 (5.53%) SC Cleared
3 109 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 107 (3.82%) Degree
5 58 (2.07%) MCSE
6 56 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 43 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (1.36%) CISSP
9 36 (1.28%) CCNA
10 35 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (0.93%) MCITP
12 25 (0.89%) MCSA
13 23 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (0.82%) DBS Check
14 19 (0.68%) PMI Certification
15 18 (0.64%) MCTS
15 18 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (0.57%) JNCIA
17 15 (0.53%) CISM
17 15 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (4.81%) SLA
2 50 (1.78%) QA
3 49 (1.75%) GDPR
4 48 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (0.89%) NIST
6 22 (0.78%) PMO
7 21 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.61%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 12 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (0.36%) COBIT
11 10 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (0.25%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.25%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.21%) Accessibility
14 5 (0.18%) SOC 2
15 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.11%) GLBA
15 3 (0.11%) HL7
15 3 (0.11%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,021 (36.41%) Active Directory
2 326 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (5.96%) Docker
4 82 (2.92%) vSphere
5 73 (2.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 70 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 66 (2.35%) Hyper-V
8 59 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
9 50 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
10 47 (1.68%) XenApp
11 43 (1.53%) XenDesktop
12 36 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 35 (1.25%) VMware NSX
14 21 (0.75%) NFS
15 20 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 16 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
17 15 (0.53%) Firmware
18 11 (0.39%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
18 11 (0.39%) DFS Replication
19 10 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 303 (10.81%) SCCM
2 282 (10.06%) Ansible
3 235 (8.38%) Terraform
4 207 (7.38%) Kubernetes
5 172 (6.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 121 (4.32%) BladeLogic
7 83 (2.96%) ITRS Geneos
8 76 (2.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 75 (2.67%) Puppet
10 48 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
10 48 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
11 42 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
12 34 (1.21%) Jamf Pro
13 29 (1.03%) SCOM
13 29 (1.03%) vRealize
14 23 (0.82%) Nagios
15 21 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
15 21 (0.75%) ZABBIX
16 20 (0.71%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 19 (0.68%) Kibana
Vendors
1 959 (34.20%) Microsoft
2 488 (17.40%) VMware
3 291 (10.38%) Oracle
4 269 (9.59%) Citrix
5 227 (8.10%) Cisco
6 141 (5.03%) ServiceNow
7 127 (4.53%) Red Hat
8 122 (4.35%) Apple
9 116 (4.14%) Splunk
10 86 (3.07%) Dell
11 79 (2.82%) HP
12 65 (2.32%) Google
13 60 (2.14%) TIBCO
14 53 (1.89%) IBM
15 52 (1.85%) Bloomberg
15 52 (1.85%) CheckPoint
16 47 (1.68%) CyberArk
17 46 (1.64%) SolarWinds
18 38 (1.36%) Ivanti
19 34 (1.21%) Databricks