Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 July 2018 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 4,397 3,652 4,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.48% 8.68% 9.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.16% 42.92% 45.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,104 2,480 2,845
London median daily rate £400 £404 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.93% +0.94% +8.11%
10th Percentile £150 £155 £160
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £375 £365 £360
% change year-on-year +2.74% +1.39% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 175 180
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.73% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £11.23
90th Percentile £47.12 £50.00 £28.83
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.15 £15.26
% change year-on-year +8.91% -0.72% -4.63%

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 9,526 8,508 9,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.54% 20.21% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,761 5,946 6,772
London median daily rate £485 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.19% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £205 £250 £244
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 217 214
London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.16 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.00% +24.44% -6.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% +1.52% +2.10%

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018. 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 +2 997 £425 +6.25% 211
West London -5 202 £301 +22.86% 159
South London -11 170 £400 +6.67% 23
East London +7 115 £344 +37.50% 63
North London -2 28 £275 -31.25% 18
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 1,610 (36.62%) Active Directory
2 1,409 (32.04%) Microsoft
3 1,222 (27.79%) Windows 10
4 1,066 (24.24%) Windows Server
5 1,005 (22.86%) Finance
6 976 (22.20%) Office 365
7 926 (21.06%) Linux
8 803 (18.26%) Windows 7
9 797 (18.13%) VMware
10 746 (16.97%) SQL
11 687 (15.62%) PowerShell
12 672 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
13 667 (15.17%) SCCM
14 578 (13.15%) Migration
15 566 (12.87%) SQL Server
16 563 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
17 556 (12.64%) Citrix
18 554 (12.60%) ITIL
19 527 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
20 484 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
21 470 (10.69%) DevOps
22 451 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
23 446 (10.14%) Python
24 438 (9.96%) Windows Server 2008
25 429 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
26 423 (9.62%) C#
27 417 (9.48%) Firewall
27 417 (9.48%) Banking
28 411 (9.35%) Security Cleared
29 409 (9.30%) DNS

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
1 363 (8.26%) MS Exchange
2 212 (4.82%) Skype for Business
3 194 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 176 (4.00%) IIS
5 151 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 74 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 60 (1.36%) Confluence
8 53 (1.21%) Apache
8 53 (1.21%) Tomcat
9 48 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 45 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
11 44 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 26 (0.59%) nginx
13 25 (0.57%) JBoss
13 25 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
14 23 (0.52%) CMS
15 22 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
16 21 (0.48%) IBM Notes
17 19 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
18 18 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 563 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
2 177 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 64 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.091%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.068%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.045%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.045%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.045%) InVision
12 1 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.023%) Autodesk Inventor
12 1 (0.023%) Avid Media Composer
12 1 (0.023%) InDesign
12 1 (0.023%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 17 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 14 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 10 (0.23%) ION MarketView
5 9 (0.20%) Eikon
5 9 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.18%) SunGard Martini
7 7 (0.16%) Endur
8 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.11%) OpenLink RightAngle
9 5 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
10 4 (0.091%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.091%) Carpe Diem
10 4 (0.091%) Relativity
10 4 (0.091%) RMDS
11 3 (0.068%) Kondor
11 3 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.068%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.068%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 976 (22.20%) Office 365
2 672 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 451 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
4 115 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 113 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 111 (2.52%) IaaS
7 107 (2.43%) PaaS
8 66 (1.50%) OneDrive
9 59 (1.34%) SaaS
10 56 (1.27%) G Suite
11 51 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
12 48 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
13 44 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
14 37 (0.84%) Mimecast
15 34 (0.77%) Amazon S3
16 33 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 26 (0.59%) Serverless
18 20 (0.45%) Datadog
18 20 (0.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 417 (9.48%) Firewall
2 409 (9.30%) DNS
3 301 (6.85%) DHCP
4 232 (5.28%) VPN
5 228 (5.19%) TCP/IP
6 218 (4.96%) LAN
7 214 (4.87%) Skype
7 214 (4.87%) WAN
8 171 (3.89%) SAN
9 97 (2.21%) Internet
10 96 (2.18%) VoIP
11 87 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
12 79 (1.80%) Wireless
13 63 (1.43%) Network Security
14 62 (1.41%) HTTP
14 62 (1.41%) NAS
15 60 (1.36%) SSL
16 51 (1.16%) MPLS
17 45 (1.02%) NetScaler
18 43 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 566 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 94 (2.14%) Oracle Database
3 75 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 61 (1.39%) Big Data
5 59 (1.34%) MySQL
6 54 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
7 53 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 50 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 50 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
9 48 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 45 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
11 43 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
11 43 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 41 (0.93%) MongoDB
13 40 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 38 (0.86%) Hadoop
15 35 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
16 34 (0.77%) GIS
17 32 (0.73%) Power BI
18 31 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 255 (5.80%) Git (software)
2 224 (5.09%) Jenkins
3 153 (3.48%) JIRA
4 136 (3.09%) TeamCity
5 126 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 117 (2.66%) Visual Studio
7 96 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 75 (1.71%) Subversion
9 72 (1.64%) Selenium
10 66 (1.50%) MSI
11 47 (1.07%) Maven
12 45 (1.02%) NUnit
13 41 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
14 37 (0.84%) Vagrant
15 34 (0.77%) Artifactory
15 34 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 34 (0.77%) Cucumber
16 32 (0.73%) Travis CI
17 31 (0.71%) MSBuild
18 28 (0.64%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,005 (22.86%) Finance
2 417 (9.48%) Banking
3 154 (3.50%) Front Office
4 141 (3.21%) Law
5 118 (2.68%) Retail
6 116 (2.64%) Legal
7 107 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 69 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 53 (1.21%) Telecoms
10 47 (1.07%) Back Office
11 41 (0.93%) Advertising
12 37 (0.84%) Publishing
13 25 (0.57%) French Language
14 23 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 23 (0.52%) Marketing
15 18 (0.41%) German Language
16 17 (0.39%) Billing
17 12 (0.27%) Games
18 10 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
19 9 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 680 (15.47%) Analyst
2 461 (10.48%) Developer
3 436 (9.92%) Desktop Support
3 436 (9.92%) Support Engineer
4 295 (6.71%) Support Analyst
5 275 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 262 (5.96%) Windows Engineer
7 261 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 250 (5.69%) Architect
9 247 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 209 (4.75%) Desktop Engineer
11 183 (4.16%) Service Analyst
12 172 (3.91%) Consultant
13 168 (3.82%) IT Support
14 166 (3.78%) Service Desk Analyst
15 161 (3.66%) Administrator
16 147 (3.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 144 (3.27%) C# Developer
18 132 (3.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 126 (2.87%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (8.82%) .NET
2 177 (4.03%) XML
3 171 (3.89%) Web Services
4 121 (2.75%) ASP.NET
5 120 (2.73%) REST
6 107 (2.43%) HTML
7 103 (2.34%) Middleware
8 85 (1.93%) .NET Framework
9 83 (1.89%) CSS
10 76 (1.73%) JSON
11 68 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 63 (1.43%) jQuery
13 62 (1.41%) WCF
14 57 (1.30%) AngularJS
14 57 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 50 (1.14%) LDAP
16 49 (1.11%) Node.js
17 48 (1.09%) STL
18 46 (1.05%) RESTful
19 43 (0.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 274 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (5.39%) Data Centre
3 126 (2.87%) Blackberry
4 110 (2.50%) Fixed Income
5 103 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 102 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
7 92 (2.09%) iPhone
8 88 (2.00%) Clustering
9 77 (1.75%) Derivative
10 66 (1.50%) iPad
11 63 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 63 (1.43%) Replication
12 59 (1.34%) PKI
13 55 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
14 54 (1.23%) Private Cloud
15 53 (1.21%) Fintech
15 53 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
16 49 (1.11%) Smartphone
17 48 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 48 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,222 (27.79%) Windows 10
2 1,066 (24.24%) Windows Server
3 926 (21.06%) Linux
4 803 (18.26%) Windows 7
5 438 (9.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 429 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 391 (8.89%) Unix
8 204 (4.64%) Apple iOS
9 198 (4.50%) Android
10 133 (3.02%) Mac OS X
11 132 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 128 (2.91%) Windows 8
13 119 (2.71%) Mac OS
14 100 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 94 (2.14%) CentOS
16 76 (1.73%) Windows XP
17 64 (1.46%) Ubuntu
18 60 (1.36%) Solaris
19 37 (0.84%) AIX
20 22 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (13.15%) Migration
2 554 (12.60%) ITIL
3 527 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
4 470 (10.69%) DevOps
5 391 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
6 237 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
7 200 (4.55%) Project Management
8 199 (4.53%) Change Management
9 176 (4.00%) Configuration Management
10 173 (3.93%) Service Management
11 150 (3.41%) SDLC
12 145 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 142 (3.23%) Test Automation
14 131 (2.98%) Scrum
15 127 (2.89%) TDD
16 115 (2.62%) Incident Management
17 112 (2.55%) Deployment Automation
18 109 (2.48%) Information Security
19 103 (2.34%) Analytics
20 101 (2.30%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 746 (16.97%) SQL
2 687 (15.62%) PowerShell
3 446 (10.14%) Python
4 423 (9.62%) C#
5 245 (5.57%) Java
6 179 (4.07%) C++
7 170 (3.87%) JavaScript
8 152 (3.46%) Bash Shell
9 121 (2.75%) Perl
10 100 (2.27%) Shell Script
11 94 (2.14%) C
12 93 (2.12%) VBScript
13 88 (2.00%) T-SQL
14 71 (1.61%) PL/SQL
15 62 (1.41%) Ruby
16 59 (1.34%) VB
17 48 (1.09%) VB.NET
18 43 (0.98%) Korn
19 41 (0.93%) VBA
20 34 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 411 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 295 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 209 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 189 (4.30%) Degree
5 125 (2.84%) MCSE
6 119 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
7 82 (1.86%) DV Cleared
8 75 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
9 74 (1.68%) CCNA
10 58 (1.32%) MCSA
11 54 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
12 52 (1.18%) MCP
13 51 (1.16%) CCNP
14 46 (1.05%) CISSP
15 44 (1.00%) MCITP
15 44 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 43 (0.98%) DBS Check
17 42 (0.96%) AWS Certification
18 34 (0.77%) CISM
19 21 (0.48%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (4.55%) SLA
2 65 (1.48%) QA
3 42 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (0.84%) PMO
5 32 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 27 (0.61%) GDPR
7 24 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 22 (0.50%) GCP
9 11 (0.25%) MiFID
10 10 (0.23%) COBIT
11 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (0.16%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.14%) NIST 800
14 5 (0.11%) EMIR
14 5 (0.11%) FISMA
14 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.091%) Government Security Classifications
15 4 (0.091%) HL7
16 3 (0.068%) Disclosure Scotland
16 3 (0.068%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,610 (36.62%) Active Directory
2 484 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (4.25%) VMware ESXi
4 184 (4.18%) Hyper-V
5 174 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 171 (3.89%) XenApp
7 168 (3.82%) vSphere
8 156 (3.55%) Docker
9 126 (2.87%) XenDesktop
10 95 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
11 84 (1.91%) BitLocker
12 82 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
13 43 (0.98%) VMware NSX
14 35 (0.80%) NFS
15 28 (0.64%) VirtualBox
15 28 (0.64%) XenServer
16 27 (0.61%) Terminal Services
17 26 (0.59%) Firmware
18 25 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
19 24 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 667 (15.17%) SCCM
2 209 (4.75%) Ansible
3 180 (4.09%) Puppet
4 165 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
5 110 (2.50%) Terraform
6 95 (2.16%) SCOM
7 91 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
8 85 (1.93%) Kubernetes
9 78 (1.77%) WSUS
10 65 (1.48%) vCenter Server
11 54 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
12 53 (1.21%) AirWatch
13 47 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
14 46 (1.05%) Packer
15 42 (0.96%) Salt
16 39 (0.89%) Kibana
17 38 (0.86%) Nagios
17 38 (0.86%) NetBackup
17 38 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 31 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1,409 (32.04%) Microsoft
2 797 (18.13%) VMware
3 556 (12.64%) Citrix
4 401 (9.12%) Cisco
5 298 (6.78%) Oracle
6 263 (5.98%) Apple
7 232 (5.28%) HP
8 145 (3.30%) Ivanti
9 130 (2.96%) Splunk
10 127 (2.89%) ServiceNow
11 112 (2.55%) Red Hat
12 109 (2.48%) NetApp
13 105 (2.39%) Google
14 99 (2.25%) Dell
15 86 (1.96%) IBM
16 80 (1.82%) EMC
17 79 (1.80%) Bloomberg
18 66 (1.50%) SolarWinds
19 64 (1.46%) CheckPoint
19 64 (1.46%) Reuters