Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1,754 3,657 4,306
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 9.02% 9.12% 9.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.79% 50.03% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,214 2,599 3,057
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £143 £144 £150
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £350 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 168 269
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.95% +1.63%
10th Percentile £14.30 £12.93 £12.49
90th Percentile £47.83 £41.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +4.92%

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 3,387 7,310 9,329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.42% 18.22% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,294 5,092 6,620
Median daily rate £475 £488 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +1.04% +4.89%
10th Percentile £182 £181 £213
90th Percentile £650 £660 £650
England median daily rate £425 £441 £445
% change year-on-year -3.63% -0.90% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 200 320
Median hourly rate £24.18 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.12% +5.00% -5.11%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.48 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.61 £51.48 £47.83
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 0 360 £336 -20.06% 42
West London +7 76 £175 -58.82% 22
East London +21 73 £345 +38.00% 5
South London +18 62 £290 +5.45% 15
North London +6 21 £188 -30.56% 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 694 (39.57%) Active Directory
2 652 (37.17%) Microsoft
3 520 (29.65%) Windows Server
4 519 (29.59%) Windows 10
5 482 (27.48%) Office 365
6 448 (25.54%) Azure
7 410 (23.38%) Linux
8 336 (19.16%) VMware
9 325 (18.53%) SQL
10 302 (17.22%) PowerShell
11 277 (15.79%) Finance
12 270 (15.39%) SQL Server
13 243 (13.85%) Windows 7
14 241 (13.74%) SCCM
15 228 (13.00%) ITIL
15 228 (13.00%) Migration
16 213 (12.14%) DNS
17 207 (11.80%) Microsoft Office
17 207 (11.80%) Citrix
18 204 (11.63%) Security Cleared
19 201 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
20 199 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
21 184 (10.49%) DevOps
22 183 (10.43%) Windows Server 2016
23 176 (10.03%) Firewall
24 172 (9.81%) Oracle
25 171 (9.75%) .NET
25 171 (9.75%) SC Cleared
25 171 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
26 159 (9.06%) C#

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
1 104 (5.93%) MS Exchange
2 92 (5.25%) SharePoint
3 74 (4.22%) IIS
4 52 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (2.62%) Skype for Business
6 45 (2.57%) Apache
7 42 (2.39%) Tomcat
8 27 (1.54%) WebLogic
9 25 (1.43%) Confluence
10 24 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 14 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.63%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.57%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.40%) CMS
16 7 (0.40%) nginx
16 7 (0.40%) SAS
17 5 (0.29%) DataSynapse
17 5 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 207 (11.80%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.17%) SPSS
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.057%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.057%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.057%) InDesign
9 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.11%) Eikon
4 2 (0.11%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.057%) Actimize
5 1 (0.057%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.057%) RMDS
5 1 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.057%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 482 (27.48%) Office 365
2 448 (25.54%) Azure
3 119 (6.78%) AWS
4 101 (5.76%) PaaS
5 91 (5.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 91 (5.19%) SaaS
6 74 (4.22%) IaaS
7 48 (2.74%) OneDrive
8 47 (2.68%) GitHub
9 40 (2.28%) GCP
10 26 (1.48%) Mimecast
11 24 (1.37%) G Suite
12 20 (1.14%) Serverless
13 16 (0.91%) Power Platform
14 15 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (0.74%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.57%) Azure Functions
17 9 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
18 7 (0.40%) PowerApps
19 6 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 213 (12.14%) DNS
2 176 (10.03%) Firewall
3 129 (7.35%) DHCP
4 121 (6.90%) VPN
5 104 (5.93%) SAN
6 86 (4.90%) LAN
7 78 (4.45%) TCP/IP
8 74 (4.22%) WAN
9 71 (4.05%) Internet
10 61 (3.48%) Skype
11 44 (2.51%) Wireless
12 43 (2.45%) HTTP
13 41 (2.34%) VoIP
14 40 (2.28%) NetScaler
15 36 (2.05%) Network Security
16 35 (2.00%) DMZ
17 34 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
18 29 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
19 23 (1.31%) NAS
20 21 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (15.39%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.57%) Oracle Database
3 41 (2.34%) MySQL
4 39 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
6 35 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 35 (2.00%) Relational Database
7 34 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (1.88%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 23 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
13 12 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 83 (4.73%) Git (software)
2 67 (3.82%) Jenkins
3 53 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (2.85%) JIRA
4 50 (2.85%) Visual Studio
5 31 (1.77%) Selenium
5 31 (1.77%) TeamCity
6 26 (1.48%) Postman
6 26 (1.48%) Subversion
7 21 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 18 (1.03%) SoapUI
9 15 (0.86%) GitLab
9 15 (0.86%) NUnit
10 13 (0.74%) WebDriver
11 12 (0.68%) Katalon Studio
12 11 (0.63%) MSI
12 11 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.51%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.51%) CMake
General
1 277 (15.79%) Finance
2 139 (7.92%) Banking
3 105 (5.99%) Public Sector
4 44 (2.51%) Front Office
5 42 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.65%) Marketing
8 28 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.54%) Law
10 25 (1.43%) Back Office
11 23 (1.31%) Electronics
12 19 (1.08%) Retail
13 12 (0.68%) Legal
14 11 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.57%) Local Government
16 8 (0.46%) Games
16 8 (0.46%) Publishing
17 7 (0.40%) Police
18 6 (0.34%) Advertising
19 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 210 (11.97%) Analyst
2 169 (9.64%) Support Engineer
3 164 (9.35%) Developer
4 127 (7.24%) Windows Engineer
5 117 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 113 (6.44%) Desktop Support
7 112 (6.39%) Architect
8 93 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 85 (4.85%) IT Support
10 82 (4.68%) Support Analyst
11 73 (4.16%) Consultant
12 67 (3.82%) Azure Engineer
13 66 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
14 59 (3.36%) C# Developer
14 59 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
15 54 (3.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 54 (3.08%) Office 365 Engineer
16 53 (3.02%) Service Analyst
17 49 (2.79%) Administrator
17 49 (2.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (9.75%) .NET
2 78 (4.45%) Web Services
3 71 (4.05%) HTML
4 57 (3.25%) XML
5 56 (3.19%) JSON
6 51 (2.91%) REST
7 45 (2.57%) SOAP
8 44 (2.51%) AngularJS
9 43 (2.45%) .NET Framework
10 40 (2.28%) WPF
11 33 (1.88%) Middleware
12 32 (1.82%) CSS
13 29 (1.65%) HTML5
13 29 (1.65%) Oracle Fusion
13 29 (1.65%) WinForms
14 25 (1.43%) Node.js
15 23 (1.31%) ASP.NET
16 22 (1.25%) Entity Framework
16 22 (1.25%) LDAP
17 21 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 144 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.02%) Data Centre
3 55 (3.14%) Management Information System
3 55 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (2.17%) iPhone
5 30 (1.71%) Blackberry
6 28 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 28 (1.60%) User Experience
7 27 (1.54%) Clustering
8 26 (1.48%) NHS
8 26 (1.48%) Public Cloud
8 26 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
9 25 (1.43%) Cloud Native
10 24 (1.37%) iPad
11 22 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (1.20%) Driving Licence
13 20 (1.14%) Hedge funds
13 20 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
14 19 (1.08%) PKI
14 19 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 520 (29.65%) Windows Server
2 519 (29.59%) Windows 10
3 410 (23.38%) Linux
4 243 (13.85%) Windows 7
5 199 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 183 (10.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 150 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 114 (6.50%) Unix
9 112 (6.39%) Apple iOS
10 101 (5.76%) Android
11 51 (2.91%) Mac OS
11 51 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 43 (2.45%) Mac OS X
13 35 (2.00%) Windows Server 2019
14 29 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (1.31%) Ubuntu
16 21 (1.20%) Windows XP
17 17 (0.97%) CentOS
17 17 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
18 12 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (13.00%) ITIL
1 228 (13.00%) Migration
2 184 (10.49%) DevOps
3 171 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
4 144 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 139 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
6 93 (5.30%) Test Automation
7 92 (5.25%) Cybersecurity
8 78 (4.45%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (4.05%) Project Management
10 63 (3.59%) Change Management
11 62 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 56 (3.19%) SIEM
13 55 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 55 (3.14%) Information Security
14 50 (2.85%) Service Management
14 50 (2.85%) Software Engineering
15 49 (2.79%) Mobile Device Management
16 47 (2.68%) Configuration Management
17 46 (2.62%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 325 (18.53%) SQL
2 302 (17.22%) PowerShell
3 159 (9.06%) C#
4 147 (8.38%) Java
5 131 (7.47%) Python
6 88 (5.02%) JavaScript
7 82 (4.68%) Bash Shell
8 54 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 53 (3.02%) C++
10 40 (2.28%) C
10 40 (2.28%) Shell Script
11 38 (2.17%) T-SQL
12 34 (1.94%) Perl
13 32 (1.82%) VB
14 30 (1.71%) VBScript
15 25 (1.43%) PHP
16 21 (1.20%) Ruby
17 15 (0.86%) Groovy
17 15 (0.86%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 204 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 171 (9.75%) SC Cleared
3 84 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 54 (3.08%) Degree
6 45 (2.57%) MCSE
7 35 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 33 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 30 (1.71%) CISSP
11 28 (1.60%) CCNA
12 24 (1.37%) MCSA
13 23 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
14 15 (0.86%) CISA
14 15 (0.86%) CISM
14 15 (0.86%) CREST Certified
15 14 (0.80%) DBS Check
15 14 (0.80%) GIAC
15 14 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
16 13 (0.74%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.71%) SLA
2 37 (2.11%) GDPR
3 34 (1.94%) QA
4 23 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (0.80%) HIPAA
7 12 (0.68%) NIST
7 12 (0.68%) WCAG
8 11 (0.63%) NCSC
9 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.17%) PMO
12 2 (0.11%) COBIT
12 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.11%) HL7
12 2 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 694 (39.57%) Active Directory
2 201 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 79 (4.50%) Docker
5 76 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
6 74 (4.22%) XenApp
7 63 (3.59%) vSphere
8 44 (2.51%) XenDesktop
9 42 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
11 26 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
12 21 (1.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 18 (1.03%) BitLocker
14 14 (0.80%) VMware NSX
15 12 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.51%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.46%) NFS
18 7 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
19 6 (0.34%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
20 4 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 241 (13.74%) SCCM
2 101 (5.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 83 (4.73%) Ansible
4 70 (3.99%) Kubernetes
5 62 (3.53%) Terraform
6 47 (2.68%) SCOM
7 42 (2.39%) Puppet
8 36 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
9 32 (1.82%) AirWatch
9 32 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
10 30 (1.71%) vCenter Server
11 22 (1.25%) Jamf Pro
11 22 (1.25%) WSUS
12 15 (0.86%) EnCase
12 15 (0.86%) FTK
12 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (0.63%) Nessus
13 11 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
14 10 (0.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 652 (37.17%) Microsoft
2 336 (19.16%) VMware
3 207 (11.80%) Citrix
4 172 (9.81%) Oracle
5 144 (8.21%) Cisco
6 87 (4.96%) HP
7 55 (3.14%) Dell
8 51 (2.91%) Splunk
9 50 (2.85%) Apple
10 49 (2.79%) ServiceNow
11 48 (2.74%) Red Hat
12 45 (2.57%) Google
13 42 (2.39%) Ivanti
14 41 (2.34%) SAP
15 38 (2.17%) EMC
16 32 (1.82%) Bloomberg
17 30 (1.71%) NetApp
18 29 (1.65%) Palo Alto
19 28 (1.60%) Sybase
20 27 (1.54%) Remedy