Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 4,573 4,448 4,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.84% 9.42% 9.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.64% 45.34% 44.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,161 3,089 2,664
London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £145 £140 £156
90th Percentile £594 £588 £575
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 236 160
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.83 £47.83
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.54% +8.33% -3.23%

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 9,213 9,811 9,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.82% 20.78% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,460 6,983 6,365
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £188 £200 £233
90th Percentile £650 £638 £605
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 273 200
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £47.88
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +1 1,009 £390 -5.45% 296
West London +9 247 £300 -15.79% 143
South London -11 146 £525 +61.54% 26
East London -15 96 £283 +13.00% 49
North London +4 57 £186 +15.94% 21
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 1,685 (36.85%) Active Directory
2 1,469 (32.12%) Microsoft
3 1,267 (27.71%) Windows 10
4 1,174 (25.67%) Windows Server
5 1,034 (22.61%) Finance
6 1,011 (22.11%) Linux
7 972 (21.26%) Office 365
8 902 (19.72%) Windows 7
9 842 (18.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 823 (18.00%) VMware
11 821 (17.95%) PowerShell
12 670 (14.65%) SCCM
13 632 (13.82%) ITIL
14 629 (13.75%) SQL
15 627 (13.71%) Migration
16 591 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
17 564 (12.33%) Citrix
18 562 (12.29%) Microsoft Office
19 550 (12.03%) SQL Server
20 541 (11.83%) DevOps
21 520 (11.37%) Amazon AWS
22 498 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
23 480 (10.50%) Unix
24 446 (9.75%) Windows Server 2012
25 431 (9.42%) DNS
26 425 (9.29%) Python
26 425 (9.29%) Firewall
27 421 (9.21%) Banking
28 399 (8.73%) C#
29 381 (8.33%) .NET

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
1 351 (7.68%) MS Exchange
2 236 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 229 (5.01%) IIS
4 160 (3.50%) Skype for Business
5 118 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 97 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 96 (2.10%) Apache
8 92 (2.01%) Tomcat
9 89 (1.95%) Confluence
10 70 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 50 (1.09%) WebSphere
12 48 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
13 39 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
14 35 (0.77%) nginx
15 33 (0.72%) WebLogic
16 27 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
17 26 (0.57%) CMS
18 23 (0.50%) OpenStack
19 20 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
20 19 (0.42%) JBoss
Applications
1 562 (12.29%) Microsoft Office
2 177 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 74 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
8 4 (0.087%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.087%) InVision
9 3 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.022%) Maya
11 1 (0.022%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 23 (0.50%) Eikon
2 22 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 18 (0.39%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.15%) Elite 3E
6 7 (0.15%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.13%) Endur
8 5 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.087%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 4 (0.087%) IntelliMatch
10 3 (0.066%) Carpe Diem
10 3 (0.066%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.066%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.066%) SAP GTS
10 3 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 972 (21.26%) Office 365
2 842 (18.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 520 (11.37%) Amazon AWS
4 170 (3.72%) IaaS
5 145 (3.17%) PaaS
6 135 (2.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 90 (1.97%) SaaS
8 86 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
9 77 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 73 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 73 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 65 (1.42%) Amazon S3
12 52 (1.14%) G Suite
13 47 (1.03%) OneDrive
14 44 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
15 40 (0.87%) Mimecast
16 38 (0.83%) GitHub
17 37 (0.81%) Datadog
18 32 (0.70%) OpenShift
19 28 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 431 (9.42%) DNS
2 425 (9.29%) Firewall
3 260 (5.69%) LAN
4 258 (5.64%) VPN
5 254 (5.55%) DHCP
6 247 (5.40%) WAN
7 236 (5.16%) TCP/IP
8 185 (4.05%) Skype
9 151 (3.30%) Internet
10 143 (3.13%) SAN
11 120 (2.62%) VoIP
12 85 (1.86%) Wireless
13 63 (1.38%) HTTP
14 58 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
14 58 (1.27%) Network Security
15 56 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
16 55 (1.20%) SSL
17 46 (1.01%) Kerberos
18 45 (0.98%) DMZ
18 45 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 550 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 93 (2.03%) Relational Database
3 74 (1.62%) MySQL
4 70 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
5 65 (1.42%) Big Data
6 53 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 51 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 48 (1.05%) NoSQL
9 47 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 46 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
10 46 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 41 (0.90%) Apache Hive
12 40 (0.87%) MongoDB
12 40 (0.87%) RDBMS
13 39 (0.85%) Sqoop
14 36 (0.79%) Impala
14 36 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 35 (0.77%) Oracle Database
16 28 (0.61%) Power BI
17 27 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 300 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 290 (6.34%) Jenkins
3 190 (4.15%) JIRA
4 164 (3.59%) TeamCity
5 78 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 77 (1.68%) Maven
7 70 (1.53%) Visual Studio
8 66 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
9 65 (1.42%) Subversion
10 63 (1.38%) Selenium
11 56 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 51 (1.12%) Bitbucket
13 49 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 44 (0.96%) MSI
15 42 (0.92%) MSBuild
16 40 (0.87%) Cucumber
17 39 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
18 38 (0.83%) Gradle
19 35 (0.77%) Artifactory
20 30 (0.66%) Vagrant
General
1 1,034 (22.61%) Finance
2 421 (9.21%) Banking
3 185 (4.05%) Law
4 172 (3.76%) Front Office
5 126 (2.76%) Retail
6 96 (2.10%) Investment Banking
7 83 (1.82%) Legal
8 71 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 58 (1.27%) Publishing
10 55 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 48 (1.05%) Advertising
12 42 (0.92%) Back Office
13 32 (0.70%) French Language
14 30 (0.66%) Spanish Language
15 28 (0.61%) Manufacturing
16 26 (0.57%) Billing
17 25 (0.55%) Marketing
18 16 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
19 15 (0.33%) German Language
19 15 (0.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 772 (16.88%) Analyst
2 452 (9.88%) Support Engineer
3 370 (8.09%) Developer
4 350 (7.65%) Support Analyst
5 340 (7.43%) Windows Engineer
6 326 (7.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 311 (6.80%) Architect
8 308 (6.74%) Desktop Support
9 286 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 267 (5.84%) Service Analyst
11 245 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
12 241 (5.27%) Service Desk Analyst
13 230 (5.03%) Desktop Engineer
14 215 (4.70%) IT Support
15 177 (3.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 160 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
17 144 (3.15%) Consultant
18 136 (2.97%) IT Analyst
19 125 (2.73%) Administrator
20 120 (2.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (8.33%) .NET
2 135 (2.95%) Web Services
3 114 (2.49%) Middleware
4 101 (2.21%) REST
5 100 (2.19%) HTML
6 99 (2.16%) XML
7 88 (1.92%) CSS
7 88 (1.92%) WCF
8 84 (1.84%) .NET Framework
9 83 (1.82%) LDAP
10 70 (1.53%) JSON
11 62 (1.36%) ASP.NET
12 60 (1.31%) AngularJS
13 59 (1.29%) SAML
13 59 (1.29%) X-Windows
14 50 (1.09%) Node.js
15 48 (1.05%) React
16 36 (0.79%) jQuery
17 35 (0.77%) STL
18 34 (0.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 220 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 219 (4.79%) Data Centre
3 150 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 137 (3.00%) Fixed Income
5 108 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
6 99 (2.16%) iPhone
7 95 (2.08%) Clustering
8 79 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 75 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
10 70 (1.53%) iPad
11 69 (1.51%) User Experience
12 68 (1.49%) PKI
13 67 (1.47%) Smartphone
14 54 (1.18%) Wiki
15 53 (1.16%) Fintech
16 48 (1.05%) Derivative
17 46 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 46 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
18 41 (0.90%) Hedge funds
19 38 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,267 (27.71%) Windows 10
2 1,174 (25.67%) Windows Server
3 1,011 (22.11%) Linux
4 902 (19.72%) Windows 7
5 480 (10.50%) Unix
6 446 (9.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 372 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 203 (4.44%) Apple iOS
9 181 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 173 (3.78%) Android
11 172 (3.76%) Windows 8
12 135 (2.95%) Mac OS X
13 103 (2.25%) Mac OS
14 88 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 73 (1.60%) Ubuntu
16 68 (1.49%) CentOS
17 63 (1.38%) Windows XP
18 41 (0.90%) Solaris
19 21 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
20 15 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (13.82%) ITIL
2 627 (13.71%) Migration
3 591 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
4 541 (11.83%) DevOps
5 343 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
6 342 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 268 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
8 206 (4.50%) Service Management
9 201 (4.40%) Test Automation
10 170 (3.72%) Project Management
11 150 (3.28%) Configuration Management
12 144 (3.15%) Change Management
13 143 (3.13%) Scrum
14 139 (3.04%) TDD
15 138 (3.02%) Information Security
16 122 (2.67%) ITSM
17 114 (2.49%) SDLC
17 114 (2.49%) Service Delivery
18 106 (2.32%) Continuous Improvement
19 105 (2.30%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 821 (17.95%) PowerShell
2 629 (13.75%) SQL
3 425 (9.29%) Python
4 399 (8.73%) C#
5 279 (6.10%) Java
6 204 (4.46%) Bash Shell
7 194 (4.24%) C++
8 181 (3.96%) JavaScript
9 123 (2.69%) Shell Script
10 93 (2.03%) C
11 89 (1.95%) Perl
12 66 (1.44%) VBScript
13 65 (1.42%) Korn
14 52 (1.14%) Ruby
15 51 (1.12%) T-SQL
16 45 (0.98%) VB
17 40 (0.87%) VBA
18 38 (0.83%) TypeScript
19 36 (0.79%) Go
20 34 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 284 (6.21%) Security Cleared
2 231 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 222 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 191 (4.18%) Degree
5 127 (2.78%) MCSE
6 89 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
7 77 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
8 60 (1.31%) MCSA
9 58 (1.27%) MCP
10 57 (1.25%) CCNA
11 41 (0.90%) MCITP
12 39 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
13 38 (0.83%) DV Cleared
14 36 (0.79%) AWS Certification
15 32 (0.70%) DBS Check
16 31 (0.68%) CCNP
16 31 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 31 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 29 (0.63%) ISTQB
18 25 (0.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (3.78%) SLA
2 68 (1.49%) QA
3 41 (0.90%) PMO
4 36 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.39%) GDPR
6 16 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.15%) FedRAMP
9 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.11%) MiFID
11 4 (0.087%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.066%) COBIT
12 3 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.066%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.066%) DO-178B
12 3 (0.066%) SEPA
13 2 (0.044%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,685 (36.85%) Active Directory
2 498 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 221 (4.83%) Hyper-V
4 208 (4.55%) Docker
5 189 (4.13%) XenApp
6 164 (3.59%) XenDesktop
7 140 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
8 136 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 129 (2.82%) vSphere
10 102 (2.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 74 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
12 68 (1.49%) BitLocker
13 37 (0.81%) HDFS
14 33 (0.72%) NFS
15 30 (0.66%) VirtualBox
16 29 (0.63%) XenServer
17 24 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
18 22 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
19 20 (0.44%) DFS Replication
20 18 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 670 (14.65%) SCCM
2 321 (7.02%) Ansible
3 233 (5.10%) Terraform
4 223 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
5 213 (4.66%) Puppet
6 146 (3.19%) Kubernetes
7 104 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 102 (2.23%) SCOM
9 73 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
10 70 (1.53%) WSUS
11 61 (1.33%) AirWatch
12 53 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
12 53 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 53 (1.16%) vCenter Server
13 51 (1.12%) Nagios
14 48 (1.05%) CA Single Sign-On
15 45 (0.98%) Packer
16 43 (0.94%) NetBackup
17 40 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
18 38 (0.83%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,469 (32.12%) Microsoft
2 823 (18.00%) VMware
3 564 (12.33%) Citrix
4 380 (8.31%) Cisco
5 334 (7.30%) Oracle
6 287 (6.28%) Apple
7 247 (5.40%) HP
8 138 (3.02%) Ivanti
9 125 (2.73%) Google
10 124 (2.71%) Splunk
11 120 (2.62%) Red Hat
12 107 (2.34%) ServiceNow
13 104 (2.27%) Bloomberg
14 102 (2.23%) Sony
15 88 (1.92%) NetApp
16 80 (1.75%) Dell
16 80 (1.75%) McAfee
17 78 (1.71%) Reuters
18 71 (1.55%) IBM
19 70 (1.53%) EMC