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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 1748 2169 2530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.63% 9.41% 11.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.67% 45.35% 52.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 1453 1645
Median daily rate £409 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £343 £325
% change year-on-year -1.67% +5.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 99 166
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -4.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.90 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.82% +0.83%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4097 4783 4855
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.22% 20.76% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2875 3401 3244
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 112 176
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -16.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 295 £425 - 136
Kingston Upon Thames +3 16 £368 -2.00% 6
New Malden 0 15 - - 1
Uxbridge +14 12 £245 - 2
West End of London +4 12 £425 +70.00% 28
Canary Wharf -11 7 £350 -17.64%
Westminster +5 6 £223 -37.19%
Croydon -11 6 £315 -16.00%
Bromley +8 5 £325 +8.33% 1
Hounslow +4 5 £312 - 4
Hammersmith +2 5 £518 +245.00% 4
Enfield -1 5 £200 +33.33% 1
Feltham - 5 £450 -
Stockley Park - 5 £288 -
Twickenham - 4 £350 -
Paddington +1 3 £350 -30.00%
Chiswick 0 3 £185 - 1
Docklands, London -8 3 £431 -17.85%
Wembley +1 2 £200 +66.66%
Romford - 2 £125 - 1
Harrow +2 1 £438 -8.85% 1
Ealing +1 1 £375 -
Brentford -1 1 £365 -2.66%
Wimbledon -1 1 - - 1
Chessington -2 1 - -
Hackney - 1 £325 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 1174 (33.27%) Active Directory
2 1153 (32.67%) Microsoft
3 954 (27.03%) Windows Server
4 866 (24.54%) Linux
5 814 (23.07%) Finance
6 756 (21.42%) VMware
7 616 (17.46%) SQL
8 607 (17.20%) SQL Server
9 583 (16.52%) PowerShell
10 577 (16.35%) Windows 7
11 506 (14.34%) Office 365
12 492 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
13 487 (13.80%) Windows 10
14 481 (13.63%) Windows Server 2012
15 475 (13.46%) ITIL
16 474 (13.43%) Migration
17 458 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
17 458 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
18 453 (12.84%) Citrix
18 453 (12.84%) Banking
19 445 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
20 436 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
21 413 (11.70%) SCCM
22 412 (11.67%) Unix
23 395 (11.19%) C#
24 375 (10.63%) .NET
25 369 (10.46%) DevOps
26 354 (10.03%) Cisco
27 342 (9.69%) DNS
28 330 (9.35%) Security Cleared

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
1 274 (7.76%) MS Exchange
2 246 (6.97%) SharePoint
3 243 (6.89%) IIS
4 154 (4.36%) Skype for Business
5 137 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 108 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 69 (1.96%) Confluence
8 67 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
9 65 (1.84%) Tomcat
10 60 (1.70%) WebSphere
11 59 (1.67%) Apache
12 51 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
13 48 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 48 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
14 38 (1.08%) IBM Notes
15 37 (1.05%) JBoss
16 36 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
17 30 (0.85%) WebLogic
18 29 (0.82%) OpenStack
19 25 (0.71%) nginx
Applications
1 458 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
2 150 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 34 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.11%) Gliffy
9 4 (0.11%) HipChat
9 4 (0.11%) InDesign
9 4 (0.11%) InVision
9 4 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.057%) Autodesk Flame
10 2 (0.057%) Maya
10 2 (0.057%) NUKE
11 1 (0.028%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 82 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.45%) Eikon
4 11 (0.31%) ION MarketView
4 11 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.14%) Summit
8 4 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.085%) Exstream
9 3 (0.085%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.085%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.085%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 3 (0.085%) RMDS
9 3 (0.085%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.057%) BondVision
10 2 (0.057%) Orchestrade
10 2 (0.057%) Sophis RISQUE
10 2 (0.057%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.057%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 506 (14.34%) Office 365
2 492 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 311 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
4 131 (3.71%) IaaS
5 78 (2.21%) PaaS
6 63 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 52 (1.47%) SaaS
8 47 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 42 (1.19%) Amazon S3
10 39 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
10 39 (1.11%) GitHub
11 36 (1.02%) G Suite
12 35 (0.99%) OneDrive
12 35 (0.99%) Yammer
13 32 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
14 29 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
16 17 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 15 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 14 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 342 (9.69%) DNS
2 309 (8.76%) Firewall
3 237 (6.72%) TCP/IP
4 234 (6.63%) SAN
5 218 (6.18%) DHCP
6 201 (5.70%) LAN
7 199 (5.64%) WAN
8 174 (4.93%) VPN
9 116 (3.29%) Internet
10 86 (2.44%) Skype
11 79 (2.24%) Wireless
12 75 (2.13%) NAS
12 75 (2.13%) VoIP
13 72 (2.04%) HTTP
13 72 (2.04%) Network Security
14 64 (1.81%) LDAP
15 52 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
15 52 (1.47%) SSL
16 47 (1.33%) MPLS
17 45 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 607 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 112 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 100 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 96 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 81 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 60 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 59 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 55 (1.56%) MySQL
9 52 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 48 (1.36%) Big Data
11 45 (1.28%) NoSQL
12 40 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (1.13%) MongoDB
13 38 (1.08%) Tick Data
14 37 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
15 34 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
16 30 (0.85%) DB2
16 30 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 29 (0.82%) RDBMS
18 28 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 159 (4.51%) JIRA
2 153 (4.34%) Git (software)
3 147 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 145 (4.11%) Jenkins
5 127 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 82 (2.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 68 (1.93%) Subversion
8 60 (1.70%) Visual Studio
9 52 (1.47%) NUnit
10 40 (1.13%) MSI
11 30 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
13 27 (0.77%) MSTest
14 25 (0.71%) Maven
15 24 (0.68%) Selenium
16 19 (0.54%) Vagrant
17 18 (0.51%) HP UFT
18 15 (0.43%) CruiseControl
18 15 (0.43%) Cucumber
19 14 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 814 (23.07%) Finance
2 453 (12.84%) Banking
3 143 (4.05%) Investment Banking
4 139 (3.94%) Front Office
5 130 (3.68%) Retail
6 122 (3.46%) Law
7 110 (3.12%) Legal
8 81 (2.30%) Back Office
9 47 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 44 (1.25%) Marketing
11 37 (1.05%) Advertising
12 35 (0.99%) Telecoms
13 22 (0.62%) Retail Banking
14 19 (0.54%) Games
14 19 (0.54%) Publishing
15 18 (0.51%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.40%) Military
17 13 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
18 11 (0.31%) Billing
18 11 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 507 (14.37%) Analyst
2 467 (13.23%) Developer
3 321 (9.10%) Architect
4 286 (8.10%) Support Engineer
5 281 (7.96%) Windows Engineer
6 214 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 210 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 205 (5.81%) Support Analyst
9 201 (5.70%) Consultant
10 165 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
11 162 (4.59%) Desktop Support
12 155 (4.39%) Administrator
13 149 (4.22%) Service Analyst
14 135 (3.83%) C# Developer
15 132 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
16 113 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
17 111 (3.15%) IT Support
18 108 (3.06%) Infrastructure Architect
19 97 (2.75%) .NET Developer
20 95 (2.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (10.63%) .NET
2 183 (5.19%) Web Services
3 134 (3.80%) HTML
4 132 (3.74%) XML
5 97 (2.75%) ASP.NET
6 96 (2.72%) Middleware
7 95 (2.69%) WCF
8 92 (2.61%) CSS
9 82 (2.32%) .NET Framework
10 76 (2.15%) JSON
11 53 (1.50%) SOAP
12 50 (1.42%) AngularJS
13 48 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 44 (1.25%) RESTful
15 42 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
15 42 (1.19%) jQuery
16 41 (1.16%) REST
16 41 (1.16%) XSLT
17 35 (0.99%) WinForms
18 34 (0.96%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 243 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 234 (6.63%) Data Centre
3 141 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 138 (3.91%) Blackberry
5 117 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 100 (2.83%) Clustering
7 70 (1.98%) Fixed Income
8 58 (1.64%) PKI
9 55 (1.56%) iPad
10 47 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
11 46 (1.30%) iPhone
12 44 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
13 43 (1.22%) Client/Server
13 43 (1.22%) Equities
14 42 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 42 (1.19%) User Experience
15 41 (1.16%) Replication
16 38 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 38 (1.08%) Mobile App
17 37 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 954 (27.03%) Windows Server
2 866 (24.54%) Linux
3 577 (16.35%) Windows 7
4 487 (13.80%) Windows 10
5 481 (13.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 458 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 412 (11.67%) Unix
8 177 (5.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 158 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 150 (4.25%) Android
11 144 (4.08%) Windows 8
12 115 (3.26%) Mac OS X
13 112 (3.17%) Windows XP
14 103 (2.92%) Apple iOS
15 82 (2.32%) Solaris
16 64 (1.81%) CentOS
17 58 (1.64%) Mac OS
18 41 (1.16%) Ubuntu
19 36 (1.02%) AIX
20 19 (0.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (13.46%) ITIL
2 474 (13.43%) Migration
3 445 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
4 369 (10.46%) DevOps
5 187 (5.30%) Configuration Management
6 181 (5.13%) Scrum
7 154 (4.36%) SDLC
8 147 (4.17%) Project Management
9 140 (3.97%) TDD
10 137 (3.88%) Change Management
11 133 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
12 132 (3.74%) Service Management
13 115 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
14 108 (3.06%) Information Security
15 107 (3.03%) CRM
16 99 (2.81%) Release Management
17 94 (2.66%) Stakeholder Management
18 91 (2.58%) MVC
19 89 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
19 89 (2.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 616 (17.46%) SQL
2 583 (16.52%) PowerShell
3 395 (11.19%) C#
4 278 (7.88%) Python
5 263 (7.45%) Java
6 175 (4.96%) C++
7 165 (4.68%) JavaScript
8 141 (4.00%) C
9 131 (3.71%) Perl
10 122 (3.46%) Bash Shell
11 94 (2.66%) T-SQL
12 83 (2.35%) Ruby
13 80 (2.27%) Shell Script
14 73 (2.07%) VB
15 58 (1.64%) VBScript
16 51 (1.45%) PHP
17 43 (1.22%) VBA
18 40 (1.13%) VB.NET
19 35 (0.99%) PL/SQL
20 28 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 330 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 219 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 213 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 172 (4.87%) Degree
5 127 (3.60%) MCSE
6 114 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (2.64%) DV Cleared
8 61 (1.73%) CCNA
8 61 (1.73%) MCP
9 56 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 55 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 48 (1.36%) MCITP
12 44 (1.25%) CCNP
12 44 (1.25%) MCSA
13 30 (0.85%) CISSP
14 27 (0.77%) PhD
15 23 (0.65%) SANS
16 18 (0.51%) CCIE
16 18 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
16 18 (0.51%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (3.20%) SLA
2 108 (3.06%) QA
3 28 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.51%) PMO
6 16 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 14 (0.40%) SEPA
8 13 (0.37%) ISO20022
8 13 (0.37%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.26%) HL7
11 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.14%) DICOM
12 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.085%) COBIT
13 3 (0.085%) MiFID
14 2 (0.057%) BS25999
14 2 (0.057%) EMIR
15 1 (0.028%) Dodd-Frank
15 1 (0.028%) GPG13
System Software
1 1174 (33.27%) Active Directory
2 436 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 219 (6.21%) Hyper-V
4 128 (3.63%) XenApp
5 101 (2.86%) vSphere
6 91 (2.58%) Docker
7 73 (2.07%) VMware ESX
8 72 (2.04%) XenDesktop
9 69 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
10 68 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
11 57 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 35 (0.99%) NFS
14 30 (0.85%) BitLocker
15 26 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
16 20 (0.57%) KVM
16 20 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
17 16 (0.45%) Xen
18 15 (0.43%) HDFS
18 15 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 413 (11.70%) SCCM
2 143 (4.05%) Puppet
3 141 (4.00%) Ansible
4 131 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
5 119 (3.37%) SCOM
6 60 (1.70%) Nagios
7 47 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
8 46 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 42 (1.19%) NetBackup
10 36 (1.02%) WSUS
11 31 (0.88%) Control-M
11 31 (0.88%) vCenter Server
12 28 (0.79%) AirWatch
12 28 (0.79%) logstash
13 24 (0.68%) Kubernetes
14 23 (0.65%) Terraform
14 23 (0.65%) WMI
15 22 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
16 21 (0.60%) SCVMM
17 20 (0.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1153 (32.67%) Microsoft
2 756 (21.42%) VMware
3 453 (12.84%) Citrix
4 354 (10.03%) Cisco
5 303 (8.59%) Oracle
6 206 (5.84%) HP
7 155 (4.39%) Red Hat
8 132 (3.74%) Apple
9 112 (3.17%) IBM
10 104 (2.95%) NetApp
11 100 (2.83%) Google
12 93 (2.64%) ServiceNow
13 91 (2.58%) Dell
14 90 (2.55%) EMC
15 83 (2.35%) Symantec
16 74 (2.10%) Splunk
17 61 (1.73%) Bloomberg
18 59 (1.67%) Reuters
19 54 (1.53%) Remedy
20 52 (1.47%) SAP
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 39 minutes ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 36 minutes ago
East London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: Yesterday
London
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £600 per day
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London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
KV Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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London
Venn Group
Rate: £220 - £240 Per Day
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London
Synergize Consulting
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Oscar
Rate: £300 - £395 per annum
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London
onezeero.
Rate: £170 - £220 per day
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City, London
Red10
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City, London
Randstad Technologies
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London
Lorien Resourcing
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Marcus Donald People
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
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Adlam Consulting Ltd
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London
EMBS Ltd
Rate: £350 per day + .
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London
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