Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 3,897 4,351 3,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.23% 9.43% 8.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.93% 46.08% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,684 3,032 2,456
London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £143 £148 £158
90th Percentile £588 £600 £595
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 259 139
London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.25
% change year-on-year +0.88% +4.00% -3.17%

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 7,805 9,442 8,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.49% 20.45% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,419 6,695 5,825
London median daily rate £480 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £182 £213 £258
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £438 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 309 181
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -12.64% +24.29%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.44 £12.88
90th Percentile £48.88 £47.83 £51.25
England median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +2.53% +1.49% -1.47%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 0 981 £400 -5.88% 130
West London -3 153 £335 -6.29% 48
South London -22 101 £325 -10.96% 5
East London -18 81 £263 -41.67% 19
North London +4 48 £350 +9.38% 5
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 1,508 (38.70%) Active Directory
2 1,320 (33.87%) Microsoft
3 1,200 (30.79%) Windows 10
4 968 (24.84%) Office 365
5 967 (24.81%) Windows Server
6 868 (22.27%) Finance
7 836 (21.45%) Linux
8 810 (20.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 725 (18.60%) VMware
10 698 (17.91%) PowerShell
11 677 (17.37%) Windows 7
12 651 (16.71%) SCCM
13 639 (16.40%) Migration
14 543 (13.93%) Microsoft Office
15 528 (13.55%) ITIL
16 510 (13.09%) Citrix
17 465 (11.93%) SQL
18 450 (11.55%) SQL Server
19 448 (11.50%) DevOps
20 441 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
21 437 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
22 415 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
23 402 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
24 389 (9.98%) DNS
25 373 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 369 (9.47%) Banking
27 329 (8.44%) .NET
28 317 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
29 314 (8.06%) Python
30 307 (7.88%) Firewall

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
1 287 (7.36%) MS Exchange
2 202 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 154 (3.95%) Skype for Business
4 150 (3.85%) IIS
5 93 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 82 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 65 (1.67%) Apache
8 64 (1.64%) Confluence
9 55 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 32 (0.82%) JBoss
10 32 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 31 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 30 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
13 25 (0.64%) nginx
14 24 (0.62%) CMS
15 21 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 18 (0.46%) OpenStack
17 17 (0.44%) IBM Notes
18 13 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 543 (13.93%) Microsoft Office
2 103 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.077%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.077%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.077%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 3 (0.077%) Shockwave
8 2 (0.051%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.051%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.051%) Maya
9 1 (0.026%) HipChat
9 1 (0.026%) InVision
9 1 (0.026%) LightWave 3D
9 1 (0.026%) Revit
9 1 (0.026%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 21 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.49%) Endur
3 14 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
5 8 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.18%) Eikon
6 7 (0.18%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
7 6 (0.15%) R3 Corda
8 4 (0.10%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.10%) Relativity
8 4 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.077%) HFM
9 3 (0.077%) LatentZero
10 2 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.051%) Retail-J
10 2 (0.051%) RMDS
10 2 (0.051%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.051%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 968 (24.84%) Office 365
2 810 (20.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 437 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
4 162 (4.16%) IaaS
5 126 (3.23%) PaaS
6 117 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 90 (2.31%) SaaS
8 76 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
9 61 (1.57%) OneDrive
10 55 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 44 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
12 42 (1.08%) OpenShift
13 40 (1.03%) Amazon S3
14 39 (1.00%) GitHub
15 37 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 35 (0.90%) G Suite
17 34 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
18 28 (0.72%) Serverless
19 24 (0.62%) Datadog
20 23 (0.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 389 (9.98%) DNS
2 307 (7.88%) Firewall
3 267 (6.85%) DHCP
4 227 (5.82%) LAN
5 211 (5.41%) TCP/IP
6 208 (5.34%) VPN
7 204 (5.23%) WAN
8 165 (4.23%) SAN
9 151 (3.87%) Skype
10 106 (2.72%) Internet
11 84 (2.16%) VoIP
12 62 (1.59%) Wireless
13 50 (1.28%) Network Security
14 47 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
15 45 (1.15%) SSL
16 42 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
16 42 (1.08%) VLAN
17 39 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
18 35 (0.90%) HTTP
19 30 (0.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 113 (2.90%) MySQL
3 87 (2.23%) Relational Database
4 59 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 59 (1.51%) NoSQL
5 58 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 54 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
8 44 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
8 44 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 44 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 43 (1.10%) Big Data
10 40 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 37 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
12 36 (0.92%) Power BI
13 32 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
15 26 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
16 23 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (0.54%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 215 (5.52%) Git (software)
2 207 (5.31%) Jenkins
3 130 (3.34%) TeamCity
4 119 (3.05%) JIRA
5 86 (2.21%) MSI
5 86 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 72 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
7 71 (1.82%) Visual Studio
8 63 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 51 (1.31%) Selenium
10 47 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 44 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 38 (0.98%) Maven
13 33 (0.85%) Cucumber
13 33 (0.85%) Subversion
14 29 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
15 27 (0.69%) Ant
16 24 (0.62%) GitLab
17 23 (0.59%) JMeter
18 20 (0.51%) Hudson
General
1 868 (22.27%) Finance
2 369 (9.47%) Banking
3 142 (3.64%) Law
4 84 (2.16%) Investment Banking
5 78 (2.00%) Retail
6 77 (1.98%) Legal
7 72 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 67 (1.72%) Front Office
9 63 (1.62%) Financial Institution
10 36 (0.92%) Publishing
11 34 (0.87%) Advertising
12 23 (0.59%) French Language
12 23 (0.59%) German Language
13 17 (0.44%) Billing
14 15 (0.38%) Marketing
15 11 (0.28%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
16 9 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.18%) Spanish Language
18 6 (0.15%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 646 (16.58%) Analyst
2 368 (9.44%) Windows Engineer
3 364 (9.34%) Support Engineer
4 338 (8.67%) Developer
5 293 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 279 (7.16%) Architect
7 276 (7.08%) Support Analyst
8 271 (6.95%) Desktop Support
9 245 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
10 227 (5.82%) Service Analyst
11 205 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
12 201 (5.16%) Desktop Engineer
13 199 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
14 160 (4.11%) IT Support
15 151 (3.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 145 (3.72%) Consultant
17 139 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
18 134 (3.44%) Project Manager
19 108 (2.77%) IT Engineer
20 105 (2.69%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (8.44%) .NET
2 124 (3.18%) Web Services
3 117 (3.00%) HTML
4 103 (2.64%) CSS
5 97 (2.49%) REST
6 75 (1.92%) XML
7 69 (1.77%) JSON
8 63 (1.62%) Node.js
9 59 (1.51%) ASP.NET
10 57 (1.46%) HTML5
11 56 (1.44%) SOAP
12 50 (1.28%) WCF
13 48 (1.23%) .NET Framework
13 48 (1.23%) LDAP
14 46 (1.18%) Spring
15 45 (1.15%) Middleware
16 44 (1.13%) RESTful
17 43 (1.10%) .NET Core
18 38 (0.98%) jQuery
19 37 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 192 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 99 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
4 96 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 82 (2.10%) Clustering
6 75 (1.92%) Fintech
7 71 (1.82%) iPhone
7 71 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
8 66 (1.69%) Blackberry
9 63 (1.62%) User Experience
10 53 (1.36%) iPad
11 50 (1.28%) Fixed Income
12 47 (1.21%) Smartphone
13 45 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
14 43 (1.10%) Replication
15 42 (1.08%) Public Cloud
16 41 (1.05%) Hedge funds
17 38 (0.98%) Mainframe
17 38 (0.98%) PKI
18 37 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,200 (30.79%) Windows 10
2 967 (24.81%) Windows Server
3 836 (21.45%) Linux
4 677 (17.37%) Windows 7
5 402 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 317 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 297 (7.62%) Unix
8 141 (3.62%) Android
9 139 (3.57%) Apple iOS
10 135 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 116 (2.98%) Windows 8
12 77 (1.98%) Mac OS
13 69 (1.77%) Mac OS X
14 54 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 49 (1.26%) Windows XP
16 48 (1.23%) Ubuntu
17 40 (1.03%) CentOS
18 23 (0.59%) Solaris
19 17 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
20 9 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 639 (16.40%) Migration
2 528 (13.55%) ITIL
3 448 (11.50%) DevOps
4 441 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
5 373 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 275 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
7 174 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
8 166 (4.26%) Information Security
9 151 (3.87%) Project Management
10 145 (3.72%) Configuration Management
11 143 (3.67%) Service Management
12 136 (3.49%) Change Management
13 135 (3.46%) Application Packaging
14 125 (3.21%) Test Automation
15 109 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
16 105 (2.69%) ITSM
17 102 (2.62%) Scrum
18 91 (2.34%) Deployment Automation
19 88 (2.26%) Root Cause Analysis
20 87 (2.23%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 698 (17.91%) PowerShell
2 465 (11.93%) SQL
3 314 (8.06%) Python
4 303 (7.78%) C#
5 274 (7.03%) Java
6 191 (4.90%) JavaScript
7 126 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 112 (2.87%) C++
9 74 (1.90%) VB
10 72 (1.85%) Perl
11 64 (1.64%) Shell Script
12 63 (1.62%) T-SQL
13 62 (1.59%) C
14 57 (1.46%) PHP
15 51 (1.31%) Ruby
16 42 (1.08%) VBA
17 40 (1.03%) Groovy
17 40 (1.03%) Scala
18 39 (1.00%) VBScript
19 26 (0.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 244 (6.26%) Security Cleared
2 172 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 171 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 162 (4.16%) Degree
5 94 (2.41%) MCSE
6 70 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
7 55 (1.41%) MCSA
8 49 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (1.08%) MCP
10 33 (0.85%) CCNA
11 25 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 24 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
12 24 (0.62%) DV Cleared
12 24 (0.62%) MCITP
13 23 (0.59%) CISSP
14 20 (0.51%) A+ Certification
15 19 (0.49%) CCNP
15 19 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
15 19 (0.49%) DBS Check
15 19 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (3.85%) SLA
2 93 (2.39%) QA
3 36 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.64%) GDPR
5 22 (0.56%) PMO
6 20 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.13%) MiFID
10 4 (0.10%) ISO 15022
10 4 (0.10%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.077%) COBIT
11 3 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.051%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.051%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.051%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.051%) SEPA
12 2 (0.051%) TARGET2
System Software
1 1,508 (38.70%) Active Directory
2 415 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (4.75%) XenApp
4 169 (4.34%) Hyper-V
5 162 (4.16%) Docker
6 140 (3.59%) XenDesktop
7 120 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
8 108 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
9 97 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 77 (1.98%) vSphere
11 63 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
12 41 (1.05%) BitLocker
13 28 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
14 26 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
15 25 (0.64%) VMware NSX
16 21 (0.54%) XenServer
17 16 (0.41%) KVM
18 15 (0.38%) NFS
19 14 (0.36%) vCloud
20 13 (0.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 651 (16.71%) SCCM
2 213 (5.47%) Ansible
3 178 (4.57%) Terraform
4 140 (3.59%) Puppet
5 116 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
6 105 (2.69%) Kubernetes
7 90 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 55 (1.41%) AirWatch
8 55 (1.41%) SCOM
9 52 (1.33%) WSUS
10 40 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
11 37 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
12 35 (0.90%) Backup Exec
13 31 (0.80%) Nagios
13 31 (0.80%) vCenter Server
14 27 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
14 27 (0.69%) Nessus
15 25 (0.64%) QRadar
16 23 (0.59%) SCOrch
17 22 (0.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,320 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 725 (18.60%) VMware
3 510 (13.09%) Citrix
4 301 (7.72%) Cisco
5 232 (5.95%) Oracle
6 181 (4.64%) HP
7 135 (3.46%) Apple
8 127 (3.26%) Red Hat
9 122 (3.13%) Splunk
10 111 (2.85%) Dell
10 111 (2.85%) ServiceNow
11 103 (2.64%) Ivanti
12 97 (2.49%) Google
13 82 (2.10%) NetApp
14 65 (1.67%) Symantec
15 58 (1.49%) Bloomberg
16 55 (1.41%) Sony
17 54 (1.39%) EMC
18 52 (1.33%) IBM
19 47 (1.21%) AppDynamics