Period
to

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 25 June 2022 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 29 35 17
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 2,747 1,659 1,520
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.06% 6.20% 8.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.65% 43.94% 49.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,065 1,200 1,073
10th Percentile £183 £185 £150
25th Percentile £300 £340 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +3.03%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £525
90th Percentile £725 £669 £610
England median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 28 51
10th Percentile £13.88 £14.49 £14.38
25th Percentile £20.00 £16.21 £18.50
Median hourly rate £23.91 £23.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +3.96% +6.98% +7.50%
75th Percentile £33.75 £50.25 £39.61
90th Percentile £51.48 £70.43 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.98 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.82% -3.00% +9.38%

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 5,217 3,776 3,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.41% 14.12% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,813 2,635 2,191
10th Percentile £228 £280 £200
25th Percentile £413 £408 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -2.56%
75th Percentile £670 £613 £575
90th Percentile £763 £700 £660
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 46 63
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.41 £14.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £17.20 £18.70
Median hourly rate £23.91 £40.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year -40.23% +60.00% +19.05%
75th Percentile £46.50 £64.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £62.80 £68.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% - -

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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +19 384 £400 -11.11% 171
West London -1 60 £210 -30.00% 65
South London -5 42 £244 -48.00% 25
East London -2 32 £400 +86.05% 64
North London +1 10 £200 -4.19% 12
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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.

1 950 (34.58%) Microsoft
2 868 (31.60%) Active Directory
3 864 (31.45%) Linux
4 789 (28.72%) Azure
5 759 (27.63%) Microsoft 365
6 703 (25.59%) Finance
7 665 (24.21%) SQL
8 632 (23.01%) Windows Server
9 603 (21.95%) Social Skills
10 581 (21.15%) Windows 10
11 510 (18.57%) VMware
12 498 (18.13%) PowerShell
13 446 (16.24%) DevOps
14 421 (15.33%) Python
15 370 (13.47%) SQL Server
15 370 (13.47%) Agile
16 365 (13.29%) ITIL
17 363 (13.21%) Banking
18 359 (13.07%) Oracle
19 348 (12.67%) Migration
20 328 (11.94%) Unix
21 327 (11.90%) Citrix
22 324 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
23 314 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
23 314 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
24 313 (11.39%) Firewall
25 311 (11.32%) AWS
26 308 (11.21%) SCCM
27 300 (10.92%) .NET
28 294 (10.70%) 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
1 134 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 108 (3.93%) MS Exchange
3 90 (3.28%) IIS
4 83 (3.02%) Confluence
5 59 (2.15%) WebSphere
6 46 (1.67%) Apache
7 41 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 32 (1.16%) JBoss
9 30 (1.09%) Red Hat Fuse
10 27 (0.98%) Skype for Business
11 23 (0.84%) CMS
12 21 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
13 20 (0.73%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (0.55%) MQSeries
15 15 (0.55%) Mule
16 13 (0.47%) DataSynapse
16 13 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
17 12 (0.44%) Apache Spark
17 12 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 314 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.073%) Snagit
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.036%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 24 (0.87%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
3 10 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.36%) Fidessa
3 10 (0.36%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.36%) RMDS
4 9 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
4 9 (0.33%) thinkFolio
5 7 (0.25%) Eikon
6 6 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.22%) SunGard Martini
7 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.18%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.15%) Actimize
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 789 (28.72%) Azure
2 759 (27.63%) Microsoft 365
3 311 (11.32%) AWS
4 197 (7.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 130 (4.73%) PaaS
6 110 (4.00%) IaaS
7 100 (3.64%) SaaS
8 83 (3.02%) GCP
9 76 (2.77%) GitHub
10 69 (2.51%) Serverless
11 61 (2.22%) OneDrive
12 43 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
13 40 (1.46%) Power Platform
14 38 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
15 37 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
15 37 (1.35%) Mimecast
16 35 (1.27%) Google Workspace
17 34 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
18 30 (1.09%) Azure AKS
18 30 (1.09%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 313 (11.39%) Firewall
2 291 (10.59%) DNS
3 172 (6.26%) TCP/IP
4 161 (5.86%) VPN
5 158 (5.75%) DHCP
6 128 (4.66%) WAN
7 124 (4.51%) SAN
8 101 (3.68%) LAN
9 67 (2.44%) Network Security
10 60 (2.18%) SSL
11 55 (2.00%) HTTP
12 54 (1.97%) Internet
13 53 (1.93%) SSH
13 53 (1.93%) VoIP
14 47 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
14 47 (1.71%) Wireless
15 37 (1.35%) NAS
16 33 (1.20%) FTP
17 29 (1.06%) VLAN
18 28 (1.02%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 97 (3.53%) Oracle Database
3 70 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 63 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
5 61 (2.22%) MySQL
6 57 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 48 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
7 48 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 45 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
10 32 (1.16%) MongoDB
10 32 (1.16%) Power BI
11 30 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
12 27 (0.98%) NoSQL
13 24 (0.87%) DB2
14 20 (0.73%) SAP HANA
15 18 (0.66%) Apache Ignite
16 15 (0.55%) ObjectStore
16 15 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (0.51%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 209 (7.61%) Jenkins
2 184 (6.70%) Git (software)
3 173 (6.30%) JIRA
4 85 (3.09%) TeamCity
5 70 (2.55%) Subversion
6 55 (2.00%) Visual Studio
7 50 (1.82%) Bitbucket
8 49 (1.78%) Maven
9 40 (1.46%) Gradle
10 38 (1.38%) GitLab
11 36 (1.31%) Artifactory
12 30 (1.09%) Eclipse
13 27 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 21 (0.76%) JUnit
16 19 (0.69%) IBM UrbanCode
16 19 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (0.66%) SonarQube
18 17 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
19 15 (0.55%) jMock
General
1 703 (25.59%) Finance
2 603 (21.95%) Social Skills
3 363 (13.21%) Banking
4 207 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
5 153 (5.57%) Investment Banking
6 113 (4.11%) Public Sector
7 112 (4.08%) Front Office
8 65 (2.37%) Back Office
9 60 (2.18%) Financial Institution
9 60 (2.18%) Legal
10 47 (1.71%) Retail
11 45 (1.64%) Presentation Skills
12 40 (1.46%) Law
13 34 (1.24%) Telecoms
14 32 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
15 31 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
16 25 (0.91%) French Language
17 23 (0.84%) Marketing
18 21 (0.76%) Manufacturing
19 20 (0.73%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 358 (13.03%) Analyst
2 339 (12.34%) Support Engineer
3 291 (10.59%) Developer
4 224 (8.15%) Architect
5 223 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 192 (6.99%) Support Analyst
7 165 (6.01%) IT Support
8 160 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 151 (5.50%) Desktop Support
9 151 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
10 130 (4.73%) IT Engineer
11 107 (3.90%) Azure Engineer
12 94 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
12 94 (3.42%) IT Support Engineer
13 92 (3.35%) C# Developer
14 85 (3.09%) C++ Developer
15 84 (3.06%) Windows Engineer
16 82 (2.99%) Consultant
17 80 (2.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 80 (2.91%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (10.92%) .NET
2 123 (4.48%) XML
3 105 (3.82%) Web Services
4 98 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 94 (3.42%) .NET Core
6 82 (2.99%) REST
7 79 (2.88%) HTML
7 79 (2.88%) Middleware
8 73 (2.66%) AngularJS
9 72 (2.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 72 (2.62%) JSON
10 66 (2.40%) CSS
11 57 (2.07%) Rendezvous
11 57 (2.07%) STL
12 51 (1.86%) Spring
13 50 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
14 46 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
15 41 (1.49%) ASP.NET
16 39 (1.42%) Kafka
17 36 (1.31%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 144 (5.24%) Data Centre
2 92 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
3 90 (3.28%) User Experience
4 84 (3.06%) Clustering
5 81 (2.95%) Derivative
6 71 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 71 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
7 70 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 70 (2.55%) PKI
8 69 (2.51%) Public Cloud
9 63 (2.29%) Fixed Income
10 62 (2.26%) Replication
11 42 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
12 38 (1.38%) Cloud Native
12 38 (1.38%) SWIFT
13 34 (1.24%) iPhone
14 33 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
14 33 (1.20%) NHS
15 32 (1.16%) Private Cloud
16 31 (1.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 864 (31.45%) Linux
2 632 (23.01%) Windows Server
3 581 (21.15%) Windows 10
4 328 (11.94%) Unix
5 173 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 140 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 135 (4.91%) Windows 7
8 134 (4.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 107 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 105 (3.82%) Mac OS
11 103 (3.75%) Android
12 96 (3.49%) Apple iOS
13 84 (3.06%) Windows Server 2019
14 41 (1.49%) VMS
15 32 (1.16%) Ubuntu
16 29 (1.06%) Mac OS X
17 24 (0.87%) Windows 8
18 21 (0.76%) AIX
19 17 (0.62%) HPUX
19 17 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (16.24%) DevOps
2 370 (13.47%) Agile
3 365 (13.29%) ITIL
4 348 (12.67%) Migration
5 314 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
6 259 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 231 (8.41%) CI/CD
8 150 (5.46%) Change Management
9 136 (4.95%) Infrastructure as Code
10 133 (4.84%) Project Management
11 122 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
12 116 (4.22%) Incident Management
13 113 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
14 108 (3.93%) High Availability
15 102 (3.71%) Software Engineering
16 101 (3.68%) Project Delivery
17 100 (3.64%) Service Management
18 98 (3.57%) Test Automation
19 96 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
20 93 (3.39%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 665 (24.21%) SQL
2 498 (18.13%) PowerShell
3 421 (15.33%) Python
4 294 (10.70%) C#
5 259 (9.43%) Java
6 163 (5.93%) C++
7 154 (5.61%) Bash
8 153 (5.57%) JavaScript
9 96 (3.49%) Perl
10 84 (3.06%) T-SQL
11 72 (2.62%) PL/SQL
12 71 (2.58%) C
13 70 (2.55%) Shell Script
14 37 (1.35%) Go
15 29 (1.06%) Ruby
16 25 (0.91%) VBA
17 24 (0.87%) VB
18 22 (0.80%) Groovy
19 21 (0.76%) TypeScript
20 19 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 220 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 169 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 142 (5.17%) Degree
4 68 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 62 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 38 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (1.20%) CCNA
8 30 (1.09%) MCSE
9 27 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
10 26 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
12 24 (0.87%) CISSP
13 22 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 18 (0.66%) Master's Degree
14 18 (0.66%) MCSA
15 16 (0.58%) PMI Certification
16 14 (0.51%) DBS Check
16 14 (0.51%) MCITP
16 14 (0.51%) PMP
16 14 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (4.33%) SLA
2 57 (2.07%) QA
3 36 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.91%) GDPR
5 19 (0.69%) NIST
6 12 (0.44%) PMO
7 11 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (0.33%) SEPA
9 8 (0.29%) COBIT
9 8 (0.29%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.25%) Accessibility
10 7 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.22%) COSO
11 6 (0.22%) SOC 2
12 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.15%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.15%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.15%) NCSC
14 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 868 (31.60%) Active Directory
2 324 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (4.33%) Docker
4 107 (3.90%) vSphere
5 100 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
6 93 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
7 81 (2.95%) XenApp
8 74 (2.69%) Hyper-V
9 56 (2.04%) XenDesktop
10 48 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
11 47 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
12 34 (1.24%) NFS
13 30 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
14 27 (0.98%) BitLocker
15 26 (0.95%) VMware NSX
16 19 (0.69%) Firmware
17 18 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
18 10 (0.36%) Terminal Services
19 8 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 6 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 308 (11.21%) SCCM
2 244 (8.88%) Ansible
3 213 (7.75%) Terraform
4 182 (6.63%) Microsoft Intune
5 150 (5.46%) Kubernetes
6 73 (2.66%) Puppet
7 70 (2.55%) Single Sign-On
8 62 (2.26%) ITRS Geneos
9 57 (2.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 55 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
11 51 (1.86%) BladeLogic
12 41 (1.49%) SCOM
13 39 (1.42%) Jamf Pro
14 38 (1.38%) WSUS
15 28 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
15 28 (1.02%) vRealize
16 26 (0.95%) vCenter Server
17 25 (0.91%) Control-M
17 25 (0.91%) NetBackup
18 20 (0.73%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 950 (34.58%) Microsoft
2 510 (18.57%) VMware
3 359 (13.07%) Oracle
4 327 (11.90%) Citrix
5 257 (9.36%) Cisco
6 177 (6.44%) Red Hat
7 130 (4.73%) HP
8 122 (4.44%) Apple
9 120 (4.37%) ServiceNow
10 111 (4.04%) IBM
11 104 (3.79%) Dell
12 97 (3.53%) Splunk
13 84 (3.06%) Google
14 71 (2.58%) NetApp
15 70 (2.55%) Bloomberg
16 57 (2.07%) TIBCO
17 56 (2.04%) EMC
18 55 (2.00%) Reuters
19 51 (1.86%) SAP
20 43 (1.57%) CheckPoint