Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 1,861 1,386 3,726
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.27% 8.54% 9.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.66% 49.11% 50.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,325 979 2,679
10th Percentile £185 £163 £145
25th Percentile £343 £297 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £430 £413
Median % change year-on-year +10.47% +4.24% +3.13%
75th Percentile £575 £528 £521
90th Percentile £670 £606 £600
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 159
10th Percentile £14.03 £14.08 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.08 £18.60 £15.66
Median hourly rate £23.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% +6.95%
75th Percentile £42.50 £40.61 £22.97
90th Percentile £57.80 £47.83 £37.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +9.38% -3.03%

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 4,167 2,822 7,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.04% 17.38% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,935 2,026 5,264
10th Percentile £290 £216 £177
25th Percentile £413 £368 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £588
90th Percentile £700 £661 £656
England median daily rate £470 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 56 186
10th Percentile £14.88 £14.44 £12.88
25th Percentile £16.25 £18.93 £16.08
Median hourly rate £24.35 £26.84 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -9.27% +28.32% +10.08%
75th Percentile £59.03 £47.83 £29.44
90th Percentile £65.75 £53.75 £51.15
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.90% +2.14% -

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -23 203 £450 +9.09% 183
West London -2 46 £300 +71.43% 64
South London +3 28 £400 +33.33% 36
East London -2 26 £215 -42.67% 60
North London -2 4 £209 -53.61% 7
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 658 (35.36%) Active Directory
2 632 (33.96%) Azure
3 595 (31.97%) Microsoft
4 587 (31.54%) Linux
5 485 (26.06%) Microsoft 365
6 439 (23.59%) Windows Server
7 438 (23.54%) PowerShell
8 417 (22.41%) Finance
9 408 (21.92%) Social Skills
10 406 (21.82%) VMware
11 383 (20.58%) SQL
12 379 (20.37%) Windows 10
13 328 (17.62%) Python
14 302 (16.23%) AWS
15 290 (15.58%) DevOps
16 276 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 266 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
18 252 (13.54%) Banking
19 249 (13.38%) ITIL
20 242 (13.00%) Oracle
21 234 (12.57%) Firewall
22 226 (12.14%) SQL Server
23 224 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 222 (11.93%) SCCM
25 221 (11.88%) Citrix
26 191 (10.26%) Ansible
27 190 (10.21%) Migration
28 189 (10.16%) DNS
28 189 (10.16%) Security Cleared
29 185 (9.94%) .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
1 109 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 84 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 68 (3.65%) IIS
4 48 (2.58%) Confluence
5 42 (2.26%) Apache
6 32 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 31 (1.67%) Skype for Business
8 30 (1.61%) WebSphere
9 25 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
10 24 (1.29%) Oracle Coherence
11 19 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (0.91%) JBoss
13 16 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
14 15 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (0.81%) Mule
15 14 (0.75%) Red Hat Fuse
16 13 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
17 12 (0.64%) Apache Spark
18 10 (0.54%) DataSynapse
19 9 (0.48%) GemFire
Applications
1 152 (8.17%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.11%) NUKE
8 1 (0.054%) Figma
8 1 (0.054%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.054%) Sketch
8 1 (0.054%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 32 (1.72%) SunGard Martini
2 12 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.59%) Sentinel
4 7 (0.38%) RMDS
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.27%) Eikon
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.27%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.11%) Actimize
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.054%) Magento
9 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.054%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 632 (33.96%) Azure
2 485 (26.06%) Microsoft 365
3 302 (16.23%) AWS
4 164 (8.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 114 (6.13%) IaaS
6 102 (5.48%) PaaS
7 83 (4.46%) Serverless
8 81 (4.35%) GitHub
9 78 (4.19%) GCP
10 77 (4.14%) AWS Lambda
11 74 (3.98%) SaaS
12 49 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 41 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
13 41 (2.20%) OneDrive
14 38 (2.04%) Azure Functions
15 37 (1.99%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 35 (1.88%) Azure Storage
17 31 (1.67%) Amazon S3
18 30 (1.61%) Azure Logic Apps
18 30 (1.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 234 (12.57%) Firewall
2 189 (10.16%) DNS
3 127 (6.82%) DHCP
4 99 (5.32%) TCP/IP
5 95 (5.10%) VPN
6 86 (4.62%) WAN
7 81 (4.35%) LAN
8 77 (4.14%) SAN
9 46 (2.47%) Internet
10 42 (2.26%) HTTP
11 41 (2.20%) Network Security
12 39 (2.10%) NAS
13 37 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (1.77%) SMTP
14 33 (1.77%) Wireless
15 29 (1.56%) Multicast
16 28 (1.50%) iSCSI
17 27 (1.45%) Skype
18 26 (1.40%) SSL
19 25 (1.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.73%) Relational Database
3 76 (4.08%) MySQL
4 69 (3.71%) Oracle Database
5 58 (3.12%) MongoDB
6 57 (3.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 40 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 31 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (1.40%) NoSQL
10 26 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
11 24 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
11 24 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
12 22 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
13 18 (0.97%) DB2
14 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2019
15 13 (0.70%) Big Data
15 13 (0.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 152 (8.17%) Jenkins
2 139 (7.47%) Git (software)
3 94 (5.05%) JIRA
4 85 (4.57%) Visual Studio
5 73 (3.92%) Subversion
6 69 (3.71%) TeamCity
7 52 (2.79%) Bitbucket
8 37 (1.99%) Artifactory
9 34 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
10 32 (1.72%) CppUnit
11 27 (1.45%) GitLab
12 22 (1.18%) Maven
13 18 (0.97%) Gradle
14 16 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (0.81%) JUnit
15 15 (0.81%) Robot Framework
16 14 (0.75%) MSI
17 13 (0.70%) jMock
17 13 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
18 12 (0.64%) SonarQube
General
1 417 (22.41%) Finance
2 408 (21.92%) Social Skills
3 252 (13.54%) Banking
4 120 (6.45%) Investment Banking
5 97 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (3.49%) Front Office
6 65 (3.49%) Public Sector
7 39 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.56%) Law
9 28 (1.50%) Legal
9 28 (1.50%) Organisational Skills
10 27 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 27 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
11 25 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
11 25 (1.34%) Retail
12 24 (1.29%) Marketing
13 23 (1.24%) Back Office
14 21 (1.13%) Influencing Skills
15 19 (1.02%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 247 (13.27%) Developer
2 202 (10.85%) Analyst
3 176 (9.46%) Architect
4 154 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 124 (6.66%) Support Engineer
6 99 (5.32%) Windows Engineer
7 93 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 87 (4.67%) Azure Engineer
9 83 (4.46%) C++ Developer
9 83 (4.46%) Consultant
10 57 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
11 56 (3.01%) Desktop Support
11 56 (3.01%) IT Support
12 55 (2.96%) Administrator
12 55 (2.96%) Applications Support
12 55 (2.96%) Support Analyst
13 52 (2.79%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 52 (2.79%) Security Engineer
14 45 (2.42%) C# Developer
15 44 (2.36%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (9.94%) .NET
2 84 (4.51%) JSON
3 83 (4.46%) XML
4 82 (4.41%) REST
5 65 (3.49%) Web Services
6 61 (3.28%) .NET Core
7 50 (2.69%) Middleware
8 45 (2.42%) AngularJS
9 44 (2.36%) HTML
10 43 (2.31%) LDAP
11 42 (2.26%) .NET Framework
12 41 (2.20%) STL
13 40 (2.15%) SOAP
13 40 (2.15%) Spring
13 40 (2.15%) YAML
14 34 (1.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 31 (1.67%) React
16 30 (1.61%) CSS
17 29 (1.56%) FIX Protocol
18 27 (1.45%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 116 (6.23%) Data Centre
2 59 (3.17%) Public Cloud
3 56 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 50 (2.69%) Clustering
5 48 (2.58%) Cloud Native
6 41 (2.20%) PKI
7 34 (1.83%) Replication
8 33 (1.77%) Legacy Systems
8 33 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
9 28 (1.50%) Fixed Income
10 26 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
11 24 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
11 24 (1.29%) Private Cloud
11 24 (1.29%) User Experience
12 22 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 20 (1.07%) Wiki
14 16 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 16 (0.86%) Market Risk
15 15 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 587 (31.54%) Linux
2 439 (23.59%) Windows Server
3 379 (20.37%) Windows 10
4 166 (8.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 165 (8.87%) Unix
6 133 (7.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 122 (6.56%) Windows 7
8 112 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 104 (5.59%) Windows Server 2019
10 90 (4.84%) Apple iOS
11 84 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 74 (3.98%) Android
13 43 (2.31%) Solaris
14 42 (2.26%) Mac OS
15 25 (1.34%) Ubuntu
16 24 (1.29%) CentOS
17 21 (1.13%) Windows 8
18 16 (0.86%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (15.58%) DevOps
2 266 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 249 (13.38%) ITIL
4 224 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 190 (10.21%) Migration
6 169 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
7 117 (6.29%) Change Management
8 110 (5.91%) Test Automation
9 101 (5.43%) Cybersecurity
10 85 (4.57%) Project Management
11 82 (4.41%) Software Engineering
12 80 (4.30%) Scrum
13 79 (4.25%) Infrastructure as Code
14 78 (4.19%) High Availability
15 72 (3.87%) Incident Management
16 69 (3.71%) SDLC
17 66 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
18 65 (3.49%) Microservices
19 64 (3.44%) Configuration Management
20 62 (3.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 438 (23.54%) PowerShell
2 383 (20.58%) SQL
3 328 (17.62%) Python
4 184 (9.89%) C#
5 171 (9.19%) Java
6 145 (7.79%) C++
7 113 (6.07%) JavaScript
8 92 (4.94%) Bash Shell
9 81 (4.35%) T-SQL
10 55 (2.96%) PL/SQL
11 48 (2.58%) Shell Script
12 37 (1.99%) C
13 33 (1.77%) Go
13 33 (1.77%) Perl
14 22 (1.18%) VB
15 21 (1.13%) PHP
15 21 (1.13%) Ruby
16 15 (0.81%) VBA
17 14 (0.75%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 189 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 155 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 111 (5.96%) Degree
4 66 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (1.99%) CISSP
6 36 (1.93%) MCSE
7 29 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 28 (1.50%) DV Cleared
9 23 (1.24%) AWS Certification
10 22 (1.18%) CCNA
11 18 (0.97%) GIAC
11 18 (0.97%) MCSA
12 14 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (0.70%) CISM
13 13 (0.70%) MCP
14 12 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (0.64%) DBS Check
14 12 (0.64%) MCITP
15 9 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.98%) SLA
2 49 (2.63%) QA
3 43 (2.31%) GDPR
4 41 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.07%) NIST
6 16 (0.86%) GRC
7 12 (0.64%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.38%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.32%) Accessibility
12 5 (0.27%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.16%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.16%) NCSC
13 3 (0.16%) SOC 2
14 2 (0.11%) COBIT
14 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 658 (35.36%) Active Directory
2 276 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (4.89%) Hyper-V
4 89 (4.78%) Docker
5 70 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (3.01%) Virtual Desktop
7 53 (2.85%) vSphere
7 53 (2.85%) XenApp
8 45 (2.42%) XenDesktop
9 36 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 36 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (1.18%) NFS
11 20 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (0.70%) VMware NSX
13 12 (0.64%) Xen
14 11 (0.59%) KVM
14 11 (0.59%) SRDF
15 10 (0.54%) BitLocker
16 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 222 (11.93%) SCCM
2 191 (10.26%) Ansible
3 128 (6.88%) Terraform
4 126 (6.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 105 (5.64%) Kubernetes
6 93 (5.00%) Puppet
7 54 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
8 47 (2.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 43 (2.31%) SCOM
10 34 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
11 28 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
12 24 (1.29%) BladeLogic
13 22 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
13 22 (1.18%) Packer
14 21 (1.13%) vCenter Server
14 21 (1.13%) vRealize
15 20 (1.07%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 16 (0.86%) Tivoli
17 12 (0.64%) NetBackup
18 11 (0.59%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 595 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 406 (21.82%) VMware
3 242 (13.00%) Oracle
4 221 (11.88%) Citrix
5 163 (8.76%) Cisco
6 97 (5.21%) Red Hat
7 74 (3.98%) IBM
8 72 (3.87%) HP
9 70 (3.76%) ServiceNow
10 63 (3.39%) Splunk
11 58 (3.12%) EMC
12 54 (2.90%) Apple
13 53 (2.85%) Google
14 44 (2.36%) SolarWinds
15 42 (2.26%) NetApp
16 41 (2.20%) Ivanti
17 38 (2.04%) Dell
18 36 (1.93%) MuleSoft
19 34 (1.83%) SAP
20 33 (1.77%) Sybase