Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 2,620 4,192 4,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.20% 9.52% 9.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.51% 49.79% 46.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,799 2,884 3,166
London median daily rate £375 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £135 £143 £143
90th Percentile £600 £588 £600
England median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 210 254
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +1.63% -1.60%
10th Percentile £14.35 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £40.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.80
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.30% +3.57%

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 4,896 8,419 9,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.19% 19.13% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,335 5,859 6,916
London median daily rate £450 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £158 £180 £203
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £415 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -4.05% +1.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 235 295
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +1.60% -6.50%
10th Percentile £15.19 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £47.20 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.30
% change year-on-year +1.45% -0.29% +4.85%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +1 598 £338 -15.63% 272
East London +30 102 £200 -29.82% 80
West London -2 101 £210 -30.00% 167
South London +8 86 £290 -38.30% 51
North London 0 31 £210 -25.00% 20
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 992 (37.86%) Active Directory
2 926 (35.34%) Windows 10
3 924 (35.27%) Microsoft
4 827 (31.56%) Office 365
5 685 (26.15%) Windows Server
6 560 (21.37%) Linux
7 558 (21.30%) Azure
8 475 (18.13%) Windows 7
9 467 (17.82%) VMware
10 459 (17.52%) Finance
11 429 (16.37%) PowerShell
12 391 (14.92%) SCCM
13 378 (14.43%) Migration
14 369 (14.08%) SQL
15 358 (13.66%) ITIL
16 334 (12.75%) Microsoft Office
17 312 (11.91%) Citrix
18 278 (10.61%) DevOps
19 269 (10.27%) SQL Server
20 268 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
21 261 (9.96%) DNS
22 254 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
23 248 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
24 231 (8.82%) AWS
25 230 (8.78%) Security Cleared
26 219 (8.36%) Python
27 218 (8.32%) Cisco
28 217 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
29 214 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
29 214 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 154 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 151 (5.76%) SharePoint
3 91 (3.47%) IIS
4 76 (2.90%) Skype for Business
5 59 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (1.22%) Apache
7 31 (1.18%) Confluence
7 31 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 30 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 28 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (0.57%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.53%) Apache Spark
13 12 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (0.42%) JBoss
14 11 (0.42%) nginx
15 10 (0.38%) CMS
15 10 (0.38%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 334 (12.75%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.076%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.076%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 1 (0.038%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.038%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.038%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.038%) Houdini
11 1 (0.038%) InDesign
11 1 (0.038%) Maya
11 1 (0.038%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.23%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 3 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.11%) RMDS
7 2 (0.076%) Carpe Diem
7 2 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.076%) Eikon
7 2 (0.076%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.076%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.076%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.038%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.038%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.038%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 827 (31.56%) Office 365
2 558 (21.30%) Azure
3 231 (8.82%) AWS
4 115 (4.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 97 (3.70%) IaaS
6 90 (3.44%) PaaS
7 63 (2.40%) SaaS
8 61 (2.33%) GCP
9 57 (2.18%) OneDrive
10 44 (1.68%) GitHub
11 39 (1.49%) G Suite
12 36 (1.37%) Serverless
13 34 (1.30%) Mimecast
14 31 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
15 29 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
16 22 (0.84%) Power Platform
17 21 (0.80%) OpenShift
18 18 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
19 17 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
20 16 (0.61%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 261 (9.96%) DNS
2 209 (7.98%) DHCP
3 199 (7.60%) Firewall
4 174 (6.64%) LAN
5 171 (6.53%) TCP/IP
6 153 (5.84%) VPN
7 133 (5.08%) SAN
8 131 (5.00%) WAN
9 86 (3.28%) Skype
10 77 (2.94%) VoIP
11 67 (2.56%) Internet
12 59 (2.25%) Network Security
13 57 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
14 43 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
15 41 (1.56%) Wireless
16 39 (1.49%) NetScaler
17 38 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
18 32 (1.22%) HTTP
18 32 (1.22%) NAS
19 28 (1.07%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 52 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 44 (1.68%) MySQL
4 42 (1.60%) MongoDB
4 42 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
6 39 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 34 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 30 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 24 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
13 18 (0.69%) Hadoop
14 17 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (0.57%) Big Data
16 15 (0.57%) Power BI
17 14 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 107 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 99 (3.78%) Jenkins
3 72 (2.75%) JIRA
4 59 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 59 (2.25%) TeamCity
5 42 (1.60%) Visual Studio
6 35 (1.34%) Selenium
7 31 (1.18%) GitLab
8 29 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 28 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
10 26 (0.99%) Subversion
11 24 (0.92%) MSI
12 17 (0.65%) Cucumber
13 15 (0.57%) Bitbucket
13 15 (0.57%) Maven
14 13 (0.50%) Postman
15 12 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
16 11 (0.42%) InstallShield
17 10 (0.38%) NUnit
18 9 (0.34%) JUnit
General
1 459 (17.52%) Finance
2 172 (6.56%) Banking
3 113 (4.31%) Public Sector
4 60 (2.29%) Retail
5 58 (2.21%) Law
6 52 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 45 (1.72%) Front Office
8 34 (1.30%) Back Office
8 34 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 33 (1.26%) Legal
10 31 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 28 (1.07%) Marketing
12 24 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 21 (0.80%) Local Government
14 17 (0.65%) Advertising
14 17 (0.65%) Electronics
15 10 (0.38%) Games
16 9 (0.34%) German Language
16 9 (0.34%) Publishing
17 5 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 364 (13.89%) Analyst
2 290 (11.07%) Support Engineer
3 207 (7.90%) Desktop Support
4 184 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
5 172 (6.56%) Developer
6 169 (6.45%) Support Analyst
7 163 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 163 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 162 (6.18%) Architect
9 149 (5.69%) IT Support
10 131 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
11 128 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
12 116 (4.43%) Service Analyst
13 110 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
14 95 (3.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 93 (3.55%) Consultant
16 80 (3.05%) IT Engineer
17 78 (2.98%) Azure Engineer
18 76 (2.90%) Administrator
19 74 (2.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (5.53%) .NET
2 70 (2.67%) Web Services
3 60 (2.29%) AngularJS
3 60 (2.29%) JSON
4 58 (2.21%) HTML
5 51 (1.95%) .NET Framework
6 44 (1.68%) CSS
6 44 (1.68%) WPF
7 39 (1.49%) XML
8 38 (1.45%) REST
9 36 (1.37%) WCF
10 33 (1.26%) ASP.NET
10 33 (1.26%) Middleware
11 31 (1.18%) OAuth
11 31 (1.18%) SOAP
12 30 (1.15%) LDAP
13 28 (1.07%) jQuery
14 27 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
14 27 (1.03%) Entity Framework
15 25 (0.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 155 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (3.82%) Data Centre
3 89 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 70 (2.67%) iPhone
5 68 (2.60%) Blackberry
6 67 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 63 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
8 49 (1.87%) Public Cloud
9 38 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (1.34%) iPad
11 34 (1.30%) Replication
12 33 (1.26%) Driving Licence
13 32 (1.22%) Smartphone
14 29 (1.11%) User Experience
15 26 (0.99%) Hedge funds
16 25 (0.95%) Clustering
16 25 (0.95%) PKI
17 22 (0.84%) Mobile App
18 21 (0.80%) Client/Server
19 17 (0.65%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 926 (35.34%) Windows 10
2 685 (26.15%) Windows Server
3 560 (21.37%) Linux
4 475 (18.13%) Windows 7
5 248 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 214 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 148 (5.65%) Android
8 145 (5.53%) Unix
9 138 (5.27%) Apple iOS
10 75 (2.86%) Mac OS
11 74 (2.82%) Mac OS X
12 70 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 69 (2.63%) Ubuntu
14 47 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 43 (1.64%) Windows 8
16 37 (1.41%) CentOS
17 34 (1.30%) Windows XP
18 17 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
19 14 (0.53%) Solaris
19 14 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (14.43%) Migration
2 358 (13.66%) ITIL
3 278 (10.61%) DevOps
4 254 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
5 217 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
6 214 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 98 (3.74%) Project Management
8 92 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
9 88 (3.36%) Change Management
10 83 (3.17%) Configuration Management
10 83 (3.17%) Cybersecurity
11 82 (3.13%) ITSM
11 82 (3.13%) Service Management
12 75 (2.86%) Time Management
13 72 (2.75%) Asset Management
13 72 (2.75%) Break/Fix
14 71 (2.71%) Disaster Recovery
15 66 (2.52%) Information Security
16 65 (2.48%) Test Automation
17 64 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 429 (16.37%) PowerShell
2 369 (14.08%) SQL
3 219 (8.36%) Python
4 161 (6.15%) C#
5 134 (5.11%) Java
6 111 (4.24%) Bash Shell
7 95 (3.63%) JavaScript
8 63 (2.40%) PL/SQL
9 52 (1.98%) C++
10 41 (1.56%) C
10 41 (1.56%) VB
11 39 (1.49%) VBScript
12 35 (1.34%) Ruby
13 34 (1.30%) Shell Script
14 33 (1.26%) T-SQL
15 29 (1.11%) Perl
16 28 (1.07%) VBA
17 22 (0.84%) PHP
18 19 (0.73%) Groovy
19 17 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 230 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 177 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 135 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (3.63%) Degree
5 87 (3.32%) MCSE
6 57 (2.18%) DV Cleared
7 51 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
8 49 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (1.53%) CCNA
10 36 (1.37%) MCP
11 35 (1.34%) MCSA
12 34 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
13 33 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 28 (1.07%) A+ Certification
15 24 (0.92%) CCA
16 22 (0.84%) DBS Check
17 19 (0.73%) CISSP
18 16 (0.61%) MCITP
18 16 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
19 15 (0.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (4.05%) SLA
2 40 (1.53%) QA
3 23 (0.88%) GDPR
4 20 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.50%) MiFID
5 13 (0.50%) NIST
6 12 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.34%) NCSC
8 9 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.19%) COBIT
10 5 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.19%) PMO
11 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.076%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 992 (37.86%) Active Directory
2 268 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (4.77%) Hyper-V
4 106 (4.05%) XenApp
5 103 (3.93%) Docker
6 97 (3.70%) vSphere
7 81 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
8 70 (2.67%) XenDesktop
9 61 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 61 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (0.61%) VMware NSX
12 13 (0.50%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.42%) Firmware
13 11 (0.42%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.38%) BitLocker
15 8 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.31%) Xen
16 7 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 391 (14.92%) SCCM
2 163 (6.22%) Ansible
3 112 (4.27%) Terraform
4 94 (3.59%) Puppet
5 93 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 89 (3.40%) Kubernetes
7 57 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
8 56 (2.14%) AirWatch
9 51 (1.95%) Jamf Pro
10 49 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
11 47 (1.79%) SCOM
12 43 (1.64%) WSUS
13 24 (0.92%) vCenter Server
14 20 (0.76%) Consul
15 14 (0.53%) Packer
16 13 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 13 (0.50%) Nessus
16 13 (0.50%) vRealize
17 12 (0.46%) Backup Exec
17 12 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 924 (35.27%) Microsoft
2 467 (17.82%) VMware
3 312 (11.91%) Citrix
4 218 (8.32%) Cisco
5 165 (6.30%) Oracle
6 133 (5.08%) HP
7 124 (4.73%) Apple
8 96 (3.66%) Google
9 84 (3.21%) Dell
10 83 (3.17%) Ivanti
11 70 (2.67%) ServiceNow
12 66 (2.52%) Red Hat
13 57 (2.18%) Splunk
14 51 (1.95%) Bloomberg
15 43 (1.64%) Adobe
16 36 (1.37%) EMC
16 36 (1.37%) NetApp
16 36 (1.37%) SAP
17 34 (1.30%) Symantec
18 32 (1.22%) Reuters