Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 12 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 3649 4320 5240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.72% 9.49% 11.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.94% 45.12% 52.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2466 2853 3452
London median daily rate £404 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +9.59% +2.82%
10th Percentile £153 £160 £158
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £363 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +0.69% +5.88% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 171 334
London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -11.11% +10.53%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.26
90th Percentile £50.00 £28.75 £39.63
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% -4.69% +6.67%

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 8498 9575 10029
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.30% 21.04% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5930 6790 6781
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £242 £250 £200
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 205 362
London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £12.53 £11.25 £12.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.25 £41.13
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year - +2.10% +2.60%

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 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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 +2 733 £400 -3.03% 165
West London +4 178 £245 -23.91% 65
South London +7 135 £375 +0.67% 13
East London -9 56 £250 -33.33% 17
North London -2 37 £400 +142.42% 14
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1246 (34.15%) Active Directory
2 1128 (30.91%) Microsoft
3 935 (25.62%) Windows Server
4 890 (24.39%) Finance
5 830 (22.75%) Linux
6 675 (18.50%) SQL
7 663 (18.17%) VMware
8 606 (16.61%) Office 365
9 590 (16.17%) PowerShell
10 579 (15.87%) Windows 7
11 577 (15.81%) Windows 10
12 564 (15.46%) SQL Server
13 531 (14.55%) Migration
14 521 (14.28%) ITIL
15 501 (13.73%) Banking
16 481 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
17 479 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
18 470 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
19 460 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
20 459 (12.58%) Unix
21 440 (12.06%) SCCM
22 416 (11.40%) C#
23 415 (11.37%) .NET
24 410 (11.24%) Citrix
25 382 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
26 379 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
27 364 (9.98%) Cisco
28 342 (9.37%) Python
29 330 (9.04%) Java
30 328 (8.99%) DevOps

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
1 246 (6.74%) MS Exchange
2 225 (6.17%) SharePoint
3 186 (5.10%) IIS
4 151 (4.14%) Skype for Business
5 106 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 93 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 78 (2.14%) Apache
8 73 (2.00%) Tomcat
9 55 (1.51%) CMS
10 52 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 44 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
12 43 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
13 40 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
14 39 (1.07%) Confluence
14 39 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
15 28 (0.77%) nginx
16 27 (0.74%) IBM Notes
17 26 (0.71%) WebSphere
18 24 (0.66%) JBoss
19 23 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 479 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 182 (4.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.14%) Quicktime
9 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.11%) Doxygen
9 4 (0.11%) SmartSuite
10 3 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.082%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.082%) CINEMA 4D
10 3 (0.082%) InDesign
10 3 (0.082%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.082%) Stata
11 2 (0.055%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.055%) SketchUp
12 1 (0.027%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 54 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.47%) Eikon
4 16 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.33%) ION MarketView
6 9 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.16%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.14%) RMDS
9 4 (0.11%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.082%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.082%) IntelliMatch
10 3 (0.082%) SunGard Martini
11 2 (0.055%) WebTrends
12 1 (0.027%) Actimize
12 1 (0.027%) BusinessWorks
12 1 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.027%) Front Arena
12 1 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
12 1 (0.027%) Sentinel
12 1 (0.027%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 606 (16.61%) Office 365
2 481 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 309 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
4 91 (2.49%) IaaS
5 85 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 73 (2.00%) PaaS
7 50 (1.37%) G Suite
8 43 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 40 (1.10%) SaaS
10 38 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
11 35 (0.96%) Amazon S3
12 31 (0.85%) OneDrive
13 27 (0.74%) OpenShift
14 26 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 22 (0.60%) Yammer
16 17 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
16 17 (0.47%) GitHub
16 17 (0.47%) Mimecast
17 15 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
18 14 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 321 (8.80%) DNS
2 319 (8.74%) Firewall
3 230 (6.30%) SAN
4 212 (5.81%) DHCP
4 212 (5.81%) TCP/IP
5 204 (5.59%) LAN
6 196 (5.37%) WAN
7 191 (5.23%) VPN
8 103 (2.82%) Skype
9 94 (2.58%) LDAP
10 93 (2.55%) Internet
11 78 (2.14%) NAS
12 76 (2.08%) Wireless
13 74 (2.03%) HTTP
13 74 (2.03%) Network Security
14 60 (1.64%) VoIP
15 51 (1.40%) VLAN
16 50 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
17 43 (1.18%) NetScaler
18 42 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 564 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 114 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 94 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 78 (2.14%) MySQL
4 78 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 71 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 63 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 59 (1.62%) Big Data
9 54 (1.48%) MongoDB
10 48 (1.32%) Hadoop
11 46 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
12 45 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
13 43 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 42 (1.15%) Oracle Database
15 35 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
16 29 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
17 28 (0.77%) Tick Data
18 26 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
18 26 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 150 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 147 (4.03%) Jenkins
3 122 (3.34%) TeamCity
4 112 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 102 (2.80%) JIRA
6 97 (2.66%) Visual Studio
7 73 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 53 (1.45%) NUnit
9 49 (1.34%) Maven
9 49 (1.34%) Subversion
10 31 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 31 (0.85%) MSI
10 31 (0.85%) MSTest
11 28 (0.77%) JUnit
12 27 (0.74%) Cucumber
13 26 (0.71%) Moq
14 20 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
15 18 (0.49%) Eclipse
16 16 (0.44%) Gradle
16 16 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 890 (24.39%) Finance
2 501 (13.73%) Banking
3 171 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 161 (4.41%) Front Office
5 131 (3.59%) Retail
6 98 (2.69%) Legal
7 89 (2.44%) Law
8 54 (1.48%) Back Office
9 53 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 45 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 43 (1.18%) Marketing
12 24 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.63%) Advertising
14 20 (0.55%) Publishing
15 19 (0.52%) Retail Banking
16 15 (0.41%) Electronics
17 14 (0.38%) Games
18 13 (0.36%) German Language
19 11 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
20 10 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 635 (17.40%) Analyst
2 475 (13.02%) Developer
3 264 (7.23%) Support Engineer
4 259 (7.10%) Windows Engineer
5 254 (6.96%) Architect
6 247 (6.77%) Support Analyst
7 228 (6.25%) Desktop Support
8 183 (5.02%) Consultant
9 181 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 177 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 171 (4.69%) Administrator
12 150 (4.11%) Service Analyst
13 149 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
14 144 (3.95%) C# Developer
15 139 (3.81%) .NET Developer
16 134 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
17 129 (3.54%) IT Support
18 108 (2.96%) Desktop Engineer
19 104 (2.85%) Project Manager
20 86 (2.36%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (11.37%) .NET
2 202 (5.54%) Web Services
3 156 (4.28%) XML
4 123 (3.37%) ASP.NET
5 111 (3.04%) HTML
6 102 (2.80%) Middleware
7 83 (2.27%) WCF
8 74 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 72 (1.97%) CSS
10 71 (1.95%) .NET Framework
11 68 (1.86%) AngularJS
12 63 (1.73%) jQuery
13 62 (1.70%) RESTful
14 60 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
15 56 (1.53%) JSON
16 52 (1.43%) REST
17 51 (1.40%) Ajax
18 50 (1.37%) Rendezvous
19 45 (1.23%) SOAP
20 39 (1.07%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 273 (7.48%) Data Centre
2 269 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (4.06%) Blackberry
4 118 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 100 (2.74%) Fixed Income
6 97 (2.66%) Clustering
7 95 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 64 (1.75%) Derivative
8 64 (1.75%) Equities
9 63 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 61 (1.67%) iPhone
11 52 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 49 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
13 47 (1.29%) Replication
14 45 (1.23%) Fintech
14 45 (1.23%) iPad
15 43 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
16 42 (1.15%) Smartphone
17 39 (1.07%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 935 (25.62%) Windows Server
2 830 (22.75%) Linux
3 579 (15.87%) Windows 7
4 577 (15.81%) Windows 10
5 470 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 459 (12.58%) Unix
7 379 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 159 (4.36%) Android
9 141 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 138 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 124 (3.40%) Windows 8
12 112 (3.07%) Apple iOS
13 102 (2.80%) Mac OS X
14 96 (2.63%) Solaris
15 74 (2.03%) Windows XP
16 65 (1.78%) CentOS
17 56 (1.53%) Mac OS
18 37 (1.01%) AIX
19 34 (0.93%) Ubuntu
20 22 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (14.55%) Migration
2 521 (14.28%) ITIL
3 460 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
4 328 (8.99%) DevOps
5 186 (5.10%) Project Management
6 184 (5.04%) Scrum
7 178 (4.88%) Configuration Management
8 167 (4.58%) TDD
9 156 (4.28%) Change Management
10 152 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
11 139 (3.81%) Service Management
12 126 (3.45%) MVC
13 114 (3.12%) Analytics
14 113 (3.10%) SDLC
15 109 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
15 109 (2.99%) Information Security
16 99 (2.71%) ITSM
16 99 (2.71%) Release Management
16 99 (2.71%) Test Automation
17 97 (2.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 675 (18.50%) SQL
2 590 (16.17%) PowerShell
3 416 (11.40%) C#
4 342 (9.37%) Python
5 330 (9.04%) Java
6 183 (5.02%) C++
7 158 (4.33%) JavaScript
8 142 (3.89%) Perl
9 117 (3.21%) T-SQL
10 106 (2.90%) Bash Shell
11 82 (2.25%) C
12 59 (1.62%) Ruby
12 59 (1.62%) Shell Script
12 59 (1.62%) VB
12 59 (1.62%) VBScript
13 55 (1.51%) VBA
14 51 (1.40%) PL/SQL
14 51 (1.40%) VB.NET
15 37 (1.01%) PHP
16 26 (0.71%) VB6
Qualifications
1 305 (8.36%) Security Cleared
2 242 (6.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 192 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 178 (4.88%) Degree
5 114 (3.12%) MCSE
6 110 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 65 (1.78%) CCNA
8 65 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
9 60 (1.64%) MCITP
10 59 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 53 (1.45%) MCSA
12 46 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
13 44 (1.21%) CISSP
14 43 (1.18%) MCP
15 39 (1.07%) CCNP
16 24 (0.66%) CISM
17 23 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
17 23 (0.63%) MCTS
17 23 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (3.32%) SLA
2 90 (2.47%) QA
3 62 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.69%) PMO
5 13 (0.36%) MiFID
6 11 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.25%) ISO 20022
7 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.19%) NIST 800
10 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.14%) EMIR
10 5 (0.14%) HL7
10 5 (0.14%) SEPA
11 3 (0.082%) COBIT
11 3 (0.082%) DICOM
11 3 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1246 (34.15%) Active Directory
2 382 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 113 (3.10%) XenApp
5 112 (3.07%) Docker
6 109 (2.99%) vSphere
7 97 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
8 73 (2.00%) XenDesktop
9 60 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
10 59 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 36 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
12 27 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (0.58%) BitLocker
14 20 (0.55%) DFS Replication
14 20 (0.55%) KVM
15 19 (0.52%) NFS
16 16 (0.44%) HDFS
16 16 (0.44%) Time Sharing Option
17 15 (0.41%) XenServer
18 14 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 440 (12.06%) SCCM
2 146 (4.00%) Ansible
3 128 (3.51%) Puppet
4 122 (3.34%) SCOM
5 96 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (1.37%) NetBackup
7 49 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 42 (1.15%) vCenter Server
9 40 (1.10%) Kubernetes
10 39 (1.07%) Nagios
11 36 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
12 33 (0.90%) Terraform
13 32 (0.88%) Kibana
14 31 (0.85%) TIBCO Hawk
15 29 (0.79%) AirWatch
16 27 (0.74%) Control-M
17 25 (0.69%) WSUS
18 18 (0.49%) Backup Exec
18 18 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
18 18 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1128 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 663 (18.17%) VMware
3 410 (11.24%) Citrix
4 364 (9.98%) Cisco
5 289 (7.92%) Oracle
6 218 (5.97%) HP
7 166 (4.55%) Apple
8 154 (4.22%) Red Hat
9 114 (3.12%) ServiceNow
10 106 (2.90%) NetApp
11 91 (2.49%) IBM
12 89 (2.44%) Splunk
13 88 (2.41%) Dell
14 80 (2.19%) Google
15 77 (2.11%) TIBCO
16 74 (2.03%) EMC
17 68 (1.86%) Bloomberg
18 63 (1.73%) Symantec
19 58 (1.59%) CheckPoint
20 57 (1.56%) Juniper
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + Ext
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Inspire Corporation Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable Daily Rate. 3 month contract with possible exte
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable Daily Rate. 3 month contract with possible exte
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
PCR
Rate: £230 - £255 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £451 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum (circa)
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Modis International
Rate: £19 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £13 - £17 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable Daily Rate. 3 month contract with possible exte
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago