Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 13 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 3,370 4,630 4,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.42% 10.00% 9.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.15% 49.51% 44.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,385 3,211 3,028
London median daily rate £375 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £140 £150 £140
90th Percentile £598 £600 £588
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 256 243
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £35.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £16.62 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.79% +4.69% +4.92%

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 6,341 9,352 9,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.73% 20.20% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,417 6,544 6,960
London median daily rate £463 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.64% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £163 £190 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 282 283
London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.10
90th Percentile £54.05 £45.63 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -2 822 £400 - 311
West London -16 115 £225 -25.00% 165
South London +14 112 £290 -42.72% 47
East London +4 84 £150 -46.90% 62
North London -2 37 £190 +2.43% 18
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 1,365 (40.50%) Active Directory
2 1,290 (38.28%) Windows 10
3 1,208 (35.85%) Microsoft
4 1,034 (30.68%) Office 365
5 857 (25.43%) Windows Server
6 707 (20.98%) Finance
7 674 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 666 (19.76%) Linux
9 664 (19.70%) Azure
10 579 (17.18%) SCCM
11 548 (16.26%) PowerShell
12 542 (16.08%) VMware
13 496 (14.72%) Migration
14 471 (13.98%) ITIL
15 464 (13.77%) Microsoft Office
16 417 (12.37%) SQL
17 415 (12.31%) Citrix
18 341 (10.12%) DevOps
19 329 (9.76%) SQL Server
20 314 (9.32%) DNS
21 312 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
22 309 (9.17%) AWS
23 306 (9.08%) Windows Server 2012
24 299 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
25 294 (8.72%) Cisco
26 282 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
27 279 (8.28%) Banking
28 271 (8.04%) Python
29 267 (7.92%) Security Cleared
30 266 (7.89%) 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
1 257 (7.63%) MS Exchange
2 211 (6.26%) SharePoint
3 146 (4.33%) IIS
3 146 (4.33%) Skype for Business
4 84 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (1.57%) Confluence
6 45 (1.34%) Apache
7 44 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 35 (1.04%) Apache Spark
9 30 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 27 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 27 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 22 (0.65%) JBoss
12 21 (0.62%) CMS
13 19 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.36%) nginx
17 11 (0.33%) IBM Notes
18 9 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 464 (13.77%) Microsoft Office
2 131 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.15%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 4 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.030%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.030%) Houdini
11 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.030%) Maya
11 1 (0.030%) Revit
11 1 (0.030%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 22 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.47%) ION MarketView
3 13 (0.39%) Elite 3E
4 9 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.18%) Misys Opics
7 5 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 4 (0.12%) Eikon
8 4 (0.12%) Magento
9 3 (0.089%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.059%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.059%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.059%) Northgate Housing
10 2 (0.059%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 2 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.059%) RMDS
10 2 (0.059%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.030%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,034 (30.68%) Office 365
2 664 (19.70%) Azure
3 309 (9.17%) AWS
4 161 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 98 (2.91%) IaaS
6 81 (2.40%) PaaS
7 66 (1.96%) OneDrive
8 63 (1.87%) GCP
9 57 (1.69%) SaaS
10 47 (1.39%) Serverless
11 41 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
11 41 (1.22%) GitHub
12 34 (1.01%) G Suite
12 34 (1.01%) OpenShift
13 33 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
14 32 (0.95%) Amazon S3
15 30 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
16 26 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
16 26 (0.77%) Mimecast
16 26 (0.77%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 314 (9.32%) DNS
2 261 (7.74%) Firewall
3 243 (7.21%) DHCP
4 208 (6.17%) TCP/IP
5 192 (5.70%) VPN
6 175 (5.19%) LAN
7 153 (4.54%) WAN
8 146 (4.33%) Skype
9 130 (3.86%) SAN
10 82 (2.43%) VoIP
10 82 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
11 65 (1.93%) Network Security
12 55 (1.63%) Internet
12 55 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
13 51 (1.51%) Wireless
14 43 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
14 43 (1.28%) HTTP
15 42 (1.25%) VLAN
16 37 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
17 34 (1.01%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 76 (2.26%) MySQL
3 54 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
4 50 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
5 49 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 44 (1.31%) NoSQL
8 43 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 40 (1.19%) MongoDB
9 40 (1.19%) Oracle Database
10 38 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 35 (1.04%) Big Data
12 31 (0.92%) Relational Database
12 31 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 30 (0.89%) Hadoop
14 23 (0.68%) Power BI
15 21 (0.62%) Blockchain
16 19 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
17 18 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
18 17 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 152 (4.51%) Git (software)
2 118 (3.50%) Jenkins
3 96 (2.85%) JIRA
4 76 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 63 (1.87%) MSI
6 54 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 47 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (1.16%) Selenium
9 38 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 38 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 30 (0.89%) InstallShield
10 30 (0.89%) Subversion
11 25 (0.74%) GitLab
12 23 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (0.62%) Bitbucket
14 19 (0.56%) Maven
15 14 (0.42%) Cucumber
15 14 (0.42%) JMeter
15 14 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
16 13 (0.39%) SonarQube
General
1 707 (20.98%) Finance
2 279 (8.28%) Banking
3 137 (4.07%) Public Sector
4 90 (2.67%) Retail
5 83 (2.46%) Law
6 81 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 61 (1.81%) Legal
8 58 (1.72%) Front Office
9 53 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 49 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 45 (1.34%) Marketing
12 38 (1.13%) Advertising
13 35 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 34 (1.01%) Electronics
15 28 (0.83%) Back Office
16 24 (0.71%) German Language
16 24 (0.71%) Local Government
17 23 (0.68%) Publishing
18 14 (0.42%) Russian Language
19 9 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 529 (15.70%) Analyst
2 400 (11.87%) Support Engineer
3 314 (9.32%) Windows Engineer
4 281 (8.34%) Desktop Support
5 239 (7.09%) Support Analyst
6 217 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 212 (6.29%) Desktop Engineer
8 211 (6.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 207 (6.14%) Developer
10 179 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 178 (5.28%) Service Analyst
12 168 (4.99%) Architect
12 168 (4.99%) Service Desk Analyst
13 165 (4.90%) IT Support
14 143 (4.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 122 (3.62%) Consultant
16 117 (3.47%) IT Engineer
17 102 (3.03%) Deployment Engineer
18 101 (3.00%) Azure Engineer
19 88 (2.61%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (4.84%) .NET
2 93 (2.76%) Web Services
3 86 (2.55%) HTML
4 61 (1.81%) CSS
5 57 (1.69%) JSON
6 49 (1.45%) .NET Framework
7 46 (1.36%) AngularJS
8 45 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
9 44 (1.31%) Node.js
9 44 (1.31%) REST
10 39 (1.16%) Middleware
11 38 (1.13%) RESTful
12 37 (1.10%) jQuery
12 37 (1.10%) WCF
13 36 (1.07%) XML
14 34 (1.01%) Kafka
14 34 (1.01%) LDAP
15 33 (0.98%) Spring
16 30 (0.89%) React
16 30 (0.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 149 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (3.83%) Data Centre
3 117 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 85 (2.52%) Blackberry
5 80 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
6 73 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
7 68 (2.02%) iPhone
8 54 (1.60%) Public Cloud
9 53 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 49 (1.45%) Clustering
11 43 (1.28%) PKI
12 40 (1.19%) Replication
12 40 (1.19%) User Experience
13 38 (1.13%) Smartphone
14 33 (0.98%) iPad
15 32 (0.95%) Mobile App
16 28 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
17 25 (0.74%) Driving Licence
18 23 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 21 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,290 (38.28%) Windows 10
2 857 (25.43%) Windows Server
3 674 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 666 (19.76%) Linux
5 306 (9.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 262 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 195 (5.79%) Unix
8 169 (5.01%) Android
9 156 (4.63%) Apple iOS
10 104 (3.09%) Mac OS X
11 92 (2.73%) Mac OS
12 89 (2.64%) Ubuntu
13 88 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 87 (2.58%) Windows 8
15 52 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
16 46 (1.36%) CentOS
17 43 (1.28%) Windows XP
18 27 (0.80%) Debian
18 27 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
19 26 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (14.72%) Migration
2 471 (13.98%) ITIL
3 341 (10.12%) DevOps
4 299 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
5 282 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
6 266 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 122 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
7 122 (3.62%) Project Management
8 120 (3.56%) Service Management
9 118 (3.50%) Cybersecurity
10 115 (3.41%) Change Management
11 108 (3.20%) Information Security
12 105 (3.12%) Configuration Management
13 97 (2.88%) Time Management
14 95 (2.82%) ITSM
15 94 (2.79%) Application Packaging
15 94 (2.79%) Service Delivery
16 93 (2.76%) Mobile Device Management
17 91 (2.70%) Test Automation
18 86 (2.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 548 (16.26%) PowerShell
2 417 (12.37%) SQL
3 271 (8.04%) Python
4 188 (5.58%) Java
5 185 (5.49%) C#
6 146 (4.33%) JavaScript
7 119 (3.53%) Bash Shell
8 73 (2.17%) C++
9 67 (1.99%) C
10 56 (1.66%) PL/SQL
11 54 (1.60%) Ruby
12 53 (1.57%) Perl
13 50 (1.48%) T-SQL
14 49 (1.45%) VBA
15 39 (1.16%) VBScript
16 37 (1.10%) PHP
17 36 (1.07%) VB
18 33 (0.98%) Shell Script
19 30 (0.89%) Scala
20 24 (0.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 267 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 210 (6.23%) SC Cleared
3 148 (4.39%) Degree
4 147 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 100 (2.97%) MCSE
6 71 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
8 56 (1.66%) DV Cleared
9 45 (1.34%) MCSA
10 41 (1.22%) CCNA
11 40 (1.19%) MCP
12 37 (1.10%) CISSP
13 31 (0.92%) CCNP
14 28 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
15 25 (0.74%) DBS Check
16 24 (0.71%) A+ Certification
16 24 (0.71%) AWS Certification
17 22 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
17 22 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 16 (0.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (4.57%) SLA
2 67 (1.99%) QA
3 33 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.53%) COBIT
5 16 (0.47%) GDPR
5 16 (0.47%) MiFID
5 16 (0.47%) NIST
6 15 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.30%) PMO
8 9 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.15%) NCSC
11 4 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 3 (0.089%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.089%) HL7
System Software
1 1,365 (40.50%) Active Directory
2 312 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (5.04%) XenApp
4 148 (4.39%) Hyper-V
5 127 (3.77%) XenDesktop
6 125 (3.71%) Docker
7 96 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
8 93 (2.76%) vSphere
9 86 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 76 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
11 60 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 15 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
13 14 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 12 (0.36%) Xen
16 11 (0.33%) VMware Server
17 10 (0.30%) KVM
17 10 (0.30%) VMware NSX
18 9 (0.27%) BitLocker
18 9 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 579 (17.18%) SCCM
2 191 (5.67%) Ansible
3 128 (3.80%) Terraform
4 127 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 125 (3.71%) Puppet
6 101 (3.00%) Kubernetes
7 82 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
8 68 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
9 59 (1.75%) AirWatch
10 54 (1.60%) SCOM
11 51 (1.51%) WSUS
12 46 (1.36%) Jamf Pro
13 31 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
14 28 (0.83%) Consul
15 23 (0.68%) vCenter Server
16 22 (0.65%) Nessus
17 20 (0.59%) Nagios
18 18 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
19 17 (0.50%) Backup Exec
20 16 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,208 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 542 (16.08%) VMware
3 415 (12.31%) Citrix
4 294 (8.72%) Cisco
5 177 (5.25%) Oracle
6 169 (5.01%) Apple
7 136 (4.04%) HP
8 93 (2.76%) Google
9 92 (2.73%) Dell
10 87 (2.58%) Ivanti
11 77 (2.28%) Red Hat
12 72 (2.14%) ServiceNow
13 68 (2.02%) SAP
14 66 (1.96%) Splunk
15 65 (1.93%) Adobe
16 64 (1.90%) EMC
17 62 (1.84%) NetApp
18 60 (1.78%) Bloomberg
19 47 (1.39%) F5
20 46 (1.36%) Symantec