Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 4448 4054 4793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.42% 9.12% 10.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.35% 44.06% 48.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3089 2664 3183
London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £140 £156 £155
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 160 273
London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.68%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £38.75
England median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.23% +3.33%

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 9809 9202 9906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.78% 20.69% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6983 6365 6744
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £233 £205
90th Percentile £638 £605 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 200 300
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.88 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

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 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +1 869 £413 +3.00% 129
West London -3 191 £356 +28.38% 39
South London -7 164 £325 -13.33% 25
East London -2 92 £250 -29.82% 24
North London -1 28 £160 -50.77% 4
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 1453 (32.67%) Active Directory
2 1343 (30.19%) Microsoft
3 1179 (26.51%) Windows Server
4 1079 (24.26%) Finance
5 1076 (24.19%) Linux
6 853 (19.18%) VMware
7 835 (18.77%) Windows 10
8 829 (18.64%) Windows 7
9 770 (17.31%) Office 365
10 704 (15.83%) PowerShell
11 693 (15.58%) SQL
12 663 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
13 635 (14.28%) ITIL
14 595 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
15 577 (12.97%) Citrix
16 563 (12.66%) SQL Server
17 557 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
18 549 (12.34%) Banking
19 535 (12.03%) Unix
20 500 (11.24%) DevOps
21 499 (11.22%) SCCM
22 497 (11.17%) Migration
23 496 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
24 463 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
25 438 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
26 425 (9.55%) Cisco
27 423 (9.51%) Windows Server 2008
28 414 (9.31%) .NET
29 402 (9.04%) C#
30 401 (9.02%) Security Cleared

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
1 313 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 203 (4.56%) IIS
3 181 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 130 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 99 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 92 (2.07%) Apache
7 75 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 72 (1.62%) Confluence
9 70 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 60 (1.35%) WebSphere
11 59 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
12 46 (1.03%) OpenStack
13 45 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 42 (0.94%) IBM Notes
14 42 (0.94%) JBoss
15 37 (0.83%) CMS
16 35 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
17 30 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (0.54%) WebLogic
19 18 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 595 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
2 196 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.11%) SmartSuite
7 5 (0.11%) Vectorworks
8 4 (0.090%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.045%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.045%) HipChat
10 2 (0.045%) InVision
10 2 (0.045%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.045%) Revit
10 2 (0.045%) UXPin
11 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.022%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.022%) Stata
Business Applications
1 31 (0.70%) Eikon
2 30 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (0.56%) RMDS
4 19 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.29%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.27%) Temenos T24
7 8 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.11%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.090%) MetaTrader
11 3 (0.067%) Bankmaster
11 3 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.067%) LatentZero
11 3 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.067%) thinkFolio
12 2 (0.045%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (0.045%) Salerio
13 1 (0.022%) SimCorp Dimension
13 1 (0.022%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 770 (17.31%) Office 365
2 663 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 463 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
4 92 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 84 (1.89%) IaaS
6 65 (1.46%) PaaS
7 39 (0.88%) SaaS
8 33 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 30 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (0.65%) GitHub
11 28 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 27 (0.61%) G Suite
13 26 (0.58%) Mimecast
14 25 (0.56%) OneDrive
15 23 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
15 23 (0.52%) Route 53
16 18 (0.40%) Yammer
17 15 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
18 14 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 397 (8.93%) Firewall
2 375 (8.43%) DNS
3 279 (6.27%) TCP/IP
4 248 (5.58%) SAN
5 241 (5.42%) DHCP
6 221 (4.97%) WAN
7 215 (4.83%) LAN
7 215 (4.83%) VPN
8 134 (3.01%) Internet
9 130 (2.92%) Skype
10 92 (2.07%) Wireless
11 76 (1.71%) Network Security
12 71 (1.60%) VoIP
13 68 (1.53%) LDAP
14 66 (1.48%) NAS
15 58 (1.30%) VLAN
16 51 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
17 48 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
18 45 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
19 38 (0.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 563 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 87 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 77 (1.73%) Relational Database
4 76 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 71 (1.60%) MySQL
6 58 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 52 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 49 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 49 (1.10%) MongoDB
9 48 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 43 (0.97%) Oracle Database
11 41 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 40 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
13 35 (0.79%) Big Data
14 33 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
14 33 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
15 31 (0.70%) RDBMS
16 30 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
17 28 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
18 26 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 224 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 214 (4.81%) TeamCity
3 188 (4.23%) Jenkins
4 169 (3.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 153 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 145 (3.26%) JIRA
7 64 (1.44%) Visual Studio
8 53 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
9 49 (1.10%) Subversion
10 47 (1.06%) NUnit
11 46 (1.03%) Maven
12 43 (0.97%) MSI
13 39 (0.88%) Artifactory
14 34 (0.76%) Selenium
15 29 (0.65%) MSBuild
16 26 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 26 (0.58%) MSTest
16 26 (0.58%) NuGet
17 23 (0.52%) Ant
18 22 (0.49%) JMeter
General
1 1079 (24.26%) Finance
2 549 (12.34%) Banking
3 148 (3.33%) Front Office
4 139 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 132 (2.97%) Legal
6 125 (2.81%) Retail
7 101 (2.27%) Law
8 77 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 64 (1.44%) Back Office
10 50 (1.12%) Financial Institution
11 44 (0.99%) Retail Banking
12 40 (0.90%) Advertising
13 31 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 26 (0.58%) French Language
15 24 (0.54%) Marketing
16 23 (0.52%) Publishing
17 19 (0.43%) Electronics
18 14 (0.31%) Spanish Language
19 11 (0.25%) Tamil Language
19 11 (0.25%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 727 (16.34%) Analyst
2 445 (10.00%) Developer
3 416 (9.35%) Support Engineer
4 379 (8.52%) Desktop Support
5 333 (7.49%) Windows Engineer
6 285 (6.41%) Support Analyst
7 280 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 248 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 244 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
10 201 (4.52%) Administrator
11 199 (4.47%) Consultant
12 195 (4.38%) Architect
13 193 (4.34%) Service Analyst
14 190 (4.27%) Desktop Engineer
15 185 (4.16%) Service Desk Analyst
16 170 (3.82%) IT Support
17 141 (3.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 139 (3.13%) C# Developer
19 131 (2.95%) .NET Developer
20 124 (2.79%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (9.31%) .NET
2 208 (4.68%) Web Services
3 153 (3.44%) XML
4 140 (3.15%) HTML
5 110 (2.47%) ASP.NET
6 92 (2.07%) CSS
7 89 (2.00%) Middleware
8 88 (1.98%) REST
9 76 (1.71%) RESTful
10 74 (1.66%) JSON
11 72 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 72 (1.62%) WCF
12 70 (1.57%) jQuery
13 69 (1.55%) .NET Framework
13 69 (1.55%) AngularJS
14 62 (1.39%) Ajax
15 58 (1.30%) Rendezvous
16 52 (1.17%) HTML5
17 51 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
18 48 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 298 (6.70%) Data Centre
2 268 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (4.50%) Blackberry
4 137 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 107 (2.41%) iPhone
6 96 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 88 (1.98%) Fixed Income
8 87 (1.96%) Clustering
9 84 (1.89%) PKI
10 76 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 71 (1.60%) iPad
12 68 (1.53%) Derivative
12 68 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
13 66 (1.48%) Replication
14 57 (1.28%) Equities
15 49 (1.10%) Client/Server
15 49 (1.10%) Smartphone
16 45 (1.01%) Hedge funds
17 44 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
18 43 (0.97%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1179 (26.51%) Windows Server
2 1076 (24.19%) Linux
3 835 (18.77%) Windows 10
4 829 (18.64%) Windows 7
5 557 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 535 (12.03%) Unix
7 423 (9.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 208 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 174 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 173 (3.89%) Android
11 152 (3.42%) Apple iOS
12 142 (3.19%) Windows 8
13 102 (2.29%) Windows XP
14 99 (2.23%) Mac OS
15 94 (2.11%) Mac OS X
16 79 (1.78%) Solaris
17 71 (1.60%) CentOS
18 38 (0.85%) AIX
19 35 (0.79%) Ubuntu
20 28 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (14.28%) ITIL
2 500 (11.24%) DevOps
3 497 (11.17%) Migration
4 496 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
5 200 (4.50%) Configuration Management
6 196 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
7 188 (4.23%) Change Management
8 176 (3.96%) Project Management
9 167 (3.75%) Information Security
10 159 (3.57%) Scrum
11 145 (3.26%) Service Management
12 132 (2.97%) SDLC
13 130 (2.92%) MVC
14 129 (2.90%) Incident Management
15 122 (2.74%) Service Delivery
15 122 (2.74%) Test Automation
16 117 (2.63%) TDD
17 112 (2.52%) Cybersecurity
18 107 (2.41%) Problem Management
18 107 (2.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 704 (15.83%) PowerShell
2 693 (15.58%) SQL
3 402 (9.04%) C#
4 392 (8.81%) Python
5 353 (7.94%) Java
6 186 (4.18%) JavaScript
7 132 (2.97%) Perl
8 130 (2.92%) C++
9 128 (2.88%) Bash Shell
10 109 (2.45%) T-SQL
11 106 (2.38%) VBScript
12 90 (2.02%) C
13 85 (1.91%) Ruby
14 81 (1.82%) VB
15 76 (1.71%) PL/SQL
16 64 (1.44%) Shell Script
17 43 (0.97%) VB.NET
18 40 (0.90%) VBA
19 39 (0.88%) PHP
20 28 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 401 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 279 (6.27%) SC Cleared
3 247 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 210 (4.72%) Degree
5 145 (3.26%) MCSE
6 91 (2.05%) DV Cleared
7 83 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
8 76 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 75 (1.69%) CISSP
9 75 (1.69%) MCSA
10 70 (1.57%) MCP
11 58 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 50 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
13 48 (1.08%) MCITP
14 46 (1.03%) CCNA
15 45 (1.01%) CISM
16 35 (0.79%) MCDST
17 31 (0.70%) DBS Check
18 26 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
19 25 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (3.46%) SLA
2 87 (1.96%) QA
3 58 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (1.24%) PMO
5 37 (0.83%) GDPR
6 34 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 30 (0.67%) MiFID
8 20 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 16 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.25%) NIST 800
11 10 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (0.20%) COBIT
12 9 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
13 7 (0.16%) EMIR
13 7 (0.16%) GCP
14 5 (0.11%) AIFMD
14 5 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
14 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.090%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 1453 (32.67%) Active Directory
2 438 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (4.59%) Hyper-V
4 164 (3.69%) XenApp
5 158 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
6 144 (3.24%) vSphere
7 136 (3.06%) Docker
8 98 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 90 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
10 78 (1.75%) XenDesktop
11 46 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
12 41 (0.92%) vCloud
13 39 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
14 28 (0.63%) XenServer
15 27 (0.61%) BitLocker
16 26 (0.58%) Samba
17 24 (0.54%) NFS
18 22 (0.49%) DFS Replication
19 21 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
20 12 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 499 (11.22%) SCCM
2 238 (5.35%) Ansible
3 187 (4.20%) Puppet
4 142 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
5 97 (2.18%) SCOM
6 83 (1.87%) Terraform
7 57 (1.28%) AirWatch
7 57 (1.28%) Nagios
8 53 (1.19%) WSUS
9 52 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 51 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
11 41 (0.92%) vCenter Server
12 40 (0.90%) NetBackup
13 35 (0.79%) Backup Exec
14 29 (0.65%) WMI
15 28 (0.63%) Kubernetes
16 27 (0.61%) TIBCO Hawk
17 25 (0.56%) PowerCLI
18 22 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
19 21 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1343 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 853 (19.18%) VMware
3 577 (12.97%) Citrix
4 425 (9.55%) Cisco
5 283 (6.36%) Oracle
6 272 (6.12%) HP
7 234 (5.26%) Apple
8 170 (3.82%) Red Hat
9 144 (3.24%) Bloomberg
10 130 (2.92%) Dell
11 115 (2.59%) Splunk
12 109 (2.45%) Reuters
13 108 (2.43%) NetApp
14 93 (2.09%) IBM
15 86 (1.93%) ServiceNow
16 85 (1.91%) EMC
17 77 (1.73%) Juniper
18 76 (1.71%) CheckPoint
19 73 (1.64%) Remedy
20 71 (1.60%) McAfee