Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 13 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 4,593 4,161 4,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.95% 9.23% 9.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.12% 44.65% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,218 2,842 2,682
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £150 £143 £155
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 227 169
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.05% +9.94% -0.87%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £39.96 £47.83 £40.75
England median hourly rate £16.71 £16.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +1.24% +8.13% -3.78%

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 9,351 9,319 9,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.25% 20.68% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,599 6,586 6,483
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £190 £208 £244
90th Percentile £650 £629 £600
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 258 209
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £44.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +1 994 £400 -3.03% 318
West London +5 260 £301 -14.00% 172
South London -15 154 £525 +46.85% 39
East London +3 118 £295 +55.26% 72
North London +2 37 £160 -53.96% 19
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 1,711 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 1,507 (32.81%) Microsoft
3 1,314 (28.61%) Windows 10
4 1,147 (24.97%) Windows Server
5 1,110 (24.17%) Finance
6 979 (21.32%) Office 365
7 966 (21.03%) Linux
8 922 (20.07%) Windows 7
9 861 (18.75%) VMware
10 782 (17.03%) PowerShell
11 739 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
12 707 (15.39%) SQL
13 698 (15.20%) SCCM
14 632 (13.76%) ITIL
15 600 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
16 591 (12.87%) Migration
17 578 (12.58%) Microsoft Office
18 574 (12.50%) Citrix
19 571 (12.43%) SQL Server
20 532 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
21 497 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
22 479 (10.43%) DevOps
23 472 (10.28%) Banking
24 461 (10.04%) Unix
25 445 (9.69%) DNS
25 445 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
26 434 (9.45%) Python
27 432 (9.41%) Firewall
28 408 (8.88%) C#
29 394 (8.58%) Cisco

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
1 360 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 239 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 221 (4.81%) IIS
4 194 (4.22%) Skype for Business
5 147 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 92 (2.00%) Confluence
7 85 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 75 (1.63%) Apache
9 70 (1.52%) Tomcat
10 60 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 47 (1.02%) WebSphere
12 46 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 29 (0.63%) nginx
14 25 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
15 23 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
16 22 (0.48%) WebLogic
17 19 (0.41%) JBoss
18 18 (0.39%) OpenStack
19 17 (0.37%) CMS
20 15 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 578 (12.58%) Microsoft Office
2 209 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 78 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
7 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.087%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.065%) InVision
11 2 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.022%) Autodesk Inventor
12 1 (0.022%) Avid Media Composer
12 1 (0.022%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 28 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 21 (0.46%) Eikon
3 17 (0.37%) ION MarketView
4 14 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.15%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
8 5 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.087%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 4 (0.087%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.087%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.065%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.065%) SunGard Martini
11 2 (0.044%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
11 2 (0.044%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 979 (21.32%) Office 365
2 739 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 497 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
4 145 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 141 (3.07%) IaaS
6 123 (2.68%) PaaS
7 98 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
8 80 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 79 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 76 (1.65%) Amazon S3
11 69 (1.50%) SaaS
12 66 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
13 55 (1.20%) G Suite
14 50 (1.09%) OneDrive
15 46 (1.00%) Mimecast
16 39 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
17 34 (0.74%) GitHub
18 32 (0.70%) Serverless
19 31 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 28 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 445 (9.69%) DNS
2 432 (9.41%) Firewall
3 280 (6.10%) DHCP
4 249 (5.42%) VPN
5 247 (5.38%) LAN
6 242 (5.27%) WAN
7 233 (5.07%) TCP/IP
8 201 (4.38%) Skype
9 163 (3.55%) SAN
10 122 (2.66%) Internet
11 119 (2.59%) VoIP
12 86 (1.87%) Wireless
13 75 (1.63%) HTTP
14 64 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
15 63 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
16 55 (1.20%) Kerberos
17 50 (1.09%) Network Security
18 48 (1.05%) SSL
19 47 (1.02%) NetScaler
20 46 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 571 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 94 (2.05%) Relational Database
3 76 (1.65%) Big Data
4 62 (1.35%) MySQL
5 60 (1.31%) Hadoop
6 54 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
7 51 (1.11%) Apache Hive
7 51 (1.11%) NoSQL
8 50 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 49 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 48 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 48 (1.05%) Sqoop
11 46 (1.00%) Oracle Database
12 45 (0.98%) Impala
13 41 (0.89%) RDBMS
13 41 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
14 39 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 36 (0.78%) MongoDB
16 31 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 26 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 297 (6.47%) Git (software)
2 288 (6.27%) Jenkins
3 181 (3.94%) JIRA
4 127 (2.77%) TeamCity
5 81 (1.76%) Subversion
6 74 (1.61%) Visual Studio
7 72 (1.57%) Selenium
8 70 (1.52%) Maven
9 66 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 57 (1.24%) MSI
11 50 (1.09%) MSBuild
12 46 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 42 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
13 42 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
14 41 (0.89%) Bitbucket
15 38 (0.83%) Artifactory
16 36 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
17 35 (0.76%) Cucumber
18 34 (0.74%) Gradle
19 32 (0.70%) Vagrant
General
1 1,110 (24.17%) Finance
2 472 (10.28%) Banking
3 201 (4.38%) Front Office
4 168 (3.66%) Law
5 125 (2.72%) Retail
6 104 (2.26%) Investment Banking
7 82 (1.79%) Legal
8 61 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 54 (1.18%) Back Office
9 54 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 51 (1.11%) Publishing
11 40 (0.87%) Advertising
12 31 (0.67%) Spanish Language
13 29 (0.63%) Marketing
14 28 (0.61%) French Language
15 27 (0.59%) Manufacturing
16 23 (0.50%) Billing
17 16 (0.35%) Italian Language
18 15 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
19 13 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 738 (16.07%) Analyst
2 482 (10.49%) Support Engineer
3 481 (10.47%) Desktop Support
4 414 (9.01%) Developer
5 358 (7.79%) Support Analyst
6 314 (6.84%) Windows Engineer
7 278 (6.05%) DevOps Engineer
8 273 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 265 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 265 (5.77%) Architect
10 235 (5.12%) Desktop Engineer
11 234 (5.09%) Service Analyst
12 226 (4.92%) IT Support
13 202 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
14 168 (3.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 148 (3.22%) Consultant
16 138 (3.00%) C# Developer
17 131 (2.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 131 (2.85%) Administrator
18 129 (2.81%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (8.23%) .NET
2 149 (3.24%) Web Services
3 122 (2.66%) Middleware
4 109 (2.37%) REST
5 105 (2.29%) XML
6 94 (2.05%) .NET Framework
7 92 (2.00%) HTML
8 90 (1.96%) WCF
9 83 (1.81%) CSS
10 79 (1.72%) ASP.NET
11 74 (1.61%) LDAP
12 67 (1.46%) AngularJS
13 66 (1.44%) SAML
14 58 (1.26%) JSON
15 51 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
16 48 (1.05%) jQuery
17 46 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 46 (1.00%) STL
18 45 (0.98%) WPF
18 45 (0.98%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 226 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 208 (4.53%) Data Centre
3 158 (3.44%) Fixed Income
4 155 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 106 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
6 102 (2.22%) iPhone
7 101 (2.20%) Computer Science
8 98 (2.13%) Clustering
9 75 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 71 (1.55%) iPad
11 67 (1.46%) PKI
12 64 (1.39%) Fintech
13 62 (1.35%) Management Information System
14 61 (1.33%) Smartphone
15 58 (1.26%) Derivative
16 57 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 55 (1.20%) Wiki
18 54 (1.18%) User Experience
19 50 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
20 47 (1.02%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,314 (28.61%) Windows 10
2 1,147 (24.97%) Windows Server
3 966 (21.03%) Linux
4 922 (20.07%) Windows 7
5 461 (10.04%) Unix
6 445 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 389 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 219 (4.77%) Apple iOS
9 175 (3.81%) Android
10 161 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 158 (3.44%) Mac OS X
12 156 (3.40%) Windows 8
13 120 (2.61%) Mac OS
14 97 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 76 (1.65%) CentOS
16 66 (1.44%) Windows XP
17 63 (1.37%) Ubuntu
18 42 (0.91%) Solaris
19 20 (0.44%) AIX
19 20 (0.44%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (13.76%) ITIL
2 600 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
3 591 (12.87%) Migration
4 479 (10.43%) DevOps
5 370 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
6 339 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 265 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
8 210 (4.57%) Test Automation
9 205 (4.46%) Service Management
10 180 (3.92%) Project Management
11 162 (3.53%) Change Management
12 154 (3.35%) Configuration Management
13 153 (3.33%) TDD
14 146 (3.18%) Scrum
15 137 (2.98%) SDLC
16 125 (2.72%) Information Security
17 118 (2.57%) Service Delivery
18 108 (2.35%) ITSM
19 106 (2.31%) Stakeholder Management
20 100 (2.18%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 782 (17.03%) PowerShell
2 707 (15.39%) SQL
3 434 (9.45%) Python
4 408 (8.88%) C#
5 235 (5.12%) Java
6 209 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 194 (4.22%) C++
8 162 (3.53%) JavaScript
9 150 (3.27%) Shell Script
10 105 (2.29%) Perl
11 93 (2.02%) C
12 79 (1.72%) VBScript
13 77 (1.68%) Korn
14 55 (1.20%) Ruby
15 53 (1.15%) T-SQL
16 46 (1.00%) VB
17 41 (0.89%) TypeScript
18 40 (0.87%) VBA
19 36 (0.78%) PL/SQL
20 32 (0.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 289 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 238 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 210 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 195 (4.25%) Degree
5 133 (2.90%) MCSE
6 98 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 90 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
8 64 (1.39%) CCNA
9 58 (1.26%) DV Cleared
10 57 (1.24%) MCSA
11 50 (1.09%) MCP
12 47 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
13 44 (0.96%) DBS Check
14 42 (0.91%) MCITP
15 41 (0.89%) AWS Certification
16 38 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 32 (0.70%) CISSP
18 30 (0.65%) CCNP
19 26 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 25 (0.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (4.42%) SLA
2 66 (1.44%) QA
3 38 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (0.76%) PMO
5 15 (0.33%) GDPR
6 12 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.24%) MiFID
7 11 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.15%) FedRAMP
8 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.065%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.065%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.065%) EMIR
11 3 (0.065%) GAMP
11 3 (0.065%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.065%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.065%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,711 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 532 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 242 (5.27%) Hyper-V
4 204 (4.44%) Docker
5 188 (4.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 185 (4.03%) XenApp
7 184 (4.01%) VMware ESXi
8 157 (3.42%) vSphere
9 156 (3.40%) XenDesktop
10 117 (2.55%) Virtual Desktop
11 86 (1.87%) BitLocker
12 74 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
13 48 (1.05%) HDFS
14 39 (0.85%) NFS
15 36 (0.78%) XenServer
16 32 (0.70%) VirtualBox
17 28 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
17 28 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
18 26 (0.57%) Terminal Services
19 25 (0.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 698 (15.20%) SCCM
2 315 (6.86%) Ansible
3 238 (5.18%) Opscode Chef
4 232 (5.05%) Puppet
5 181 (3.94%) Terraform
6 131 (2.85%) Kubernetes
7 117 (2.55%) SCOM
8 113 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 82 (1.79%) WSUS
10 73 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
11 69 (1.50%) vCenter Server
12 67 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
13 61 (1.33%) AirWatch
14 56 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 47 (1.02%) Packer
16 46 (1.00%) Hadoop YARN
17 45 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
18 43 (0.94%) NetBackup
19 42 (0.91%) Nagios
20 38 (0.83%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,507 (32.81%) Microsoft
2 861 (18.75%) VMware
3 574 (12.50%) Citrix
4 394 (8.58%) Cisco
5 323 (7.03%) Apple
6 320 (6.97%) Oracle
7 241 (5.25%) HP
8 159 (3.46%) Ivanti
9 130 (2.83%) Splunk
10 118 (2.57%) Google
11 117 (2.55%) NetApp
12 115 (2.50%) ServiceNow
13 111 (2.42%) Red Hat
14 110 (2.39%) Bloomberg
15 105 (2.29%) McAfee
16 89 (1.94%) EMC
16 89 (1.94%) Reuters
16 89 (1.94%) Sony
17 83 (1.81%) Dell
18 81 (1.76%) IBM