Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 1,002 3,455 4,605
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.09% 9.46% 9.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 53.19% 49.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 2,520 3,271
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £143 £150
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
England median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 157 263
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.50% +6.95% -
10th Percentile £16.06 £12.04 £12.55
90th Percentile £42.00 £47.63 £39.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.74 £16.66
% change year-on-year +7.56% +0.45% +0.97%

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 2,338 6,496 9,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.53% 17.79% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,506 4,557 6,635
Median daily rate £486 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.37% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £250 £170 £193
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £440 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +3.53% -2.30% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 188 289
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -1.58%
10th Percentile £17.85 £13.46 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.55 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in London

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in London.

Daily rate trend for Windows in London

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in London over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in London

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in London

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in London over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

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 October 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 -3 172 £450 +5.88% 86
West London -1 33 £160 -33.68% 42
South London -3 31 £350 +12.00% 13
East London +3 14 £220 +22.22% 16
North London -2 6 £563 +196.05% 3
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 349 (34.83%) Active Directory
2 333 (33.23%) Microsoft
3 318 (31.74%) Linux
4 276 (27.54%) Windows 10
5 273 (27.25%) Azure
6 263 (26.25%) Windows Server
7 213 (21.26%) Office 365
8 209 (20.86%) SQL
9 202 (20.16%) Finance
10 188 (18.76%) PowerShell
11 182 (18.16%) VMware
12 180 (17.96%) SQL Server
13 173 (17.27%) Security Cleared
14 162 (16.17%) DevOps
15 148 (14.77%) SC Cleared
16 140 (13.97%) Firewall
17 139 (13.87%) Oracle
18 133 (13.27%) DNS
19 130 (12.97%) Unix
19 130 (12.97%) Migration
20 129 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
20 129 (12.87%) SCCM
21 124 (12.38%) Python
22 122 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
23 118 (11.78%) Banking
24 114 (11.38%) ITIL
24 114 (11.38%) Windows 7
25 99 (9.88%) Windows Server 2016
26 96 (9.58%) Java
27 93 (9.28%) C#

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 74 (7.39%) SharePoint
2 44 (4.39%) Confluence
3 43 (4.29%) MS Exchange
4 42 (4.19%) IIS
5 31 (3.09%) Apache
5 31 (3.09%) Tomcat
6 29 (2.89%) Skype for Business
7 24 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (2.20%) JBoss
9 18 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 18 (1.80%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (1.10%) Apache Solr
11 11 (1.10%) Red Hat Fuse
12 7 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.70%) CMS
12 7 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.70%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.60%) ArcGIS
13 6 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 77 (7.68%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.100%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.100%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.100%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.100%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.100%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.100%) ScreenFlow
8 1 (0.100%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.100%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (1.10%) SunGard Martini
2 5 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.30%) Summit
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.100%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.100%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.100%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.100%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.100%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 273 (27.25%) Azure
2 213 (21.26%) Office 365
3 83 (8.28%) AWS
4 77 (7.68%) PaaS
5 68 (6.79%) SaaS
6 61 (6.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 52 (5.19%) IaaS
8 24 (2.40%) GitHub
9 22 (2.20%) GCP
10 17 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.50%) OpenShift
12 14 (1.40%) OneDrive
13 13 (1.30%) Serverless
14 12 (1.20%) Mimecast
15 11 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (1.00%) Azure Stack
16 10 (1.00%) Power Platform
17 9 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 7 (0.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 140 (13.97%) Firewall
2 133 (13.27%) DNS
3 82 (8.18%) VPN
4 68 (6.79%) TCP/IP
5 59 (5.89%) DHCP
6 52 (5.19%) SAN
7 47 (4.69%) WAN
8 45 (4.49%) Internet
9 41 (4.09%) Skype
10 39 (3.89%) LAN
11 35 (3.49%) Network Security
12 33 (3.29%) HTTP
13 32 (3.19%) DMZ
14 28 (2.79%) SSL
15 22 (2.20%) Wireless
16 21 (2.10%) SNMP
17 18 (1.80%) VoIP
17 18 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
19 16 (1.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.99%) MySQL
3 34 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 29 (2.89%) Oracle Database
5 24 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (2.40%) MongoDB
6 23 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
7 22 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.80%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
12 12 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
12 12 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (1.10%) Data Mining
13 11 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 62 (6.19%) JIRA
2 61 (6.09%) Git (software)
3 58 (5.79%) Jenkins
4 39 (3.89%) Subversion
5 26 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (2.40%) Bitbucket
7 22 (2.20%) Visual Studio
8 19 (1.90%) Maven
9 18 (1.80%) GitLab
10 16 (1.60%) Hudson
11 15 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (1.40%) JMeter
13 13 (1.30%) Artifactory
13 13 (1.30%) Selenium
14 12 (1.20%) eggPlant
14 12 (1.20%) LoadUI
14 12 (1.20%) NeoLoad
14 12 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
14 12 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (1.10%) JUnit
General
1 202 (20.16%) Finance
2 118 (11.78%) Banking
3 63 (6.29%) Public Sector
4 60 (5.99%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.59%) Front Office
6 23 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.70%) Electronics
8 17 (1.70%) Marketing
9 16 (1.60%) Back Office
9 16 (1.60%) Retail
10 13 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.90%) French Language
11 9 (0.90%) Legal
12 8 (0.80%) Law
13 7 (0.70%) Publishing
14 6 (0.60%) German Language
15 5 (0.50%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.40%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 104 (10.38%) Analyst
2 102 (10.18%) Developer
3 85 (8.48%) Architect
4 70 (6.99%) Windows Engineer
5 62 (6.19%) Support Engineer
6 59 (5.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 57 (5.69%) Administrator
8 48 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
9 45 (4.49%) Consultant
10 43 (4.29%) Desktop Support
11 42 (4.19%) Security Engineer
12 41 (4.09%) Azure Engineer
13 32 (3.19%) Support Analyst
13 32 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
14 30 (2.99%) Desktop Engineer
15 29 (2.89%) Project Manager
16 27 (2.69%) Applications Support
17 25 (2.50%) Service Analyst
18 23 (2.30%) C++ Developer
18 23 (2.30%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (8.88%) .NET
2 53 (5.29%) XML
3 32 (3.19%) REST
4 28 (2.79%) LDAP
4 28 (2.79%) Web Services
5 26 (2.59%) Middleware
6 25 (2.50%) HTML
7 23 (2.30%) ASP.NET
8 21 (2.10%) CSS
9 20 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
9 20 (2.00%) STL
10 19 (1.90%) SAML
11 18 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
12 17 (1.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 16 (1.60%) JSON
13 16 (1.60%) Spring
13 16 (1.60%) WinForms
14 15 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
14 15 (1.50%) SOAP
15 14 (1.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.89%) Data Centre
3 43 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (3.39%) NHS
6 27 (2.69%) PKI
6 27 (2.69%) Public Cloud
7 26 (2.59%) Clustering
8 22 (2.20%) Private Cloud
9 19 (1.90%) User Experience
10 18 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 15 (1.50%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.50%) Replication
13 14 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (1.30%) Fixed Income
15 11 (1.10%) Blackberry
16 10 (1.00%) Cloud Native
16 10 (1.00%) HP StoreVirtual
16 10 (1.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 318 (31.74%) Linux
2 276 (27.54%) Windows 10
3 263 (26.25%) Windows Server
4 130 (12.97%) Unix
5 114 (11.38%) Windows 7
6 99 (9.88%) Windows Server 2016
7 77 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 70 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (4.19%) Windows Server 2019
10 39 (3.89%) Apple iOS
11 37 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (3.29%) Android
13 31 (3.09%) Mac OS
14 21 (2.10%) Windows 8
15 19 (1.90%) CentOS
16 18 (1.80%) Ubuntu
17 15 (1.50%) Windows Mobile
18 13 (1.30%) Debian
18 13 (1.30%) Solaris
19 12 (1.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (16.17%) DevOps
2 130 (12.97%) Migration
3 129 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (11.38%) ITIL
5 93 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 70 (6.99%) SIEM
7 69 (6.89%) Cybersecurity
8 65 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
9 57 (5.69%) High Availability
10 54 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
11 46 (4.59%) Configuration Management
12 45 (4.49%) Change Management
13 44 (4.39%) Information Security
14 40 (3.99%) Infrastructure as Code
14 40 (3.99%) Patch Management
14 40 (3.99%) Project Management
15 38 (3.79%) Test Automation
16 35 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
17 34 (3.39%) Incident Management
17 34 (3.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 209 (20.86%) SQL
2 188 (18.76%) PowerShell
3 124 (12.38%) Python
4 96 (9.58%) Java
5 93 (9.28%) C#
6 52 (5.19%) Perl
7 49 (4.89%) C++
8 47 (4.69%) C
9 45 (4.49%) JavaScript
10 42 (4.19%) Shell Script
11 39 (3.89%) Bash Shell
12 32 (3.19%) T-SQL
13 20 (2.00%) Ruby
14 19 (1.90%) VB
14 19 (1.90%) VBScript
15 15 (1.50%) VBA
16 11 (1.10%) Go
17 9 (0.90%) Groovy
17 9 (0.90%) Korn
17 9 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 173 (17.27%) Security Cleared
2 148 (14.77%) SC Cleared
3 58 (5.79%) DV Cleared
4 37 (3.69%) Degree
5 35 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (2.69%) CISSP
7 18 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (1.70%) MCSE
9 12 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.00%) MCSA
11 9 (0.90%) CCNA
11 9 (0.90%) GCFA
12 8 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
13 7 (0.70%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.70%) GCIA
13 7 (0.70%) GCIH
13 7 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.09%) GDPR
1 31 (3.09%) QA
1 31 (3.09%) SLA
2 25 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.10%) NCSC
4 20 (2.00%) NIST
5 15 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (1.50%) HIPAA
6 14 (1.40%) Government Security Classifications
7 8 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.60%) COBIT
9 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.30%) PMO
11 2 (0.20%) GxP
11 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 349 (34.83%) Active Directory
2 122 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (6.29%) Docker
4 54 (5.39%) Hyper-V
5 49 (4.89%) Virtual Machines
6 40 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (2.50%) vSphere
7 25 (2.50%) XenApp
8 22 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (1.60%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.60%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.60%) Xen
12 5 (0.50%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.40%) NFS
14 3 (0.30%) GridGain
14 3 (0.30%) KVM
14 3 (0.30%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 129 (12.87%) SCCM
2 82 (8.18%) Ansible
3 56 (5.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 55 (5.49%) Kubernetes
5 52 (5.19%) Puppet
6 51 (5.09%) Terraform
7 39 (3.89%) SCOM
8 31 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
10 20 (2.00%) WSUS
11 17 (1.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 15 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (1.40%) ZABBIX
14 11 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (1.00%) BladeLogic
16 9 (0.90%) AirWatch
16 9 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
16 9 (0.90%) Nagios
17 8 (0.80%) Grafana
17 8 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 333 (33.23%) Microsoft
2 182 (18.16%) VMware
3 139 (13.87%) Oracle
4 84 (8.38%) Citrix
5 70 (6.99%) HP
6 69 (6.89%) Cisco
7 67 (6.69%) Splunk
8 43 (4.29%) Red Hat
9 42 (4.19%) SolarWinds
10 34 (3.39%) Sybase
11 32 (3.19%) SAP
12 31 (3.09%) Atlassian
13 30 (2.99%) ServiceNow
14 27 (2.69%) Dell
15 26 (2.59%) IBM
16 25 (2.50%) EMC
17 24 (2.40%) CyberArk
17 24 (2.40%) McAfee
18 22 (2.20%) Palo Alto
19 21 (2.10%) Symantec