Windows Contracts in London

Microsoft Windows
England > London

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London requiring Windows skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that cited Windows over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 27 19 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 +11 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 1,162 2,054 2,702
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.57% 8.17% 7.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.07% 55.78% 52.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 1,522 2,023
10th Percentile £175 £180 £180
25th Percentile £256 £300 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% - +7.53%
75th Percentile £560 £650 £625
90th Percentile £675 £738 £725
England median daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 60
10th Percentile £16.18 £15.25 £13.74
25th Percentile £19.75 £21.56 £20.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £25.71 £23.91
Median % change year-on-year -14.43% +7.53% +3.96%
75th Percentile £23.80 £50.42 £33.75
90th Percentile £27.71 £61.35 £50.15
England median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -28.00% +25.00% +17.99%

All Operating Systems
London

Windows falls under the Operating Systems category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies requiring operating system skills in London.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,110 3,682 5,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.93% 14.64% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 2,680 3,729
10th Percentile £209 £213 £225
25th Percentile £350 £402 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £625 £666 £670
90th Percentile £750 £775 £763
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 62 82
10th Percentile £15.19 £16.41 £15.00
25th Percentile £18.13 £22.75 £21.13
Median hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £23.91
Median % change year-on-year -54.87% +103.89% -40.23%
75th Percentile £27.59 £64.50 £45.16
90th Percentile £60.43 £83.68 £62.38
England median hourly rate £22.51 £45.06 £21.50
% change year-on-year -50.04% +109.56% +21.13%

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 12 June 2024.

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 12 June 2024.

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 12 June 2024. 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
Jobs
Central London -5 202 £400 -5.88% 69
East London +1 39 £380 +1.33% 17
West London +3 28 £260 -15.10% 33
South London -13 11 £200 -28.89% 13
North London -2 2 £250 +5.26% 5
Windows
England

Windows
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 150 (12.91%) Microsoft Exchange
2 67 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 51 (4.39%) IIS
4 26 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (1.64%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.29%) Confluence
8 14 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.03%) Apache
10 11 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.86%) nginx
12 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.69%) JBoss
14 6 (0.52%) Oracle Self-Service HR
15 4 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 3 (0.26%) CMS
16 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 137 (11.79%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.17%) Maya
8 2 (0.17%) NUKE
8 2 (0.17%) Trello
9 1 (0.086%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.086%) DaVinci Resolve
Business Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.34%) SystmOne
3 3 (0.26%) Eikon
3 3 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.26%) OPENHousing
3 3 (0.26%) Shopify
4 2 (0.17%) Advent Geneva
4 2 (0.17%) Front Arena
4 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.086%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.086%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.086%) Relativity
5 1 (0.086%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.086%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.086%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 341 (29.35%) Azure
2 329 (28.31%) Microsoft 365
3 128 (11.02%) AWS
4 114 (9.81%) Entra ID
5 44 (3.79%) PaaS
6 37 (3.18%) IaaS
7 34 (2.93%) Azure DevOps
7 34 (2.93%) OneDrive
8 30 (2.58%) WhatsApp
9 29 (2.50%) SaaS
10 22 (1.89%) GCP
11 21 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (1.72%) Azure Storage
12 20 (1.72%) GitHub
13 19 (1.64%) Mimecast
14 14 (1.20%) Power Platform
15 10 (0.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 10 (0.86%) Nutanix
16 9 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 143 (12.31%) Firewall
2 114 (9.81%) DNS
3 79 (6.80%) VPN
4 50 (4.30%) DHCP
5 44 (3.79%) SAN
6 40 (3.44%) WAN
7 38 (3.27%) Internet
7 38 (3.27%) LAN
8 35 (3.01%) Wireless
9 29 (2.50%) TCP/IP
10 21 (1.81%) NAS
10 21 (1.81%) Skype
10 21 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (1.38%) Network Security
12 14 (1.20%) FTP
13 13 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (1.12%) MPLS
13 13 (1.12%) VoIP
14 12 (1.03%) VLAN
15 10 (0.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.01%) Relational Database
3 27 (2.32%) MySQL
3 27 (2.32%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.81%) RDBMS
5 17 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (1.12%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.03%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.69%) Power BI
11 7 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.52%) DB2
13 4 (0.34%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.26%) Data Lake
14 3 (0.26%) KDB
14 3 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (4.48%) JIRA
2 50 (4.30%) Git
2 50 (4.30%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.32%) TeamCity
4 21 (1.81%) Artifactory
5 16 (1.38%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.29%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.12%) GitLab
7 13 (1.12%) Subversion
8 8 (0.69%) MSI
8 8 (0.69%) Selenium
9 5 (0.43%) WiX
10 4 (0.34%) Maven
11 3 (0.26%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.26%) Hudson
11 3 (0.26%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.26%) NUnit
11 3 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 292 (25.13%) Finance
2 277 (23.84%) Social Skills
3 124 (10.67%) Banking
4 86 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
5 82 (7.06%) Public Sector
6 43 (3.70%) Front Office
7 42 (3.61%) Investment Banking
8 33 (2.84%) Telecoms
9 27 (2.32%) Organisational Skills
10 26 (2.24%) Marketing
11 19 (1.64%) Financial Institution
12 18 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
13 17 (1.46%) Legal
13 17 (1.46%) Retail
14 16 (1.38%) Electronics
14 16 (1.38%) Manufacturing
15 14 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
16 13 (1.12%) German Language
17 11 (0.95%) Advertising
18 10 (0.86%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 171 (14.72%) Support Engineer
2 154 (13.25%) Analyst
3 101 (8.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 93 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 93 (8.00%) IT Support
5 82 (7.06%) IT Engineer
6 75 (6.45%) Senior
7 65 (5.59%) Developer
8 63 (5.42%) Windows Engineer
9 60 (5.16%) Desktop Engineer
10 51 (4.39%) IT Support Engineer
11 50 (4.30%) Support Analyst
12 44 (3.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 43 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
14 42 (3.61%) Architect
15 41 (3.53%) Consultant
16 40 (3.44%) Azure Engineer
17 37 (3.18%) Applications Support
18 35 (3.01%) Administrator
18 35 (3.01%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (8.18%) .NET
2 35 (3.01%) .NET Framework
3 32 (2.75%) Middleware
4 29 (2.50%) LDAP
5 25 (2.15%) ASP.NET
6 21 (1.81%) REST
6 21 (1.81%) WCF
7 18 (1.55%) HTML
7 18 (1.55%) WinForms
7 18 (1.55%) WPF
7 18 (1.55%) XML
8 16 (1.38%) JSON
9 15 (1.29%) HTML5
10 14 (1.20%) Web Services
11 13 (1.12%) CSS
11 13 (1.12%) SAML
12 8 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (0.69%) SOAP
12 8 (0.69%) XMPP
12 8 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 58 (4.99%) Video Conferencing
2 56 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 52 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 35 (3.01%) Replication
4 35 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.32%) Onboarding
6 24 (2.07%) Clustering
7 22 (1.89%) PKI
8 20 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (1.64%) iPhone
10 18 (1.55%) Blackberry
10 18 (1.55%) iPad
11 15 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.20%) Cloud Native
12 14 (1.20%) Hedge funds
12 14 (1.20%) Smartphone
13 12 (1.03%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 311 (26.76%) Windows Server
2 245 (21.08%) Windows 10
3 234 (20.14%) Linux
4 108 (9.29%) Unix
5 67 (5.77%) Windows 7
6 63 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (4.91%) Android
7 57 (4.91%) Mac OS
7 57 (4.91%) Windows Server 2016
8 41 (3.53%) Apple iOS
9 35 (3.01%) Windows Server 2019
10 30 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (1.64%) Mac OS X
13 18 (1.55%) VMS
14 12 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.86%) Solaris
16 7 (0.60%) CentOS
16 7 (0.60%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (12.82%) Migration
2 148 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
3 147 (12.65%) Customer Service
4 135 (11.62%) DevOps
4 135 (11.62%) ITIL
5 126 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 90 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 84 (7.23%) Agile
8 59 (5.08%) CI/CD
9 55 (4.73%) Analytics
10 54 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
11 45 (3.87%) Asset Management
12 42 (3.61%) ITSM
12 42 (3.61%) Time Management
13 41 (3.53%) Infrastructure as Code
13 41 (3.53%) Vulnerability Management
14 40 (3.44%) Incident Management
15 38 (3.27%) Information Security
15 38 (3.27%) Service Delivery
15 38 (3.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 232 (19.97%) PowerShell
2 201 (17.30%) SQL
3 129 (11.10%) Python
4 86 (7.40%) C#
5 46 (3.96%) Java
5 46 (3.96%) T-SQL
6 35 (3.01%) VBA
7 34 (2.93%) PL/SQL
8 32 (2.75%) VB
9 29 (2.50%) Bash
10 28 (2.41%) C++
11 23 (1.98%) JavaScript
12 22 (1.89%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.46%) Perl
14 9 (0.77%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.69%) Go
16 6 (0.52%) PHP
16 6 (0.52%) VBScript
17 3 (0.26%) C
17 3 (0.26%) F#
Qualifications
1 172 (14.80%) Security Cleared
2 112 (9.64%) Degree
3 99 (8.52%) SC Cleared
4 61 (5.25%) DV Cleared
5 47 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (2.41%) Azure Certification
7 18 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.46%) AWS Certification
9 15 (1.29%) MCSA
10 14 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.86%) A+ Certification
11 10 (0.86%) CCNA
12 9 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.77%) MCSE
13 8 (0.69%) CCNP
13 8 (0.69%) CISSP
13 8 (0.69%) MCP
14 7 (0.60%) CISM
14 7 (0.60%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.60%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.94%) SLA
2 49 (4.22%) QA
3 13 (1.12%) GDPR
4 12 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.86%) NIST
6 7 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.43%) ISO 15022
9 4 (0.34%) Accessibility
9 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.26%) COBIT
10 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.26%) PMO
11 2 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.17%) HL7
11 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.17%) NCSC
12 1 (0.086%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.086%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 452 (38.90%) Active Directory
2 107 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (2.41%) vSphere
6 25 (2.15%) Docker
7 18 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (1.20%) Firmware
10 13 (1.12%) NFS
11 12 (1.03%) HDFS
12 11 (0.95%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.77%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.69%) XenApp
15 5 (0.43%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
17 3 (0.26%) KVM
17 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
18 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 178 (15.32%) SCCM
2 102 (8.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 66 (5.68%) Ansible
4 54 (4.65%) Terraform
5 43 (3.70%) Kubernetes
6 26 (2.24%) Jamf Pro
7 24 (2.07%) SCOM
8 20 (1.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 17 (1.46%) ITRS Geneos
9 17 (1.46%) Puppet
10 15 (1.29%) WSUS
11 14 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (1.03%) Grafana
13 11 (0.95%) Progress Chef
14 9 (0.77%) BladeLogic
15 8 (0.69%) SCVMM
16 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
16 7 (0.60%) Nessus
16 7 (0.60%) NetBackup
17 6 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 458 (39.41%) Microsoft
2 174 (14.97%) VMware
3 130 (11.19%) Citrix
4 104 (8.95%) Oracle
5 84 (7.23%) ServiceNow
6 69 (5.94%) Cisco
7 58 (4.99%) Apple
8 49 (4.22%) Dell
8 49 (4.22%) HP
9 33 (2.84%) Veeam
10 29 (2.50%) IBM
11 27 (2.32%) CyberArk
12 25 (2.15%) Dynatrace
12 25 (2.15%) EMC
13 23 (1.98%) Red Hat
13 23 (1.98%) SAP
14 22 (1.89%) Avaya
14 22 (1.89%) Qualys
15 20 (1.72%) Bloomberg
15 20 (1.72%) Google