Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 27 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -12 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 2,377 988 3,470
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.65% 7.10% 9.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.15% 42.79% 53.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,756 685 2,510
10th Percentile £175 £186 £143
25th Percentile £313 £313 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £450 £388
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +16.13% -7.35%
75th Percentile £597 £540 £506
90th Percentile £688 £638 £600
England median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 19 156
10th Percentile £13.88 £13.33 £13.19
25th Percentile £16.08 £17.63 £16.08
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% - +6.95%
75th Percentile £31.41 £26.75 £23.06
90th Percentile £48.82 £39.75 £44.89
England median hourly rate £16.25 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.77% +5.64% -

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 4,937 2,309 6,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.82% 16.59% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,619 1,595 4,659
10th Percentile £260 £250 £165
25th Percentile £425 £369 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -2.56%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £660 £651
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 29 182
10th Percentile £14.05 £14.60 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.26 £18.50 £16.63
Median hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.00% +19.05% +12.30%
75th Percentile £48.12 £35.75 £33.06
90th Percentile £62.78 £44.45 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -6 295 £450 +5.88% 237
West London +12 70 £235 -38.96% 88
South London +13 49 £375 +7.14% 26
East London +3 29 £245 -14.04% 66
North London +2 7 £400 -11.11% 16
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 848 (35.68%) Active Directory
2 753 (31.68%) Microsoft
3 739 (31.09%) Azure
4 719 (30.25%) Linux
5 633 (26.63%) Microsoft 365
6 550 (23.14%) Windows Server
7 517 (21.75%) Windows 10
8 503 (21.16%) Finance
9 498 (20.95%) SQL
10 493 (20.74%) Social Skills
11 490 (20.61%) PowerShell
12 476 (20.03%) VMware
13 382 (16.07%) DevOps
14 380 (15.99%) Python
15 375 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
16 343 (14.43%) AWS
17 333 (14.01%) ITIL
18 328 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
19 302 (12.71%) Banking
20 300 (12.62%) SCCM
20 300 (12.62%) Oracle
21 297 (12.49%) Firewall
22 295 (12.41%) SQL Server
23 292 (12.28%) C#
24 273 (11.49%) .NET
25 251 (10.56%) Citrix
26 248 (10.43%) Migration
27 246 (10.35%) Microsoft Office
28 236 (9.93%) Ansible
29 234 (9.84%) 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
1 151 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 87 (3.66%) IIS
3 85 (3.58%) MS Exchange
4 70 (2.94%) Confluence
5 43 (1.81%) Apache
6 34 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 28 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (0.93%) Skype for Business
10 21 (0.88%) JBoss
11 19 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 18 (0.76%) DataSynapse
13 16 (0.67%) Mule
13 16 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
14 15 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
15 14 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
17 10 (0.42%) Apache Spark
17 10 (0.42%) WebLogic
18 7 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 246 (10.35%) Microsoft Office
2 101 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.084%) NUKE
9 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.042%) Figma
9 1 (0.042%) Sketch
9 1 (0.042%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 39 (1.64%) SunGard Martini
2 8 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.29%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.29%) RMDS
4 6 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.13%) Eikon
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.084%) Global One
7 2 (0.084%) Magento
7 2 (0.084%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.084%) Summit
8 1 (0.042%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 739 (31.09%) Azure
2 633 (26.63%) Microsoft 365
3 343 (14.43%) AWS
4 184 (7.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 147 (6.18%) PaaS
6 119 (5.01%) IaaS
7 91 (3.83%) Serverless
8 90 (3.79%) GitHub
9 80 (3.37%) GCP
10 77 (3.24%) SaaS
11 72 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
12 67 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
13 48 (2.02%) OneDrive
14 44 (1.85%) Azure Functions
15 40 (1.68%) Power Platform
16 38 (1.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 38 (1.60%) Azure Storage
17 36 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
17 36 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
18 35 (1.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 297 (12.49%) Firewall
2 233 (9.80%) DNS
3 149 (6.27%) TCP/IP
4 147 (6.18%) DHCP
5 127 (5.34%) VPN
6 104 (4.38%) LAN
7 88 (3.70%) WAN
8 85 (3.58%) SAN
9 54 (2.27%) Network Security
10 45 (1.89%) Internet
11 42 (1.77%) HTTP
12 40 (1.68%) NAS
13 37 (1.56%) SSL
13 37 (1.56%) Wireless
14 34 (1.43%) VoIP
15 30 (1.26%) Kerberos
15 30 (1.26%) NetScaler
15 30 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
16 29 (1.22%) Multicast
17 28 (1.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.25%) Relational Database
3 89 (3.74%) Oracle Database
4 76 (3.20%) MySQL
5 54 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 50 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
6 50 (2.10%) MongoDB
7 34 (1.43%) Power BI
8 30 (1.26%) NoSQL
9 25 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 23 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 22 (0.93%) DB2
12 21 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (0.80%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (0.76%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 220 (9.26%) Jenkins
2 167 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 130 (5.47%) JIRA
4 120 (5.05%) Subversion
5 90 (3.79%) Visual Studio
6 85 (3.58%) TeamCity
7 78 (3.28%) Bitbucket
8 77 (3.24%) Artifactory
9 41 (1.72%) Maven
10 38 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
11 35 (1.47%) CppUnit
12 33 (1.39%) GitLab
13 30 (1.26%) Gradle
13 30 (1.26%) Robot Framework
14 18 (0.76%) MSI
15 17 (0.72%) JUnit
15 17 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
17 14 (0.59%) jMock
18 13 (0.55%) Terragrunt
General
1 503 (21.16%) Finance
2 493 (20.74%) Social Skills
3 302 (12.71%) Banking
4 155 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 121 (5.09%) Investment Banking
6 97 (4.08%) Front Office
7 81 (3.41%) Public Sector
8 43 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 41 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 38 (1.60%) Legal
10 38 (1.60%) Presentation Skills
11 36 (1.51%) Organisational Skills
12 35 (1.47%) Retail
13 28 (1.18%) Law
14 25 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
15 21 (0.88%) Influencing Skills
16 18 (0.76%) Marketing
17 16 (0.67%) Local Government
18 15 (0.63%) Back Office
18 15 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 299 (12.58%) Developer
2 279 (11.74%) Analyst
3 217 (9.13%) Support Engineer
4 197 (8.29%) Architect
5 172 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 143 (6.02%) Windows Engineer
7 115 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 111 (4.67%) IT Support
9 105 (4.42%) Azure Engineer
10 91 (3.83%) IT Engineer
11 88 (3.70%) C++ Developer
12 86 (3.62%) Desktop Support
13 78 (3.28%) Administrator
14 76 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
14 76 (3.20%) Support Analyst
15 74 (3.11%) Consultant
16 71 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
16 71 (2.99%) Service Analyst
17 68 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
18 66 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (11.49%) .NET
2 97 (4.08%) XML
3 94 (3.95%) JSON
4 89 (3.74%) REST
5 86 (3.62%) Web Services
6 81 (3.41%) .NET Core
7 77 (3.24%) Middleware
8 75 (3.16%) .NET Framework
9 66 (2.78%) ASP.NET
10 62 (2.61%) AngularJS
11 60 (2.52%) HTML
12 53 (2.23%) LDAP
13 47 (1.98%) CSS
13 47 (1.98%) YAML
14 44 (1.85%) STL
15 42 (1.77%) React
16 41 (1.72%) SOAP
17 40 (1.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 37 (1.56%) Spring
19 33 (1.39%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 123 (5.17%) Data Centre
2 61 (2.57%) Clustering
3 60 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 59 (2.48%) Public Cloud
5 54 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 49 (2.06%) Cloud Native
6 49 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
7 47 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
8 41 (1.72%) Wiki
9 40 (1.68%) PKI
10 36 (1.51%) Replication
11 35 (1.47%) Derivative
11 35 (1.47%) Fixed Income
12 34 (1.43%) Legacy Systems
13 32 (1.35%) Virtual Team
14 31 (1.30%) Blackberry
15 30 (1.26%) iPhone
16 28 (1.18%) Hedge funds
17 27 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
18 26 (1.09%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 719 (30.25%) Linux
2 550 (23.14%) Windows Server
3 517 (21.75%) Windows 10
4 181 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 175 (7.36%) Unix
6 166 (6.98%) Windows 7
7 145 (6.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 115 (4.84%) Windows Server 2019
9 110 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 105 (4.42%) Android
11 101 (4.25%) Apple iOS
12 100 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 72 (3.03%) Mac OS
14 33 (1.39%) Mac OS X
15 24 (1.01%) Solaris
16 22 (0.93%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.93%) Windows 8
17 17 (0.72%) CentOS
18 12 (0.50%) Windows Phone
18 12 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (16.07%) DevOps
2 375 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
3 333 (14.01%) ITIL
4 248 (10.43%) Migration
5 234 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 216 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 166 (6.98%) Change Management
8 124 (5.22%) Test Automation
9 120 (5.05%) Cybersecurity
10 119 (5.01%) Configuration Management
11 110 (4.63%) Scrum
12 107 (4.50%) Infrastructure as Code
13 100 (4.21%) Project Management
14 99 (4.16%) Software Engineering
15 89 (3.74%) Project Delivery
16 85 (3.58%) ITSM
16 85 (3.58%) Service Management
17 84 (3.53%) Incident Management
18 82 (3.45%) Analytics
18 82 (3.45%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 498 (20.95%) SQL
2 490 (20.61%) PowerShell
3 380 (15.99%) Python
4 292 (12.28%) C#
5 231 (9.72%) Java
6 166 (6.98%) C++
7 150 (6.31%) JavaScript
8 95 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 87 (3.66%) T-SQL
10 57 (2.40%) C
10 57 (2.40%) PL/SQL
11 49 (2.06%) Shell Script
12 36 (1.51%) Go
13 34 (1.43%) Perl
13 34 (1.43%) VB
14 28 (1.18%) VB.NET
14 28 (1.18%) VBA
15 21 (0.88%) VBScript
16 20 (0.84%) Groovy
16 20 (0.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 182 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 141 (5.93%) SC Cleared
3 112 (4.71%) Degree
4 82 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (1.94%) MCSE
6 40 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 36 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
9 34 (1.43%) CISSP
10 31 (1.30%) CCNA
11 23 (0.97%) MCSA
12 20 (0.84%) AWS Certification
13 19 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (0.76%) MCITP
15 17 (0.72%) MCP
16 15 (0.63%) PMI Certification
17 14 (0.59%) CISM
17 14 (0.59%) DBS Check
17 14 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.12%) SLA
2 63 (2.65%) GDPR
3 51 (2.15%) QA
4 40 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.93%) NIST
6 14 (0.59%) GRC
7 13 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.34%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (0.34%) PMO
10 6 (0.25%) Accessibility
10 6 (0.25%) COBIT
10 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.21%) SOC 2
12 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.13%) NCSC
14 2 (0.084%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.084%) SOC 1
System Software
1 848 (35.68%) Active Directory
2 328 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (4.63%) Docker
4 77 (3.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 76 (3.20%) Hyper-V
6 74 (3.11%) vSphere
7 66 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (2.27%) XenApp
9 46 (1.94%) XenDesktop
10 43 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
11 40 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 31 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
13 23 (0.97%) NFS
13 23 (0.97%) VMware NSX
14 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 13 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.34%) KVM
16 8 (0.34%) Xen
17 7 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 300 (12.62%) SCCM
2 236 (9.93%) Ansible
3 172 (7.24%) Terraform
4 151 (6.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 137 (5.76%) Kubernetes
6 86 (3.62%) Puppet
7 71 (2.99%) BladeLogic
8 67 (2.82%) ITRS Geneos
9 65 (2.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 50 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
11 34 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
12 33 (1.39%) SCOM
13 29 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
14 21 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
15 19 (0.80%) vCenter Server
16 18 (0.76%) vRealize
17 17 (0.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 15 (0.63%) FortiGate
18 15 (0.63%) Nessus
18 15 (0.63%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 753 (31.68%) Microsoft
2 476 (20.03%) VMware
3 300 (12.62%) Oracle
4 251 (10.56%) Citrix
5 202 (8.50%) Cisco
6 107 (4.50%) ServiceNow
7 104 (4.38%) Red Hat
8 91 (3.83%) Apple
9 84 (3.53%) HP
9 84 (3.53%) Splunk
10 64 (2.69%) Dell
11 60 (2.52%) IBM
12 51 (2.15%) EMC
12 51 (2.15%) Ivanti
13 50 (2.10%) SolarWinds
14 48 (2.02%) NetApp
15 43 (1.81%) Google
16 39 (1.64%) SunGard
17 37 (1.56%) MuleSoft
18 36 (1.51%) FIS