Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Windows 10 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 10 over the 6 months to 23 September 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 10
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 152 312
Rank change year-on-year +74 +160 +507
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2,888 1,592 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.13% 1.77% 0.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.03% 8.57% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,678 975 488
England median daily rate £275 £290 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.17% -9.38% -1.54%
10th Percentile £114 £123 £125
90th Percentile £513 £488 £541
UK median daily rate £263 £288 £305
% change year-on-year -8.70% -5.74% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 191 73
England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.62% +15.90% -12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.25 £29.15
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.88% +13.79% -12.12%

Windows 10 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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19,213 18,582 21,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.79% 20.63% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,968 11,794 14,014
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
10th Percentile £175 £188 £210
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,385 1,110 1,155
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.85%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +1.85%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in England

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 10 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 10 in England

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in England

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in England

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in England

Windows 10
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 within the England region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
London +88 1,264 £300 +5.26% 133
South East +43 500 £295 -5.60% 85
North of England +68 393 £200 -11.11% 82
Midlands +23 286 £200 -16.67% 39
South West +38 252 £300 -6.98% 39
North West +64 244 £183 -41.60% 45
East of England +27 173 £170 -58.79% 30
West Midlands -9 147 £200 -23.81% 20
East Midlands +46 137 £177 -13.90% 19
Yorkshire +49 125 £244 +95.00% 35
North East -15 25 £200 -3.61% 2
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 10 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 England region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 2,868 (99.31%) Windows
2 1,293 (44.77%) Active Directory
3 1,259 (43.59%) Windows 7
4 1,173 (40.62%) Microsoft
5 1,077 (37.29%) Office 365
6 830 (28.74%) SCCM
7 629 (21.78%) Migration
8 591 (20.46%) Microsoft Office
9 513 (17.76%) Windows Server
10 394 (13.64%) Citrix
11 390 (13.50%) VMware
12 389 (13.47%) Finance
13 383 (13.26%) ITIL
14 326 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 310 (10.73%) PowerShell
16 287 (9.94%) Windows Server 2012
17 270 (9.35%) Security Cleared
18 256 (8.86%) Apple
19 251 (8.69%) VMware Infrastructure
20 243 (8.41%) Skype
21 237 (8.21%) DNS
22 232 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
23 230 (7.96%) Microsoft App-V
24 229 (7.93%) MS Exchange
25 208 (7.20%) Skype for Business
26 192 (6.65%) Windows XP
27 191 (6.61%) SC Cleared
28 189 (6.54%) Microsoft Intune
29 188 (6.51%) Apple iOS
30 184 (6.37%) Windows 8

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 229 (7.93%) MS Exchange
2 208 (7.20%) Skype for Business
3 176 (6.09%) SharePoint
4 109 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.17%) CMS
11 5 (0.17%) Confluence
11 5 (0.17%) IIS
12 3 (0.10%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.069%) Apache
13 2 (0.069%) Totara
13 2 (0.069%) WebSphere
Applications
1 591 (20.46%) Microsoft Office
2 112 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.52%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.14%) NUKE
7 4 (0.14%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.14%) Windchill
8 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.10%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 2 (0.069%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.14%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.035%) Eikon
6 1 (0.035%) Maximo
6 1 (0.035%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1,077 (37.29%) Office 365
2 326 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 97 (3.36%) OneDrive
5 74 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
6 51 (1.77%) IaaS
7 41 (1.42%) SaaS
8 36 (1.25%) PaaS
9 22 (0.76%) Mimecast
10 17 (0.59%) G Suite
11 9 (0.31%) Boomi
12 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 5 (0.17%) Yammer
13 4 (0.14%) Slack
14 3 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.069%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.069%) IBM Cloud
16 1 (0.035%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 243 (8.41%) Skype
2 237 (8.21%) DNS
3 181 (6.27%) DHCP
4 166 (5.75%) Firewall
5 144 (4.99%) LAN
6 140 (4.85%) VPN
7 124 (4.29%) WAN
8 89 (3.08%) TCP/IP
9 68 (2.35%) Internet
10 62 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
11 59 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
12 54 (1.87%) VoIP
13 50 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
14 47 (1.63%) NetScaler
15 44 (1.52%) Wireless
16 43 (1.49%) SAN
17 26 (0.90%) SMS
18 24 (0.83%) Network Security
19 23 (0.80%) WebEx
20 21 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 24 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.28%) Power BI
6 8 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.24%) MS Access
8 6 (0.21%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.17%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.14%) Big Data
10 4 (0.14%) MySQL
10 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.10%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.10%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.10%) OLTP
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.069%) HDInsight
12 2 (0.069%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 76 (2.63%) MSI
2 31 (1.07%) InstallShield
3 26 (0.90%) AdminStudio
4 16 (0.55%) JIRA
5 7 (0.24%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.21%) Subversion
7 4 (0.14%) Android Studio
7 4 (0.14%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.14%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.10%) Hudson
9 2 (0.069%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.069%) AutoIt
9 2 (0.069%) Burp Suite
9 2 (0.069%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.069%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.069%) Selenium
9 2 (0.069%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.069%) TestRail
General
1 389 (13.47%) Finance
2 72 (2.49%) Law
3 65 (2.25%) Retail
4 61 (2.11%) Banking
5 50 (1.73%) Legal
6 45 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 32 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 25 (0.87%) Publishing
10 22 (0.76%) Marketing
11 18 (0.62%) Front Office
12 17 (0.59%) Games
13 16 (0.55%) Spanish Language
14 15 (0.52%) Billing
15 14 (0.48%) Back Office
16 12 (0.42%) Advertising
17 11 (0.38%) Electronics
18 9 (0.31%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.31%) Local Government
19 8 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 558 (19.32%) Desktop Support
2 494 (17.11%) Analyst
3 443 (15.34%) Support Engineer
4 302 (10.46%) Windows Engineer
5 299 (10.35%) Desktop Engineer
6 230 (7.96%) Support Analyst
7 224 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 203 (7.03%) IT Support
9 189 (6.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 171 (5.92%) Deployment Engineer
11 165 (5.71%) Service Analyst
12 163 (5.64%) Architect
13 152 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
14 151 (5.23%) Project Manager
15 121 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 114 (3.95%) Consultant
17 109 (3.77%) IT Analyst
18 106 (3.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 100 (3.46%) 1st Line Support
20 87 (3.01%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (1.77%) Web Services
2 33 (1.14%) Software Packaging
3 28 (0.97%) .NET
4 19 (0.66%) Middleware
5 12 (0.42%) HTML
5 12 (0.42%) RESTful
6 11 (0.38%) Qt
7 7 (0.24%) SAML
7 7 (0.24%) Universal Windows Platform
8 6 (0.21%) LDAP
8 6 (0.21%) OAuth
9 5 (0.17%) CSS
9 5 (0.17%) XMPP
10 4 (0.14%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.14%) HTML5
10 4 (0.14%) WSH
11 3 (0.10%) Node.js
11 3 (0.10%) OCX
11 3 (0.10%) REST
11 3 (0.10%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 122 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (2.70%) iPhone
3 73 (2.53%) Fat Client
3 73 (2.53%) Thin Client
4 70 (2.42%) Data Centre
4 70 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
5 69 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
6 68 (2.35%) Blackberry
7 62 (2.15%) iPad
8 46 (1.59%) NHS
9 39 (1.35%) User Experience
10 36 (1.25%) Smartphone
11 32 (1.11%) Management Information System
12 28 (0.97%) Driving Licence
13 23 (0.80%) Mobile App
13 23 (0.80%) PKI
14 20 (0.69%) CMDB
14 20 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (0.62%) Computer Science
16 11 (0.38%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2,868 (99.31%) Windows
2 1,259 (43.59%) Windows 7
3 513 (17.76%) Windows Server
4 287 (9.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 232 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 192 (6.65%) Windows XP
7 188 (6.51%) Apple iOS
8 184 (6.37%) Windows 8
9 137 (4.74%) Android
10 113 (3.91%) Mac OS
11 102 (3.53%) Linux
12 64 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 59 (2.04%) Mac OS X
14 27 (0.93%) CentOS
15 25 (0.87%) Unix
16 19 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (0.55%) AIX
18 12 (0.42%) Windows Phone
19 8 (0.28%) Ubuntu
20 4 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (21.78%) Migration
2 383 (13.26%) ITIL
3 172 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
4 157 (5.44%) Time Management
5 147 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 141 (4.88%) Application Packaging
7 113 (3.91%) Project Management
8 111 (3.84%) Break/Fix
9 103 (3.57%) Service Management
10 90 (3.12%) Mobile Device Management
11 88 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 85 (2.94%) Change Management
13 76 (2.63%) PRINCE2
14 73 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
15 72 (2.49%) ITSM
16 70 (2.42%) Agile Software Development
17 68 (2.35%) Asset Management
18 62 (2.15%) Service Delivery
19 61 (2.11%) Patch Management
20 58 (2.01%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 310 (10.73%) PowerShell
2 124 (4.29%) SQL
3 80 (2.77%) VBScript
4 29 (1.00%) VB
5 27 (0.93%) C#
6 22 (0.76%) C++
7 15 (0.52%) JavaScript
8 14 (0.48%) VBA
9 13 (0.45%) C
10 7 (0.24%) Java
10 7 (0.24%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.14%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.10%) C++/CLI
12 3 (0.10%) ES6
12 3 (0.10%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.10%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.069%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.069%) Python
13 2 (0.069%) Rust
13 2 (0.069%) VB6
Qualifications
1 270 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 191 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 155 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (2.53%) MCSE
5 64 (2.22%) Degree
6 55 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 49 (1.70%) MCSA
8 48 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
9 37 (1.28%) MCP
10 32 (1.11%) DBS Check
11 31 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 26 (0.90%) A+ Certification
13 25 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 21 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (0.66%) CCNA
16 14 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
16 14 (0.48%) MCDST
16 14 (0.48%) MCITP
17 9 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (5.16%) SLA
2 29 (1.00%) QA
3 23 (0.80%) GDPR
3 23 (0.80%) PMO
4 11 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.24%) GxP
6 5 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.10%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.069%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.069%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.069%) WCAG
9 1 (0.035%) COBIT
9 1 (0.035%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.035%) GMP
9 1 (0.035%) HL7
9 1 (0.035%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.035%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1,293 (44.77%) Active Directory
2 251 (8.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 230 (7.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 141 (4.88%) XenApp
5 121 (4.19%) XenDesktop
6 119 (4.12%) Hyper-V
7 106 (3.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 98 (3.39%) BitLocker
9 96 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
10 59 (2.04%) vSphere
11 24 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
12 23 (0.80%) VMware NSX
13 20 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (0.45%) Terminal Services
16 12 (0.42%) VMware Server
17 11 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
18 10 (0.35%) XenServer
19 7 (0.24%) DFS Replication
20 6 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 830 (28.74%) SCCM
2 189 (6.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 66 (2.29%) WSUS
4 56 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 45 (1.56%) SCOM
6 44 (1.52%) AirWatch
7 41 (1.42%) vCenter Server
8 31 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
9 21 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
10 20 (0.69%) Backup Exec
11 17 (0.59%) NetBackup
12 16 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (0.48%) SCOrch
14 12 (0.42%) Data Guard
15 11 (0.38%) WMI
16 9 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
17 8 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
17 8 (0.28%) Nessus
18 7 (0.24%) SCSM
18 7 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,173 (40.62%) Microsoft
2 394 (13.64%) Citrix
3 390 (13.50%) VMware
4 256 (8.86%) Apple
5 179 (6.20%) Cisco
6 143 (4.95%) Ivanti
7 117 (4.05%) HP
8 87 (3.01%) ServiceNow
9 78 (2.70%) McAfee
10 74 (2.56%) Dell
11 48 (1.66%) Wyse
12 46 (1.59%) Veeam
13 43 (1.49%) Sophos
14 38 (1.32%) Bloomberg
15 35 (1.21%) SAP
16 34 (1.18%) NetApp
17 32 (1.11%) Splunk
18 28 (0.97%) Avaya
18 28 (0.97%) Reuters
19 27 (0.93%) IBM