Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 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 10
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 51 81
Rank change year-on-year -23 +30 +71
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 796 3,570 2,918
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.11% 4.49% 3.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.89% 22.05% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 2,290 1,726
Median daily rate £244 £225 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £115 £120 £114
90th Percentile £512 £500 £502
UK median daily rate £263 £225 £250
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 475 510
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +0.88% -5.62%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £24.80 £25.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year - +0.88% -5.62%

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 4,712 16,194 19,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.41% 20.36% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,863 10,229 12,161
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £185 £150 £175
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 1,040 1,378
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.29 £51.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in England

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 10 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows 10 in England

Windows 10
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 10 in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in England

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 10 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in England

Windows 10
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 10 in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 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
London -64 257 £350 +21.74% 42
South East -2 141 £250 +8.70% 64
North of England -5 140 £182 +13.44% 49
North West +4 105 £189 +18.13% 30
South West -13 82 £175 -12.50% 36
Midlands -10 77 £150 -21.05% 40
East of England +11 76 £220 +15.79% 20
West Midlands -3 58 £150 -25.00% 19
Yorkshire -24 28 £150 -16.67% 15
East Midlands -16 19 £170 -10.53% 21
North East +2 7 £225 +50.00% 4
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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.

1 793 (99.62%) Windows
2 338 (42.46%) Active Directory
3 336 (42.21%) Microsoft
4 289 (36.31%) Office 365
5 249 (31.28%) Windows 7
6 198 (24.87%) SCCM
7 156 (19.60%) Migration
7 156 (19.60%) VMware
8 150 (18.84%) Windows Server
9 148 (18.59%) Azure
10 145 (18.22%) Microsoft Office
11 134 (16.83%) Security Cleared
12 111 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 106 (13.32%) ITIL
14 104 (13.07%) SC Cleared
15 100 (12.56%) PowerShell
16 94 (11.81%) Windows Server 2016
17 93 (11.68%) Finance
18 89 (11.18%) Microsoft Intune
19 86 (10.80%) Citrix
20 78 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
20 78 (9.80%) Public Sector
21 69 (8.67%) NHS
22 61 (7.66%) Firewall
22 61 (7.66%) DNS
23 59 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
24 58 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 58 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
25 53 (6.66%) Skype
26 49 (6.16%) SharePoint

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 49 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 47 (5.90%) MS Exchange
3 28 (3.52%) Skype for Business
4 20 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.14%) ArcGIS
6 12 (1.51%) IIS
7 5 (0.63%) CMS
8 2 (0.25%) Apache
8 2 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.13%) Confluence
9 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 145 (18.22%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.14%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) assyst
1 2 (0.25%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 289 (36.31%) Office 365
2 148 (18.59%) Azure
3 46 (5.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 29 (3.64%) OneDrive
5 28 (3.52%) IaaS
6 23 (2.89%) GitHub
7 21 (2.64%) SaaS
8 20 (2.51%) PaaS
9 17 (2.14%) AWS
10 7 (0.88%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.88%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.38%) GCP
11 3 (0.38%) Yammer
12 2 (0.25%) G Suite
12 2 (0.25%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.25%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.13%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.13%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 61 (7.66%) DNS
1 61 (7.66%) Firewall
2 53 (6.66%) Skype
3 43 (5.40%) DHCP
4 36 (4.52%) VPN
5 29 (3.64%) VoIP
5 29 (3.64%) WAN
6 27 (3.39%) VLAN
7 26 (3.27%) TCP/IP
8 23 (2.89%) Reverse Proxy
9 22 (2.76%) LAN
10 21 (2.64%) SAN
11 19 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
12 16 (2.01%) Wireless
13 14 (1.76%) SNMP
14 13 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (1.51%) Network Security
16 7 (0.88%) NetScaler
17 5 (0.63%) Internet
17 5 (0.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.76%) GIS
3 6 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.63%) Power BI
5 4 (0.50%) MS Access
5 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.25%) Big Data
7 2 (0.25%) MySQL
7 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2019
8 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.13%) dBASE
8 1 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (3.39%) JIRA
2 25 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 23 (2.89%) GitLab
3 23 (2.89%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.63%) MSI
5 7 (0.88%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.38%) Hudson
7 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.25%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.13%) Subversion
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 93 (11.68%) Finance
2 78 (9.80%) Public Sector
3 38 (4.77%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.89%) Banking
4 23 (2.89%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.51%) Electronics
5 20 (2.51%) Marketing
6 11 (1.38%) Retail
7 9 (1.13%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.13%) French Language
7 9 (1.13%) German Language
7 9 (1.13%) Spanish Language
8 8 (1.01%) Local Government
9 7 (0.88%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.63%) Publishing
11 4 (0.50%) Front Office
11 4 (0.50%) Law
12 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 123 (15.45%) Support Engineer
2 90 (11.31%) Analyst
2 90 (11.31%) Windows Engineer
3 88 (11.06%) Desktop Support
4 86 (10.80%) Desktop Engineer
5 65 (8.17%) Architect
6 60 (7.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 56 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 55 (6.91%) IT Engineer
9 50 (6.28%) Deployment Engineer
10 48 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 41 (5.15%) Service Analyst
12 40 (5.03%) IT Support
13 39 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
14 37 (4.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 30 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 30 (3.77%) Office 365 Engineer
16 29 (3.64%) Consultant
17 24 (3.02%) IT Support Engineer
17 24 (3.02%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
1 14 (1.76%) gRPC
1 14 (1.76%) REST
1 14 (1.76%) RESTful
1 14 (1.76%) Swagger
2 12 (1.51%) Software Packaging
3 7 (0.88%) Velocity
4 5 (0.63%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.38%) .NET
5 3 (0.38%) Node.js
6 2 (0.25%) ActiveX
6 2 (0.25%) LDAP
6 2 (0.25%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.25%) Web Services
7 1 (0.13%) JSON
7 1 (0.13%) Kafka
7 1 (0.13%) Middleware
7 1 (0.13%) VCL
7 1 (0.13%) WinForms
7 1 (0.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.67%) NHS
2 29 (3.64%) Driving Licence
3 27 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.76%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.51%) Fat Client
6 12 (1.51%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.13%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.13%) User Experience
9 8 (1.01%) PKI
9 8 (1.01%) Social Media
10 7 (0.88%) iPhone
10 7 (0.88%) Public Cloud
10 7 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.75%) iPad
12 5 (0.63%) CMDB
12 5 (0.63%) HP StoreVirtual
13 4 (0.50%) Clustering
13 4 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 793 (99.62%) Windows
2 249 (31.28%) Windows 7
3 150 (18.84%) Windows Server
4 94 (11.81%) Windows Server 2016
5 78 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (5.28%) Linux
8 39 (4.90%) Windows Server 2019
9 29 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (3.27%) Mac OS
11 25 (3.14%) CentOS
11 25 (3.14%) Windows 8
12 21 (2.64%) Apple iOS
13 15 (1.88%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.63%) Android
15 7 (0.88%) Unix
16 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.50%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.38%) HPUX
18 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (19.60%) Migration
2 106 (13.32%) ITIL
3 59 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
4 58 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 42 (5.28%) DevOps
6 41 (5.15%) Mobile Device Management
7 36 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (4.27%) Application Packaging
8 34 (4.27%) Configuration Management
9 32 (4.02%) Project Delivery
10 26 (3.27%) Data Migration
10 26 (3.27%) Project Management
10 26 (3.27%) Service Management
11 25 (3.14%) Infrastructure as Code
12 24 (3.02%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (3.02%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (2.89%) Continuous Deployment
13 23 (2.89%) Patch Management
13 23 (2.89%) Systems Engineering
14 22 (2.76%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 100 (12.56%) PowerShell
2 33 (4.15%) VB
3 29 (3.64%) C
4 25 (3.14%) SQL
5 19 (2.39%) C#
6 15 (1.88%) Python
7 14 (1.76%) Bash Shell
7 14 (1.76%) Go
8 8 (1.01%) VBScript
9 5 (0.63%) VBA
10 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.25%) Java
11 2 (0.25%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.13%) C++
12 1 (0.13%) Delphi
12 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.13%) Perl
12 1 (0.13%) PHP
12 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 134 (16.83%) Security Cleared
2 104 (13.07%) SC Cleared
3 48 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (3.89%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (1.88%) MCSE
7 13 (1.63%) Degree
7 13 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.51%) MCSA
9 11 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.13%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.88%) MCP
12 6 (0.75%) CISSP
12 6 (0.75%) SSCP
13 5 (0.63%) CCNA
14 4 (0.50%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.50%) VCAP
15 3 (0.38%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.52%) SLA
2 14 (1.76%) NCSC
2 14 (1.76%) QA
3 7 (0.88%) GDPR
4 5 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.50%) GMP
6 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.38%) GPG13
6 3 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.25%) PMO
8 1 (0.13%) GxP
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 338 (42.46%) Active Directory
2 111 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
4 36 (4.52%) vSphere
5 33 (4.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 27 (3.39%) Hyper-V
7 23 (2.89%) Docker
8 20 (2.51%) XenApp
9 19 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (1.88%) VMware NSX
12 13 (1.63%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.88%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.25%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.25%) Firmware
15 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 198 (24.87%) SCCM
2 89 (11.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 44 (5.53%) Ansible
4 29 (3.64%) Terraform
5 25 (3.14%) Puppet
6 23 (2.89%) Kubernetes
6 23 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (2.89%) Packer
6 23 (2.89%) WSUS
7 15 (1.88%) AirWatch
8 14 (1.76%) Grafana
8 14 (1.76%) Prometheus
8 14 (1.76%) ZABBIX
9 12 (1.51%) SCOM
10 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.50%) Perfmon
12 4 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 336 (42.21%) Microsoft
2 156 (19.60%) VMware
3 86 (10.80%) Citrix
4 45 (5.65%) Cisco
5 28 (3.52%) Dell
6 26 (3.27%) Oracle
7 25 (3.14%) Atlassian
8 24 (3.02%) HP
9 22 (2.76%) Sophos
10 21 (2.64%) SAP
11 20 (2.51%) Lumension
12 19 (2.39%) ServiceNow
13 18 (2.26%) Apple
14 17 (2.14%) ESRI
14 17 (2.14%) Ivanti
14 17 (2.14%) Splunk
15 16 (2.01%) McAfee
16 14 (1.76%) EMC
17 12 (1.51%) SolarWinds
18 11 (1.38%) CheckPoint