Period
to 23 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 199 437
Rank change year-on-year +101 +238 +387
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2,318 1,124 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.50% 1.32% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.00% 6.44% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,410 714 273
England median daily rate £275 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +3.13% -1.54%
10th Percentile £118 £114 £128
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £275 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -18.52% +3.85% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 104 31
England median hourly rate £15.20 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £11.63
90th Percentile £30.61 £29.03 £21.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% -

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 19,313 17,457 21,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 20.49% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,319 11,145 13,078
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,183 1,059 1,392
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £46.81
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 +92 1,076 £310 -12.06% 158
South East +59 461 £225 -37.93% 112
North of England +86 252 £180 -10.00% 83
Midlands +42 225 £300 -7.69% 58
South West +73 176 £325 +23.81% 27
North West +58 150 £213 +6.50% 54
East of England +46 124 £325 +8.33% 30
East Midlands +34 121 £366 +33.18% 21
West Midlands +35 102 £291 -22.33% 37
Yorkshire +26 80 £135 +8.00% 24
North East +37 22 £200 -5.88% 5
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2,306 (99.48%) Windows
2 1,009 (43.53%) Active Directory
3 1,006 (43.40%) Windows 7
4 867 (37.40%) Office 365
5 842 (36.32%) Microsoft
6 624 (26.92%) SCCM
7 494 (21.31%) Microsoft Office
8 486 (20.97%) Migration
9 376 (16.22%) Windows Server
10 353 (15.23%) Citrix
11 327 (14.11%) Security Cleared
12 283 (12.21%) ITIL
13 260 (11.22%) SC Cleared
14 252 (10.87%) VMware
15 246 (10.61%) PowerShell
16 243 (10.48%) Finance
17 240 (10.35%) Windows Server 2012
18 229 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
19 212 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
20 182 (7.85%) Skype
21 178 (7.68%) DNS
22 173 (7.46%) Apple
23 171 (7.38%) Windows 8
24 168 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
25 167 (7.20%) Skype for Business
26 165 (7.12%) DHCP
27 160 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
28 159 (6.86%) MS Exchange
29 156 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
30 141 (6.08%) Windows XP

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
1 167 (7.20%) Skype for Business
2 159 (6.86%) MS Exchange
3 139 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 65 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (0.60%) IIS
8 13 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.43%) IBM Notes
10 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.22%) CMS
12 4 (0.17%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.13%) Apache
13 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.13%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.086%) Confluence
Applications
1 494 (21.31%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.086%) Revit
7 2 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.043%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.043%) NUKE
8 1 (0.043%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.13%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.086%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.086%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.086%) Primavera
4 1 (0.043%) assyst
4 1 (0.043%) Eikon
4 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.043%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 867 (37.40%) Office 365
2 229 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (3.24%) OneDrive
4 66 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 59 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
6 25 (1.08%) IaaS
7 20 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.78%) SaaS
9 16 (0.69%) G Suite
10 14 (0.60%) PaaS
11 10 (0.43%) Yammer
12 7 (0.30%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 2 (0.086%) GitHub
16 2 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.086%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 182 (7.85%) Skype
2 178 (7.68%) DNS
3 165 (7.12%) DHCP
4 114 (4.92%) VPN
5 105 (4.53%) Firewall
6 84 (3.62%) LAN
7 70 (3.02%) WAN
8 65 (2.80%) TCP/IP
9 63 (2.72%) Internet
10 53 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
11 35 (1.51%) VoIP
12 32 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (1.29%) DSL
14 27 (1.16%) SAN
15 26 (1.12%) Wireless
16 25 (1.08%) NetScaler
17 23 (0.99%) MPLS
18 19 (0.82%) Intranet
19 18 (0.78%) IP Telephony
19 18 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.52%) CouchDB
4 12 (0.52%) MongoDB
5 11 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.35%) MS Access
7 8 (0.35%) Power BI
7 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.17%) Big Data
9 4 (0.17%) Blockchain
9 4 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.086%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.086%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.086%) Redis
11 2 (0.086%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 73 (3.15%) MSI
2 39 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 32 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 21 (0.91%) JIRA
5 15 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.39%) AdminStudio
7 8 (0.35%) InstallShield
8 7 (0.30%) WinDbg
9 6 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.17%) JMeter
10 4 (0.17%) Selenium
10 4 (0.17%) Subversion
11 3 (0.13%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.13%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.13%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.086%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.086%) Hudson
12 2 (0.086%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.086%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.086%) WiX
General
1 243 (10.48%) Finance
2 59 (2.55%) Law
3 53 (2.29%) Banking
4 52 (2.24%) Legal
5 43 (1.86%) Retail
6 35 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.12%) Publishing
8 25 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.73%) Back Office
9 17 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.52%) Marketing
11 10 (0.43%) Advertising
11 10 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.39%) French Language
13 6 (0.26%) Electronics
13 6 (0.26%) Local Government
13 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.17%) Front Office
15 3 (0.13%) Billing
15 3 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 450 (19.41%) Desktop Support
2 380 (16.39%) Support Engineer
3 369 (15.92%) Analyst
4 281 (12.12%) Desktop Engineer
5 234 (10.09%) Windows Engineer
6 211 (9.10%) 2nd Line Support
7 176 (7.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 139 (6.00%) Service Analyst
8 139 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 135 (5.82%) Architect
10 132 (5.69%) Project Manager
11 130 (5.61%) Support Analyst
12 125 (5.39%) IT Support
13 118 (5.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 112 (4.83%) Deployment Engineer
15 110 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 103 (4.44%) Consultant
17 92 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 92 (3.97%) IT Engineer
18 83 (3.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.38%) .NET
2 29 (1.25%) Web Services
3 22 (0.95%) HTML
4 18 (0.78%) CSS
4 18 (0.78%) HTML5
5 17 (0.73%) AngularJS
6 15 (0.65%) Node.js
6 15 (0.65%) Software Packaging
7 14 (0.60%) Sass
8 13 (0.56%) RESTful
9 12 (0.52%) React
9 12 (0.52%) WPF
9 12 (0.52%) XML
10 11 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (0.43%) REST
12 9 (0.39%) 802.1X
12 9 (0.39%) Ember.js
13 8 (0.35%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.26%) Aurelia
15 4 (0.17%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (2.55%) iPhone
4 52 (2.24%) Data Centre
5 41 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
6 39 (1.68%) User Experience
7 37 (1.60%) Smartphone
8 34 (1.47%) Fat Client
8 34 (1.47%) Thin Client
9 33 (1.42%) Blackberry
10 32 (1.38%) iPad
11 31 (1.34%) Driving Licence
12 30 (1.29%) Management Information System
13 29 (1.25%) PKI
14 22 (0.95%) BYOD
14 22 (0.95%) Mobile App
15 19 (0.82%) Virtual Team
16 17 (0.73%) NHS
17 16 (0.69%) Computer Science
18 10 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2,306 (99.48%) Windows
2 1,006 (43.40%) Windows 7
3 376 (16.22%) Windows Server
4 240 (10.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 212 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 171 (7.38%) Windows 8
7 141 (6.08%) Windows XP
8 119 (5.13%) Android
8 119 (5.13%) Apple iOS
9 96 (4.14%) Linux
10 52 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (2.11%) Mac OS
12 48 (2.07%) Mac OS X
13 25 (1.08%) Windows Vista
14 18 (0.78%) Unix
15 12 (0.52%) CentOS
16 8 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (20.97%) Migration
2 283 (12.21%) ITIL
3 156 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
4 125 (5.39%) Time Management
5 124 (5.35%) Project Management
6 108 (4.66%) PRINCE2
7 106 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 103 (4.44%) Application Packaging
9 100 (4.31%) Change Management
10 91 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
11 74 (3.19%) Mobile Device Management
12 73 (3.15%) Service Management
13 70 (3.02%) User Acceptance Testing
14 66 (2.85%) Break/Fix
15 54 (2.33%) Service Delivery
16 48 (2.07%) Problem Management
17 45 (1.94%) DevOps
18 44 (1.90%) Asset Management
19 38 (1.64%) Software Deployment
20 33 (1.42%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 246 (10.61%) PowerShell
2 90 (3.88%) SQL
3 79 (3.41%) VBScript
4 34 (1.47%) C#
5 30 (1.29%) VB
6 29 (1.25%) Bash Shell
7 24 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 18 (0.78%) Java
9 15 (0.65%) TypeScript
10 14 (0.60%) C
11 12 (0.52%) ES6
12 11 (0.47%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.47%) VBA
13 10 (0.43%) C++
14 9 (0.39%) Python
15 3 (0.13%) VB6
15 3 (0.13%) VC++
16 2 (0.086%) Perl
17 1 (0.043%) RPG
17 1 (0.043%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 327 (14.11%) Security Cleared
2 260 (11.22%) SC Cleared
3 140 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (3.24%) MCSE
5 52 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 51 (2.20%) Degree
7 37 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (1.42%) MCSA
9 30 (1.29%) MCP
10 29 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 25 (1.08%) DBS Check
13 24 (1.04%) CCNA
14 23 (0.99%) ISEB
15 21 (0.91%) PMI Certification
15 21 (0.91%) PMP
16 17 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
16 17 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 11 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.97%) SLA
2 36 (1.55%) PMO
3 29 (1.25%) QA
4 25 (1.08%) GDPR
5 7 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.086%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.086%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.043%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.043%) GPG13
9 1 (0.043%) GxP
9 1 (0.043%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.043%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,009 (43.53%) Active Directory
2 168 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 160 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (4.01%) BitLocker
5 92 (3.97%) XenApp
6 90 (3.88%) XenDesktop
7 69 (2.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 58 (2.50%) Hyper-V
9 49 (2.11%) Docker
10 46 (1.98%) vSphere
11 41 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
12 28 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
13 24 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (0.43%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.35%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.30%) Terminal Services
17 3 (0.13%) XenServer
18 2 (0.086%) Firmware
18 2 (0.086%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 624 (26.92%) SCCM
2 117 (5.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 56 (2.42%) AirWatch
4 41 (1.77%) SCOM
5 29 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 24 (1.04%) WSUS
7 14 (0.60%) vCenter Server
8 12 (0.52%) HP ALM
8 12 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
8 12 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (0.43%) Backup Exec
9 10 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (0.39%) Puppet
10 9 (0.39%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (0.30%) Ansible
12 7 (0.30%) MaaS360
13 6 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 842 (36.32%) Microsoft
2 353 (15.23%) Citrix
3 252 (10.87%) VMware
4 173 (7.46%) Apple
5 115 (4.96%) Cisco
5 115 (4.96%) Ivanti
6 108 (4.66%) HP
7 59 (2.55%) ServiceNow
8 41 (1.77%) Dell
9 34 (1.47%) McAfee
9 34 (1.47%) Oracle
10 31 (1.34%) Avaya
11 28 (1.21%) Wyse
12 25 (1.08%) NetApp
12 25 (1.08%) Symantec
13 21 (0.91%) Bloomberg
14 19 (0.82%) CheckPoint
15 18 (0.78%) Veeam
16 17 (0.73%) Google
17 16 (0.69%) Adobe