Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 78 148
Rank change year-on-year +30 +70 +174
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 3,615 3,020 1,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.65% 3.20% 1.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.82% 15.28% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,257 1,768 1,073
England median daily rate £210 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% -9.09% -12.00%
10th Percentile £120 £114 £123
90th Percentile £488 £500 £479
UK median daily rate £208 £250 £275
% change year-on-year -16.80% -9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 510 215
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.12 £24.08 £26.91
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.04% -6.71% +13.33%

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 15,840 19,759 18,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.37% 20.95% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,975 12,297 12,050
England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +3.66%
10th Percentile £150 £170 £181
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,388 1,148
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +21 1,336 £260 -9.17% 209
South East +38 737 £205 -28.07% 237
North of England +29 514 £160 -20.00% 167
South West +20 443 £188 -33.33% 100
Midlands +31 359 £184 -8.25% 100
North West +8 266 £160 -14.67% 102
East of England +25 217 £190 +13.43% 49
West Midlands +40 215 £190 -5.00% 52
Yorkshire +46 199 £180 -28.00% 56
East Midlands +21 141 £190 +5.56% 48
North East +41 49 £150 -30.23% 9
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 3,594 (99.42%) Windows
2 1,574 (43.54%) Active Directory
3 1,487 (41.13%) Windows 7
4 1,410 (39.00%) Office 365
5 1,332 (36.85%) Microsoft
6 1,068 (29.54%) SCCM
7 788 (21.80%) Migration
8 730 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
9 587 (16.24%) Windows Server
10 582 (16.10%) ITIL
11 513 (14.19%) Finance
12 415 (11.48%) Azure
13 409 (11.31%) Security Cleared
14 385 (10.65%) Citrix
15 377 (10.43%) VMware
16 370 (10.24%) PowerShell
17 320 (8.85%) Public Sector
18 308 (8.52%) SC Cleared
19 297 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
20 275 (7.61%) Skype
21 253 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
22 252 (6.97%) DNS
23 244 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
24 241 (6.67%) SharePoint
25 236 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
26 232 (6.42%) Microsoft Intune
27 230 (6.36%) MS Exchange
28 223 (6.17%) Skype for Business
29 214 (5.92%) DHCP
30 207 (5.73%) SLA

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
1 241 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 230 (6.36%) MS Exchange
3 223 (6.17%) Skype for Business
4 64 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 35 (0.97%) IIS
7 32 (0.89%) IBM Notes
8 16 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.17%) Confluence
12 3 (0.083%) Apache
12 3 (0.083%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.083%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.055%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.028%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.028%) CMS
14 1 (0.028%) Drupal
14 1 (0.028%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.028%) WebSphere
Applications
1 730 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
2 114 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.083%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.083%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 32 (0.89%) Elite 3E
2 13 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.17%) Eikon
4 6 (0.17%) Misys Opics
5 5 (0.14%) assyst
6 4 (0.11%) SystmOne
7 3 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.083%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.055%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.028%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.028%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.028%) Global One
9 1 (0.028%) Magento
9 1 (0.028%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,410 (39.00%) Office 365
2 415 (11.48%) Azure
3 141 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 110 (3.04%) OneDrive
5 69 (1.91%) AWS
6 57 (1.58%) IaaS
7 56 (1.55%) PaaS
8 48 (1.33%) SaaS
9 26 (0.72%) Yammer
10 23 (0.64%) Mimecast
11 20 (0.55%) Power Platform
12 19 (0.53%) Azure Stack
13 16 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.33%) G Suite
15 9 (0.25%) GitHub
16 5 (0.14%) Slack
17 4 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
17 4 (0.11%) PowerApps
17 4 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 275 (7.61%) Skype
2 252 (6.97%) DNS
3 214 (5.92%) DHCP
4 176 (4.87%) TCP/IP
5 164 (4.54%) Firewall
6 150 (4.15%) LAN
7 137 (3.79%) VPN
8 129 (3.57%) WAN
9 109 (3.02%) VoIP
10 94 (2.60%) Internet
11 77 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
12 67 (1.85%) SAN
13 58 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
14 49 (1.36%) VLAN
15 42 (1.16%) Wireless
16 35 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
17 29 (0.80%) IP Telephony
17 29 (0.80%) NAS
17 29 (0.80%) NetScaler
18 21 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 20 (0.55%) Power BI
6 18 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (0.39%) MS Access
8 13 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.25%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (0.22%) SQL Server 2017
12 7 (0.19%) Big Data
13 6 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (2.27%) MSI
2 36 (1.00%) InstallShield
3 32 (0.89%) JIRA
4 25 (0.69%) AdminStudio
5 23 (0.64%) Visual Studio
6 19 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (0.28%) Git (software)
7 10 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.14%) Hudson
8 5 (0.14%) WinDbg
9 3 (0.083%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.083%) TestRail
9 3 (0.083%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.055%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.028%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.028%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.028%) Selenium
11 1 (0.028%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.028%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.028%) WebDriver
General
1 513 (14.19%) Finance
2 320 (8.85%) Public Sector
3 172 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 164 (4.54%) Banking
5 119 (3.29%) Manufacturing
6 105 (2.90%) Retail
7 101 (2.79%) Marketing
8 96 (2.66%) Electronics
9 72 (1.99%) Legal
10 55 (1.52%) Law
11 38 (1.05%) Local Government
12 28 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 27 (0.75%) Advertising
14 24 (0.66%) Publishing
15 20 (0.55%) Back Office
16 18 (0.50%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.44%) Front Office
18 11 (0.30%) German Language
19 9 (0.25%) Games
19 9 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 612 (16.93%) Support Engineer
2 608 (16.82%) Windows Engineer
3 521 (14.41%) Analyst
4 441 (12.20%) Desktop Engineer
5 436 (12.06%) Desktop Support
6 324 (8.96%) Deployment Engineer
7 279 (7.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 262 (7.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 243 (6.72%) Service Analyst
10 235 (6.50%) Service Desk Analyst
11 231 (6.39%) IT Support
12 198 (5.48%) Windows Deployment Engineer
13 194 (5.37%) IT Engineer
14 192 (5.31%) Support Analyst
15 161 (4.45%) Rollout Engineer
16 147 (4.07%) Architect
17 141 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 132 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 128 (3.54%) 1st Line Support
20 117 (3.24%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (0.69%) Software Packaging
1 25 (0.69%) Web Services
2 15 (0.41%) HTML
3 12 (0.33%) .NET
3 12 (0.33%) CSS
4 11 (0.30%) Middleware
5 8 (0.22%) jQuery
5 8 (0.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (0.22%) XML
5 8 (0.22%) X-Windows
6 7 (0.19%) LDAP
7 6 (0.17%) COM
7 6 (0.17%) Universal Windows Platform
7 6 (0.17%) XMPP
8 5 (0.14%) JSON
9 4 (0.11%) Java RMI
9 4 (0.11%) OAuth
9 4 (0.11%) OAuth2
9 4 (0.11%) OpenID
9 4 (0.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 144 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (3.60%) Driving Licence
3 106 (2.93%) NHS
4 75 (2.07%) Data Centre
4 75 (2.07%) iPhone
5 74 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 72 (1.99%) Blackberry
7 70 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 69 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
9 68 (1.88%) Smartphone
10 39 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (0.89%) iPad
11 32 (0.89%) User Experience
12 31 (0.86%) Fat Client
12 31 (0.86%) Thin Client
13 22 (0.61%) PKI
14 18 (0.50%) Handset
14 18 (0.50%) Replication
15 16 (0.44%) BYOD
15 16 (0.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3,594 (99.42%) Windows
2 1,487 (41.13%) Windows 7
3 587 (16.24%) Windows Server
4 297 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 253 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 164 (4.54%) Android
7 137 (3.79%) Apple iOS
8 135 (3.73%) Windows 8
9 118 (3.26%) Windows XP
10 77 (2.13%) Linux
11 76 (2.10%) Mac OS
12 56 (1.55%) Mac OS X
13 35 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (0.53%) Unix
15 11 (0.30%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.22%) CentOS
16 8 (0.22%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 788 (21.80%) Migration
2 582 (16.10%) ITIL
3 236 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
4 174 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 173 (4.79%) Application Packaging
6 156 (4.32%) Service Management
7 146 (4.04%) ITSM
8 134 (3.71%) Break/Fix
9 117 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
10 116 (3.21%) Time Management
11 108 (2.99%) Incident Management
12 106 (2.93%) Project Management
13 105 (2.90%) Mobile Device Management
14 102 (2.82%) Change Management
15 98 (2.71%) Programme Management
16 97 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
17 93 (2.57%) Digital Marketing
18 87 (2.41%) Service Delivery
19 84 (2.32%) Stakeholder Management
20 82 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 370 (10.24%) PowerShell
2 122 (3.37%) SQL
3 51 (1.41%) VBScript
4 28 (0.77%) VBA
5 27 (0.75%) VB
6 15 (0.41%) C
7 14 (0.39%) Python
8 13 (0.36%) C#
9 12 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.30%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.28%) Java
11 10 (0.28%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.14%) C++
13 4 (0.11%) Perl
14 3 (0.083%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.083%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.083%) VB6
15 2 (0.055%) Ruby
16 1 (0.028%) Korn
16 1 (0.028%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 409 (11.31%) Security Cleared
2 308 (8.52%) SC Cleared
3 143 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (2.52%) Degree
5 78 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
6 75 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 65 (1.80%) MCP
7 65 (1.80%) MCSE
8 46 (1.27%) MCSA
9 42 (1.16%) DBS Check
10 37 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (0.80%) CCNA
12 25 (0.69%) A+ Certification
13 21 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
14 19 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
15 18 (0.50%) CCA
16 16 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (0.33%) ISTQB
18 11 (0.30%) PMI Certification
19 10 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (5.73%) SLA
2 59 (1.63%) QA
3 13 (0.36%) GDPR
3 13 (0.36%) PMO
4 9 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
5 7 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.17%) NIST
7 5 (0.14%) NCSC
8 4 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 3 (0.083%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.055%) COBIT
10 2 (0.055%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.055%) HL7
10 2 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.055%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.028%) AQAP
11 1 (0.028%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.028%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,574 (43.54%) Active Directory
2 244 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 136 (3.76%) XenDesktop
5 133 (3.68%) Hyper-V
6 118 (3.26%) XenApp
7 78 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 76 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
9 56 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
10 45 (1.24%) vSphere
11 34 (0.94%) BitLocker
12 30 (0.83%) DFS Replication
13 23 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
14 22 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
15 18 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 15 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 9 (0.25%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.25%) Xen
18 6 (0.17%) Terminal Services
19 4 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,068 (29.54%) SCCM
2 232 (6.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 73 (2.02%) AirWatch
4 65 (1.80%) SCOM
5 60 (1.66%) WSUS
6 33 (0.91%) Jamf Pro
7 28 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
8 26 (0.72%) SCVMM
9 23 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
10 21 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 19 (0.53%) Perfmon
12 17 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
14 13 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
14 13 (0.36%) SCDPM
14 13 (0.36%) SCSM
14 13 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 11 (0.30%) Backup Exec
15 11 (0.30%) ThinApp
16 9 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,332 (36.85%) Microsoft
2 385 (10.65%) Citrix
3 377 (10.43%) VMware
4 190 (5.26%) Cisco
5 178 (4.92%) Apple
6 132 (3.65%) Dell
6 132 (3.65%) HP
7 108 (2.99%) Ivanti
8 107 (2.96%) SAP
9 106 (2.93%) ServiceNow
10 67 (1.85%) McAfee
11 50 (1.38%) iManage
12 47 (1.30%) Sophos
13 44 (1.22%) Symantec
14 36 (1.00%) Bloomberg
15 31 (0.86%) Adobe
16 29 (0.80%) Google
16 29 (0.80%) LexisNexis
16 29 (0.80%) Lotus
16 29 (0.80%) Remedy