Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 78 114
Rank change year-on-year +35 +36 +154
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 3,294 2,979 2,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.05% 3.29% 2.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.34% 15.73% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,981 1,756 1,311
England median daily rate £200 £250 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -4.76% -12.50%
10th Percentile £118 £120 £120
90th Percentile £488 £494 £488
UK median daily rate £200 £225 £266
% change year-on-year -11.11% -15.49% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 472 270
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.02 £24.49 £45.48
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +2.32% +3.33%

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 13,533 18,941 19,206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.73% 20.93% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,446 11,871 12,399
England median daily rate £415 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £143 £163 £170
90th Percentile £611 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,051 1,219 1,157
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.40% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.42 £17.43
% change year-on-year +0.46% -0.06% +5.64%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 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 +24 1,073 £225 -10.00% 190
South East +34 651 £175 -38.86% 168
North of England +27 519 £168 -23.86% 152
South West +26 452 £180 -34.55% 79
Midlands +39 364 £184 -8.25% 117
North West +11 310 £163 -22.50% 80
East of England +25 230 £190 +10.14% 80
West Midlands +54 208 £180 -20.00% 49
Yorkshire +32 153 £200 -38.46% 62
East Midlands +25 153 £190 +8.57% 68
North East +33 55 £150 -25.00% 10
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 3,278 (99.51%) Windows
2 1,406 (42.68%) Windows 7
3 1,395 (42.35%) Active Directory
4 1,297 (39.37%) Office 365
5 1,129 (34.27%) Microsoft
6 909 (27.60%) SCCM
7 698 (21.19%) Migration
8 676 (20.52%) Microsoft Office
9 501 (15.21%) ITIL
10 489 (14.85%) Windows Server
11 403 (12.23%) Security Cleared
12 354 (10.75%) Finance
13 334 (10.14%) Azure
14 323 (9.81%) VMware
15 318 (9.65%) SC Cleared
16 304 (9.23%) PowerShell
17 296 (8.99%) Citrix
18 268 (8.14%) Public Sector
19 265 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
20 211 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
21 206 (6.25%) SharePoint
22 203 (6.16%) DNS
23 197 (5.98%) Microsoft Intune
24 195 (5.92%) Skype
24 195 (5.92%) MS Exchange
25 187 (5.68%) DHCP
25 187 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
26 185 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
27 182 (5.53%) SLA
28 174 (5.28%) Android

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
1 206 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 195 (5.92%) MS Exchange
3 155 (4.71%) Skype for Business
4 60 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 25 (0.76%) IIS
8 15 (0.46%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.091%) Apache
12 3 (0.091%) WordPress
13 2 (0.061%) Confluence
13 2 (0.061%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.061%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.030%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.030%) CMS
14 1 (0.030%) Drupal
14 1 (0.030%) Site Server
Applications
1 676 (20.52%) Microsoft Office
2 130 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 69 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.12%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 3 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.030%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.21%) assyst
3 7 (0.21%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.18%) Misys Opics
5 5 (0.15%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.091%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.061%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.030%) Magento
8 1 (0.030%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,297 (39.37%) Office 365
2 334 (10.14%) Azure
3 119 (3.61%) OneDrive
4 113 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 56 (1.70%) IaaS
6 51 (1.55%) PaaS
7 49 (1.49%) AWS
8 48 (1.46%) SaaS
9 38 (1.15%) Mimecast
10 20 (0.61%) G Suite
11 19 (0.58%) Azure Stack
11 19 (0.58%) Yammer
12 11 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (0.30%) Power Platform
14 8 (0.24%) PowerApps
15 3 (0.091%) GitHub
15 3 (0.091%) Slack
15 3 (0.091%) Tricentis Tosca
16 2 (0.061%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 203 (6.16%) DNS
2 195 (5.92%) Skype
3 187 (5.68%) DHCP
4 151 (4.58%) LAN
5 144 (4.37%) VPN
6 139 (4.22%) TCP/IP
7 134 (4.07%) Firewall
8 127 (3.86%) WAN
9 110 (3.34%) VoIP
10 83 (2.52%) Internet
11 78 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
12 56 (1.70%) SAN
13 43 (1.31%) VLAN
14 39 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
15 38 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
16 37 (1.12%) Wireless
17 31 (0.94%) NAS
18 23 (0.70%) IP Telephony
19 17 (0.52%) FTP
20 16 (0.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 23 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (0.36%) MS Access
5 11 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.27%) SQL Server 2017
8 7 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.18%) Big Data
9 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (0.18%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.18%) Power BI
10 4 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.091%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.091%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 59 (1.79%) MSI
2 24 (0.73%) InstallShield
3 23 (0.70%) AdminStudio
4 22 (0.67%) JIRA
5 19 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (0.36%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.12%) Hudson
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.12%) WinDbg
9 3 (0.091%) TestRail
10 2 (0.061%) GCC
10 2 (0.061%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.061%) Wise Package Studio
11 1 (0.030%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.030%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.030%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.030%) Selenium
11 1 (0.030%) Subversion
11 1 (0.030%) TeamCity
General
1 354 (10.75%) Finance
2 268 (8.14%) Public Sector
3 154 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 125 (3.79%) Banking
5 107 (3.25%) Retail
6 101 (3.07%) Manufacturing
7 75 (2.28%) Marketing
8 72 (2.19%) Electronics
9 46 (1.40%) Local Government
10 44 (1.34%) Law
11 33 (1.00%) Legal
12 27 (0.82%) Back Office
13 22 (0.67%) Advertising
14 21 (0.64%) Investment Banking
15 17 (0.52%) Front Office
16 16 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 16 (0.49%) Publishing
17 13 (0.39%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.24%) German Language
19 7 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 595 (18.06%) Windows Engineer
2 567 (17.21%) Support Engineer
3 461 (14.00%) Analyst
4 435 (13.21%) Desktop Support
5 409 (12.42%) Desktop Engineer
6 315 (9.56%) Deployment Engineer
7 275 (8.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 268 (8.14%) IT Support
9 242 (7.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 221 (6.71%) Service Desk Analyst
11 218 (6.62%) Service Analyst
12 214 (6.50%) IT Engineer
13 193 (5.86%) Windows Deployment Engineer
14 171 (5.19%) Support Analyst
15 168 (5.10%) Rollout Engineer
16 143 (4.34%) IT Support Engineer
17 142 (4.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 126 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
19 114 (3.46%) Windows Rollout Engineer
20 112 (3.40%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (0.79%) Web Services
2 20 (0.61%) XML
3 12 (0.36%) Software Packaging
4 11 (0.33%) .NET
4 11 (0.33%) LDAP
5 8 (0.24%) XMPP
5 8 (0.24%) X-Windows
6 7 (0.21%) HTML
6 7 (0.21%) Middleware
6 7 (0.21%) Universal Windows Platform
7 6 (0.18%) SAML
8 5 (0.15%) COM
8 5 (0.15%) CSS
8 5 (0.15%) Velocity
9 4 (0.12%) JSON
9 4 (0.12%) OAuth
9 4 (0.12%) OAuth2
9 4 (0.12%) OpenID
10 3 (0.091%) jQuery
10 3 (0.091%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 143 (4.34%) Driving Licence
2 127 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (3.49%) NHS
4 90 (2.73%) Data Centre
5 81 (2.46%) Smartphone
6 77 (2.34%) Blackberry
7 73 (2.22%) iPhone
8 71 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
9 69 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
10 68 (2.06%) Management Information System
11 42 (1.28%) User Experience
12 39 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (0.94%) iPad
14 25 (0.76%) PKI
15 22 (0.67%) Fat Client
15 22 (0.67%) Thin Client
16 18 (0.55%) BYOD
17 15 (0.46%) Public Cloud
17 15 (0.46%) Replication
18 14 (0.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3,278 (99.51%) Windows
2 1,406 (42.68%) Windows 7
3 489 (14.85%) Windows Server
4 265 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 185 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 174 (5.28%) Android
7 144 (4.37%) Apple iOS
8 134 (4.07%) Windows XP
9 111 (3.37%) Windows 8
10 79 (2.40%) Mac OS
11 69 (2.09%) Linux
12 51 (1.55%) Mac OS X
13 29 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.43%) Unix
15 12 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.18%) CentOS
17 5 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.12%) Debian
19 3 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 3 (0.091%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 698 (21.19%) Migration
2 501 (15.21%) ITIL
3 211 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
4 163 (4.95%) ITSM
5 153 (4.64%) Break/Fix
6 142 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 138 (4.19%) Application Packaging
8 132 (4.01%) Service Management
9 115 (3.49%) Time Management
10 91 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
11 90 (2.73%) Incident Management
12 86 (2.61%) Service Delivery
13 83 (2.52%) Project Management
14 80 (2.43%) Change Management
15 76 (2.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 75 (2.28%) Asset Management
16 75 (2.28%) Programme Management
17 73 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
18 72 (2.19%) Agile Software Development
18 72 (2.19%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 304 (9.23%) PowerShell
2 91 (2.76%) SQL
3 41 (1.24%) VB
4 37 (1.12%) VBScript
5 23 (0.70%) VBA
6 14 (0.43%) C
7 10 (0.30%) C#
7 10 (0.30%) Python
8 5 (0.15%) C++
8 5 (0.15%) Perl
8 5 (0.15%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.12%) Java
9 4 (0.12%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.12%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.12%) VB6
10 2 (0.061%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.061%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.030%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.030%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.030%) REXX
Qualifications
1 403 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 318 (9.65%) SC Cleared
3 127 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 80 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
5 79 (2.40%) Degree
6 68 (2.06%) MCSE
7 59 (1.79%) DV Cleared
8 51 (1.55%) MCP
9 43 (1.31%) DBS Check
10 30 (0.91%) MCSA
11 23 (0.70%) A+ Certification
12 21 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
13 20 (0.61%) PMI Certification
14 18 (0.55%) CCNA
15 16 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 14 (0.43%) CCA
17 10 (0.30%) MCDST
17 10 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (5.53%) SLA
2 46 (1.40%) QA
3 26 (0.79%) GDPR
4 17 (0.52%) PMO
5 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.27%) NCSC
7 7 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.091%) COBIT
9 3 (0.091%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.061%) GxP
10 2 (0.061%) HL7
10 2 (0.061%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.061%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.030%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.030%) NIST
System Software
1 1,395 (42.35%) Active Directory
2 187 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 88 (2.67%) XenApp
5 79 (2.40%) Hyper-V
6 70 (2.13%) XenDesktop
7 64 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 50 (1.52%) vSphere
10 33 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (0.91%) BitLocker
11 30 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
12 23 (0.70%) DFS Replication
13 15 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.27%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 8 (0.24%) Firmware
16 7 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.21%) Xen
17 4 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 909 (27.60%) SCCM
2 197 (5.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 71 (2.16%) AirWatch
4 63 (1.91%) WSUS
5 45 (1.37%) SCOM
6 29 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
7 28 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
8 19 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 17 (0.52%) PowerCLI
10 16 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 12 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (0.36%) XenMobile
13 11 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
14 10 (0.30%) AppDNA
14 10 (0.30%) Backup Exec
14 10 (0.30%) SCVMM
15 9 (0.27%) SCSM
16 8 (0.24%) OpenView
16 8 (0.24%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1,129 (34.27%) Microsoft
2 323 (9.81%) VMware
3 296 (8.99%) Citrix
4 168 (5.10%) Apple
5 167 (5.07%) Cisco
6 158 (4.80%) HP
7 139 (4.22%) Dell
8 106 (3.22%) ServiceNow
9 104 (3.16%) Ivanti
10 79 (2.40%) SAP
11 59 (1.79%) McAfee
12 38 (1.15%) Bloomberg
13 37 (1.12%) Sophos
14 35 (1.06%) Symantec
15 31 (0.94%) Oracle
15 31 (0.94%) Remedy
16 30 (0.91%) Google
17 26 (0.79%) Adobe
17 26 (0.79%) Zscaler
18 25 (0.76%) Polycom