Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 112 268
Rank change year-on-year +37 +156 +405
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 3,028 2,095 861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.32% 2.26% 0.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.87% 10.84% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,793 1,332 515
England median daily rate £250 £265 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -11.67% +1.69%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £123
90th Percentile £495 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £225 £270 £300
% change year-on-year -16.67% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 274 107
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.68 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +1.16% -12.68%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £24.65 £46.83 £38.65
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +5.73% -15.49%

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 19,075 19,319 18,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.89% 20.86% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,967 12,474 11,931
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £162 £170 £200
90th Percentile £613 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,216 1,173 1,133
England median hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.21% +6.06% -2.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £45.07
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.43% +6.06% -1.20%

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 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +49 1,240 £250 -9.09% 157
South East +24 526 £286 +16.24% 98
North of England +44 491 £223 +14.10% 67
North West +39 303 £211 -15.50% 40
South West +13 296 £275 -10.20% 45
Midlands +7 264 £200 -28.57% 57
East of England +44 199 £173 -54.58% 31
Yorkshire +25 150 £325 +83.10% 22
West Midlands -26 137 £225 -21.74% 31
East Midlands +15 119 £175 -36.94% 26
North East +23 38 £200 +1.27% 5
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3,010 (99.41%) Windows
2 1,321 (43.63%) Windows 7
3 1,305 (43.10%) Active Directory
4 1,242 (41.02%) Microsoft
5 1,137 (37.55%) Office 365
6 847 (27.97%) SCCM
7 614 (20.28%) Migration
8 594 (19.62%) Microsoft Office
9 511 (16.88%) Windows Server
10 463 (15.29%) ITIL
11 423 (13.97%) VMware
12 418 (13.80%) Citrix
13 365 (12.05%) Finance
14 357 (11.79%) PowerShell
15 309 (10.20%) Security Cleared
16 306 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
17 268 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
18 258 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
19 232 (7.66%) Apple
20 226 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
21 217 (7.17%) MS Exchange
21 217 (7.17%) DNS
22 215 (7.10%) Skype
23 214 (7.07%) Microsoft App-V
24 205 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
25 196 (6.47%) SC Cleared
26 195 (6.44%) SharePoint
27 187 (6.18%) Cisco
28 178 (5.88%) Skype for Business
29 172 (5.68%) Application Packaging

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
1 217 (7.17%) MS Exchange
2 195 (6.44%) SharePoint
3 178 (5.88%) Skype for Business
4 74 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (0.63%) IBM Notes
7 16 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (0.46%) IIS
9 13 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (0.23%) CMS
11 6 (0.20%) Confluence
11 6 (0.20%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.13%) GroupWise
12 4 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.13%) Totara
13 3 (0.099%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.066%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.066%) Site Server
14 2 (0.066%) WebSphere
Applications
1 594 (19.62%) Microsoft Office
2 123 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 21 (0.69%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.099%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 2 (0.066%) MicroStation
9 2 (0.066%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.066%) Shockwave
9 2 (0.066%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.033%) NUKE
10 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.033%) Revit
10 1 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.17%) Eikon
2 5 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.13%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.099%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.066%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.033%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.033%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.033%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.033%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.033%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.033%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.033%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,137 (37.55%) Office 365
2 306 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 94 (3.10%) OneDrive
5 51 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
6 40 (1.32%) SaaS
7 37 (1.22%) IaaS
8 27 (0.89%) PaaS
9 15 (0.50%) G Suite
10 14 (0.46%) Yammer
11 12 (0.40%) Boomi
11 12 (0.40%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.066%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.066%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 1 (0.033%) iTunes
15 1 (0.033%) Serverless
15 1 (0.033%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 217 (7.17%) DNS
2 215 (7.10%) Skype
3 161 (5.32%) LAN
4 158 (5.22%) DHCP
5 155 (5.12%) VPN
6 138 (4.56%) Firewall
7 128 (4.23%) WAN
8 117 (3.86%) TCP/IP
9 89 (2.94%) Internet
10 64 (2.11%) VoIP
11 60 (1.98%) NetScaler
12 55 (1.82%) SAN
13 52 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
14 48 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
15 46 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
16 44 (1.45%) Wireless
17 37 (1.22%) IP Telephony
18 32 (1.06%) Intranet
19 24 (0.79%) VLAN
20 20 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.36%) MS Access
5 10 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
7 7 (0.23%) Power BI
8 6 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.13%) Big Data
10 4 (0.13%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.099%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.099%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.099%) OLTP
11 3 (0.099%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.099%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.099%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.099%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.099%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.066%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 96 (3.17%) MSI
2 46 (1.52%) AdminStudio
3 19 (0.63%) InstallShield
4 18 (0.59%) JIRA
5 10 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.30%) Wise Package Studio
7 8 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.17%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.13%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.066%) AutoIt
10 2 (0.066%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.066%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.066%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.066%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.033%) Android Studio
11 1 (0.033%) Hudson
11 1 (0.033%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.033%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.033%) TestRail
General
1 365 (12.05%) Finance
2 75 (2.48%) Banking
3 72 (2.38%) Law
4 71 (2.34%) Retail
5 62 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 55 (1.82%) Legal
7 51 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 44 (1.45%) Marketing
9 36 (1.19%) Publishing
10 32 (1.06%) Electronics
11 20 (0.66%) Local Government
12 19 (0.63%) Front Office
13 17 (0.56%) Billing
14 13 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.43%) Games
15 12 (0.40%) Spanish Language
16 11 (0.36%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.26%) Advertising
18 8 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 548 (18.10%) Analyst
2 452 (14.93%) Support Engineer
3 383 (12.65%) Windows Engineer
4 337 (11.13%) Desktop Support
5 302 (9.97%) Desktop Engineer
6 250 (8.26%) Support Analyst
7 229 (7.56%) IT Support
8 214 (7.07%) Deployment Engineer
9 212 (7.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 211 (6.97%) Service Analyst
11 208 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
12 199 (6.57%) Service Desk Analyst
13 165 (5.45%) Project Manager
14 140 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 124 (4.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 123 (4.06%) Consultant
17 122 (4.03%) IT Analyst
18 116 (3.83%) Architect
19 110 (3.63%) IT Engineer
20 109 (3.60%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (0.99%) Web Services
2 27 (0.89%) .NET
3 20 (0.66%) Software Packaging
4 14 (0.46%) Middleware
4 14 (0.46%) SAML
5 13 (0.43%) RESTful
6 12 (0.40%) Universal Windows Platform
7 11 (0.36%) LDAP
8 9 (0.30%) OCX
8 9 (0.30%) Qt
9 8 (0.26%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.20%) HTML
11 5 (0.17%) CSS
11 5 (0.17%) HTML5
11 5 (0.17%) OAuth
11 5 (0.17%) SailPoint
12 4 (0.13%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.13%) Node.js
12 4 (0.13%) Sass
12 4 (0.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
3 76 (2.51%) NHS
4 70 (2.31%) Fat Client
4 70 (2.31%) Thin Client
5 68 (2.25%) Blackberry
6 67 (2.21%) iPhone
7 63 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
8 62 (2.05%) Data Centre
9 54 (1.78%) iPad
10 53 (1.75%) Smartphone
11 46 (1.52%) Driving Licence
12 44 (1.45%) PKI
13 42 (1.39%) Management Information System
14 33 (1.09%) User Experience
15 20 (0.66%) CMDB
15 20 (0.66%) Mobile App
16 16 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
17 14 (0.46%) Clustering
17 14 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3,010 (99.41%) Windows
2 1,321 (43.63%) Windows 7
3 511 (16.88%) Windows Server
4 268 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 205 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 171 (5.65%) Windows 8
7 160 (5.28%) Android
7 160 (5.28%) Apple iOS
8 133 (4.39%) Windows XP
9 93 (3.07%) Mac OS
10 54 (1.78%) Mac OS X
11 53 (1.75%) Linux
12 38 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (0.59%) Unix
14 11 (0.36%) Windows Phone
15 8 (0.26%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.20%) CentOS
16 6 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.13%) VMS
17 4 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (20.28%) Migration
2 463 (15.29%) ITIL
3 226 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
4 172 (5.68%) Application Packaging
5 158 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 136 (4.49%) Service Management
7 132 (4.36%) Time Management
8 125 (4.13%) Project Management
9 101 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
10 100 (3.30%) Service Delivery
11 99 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 98 (3.24%) ITSM
13 96 (3.17%) Asset Management
14 83 (2.74%) Mobile Device Management
14 83 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
15 79 (2.61%) Break/Fix
16 73 (2.41%) PRINCE2
17 61 (2.01%) Business Intelligence
18 60 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
19 58 (1.92%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 357 (11.79%) PowerShell
2 94 (3.10%) SQL
3 72 (2.38%) VBScript
4 38 (1.25%) VB
5 31 (1.02%) C#
6 21 (0.69%) C
7 19 (0.63%) VBA
8 16 (0.53%) C++
9 12 (0.40%) Java
10 8 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.23%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.17%) Perl
13 4 (0.13%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.13%) ES7
13 4 (0.13%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.13%) Python
13 4 (0.13%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.099%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.099%) VB6
Qualifications
1 309 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 196 (6.47%) SC Cleared
3 168 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (2.58%) MCSE
5 75 (2.48%) Degree
6 71 (2.34%) DV Cleared
7 70 (2.31%) MCSA
8 65 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
9 45 (1.49%) MCP
10 39 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 38 (1.25%) DBS Check
12 27 (0.89%) A+ Certification
13 21 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (0.63%) CCNA
15 19 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (0.50%) CCA
17 13 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (0.43%) MOS
18 10 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.52%) SLA
2 43 (1.42%) PMO
3 27 (0.89%) QA
4 10 (0.33%) GxP
5 9 (0.30%) HL7
6 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.23%) GDPR
8 5 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.066%) COBIT
10 2 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.066%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.066%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.033%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.033%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.033%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.033%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.033%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.033%) TickIT
System Software
1 1,305 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 258 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (7.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 152 (5.02%) Hyper-V
5 146 (4.82%) XenDesktop
6 142 (4.69%) XenApp
7 100 (3.30%) Virtual Desktop
8 82 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
9 72 (2.38%) vSphere
10 59 (1.95%) BitLocker
11 24 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
12 21 (0.69%) XenServer
13 19 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.43%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.43%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.40%) Terminal Services
16 12 (0.40%) VMware NSX
17 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 847 (27.97%) SCCM
2 156 (5.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 57 (1.88%) AirWatch
4 54 (1.78%) WSUS
5 44 (1.45%) SCOM
5 44 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 22 (0.73%) Backup Exec
6 22 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
6 22 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
6 22 (0.73%) vCenter Server
7 16 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 15 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (0.40%) SCVMM
10 10 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.23%) HP ALM
12 7 (0.23%) ThinApp
13 6 (0.20%) Perfmon
13 6 (0.20%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1,242 (41.02%) Microsoft
2 423 (13.97%) VMware
3 418 (13.80%) Citrix
4 232 (7.66%) Apple
5 187 (6.18%) Cisco
6 119 (3.93%) Ivanti
7 94 (3.10%) HP
8 88 (2.91%) McAfee
9 84 (2.77%) ServiceNow
10 74 (2.44%) Dell
11 67 (2.21%) SAP
12 55 (1.82%) Symantec
13 49 (1.62%) Avaya
14 42 (1.39%) Sophos
15 38 (1.25%) Veeam
15 38 (1.25%) Wyse
16 33 (1.09%) Bloomberg
16 33 (1.09%) Polycom
17 28 (0.92%) iManage
18 25 (0.83%) Oracle