Period
to 24 October 2021

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 24 October 2021 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 75 49
Rank change year-on-year -26 -26 +30
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1,684 862 3,613
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.50% 3.15% 4.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.83% 17.01% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,122 530 2,322
10th Percentile £120 £115 £120
25th Percentile £150 £135 £145
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £210 £209
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.48% -16.40%
75th Percentile £375 £438 £400
90th Percentile £500 £510 £488
UK median daily rate £205 £210 £205
% change year-on-year -2.38% +2.44% -18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 89 469
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.39 £12.85 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.88% - -
75th Percentile £18.34 £18.75 £19.36
90th Percentile £24.00 £22.95 £24.03
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £14.84 £16.35
% change year-on-year +6.87% -9.24% +3.09%

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 10,637 5,068 15,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.82% 18.54% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,339 3,298 10,159
10th Percentile £163 £180 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £270
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £586 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 263 1,004
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.24
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.66 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +0.03%
75th Percentile £39.50 £37.00 £36.70
90th Percentile £62.25 £52.40 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021. 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 -56 526 £270 -10.00% 143
South East -7 302 £225 -25.00% 150
North of England -4 290 £190 +0.53% 158
Midlands +6 264 £160 +14.29% 100
North West -18 163 £190 -0.26% 93
West Midlands -11 150 £190 +31.03% 51
South West -12 144 £175 +2.94% 50
East of England -14 118 £180 +11.93% 54
East Midlands +18 113 £130 - 48
Yorkshire +2 92 £195 +32.20% 51
North East +22 35 £190 -10.59% 14
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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 1,677 (99.58%) Windows
2 910 (54.04%) Microsoft 365
3 860 (51.07%) Active Directory
4 798 (47.39%) Microsoft
5 498 (29.57%) Social Skills
6 428 (25.42%) Windows 7
7 402 (23.87%) SCCM
8 382 (22.68%) Microsoft Office
9 308 (18.29%) Azure
10 296 (17.58%) ITIL
11 242 (14.37%) Windows Server
12 192 (11.40%) Microsoft Intune
13 186 (11.05%) Migration
13 186 (11.05%) SLA
14 179 (10.63%) VMware
15 175 (10.39%) PowerShell
16 174 (10.33%) Citrix
17 165 (9.80%) VPN
18 155 (9.20%) Finance
18 155 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
19 146 (8.67%) DNS
19 146 (8.67%) ServiceNow
20 140 (8.31%) Security Cleared
21 131 (7.78%) SharePoint
22 130 (7.72%) Public Sector
23 125 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
24 119 (7.07%) Apple
25 118 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
26 116 (6.89%) Azure Active Directory
27 114 (6.77%) DHCP

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
1 131 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 105 (6.24%) MS Exchange
3 34 (2.02%) Skype for Business
4 18 (1.07%) IIS
5 17 (1.01%) ArcGIS
5 17 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.65%) Apache
8 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.36%) Confluence
11 5 (0.30%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.18%) nginx
12 3 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.059%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.059%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.059%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.059%) WebLogic
Applications
1 382 (22.68%) Microsoft Office
2 107 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.77%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.059%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.059%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.30%) assyst
3 3 (0.18%) Eikon
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.059%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 910 (54.04%) Microsoft 365
2 308 (18.29%) Azure
3 116 (6.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 84 (4.99%) OneDrive
5 45 (2.67%) AWS
6 29 (1.72%) Mimecast
7 23 (1.37%) Google Workspace
8 20 (1.19%) IaaS
9 10 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.59%) SaaS
10 8 (0.48%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.36%) PaaS
12 5 (0.30%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.24%) Serverless
14 3 (0.18%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.18%) AWS Fargate
14 3 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 165 (9.80%) VPN
2 146 (8.67%) DNS
3 114 (6.77%) DHCP
4 108 (6.41%) Firewall
5 96 (5.70%) LAN
6 78 (4.63%) TCP/IP
7 70 (4.16%) WAN
8 50 (2.97%) Skype
8 50 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
9 48 (2.85%) VoIP
10 39 (2.32%) Wireless
11 31 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
12 24 (1.43%) Internet
12 24 (1.43%) SAN
13 23 (1.37%) WebEx
14 16 (0.95%) Unified Communications
15 15 (0.89%) IP Telephony
15 15 (0.89%) VLAN
16 14 (0.83%) SMTP
17 13 (0.77%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (0.71%) GIS
4 10 (0.59%) MySQL
5 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.30%) Power BI
7 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.059%) MS Access
10 1 (0.059%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (1.31%) MSI
2 19 (1.13%) Git (software)
3 16 (0.95%) JIRA
3 16 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.48%) InstallShield
5 7 (0.42%) AdminStudio
6 6 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.24%) Chocolatey
8 3 (0.18%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.18%) Subversion
9 2 (0.12%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.059%) Bitbucket
General
1 498 (29.57%) Social Skills
2 155 (9.20%) Finance
3 130 (7.72%) Public Sector
4 51 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 39 (2.32%) Banking
7 33 (1.96%) Retail
8 32 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
9 31 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.72%) Law
11 25 (1.48%) Marketing
12 23 (1.37%) Electronics
13 18 (1.07%) Documentation Skills
14 15 (0.89%) Legal
15 13 (0.77%) Influencing Skills
16 9 (0.53%) Back Office
16 9 (0.53%) Digital Economy
17 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.42%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 336 (19.95%) Analyst
2 333 (19.77%) Support Engineer
3 212 (12.59%) Desktop Support
4 201 (11.94%) Service Analyst
5 195 (11.58%) Service Desk Analyst
6 193 (11.46%) Desktop Engineer
7 186 (11.05%) IT Support
8 184 (10.93%) 2nd Line Support
9 143 (8.49%) Windows Engineer
10 128 (7.60%) IT Engineer
11 122 (7.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 107 (6.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 105 (6.24%) Support Analyst
14 87 (5.17%) Deployment Engineer
15 86 (5.11%) IT Analyst
16 76 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 74 (4.39%) 1st Line Support
18 71 (4.22%) IT Support Engineer
19 66 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 57 (3.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.48%) XMPP
2 14 (0.83%) SAML
3 11 (0.65%) Web Services
4 10 (0.59%) MFC
4 10 (0.59%) Software Packaging
5 9 (0.53%) OAuth
6 8 (0.48%) X-Windows
7 7 (0.42%) 802.1X
7 7 (0.42%) HTML
8 5 (0.30%) COM
9 4 (0.24%) .NET
9 4 (0.24%) CSS
9 4 (0.24%) JSON
9 4 (0.24%) SailPoint
9 4 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.18%) jQuery
10 3 (0.18%) LAMP
10 3 (0.18%) XML
11 2 (0.12%) LDAP
11 2 (0.12%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 51 (3.03%) NHS
2 50 (2.97%) iPhone
3 47 (2.79%) Driving Licence
4 45 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
5 43 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (2.38%) Data Centre
7 31 (1.84%) Smartphone
8 28 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
9 27 (1.60%) Blackberry
9 27 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.54%) BYOD
11 24 (1.43%) iPad
12 19 (1.13%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.83%) PKI
14 13 (0.77%) User Experience
15 12 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.65%) Clustering
16 11 (0.65%) CMDB
17 10 (0.59%) Private Cloud
17 10 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,677 (99.58%) Windows
2 428 (25.42%) Windows 7
3 242 (14.37%) Windows Server
4 125 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 106 (6.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 100 (5.94%) Apple iOS
7 99 (5.88%) Android
8 91 (5.40%) Windows Server 2019
9 70 (4.16%) Mac OS
10 67 (3.98%) Linux
10 67 (3.98%) Windows 8
11 64 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (2.02%) Mac OS X
13 32 (1.90%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.71%) Unix
16 8 (0.48%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (17.58%) ITIL
2 186 (11.05%) Migration
3 155 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
4 97 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 90 (5.34%) ITSM
6 68 (4.04%) Application Packaging
7 64 (3.80%) Change Management
8 63 (3.74%) Service Management
9 59 (3.50%) Incident Management
10 58 (3.44%) Asset Management
11 55 (3.27%) Service Delivery
12 52 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (2.67%) Mobile Device Management
14 44 (2.61%) Data Protection
14 44 (2.61%) Problem Management
14 44 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (2.43%) Project Management
16 33 (1.96%) Cybersecurity
17 32 (1.90%) Break/Fix
18 31 (1.84%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 175 (10.39%) PowerShell
2 57 (3.38%) SQL
3 34 (2.02%) C
4 25 (1.48%) VB
5 21 (1.25%) VBScript
6 16 (0.95%) Python
7 13 (0.77%) C++
8 12 (0.71%) Java
9 8 (0.48%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.48%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.24%) C#
11 3 (0.18%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.18%) VBA
12 2 (0.12%) Perl
12 2 (0.12%) Ruby
13 1 (0.059%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.059%) VB6
Qualifications
1 140 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 105 (6.24%) SC Cleared
3 97 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (3.68%) Degree
5 41 (2.43%) DV Cleared
6 37 (2.20%) MCSE
7 36 (2.14%) MCP
8 29 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (1.19%) DBS Check
10 19 (1.13%) MCSA
11 18 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (1.01%) MCITP
13 13 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.48%) MCTS
14 8 (0.48%) MOS
15 6 (0.36%) CISSP
15 6 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
17 4 (0.24%) A+ Certification
17 4 (0.24%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (11.05%) SLA
2 30 (1.78%) GDPR
3 18 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.07%) QA
4 10 (0.59%) PMO
5 5 (0.30%) NCSC
6 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.059%) COBIT
8 1 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.059%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.059%) GMP
8 1 (0.059%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.059%) ITGC
8 1 (0.059%) NIST
8 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 860 (51.07%) Active Directory
2 118 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 47 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 46 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
6 27 (1.60%) BitLocker
7 23 (1.37%) vSphere
8 20 (1.19%) XenApp
8 20 (1.19%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.95%) VMware NSX
11 12 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (0.65%) Firmware
13 10 (0.59%) NFS
14 8 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.36%) Docker
16 3 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.18%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 402 (23.87%) SCCM
2 192 (11.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (2.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 28 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
5 26 (1.54%) WSUS
6 23 (1.37%) Ansible
7 21 (1.25%) AirWatch
8 16 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
9 11 (0.65%) FortiGate
9 11 (0.65%) SCOM
9 11 (0.65%) Terraform
10 9 (0.53%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (0.48%) Puppet
11 8 (0.48%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.36%) Nessus
12 6 (0.36%) SmoothWall
13 5 (0.30%) AppManager
13 5 (0.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 798 (47.39%) Microsoft
2 179 (10.63%) VMware
3 174 (10.33%) Citrix
4 146 (8.67%) ServiceNow
5 119 (7.07%) Apple
6 113 (6.71%) Cisco
7 78 (4.63%) HP
8 71 (4.22%) Dell
9 67 (3.98%) Ivanti
10 41 (2.43%) Oracle
11 32 (1.90%) Veeam
12 30 (1.78%) SAP
13 25 (1.48%) Sophos
14 22 (1.31%) Symantec
15 21 (1.25%) McAfee
16 20 (1.19%) Google
17 19 (1.13%) Remedy
18 18 (1.07%) Adobe
19 16 (0.95%) Meraki
19 16 (0.95%) NetApp