Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 169 321
Rank change year-on-year +81 +152 +523
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2,699 1,401 757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.84% 1.59% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.62% 7.76% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,598 864 439
England median daily rate £275 £314 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.35% -4.92% +1.54%
10th Percentile £115 £120 £128
90th Percentile £515 £538 £558
UK median daily rate £275 £313 £325
% change year-on-year -12.00% -3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 137 50
England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.88% +13.79% -71.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.92 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.27 £20.45 £24.63
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -0.88% +8.47% -70.50%

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 19,821 18,044 22,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.86% 20.42% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,472 11,436 14,386
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £213
90th Percentile £615 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,371 1,067 1,209
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +1.52% +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.62 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +88 1,215 £313 -3.85% 149
South East +56 537 £261 -16.06% 70
North of England +59 289 £170 -22.73% 71
Midlands +42 279 £238 -24.30% 40
South West +41 213 £300 -9.09% 30
North West +48 172 £178 -22.32% 38
East of England +24 149 £200 -33.33% 32
East Midlands +58 145 £250 +19.17% 15
West Midlands +9 134 £200 -38.46% 25
Yorkshire +28 91 £160 +28.00% 29
North East -2 27 £200 -48.72% 4
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 2,681 (99.33%) Windows
2 1,192 (44.16%) Active Directory
3 1,094 (40.53%) Windows 7
4 1,035 (38.35%) Microsoft
5 995 (36.87%) Office 365
6 754 (27.94%) SCCM
7 603 (22.34%) Migration
8 552 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
9 473 (17.53%) Windows Server
10 400 (14.82%) Citrix
11 347 (12.86%) Finance
12 335 (12.41%) VMware
13 308 (11.41%) ITIL
14 293 (10.86%) Security Cleared
15 291 (10.78%) PowerShell
16 285 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
17 281 (10.41%) Windows Server 2012
18 251 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
19 231 (8.56%) Skype
20 227 (8.41%) SC Cleared
21 222 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
22 220 (8.15%) DNS
23 215 (7.97%) Microsoft App-V
24 209 (7.74%) MS Exchange
25 205 (7.60%) Apple
26 202 (7.48%) Skype for Business
27 194 (7.19%) Windows 8
28 188 (6.97%) Windows XP
29 181 (6.71%) DHCP
30 172 (6.37%) Microsoft Intune

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
1 209 (7.74%) MS Exchange
2 202 (7.48%) Skype for Business
3 141 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 107 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.44%) IBM Notes
10 8 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.15%) CMS
11 4 (0.15%) Confluence
12 3 (0.11%) IIS
12 3 (0.11%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.074%) Apache
13 2 (0.074%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.074%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 552 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
2 121 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.15%) NUKE
7 4 (0.15%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.15%) Windchill
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.11%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 2 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.037%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
1 5 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.11%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.074%) Primavera
3 2 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.037%) assyst
4 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.037%) Maximo
4 1 (0.037%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.037%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 995 (36.87%) Office 365
2 285 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (3.48%) OneDrive
4 92 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 60 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
6 37 (1.37%) IaaS
7 33 (1.22%) SaaS
8 28 (1.04%) PaaS
9 17 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.56%) G Suite
11 14 (0.52%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.30%) Yammer
13 6 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.11%) Slack
15 2 (0.074%) GitHub
15 2 (0.074%) SurveyMonkey
16 1 (0.037%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 231 (8.56%) Skype
2 220 (8.15%) DNS
3 181 (6.71%) DHCP
4 145 (5.37%) VPN
5 137 (5.08%) Firewall
6 104 (3.85%) LAN
7 82 (3.04%) WAN
8 70 (2.59%) TCP/IP
9 62 (2.30%) Internet
10 59 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
11 51 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
12 49 (1.82%) VoIP
13 41 (1.52%) SAN
14 40 (1.48%) Wireless
15 34 (1.26%) NetScaler
16 25 (0.93%) NAS
17 22 (0.82%) IP Telephony
17 22 (0.82%) Network Security
18 21 (0.78%) MPLS
19 20 (0.74%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 25 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
3 22 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (0.52%) Power BI
4 14 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.37%) CouchDB
6 10 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 9 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.26%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.22%) MS Access
11 3 (0.11%) MySQL
11 3 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.074%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.074%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.074%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.074%) Redis
Development Applications
1 85 (3.15%) MSI
2 26 (0.96%) InstallShield
3 22 (0.82%) AdminStudio
4 21 (0.78%) JIRA
5 18 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 17 (0.63%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.30%) Subversion
8 7 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.19%) WinDbg
10 4 (0.15%) Android Studio
11 3 (0.11%) Hudson
11 3 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.074%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.074%) JMeter
12 2 (0.074%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.074%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.074%) Selenium
12 2 (0.074%) TestComplete
12 2 (0.074%) WiX
General
1 347 (12.86%) Finance
2 79 (2.93%) Law
3 60 (2.22%) Retail
4 57 (2.11%) Banking
5 52 (1.93%) Legal
6 45 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.00%) Publishing
9 20 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.48%) Advertising
10 13 (0.48%) Marketing
11 12 (0.44%) Games
12 11 (0.41%) Front Office
12 11 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.37%) Back Office
13 10 (0.37%) French Language
14 9 (0.33%) Billing
15 8 (0.30%) Local Government
16 7 (0.26%) Automotive
17 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 545 (20.19%) Desktop Support
2 464 (17.19%) Analyst
3 423 (15.67%) Support Engineer
4 306 (11.34%) Desktop Engineer
5 286 (10.60%) Windows Engineer
6 230 (8.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 186 (6.89%) Support Analyst
8 185 (6.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 160 (5.93%) IT Support
10 158 (5.85%) Architect
10 158 (5.85%) Project Manager
11 148 (5.48%) Service Analyst
12 139 (5.15%) Service Desk Analyst
13 134 (4.96%) Deployment Engineer
14 117 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 107 (3.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 103 (3.82%) Consultant
17 93 (3.45%) IT Engineer
18 83 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 83 (3.08%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (1.41%) Web Services
2 32 (1.19%) .NET
3 30 (1.11%) Software Packaging
4 21 (0.78%) HTML
5 14 (0.52%) AngularJS
5 14 (0.52%) HTML5
6 13 (0.48%) CSS
6 13 (0.48%) Middleware
6 13 (0.48%) Node.js
7 12 (0.44%) React
7 12 (0.44%) Sass
8 11 (0.41%) RESTful
9 10 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (0.33%) Ember.js
10 9 (0.33%) LDAP
11 7 (0.26%) 802.1X
11 7 (0.26%) XML
11 7 (0.26%) XMPP
12 6 (0.22%) Universal Windows Platform
13 5 (0.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 125 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (2.59%) Data Centre
3 67 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 63 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 60 (2.22%) iPhone
6 56 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
7 46 (1.70%) Blackberry
8 44 (1.63%) iPad
9 40 (1.48%) User Experience
10 29 (1.07%) Driving Licence
11 27 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 26 (0.96%) PKI
13 25 (0.93%) Management Information System
14 22 (0.82%) NHS
14 22 (0.82%) Smartphone
15 19 (0.70%) BYOD
16 18 (0.67%) Computer Science
17 15 (0.56%) CMDB
17 15 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,681 (99.33%) Windows
2 1,094 (40.53%) Windows 7
3 473 (17.53%) Windows Server
4 281 (10.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 251 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 194 (7.19%) Windows 8
7 188 (6.97%) Windows XP
8 164 (6.08%) Apple iOS
9 128 (4.74%) Android
10 117 (4.33%) Linux
11 83 (3.08%) Mac OS
12 70 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 66 (2.45%) Mac OS X
14 28 (1.04%) CentOS
15 19 (0.70%) Unix
16 16 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (0.52%) AIX
18 12 (0.44%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.30%) Ubuntu
20 6 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (22.34%) Migration
2 308 (11.41%) ITIL
3 167 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
4 155 (5.74%) Time Management
5 134 (4.96%) Project Management
6 131 (4.85%) Application Packaging
7 116 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 112 (4.15%) PRINCE2
9 103 (3.82%) Break/Fix
10 101 (3.74%) Change Management
11 90 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
12 85 (3.15%) Service Management
13 81 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 73 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
15 56 (2.07%) Asset Management
16 54 (2.00%) Problem Management
17 52 (1.93%) Service Delivery
18 50 (1.85%) Application Virtualisation
18 50 (1.85%) ITSM
19 42 (1.56%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 291 (10.78%) PowerShell
2 123 (4.56%) SQL
3 83 (3.08%) VBScript
4 32 (1.19%) C#
5 29 (1.07%) VB
6 25 (0.93%) JavaScript
7 13 (0.48%) Bash Shell
7 13 (0.48%) VBA
8 12 (0.44%) C++
8 12 (0.44%) TypeScript
9 10 (0.37%) ES6
9 10 (0.37%) Java
9 10 (0.37%) T-SQL
10 9 (0.33%) C
11 4 (0.15%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.15%) Python
11 4 (0.15%) VB6
12 3 (0.11%) VC++
13 2 (0.074%) Perl
13 2 (0.074%) Rust
Qualifications
1 293 (10.86%) Security Cleared
2 227 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 159 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (3.08%) MCSE
5 52 (1.93%) Degree
6 49 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 46 (1.70%) MCP
8 40 (1.48%) MCSA
9 35 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 24 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (0.85%) DBS Check
12 23 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (0.70%) CCNA
14 18 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (0.59%) A+ Certification
16 15 (0.56%) MCDST
16 15 (0.56%) MCITP
16 15 (0.56%) PMI Certification
17 14 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (4.63%) SLA
2 31 (1.15%) QA
3 26 (0.96%) PMO
4 23 (0.85%) GDPR
5 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.11%) GxP
9 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.074%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.074%) WCAG
11 1 (0.037%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.037%) GMP
11 1 (0.037%) GPG13
11 1 (0.037%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1,192 (44.16%) Active Directory
2 222 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (7.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 126 (4.67%) XenApp
5 114 (4.22%) XenDesktop
6 100 (3.71%) Virtual Desktop
7 98 (3.63%) BitLocker
8 92 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
9 91 (3.37%) Hyper-V
10 55 (2.04%) vSphere
11 30 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
12 27 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
13 26 (0.96%) Docker
14 21 (0.78%) VMware NSX
15 13 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
16 11 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (0.41%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.30%) XenServer
18 5 (0.19%) DFS Replication
18 5 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 754 (27.94%) SCCM
2 172 (6.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 55 (2.04%) WSUS
4 43 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 39 (1.44%) vCenter Server
6 37 (1.37%) AirWatch
7 36 (1.33%) SCOM
8 20 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
9 13 (0.48%) NetBackup
10 12 (0.44%) Backup Exec
10 12 (0.44%) Data Guard
11 11 (0.41%) SCOrch
12 10 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.30%) Nessus
13 8 (0.30%) WMI
14 7 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.26%) XenMobile
15 6 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1,035 (38.35%) Microsoft
2 400 (14.82%) Citrix
3 335 (12.41%) VMware
4 205 (7.60%) Apple
5 148 (5.48%) Cisco
6 133 (4.93%) Ivanti
7 107 (3.96%) HP
8 74 (2.74%) ServiceNow
9 52 (1.93%) Dell
10 46 (1.70%) McAfee
11 45 (1.67%) Wyse
12 39 (1.44%) NetApp
13 32 (1.19%) Veeam
14 31 (1.15%) Bloomberg
14 31 (1.15%) Sophos
15 30 (1.11%) Splunk
16 29 (1.07%) Oracle
17 24 (0.89%) Adobe
17 24 (0.89%) Remedy
17 24 (0.89%) Reuters