Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 240 579
Rank change year-on-year +135 +339 +259
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2,159 945 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.35% 1.07% 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.30% 5.15% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,368 599 156
England median daily rate £270 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.92% +12.07% -37.30%
10th Percentile £120 £121 £107
90th Percentile £500 £538 £588
UK median daily rate £275 £324 £300
% change year-on-year -15.06% +7.92% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 112 25
England median hourly rate £15.25 £16.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.43% -7.86% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.39 £12.95
90th Percentile £31.50 £28.55 £21.30
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.69% -8.57% -

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 19,111 18,363 21,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.80% 20.82% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,350 11,710 12,845
England median daily rate £428 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £195
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,139 1,149 1,621
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.33
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.25 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +133 979 £285 -17.39% 154
South East +82 431 £225 -34.78% 101
North of England +133 253 £180 -20.00% 70
Midlands +79 218 £295 -9.23% 57
South West +75 170 £300 +69.01% 27
North West +83 140 £213 -22.55% 44
East of England +34 116 £325 +8.33% 31
East Midlands +39 108 £335 +14.04% 28
West Midlands +58 107 £291 -21.28% 29
Yorkshire +63 99 £155 -13.89% 21
North East +60 15 £250 -9.09% 5
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 2,152 (99.68%) Windows
2 1,012 (46.87%) Windows 7
3 928 (42.98%) Active Directory
4 845 (39.14%) Office 365
5 722 (33.44%) Microsoft
6 534 (24.73%) SCCM
7 438 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
8 437 (20.24%) Migration
9 330 (15.28%) Citrix
10 320 (14.82%) Security Cleared
11 316 (14.64%) Windows Server
12 289 (13.39%) ITIL
13 256 (11.86%) SC Cleared
14 246 (11.39%) VMware
15 217 (10.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 212 (9.82%) PowerShell
17 210 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
18 205 (9.50%) Finance
19 179 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
20 172 (7.97%) Windows 8
21 166 (7.69%) DNS
22 164 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
23 160 (7.41%) Apple
24 146 (6.76%) Microsoft App-V
25 141 (6.53%) DHCP
26 140 (6.48%) MS Exchange
26 140 (6.48%) Skype
27 137 (6.35%) SharePoint
28 134 (6.21%) Skype for Business
29 124 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 140 (6.48%) MS Exchange
2 137 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 134 (6.21%) Skype for Business
4 59 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (0.60%) IIS
8 12 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.32%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.23%) CMS
13 4 (0.19%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.19%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.14%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.14%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.093%) Apache
15 2 (0.093%) Apache Airflow
15 2 (0.093%) Totara
Applications
1 438 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.14%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.093%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.093%) Revit
7 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.046%) NUKE
8 1 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.37%) Eikon
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.14%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.093%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.093%) Primavera
5 2 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.046%) assyst
6 1 (0.046%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.046%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 845 (39.14%) Office 365
2 179 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (2.73%) OneDrive
4 58 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 44 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.74%) G Suite
6 16 (0.74%) IaaS
7 14 (0.65%) SaaS
8 9 (0.42%) Yammer
9 7 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (0.32%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.32%) PaaS
10 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.093%) GitHub
11 2 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.093%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 166 (7.69%) DNS
2 141 (6.53%) DHCP
3 140 (6.48%) Skype
4 101 (4.68%) VPN
5 91 (4.21%) LAN
6 86 (3.98%) Firewall
7 82 (3.80%) WAN
8 73 (3.38%) TCP/IP
9 64 (2.96%) Internet
10 34 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
11 31 (1.44%) VoIP
12 25 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
12 25 (1.16%) Wireless
13 23 (1.07%) SMS
14 22 (1.02%) VLAN
15 21 (0.97%) SAN
16 18 (0.83%) DSL
17 17 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (0.79%) Intranet
17 17 (0.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 15 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (0.60%) CouchDB
3 13 (0.60%) MongoDB
3 13 (0.60%) MS Access
4 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.23%) Clusterpoint
8 4 (0.19%) Big Data
8 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.14%) SQLite
10 2 (0.093%) MySQL
10 2 (0.093%) Redis
11 1 (0.046%) DB2
11 1 (0.046%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.046%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 73 (3.38%) MSI
2 28 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 28 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 19 (0.88%) JIRA
4 16 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.51%) AdminStudio
6 7 (0.32%) InstallShield
6 7 (0.32%) WinDbg
7 5 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.19%) Selenium
8 4 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.14%) Ant
9 3 (0.14%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.14%) JMeter
9 3 (0.14%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.14%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.093%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.093%) Hudson
10 2 (0.093%) TestRail
11 1 (0.046%) ReSharper
General
1 205 (9.50%) Finance
2 54 (2.50%) Banking
3 51 (2.36%) Law
4 47 (2.18%) Legal
5 37 (1.71%) Retail
6 30 (1.39%) Publishing
7 27 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.16%) Back Office
10 19 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.65%) Advertising
11 14 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.60%) French Language
13 9 (0.42%) Marketing
14 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.28%) Front Office
15 6 (0.28%) Local Government
16 5 (0.23%) Electronics
16 5 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 394 (18.25%) Desktop Support
2 351 (16.26%) Analyst
3 347 (16.07%) Support Engineer
4 249 (11.53%) Desktop Engineer
5 210 (9.73%) 2nd Line Support
6 199 (9.22%) Windows Engineer
7 161 (7.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 136 (6.30%) Service Analyst
8 136 (6.30%) Service Desk Analyst
9 127 (5.88%) Support Analyst
10 126 (5.84%) IT Support
11 125 (5.79%) Project Manager
12 112 (5.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 103 (4.77%) Deployment Engineer
14 99 (4.59%) Consultant
15 97 (4.49%) Architect
16 94 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 94 (4.35%) IT Engineer
17 92 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 84 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.25%) .NET
2 22 (1.02%) HTML
3 21 (0.97%) LDAP
4 18 (0.83%) AngularJS
5 17 (0.79%) CSS
5 17 (0.79%) HTML5
6 16 (0.74%) RESTful
6 16 (0.74%) Web Services
7 15 (0.69%) Node.js
7 15 (0.69%) WPF
8 13 (0.60%) Sass
9 11 (0.51%) WSH
9 11 (0.51%) XML
10 10 (0.46%) Aurelia
11 9 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (0.37%) 802.1X
12 8 (0.37%) Software Packaging
13 7 (0.32%) Middleware
13 7 (0.32%) React
13 7 (0.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 93 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (2.55%) iPhone
3 47 (2.18%) Blackberry
4 42 (1.95%) Smartphone
4 42 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
5 37 (1.71%) Data Centre
5 37 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 35 (1.62%) Driving Licence
7 29 (1.34%) iPad
8 28 (1.30%) User Experience
9 22 (1.02%) PKI
10 21 (0.97%) Fat Client
10 21 (0.97%) Thin Client
11 18 (0.83%) NHS
12 16 (0.74%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.69%) BYOD
14 12 (0.56%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.51%) Clustering
15 11 (0.51%) PDA
16 10 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,152 (99.68%) Windows
2 1,012 (46.87%) Windows 7
3 316 (14.64%) Windows Server
4 217 (10.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 210 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 172 (7.97%) Windows 8
7 116 (5.37%) Android
8 107 (4.96%) Windows XP
9 101 (4.68%) Apple iOS
10 84 (3.89%) Linux
11 41 (1.90%) Mac OS
12 37 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (1.57%) Mac OS X
14 23 (1.07%) Windows Vista
15 13 (0.60%) Unix
16 12 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.23%) CentOS
17 5 (0.23%) Debian
17 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (20.24%) Migration
2 289 (13.39%) ITIL
3 110 (5.09%) Project Management
4 105 (4.86%) PRINCE2
5 101 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
6 92 (4.26%) Application Packaging
7 91 (4.21%) Time Management
8 87 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 75 (3.47%) Change Management
10 69 (3.20%) Service Management
11 61 (2.83%) Mobile Device Management
11 61 (2.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 58 (2.69%) Service Delivery
13 47 (2.18%) Break/Fix
14 36 (1.67%) Software Deployment
15 34 (1.57%) DevOps
16 31 (1.44%) Problem Management
17 30 (1.39%) Asset Management
17 30 (1.39%) Root Cause Analysis
18 28 (1.30%) Application Discovery
Programming Languages
1 212 (9.82%) PowerShell
2 84 (3.89%) VBScript
3 69 (3.20%) SQL
4 34 (1.57%) C#
5 22 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 21 (0.97%) Java
7 19 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 19 (0.88%) C
8 18 (0.83%) Python
8 18 (0.83%) VB
9 15 (0.69%) TypeScript
10 10 (0.46%) C++
10 10 (0.46%) ES6
10 10 (0.46%) VBA
11 5 (0.23%) Perl
11 5 (0.23%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.14%) AWK
13 1 (0.046%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.046%) RPG
13 1 (0.046%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 320 (14.82%) Security Cleared
2 256 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 124 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (2.92%) MCSE
5 44 (2.04%) Degree
6 42 (1.95%) DV Cleared
7 36 (1.67%) MCSA
8 34 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (1.20%) DBS Check
10 23 (1.07%) ISEB
10 23 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (1.02%) CCNA
12 21 (0.97%) PMP
13 20 (0.93%) MCP
13 20 (0.93%) PMI Certification
13 20 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 18 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 14 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
15 14 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.46%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (4.91%) SLA
2 39 (1.81%) QA
3 34 (1.57%) PMO
4 17 (0.79%) GDPR
5 7 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.093%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.093%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.093%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.046%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.046%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.046%) RMADS
8 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 928 (42.98%) Active Directory
2 164 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (6.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 84 (3.89%) XenApp
5 80 (3.71%) BitLocker
6 71 (3.29%) XenDesktop
7 69 (3.20%) Hyper-V
8 43 (1.99%) Virtual Desktop
9 36 (1.67%) Docker
10 34 (1.57%) vSphere
11 27 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
12 23 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
13 16 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.32%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.23%) Samba
17 4 (0.19%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.19%) XenServer
18 3 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 534 (24.73%) SCCM
2 81 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 64 (2.96%) AirWatch
4 49 (2.27%) SCOM
5 20 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 19 (0.88%) WSUS
7 16 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
8 14 (0.65%) HP ALM
9 13 (0.60%) Backup Exec
10 12 (0.56%) Ansible
11 11 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.51%) WMI
12 9 (0.42%) Puppet
12 9 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.37%) AppDNA
14 7 (0.32%) DameWare
14 7 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 6 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
15 6 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 722 (33.44%) Microsoft
2 330 (15.28%) Citrix
3 246 (11.39%) VMware
4 160 (7.41%) Apple
5 111 (5.14%) Cisco
6 98 (4.54%) HP
7 89 (4.12%) Ivanti
8 41 (1.90%) ServiceNow
9 38 (1.76%) Dell
10 36 (1.67%) Avaya
10 36 (1.67%) Oracle
11 35 (1.62%) McAfee
11 35 (1.62%) Symantec
12 28 (1.30%) Bloomberg
13 19 (0.88%) Google
13 19 (0.88%) NetApp
14 18 (0.83%) Meraki
15 16 (0.74%) Altiris
15 16 (0.74%) GFI Software
15 16 (0.74%) Veeam