Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 93 174
Rank change year-on-year +31 +81 +193
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 3,039 2,476 1,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.67% 2.73% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.52% 13.07% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,945 1,472 760
England median daily rate £275 £288 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -12.21% +0.77%
10th Percentile £123 £115 £120
90th Percentile £525 £523 £538
UK median daily rate £250 £275 £325
% change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 421 111
England median hourly rate £16.74 £15.86 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -3.88% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.39
90th Percentile £34.85 £29.50 £21.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.04% -0.88% +10.34%

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 16,408 18,950 17,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.81% 20.87% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,479 11,979 10,931
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £185 £204
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 1,275 1,020
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.17% -2.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.94%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +22 1,233 £313 -3.85% 66
South East +24 614 £300 +20.00% 34
North of England +69 405 £175 +9.38% 36
South West +12 309 £279 -7.17% 16
Midlands +12 260 £260 -7.56% 22
North West +34 208 £167 -10.93% 17
East of England +24 206 £185 -31.16% 13
Yorkshire +68 153 £190 +46.15% 13
East Midlands +13 127 £195 -22.16% 6
West Midlands +11 127 £310 +7.83% 16
North East +34 44 £175 -12.50% 6
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 3,029 (99.67%) Windows
2 1,360 (44.75%) Active Directory
3 1,238 (40.74%) Windows 7
4 1,183 (38.93%) Microsoft
5 1,131 (37.22%) Office 365
6 963 (31.69%) SCCM
7 618 (20.34%) Migration
8 556 (18.30%) Microsoft Office
9 507 (16.68%) Windows Server
10 475 (15.63%) Finance
11 430 (14.15%) ITIL
12 408 (13.43%) Citrix
13 357 (11.75%) PowerShell
14 356 (11.71%) VMware
15 341 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
16 321 (10.56%) Security Cleared
17 316 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
18 240 (7.90%) Skype
19 231 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
20 214 (7.04%) DNS
21 213 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
22 212 (6.98%) SC Cleared
23 211 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
24 206 (6.78%) MS Exchange
25 191 (6.28%) Skype for Business
26 189 (6.22%) Application Packaging
27 188 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 187 (6.15%) SharePoint
29 176 (5.79%) Microsoft Intune
30 167 (5.50%) 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
1 206 (6.78%) MS Exchange
2 191 (6.28%) Skype for Business
3 187 (6.15%) SharePoint
4 52 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (1.02%) IBM Notes
6 19 (0.63%) Confluence
7 17 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (0.56%) IIS
8 8 (0.26%) MS Project Server
9 6 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.13%) CMS
10 4 (0.13%) GroupWise
11 3 (0.099%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.099%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.066%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.033%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.033%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.033%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.033%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.033%) WordPress
Applications
1 556 (18.30%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.099%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.099%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 3 (0.099%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.066%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.033%) ImageReady
10 1 (0.033%) Revit
Business Applications
1 25 (0.82%) Elite 3E
2 9 (0.30%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (0.20%) Eikon
3 6 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.099%) assyst
6 2 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.066%) Retail-J
6 2 (0.066%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.066%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.066%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.033%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1,131 (37.22%) Office 365
2 341 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 66 (2.17%) OneDrive
5 52 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
6 38 (1.25%) IaaS
7 30 (0.99%) SaaS
8 29 (0.95%) PaaS
9 19 (0.63%) Yammer
10 15 (0.49%) G Suite
11 12 (0.39%) Power Platform
12 9 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.30%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.26%) Azure Stack
13 8 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.16%) GitHub
14 5 (0.16%) iTunes
15 4 (0.13%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.13%) Slack
16 3 (0.099%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 240 (7.90%) Skype
2 214 (7.04%) DNS
3 167 (5.50%) DHCP
4 141 (4.64%) VPN
5 127 (4.18%) LAN
6 124 (4.08%) Firewall
7 107 (3.52%) TCP/IP
8 97 (3.19%) WAN
9 88 (2.90%) VoIP
10 65 (2.14%) Internet
11 62 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
12 56 (1.84%) Wireless
13 47 (1.55%) SAN
14 46 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
15 40 (1.32%) NetScaler
16 31 (1.02%) VLAN
17 30 (0.99%) IP Telephony
18 21 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
19 19 (0.63%) Network Security
20 16 (0.53%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 21 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (0.33%) MS Access
5 8 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (0.26%) Power BI
5 8 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
7 5 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.13%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (0.099%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.066%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.066%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.066%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.066%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.066%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 84 (2.76%) MSI
2 29 (0.95%) AdminStudio
3 25 (0.82%) JIRA
4 17 (0.56%) InstallShield
5 14 (0.46%) Git (software)
6 13 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.33%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.16%) WinDbg
9 5 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.13%) Ant
11 3 (0.099%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.066%) Hudson
12 2 (0.066%) JMeter
12 2 (0.066%) Selenium
12 2 (0.066%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.066%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.033%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.033%) TestDirector
13 1 (0.033%) WinRunner
General
1 475 (15.63%) Finance
2 137 (4.51%) Banking
3 87 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 83 (2.73%) Legal
5 67 (2.20%) Law
6 66 (2.17%) Retail
7 63 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 55 (1.81%) Marketing
9 49 (1.61%) Electronics
10 25 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 24 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.66%) Advertising
13 19 (0.63%) Local Government
14 18 (0.59%) Publishing
15 11 (0.36%) Front Office
16 7 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.23%) Games
16 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.16%) Billing
18 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 466 (15.33%) Analyst
2 441 (14.51%) Support Engineer
3 435 (14.31%) Windows Engineer
4 319 (10.50%) Desktop Support
5 267 (8.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 234 (7.70%) Deployment Engineer
7 191 (6.28%) IT Support
8 186 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
9 184 (6.05%) Service Analyst
10 183 (6.02%) Support Analyst
11 180 (5.92%) Project Manager
12 169 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
13 160 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 156 (5.13%) Architect
15 145 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 145 (4.77%) Windows Deployment Engineer
16 127 (4.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 123 (4.05%) IT Engineer
18 114 (3.75%) Consultant
19 101 (3.32%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (0.92%) Software Packaging
2 21 (0.69%) .NET
3 18 (0.59%) Java RMI
4 10 (0.33%) XML
5 9 (0.30%) 802.1X
5 9 (0.30%) LDAP
6 6 (0.20%) HTML
6 6 (0.20%) Web Services
7 5 (0.16%) WAP
8 4 (0.13%) CSS
8 4 (0.13%) DOM
8 4 (0.13%) OCX
8 4 (0.13%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.13%) Universal Windows Platform
8 4 (0.13%) XMPP
8 4 (0.13%) XSLT
8 4 (0.13%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.099%) COM
9 3 (0.099%) JSON
9 3 (0.099%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 141 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
3 68 (2.24%) Driving Licence
4 67 (2.20%) iPhone
5 58 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 56 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
7 55 (1.81%) Data Centre
8 48 (1.58%) Fat Client
8 48 (1.58%) Thin Client
9 44 (1.45%) NHS
10 42 (1.38%) Smartphone
10 42 (1.38%) User Experience
11 37 (1.22%) PKI
12 34 (1.12%) Blackberry
13 30 (0.99%) iPad
14 21 (0.69%) Clustering
14 21 (0.69%) Handset
15 17 (0.56%) BYOD
16 16 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
17 11 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3,029 (99.67%) Windows
2 1,238 (40.74%) Windows 7
3 507 (16.68%) Windows Server
4 316 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 231 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 153 (5.03%) Android
7 136 (4.48%) Apple iOS
8 127 (4.18%) Windows 8
9 105 (3.46%) Windows XP
10 74 (2.44%) Mac OS
11 65 (2.14%) Linux
12 41 (1.35%) Mac OS X
13 36 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.36%) Unix
15 10 (0.33%) Windows 2000
16 9 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.23%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.16%) CentOS
18 5 (0.16%) Solaris
19 4 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (20.34%) Migration
2 430 (14.15%) ITIL
3 213 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
4 189 (6.22%) Application Packaging
5 188 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 143 (4.71%) Project Management
7 129 (4.24%) Service Management
8 120 (3.95%) Time Management
9 105 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
10 104 (3.42%) ITSM
11 101 (3.32%) Mobile Device Management
12 93 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 88 (2.90%) Incident Management
14 77 (2.53%) Service Delivery
15 76 (2.50%) Change Management
15 76 (2.50%) PRINCE2
16 72 (2.37%) Business Intelligence
17 66 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
18 65 (2.14%) Break/Fix
19 57 (1.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 357 (11.75%) PowerShell
2 84 (2.76%) SQL
3 48 (1.58%) VBScript
4 29 (0.95%) VB
5 24 (0.79%) Java
6 23 (0.76%) Python
7 18 (0.59%) C
7 18 (0.59%) C#
8 15 (0.49%) VBA
9 14 (0.46%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.36%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.23%) Perl
12 5 (0.16%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.13%) AWK
14 3 (0.099%) C++
14 3 (0.099%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.066%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.066%) Ruby
15 2 (0.066%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.066%) XAML
Qualifications
1 321 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 212 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 132 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 65 (2.14%) MCSA
6 58 (1.91%) MCSE
7 44 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 39 (1.28%) MCP
9 33 (1.09%) DBS Check
10 32 (1.05%) Degree
11 22 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (0.66%) A+ Certification
12 20 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
13 19 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (0.56%) CCNA
15 16 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (0.43%) PMI Certification
17 12 (0.39%) CCA
17 12 (0.39%) PMP
18 11 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (5.00%) SLA
2 50 (1.65%) QA
3 18 (0.59%) NCSC
3 18 (0.59%) PMO
4 13 (0.43%) NIST
5 6 (0.20%) HL7
6 5 (0.16%) GDPR
6 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.099%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.066%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.066%) GxP
9 2 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.066%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 1 (0.033%) COBIT
10 1 (0.033%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.033%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.033%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,360 (44.75%) Active Directory
2 211 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 143 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 142 (4.67%) XenDesktop
6 115 (3.78%) XenApp
7 96 (3.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 87 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
9 62 (2.04%) vSphere
10 47 (1.55%) BitLocker
11 45 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
12 31 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
13 20 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 15 (0.49%) DFS Replication
15 12 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
16 11 (0.36%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.23%) Xen
18 6 (0.20%) Firmware
19 4 (0.13%) Docker
19 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 963 (31.69%) SCCM
2 176 (5.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 74 (2.44%) SCOM
4 64 (2.11%) AirWatch
5 45 (1.48%) WSUS
6 29 (0.95%) SCVMM
7 22 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
8 21 (0.69%) Perfmon
9 19 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 17 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (0.53%) vCenter Server
12 14 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 13 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
13 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
13 13 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (0.33%) SCDPM
14 10 (0.33%) SCSM
15 9 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 9 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,183 (38.93%) Microsoft
2 408 (13.43%) Citrix
3 356 (11.71%) VMware
4 151 (4.97%) Cisco
5 128 (4.21%) Apple
6 88 (2.90%) Ivanti
7 86 (2.83%) ServiceNow
8 71 (2.34%) HP
9 67 (2.20%) SAP
10 62 (2.04%) Dell
11 47 (1.55%) McAfee
12 46 (1.51%) iManage
12 46 (1.51%) Symantec
13 35 (1.15%) Oracle
13 35 (1.15%) Sophos
14 31 (1.02%) Lotus
15 30 (0.99%) Bloomberg
16 27 (0.89%) Remedy
17 26 (0.86%) Veeam
18 24 (0.79%) Reuters