Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 44 68
Rank change year-on-year -42 +24 +34
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1,121 2,584 3,019
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.69% 4.80% 3.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.05% 23.53% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 1,596 1,899
10th Percentile £120 £117 £123
25th Percentile £150 £140 £155
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £218 £200 £263
Median % change year-on-year +8.75% -23.81% -4.55%
75th Percentile £400 £385 £430
90th Percentile £500 £488 £516
UK median daily rate £215 £190 £250
% change year-on-year +12.89% -24.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 382 408
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.48
Median % change year-on-year - -2.91% +9.87%
75th Percentile £20.00 £19.48 £19.25
90th Percentile £24.04 £21.88 £27.15
UK median hourly rate £15.70 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.88% - +6.67%

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 6,983 10,983 17,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.75% 20.40% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,602 7,167 11,683
10th Percentile £181 £143 £160
25th Percentile £325 £250 £317
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -
75th Percentile £539 £529 £538
90th Percentile £631 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 857 1,017
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.61 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% +3.03%
75th Percentile £42.00 £21.50 £27.25
90th Percentile £54.10 £47.50 £48.16
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.95
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.24% +3.67%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -96 328 £300 +25.00% 64
South East -16 212 £253 +38.36% 50
North of England -17 207 £180 +2.86% 47
Midlands -13 147 £200 +6.67% 54
North West -7 141 £200 +14.29% 24
South West -18 114 £190 +5.56% 39
West Midlands -3 101 £213 +6.25% 37
East of England -23 77 £195 -2.50% 17
East Midlands -13 45 £140 -21.41% 17
Yorkshire -35 40 £150 -25.00% 20
North East +12 26 £158 +5.00% 3
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,117 (99.64%) Windows
2 529 (47.19%) Active Directory
3 526 (46.92%) Microsoft 365
4 480 (42.82%) Microsoft
5 290 (25.87%) Windows 7
6 286 (25.51%) SCCM
7 212 (18.91%) Azure
8 203 (18.11%) Microsoft Office
9 170 (15.17%) Windows Server
10 164 (14.63%) Security Cleared
11 146 (13.02%) ITIL
12 142 (12.67%) PowerShell
13 140 (12.49%) SC Cleared
14 133 (11.86%) Microsoft Intune
15 129 (11.51%) Migration
16 123 (10.97%) VMware
17 113 (10.08%) Citrix
18 104 (9.28%) Public Sector
19 99 (8.83%) Windows Server 2012
19 99 (8.83%) Finance
20 98 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
21 92 (8.21%) DNS
22 85 (7.58%) SharePoint
23 84 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
24 83 (7.40%) MS Exchange
25 81 (7.23%) Cisco
26 79 (7.05%) Azure Active Directory
27 77 (6.87%) Windows Server 2016
28 73 (6.51%) VPN
29 69 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 85 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 83 (7.40%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.14%) Skype for Business
4 21 (1.87%) IIS
5 16 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (0.89%) ArcGIS
8 7 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.27%) CMS
9 3 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.089%) Apache
11 1 (0.089%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.089%) Confluence
11 1 (0.089%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.089%) Kentico
11 1 (0.089%) Site Server
Applications
1 203 (18.11%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.52%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.62%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.62%) Adobe Premiere
7 6 (0.54%) CINEMA 4D
8 5 (0.45%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.089%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.089%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.089%) CATIA
9 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Salerio
1 2 (0.18%) SAP MM
1 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (0.18%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.089%) assyst
2 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 526 (46.92%) Microsoft 365
2 212 (18.91%) Azure
3 79 (7.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 35 (3.12%) OneDrive
5 24 (2.14%) AWS
6 10 (0.89%) SaaS
7 8 (0.71%) IaaS
8 6 (0.54%) PaaS
9 5 (0.45%) Google Workspace
9 5 (0.45%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.27%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.27%) PowerApps
10 3 (0.27%) Yammer
11 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.18%) Logic Apps
12 1 (0.089%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.089%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.089%) Power Automate
12 1 (0.089%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 92 (8.21%) DNS
2 73 (6.51%) VPN
3 63 (5.62%) DHCP
4 57 (5.08%) LAN
5 56 (5.00%) Firewall
6 53 (4.73%) WAN
7 38 (3.39%) Skype
7 38 (3.39%) TCP/IP
8 23 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (1.87%) Wireless
10 20 (1.78%) WAAS
11 19 (1.69%) NetScaler
12 17 (1.52%) Internet
13 15 (1.34%) ATM
13 15 (1.34%) SAN
14 12 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (1.07%) VLAN
15 10 (0.89%) Network Security
15 10 (0.89%) VoIP
16 8 (0.71%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.71%) GIS
3 7 (0.62%) MySQL
4 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.36%) Power BI
6 3 (0.27%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.18%) Big Data
8 1 (0.089%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.089%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.089%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.089%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.089%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.089%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.089%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.089%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.089%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.089%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (1.69%) MSI
2 15 (1.34%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.98%) Subversion
5 8 (0.71%) Hudson
6 7 (0.62%) JIRA
7 6 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.27%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.18%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.18%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.089%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.089%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.089%) GCC
General
1 104 (9.28%) Public Sector
2 99 (8.83%) Finance
3 38 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.85%) Manufacturing
5 31 (2.77%) Banking
6 25 (2.23%) Retail
7 22 (1.96%) Marketing
8 21 (1.87%) Electronics
9 15 (1.34%) Legal
10 10 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.80%) Local Government
12 8 (0.71%) Law
13 7 (0.62%) French Language
13 7 (0.62%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.45%) Automotive
14 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.45%) German Language
15 4 (0.36%) Back Office
15 4 (0.36%) Publishing
16 3 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 177 (15.79%) Analyst
2 146 (13.02%) Support Engineer
3 106 (9.46%) Windows Engineer
4 96 (8.56%) Service Analyst
5 95 (8.47%) Desktop Support
6 89 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
7 88 (7.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 85 (7.58%) IT Support
9 72 (6.42%) IT Engineer
10 70 (6.24%) Deployment Engineer
11 66 (5.89%) 2nd Line Support
12 56 (5.00%) Support Analyst
13 54 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 53 (4.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 51 (4.55%) Architect
15 51 (4.55%) Consultant
16 42 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
17 41 (3.66%) IT Support Engineer
18 38 (3.39%) Rollout Engineer
19 37 (3.30%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.43%) Middleware
2 10 (0.89%) .NET
3 8 (0.71%) 802.1X
3 8 (0.71%) Web Services
4 6 (0.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 6 (0.54%) CSS
4 6 (0.54%) HTML
4 6 (0.54%) Kafka
4 6 (0.54%) Qt
4 6 (0.54%) Software Packaging
4 6 (0.54%) WinForms
5 4 (0.36%) MFC
5 4 (0.36%) XML
5 4 (0.36%) XMPP
6 3 (0.27%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.27%) JSON
7 2 (0.18%) KML
7 2 (0.18%) Protocol Buffers
7 2 (0.18%) REST
7 2 (0.18%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 37 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.21%) NHS
3 32 (2.85%) Driving Licence
4 23 (2.05%) Clustering
4 23 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
5 22 (1.96%) User Experience
6 20 (1.78%) Data Centre
6 20 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (1.61%) EMC VNX
7 18 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.34%) iPad
9 13 (1.16%) iPhone
10 11 (0.98%) Smartphone
11 9 (0.80%) Fat Client
11 9 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (0.80%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.62%) Video Editing
13 6 (0.54%) Animation
14 5 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,117 (99.64%) Windows
2 290 (25.87%) Windows 7
3 170 (15.17%) Windows Server
4 99 (8.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (6.87%) Windows Server 2016
6 62 (5.53%) Linux
7 48 (4.28%) Windows Server 2019
8 42 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (3.21%) Apple iOS
10 35 (3.12%) Android
11 34 (3.03%) Windows 8
12 25 (2.23%) Mac OS
13 22 (1.96%) Windows XP
14 20 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.80%) CentOS
16 9 (0.80%) Unix
17 7 (0.62%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.089%) VMS
18 1 (0.089%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (13.02%) ITIL
2 129 (11.51%) Migration
3 84 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
4 69 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 40 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
6 34 (3.03%) Change Management
7 32 (2.85%) Programme Management
8 31 (2.77%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (2.77%) Application Packaging
8 31 (2.77%) Project Management
8 31 (2.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (2.68%) Project Delivery
10 28 (2.50%) Process Improvement
10 28 (2.50%) Service Delivery
11 27 (2.41%) ITSM
12 23 (2.05%) Test Scripting
13 22 (1.96%) Service Management
14 21 (1.87%) Digital Marketing
15 20 (1.78%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 142 (12.67%) PowerShell
2 31 (2.77%) SQL
3 18 (1.61%) C++
3 18 (1.61%) VB
4 17 (1.52%) C
4 17 (1.52%) C#
5 9 (0.80%) Python
5 9 (0.80%) VBScript
6 7 (0.62%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.45%) Java
8 4 (0.36%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.27%) Perl
10 2 (0.18%) ABAP
11 1 (0.089%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.089%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.089%) PHP
11 1 (0.089%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.089%) VBA
Qualifications
1 164 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 140 (12.49%) SC Cleared
3 63 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (3.12%) Degree
5 28 (2.50%) MCSE
6 23 (2.05%) DBS Check
7 17 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 11 (0.98%) MCSA
9 10 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (0.80%) MCP
11 8 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.62%) CCNA
12 7 (0.62%) MCITP
13 6 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.36%) CISSP
14 4 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.80%) SLA
2 15 (1.34%) QA
3 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.36%) PMO
6 3 (0.27%) GDPR
7 1 (0.089%) COBIT
7 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.089%) GMP
7 1 (0.089%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.089%) NIST
System Software
1 529 (47.19%) Active Directory
2 98 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 37 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (1.87%) Virtual Desktop
6 21 (1.87%) XenApp
7 18 (1.61%) vSphere
8 16 (1.43%) BitLocker
8 16 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.25%) VMware NSX
10 10 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.45%) Firmware
12 3 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.27%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.089%) LXC
13 1 (0.089%) UAG
13 1 (0.089%) vCloud
13 1 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 286 (25.51%) SCCM
2 133 (11.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (2.59%) AirWatch
4 22 (1.96%) Ansible
4 22 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 16 (1.43%) IBM BigFix
6 12 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.07%) WSUS
7 10 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
9 7 (0.62%) Nessus
9 7 (0.62%) SCOM
9 7 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.54%) Terraform
10 6 (0.54%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.36%) Puppet
12 3 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.27%) PaperCut
12 3 (0.27%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 480 (42.82%) Microsoft
2 123 (10.97%) VMware
3 113 (10.08%) Citrix
4 81 (7.23%) Cisco
5 58 (5.17%) Apple
6 35 (3.12%) ServiceNow
7 32 (2.85%) HP
8 26 (2.32%) SAP
9 25 (2.23%) Red Hat
10 23 (2.05%) Dell
11 22 (1.96%) Ivanti
12 21 (1.87%) EMC
12 21 (1.87%) McAfee
13 19 (1.69%) Oracle
14 18 (1.61%) Remedy
14 18 (1.61%) Veeam
15 17 (1.52%) Avaya
16 14 (1.25%) Adobe
17 13 (1.16%) Sophos
18 12 (1.07%) Meraki