Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 59 61
Rank change year-on-year -47 +2 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1,341 1,220 3,313
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.35% 3.74% 3.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.76% 19.29% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 761 2,128
10th Percentile £122 £120 £120
25th Percentile £153 £148 £150
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £220 £213 £245
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% -13.27% -10.91%
75th Percentile £391 £438 £438
90th Percentile £500 £510 £519
UK median daily rate £225 £210 £225
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -17.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 150 425
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.00 £12.89 £13.07
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.21
Median % change year-on-year -3.88% +1.82% +2.18%
75th Percentile £18.75 £20.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £24.02 £26.00
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £16.45
% change year-on-year -0.88% -2.74% +3.72%

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 9,086 6,325 16,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.90% 19.37% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,016 4,249 10,802
10th Percentile £180 £163 £158
25th Percentile £350 £313 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.86% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £544
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 360 972
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.65 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.80 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.19 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.77% +3.91% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £25.00 £33.56
90th Percentile £60.20 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.45 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.16% +5.44% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -98 391 £275 -18.52% 101
South East -12 273 £259 +29.38% 131
North of England -9 240 £190 +2.70% 135
Midlands +1 205 £165 +3.13% 87
North West -16 139 £190 +8.57% 68
West Midlands +5 132 £200 +25.00% 44
South West -20 117 £200 -0.87% 68
East of England -31 78 £200 +1.27% 52
Yorkshire -16 73 £170 -26.09% 50
East Midlands +7 72 £125 -21.88% 42
North East +9 28 £250 +25.00% 17
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,333 (99.40%) Windows
2 705 (52.57%) Active Directory
3 681 (50.78%) Microsoft 365
4 632 (47.13%) Microsoft
5 351 (26.17%) Social Skills
6 345 (25.73%) SCCM
7 339 (25.28%) Windows 7
8 284 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
9 279 (20.81%) Azure
10 238 (17.75%) ITIL
11 192 (14.32%) Windows Server
12 169 (12.60%) PowerShell
13 162 (12.08%) Migration
14 159 (11.86%) Citrix
15 142 (10.59%) VMware
16 133 (9.92%) Microsoft Intune
17 126 (9.40%) SLA
18 125 (9.32%) Finance
18 125 (9.32%) Security Cleared
19 119 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
20 114 (8.50%) Azure Active Directory
21 104 (7.76%) DNS
22 103 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
23 100 (7.46%) Cisco
24 99 (7.38%) ServiceNow
25 98 (7.31%) MS Exchange
26 97 (7.23%) VPN
26 97 (7.23%) SC Cleared
27 95 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
27 95 (7.08%) SharePoint

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 98 (7.31%) MS Exchange
2 95 (7.08%) SharePoint
3 34 (2.54%) Skype for Business
4 17 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (0.89%) IIS
6 10 (0.75%) Apache
7 8 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.30%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.30%) Confluence
10 3 (0.22%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.15%) CMS
11 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.075%) Kentico
12 1 (0.075%) nginx
12 1 (0.075%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.075%) Site Server
Applications
1 284 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (5.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.075%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.075%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 9 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.15%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.15%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 681 (50.78%) Microsoft 365
2 279 (20.81%) Azure
3 114 (8.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 47 (3.50%) OneDrive
5 41 (3.06%) AWS
6 22 (1.64%) IaaS
7 21 (1.57%) Mimecast
8 17 (1.27%) Google Workspace
9 13 (0.97%) SaaS
10 8 (0.60%) PaaS
11 6 (0.45%) Power Automate
11 6 (0.45%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.30%) Yammer
13 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.22%) PowerApps
14 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.15%) Google Docs
15 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.075%) AWS Fargate
15 1 (0.075%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 104 (7.76%) DNS
2 97 (7.23%) VPN
3 91 (6.79%) DHCP
4 81 (6.04%) Firewall
5 62 (4.62%) TCP/IP
6 55 (4.10%) LAN
7 45 (3.36%) Skype
8 41 (3.06%) WAN
9 33 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
10 31 (2.31%) NetScaler
10 31 (2.31%) VoIP
11 29 (2.16%) Wireless
12 25 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
13 20 (1.49%) Internet
14 17 (1.27%) SAN
15 12 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (0.82%) Unified Communications
16 11 (0.82%) WebEx
17 10 (0.75%) SMTP
17 10 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.34%) MySQL
3 12 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.30%) GIS
4 4 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.22%) Power BI
5 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.075%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.075%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (2.16%) MSI
2 14 (1.04%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.75%) InstallShield
4 9 (0.67%) JIRA
5 8 (0.60%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.52%) AdminStudio
6 7 (0.52%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.52%) Subversion
7 3 (0.22%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.15%) Rational Team Concert
9 1 (0.075%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.075%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.075%) GCC
9 1 (0.075%) Hudson
General
1 351 (26.17%) Social Skills
2 125 (9.32%) Finance
3 95 (7.08%) Public Sector
4 39 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (2.39%) Retail
6 28 (2.09%) Organisational Skills
7 26 (1.94%) Law
8 24 (1.79%) Banking
9 22 (1.64%) Telecoms
10 17 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
10 17 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.82%) Electronics
11 11 (0.82%) Marketing
12 10 (0.75%) Legal
13 9 (0.67%) Back Office
13 9 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
14 8 (0.60%) Influencing Skills
14 8 (0.60%) Military
14 8 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 264 (19.69%) Analyst
2 210 (15.66%) Support Engineer
3 141 (10.51%) Service Analyst
4 139 (10.37%) Desktop Engineer
5 136 (10.14%) Desktop Support
6 134 (9.99%) Service Desk Analyst
7 130 (9.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 124 (9.25%) IT Support
9 107 (7.98%) Windows Engineer
10 87 (6.49%) Support Analyst
11 80 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 80 (5.97%) IT Engineer
12 61 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 56 (4.18%) 1st Line Support
13 56 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 53 (3.95%) Deployment Engineer
15 52 (3.88%) IT Analyst
16 49 (3.65%) Architect
17 47 (3.50%) IT Support Engineer
18 45 (3.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (0.89%) XMPP
2 10 (0.75%) SAML
2 10 (0.75%) Web Services
3 9 (0.67%) HTML
4 8 (0.60%) .NET
4 8 (0.60%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.45%) CSS
5 6 (0.45%) JSON
5 6 (0.45%) OAuth
5 6 (0.45%) WinForms
5 6 (0.45%) XML
6 5 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (0.30%) jQuery
7 4 (0.30%) LAMP
7 4 (0.30%) MFC
7 4 (0.30%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.30%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.22%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.22%) COM
8 3 (0.22%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 41 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
2 34 (2.54%) Data Centre
3 30 (2.24%) iPhone
4 27 (2.01%) User Experience
5 26 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
6 24 (1.79%) Smartphone
7 23 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 23 (1.72%) NHS
8 22 (1.64%) Clustering
8 22 (1.64%) iPad
8 22 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.12%) BYOD
10 14 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 13 (0.97%) PKI
12 10 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (0.60%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.45%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.45%) Thin Client
16 5 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,333 (99.40%) Windows
2 339 (25.28%) Windows 7
3 192 (14.32%) Windows Server
4 103 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (6.94%) Windows Server 2016
6 72 (5.37%) Android
6 72 (5.37%) Apple iOS
7 63 (4.70%) Windows Server 2019
8 55 (4.10%) Windows 8
9 52 (3.88%) Linux
10 36 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.79%) Mac OS
12 20 (1.49%) Mac OS X
13 18 (1.34%) Windows XP
14 16 (1.19%) Unix
15 10 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.45%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.37%) CentOS
18 4 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (17.75%) ITIL
2 162 (12.08%) Migration
3 119 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
4 84 (6.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 62 (4.62%) Application Packaging
6 53 (3.95%) Change Management
7 46 (3.43%) ITSM
7 46 (3.43%) Service Delivery
8 45 (3.36%) Mobile Device Management
9 44 (3.28%) Incident Management
9 44 (3.28%) Project Management
10 39 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (2.54%) Service Management
12 32 (2.39%) Problem Management
13 31 (2.31%) Asset Management
13 31 (2.31%) Time Management
14 28 (2.09%) Project Delivery
15 27 (2.01%) Process Improvement
16 26 (1.94%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 169 (12.60%) PowerShell
2 61 (4.55%) SQL
3 22 (1.64%) C
4 21 (1.57%) Java
5 13 (0.97%) C#
5 13 (0.97%) C++
6 12 (0.89%) JavaScript
7 11 (0.82%) VBScript
8 10 (0.75%) Python
8 10 (0.75%) VB
9 3 (0.22%) VBA
10 2 (0.15%) ABAP
10 2 (0.15%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.15%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.075%) Perl
11 1 (0.075%) PHP
Qualifications
1 125 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 97 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 67 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (4.70%) Degree
5 28 (2.09%) MCSE
6 27 (2.01%) DV Cleared
7 25 (1.86%) MCP
8 24 (1.79%) DBS Check
9 19 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (1.19%) MCSA
11 14 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (0.82%) MCITP
13 9 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.52%) CCNA
16 6 (0.45%) CISSP
16 6 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
17 5 (0.37%) A+ Certification
18 4 (0.30%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (9.40%) SLA
2 26 (1.94%) GDPR
3 21 (1.57%) QA
4 14 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.30%) NCSC
7 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.22%) PMO
8 1 (0.075%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.075%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.075%) NIST
8 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 705 (52.57%) Active Directory
2 95 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 51 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 47 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (3.21%) Virtual Desktop
7 31 (2.31%) XenApp
8 22 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (1.34%) vSphere
9 18 (1.34%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.82%) DFS Replication
11 9 (0.67%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.60%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.45%) Firmware
14 5 (0.37%) NFS
14 5 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.30%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.22%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
18 1 (0.075%) Docker
Systems Management
1 345 (25.73%) SCCM
2 133 (9.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (2.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 30 (2.24%) WSUS
5 20 (1.49%) AirWatch
5 20 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
6 16 (1.19%) SCOM
7 15 (1.12%) Nessus
8 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
10 11 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 11 (0.82%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.75%) SCDPM
11 10 (0.75%) SCSM
11 10 (0.75%) Terraform
12 9 (0.67%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.60%) Ansible
13 8 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
13 8 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 632 (47.13%) Microsoft
2 159 (11.86%) Citrix
3 142 (10.59%) VMware
4 100 (7.46%) Cisco
5 99 (7.38%) ServiceNow
6 71 (5.29%) Apple
7 50 (3.73%) Dell
7 50 (3.73%) Ivanti
8 44 (3.28%) HP
9 27 (2.01%) Oracle
10 24 (1.79%) Veeam
11 21 (1.57%) Meraki
12 20 (1.49%) Remedy
13 18 (1.34%) McAfee
13 18 (1.34%) SAP
14 16 (1.19%) NetApp
14 16 (1.19%) Symantec
15 15 (1.12%) EMC
16 14 (1.04%) Red Hat
17 12 (0.89%) Avaya