Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 42 77
Rank change year-on-year -31 +35 +37
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1,098 3,291 2,983
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.13% 5.06% 3.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.36% 24.52% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 2,106 1,820
Median daily rate £220 £200 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -20.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £120
90th Percentile £500 £488 £494
UK median daily rate £227 £200 £230
% change year-on-year +13.64% -13.04% -13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 471 470
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.88% -
10th Percentile £11.21 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £24.00 £21.00 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £15.46 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -3.38% +0.88% -

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 6,325 13,421 18,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.01% 20.65% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,070 8,628 11,990
Median daily rate £430 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £163 £143 £160
90th Percentile £618 £606 £613
UK median daily rate £431 £408 £425
% change year-on-year +5.77% -4.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 1,003 1,176
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.10 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% -0.87% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.57 £47.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -74 345 £300 +25.00% 54
North of England -9 210 £200 +17.65% 46
South East -7 191 £193 +10.00% 49
North West -1 149 £204 +20.00% 23
Midlands -9 138 £190 - 31
South West -17 109 £163 -9.72% 19
West Midlands -3 98 £250 +38.89% 13
East of England -14 70 £150 -26.83% 11
East Midlands -18 40 £160 -15.79% 18
Yorkshire -21 40 £150 -25.00% 15
North East +6 21 £150 - 8
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1,094 (99.64%) Windows
2 473 (43.08%) Active Directory
3 464 (42.26%) Office 365
4 441 (40.16%) Microsoft
5 304 (27.69%) Windows 7
6 278 (25.32%) SCCM
7 205 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
8 197 (17.94%) Security Cleared
9 176 (16.03%) Azure
9 176 (16.03%) Windows Server
10 169 (15.39%) SC Cleared
11 158 (14.39%) Migration
12 144 (13.11%) VMware
13 130 (11.84%) PowerShell
14 124 (11.29%) ITIL
15 118 (10.75%) Microsoft Intune
16 111 (10.11%) Public Sector
17 109 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
18 103 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
19 100 (9.11%) Finance
20 98 (8.93%) DNS
21 91 (8.29%) SharePoint
22 90 (8.20%) Citrix
23 89 (8.11%) Windows Server 2016
24 77 (7.01%) MS Exchange
25 74 (6.74%) VPN
25 74 (6.74%) DHCP
26 70 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
27 68 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 68 (6.19%) Linux

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 91 (8.29%) SharePoint
2 77 (7.01%) MS Exchange
3 31 (2.82%) Skype for Business
4 23 (2.09%) IIS
5 16 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.28%) ArcGIS
7 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.36%) CMS
10 2 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.18%) Confluence
10 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.091%) Apache
11 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.091%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.091%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 205 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (2.19%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.91%) Adobe After Effects
4 10 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.91%) Adobe Premiere
5 9 (0.82%) CINEMA 4D
6 4 (0.36%) CATIA
6 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.18%) assyst
2 2 (0.18%) Salerio
3 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.091%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 464 (42.26%) Office 365
2 176 (16.03%) Azure
3 46 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (2.91%) OneDrive
5 22 (2.00%) AWS
6 16 (1.46%) IaaS
7 15 (1.37%) GitHub
8 11 (1.00%) SaaS
9 9 (0.82%) Power Platform
10 8 (0.73%) PaaS
11 6 (0.55%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.46%) G Suite
12 5 (0.46%) Yammer
13 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.36%) GCP
13 4 (0.36%) Logic Apps
14 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.18%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.091%) Dropbox
15 1 (0.091%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 98 (8.93%) DNS
2 74 (6.74%) DHCP
2 74 (6.74%) VPN
3 62 (5.65%) Firewall
4 56 (5.10%) WAN
5 52 (4.74%) LAN
6 50 (4.55%) Skype
7 41 (3.73%) TCP/IP
8 28 (2.55%) SAN
9 24 (2.19%) VLAN
10 20 (1.82%) Wireless
11 16 (1.46%) Network Security
11 16 (1.46%) Reverse Proxy
11 16 (1.46%) WAAS
12 14 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (1.18%) Internet
14 11 (1.00%) NetScaler
14 11 (1.00%) VoIP
15 10 (0.91%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.73%) GIS
3 7 (0.64%) Power BI
4 3 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.18%) Big Data
5 2 (0.18%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.18%) MS Access
5 2 (0.18%) MySQL
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.091%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.091%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.091%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.091%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (2.28%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.09%) Jenkins
2 23 (2.09%) JIRA
3 16 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (1.37%) GitLab
5 12 (1.09%) MSI
6 7 (0.64%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.64%) Hudson
7 6 (0.55%) Subversion
8 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.18%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.091%) AdminStudio
General
1 111 (10.11%) Public Sector
2 100 (9.11%) Finance
3 41 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.73%) Banking
5 28 (2.55%) Manufacturing
6 25 (2.28%) Marketing
7 24 (2.19%) Electronics
7 24 (2.19%) Retail
8 14 (1.28%) Legal
8 14 (1.28%) Local Government
9 13 (1.18%) French Language
10 9 (0.82%) German Language
11 6 (0.55%) Automotive
11 6 (0.55%) Italian Language
11 6 (0.55%) Publishing
11 6 (0.55%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.36%) Back Office
13 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.27%) Law
13 3 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 153 (13.93%) Support Engineer
2 139 (12.66%) Analyst
3 119 (10.84%) Desktop Support
4 117 (10.66%) Windows Engineer
5 97 (8.83%) Desktop Engineer
6 79 (7.19%) Deployment Engineer
7 76 (6.92%) IT Engineer
8 74 (6.74%) Service Analyst
9 72 (6.56%) Architect
10 71 (6.47%) IT Support
11 68 (6.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 65 (5.92%) Service Desk Analyst
13 63 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
14 60 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 51 (4.64%) Consultant
16 47 (4.28%) Support Analyst
17 40 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
18 37 (3.37%) Deskside Engineer
19 34 (3.10%) Office 365 Engineer
20 33 (3.01%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.37%) Middleware
1 15 (1.37%) Software Packaging
2 12 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (1.00%) RESTful
4 10 (0.91%) gRPC
4 10 (0.91%) REST
4 10 (0.91%) Swagger
5 8 (0.73%) CSS
5 8 (0.73%) HTML
6 6 (0.55%) Kafka
6 6 (0.55%) SailPoint
7 5 (0.46%) .NET
7 5 (0.46%) 802.1X
7 5 (0.46%) Web Services
8 4 (0.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (0.36%) Qt
9 2 (0.18%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.18%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.18%) SOAP
9 2 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (4.64%) NHS
2 50 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 33 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
4 23 (2.09%) Management Information System
5 19 (1.73%) Clustering
6 17 (1.55%) Data Centre
6 17 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (1.55%) Smartphone
7 15 (1.37%) EMC VNX
7 15 (1.37%) Fat Client
7 15 (1.37%) Thin Client
8 14 (1.28%) iPhone
8 14 (1.28%) User Experience
9 10 (0.91%) iPad
9 10 (0.91%) Video Editing
10 9 (0.82%) Animation
11 7 (0.64%) CMDB
12 6 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,094 (99.64%) Windows
2 304 (27.69%) Windows 7
3 176 (16.03%) Windows Server
4 103 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 89 (8.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 68 (6.19%) Linux
7 52 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (4.10%) Windows Server 2019
9 44 (4.01%) Mac OS
10 38 (3.46%) Apple iOS
11 35 (3.19%) Android
12 34 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (3.10%) Windows 8
13 28 (2.55%) Windows XP
14 20 (1.82%) CentOS
15 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.55%) Unix
17 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.36%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (14.39%) Migration
2 124 (11.29%) ITIL
3 70 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
4 68 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 42 (3.83%) Project Delivery
6 39 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (3.46%) Mobile Device Management
8 36 (3.28%) DevOps
9 34 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (3.01%) Application Packaging
10 33 (3.01%) Configuration Management
11 32 (2.91%) ITSM
12 31 (2.82%) Programme Management
13 29 (2.64%) Service Management
14 28 (2.55%) Project Management
15 26 (2.37%) Patch Management
16 25 (2.28%) Data Migration
16 25 (2.28%) Test Scripting
17 24 (2.19%) Digital Marketing
18 23 (2.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 130 (11.84%) PowerShell
2 27 (2.46%) C
2 27 (2.46%) SQL
3 26 (2.37%) VB
4 16 (1.46%) C#
5 15 (1.37%) Python
6 12 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 10 (0.91%) Go
8 8 (0.73%) VBScript
9 7 (0.64%) C++
10 4 (0.36%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.36%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.18%) Perl
11 2 (0.18%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.091%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.091%) Java
12 1 (0.091%) PHP
12 1 (0.091%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.091%) VBA
Qualifications
1 197 (17.94%) Security Cleared
2 169 (15.39%) SC Cleared
3 56 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (2.09%) Degree
5 22 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 22 (2.00%) MCSE
6 20 (1.82%) DBS Check
7 17 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (1.46%) MCSA
9 15 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.00%) MCP
12 10 (0.91%) CISSP
13 9 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.55%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.55%) CCNA
14 6 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.55%) SSCP
15 4 (0.36%) MCTS
16 3 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.46%) SLA
2 14 (1.28%) QA
3 13 (1.18%) NCSC
4 5 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.36%) PMO
6 2 (0.18%) GMP
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.091%) COBIT
7 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.091%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.091%) GxP
7 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.091%) NIST
System Software
1 473 (43.08%) Active Directory
2 109 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.01%) Hyper-V
3 33 (3.01%) vSphere
4 28 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (2.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 26 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (1.55%) BitLocker
7 17 (1.55%) XenApp
8 16 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (1.37%) Docker
10 14 (1.28%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.73%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.27%) Firmware
13 2 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.091%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.091%) UAG
14 1 (0.091%) vCloud
14 1 (0.091%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 278 (25.32%) SCCM
2 118 (10.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 39 (3.55%) Ansible
4 27 (2.46%) AirWatch
5 25 (2.28%) Terraform
6 21 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.91%) Puppet
7 17 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
7 17 (1.55%) WSUS
8 15 (1.37%) Kubernetes
8 15 (1.37%) Packer
9 14 (1.28%) IBM BigFix
10 12 (1.09%) Grafana
11 11 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (0.91%) Prometheus
12 10 (0.91%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 8 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
15 7 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
16 5 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 441 (40.16%) Microsoft
2 144 (13.11%) VMware
3 90 (8.20%) Citrix
4 62 (5.65%) Cisco
5 51 (4.64%) Apple
6 36 (3.28%) HP
7 30 (2.73%) Dell
8 29 (2.64%) ServiceNow
9 28 (2.55%) EMC
9 28 (2.55%) Red Hat
9 28 (2.55%) SAP
10 26 (2.37%) Oracle
11 23 (2.09%) Sophos
12 18 (1.64%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.64%) Ivanti
12 18 (1.64%) Lumension
12 18 (1.64%) Remedy
13 17 (1.55%) Symantec
14 16 (1.46%) Adobe
14 16 (1.46%) McAfee