Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 68 105
Rank change year-on-year +24 +37 +108
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2,615 3,042 2,262
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.80% 3.44% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.51% 16.87% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,534 1,907 1,395
Median daily rate £195 £263 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% -4.55% -15.38%
10th Percentile £117 £123 £120
90th Percentile £488 £519 £517
UK median daily rate £190 £250 £275
% change year-on-year -24.00% -9.09% -18.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 418 338
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £15.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +6.28% -2.97%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £25.29 £35.00 £30.88
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.23
% change year-on-year - +5.09% -4.84%

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 11,121 18,027 19,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.42% 20.36% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,896 11,474 12,434
Median daily rate £425 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £143 £160 £181
90th Percentile £614 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 917 1,073 1,162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.01% +2.67%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.19 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.39 £48.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.03%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +10 750 £249 -9.55% 46
South East +24 544 £175 -41.67% 60
North of England +39 480 £175 -12.50% 46
South West +20 345 £175 -41.67% 32
Midlands +37 279 £180 -20.00% 29
North West +24 276 £175 -7.28% 21
East of England +22 214 £169 -11.98% 28
Yorkshire +60 154 £195 -5.45% 20
West Midlands +55 149 £180 -28.00% 12
East Midlands +23 128 £178 +9.63% 16
North East +35 49 £158 -10.00% 5
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 2,603 (99.54%) Windows
2 1,110 (42.45%) Active Directory
3 1,032 (39.46%) Office 365
4 996 (38.09%) Windows 7
5 852 (32.58%) Microsoft
6 659 (25.20%) SCCM
7 517 (19.77%) Microsoft Office
8 485 (18.55%) Migration
9 411 (15.72%) Windows Server
10 354 (13.54%) ITIL
11 328 (12.54%) Security Cleared
12 275 (10.52%) VMware
13 272 (10.40%) Azure
14 268 (10.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 264 (10.10%) Citrix
16 263 (10.06%) PowerShell
17 249 (9.52%) SC Cleared
18 234 (8.95%) Finance
19 216 (8.26%) Public Sector
20 200 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
21 192 (7.34%) Windows Server 2016
22 167 (6.39%) DNS
23 165 (6.31%) Microsoft Intune
24 158 (6.04%) SharePoint
25 147 (5.62%) MS Exchange
26 146 (5.58%) DHCP
27 145 (5.54%) HP
28 144 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
29 140 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
30 131 (5.01%) Apple

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
1 158 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 147 (5.62%) MS Exchange
3 95 (3.63%) Skype for Business
4 46 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (0.65%) IIS
7 5 (0.19%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.15%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.15%) WordPress
9 3 (0.11%) Apache
9 3 (0.11%) CMS
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.076%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.076%) Oracle 10gAS
10 2 (0.076%) Site Server
10 2 (0.076%) WebSphere
Applications
1 517 (19.77%) Microsoft Office
2 108 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.076%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.038%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.038%) InDesign
11 1 (0.038%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 1 (0.038%) Revit
11 1 (0.038%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.38%) assyst
1 10 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.076%) Eikon
5 2 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.076%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.076%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.038%) Line 500
6 1 (0.038%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,032 (39.46%) Office 365
2 272 (10.40%) Azure
3 98 (3.75%) OneDrive
4 85 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (1.87%) SaaS
6 46 (1.76%) IaaS
6 46 (1.76%) PaaS
7 36 (1.38%) Mimecast
8 28 (1.07%) AWS
9 18 (0.69%) G Suite
10 10 (0.38%) Yammer
11 8 (0.31%) Power Platform
12 6 (0.23%) PowerApps
13 5 (0.19%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.076%) GitHub
15 2 (0.076%) OpenShift
16 1 (0.038%) Lucidchart
16 1 (0.038%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 167 (6.39%) DNS
2 146 (5.58%) DHCP
3 123 (4.70%) Skype
4 119 (4.55%) VPN
5 112 (4.28%) Firewall
6 107 (4.09%) LAN
7 94 (3.59%) VoIP
8 86 (3.29%) TCP/IP
9 74 (2.83%) WAN
10 53 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
11 48 (1.84%) Internet
12 43 (1.64%) SAN
13 35 (1.34%) Wireless
14 28 (1.07%) NetScaler
15 27 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (0.88%) VLAN
17 20 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
18 15 (0.57%) FTP
19 14 (0.54%) IP Telephony
20 13 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.27%) MS Access
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.19%) SQL Server 2017
9 4 (0.15%) MySQL
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.11%) TKPROF
11 2 (0.076%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.076%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 54 (2.07%) MSI
2 22 (0.84%) AdminStudio
3 13 (0.50%) JIRA
4 6 (0.23%) InstallShield
4 6 (0.23%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.15%) Hudson
7 3 (0.11%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.11%) GitLab
7 3 (0.11%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.076%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.076%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.076%) GCC
8 2 (0.076%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.076%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.038%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.038%) Selenium
9 1 (0.038%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.038%) WinDbg
General
1 234 (8.95%) Finance
2 216 (8.26%) Public Sector
3 94 (3.59%) Telecoms
4 77 (2.94%) Retail
5 72 (2.75%) Banking
6 68 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 52 (1.99%) Marketing
8 48 (1.84%) Electronics
9 36 (1.38%) Local Government
10 34 (1.30%) Law
11 22 (0.84%) Legal
12 19 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (0.65%) Back Office
14 12 (0.46%) Advertising
14 12 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.31%) Automotive
15 8 (0.31%) Front Office
15 8 (0.31%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.27%) German Language
17 6 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 453 (17.32%) Windows Engineer
2 450 (17.21%) Support Engineer
3 388 (14.84%) Analyst
4 341 (13.04%) Desktop Support
5 273 (10.44%) Desktop Engineer
6 259 (9.90%) Deployment Engineer
7 255 (9.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 240 (9.18%) IT Support
9 178 (6.81%) IT Engineer
10 177 (6.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 162 (6.20%) Support Analyst
12 161 (6.16%) Service Desk Analyst
13 157 (6.00%) Service Analyst
14 156 (5.97%) Windows Deployment Engineer
15 135 (5.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 125 (4.78%) IT Support Engineer
17 108 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 108 (4.13%) Rollout Engineer
18 99 (3.79%) 1st Line Support
19 95 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (0.96%) XML
2 15 (0.57%) Software Packaging
3 14 (0.54%) .NET
3 14 (0.54%) Velocity
4 11 (0.42%) HTML
5 10 (0.38%) LDAP
6 8 (0.31%) Universal Windows Platform
6 8 (0.31%) Web Services
7 7 (0.27%) Middleware
7 7 (0.27%) VCL
8 6 (0.23%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.15%) COM
9 4 (0.15%) JSON
9 4 (0.15%) XMPP
9 4 (0.15%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.076%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.076%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.076%) REST
10 2 (0.076%) RESTful
10 2 (0.076%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 124 (4.74%) NHS
2 118 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (3.98%) Driving Licence
4 74 (2.83%) Data Centre
5 69 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 67 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 56 (2.14%) iPhone
8 49 (1.87%) User Experience
9 46 (1.76%) Smartphone
10 42 (1.61%) Blackberry
10 42 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
11 26 (0.99%) PKI
12 21 (0.80%) iPad
13 19 (0.73%) Clustering
13 19 (0.73%) Fat Client
13 19 (0.73%) Thin Client
14 18 (0.69%) Chip and PIN
15 16 (0.61%) Social Media
16 15 (0.57%) Hedge funds
17 13 (0.50%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2,603 (99.54%) Windows
2 996 (38.09%) Windows 7
3 411 (15.72%) Windows Server
4 268 (10.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 192 (7.34%) Windows Server 2016
6 144 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 129 (4.93%) Apple iOS
8 122 (4.67%) Android
9 98 (3.75%) Windows XP
10 75 (2.87%) Mac OS
11 64 (2.45%) Linux
12 59 (2.26%) Windows 8
13 38 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
14 37 (1.41%) Mac OS X
15 30 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.42%) Unix
17 10 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.34%) Windows Vista
19 6 (0.23%) CentOS
20 4 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (18.55%) Migration
2 354 (13.54%) ITIL
3 200 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
4 125 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 112 (4.28%) Application Packaging
6 102 (3.90%) ITSM
7 86 (3.29%) Service Management
8 85 (3.25%) Break/Fix
9 68 (2.60%) Incident Management
10 67 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (2.52%) Project Management
11 66 (2.52%) Service Delivery
12 65 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 62 (2.37%) Change Management
13 62 (2.37%) Time Management
14 61 (2.33%) Mobile Device Management
15 56 (2.14%) Asset Management
16 54 (2.07%) Business Intelligence
16 54 (2.07%) Project Delivery
17 51 (1.95%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (10.06%) PowerShell
2 57 (2.18%) SQL
3 49 (1.87%) VB
4 29 (1.11%) VBScript
5 21 (0.80%) C#
6 13 (0.50%) C
7 10 (0.38%) C++
7 10 (0.38%) Java
7 10 (0.38%) Python
8 9 (0.34%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.31%) VBA
10 7 (0.27%) Delphi
11 6 (0.23%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.19%) REXX
12 5 (0.19%) Tcl
12 5 (0.19%) VB6
13 3 (0.11%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.11%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.11%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.076%) Go
Qualifications
1 328 (12.54%) Security Cleared
2 249 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 123 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 76 (2.91%) MCSE
5 69 (2.64%) DV Cleared
6 56 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
7 55 (2.10%) Degree
8 36 (1.38%) DBS Check
9 29 (1.11%) MCP
10 27 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
11 26 (0.99%) A+ Certification
11 26 (0.99%) MCSA
12 21 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (0.61%) CCA
13 16 (0.61%) CCNA
13 16 (0.61%) MCITP
14 15 (0.57%) PMI Certification
15 10 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (0.38%) PMP
16 8 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (4.78%) SLA
2 38 (1.45%) QA
3 27 (1.03%) GDPR
4 14 (0.54%) PMO
5 12 (0.46%) NCSC
6 8 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
7 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.11%) GxP
10 2 (0.076%) COBIT
10 2 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.076%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.038%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.038%) HL7
11 1 (0.038%) NIST
System Software
1 1,110 (42.45%) Active Directory
2 140 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (4.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 74 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
5 67 (2.56%) XenApp
6 59 (2.26%) vSphere
7 55 (2.10%) Hyper-V
8 48 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
9 45 (1.72%) XenDesktop
10 40 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (1.07%) BitLocker
12 19 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 13 (0.50%) DFS Replication
14 10 (0.38%) Firmware
15 7 (0.27%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.23%) Docker
16 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
18 3 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 659 (25.20%) SCCM
2 165 (6.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 56 (2.14%) WSUS
4 52 (1.99%) SCOM
5 51 (1.95%) AirWatch
6 26 (0.99%) Jamf Pro
7 25 (0.96%) PowerCLI
8 21 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 17 (0.65%) OpenView
11 16 (0.61%) AppDNA
12 15 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
12 15 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (0.50%) Ansible
14 12 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
14 12 (0.46%) SCVMM
14 12 (0.46%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
15 10 (0.38%) SCSM
15 10 (0.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 852 (32.58%) Microsoft
2 275 (10.52%) VMware
3 264 (10.10%) Citrix
4 145 (5.54%) HP
5 131 (5.01%) Apple
6 106 (4.05%) Cisco
7 101 (3.86%) Dell
8 65 (2.49%) ServiceNow
9 57 (2.18%) Ivanti
10 51 (1.95%) SAP
11 39 (1.49%) Symantec
12 36 (1.38%) McAfee
13 34 (1.30%) Bloomberg
14 29 (1.11%) Remedy
15 25 (0.96%) Oracle
16 24 (0.92%) Adobe
17 22 (0.84%) MobileIron
18 21 (0.80%) Reuters
19 20 (0.76%) Sophos
20 19 (0.73%) Google