Period
to 4 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 4 March 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
England > London
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 73 94
Rank change year-on-year -89 +21 +38
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 352 891 1,207
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.76% 3.19% 2.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.58% 18.63% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 677 834
Median daily rate £300 £248 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -1.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £133 £130 £128
90th Percentile £525 £503 £525
England median daily rate £220 £200 £250
% change year-on-year +10.00% -20.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 60 96
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% - +6.86%
10th Percentile £18.00 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £24.00 £21.94 £36.34
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +2.04%

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,040 4,783 8,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.16% 17.13% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,149 3,362 5,873
Median daily rate £483 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% -7.22% +2.11%
10th Percentile £255 £158 £175
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £445 £415 £435
% change year-on-year +7.23% -4.60% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 151 215
Median hourly rate £35.50 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.05% +12.30% -
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £63.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate £17.32 £17.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.63% +2.53% +3.03%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in London

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 10 in London.

Daily rate trend for Windows 10 in London

Windows 10
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 10 in London over the 6 months to 4 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in London

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 10 in London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in London

Windows 10
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 4 March 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
Central London -33 49 £235 -6.00% 9
West London +22 25 £450 +179.07% 9
South London +25 6 £170 +4.62% 2
East London +10 6 £130 -50.94% 4
North London +5 2 £263 -12.50% 3
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 London region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 352 (100.00%) Windows
2 176 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
3 156 (44.32%) Active Directory
4 153 (43.47%) Microsoft
5 83 (23.58%) Azure
6 82 (23.30%) Windows 7
7 78 (22.16%) SCCM
8 71 (20.17%) PowerShell
9 69 (19.60%) Finance
9 69 (19.60%) Windows Server
10 62 (17.61%) Security Cleared
11 58 (16.48%) ITIL
12 57 (16.19%) Migration
13 56 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
13 56 (15.91%) Microsoft Intune
14 53 (15.06%) VMware
15 51 (14.49%) SC Cleared
16 42 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
17 41 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
18 36 (10.23%) Windows Server 2016
19 34 (9.66%) Citrix
20 33 (9.38%) SharePoint
21 32 (9.09%) SQL Server
22 31 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 29 (8.24%) NHS
24 28 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
24 28 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
25 27 (7.67%) Cisco
26 25 (7.10%) Apple iOS
27 24 (6.82%) DNS

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 33 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.40%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.41%) ArcGIS
5 7 (1.99%) IIS
6 5 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.98%) Photoshop
3 11 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.57%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.57%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.57%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 176 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
2 83 (23.58%) Azure
3 19 (5.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.27%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.70%) AWS
5 6 (1.70%) IaaS
6 4 (1.14%) SaaS
7 3 (0.85%) G Suite
7 3 (0.85%) GitHub
7 3 (0.85%) PaaS
8 2 (0.57%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.28%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.28%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.28%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.82%) DNS
2 22 (6.25%) Skype
3 21 (5.97%) Firewall
4 19 (5.40%) DHCP
4 19 (5.40%) VPN
5 17 (4.83%) LAN
6 16 (4.55%) WAN
7 14 (3.98%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.84%) SAN
9 7 (1.99%) Wireless
10 6 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.70%) VoIP
11 5 (1.42%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.14%) Internet
12 4 (1.14%) IPv4
12 4 (1.14%) SMTP
12 4 (1.14%) WebEx
13 3 (0.85%) DKIM
13 3 (0.85%) DMARC
13 3 (0.85%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.99%) GIS
3 3 (0.85%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.57%) Big Data
4 2 (0.57%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.99%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.99%) MSI
2 6 (1.70%) Bitbucket
2 6 (1.70%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.70%) JIRA
3 3 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.85%) GitLab
3 3 (0.85%) Hudson
4 2 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
General
1 69 (19.60%) Finance
2 22 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 20 (5.68%) Banking
4 14 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.56%) Electronics
6 9 (2.56%) Marketing
7 8 (2.27%) Legal
8 5 (1.42%) Law
9 4 (1.14%) French Language
9 4 (1.14%) Retail
10 3 (0.85%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.57%) Back Office
11 2 (0.57%) German Language
11 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.57%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.28%) Front Office
12 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (14.20%) Analyst
1 50 (14.20%) Support Engineer
2 45 (12.78%) Desktop Support
3 40 (11.36%) Windows Engineer
4 29 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 28 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (7.10%) Consultant
6 25 (7.10%) Desktop Engineer
7 23 (6.53%) Architect
8 22 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
8 22 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 19 (5.40%) Support Analyst
10 18 (5.11%) Service Analyst
11 16 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 16 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
12 15 (4.26%) IT Support
13 14 (3.98%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 14 (3.98%) Office 365 Engineer
14 13 (3.69%) IT Engineer
14 13 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.70%) Kafka
2 5 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.14%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.85%) .NET
4 3 (0.85%) gRPC
4 3 (0.85%) REST
4 3 (0.85%) RESTful
4 3 (0.85%) Swagger
5 2 (0.57%) CSS
5 2 (0.57%) HTML
5 2 (0.57%) MSMQ
5 2 (0.57%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.57%) Web Services
5 2 (0.57%) XMPP
6 1 (0.28%) JSON
6 1 (0.28%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) Node.js
6 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.24%) NHS
2 14 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.70%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.70%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.42%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.42%) HP StoreVirtual
6 5 (1.42%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.14%) CMDB
7 4 (1.14%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.14%) iPhone
8 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.85%) iPad
8 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.85%) User Experience
9 2 (0.57%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 352 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (23.30%) Windows 7
3 69 (19.60%) Windows Server
4 41 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (10.23%) Windows Server 2016
6 28 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (7.10%) Apple iOS
8 24 (6.82%) Windows Server 2019
9 21 (5.97%) Linux
10 15 (4.26%) Mac OS
11 11 (3.13%) Android
12 8 (2.27%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.14%) CentOS
14 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.14%) Unix
15 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.28%) HPUX
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.48%) ITIL
2 57 (16.19%) Migration
3 31 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 21 (5.97%) DevOps
4 21 (5.97%) Mobile Device Management
5 19 (5.40%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 16 (4.55%) Test Scripting
7 15 (4.26%) Data Migration
7 15 (4.26%) Service Delivery
8 14 (3.98%) Project Management
8 14 (3.98%) Systems Engineering
9 13 (3.69%) ITSM
10 12 (3.41%) Configuration Management
10 12 (3.41%) Patch Management
11 11 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (3.13%) Project Delivery
11 11 (3.13%) Service Design
12 10 (2.84%) Change Management
12 10 (2.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (20.17%) PowerShell
2 18 (5.11%) C
3 16 (4.55%) VB
4 13 (3.69%) SQL
5 7 (1.99%) Python
6 5 (1.42%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.42%) VBScript
7 3 (0.85%) C#
7 3 (0.85%) Go
8 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (17.61%) Security Cleared
2 51 (14.49%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.69%) Degree
4 13 (3.69%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.99%) MCSE
8 6 (1.70%) CISSP
8 6 (1.70%) SSCP
9 5 (1.42%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.14%) MCP
10 4 (1.14%) MCSA
10 4 (1.14%) MCTS
10 4 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.85%) MCITP
12 2 (0.57%) APMP
12 2 (0.57%) MOS
13 1 (0.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.25%) SLA
2 11 (3.13%) NCSC
3 5 (1.42%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 156 (44.32%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.55%) vSphere
4 15 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.13%) VMware NSX
6 10 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.70%) XenApp
9 5 (1.42%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.14%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.85%) Docker
12 2 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.28%) LXC
13 1 (0.28%) UAG
13 1 (0.28%) vCloud
13 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (22.16%) SCCM
2 56 (15.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (5.68%) Ansible
4 11 (3.13%) AirWatch
5 8 (2.27%) WSUS
6 6 (1.70%) Terraform
7 5 (1.42%) Grafana
7 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.42%) Puppet
8 4 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.85%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.85%) Packer
9 3 (0.85%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.85%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 153 (43.47%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.06%) VMware
3 34 (9.66%) Citrix
4 27 (7.67%) Cisco
5 19 (5.40%) Oracle
5 19 (5.40%) Sophos
6 18 (5.11%) Apple
7 16 (4.55%) Lumension
7 16 (4.55%) ServiceNow
8 15 (4.26%) HP
9 12 (3.41%) ESRI
10 10 (2.84%) Remedy
11 9 (2.56%) SAP
11 9 (2.56%) Symantec
12 8 (2.27%) Dell
12 8 (2.27%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.99%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.99%) Twitter
14 6 (1.70%) Bloomberg
14 6 (1.70%) McAfee