Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 15 December 2017 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 > North West
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 176 244
Rank change year-on-year +86 +68 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 134 50 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.36% 0.77% 0.093%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.20% 3.70% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 36 3
North West median daily rate £275 £310 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +29.17% -
10th Percentile £110 £128 £122
90th Percentile £525 £688 £362
England median daily rate £260 £300 £325
% change year-on-year -13.33% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 5 0
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 -
England median hourly rate £16.43 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.53% -16.67% -

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1098 1352 1679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.33% 20.84% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 887 913
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £170 £180 £171
90th Percentile £562 £527 £509
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 82 189
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% -7.18% +7.73%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.60 £42.25 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in the North West

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 10 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 10 in the North West

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the North West over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in the North West

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in the North West

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the North West over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the North West

Windows 10
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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
Manchester +54 59 £245 +15.29% 12
Cheshire +32 46 £325 -33.33% 8
Merseyside +28 24 £180 -25.00% 1
Cumbria -4 2 - -
Lancashire +6 1 - -
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 10 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 133 (99.25%) Windows
2 62 (46.27%) Windows 7
3 51 (38.06%) Active Directory
4 45 (33.58%) Microsoft
5 30 (22.39%) SCCM
6 27 (20.15%) Office 365
7 23 (17.16%) Migration
8 21 (15.67%) Windows Server
9 20 (14.93%) Apple
10 17 (12.69%) ITIL
11 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
12 15 (11.19%) Security Cleared
13 13 (9.70%) SC Cleared
13 13 (9.70%) Windows 8
13 13 (9.70%) Time Management
14 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (8.96%) Android
14 12 (8.96%) VMware
15 11 (8.21%) DNS
15 11 (8.21%) Apple iOS
16 10 (7.46%) Windows XP
17 9 (6.72%) DHCP
17 9 (6.72%) TCP/IP
17 9 (6.72%) SQL Server
17 9 (6.72%) Test Automation
17 9 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (6.72%) Skype
18 8 (5.97%) Banking
18 8 (5.97%) Facilities Management
18 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (3.73%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.49%) WordPress
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.15%) Office 365
2 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.99%) SaaS
4 3 (2.24%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.24%) PaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.75%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.21%) DNS
2 9 (6.72%) DHCP
2 9 (6.72%) Skype
2 9 (6.72%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.73%) LAN
3 5 (3.73%) NAS
3 5 (3.73%) WAN
4 3 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (2.24%) VPN
4 3 (2.24%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.49%) Firewall
5 2 (1.49%) VLAN
6 1 (0.75%) FTP
6 1 (0.75%) HTTP
6 1 (0.75%) Internet
6 1 (0.75%) MPLS
6 1 (0.75%) SAN
6 1 (0.75%) SMS
6 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.75%) Clusterpoint
Development Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.73%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.73%) Mercurial
1 5 (3.73%) Subversion
2 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.24%) MSI
3 3 (2.24%) WinDbg
4 2 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 8 (5.97%) Banking
1 8 (5.97%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.24%) Back Office
5 2 (1.49%) Retail
5 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (29.85%) Desktop Support
2 34 (25.37%) Desktop Engineer
2 34 (25.37%) Support Engineer
3 25 (18.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 15 (11.19%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) IT Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Rollout Engineer
6 8 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.97%) Analyst
6 8 (5.97%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 7 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.73%) Active Directory Support
8 5 (3.73%) Applications Packager
8 5 (3.73%) Architect
8 5 (3.73%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) IT Support
8 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.99%) .NET
2 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.24%) REST
2 3 (2.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.99%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.24%) e-Learning
3 3 (2.24%) Life Science
4 2 (1.49%) BYOD
4 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.49%) NHS
4 2 (1.49%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) PDA
5 1 (0.75%) PKI
5 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 133 (99.25%) Windows
2 62 (46.27%) Windows 7
3 21 (15.67%) Windows Server
4 13 (9.70%) Windows 8
5 12 (8.96%) Android
5 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (8.21%) Apple iOS
7 10 (7.46%) Windows XP
8 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.73%) Linux
9 5 (3.73%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.16%) Migration
2 17 (12.69%) ITIL
3 13 (9.70%) Time Management
4 9 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (6.72%) Test Automation
5 8 (5.97%) Facilities Management
5 8 (5.97%) Project Management
6 7 (5.22%) Break/Fix
6 7 (5.22%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.73%) Application Packaging
7 5 (3.73%) Mobile Development
7 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.99%) ITSM
9 3 (2.24%) Line Management
9 3 (2.24%) Network Management
9 3 (2.24%) Project Planning
9 3 (2.24%) SDLC
9 3 (2.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.24%) Validation
9 3 (2.24%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.48%) PowerShell
1 6 (4.48%) SQL
2 4 (2.99%) C#
3 3 (2.24%) Python
4 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.24%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.24%) MCITP
5 3 (2.24%) MCSA
6 2 (1.49%) CCNA
6 2 (1.49%) ISEB
7 1 (0.75%) CCDP
7 1 (0.75%) CCIE
7 1 (0.75%) CCNP
7 1 (0.75%) CIPD
7 1 (0.75%) CISM
7 1 (0.75%) CISSP
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.75%) MCSE
7 1 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) PMO
2 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 51 (38.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.24%) vSphere
5 3 (2.24%) XenApp
6 2 (1.49%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.49%) Firmware
6 2 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (22.39%) SCCM
2 4 (2.99%) WSUS
3 2 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 45 (33.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.93%) Apple
3 12 (8.96%) VMware
4 8 (5.97%) Citrix
5 7 (5.22%) HP
6 5 (3.73%) Oracle
7 3 (2.24%) Cisco
7 3 (2.24%) Google
7 3 (2.24%) Wyse
8 2 (1.49%) AppSense
8 2 (1.49%) Blue Prism
8 2 (1.49%) Dell
8 2 (1.49%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.49%) Sage
8 2 (1.49%) Veeam
9 1 (0.75%) McAfee
9 1 (0.75%) Meraki
9 1 (0.75%) NetApp
9 1 (0.75%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.75%) Symantec