Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 115 173
Rank change year-on-year +66 +58 +67
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 247 93 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.11% 1.61% 0.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.73% 7.87% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 44 44
North West median daily rate £183 £300 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.17% -31.43% +42.28%
10th Percentile £100 £112 £177
90th Percentile £486 £450 £925
England median daily rate £275 £300 £320
% change year-on-year -8.33% -6.25% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 17 2
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.70 £10.75
90th Percentile £30.60 £18.55 £12.85
England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.81 £14.48
% change year-on-year -5.62% +16.10% -55.80%

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 1,252 1,181 1,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.85% 20.40% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 719 901
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +7.38%
10th Percentile £133 £180 £224
90th Percentile £538 £543 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 97 98
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £14.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +9.39% -5.53%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £44.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +0.46%

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018. 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 +28 104 £161 -53.93% 23
Cheshire +33 78 £200 -33.33% 5
Merseyside +28 22 £300 +172.73% 6
Lancashire - 20 £160 - 4
Cumbria +8 18 £340 +51.22% 2
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 246 (99.60%) Windows
2 129 (52.23%) Windows 7
3 125 (50.61%) Microsoft
4 106 (42.91%) Active Directory
5 75 (30.36%) Office 365
6 50 (20.24%) SCCM
7 46 (18.62%) Migration
8 45 (18.22%) Windows Server
9 39 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
10 32 (12.96%) Citrix
11 30 (12.15%) Windows XP
12 28 (11.34%) MS Exchange
13 24 (9.72%) VMware
13 24 (9.72%) NHS
13 24 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (8.50%) ITIL
15 19 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (7.29%) Time Management
17 17 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (6.88%) Finance
17 17 (6.88%) Apple
17 17 (6.88%) DNS
18 16 (6.48%) Security Cleared
18 16 (6.48%) Break/Fix
19 15 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
20 13 (5.26%) HP
20 13 (5.26%) SQL

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 28 (11.34%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.05%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.43%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.02%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.81%) Confluence
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 39 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (30.36%) Office 365
2 18 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.86%) OneDrive
4 5 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.81%) Slack
6 1 (0.40%) G Suite
6 1 (0.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.88%) DNS
2 12 (4.86%) LAN
2 12 (4.86%) WAN
3 11 (4.45%) DHCP
3 11 (4.45%) Skype
4 5 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (1.62%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.21%) Firewall
6 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.21%) VLAN
7 2 (0.81%) BGP
7 2 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.81%) MPLS
7 2 (0.81%) SMS
8 1 (0.40%) DMZ
8 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.40%) SSL
8 1 (0.40%) VPN
8 1 (0.40%) VSAN
8 1 (0.40%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (3.64%) MSI
2 4 (1.62%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.21%) JIRA
4 2 (0.81%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.81%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.81%) JMeter
4 2 (0.81%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.40%) Hudson
5 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.40%) WiX
General
1 17 (6.88%) Finance
2 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
2 5 (2.02%) Retail
3 4 (1.62%) Banking
3 4 (1.62%) Law
4 3 (1.21%) Legal
4 3 (1.21%) Local Government
4 3 (1.21%) Marketing
5 2 (0.81%) Advertising
5 2 (0.81%) Back Office
5 2 (0.81%) Publishing
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (16.19%) Desktop Support
2 31 (12.55%) Analyst
3 29 (11.74%) Windows Engineer
4 27 (10.93%) Support Engineer
5 25 (10.12%) Rollout Engineer
6 21 (8.50%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (8.10%) Windows Rollout Engineer
8 19 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 19 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (6.88%) Deployment Engineer
11 15 (6.07%) Project Manager
12 13 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
12 13 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 12 (4.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 12 (4.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 11 (4.45%) Applications Packager
15 10 (4.05%) Active Directory Support
15 10 (4.05%) IT Engineer
16 9 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.62%) .NET
2 3 (1.21%) REST
3 2 (0.81%) COM
4 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.40%) DOM
4 1 (0.40%) HTML
4 1 (0.40%) HTML5
4 1 (0.40%) SAX
4 1 (0.40%) SOAP
4 1 (0.40%) Web Services
4 1 (0.40%) WPF
4 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.72%) NHS
2 15 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.86%) Fat Client
3 12 (4.86%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.02%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.62%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.62%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.62%) iPhone
6 3 (1.21%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.40%) BYOD
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.40%) iPad
8 1 (0.40%) IPTV
8 1 (0.40%) Life Science
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 246 (99.60%) Windows
2 129 (52.23%) Windows 7
3 45 (18.22%) Windows Server
4 30 (12.15%) Windows XP
5 17 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.86%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.24%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.83%) Mac OS
10 5 (2.02%) Android
11 3 (1.21%) Linux
11 3 (1.21%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.81%) VMS
12 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.40%) Unix
13 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.62%) Migration
2 24 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (8.50%) ITIL
4 18 (7.29%) Time Management
5 16 (6.48%) Break/Fix
6 13 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (4.86%) ITSM
8 10 (4.05%) ITIL V3
8 10 (4.05%) Project Management
9 9 (3.64%) Application Packaging
9 9 (3.64%) Asset Management
10 8 (3.24%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (2.83%) Software Deployment
12 6 (2.43%) Change Management
12 6 (2.43%) PRINCE2
12 6 (2.43%) Risk Management
13 5 (2.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (2.02%) Scrum
13 5 (2.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.26%) SQL
2 9 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.81%) C#
4 1 (0.40%) C
4 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (6.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.05%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.43%) A+ Certification
3 6 (2.43%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.81%) Degree
5 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.40%) GNVQ
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.86%) SLA
2 5 (2.02%) GxP
3 2 (0.81%) WCAG
4 1 (0.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 106 (42.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.02%) Terminal Services
4 5 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.02%) VMware NSX
4 5 (2.02%) vSphere
4 5 (2.02%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.62%) XenApp
6 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.40%) Firmware
7 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (20.24%) SCCM
2 10 (4.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (3.24%) WSUS
4 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.02%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.02%) vCenter Server
4 5 (2.02%) vMotion
4 5 (2.02%) vRealize
5 3 (1.21%) SCOM
6 2 (0.81%) Nessus
6 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.81%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.81%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.81%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.40%) Ansible
7 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.40%) MobiControl
7 1 (0.40%) Puppet
7 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 125 (50.61%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.96%) Citrix
3 24 (9.72%) VMware
4 17 (6.88%) Apple
5 13 (5.26%) HP
6 8 (3.24%) Capita
6 8 (3.24%) Ivanti
6 8 (3.24%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.83%) Cisco
8 6 (2.43%) Dell
9 5 (2.02%) Clearswift
9 5 (2.02%) Lotus
9 5 (2.02%) Teradici
9 5 (2.02%) Xerox
10 4 (1.62%) Acronis
10 4 (1.62%) McAfee
11 3 (1.21%) Nortel
12 2 (0.81%) Lumension
12 2 (0.81%) Sophos
13 1 (0.40%) SOTI