Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 81 176
Rank change year-on-year +44 +95 +71
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 321 137 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.34% 2.41% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.43% 12.41% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 63 36
North West median daily rate £213 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.73% -11.29% +29.17%
10th Percentile £107 £112 £116
90th Percentile £450 £535 £688
England median daily rate £250 £265 £300
% change year-on-year -5.66% -11.67% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 31 5
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.92% - -
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.20 £20.13 £16.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.64% -15.28%

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 1,314 1,104 1,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.85% 19.42% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 682 887
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £141 £170 £180
90th Percentile £538 £562 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 98 83
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +16.20% -7.18%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.25 £10.95
90th Percentile £32.00 £42.65 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +41 160 £175 -29.19% 29
Cheshire +21 84 £200 -38.46% 4
Merseyside -2 26 £288 +59.72% 7
Lancashire +2 25 £206 - 4
Cumbria - 19 £350 - 2
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 317 (98.75%) Windows
2 170 (52.96%) Windows 7
3 156 (48.60%) Microsoft
4 142 (44.24%) Active Directory
5 129 (40.19%) Office 365
6 88 (27.41%) SCCM
7 57 (17.76%) Microsoft Office
8 55 (17.13%) VMware
8 55 (17.13%) Windows Server
9 52 (16.20%) Citrix
10 46 (14.33%) MS Exchange
11 41 (12.77%) ITIL
12 38 (11.84%) Migration
13 33 (10.28%) Apple
14 32 (9.97%) Application Packaging
15 29 (9.03%) MSI
16 28 (8.72%) NHS
16 28 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (8.41%) Microsoft App-V
17 27 (8.41%) Windows XP
17 27 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
19 24 (7.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 23 (7.17%) PowerShell
21 22 (6.85%) OneDrive
21 22 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
22 21 (6.54%) Security Cleared
22 21 (6.54%) LAN
22 21 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing

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 46 (14.33%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.43%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.43%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.49%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (17.76%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 129 (40.19%) Office 365
2 22 (6.85%) OneDrive
3 17 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.31%) G Suite
6 1 (0.31%) IaaS
6 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.54%) LAN
2 19 (5.92%) DNS
3 14 (4.36%) VPN
3 14 (4.36%) WAN
4 12 (3.74%) Skype
5 10 (3.12%) DHCP
6 7 (2.18%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (1.87%) Firewall
8 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.93%) MPLS
9 3 (0.93%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.62%) BGP
10 2 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.62%) Internet
10 2 (0.62%) Intranet
10 2 (0.62%) SMS
10 2 (0.62%) VLAN
10 2 (0.62%) VoIP
11 1 (0.31%) DMZ
11 1 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (9.03%) MSI
2 11 (3.43%) AdminStudio
3 6 (1.87%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.62%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.31%) JIRA
5 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (5.30%) Finance
2 7 (2.18%) Local Government
2 7 (2.18%) Marketing
3 6 (1.87%) Billing
3 6 (1.87%) Retail
4 5 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.25%) Banking
5 4 (1.25%) Law
5 4 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.93%) Publishing
7 2 (0.62%) Advertising
7 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.62%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (14.02%) Analyst
2 40 (12.46%) Windows Engineer
3 34 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 30 (9.35%) Rollout Engineer
5 29 (9.03%) Applications Packager
6 26 (8.10%) Windows Rollout Engineer
7 25 (7.79%) Deployment Engineer
8 23 (7.17%) Desktop Engineer
8 23 (7.17%) Desktop Support
9 22 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
10 21 (6.54%) Service Analyst
10 21 (6.54%) Service Desk Analyst
11 19 (5.92%) Project Manager
12 18 (5.61%) 1st Line Support
13 14 (4.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 14 (4.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 12 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 12 (3.74%) Support Analyst
15 11 (3.43%) Customer Engineer
16 10 (3.12%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.87%) OCX
2 3 (0.93%) .NET
3 1 (0.31%) COM
3 1 (0.31%) SOAP
3 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.72%) NHS
2 26 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.74%) Fat Client
3 12 (3.74%) Thin Client
4 8 (2.49%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.18%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (1.56%) CMDB
6 5 (1.56%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.25%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.25%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.93%) iPhone
8 3 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.93%) User Experience
9 2 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.31%) BYOD
10 1 (0.31%) iPad
10 1 (0.31%) Life Science
10 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 317 (98.75%) Windows
2 170 (52.96%) Windows 7
3 55 (17.13%) Windows Server
4 27 (8.41%) Windows XP
5 24 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (6.23%) Apple iOS
7 19 (5.92%) Mac OS
8 17 (5.30%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (3.43%) Android
11 4 (1.25%) VMS
11 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.93%) Linux
12 3 (0.93%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.93%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (12.77%) ITIL
2 38 (11.84%) Migration
3 32 (9.97%) Application Packaging
4 27 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (6.23%) Asset Management
7 19 (5.92%) Software Deployment
8 17 (5.30%) ITSM
9 14 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (4.05%) ITIL V3
10 13 (4.05%) PRINCE2
11 12 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (3.43%) Project Management
13 10 (3.12%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (3.12%) Break/Fix
14 8 (2.49%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (2.49%) Time Management
15 7 (2.18%) Application Virtualisation
15 7 (2.18%) Data Protection
15 7 (2.18%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.17%) PowerShell
2 14 (4.36%) SQL
3 8 (2.49%) VB
3 8 (2.49%) VBScript
4 7 (2.18%) C#
5 3 (0.93%) C
6 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.74%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.12%) A+ Certification
4 9 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.56%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.25%) Degree
6 4 (1.25%) MCP
6 4 (1.25%) MCSE
6 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.62%) MCSA
8 1 (0.31%) CCIE
8 1 (0.31%) CCNA
8 1 (0.31%) CCNP
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.31%) GNVQ
8 1 (0.31%) ISEB
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.23%) SLA
2 7 (2.18%) GxP
3 6 (1.87%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 142 (44.24%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (5.61%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.74%) vSphere
6 11 (3.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (3.43%) XenApp
7 6 (1.87%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.56%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.93%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.93%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.31%) Firmware
10 1 (0.31%) vCloud
10 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 88 (27.41%) SCCM
2 24 (7.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (2.49%) WSUS
4 5 (1.56%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.56%) vCenter Server
4 5 (1.56%) vMotion
4 5 (1.56%) vRealize
5 3 (0.93%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.62%) SCOM
6 2 (0.62%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.31%) Ansible
7 1 (0.31%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.31%) MobiControl
7 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 156 (48.60%) Microsoft
2 55 (17.13%) VMware
3 52 (16.20%) Citrix
4 33 (10.28%) Apple
5 18 (5.61%) ServiceNow
6 11 (3.43%) HP
6 11 (3.43%) Xerox
7 10 (3.12%) Ivanti
8 9 (2.80%) Avaya
8 9 (2.80%) Cisco
9 8 (2.49%) Lotus
10 7 (2.18%) Acronis
11 6 (1.87%) Dell
11 6 (1.87%) Veeam
12 5 (1.56%) Clearswift
12 5 (1.56%) Meraki
12 5 (1.56%) Teradici
13 4 (1.25%) McAfee
14 3 (0.93%) Nortel
15 2 (0.62%) Juniper