Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 119 169
Rank change year-on-year +38 +50 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 150 80 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.57% 1.47% 0.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.17% 7.31% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 44 34
North West median daily rate £188 £227 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.31% -48.17% -
10th Percentile £95 £108 £269
90th Percentile £424 £450 £925
England median daily rate £285 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -12.31% - -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 12 0
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.94% - -
England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.38 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.15% +12.93% -

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 1,139 1,094 1,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.50% 20.04% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 686 919
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £152 £200 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 97 114
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.75 £40.64
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.53 £16.91
% change year-on-year +5.87% -2.22% +4.61%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -4 64 £168 -48.46% 21
Cheshire +26 54 £281 -6.25% 7
Lancashire - 11 £263 - 1
Merseyside +16 9 £170 +36.00% 4
Cumbria -5 8 £350 +55.56% 2
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 149 (99.33%) Windows
2 76 (50.67%) Microsoft
3 71 (47.33%) Windows 7
4 69 (46.00%) Active Directory
5 36 (24.00%) Office 365
6 35 (23.33%) Migration
7 32 (21.33%) Microsoft Office
8 30 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 26 (17.33%) Citrix
9 26 (17.33%) SCCM
10 23 (15.33%) Windows XP
10 23 (15.33%) VMware
11 20 (13.33%) Time Management
12 17 (11.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (10.00%) Apple
14 14 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (8.00%) Break/Fix
16 12 (8.00%) NHS
16 12 (8.00%) SQL
17 11 (7.33%) Cisco
17 11 (7.33%) Finance
17 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (6.00%) PowerShell
18 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 9 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 9 (6.00%) DHCP
18 9 (6.00%) ITIL
18 9 (6.00%) Windows 8

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 6 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.33%) Confluence
4 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.67%) IIS
4 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (21.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 36 (24.00%) Office 365
2 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.33%) IaaS
3 2 (1.33%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.33%) PaaS
3 2 (1.33%) SaaS
3 2 (1.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.00%) DHCP
2 8 (5.33%) DNS
3 6 (4.00%) Skype
4 4 (2.67%) IPsec
4 4 (2.67%) LAN
5 3 (2.00%) Firewall
5 3 (2.00%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.33%) ATM
6 2 (1.33%) SAN
6 2 (1.33%) SSL
6 2 (1.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.33%) VLAN
6 2 (1.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.67%) Broadband
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.67%) NAS
7 1 (0.67%) Network Security
7 1 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.33%) MS Access
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.67%) DB2
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (4.67%) MSI
2 4 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.33%) Burp Suite
3 2 (1.33%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.33%) Hudson
3 2 (1.33%) JIRA
3 2 (1.33%) JMeter
3 2 (1.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.33%) WiX
General
1 11 (7.33%) Finance
2 4 (2.67%) Back Office
3 3 (2.00%) Banking
3 3 (2.00%) Law
3 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.33%) Legal
4 2 (1.33%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (26.67%) Desktop Support
2 23 (15.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 21 (14.00%) Windows Engineer
4 20 (13.33%) Rollout Engineer
5 18 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 17 (11.33%) Analyst
7 13 (8.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (8.67%) IT Engineer
8 12 (8.00%) Windows Rollout Engineer
9 10 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (6.67%) Service Analyst
9 10 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (5.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (5.33%) Active Directory Support
11 7 (4.67%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (4.67%) IT Support
11 7 (4.67%) Project Manager
12 6 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 6 (4.00%) Active Directory Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.67%) .NET
1 4 (2.67%) REST
2 3 (2.00%) HTML
3 2 (1.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.33%) COM
3 2 (1.33%) DOM
3 2 (1.33%) HTML5
3 2 (1.33%) SAX
3 2 (1.33%) WPF
3 2 (1.33%) XML
4 1 (0.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.00%) NHS
2 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.33%) EPoS
4 2 (1.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.33%) iPhone
4 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.67%) BYOD
5 1 (0.67%) FMCG
5 1 (0.67%) IPTV
5 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.67%) User Experience
5 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 149 (99.33%) Windows
2 71 (47.33%) Windows 7
3 30 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 23 (15.33%) Windows XP
5 17 (11.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.00%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.00%) Android
10 4 (2.67%) Linux
11 2 (1.33%) CentOS
11 2 (1.33%) Unix
12 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.33%) Migration
2 20 (13.33%) Time Management
3 12 (8.00%) Break/Fix
4 9 (6.00%) ITIL
4 9 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (4.67%) Project Management
7 6 (4.00%) Change Management
8 5 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.33%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (2.67%) Asset Management
9 4 (2.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 4 (2.67%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.67%) Risk Management
9 4 (2.67%) SDLC
9 4 (2.67%) SFIA
9 4 (2.67%) Software Deployment
9 4 (2.67%) Software Engineering
10 3 (2.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.00%) SQL
2 9 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.33%) C#
4 2 (1.33%) C++
4 2 (1.33%) VBA
5 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.67%) Korn
5 1 (0.67%) Perl
5 1 (0.67%) RPG
5 1 (0.67%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (4.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.00%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.33%) MCP
4 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.67%) CCDP
5 1 (0.67%) CCNP
5 1 (0.67%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.67%) CISM
5 1 (0.67%) CISSP
5 1 (0.67%) Degree
5 1 (0.67%) MCDST
5 1 (0.67%) MCSE
5 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.33%) WCAG
3 1 (0.67%) GDPR
3 1 (0.67%) GxP
System Software
1 69 (46.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (4.00%) XenApp
5 4 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.00%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.33%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (17.33%) SCCM
2 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.33%) Nessus
4 2 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.33%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.67%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.67%) SCOM
5 1 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.33%) Citrix
3 23 (15.33%) VMware
4 15 (10.00%) Apple
5 11 (7.33%) Cisco
6 6 (4.00%) HP
7 4 (2.67%) Capita
7 4 (2.67%) Ivanti
7 4 (2.67%) Symantec
8 3 (2.00%) Sophos
9 2 (1.33%) Intel
9 2 (1.33%) McAfee
9 2 (1.33%) NetApp
9 2 (1.33%) Oracle
10 1 (0.67%) Avaya
10 1 (0.67%) Dell
10 1 (0.67%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.67%) IBM
10 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.67%) Twitter