Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 74 158
Rank change year-on-year +32 +84 +45
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 264 157 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.66% 2.80% 0.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.66% 14.40% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 70 34
North West median daily rate £188 £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00% -45.76%
10th Percentile £114 £120 £102
90th Percentile £424 £476 £517
England median daily rate £250 £266 £325
% change year-on-year -6.10% -18.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 45 9
North West median hourly rate £16.88 £13.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -14.06% -
10th Percentile £11.60 £10.85 £10.25
90th Percentile £18.38 £26.30 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.20% -4.69% -5.88%

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 1,116 1,090 1,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.69% 19.47% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 644 737
North West median daily rate £385 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £152 £169 £178
90th Percentile £585 £563 £538
England median daily rate £435 £438 £418
% change year-on-year -0.57% +4.79% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 112 71
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.91 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.06 £40.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -2.94%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 +48 148 £213 -5.56% 33
Cheshire +6 61 £160 -47.97% 11
Merseyside -13 20 £263 +45.83% 3
Cumbria +13 14 £156 - 5
Lancashire -11 13 £167 -16.92% 3
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 261 (98.86%) Windows
2 125 (47.35%) Windows 7
3 115 (43.56%) Office 365
4 107 (40.53%) Microsoft
5 106 (40.15%) Active Directory
6 82 (31.06%) SCCM
7 50 (18.94%) Microsoft Office
8 47 (17.80%) VMware
9 44 (16.67%) Citrix
10 43 (16.29%) Windows Server
11 39 (14.77%) Application Packaging
12 32 (12.12%) MS Exchange
13 31 (11.74%) ITIL
13 31 (11.74%) Migration
14 28 (10.61%) Security Cleared
14 28 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (9.85%) SLA
16 25 (9.47%) MSI
16 25 (9.47%) Microsoft App-V
17 23 (8.71%) Windows XP
17 23 (8.71%) Apple
18 22 (8.33%) Windows 8
19 21 (7.95%) Hyper-V
20 20 (7.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 20 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (7.58%) SC Cleared
21 19 (7.20%) PowerShell
21 19 (7.20%) Finance
21 19 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
22 18 (6.82%) AdminStudio

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 32 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.65%) IBM Notes
2 7 (2.65%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 50 (18.94%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 115 (43.56%) Office 365
2 13 (4.92%) OneDrive
3 4 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.14%) SaaS
5 2 (0.76%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.38%) G Suite
6 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.06%) VPN
2 11 (4.17%) LAN
3 9 (3.41%) DNS
4 7 (2.65%) Skype
5 5 (1.89%) Firewall
6 4 (1.52%) VoIP
6 4 (1.52%) WAN
7 3 (1.14%) DHCP
7 3 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.76%) Internet
8 2 (0.76%) Intranet
8 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.38%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.38%) MPLS
9 1 (0.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (9.47%) MSI
2 18 (6.82%) AdminStudio
3 11 (4.17%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.76%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (7.20%) Finance
2 11 (4.17%) Billing
3 8 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (1.89%) Law
4 5 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.52%) Legal
5 4 (1.52%) Local Government
5 4 (1.52%) Marketing
6 3 (1.14%) Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (14.77%) Analyst
1 39 (14.77%) Windows Engineer
2 32 (12.12%) Applications Packager
3 25 (9.47%) Support Engineer
4 24 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
5 21 (7.95%) Service Analyst
5 21 (7.95%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (7.20%) Windows Rollout Engineer
7 18 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (6.44%) Project Manager
9 16 (6.06%) Deployment Engineer
10 13 (4.92%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (4.55%) Deskside Engineer
11 12 (4.55%) Desktop Support
11 12 (4.55%) Support Analyst
12 11 (4.17%) Customer Engineer
13 10 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (3.79%) IT Support
13 10 (3.79%) Windows Deployment Engineer
14 9 (3.41%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.17%) OCX
2 1 (0.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.30%) NHS
3 10 (3.79%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.89%) User Experience
6 4 (1.52%) CMDB
6 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.14%) iPhone
7 3 (1.14%) Life Science
7 3 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.38%) BYOD
9 1 (0.38%) Clustering
9 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 261 (98.86%) Windows
2 125 (47.35%) Windows 7
3 43 (16.29%) Windows Server
4 23 (8.71%) Windows XP
5 22 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 18 (6.82%) Apple iOS
7 14 (5.30%) Android
7 14 (5.30%) Mac OS
8 13 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.14%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.76%) Linux
11 2 (0.76%) VMS
11 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.77%) Application Packaging
2 31 (11.74%) ITIL
2 31 (11.74%) Migration
3 28 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (6.44%) Application Virtualisation
5 13 (4.92%) Asset Management
5 13 (4.92%) Software Deployment
6 12 (4.55%) Software Testing
7 11 (4.17%) Personalization
7 11 (4.17%) Visualisation
7 11 (4.17%) Workflow
8 10 (3.79%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (3.79%) Supplier Management
9 9 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (3.41%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (3.03%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.03%) Trend Analysis
11 7 (2.65%) Information Security
11 7 (2.65%) ITSM
11 7 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.20%) PowerShell
2 15 (5.68%) VB
3 13 (4.92%) VBScript
4 11 (4.17%) C#
5 5 (1.89%) SQL
6 3 (1.14%) C
7 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.03%) MCP
4 6 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.52%) A+ Certification
5 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.14%) MCSE
7 2 (0.76%) Degree
7 2 (0.76%) GNVQ
7 2 (0.76%) MCSA
8 1 (0.38%) CCIE
8 1 (0.38%) CCNA
8 1 (0.38%) CCNP
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.85%) SLA
2 13 (4.92%) QA
3 7 (2.65%) GxP
4 3 (1.14%) PMO
System Software
1 106 (40.15%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (7.95%) Hyper-V
4 20 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (5.68%) XenApp
6 12 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.65%) vSphere
8 4 (1.52%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.76%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.38%) vCloud
10 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 82 (31.06%) SCCM
2 20 (7.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.14%) ThinApp
4 3 (1.14%) WSUS
5 2 (0.76%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.76%) PaperCut
6 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 107 (40.53%) Microsoft
2 47 (17.80%) VMware
3 44 (16.67%) Citrix
4 23 (8.71%) Apple
5 12 (4.55%) Ivanti
5 12 (4.55%) ServiceNow
6 11 (4.17%) Xerox
7 8 (3.03%) Avaya
8 7 (2.65%) Acronis
8 7 (2.65%) Lotus
8 7 (2.65%) Meraki
9 6 (2.27%) Sophos
9 6 (2.27%) Veeam
10 4 (1.52%) Cisco
11 3 (1.14%) Google
12 2 (0.76%) HP
12 2 (0.76%) McAfee
12 2 (0.76%) Samsung
13 1 (0.38%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.38%) NetApp