Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 8 August 2020 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 > South West
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 39 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +54
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 137 352 216
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 5.40% 5.53% 4.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.42% 22.93% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 208 112
Median daily rate £204 £200 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% -33.33% -
10th Percentile £124 £114 £120
90th Percentile £530 £489 £537
England median daily rate £200 £250 £268
% change year-on-year -20.00% -6.54% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 44 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.45 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.31% +27.80% -1.54%
10th Percentile £12.72 £11.27 £10.77
90th Percentile £41.00 £39.60 £47.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.03%

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 South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 561 1,535 1,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.13% 24.10% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 852 606
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £150 £135 £170
90th Percentile £600 £600 £547
England median daily rate £450 £432 £438
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.26% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 126 132
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £18.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +130.90% +3.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.56 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.50 £52.11 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +2.94%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in the South West

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 10 in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Windows 10 in the South West

Windows 10
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 10 in the South West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in the South West

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 10 in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in the South West

Windows 10
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 10 in the South West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the South West

Windows 10
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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
Bristol +2 49 £204 +3.04% 5
Wiltshire +19 39 £475 +171.43% 16
Gloucestershire +11 21 £164 -43.22% 1
Somerset +2 11 £263 +84.21% 5
Dorset -4 10 £188 -43.01% 1
Devon -13 5 £188 -34.78% 2
Cornwall +11 2 £110 -45.00% 6
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 136 (99.27%) Windows
2 62 (45.26%) Active Directory
3 49 (35.77%) Windows 7
4 47 (34.31%) Office 365
5 45 (32.85%) Microsoft
6 38 (27.74%) Windows Server
7 36 (26.28%) Security Cleared
8 31 (22.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (21.17%) SCCM
9 29 (21.17%) VMware
10 26 (18.98%) SC Cleared
11 24 (17.52%) Public Sector
11 24 (17.52%) Windows Server 2016
12 23 (16.79%) Azure
12 23 (16.79%) Migration
13 21 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
14 20 (14.60%) PowerShell
14 20 (14.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (13.14%) SharePoint
16 17 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (11.68%) DV Cleared
18 14 (10.22%) ITIL
18 14 (10.22%) Dell
19 13 (9.49%) Telecoms
20 12 (8.76%) Cisco
21 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Intune
22 10 (7.30%) VMware ESXi
23 9 (6.57%) Microsoft App-V
23 9 (6.57%) Service Management
23 9 (6.57%) Finance

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 18 (13.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.84%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.92%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 47 (34.31%) Office 365
2 23 (16.79%) Azure
3 4 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.19%) AWS
5 2 (1.46%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.73%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) DHCP
1 6 (4.38%) DNS
1 6 (4.38%) VoIP
2 5 (3.65%) Skype
3 4 (2.92%) SAN
3 4 (2.92%) WAN
4 3 (2.19%) Firewall
4 3 (2.19%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.73%) Internet
6 1 (0.73%) LAN
6 1 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.73%) VPN
6 1 (0.73%) Wireless
6 1 (0.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) AdminStudio
1 4 (2.92%) MSI
General
1 24 (17.52%) Public Sector
2 13 (9.49%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.57%) Finance
4 8 (5.84%) Manufacturing
5 7 (5.11%) Electronics
5 7 (5.11%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Law
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
6 1 (0.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (21.17%) Support Engineer
2 19 (13.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (12.41%) Windows Engineer
4 14 (10.22%) Deployment Engineer
4 14 (10.22%) Desktop Support
5 13 (9.49%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (9.49%) Analyst
5 13 (9.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (8.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 11 (8.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) IT Support
7 10 (7.30%) Wintel Engineer
8 9 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) IT Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) Service Desk Support
9 8 (5.84%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (5.11%) Service Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 6 (4.38%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.38%) XML
2 2 (1.46%) Node.js
2 2 (1.46%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.73%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.84%) Clustering
2 4 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.92%) Fat Client
2 4 (2.92%) Thin Client
2 4 (2.92%) User Experience
3 3 (2.19%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.19%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.46%) PKI
5 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.73%) iPad
5 1 (0.73%) iPhone
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 136 (99.27%) Windows
2 49 (35.77%) Windows 7
3 38 (27.74%) Windows Server
4 31 (22.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (17.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (6.57%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (5.11%) Linux
8 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.19%) CentOS
9 3 (2.19%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.19%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.73%) Android
10 1 (0.73%) VMS
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.79%) Migration
2 20 (14.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (10.22%) ITIL
4 9 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (6.57%) Project Delivery
4 9 (6.57%) Service Management
5 8 (5.84%) Application Virtualisation
5 8 (5.84%) Project Management
6 7 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.11%) Data Protection
6 7 (5.11%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (5.11%) Programme Management
6 7 (5.11%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.65%) Change Management
7 5 (3.65%) Information Security
7 5 (3.65%) NsoIT
7 5 (3.65%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.92%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.92%) System Testing
9 3 (2.19%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.60%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.46%) VBScript
3 1 (0.73%) C++
3 1 (0.73%) Python
3 1 (0.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (26.28%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.98%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.68%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.92%) CCNA
4 4 (2.92%) CCNP
4 4 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.19%) MCSE
5 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.19%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.46%) Degree
7 1 (0.73%) ISEB
7 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.73%) PMO
3 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 62 (45.26%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.30%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (6.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (6.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (5.84%) vSphere
6 6 (4.38%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.92%) DFS Replication
7 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.92%) XenApp
7 4 (2.92%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.73%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.73%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (21.17%) SCCM
2 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (5.11%) SCOM
4 6 (4.38%) PowerCLI
5 5 (3.65%) Ansible
5 5 (3.65%) vCenter Server
5 5 (3.65%) WSUS
6 4 (2.92%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (2.92%) Puppet
6 4 (2.92%) SCDPM
6 4 (2.92%) SCSM
6 4 (2.92%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.92%) Terraform
7 3 (2.19%) vRealize
8 2 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.73%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (32.85%) Microsoft
2 29 (21.17%) VMware
3 14 (10.22%) Dell
4 12 (8.76%) Cisco
5 9 (6.57%) HP
6 7 (5.11%) Citrix
6 7 (5.11%) SAP
7 4 (2.92%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.19%) Ivanti
8 3 (2.19%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.19%) Symantec
8 3 (2.19%) Wyse
9 2 (1.46%) Apple
9 2 (1.46%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.46%) Veeam
10 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.73%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.73%) Lumension
10 1 (0.73%) McAfee
10 1 (0.73%) Polycom