Period
to 18 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 November 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 66 98
Rank change year-on-year +39 +32 +166
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2,883 1,923 1,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.35% 3.52% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.90% 16.09% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,601 1,014 757
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £225 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -18.18% -
10th Percentile £113 £113 £119
90th Percentile £488 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £200 £250 £263
% change year-on-year -20.00% -4.76% -9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 508 438 176
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £14.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +5.00% +1.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.13
90th Percentile £25.12 £22.15 £21.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.81
% change year-on-year +4.04% -5.62% +6.70%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 10,716 11,954 11,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.62% 21.88% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,185 6,662 6,560
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +3.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £132 £150 £150
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,021 1,156 1,008
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -1.23% +7.77%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.96 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in the UK excluding London

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 10 in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 10 in the UK excluding London

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK excluding London

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in the UK excluding London

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK excluding London

Windows 10
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
South East +51 769 £190 -36.67% 209
North of England +27 534 £160 -28.09% 170
South West +27 487 £185 -32.73% 77
Midlands +42 383 £180 -10.00% 99
Scotland +57 306 £148 -12.98% 31
North West +9 293 £160 -14.67% 87
East of England +25 228 £190 +11.76% 64
West Midlands +52 227 £184 -8.25% 58
Yorkshire +30 186 £188 -35.34% 62
Wales +53 159 £450 +131.51% 23
East Midlands +22 152 £180 - 41
North East +45 55 £150 -53.85% 21
Northern Ireland +19 17 £107 - 1
Channel Islands -3 4 £415 -19.02% 1
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 2,862 (99.27%) Windows
2 1,257 (43.60%) Windows 7
3 1,210 (41.97%) Active Directory
4 1,037 (35.97%) Office 365
5 1,015 (35.21%) Microsoft
6 853 (29.59%) SCCM
7 653 (22.65%) Migration
8 527 (18.28%) Microsoft Office
9 472 (16.37%) Windows Server
10 429 (14.88%) ITIL
11 418 (14.50%) Security Cleared
12 320 (11.10%) SC Cleared
13 293 (10.16%) Public Sector
14 289 (10.02%) Azure
15 266 (9.23%) VMware
16 253 (8.78%) PowerShell
17 249 (8.64%) Citrix
18 236 (8.19%) Windows Server 2012
19 217 (7.53%) Finance
20 209 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
21 179 (6.21%) DNS
22 178 (6.17%) Skype
23 175 (6.07%) Driving Licence
24 173 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
24 173 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
25 170 (5.90%) SharePoint
26 159 (5.52%) DHCP
27 156 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
28 150 (5.20%) Apple
29 148 (5.13%) SLA

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 170 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 136 (4.72%) Skype for Business
3 130 (4.51%) MS Exchange
4 44 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (0.66%) IBM Notes
7 17 (0.59%) IIS
8 6 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.17%) Confluence
9 5 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.069%) Apache
11 2 (0.069%) nginx
11 2 (0.069%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.035%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.035%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.035%) CMS
12 1 (0.035%) Drupal
12 1 (0.035%) WebSphere
Applications
1 527 (18.28%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.10%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (0.49%) assyst
2 13 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.42%) Elite 3E
4 8 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.17%) SystmOne
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.069%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.035%) Magento
8 1 (0.035%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.035%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.035%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,037 (35.97%) Office 365
2 289 (10.02%) Azure
3 94 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 80 (2.77%) OneDrive
5 64 (2.22%) AWS
6 56 (1.94%) IaaS
7 51 (1.77%) PaaS
8 43 (1.49%) SaaS
9 19 (0.66%) Azure Stack
10 18 (0.62%) GitHub
10 18 (0.62%) Yammer
11 17 (0.59%) Power Platform
12 9 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.21%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.17%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.14%) G Suite
16 4 (0.14%) Serverless
17 3 (0.10%) SoftLayer
17 3 (0.10%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 179 (6.21%) DNS
2 178 (6.17%) Skype
3 159 (5.52%) DHCP
4 119 (4.13%) Firewall
5 114 (3.95%) TCP/IP
6 98 (3.40%) LAN
7 86 (2.98%) WAN
8 82 (2.84%) VPN
9 72 (2.50%) VoIP
10 63 (2.19%) Internet
11 49 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
12 44 (1.53%) SAN
13 36 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (1.08%) Wireless
15 29 (1.01%) VLAN
16 21 (0.73%) NAS
17 19 (0.66%) NetScaler
18 15 (0.52%) IP Telephony
19 14 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
19 14 (0.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 17 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (0.52%) Power BI
5 13 (0.45%) Electronic Patient Records
6 12 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.21%) MS Access
9 5 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.10%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.10%) SQL Server 2017
12 2 (0.069%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.035%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.035%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.035%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.035%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 59 (2.05%) MSI
2 31 (1.08%) JIRA
3 19 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
4 17 (0.59%) AdminStudio
4 17 (0.59%) InstallShield
5 14 (0.49%) StarTeam
6 11 (0.38%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.17%) Hudson
9 4 (0.14%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.14%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.10%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.069%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.069%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.035%) Fiddler
12 1 (0.035%) GCC
12 1 (0.035%) Selenium
12 1 (0.035%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.035%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 293 (10.16%) Public Sector
2 217 (7.53%) Finance
3 140 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 99 (3.43%) Manufacturing
5 90 (3.12%) Retail
6 85 (2.95%) Electronics
7 81 (2.81%) Marketing
8 68 (2.36%) Banking
9 29 (1.01%) Local Government
10 27 (0.94%) Legal
11 16 (0.55%) Back Office
12 14 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.42%) Advertising
14 10 (0.35%) Law
14 10 (0.35%) Publishing
15 8 (0.28%) Games
16 6 (0.21%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.17%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.17%) German Language
18 4 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 517 (17.93%) Windows Engineer
2 497 (17.24%) Support Engineer
3 379 (13.15%) Desktop Support
4 377 (13.08%) Desktop Engineer
5 313 (10.86%) Analyst
6 302 (10.48%) Deployment Engineer
7 230 (7.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 229 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 186 (6.45%) IT Support
10 176 (6.10%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 171 (5.93%) Rollout Engineer
12 170 (5.90%) IT Engineer
13 158 (5.48%) Service Analyst
14 153 (5.31%) Service Desk Analyst
15 136 (4.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 110 (3.82%) Architect
17 107 (3.71%) 1st Line Support
18 102 (3.54%) Windows Rollout Engineer
19 100 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 99 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (0.87%) Web Services
2 17 (0.59%) Software Packaging
3 15 (0.52%) XML
4 13 (0.45%) Middleware
5 9 (0.31%) XMPP
6 8 (0.28%) .NET
7 7 (0.24%) X-Windows
8 6 (0.21%) LDAP
8 6 (0.21%) Universal Windows Platform
9 4 (0.14%) COM
9 4 (0.14%) JSON
10 3 (0.10%) LAMP
10 3 (0.10%) ODBC
11 2 (0.069%) CSS
11 2 (0.069%) EDI
11 2 (0.069%) HTML
11 2 (0.069%) Java RMI
11 2 (0.069%) SailPoint
12 1 (0.035%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.035%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 175 (6.07%) Driving Licence
2 136 (4.72%) NHS
3 105 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 60 (2.08%) Smartphone
6 51 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
7 50 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 41 (1.42%) User Experience
9 34 (1.18%) PKI
10 33 (1.14%) Clustering
11 32 (1.11%) iPhone
12 31 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (0.97%) Fat Client
13 28 (0.97%) Thin Client
13 28 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
14 23 (0.80%) Blackberry
15 18 (0.62%) Public Cloud
16 17 (0.59%) Replication
17 16 (0.55%) iPad
18 13 (0.45%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2,862 (99.27%) Windows
2 1,257 (43.60%) Windows 7
3 472 (16.37%) Windows Server
4 236 (8.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 209 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 141 (4.89%) Windows XP
7 121 (4.20%) Windows 8
8 113 (3.92%) Android
9 82 (2.84%) Linux
10 81 (2.81%) Apple iOS
11 50 (1.73%) Mac OS
12 44 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (0.80%) Mac OS X
14 16 (0.55%) AIX
14 16 (0.55%) Unix
14 16 (0.55%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.21%) CentOS
16 6 (0.21%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (22.65%) Migration
2 429 (14.88%) ITIL
3 156 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
4 122 (4.23%) ITSM
5 121 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 113 (3.92%) Break/Fix
7 112 (3.88%) Service Management
8 109 (3.78%) Application Packaging
9 106 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
10 104 (3.61%) Incident Management
11 100 (3.47%) Time Management
12 95 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
13 86 (2.98%) Programme Management
14 84 (2.91%) Change Management
15 81 (2.81%) Digital Marketing
16 76 (2.64%) Project Delivery
17 74 (2.57%) Project Management
18 64 (2.22%) Service Delivery
19 62 (2.15%) User Acceptance Testing
20 57 (1.98%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 253 (8.78%) PowerShell
2 94 (3.26%) SQL
3 25 (0.87%) VBScript
4 15 (0.52%) VB
5 13 (0.45%) Python
6 12 (0.42%) Bash Shell
7 11 (0.38%) C#
8 6 (0.21%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.17%) Apple Swift
9 5 (0.17%) Java
10 4 (0.14%) C
10 4 (0.14%) Perl
10 4 (0.14%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.14%) VBA
11 3 (0.10%) VB6
12 2 (0.069%) C++
13 1 (0.035%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.035%) Korn
13 1 (0.035%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.035%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 418 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 320 (11.10%) SC Cleared
3 139 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (2.71%) DV Cleared
5 75 (2.60%) MCSE
6 61 (2.12%) MCP
7 55 (1.91%) Degree
8 46 (1.60%) MCSA
9 45 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
10 34 (1.18%) DBS Check
11 29 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (0.80%) CCNA
12 23 (0.80%) ISTQB
13 20 (0.69%) MCTS
14 18 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 18 (0.62%) MCITP
15 13 (0.45%) A+ Certification
16 12 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
17 11 (0.38%) PMI Certification
18 10 (0.35%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (5.13%) SLA
2 50 (1.73%) QA
3 16 (0.55%) PMO
4 13 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.45%) HL7
5 12 (0.42%) GDPR
6 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.069%) COBIT
8 2 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.069%) GxP
9 1 (0.035%) AQAP
9 1 (0.035%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.035%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.035%) NCSC
9 1 (0.035%) NIST
9 1 (0.035%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,210 (41.97%) Active Directory
2 173 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (4.34%) Hyper-V
4 113 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 69 (2.39%) XenApp
6 67 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (2.15%) XenDesktop
8 50 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
9 38 (1.32%) vSphere
10 34 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (0.97%) BitLocker
11 28 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (0.76%) DFS Replication
13 20 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 19 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.17%) Firmware
17 4 (0.14%) VMware NSX
18 3 (0.10%) LXC
18 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 853 (29.59%) SCCM
2 173 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 44 (1.53%) SCOM
4 37 (1.28%) WSUS
5 33 (1.14%) AirWatch
5 33 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
6 23 (0.80%) SCVMM
7 16 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 15 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
9 14 (0.49%) Netcool
9 14 (0.49%) SCDPM
9 14 (0.49%) SCSM
10 13 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
11 11 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.28%) AppDNA
12 8 (0.28%) PowerCLI
13 7 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.21%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 1,015 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 266 (9.23%) VMware
3 249 (8.64%) Citrix
4 150 (5.20%) Apple
5 108 (3.75%) Dell
6 103 (3.57%) Cisco
7 100 (3.47%) HP
8 92 (3.19%) SAP
9 76 (2.64%) McAfee
10 72 (2.50%) ServiceNow
11 48 (1.66%) Ivanti
12 32 (1.11%) Sophos
13 30 (1.04%) Oracle
13 30 (1.04%) Symantec
14 27 (0.94%) Remedy
15 22 (0.76%) Avaya
16 18 (0.62%) Veritas
17 17 (0.59%) CheckPoint
18 16 (0.55%) iManage
18 16 (0.55%) Lotus