Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 41 79
Rank change year-on-year +5 +38 +59
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 938 2,419 1,689
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.18% 4.95% 3.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.24% 22.25% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 1,387 884
Median daily rate £189 £200 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% -13.04% -20.69%
10th Percentile £114 £111 £113
90th Percentile £492 £488 £492
UK median daily rate £200 £230 £264
% change year-on-year -13.04% -12.80% -12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 423 409
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +3.66% +5.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £23.83 £25.12 £21.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.46 £15.86
% change year-on-year +3.31% +3.75% -0.88%

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 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 3,870 10,870 11,586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.37% 22.24% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,250 6,332 6,484
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% -
10th Percentile £135 £139 £160
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £431 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.41% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 945 1,111
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +1.43%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.01 £48.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +6.06%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 10 in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Windows 10 in the UK excluding London

Windows 10
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 10 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK excluding London

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 10 in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in the UK excluding London

Windows 10
Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 10 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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 5 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
South East +5 236 £200 -27.27% 31
North of England +11 207 £181 +9.88% 22
North West +18 136 £175 +9.38% 12
South West +2 135 £202 +0.88% 36
East of England +24 115 £188 -1.32% 11
Scotland +2 104 £231 +27.06% 4
Midlands +1 100 £160 -15.79% 26
West Midlands +12 62 £155 -31.11% 10
Yorkshire -8 58 £178 +1.49% 6
Wales -6 39 £200 +11.11% 3
East Midlands -7 37 £160 -15.79% 16
North East +2 13 £490 +206.25% 4
Northern Ireland +13 7 £400 +249.44%
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 5 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 930 (99.15%) Windows
2 398 (42.43%) Active Directory
3 328 (34.97%) Microsoft
4 326 (34.75%) Office 365
5 314 (33.48%) Windows 7
6 223 (23.77%) SCCM
7 190 (20.26%) Microsoft Office
8 183 (19.51%) Windows Server
9 150 (15.99%) Security Cleared
10 137 (14.61%) Migration
11 134 (14.29%) ITIL
12 125 (13.33%) VMware
13 121 (12.90%) PowerShell
14 117 (12.47%) SC Cleared
15 105 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 97 (10.34%) Citrix
17 93 (9.91%) Windows Server 2016
18 86 (9.17%) Azure
19 85 (9.06%) Public Sector
19 85 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
20 77 (8.21%) Finance
21 76 (8.10%) NHS
21 76 (8.10%) VMware Infrastructure
22 69 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 61 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
24 58 (6.18%) Skype
24 58 (6.18%) SharePoint
25 56 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
26 54 (5.76%) Microsoft Intune
27 50 (5.33%) Linux

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 58 (6.18%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.62%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.56%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.17%) ArcGIS
5 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.53%) IIS
6 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.21%) Apache
8 2 (0.21%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.11%) CMS
9 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.11%) nginx
9 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 190 (20.26%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.17%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) assyst
2 1 (0.11%) Line 500
2 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 326 (34.75%) Office 365
2 86 (9.17%) Azure
3 24 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (2.35%) OneDrive
5 14 (1.49%) GitHub
6 11 (1.17%) AWS
7 8 (0.85%) IaaS
7 8 (0.85%) SaaS
8 6 (0.64%) Power Platform
9 5 (0.53%) PowerApps
10 4 (0.43%) PaaS
11 3 (0.32%) G Suite
12 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.21%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.21%) Yammer
13 1 (0.11%) Asana
13 1 (0.11%) Lucidchart
13 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.18%) Skype
2 42 (4.48%) DNS
3 36 (3.84%) Firewall
4 35 (3.73%) DHCP
5 33 (3.52%) VoIP
5 33 (3.52%) VPN
6 22 (2.35%) LAN
6 22 (2.35%) TCP/IP
7 21 (2.24%) WAN
8 18 (1.92%) VLAN
9 17 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
11 12 (1.28%) Wireless
12 11 (1.17%) SAN
13 10 (1.07%) SNMP
14 9 (0.96%) HTTP
14 9 (0.96%) HTTPS
14 9 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (0.96%) SSL
15 7 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.07%) GIS
3 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.43%) Power BI
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.11%) Big Data
8 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.11%) MS Access
8 1 (0.11%) MySQL
8 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 34 (3.62%) MSI
2 15 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.60%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.60%) JIRA
3 14 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (1.49%) GitLab
4 6 (0.64%) Hudson
5 5 (0.53%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.11%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.11%) Subversion
8 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 85 (9.06%) Public Sector
2 77 (8.21%) Finance
3 34 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.56%) Banking
4 24 (2.56%) Retail
5 20 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.49%) Electronics
6 14 (1.49%) Marketing
7 7 (0.75%) Law
7 7 (0.75%) Local Government
7 7 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.64%) Legal
9 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.32%) Advertising
11 3 (0.32%) German Language
11 3 (0.32%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.21%) Automotive
12 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 171 (18.23%) Support Engineer
2 141 (15.03%) Windows Engineer
3 134 (14.29%) Analyst
4 129 (13.75%) Desktop Support
5 115 (12.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 112 (11.94%) Deployment Engineer
7 94 (10.02%) 2nd Line Support
8 84 (8.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 77 (8.21%) IT Engineer
10 75 (8.00%) IT Support
11 61 (6.50%) Service Analyst
12 60 (6.40%) Service Desk Analyst
13 59 (6.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 58 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 50 (5.33%) Support Analyst
16 47 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 47 (5.01%) Windows Deployment Engineer
17 45 (4.80%) IT Support Engineer
18 36 (3.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
19 33 (3.52%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
1 9 (0.96%) gRPC
1 9 (0.96%) REST
1 9 (0.96%) RESTful
1 9 (0.96%) Swagger
2 8 (0.85%) XML
3 7 (0.75%) HTML
4 6 (0.64%) VCL
5 4 (0.43%) .NET
6 3 (0.32%) CSS
6 3 (0.32%) LDAP
6 3 (0.32%) Middleware
6 3 (0.32%) Velocity
7 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.21%) jQuery
7 2 (0.21%) Node.js
7 2 (0.21%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.21%) WinForms
7 2 (0.21%) WPF
7 2 (0.21%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.10%) NHS
2 39 (4.16%) Driving Licence
3 37 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.45%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.35%) User Experience
6 18 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.71%) Smartphone
9 15 (1.60%) Fat Client
9 15 (1.60%) Thin Client
10 11 (1.17%) Clustering
11 6 (0.64%) CMDB
12 5 (0.53%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.53%) Chip and PIN
12 5 (0.53%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.53%) iPhone
13 4 (0.43%) iPad
13 4 (0.43%) PKI
13 4 (0.43%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 930 (99.15%) Windows
2 314 (33.48%) Windows 7
3 183 (19.51%) Windows Server
4 105 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (9.91%) Windows Server 2016
6 61 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (5.33%) Linux
8 27 (2.88%) Windows Server 2019
9 26 (2.77%) Windows XP
10 25 (2.67%) Apple iOS
10 25 (2.67%) Windows 8
11 19 (2.03%) Android
12 18 (1.92%) CentOS
13 17 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (1.71%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.53%) Unix
16 5 (0.53%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (14.61%) Migration
2 134 (14.29%) ITIL
3 85 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
4 69 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 38 (4.05%) Configuration Management
6 36 (3.84%) Application Packaging
6 36 (3.84%) Service Management
7 34 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (3.09%) DevOps
9 27 (2.88%) Project Delivery
10 26 (2.77%) Project Management
10 26 (2.77%) Service Delivery
11 25 (2.67%) ITSM
12 23 (2.45%) Data Migration
13 20 (2.13%) Application Virtualisation
13 20 (2.13%) Incident Management
13 20 (2.13%) Information Security
13 20 (2.13%) Patch Management
13 20 (2.13%) PRINCE2
14 18 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 121 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 37 (3.94%) SQL
3 30 (3.20%) VB
4 17 (1.81%) C
4 17 (1.81%) C#
5 15 (1.60%) VBA
6 11 (1.17%) Python
7 10 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 9 (0.96%) Go
9 7 (0.75%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.75%) REXX
9 7 (0.75%) Tcl
10 6 (0.64%) Delphi
11 4 (0.43%) VBScript
12 3 (0.32%) Java
12 3 (0.32%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.21%) VB6
14 1 (0.11%) C++
14 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 150 (15.99%) Security Cleared
2 117 (12.47%) SC Cleared
3 56 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (3.20%) DV Cleared
5 22 (2.35%) MCSE
6 21 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (2.13%) Degree
8 13 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.28%) MCSA
10 11 (1.17%) CCNA
11 10 (1.07%) DBS Check
12 9 (0.96%) A+ Certification
12 9 (0.96%) MCP
13 6 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.53%) CCNP
14 5 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.43%) CCA
15 4 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.80%) SLA
2 20 (2.13%) GDPR
2 20 (2.13%) QA
3 6 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.64%) PMO
4 3 (0.32%) GMP
4 3 (0.32%) GPG13
5 1 (0.11%) GxP
5 1 (0.11%) NCSC
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 398 (42.43%) Active Directory
2 76 (8.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (5.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (2.99%) vSphere
5 26 (2.77%) Virtual Desktop
6 24 (2.56%) Hyper-V
7 23 (2.45%) XenApp
8 21 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (2.13%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.60%) Docker
11 14 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (1.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (1.28%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.85%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.64%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.53%) Firmware
16 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
17 3 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 223 (23.77%) SCCM
2 54 (5.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (3.30%) Ansible
4 27 (2.88%) WSUS
5 23 (2.45%) SCOM
6 19 (2.03%) Puppet
7 18 (1.92%) Terraform
8 14 (1.49%) Kubernetes
8 14 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.49%) Packer
9 9 (0.96%) Grafana
9 9 (0.96%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.96%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.85%) AppDNA
10 8 (0.85%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (0.64%) PowerCLI
12 6 (0.64%) SCSM
Vendors
1 328 (34.97%) Microsoft
2 125 (13.33%) VMware
3 97 (10.34%) Citrix
4 48 (5.12%) Dell
5 41 (4.37%) Cisco
5 41 (4.37%) HP
6 29 (3.09%) Apple
7 19 (2.03%) Oracle
8 15 (1.60%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.60%) ServiceNow
9 14 (1.49%) Ivanti
9 14 (1.49%) Lumension
9 14 (1.49%) McAfee
9 14 (1.49%) SAP
10 12 (1.28%) Sophos
10 12 (1.28%) Splunk
11 11 (1.17%) EMC
11 11 (1.17%) ESRI
12 9 (0.96%) Meraki
13 8 (0.85%) Red Hat