Period
to 12 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 12 July 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
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 58 86
Rank change year-on-year +2 +28 +83
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1,668 3,815 2,983
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.07% 4.06% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.69% 20.12% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 2,427 1,784
Median daily rate £200 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £114 £117 £116
90th Percentile £500 £519 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £200 £250
% change year-on-year -5.00% -20.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 544 509
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +0.88% -1.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.35 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +1.69%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8,061 18,960 21,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.65% 20.16% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,922 11,933 13,551
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £156 £181
90th Percentile £625 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 1,207 1,480
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +0.57% +5.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.15 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 10 over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 10 over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Top 18 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 12 July 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
England +2 1,449 £200 -23.81% 154
UK excluding London +11 1,217 £190 -5.00% 135
London -32 414 £250 -23.08% 31
South East +6 310 £200 -33.33% 44
North of England +16 270 £188 +12.57% 20
South West +11 165 £195 -22.00% 27
North West +21 155 £185 +10.63% 13
East of England +28 151 £188 +1.35% 14
Midlands +15 134 £175 -15.15% 18
Scotland +3 134 £200 +37.93% 2
Yorkshire +15 92 £200 +14.29% 7
West Midlands +28 81 £225 -10.00% 13
Work from Home +12 77 £283 -36.52% 14
Wales -4 52 £200 +11.11% 10
East Midlands +5 50 £170 -10.53% 5
North East +8 23 £165 +1.54%
Northern Ireland +14 7 £400 +249.44%
Channel Islands +10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 July 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 with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 1,658 (99.40%) Windows
2 749 (44.90%) Active Directory
3 670 (40.17%) Office 365
4 600 (35.97%) Microsoft
5 586 (35.13%) Windows 7
6 388 (23.26%) SCCM
7 337 (20.20%) Microsoft Office
8 302 (18.11%) Windows Server
9 286 (17.15%) Migration
10 231 (13.85%) VMware
11 230 (13.79%) ITIL
12 219 (13.13%) Security Cleared
13 214 (12.83%) PowerShell
14 211 (12.65%) Citrix
15 210 (12.59%) Azure
16 195 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
17 165 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
18 163 (9.77%) SC Cleared
18 163 (9.77%) Windows Server 2016
19 162 (9.71%) Finance
20 151 (9.05%) Public Sector
21 139 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
22 130 (7.79%) Microsoft Intune
23 129 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
24 118 (7.07%) DNS
25 113 (6.77%) SharePoint
26 111 (6.65%) NHS
27 110 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 96 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
29 95 (5.70%) Skype

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 113 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 79 (4.74%) MS Exchange
3 50 (3.00%) Skype for Business
4 29 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (0.84%) ArcGIS
6 14 (0.84%) IIS
7 7 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.30%) CMS
9 4 (0.24%) Apache
9 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.12%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.12%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle 10gAS
11 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.060%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.060%) Site Server
Applications
1 337 (20.20%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.54%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.36%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.060%) InDesign
10 1 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.42%) assyst
2 2 (0.12%) Eikon
2 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.060%) Line 500
3 1 (0.060%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 670 (40.17%) Office 365
2 210 (12.59%) Azure
3 72 (4.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 71 (4.26%) OneDrive
5 38 (2.28%) SaaS
6 34 (2.04%) IaaS
7 33 (1.98%) PaaS
8 22 (1.32%) AWS
9 21 (1.26%) Mimecast
10 12 (0.72%) GitHub
11 10 (0.60%) Power Platform
12 7 (0.42%) PowerApps
13 6 (0.36%) Yammer
14 4 (0.24%) G Suite
15 3 (0.18%) Power Automate
16 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
16 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
17 1 (0.060%) AWS CloudFormation
17 1 (0.060%) Lucidchart
17 1 (0.060%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 118 (7.07%) DNS
2 95 (5.70%) Skype
3 86 (5.16%) Firewall
4 85 (5.10%) DHCP
5 72 (4.32%) VPN
6 62 (3.72%) VoIP
7 50 (3.00%) LAN
8 47 (2.82%) TCP/IP
9 43 (2.58%) WAN
10 33 (1.98%) SAN
11 28 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
12 25 (1.50%) NetScaler
12 25 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (1.26%) VLAN
14 18 (1.08%) Wireless
15 17 (1.02%) Internet
16 13 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
17 9 (0.54%) SSL
18 8 (0.48%) HTTPS
18 8 (0.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.72%) GIS
3 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (0.42%) MS Access
5 7 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (0.36%) Power BI
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.18%) MySQL
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.18%) TKPROF
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (3.24%) MSI
2 19 (1.14%) JIRA
3 14 (0.84%) AdminStudio
3 14 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.78%) GitLab
4 13 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 12 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.42%) Hudson
7 5 (0.30%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.18%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.18%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.060%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.060%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.060%) Rational Team Concert
10 1 (0.060%) SpecFlow
General
1 162 (9.71%) Finance
2 151 (9.05%) Public Sector
3 54 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.82%) Banking
5 40 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 37 (2.22%) Retail
7 29 (1.74%) Marketing
8 27 (1.62%) Electronics
9 15 (0.90%) Law
9 15 (0.90%) Local Government
10 14 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.54%) Legal
13 6 (0.36%) Advertising
13 6 (0.36%) German Language
13 6 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.30%) Front Office
14 5 (0.30%) Housing Association
15 4 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 281 (16.85%) Support Engineer
2 254 (15.23%) Windows Engineer
3 251 (15.05%) Analyst
4 214 (12.83%) Desktop Support
5 179 (10.73%) Desktop Engineer
6 165 (9.89%) Deployment Engineer
7 164 (9.83%) 2nd Line Support
8 126 (7.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 126 (7.55%) IT Support
9 101 (6.06%) IT Engineer
10 100 (6.00%) Service Analyst
11 99 (5.94%) Service Desk Analyst
12 97 (5.82%) Support Analyst
13 96 (5.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 92 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 87 (5.22%) Windows Deployment Engineer
16 80 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 64 (3.84%) IT Support Engineer
18 60 (3.60%) Architect
19 56 (3.36%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (0.84%) Velocity
2 13 (0.78%) XML
3 12 (0.72%) .NET
4 10 (0.60%) HTML
4 10 (0.60%) LDAP
4 10 (0.60%) Software Packaging
5 8 (0.48%) gRPC
5 8 (0.48%) REST
5 8 (0.48%) RESTful
5 8 (0.48%) Swagger
6 7 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (0.42%) VCL
7 6 (0.36%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.30%) JSON
8 5 (0.30%) Middleware
9 4 (0.24%) COM
10 3 (0.18%) Node.js
11 2 (0.12%) jQuery
11 2 (0.12%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 111 (6.65%) NHS
2 84 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (2.82%) Driving Licence
4 44 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (2.52%) Data Centre
6 33 (1.98%) User Experience
7 32 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.26%) Fat Client
8 21 (1.26%) Thin Client
9 19 (1.14%) iPhone
9 19 (1.14%) Smartphone
10 17 (1.02%) Social Media
11 16 (0.96%) Blackberry
12 15 (0.90%) Chip and PIN
12 15 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (0.84%) Clustering
14 11 (0.66%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.60%) CMDB
16 9 (0.54%) iPad
16 9 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,658 (99.40%) Windows
2 586 (35.13%) Windows 7
3 302 (18.11%) Windows Server
4 195 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 163 (9.77%) Windows Server 2016
6 129 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (3.72%) Linux
8 60 (3.60%) Apple iOS
9 47 (2.82%) Windows Server 2019
9 47 (2.82%) Windows XP
10 46 (2.76%) Android
11 37 (2.22%) Windows 8
12 36 (2.16%) Mac OS
13 22 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (0.96%) CentOS
16 14 (0.84%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.60%) Unix
18 5 (0.30%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (17.15%) Migration
2 230 (13.79%) ITIL
3 165 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
4 110 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 79 (4.74%) Application Packaging
6 54 (3.24%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (2.82%) Service Management
8 44 (2.64%) ITSM
8 44 (2.64%) Service Delivery
9 43 (2.58%) Project Delivery
9 43 (2.58%) Project Management
10 42 (2.52%) DevOps
11 41 (2.46%) Incident Management
12 39 (2.34%) Configuration Management
12 39 (2.34%) Mobile Device Management
12 39 (2.34%) Patch Management
13 37 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (2.16%) Change Management
15 35 (2.10%) Application Virtualisation
16 33 (1.98%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (12.83%) PowerShell
2 56 (3.36%) SQL
3 44 (2.64%) VB
4 26 (1.56%) C#
5 23 (1.38%) VBA
6 21 (1.26%) C
7 18 (1.08%) VBScript
8 10 (0.60%) Python
9 9 (0.54%) Bash Shell
9 9 (0.54%) C++
9 9 (0.54%) Java
9 9 (0.54%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.48%) Go
11 7 (0.42%) Delphi
11 7 (0.42%) REXX
11 7 (0.42%) Tcl
12 5 (0.30%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.24%) VB6
14 3 (0.18%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 219 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 163 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 96 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (3.06%) DV Cleared
4 51 (3.06%) MCSE
5 36 (2.16%) Degree
6 33 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
8 21 (1.26%) MCSA
9 20 (1.20%) A+ Certification
10 18 (1.08%) CCNA
11 17 (1.02%) MCP
12 13 (0.78%) MCITP
13 12 (0.72%) CCA
13 12 (0.72%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.42%) CCNP
16 6 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.90%) SLA
2 37 (2.22%) QA
3 35 (2.10%) GDPR
4 11 (0.66%) PMO
5 7 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.36%) NCSC
7 5 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.18%) GMP
8 3 (0.18%) GPG13
8 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.060%) GxP
10 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 749 (44.90%) Active Directory
2 139 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (5.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 54 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
5 53 (3.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 53 (3.18%) XenApp
6 46 (2.76%) XenDesktop
7 41 (2.46%) Hyper-V
8 40 (2.40%) vSphere
9 33 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (1.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 16 (0.96%) Docker
11 16 (0.96%) VMware NSX
12 15 (0.90%) BitLocker
13 7 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.36%) DFS Replication
15 5 (0.30%) Firmware
16 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 388 (23.26%) SCCM
2 130 (7.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 43 (2.58%) SCOM
4 40 (2.40%) WSUS
5 33 (1.98%) Ansible
6 18 (1.08%) AirWatch
7 16 (0.96%) Puppet
8 15 (0.90%) Jamf Pro
8 15 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (0.90%) Terraform
9 14 (0.84%) AppDNA
10 13 (0.78%) Kubernetes
10 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (0.78%) Packer
11 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (0.72%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (0.60%) OpenView
14 9 (0.54%) vMotion
Vendors
1 600 (35.97%) Microsoft
2 231 (13.85%) VMware
3 211 (12.65%) Citrix
4 75 (4.50%) HP
5 67 (4.02%) Cisco
6 59 (3.54%) Apple
7 57 (3.42%) Dell
8 37 (2.22%) Oracle
9 35 (2.10%) Ivanti
10 34 (2.04%) ServiceNow
11 32 (1.92%) McAfee
12 29 (1.74%) Symantec
13 26 (1.56%) SAP
14 23 (1.38%) Lumension
15 22 (1.32%) Sophos
16 16 (0.96%) NetApp
17 14 (0.84%) Atlassian
17 14 (0.84%) Bloomberg
17 14 (0.84%) ESRI
18 13 (0.78%) Adobe