Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 309 851
Rank change year-on-year +155 +542 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1611 863 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 0.80% 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.08% 3.58% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 501 23
UK median daily rate £300 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -1.54% -
10th Percentile £116 £128 £267
90th Percentile £500 £519 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £313 £400
% change year-on-year -8.00% -21.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 53 1
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £14.45 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.19% -71.10% -
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.85 £45.00
90th Percentile £21.20 £29.15 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +7.41% -73.00% -

Windows 10 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19949 24097 24751
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.81% 22.25% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12532 15201 14462
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £188 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1141 1262 1978
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Top 15 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 22 August 2017. 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 +156 1479 £300 -7.69% 180
UK excluding London +140 977 £288 -8.00% 132
London +151 613 £313 -12.28% 58
South East +101 286 £311 -2.73% 35
Midlands +86 173 £275 -26.67% 20
North of England +100 168 £218 -33.08% 43
South West +35 130 £281 -13.46% 14
West Midlands +99 118 £306 -17.79% 12
East of England +48 112 £325 -4.41% 10
North West +59 94 £300 -31.03% 23
Scotland +67 85 £300 +23.71% 6
East Midlands +2 57 £205 -55.68% 8
Yorkshire +52 48 £125 -28.57% 17
Wales +18 29 £190 +46.15% 4
North East +77 28 £208 -15.31% 3

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 10 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 1608 (99.81%) Windows
2 731 (45.38%) Active Directory
3 703 (43.64%) Windows 7
4 616 (38.24%) Office 365
5 605 (37.55%) Microsoft
6 447 (27.75%) SCCM
7 353 (21.91%) Microsoft Office
8 319 (19.80%) Migration
9 274 (17.01%) Windows Server
10 252 (15.64%) Security Cleared
11 246 (15.27%) VMware
12 228 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 227 (14.09%) ITIL
14 217 (13.47%) Citrix
15 204 (12.66%) SC Cleared
16 191 (11.86%) Windows 8
17 182 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
18 163 (10.12%) PowerShell
19 156 (9.68%) MS Exchange
20 149 (9.25%) Finance
21 145 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
22 144 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
23 141 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
24 134 (8.32%) Microsoft App-V
25 126 (7.82%) Project Management
26 115 (7.14%) DNS
27 111 (6.89%) SharePoint
28 104 (6.46%) Cisco
29 103 (6.39%) DHCP
29 103 (6.39%) Skype for Business

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
1 156 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 111 (6.89%) SharePoint
3 103 (6.39%) Skype for Business
4 87 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 63 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 21 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.81%) IIS
10 10 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.50%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.37%) CMS
13 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.25%) WordPress
14 3 (0.19%) GroupWise
15 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.12%) Site Server
16 1 (0.062%) Drupal
16 1 (0.062%) Moodle
Applications
1 353 (21.91%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.12%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.12%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 12 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.68%) Eikon
3 3 (0.19%) assyst
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.062%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 616 (38.24%) Office 365
2 144 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.17%) OneDrive
4 25 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (1.49%) IaaS
6 17 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (0.87%) PaaS
8 12 (0.74%) Mimecast
9 11 (0.68%) Yammer
10 7 (0.43%) SaaS
11 4 (0.25%) G Suite
12 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 115 (7.14%) DNS
2 103 (6.39%) DHCP
3 100 (6.21%) Skype
4 89 (5.52%) VPN
5 85 (5.28%) LAN
6 79 (4.90%) WAN
7 78 (4.84%) Firewall
8 76 (4.72%) TCP/IP
9 59 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
10 50 (3.10%) SAN
11 45 (2.79%) Remote Desktop
12 44 (2.73%) Internet
13 41 (2.55%) VoIP
14 33 (2.05%) Wireless
15 29 (1.80%) VLAN
16 22 (1.37%) HTTP
17 18 (1.12%) SSL
18 17 (1.06%) HTTPS
19 16 (0.99%) NAS
20 15 (0.93%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.37%) MS Access
7 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.12%) Big Data
8 2 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.12%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.12%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.12%) MySQL
8 2 (0.12%) Power BI
8 2 (0.12%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.12%) SQLite
9 1 (0.062%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.062%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.062%) OLTP
9 1 (0.062%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 43 (2.67%) MSI
2 12 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.56%) InstallShield
3 9 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.43%) JIRA
4 7 (0.43%) Subversion
5 6 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.31%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.31%) Mercurial
7 4 (0.25%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.25%) TestRail
8 3 (0.19%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.19%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.062%) Redmine
General
1 149 (9.25%) Finance
2 47 (2.92%) Law
3 42 (2.61%) Legal
4 36 (2.23%) Banking
5 32 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.49%) Retail
8 22 (1.37%) Marketing
9 13 (0.81%) Advertising
10 12 (0.74%) Electronics
10 12 (0.74%) Local Government
11 9 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.50%) Military
13 6 (0.37%) Back Office
14 5 (0.31%) Publishing
15 4 (0.25%) Automotive
15 4 (0.25%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.19%) Billing
16 3 (0.19%) French Language
16 3 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 242 (15.02%) Support Engineer
2 241 (14.96%) Analyst
3 228 (14.15%) Desktop Support
4 154 (9.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 136 (8.44%) Windows Engineer
6 134 (8.32%) Architect
7 126 (7.82%) Project Manager
8 122 (7.57%) Desktop Engineer
9 92 (5.71%) IT Support
10 90 (5.59%) Support Analyst
11 85 (5.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 84 (5.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 80 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 78 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 76 (4.72%) Service Analyst
16 74 (4.59%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 74 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
17 57 (3.54%) Consultant
18 51 (3.17%) 1st Line Support
19 49 (3.04%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (0.99%) .NET
1 16 (0.99%) HTML
2 11 (0.68%) HTML5
2 11 (0.68%) Software Packaging
3 9 (0.56%) CSS
4 8 (0.50%) WSH
5 6 (0.37%) .NET Framework
5 6 (0.37%) jQuery
5 6 (0.37%) Web Services
6 5 (0.31%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.31%) Middleware
6 5 (0.31%) SailPoint
6 5 (0.31%) XML
7 4 (0.25%) Java SE
7 4 (0.25%) Node.js
7 4 (0.25%) SAML
8 3 (0.19%) Ajax
8 3 (0.19%) Apache Cordova
8 3 (0.19%) Sass
8 3 (0.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 49 (3.04%) Data Centre
4 46 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
5 39 (2.42%) iPhone
6 29 (1.80%) iPad
7 24 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 24 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 22 (1.37%) BYOD
9 19 (1.18%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
11 15 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (0.81%) Driving Licence
13 12 (0.74%) Computer Science
13 12 (0.74%) PKI
14 11 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.62%) e-Learning
16 9 (0.56%) Life Science
16 9 (0.56%) Smartphone
16 9 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1608 (99.81%) Windows
2 703 (43.64%) Windows 7
3 274 (17.01%) Windows Server
4 228 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 191 (11.86%) Windows 8
6 182 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (4.90%) Android
7 79 (4.90%) Apple iOS
8 68 (4.22%) Windows XP
9 54 (3.35%) Linux
10 44 (2.73%) Mac OS X
11 43 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (1.99%) Mac OS
13 16 (0.99%) Windows Phone
14 12 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.43%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.43%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.37%) Unix
17 5 (0.31%) AIX
17 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (19.80%) Migration
2 227 (14.09%) ITIL
3 126 (7.82%) Project Management
4 74 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (4.53%) PRINCE2
6 71 (4.41%) Application Packaging
7 56 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (2.61%) Mobile Device Management
9 37 (2.30%) Service Management
10 34 (2.11%) Configuration Management
10 34 (2.11%) Time Management
11 30 (1.86%) SDLC
12 29 (1.80%) Change Management
12 29 (1.80%) Service Delivery
13 28 (1.74%) Incident Management
13 28 (1.74%) Service Design
13 28 (1.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (1.61%) Asset Management
15 25 (1.55%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (1.55%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 163 (10.12%) PowerShell
2 87 (5.40%) SQL
3 55 (3.41%) VBScript
4 21 (1.30%) C#
4 21 (1.30%) VB
5 15 (0.93%) C
6 11 (0.68%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.56%) C++
8 6 (0.37%) Python
8 6 (0.37%) VBA
9 5 (0.31%) Objective-C
9 5 (0.31%) REXX
9 5 (0.31%) Tcl
10 4 (0.25%) Java
11 3 (0.19%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.12%) PHP
13 1 (0.062%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.062%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 252 (15.64%) Security Cleared
2 204 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 141 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (5.40%) MCSE
5 40 (2.48%) Degree
5 40 (2.48%) MCSA
6 33 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 31 (1.92%) MCP
8 28 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 24 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (1.18%) CCNA
12 18 (1.12%) MCITP
12 18 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 12 (0.74%) ISEB
13 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 12 (0.74%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.62%) MCTS
14 10 (0.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.16%) SLA
2 30 (1.86%) QA
3 26 (1.61%) PMO
4 13 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.37%) GDPR
7 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.062%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 731 (45.38%) Active Directory
2 145 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (8.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 78 (4.84%) Hyper-V
5 60 (3.72%) XenApp
6 39 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 35 (2.17%) vSphere
8 28 (1.74%) BitLocker
9 22 (1.37%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.31%) Firmware
14 5 (0.31%) XenServer
15 4 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.19%) KVM
16 3 (0.19%) Samba
17 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
18 1 (0.062%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 447 (27.75%) SCCM
2 43 (2.67%) SCOM
3 36 (2.23%) AirWatch
3 36 (2.23%) WSUS
4 30 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (0.62%) AppDNA
7 10 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (0.50%) SCOrch
9 8 (0.50%) WMI
10 7 (0.43%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.37%) Ansible
12 5 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.31%) ThinApp
13 4 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 605 (37.55%) Microsoft
2 246 (15.27%) VMware
3 217 (13.47%) Citrix
4 104 (6.46%) Cisco
5 85 (5.28%) Apple
6 81 (5.03%) HP
7 45 (2.79%) Dell
8 39 (2.42%) Symantec
9 37 (2.30%) AppSense
10 27 (1.68%) Bloomberg
11 25 (1.55%) LANDesk
11 25 (1.55%) ServiceNow
12 24 (1.49%) SAP
13 18 (1.12%) MobileIron
13 18 (1.12%) Veeam
14 17 (1.06%) Reuters
15 12 (0.74%) Remedy
16 11 (0.68%) Polycom
16 11 (0.68%) Sophos
16 11 (0.68%) Wyse