Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 112 78 47
Rank change year-on-year -34 -31 +31
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1,936 965 4,186
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.33% 3.13% 4.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.28% 16.97% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,292 589 2,631
10th Percentile £120 £113 £115
25th Percentile £150 £133 £142
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £210 £225 £208
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +8.17% -16.80%
75th Percentile £388 £438 £403
90th Percentile £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £189 £186 £190
% change year-on-year +1.48% -1.97% -15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 103 568
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.09 £12.31 £13.25
Median hourly rate £15.86 £14.68 £16.35
Median % change year-on-year +8.04% -10.21% +3.09%
75th Percentile £18.12 £18.63 £20.00
90th Percentile £24.00 £23.75 £25.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.59 £15.86
% change year-on-year +4.52% -8.01% +5.73%

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 12,668 5,686 17,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.23% 18.43% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,619 3,654 11,265
10th Percentile £166 £175 £150
25th Percentile £345 £315 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £580 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £617 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 290 1,191
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £13.31 £13.97
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.38 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.94%
75th Percentile £43.21 £37.63 £40.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.77% +5.64% +3.13%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Top 17 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 17 October 2021. 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 -30 1,640 £200 -9.09% 702
UK excluding London -7 1,263 £189 +1.48% 612
London -54 507 £270 -14.96% 151
North of England -7 286 £190 +0.53% 168
South East -10 284 £225 -36.84% 166
Midlands +12 268 £171 +22.32% 96
Work from Home -110 242 £350 -12.50% 66
West Midlands -1 158 £190 +31.03% 46
North West -22 156 £190 - 104
South West -4 142 £175 - 60
East of England -14 117 £180 +12.50% 59
East Midlands +19 109 £130 +4.00% 49
Scotland -32 109 £200 -34.75% 41
Yorkshire +7 93 £193 +30.51% 49
Wales -18 43 £191 +12.31% 24
North East +19 37 £190 -15.56% 15
Northern Ireland +7 15 £140 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 1,928 (99.59%) Windows
2 1,037 (53.56%) Microsoft 365
3 1,003 (51.81%) Active Directory
4 920 (47.52%) Microsoft
5 564 (29.13%) Social Skills
6 497 (25.67%) Windows 7
7 474 (24.48%) SCCM
8 435 (22.47%) Microsoft Office
9 376 (19.42%) Azure
10 341 (17.61%) ITIL
11 289 (14.93%) Windows Server
12 243 (12.55%) Migration
13 235 (12.14%) Microsoft Intune
14 224 (11.57%) Citrix
15 216 (11.16%) VMware
16 202 (10.43%) PowerShell
17 195 (10.07%) SLA
18 179 (9.25%) SharePoint
19 173 (8.94%) VPN
20 168 (8.68%) Public Sector
21 166 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
21 166 (8.57%) DNS
21 166 (8.57%) Finance
22 158 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
23 156 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
24 152 (7.85%) ServiceNow
25 148 (7.64%) Security Cleared
26 147 (7.59%) Windows Server 2016
27 145 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
28 132 (6.82%) MS Exchange

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
1 179 (9.25%) SharePoint
2 132 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.12%) Skype for Business
4 23 (1.19%) IIS
5 20 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (0.77%) Apache
8 12 (0.62%) ArcGIS
8 12 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.31%) Confluence
10 6 (0.31%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.15%) nginx
12 3 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.10%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.052%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.052%) WebLogic
Applications
1 435 (22.47%) Microsoft Office
2 119 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.67%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.052%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.052%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.052%) Revit
Business Applications
1 26 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
1 26 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.31%) assyst
4 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.10%) Eikon
5 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,037 (53.56%) Microsoft 365
2 376 (19.42%) Azure
3 156 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 96 (4.96%) OneDrive
5 42 (2.17%) AWS
6 35 (1.81%) Power Platform
7 33 (1.70%) Mimecast
8 29 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
9 25 (1.29%) Google Workspace
10 23 (1.19%) PowerApps
11 19 (0.98%) IaaS
12 10 (0.52%) SaaS
13 9 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.46%) Power Automate
14 4 (0.21%) PaaS
15 3 (0.15%) Amazon ECS
15 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 173 (8.94%) VPN
2 166 (8.57%) DNS
3 130 (6.71%) DHCP
4 118 (6.10%) Firewall
5 106 (5.48%) LAN
6 88 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 84 (4.34%) WAN
8 61 (3.15%) Skype
9 54 (2.79%) VoIP
10 46 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
11 43 (2.22%) Wireless
12 33 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
13 29 (1.50%) SAN
14 28 (1.45%) Internet
15 27 (1.39%) NetScaler
16 21 (1.08%) WebEx
17 17 (0.88%) IP Telephony
17 17 (0.88%) Unified Communications
18 16 (0.83%) VLAN
19 14 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.62%) GIS
3 11 (0.57%) MySQL
4 10 (0.52%) Power BI
4 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (0.41%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.10%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.10%) MS Access
10 1 (0.052%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (1.29%) MSI
2 17 (0.88%) JIRA
3 16 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.41%) AdminStudio
5 8 (0.41%) InstallShield
6 4 (0.21%) Chocolatey
7 3 (0.15%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.15%) Subversion
8 2 (0.10%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.052%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.052%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.052%) NUnit
9 1 (0.052%) Tricentis qTest
General
1 564 (29.13%) Social Skills
2 168 (8.68%) Public Sector
3 166 (8.57%) Finance
4 81 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (2.38%) Banking
6 44 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.86%) Organisational Skills
8 33 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.70%) Retail
9 30 (1.55%) Law
10 27 (1.39%) Documentation Skills
10 27 (1.39%) Marketing
11 24 (1.24%) Electronics
12 15 (0.77%) Legal
13 13 (0.67%) Influencing Skills
14 12 (0.62%) Back Office
15 10 (0.52%) Presentation Skills
16 9 (0.46%) Digital Economy
17 8 (0.41%) Investment Banking
18 7 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 374 (19.32%) Analyst
2 362 (18.70%) Support Engineer
3 235 (12.14%) Desktop Support
4 224 (11.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 211 (10.90%) Service Analyst
6 205 (10.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 205 (10.59%) IT Support
7 204 (10.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 153 (7.90%) Windows Engineer
9 138 (7.13%) IT Engineer
10 133 (6.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 121 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 117 (6.04%) Support Analyst
13 97 (5.01%) Deployment Engineer
14 95 (4.91%) IT Analyst
15 87 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 83 (4.29%) IT Support Engineer
17 78 (4.03%) 1st Line Support
18 74 (3.82%) Architect
19 72 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.60%) .NET
2 26 (1.34%) J2EE
3 25 (1.29%) XMPP
4 13 (0.67%) SAML
5 12 (0.62%) Web Services
6 10 (0.52%) Software Packaging
7 9 (0.46%) MFC
7 9 (0.46%) OAuth
8 8 (0.41%) 802.1X
8 8 (0.41%) HTML
9 7 (0.36%) X-Windows
10 6 (0.31%) COM
11 5 (0.26%) CSS
11 5 (0.26%) SailPoint
11 5 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.21%) jQuery
12 4 (0.21%) JSON
13 3 (0.15%) LAMP
13 3 (0.15%) WPF
13 3 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (3.05%) Driving Licence
2 56 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
3 53 (2.74%) iPhone
4 51 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 51 (2.63%) NHS
5 48 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (2.07%) Smartphone
7 31 (1.60%) Blackberry
7 31 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.39%) BYOD
8 27 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
9 24 (1.24%) iPad
10 19 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 19 (0.98%) User Experience
11 18 (0.93%) Clustering
12 14 (0.72%) PKI
12 14 (0.72%) Public Cloud
13 13 (0.67%) CMDB
14 12 (0.62%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.52%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,928 (99.59%) Windows
2 497 (25.67%) Windows 7
3 289 (14.93%) Windows Server
4 158 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 147 (7.59%) Windows Server 2016
6 128 (6.61%) Apple iOS
7 127 (6.56%) Android
8 105 (5.42%) Windows Server 2019
9 80 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 78 (4.03%) Mac OS
11 69 (3.56%) Windows 8
12 62 (3.20%) Linux
13 38 (1.96%) Windows XP
14 33 (1.70%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.83%) Unix
15 16 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.41%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
19 5 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (17.61%) ITIL
2 243 (12.55%) Migration
3 166 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 97 (5.01%) ITSM
6 82 (4.24%) Application Packaging
7 73 (3.77%) Asset Management
8 69 (3.56%) Change Management
9 66 (3.41%) Incident Management
10 64 (3.31%) Service Delivery
11 63 (3.25%) Mobile Device Management
12 62 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
13 61 (3.15%) Service Management
14 57 (2.94%) Project Management
15 54 (2.79%) Stakeholder Management
16 50 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
17 47 (2.43%) Data Protection
17 47 (2.43%) Project Delivery
18 44 (2.27%) Problem Management
19 43 (2.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 202 (10.43%) PowerShell
2 83 (4.29%) SQL
3 39 (2.01%) C
3 39 (2.01%) Java
4 29 (1.50%) VBScript
5 27 (1.39%) VB
6 13 (0.67%) C++
7 12 (0.62%) Bash Shell
8 9 (0.46%) JavaScript
8 9 (0.46%) Python
9 5 (0.26%) C#
9 5 (0.26%) VBA
10 2 (0.10%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.052%) Perl
11 1 (0.052%) Ruby
11 1 (0.052%) VB6
Qualifications
1 148 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 114 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 111 (5.73%) SC Cleared
4 77 (3.98%) Degree
5 43 (2.22%) MCP
6 42 (2.17%) MCSE
7 40 (2.07%) DV Cleared
8 37 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (1.24%) DBS Check
10 20 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (0.98%) MCSA
12 17 (0.88%) MCITP
13 15 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.41%) CISSP
14 8 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (0.41%) MCTS
14 8 (0.41%) MOS
15 7 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (10.07%) SLA
2 32 (1.65%) GDPR
3 22 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.14%) QA
4 11 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.52%) PMO
6 5 (0.26%) NCSC
7 3 (0.15%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.10%) HL7
8 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.052%) COBIT
9 1 (0.052%) GMP
9 1 (0.052%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.052%) ITGC
9 1 (0.052%) NIST
9 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,003 (51.81%) Active Directory
2 145 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (3.93%) Virtual Desktop
4 71 (3.67%) Hyper-V
5 57 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 40 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (2.01%) XenApp
8 38 (1.96%) XenDesktop
9 33 (1.70%) BitLocker
10 26 (1.34%) vSphere
11 21 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (0.83%) VMware NSX
13 13 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 13 (0.67%) NFS
14 12 (0.62%) Firmware
15 10 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
17 6 (0.31%) DFS Replication
18 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
18 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 474 (24.48%) SCCM
2 235 (12.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (2.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 30 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
4 30 (1.55%) WSUS
5 22 (1.14%) AirWatch
6 21 (1.08%) vCenter Server
7 17 (0.88%) Ansible
7 17 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
8 16 (0.83%) SCOM
8 16 (0.83%) SCVMM
9 15 (0.77%) FortiGate
10 10 (0.52%) NetBackup
10 10 (0.52%) Terraform
11 8 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
12 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (0.36%) Nessus
12 7 (0.36%) Puppet
13 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 920 (47.52%) Microsoft
2 224 (11.57%) Citrix
3 216 (11.16%) VMware
4 152 (7.85%) ServiceNow
5 129 (6.66%) Apple
6 128 (6.61%) Cisco
7 89 (4.60%) HP
8 88 (4.55%) Dell
9 73 (3.77%) Oracle
10 69 (3.56%) Ivanti
11 57 (2.94%) SAP
12 34 (1.76%) Veeam
13 24 (1.24%) McAfee
13 24 (1.24%) Sophos
14 23 (1.19%) Symantec
15 22 (1.14%) EMC
15 22 (1.14%) Google
16 21 (1.08%) Polycom
17 20 (1.03%) Adobe
17 20 (1.03%) Meraki