Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 298 798
Rank change year-on-year +161 +500 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1882 872 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 0.82% 0.083%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 3.73% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 512 48
UK median daily rate £275 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £123 £123 £171
90th Percentile £475 £538 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £280 £375
% change year-on-year +2.68% -25.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 76 6
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -13.04% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £15.38
90th Percentile £26.57 £29.00 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% -25.64% -

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 20695 23399 24398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.96% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13047 14730 14386
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £175 £205 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1229 1298 1927
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +171 1726 £275 -12.00% 205
UK excluding London +159 1149 £288 +2.68% 142
London +141 702 £275 -21.43% 66
South East +123 365 £300 -4.00% 51
North of England +165 203 £218 -29.84% 35
Midlands +109 194 £250 -39.39% 24
South West +44 154 £315 +5.00% 15
West Midlands +98 130 £250 -32.43% 12
East of England +47 116 £388 +13.97% 14
North West +98 112 £300 -40.74% 19
Scotland +37 86 £363 +59.34% 1
East Midlands +40 65 £200 -70.64% 12
Yorkshire +62 64 £180 +2.86% 14
Wales +31 43 £204 +56.73% 2
North East +94 30 £215 -21.82% 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1878 (99.79%) Windows
2 829 (44.05%) Windows 7
3 823 (43.73%) Active Directory
4 732 (38.89%) Office 365
5 681 (36.18%) Microsoft
6 498 (26.46%) SCCM
7 391 (20.78%) Microsoft Office
8 356 (18.92%) Migration
9 322 (17.11%) Windows Server
10 293 (15.57%) Security Cleared
11 268 (14.24%) VMware
12 252 (13.39%) ITIL
13 240 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 238 (12.65%) Citrix
15 236 (12.54%) SC Cleared
16 213 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
17 209 (11.11%) PowerShell
18 206 (10.95%) Windows 8
19 194 (10.31%) Finance
20 165 (8.77%) Microsoft App-V
21 163 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
22 162 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
23 160 (8.50%) MS Exchange
24 152 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
25 131 (6.96%) DNS
26 129 (6.85%) Project Management
27 127 (6.75%) Skype for Business
28 124 (6.59%) Skype
29 121 (6.43%) Apple
30 119 (6.32%) DHCP

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
1 160 (8.50%) MS Exchange
2 127 (6.75%) Skype for Business
3 117 (6.22%) SharePoint
4 79 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.74%) IIS
9 11 (0.58%) CMS
9 11 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.21%) WordPress
13 3 (0.16%) Apache
13 3 (0.16%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.11%) Site Server
15 1 (0.053%) Drupal
15 1 (0.053%) Tomcat
Applications
1 391 (20.78%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.053%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.053%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.053%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 19 (1.01%) Eikon
2 7 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.16%) assyst
6 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.053%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 732 (38.89%) Office 365
2 162 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.39%) OneDrive
4 43 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (0.90%) IaaS
7 15 (0.80%) PaaS
8 11 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.43%) SaaS
9 8 (0.43%) Yammer
10 6 (0.32%) G Suite
11 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.053%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 131 (6.96%) DNS
2 124 (6.59%) Skype
3 119 (6.32%) DHCP
4 95 (5.05%) VPN
5 90 (4.78%) LAN
6 89 (4.73%) TCP/IP
7 81 (4.30%) WAN
8 80 (4.25%) Firewall
9 59 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
10 51 (2.71%) Internet
11 40 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
12 39 (2.07%) SAN
13 38 (2.02%) Wireless
14 35 (1.86%) LDAP
14 35 (1.86%) VoIP
15 30 (1.59%) VLAN
16 22 (1.17%) Kerberos
17 20 (1.06%) HTTP
18 19 (1.01%) SMS
19 17 (0.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (0.48%) MS Access
6 6 (0.32%) Clusterpoint
7 5 (0.27%) CouchDB
7 5 (0.27%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.16%) SQLite
10 2 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.11%) MySQL
10 2 (0.11%) Power BI
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.053%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.053%) Informix
11 1 (0.053%) OLAP
11 1 (0.053%) OLTP
11 1 (0.053%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 62 (3.29%) MSI
2 19 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 16 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.64%) JIRA
5 11 (0.58%) AdminStudio
5 11 (0.58%) InstallShield
6 7 (0.37%) Subversion
7 6 (0.32%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.27%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.27%) TestRail
9 4 (0.21%) HP UFT
9 4 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
10 3 (0.16%) Ant
11 2 (0.11%) StarTeam
12 1 (0.053%) Hudson
12 1 (0.053%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.053%) Redmine
12 1 (0.053%) Selenium
12 1 (0.053%) TeamCity
General
1 194 (10.31%) Finance
2 46 (2.44%) Banking
3 42 (2.23%) Legal
4 40 (2.13%) Law
5 35 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.59%) Retail
7 20 (1.06%) Publishing
8 17 (0.90%) Advertising
9 13 (0.69%) Marketing
10 12 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.58%) Back Office
11 11 (0.58%) Local Government
12 10 (0.53%) Electronics
13 9 (0.48%) French Language
14 8 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.43%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.37%) Military
16 6 (0.32%) Front Office
17 5 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 306 (16.26%) Support Engineer
2 304 (16.15%) Desktop Support
3 286 (15.20%) Analyst
4 179 (9.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 177 (9.40%) Desktop Engineer
6 156 (8.29%) Windows Engineer
7 127 (6.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 117 (6.22%) Project Manager
9 111 (5.90%) Support Analyst
10 110 (5.84%) IT Support
11 99 (5.26%) Service Analyst
12 98 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
13 97 (5.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 90 (4.78%) Architect
15 85 (4.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 81 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 79 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 75 (3.99%) Consultant
19 63 (3.35%) 1st Line Support
19 63 (3.35%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.28%) .NET
2 21 (1.12%) HTML
3 19 (1.01%) WSH
4 14 (0.74%) CSS
5 13 (0.69%) HTML5
6 11 (0.58%) Middleware
6 11 (0.58%) Web Services
7 10 (0.53%) AngularJS
8 9 (0.48%) Software Packaging
8 9 (0.48%) XML
9 8 (0.43%) RESTful
9 8 (0.43%) WPF
10 7 (0.37%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.37%) Node.js
10 7 (0.37%) Sass
11 6 (0.32%) jQuery
12 5 (0.27%) Aurelia
13 4 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (0.16%) Apache Cordova
14 3 (0.16%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 72 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (3.35%) Blackberry
3 56 (2.98%) Video Conferencing
4 46 (2.44%) iPhone
5 42 (2.23%) Data Centre
6 32 (1.70%) iPad
7 29 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.17%) Driving Licence
9 21 (1.12%) Smartphone
10 18 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
10 18 (0.96%) Fat Client
10 18 (0.96%) Thin Client
11 16 (0.85%) BYOD
12 14 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (0.74%) PDA
13 13 (0.69%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.64%) FMCG
14 12 (0.64%) User Experience
15 11 (0.58%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1878 (99.79%) Windows
2 829 (44.05%) Windows 7
3 322 (17.11%) Windows Server
4 240 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 213 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 206 (10.95%) Windows 8
7 95 (5.05%) Apple iOS
8 89 (4.73%) Android
9 71 (3.77%) Linux
10 70 (3.72%) Windows XP
11 46 (2.44%) Mac OS
12 40 (2.13%) Mac OS X
13 39 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.58%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.53%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.48%) Debian
17 8 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.32%) Unix
18 6 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (18.92%) Migration
2 252 (13.39%) ITIL
3 129 (6.85%) Project Management
4 94 (4.99%) Application Packaging
5 82 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (3.93%) PRINCE2
7 59 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 55 (2.92%) Mobile Device Management
9 54 (2.87%) Service Management
10 45 (2.39%) Service Delivery
11 44 (2.34%) Time Management
12 30 (1.59%) Configuration Management
12 30 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 29 (1.54%) Data Protection
13 29 (1.54%) Incident Management
13 29 (1.54%) Service Design
14 28 (1.49%) Asset Management
14 28 (1.49%) Change Management
15 26 (1.38%) Disaster Recovery
16 25 (1.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 209 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 86 (4.57%) SQL
3 76 (4.04%) VBScript
4 32 (1.70%) C#
5 17 (0.90%) C
5 17 (0.90%) Python
6 15 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 15 (0.80%) VB
7 13 (0.69%) C++
8 7 (0.37%) Java
9 6 (0.32%) VBA
10 5 (0.27%) Objective-C
10 5 (0.27%) Perl
10 5 (0.27%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.16%) AWK
12 2 (0.11%) ES6
12 2 (0.11%) REXX
12 2 (0.11%) Tcl
12 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 293 (15.57%) Security Cleared
2 236 (12.54%) SC Cleared
3 152 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (4.46%) MCSE
5 49 (2.60%) Degree
5 49 (2.60%) MCSA
6 37 (1.97%) DV Cleared
7 26 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (1.06%) MCP
9 19 (1.01%) CCNA
9 19 (1.01%) MCITP
10 18 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.69%) ISEB
12 13 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.58%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.53%) MCDST
14 10 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.14%) SLA
2 45 (2.39%) QA
3 34 (1.81%) PMO
4 13 (0.69%) GDPR
5 11 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 823 (43.73%) Active Directory
2 165 (8.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 163 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 80 (4.25%) Hyper-V
5 65 (3.45%) XenApp
6 38 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 35 (1.86%) XenDesktop
8 33 (1.75%) vSphere
9 30 (1.59%) BitLocker
9 30 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.48%) Samba
13 7 (0.37%) XenServer
14 6 (0.32%) KVM
14 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.21%) Firmware
15 4 (0.21%) pfSense
15 4 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 498 (26.46%) SCCM
2 59 (3.13%) SCOM
3 46 (2.44%) AirWatch
4 41 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 33 (1.75%) WSUS
6 29 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 19 (1.01%) WMI
8 15 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 11 (0.58%) Ansible
9 11 (0.58%) AppDNA
10 10 (0.53%) Backup Exec
11 9 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.32%) DameWare
15 5 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 5 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 4 (0.21%) ThinApp
16 4 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 681 (36.18%) Microsoft
2 268 (14.24%) VMware
3 238 (12.65%) Citrix
4 121 (6.43%) Apple
5 112 (5.95%) Cisco
6 72 (3.83%) HP
7 54 (2.87%) Symantec
8 46 (2.44%) Dell
9 41 (2.18%) AppSense
10 37 (1.97%) Bloomberg
11 25 (1.33%) LANDesk
11 25 (1.33%) SAP
12 24 (1.28%) MobileIron
13 21 (1.12%) FactSet
13 21 (1.12%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.06%) Veeam
15 18 (0.96%) Reuters
16 15 (0.80%) Avaya
16 15 (0.80%) McAfee
17 14 (0.74%) Oracle