Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 68 102
Rank change year-on-year +27 +34 +114
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 3,137 3,394 2,478
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.05% 3.52% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.51% 17.09% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,834 2,099 1,535
Median daily rate £190 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% -9.09% -18.28%
10th Percentile £114 £120 £120
90th Percentile £488 £507 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £225 £250
% change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00% -20.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 488 356
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.10 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.92% +4.73% -3.91%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £28.93 £41.45 £30.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.67% - +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 12,800 19,857 21,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.61% 20.60% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,860 12,504 13,549
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £135 £158 £175
90th Percentile £606 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,051 1,196 1,259
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.01% +2.93% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.14
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.20 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% -0.88%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +25 2,708 £191 -23.58% 452
UK excluding London +34 2,309 £175 -22.22% 376
London +12 782 £243 -11.82% 105
South East +22 563 £175 -41.67% 97
North of England +36 489 £175 -8.93% 85
South West +21 361 £175 -41.67% 54
Midlands +34 293 £180 -14.29% 60
North West +25 284 £175 -6.67% 39
Scotland +29 267 £140 -3.45% 18
East of England +21 216 £169 -11.05% 50
West Midlands +51 161 £180 -31.43% 32
Yorkshire +51 155 £190 -10.59% 33
East Midlands +22 130 £177 -1.90% 27
Wales +25 104 £400 +122.22% 12
Work from Home +33 57 £425 -2.86% 24
North East +30 49 £165 -5.71% 13
Northern Ireland +32 21 £133 +15.75%
Channel Islands +3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 3,119 (99.43%) Windows
2 1,309 (41.73%) Active Directory
3 1,233 (39.31%) Office 365
4 1,221 (38.92%) Windows 7
5 1,049 (33.44%) Microsoft
6 799 (25.47%) SCCM
7 611 (19.48%) Microsoft Office
8 593 (18.90%) Migration
9 491 (15.65%) Windows Server
10 420 (13.39%) Security Cleared
11 415 (13.23%) ITIL
12 330 (10.52%) SC Cleared
13 329 (10.49%) PowerShell
14 325 (10.36%) Citrix
15 315 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 312 (9.95%) VMware
17 298 (9.50%) Azure
18 294 (9.37%) Finance
19 279 (8.89%) Public Sector
20 241 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
21 221 (7.04%) Windows Server 2016
22 196 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
23 195 (6.22%) DNS
24 193 (6.15%) SharePoint
25 189 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
26 175 (5.58%) MS Exchange
27 165 (5.26%) DHCP
28 162 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
29 160 (5.10%) Skype
30 154 (4.91%) HP

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
1 193 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 175 (5.58%) MS Exchange
3 118 (3.76%) Skype for Business
4 53 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 17 (0.54%) IIS
8 6 (0.19%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.13%) WordPress
10 3 (0.096%) Apache
10 3 (0.096%) CMS
10 3 (0.096%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.096%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.096%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.096%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.064%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.064%) Oracle 10gAS
11 2 (0.064%) Site Server
11 2 (0.064%) WebSphere
Applications
1 611 (19.48%) Microsoft Office
2 124 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 90 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.032%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.032%) InDesign
11 1 (0.032%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 1 (0.032%) Revit
11 1 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.57%) assyst
2 10 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.096%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.064%) Eikon
6 2 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.064%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.032%) Line 500
7 1 (0.032%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.032%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,233 (39.31%) Office 365
2 298 (9.50%) Azure
3 125 (3.98%) OneDrive
4 98 (3.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (1.59%) IaaS
5 50 (1.59%) SaaS
6 46 (1.47%) PaaS
7 38 (1.21%) Mimecast
8 33 (1.05%) AWS
9 19 (0.61%) G Suite
10 13 (0.41%) Yammer
11 9 (0.29%) Power Platform
12 7 (0.22%) PowerApps
13 6 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.16%) Azure Stack
14 5 (0.16%) GitHub
15 4 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.064%) OpenShift
17 1 (0.032%) Lucidchart
17 1 (0.032%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 195 (6.22%) DNS
2 165 (5.26%) DHCP
3 160 (5.10%) Skype
4 130 (4.14%) LAN
5 129 (4.11%) Firewall
5 129 (4.11%) VPN
6 102 (3.25%) TCP/IP
6 102 (3.25%) VoIP
7 90 (2.87%) WAN
8 64 (2.04%) Internet
9 56 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
10 53 (1.69%) SAN
11 37 (1.18%) Wireless
12 36 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (0.99%) NetScaler
14 24 (0.77%) VLAN
15 22 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
16 17 (0.54%) NAS
17 16 (0.51%) FTP
17 16 (0.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (2.01%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (0.26%) MS Access
5 8 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.22%) Electronic Patient Records
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (0.16%) SQL Server 2017
9 4 (0.13%) MySQL
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.096%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.096%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.096%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.096%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.096%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.096%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 71 (2.26%) MSI
2 23 (0.73%) AdminStudio
3 16 (0.51%) JIRA
4 9 (0.29%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.19%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.16%) Hudson
6 5 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.13%) Rational Team Concert
8 3 (0.096%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.096%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.096%) GitLab
8 3 (0.096%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.096%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.064%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.064%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.064%) GCC
9 2 (0.064%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.064%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.032%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 294 (9.37%) Finance
2 279 (8.89%) Public Sector
3 111 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 92 (2.93%) Retail
5 89 (2.84%) Banking
6 82 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 64 (2.04%) Marketing
8 59 (1.88%) Electronics
9 40 (1.28%) Law
9 40 (1.28%) Local Government
10 24 (0.77%) Legal
11 21 (0.67%) Back Office
12 20 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.41%) Advertising
13 13 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.38%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.32%) Front Office
16 8 (0.26%) Automotive
17 6 (0.19%) German Language
17 6 (0.19%) Police
Job Titles
1 544 (17.34%) Windows Engineer
2 535 (17.05%) Support Engineer
3 438 (13.96%) Analyst
4 425 (13.55%) Desktop Support
5 355 (11.32%) Desktop Engineer
6 326 (10.39%) Deployment Engineer
7 300 (9.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 286 (9.12%) IT Support
9 228 (7.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 200 (6.38%) IT Engineer
11 188 (5.99%) Windows Deployment Engineer
12 186 (5.93%) Support Analyst
13 178 (5.67%) Service Desk Analyst
14 176 (5.61%) Service Analyst
15 154 (4.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 141 (4.49%) IT Support Engineer
17 125 (3.98%) Rollout Engineer
18 123 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 117 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 112 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (0.80%) XML
2 16 (0.51%) Software Packaging
3 14 (0.45%) .NET
4 13 (0.41%) Velocity
5 12 (0.38%) LDAP
6 11 (0.35%) HTML
6 11 (0.35%) Web Services
7 8 (0.26%) Universal Windows Platform
8 7 (0.22%) Middleware
8 7 (0.22%) VCL
9 6 (0.19%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.16%) XMPP
11 4 (0.13%) COM
11 4 (0.13%) JSON
11 4 (0.13%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.096%) gRPC
12 3 (0.096%) REST
12 3 (0.096%) RESTful
12 3 (0.096%) Swagger
13 2 (0.064%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 140 (4.46%) Driving Licence
2 135 (4.30%) NHS
3 134 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (2.58%) Data Centre
5 78 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
6 74 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 64 (2.04%) iPhone
8 63 (2.01%) User Experience
9 59 (1.88%) Smartphone
10 50 (1.59%) Blackberry
10 50 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
11 31 (0.99%) PKI
12 27 (0.86%) Fat Client
12 27 (0.86%) Thin Client
13 26 (0.83%) Clustering
13 26 (0.83%) iPad
14 18 (0.57%) Chip and PIN
15 16 (0.51%) BYOD
16 15 (0.48%) Social Media
17 14 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3,119 (99.43%) Windows
2 1,221 (38.92%) Windows 7
3 491 (15.65%) Windows Server
4 315 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 221 (7.04%) Windows Server 2016
6 189 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 151 (4.81%) Android
8 143 (4.56%) Apple iOS
9 129 (4.11%) Windows XP
10 84 (2.68%) Mac OS
11 80 (2.55%) Linux
11 80 (2.55%) Windows 8
12 48 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 42 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
14 40 (1.28%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.38%) Unix
16 10 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.32%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.22%) AIX
17 7 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (18.90%) Migration
2 415 (13.23%) ITIL
3 241 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
4 154 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 132 (4.21%) Application Packaging
6 125 (3.98%) ITSM
7 110 (3.51%) Break/Fix
8 103 (3.28%) Service Management
9 90 (2.87%) Project Management
10 89 (2.84%) Incident Management
11 87 (2.77%) Agile Software Development
12 84 (2.68%) Change Management
13 83 (2.65%) Time Management
14 79 (2.52%) Project Delivery
15 76 (2.42%) Service Delivery
15 76 (2.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 71 (2.26%) Business Intelligence
17 64 (2.04%) Programme Management
18 62 (1.98%) Asset Management
19 61 (1.94%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 329 (10.49%) PowerShell
2 88 (2.81%) SQL
3 58 (1.85%) VB
4 35 (1.12%) VBScript
5 23 (0.73%) VBA
6 22 (0.70%) C#
7 14 (0.45%) REXX
7 14 (0.45%) Tcl
8 12 (0.38%) C
8 12 (0.38%) Python
9 10 (0.32%) C++
9 10 (0.32%) Java
10 9 (0.29%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.22%) Delphi
12 7 (0.22%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.16%) VB6
14 3 (0.096%) Go
14 3 (0.096%) Perl
14 3 (0.096%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 420 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 330 (10.52%) SC Cleared
3 136 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (2.74%) MCSE
5 71 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 64 (2.04%) Degree
7 63 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
8 39 (1.24%) DBS Check
9 36 (1.15%) MCSA
10 34 (1.08%) MCP
11 31 (0.99%) A+ Certification
12 28 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
13 21 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (0.61%) MCITP
15 18 (0.57%) CCNA
15 18 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 17 (0.54%) CCA
17 16 (0.51%) PMI Certification
18 13 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
19 11 (0.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (4.43%) SLA
2 50 (1.59%) QA
3 41 (1.31%) GDPR
4 18 (0.57%) PMO
5 12 (0.38%) NCSC
6 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
8 6 (0.19%) HL7
9 5 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.096%) COBIT
11 3 (0.096%) GxP
11 3 (0.096%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.064%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.064%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.032%) NIST
System Software
1 1,309 (41.73%) Active Directory
2 162 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 89 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
5 88 (2.81%) XenApp
6 76 (2.42%) Hyper-V
7 65 (2.07%) XenDesktop
8 62 (1.98%) vSphere
9 53 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 42 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (0.96%) BitLocker
12 25 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 19 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (0.48%) DFS Replication
15 10 (0.32%) Firmware
16 7 (0.22%) Docker
17 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.16%) VMware NSX
17 5 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
18 3 (0.096%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 799 (25.47%) SCCM
2 196 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 64 (2.04%) WSUS
4 55 (1.75%) SCOM
5 54 (1.72%) AirWatch
6 28 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
7 25 (0.80%) PowerCLI
8 22 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (0.61%) AppDNA
9 19 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 19 (0.61%) vCenter Server
10 18 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
10 18 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
11 17 (0.54%) OpenView
12 16 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (0.38%) SCVMM
14 11 (0.35%) Ansible
14 11 (0.35%) XenMobile
15 10 (0.32%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1,049 (33.44%) Microsoft
2 325 (10.36%) Citrix
3 312 (9.95%) VMware
4 154 (4.91%) HP
5 150 (4.78%) Apple
6 120 (3.83%) Cisco
7 109 (3.47%) Dell
8 76 (2.42%) ServiceNow
9 72 (2.30%) Ivanti
10 63 (2.01%) SAP
11 51 (1.63%) McAfee
12 48 (1.53%) Symantec
13 36 (1.15%) Bloomberg
14 32 (1.02%) Oracle
15 29 (0.92%) Remedy
16 25 (0.80%) Adobe
17 22 (0.70%) Reuters
18 21 (0.67%) Google
18 21 (0.67%) MobileIron
19 20 (0.64%) NetApp