Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 93 75 40
Rank change year-on-year -18 -35 +38
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2,244 1,250 3,837
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 3.12% 5.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.77% 17.32% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,540 800 2,378
10th Percentile £122 £115 £115
25th Percentile £150 £135 £138
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £200 £200
75th Percentile £385 £411 £384
90th Percentile £500 £499 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £175 £175
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 151 541
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.46 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.73% -3.38% +0.88%
75th Percentile £21.20 £18.13 £18.70
90th Percentile £25.00 £23.75 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.72 £15.86
% change year-on-year +8.73% -7.22% +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 13,385 7,219 15,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.46% 17.99% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,295 4,674 9,779
10th Percentile £163 £160 £140
25th Percentile £325 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £493 £430 £410
Median % change year-on-year +14.59% +4.88% -3.53%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £680 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 661 423 1,153
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £11.26
25th Percentile £14.62 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - +2.94%
75th Percentile £48.58 £42.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £54.00 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.47 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.18% +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 January 2022.

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 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Top 19 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 January 2022. 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 -16 1,951 £200 - 597
UK excluding London -4 1,433 £188 +7.14% 491
London -19 647 £250 -16.67% 138
South East +2 341 £200 +5.26% 95
North of England -2 315 £175 -5.15% 166
Midlands +1 272 £180 +12.50% 103
Work from Home -108 254 £375 -6.25% 67
South West -2 188 £200 +22.14% 53
North West -10 181 £175 -12.50% 86
West Midlands -14 153 £198 +12.86% 56
East of England -3 136 £195 +30.17% 41
Scotland -31 123 £160 -3.03% 25
East Midlands +10 116 £150 +9.09% 47
Yorkshire +16 95 £168 +15.52% 65
Wales -17 50 £200 +33.33% 7
North East +16 39 £180 +20.00% 15
Northern Ireland +4 9 £140 - 1
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 2,238 (99.73%) Windows
2 1,274 (56.77%) Microsoft 365
3 1,091 (48.62%) Active Directory
4 1,060 (47.24%) Microsoft
5 589 (26.25%) Social Skills
6 527 (23.48%) SCCM
7 507 (22.59%) Windows 7
8 474 (21.12%) Microsoft Office
9 397 (17.69%) Azure
10 352 (15.69%) ITIL
11 349 (15.55%) Windows Server
12 317 (14.13%) Microsoft Intune
13 281 (12.52%) VMware
14 269 (11.99%) Migration
15 249 (11.10%) Security Cleared
16 247 (11.01%) Citrix
17 238 (10.61%) SLA
18 235 (10.47%) Public Sector
19 228 (10.16%) PowerShell
20 207 (9.22%) Finance
21 205 (9.14%) SC Cleared
22 200 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
23 198 (8.82%) DNS
24 197 (8.78%) VPN
25 186 (8.29%) Cisco
26 178 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
27 170 (7.58%) SharePoint
28 169 (7.53%) Apple
29 167 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
29 167 (7.44%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 170 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 127 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 40 (1.78%) Skype for Business
4 35 (1.56%) IIS
5 31 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (1.07%) ArcGIS
8 15 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.58%) Apache
10 12 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.45%) Confluence
12 6 (0.27%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.089%) nginx
16 2 (0.089%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.089%) WordPress
Applications
1 474 (21.12%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.089%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.089%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.045%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.045%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.31%) assyst
4 4 (0.18%) Eikon
4 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.089%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.045%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.045%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,274 (56.77%) Microsoft 365
2 397 (17.69%) Azure
3 159 (7.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 104 (4.63%) OneDrive
5 40 (1.78%) AWS
6 22 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
6 22 (0.98%) Mimecast
7 19 (0.85%) Power Platform
8 18 (0.80%) Google Workspace
9 14 (0.62%) IaaS
10 12 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.40%) Power Automate
11 9 (0.40%) PowerApps
11 9 (0.40%) Serverless
12 8 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.36%) PaaS
12 8 (0.36%) SaaS
13 7 (0.31%) Azure Monitor
14 6 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 198 (8.82%) DNS
2 197 (8.78%) VPN
3 150 (6.68%) DHCP
4 146 (6.51%) Firewall
5 133 (5.93%) LAN
6 117 (5.21%) WAN
7 102 (4.55%) TCP/IP
8 75 (3.34%) VoIP
9 58 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
10 57 (2.54%) Wireless
11 55 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
12 50 (2.23%) Skype
13 42 (1.87%) Internet
14 37 (1.65%) WebEx
15 32 (1.43%) SAN
16 31 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
16 31 (1.38%) VLAN
17 21 (0.94%) NAS
17 21 (0.94%) NetScaler
17 21 (0.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.53%) GIS
5 10 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (0.45%) MySQL
5 10 (0.45%) Power BI
6 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.089%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.089%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.045%) Big Data
12 1 (0.045%) DTS
12 1 (0.045%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.045%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.045%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (1.25%) Git (software)
2 25 (1.11%) JIRA
3 14 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.58%) MSI
5 12 (0.53%) InstallShield
6 5 (0.22%) AdminStudio
6 5 (0.22%) Chocolatey
7 3 (0.13%) GitLab
7 3 (0.13%) Subversion
8 2 (0.089%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.089%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.089%) GCC
8 2 (0.089%) JMeter
8 2 (0.089%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.089%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.089%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.089%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.089%) Selenium
8 2 (0.089%) TeamCity
General
1 589 (26.25%) Social Skills
2 235 (10.47%) Public Sector
3 207 (9.22%) Finance
4 77 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 75 (3.34%) Manufacturing
7 54 (2.41%) Marketing
8 51 (2.27%) Electronics
9 46 (2.05%) Banking
10 34 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
11 33 (1.47%) Retail
12 28 (1.25%) Law
13 24 (1.07%) Documentation Skills
14 14 (0.62%) Legal
14 14 (0.62%) Presentation Skills
15 12 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
16 11 (0.49%) Automotive
16 11 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 475 (21.17%) Support Engineer
2 403 (17.96%) Analyst
3 298 (13.28%) Desktop Support
4 262 (11.68%) IT Support
5 249 (11.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 242 (10.78%) Desktop Engineer
7 225 (10.03%) Service Analyst
8 218 (9.71%) Service Desk Analyst
9 174 (7.75%) IT Engineer
10 170 (7.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 160 (7.13%) Windows Engineer
12 143 (6.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 130 (5.79%) Support Analyst
14 124 (5.53%) IT Analyst
15 119 (5.30%) Deployment Engineer
16 104 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 101 (4.50%) IT Support Engineer
18 94 (4.19%) 1st Line Support
19 90 (4.01%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
20 86 (3.83%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.43%) XMPP
2 30 (1.34%) .NET
3 18 (0.80%) J2EE
4 12 (0.53%) MFC
4 12 (0.53%) X-Windows
5 11 (0.49%) Software Packaging
6 6 (0.27%) SAML
7 5 (0.22%) SailPoint
7 5 (0.22%) Web Services
8 4 (0.18%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.18%) COM
8 4 (0.18%) LDAP
9 3 (0.13%) OAuth
9 3 (0.13%) WPF
10 2 (0.089%) ARM Templates
11 1 (0.045%) Akka.NET
11 1 (0.045%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.045%) RESTful
11 1 (0.045%) ServiceStack
11 1 (0.045%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 96 (4.28%) NHS
2 68 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 66 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
4 65 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 55 (2.45%) iPhone
6 44 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
7 41 (1.83%) Smartphone
8 39 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
9 35 (1.56%) iPad
10 33 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 26 (1.16%) Blackberry
12 25 (1.11%) BYOD
12 25 (1.11%) Mobile App
13 21 (0.94%) Virtual Team
14 19 (0.85%) Fat Client
14 19 (0.85%) Thin Client
15 17 (0.76%) PKI
15 17 (0.76%) User Experience
16 16 (0.71%) Clustering
16 16 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,238 (99.73%) Windows
2 507 (22.59%) Windows 7
3 349 (15.55%) Windows Server
4 167 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 167 (7.44%) Windows Server 2016
5 146 (6.51%) Apple iOS
6 138 (6.15%) Android
7 128 (5.70%) Linux
8 115 (5.12%) Mac OS
9 114 (5.08%) Windows Server 2019
10 103 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 79 (3.52%) Windows 8
12 47 (2.09%) Mac OS X
13 26 (1.16%) Windows XP
14 24 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (0.94%) Ubuntu
16 17 (0.76%) Unix
16 17 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.45%) CentOS
18 8 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (15.69%) ITIL
2 269 (11.99%) Migration
3 178 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
4 120 (5.35%) ITSM
5 104 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 99 (4.41%) Service Management
7 96 (4.28%) Asset Management
8 89 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
9 87 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 84 (3.74%) Mobile Device Management
11 82 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
12 81 (3.61%) Change Management
13 71 (3.16%) Incident Management
14 66 (2.94%) Project Delivery
15 64 (2.85%) Data Protection
16 63 (2.81%) Programme Management
16 63 (2.81%) Service Delivery
17 61 (2.72%) Project Management
18 60 (2.67%) Cybersecurity
19 52 (2.32%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 228 (10.16%) PowerShell
2 82 (3.65%) SQL
3 41 (1.83%) VBScript
4 38 (1.69%) VB
5 28 (1.25%) Python
6 23 (1.02%) C
7 19 (0.85%) Java
8 18 (0.80%) Bash
9 17 (0.76%) C++
10 16 (0.71%) C#
11 13 (0.58%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.27%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.22%) VBA
14 3 (0.13%) Perl
14 3 (0.13%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.089%) Ada
15 2 (0.089%) Ruby
15 2 (0.089%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.045%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.045%) VB6
Qualifications
1 249 (11.10%) Security Cleared
2 205 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 126 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (2.90%) Degree
5 55 (2.45%) DV Cleared
6 45 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
7 43 (1.92%) MCSE
8 37 (1.65%) MCP
9 31 (1.38%) DBS Check
10 25 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 20 (0.89%) MCITP
12 20 (0.89%) MCSA
13 19 (0.85%) A+ Certification
14 16 (0.71%) MCTS
15 10 (0.45%) CCNA
15 10 (0.45%) HND
15 10 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
16 9 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
17 8 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (10.61%) SLA
2 21 (0.94%) GDPR
2 21 (0.94%) QA
3 18 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.80%) PMO
4 9 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.22%) NCSC
8 4 (0.18%) Accessibility
8 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.089%) GMP
9 2 (0.089%) HL7
9 2 (0.089%) ITGC
9 2 (0.089%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.045%) COBIT
System Software
1 1,091 (48.62%) Active Directory
2 200 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 66 (2.94%) BitLocker
5 63 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
6 42 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 40 (1.78%) XenDesktop
8 38 (1.69%) XenApp
9 32 (1.43%) vSphere
10 24 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (0.98%) NFS
12 21 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (0.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 20 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (0.62%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.58%) VMware NSX
16 12 (0.53%) Docker
17 9 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
18 8 (0.36%) Firmware
19 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 527 (23.48%) SCCM
2 317 (14.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (1.43%) AirWatch
4 30 (1.34%) Ansible
5 25 (1.11%) Jamf Pro
6 23 (1.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 23 (1.02%) WSUS
7 20 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
8 18 (0.80%) SCOM
8 18 (0.80%) vCenter Server
9 16 (0.71%) FortiGate
10 15 (0.67%) AppManager
10 15 (0.67%) NetBackup
10 15 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (0.53%) Kubernetes
13 7 (0.31%) SCVMM
14 6 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.27%) Puppet
14 6 (0.27%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1,060 (47.24%) Microsoft
2 281 (12.52%) VMware
3 247 (11.01%) Citrix
4 186 (8.29%) Cisco
5 169 (7.53%) Apple
6 160 (7.13%) ServiceNow
7 118 (5.26%) HP
8 98 (4.37%) Dell
9 74 (3.30%) SAP
10 68 (3.03%) Ivanti
11 60 (2.67%) Oracle
12 44 (1.96%) McAfee
13 39 (1.74%) Sophos
14 31 (1.38%) Symantec
15 30 (1.34%) Polycom
16 29 (1.29%) Red Hat
17 28 (1.25%) Veeam
18 27 (1.20%) Meraki
19 24 (1.07%) EMC
19 24 (1.07%) NetApp