Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 77 36 69
Rank change year-on-year -41 +33 +40
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1,398 3,437 3,340
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.90% 5.13% 3.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.97% 24.99% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,040 2,174 2,069
Median daily rate £225 £195 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -22.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £120 £115 £120
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £175 £245
% change year-on-year +7.57% -28.57% -7.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 477 500
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +0.88% +2.32%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £24.00 £21.88 £34.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.68 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.29% +3.33% -

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 8,238 13,752 20,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.06% 20.54% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,335 8,807 12,956
Median daily rate £440 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £166 £136 £158
90th Percentile £615 £600 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 1,039 1,230
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +3.44% +2.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.25 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% +3.23%

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 3 March 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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 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 -35 1,159 £220 +10.00% 247
UK excluding London -12 929 £188 +7.57% 217
London -81 352 £300 +21.21% 48
Work from Home -70 243 £375 -11.76% 35
South East -6 223 £279 +59.43% 62
North of England -10 221 £200 +14.29% 42
North West +2 159 £226 +29.29% 22
Midlands -14 150 £180 -5.26% 47
South West -17 105 £175 - 25
West Midlands -8 102 £203 +10.35% 23
Scotland -26 102 £185 +32.14% 14
East of England -13 73 £155 -24.39% 20
Wales -7 53 £150 -62.50% 5
East Midlands -18 47 £140 -24.32% 24
Yorkshire -27 40 £139 -28.85% 16
North East +2 22 £150 - 4
Northern Ireland -9 4 - - 1
Channel Islands +7 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1,395 (99.79%) Windows
2 652 (46.64%) Microsoft 365
3 646 (46.21%) Active Directory
4 583 (41.70%) Microsoft
5 349 (24.96%) Windows 7
6 348 (24.89%) SCCM
7 274 (19.60%) Microsoft Office
8 262 (18.74%) Azure
9 234 (16.74%) Windows Server
10 230 (16.45%) Security Cleared
11 200 (14.31%) SC Cleared
12 192 (13.73%) Migration
13 190 (13.59%) PowerShell
14 188 (13.45%) ITIL
15 184 (13.16%) VMware
16 162 (11.59%) Microsoft Intune
17 154 (11.02%) Public Sector
18 146 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 132 (9.44%) Windows Server 2012
20 126 (9.01%) Citrix
21 119 (8.51%) Finance
22 118 (8.44%) Windows Server 2016
23 117 (8.37%) DNS
24 110 (7.87%) SharePoint
25 103 (7.37%) VPN
26 99 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
27 96 (6.87%) Cisco
28 95 (6.80%) MS Exchange
29 90 (6.44%) Linux
30 88 (6.29%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 110 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 95 (6.80%) MS Exchange
3 36 (2.58%) IIS
4 33 (2.36%) Skype for Business
5 18 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.00%) ArcGIS
8 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.21%) CMS
9 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.14%) Apache
10 2 (0.14%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.14%) nginx
10 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.072%) Confluence
11 1 (0.072%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.072%) Kentico
11 1 (0.072%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.072%) WebLogic
Applications
1 274 (19.60%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.72%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.72%) Adobe After Effects
5 10 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.72%) Adobe Premiere
6 9 (0.64%) CINEMA 4D
7 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.29%) CATIA
9 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.50%) assyst
2 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.14%) Salerio
4 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.072%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 652 (46.64%) Microsoft 365
2 262 (18.74%) Azure
3 88 (6.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 44 (3.15%) OneDrive
5 24 (1.72%) AWS
6 19 (1.36%) IaaS
7 18 (1.29%) PaaS
8 16 (1.14%) GitHub
8 16 (1.14%) SaaS
9 8 (0.57%) Power Platform
10 6 (0.43%) G Suite
10 6 (0.43%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.36%) Logic Apps
12 4 (0.29%) Yammer
13 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.21%) GCP
14 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.14%) ShareGate
15 1 (0.072%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 117 (8.37%) DNS
2 103 (7.37%) VPN
3 83 (5.94%) DHCP
4 73 (5.22%) Firewall
5 71 (5.08%) WAN
6 68 (4.86%) LAN
7 60 (4.29%) Skype
8 48 (3.43%) TCP/IP
9 28 (2.00%) NetScaler
10 27 (1.93%) VLAN
11 25 (1.79%) Wireless
12 24 (1.72%) WAAS
13 23 (1.65%) SAN
14 22 (1.57%) VoIP
14 22 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (1.43%) Internet
16 17 (1.22%) Network Security
16 17 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
16 17 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
17 14 (1.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.57%) GIS
3 7 (0.50%) Power BI
4 6 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.29%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.21%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.14%) Big Data
8 2 (0.14%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.14%) MS Access
8 2 (0.14%) MySQL
8 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.072%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.072%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.072%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (2.58%) Jenkins
2 34 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.79%) JIRA
4 24 (1.72%) MSI
5 20 (1.43%) GitLab
6 17 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (0.72%) Subversion
7 10 (0.72%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.64%) InstallShield
9 8 (0.57%) Hudson
10 6 (0.43%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.36%) Rational Team Concert
12 4 (0.29%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.29%) Rational Quality Manager
12 4 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 1 (0.072%) Xcode
General
1 154 (11.02%) Public Sector
2 119 (8.51%) Finance
3 48 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 38 (2.72%) Banking
5 32 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.72%) Marketing
7 23 (1.65%) Electronics
7 23 (1.65%) Retail
8 14 (1.00%) Legal
9 12 (0.86%) Local Government
10 11 (0.79%) French Language
11 8 (0.57%) German Language
11 8 (0.57%) Law
12 7 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.36%) Advertising
13 5 (0.36%) Automotive
14 4 (0.29%) Back Office
14 4 (0.29%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 200 (14.31%) Analyst
2 189 (13.52%) Support Engineer
3 151 (10.80%) Windows Engineer
4 142 (10.16%) Desktop Support
5 115 (8.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 108 (7.73%) Deployment Engineer
6 108 (7.73%) Service Analyst
7 103 (7.37%) IT Support
8 98 (7.01%) Service Desk Analyst
9 90 (6.44%) IT Engineer
10 81 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
11 76 (5.44%) Architect
12 75 (5.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 67 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 66 (4.72%) Support Analyst
15 61 (4.36%) Consultant
16 50 (3.58%) 1st Line Support
17 45 (3.22%) Windows Deployment Engineer
18 41 (2.93%) Office 365 Engineer
18 41 (2.93%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.86%) Middleware
2 18 (1.29%) REST
3 14 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (0.93%) RESTful
5 12 (0.86%) CSS
5 12 (0.86%) gRPC
5 12 (0.86%) HTML
5 12 (0.86%) Swagger
5 12 (0.86%) Web Services
6 11 (0.79%) .NET
7 10 (0.72%) 802.1X
8 9 (0.64%) Software Packaging
9 6 (0.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 6 (0.43%) Kafka
9 6 (0.43%) Qt
10 4 (0.29%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.29%) Ajax
10 4 (0.29%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.29%) JSON
10 4 (0.29%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.72%) Driving Licence
2 60 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.86%) NHS
4 36 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
5 30 (2.15%) Smartphone
6 28 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (1.93%) Clustering
7 27 (1.93%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.65%) EMC VNX
9 20 (1.43%) User Experience
10 19 (1.36%) Data Centre
11 17 (1.22%) iPhone
12 13 (0.93%) iPad
13 12 (0.86%) Fat Client
13 12 (0.86%) Thin Client
14 10 (0.72%) Video Editing
15 9 (0.64%) Animation
16 8 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
17 6 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
17 6 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,395 (99.79%) Windows
2 349 (24.96%) Windows 7
3 234 (16.74%) Windows Server
4 132 (9.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 118 (8.44%) Windows Server 2016
6 90 (6.44%) Linux
7 61 (4.36%) Windows Server 2019
8 56 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (3.72%) Windows 8
10 50 (3.58%) Apple iOS
11 48 (3.43%) Android
12 45 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 43 (3.08%) Mac OS
14 42 (3.00%) Windows XP
15 23 (1.65%) CentOS
16 10 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.64%) Unix
18 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X
19 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
20 2 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (13.73%) Migration
2 188 (13.45%) ITIL
3 99 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
4 81 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 58 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (3.72%) DevOps
7 46 (3.29%) Mobile Device Management
8 45 (3.22%) Project Delivery
9 44 (3.15%) ITSM
10 40 (2.86%) Application Packaging
11 39 (2.79%) Project Management
11 39 (2.79%) Service Management
12 37 (2.65%) Configuration Management
13 35 (2.50%) Change Management
14 34 (2.43%) Business Intelligence
15 32 (2.29%) Programme Management
16 31 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
17 29 (2.07%) Service Delivery
17 29 (2.07%) Test Scripting
18 28 (2.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (13.59%) PowerShell
2 47 (3.36%) SQL
3 30 (2.15%) C
4 27 (1.93%) VB
5 26 (1.86%) C#
6 22 (1.57%) Python
7 19 (1.36%) Bash Shell
8 14 (1.00%) C++
9 12 (0.86%) Go
10 10 (0.72%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.64%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.57%) VBScript
13 4 (0.29%) Groovy
13 4 (0.29%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.14%) Java
14 2 (0.14%) Perl
14 2 (0.14%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.14%) VB6
14 2 (0.14%) VBA
15 1 (0.072%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 230 (16.45%) Security Cleared
2 200 (14.31%) SC Cleared
3 75 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (3.08%) Degree
5 30 (2.15%) MCSE
6 22 (1.57%) DBS Check
7 21 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.00%) MCP
10 14 (1.00%) MCSA
11 12 (0.86%) CISSP
11 12 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.57%) A+ Certification
13 8 (0.57%) CCNA
13 8 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.43%) SSCP
15 5 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.65%) SLA
2 16 (1.14%) QA
3 15 (1.07%) NCSC
4 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.29%) PMO
8 2 (0.14%) GDPR
8 2 (0.14%) GMP
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.072%) COBIT
9 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.072%) NIST
9 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 646 (46.21%) Active Directory
2 146 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 45 (3.22%) vSphere
5 44 (3.15%) Hyper-V
6 26 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
7 25 (1.79%) XenApp
8 24 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 20 (1.43%) BitLocker
11 18 (1.29%) Docker
12 17 (1.22%) VMware NSX
13 14 (1.00%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.21%) Firmware
15 3 (0.21%) KVM
16 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
17 1 (0.072%) DFS Replication
17 1 (0.072%) LXC
17 1 (0.072%) UAG
Systems Management
1 348 (24.89%) SCCM
2 162 (11.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 46 (3.29%) Ansible
4 32 (2.29%) AirWatch
5 27 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (1.86%) Microsoft Clustering
6 26 (1.86%) Terraform
7 23 (1.65%) IBM BigFix
8 21 (1.50%) Puppet
8 21 (1.50%) WSUS
9 16 (1.14%) Kubernetes
9 16 (1.14%) Packer
9 16 (1.14%) vCenter Server
10 14 (1.00%) Grafana
11 12 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
11 12 (0.86%) Prometheus
11 12 (0.86%) ZABBIX
12 10 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
14 6 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 583 (41.70%) Microsoft
2 184 (13.16%) VMware
3 126 (9.01%) Citrix
4 96 (6.87%) Cisco
5 77 (5.51%) Apple
6 46 (3.29%) Dell
7 45 (3.22%) HP
8 43 (3.08%) EMC
9 38 (2.72%) ServiceNow
10 35 (2.50%) Oracle
11 33 (2.36%) Red Hat
12 31 (2.22%) SAP
13 26 (1.86%) Sophos
14 25 (1.79%) Ivanti
15 22 (1.57%) McAfee
16 21 (1.50%) Remedy
17 19 (1.36%) Symantec
18 18 (1.29%) Atlassian
18 18 (1.29%) Avaya
18 18 (1.29%) Lumension