Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 74 139
Rank change year-on-year +30 +65 +178
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 4,191 3,331 1,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.95% 3.22% 1.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.73% 15.39% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,567 1,919 1,189
UK median daily rate £205 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.00% -9.09% -7.56%
10th Percentile £117 £114 £123
90th Percentile £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £225 £285
% change year-on-year -16.24% -21.05% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 580 233
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.04% -6.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £24.01 £27.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% - +3.45%

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 17,660 21,647 20,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 20.92% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,974 13,393 13,203
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £163 £175
90th Percentile £613 £606 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,248 1,517 1,245
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.81% +5.03%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

Contractor 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 23 October 2019. 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 3,617 £210 -16.00% 869
UK excluding London +38 2,760 £188 -16.24% 702
London +23 1,308 £260 -11.49% 220
South East +44 743 £205 -28.07% 228
North of England +30 524 £160 -22.42% 169
South West +19 451 £185 -33.33% 95
Midlands +33 369 £184 -3.42% 95
Scotland +49 295 £150 -25.00% 29
North West +11 281 £160 -14.67% 100
West Midlands +51 220 £190 -5.00% 45
East of England +22 213 £190 +11.76% 62
Yorkshire +38 195 £175 -28.21% 59
Wales +55 150 £450 +138.41% 24
East Midlands +21 146 £190 +5.56% 50
North East +39 48 £150 -45.95% 10
Northern Ireland +13 15 £100 -
Channel Islands -1 6 £415 -19.02%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 4,156 (99.16%) Windows
2 1,852 (44.19%) Active Directory
3 1,752 (41.80%) Windows 7
4 1,644 (39.23%) Office 365
5 1,519 (36.24%) Microsoft
6 1,239 (29.56%) SCCM
7 916 (21.86%) Migration
8 831 (19.83%) Microsoft Office
9 690 (16.46%) Windows Server
10 642 (15.32%) ITIL
11 559 (13.34%) Finance
12 529 (12.62%) Security Cleared
13 449 (10.71%) Azure
14 445 (10.62%) PowerShell
15 437 (10.43%) VMware
16 433 (10.33%) Citrix
17 425 (10.14%) SC Cleared
18 378 (9.02%) Public Sector
19 373 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
20 309 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
21 297 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
22 291 (6.94%) Skype
23 289 (6.90%) DNS
23 289 (6.90%) SharePoint
24 275 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
25 261 (6.23%) Microsoft Intune
26 243 (5.80%) DHCP
27 242 (5.77%) MS Exchange
28 233 (5.56%) Skype for Business
29 226 (5.39%) SLA

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
1 289 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 242 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 233 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 68 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (0.86%) IIS
7 31 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 25 (0.60%) Confluence
9 17 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.12%) Apache
13 4 (0.095%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.095%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.048%) nginx
14 2 (0.048%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.024%) ArcGIS
15 1 (0.024%) CMS
15 1 (0.024%) Drupal
15 1 (0.024%) WebSphere
Applications
1 831 (19.83%) Microsoft Office
2 125 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.072%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.072%) FileZilla
10 3 (0.072%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 28 (0.67%) Elite 3E
2 15 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.24%) assyst
3 10 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.14%) Misys Opics
5 5 (0.12%) Eikon
6 4 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.095%) SystmOne
7 3 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.072%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.048%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.024%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.024%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.024%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.024%) Global One
9 1 (0.024%) Magento
9 1 (0.024%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.024%) Retail-J
9 1 (0.024%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,644 (39.23%) Office 365
2 449 (10.71%) Azure
3 144 (3.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 122 (2.91%) OneDrive
5 90 (2.15%) AWS
6 64 (1.53%) IaaS
7 60 (1.43%) PaaS
8 51 (1.22%) SaaS
9 29 (0.69%) Yammer
10 23 (0.55%) GitHub
10 23 (0.55%) Mimecast
11 22 (0.52%) Power Platform
12 19 (0.45%) Azure Stack
13 17 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.29%) G Suite
15 8 (0.19%) PowerApps
16 5 (0.12%) Slack
17 4 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 4 (0.095%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 291 (6.94%) Skype
2 289 (6.90%) DNS
3 243 (5.80%) DHCP
4 182 (4.34%) TCP/IP
5 172 (4.10%) Firewall
6 162 (3.87%) LAN
7 143 (3.41%) VPN
8 135 (3.22%) WAN
9 111 (2.65%) VoIP
10 95 (2.27%) Internet
11 86 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
12 65 (1.55%) SAN
13 62 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
14 49 (1.17%) VLAN
15 43 (1.03%) Wireless
16 38 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
17 31 (0.74%) NetScaler
18 29 (0.69%) NAS
19 28 (0.67%) IP Telephony
20 22 (0.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 37 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 19 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (0.43%) Power BI
7 15 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
8 14 (0.33%) MS Access
9 13 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.21%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.19%) SQL Server 2017
13 7 (0.17%) Big Data
14 6 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (0.095%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.095%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 97 (2.31%) MSI
2 66 (1.57%) JIRA
3 35 (0.84%) InstallShield
4 25 (0.60%) AdminStudio
5 23 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 20 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 18 (0.43%) Git (software)
9 14 (0.33%) StarTeam
10 11 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.19%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.12%) Hudson
12 5 (0.12%) WinDbg
13 4 (0.095%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.095%) ClearQuest
13 4 (0.095%) TestRail
14 3 (0.072%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.072%) Wise Package Studio
15 1 (0.024%) Cucumber
15 1 (0.024%) WebDriver
General
1 559 (13.34%) Finance
2 378 (9.02%) Public Sector
3 192 (4.58%) Telecoms
4 182 (4.34%) Banking
5 144 (3.44%) Manufacturing
6 116 (2.77%) Marketing
6 116 (2.77%) Retail
7 112 (2.67%) Electronics
8 72 (1.72%) Legal
9 51 (1.22%) Law
10 38 (0.91%) Local Government
11 29 (0.69%) Advertising
11 29 (0.69%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.55%) Publishing
13 22 (0.52%) Back Office
14 18 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.38%) Front Office
16 13 (0.31%) German Language
17 9 (0.21%) Games
17 9 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 701 (16.73%) Support Engineer
2 690 (16.46%) Windows Engineer
3 561 (13.39%) Analyst
4 525 (12.53%) Desktop Support
5 522 (12.46%) Desktop Engineer
6 374 (8.92%) Deployment Engineer
7 341 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 313 (7.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 275 (6.56%) IT Support
10 258 (6.16%) Service Analyst
11 252 (6.01%) Service Desk Analyst
12 223 (5.32%) IT Engineer
13 222 (5.30%) Windows Deployment Engineer
14 205 (4.89%) Support Analyst
15 188 (4.49%) Rollout Engineer
16 175 (4.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 162 (3.87%) Architect
18 139 (3.32%) 1st Line Support
19 134 (3.20%) Consultant
20 133 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (0.62%) Software Packaging
1 26 (0.62%) Web Services
2 19 (0.45%) .NET
3 15 (0.36%) HTML
4 12 (0.29%) CSS
4 12 (0.29%) LDAP
4 12 (0.29%) XML
5 11 (0.26%) Middleware
6 9 (0.21%) XMPP
6 9 (0.21%) X-Windows
7 8 (0.19%) jQuery
7 8 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (0.14%) COM
8 6 (0.14%) Universal Windows Platform
9 5 (0.12%) JSON
10 4 (0.095%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.095%) Java RMI
10 4 (0.095%) OAuth2
10 4 (0.095%) OpenID
10 4 (0.095%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 174 (4.15%) Driving Licence
2 152 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (3.25%) NHS
4 81 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
5 79 (1.88%) Data Centre
6 77 (1.84%) iPhone
7 76 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 75 (1.79%) Blackberry
8 75 (1.79%) Smartphone
9 73 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
10 40 (0.95%) PKI
11 39 (0.93%) User Experience
12 38 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
12 38 (0.91%) Fat Client
12 38 (0.91%) Thin Client
13 34 (0.81%) iPad
14 32 (0.76%) Clustering
15 19 (0.45%) Handset
16 18 (0.43%) BYOD
16 18 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4,156 (99.16%) Windows
2 1,752 (41.80%) Windows 7
3 690 (16.46%) Windows Server
4 373 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 309 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 186 (4.44%) Android
7 167 (3.98%) Windows 8
8 163 (3.89%) Windows XP
9 149 (3.56%) Apple iOS
10 107 (2.55%) Linux
11 90 (2.15%) Mac OS
12 57 (1.36%) Mac OS X
13 55 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (0.48%) Unix
15 15 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 14 (0.33%) AIX
17 8 (0.19%) CentOS
17 8 (0.19%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 916 (21.86%) Migration
2 642 (15.32%) ITIL
3 275 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
4 187 (4.46%) Application Packaging
5 180 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 167 (3.98%) Service Management
7 158 (3.77%) ITSM
8 151 (3.60%) Break/Fix
9 147 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
10 146 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
11 138 (3.29%) Change Management
12 131 (3.13%) Time Management
13 128 (3.05%) Incident Management
14 126 (3.01%) Project Management
15 119 (2.84%) Mobile Device Management
16 115 (2.74%) Programme Management
17 108 (2.58%) Digital Marketing
18 96 (2.29%) Service Delivery
19 95 (2.27%) Project Delivery
19 95 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 445 (10.62%) PowerShell
2 143 (3.41%) SQL
3 61 (1.46%) VBScript
4 29 (0.69%) VBA
5 26 (0.62%) VB
6 24 (0.57%) Python
7 21 (0.50%) C#
8 17 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 15 (0.36%) C
10 12 (0.29%) Java
11 10 (0.24%) JavaScript
12 9 (0.21%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.12%) Apple Swift
13 5 (0.12%) C++
14 4 (0.095%) Perl
15 3 (0.072%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.072%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.072%) VB6
16 2 (0.048%) Ruby
17 1 (0.024%) Korn
Qualifications
1 529 (12.62%) Security Cleared
2 425 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 172 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 103 (2.46%) Degree
5 86 (2.05%) DV Cleared
6 85 (2.03%) MCSE
7 84 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
8 75 (1.79%) MCP
9 61 (1.46%) MCSA
10 46 (1.10%) DBS Check
11 41 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
12 33 (0.79%) CCNA
13 27 (0.64%) A+ Certification
13 27 (0.64%) ISTQB
14 21 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
14 21 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
14 21 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 21 (0.50%) MCITP
15 19 (0.45%) MCTS
16 18 (0.43%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (5.39%) SLA
2 70 (1.67%) QA
3 15 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.36%) GDPR
3 15 (0.36%) HL7
4 14 (0.33%) PMO
5 9 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
6 8 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.12%) NCSC
8 5 (0.12%) NIST
8 5 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.095%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 3 (0.072%) COBIT
10 3 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.048%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.048%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.048%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.024%) AQAP
12 1 (0.024%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,852 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 297 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 156 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 141 (3.36%) XenDesktop
6 126 (3.01%) XenApp
7 94 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
8 87 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
9 60 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
10 59 (1.41%) vSphere
11 39 (0.93%) BitLocker
12 30 (0.72%) DFS Replication
13 27 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
14 25 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 23 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
16 21 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (0.21%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.21%) Xen
18 7 (0.17%) Terminal Services
19 4 (0.095%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,239 (29.56%) SCCM
2 261 (6.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 80 (1.91%) AirWatch
4 68 (1.62%) WSUS
5 65 (1.55%) SCOM
6 37 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
6 37 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
7 28 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
8 26 (0.62%) SCVMM
9 21 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 20 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
11 19 (0.45%) Perfmon
12 15 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
12 15 (0.36%) Netcool
13 13 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
13 13 (0.31%) SCDPM
13 13 (0.31%) SCSM
13 13 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 12 (0.29%) Ansible
15 11 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,519 (36.24%) Microsoft
2 437 (10.43%) VMware
3 433 (10.33%) Citrix
4 205 (4.89%) Apple
4 205 (4.89%) Cisco
5 143 (3.41%) HP
6 138 (3.29%) Dell
7 124 (2.96%) SAP
8 115 (2.74%) ServiceNow
9 109 (2.60%) Ivanti
10 94 (2.24%) McAfee
11 56 (1.34%) Symantec
12 55 (1.31%) Sophos
13 47 (1.12%) iManage
14 36 (0.86%) Bloomberg
15 35 (0.84%) Avaya
15 35 (0.84%) Google
16 33 (0.79%) Remedy
17 32 (0.76%) Oracle
18 31 (0.74%) Adobe