Period
to 3 August 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 August 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 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 59 57
Rank change year-on-year -60 -2 +27
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1,600 1,355 3,892
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.21% 3.76% 4.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.30% 19.49% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,038 826 2,457
10th Percentile £123 £120 £114
25th Percentile £155 £143 £150
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £225 £204 £225
Median % change year-on-year +10.57% -9.56% -14.29%
75th Percentile £400 £438 £428
90th Percentile £500 £508 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £200 £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 169 532
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.23 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.23
Median % change year-on-year -3.88% +1.68% +2.32%
75th Percentile £18.75 £20.00 £21.00
90th Percentile £23.00 £25.06 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.81 £15.80 £15.86
% change year-on-year +0.06% -0.38% +5.03%

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 11,189 6,951 18,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.45% 19.29% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,384 4,578 12,006
10th Percentile £185 £156 £153
25th Percentile £350 £310 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £653 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 412 1,161
10th Percentile £11.99 £12.02 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.34 £14.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate £17.42 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.85% +5.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £42.00 £32.25 £36.00
90th Percentile £61.85 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.26% +9.38% -

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -46 1,353 £220 +6.02% 584
UK excluding London -19 1,055 £200 - 527
London -89 394 £275 -15.38% 90
South East -14 274 £263 +31.25% 132
Work from Home -136 241 £310 +7.83% 51
North of England -12 240 £190 +4.80% 131
Midlands +6 210 £165 -1.49% 97
North West -18 138 £190 +8.57% 64
West Midlands +6 135 £200 +11.11% 54
South West -11 122 £188 -7.86% 80
Scotland -62 88 £210 +5.00% 23
East of England -40 77 £200 +5.26% 55
Yorkshire -9 75 £175 -12.50% 46
East Midlands +9 74 £125 -21.88% 43
Wales -12 33 £175 -46.15% 10
North East +10 27 £258 -25.36% 21
Northern Ireland -1 9 £130 -67.50% 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1,591 (99.44%) Windows
2 841 (52.56%) Active Directory
3 810 (50.63%) Microsoft 365
4 757 (47.31%) Microsoft
5 433 (27.06%) Social Skills
6 409 (25.56%) SCCM
7 400 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 346 (21.63%) Microsoft Office
9 334 (20.88%) Azure
10 274 (17.13%) ITIL
11 233 (14.56%) Windows Server
12 211 (13.19%) Citrix
13 209 (13.06%) PowerShell
14 206 (12.88%) Migration
15 185 (11.56%) VMware
16 163 (10.19%) Microsoft Intune
17 147 (9.19%) Azure Active Directory
18 143 (8.94%) Security Cleared
18 143 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
19 138 (8.63%) SLA
20 135 (8.44%) Finance
21 133 (8.31%) SharePoint
22 129 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
23 128 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
24 126 (7.88%) DNS
25 125 (7.81%) MS Exchange
26 124 (7.75%) Public Sector
27 116 (7.25%) Cisco
27 116 (7.25%) Windows Server 2016
28 109 (6.81%) VPN

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
1 133 (8.31%) SharePoint
2 125 (7.81%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.56%) Skype for Business
4 20 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (0.75%) IIS
7 10 (0.63%) Apache
8 8 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.25%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.25%) Confluence
11 3 (0.19%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.19%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.13%) CMS
12 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.13%) Site Server
13 1 (0.063%) Kentico
13 1 (0.063%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 346 (21.63%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.063%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.25%) assyst
5 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.13%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.063%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 810 (50.63%) Microsoft 365
2 334 (20.88%) Azure
3 147 (9.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 61 (3.81%) OneDrive
5 48 (3.00%) AWS
6 25 (1.56%) Power Platform
7 24 (1.50%) IaaS
7 24 (1.50%) Mimecast
8 19 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
8 19 (1.19%) Google Workspace
9 18 (1.13%) PowerApps
10 13 (0.81%) SaaS
11 9 (0.56%) PaaS
11 9 (0.56%) Power Automate
12 5 (0.31%) Yammer
13 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.13%) Google Docs
14 1 (0.063%) Amazon ECS
14 1 (0.063%) Google Sheets
14 1 (0.063%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 126 (7.88%) DNS
2 109 (6.81%) VPN
3 104 (6.50%) DHCP
4 88 (5.50%) Firewall
5 75 (4.69%) TCP/IP
6 66 (4.13%) LAN
7 58 (3.63%) Skype
8 55 (3.44%) WAN
9 37 (2.31%) NetScaler
9 37 (2.31%) VoIP
10 34 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
11 32 (2.00%) Wireless
12 28 (1.75%) Internet
13 26 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
14 19 (1.19%) SAN
15 14 (0.88%) Unified Communications
15 14 (0.88%) VLAN
16 13 (0.81%) WebEx
17 12 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (0.63%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.13%) MySQL
3 12 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.31%) Power BI
5 4 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.25%) GIS
5 4 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.13%) MS Access
8 1 (0.063%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 34 (2.13%) MSI
2 14 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.75%) InstallShield
4 9 (0.56%) JIRA
5 8 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.44%) AdminStudio
6 7 (0.44%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.44%) Subversion
7 3 (0.19%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.13%) Rational Team Concert
9 1 (0.063%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.063%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.063%) GCC
9 1 (0.063%) Hudson
General
1 433 (27.06%) Social Skills
2 135 (8.44%) Finance
3 124 (7.75%) Public Sector
4 67 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (2.06%) Banking
5 33 (2.06%) Retail
6 32 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
7 26 (1.63%) Law
8 25 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
9 19 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.75%) Back Office
10 12 (0.75%) Marketing
11 11 (0.69%) Electronics
12 10 (0.63%) Influencing Skills
12 10 (0.63%) Legal
12 10 (0.63%) Military
12 10 (0.63%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 304 (19.00%) Analyst
2 247 (15.44%) Support Engineer
3 168 (10.50%) Desktop Support
4 163 (10.19%) Desktop Engineer
5 154 (9.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 153 (9.56%) IT Support
6 153 (9.56%) Service Analyst
7 145 (9.06%) Service Desk Analyst
8 120 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
9 101 (6.31%) Support Analyst
10 100 (6.25%) IT Engineer
11 93 (5.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 74 (4.63%) Architect
13 70 (4.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 69 (4.31%) Deployment Engineer
15 62 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 62 (3.88%) IT Analyst
16 60 (3.75%) IT Support Engineer
17 57 (3.56%) 1st Line Support
18 52 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.50%) .NET
2 17 (1.06%) J2EE
3 14 (0.88%) XMPP
4 13 (0.81%) Web Services
5 12 (0.75%) SAML
6 9 (0.56%) HTML
7 8 (0.50%) 802.1X
7 8 (0.50%) OAuth
8 6 (0.38%) CSS
8 6 (0.38%) JSON
8 6 (0.38%) WinForms
8 6 (0.38%) XML
9 5 (0.31%) SailPoint
9 5 (0.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.25%) EDI
10 4 (0.25%) jQuery
10 4 (0.25%) LAMP
10 4 (0.25%) MFC
10 4 (0.25%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.19%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
2 38 (2.38%) iPhone
3 35 (2.19%) Driving Licence
4 34 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 33 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
6 32 (2.00%) Smartphone
7 30 (1.88%) User Experience
8 26 (1.63%) NHS
9 24 (1.50%) iPad
9 24 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.38%) Clustering
11 18 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 17 (1.06%) BYOD
13 14 (0.88%) PKI
14 11 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
15 9 (0.56%) Mobile App
16 8 (0.50%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.50%) Virtual Team
17 7 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
17 7 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,591 (99.44%) Windows
2 400 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 233 (14.56%) Windows Server
4 128 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (7.25%) Windows Server 2016
6 89 (5.56%) Apple iOS
7 84 (5.25%) Android
8 77 (4.81%) Windows Server 2019
9 59 (3.69%) Windows 8
10 57 (3.56%) Linux
11 55 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (2.19%) Mac OS
13 24 (1.50%) Windows XP
14 23 (1.44%) Mac OS X
15 16 (1.00%) Unix
16 12 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.38%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.25%) HPUX
19 4 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (17.13%) ITIL
2 206 (12.88%) Migration
3 143 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 72 (4.50%) Application Packaging
6 58 (3.63%) Incident Management
7 56 (3.50%) Project Management
8 54 (3.38%) ITSM
9 53 (3.31%) Change Management
10 50 (3.13%) Service Delivery
11 48 (3.00%) Asset Management
12 47 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
13 46 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 39 (2.44%) Service Management
15 36 (2.25%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (2.25%) Business Intelligence
15 36 (2.25%) CRM
16 34 (2.13%) Time Management
17 32 (2.00%) Project Delivery
18 31 (1.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 209 (13.06%) PowerShell
2 84 (5.25%) SQL
3 37 (2.31%) Java
4 29 (1.81%) C
5 20 (1.25%) VBScript
6 13 (0.81%) C#
6 13 (0.81%) C++
6 13 (0.81%) VB
7 12 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 11 (0.69%) Python
9 3 (0.19%) VBA
10 2 (0.13%) ABAP
10 2 (0.13%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.063%) Perl
11 1 (0.063%) PHP
Qualifications
1 143 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 109 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 83 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (4.69%) Degree
5 32 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 32 (2.00%) MCSE
6 31 (1.94%) MCP
7 24 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
8 23 (1.44%) DBS Check
9 20 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.13%) MCSA
11 12 (0.75%) CCNA
11 12 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (0.69%) CISSP
12 11 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (0.63%) MCITP
14 9 (0.56%) A+ Certification
15 7 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
16 6 (0.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (8.63%) SLA
2 28 (1.75%) GDPR
3 26 (1.63%) QA
4 18 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.25%) NCSC
7 4 (0.25%) PMO
8 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.13%) HL7
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.063%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.063%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.063%) NIST
System Software
1 841 (52.56%) Active Directory
2 129 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (4.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 66 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 64 (4.00%) Hyper-V
6 61 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (2.88%) XenApp
8 35 (2.19%) XenDesktop
9 23 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (1.31%) vSphere
11 12 (0.75%) BitLocker
12 11 (0.69%) DFS Replication
13 9 (0.56%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 7 (0.44%) Firmware
15 6 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.31%) NFS
17 4 (0.25%) Terminal Services
18 3 (0.19%) VMware Server
19 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 409 (25.56%) SCCM
2 163 (10.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (2.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 30 (1.88%) WSUS
5 27 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
6 20 (1.25%) AirWatch
6 20 (1.25%) vCenter Server
7 17 (1.06%) SCOM
7 17 (1.06%) SCVMM
8 15 (0.94%) Nessus
9 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 10 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
12 10 (0.63%) SCDPM
12 10 (0.63%) SCSM
12 10 (0.63%) Terraform
13 9 (0.56%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.50%) Ansible
14 8 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 757 (47.31%) Microsoft
2 211 (13.19%) Citrix
3 185 (11.56%) VMware
4 116 (7.25%) Cisco
5 102 (6.38%) ServiceNow
6 83 (5.19%) Apple
7 62 (3.88%) Dell
8 59 (3.69%) HP
9 55 (3.44%) Ivanti
10 47 (2.94%) Oracle
11 35 (2.19%) SAP
12 31 (1.94%) Veeam
13 25 (1.56%) Meraki
14 20 (1.25%) McAfee
14 20 (1.25%) Remedy
15 19 (1.19%) Google
16 18 (1.13%) NetApp
17 17 (1.06%) Symantec
18 16 (1.00%) EMC
19 15 (0.94%) Avaya