Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 42 75
Rank change year-on-year -33 +33 +52
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1,147 4,311 3,379
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.12% 5.23% 3.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.98% 24.84% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 2,617 1,975
Median daily rate £230 £200 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -20.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £114 £115 £115
90th Percentile £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £180 £225
% change year-on-year - -20.00% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 649 583
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +4.04% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £30.05 £24.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% +5.63%

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 6,755 17,352 21,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.36% 21.05% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,021 10,680 13,553
Median daily rate £428 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £163 £143 £163
90th Percentile £613 £601 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £388
% change year-on-year -3.85% +0.58% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 1,314 1,484
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.52% -0.51%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.63 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.68% +3.03% -

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 27 November 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 27 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Top 16 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 27 November 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 -29 980 £230 +15.00% 250
UK excluding London -13 773 £180 - 209
London -74 313 £325 +30.00% 54
North of England -9 193 £195 +21.88% 56
South East -8 176 £350 +86.67% 51
Work from Home -71 156 £400 -5.88% 33
North West +6 142 £200 +25.00% 31
South West -17 106 £163 -12.16% 30
Midlands -18 103 £150 -16.67% 43
Scotland -21 81 £200 +33.33% 9
West Midlands -8 73 £150 -17.47% 23
East of England -3 68 £185 -2.63% 16
Wales -7 50 £140 -68.89% 4
Yorkshire -28 36 £150 -14.29% 16
East Midlands -23 30 £148 -18.06% 20
North East +3 15 £180 +20.00% 9

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 1,141 (99.48%) Windows
2 502 (43.77%) Active Directory
3 460 (40.10%) Microsoft
4 445 (38.80%) Office 365
5 332 (28.95%) Windows 7
6 296 (25.81%) SCCM
7 206 (17.96%) Windows Server
8 204 (17.79%) Security Cleared
9 200 (17.44%) Microsoft Office
9 200 (17.44%) Migration
10 188 (16.39%) Azure
11 178 (15.52%) VMware
12 173 (15.08%) SC Cleared
13 152 (13.25%) PowerShell
14 146 (12.73%) ITIL
15 137 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
16 118 (10.29%) Public Sector
17 108 (9.42%) Citrix
18 103 (8.98%) Windows Server 2016
19 102 (8.89%) Microsoft Intune
19 102 (8.89%) Finance
20 99 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
21 85 (7.41%) DNS
22 80 (6.97%) SharePoint
23 78 (6.80%) DHCP
24 77 (6.71%) Firewall
25 71 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 70 (6.10%) Linux
27 66 (5.75%) MS Exchange
27 66 (5.75%) Problem-Solving

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 80 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 66 (5.75%) MS Exchange
3 30 (2.62%) Skype for Business
4 28 (2.44%) IIS
5 23 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.05%) ArcGIS
7 10 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.44%) Apache
8 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.26%) CMS
9 3 (0.26%) nginx
10 2 (0.17%) Confluence
10 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.087%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.087%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 200 (17.44%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.48%) Photoshop
4 15 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.44%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (0.44%) CINEMA 4D
5 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.35%) CATIA
7 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.087%) assyst
2 1 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.087%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 445 (38.80%) Office 365
2 188 (16.39%) Azure
3 59 (5.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 39 (3.40%) OneDrive
5 29 (2.53%) GitHub
6 18 (1.57%) AWS
6 18 (1.57%) IaaS
7 15 (1.31%) Power Platform
8 11 (0.96%) PaaS
9 9 (0.78%) PowerApps
10 8 (0.70%) SaaS
11 4 (0.35%) GCP
11 4 (0.35%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.26%) G Suite
12 3 (0.26%) Logic Apps
12 3 (0.26%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.26%) Yammer
13 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.087%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 85 (7.41%) DNS
2 78 (6.80%) DHCP
3 77 (6.71%) Firewall
4 65 (5.67%) Skype
5 59 (5.14%) VPN
6 41 (3.57%) WAN
7 39 (3.40%) TCP/IP
8 36 (3.14%) LAN
8 36 (3.14%) VLAN
9 35 (3.05%) SAN
10 32 (2.79%) VoIP
11 29 (2.53%) Reverse Proxy
12 20 (1.74%) Wireless
13 18 (1.57%) SNMP
14 16 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (1.31%) NetScaler
16 14 (1.22%) Network Security
17 10 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
18 8 (0.70%) IPv4
18 8 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.96%) Power BI
3 8 (0.70%) GIS
4 6 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.35%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (0.35%) MS Access
7 3 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.17%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.17%) MySQL
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2019
9 1 (0.087%) dBASE
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.087%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.087%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.087%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.087%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (3.23%) JIRA
2 35 (3.05%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.79%) Jenkins
4 30 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 30 (2.62%) MSI
5 29 (2.53%) GitLab
6 6 (0.52%) AdminStudio
6 6 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.44%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.35%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.26%) Hudson
10 1 (0.087%) fastlane
10 1 (0.087%) Rational Team Concert
10 1 (0.087%) Subversion
10 1 (0.087%) Xcode
General
1 118 (10.29%) Public Sector
2 102 (8.89%) Finance
3 39 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 33 (2.88%) Banking
5 24 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.83%) Retail
7 19 (1.66%) Electronics
7 19 (1.66%) Marketing
8 16 (1.39%) Local Government
9 11 (0.96%) Legal
10 8 (0.70%) Publishing
11 6 (0.52%) Automotive
11 6 (0.52%) French Language
11 6 (0.52%) German Language
11 6 (0.52%) Italian Language
11 6 (0.52%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.35%) Front Office
13 4 (0.35%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 147 (12.82%) Analyst
2 145 (12.64%) Support Engineer
3 132 (11.51%) Windows Engineer
4 121 (10.55%) Desktop Support
5 102 (8.89%) Desktop Engineer
6 86 (7.50%) Deployment Engineer
7 81 (7.06%) Architect
8 70 (6.10%) Service Analyst
9 69 (6.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 68 (5.93%) IT Engineer
11 67 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
12 63 (5.49%) IT Support
13 62 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 62 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
14 47 (4.10%) Support Analyst
15 43 (3.75%) Consultant
16 39 (3.40%) Windows Deployment Engineer
17 35 (3.05%) Field Engineer
17 35 (3.05%) Rollout Engineer
18 33 (2.88%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.66%) REST
2 18 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (1.57%) gRPC
2 18 (1.57%) RESTful
2 18 (1.57%) Swagger
3 14 (1.22%) Software Packaging
4 10 (0.87%) .NET
4 10 (0.87%) CSS
4 10 (0.87%) HTML
4 10 (0.87%) Middleware
5 6 (0.52%) SailPoint
6 5 (0.44%) Ajax
6 5 (0.44%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.44%) Kafka
7 4 (0.35%) .NET Core
7 4 (0.35%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.35%) Entity Framework
7 4 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.35%) Web Services
8 3 (0.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.49%) Driving Licence
2 51 (4.45%) NHS
3 38 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 24 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.01%) Smartphone
7 19 (1.66%) Data Centre
7 19 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.13%) Fat Client
8 13 (1.13%) Thin Client
9 12 (1.05%) User Experience
10 11 (0.96%) Clustering
11 10 (0.87%) HP StoreVirtual
11 10 (0.87%) iPhone
11 10 (0.87%) PKI
12 9 (0.78%) CMDB
12 9 (0.78%) iPad
13 6 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.44%) EMC VNX
14 5 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,141 (99.48%) Windows
2 332 (28.95%) Windows 7
3 206 (17.96%) Windows Server
4 103 (8.98%) Windows Server 2016
5 99 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (6.10%) Linux
7 56 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (3.92%) Windows 8
9 41 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (3.57%) Windows Server 2019
10 38 (3.31%) Apple iOS
11 34 (2.96%) CentOS
12 32 (2.79%) Mac OS
13 29 (2.53%) Android
14 25 (2.18%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.52%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.35%) HPUX
16 4 (0.35%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (17.44%) Migration
2 146 (12.73%) ITIL
3 71 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 66 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (5.32%) DevOps
6 54 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (4.53%) Configuration Management
8 48 (4.18%) Application Packaging
9 46 (4.01%) Project Delivery
10 42 (3.66%) Service Management
11 35 (3.05%) ITSM
12 34 (2.96%) Infrastructure as Code
13 33 (2.88%) Mobile Device Management
14 32 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (2.79%) Patch Management
15 30 (2.62%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (2.62%) Project Management
16 29 (2.53%) Continuous Deployment
17 28 (2.44%) Data Migration
18 27 (2.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 152 (13.25%) PowerShell
2 41 (3.57%) SQL
3 33 (2.88%) C
4 32 (2.79%) VB
5 22 (1.92%) C#
5 22 (1.92%) Python
6 21 (1.83%) Bash Shell
7 18 (1.57%) Go
8 9 (0.78%) VBScript
9 6 (0.52%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.52%) VBA
10 5 (0.44%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.35%) Java
11 4 (0.35%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.17%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.17%) VB6
13 1 (0.087%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.087%) Perl
13 1 (0.087%) PHP
Qualifications
1 204 (17.79%) Security Cleared
2 173 (15.08%) SC Cleared
3 61 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 24 (2.09%) Degree
6 22 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (1.48%) MCSE
8 16 (1.39%) MCSA
9 15 (1.31%) DBS Check
9 15 (1.31%) MCP
9 15 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.78%) CISSP
12 8 (0.70%) A+ Certification
12 8 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.61%) HND
14 6 (0.52%) SSCP
15 5 (0.44%) CCNA
15 5 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.44%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.23%) SLA
2 23 (2.01%) NCSC
3 13 (1.13%) QA
4 10 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
5 8 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.44%) GMP
8 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.17%) PMO
10 1 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.087%) GDPR
10 1 (0.087%) GxP
10 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 502 (43.77%) Active Directory
2 137 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (4.71%) vSphere
4 50 (4.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 36 (3.14%) Hyper-V
6 34 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (2.79%) Docker
7 32 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 28 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (2.35%) XenApp
10 19 (1.66%) XenDesktop
11 13 (1.13%) BitLocker
12 12 (1.05%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.26%) KVM
14 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.17%) Firmware
15 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
16 1 (0.087%) LXC
16 1 (0.087%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 296 (25.81%) SCCM
2 102 (8.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 53 (4.62%) Ansible
4 37 (3.23%) WSUS
5 35 (3.05%) Terraform
6 32 (2.79%) Puppet
7 29 (2.53%) Kubernetes
7 29 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (2.53%) Packer
8 20 (1.74%) AirWatch
9 18 (1.57%) Grafana
9 18 (1.57%) Prometheus
9 18 (1.57%) ZABBIX
10 15 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (0.78%) SCOM
12 8 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.61%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 460 (40.10%) Microsoft
2 178 (15.52%) VMware
3 108 (9.42%) Citrix
4 63 (5.49%) Cisco
5 46 (4.01%) Dell
6 44 (3.84%) Apple
6 44 (3.84%) HP
7 32 (2.79%) Atlassian
8 30 (2.62%) ServiceNow
9 29 (2.53%) Oracle
10 28 (2.44%) McAfee
11 27 (2.35%) EMC
12 25 (2.18%) Sophos
13 23 (2.01%) Ivanti
14 22 (1.92%) Red Hat
14 22 (1.92%) SAP
15 20 (1.74%) Splunk
16 19 (1.66%) Lumension
17 18 (1.57%) Symantec
18 17 (1.48%) CheckPoint