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 3 months to 23 May 2017 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 300 611
Rank change year-on-year +147 +311  
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 723 404 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 0.76% 0.029%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.83% 3.32% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 215 10
Median daily rate £325 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £137 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £340 £600
% change year-on-year -18.38% -43.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 19 0
Median hourly rate £16.52 £13.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.87% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year +23.07% -  

Windows 10 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9239 12185 12172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.61% 22.79% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5759 7620 7028
Median daily rate £413 £390 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 642 999
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -5.22% +4.76%  

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows 10 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +150 673 £325 -7.14% 179
London +120 291 £353 +0.71% 59
South East +75 122 £318 -17.87% 33
East of England +42 63 £338 +2.27% 21
West Midlands +53 46 £325 +96.96% 19
City of London +29 46 £325 +21.49% 11
South West +24 42 £263 -19.23% 11
North West +11 40 £325 -25.28% 17
Buckinghamshire +21 37 £525 +31.25% 5
Milton Keynes +30 36 £525 +31.25% 4
Scotland +57 30 £243 +2.10% 2
East Midlands -9 30 £223 -41.63% 7
Yorkshire +33 26 £125 -47.91% 7
Cambridgeshire +31 26 £486 - 5
Hampshire +20 26 £229 -53.45% 9
Manchester +22 25 £350 -40.42% 9
Berkshire +38 23 £238 -34.48% 5
Essex +11 23 £300 +50.00% 3
Surrey +8 21 £173 -45.88% 7
Birmingham +23 19 £325 +8.33% 3
Reading +33 13 £425 +4.61% 2
Cambridge - 13 £223 - 1
North East +54 12 £395 +61.22% 5
Wales +17 12 £360 - 6
Hertfordshire +5 12 £388 -3.12% 8
Leicestershire -15 12 £363 +20.83% 3
West Yorkshire +27 11 £125 -29.57% 6
South Wales +19 11 £361 - 6
Leeds +20 10 £125 - 1
Gloucestershire +16 10 £340 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 10 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 1292 (100.00%) Windows
2 646 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 554 (42.88%) Windows 7
4 506 (39.16%) Microsoft
5 470 (36.38%) Office 365
6 366 (28.33%) SCCM
7 288 (22.29%) Microsoft Office
8 240 (18.58%) Migration
9 234 (18.11%) Security Cleared
10 233 (18.03%) Windows Server
11 210 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 201 (15.56%) Citrix
13 193 (14.94%) VMware
14 192 (14.86%) SC Cleared
15 190 (14.71%) ITIL
16 186 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
17 157 (12.15%) Windows 8
18 132 (10.22%) PowerShell
19 131 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
20 128 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
21 127 (9.83%) DNS
22 125 (9.67%) SharePoint
23 120 (9.29%) MS Exchange
24 113 (8.75%) DHCP
25 112 (8.67%) Finance
26 107 (8.28%) Cisco
27 101 (7.82%) Skype
28 98 (7.59%) Skype for Business
29 96 (7.43%) Microsoft App-V
30 95 (7.35%) SQL

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
1 125 (9.67%) SharePoint
2 120 (9.29%) MS Exchange
3 98 (7.59%) Skype for Business
4 69 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 29 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (0.85%) IBM Notes
9 9 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.31%) Drupal
13 3 (0.23%) Confluence
13 3 (0.23%) IIS
14 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.15%) CMS
15 1 (0.077%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.077%) Moodle
15 1 (0.077%) OpenEdge
15 1 (0.077%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 288 (22.29%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.15%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.15%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.077%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 11 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.077%) assyst
4 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.077%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.077%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 470 (36.38%) Office 365
2 128 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.02%) OneDrive
4 24 (1.86%) IaaS
5 19 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (0.70%) Mimecast
8 9 (0.70%) PaaS
9 8 (0.62%) G Suite
9 8 (0.62%) Yammer
10 7 (0.54%) SaaS
11 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.077%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 127 (9.83%) DNS
2 113 (8.75%) DHCP
3 101 (7.82%) Skype
4 93 (7.20%) VPN
5 87 (6.73%) Firewall
6 70 (5.42%) LAN
7 67 (5.19%) TCP/IP
8 65 (5.03%) WAN
9 41 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
10 39 (3.02%) Internet
11 37 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
12 34 (2.63%) VLAN
13 32 (2.48%) Wireless
14 31 (2.40%) SAN
15 28 (2.17%) VoIP
16 21 (1.63%) SSL
17 17 (1.32%) HTTPS
17 17 (1.32%) NetScaler
18 13 (1.01%) Intranet
18 13 (1.01%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (0.93%) MS Access
3 12 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (0.39%) Big Data
6 5 (0.39%) SQLite
7 2 (0.15%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.15%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.077%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.077%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.077%) MySQL
8 1 (0.077%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.077%) Power BI
8 1 (0.077%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.077%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.077%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (3.41%) MSI
2 7 (0.54%) InstallShield
2 7 (0.54%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.46%) AdminStudio
4 5 (0.39%) JIRA
5 4 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.23%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.15%) Subversion
7 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.077%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.077%) Redmine
8 1 (0.077%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 112 (8.67%) Finance
2 40 (3.10%) Legal
3 33 (2.55%) Law
4 22 (1.70%) Banking
5 20 (1.55%) Retail
6 18 (1.39%) Advertising
6 18 (1.39%) Marketing
7 17 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 12 (0.93%) Local Government
9 8 (0.62%) Electronics
9 8 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.62%) Publishing
10 6 (0.46%) Games
10 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.31%) Back Office
12 3 (0.23%) Billing
13 2 (0.15%) German Language
13 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 196 (15.17%) Analyst
2 179 (13.85%) Support Engineer
3 176 (13.62%) Architect
4 141 (10.91%) Desktop Support
5 124 (9.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 121 (9.37%) Windows Engineer
7 97 (7.51%) Project Manager
8 90 (6.97%) IT Support
9 74 (5.73%) Consultant
9 74 (5.73%) Technical Architect
10 71 (5.50%) Desktop Engineer
11 69 (5.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 69 (5.34%) Support Analyst
12 68 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 65 (5.03%) Service Analyst
14 63 (4.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 62 (4.80%) Service Desk Analyst
16 50 (3.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 50 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 48 (3.72%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.70%) .NET
2 9 (0.70%) SailPoint
2 9 (0.70%) SAML
3 6 (0.46%) HTML
4 5 (0.39%) ASP.NET
4 5 (0.39%) HTML5
4 5 (0.39%) Middleware
4 5 (0.39%) Software Packaging
4 5 (0.39%) Web Services
5 4 (0.31%) WinForms
5 4 (0.31%) WPF
5 4 (0.31%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.23%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.23%) CSS
6 3 (0.23%) Java SE
6 3 (0.23%) SOAP
6 3 (0.23%) WCF
7 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.15%) Aurelia
7 2 (0.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 49 (3.79%) Blackberry
2 47 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 32 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.48%) PKI
4 23 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
5 20 (1.55%) Fat Client
5 20 (1.55%) Thin Client
6 18 (1.39%) iPhone
7 16 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 15 (1.16%) iPad
9 14 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (1.01%) BYOD
10 13 (1.01%) Smartphone
11 12 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.85%) Computer Science
12 11 (0.85%) PMI
13 10 (0.77%) Clustering
13 10 (0.77%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.70%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1292 (100.00%) Windows
2 554 (42.88%) Windows 7
3 233 (18.03%) Windows Server
4 210 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 186 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 157 (12.15%) Windows 8
7 81 (6.27%) Windows XP
8 64 (4.95%) Android
9 59 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 58 (4.49%) Linux
11 51 (3.95%) Apple iOS
12 40 (3.10%) Mac OS X
13 19 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.93%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.85%) Windows Phone
16 9 (0.70%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.46%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.39%) Unix
19 4 (0.31%) CentOS
19 4 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (18.58%) Migration
2 190 (14.71%) ITIL
3 87 (6.73%) Project Management
4 79 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (4.57%) PRINCE2
6 48 (3.72%) Application Packaging
7 41 (3.17%) Change Management
8 39 (3.02%) Service Management
9 38 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (2.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (2.09%) Configuration Management
11 27 (2.09%) TOGAF
12 26 (2.01%) Patch Management
12 26 (2.01%) Time Management
13 25 (1.93%) Problem Management
14 24 (1.86%) Identity Access Management
14 24 (1.86%) SDLC
15 21 (1.63%) Mobile Device Management
15 21 (1.63%) Software Distribution
16 19 (1.47%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 132 (10.22%) PowerShell
2 95 (7.35%) SQL
3 46 (3.56%) VBScript
4 37 (2.86%) VB
5 27 (2.09%) C
6 19 (1.47%) C#
7 12 (0.93%) REXX
7 12 (0.93%) Tcl
8 11 (0.85%) VBA
9 9 (0.70%) C++
10 8 (0.62%) Python
10 8 (0.62%) VB.NET
10 8 (0.62%) VB6
11 4 (0.31%) Java
11 4 (0.31%) Perl
12 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.23%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.077%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.077%) Progress 4GL
13 1 (0.077%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 234 (18.11%) Security Cleared
2 192 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 94 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (3.79%) MCSE
5 36 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (2.32%) Degree
7 29 (2.24%) MCP
8 23 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
8 23 (1.78%) MCSA
9 22 (1.70%) DV Cleared
10 16 (1.24%) CCIE
10 16 (1.24%) CCNA
11 15 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (1.08%) MCITP
12 14 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.01%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.85%) MCTS
14 11 (0.85%) PMP
15 9 (0.70%) ISEB
16 8 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.02%) SLA
2 14 (1.08%) PMO
2 14 (1.08%) QA
3 13 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.46%) GDPR
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.077%) DICOM
7 1 (0.077%) PMBOK
System Software
1 646 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 131 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (7.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 73 (5.65%) XenApp
5 68 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 38 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
7 34 (2.63%) XenDesktop
8 33 (2.55%) BitLocker
8 33 (2.55%) vSphere
9 23 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.62%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.31%) Firmware
15 3 (0.23%) KVM
16 2 (0.15%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.15%) Xen
17 1 (0.077%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 366 (28.33%) SCCM
2 54 (4.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 44 (3.41%) SCOM
4 22 (1.70%) WSUS
5 18 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (1.08%) AirWatch
8 13 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.70%) AppDNA
11 6 (0.46%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.39%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.39%) Sysprep
13 4 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.31%) ThinApp
13 4 (0.31%) Unicenter
14 3 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 506 (39.16%) Microsoft
2 201 (15.56%) Citrix
3 193 (14.94%) VMware
4 107 (8.28%) Cisco
5 65 (5.03%) HP
6 59 (4.57%) Apple
7 33 (2.55%) Symantec
8 30 (2.32%) ServiceNow
9 26 (2.01%) AppSense
9 26 (2.01%) LANDesk
10 24 (1.86%) Dell
11 18 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.32%) Remedy
13 15 (1.16%) Google
14 13 (1.01%) Adobe
14 13 (1.01%) Avaya
14 13 (1.01%) Sophos
15 11 (0.85%) McAfee
16 10 (0.77%) Lotus
16 10 (0.77%) Polycom
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £100.00 - £110.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £115 - £120 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £392 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £260 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £24000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £24000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £130 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £27000 - £300000 per annum + 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £351 - £430 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Chelmsford
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 26 days ago