Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 229 620
Rank change year-on-year +124 +391 +246
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2,305 1,014 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.29% 1.07% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.08% 5.12% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,446 640 159
UK median daily rate £275 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +6.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £120 £121 £107
90th Percentile £500 £538 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £290
% change year-on-year -8.33% +3.45% -10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 119 27
UK median hourly rate £15.38 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.81% -11.43% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.36 £13.05
90th Percentile £36.05 £32.55 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% -17.14% -

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 20,811 19,818 23,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.66% 20.97% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,314 12,504 13,803
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +5.07% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,266 1,264 1,734
UK median hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.67 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.88% +4.90%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

Contractor 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 19 February 2018. 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 +140 2,147 £275 -15.38% 473
UK excluding London +131 1,307 £275 -8.33% 334
London +131 967 £275 -20.29% 165
South East +90 432 £238 -31.16% 96
North of England +141 253 £180 -28.00% 81
Midlands +74 219 £295 -9.23% 61
South West +75 167 £315 +85.29% 31
North West +80 140 £201 -33.00% 45
East of England +45 118 £375 +25.00% 39
West Midlands +57 108 £295 -19.73% 32
East Midlands +44 108 £314 +6.81% 29
Yorkshire +71 99 £150 -16.67% 32
Scotland -28 70 £370 +34.55% 15
Wales +44 56 £275 +44.74% 10
North East +46 15 £250 -9.09% 4
Channel Islands - 2 £625 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 2,299 (99.74%) Windows
2 1,106 (47.98%) Windows 7
3 1,016 (44.08%) Active Directory
4 900 (39.05%) Office 365
5 800 (34.71%) Microsoft
6 599 (25.99%) SCCM
7 472 (20.48%) Microsoft Office
8 464 (20.13%) Migration
9 354 (15.36%) Citrix
10 348 (15.10%) Windows Server
11 343 (14.88%) Security Cleared
12 321 (13.93%) ITIL
13 284 (12.32%) VMware
14 273 (11.84%) SC Cleared
15 241 (10.46%) PowerShell
16 236 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 235 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
18 224 (9.72%) Finance
19 198 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
20 190 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
21 188 (8.16%) Windows 8
22 182 (7.90%) DNS
23 169 (7.33%) Microsoft App-V
23 169 (7.33%) Apple
24 163 (7.07%) MS Exchange
25 158 (6.85%) Skype
26 156 (6.77%) SharePoint
27 154 (6.68%) DHCP
28 150 (6.51%) Skype for Business
29 144 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 163 (7.07%) MS Exchange
2 156 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 150 (6.51%) Skype for Business
4 63 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (0.91%) IIS
7 16 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.30%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.26%) CMS
13 5 (0.22%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.17%) Apache
14 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.13%) FileNet
15 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.13%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 472 (20.48%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.13%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.087%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.087%) Revit
7 2 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.043%) NUKE
8 1 (0.043%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.39%) Eikon
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.13%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.087%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.087%) Primavera
5 2 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.043%) assyst
6 1 (0.043%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.043%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 900 (39.05%) Office 365
2 198 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (2.99%) OneDrive
4 61 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 45 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (0.74%) IaaS
7 15 (0.65%) G Suite
7 15 (0.65%) SaaS
8 14 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.39%) Yammer
10 8 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.35%) PaaS
11 7 (0.30%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.087%) Google Drive
13 2 (0.087%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 182 (7.90%) DNS
2 158 (6.85%) Skype
3 154 (6.68%) DHCP
4 105 (4.56%) Firewall
5 101 (4.38%) VPN
6 96 (4.16%) LAN
7 87 (3.77%) WAN
8 86 (3.73%) TCP/IP
9 74 (3.21%) Internet
10 34 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
11 30 (1.30%) VoIP
12 28 (1.21%) VLAN
12 28 (1.21%) Wireless
13 26 (1.13%) SMS
14 25 (1.08%) SAN
14 25 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
15 18 (0.78%) Intranet
15 18 (0.78%) NetScaler
16 17 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 19 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (0.61%) MS Access
5 11 (0.48%) CouchDB
5 11 (0.48%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.30%) Clusterpoint
8 5 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.17%) Big Data
9 4 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.13%) SQLite
11 2 (0.087%) MySQL
11 2 (0.087%) Power BI
12 1 (0.043%) DB2
12 1 (0.043%) EDRMS
12 1 (0.043%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 78 (3.38%) MSI
2 27 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 18 (0.78%) JIRA
5 17 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.48%) AdminStudio
7 9 (0.39%) InstallShield
8 7 (0.30%) WinDbg
9 5 (0.22%) Selenium
10 4 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.13%) Ant
11 3 (0.13%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.13%) Hudson
11 3 (0.13%) JMeter
11 3 (0.13%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.13%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.087%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.087%) TestRail
13 1 (0.043%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 224 (9.72%) Finance
2 57 (2.47%) Banking
3 53 (2.30%) Law
3 53 (2.30%) Legal
4 38 (1.65%) Retail
5 32 (1.39%) Publishing
6 28 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.08%) Back Office
9 20 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.69%) Advertising
11 14 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.56%) French Language
13 9 (0.39%) Marketing
13 9 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.26%) Electronics
14 6 (0.26%) Front Office
15 5 (0.22%) German Language
15 5 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 412 (17.87%) Desktop Support
2 372 (16.14%) Support Engineer
3 366 (15.88%) Analyst
4 260 (11.28%) Desktop Engineer
5 217 (9.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 203 (8.81%) Windows Engineer
7 172 (7.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 144 (6.25%) Service Analyst
8 144 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
9 137 (5.94%) IT Support
10 131 (5.68%) Support Analyst
11 126 (5.47%) Project Manager
12 121 (5.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 110 (4.77%) Architect
14 108 (4.69%) Consultant
15 100 (4.34%) IT Engineer
16 99 (4.30%) Deployment Engineer
17 97 (4.21%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 97 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 97 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.17%) .NET
2 23 (1.00%) LDAP
3 20 (0.87%) HTML
4 16 (0.69%) CSS
4 16 (0.69%) Web Services
5 15 (0.65%) AngularJS
5 15 (0.65%) WPF
6 14 (0.61%) HTML5
6 14 (0.61%) RESTful
7 13 (0.56%) WSH
8 12 (0.52%) Node.js
9 11 (0.48%) Sass
9 11 (0.48%) XML
10 9 (0.39%) Aurelia
10 9 (0.39%) Middleware
11 8 (0.35%) 802.1X
11 8 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (0.35%) Software Packaging
12 6 (0.26%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (2.47%) iPhone
3 49 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 44 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
5 43 (1.87%) Smartphone
6 42 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 40 (1.74%) Driving Licence
8 39 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 32 (1.39%) iPad
10 27 (1.17%) User Experience
11 23 (1.00%) BYOD
11 23 (1.00%) NHS
12 21 (0.91%) PKI
13 16 (0.69%) Fat Client
13 16 (0.69%) Thin Client
14 15 (0.65%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.56%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.56%) PDA
16 12 (0.52%) Clustering
17 11 (0.48%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2,299 (99.74%) Windows
2 1,106 (47.98%) Windows 7
3 348 (15.10%) Windows Server
4 236 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 235 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 188 (8.16%) Windows 8
7 124 (5.38%) Android
8 107 (4.64%) Windows XP
9 105 (4.56%) Apple iOS
10 85 (3.69%) Linux
11 45 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 43 (1.87%) Mac OS
13 34 (1.48%) Mac OS X
14 28 (1.21%) Windows Vista
15 13 (0.56%) Unix
16 12 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.26%) Debian
18 5 (0.22%) CentOS
18 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (20.13%) Migration
2 321 (13.93%) ITIL
3 121 (5.25%) Project Management
4 113 (4.90%) PRINCE2
5 111 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (4.08%) Application Packaging
7 91 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 88 (3.82%) Time Management
9 76 (3.30%) Service Management
10 71 (3.08%) Change Management
11 64 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
12 63 (2.73%) Service Delivery
13 62 (2.69%) User Acceptance Testing
14 46 (2.00%) Break/Fix
15 38 (1.65%) Software Deployment
16 35 (1.52%) Problem Management
17 34 (1.48%) DevOps
18 33 (1.43%) Application Discovery
18 33 (1.43%) Asset Management
19 32 (1.39%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 241 (10.46%) PowerShell
2 95 (4.12%) VBScript
3 79 (3.43%) SQL
4 34 (1.48%) C#
5 21 (0.91%) VB
6 20 (0.87%) Java
7 19 (0.82%) C
7 19 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 19 (0.82%) Python
8 18 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 13 (0.56%) TypeScript
10 11 (0.48%) C++
11 9 (0.39%) VBA
12 8 (0.35%) ES6
13 6 (0.26%) Perl
14 5 (0.22%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.13%) AWK
16 2 (0.087%) VB6
17 1 (0.043%) RPG
17 1 (0.043%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 343 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 273 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 144 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (3.60%) MCSE
5 53 (2.30%) Degree
6 46 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 43 (1.87%) MCSA
8 37 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (1.08%) CCNA
9 25 (1.08%) DBS Check
10 24 (1.04%) ISEB
11 23 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (0.91%) MCP
12 21 (0.91%) PMP
13 20 (0.87%) PMI Certification
13 20 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 19 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 17 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
17 12 (0.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (4.82%) SLA
2 44 (1.91%) QA
3 34 (1.48%) PMO
4 17 (0.74%) GDPR
5 11 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.087%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.087%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.087%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.043%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.043%) RMADS
8 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,016 (44.08%) Active Directory
2 190 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (7.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 98 (4.25%) XenApp
5 85 (3.69%) BitLocker
6 80 (3.47%) XenDesktop
7 73 (3.17%) Hyper-V
8 44 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
9 42 (1.82%) vSphere
10 34 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
11 33 (1.43%) Docker
12 23 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
13 21 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (0.43%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.26%) Samba
15 6 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.17%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.17%) XenServer
17 3 (0.13%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 599 (25.99%) SCCM
2 79 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 70 (3.04%) AirWatch
4 61 (2.65%) SCOM
5 26 (1.13%) WSUS
6 25 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 23 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 19 (0.82%) Backup Exec
9 18 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (0.56%) Ansible
10 13 (0.56%) WMI
11 10 (0.43%) AppDNA
12 9 (0.39%) Nagios
12 9 (0.39%) Puppet
12 9 (0.39%) vCenter Server
13 8 (0.35%) DameWare
13 8 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 800 (34.71%) Microsoft
2 354 (15.36%) Citrix
3 284 (12.32%) VMware
4 169 (7.33%) Apple
5 127 (5.51%) Cisco
6 98 (4.25%) HP
7 96 (4.16%) Ivanti
8 46 (2.00%) Symantec
9 43 (1.87%) McAfee
10 39 (1.69%) Dell
10 39 (1.69%) ServiceNow
11 37 (1.61%) Avaya
12 33 (1.43%) Oracle
13 31 (1.34%) Bloomberg
14 25 (1.08%) Google
15 21 (0.91%) NetApp
16 18 (0.78%) Meraki
16 18 (0.78%) Veeam
17 17 (0.74%) FactSet
17 17 (0.74%) GFI Software