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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 319 640
Rank change year-on-year +149 +321  
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 694 386 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 0.69% 0.014%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.30% 3.12% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 201 7
Median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £148 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £325 £600
% change year-on-year -6.15% -45.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 0
Median hourly rate £15.93 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.86% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 -

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 9504 12359 12526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.53% 22.11% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6034 7725 7106
Median daily rate £408 £387 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 689 1019
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +155 649 £325 - 133
London +146 276 £365 +4.28% 51
South East +69 126 £363 -6.45% 28
South West +22 49 £353 +8.46% 5
West Midlands +47 48 £420 +40.00% 15
East of England +24 43 £300 -14.28% 7
Buckinghamshire +27 39 £525 +25.37% 4
Milton Keynes +30 38 £525 +31.25% 3
City of London +25 38 £365 +4.28% 12
North West +17 38 £190 -55.81% 8
Scotland +51 35 £288 -20.68% 2
East Midlands -6 33 £220 -20.00% 5
Yorkshire +48 25 £125 -45.65% 13
Hampshire +18 25 £262 -46.03% 10
Manchester +20 22 £254 -38.36% 7
Surrey +10 22 £138 -71.05% 3
Bristol +11 21 £500 +53.84% 3
Berkshire +28 18 £200 -44.82% 4
Birmingham +19 18 £420 +40.00% 2
Erskine +47 14 £400 - 1
Renfrewshire +45 14 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire +29 14 £125 -45.65% 10
Essex -1 14 £288 +43.75% 2
Reading +27 13 £200 -55.55% 1
Oxfordshire -2 13 £475 +72.72% 4
Leeds +28 12 £125 -45.65% 3
Hertfordshire +4 11 £388 -13.88% 4
Leicestershire -7 11 £363 +20.83% 3
Cambridgeshire +16 10 £389 - 1
Edinburgh +11 10 £188 -48.27% 1

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1208 (99.92%) Windows
2 638 (52.77%) Active Directory
3 553 (45.74%) Windows 7
4 498 (41.19%) Microsoft
5 426 (35.24%) Office 365
6 354 (29.28%) SCCM
7 275 (22.75%) Microsoft Office
8 239 (19.77%) Security Cleared
9 219 (18.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 217 (17.95%) Windows Server
11 215 (17.78%) Migration
12 213 (17.62%) Citrix
13 205 (16.96%) VMware
14 202 (16.71%) Windows Server 2008
15 185 (15.30%) SC Cleared
16 176 (14.56%) ITIL
17 170 (14.06%) Windows 8
18 140 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
19 138 (11.41%) DNS
20 136 (11.25%) PowerShell
21 123 (10.17%) DHCP
22 118 (9.76%) SharePoint
22 118 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
23 114 (9.43%) MS Exchange
24 107 (8.85%) Cisco
25 101 (8.35%) Finance
26 99 (8.19%) SQL
27 98 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
28 93 (7.69%) Skype for Business
29 91 (7.53%) Skype

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
1 118 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 114 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 93 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 60 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 20 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (0.91%) IBM Notes
9 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.58%) Drupal
10 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.25%) Confluence
11 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.17%) CMS
12 2 (0.17%) IIS
13 1 (0.083%) Moodle
13 1 (0.083%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 275 (22.75%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.17%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.083%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.083%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.083%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.083%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.083%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 10 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.083%) assyst
5 1 (0.083%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.083%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 426 (35.24%) Office 365
2 118 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.23%) OneDrive
4 20 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (1.16%) IaaS
6 13 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (1.08%) G Suite
7 12 (0.99%) SaaS
8 7 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (0.58%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.41%) Yammer
10 4 (0.33%) GitHub
11 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.083%) iTunes
11 1 (0.083%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (11.41%) DNS
2 123 (10.17%) DHCP
3 91 (7.53%) Skype
4 87 (7.20%) VPN
5 83 (6.87%) Firewall
6 72 (5.96%) LAN
7 64 (5.29%) TCP/IP
8 62 (5.13%) WAN
9 40 (3.31%) Remote Desktop
10 39 (3.23%) Internet
11 30 (2.48%) SAN
11 30 (2.48%) VLAN
11 30 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (2.40%) Wireless
13 24 (1.99%) VoIP
14 23 (1.90%) SSL
15 16 (1.32%) HTTPS
16 14 (1.16%) Network Security
17 13 (1.08%) HTTP
18 12 (0.99%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 15 (1.24%) MS Access
5 13 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.58%) Big Data
9 5 (0.41%) SQLite
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.25%) MySQL
12 2 (0.17%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.17%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.083%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.083%) NonStop SQL
13 1 (0.083%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.083%) Power BI
13 1 (0.083%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.083%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.083%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (3.89%) MSI
2 9 (0.74%) JIRA
3 6 (0.50%) AdminStudio
3 6 (0.50%) InstallShield
3 6 (0.50%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.33%) Zephyr
5 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.17%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.083%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.083%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 101 (8.35%) Finance
2 40 (3.31%) Law
3 38 (3.14%) Legal
4 20 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.49%) Banking
5 18 (1.49%) Retail
6 16 (1.32%) Advertising
6 16 (1.32%) Marketing
7 13 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.74%) Publishing
9 7 (0.58%) Electronics
9 7 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.50%) Games
10 6 (0.50%) Local Government
11 4 (0.33%) Back Office
11 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.25%) Billing
13 2 (0.17%) Automotive
13 2 (0.17%) German Language
13 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (15.14%) Support Engineer
2 178 (14.72%) Analyst
3 158 (13.07%) Architect
4 133 (11.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 118 (9.76%) Windows Engineer
6 92 (7.61%) Desktop Support
7 87 (7.20%) IT Support
8 79 (6.53%) Project Manager
9 74 (6.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 74 (6.12%) Technical Architect
10 72 (5.96%) Desktop Engineer
11 70 (5.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 70 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 66 (5.46%) Consultant
12 66 (5.46%) Support Analyst
13 54 (4.47%) Service Analyst
14 52 (4.30%) IT Engineer
15 51 (4.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 51 (4.22%) Service Desk Analyst
16 47 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.15%) .NET
2 11 (0.91%) SAML
3 10 (0.83%) SailPoint
4 7 (0.58%) Software Packaging
4 7 (0.58%) Web Services
5 5 (0.41%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.41%) X-Windows
6 4 (0.33%) HTML
6 4 (0.33%) Middleware
6 4 (0.33%) WinForms
6 4 (0.33%) WPF
7 3 (0.25%) HTML5
7 3 (0.25%) SOAP
7 3 (0.25%) WCF
8 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.17%) Java SE
8 2 (0.17%) Node.js
8 2 (0.17%) QML
8 2 (0.17%) Qt
8 2 (0.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 46 (3.80%) Blackberry
2 43 (3.56%) Data Centre
3 36 (2.98%) PKI
4 31 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 17 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 17 (1.41%) iPhone
7 16 (1.32%) Fat Client
7 16 (1.32%) Thin Client
8 15 (1.24%) BYOD
8 15 (1.24%) iPad
8 15 (1.24%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.08%) Clustering
9 13 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.08%) Smartphone
10 11 (0.91%) Driving Licence
10 11 (0.91%) PMI
10 11 (0.91%) User Experience
11 10 (0.83%) Life Science
12 9 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1208 (99.92%) Windows
2 553 (45.74%) Windows 7
3 219 (18.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 217 (17.95%) Windows Server
5 202 (16.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 170 (14.06%) Windows 8
7 86 (7.11%) Windows XP
8 76 (6.29%) Android
9 72 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 61 (5.05%) Linux
11 57 (4.71%) Apple iOS
12 43 (3.56%) Mac OS X
13 20 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (1.08%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.74%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.74%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.74%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.50%) AIX
17 4 (0.33%) Unix
17 4 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (17.78%) Migration
2 176 (14.56%) ITIL
3 73 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (5.46%) Project Management
5 54 (4.47%) PRINCE2
6 51 (4.22%) Application Packaging
7 42 (3.47%) Change Management
8 38 (3.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 37 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (2.65%) Mobile Device Management
10 32 (2.65%) Service Management
11 29 (2.40%) Patch Management
11 29 (2.40%) TOGAF
12 26 (2.15%) Problem Management
13 24 (1.99%) Configuration Management
14 22 (1.82%) Software Distribution
14 22 (1.82%) Time Management
15 21 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
16 20 (1.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (1.65%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 136 (11.25%) PowerShell
2 99 (8.19%) SQL
3 48 (3.97%) VBScript
4 43 (3.56%) VB
5 26 (2.15%) C
6 17 (1.41%) C#
7 14 (1.16%) VBA
8 12 (0.99%) Python
8 12 (0.99%) REXX
8 12 (0.99%) Tcl
8 12 (0.99%) VB.NET
8 12 (0.99%) VB6
9 8 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.33%) C++
10 4 (0.33%) Java
10 4 (0.33%) Perl
11 1 (0.083%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.083%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (0.083%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 239 (19.77%) Security Cleared
2 185 (15.30%) SC Cleared
3 75 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (3.72%) MCSE
5 37 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (2.65%) Degree
7 26 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 26 (2.15%) MCSA
8 23 (1.90%) MCP
9 19 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (1.49%) CCIE
11 14 (1.16%) CCNA
11 14 (1.16%) MCTS
11 14 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (1.08%) MCITP
12 13 (1.08%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (0.83%) PMP
16 9 (0.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.39%) SLA
2 14 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (1.08%) QA
4 11 (0.91%) PMO
5 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.17%) DICOM
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.083%) PMBOK
System Software
1 638 (52.77%) Active Directory
2 140 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 87 (7.20%) XenApp
5 84 (6.95%) Hyper-V
6 44 (3.64%) XenDesktop
7 43 (3.56%) BitLocker
8 34 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
9 30 (2.48%) vSphere
10 22 (1.82%) VMware ESX
11 18 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.66%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.58%) Xen
15 5 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.25%) Firmware
17 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
18 1 (0.083%) Terminal Server
18 1 (0.083%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 354 (29.28%) SCCM
2 61 (5.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (4.30%) SCOM
4 30 (2.48%) WSUS
5 21 (1.74%) AirWatch
6 17 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
6 17 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 10 (0.83%) AppDNA
8 10 (0.83%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.50%) Netcool
10 6 (0.50%) Sysprep
11 5 (0.41%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.41%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.33%) EdgeSight
12 4 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.33%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 498 (41.19%) Microsoft
2 213 (17.62%) Citrix
3 205 (16.96%) VMware
4 107 (8.85%) Cisco
5 64 (5.29%) HP
6 58 (4.80%) Apple
7 48 (3.97%) Symantec
8 36 (2.98%) Dell
9 35 (2.89%) ServiceNow
10 29 (2.40%) AppSense
11 28 (2.32%) LANDesk
12 22 (1.82%) Google
12 22 (1.82%) Intel Security
13 18 (1.49%) Remedy
14 16 (1.32%) Red Hat
15 15 (1.24%) Avaya
16 14 (1.16%) Adobe
16 14 (1.16%) Sophos
17 12 (0.99%) Polycom
18 10 (0.83%) Lotus
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Travel occasionally to Germany
Posted: 31 minutes ago
London
EMBS Ltd
Rate: £350 per day + .
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Rate: From £15 to £17 per hour + travel expenses when necessary
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Berkshire Healthcare Nhs Foundation Trust
Rate: From £40,428 to £48,514 per annum
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Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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