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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 15 August 2022 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
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 102 118 64
Rank change year-on-year +16 -54 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2,138 1,627 1,225
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.44% 2.20% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.79% 14.26% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,463 1,060 736
10th Percentile £135 £120 £120
25th Percentile £163 £153 £147
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £225 £220 £220
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% - -2.22%
75th Percentile £388 £400 £438
90th Percentile £550 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £200 £200
% change year-on-year - - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 198 156
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.59 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.16 £12.96
Median hourly rate £17.43 £16.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% - -
75th Percentile £22.00 £18.75 £19.50
90th Percentile £26.38 £23.83 £26.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £15.80
% change year-on-year +7.19% +0.38% +0.25%

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 13,540 11,413 6,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.43% 15.41% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,364 7,542 4,280
10th Percentile £181 £182 £163
25th Percentile £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £538
90th Percentile £706 £660 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 508 602 378
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.00 £11.63
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.50 £14.01
Median hourly rate £23.03 £17.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.59% -5.41% +5.71%
75th Percentile £55.77 £42.00 £34.69
90th Percentile £66.00 £63.00 £48.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +7.99%

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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Top 17 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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +15 1,899 £225 +4.65% 456
UK excluding London +10 1,378 £200 - 418
London +54 648 £255 -3.32% 90
Work from Home -11 545 £350 +25.45% 110
South East +11 384 £200 -20.00% 103
North of England +7 329 £188 -1.32% 90
Midlands -13 222 £200 +21.21% 63
South West +17 194 £240 +29.73% 73
North West +3 173 £188 -1.32% 46
Yorkshire +19 132 £190 +8.57% 36
West Midlands -33 115 £200 - 29
Scotland +11 106 £165 -21.43% 35
East of England +13 105 £200 - 37
East Midlands 0 105 £190 +52.00% 34
Wales +5 37 £200 +14.29% 15
North East -14 24 £150 -41.75% 8
Northern Ireland +1 7 £193 +40.00% 3

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 2,131 (99.67%) Windows
2 1,253 (58.61%) Microsoft 365
3 1,125 (52.62%) Active Directory
4 1,032 (48.27%) Microsoft
5 642 (30.03%) Social Skills
6 489 (22.87%) Microsoft Office
7 481 (22.50%) Windows 7
8 451 (21.09%) SCCM
9 417 (19.50%) Azure
10 380 (17.77%) ITIL
11 320 (14.97%) Windows Server
12 277 (12.96%) Citrix
13 264 (12.35%) VMware
14 263 (12.30%) PowerShell
15 256 (11.97%) Microsoft Intune
16 251 (11.74%) Security Cleared
17 236 (11.04%) SLA
18 211 (9.87%) Migration
18 211 (9.87%) DNS
19 205 (9.59%) Cisco
19 205 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
20 199 (9.31%) SC Cleared
21 188 (8.79%) SharePoint
22 177 (8.28%) DHCP
23 170 (7.95%) Public Sector
24 169 (7.90%) Finance
25 165 (7.72%) VPN
26 164 (7.67%) Azure Active Directory
27 162 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
27 162 (7.58%) Apple

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
1 188 (8.79%) SharePoint
2 145 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 44 (2.06%) Skype for Business
4 32 (1.50%) Confluence
4 32 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (0.89%) CMS
7 11 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (0.51%) IIS
8 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.19%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.094%) Mailman
11 2 (0.094%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.094%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.094%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.047%) WebSphere
Applications
1 489 (22.87%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.094%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.047%) 1Password
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) Eikon
1 9 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.37%) assyst
3 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.19%) Fidessa
6 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.094%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.047%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.047%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.047%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.047%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,253 (58.61%) Microsoft 365
2 417 (19.50%) Azure
3 164 (7.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 125 (5.85%) OneDrive
5 39 (1.82%) Mimecast
6 36 (1.68%) AWS
7 28 (1.31%) Power Platform
8 19 (0.89%) IaaS
9 17 (0.80%) Google Workspace
10 16 (0.75%) PaaS
11 13 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.56%) SaaS
12 12 (0.56%) Slack
13 10 (0.47%) Azure Storage
14 8 (0.37%) Azure DevOps
14 8 (0.37%) Datadog
14 8 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.37%) Rubrik
15 7 (0.33%) Azure Key Vault
15 7 (0.33%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 211 (9.87%) DNS
2 177 (8.28%) DHCP
3 165 (7.72%) VPN
4 123 (5.75%) Firewall
5 111 (5.19%) TCP/IP
6 105 (4.91%) LAN
7 91 (4.26%) WAN
8 80 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
9 60 (2.81%) VoIP
10 50 (2.34%) Wireless
11 45 (2.10%) Skype
12 33 (1.54%) WebEx
13 28 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (1.08%) Internet
14 23 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
14 23 (1.08%) VLAN
15 18 (0.84%) NetScaler
16 16 (0.75%) IPsec
17 15 (0.70%) WLAN
18 13 (0.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.84%) Power BI
3 10 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (0.19%) MariaDB
5 3 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.094%) DTS
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.094%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.047%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.047%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.047%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 38 (1.78%) JIRA
2 21 (0.98%) MSI
3 12 (0.56%) Bitbucket
4 10 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.28%) AdminStudio
6 6 (0.28%) InstallShield
7 5 (0.23%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.19%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.094%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.094%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.094%) NUnit
9 2 (0.094%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.094%) VersionOne
10 1 (0.047%) AutoIt
10 1 (0.047%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.047%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.047%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.047%) SonarQube
General
1 642 (30.03%) Social Skills
2 170 (7.95%) Public Sector
3 169 (7.90%) Finance
4 100 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (3.46%) Retail
6 61 (2.85%) Banking
7 59 (2.76%) Organisational Skills
8 41 (1.92%) Telecoms
9 39 (1.82%) Manufacturing
10 38 (1.78%) Legal
11 36 (1.68%) Law
12 26 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
12 26 (1.22%) Investment Banking
12 26 (1.22%) Marketing
13 24 (1.12%) Electronics
14 16 (0.75%) Front Office
15 13 (0.61%) Local Government
16 12 (0.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 11 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 465 (21.75%) Support Engineer
2 439 (20.53%) Analyst
3 301 (14.08%) IT Support
4 285 (13.33%) Desktop Support
5 241 (11.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 229 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
6 229 (10.71%) Support Analyst
7 173 (8.09%) Service Analyst
8 170 (7.95%) Service Desk Analyst
9 165 (7.72%) IT Engineer
10 157 (7.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 134 (6.27%) 1st Line Support
12 130 (6.08%) IT Analyst
13 118 (5.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 108 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
15 105 (4.91%) IT Support Engineer
16 96 (4.49%) IT Support Analyst
17 94 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 73 (3.41%) Architect
18 73 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.22%) .NET
2 22 (1.03%) SailPoint
3 17 (0.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 17 (0.80%) Software Packaging
3 17 (0.80%) STL
3 17 (0.80%) XML
4 16 (0.75%) 802.1X
5 10 (0.47%) HTML
6 6 (0.28%) XMPP
7 5 (0.23%) WSH
8 4 (0.19%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.19%) CSS
8 4 (0.19%) Unreal Engine
8 4 (0.19%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.14%) ARM Templates
9 3 (0.14%) J2EE
9 3 (0.14%) LDAP
9 3 (0.14%) REST
9 3 (0.14%) Velocity
9 3 (0.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 72 (3.37%) Smartphone
2 71 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
3 64 (2.99%) iPhone
4 61 (2.85%) iPad
5 59 (2.76%) Driving Licence
6 58 (2.71%) Video Conferencing
7 54 (2.53%) NHS
8 45 (2.10%) Management Information System
9 38 (1.78%) Data Centre
10 34 (1.59%) User Experience
11 29 (1.36%) BYOD
11 29 (1.36%) Fat Client
11 29 (1.36%) Thin Client
12 27 (1.26%) PKI
13 23 (1.08%) Blackberry
14 19 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
15 18 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 17 (0.80%) Derivative
16 17 (0.80%) Fixed Income
16 17 (0.80%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2,131 (99.67%) Windows
2 481 (22.50%) Windows 7
3 320 (14.97%) Windows Server
4 156 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 146 (6.83%) Windows Server 2016
6 133 (6.22%) Linux
7 114 (5.33%) Apple iOS
8 106 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 102 (4.77%) Android
10 93 (4.35%) Mac OS
11 87 (4.07%) Windows Server 2019
12 62 (2.90%) Windows 8
13 49 (2.29%) Unix
14 47 (2.20%) Mac OS X
15 36 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 36 (1.68%) Windows XP
16 29 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 12 (0.56%) HPUX
17 12 (0.56%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (17.77%) ITIL
2 211 (9.87%) Migration
3 205 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
4 137 (6.41%) ITSM
5 114 (5.33%) Asset Management
6 104 (4.86%) Change Management
7 97 (4.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 89 (4.16%) Application Packaging
9 84 (3.93%) Incident Management
10 75 (3.51%) Agile
10 75 (3.51%) Service Management
11 70 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 65 (3.04%) Mobile Device Management
13 61 (2.85%) Project Delivery
14 60 (2.81%) Project Management
15 57 (2.67%) DevOps
16 53 (2.48%) Service Delivery
17 44 (2.06%) Problem Management
18 42 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
18 42 (1.96%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (12.30%) PowerShell
2 92 (4.30%) SQL
3 37 (1.73%) VBScript
4 30 (1.40%) C#
5 28 (1.31%) Python
6 27 (1.26%) C++
7 24 (1.12%) C
8 9 (0.42%) Java
9 8 (0.37%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.28%) Bash
10 6 (0.28%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.28%) VBA
11 5 (0.23%) VB
12 2 (0.094%) Perl
12 2 (0.094%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 251 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 199 (9.31%) SC Cleared
3 110 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (2.57%) Degree
5 51 (2.39%) DBS Check
6 50 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 40 (1.87%) MCSE
8 37 (1.73%) DV Cleared
9 35 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (1.36%) MCSA
11 20 (0.94%) MCP
12 18 (0.84%) MCITP
13 15 (0.70%) MCTS
14 13 (0.61%) A+ Certification
15 11 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (0.37%) CCA
16 8 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
17 7 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
17 7 (0.33%) CCNA
17 7 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (11.04%) SLA
2 45 (2.10%) QA
3 28 (1.31%) GDPR
4 15 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (0.42%) PMO
8 5 (0.23%) GxP
9 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.094%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.094%) NIST
11 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.047%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,125 (52.62%) Active Directory
2 162 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 73 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 71 (3.32%) XenApp
6 63 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 57 (2.67%) vSphere
8 49 (2.29%) BitLocker
9 44 (2.06%) XenDesktop
10 41 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
11 29 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
12 28 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 10 (0.47%) Firmware
15 8 (0.37%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.37%) Docker
16 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.28%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.23%) NFS
17 5 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 451 (21.09%) SCCM
2 256 (11.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 38 (1.78%) Jamf Pro
4 35 (1.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 35 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
5 29 (1.36%) WSUS
6 27 (1.26%) Terraform
7 23 (1.08%) AirWatch
8 21 (0.98%) SCOM
9 11 (0.51%) vRealize
10 10 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (0.42%) Ansible
11 9 (0.42%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.42%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.37%) PowerCLI
13 7 (0.33%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.33%) XenMobile
14 6 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.28%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 1,032 (48.27%) Microsoft
2 277 (12.96%) Citrix
3 264 (12.35%) VMware
4 205 (9.59%) Cisco
5 162 (7.58%) Apple
6 131 (6.13%) ServiceNow
7 111 (5.19%) HP
8 74 (3.46%) Ivanti
9 67 (3.13%) Dell
10 38 (1.78%) Remedy
11 33 (1.54%) Bloomberg
12 32 (1.50%) McAfee
12 32 (1.50%) SAP
12 32 (1.50%) SolarWinds
13 30 (1.40%) Symantec
13 30 (1.40%) Veeam
14 29 (1.36%) Google
15 28 (1.31%) Okta
16 26 (1.22%) Oracle
17 25 (1.17%) Zscaler