Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 144 314
Rank change year-on-year +69 +170 +503
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 3,301 1,830 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.20% 1.86% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.39% 8.92% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,906 1,139 512
UK median daily rate £250 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% -11.11%
10th Percentile £114 £121 £123
90th Percentile £500 £481 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £289 £280
% change year-on-year -22.08% +3.13% -25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 220 77
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.71% +13.33% -13.04%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £24.08 £27.46 £28.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -26.92%

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 21,447 20,519 23,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.81% 20.85% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,237 12,929 14,666
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £163 £176 £205
90th Percentile £608 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.47% - +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,514 1,224 1,298
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.81% +5.03% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 2018.

Contractor 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 October 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 +67 3,002 £250 -9.09% 482
UK excluding London +52 1,887 £225 -22.08% 361
London +91 1,311 £288 +5.31% 153
South East +31 498 £285 -5.00% 89
North of England +68 430 £200 -11.11% 103
Midlands +19 292 £189 -24.50% 48
North West +62 274 £188 -37.50% 62
South West +28 263 £300 -6.25% 51
East of England +35 186 £165 -59.38% 38
Scotland +28 164 £225 -34.78% 29
West Midlands -3 148 £200 -20.00% 28
East Midlands +46 141 £175 -12.50% 19
Yorkshire +48 134 £250 +61.29% 36
Wales -5 48 £182 -5.22% 3
North East -6 23 £215 +3.61% 5
Northern Ireland - 8 - -
Channel Islands - 2 £513 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 3,279 (99.33%) Windows
2 1,478 (44.77%) Windows 7
3 1,471 (44.56%) Active Directory
4 1,364 (41.32%) Microsoft
5 1,192 (36.11%) Office 365
6 963 (29.17%) SCCM
7 723 (21.90%) Migration
8 657 (19.90%) Microsoft Office
9 556 (16.84%) Windows Server
10 467 (14.15%) Citrix
11 465 (14.09%) VMware
12 457 (13.84%) ITIL
13 439 (13.30%) Finance
14 369 (11.18%) PowerShell
15 343 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
16 311 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
17 301 (9.12%) Apple
18 296 (8.97%) Security Cleared
19 294 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 273 (8.27%) MS Exchange
21 269 (8.15%) Microsoft App-V
22 262 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
23 252 (7.63%) DNS
24 240 (7.27%) Skype
25 222 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
26 221 (6.69%) Windows XP
27 209 (6.33%) Windows 8
28 208 (6.30%) Cisco
29 203 (6.15%) Skype for Business
30 202 (6.12%) SC Cleared

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
1 273 (8.27%) MS Exchange
2 203 (6.15%) Skype for Business
3 185 (5.60%) SharePoint
4 120 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (0.42%) IBM Notes
9 12 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.27%) IIS
10 9 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.21%) CMS
12 5 (0.15%) Confluence
13 4 (0.12%) Totara
14 3 (0.091%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.061%) Apache
15 2 (0.061%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.061%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.030%) WordPress
Applications
1 657 (19.90%) Microsoft Office
2 146 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.12%) NUKE
7 4 (0.12%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.12%) Windchill
8 3 (0.091%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 2 (0.061%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.15%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.091%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.061%) assyst
5 2 (0.061%) Eikon
5 2 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.030%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.030%) Maximo
6 1 (0.030%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.030%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.030%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.030%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,192 (36.11%) Office 365
2 343 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 106 (3.21%) OneDrive
5 64 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
6 49 (1.48%) IaaS
7 45 (1.36%) SaaS
8 36 (1.09%) PaaS
9 23 (0.70%) Mimecast
10 20 (0.61%) G Suite
11 9 (0.27%) Boomi
12 6 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 4 (0.12%) Slack
15 3 (0.091%) Yammer
16 2 (0.061%) Azure Data Factory
16 2 (0.061%) Cloud Computing
16 2 (0.061%) IBM Cloud
17 1 (0.030%) Akamai
17 1 (0.030%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 252 (7.63%) DNS
2 240 (7.27%) Skype
3 195 (5.91%) DHCP
4 168 (5.09%) LAN
5 165 (5.00%) Firewall
6 163 (4.94%) VPN
7 145 (4.39%) WAN
8 104 (3.15%) TCP/IP
9 78 (2.36%) Internet
10 63 (1.91%) VoIP
11 62 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
12 59 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
13 57 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
14 52 (1.58%) NetScaler
15 49 (1.48%) SAN
16 43 (1.30%) Wireless
17 27 (0.82%) SMS
18 25 (0.76%) WebEx
19 22 (0.67%) Network Security
19 22 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 23 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (0.27%) MS Access
6 7 (0.21%) Power BI
6 7 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.18%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.15%) Big Data
8 5 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
9 4 (0.12%) Blockchain
9 4 (0.12%) GIS
9 4 (0.12%) MySQL
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.091%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (0.091%) OLTP
10 3 (0.091%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.091%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 99 (3.00%) MSI
2 39 (1.18%) InstallShield
3 35 (1.06%) AdminStudio
4 16 (0.48%) JIRA
5 9 (0.27%) Hudson
6 7 (0.21%) WinDbg
7 6 (0.18%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.15%) Subversion
9 4 (0.12%) Android Studio
9 4 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.091%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.091%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.061%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.061%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.061%) JMeter
11 2 (0.061%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.061%) Selenium
11 2 (0.061%) TestComplete
11 2 (0.061%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.061%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 439 (13.30%) Finance
2 77 (2.33%) Law
3 73 (2.21%) Retail
4 69 (2.09%) Banking
5 58 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 51 (1.54%) Legal
7 46 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 34 (1.03%) Publishing
9 32 (0.97%) Marketing
10 26 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 24 (0.73%) Games
12 19 (0.58%) Electronics
12 19 (0.58%) Front Office
13 16 (0.48%) Spanish Language
14 14 (0.42%) Back Office
14 14 (0.42%) Billing
15 12 (0.36%) Advertising
15 12 (0.36%) Local Government
16 10 (0.30%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 642 (19.45%) Desktop Support
2 561 (16.99%) Analyst
3 510 (15.45%) Support Engineer
4 362 (10.97%) Desktop Engineer
5 358 (10.85%) Windows Engineer
6 267 (8.09%) Support Analyst
7 262 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 258 (7.82%) IT Support
9 230 (6.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 219 (6.63%) Deployment Engineer
11 197 (5.97%) Service Analyst
12 184 (5.57%) Service Desk Analyst
13 175 (5.30%) Project Manager
14 162 (4.91%) Architect
15 142 (4.30%) Consultant
16 132 (4.00%) IT Analyst
17 124 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 119 (3.60%) 1st Line Support
18 119 (3.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 115 (3.48%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (1.24%) Web Services
2 31 (0.94%) Software Packaging
3 28 (0.85%) .NET
4 21 (0.64%) Middleware
5 11 (0.33%) Qt
6 10 (0.30%) Universal Windows Platform
7 9 (0.27%) HTML
7 9 (0.27%) RESTful
7 9 (0.27%) SAML
8 8 (0.24%) LDAP
9 6 (0.18%) OAuth
10 5 (0.15%) XMPP
11 4 (0.12%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.12%) COM
11 4 (0.12%) WSH
12 3 (0.091%) ActiveX
12 3 (0.091%) OCX
13 2 (0.061%) CSS
13 2 (0.061%) KML
13 2 (0.061%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 136 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (2.73%) iPhone
3 82 (2.48%) Fat Client
3 82 (2.48%) Thin Client
4 79 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
5 78 (2.36%) Data Centre
6 75 (2.27%) Blackberry
7 74 (2.24%) NHS
8 71 (2.15%) iPad
8 71 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
9 48 (1.45%) Driving Licence
10 45 (1.36%) Smartphone
11 42 (1.27%) User Experience
12 34 (1.03%) Management Information System
13 27 (0.82%) PKI
14 26 (0.79%) CMDB
15 22 (0.67%) Computer Science
15 22 (0.67%) Mobile App
16 21 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
17 11 (0.33%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3,279 (99.33%) Windows
2 1,478 (44.77%) Windows 7
3 556 (16.84%) Windows Server
4 311 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 262 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 221 (6.69%) Windows XP
7 209 (6.33%) Windows 8
8 191 (5.79%) Apple iOS
9 154 (4.67%) Android
10 116 (3.51%) Mac OS
11 99 (3.00%) Linux
12 75 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 69 (2.09%) Mac OS X
14 23 (0.70%) Unix
15 21 (0.64%) CentOS
16 19 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (0.39%) AIX
18 12 (0.36%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.27%) Ubuntu
20 5 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 723 (21.90%) Migration
2 457 (13.84%) ITIL
3 222 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
4 192 (5.82%) Time Management
5 155 (4.70%) Application Packaging
6 150 (4.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 128 (3.88%) Service Management
8 124 (3.76%) Project Management
9 121 (3.67%) Break/Fix
10 98 (2.97%) ITSM
11 96 (2.91%) Mobile Device Management
12 94 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 93 (2.82%) PRINCE2
14 87 (2.64%) Asset Management
15 83 (2.51%) Service Delivery
16 81 (2.45%) Change Management
17 74 (2.24%) User Acceptance Testing
18 73 (2.21%) Agile Software Development
19 69 (2.09%) Patch Management
20 62 (1.88%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 369 (11.18%) PowerShell
2 129 (3.91%) SQL
3 94 (2.85%) VBScript
4 24 (0.73%) C#
5 21 (0.64%) C++
5 21 (0.64%) VB
5 21 (0.64%) VBA
6 17 (0.51%) C
7 12 (0.36%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.33%) Java
9 7 (0.21%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.18%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.12%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.091%) C++/CLI
12 3 (0.091%) Python
13 2 (0.061%) Perl
13 2 (0.061%) Rust
14 1 (0.030%) PHP
14 1 (0.030%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.030%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 296 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 202 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 184 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 93 (2.82%) MCSE
5 74 (2.24%) Degree
6 65 (1.97%) DV Cleared
7 62 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
8 56 (1.70%) MCSA
9 47 (1.42%) MCP
10 40 (1.21%) DBS Check
11 33 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 29 (0.88%) A+ Certification
12 29 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 24 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (0.70%) CCNA
15 22 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 21 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
17 17 (0.51%) MCDST
18 16 (0.48%) MCITP
19 10 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (5.21%) SLA
2 31 (0.94%) QA
3 28 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 28 (0.85%) PMO
4 16 (0.48%) GDPR
5 14 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.30%) GxP
7 5 (0.15%) HL7
8 4 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.091%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.091%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.061%) COBIT
10 2 (0.061%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.061%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.061%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.061%) WCAG
11 1 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.030%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 1,471 (44.56%) Active Directory
2 294 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 269 (8.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 164 (4.97%) XenApp
5 145 (4.39%) Hyper-V
6 138 (4.18%) XenDesktop
7 115 (3.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 110 (3.33%) BitLocker
9 98 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
10 61 (1.85%) vSphere
11 27 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
12 24 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
13 21 (0.64%) VMware NSX
14 16 (0.48%) Terminal Services
15 15 (0.45%) VMware Server
16 14 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
17 12 (0.36%) XenServer
18 11 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
19 8 (0.24%) DFS Replication
20 5 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 963 (29.17%) SCCM
2 192 (5.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 77 (2.33%) WSUS
4 72 (2.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 52 (1.58%) AirWatch
6 46 (1.39%) SCOM
7 40 (1.21%) vCenter Server
8 31 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
9 23 (0.70%) Backup Exec
10 20 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
11 18 (0.55%) NetBackup
12 16 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (0.36%) Data Guard
14 11 (0.33%) SCOrch
15 10 (0.30%) WMI
16 9 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
16 9 (0.27%) SCVMM
17 8 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
17 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
17 8 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1,364 (41.32%) Microsoft
2 467 (14.15%) Citrix
3 465 (14.09%) VMware
4 301 (9.12%) Apple
5 208 (6.30%) Cisco
6 150 (4.54%) Ivanti
7 135 (4.09%) HP
8 89 (2.70%) Dell
9 87 (2.64%) ServiceNow
10 85 (2.57%) McAfee
11 51 (1.54%) Wyse
12 49 (1.48%) Sophos
12 49 (1.48%) Veeam
13 48 (1.45%) SAP
14 41 (1.24%) Symantec
15 39 (1.18%) Avaya
15 39 (1.18%) Bloomberg
16 34 (1.03%) NetApp
17 30 (0.91%) Polycom
18 29 (0.88%) IBM