Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 47 80
Rank change year-on-year -28 +33 +70
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 925 4,128 3,230
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.14% 4.69% 3.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.10% 22.68% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 2,602 1,893
Median daily rate £250 £225 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -12.28%
10th Percentile £115 £115 £114
90th Percentile £510 £500 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £200 £227
% change year-on-year -5.00% -11.99% -21.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 578 574
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.88% -3.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £28.90 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% +4.53%

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 5,409 18,205 21,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.36% 20.70% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,261 11,356 13,185
Median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - -
10th Percentile £180 £150 £169
90th Percentile £615 £619 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 1,243 1,516
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -3.03%

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020. 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 -25 807 £248 +10.00% 268
UK excluding London -9 618 £190 -5.00% 224
London -60 258 £331 +6.85% 58
North of England -5 145 £183 +13.36% 46
South East -4 143 £250 +8.70% 67
Work from Home -29 115 £400 -5.88% 24
North West +6 108 £189 +18.13% 27
South West -18 84 £175 -12.50% 31
East of England +11 77 £200 +5.26% 20
Midlands -10 77 £155 -18.42% 44
West Midlands +2 58 £150 -25.00% 19
Scotland -20 52 £325 +91.18% 10
Wales -3 40 £164 -27.00% 5
Yorkshire -24 30 £165 -5.71% 14
East Midlands -13 19 £170 -10.53% 25
North East 0 7 £225 +50.00% 5
Northern Ireland +5 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 921 (99.57%) Windows
2 401 (43.35%) Active Directory
3 389 (42.05%) Microsoft
4 350 (37.84%) Office 365
5 298 (32.22%) Windows 7
6 237 (25.62%) SCCM
7 191 (20.65%) Migration
8 188 (20.32%) Windows Server
9 174 (18.81%) VMware
10 172 (18.59%) Microsoft Office
11 165 (17.84%) Security Cleared
11 165 (17.84%) Azure
12 133 (14.38%) ITIL
13 125 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 125 (13.51%) PowerShell
14 123 (13.30%) SC Cleared
15 110 (11.89%) Windows Server 2016
16 103 (11.14%) Microsoft Intune
16 103 (11.14%) Finance
17 96 (10.38%) Citrix
17 96 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
17 96 (10.38%) Public Sector
18 75 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
19 72 (7.78%) NHS
20 67 (7.24%) Windows Server 2008
20 67 (7.24%) DNS
21 66 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 64 (6.92%) Skype
22 64 (6.92%) SharePoint
23 63 (6.81%) Firewall

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 64 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 47 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 31 (3.35%) Skype for Business
4 21 (2.27%) ArcGIS
4 21 (2.27%) IIS
5 20 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.54%) Apache
6 5 (0.54%) CMS
7 3 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.32%) nginx
7 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 172 (18.59%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (2.27%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) assyst
1 2 (0.22%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 350 (37.84%) Office 365
2 165 (17.84%) Azure
3 53 (5.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 40 (4.32%) OneDrive
5 32 (3.46%) IaaS
6 23 (2.49%) GitHub
6 23 (2.49%) SaaS
7 22 (2.38%) PaaS
8 19 (2.05%) AWS
9 11 (1.19%) Power Platform
10 8 (0.86%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.54%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.43%) Power Automate
13 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.32%) GCP
13 3 (0.32%) Yammer
14 2 (0.22%) G Suite
15 1 (0.11%) Dropbox
15 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.11%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 67 (7.24%) DNS
2 64 (6.92%) Skype
3 63 (6.81%) Firewall
4 50 (5.41%) DHCP
5 37 (4.00%) VPN
6 32 (3.46%) WAN
7 30 (3.24%) VoIP
8 28 (3.03%) TCP/IP
9 27 (2.92%) VLAN
10 23 (2.49%) LAN
10 23 (2.49%) Reverse Proxy
11 22 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
12 21 (2.27%) SAN
13 17 (1.84%) Wireless
14 14 (1.51%) SNMP
15 13 (1.41%) Network Security
15 13 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (0.86%) NetScaler
17 7 (0.76%) SSL
18 6 (0.65%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.84%) GIS
3 8 (0.86%) Power BI
4 7 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.43%) MS Access
5 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.22%) Big Data
7 2 (0.22%) MySQL
7 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2019
8 1 (0.11%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.11%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (2.92%) JIRA
2 26 (2.81%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.70%) MSI
4 23 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 23 (2.49%) GitLab
5 7 (0.76%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.43%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.32%) Hudson
8 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.22%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.11%) fastlane
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.11%) Subversion
9 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.11%) Xcode
General
1 103 (11.14%) Finance
2 96 (10.38%) Public Sector
3 40 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.03%) Banking
5 25 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.38%) Electronics
6 22 (2.38%) Marketing
7 11 (1.19%) Retail
8 9 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.97%) French Language
8 9 (0.97%) German Language
8 9 (0.97%) Spanish Language
9 8 (0.86%) Local Government
10 7 (0.76%) Italian Language
11 6 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.54%) Publishing
13 4 (0.43%) Front Office
13 4 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.43%) Law
14 3 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 139 (15.03%) Support Engineer
2 109 (11.78%) Analyst
3 107 (11.57%) Windows Engineer
4 102 (11.03%) Desktop Engineer
4 102 (11.03%) Desktop Support
5 73 (7.89%) Architect
6 69 (7.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 63 (6.81%) Deployment Engineer
7 63 (6.81%) IT Engineer
8 59 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 52 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 50 (5.41%) IT Support
11 48 (5.19%) Service Analyst
12 45 (4.86%) Service Desk Analyst
13 40 (4.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 35 (3.78%) Consultant
15 34 (3.68%) Office 365 Engineer
16 32 (3.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 30 (3.24%) Support Analyst
18 29 (3.14%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.62%) REST
2 14 (1.51%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (1.51%) gRPC
2 14 (1.51%) RESTful
2 14 (1.51%) Swagger
3 12 (1.30%) Software Packaging
4 10 (1.08%) .NET
5 9 (0.97%) Velocity
6 6 (0.65%) CSS
6 6 (0.65%) HTML
7 5 (0.54%) Ajax
7 5 (0.54%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.54%) Middleware
7 5 (0.54%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.43%) .NET Core
8 4 (0.43%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.43%) Entity Framework
8 4 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.32%) Spring
9 3 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.78%) NHS
2 41 (4.43%) Driving Licence
3 30 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.73%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.51%) Fat Client
6 14 (1.51%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.41%) User Experience
8 11 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.19%) Smartphone
9 10 (1.08%) Social Media
10 8 (0.86%) PKI
11 7 (0.76%) iPad
11 7 (0.76%) iPhone
11 7 (0.76%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.65%) Clustering
12 6 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.54%) CMDB
13 5 (0.54%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 921 (99.57%) Windows
2 298 (32.22%) Windows 7
3 188 (20.32%) Windows Server
4 110 (11.89%) Windows Server 2016
5 96 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (7.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (5.41%) Linux
8 44 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
9 29 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (3.03%) Windows 8
11 27 (2.92%) Mac OS
12 26 (2.81%) Apple iOS
13 25 (2.70%) CentOS
14 20 (2.16%) Windows XP
15 16 (1.73%) Android
16 7 (0.76%) Unix
17 6 (0.65%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.43%) Windows NT
19 3 (0.32%) HPUX
19 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (20.65%) Migration
2 133 (14.38%) ITIL
3 75 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 54 (5.84%) DevOps
6 47 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (4.54%) Mobile Device Management
8 41 (4.43%) Project Delivery
9 39 (4.22%) Configuration Management
10 36 (3.89%) Application Packaging
11 34 (3.68%) Data Migration
11 34 (3.68%) Service Management
12 30 (3.24%) Project Management
13 29 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (3.14%) Systems Engineering
14 28 (3.03%) ITSM
15 27 (2.92%) Application Virtualisation
16 25 (2.70%) Infrastructure as Code
17 24 (2.59%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (2.49%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 125 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 41 (4.43%) SQL
3 39 (4.22%) VB
4 31 (3.35%) C
5 21 (2.27%) C#
6 15 (1.62%) Python
7 14 (1.51%) Bash Shell
7 14 (1.51%) Go
8 9 (0.97%) VBA
9 8 (0.86%) VBScript
10 7 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.65%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.54%) Java
13 3 (0.32%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.32%) VB6
14 2 (0.22%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.11%) C++
15 1 (0.11%) COBOL
15 1 (0.11%) Perl
15 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 165 (17.84%) Security Cleared
2 123 (13.30%) SC Cleared
3 60 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (4.54%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.05%) Degree
6 18 (1.95%) MCSE
7 16 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (1.41%) MCSA
9 12 (1.30%) MCP
10 11 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (0.97%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.76%) HND
13 6 (0.65%) CISSP
13 6 (0.65%) SSCP
14 5 (0.54%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.54%) CCNA
15 4 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.43%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.35%) SLA
2 19 (2.05%) NCSC
3 16 (1.73%) QA
4 12 (1.30%) GDPR
5 6 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (0.43%) GMP
8 3 (0.32%) GPG13
8 3 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.22%) PMO
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 401 (43.35%) Active Directory
2 125 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 46 (4.97%) Virtual Desktop
5 37 (4.00%) vSphere
6 29 (3.14%) Hyper-V
7 26 (2.81%) Docker
8 23 (2.49%) XenApp
9 21 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (2.16%) VMware NSX
11 15 (1.62%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.97%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.43%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.22%) Firmware
15 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 237 (25.62%) SCCM
2 103 (11.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 51 (5.51%) Ansible
4 32 (3.46%) WSUS
5 29 (3.14%) Terraform
6 25 (2.70%) Puppet
7 23 (2.49%) Kubernetes
7 23 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (2.49%) Packer
8 17 (1.84%) SCOM
9 16 (1.73%) AirWatch
10 14 (1.51%) Grafana
10 14 (1.51%) Prometheus
10 14 (1.51%) ZABBIX
11 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.43%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 389 (42.05%) Microsoft
2 174 (18.81%) VMware
3 96 (10.38%) Citrix
4 48 (5.19%) Cisco
5 36 (3.89%) Oracle
6 34 (3.68%) Dell
7 29 (3.14%) HP
8 26 (2.81%) Sophos
9 25 (2.70%) Apple
9 25 (2.70%) Atlassian
10 24 (2.59%) Lumension
11 23 (2.49%) SAP
12 21 (2.27%) ESRI
12 21 (2.27%) ServiceNow
13 20 (2.16%) Ivanti
14 19 (2.05%) McAfee
15 17 (1.84%) Splunk
16 14 (1.51%) EMC
17 12 (1.30%) CheckPoint
17 12 (1.30%) SolarWinds