Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 98 46 64
Rank change year-on-year -52 +18 +34
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 1,375 2,465 3,344
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 4.75% 3.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.66% 23.57% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1,483 2,117
10th Percentile £120 £114 £120
25th Percentile £150 £135 £150
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £225 £200 £250
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £413 £394 £425
90th Percentile £500 £488 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £180 £225
% change year-on-year +11.11% -20.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 351 452
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.46 £16.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.38% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £18.75 £19.50 £20.00
90th Percentile £24.40 £23.75 £37.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.42% +3.33% -

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 8,780 10,457 18,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.76% 20.15% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,763 6,746 12,128
10th Percentile £185 £140 £158
25th Percentile £338 £255 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £538
90th Percentile £630 £612 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 804 1,087
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.76 £17.50 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +1.49% +3.24% +2.73%
75th Percentile £44.00 £23.21 £31.25
90th Percentile £57.74 £47.83 £48.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.19% +2.32%

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Top 18 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 10 May 2021. 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 -44 1,140 £220 +10.00% 285
UK excluding London -18 900 £200 +11.11% 247
London -93 339 £300 +17.65% 56
Work from Home -98 261 £330 -19.51% 40
South East -15 216 £255 +34.21% 58
North of England -18 199 £178 +1.43% 69
Midlands -6 158 £200 +11.11% 56
North West -10 130 £180 +2.86% 39
South West -20 108 £200 +11.11% 21
West Midlands -6 105 £250 +25.00% 26
Scotland -49 87 £200 +42.03% 13
East of England -23 83 £200 -1.23% 25
East Midlands -11 52 £140 -21.41% 29
Wales -2 43 £164 -27.22% 5
Yorkshire -29 43 £145 -30.12% 26
North East +19 26 £170 +13.33% 4
Northern Ireland -3 4 - -
Channel Islands +6 3 - -

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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 1,371 (99.71%) Windows
2 696 (50.62%) Microsoft 365
3 686 (49.89%) Active Directory
4 617 (44.87%) Microsoft
5 345 (25.09%) SCCM
6 328 (23.85%) Windows 7
7 326 (23.71%) Social Skills
8 283 (20.58%) Azure
9 280 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
10 234 (17.02%) Windows Server
11 219 (15.93%) ITIL
12 197 (14.33%) Security Cleared
13 186 (13.53%) PowerShell
14 179 (13.02%) VMware
15 173 (12.58%) Migration
16 169 (12.29%) Citrix
17 166 (12.07%) SC Cleared
18 151 (10.98%) Microsoft Intune
19 144 (10.47%) Public Sector
20 138 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
21 134 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
22 123 (8.95%) Finance
23 120 (8.73%) Cisco
24 119 (8.65%) SharePoint
24 119 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
25 112 (8.15%) Windows Server 2016
26 109 (7.93%) DNS
27 104 (7.56%) MS Exchange
27 104 (7.56%) Azure Active Directory
28 91 (6.62%) VPN

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
1 119 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 104 (7.56%) MS Exchange
3 27 (1.96%) IIS
3 27 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 17 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (0.73%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.22%) Apache
8 3 (0.22%) CMS
8 3 (0.22%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.15%) Site Server
9 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.073%) Kentico
10 1 (0.073%) WebSphere
Applications
1 280 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
7 6 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.44%) Adobe Premiere
8 5 (0.36%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.073%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (0.51%) assyst
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Salerio
2 2 (0.15%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.15%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.073%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 696 (50.62%) Microsoft 365
2 283 (20.58%) Azure
3 104 (7.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 45 (3.27%) OneDrive
5 39 (2.84%) AWS
6 17 (1.24%) IaaS
7 14 (1.02%) SaaS
8 13 (0.95%) Mimecast
9 11 (0.80%) PaaS
10 8 (0.58%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.44%) Google Workspace
12 5 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.36%) Power Automate
12 5 (0.36%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.29%) Yammer
14 2 (0.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.15%) Azure Logic Apps
14 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.15%) ShareGate
15 1 (0.073%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 109 (7.93%) DNS
2 91 (6.62%) VPN
3 73 (5.31%) DHCP
4 67 (4.87%) Firewall
5 63 (4.58%) WAN
6 60 (4.36%) LAN
7 52 (3.78%) TCP/IP
8 42 (3.05%) Skype
9 41 (2.98%) NetScaler
10 28 (2.04%) WAAS
10 28 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
11 27 (1.96%) Wireless
12 25 (1.82%) Internet
13 24 (1.75%) VoIP
14 19 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (1.31%) SAN
16 15 (1.09%) ATM
17 12 (0.87%) VLAN
18 10 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (0.73%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.65%) MySQL
3 8 (0.58%) GIS
4 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.36%) Power BI
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.22%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.15%) Big Data
8 2 (0.15%) MS Access
9 1 (0.073%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.073%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.073%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.073%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.073%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.073%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.073%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (1.67%) MSI
2 19 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.24%) Visual Studio
4 16 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.80%) Subversion
6 8 (0.58%) InstallShield
7 6 (0.44%) Hudson
7 6 (0.44%) JIRA
7 6 (0.44%) Rational Team Concert
8 4 (0.29%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.29%) GitLab
8 4 (0.29%) Rational Quality Manager
9 3 (0.22%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.15%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.073%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.073%) GCC
11 1 (0.073%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 326 (23.71%) Social Skills
2 144 (10.47%) Public Sector
3 123 (8.95%) Finance
4 63 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.91%) Banking
6 36 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.89%) Retail
9 22 (1.60%) Organisational Skills
10 18 (1.31%) Marketing
11 17 (1.24%) Electronics
12 13 (0.95%) Law
13 11 (0.80%) Legal
13 11 (0.80%) Presentation Skills
14 10 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.51%) Advertising
15 7 (0.51%) French Language
15 7 (0.51%) Military
15 7 (0.51%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 233 (16.95%) Analyst
2 172 (12.51%) Support Engineer
3 123 (8.95%) Service Analyst
4 121 (8.80%) Windows Engineer
5 116 (8.44%) IT Support
6 114 (8.29%) Service Desk Analyst
7 109 (7.93%) Desktop Support
8 107 (7.78%) Desktop Engineer
9 86 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
9 86 (6.25%) IT Engineer
10 78 (5.67%) Deployment Engineer
11 70 (5.09%) Support Analyst
12 69 (5.02%) Architect
13 62 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 60 (4.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 56 (4.07%) Consultant
16 51 (3.71%) IT Support Engineer
17 48 (3.49%) 1st Line Support
17 48 (3.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 46 (3.35%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.60%) Middleware
2 13 (0.95%) .NET
3 10 (0.73%) Web Services
4 9 (0.65%) 802.1X
5 8 (0.58%) CSS
5 8 (0.58%) HTML
6 6 (0.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 6 (0.44%) Qt
6 6 (0.44%) REST
6 6 (0.44%) WinForms
7 5 (0.36%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.29%) MFC
8 4 (0.29%) SAML
8 4 (0.29%) XML
8 4 (0.29%) XMPP
9 3 (0.22%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.22%) EDI
9 3 (0.22%) jQuery
9 3 (0.22%) JSON
9 3 (0.22%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 40 (2.91%) Driving Licence
2 37 (2.69%) Clustering
3 35 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 32 (2.33%) NHS
5 28 (2.04%) User Experience
6 25 (1.82%) EMC VNX
7 24 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
8 23 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.38%) iPad
10 18 (1.31%) iPhone
10 18 (1.31%) Smartphone
11 10 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.65%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.65%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.44%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.44%) PKI
13 6 (0.44%) Replication
13 6 (0.44%) Video Editing
14 5 (0.36%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1,371 (99.71%) Windows
2 328 (23.85%) Windows 7
3 234 (17.02%) Windows Server
4 138 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 112 (8.15%) Windows Server 2016
6 74 (5.38%) Linux
7 66 (4.80%) Windows Server 2019
8 55 (4.00%) Android
9 51 (3.71%) Windows 8
10 49 (3.56%) Apple iOS
10 49 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (2.69%) Windows XP
12 30 (2.18%) Mac OS
13 26 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.95%) Unix
14 13 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.44%) CentOS
17 2 (0.15%) VMS
18 1 (0.073%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (15.93%) ITIL
2 173 (12.58%) Migration
3 119 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
4 88 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 47 (3.42%) Project Management
6 43 (3.13%) Incident Management
7 41 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (2.84%) Change Management
8 39 (2.84%) Mobile Device Management
9 37 (2.69%) Project Delivery
10 35 (2.55%) Application Packaging
11 33 (2.40%) ITSM
12 30 (2.18%) Service Management
13 29 (2.11%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (2.04%) Time Management
15 27 (1.96%) Service Delivery
16 26 (1.89%) DevOps
16 26 (1.89%) Process Improvement
16 26 (1.89%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (13.53%) PowerShell
2 51 (3.71%) SQL
3 19 (1.38%) C
4 18 (1.31%) C++
4 18 (1.31%) VB
5 17 (1.24%) C#
6 16 (1.16%) Java
7 11 (0.80%) VBScript
8 10 (0.73%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.73%) Python
9 6 (0.44%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.29%) Groovy
10 4 (0.29%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.22%) Perl
11 3 (0.22%) VBA
12 2 (0.15%) ABAP
13 1 (0.073%) PHP
13 1 (0.073%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 197 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 166 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 82 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (3.85%) Degree
5 39 (2.84%) MCSE
6 27 (1.96%) DBS Check
7 25 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.82%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
9 17 (1.24%) MCP
10 15 (1.09%) CCNA
11 14 (1.02%) MCSA
12 13 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.65%) MCITP
13 9 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.58%) A+ Certification
15 7 (0.51%) CISA
15 7 (0.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.33%) SLA
2 18 (1.31%) QA
3 11 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.51%) GDPR
6 5 (0.36%) PMO
7 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.073%) COBIT
9 1 (0.073%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.073%) NIST
System Software
1 686 (49.89%) Active Directory
2 134 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
4 54 (3.93%) Hyper-V
5 44 (3.20%) XenApp
6 42 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 39 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (1.82%) vSphere
9 24 (1.75%) XenDesktop
10 22 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.02%) BitLocker
12 13 (0.95%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.65%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.44%) Firmware
15 4 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.22%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.15%) NFS
18 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 1 (0.073%) VMware Server
18 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 345 (25.09%) SCCM
2 151 (10.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
4 30 (2.18%) AirWatch
5 23 (1.67%) Ansible
5 23 (1.67%) IBM BigFix
6 19 (1.38%) WSUS
7 15 (1.09%) Nessus
8 14 (1.02%) SCOM
9 13 (0.95%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
11 11 (0.80%) Terraform
12 10 (0.73%) SCVMM
13 9 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 8 (0.58%) SCDPM
14 8 (0.58%) SCSM
15 7 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
16 5 (0.36%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 617 (44.87%) Microsoft
2 179 (13.02%) VMware
3 169 (12.29%) Citrix
4 120 (8.73%) Cisco
5 69 (5.02%) Apple
6 49 (3.56%) ServiceNow
7 44 (3.20%) Dell
8 42 (3.05%) HP
9 36 (2.62%) EMC
10 33 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 28 (2.04%) Ivanti
11 28 (2.04%) Oracle
12 27 (1.96%) SAP
12 27 (1.96%) Veeam
13 21 (1.53%) McAfee
14 19 (1.38%) Avaya
15 15 (1.09%) Meraki
15 15 (1.09%) NetApp
15 15 (1.09%) Sophos
16 13 (0.95%) Remedy