Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 271 763
Rank change year-on-year +151 +492 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2161 980 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 0.95% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.05% 4.49% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 583 78
UK median daily rate £268 £281 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.63% -13.69% -
10th Percentile £120 £123 £107
90th Percentile £478 £500 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £261 £283
% change year-on-year +7.18% -7.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 117 13
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £15.30
90th Percentile £31.50 £46.73 £21.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £14.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.73% -18.06% -

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 21502 21844 24176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.81% 21.14% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13725 13763 14343
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £186
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1269 1288 1893
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.38
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.90 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.62 £15.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year +7.19% -3.55% +0.44%

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 12 December 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 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Top 16 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 12 December 2017. 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 +158 1984 £265 -11.67% 189
UK excluding London +150 1291 £280 +7.18% 121
London +135 839 £250 -28.57% 74
South East +100 393 £294 +2.17% 28
North of England +152 245 £195 -8.24% 41
Midlands +108 235 £280 -13.85% 16
South West +60 184 £315 +57.50% 17
West Midlands +90 140 £295 -20.27% 10
North West +92 137 £275 -11.29% 24
East of England +33 99 £325 -14.75% 12
East Midlands +44 96 £268 -13.71% 6
Yorkshire +84 91 £180 +14.29% 12
Scotland +5 87 £375 +51.52% 5
Wales +48 59 £185 +37.04% 2
North East +70 20 £195 -29.09% 5
Channel Islands - 2 £625 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 2154 (99.68%) Windows
2 1063 (49.19%) Windows 7
3 996 (46.09%) Active Directory
4 865 (40.03%) Office 365
5 763 (35.31%) Microsoft
6 571 (26.42%) SCCM
7 460 (21.29%) Microsoft Office
8 416 (19.25%) Migration
9 373 (17.26%) Windows Server
10 318 (14.72%) VMware
11 315 (14.58%) Security Cleared
12 305 (14.11%) ITIL
13 295 (13.65%) Citrix
14 273 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
15 251 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 242 (11.20%) SC Cleared
17 237 (10.97%) PowerShell
18 233 (10.78%) Windows 8
19 225 (10.41%) Finance
20 196 (9.07%) VMware Infrastructure
21 195 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
21 195 (9.02%) Microsoft App-V
22 172 (7.96%) MS Exchange
23 169 (7.82%) DNS
24 159 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
25 156 (7.22%) Skype for Business
26 155 (7.17%) Skype
27 152 (7.03%) Apple
28 150 (6.94%) DHCP
29 137 (6.34%) SharePoint

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
1 172 (7.96%) MS Exchange
2 156 (7.22%) Skype for Business
3 137 (6.34%) SharePoint
4 73 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (0.88%) IIS
7 16 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.51%) CMS
10 10 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.19%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.19%) WordPress
13 3 (0.14%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.093%) Apache
14 2 (0.093%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.093%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.093%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.093%) Totara
15 1 (0.046%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 460 (21.29%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.14%) Doxygen
6 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.046%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (0.83%) Eikon
2 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.14%) assyst
4 3 (0.14%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.046%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 865 (40.03%) Office 365
2 195 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 51 (2.36%) OneDrive
5 38 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (0.60%) SaaS
7 10 (0.46%) IaaS
7 10 (0.46%) Yammer
8 8 (0.37%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.37%) PaaS
9 4 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.14%) G Suite
11 2 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.093%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 169 (7.82%) DNS
2 155 (7.17%) Skype
3 150 (6.94%) DHCP
4 115 (5.32%) LAN
5 105 (4.86%) WAN
6 103 (4.77%) TCP/IP
7 98 (4.53%) Firewall
7 98 (4.53%) VPN
8 74 (3.42%) Internet
9 44 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
10 43 (1.99%) SAN
11 40 (1.85%) Wireless
12 39 (1.80%) VLAN
13 35 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
14 33 (1.53%) LDAP
15 32 (1.48%) VoIP
16 24 (1.11%) SMS
17 23 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
18 22 (1.02%) Kerberos
19 20 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (0.42%) MS Access
6 7 (0.32%) Clusterpoint
6 7 (0.32%) CouchDB
6 7 (0.32%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.19%) Big Data
8 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.14%) MySQL
9 3 (0.14%) SQLite
10 2 (0.093%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.093%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.093%) Power BI
10 2 (0.093%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.093%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.093%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.046%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 79 (3.66%) MSI
2 33 (1.53%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 17 (0.79%) JIRA
5 14 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.56%) AdminStudio
7 11 (0.51%) InstallShield
8 6 (0.28%) TestRail
9 5 (0.23%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.23%) Mercurial
9 5 (0.23%) Subversion
9 5 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.19%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.14%) Ant
12 2 (0.093%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.046%) Fiddler
13 1 (0.046%) Hudson
13 1 (0.046%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.046%) ReSharper
13 1 (0.046%) Selenium
General
1 225 (10.41%) Finance
2 50 (2.31%) Banking
3 48 (2.22%) Law
4 41 (1.90%) Legal
5 37 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 36 (1.67%) Retail
7 33 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.30%) Publishing
9 18 (0.83%) Back Office
10 16 (0.74%) Advertising
11 13 (0.60%) Marketing
12 12 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.51%) Electronics
14 10 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.46%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.42%) French Language
16 7 (0.32%) Military
17 6 (0.28%) Front Office
18 5 (0.23%) Aerospace
19 4 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 375 (17.35%) Support Engineer
2 374 (17.31%) Desktop Support
3 322 (14.90%) Analyst
4 231 (10.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 215 (9.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 182 (8.42%) Windows Engineer
7 173 (8.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 134 (6.20%) IT Support
9 133 (6.15%) Service Analyst
10 132 (6.11%) Service Desk Analyst
11 127 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 121 (5.60%) Support Analyst
13 114 (5.28%) Project Manager
14 108 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 104 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 96 (4.44%) Architect
16 96 (4.44%) Consultant
17 90 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 81 (3.75%) Deployment Engineer
19 77 (3.56%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.16%) .NET
2 20 (0.93%) WSH
3 18 (0.83%) HTML
4 17 (0.79%) Web Services
5 14 (0.65%) WPF
6 13 (0.60%) CSS
7 12 (0.56%) HTML5
7 12 (0.56%) XML
8 11 (0.51%) AngularJS
9 10 (0.46%) RESTful
9 10 (0.46%) Software Packaging
10 9 (0.42%) Middleware
11 8 (0.37%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.32%) Aurelia
12 7 (0.32%) Node.js
12 7 (0.32%) Sass
13 5 (0.23%) REST
14 4 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3 (0.14%) QML
15 3 (0.14%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (3.15%) iPhone
3 58 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
4 51 (2.36%) Blackberry
5 47 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 42 (1.94%) iPad
7 36 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 36 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 32 (1.48%) Smartphone
9 21 (0.97%) BYOD
10 18 (0.83%) NHS
10 18 (0.83%) User Experience
11 17 (0.79%) Fat Client
11 17 (0.79%) Thin Client
12 14 (0.65%) PKI
13 13 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.60%) Computer Science
13 13 (0.60%) FMCG
13 13 (0.60%) PDA
14 12 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2154 (99.68%) Windows
2 1063 (49.19%) Windows 7
3 373 (17.26%) Windows Server
4 273 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 251 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 233 (10.78%) Windows 8
7 110 (5.09%) Android
8 103 (4.77%) Apple iOS
9 89 (4.12%) Linux
10 72 (3.33%) Windows XP
11 49 (2.27%) Mac OS
12 43 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 40 (1.85%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.60%) Windows Vista
15 11 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.46%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.42%) Debian
18 8 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
19 7 (0.32%) Ubuntu
20 6 (0.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (19.25%) Migration
2 305 (14.11%) ITIL
3 117 (5.41%) Project Management
4 110 (5.09%) Application Packaging
5 91 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (4.16%) PRINCE2
7 69 (3.19%) Mobile Device Management
8 66 (3.05%) Service Management
9 64 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (2.87%) Service Delivery
11 56 (2.59%) Time Management
12 39 (1.80%) User Acceptance Testing
13 34 (1.57%) Configuration Management
13 34 (1.57%) Information Security
14 33 (1.53%) Change Management
14 33 (1.53%) Disaster Recovery
15 32 (1.48%) Application Discovery
16 31 (1.43%) Asset Management
17 29 (1.34%) ITIL V3
17 29 (1.34%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (10.97%) PowerShell
2 96 (4.44%) VBScript
3 89 (4.12%) SQL
4 33 (1.53%) C#
5 19 (0.88%) VB
6 18 (0.83%) Python
7 17 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 14 (0.65%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.51%) C
10 10 (0.46%) Java
11 8 (0.37%) TypeScript
12 7 (0.32%) C++
13 5 (0.23%) Perl
13 5 (0.23%) VBA
14 4 (0.19%) ES6
15 3 (0.14%) AWK
15 3 (0.14%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.14%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.093%) REXX
16 2 (0.093%) VB6
Qualifications
1 315 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 242 (11.20%) SC Cleared
3 159 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 89 (4.12%) MCSE
5 67 (3.10%) Degree
6 48 (2.22%) MCSA
7 45 (2.08%) DV Cleared
8 36 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (1.20%) CCNA
10 24 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.83%) MCP
12 18 (0.83%) PMI Certification
13 16 (0.74%) DBS Check
13 16 (0.74%) MCITP
14 15 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 14 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
15 14 (0.65%) PMP
16 13 (0.60%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 13 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.98%) SLA
2 45 (2.08%) QA
3 38 (1.76%) PMO
4 15 (0.69%) GDPR
5 14 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.093%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.046%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.046%) RMADS
System Software
1 996 (46.09%) Active Directory
2 196 (9.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (9.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 91 (4.21%) Hyper-V
5 79 (3.66%) XenApp
6 66 (3.05%) BitLocker
6 66 (3.05%) XenDesktop
7 40 (1.85%) vSphere
8 39 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
10 26 (1.20%) Docker
10 26 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.42%) Samba
14 8 (0.37%) XenServer
15 5 (0.23%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.14%) Firmware
16 3 (0.14%) KVM
16 3 (0.14%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 571 (26.42%) SCCM
2 66 (3.05%) AirWatch
2 66 (3.05%) SCOM
3 54 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 33 (1.53%) WSUS
5 32 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 20 (0.93%) WMI
7 19 (0.88%) Backup Exec
8 18 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (0.60%) Ansible
11 11 (0.51%) AppDNA
11 11 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 10 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.37%) DameWare
13 8 (0.37%) XenMobile
14 7 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 6 (0.28%) NetBackup
15 6 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 763 (35.31%) Microsoft
2 318 (14.72%) VMware
3 295 (13.65%) Citrix
4 152 (7.03%) Apple
5 133 (6.15%) Cisco
6 89 (4.12%) HP
7 56 (2.59%) Symantec
8 54 (2.50%) Dell
9 51 (2.36%) AppSense
10 45 (2.08%) Bloomberg
11 35 (1.62%) ServiceNow
12 31 (1.43%) McAfee
13 30 (1.39%) Oracle
14 29 (1.34%) LANDesk
15 27 (1.25%) SAP
16 26 (1.20%) Avaya
16 26 (1.20%) FactSet
16 26 (1.20%) Veeam
17 22 (1.02%) MobileIron
18 20 (0.93%) GFI Software