Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 113 271
Rank change year-on-year +39 +158 +408
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 3,261 2,223 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.30% 2.22% 0.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.76% 10.69% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,898 1,394 562
UK median daily rate £225 £266 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.49% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £119 £120 £123
90th Percentile £488 £488 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £213 £270 £275
% change year-on-year -21.30% -1.82% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 293 122
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +3.33% -15.49%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.13 £37.50 £45.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -19.44%

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 20,693 20,786 20,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 20.74% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,910 13,252 12,840
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £160 £169 £193
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +3.90% +4.05% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,346 1,268 1,282
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.06% +5.64% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -3.03%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 +36 2,979 £250 -4.76% 440
UK excluding London +30 1,944 £213 -21.30% 317
London +52 1,227 £250 -8.26% 149
South East +21 506 £286 +20.53% 106
North of England +47 484 £220 +12.82% 67
North West +43 301 £210 -15.15% 44
South West +18 290 £275 -12.00% 38
Midlands +5 262 £200 -28.57% 54
East of England +53 197 £173 -46.92% 26
Scotland +50 148 £150 -60.00% 14
Yorkshire +26 145 £325 +80.56% 18
West Midlands -11 135 £225 -21.74% 32
East Midlands +18 119 £175 -36.94% 22
Wales -11 55 £170 -28.80% 11
North East +15 38 £200 +1.27% 5
Northern Ireland - 5 - -
Channel Islands 0 2 £513 -18.00% 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 3,240 (99.36%) Windows
2 1,432 (43.91%) Active Directory
3 1,420 (43.54%) Windows 7
4 1,331 (40.82%) Microsoft
5 1,189 (36.46%) Office 365
6 919 (28.18%) SCCM
7 661 (20.27%) Migration
8 650 (19.93%) Microsoft Office
9 543 (16.65%) Windows Server
10 490 (15.03%) ITIL
11 448 (13.74%) VMware
12 442 (13.55%) Citrix
13 376 (11.53%) Finance
14 375 (11.50%) PowerShell
15 321 (9.84%) Security Cleared
16 312 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
17 290 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
18 281 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
19 262 (8.03%) Apple
20 243 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
21 234 (7.18%) MS Exchange
22 225 (6.90%) Skype
23 224 (6.87%) DNS
24 222 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
25 218 (6.69%) Microsoft App-V
26 210 (6.44%) Cisco
27 206 (6.32%) SharePoint
28 205 (6.29%) SC Cleared
29 194 (5.95%) Windows 8
30 185 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 234 (7.18%) MS Exchange
2 206 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 180 (5.52%) Skype for Business
4 74 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (0.71%) IBM Notes
7 16 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (0.43%) IIS
10 9 (0.28%) CMS
11 7 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.21%) Confluence
12 6 (0.18%) IBM Domino
12 6 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.12%) GroupWise
13 4 (0.12%) Totara
14 3 (0.092%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.061%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.061%) Site Server
15 2 (0.061%) WebSphere
Applications
1 650 (19.93%) Microsoft Office
2 129 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.061%) MicroStation
8 2 (0.061%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 2 (0.061%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.061%) Shockwave
8 2 (0.061%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.031%) NUKE
9 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.031%) Revit
9 1 (0.031%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.12%) Eikon
3 4 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.092%) assyst
4 3 (0.092%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.061%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.031%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.031%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.031%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.031%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.031%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,189 (36.46%) Office 365
2 312 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (3.16%) OneDrive
4 100 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 53 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
6 40 (1.23%) SaaS
7 36 (1.10%) IaaS
8 27 (0.83%) PaaS
9 18 (0.55%) G Suite
10 12 (0.37%) Boomi
10 12 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 12 (0.37%) Yammer
11 7 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.092%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.061%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.061%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.031%) GitHub
14 1 (0.031%) iTunes
14 1 (0.031%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 225 (6.90%) Skype
2 224 (6.87%) DNS
3 175 (5.37%) LAN
4 166 (5.09%) VPN
5 165 (5.06%) DHCP
6 153 (4.69%) Firewall
7 139 (4.26%) WAN
8 125 (3.83%) TCP/IP
9 99 (3.04%) Internet
10 62 (1.90%) VoIP
11 56 (1.72%) NetScaler
12 55 (1.69%) SAN
13 54 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
14 49 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
14 49 (1.50%) Wireless
15 44 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
16 39 (1.20%) IP Telephony
17 33 (1.01%) Intranet
18 19 (0.58%) WebEx
19 18 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 21 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (0.37%) MS Access
6 9 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
7 7 (0.21%) Power BI
8 6 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.15%) Big Data
10 4 (0.12%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.12%) GIS
10 4 (0.12%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.092%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.092%) OLTP
11 3 (0.092%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.092%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.092%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.092%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.092%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 99 (3.04%) MSI
2 45 (1.38%) AdminStudio
3 24 (0.74%) JIRA
4 19 (0.58%) InstallShield
5 10 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.28%) Hudson
6 9 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
7 8 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.15%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.12%) Rational Team Concert
9 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.061%) AutoIt
10 2 (0.061%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.061%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.061%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.061%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.031%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.031%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.031%) TeamCity
General
1 376 (11.53%) Finance
2 79 (2.42%) Banking
3 74 (2.27%) Retail
4 72 (2.21%) Law
5 64 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 59 (1.81%) Legal
7 52 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 44 (1.35%) Marketing
9 37 (1.13%) Publishing
10 30 (0.92%) Electronics
11 19 (0.58%) Front Office
11 19 (0.58%) Local Government
12 18 (0.55%) Billing
13 15 (0.46%) Games
14 14 (0.43%) Spanish Language
15 13 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.31%) Back Office
17 10 (0.31%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 574 (17.60%) Analyst
2 499 (15.30%) Support Engineer
3 397 (12.17%) Windows Engineer
4 380 (11.65%) Desktop Support
5 346 (10.61%) Desktop Engineer
6 265 (8.13%) Support Analyst
7 264 (8.10%) IT Support
8 239 (7.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 236 (7.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 236 (7.24%) Deployment Engineer
10 220 (6.75%) Service Analyst
11 206 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
12 164 (5.03%) Project Manager
13 137 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 135 (4.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 131 (4.02%) Consultant
15 131 (4.02%) IT Analyst
16 123 (3.77%) IT Engineer
17 120 (3.68%) Architect
18 116 (3.56%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (0.98%) Web Services
2 30 (0.92%) .NET
3 19 (0.58%) Software Packaging
4 15 (0.46%) Middleware
5 14 (0.43%) SAML
6 13 (0.40%) RESTful
7 12 (0.37%) Universal Windows Platform
8 10 (0.31%) LDAP
9 9 (0.28%) OCX
9 9 (0.28%) Qt
10 8 (0.25%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.18%) HTML
12 5 (0.15%) CSS
12 5 (0.15%) HTML5
12 5 (0.15%) OAuth
13 4 (0.12%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.12%) Node.js
13 4 (0.12%) Redux
13 4 (0.12%) Sass
13 4 (0.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 117 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (2.73%) NHS
3 82 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
4 74 (2.27%) iPhone
5 72 (2.21%) Fat Client
5 72 (2.21%) Thin Client
6 70 (2.15%) Blackberry
7 65 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
8 64 (1.96%) Data Centre
9 58 (1.78%) iPad
10 57 (1.75%) Smartphone
11 56 (1.72%) Driving Licence
12 44 (1.35%) Management Information System
13 38 (1.17%) PKI
14 33 (1.01%) User Experience
15 26 (0.80%) CMDB
16 20 (0.61%) Mobile App
17 18 (0.55%) Client/Server
18 16 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
19 14 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3,240 (99.36%) Windows
2 1,420 (43.54%) Windows 7
3 543 (16.65%) Windows Server
4 290 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 222 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 194 (5.95%) Windows 8
7 169 (5.18%) Android
7 169 (5.18%) Apple iOS
8 155 (4.75%) Windows XP
9 98 (3.01%) Mac OS
10 57 (1.75%) Linux
11 55 (1.69%) Mac OS X
12 37 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (0.58%) Unix
14 11 (0.34%) Windows Phone
15 8 (0.25%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.18%) CentOS
18 4 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (20.27%) Migration
2 490 (15.03%) ITIL
3 243 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
4 176 (5.40%) Application Packaging
5 155 (4.75%) Time Management
6 153 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 139 (4.26%) Service Management
8 122 (3.74%) Project Management
9 116 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
10 109 (3.34%) Service Delivery
11 104 (3.19%) Asset Management
12 103 (3.16%) ITSM
13 98 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
14 93 (2.85%) Break/Fix
15 91 (2.79%) Mobile Device Management
16 83 (2.55%) User Acceptance Testing
17 78 (2.39%) PRINCE2
18 64 (1.96%) Incident Management
19 63 (1.93%) Change Management
20 62 (1.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 375 (11.50%) PowerShell
2 102 (3.13%) SQL
3 73 (2.24%) VBScript
4 38 (1.17%) VB
5 33 (1.01%) C#
6 24 (0.74%) VBA
7 22 (0.67%) C
8 16 (0.49%) C++
8 16 (0.49%) Java
9 8 (0.25%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.21%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.21%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.12%) Apple Swift
11 4 (0.12%) ES7
11 4 (0.12%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.12%) Perl
11 4 (0.12%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.092%) Python
12 3 (0.092%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.092%) VB6
Qualifications
1 321 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 205 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 185 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (2.58%) MCSE
5 79 (2.42%) Degree
6 78 (2.39%) DV Cleared
7 73 (2.24%) MCSA
8 67 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
9 56 (1.72%) MCP
10 44 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 40 (1.23%) DBS Check
12 30 (0.92%) A+ Certification
13 22 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (0.64%) CCNA
15 19 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
15 19 (0.58%) MCDST
15 19 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 18 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (0.40%) CCA
17 13 (0.40%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (4.63%) SLA
2 43 (1.32%) PMO
3 27 (0.83%) QA
4 10 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.31%) GxP
5 9 (0.28%) HL7
6 8 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.21%) GDPR
7 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.061%) COBIT
10 2 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.061%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.061%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.061%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.031%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.031%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.031%) TickIT
System Software
1 1,432 (43.91%) Active Directory
2 281 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (6.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 150 (4.60%) XenDesktop
5 146 (4.48%) Hyper-V
6 143 (4.39%) XenApp
7 102 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 91 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
9 72 (2.21%) vSphere
10 68 (2.09%) BitLocker
11 25 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (0.77%) XenServer
12 22 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
14 19 (0.58%) VMware NSX
15 15 (0.46%) Terminal Services
16 13 (0.40%) Terminal Server
16 13 (0.40%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.15%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 919 (28.18%) SCCM
2 159 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 55 (1.69%) WSUS
4 53 (1.63%) AirWatch
5 48 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 43 (1.32%) SCOM
7 33 (1.01%) vCenter Server
8 25 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
9 22 (0.67%) Backup Exec
9 22 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
10 15 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (0.31%) SCVMM
13 9 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.21%) HP ALM
14 7 (0.21%) ThinApp
15 6 (0.18%) SCOrch
15 6 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 6 (0.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1,331 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 448 (13.74%) VMware
3 442 (13.55%) Citrix
4 262 (8.03%) Apple
5 210 (6.44%) Cisco
6 118 (3.62%) Ivanti
7 112 (3.43%) HP
8 100 (3.07%) McAfee
9 91 (2.79%) ServiceNow
10 80 (2.45%) Dell
11 66 (2.02%) SAP
12 62 (1.90%) Symantec
13 50 (1.53%) Avaya
14 48 (1.47%) Veeam
15 44 (1.35%) Sophos
16 38 (1.17%) Wyse
17 34 (1.04%) Polycom
18 32 (0.98%) Oracle
19 31 (0.95%) Bloomberg
20 28 (0.86%) iManage