Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 74 115
Rank change year-on-year +39 +41 +151
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 3,839 3,314 2,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.28% 3.33% 2.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.07% 15.89% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,272 1,934 1,398
UK median daily rate £195 £225 £266
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -15.49% -11.25%
10th Percentile £115 £119 £120
90th Percentile £488 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £225 £269
% change year-on-year -22.22% -16.28% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 547 296
UK median hourly rate £16.45 £15.86 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.72% - +5.73%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.12 £30.60 £41.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% - +3.45%

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 15,314 20,853 20,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.08% 20.92% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,450 13,009 13,192
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £140 £160 £168
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £385
% change year-on-year -1.25% +3.90% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,198 1,352 1,266
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -0.22% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.45% -1.36% +3.13%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 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 +37 3,350 £199 -20.50% 785
UK excluding London +39 2,701 £175 -22.22% 655
London +22 1,081 £225 -10.00% 169
South East +38 661 £175 -41.67% 183
North of England +26 532 £170 -23.60% 155
South West +26 459 £180 -34.55% 78
Midlands +42 374 £187 -6.63% 118
North West +11 319 £165 -21.89% 87
Scotland +46 294 £138 -14.06% 21
East of England +26 237 £190 +10.14% 82
West Midlands +63 210 £180 -20.00% 52
East Midlands +27 161 £190 +8.57% 66
Yorkshire +24 157 £200 -38.46% 58
Wales +51 128 £425 +150.00% 15
North East +31 55 £150 -25.00% 10
Northern Ireland +18 17 £130 - 1
Channel Islands -5 4 £415 -19.02% 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 3,814 (99.35%) Windows
2 1,631 (42.49%) Active Directory
3 1,623 (42.28%) Windows 7
4 1,513 (39.41%) Office 365
5 1,337 (34.83%) Microsoft
6 1,050 (27.35%) SCCM
7 812 (21.15%) Migration
8 769 (20.03%) Microsoft Office
9 585 (15.24%) Windows Server
10 564 (14.69%) ITIL
11 514 (13.39%) Security Cleared
12 417 (10.86%) SC Cleared
13 399 (10.39%) Finance
14 371 (9.66%) Azure
15 369 (9.61%) Citrix
16 365 (9.51%) VMware
17 363 (9.46%) PowerShell
18 336 (8.75%) Public Sector
19 329 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
20 266 (6.93%) SharePoint
21 245 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
22 244 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
23 241 (6.28%) DNS
24 231 (6.02%) Microsoft Intune
25 226 (5.89%) Skype
26 219 (5.70%) MS Exchange
27 217 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
28 208 (5.42%) DHCP
29 206 (5.37%) SLA
30 198 (5.16%) Apple

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
1 266 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 219 (5.70%) MS Exchange
3 173 (4.51%) Skype for Business
4 65 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 25 (0.65%) IIS
8 16 (0.42%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.16%) Confluence
10 6 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.078%) Apache
12 3 (0.078%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.078%) WordPress
13 2 (0.052%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.052%) Site Server
14 1 (0.026%) CMS
14 1 (0.026%) Drupal
14 1 (0.026%) GroupWise
Applications
1 769 (20.03%) Microsoft Office
2 138 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.10%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 3 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.026%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.026%) FileZilla
12 1 (0.026%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.34%) assyst
3 10 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.18%) Elite 3E
5 6 (0.16%) Misys Opics
6 5 (0.13%) SystmOne
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.078%) Carpe Diem
9 2 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.052%) Northgate Housing
10 1 (0.026%) Magento
10 1 (0.026%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,513 (39.41%) Office 365
2 371 (9.66%) Azure
3 143 (3.72%) OneDrive
4 121 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 70 (1.82%) AWS
6 61 (1.59%) IaaS
7 55 (1.43%) PaaS
8 52 (1.35%) SaaS
9 41 (1.07%) Mimecast
10 23 (0.60%) Yammer
11 21 (0.55%) G Suite
12 19 (0.49%) Azure Stack
12 19 (0.49%) GitHub
13 11 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.29%) Power Platform
14 10 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (0.23%) PowerApps
16 3 (0.078%) Slack
16 3 (0.078%) Tricentis Tosca
17 2 (0.052%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 241 (6.28%) DNS
2 226 (5.89%) Skype
3 208 (5.42%) DHCP
4 165 (4.30%) LAN
5 150 (3.91%) VPN
6 146 (3.80%) TCP/IP
7 143 (3.72%) Firewall
8 133 (3.46%) WAN
9 115 (3.00%) VoIP
10 94 (2.45%) Internet
11 91 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
12 59 (1.54%) SAN
13 47 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
14 44 (1.15%) VLAN
15 40 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
16 37 (0.96%) Wireless
17 30 (0.78%) NAS
18 22 (0.57%) IP Telephony
19 19 (0.49%) NetScaler
20 17 (0.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 22 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 17 (0.44%) Electronic Patient Records
4 14 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 14 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.23%) MS Access
7 9 (0.23%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (0.16%) Big Data
8 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (0.16%) Power BI
9 4 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.078%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (1.88%) MSI
2 44 (1.15%) JIRA
3 26 (0.68%) AdminStudio
4 24 (0.63%) InstallShield
5 18 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
6 16 (0.42%) StarTeam
7 12 (0.31%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.10%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.10%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.10%) Hudson
9 4 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.10%) TestRail
9 4 (0.10%) WinDbg
10 3 (0.078%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.078%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.078%) Rational Team Concert
11 2 (0.052%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.052%) GCC
11 2 (0.052%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 399 (10.39%) Finance
2 336 (8.75%) Public Sector
3 173 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 140 (3.65%) Banking
5 119 (3.10%) Manufacturing
5 119 (3.10%) Retail
6 90 (2.34%) Marketing
7 85 (2.21%) Electronics
8 47 (1.22%) Local Government
9 44 (1.15%) Law
10 34 (0.89%) Legal
11 31 (0.81%) Back Office
12 23 (0.60%) Advertising
13 22 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 18 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (0.39%) Publishing
16 14 (0.36%) Front Office
17 13 (0.34%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.23%) Automotive
19 8 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 680 (17.71%) Windows Engineer
2 657 (17.11%) Support Engineer
3 529 (13.78%) Desktop Support
4 515 (13.41%) Analyst
5 484 (12.61%) Desktop Engineer
6 370 (9.64%) Deployment Engineer
7 324 (8.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 314 (8.18%) IT Support
9 294 (7.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 237 (6.17%) IT Engineer
11 236 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
12 235 (6.12%) Service Analyst
13 219 (5.70%) Windows Deployment Engineer
14 194 (5.05%) Support Analyst
15 189 (4.92%) Rollout Engineer
16 173 (4.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 158 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
18 133 (3.46%) 1st Line Support
19 132 (3.44%) Project Manager
20 131 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (0.65%) Web Services
2 20 (0.52%) XML
3 19 (0.49%) LDAP
4 14 (0.36%) .NET
5 13 (0.34%) Software Packaging
6 11 (0.29%) XMPP
7 9 (0.23%) X-Windows
8 8 (0.21%) HTML
9 7 (0.18%) Middleware
9 7 (0.18%) Universal Windows Platform
10 6 (0.16%) SAML
10 6 (0.16%) Velocity
11 5 (0.13%) CSS
12 4 (0.10%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.10%) COM
12 4 (0.10%) JSON
12 4 (0.10%) OAuth
12 4 (0.10%) OAuth2
12 4 (0.10%) OpenID
13 3 (0.078%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 187 (4.87%) Driving Licence
2 144 (3.75%) NHS
3 132 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (2.47%) Data Centre
5 89 (2.32%) Smartphone
6 79 (2.06%) Blackberry
7 77 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 73 (1.90%) iPhone
8 73 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
9 72 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
10 50 (1.30%) User Experience
11 39 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (0.91%) PKI
13 34 (0.89%) iPad
14 33 (0.86%) Clustering
15 31 (0.81%) Fat Client
15 31 (0.81%) Thin Client
16 19 (0.49%) Public Cloud
17 18 (0.47%) BYOD
18 16 (0.42%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 3,814 (99.35%) Windows
2 1,623 (42.28%) Windows 7
3 585 (15.24%) Windows Server
4 329 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 244 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 188 (4.90%) Android
7 187 (4.87%) Windows XP
8 152 (3.96%) Apple iOS
9 141 (3.67%) Windows 8
10 96 (2.50%) Linux
11 86 (2.24%) Mac OS
12 61 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 54 (1.41%) Mac OS X
14 18 (0.47%) AIX
15 15 (0.39%) Unix
16 14 (0.36%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.16%) CentOS
18 5 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.10%) Debian
20 3 (0.078%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 812 (21.15%) Migration
2 564 (14.69%) ITIL
3 245 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
4 179 (4.66%) ITSM
5 170 (4.43%) Break/Fix
6 160 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 153 (3.99%) Application Packaging
8 150 (3.91%) Service Management
9 132 (3.44%) Time Management
10 118 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
11 113 (2.94%) Change Management
12 112 (2.92%) Incident Management
13 108 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
14 98 (2.55%) Project Management
15 94 (2.45%) Service Delivery
16 93 (2.42%) Project Delivery
17 91 (2.37%) Programme Management
18 87 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
19 84 (2.19%) Digital Marketing
19 84 (2.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 363 (9.46%) PowerShell
2 117 (3.05%) SQL
3 47 (1.22%) VB
4 42 (1.09%) VBScript
5 24 (0.63%) VBA
6 16 (0.42%) C
7 13 (0.34%) C#
7 13 (0.34%) Python
8 7 (0.18%) REXX
8 7 (0.18%) Tcl
9 6 (0.16%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.16%) C++
10 5 (0.13%) Java
10 5 (0.13%) Perl
11 4 (0.10%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.10%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.10%) VB6
12 2 (0.052%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.026%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.026%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 514 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 417 (10.86%) SC Cleared
3 160 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (2.37%) MCSE
5 88 (2.29%) Degree
6 80 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
7 69 (1.80%) DV Cleared
8 59 (1.54%) MCP
9 50 (1.30%) MCSA
10 44 (1.15%) DBS Check
11 31 (0.81%) A+ Certification
12 28 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 28 (0.73%) MCITP
13 25 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
14 24 (0.63%) MCTS
15 22 (0.57%) CCNA
16 21 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
16 21 (0.55%) PMI Certification
17 20 (0.52%) ISTQB
18 17 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (5.37%) SLA
2 60 (1.56%) QA
3 30 (0.78%) GDPR
4 19 (0.49%) PMO
5 16 (0.42%) HL7
6 11 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.23%) NCSC
8 7 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.10%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.078%) COBIT
12 2 (0.052%) GxP
12 2 (0.052%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.052%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.026%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.026%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.026%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.026%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.026%) NIST
System Software
1 1,631 (42.49%) Active Directory
2 217 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (3.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 105 (2.74%) XenApp
5 104 (2.71%) Hyper-V
6 89 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
7 84 (2.19%) XenDesktop
8 65 (1.69%) vSphere
9 56 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
10 38 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
11 32 (0.83%) BitLocker
12 31 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
13 23 (0.60%) DFS Replication
14 19 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 15 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.26%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.21%) Firmware
18 7 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
18 7 (0.18%) Xen
19 5 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,050 (27.35%) SCCM
2 231 (6.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 79 (2.06%) AirWatch
4 68 (1.77%) WSUS
5 50 (1.30%) SCOM
6 35 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 32 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
7 32 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
8 21 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (0.44%) PowerCLI
10 16 (0.42%) Netcool
11 15 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 14 (0.36%) AppDNA
13 13 (0.34%) XenMobile
14 11 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
15 10 (0.26%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.26%) SCVMM
15 10 (0.26%) vCenter Server
16 9 (0.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1,337 (34.83%) Microsoft
2 369 (9.61%) Citrix
3 365 (9.51%) VMware
4 198 (5.16%) Apple
5 179 (4.66%) Cisco
6 164 (4.27%) HP
7 146 (3.80%) Dell
8 116 (3.02%) Ivanti
9 114 (2.97%) ServiceNow
10 92 (2.40%) SAP
11 82 (2.14%) McAfee
12 45 (1.17%) Symantec
13 40 (1.04%) Bloomberg
14 38 (0.99%) Sophos
15 35 (0.91%) Oracle
16 34 (0.89%) Google
17 32 (0.83%) Remedy
18 26 (0.68%) Adobe
18 26 (0.68%) Zscaler
19 25 (0.65%) Polycom