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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 294 623
Rank change year-on-year +143 +329  
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 777 429 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 0.81% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.92% 3.48% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 262 10
Median daily rate £317 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £335 £600
% change year-on-year -10.44% -44.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 22 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.23 -
% change year-on-year +9.64% -  

Windows 10 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9808 12311 12384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.86% 23.19% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6109 7754 7233
Median daily rate £401 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 646 971
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.97 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -0.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows 10 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +133 711 £325 -7.14% 175
London +77 281 £325 - 67
South East +72 144 £300 -22.48% 39
East of England +35 69 £480 +38.12% 17
South West +22 58 £325 - 11
North West +45 52 £325 -21.21% 7
City of London +26 52 £311 -0.40% 14
Scotland +54 42 £151 -39.80% 2
Hampshire +15 41 £295 -48.69% 10
West Midlands +49 38 £294 +78.03% 11
Manchester +32 35 £355 -13.93% 5
Buckinghamshire +6 31 £450 +15.38% 5
East Midlands -2 31 £250 -45.94% 9
Cambridgeshire +26 30 £550 +292.85% 1
Milton Keynes +6 30 £488 +25.00% 4
Berkshire +36 25 £288 -36.98% 5
Surrey +5 24 £275 -12.00% 6
Yorkshire +31 20 £125 -50.00% 10
Hertfordshire +3 19 £388 -13.88% 7
North East +84 18 £400 - 4
Gloucestershire +18 18 £250 -58.33% 2
Wales +7 17 £348 +157.40% 3
Essex -4 16 £500 +227.86% 1
South Wales +3 15 £360 +166.66% 3
Glasgow +19 14 £500 +119.78%
Birmingham +27 12 £313 +56.25% 5
West Sussex +24 11 £150 -50.00% 2
Reading +24 11 £245 -47.02% 1
Edinburgh +16 11 £115 -57.00% 2
Leicestershire -16 11 £350 -8.19% 3

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1391 (99.93%) Windows
2 649 (46.62%) Active Directory
3 574 (41.24%) Windows 7
4 538 (38.65%) Office 365
5 524 (37.64%) Microsoft
6 368 (26.44%) SCCM
7 281 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
8 252 (18.10%) Migration
9 249 (17.89%) Security Cleared
10 242 (17.39%) Windows Server
11 211 (15.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 200 (14.37%) Citrix
13 197 (14.15%) SC Cleared
14 194 (13.94%) ITIL
15 190 (13.65%) VMware
16 180 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
17 162 (11.64%) Windows 8
18 133 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
19 131 (9.41%) MS Exchange
20 130 (9.34%) PowerShell
21 123 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
22 120 (8.62%) SharePoint
23 115 (8.26%) DNS
24 110 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
25 109 (7.83%) Cisco
25 109 (7.83%) Project Management
26 108 (7.76%) Skype
27 103 (7.40%) Skype for Business
27 103 (7.40%) Microsoft App-V
28 100 (7.18%) DHCP

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
1 131 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 120 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 103 (7.40%) Skype for Business
4 75 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 73 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (2.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 31 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (0.79%) IBM Notes
9 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.22%) Confluence
11 3 (0.22%) GroupWise
11 3 (0.22%) IIS
12 2 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.14%) CMS
13 1 (0.072%) Apache
13 1 (0.072%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.072%) Site Server
13 1 (0.072%) Tomcat
Applications
1 281 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.14%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.14%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.072%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 12 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.22%) Eikon
4 2 (0.14%) assyst
4 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.072%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 538 (38.65%) Office 365
2 133 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.16%) OneDrive
4 25 (1.80%) IaaS
5 23 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (0.65%) Mimecast
8 9 (0.65%) PaaS
8 9 (0.65%) Yammer
9 7 (0.50%) SaaS
10 5 (0.36%) G Suite
11 1 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.072%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 115 (8.26%) DNS
2 108 (7.76%) Skype
3 100 (7.18%) DHCP
4 79 (5.68%) Firewall
5 78 (5.60%) VPN
6 72 (5.17%) WAN
7 70 (5.03%) LAN
8 60 (4.31%) TCP/IP
9 55 (3.95%) Remote Desktop
10 44 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
11 41 (2.95%) SAN
12 34 (2.44%) Internet
13 32 (2.30%) VoIP
14 31 (2.23%) VLAN
15 26 (1.87%) Wireless
16 17 (1.22%) HTTP
17 16 (1.15%) HTTPS
17 16 (1.15%) SSL
18 15 (1.08%) Intranet
19 14 (1.01%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (0.79%) MS Access
6 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.22%) Big Data
9 2 (0.14%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.14%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.14%) SQLite
10 1 (0.072%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.072%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.072%) Informix
10 1 (0.072%) OLAP
10 1 (0.072%) OLTP
10 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (3.38%) MSI
2 10 (0.72%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.57%) InstallShield
4 7 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.43%) AdminStudio
5 6 (0.43%) JIRA
6 4 (0.29%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.22%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.14%) Subversion
9 1 (0.072%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.072%) Redmine
9 1 (0.072%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 99 (7.11%) Finance
2 40 (2.87%) Legal
3 34 (2.44%) Law
4 29 (2.08%) Banking
5 24 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.36%) Retail
7 18 (1.29%) Marketing
8 17 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.15%) Advertising
10 13 (0.93%) Local Government
11 8 (0.57%) Electronics
12 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.29%) Back Office
13 4 (0.29%) Military
14 3 (0.22%) Automotive
14 3 (0.22%) Billing
14 3 (0.22%) Games
15 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.072%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 218 (15.66%) Analyst
2 194 (13.94%) Support Engineer
3 163 (11.71%) Architect
4 152 (10.92%) Desktop Support
5 138 (9.91%) 2nd Line Support
6 130 (9.34%) Windows Engineer
7 119 (8.55%) Project Manager
8 86 (6.18%) IT Support
9 82 (5.89%) Support Analyst
10 76 (5.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 73 (5.24%) Desktop Engineer
12 72 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 67 (4.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 67 (4.81%) Service Analyst
14 64 (4.60%) Consultant
14 64 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 64 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
14 64 (4.60%) Technical Architect
15 49 (3.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 46 (3.30%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.72%) .NET
2 15 (1.08%) HTML
3 10 (0.72%) HTML5
4 9 (0.65%) CSS
4 9 (0.65%) Software Packaging
5 6 (0.43%) jQuery
5 6 (0.43%) Web Services
6 5 (0.36%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.36%) Middleware
6 5 (0.36%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.29%) Java SE
7 4 (0.29%) Node.js
7 4 (0.29%) SAML
8 3 (0.22%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.22%) Ajax
8 3 (0.22%) Apache Cordova
8 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (0.22%) Sass
8 3 (0.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 52 (3.74%) Blackberry
2 47 (3.38%) Data Centre
3 43 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (2.08%) PKI
5 24 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 22 (1.58%) iPhone
7 21 (1.51%) Fat Client
7 21 (1.51%) Thin Client
8 20 (1.44%) iPad
9 17 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (1.01%) Smartphone
12 12 (0.86%) BYOD
12 12 (0.86%) PMI
13 11 (0.79%) Driving Licence
13 11 (0.79%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.72%) Computer Science
15 9 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1391 (99.93%) Windows
2 574 (41.24%) Windows 7
3 242 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 211 (15.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 180 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 162 (11.64%) Windows 8
7 83 (5.96%) Windows XP
8 61 (4.38%) Android
9 60 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 58 (4.17%) Linux
11 53 (3.81%) Apple iOS
12 35 (2.51%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.79%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.65%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.65%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.43%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.36%) AIX
18 5 (0.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (18.10%) Migration
2 194 (13.94%) ITIL
3 109 (7.83%) Project Management
4 86 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (5.32%) PRINCE2
6 50 (3.59%) Application Packaging
7 47 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (2.87%) Change Management
8 40 (2.87%) Service Management
9 30 (2.16%) Configuration Management
9 30 (2.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 27 (1.94%) SDLC
10 27 (1.94%) Time Management
11 26 (1.87%) Identity Access Management
11 26 (1.87%) Mobile Device Management
11 26 (1.87%) Patch Management
12 24 (1.72%) Incident Management
13 23 (1.65%) TOGAF
14 21 (1.51%) CRM
14 21 (1.51%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 130 (9.34%) PowerShell
2 93 (6.68%) SQL
3 37 (2.66%) VBScript
4 35 (2.51%) VB
5 23 (1.65%) C
6 17 (1.22%) C#
7 14 (1.01%) REXX
7 14 (1.01%) Tcl
8 11 (0.79%) VBA
9 10 (0.72%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.65%) C++
11 7 (0.50%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.50%) VB6
12 6 (0.43%) Java
13 5 (0.36%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.36%) Python
14 3 (0.22%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.14%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.14%) PHP
16 1 (0.072%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 249 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 197 (14.15%) SC Cleared
3 110 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (4.67%) MCSE
5 38 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (2.23%) MCP
7 30 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 28 (2.01%) Degree
9 27 (1.94%) MCSA
10 25 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (1.51%) CCNA
12 17 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 17 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (1.08%) MCITP
14 14 (1.01%) CCIE
14 14 (1.01%) PMI Certification
15 13 (0.93%) ISEB
16 12 (0.86%) PMP
17 10 (0.72%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.31%) SLA
2 22 (1.58%) QA
3 17 (1.22%) PMO
4 14 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.43%) GDPR
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.072%) DICOM
8 1 (0.072%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 649 (46.62%) Active Directory
2 123 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (7.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 68 (4.89%) XenApp
5 56 (4.02%) Hyper-V
6 35 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 32 (2.30%) BitLocker
7 32 (2.30%) vSphere
8 24 (1.72%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.57%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.43%) Firmware
15 3 (0.22%) KVM
16 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.14%) XenServer
17 1 (0.072%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 368 (26.44%) SCCM
2 44 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (2.66%) SCOM
4 29 (2.08%) WSUS
5 20 (1.44%) AirWatch
6 15 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
7 14 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 10 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.65%) AppDNA
9 9 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (0.50%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.36%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.29%) ThinApp
13 4 (0.29%) Unicenter
14 3 (0.22%) Ansible
14 3 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 524 (37.64%) Microsoft
2 200 (14.37%) Citrix
3 190 (13.65%) VMware
4 109 (7.83%) Cisco
5 74 (5.32%) HP
6 69 (4.96%) Apple
7 29 (2.08%) ServiceNow
7 29 (2.08%) Symantec
8 28 (2.01%) AppSense
9 25 (1.80%) Dell
10 19 (1.36%) LANDesk
10 19 (1.36%) Remedy
11 17 (1.22%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.86%) Google
12 12 (0.86%) Sophos
12 12 (0.86%) Veeam
13 11 (0.79%) Bloomberg
13 11 (0.79%) Meraki
13 11 (0.79%) MobileIron
14 10 (0.72%) Lotus
City, London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £200 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £190.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £95 - £98 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wymondham, Norfolk
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary
Rate: From £36,570 to £41,502 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £392 - £451 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Pontypridd
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Tria Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago