Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 87 169
Rank change year-on-year +28 +82 +195
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 3,538 2,797 1,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.89% 2.79% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.39% 13.38% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,220 1,664 835
UK median daily rate £250 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% -
10th Percentile £119 £115 £118
90th Percentile £525 £513 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £250 £320
% change year-on-year -18.00% -21.88% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 470 124
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.04% -0.88% +10.34%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £28.25 £21.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% +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 18,249 20,911 19,047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.08% 20.86% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,521 13,163 11,988
UK median daily rate £437 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.71% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £158 £185 £200
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,145 1,402 1,128
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.20% +5.85% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year - +0.88% -3.88%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +33 3,100 £275 -4.35% 167
UK excluding London +35 2,172 £205 -18.00% 146
London +23 1,258 £325 +3.17% 48
South East +25 626 £300 +20.00% 34
North of England +55 428 £175 +9.38% 34
South West +13 307 £288 -4.17% 16
Midlands +12 263 £250 -9.09% 24
Scotland +36 222 £140 -42.86% 15
North West +31 217 £167 -10.80% 13
East of England +31 207 £185 -26.37% 11
Yorkshire +72 162 £200 +42.86% 16
East Midlands +9 130 £190 -27.69% 9
West Midlands +13 126 £288 - 14
Wales +49 110 £180 -32.08% 11
North East +33 49 £175 -13.58% 5
Northern Ireland +19 8 £114 - 1
Channel Islands - 4 £600 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 3,521 (99.52%) Windows
2 1,587 (44.86%) Active Directory
3 1,456 (41.15%) Windows 7
4 1,315 (37.17%) Microsoft
5 1,270 (35.90%) Office 365
6 1,089 (30.78%) SCCM
7 721 (20.38%) Migration
8 630 (17.81%) Microsoft Office
9 583 (16.48%) Windows Server
10 525 (14.84%) Finance
11 496 (14.02%) ITIL
12 449 (12.69%) Citrix
13 411 (11.62%) VMware
14 402 (11.36%) PowerShell
15 386 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
16 385 (10.88%) Security Cleared
17 361 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
18 286 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
19 268 (7.57%) SC Cleared
20 265 (7.49%) Skype
21 252 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
22 246 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
23 243 (6.87%) DNS
24 229 (6.47%) MS Exchange
25 215 (6.08%) SharePoint
26 211 (5.96%) Application Packaging
27 207 (5.85%) Skype for Business
28 198 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 195 (5.51%) DHCP
30 193 (5.46%) Microsoft Intune

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
1 229 (6.47%) MS Exchange
2 215 (6.08%) SharePoint
3 207 (5.85%) Skype for Business
4 57 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (0.93%) Confluence
6 31 (0.88%) IBM Notes
7 24 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (0.51%) IIS
9 9 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.23%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.14%) CMS
12 4 (0.11%) GroupWise
12 4 (0.11%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.085%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.057%) Apache
14 2 (0.057%) nginx
14 2 (0.057%) SAS
14 2 (0.057%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.057%) Site Server
15 1 (0.028%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 630 (17.81%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.085%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 3 (0.085%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.057%) Shockwave
10 2 (0.057%) SPSS
11 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.028%) ImageReady
11 1 (0.028%) Revit
Business Applications
1 27 (0.76%) Elite 3E
2 9 (0.25%) Carpe Diem
3 8 (0.23%) Eikon
4 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.17%) assyst
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.085%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.057%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.057%) SystmOne
8 2 (0.057%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.028%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.028%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,270 (35.90%) Office 365
2 386 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (3.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 70 (1.98%) OneDrive
5 61 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
6 41 (1.16%) IaaS
7 31 (0.88%) PaaS
7 31 (0.88%) SaaS
8 24 (0.68%) Yammer
9 21 (0.59%) Power Platform
10 15 (0.42%) G Suite
11 10 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.25%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.23%) Azure Stack
13 8 (0.23%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.17%) iTunes
15 5 (0.14%) GitHub
16 4 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 265 (7.49%) Skype
2 243 (6.87%) DNS
3 195 (5.51%) DHCP
4 153 (4.32%) VPN
5 143 (4.04%) Firewall
6 140 (3.96%) LAN
7 122 (3.45%) TCP/IP
8 108 (3.05%) WAN
9 94 (2.66%) VoIP
10 71 (2.01%) Internet
11 66 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
12 61 (1.72%) Wireless
13 50 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
14 48 (1.36%) SAN
15 42 (1.19%) NetScaler
16 32 (0.90%) IP Telephony
17 31 (0.88%) VLAN
18 20 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
19 18 (0.51%) Network Security
20 17 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 23 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (0.37%) Power BI
5 11 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.28%) MS Access
7 8 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
9 5 (0.14%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2017
10 4 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.085%) Big Data
11 3 (0.085%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.057%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.057%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.057%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 93 (2.63%) MSI
2 43 (1.22%) JIRA
3 28 (0.79%) AdminStudio
4 20 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 19 (0.54%) InstallShield
6 14 (0.40%) Bitbucket
7 13 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.34%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.25%) Hudson
10 5 (0.14%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
11 4 (0.11%) Ant
12 3 (0.085%) Selenium
13 2 (0.057%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.057%) JMeter
13 2 (0.057%) Rational Team Concert
13 2 (0.057%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.057%) WebDriver
14 1 (0.028%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 525 (14.84%) Finance
2 160 (4.52%) Banking
3 96 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 90 (2.54%) Legal
5 78 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 73 (2.06%) Law
7 71 (2.01%) Retail
8 60 (1.70%) Marketing
9 56 (1.58%) Electronics
10 25 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 25 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 22 (0.62%) Advertising
12 20 (0.57%) Local Government
13 17 (0.48%) Publishing
14 11 (0.31%) Front Office
15 9 (0.25%) Games
16 7 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.20%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 540 (15.26%) Support Engineer
2 509 (14.39%) Windows Engineer
3 500 (14.13%) Analyst
4 380 (10.74%) Desktop Support
5 347 (9.81%) Desktop Engineer
6 279 (7.89%) Deployment Engineer
7 250 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
8 231 (6.53%) IT Support
9 208 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 205 (5.79%) Service Analyst
11 193 (5.46%) Support Analyst
12 190 (5.37%) Project Manager
12 190 (5.37%) Service Desk Analyst
13 168 (4.75%) Windows Deployment Engineer
14 165 (4.66%) Architect
15 159 (4.49%) IT Engineer
16 158 (4.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 155 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 123 (3.48%) Rollout Engineer
19 122 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (0.93%) Software Packaging
2 25 (0.71%) .NET
3 18 (0.51%) Java RMI
4 14 (0.40%) XML
5 9 (0.25%) 802.1X
5 9 (0.25%) LDAP
6 8 (0.23%) X-Windows
7 7 (0.20%) HTML
8 6 (0.17%) Web Services
9 5 (0.14%) CSS
9 5 (0.14%) WAP
10 4 (0.11%) DOM
10 4 (0.11%) OCX
10 4 (0.11%) SailPoint
10 4 (0.11%) Universal Windows Platform
10 4 (0.11%) XMPP
10 4 (0.11%) XSLT
11 3 (0.085%) JSON
11 3 (0.085%) KML
11 3 (0.085%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 144 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 80 (2.26%) iPhone
4 76 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
5 68 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 63 (1.78%) NHS
7 62 (1.75%) Data Centre
8 61 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
9 54 (1.53%) Fat Client
9 54 (1.53%) Thin Client
10 46 (1.30%) PKI
10 46 (1.30%) User Experience
11 44 (1.24%) Smartphone
12 40 (1.13%) Blackberry
13 32 (0.90%) iPad
14 24 (0.68%) Clustering
15 21 (0.59%) Handset
16 19 (0.54%) BYOD
17 17 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
18 15 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3,521 (99.52%) Windows
2 1,456 (41.15%) Windows 7
3 583 (16.48%) Windows Server
4 361 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 286 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 168 (4.75%) Android
7 154 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 147 (4.15%) Apple iOS
9 126 (3.56%) Windows XP
10 81 (2.29%) Linux
10 81 (2.29%) Mac OS
11 43 (1.22%) Mac OS X
12 41 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.31%) Unix
13 11 (0.31%) Windows 2000
14 10 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.20%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.14%) CentOS
17 5 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (20.38%) Migration
2 496 (14.02%) ITIL
3 246 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
4 211 (5.96%) Application Packaging
5 198 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 153 (4.32%) Project Management
7 141 (3.99%) Time Management
8 139 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
9 136 (3.84%) Service Management
10 113 (3.19%) ITSM
10 113 (3.19%) Mobile Device Management
11 96 (2.71%) Incident Management
11 96 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 88 (2.49%) Change Management
13 85 (2.40%) Break/Fix
13 85 (2.40%) Service Delivery
14 84 (2.37%) PRINCE2
15 82 (2.32%) Business Intelligence
16 81 (2.29%) User Acceptance Testing
17 64 (1.81%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 402 (11.36%) PowerShell
2 92 (2.60%) SQL
3 55 (1.55%) VBScript
4 31 (0.88%) VB
5 30 (0.85%) Python
6 27 (0.76%) Java
7 24 (0.68%) C#
8 19 (0.54%) C
9 15 (0.42%) Bash Shell
9 15 (0.42%) VBA
10 12 (0.34%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.14%) Perl
12 4 (0.11%) AWK
12 4 (0.11%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.085%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.085%) C++
13 3 (0.085%) Ruby
13 3 (0.085%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.057%) ES7
14 2 (0.057%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 385 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 268 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 147 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 69 (1.95%) MCSA
6 68 (1.92%) MCSE
7 50 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
8 49 (1.38%) Degree
9 47 (1.33%) MCP
10 37 (1.05%) DBS Check
11 25 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 21 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 20 (0.57%) A+ Certification
14 19 (0.54%) CCNA
14 19 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (0.34%) CCA
16 12 (0.34%) PMI Certification
16 12 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (4.83%) SLA
2 54 (1.53%) QA
3 21 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.48%) NCSC
4 17 (0.48%) PMO
5 14 (0.40%) NIST
6 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.17%) HL7
8 5 (0.14%) GDPR
9 4 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.057%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.057%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.057%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.057%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.057%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 1 (0.028%) GxP
12 1 (0.028%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,587 (44.86%) Active Directory
2 252 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (4.66%) Hyper-V
4 163 (4.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 151 (4.27%) XenDesktop
6 127 (3.59%) XenApp
7 108 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 95 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
9 66 (1.87%) vSphere
10 53 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
11 52 (1.47%) BitLocker
12 34 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
13 24 (0.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 20 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
15 16 (0.45%) DFS Replication
16 14 (0.40%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 7 (0.20%) Xen
19 6 (0.17%) Firmware
20 4 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,089 (30.78%) SCCM
2 193 (5.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 76 (2.15%) SCOM
4 68 (1.92%) AirWatch
5 54 (1.53%) WSUS
6 30 (0.85%) SCVMM
7 23 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
8 21 (0.59%) Perfmon
9 20 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 20 (0.57%) vCenter Server
10 18 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
12 16 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
13 14 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 12 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
15 11 (0.31%) SCDPM
15 11 (0.31%) SCSM
16 10 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 9 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,315 (37.17%) Microsoft
2 449 (12.69%) Citrix
3 411 (11.62%) VMware
4 171 (4.83%) Cisco
5 147 (4.15%) Apple
6 99 (2.80%) Ivanti
7 98 (2.77%) ServiceNow
8 87 (2.46%) HP
9 74 (2.09%) SAP
10 67 (1.89%) Dell
11 57 (1.61%) McAfee
12 51 (1.44%) Symantec
13 46 (1.30%) iManage
14 40 (1.13%) Sophos
15 39 (1.10%) Oracle
16 36 (1.02%) Veeam
17 32 (0.90%) Bloomberg
18 31 (0.88%) Lotus
18 31 (0.88%) Remedy
19 26 (0.73%) Reuters