Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 158 318
Rank change year-on-year +79 +160 +559
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 3,121 1,622 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.03% 1.69% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.55% 8.15% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,831 979 507
UK median daily rate £255 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -6.25% -5.19%
10th Percentile £114 £117 £128
90th Percentile £500 £500 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £290 £313
% change year-on-year -22.41% -7.20% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 177 53
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £14.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +10.73% -71.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.85
90th Percentile £25.50 £21.10 £29.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.35 £13.59
% change year-on-year +8.01% +5.59% -72.82%

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 21,454 19,898 24,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.82% 20.79% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,376 12,510 15,309
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £178 £190 £209
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,477 1,145 1,296
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018. 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 +74 2,823 £265 -11.67% 374
UK excluding London +53 1,740 £225 -22.41% 272
London +98 1,279 £310 -0.80% 122
South East +62 523 £263 -13.93% 71
North of England +66 333 £191 -13.07% 87
Midlands +36 281 £200 -27.27% 34
South West +36 230 £300 +4.35% 30
North West +57 209 £188 -36.44% 50
Scotland +14 174 £230 -34.29% 11
East of England +13 153 £170 -43.33% 29
East Midlands +51 141 £231 +17.09% 15
West Midlands -10 141 £183 -41.60% 19
Yorkshire +37 100 £190 +52.00% 33
Wales +2 44 £219 +15.46% 9
North East -16 25 £200 -6.98% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 3,099 (99.30%) Windows
2 1,408 (45.11%) Active Directory
3 1,295 (41.49%) Windows 7
4 1,251 (40.08%) Microsoft
5 1,107 (35.47%) Office 365
6 930 (29.80%) SCCM
7 671 (21.50%) Migration
8 625 (20.03%) Microsoft Office
9 545 (17.46%) Windows Server
10 473 (15.16%) Citrix
11 421 (13.49%) Finance
12 410 (13.14%) VMware
13 384 (12.30%) ITIL
14 356 (11.41%) PowerShell
15 325 (10.41%) Security Cleared
16 320 (10.25%) Microsoft Azure
17 291 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
18 287 (9.20%) Microsoft App-V
19 280 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
20 274 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
21 265 (8.49%) DNS
22 257 (8.23%) Skype
23 253 (8.11%) MS Exchange
23 253 (8.11%) Apple
24 249 (7.98%) SC Cleared
25 232 (7.43%) Windows 8
26 220 (7.05%) DHCP
27 214 (6.86%) Skype for Business
28 213 (6.82%) Windows XP
29 197 (6.31%) Problem-Solving

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
1 253 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 214 (6.86%) Skype for Business
3 176 (5.64%) SharePoint
4 119 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (0.32%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.16%) Confluence
11 5 (0.16%) IIS
12 4 (0.13%) CMS
13 3 (0.096%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.096%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.064%) Apache
15 1 (0.032%) Apache Airflow
15 1 (0.032%) Totara
Applications
1 625 (20.03%) Microsoft Office
2 131 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.13%) Windchill
8 3 (0.096%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 3 (0.096%) NUKE
8 3 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.064%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
1 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.13%) assyst
3 3 (0.096%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.064%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.032%) Eikon
5 1 (0.032%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.032%) Maximo
5 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.032%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1,107 (35.47%) Office 365
2 320 (10.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (3.49%) OneDrive
4 106 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 62 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
6 48 (1.54%) IaaS
7 41 (1.31%) SaaS
8 37 (1.19%) PaaS
9 20 (0.64%) G Suite
10 16 (0.51%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.22%) Boomi
12 7 (0.22%) Yammer
13 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.096%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.096%) Slack
15 2 (0.064%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 265 (8.49%) DNS
2 257 (8.23%) Skype
3 220 (7.05%) DHCP
4 159 (5.09%) Firewall
5 149 (4.77%) VPN
6 135 (4.33%) LAN
7 113 (3.62%) WAN
8 95 (3.04%) TCP/IP
9 74 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
10 71 (2.27%) Internet
11 68 (2.18%) Remote Desktop
12 52 (1.67%) VoIP
13 47 (1.51%) Wireless
14 43 (1.38%) NetScaler
15 41 (1.31%) SAN
16 33 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
17 30 (0.96%) 3G
18 29 (0.93%) SMS
19 23 (0.74%) IP Telephony
19 23 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
3 21 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (0.48%) Power BI
7 10 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.22%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.19%) CouchDB
10 6 (0.19%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.19%) MS Access
11 5 (0.16%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.096%) Big Data
13 3 (0.096%) MySQL
13 3 (0.096%) OLTP
13 3 (0.096%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.064%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 99 (3.17%) MSI
2 34 (1.09%) InstallShield
3 29 (0.93%) AdminStudio
4 22 (0.70%) JIRA
5 17 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 17 (0.54%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.35%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.26%) Subversion
8 7 (0.22%) Hudson
9 4 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.096%) Android Studio
10 3 (0.096%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.096%) WinDbg
11 2 (0.064%) Burp Suite
11 2 (0.064%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.064%) JMeter
11 2 (0.064%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.064%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.064%) TestRail
11 2 (0.064%) WiX
General
1 421 (13.49%) Finance
2 77 (2.47%) Law
3 67 (2.15%) Banking
4 63 (2.02%) Retail
5 53 (1.70%) Legal
6 48 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 37 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 25 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 25 (0.80%) Publishing
9 15 (0.48%) Games
9 15 (0.48%) Spanish Language
10 13 (0.42%) Advertising
10 13 (0.42%) Billing
10 13 (0.42%) Front Office
10 13 (0.42%) Marketing
11 11 (0.35%) Back Office
12 10 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.29%) French Language
14 7 (0.22%) Automotive
14 7 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 641 (20.54%) Desktop Support
2 522 (16.73%) Analyst
3 492 (15.76%) Support Engineer
4 359 (11.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 330 (10.57%) Windows Engineer
6 255 (8.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 221 (7.08%) Support Analyst
8 219 (7.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 207 (6.63%) IT Support
10 180 (5.77%) Architect
11 175 (5.61%) Project Manager
12 174 (5.58%) Service Analyst
13 173 (5.54%) Deployment Engineer
14 161 (5.16%) Service Desk Analyst
15 134 (4.29%) Consultant
16 132 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 124 (3.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 112 (3.59%) IT Analyst
19 98 (3.14%) Rollout Engineer
20 96 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.44%) Web Services
2 36 (1.15%) .NET
3 31 (0.99%) Software Packaging
4 17 (0.54%) HTML
5 13 (0.42%) Middleware
6 10 (0.32%) HTML5
7 9 (0.29%) AngularJS
7 9 (0.29%) CSS
8 8 (0.26%) COM
8 8 (0.26%) LDAP
8 8 (0.26%) Node.js
9 7 (0.22%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.22%) React
9 7 (0.22%) RESTful
9 7 (0.22%) Sass
9 7 (0.22%) Universal Windows Platform
9 7 (0.22%) XML
9 7 (0.22%) XMPP
10 6 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (0.16%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 136 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (3.08%) Fat Client
2 96 (3.08%) Thin Client
3 80 (2.56%) iPhone
4 78 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 75 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 64 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
7 63 (2.02%) iPad
8 59 (1.89%) Blackberry
9 39 (1.25%) User Experience
10 38 (1.22%) Driving Licence
10 38 (1.22%) NHS
11 36 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 36 (1.15%) Smartphone
12 28 (0.90%) Computer Science
13 24 (0.77%) PKI
14 22 (0.70%) Mobile App
15 21 (0.67%) CMDB
16 19 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
17 17 (0.54%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 3,099 (99.30%) Windows
2 1,295 (41.49%) Windows 7
3 545 (17.46%) Windows Server
4 291 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 280 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 232 (7.43%) Windows 8
7 213 (6.82%) Windows XP
8 176 (5.64%) Apple iOS
9 135 (4.33%) Android
10 124 (3.97%) Linux
11 94 (3.01%) Mac OS
12 85 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 69 (2.21%) Mac OS X
14 26 (0.83%) CentOS
15 21 (0.67%) Unix
16 18 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (0.45%) AIX
18 10 (0.32%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone
19 7 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (21.50%) Migration
2 384 (12.30%) ITIL
3 197 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
4 175 (5.61%) Time Management
5 163 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 161 (5.16%) Application Packaging
7 131 (4.20%) Project Management
8 119 (3.81%) Break/Fix
9 106 (3.40%) Service Management
9 106 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 103 (3.30%) Change Management
11 98 (3.14%) Mobile Device Management
12 93 (2.98%) PRINCE2
13 82 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 75 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
15 68 (2.18%) Service Delivery
16 64 (2.05%) Asset Management
17 61 (1.95%) ITSM
18 60 (1.92%) Application Virtualisation
19 57 (1.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 356 (11.41%) PowerShell
2 137 (4.39%) SQL
3 86 (2.76%) VBScript
4 35 (1.12%) VB
5 32 (1.03%) C#
6 20 (0.64%) JavaScript
7 17 (0.54%) C++
7 17 (0.54%) VBA
8 13 (0.42%) Bash Shell
8 13 (0.42%) T-SQL
9 11 (0.35%) C
10 8 (0.26%) Java
11 7 (0.22%) TypeScript
12 6 (0.19%) ES6
13 4 (0.13%) VB6
14 3 (0.096%) C++/CLI
14 3 (0.096%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.096%) Python
14 3 (0.096%) VC++
15 2 (0.064%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 325 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 249 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 172 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (2.66%) MCSE
5 70 (2.24%) Degree
6 53 (1.70%) DV Cleared
7 48 (1.54%) MCP
8 47 (1.51%) MCSA
9 40 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 32 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 32 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 31 (0.99%) DBS Check
12 22 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (0.61%) A+ Certification
14 19 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 18 (0.58%) CCNA
16 17 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
16 17 (0.54%) MCDST
16 17 (0.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (4.58%) SLA
2 37 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 33 (1.06%) PMO
4 31 (0.99%) QA
5 27 (0.87%) GDPR
6 13 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.096%) GxP
8 3 (0.096%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.064%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.064%) WCAG
10 1 (0.032%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.032%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.032%) GMP
10 1 (0.032%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.032%) GPG13
10 1 (0.032%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1,408 (45.11%) Active Directory
2 287 (9.20%) Microsoft App-V
3 274 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 171 (5.48%) XenApp
5 129 (4.13%) XenDesktop
6 111 (3.56%) BitLocker
7 109 (3.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 104 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
9 101 (3.24%) Hyper-V
10 53 (1.70%) vSphere
11 30 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
12 26 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
13 22 (0.70%) VMware NSX
14 20 (0.64%) Docker
15 14 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
16 13 (0.42%) Terminal Services
17 11 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
17 11 (0.35%) XenServer
18 10 (0.32%) VMware Server
19 7 (0.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 930 (29.80%) SCCM
2 196 (6.28%) Microsoft Intune
3 75 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 65 (2.08%) WSUS
5 44 (1.41%) SCOM
6 41 (1.31%) AirWatch
7 40 (1.28%) vCenter Server
8 30 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
9 21 (0.67%) Backup Exec
10 20 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
11 19 (0.61%) NetBackup
12 13 (0.42%) SCOrch
13 12 (0.38%) Data Guard
13 12 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.29%) WMI
15 8 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (0.26%) Nessus
15 8 (0.26%) SCSM
15 8 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 7 (0.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1,251 (40.08%) Microsoft
2 473 (15.16%) Citrix
3 410 (13.14%) VMware
4 253 (8.11%) Apple
5 167 (5.35%) Cisco
6 165 (5.29%) Ivanti
7 120 (3.84%) HP
8 81 (2.60%) ServiceNow
9 65 (2.08%) Dell
9 65 (2.08%) McAfee
10 46 (1.47%) Wyse
11 41 (1.31%) Veeam
12 39 (1.25%) Sophos
13 36 (1.15%) NetApp
14 35 (1.12%) Bloomberg
15 32 (1.03%) Splunk
16 31 (0.99%) Symantec
17 30 (0.96%) ThinPrint
18 29 (0.93%) Oracle
19 27 (0.87%) Remedy