Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 174 354
Rank change year-on-year +87 +180 +506
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2,795 1,381 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.79% 1.51% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.37% 7.26% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,662 830 419
UK median daily rate £275 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £115 £117 £128
90th Percentile £514 £538 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £317 £325
% change year-on-year -21.01% -2.62% -45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 124 42
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +10.34% -
10th Percentile £11.15 £10.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.18 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +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 20,898 19,024 23,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 20.83% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,153 11,973 14,892
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £208
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,402 1,131 1,346
UK median hourly rate £17.47 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.88% +4.76%

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 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +82 2,528 £288 -11.54% 369
UK excluding London +70 1,534 £250 -21.01% 259
London +104 1,176 £315 -10.00% 127
South East +61 511 £250 -23.66% 77
North of England +54 260 £160 -28.89% 50
Midlands +50 251 £275 -14.06% 46
South West +49 177 £300 -9.09% 41
Scotland +21 158 £245 +4.26% 9
North West +40 153 £188 -16.67% 27
East of England +26 141 £251 -19.60% 28
East Midlands +56 130 £263 +9.48% 29
West Midlands +5 120 £288 -16.67% 17
Yorkshire +20 80 £140 +12.00% 19
Wales +9 38 £265 -23.74% 6
North East +7 27 £203 -49.38% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 2,778 (99.39%) Windows
2 1,216 (43.51%) Active Directory
3 1,134 (40.57%) Windows 7
4 1,093 (39.11%) Microsoft
5 1,001 (35.81%) Office 365
6 789 (28.23%) SCCM
7 618 (22.11%) Migration
8 575 (20.57%) Microsoft Office
9 480 (17.17%) Windows Server
10 422 (15.10%) Citrix
11 362 (12.95%) Security Cleared
12 351 (12.56%) Finance
13 345 (12.34%) VMware
14 326 (11.66%) ITIL
15 295 (10.55%) PowerShell
16 289 (10.34%) SC Cleared
17 263 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
18 261 (9.34%) Windows Server 2008
19 255 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
20 238 (8.52%) Microsoft App-V
21 230 (8.23%) DNS
21 230 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
22 217 (7.76%) Skype
23 213 (7.62%) MS Exchange
24 212 (7.58%) Apple
24 212 (7.58%) Windows 8
25 205 (7.33%) DHCP
26 197 (7.05%) Skype for Business
27 196 (7.01%) Windows XP
28 194 (6.94%) 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
1 213 (7.62%) MS Exchange
2 197 (7.05%) Skype for Business
3 141 (5.04%) SharePoint
4 103 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (0.47%) IIS
10 11 (0.39%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.14%) Apache
13 4 (0.14%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.14%) CMS
13 4 (0.14%) Confluence
13 4 (0.14%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.11%) FileNet
14 3 (0.11%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 575 (20.57%) Microsoft Office
2 129 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.14%) Windchill
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.11%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 3 (0.11%) NUKE
8 3 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.036%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.18%) assyst
3 4 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.11%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.072%) Primavera
6 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.036%) Eikon
6 1 (0.036%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.036%) Maximo
6 1 (0.036%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.036%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1,001 (35.81%) Office 365
2 255 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (3.58%) OneDrive
4 80 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 57 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
6 35 (1.25%) IaaS
7 27 (0.97%) SaaS
8 25 (0.89%) PaaS
9 22 (0.79%) G Suite
10 20 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.36%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.29%) Yammer
13 5 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.072%) GitHub
14 2 (0.072%) Slack
14 2 (0.072%) SurveyMonkey
15 1 (0.036%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 230 (8.23%) DNS
2 217 (7.76%) Skype
3 205 (7.33%) DHCP
4 151 (5.40%) VPN
5 143 (5.12%) Firewall
6 93 (3.33%) LAN
7 72 (2.58%) TCP/IP
8 67 (2.40%) WAN
9 60 (2.15%) Internet
9 60 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
10 50 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
11 46 (1.65%) VoIP
12 37 (1.32%) Wireless
13 33 (1.18%) SAN
14 29 (1.04%) 3G
15 28 (1.00%) NetScaler
16 24 (0.86%) IP Telephony
16 24 (0.86%) MPLS
17 23 (0.82%) Network Security
18 19 (0.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 22 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
3 21 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (0.50%) Power BI
6 10 (0.36%) CouchDB
6 10 (0.36%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (0.29%) MS Access
7 8 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.25%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.072%) DB2
12 2 (0.072%) MySQL
12 2 (0.072%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.072%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.072%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.072%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 90 (3.22%) MSI
2 30 (1.07%) InstallShield
3 21 (0.75%) JIRA
4 19 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 18 (0.64%) AdminStudio
6 17 (0.61%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.32%) Hudson
8 8 (0.29%) Subversion
8 8 (0.29%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.21%) WinDbg
10 4 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.11%) Android Studio
11 3 (0.11%) JMeter
11 3 (0.11%) Selenium
11 3 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.072%) Burp Suite
12 2 (0.072%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.072%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.072%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.072%) WiX
General
1 351 (12.56%) Finance
2 73 (2.61%) Law
3 63 (2.25%) Banking
4 61 (2.18%) Retail
5 56 (2.00%) Legal
6 49 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 24 (0.86%) Publishing
9 20 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.43%) Advertising
11 12 (0.43%) Marketing
12 11 (0.39%) Back Office
12 11 (0.39%) French Language
13 10 (0.36%) Front Office
14 6 (0.21%) Automotive
14 6 (0.21%) Billing
14 6 (0.21%) Games
14 6 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 565 (20.21%) Desktop Support
2 463 (16.57%) Analyst
3 447 (15.99%) Support Engineer
4 318 (11.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 292 (10.45%) Windows Engineer
6 245 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 195 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 178 (6.37%) Support Analyst
9 168 (6.01%) Project Manager
10 159 (5.69%) IT Support
11 158 (5.65%) Architect
12 151 (5.40%) Service Analyst
13 143 (5.12%) Service Desk Analyst
14 142 (5.08%) Deployment Engineer
15 123 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 115 (4.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 102 (3.65%) Consultant
18 100 (3.58%) IT Engineer
19 90 (3.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 81 (2.90%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.25%) Web Services
2 32 (1.14%) Software Packaging
3 31 (1.11%) .NET
4 22 (0.79%) HTML
5 14 (0.50%) AngularJS
5 14 (0.50%) HTML5
6 13 (0.47%) CSS
6 13 (0.47%) Node.js
7 12 (0.43%) React
7 12 (0.43%) Sass
8 11 (0.39%) RESTful
9 10 (0.36%) 802.1X
9 10 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (0.32%) Ember.js
10 9 (0.32%) XML
11 6 (0.21%) COM
11 6 (0.21%) Middleware
11 6 (0.21%) REST
11 6 (0.21%) WPF
12 5 (0.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 139 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (2.75%) Data Centre
3 70 (2.50%) Fat Client
3 70 (2.50%) Thin Client
4 67 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (2.11%) iPhone
6 54 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
7 43 (1.54%) Blackberry
8 39 (1.40%) iPad
9 38 (1.36%) User Experience
10 35 (1.25%) Smartphone
11 32 (1.14%) Driving Licence
12 28 (1.00%) Mobile App
13 26 (0.93%) BYOD
13 26 (0.93%) Computer Science
13 26 (0.93%) PKI
14 23 (0.82%) NHS
15 21 (0.75%) Management Information System
15 21 (0.75%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.47%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2,778 (99.39%) Windows
2 1,134 (40.57%) Windows 7
3 480 (17.17%) Windows Server
4 263 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 261 (9.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 212 (7.58%) Windows 8
7 196 (7.01%) Windows XP
8 160 (5.72%) Apple iOS
9 130 (4.65%) Android
10 103 (3.69%) Linux
11 86 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 73 (2.61%) Mac OS
13 64 (2.29%) Mac OS X
14 24 (0.86%) CentOS
15 22 (0.79%) Unix
16 18 (0.64%) Windows Vista
17 13 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.32%) AIX
19 5 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
19 5 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (22.11%) Migration
2 326 (11.66%) ITIL
3 194 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
4 168 (6.01%) Time Management
5 144 (5.15%) Project Management
6 130 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 122 (4.36%) Change Management
8 117 (4.19%) Application Packaging
9 106 (3.79%) PRINCE2
10 96 (3.43%) Break/Fix
11 91 (3.26%) Service Management
11 91 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 89 (3.18%) Mobile Device Management
13 80 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
14 62 (2.22%) Problem Management
15 54 (1.93%) Service Delivery
16 51 (1.82%) Asset Management
17 46 (1.65%) Application Virtualisation
18 44 (1.57%) Incident Management
19 40 (1.43%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 295 (10.55%) PowerShell
2 123 (4.40%) SQL
3 72 (2.58%) VBScript
4 30 (1.07%) C#
5 29 (1.04%) VB
6 23 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 14 (0.50%) Java
7 14 (0.50%) VBA
8 13 (0.47%) Bash Shell
9 12 (0.43%) C
9 12 (0.43%) TypeScript
10 11 (0.39%) C++
11 10 (0.36%) ES6
12 9 (0.32%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.18%) Python
14 4 (0.14%) VB6
15 3 (0.11%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.11%) VC++
16 2 (0.072%) Perl
17 1 (0.036%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 362 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 289 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 157 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (3.08%) MCSE
5 58 (2.08%) Degree
6 56 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 43 (1.54%) MCP
8 39 (1.40%) MCSA
9 38 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 29 (1.04%) DBS Check
12 27 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 22 (0.79%) CCNA
14 18 (0.64%) ISEB
14 18 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 18 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (0.54%) PMI Certification
16 15 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.51%) SLA
2 36 (1.29%) PMO
3 34 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 32 (1.14%) QA
5 26 (0.93%) GDPR
6 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.11%) GxP
9 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.072%) WCAG
10 1 (0.036%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.036%) GMP
10 1 (0.036%) GPG13
10 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1,216 (43.51%) Active Directory
2 238 (8.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 230 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 136 (4.87%) XenApp
5 101 (3.61%) XenDesktop
6 99 (3.54%) BitLocker
7 96 (3.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 77 (2.75%) Hyper-V
9 75 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
10 46 (1.65%) vSphere
11 31 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
12 26 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
13 25 (0.89%) Docker
14 17 (0.61%) VMware NSX
15 14 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.43%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.25%) DFS Replication
18 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
19 5 (0.18%) XenServer
20 4 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 789 (28.23%) SCCM
2 147 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 61 (2.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 54 (1.93%) AirWatch
5 44 (1.57%) WSUS
6 42 (1.50%) SCOM
7 33 (1.18%) vCenter Server
8 21 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (0.47%) Backup Exec
11 11 (0.39%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.36%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (0.29%) Nessus
14 7 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.25%) Data Guard
15 6 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
15 6 (0.21%) SCSM
16 5 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,093 (39.11%) Microsoft
2 422 (15.10%) Citrix
3 345 (12.34%) VMware
4 212 (7.58%) Apple
5 157 (5.62%) Ivanti
6 155 (5.55%) Cisco
7 107 (3.83%) HP
8 64 (2.29%) ServiceNow
9 50 (1.79%) Dell
10 49 (1.75%) McAfee
11 43 (1.54%) Wyse
12 42 (1.50%) NetApp
13 30 (1.07%) Splunk
13 30 (1.07%) ThinPrint
14 29 (1.04%) Avaya
15 28 (1.00%) Bloomberg
15 28 (1.00%) Veeam
16 27 (0.97%) Oracle
17 25 (0.89%) CheckPoint
17 25 (0.89%) Remedy