Period
to 19 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 September 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 39 78
Rank change year-on-year +2 +39 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 59 172 147
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.75% 4.09% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.52% 21.34% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 95 88
Median daily rate £175 £200 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -0.12% -18.27%
10th Percentile £114 £126 £105
90th Percentile £486 £575 £496
England median daily rate £240 £230 £273
% change year-on-year +4.35% -15.60% -9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 48 37
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £12.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +25.61% -3.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £18.75 £19.65 £18.10
England median hourly rate £17.43 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +8.94% +0.88% -5.62%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 262 806 1,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.08% 19.18% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 503 544
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £132 £145 £130
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 66 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% +2.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.89
90th Percentile £35.00 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in the West Midlands

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 10 in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Windows 10 in the West Midlands

Windows 10
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 10 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in the West Midlands

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 10 in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in the West Midlands

Windows 10
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Birmingham +5 17 £137 -25.54% 9
Coventry +38 9 £200 -48.39% 1
Shropshire +36 9 £128 -63.57% 1
Worcestershire +20 7 £475 +150.00% 4
Warwickshire -5 6 £413 -7.04% 2
Staffordshire -4 5 - - 2
Herefordshire -10 2 £450 -5.26%
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (45.76%) Office 365
3 25 (42.37%) Windows 7
4 22 (37.29%) Active Directory
5 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
5 16 (27.12%) SCCM
6 10 (16.95%) Migration
7 9 (15.25%) ITIL
7 9 (15.25%) NHS
8 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (11.86%) Citrix
10 6 (10.17%) Finance
10 6 (10.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (10.17%) Application Packaging
11 5 (8.47%) DHCP
11 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
11 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
11 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (6.78%) Driving Licence
12 4 (6.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (6.78%) Public Sector
12 4 (6.78%) VPN
12 4 (6.78%) DNS
12 4 (6.78%) SLA
12 4 (6.78%) ITSM
12 4 (6.78%) Azure
12 4 (6.78%) XenApp
12 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
13 3 (5.08%) Publishing
13 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 27 (45.76%) Office 365
2 4 (6.78%) Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) DHCP
1 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.78%) DNS
2 4 (6.78%) VPN
3 3 (5.08%) Firewall
3 3 (5.08%) LAN
3 3 (5.08%) Skype
3 3 (5.08%) WAN
4 2 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.69%) 3G
5 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) MSI
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Public Sector
3 3 (5.08%) Publishing
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Desktop Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Desktop Support
2 13 (22.03%) Support Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (20.34%) IT Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (13.56%) Deployment Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) IT Support
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Applications Packager
7 4 (6.78%) Office 365 Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Build Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Field Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) NHS
2 4 (6.78%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.08%) User Experience
4 2 (3.39%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.69%) Social Media
5 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (42.37%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.39%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.69%) Android
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) Migration
2 9 (15.25%) ITIL
3 6 (10.17%) Application Packaging
4 4 (6.78%) ITSM
5 3 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (5.08%) Project Delivery
5 3 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.39%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.39%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.39%) Service Management
6 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.69%) Change Management
7 1 (1.69%) E-Discovery
7 1 (1.69%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.69%) Product Management
7 1 (1.69%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) Java
1 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) GDPR
2 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (37.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (6.78%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (6.78%) XenApp
4 3 (5.08%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.39%) DFS Replication
5 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.39%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (3.39%) SCDPM
3 2 (3.39%) SCOM
3 2 (3.39%) SCSM
3 2 (3.39%) SCVMM
3 2 (3.39%) WSUS
4 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) Citrix
3 3 (5.08%) Dell
4 2 (3.39%) ArcSight
4 2 (3.39%) Facebook
4 2 (3.39%) Instagram
4 2 (3.39%) Twitter
5 1 (1.69%) Apple
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco
5 1 (1.69%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) Ivanti
5 1 (1.69%) SAP
5 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.69%) Sophos
5 1 (1.69%) VMware