Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 85 67
Rank change year-on-year +55 -18 +95
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 226 138 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.82% 2.69% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.39% 12.60% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 79 81
West Midlands median daily rate £184 £200 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.25% -27.27% -26.67%
10th Percentile £119 £105 £150
90th Percentile £578 £488 £438
England median daily rate £200 £250 £265
% change year-on-year -20.00% -5.66% -11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 32 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% - -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £20.00 £21.50 £16.88
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.81% +3.42%

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 796 1,095 924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.52% 21.32% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 564 530
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +2.74% -8.75%
10th Percentile £133 £143 £157
90th Percentile £569 £524 £558
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 124 89
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.81 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.70
90th Percentile £23.23 £25.58 £34.37
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 10 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 10 in the West Midlands

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in the West Midlands

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in the West Midlands

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 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
Birmingham +10 91 £173 -13.75% 15
Coventry +27 30 £135 -25.52% 5
Warwickshire +16 30 £375 +87.50% 8
Staffordshire +31 28 £148 -26.25% 2
Shropshire +57 13 £350 +43.01% 8
Herefordshire +6 7 £450 +16.13% 1
Worcestershire +1 6 £180 - 2
Wolverhampton - 3 £140 -
Solihull +1 2 £130 +6.56% 4
Walsall 0 2 £145 -1.69% 3
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 223 (98.67%) Windows
2 89 (39.38%) Windows 7
3 84 (37.17%) Active Directory
4 81 (35.84%) SCCM
5 74 (32.74%) Office 365
6 70 (30.97%) Migration
7 66 (29.20%) Microsoft
8 35 (15.49%) Azure
9 34 (15.04%) Public Sector
10 28 (12.39%) Security Cleared
10 28 (12.39%) Windows Server
11 24 (10.62%) Microsoft Office
12 19 (8.41%) Skype
13 17 (7.52%) Hyper-V
13 17 (7.52%) VMware
13 17 (7.52%) DHCP
13 17 (7.52%) Apple
14 15 (6.64%) Citrix
14 15 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (6.19%) Driving Licence
15 14 (6.19%) SC Cleared
16 13 (5.75%) Break/Fix
17 12 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (5.31%) Data Centre
17 12 (5.31%) Time Management
17 12 (5.31%) PowerShell
17 12 (5.31%) Microsoft Intune
17 12 (5.31%) Windows XP
17 12 (5.31%) SharePoint
18 11 (4.87%) ITIL

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 12 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.87%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (10.62%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.88%) assyst
3 1 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.44%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 74 (32.74%) Office 365
2 35 (15.49%) Azure
3 9 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (3.98%) Power Platform
4 7 (3.10%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.77%) IaaS
5 4 (1.77%) SaaS
6 3 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.33%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.33%) PaaS
6 3 (1.33%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.44%) G Suite
7 1 (0.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.41%) Skype
2 17 (7.52%) DHCP
3 10 (4.42%) DNS
3 10 (4.42%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.54%) VPN
5 7 (3.10%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (3.10%) Unified Communications
6 6 (2.65%) WAN
7 5 (2.21%) VLAN
7 5 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.77%) Firewall
8 4 (1.77%) LAN
9 3 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.33%) SAN
10 2 (0.88%) NAS
10 2 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.88%) VoIP
10 2 (0.88%) Wireless
11 1 (0.44%) Intranet
11 1 (0.44%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.98%) Power BI
2 8 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.33%) AdminStudio
1 3 (1.33%) MSI
2 1 (0.44%) JIRA
General
1 34 (15.04%) Public Sector
2 9 (3.98%) Finance
3 6 (2.65%) Electronics
3 6 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.21%) Retail
5 3 (1.33%) Advertising
5 3 (1.33%) Banking
5 3 (1.33%) Games
5 3 (1.33%) German Language
5 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.33%) Marketing
6 2 (0.88%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 53 (23.45%) Windows Engineer
2 36 (15.93%) Deployment Engineer
3 33 (14.60%) Desktop Engineer
4 29 (12.83%) Desktop Support
5 26 (11.50%) Support Engineer
6 23 (10.18%) Analyst
7 22 (9.73%) Rollout Engineer
8 21 (9.29%) Windows Deployment Engineer
9 20 (8.85%) IT Engineer
10 15 (6.64%) Architect
11 14 (6.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 14 (6.19%) Windows Rollout Engineer
12 10 (4.42%) Consultant
12 10 (4.42%) IT Support
12 10 (4.42%) IT Support Engineer
13 9 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
14 8 (3.54%) Desktop Analyst
14 8 (3.54%) Support Analyst
15 7 (3.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 7 (3.10%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.33%) Web Services
2 2 (0.88%) EDI
2 2 (0.88%) Java RMI
3 1 (0.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.19%) Driving Licence
2 12 (5.31%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.54%) User Experience
4 7 (3.10%) NHS
5 6 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.65%) Clustering
6 3 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.33%) Tandem
6 3 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.44%) iPhone
7 1 (0.44%) PKI
7 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 223 (98.67%) Windows
2 89 (39.38%) Windows 7
3 28 (12.39%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (5.31%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.21%) Android
6 5 (2.21%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.77%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.88%) Linux
8 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (30.97%) Migration
2 13 (5.75%) Break/Fix
3 12 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (5.31%) Time Management
4 11 (4.87%) ITIL
5 9 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (3.98%) Service Management
5 9 (3.98%) TOGAF
6 8 (3.54%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (3.54%) Project Management
6 8 (3.54%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (3.10%) Analytics
7 7 (3.10%) Data Protection
7 7 (3.10%) Document Management
7 7 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (3.10%) Project Delivery
8 6 (2.65%) Change Management
8 6 (2.65%) Data Analysis
8 6 (2.65%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.31%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.21%) SQL
3 3 (1.33%) VBScript
4 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.87%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.65%) MCSE
6 4 (1.77%) CCIE
6 4 (1.77%) CCIE Collaboration
6 4 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.33%) MCSA
8 2 (0.88%) MCP
8 2 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.44%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.44%) Degree
9 1 (0.44%) MCDST
9 1 (0.44%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.65%) SLA
2 4 (1.77%) PMO
3 3 (1.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 84 (37.17%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.52%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.65%) DFS Replication
4 6 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.21%) XenApp
6 4 (1.77%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 81 (35.84%) SCCM
2 12 (5.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.65%) Failover Clustering
3 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (2.65%) SCDPM
3 6 (2.65%) SCOM
3 6 (2.65%) SCSM
3 6 (2.65%) SCVMM
3 6 (2.65%) WSUS
4 3 (1.33%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.33%) Terraform
5 2 (0.88%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.44%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 66 (29.20%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.52%) Apple
2 17 (7.52%) VMware
3 15 (6.64%) Citrix
4 11 (4.87%) Cisco
5 10 (4.42%) Dell
6 5 (2.21%) McAfee
7 4 (1.77%) ArcSight
7 4 (1.77%) Juniper
7 4 (1.77%) Zscaler
8 3 (1.33%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (1.33%) Darktrace
8 3 (1.33%) HP
8 3 (1.33%) Meraki
8 3 (1.33%) Polycom
8 3 (1.33%) SAP
8 3 (1.33%) Splunk
9 2 (0.88%) Sophos
10 1 (0.44%) BT
10 1 (0.44%) CA