The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 128 77 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 18.34% 11.14% 13.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.02% 64.71% 61.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 36 37
Average daily rate £340 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £160 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -11.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.89 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £24.25 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Windows
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
191 119 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 27.36% 17.22% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 55 71
Average daily rate £350 £355 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +16.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £486 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £19.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.25% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £28.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Wiltshire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Wiltshire region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +2 62 £340 -9.33% 17
Chippenham - 13 £120 - 6
Salisbury +5 10 £425 +21.42% 1
Corsham - 6 £168 - 1
Trowbridge -7 3 £450 +26.76% 3
Malmesbury - 3 £325 -
Melksham - 2 £125 -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 94 (42.34%) Active Directory
2 89 (40.09%) Microsoft
3 84 (37.84%) Windows Server
4 67 (30.18%) VMware
5 57 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (25.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (24.77%) ITIL
8 54 (24.32%) Security Cleared
9 51 (22.97%) Windows 7
10 50 (22.52%) MS Exchange
11 47 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 40 (18.02%) SC Cleared
13 33 (14.86%) SQL Server
14 32 (14.41%) Windows XP
14 32 (14.41%) Firewall
15 31 (13.96%) Cisco
16 27 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2013
17 26 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (11.71%) Finance
18 25 (11.26%) Migration
18 25 (11.26%) .NET
19 24 (10.81%) DNS
19 24 (10.81%) SCCM
20 23 (10.36%) Exchange Server 2010
20 23 (10.36%) MS Office
20 23 (10.36%) Linux
21 22 (9.91%) DHCP
21 22 (9.91%) vSphere
21 22 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 50 (22.52%) MS Exchange
2 27 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (10.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (6.76%) Skype for Business
6 11 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.60%) IIS
8 7 (3.15%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.80%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.45%) Apache
12 1 (0.45%) CMS
12 1 (0.45%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (10.36%) MS Office
2 11 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.31%) Office 365
2 9 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.25%) SaaS
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.45%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.41%) Firewall
2 24 (10.81%) DNS
3 22 (9.91%) DHCP
4 20 (9.01%) SAN
5 14 (6.31%) LAN
5 14 (6.31%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.86%) Skype
6 13 (5.86%) WAN
7 10 (4.50%) Ethernet
7 10 (4.50%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (4.05%) Internet
9 4 (1.80%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.80%) Network Security
9 4 (1.80%) VoIP
10 3 (1.35%) ADSL
10 3 (1.35%) Broadband
10 3 (1.35%) NAS
10 3 (1.35%) SSL
10 3 (1.35%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.90%) Android Studio
2 2 (0.90%) Xcode
3 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.45%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 26 (11.71%) Finance
2 5 (2.25%) Back Office
3 3 (1.35%) Marketing
3 3 (1.35%) Military
4 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.45%) Electronics
5 1 (0.45%) Games
5 1 (0.45%) Local Government
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (18.92%) Support Engineer
2 26 (11.71%) Developer
3 20 (9.01%) 2nd Line Support
3 20 (9.01%) Analyst
4 17 (7.66%) Desktop Support
5 16 (7.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 16 (7.21%) Windows Engineer
6 15 (6.76%) VMware Engineer
7 14 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 14 (6.31%) Desktop Engineer
7 14 (6.31%) IT Engineer
8 13 (5.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.95%) Server Engineer
10 10 (4.50%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (4.05%) Consultant
11 9 (4.05%) IT Support
12 8 (3.60%) Administrator
12 8 (3.60%) NOC Engineer
13 7 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.26%) .NET
2 13 (5.86%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.41%) Web Services
4 11 (4.95%) CSS
4 11 (4.95%) HTML
5 7 (3.15%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.15%) CSS3
5 7 (3.15%) HTML5
6 6 (2.70%) jQuery
7 5 (2.25%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.25%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (2.25%) LESS
7 5 (2.25%) REST
8 4 (1.80%) Android SDK
8 4 (1.80%) iOS SDK
8 4 (1.80%) MvvmCross
9 3 (1.35%) Ajax
9 3 (1.35%) XML
10 2 (0.90%) ATL
10 2 (0.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.46%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.95%) Replication
4 8 (3.60%) User Experience
5 7 (3.15%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.25%) Device Driver
6 5 (2.25%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.25%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.80%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.35%) Clustering
8 3 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) CESG
9 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.90%) NHS
9 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 84 (37.84%) Windows Server
2 57 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 56 (25.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (22.97%) Windows 7
5 47 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (14.41%) Windows XP
7 23 (10.36%) Linux
8 14 (6.31%) Windows 8
9 12 (5.41%) Android
10 10 (4.50%) Unix
11 9 (4.05%) Windows 2000
11 9 (4.05%) Windows NT
12 6 (2.70%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.80%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.80%) Solaris
14 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.77%) ITIL
2 25 (11.26%) Migration
3 21 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.56%) Service Delivery
5 12 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (4.95%) Problem Management
6 11 (4.95%) Service Management
7 10 (4.50%) Data Protection
7 10 (4.50%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.05%) Capacity Management
8 9 (4.05%) ITSM
8 9 (4.05%) PRINCE
8 9 (4.05%) PRINCE2
8 9 (4.05%) Scrum
9 8 (3.60%) Six Sigma
10 7 (3.15%) CMMI
10 7 (3.15%) Information Security
11 6 (2.70%) Android Development
11 6 (2.70%) Configuration Management
11 6 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.91%) PowerShell
2 21 (9.46%) SQL
3 14 (6.31%) C#
4 12 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.60%) Java
6 7 (3.15%) C++
6 7 (3.15%) VB
7 2 (0.90%) C
7 2 (0.90%) Delphi
7 2 (0.90%) Python
7 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.45%) Ada
8 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.45%) MapBasic
8 1 (0.45%) Perl
8 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 40 (18.02%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.86%) CCNA
3 13 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.50%) MCSA
4 10 (4.50%) MCSE
5 9 (4.05%) Degree
6 8 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.15%) HNC
7 7 (3.15%) HND
8 5 (2.25%) CISSP
8 5 (2.25%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.90%) CISA
10 2 (0.90%) CISM
10 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.45%) CCIE
11 1 (0.45%) CCNP
11 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) SLA
2 6 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.25%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.35%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 94 (42.34%) Active Directory
2 47 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.91%) vSphere
4 18 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 18 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (6.31%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.80%) XenApp
7 3 (1.35%) XenServer
8 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Firmware
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (10.81%) SCCM
2 19 (8.56%) WSUS
3 10 (4.50%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.80%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.35%) Netcool
6 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.90%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 2 (0.90%) SCOM
7 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.45%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.45%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.45%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.45%) SCSM
8 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 89 (40.09%) Microsoft
2 67 (30.18%) VMware
3 31 (13.96%) Cisco
4 17 (7.66%) HP
5 15 (6.76%) Citrix
6 12 (5.41%) Apple
7 11 (4.95%) NetApp
8 9 (4.05%) Oracle
8 9 (4.05%) SolarWinds
9 7 (3.15%) Sophos
10 5 (2.25%) IBM
10 5 (2.25%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.80%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.80%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (1.80%) Dell
11 4 (1.80%) Juniper
11 4 (1.80%) Lotus
11 4 (1.80%) Veeam
11 4 (1.80%) Xamarin
12 3 (1.35%) Nokia
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