Period
to 22 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WMI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WMI over the 6 months to 22 January 2022 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.

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 722 546 715
Rank change year-on-year -176 +169 +132
Contract jobs citing WMI 21 9 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.026% 0.036%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.19% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 14
10th Percentile £130 £150 £230
25th Percentile £189 £214 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £300 £513
Median % change year-on-year +65.00% -41.46% +44.37%
75th Percentile £530 £338 £550
90th Percentile £546 £388 £576
UK median daily rate £500 £313 £513
% change year-on-year +60.00% -39.02% +44.37%

WMI is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11,157 5,667 9,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.16% 16.50% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,162 4,008 6,757
10th Percentile £356 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £577 £600
90th Percentile £725 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 119 241
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.67 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +31.43% -
75th Percentile £40.00 £48.75 £27.00
90th Percentile £63.25 £61.25 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +38.89% +2.86%

WMI
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WMI as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WMI in England

WMI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WMI in England.

Daily rate trend for WMI in England

WMI
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WMI in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for WMI in England

WMI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WMI in England.

Hourly rate trend for WMI in England

WMI
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WMI within the England region over the 6 months to 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
North of England -50 9 £530 - 3
North West -35 7 £130 - 1
South East -65 6 £495 +52.31%
London -171 6 £225 -25.00%
Yorkshire - 2 £530 - 2
WMI
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing WMI 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 England region with a requirement for WMI.

1 14 (66.67%) Windows
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 11 (52.38%) ITSM
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 9 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco
6 8 (38.10%) Social Skills
7 7 (33.33%) VMware
7 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
8 6 (28.57%) Python
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL
9 5 (23.81%) Unix
9 5 (23.81%) XML
9 5 (23.81%) Linux
9 5 (23.81%) VPN
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (23.81%) Citrix
9 5 (23.81%) NHS
9 5 (23.81%) Service Management
9 5 (23.81%) Firewall
9 5 (23.81%) JSON
9 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
10 4 (19.05%) Ansible
10 4 (19.05%) Infoblox
10 4 (19.05%) Degree
10 4 (19.05%) JavaScript

WMI
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Domino
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (9.52%) AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Azure
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.76%) GCP
3 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Firewall
1 5 (23.81%) VPN
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) SNMP
2 3 (14.29%) SSH
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) FTP
4 1 (4.76%) HTTP
4 1 (4.76%) Kerberos
4 1 (4.76%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) DB2
1 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MSI
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio Code
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) GitLab
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Ranorex
3 1 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (38.10%) Social Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Deskside Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Deskside Support
2 5 (23.81%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior IT Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) JSON
1 5 (23.81%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) LDAP
2 3 (14.29%) Regular Expression
2 3 (14.29%) REST
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.76%) ARM Templates
4 1 (4.76%) Django
4 1 (4.76%) Flask
4 1 (4.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) NHS
2 3 (14.29%) CMDB
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.76%) PKI
4 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Unix
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITSM
2 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (23.81%) Service Management
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (9.52%) Information Management
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
5 2 (9.52%) Release Management
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.52%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) Bash
5 2 (9.52%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.52%) VBScript
6 1 (4.76%) Groovy
6 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (9.52%) CCSP
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CISM
2 2 (9.52%) CISSP
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ITGC
1 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) VMware NSX
3 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.76%) Docker
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Ansible
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (9.52%) Jamf Pro
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (9.52%) PowerCLI
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) vRealize
3 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 7 (33.33%) VMware
4 5 (23.81%) Citrix
5 4 (19.05%) Infoblox
6 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle
7 2 (9.52%) SaltStack
7 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
7 2 (9.52%) Snow
7 2 (9.52%) Splunk
7 2 (9.52%) Tanium
8 1 (4.76%) BMC
8 1 (4.76%) CyberArk
8 1 (4.76%) Lotus
8 1 (4.76%) Remedy
8 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (4.76%) Siebel