The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 12 6
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 53 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 20.36% 11.09% 16.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.75% 39.26% 50.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 53
Median daily rate £209 £385 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.77% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £162 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £17.25 £13.00 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.69% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.25 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £13.23 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 80 135 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 24.32% 28.24% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 70 103
Median daily rate £210 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.50% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 6
Median hourly rate £17.35 £13.00 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.46% -7.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £13.23 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Gloucestershire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Gloucestershire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Gloucestershire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Gloucestershire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Gloucestershire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +9 24 £120 -65.71% 5
Gloucester -1 11 £140 -62.66% 3
Cirencester -1 7 £325 -18.75% 2
Tewkesbury - 1 £310 - 1
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 58 (44.62%) Security Cleared
2 55 (42.31%) Active Directory
3 54 (41.54%) Windows 7
4 48 (36.92%) Microsoft
5 37 (28.46%) SC Cleared
6 35 (26.92%) Windows Server
7 29 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (17.69%) VMware
8 23 (17.69%) SQL
9 21 (16.15%) SQL Server
9 21 (16.15%) DV Cleared
9 21 (16.15%) Windows 10
10 17 (13.08%) Office 365
11 16 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (12.31%) Citrix
11 16 (12.31%) MS Exchange
11 16 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (12.31%) Internet
12 14 (10.77%) Windows XP
12 14 (10.77%) Oracle
12 14 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (10.00%) Linux
13 13 (10.00%) DHCP
13 13 (10.00%) DNS
13 13 (10.00%) Cisco
13 13 (10.00%) Hyper-V
14 12 (9.23%) Firewall
14 12 (9.23%) Windows 8
14 12 (9.23%) Apple iOS

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 16 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.92%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.15%) IIS
5 7 (5.38%) Apache
6 6 (4.62%) CMS
6 6 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.54%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.77%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.08%) Office 365
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.31%) Internet
2 13 (10.00%) DHCP
2 13 (10.00%) DNS
3 12 (9.23%) Firewall
4 7 (5.38%) Wireless
5 6 (4.62%) WAN
6 4 (3.08%) LAN
6 4 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.31%) VoIP
7 3 (2.31%) VPN
8 2 (1.54%) SAN
8 2 (1.54%) VLAN
8 2 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.77%) AMQP
9 1 (0.77%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.31%) MS Access
3 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.54%) Big Data
4 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.77%) MySQL
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.38%) JIRA
2 5 (3.85%) Selenium
3 4 (3.08%) Ant
3 4 (3.08%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.54%) Gradle
5 2 (1.54%) Hudson
5 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.77%) Subversion
6 1 (0.77%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (3.85%) Finance
2 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.77%) Advertising
3 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.77%) Law
3 1 (0.77%) Military
3 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (23.85%) Support Engineer
2 15 (11.54%) Desktop Support
3 13 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 13 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 12 (9.23%) Analyst
5 11 (8.46%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (8.46%) Developer
5 11 (8.46%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (7.69%) Administrator
7 9 (6.92%) Deployment Engineer
7 9 (6.92%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.15%) Rollout Engineer
9 7 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Active Directory Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Build Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Consultant
10 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 5 (3.85%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.92%) .NET
2 6 (4.62%) CSS
2 6 (4.62%) HTML
2 6 (4.62%) Web Services
3 5 (3.85%) XML
4 4 (3.08%) jQuery
4 4 (3.08%) WCF
5 3 (2.31%) HTML5
5 3 (2.31%) JMS
5 3 (2.31%) JSON
5 3 (2.31%) LINQ
5 3 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.54%) Dapper ORM
6 2 (1.54%) EJB
6 2 (1.54%) Java EE
6 2 (1.54%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (1.54%) XSLT
7 1 (0.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.31%) Clustering
1 3 (2.31%) FMCG
1 3 (2.31%) iPad
1 3 (2.31%) iPhone
1 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.54%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
2 2 (1.54%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.77%) e-Learning
3 1 (0.77%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 54 (41.54%) Windows 7
2 35 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 29 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (16.15%) Windows 10
5 16 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (10.77%) Windows XP
7 13 (10.00%) Linux
8 12 (9.23%) Apple iOS
8 12 (9.23%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.38%) Mac OS X
10 6 (4.62%) Android
11 3 (2.31%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.31%) Unix
11 3 (2.31%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (7.69%) Manual Testing
1 10 (7.69%) Test Automation
2 9 (6.92%) Time Management
3 8 (6.15%) Change Control
3 8 (6.15%) Migration
3 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (5.38%) Content Management
4 7 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (5.38%) DevOps
4 7 (5.38%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.38%) Network Management
4 7 (5.38%) Problem Management
4 7 (5.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (5.38%) Scrum
5 6 (4.62%) Demand Management
5 6 (4.62%) E-Commerce
5 6 (4.62%) Issue Tracking
6 5 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (3.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.69%) SQL
2 10 (7.69%) C#
2 10 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.15%) Perl
4 6 (4.62%) C
4 6 (4.62%) Python
5 4 (3.08%) C++
5 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.31%) Java
6 3 (2.31%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.77%) VBA
7 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (44.62%) Security Cleared
2 37 (28.46%) SC Cleared
3 21 (16.15%) DV Cleared
4 11 (8.46%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.77%) CCNA
6 1 (0.77%) CCNP
6 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.77%) MCPD
6 1 (0.77%) MCSA
6 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 55 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.54%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.54%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.77%) Docker
5 1 (0.77%) UAG
5 1 (0.77%) XenApp
5 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) SCCM
2 4 (3.08%) AirWatch
2 4 (3.08%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.08%) Netcool
2 4 (3.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.54%) Puppet
4 2 (1.54%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.77%) Ansible
5 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.77%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 48 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.69%) VMware
3 16 (12.31%) Citrix
4 14 (10.77%) Oracle
5 13 (10.00%) Cisco
6 11 (8.46%) Apple
7 5 (3.85%) HP
7 5 (3.85%) IBM
8 4 (3.08%) McAfee
9 3 (2.31%) EMC
9 3 (2.31%) IBM Sterling
9 3 (2.31%) Sophos
9 3 (2.31%) Veritas
10 2 (1.54%) Meridio
10 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.54%) Twitter
11 1 (0.77%) AlienVault
11 1 (0.77%) Forcepoint
11 1 (0.77%) Isilon
11 1 (0.77%) RedGate
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