Period
to 21 February 2019

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 6 months to 21 February 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 154 81 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 19.47% 13.21% 17.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.90% 71.05% 59.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 43 79
Gloucestershire median daily rate £413 £288 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.48% +69.12% -43.33%
10th Percentile £155 £155 £105
90th Percentile £538 £495 £478
South West median daily rate £375 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 32
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £17.50 £42.50 £25.00
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -1.64% -10.29%

Windows 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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 241 114 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 30.47% 18.60% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 54 140
Gloucestershire median daily rate £475 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.87% +2.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £191 £170 £106
90th Percentile £550 £525 £514
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +10.00% +8.70% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 38
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% -66.27%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £47.63 £42.50 £46.45
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +118.75% -7.25% -13.75%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

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 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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
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 6 months to 21 February 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
Gloucester +12 58 £283 +7.62% 16
Cheltenham +2 49 £480 +68.42% 14
Cirencester +1 6 £425 +25.93% 1
Tewkesbury -2 1 £288 - 4
Filton -2 1 £400 +200.14%
Stroud -3 1 £315 +133.33% 3
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 85 (55.19%) Security Cleared
2 80 (51.95%) Active Directory
3 53 (34.42%) Windows 10
4 52 (33.77%) Windows Server
5 50 (32.47%) DV Cleared
6 46 (29.87%) Microsoft
7 45 (29.22%) Windows 7
8 43 (27.92%) SCCM
9 40 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (23.38%) Hyper-V
11 34 (22.08%) Linux
12 32 (20.78%) ITIL
13 31 (20.13%) SC Cleared
14 28 (18.18%) VMware
15 26 (16.88%) Citrix
16 25 (16.23%) SQL
16 25 (16.23%) ITIL V3
17 24 (15.58%) ITSM
18 23 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
19 22 (14.29%) HP
20 19 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (12.34%) Service Delivery
21 18 (11.69%) PowerShell
22 16 (10.39%) Degree
22 16 (10.39%) DNS
23 15 (9.74%) Java
23 15 (9.74%) SQL Server
23 15 (9.74%) Disaster Recovery
23 15 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 8 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.60%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.95%) Apache
5 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.30%) SAS
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.65%) JBoss
6 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.74%) Office 365
2 13 (8.44%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.25%) IaaS
6 5 (3.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.39%) DNS
2 14 (9.09%) Firewall
2 14 (9.09%) Internet
2 14 (9.09%) NAS
3 13 (8.44%) Fibre Channel
3 13 (8.44%) iSCSI
4 12 (7.79%) DHCP
5 11 (7.14%) Network Security
6 8 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (2.60%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.95%) SSL
8 3 (1.95%) VoIP
8 3 (1.95%) VPN
9 2 (1.30%) SAN
9 2 (1.30%) Skype
9 2 (1.30%) WAAS
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.65%) LAN
10 1 (0.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.60%) DataStage
2 4 (2.60%) DB2
2 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.60%) IBM InfoSphere
2 4 (2.60%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.95%) MySQL
4 2 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.30%) QualityStage
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.65%) Big Data
5 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (7.79%) JIRA
2 8 (5.19%) Selenium
3 7 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.90%) MSI
5 2 (1.30%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.30%) ERwin
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.65%) CodeSonar
6 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.65%) git-flow
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.65%) Robot Framework
General
1 10 (6.49%) Finance
2 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.30%) Electronics
3 2 (1.30%) Local Government
3 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (14.94%) Support Engineer
2 20 (12.99%) Desktop Support
3 17 (11.04%) Wintel Engineer
4 13 (8.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 13 (8.44%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (6.49%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 10 (6.49%) Analyst
6 10 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Storage Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Test Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Applications Packager
8 7 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Architect
9 6 (3.90%) Customer Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.49%) Web Services
2 8 (5.19%) SOAP
3 4 (2.60%) HTML
3 4 (2.60%) STL
4 3 (1.95%) .NET
4 3 (1.95%) Apache NiFi
4 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.95%) CSS
4 3 (1.95%) HTML5
5 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (1.30%) Dapper ORM
5 2 (1.30%) J2EE
5 2 (1.30%) jQuery
5 2 (1.30%) JSON
5 2 (1.30%) LAMP
5 2 (1.30%) LINQ
5 2 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.30%) WCF
6 1 (0.65%) Django
6 1 (0.65%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.44%) HP Storage
3 9 (5.84%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (3.90%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.60%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.60%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.30%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.30%) NHS
8 2 (1.30%) PKI
9 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (34.42%) Windows 10
2 52 (33.77%) Windows Server
3 45 (29.22%) Windows 7
4 40 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (22.08%) Linux
6 13 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.49%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.19%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.90%) Unix
10 5 (3.25%) CentOS
10 5 (3.25%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.65%) AIX
12 1 (0.65%) Android
12 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.65%) Fedora
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.78%) ITIL
2 25 (16.23%) ITIL V3
3 24 (15.58%) ITSM
4 23 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (12.34%) Service Delivery
6 15 (9.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (9.09%) Storage Management
8 13 (8.44%) Data Protection
8 13 (8.44%) Migration
9 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (7.79%) Service Management
9 12 (7.79%) Test Automation
10 11 (7.14%) Computer Science
10 11 (7.14%) Time Management
11 9 (5.84%) Waterfall
12 8 (5.19%) Software Engineering
13 7 (4.55%) Test Management
13 7 (4.55%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.23%) SQL
2 18 (11.69%) PowerShell
3 15 (9.74%) Java
4 13 (8.44%) Bash Shell
5 11 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.49%) C#
7 9 (5.84%) C
8 8 (5.19%) Python
9 7 (4.55%) C++
10 4 (2.60%) Ruby
10 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.95%) PHP
11 3 (1.95%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 85 (55.19%) Security Cleared
2 50 (32.47%) DV Cleared
3 31 (20.13%) SC Cleared
4 19 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (10.39%) Degree
6 12 (7.79%) MCSA
6 12 (7.79%) MCSE
7 10 (6.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (5.84%) SNIA Certification
9 6 (3.90%) MCP
10 3 (1.95%) CCNA
10 3 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.95%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.30%) AWS Certification
11 2 (1.30%) CISSP
11 2 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.30%) SSCP
12 1 (0.65%) Linux+ Certification
12 1 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.25%) SLA
2 2 (1.30%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.30%) PMO
3 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 80 (51.95%) Active Directory
2 36 (23.38%) Hyper-V
3 15 (9.74%) Virtual Desktop
3 15 (9.74%) vSphere
4 13 (8.44%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (7.79%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (5.19%) XenApp
8 6 (3.90%) Docker
8 6 (3.90%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.60%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 43 (27.92%) SCCM
2 13 (8.44%) SCOM
3 9 (5.84%) SCVMM
3 9 (5.84%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.25%) WSUS
5 3 (1.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.95%) Puppet
5 3 (1.95%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.30%) Ansible
6 2 (1.30%) Salt
7 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 28 (18.18%) VMware
3 26 (16.88%) Citrix
4 22 (14.29%) HP
5 14 (9.09%) NetApp
6 13 (8.44%) Brocade
6 13 (8.44%) EMC
6 13 (8.44%) McAfee
6 13 (8.44%) Oracle
7 9 (5.84%) Veritas
8 6 (3.90%) Cisco
8 6 (3.90%) IBM
9 4 (2.60%) Netezza
9 4 (2.60%) Teradata
9 4 (2.60%) Wyse
10 2 (1.30%) Apple
10 2 (1.30%) SAP
10 2 (1.30%) Twitter
11 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.65%) Remedy