Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 122 90 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 16.40% 13.70% 14.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.40% 78.26% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 42 68
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £300 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.60% -3.56%
10th Percentile £170 £185 £106
90th Percentile £545 £438 £479
South West median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 24
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% +30.19% +6.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £11.08
90th Percentile £17.50 £35.83 £23.50
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% -15.15%

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 181 115 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 24.33% 17.50% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 52 146
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £193 £185 £125
90th Percentile £562 £488 £575
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 29
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +27.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £11.20
90th Percentile £30.63 £43.25 £44.20
South West median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +25.71% +14.72% -16.41%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 +4 52 £344 +52.78% 23
Cheltenham +3 28 £175 -30.00% 7
Cirencester -3 7 £444 +61.36% 1
Mitcheldean - 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 70 (57.38%) Security Cleared
2 55 (45.08%) Active Directory
3 53 (43.44%) Microsoft
4 50 (40.98%) Windows Server
5 36 (29.51%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (29.51%) ITIL
6 35 (28.69%) SC Cleared
7 32 (26.23%) DV Cleared
7 32 (26.23%) Windows 10
8 31 (25.41%) SQL
8 31 (25.41%) Linux
9 30 (24.59%) SCCM
9 30 (24.59%) Windows 7
9 30 (24.59%) ITIL V3
10 28 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (17.21%) SQL Server
12 20 (16.39%) ITSM
13 19 (15.57%) Service Delivery
13 19 (15.57%) Hyper-V
14 18 (14.75%) VMware
15 17 (13.93%) Service Management
15 17 (13.93%) Oracle
16 16 (13.11%) PowerShell
17 15 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 15 (12.30%) Citrix
18 14 (11.48%) DNS
18 14 (11.48%) Firewall
18 14 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (11.48%) Test Automation
19 13 (10.66%) vSphere

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 13 (10.66%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.38%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.92%) Apache
5 5 (4.10%) IIS
6 4 (3.28%) SAS
7 3 (2.46%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.46%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.64%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.82%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.82%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.02%) Office 365
2 8 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.28%) IaaS
4 4 (3.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.82%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.48%) DNS
1 14 (11.48%) Firewall
2 10 (8.20%) DHCP
2 10 (8.20%) Network Security
3 8 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (4.92%) LAN
5 5 (4.10%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.28%) Internet
6 4 (3.28%) VPN
6 4 (3.28%) WAN
7 3 (2.46%) SAN
7 3 (2.46%) SSL
8 2 (1.64%) Skype
8 2 (1.64%) VoIP
9 1 (0.82%) DMZ
9 1 (0.82%) HTTP
9 1 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.82%) VLAN
9 1 (0.82%) Wireless
9 1 (0.82%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.74%) DataStage
2 7 (5.74%) IBM InfoSphere
3 6 (4.92%) DB2
3 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.92%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.28%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.46%) Apache Accumulo
5 3 (2.46%) Big Data
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (2.46%) QualityStage
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.64%) MS Access
6 2 (1.64%) MySQL
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (9.02%) JIRA
1 11 (9.02%) Selenium
2 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.10%) MSI
4 4 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.46%) ERwin
5 3 (2.46%) JMeter
5 3 (2.46%) WATIR
6 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.82%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.82%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.82%) CodeSonar
7 1 (0.82%) git-flow
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.82%) Robot Framework
General
1 13 (10.66%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Banking
2 3 (2.46%) Retail
3 2 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.82%) Electronics
4 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.82%) Military
4 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (16.39%) Desktop Support
2 19 (15.57%) Support Engineer
3 17 (13.93%) Analyst
4 13 (10.66%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Wintel Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.56%) Data Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Data Centre Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Developer
8 7 (5.74%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (4.92%) Customer Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Senior Customer Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Applications Packager
10 5 (4.10%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.02%) Web Services
2 6 (4.92%) SOAP
3 5 (4.10%) .NET
3 5 (4.10%) HTML
4 4 (3.28%) CSS
4 4 (3.28%) Dapper ORM
4 4 (3.28%) HTML5
4 4 (3.28%) jQuery
4 4 (3.28%) JSON
4 4 (3.28%) LINQ
4 4 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (3.28%) WCF
5 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.46%) STL
5 3 (2.46%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (1.64%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (1.64%) WebSockets
7 1 (0.82%) Node.js
7 1 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (29.51%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.66%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.38%) Clustering
4 8 (6.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (5.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (5.74%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.46%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.46%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.64%) PKI
8 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.82%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.82%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.82%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.82%) Replication
8 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (40.98%) Windows Server
2 32 (26.23%) Windows 10
3 31 (25.41%) Linux
4 30 (24.59%) Windows 7
5 28 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.02%) Unix
7 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.28%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.46%) CentOS
9 3 (2.46%) Solaris
9 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.46%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.82%) Android
11 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.82%) Fedora
11 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.51%) ITIL
2 30 (24.59%) ITIL V3
3 20 (16.39%) ITSM
4 19 (15.57%) Service Delivery
5 17 (13.93%) Service Management
6 15 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (11.48%) Test Automation
8 12 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (8.20%) DevOps
11 9 (7.38%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (7.38%) Security Patching
11 9 (7.38%) Waterfall
12 8 (6.56%) Configuration Management
13 7 (5.74%) ETL
13 7 (5.74%) SDLC
13 7 (5.74%) TDD
14 6 (4.92%) Defect Tracking
14 6 (4.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.41%) SQL
2 16 (13.11%) PowerShell
3 13 (10.66%) Bash Shell
4 11 (9.02%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.20%) C#
6 9 (7.38%) C
6 9 (7.38%) Java
6 9 (7.38%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.56%) Python
8 5 (4.10%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.28%) Perl
9 4 (3.28%) Ruby
9 4 (3.28%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.46%) C++
10 3 (2.46%) PHP
11 1 (0.82%) Korn
11 1 (0.82%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.82%) VB
11 1 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (57.38%) Security Cleared
2 35 (28.69%) SC Cleared
3 32 (26.23%) DV Cleared
4 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.92%) Degree
5 6 (4.92%) MCSE
6 5 (4.10%) MCSA
7 4 (3.28%) CCNA
7 4 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.28%) MCP
8 3 (2.46%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.64%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.64%) CISSP
9 2 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.64%) SSCP
10 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.82%) CCNP
10 1 (0.82%) HNC
10 1 (0.82%) HND
10 1 (0.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (45.08%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.57%) Hyper-V
3 13 (10.66%) vSphere
4 11 (9.02%) Virtual Desktop
4 11 (9.02%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (8.20%) XenApp
6 8 (6.56%) VMware Server
7 6 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (3.28%) Docker
9 3 (2.46%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.82%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (24.59%) SCCM
2 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (6.56%) Puppet
4 6 (4.92%) SCOM
5 4 (3.28%) Ansible
5 4 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (2.46%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.46%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (2.46%) WSUS
7 2 (1.64%) Nessus
7 2 (1.64%) Netcool
7 2 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.64%) Salt
7 2 (1.64%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.82%) Nagios
8 1 (0.82%) Terraform
8 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (43.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.75%) VMware
3 17 (13.93%) Oracle
4 15 (12.30%) Citrix
5 13 (10.66%) McAfee
6 11 (9.02%) NetApp
7 10 (8.20%) HP
8 9 (7.38%) CommVault
9 7 (5.74%) IBM
9 7 (5.74%) Teradata
10 6 (4.92%) Cisco
10 6 (4.92%) Netezza
11 4 (3.28%) Twitter
12 3 (2.46%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (2.46%) EMC
12 3 (2.46%) Veritas
13 2 (1.64%) Meridio
13 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.64%) SAP
14 1 (0.82%) Google