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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 7 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 63 73 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 19.09% 16.19% 14.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.41% 53.28% 55.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 46
Median daily rate £173 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.50% -17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £113 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £545 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -25.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.54 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.40 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.63 £14.80
% change year-on-year -7.22% +5.60%  

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 87 137 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 26.36% 30.38% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 68 83
Median daily rate £173 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.74% -10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -38.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.10 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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
Gloucester -2 21 £120 -62.35% 3
Cheltenham +7 18 £218 +107.14% 6
Filton -1 4 - -
Cirencester -3 1 £300 -25.00% 1
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 63 (44.37%) Security Cleared
2 55 (38.73%) Microsoft
3 52 (36.62%) Windows 7
4 49 (34.51%) Active Directory
5 44 (30.99%) Windows Server
6 39 (27.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (23.94%) SC Cleared
8 32 (22.54%) SQL Server
9 30 (21.13%) VMware
10 29 (20.42%) DV Cleared
11 28 (19.72%) MS Office
12 26 (18.31%) MS Excel
13 25 (17.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (16.90%) SQL
14 24 (16.90%) Internet
15 23 (16.20%) Citrix
16 22 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (13.38%) SLA
17 19 (13.38%) Oracle
17 19 (13.38%) Linux
18 18 (12.68%) DBS Check
19 17 (11.97%) Firewall
19 17 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (11.27%) Scrum
20 16 (11.27%) Apple
20 16 (11.27%) DNS
20 16 (11.27%) Apple iOS
21 15 (10.56%) Windows 8
21 15 (10.56%) DHCP
21 15 (10.56%) Windows XP

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 9 (6.34%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.63%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.93%) IIS
4 5 (3.52%) Apache
4 5 (3.52%) CMS
4 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.52%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.41%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.70%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.70%) Confluence
7 1 (0.70%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.70%) Mule
7 1 (0.70%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 28 (19.72%) MS Office
2 26 (18.31%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.52%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) Office 365
2 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.90%) Internet
2 17 (11.97%) Firewall
3 16 (11.27%) DNS
4 15 (10.56%) DHCP
5 10 (7.04%) Wireless
6 9 (6.34%) LAN
7 8 (5.63%) WAN
8 3 (2.11%) VPN
9 2 (1.41%) SAN
9 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.41%) VLAN
10 1 (0.70%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.70%) DSL
10 1 (0.70%) Frame Relay
10 1 (0.70%) MPLS
10 1 (0.70%) NetScreen
10 1 (0.70%) SONET
10 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.11%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.11%) MS Access
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.41%) Big Data
3 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.70%) GIS
4 1 (0.70%) MySQL
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Cucumber
1 8 (5.63%) Selenium
2 6 (4.23%) JIRA
3 3 (2.11%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.11%) WiX
4 2 (1.41%) Ant
4 2 (1.41%) Gradle
4 2 (1.41%) Hudson
4 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.70%) JUnit
5 1 (0.70%) Maven
5 1 (0.70%) MSI
5 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (2.82%) Local Government
2 2 (1.41%) Finance
3 1 (0.70%) Advertising
3 1 (0.70%) Law
3 1 (0.70%) Military
3 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (26.06%) Support Engineer
2 17 (11.97%) 1st Line Support
3 16 (11.27%) Analyst
4 14 (9.86%) Developer
5 12 (8.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (8.45%) Desktop Support
6 11 (7.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Customer Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Customer Support Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Integration Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) Administrator
9 8 (5.63%) 1st Line Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Build Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Network Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) .NET
1 7 (4.93%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.52%) CSS
2 5 (3.52%) HTML
2 5 (3.52%) XML
3 4 (2.82%) Node.js
3 4 (2.82%) React
3 4 (2.82%) Web Services
4 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.11%) jQuery
4 3 (2.11%) XSLT
5 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.41%) EJB
5 2 (1.41%) HTML5
5 2 (1.41%) Java EE
5 2 (1.41%) JMS
5 2 (1.41%) JSON
5 2 (1.41%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (1.41%) SOAP
5 2 (1.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.82%) Clustering
2 4 (2.82%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.41%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 52 (36.62%) Windows 7
2 44 (30.99%) Windows Server
3 39 (27.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (17.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (13.38%) Linux
7 16 (11.27%) Apple iOS
8 15 (10.56%) Windows 8
8 15 (10.56%) Windows XP
9 13 (9.15%) Windows 10
10 8 (5.63%) Mac OS X
11 7 (4.93%) Mac OS
12 5 (3.52%) Android
12 5 (3.52%) Windows Vista
13 3 (2.11%) Unix
14 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.27%) Scrum
2 15 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (9.86%) Network Management
3 14 (9.86%) Time Management
4 13 (9.15%) Manual Testing
4 13 (9.15%) Service Delivery
5 12 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 12 (8.45%) Software Engineering
6 11 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (7.75%) DevOps
7 9 (6.34%) Problem Management
7 9 (6.34%) SDLC
8 8 (5.63%) Automation Testing
8 8 (5.63%) Change Control
8 8 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (5.63%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (5.63%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (5.63%) Test Automation
8 8 (5.63%) V-Model
8 8 (5.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.90%) SQL
2 14 (9.86%) Python
3 10 (7.04%) Perl
3 10 (7.04%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.34%) C
5 7 (4.93%) Java
5 7 (4.93%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.23%) C#
7 4 (2.82%) C++
7 4 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.41%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.70%) Groovy
10 1 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 63 (44.37%) Security Cleared
2 34 (23.94%) SC Cleared
3 29 (20.42%) DV Cleared
4 18 (12.68%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.70%) CCIE
6 1 (0.70%) CCNA
6 1 (0.70%) CCNP
6 1 (0.70%) MCSA
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 49 (34.51%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.23%) XenApp
5 3 (2.11%) Docker
6 2 (1.41%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.41%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.70%) UAG
7 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.82%) NetBackup
1 4 (2.82%) Netcool
1 4 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (2.82%) SCCM
2 3 (2.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.41%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.70%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (38.73%) Microsoft
2 30 (21.13%) VMware
3 23 (16.20%) Citrix
4 19 (13.38%) Oracle
5 16 (11.27%) Apple
6 9 (6.34%) Cisco
7 8 (5.63%) HP
8 7 (4.93%) IBM
9 5 (3.52%) Symantec
10 3 (2.11%) IBM Sterling
10 3 (2.11%) Intel Security
10 3 (2.11%) Remedy
10 3 (2.11%) Veritas
11 2 (1.41%) BMC
11 2 (1.41%) Capita
11 2 (1.41%) EMC
11 2 (1.41%) Meridio
11 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.70%) Sophos
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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