Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 7 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 115 117 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 17.97% 17.92% 12.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.67% 82.39% 42.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 55 57
Gloucestershire median daily rate £338 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -21.43% +28.44%
10th Percentile £195 £115 £125
90th Percentile £538 £438 £543
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year - -3.70% +11.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 17
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +35.29% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.48
90th Percentile £18.75 £43.00 £16.40
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +2.94% +11.48% -4.69%

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 150 142 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 23.44% 21.75% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 63 141
Gloucestershire median daily rate £365 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.67% -25.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £195 £118 £170
90th Percentile £538 £444 £575
South West median daily rate £385 £355 £365
% change year-on-year +8.45% -2.74% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 18
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £12.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.43% +35.34% +0.98%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.97 £11.51
90th Percentile £48.38 £48.38 £24.00
South West median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +22.86% +11.11% -7.35%

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 23 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

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 6 months to 23 September 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 +6 51 £325 +71.05% 16
Cheltenham -10 19 £400 +81.82% 9
Cirencester -5 6 £444 +42.00% 3
Mitcheldean - 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 53 (46.09%) Active Directory
2 51 (44.35%) Security Cleared
3 48 (41.74%) Windows Server
4 42 (36.52%) Microsoft
5 31 (26.96%) Windows 10
6 30 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (26.09%) SQL
6 30 (26.09%) ITIL
7 28 (24.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 27 (23.48%) Linux
8 27 (23.48%) VMware
9 26 (22.61%) SCCM
10 25 (21.74%) SC Cleared
11 24 (20.87%) DV Cleared
12 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (18.26%) ITIL V3
13 21 (18.26%) Windows 7
13 21 (18.26%) Migration
14 19 (16.52%) Office 365
15 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
16 16 (13.91%) Service Management
17 15 (13.04%) Oracle
17 15 (13.04%) Python
17 15 (13.04%) MS Exchange
17 15 (13.04%) Citrix
17 15 (13.04%) vSphere
18 14 (12.17%) Hyper-V
18 14 (12.17%) Data Centre
18 14 (12.17%) SDLC

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 15 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.83%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.22%) Apache
4 6 (5.22%) IIS
5 4 (3.48%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.61%) SAS
6 3 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.74%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (1.74%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.52%) Office 365
2 11 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.30%) DNS
2 11 (9.57%) Firewall
3 9 (7.83%) Network Security
4 7 (6.09%) DHCP
4 7 (6.09%) LAN
5 5 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (3.48%) Internet
6 4 (3.48%) WAN
7 3 (2.61%) SAN
7 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.74%) DMZ
8 2 (1.74%) Skype
8 2 (1.74%) VoIP
8 2 (1.74%) VPN
9 1 (0.87%) NAS
9 1 (0.87%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.87%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.87%) VLAN
9 1 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.35%) DataStage
3 5 (4.35%) IBM InfoSphere
4 4 (3.48%) Apache Accumulo
4 4 (3.48%) DB2
4 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.48%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.48%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.74%) Big Data
5 2 (1.74%) MS Access
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.74%) QualityStage
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.09%) Eclipse
2 7 (6.09%) Selenium
3 6 (5.22%) JIRA
4 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.48%) JMeter
5 4 (3.48%) WATIR
6 2 (1.74%) ERwin
6 2 (1.74%) MSI
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (9.57%) Finance
2 3 (2.61%) Banking
3 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.74%) Marketing
3 2 (1.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.87%) Electronics
4 1 (0.87%) Military
4 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (16.52%) Desktop Support
2 18 (15.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (15.65%) Support Engineer
3 14 (12.17%) Analyst
4 10 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Software Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Data Analyst
6 8 (6.96%) Data Centre Analyst
7 6 (5.22%) Junior
7 6 (5.22%) Junior Software Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.35%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 4 (3.48%) Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.83%) .NET
2 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET
2 7 (6.09%) MFC
2 7 (6.09%) Node.js
2 7 (6.09%) WinForms
2 7 (6.09%) WPF
3 5 (4.35%) Web Services
4 3 (2.61%) HTML
4 3 (2.61%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.74%) CSS
5 2 (1.74%) Dapper ORM
5 2 (1.74%) HTML5
5 2 (1.74%) jQuery
5 2 (1.74%) JSON
5 2 (1.74%) LINQ
5 2 (1.74%) STL
5 2 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.74%) WCF
5 2 (1.74%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.17%) Data Centre
3 12 (10.43%) Clustering
4 5 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.61%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.61%) PKI
6 3 (2.61%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.87%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.87%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.87%) iPad
8 1 (0.87%) iPhone
8 1 (0.87%) Life Science
8 1 (0.87%) Replication
8 1 (0.87%) User Experience
8 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (41.74%) Windows Server
2 31 (26.96%) Windows 10
3 27 (23.48%) Linux
4 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (18.26%) Windows 7
6 8 (6.96%) Unix
7 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.48%) CentOS
8 4 (3.48%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.61%) Solaris
9 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.87%) Fedora
11 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) ITIL
2 28 (24.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (18.26%) ITIL V3
3 21 (18.26%) Migration
4 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (13.91%) Service Management
6 14 (12.17%) SDLC
7 13 (11.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (9.57%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (9.57%) DevOps
8 11 (9.57%) Security Patching
9 10 (8.70%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.83%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.83%) ITSM
10 9 (7.83%) Service Delivery
11 8 (6.96%) Test Automation
12 7 (6.09%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (6.09%) Unit Testing
13 6 (5.22%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.09%) SQL
2 15 (13.04%) Python
3 11 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 10 (8.70%) C#
4 10 (8.70%) Java
5 9 (7.83%) C
5 9 (7.83%) C++
5 9 (7.83%) PowerShell
6 7 (6.09%) VC++
7 6 (5.22%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.35%) Perl
8 5 (4.35%) Ruby
9 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.74%) PHP
12 1 (0.87%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.87%) Korn
12 1 (0.87%) VB
12 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (44.35%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 24 (20.87%) DV Cleared
4 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (7.83%) MCSE
6 8 (6.96%) CCNA
6 8 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.09%) Degree
8 4 (3.48%) ISTQB
8 4 (3.48%) MCSA
9 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.74%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.74%) CCNP
10 2 (1.74%) MCP
11 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.87%) CISSP
11 1 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.87%) HNC
11 1 (0.87%) HND
11 1 (0.87%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (46.09%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.04%) vSphere
3 14 (12.17%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.57%) XenApp
5 10 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (6.96%) VMware Server
7 7 (6.09%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (2.61%) Docker
9 3 (2.61%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.87%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.87%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 26 (22.61%) SCCM
2 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (6.96%) Puppet
4 6 (5.22%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.35%) WSUS
6 4 (3.48%) Ansible
6 4 (3.48%) SCOM
7 3 (2.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.74%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.74%) Nessus
8 2 (1.74%) Netcool
8 2 (1.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.74%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.74%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.87%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.87%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.87%) Salt
9 1 (0.87%) SCSM
Vendors
1 42 (36.52%) Microsoft
2 27 (23.48%) VMware
3 15 (13.04%) Citrix
3 15 (13.04%) Oracle
4 13 (11.30%) NetApp
5 12 (10.43%) CommVault
6 11 (9.57%) Cisco
7 7 (6.09%) HP
7 7 (6.09%) IBM
8 6 (5.22%) McAfee
8 6 (5.22%) Veritas
9 5 (4.35%) EMC
9 5 (4.35%) Teradata
10 4 (3.48%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (3.48%) Netezza
11 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.61%) Veeam
12 2 (1.74%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.74%) Meridio
12 2 (1.74%) SAP