The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford 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 23 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
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 4 1
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 17 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 8.91% 18.89% 21.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.00% 62.96% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 18
Median daily rate £275 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Median hourly rate £13.25 £23.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.39% +46.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £23.00 £13.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £23.00 £20.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.89 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.61% +2.53%  

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 Guildford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20 27 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 19.80% 30.00% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 22
Median daily rate £363 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Median hourly rate £13.25 £23.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.39% +46.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford 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 Guildford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Guildford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Guildford over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Guildford

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Guildford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Guildford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (46.88%) Windows 7
3 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 9 (28.13%) Office 365
4 9 (28.13%) SCCM
5 8 (25.00%) LAN
5 8 (25.00%) WAN
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (25.00%) Linux
6 7 (21.88%) Legal
7 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
7 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
8 5 (15.63%) DHCP
8 5 (15.63%) DNS
8 5 (15.63%) ITIL
8 5 (15.63%) Finance
8 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) SolarWinds
8 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.50%) Ruby
9 4 (12.50%) Back Office
9 4 (12.50%) JIRA
9 4 (12.50%) LANDesk
9 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 4 (12.50%) OpenStack
9 4 (12.50%) Bitbucket
9 4 (12.50%) Puppet
9 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
9 4 (12.50%) RabbitMQ

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) Confluence
2 4 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (12.50%) OpenStack
3 3 (9.38%) Apache
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) Mule
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) LAN
1 8 (25.00%) WAN
2 5 (15.63%) DHCP
2 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 3 (9.38%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (6.25%) HTTP
4 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
4 2 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) WebEx
5 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Bitbucket
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.25%) Maven
2 2 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 7 (21.88%) Legal
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 4 (12.50%) Back Office
4 2 (6.25%) Law
5 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support
3 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Ruby Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (9.38%) Exchange Support
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (9.38%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) JAXB
3 2 (6.25%) jQuery
3 2 (6.25%) REST
3 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows 7
2 8 (25.00%) Linux
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.50%) DevOps
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (12.50%) Service Management
3 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Data Transformation
4 2 (6.25%) IT Audit
4 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.13%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Python
1 4 (12.50%) Ruby
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCP
4 1 (3.13%) MCSA
4 1 (3.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) Docker
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) Kibana
2 4 (12.50%) logstash
2 4 (12.50%) Puppet
2 4 (12.50%) Rsyslog
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) SolarWinds
3 4 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) AppSense
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Meraki
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec
6 1 (3.13%) WatchGuard
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago