Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 21 October 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 Server
South West > Somerset
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 42 27
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 28 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.45% 2.34% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.37% 11.58% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 6
Somerset median daily rate £350 £323 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.53% +43.33% -43.40%
10th Percentile £205 £215 £182
90th Percentile £438 £369 £385
South West median daily rate £386 £320 £350
% change year-on-year +20.70% -8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Somerset median hourly rate - - £30.25
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £19.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +121.05% -28.30% +17.78%

Windows Server 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 Somerset with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 131 95 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 25.49% 20.17% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 66 47
Somerset median daily rate £350 £308 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% +9.82% -21.68%
10th Percentile £145 £110 £165
90th Percentile £500 £544 £493
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 22
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +146.88% +10.34%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.95 £10.65
90th Percentile £44.58 £49.13 £33.18
South West median hourly rate £29.25 £18.75 £15.88
% change year-on-year +56.00% +18.11% -9.29%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Somerset

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Somerset

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Somerset over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Somerset

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Somerset

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Bath +19 24 £338 +40.63% 9
Taunton -2 3 - - 2
Street -6 1 £525 +61.54%
Windows Server
South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
3 11 (39.29%) Configuration Management
3 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) PowerShell
4 10 (35.71%) Load Balancing
4 10 (35.71%) T-SQL
4 10 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.00%) Release Management
6 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (25.00%) DevOps
7 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
7 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (21.43%) MSTest
7 6 (21.43%) .NET
7 6 (21.43%) Test Management
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (21.43%) NUnit
8 5 (17.86%) Linux
8 5 (17.86%) SDLC
9 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (14.29%) DNS
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) G Suite
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) DHCP
1 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) WLAN
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) eduroam
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (21.43%) MSTest
3 6 (21.43%) NUnit
3 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Release Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Configuration Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Release and Configuration Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
1 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) COM
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.86%) Linux
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
7 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Configuration Management
2 10 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (35.71%) Load Balancing
3 7 (25.00%) DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) Release Management
4 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Test Management
5 5 (17.86%) SDLC
6 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.71%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) Server Building
7 2 (7.14%) Service Management
8 1 (3.57%) Deployment Automation
8 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (3.57%) Open Source
8 1 (3.57%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (3.57%) Security Hardening
8 1 (3.57%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 1 (3.57%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) PowerShell
3 10 (35.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.57%) CCNP
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) MCSA
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.57%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) VMware
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Sophos
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Google
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) Apple
5 1 (3.57%) McAfee
5 1 (3.57%) Snow
5 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds