Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 November 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 > Somerset
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 5 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 77 84 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 15.49% 18.10% 20.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.78% 77.78% 82.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 80
Somerset median daily rate £167 £225 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.78% -40.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £101 £146 £246
90th Percentile £360 £464 £400
South West median daily rate £300 £320 £325
% change year-on-year -6.25% -1.54% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 29
Somerset median hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.75% +18.52% -16.92%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.40 £10.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £32.60 £31.65
South West median hourly rate £15.38 £14.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +9.82% -16.42% +1.52%

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 Somerset with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 99 108 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 19.92% 23.28% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 47 95
Somerset median daily rate £225 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -26.67% +32.74%
10th Percentile £107 £147 £241
90th Percentile £425 £475 £400
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 24
Somerset median hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.75% -8.57% -4.11%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.40 £9.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £32.60 £38.95
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £18.75
% change year-on-year +14.68% -18.61% +10.29%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Somerset

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Somerset

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Somerset over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Somerset

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Somerset

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Somerset over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Somerset

Windows
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 within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -11 23 £175 -12.50% 6
Taunton +7 22 £133 -52.68%
Yeovil +14 16 £145 -28.40%
Street +1 3 £253 -
Glastonbury - 3 - -
Portishead - 3 £275 -
Clevedon +2 2 £238 -
Weston-super-Mare +1 1 - -
Frome - 1 £365 -
Bridgwater - 1 £140 -
Windows
South West

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

1 48 (62.34%) Active Directory
2 35 (45.45%) Office 365
3 30 (38.96%) Microsoft
4 29 (37.66%) Windows 7
5 23 (29.87%) Windows 10
6 15 (19.48%) VMware
6 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 14 (18.18%) Windows Server
8 13 (16.88%) ITIL
9 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (12.99%) SQL
10 10 (12.99%) DNS
11 9 (11.69%) Citrix
11 9 (11.69%) SCCM
11 9 (11.69%) Break/Fix
11 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (10.39%) Migration
12 8 (10.39%) Dell
12 8 (10.39%) DHCP
12 8 (10.39%) MCSE
12 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
13 7 (9.09%) MCP
13 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
13 7 (9.09%) Cisco
13 7 (9.09%) A+ Certification
13 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
13 7 (9.09%) DCSE

Windows
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 14 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 35 (45.45%) Office 365
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) DNS
2 8 (10.39%) DHCP
3 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.19%) VPN
4 3 (3.90%) Extranet
4 3 (3.90%) Intranet
4 3 (3.90%) LAN
4 3 (3.90%) WAN
5 2 (2.60%) Firewall
5 2 (2.60%) VLAN
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) MySQL
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) HP UFT
1 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.30%) GCC
2 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Desktop Support
2 18 (23.38%) Support Engineer
3 13 (16.88%) Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) Service Desk Support
5 9 (11.69%) Deskside Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Deskside Support
5 9 (11.69%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Help Desk Support
6 8 (10.39%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (10.39%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 8 (10.39%) Service Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (7.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (7.79%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Service Desk Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Social Media
2 3 (3.90%) RIA
2 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) CESG
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.66%) Windows 7
2 23 (29.87%) Windows 10
3 14 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.79%) Linux
7 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.90%) CentOS
8 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.30%) Android
10 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) ITIL
2 9 (11.69%) Break/Fix
3 8 (10.39%) Migration
4 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.49%) ITSM
6 4 (5.19%) Time Management
6 4 (5.19%) Validation
7 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.90%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (3.90%) Test Management
7 3 (3.90%) Web Development
8 2 (2.60%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (2.60%) OpenUP
8 2 (2.60%) Software Asset Management
8 2 (2.60%) Test Automation
9 1 (1.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.30%) Patch Management
9 1 (1.30%) Process Improvement
9 1 (1.30%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.90%) PHP
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) Delphi
4 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.39%) MCSE
3 7 (9.09%) A+ Certification
3 7 (9.09%) DCSE
3 7 (9.09%) MCP
4 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CCNA
7 1 (1.30%) CCNP
7 1 (1.30%) MCITP
7 1 (1.30%) MCSA
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (62.34%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.90%) Samba
4 3 (3.90%) Squid
4 3 (3.90%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.60%) Shibboleth
5 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) Nagios
2 3 (3.90%) Webmin
2 3 (3.90%) Xymon
3 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 30 (38.96%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.48%) VMware
3 9 (11.69%) Citrix
4 8 (10.39%) Dell
5 7 (9.09%) Cisco
6 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.49%) Veeam
7 4 (5.19%) NetApp
7 4 (5.19%) Remedy
8 3 (3.90%) Symantec
9 2 (2.60%) Apple
9 2 (2.60%) Google
9 2 (2.60%) HP
9 2 (2.60%) Snow
9 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.60%) Sophos
10 1 (1.30%) F5
10 1 (1.30%) Oracle