Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 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 > Somerset
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 15 14
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 73 46 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 15.67% 10.67% 10.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.41% 52.87% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 20
Somerset median daily rate £228 £325 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -6.47% +26.36%
10th Percentile £116 £148 £165
90th Percentile £436 £465 £453
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Somerset median hourly rate £17.25 £16.75 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +6.35% -10.00%
10th Percentile £14.25 £15.33 £11.90
90th Percentile £19.13 £49.13 £42.00
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £15.43
% change year-on-year -1.54% +5.33% -6.50%

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 142 87 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 30.47% 20.19% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 48 34
Somerset median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +15.38% +4.84%
10th Percentile £150 £171 £172
90th Percentile £540 £504 £446
South West median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 14
Somerset median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.01% +148.06% -19.38%
10th Percentile £15.63 £15.60 £12.10
90th Percentile £40.75 £47.75 £44.00
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -13.58% -3.57% +23.53%

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 22 May 2018.

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
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 22 May 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 +4 32 £228 -30.00% 12
Taunton +11 22 £395 +21.54% 2
Yeovil +18 4 £215 +22.86% 2
Street -3 2 £200 -46.67%
Bridgwater - 2 £185 - 3
Clevedon +1 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Windows.

1 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
2 27 (36.99%) Microsoft
3 21 (28.77%) VMware
4 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (26.03%) Windows Server
5 15 (20.55%) Office 365
5 15 (20.55%) Windows 10
6 11 (15.07%) Linux
7 10 (13.70%) Windows 7
7 10 (13.70%) SCCM
8 9 (12.33%) DHCP
8 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (12.33%) DNS
9 8 (10.96%) ITIL
10 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
10 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
10 7 (9.59%) Sophos
10 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (9.59%) Google
10 7 (9.59%) G Suite
11 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
11 6 (8.22%) Cisco
11 6 (8.22%) MS Exchange
12 5 (6.85%) Citrix
12 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
12 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
12 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012

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 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (20.55%) Office 365
3 7 (9.59%) G Suite
4 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.74%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) DHCP
1 9 (12.33%) DNS
2 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.48%) VLAN
4 3 (4.11%) eduroam
4 3 (4.11%) SMS
4 3 (4.11%) VoIP
4 3 (4.11%) VPN
5 1 (1.37%) Firewall
5 1 (1.37%) LAN
5 1 (1.37%) Skype
5 1 (1.37%) WAN
5 1 (1.37%) WebEx
5 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MSI
1 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
1 3 (4.11%) Publishing
1 3 (4.11%) Retail
2 2 (2.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) 1st Line Support
2 10 (13.70%) Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (9.59%) Consultant
4 7 (9.59%) IT Support
5 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.85%) IT Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 4 (5.48%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (5.48%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) .NET
1 3 (4.11%) Web Services
2 2 (2.74%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.74%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.37%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Windows Server
2 15 (20.55%) Windows 10
3 11 (15.07%) Linux
4 10 (13.70%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.48%) AIX
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.37%) Android
9 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.96%) ITIL
2 4 (5.48%) Migration
2 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (4.11%) Asset Management
3 3 (4.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (4.11%) Deployment Automation
3 3 (4.11%) Network Virtualisation
3 3 (4.11%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (4.11%) Scrum
3 3 (4.11%) Software Asset Management
3 3 (4.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (2.74%) Change Management
4 2 (2.74%) Software Audit
4 2 (2.74%) Software Deployment
4 2 (2.74%) Software Engineering
4 2 (2.74%) System Testing
5 1 (1.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.37%) ITSM
5 1 (1.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.48%) Perl
1 4 (5.48%) PHP
1 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.48%) Python
1 4 (5.48%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) CCNA
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.11%) Shibboleth
4 3 (4.11%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.74%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.74%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.74%) SCSM
3 2 (2.74%) WSUS
4 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.37%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.77%) VMware
3 7 (9.59%) Google
3 7 (9.59%) Sophos
4 6 (8.22%) Cisco
5 5 (6.85%) Citrix
5 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.48%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.11%) Adobe
7 3 (4.11%) Snow
8 2 (2.74%) NetApp
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle
9 1 (1.37%) Apple
9 1 (1.37%) Avaya
9 1 (1.37%) Dell KACE
9 1 (1.37%) EMC
9 1 (1.37%) HP
9 1 (1.37%) iManage
9 1 (1.37%) McAfee
9 1 (1.37%) Mitel