Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 14 10
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 77 57 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 16.63% 12.36% 17.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.04% 64.77% 79.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 26 67
Somerset median daily rate £190 £274 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.59% -27.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £110 £108 £226
90th Percentile £398 £406 £404
South West median daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 21
Somerset median hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.78 £11.17
90th Percentile £24.10 £39.88 £38.25
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% -10.29% +3.03%

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 135 88 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 29.16% 19.09% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 39 90
Somerset median daily rate £325 £290 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -22.67% +33.93%
10th Percentile £141 £136 £231
90th Percentile £540 £463 £415
South West median daily rate £375 £346 £350
% change year-on-year +8.30% -1.07% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 25 22
Somerset median hourly rate £18.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.57% +100.00% -
10th Percentile £13.20 £13.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £24.10 £46.00 £38.70
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -7.25% -11.54% +13.04%

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 February 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 23 February 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 +1 36 £190 -30.28% 10
Taunton +7 23 £315 +14.55% 11
Yeovil - 5 £130 - 1
Portishead - 3 £275 - 1
Bridgwater - 2 £140 - 2
Clevedon - 1 £238 -
Glastonbury - 1 - -
Street - 1 £180 -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 47 (61.04%) Active Directory
2 36 (46.75%) Microsoft
3 28 (36.36%) Office 365
4 26 (33.77%) Windows 7
5 23 (29.87%) Windows 10
6 17 (22.08%) Windows Server
7 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (18.18%) SCCM
9 13 (16.88%) ITIL
10 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
11 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
11 11 (14.29%) VMware
12 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (11.69%) Service Delivery
14 8 (10.39%) SQL
14 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (9.09%) Migration
15 7 (9.09%) DNS
16 6 (7.79%) Cisco
16 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
16 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
16 6 (7.79%) ITSM
16 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
17 5 (6.49%) Social Media
17 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
17 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
17 5 (6.49%) Validation
17 5 (6.49%) Linux
17 5 (6.49%) VPN
17 5 (6.49%) DHCP

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 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 28 (36.36%) Office 365
2 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.19%) G Suite
5 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) DNS
2 5 (6.49%) DHCP
2 5 (6.49%) VPN
3 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.90%) LAN
5 2 (2.60%) Firewall
5 2 (2.60%) SMS
5 2 (2.60%) WAN
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.30%) VLAN
6 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MSI
1 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Publishing
2 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Analyst
2 13 (16.88%) Desktop Support
3 11 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
4 10 (12.99%) Help Desk Support
5 9 (11.69%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (11.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (11.69%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
6 8 (10.39%) Consultant
7 7 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (7.79%) Service Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) Service Desk Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Windows Consultant
9 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
10 4 (5.19%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) .NET
2 3 (3.90%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Social Media
2 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.77%) Windows 7
2 23 (29.87%) Windows 10
3 17 (22.08%) Windows Server
4 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.49%) Linux
7 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) ITIL
2 9 (11.69%) Service Delivery
3 7 (9.09%) Migration
4 6 (7.79%) ITSM
5 5 (6.49%) Validation
6 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.90%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (3.90%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (3.90%) Scrum
6 3 (3.90%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (3.90%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.60%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.60%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.60%) System Testing
8 1 (1.30%) Change Management
8 1 (1.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.30%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.30%) Software Distribution
8 1 (1.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) CCNA
3 1 (1.30%) CCNP
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (61.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) Shibboleth
2 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Server
3 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 36 (46.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) VMware
3 6 (7.79%) Cisco
4 4 (5.19%) Google
4 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.90%) Apple
5 3 (3.90%) Citrix
5 3 (3.90%) HP
5 3 (3.90%) Snow
5 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.90%) Sophos
5 3 (3.90%) Symantec
6 2 (2.60%) NetApp
6 2 (2.60%) Remedy
6 2 (2.60%) Veeam
7 1 (1.30%) Adobe
7 1 (1.30%) Dell
7 1 (1.30%) Dell KACE
7 1 (1.30%) F5