Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 14 7
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 72 54 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 15.86% 12.39% 13.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.72% 65.85% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 38
Somerset median daily rate £225 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.77% -27.78% +38.46%
10th Percentile £112 £138 £181
90th Percentile £421 £430 £1,000
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 17
Somerset median hourly rate £17.25 £47.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.68% +201.59% -1.56%
10th Percentile £14.25 £22.93 £10.40
90th Percentile £19.38 £49.25 £32.60
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +14.75% +1.67% -6.25%

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 113 82 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 24.89% 18.81% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 40
Somerset median daily rate £275 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +9.09% +4.96%
10th Percentile £138 £151 £181
90th Percentile £494 £560 £493
South West median daily rate £375 £364 £363
% change year-on-year +3.02% +0.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 18
Somerset median hourly rate £38.00 £47.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.01% +201.59% -21.25%
10th Percentile £15.75 £25.59 £10.43
90th Percentile £41.80 £49.00 £41.00
South West median hourly rate £17.84 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +1.94% -6.67% +11.44%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +6 34 £219 -32.69% 7
Taunton +10 18 £120 -4.00% 2
Yeovil -1 4 £215 +34.38% 6
Street -5 3 £300 -20.00%
Bridgwater - 2 £185 - 2
Clevedon +1 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.94%) Microsoft
3 18 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (23.61%) VMware
5 14 (19.44%) Office 365
5 14 (19.44%) Windows 10
6 12 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (13.89%) SCCM
7 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (11.11%) ITIL
8 8 (11.11%) Linux
8 8 (11.11%) SQL
8 8 (11.11%) DNS
8 8 (11.11%) Cisco
8 8 (11.11%) DHCP
8 8 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (9.72%) Google
9 7 (9.72%) MS Exchange
9 7 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (9.72%) G Suite
10 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (8.33%) .NET
10 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
11 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
11 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (6.94%) Sophos
11 5 (6.94%) Citrix

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 (9.72%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.44%) Office 365
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.72%) G Suite
4 3 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.17%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) DHCP
1 8 (11.11%) DNS
2 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.56%) VLAN
4 3 (4.17%) SMS
4 3 (4.17%) VoIP
4 3 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (1.39%) eduroam
5 1 (1.39%) Firewall
5 1 (1.39%) LAN
5 1 (1.39%) Skype
5 1 (1.39%) WAN
5 1 (1.39%) WebEx
5 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.17%) MSI
4 3 (4.17%) MSTest
4 3 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 3 (4.17%) Finance
1 3 (4.17%) Publishing
1 3 (4.17%) Retail
2 2 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) 1st Line Support
2 10 (13.89%) Desktop Support
2 10 (13.89%) Support Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (9.72%) IT Support
5 6 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.33%) Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (6.94%) IT Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Service Desk Support
7 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 4 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.78%) Software Packaging
3 2 (2.78%) XMPP
4 1 (1.39%) LDAP
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.39%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 14 (19.44%) Windows 10
3 12 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.11%) Linux
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.56%) AIX
8 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.39%) Android
10 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.11%) ITIL
2 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 4 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 4 (5.56%) Migration
3 4 (5.56%) Release Management
3 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (4.17%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (4.17%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (4.17%) Scrum
4 3 (4.17%) Software Licensing
4 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
4 3 (4.17%) Test Management
5 2 (2.78%) DevOps
5 2 (2.78%) SDLC
5 2 (2.78%) Service Management
5 2 (2.78%) Software Audit
5 2 (2.78%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) Perl
2 4 (5.56%) PHP
2 4 (5.56%) Python
2 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.39%) CCNA
4 1 (1.39%) CCNP
4 1 (1.39%) MCSA
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 51 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.39%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) SCCM
2 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.78%) SCOrch
2 2 (2.78%) SCSM
2 2 (2.78%) WSUS
3 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.39%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.61%) VMware
3 8 (11.11%) Cisco
4 7 (9.72%) Google
5 5 (6.94%) Citrix
5 5 (6.94%) Sophos
6 3 (4.17%) Adobe
6 3 (4.17%) Apple
6 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.78%) NetApp
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle
7 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.39%) Avaya
8 1 (1.39%) Dell KACE
8 1 (1.39%) EMC
8 1 (1.39%) HP
8 1 (1.39%) iManage
8 1 (1.39%) McAfee
8 1 (1.39%) Snow
8 1 (1.39%) Veeam