Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 70 77 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 14.20% 15.25% 18.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.12% 74.04% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 51 45
Somerset median daily rate £325 £167 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +94.61% -42.41% -22.67%
10th Percentile £144 £101 £168
90th Percentile £525 £363 £1,000
South West median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 24
Somerset median hourly rate £41.00 £23.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.26% +44.88% +17.59%
10th Percentile £14.37 £12.30 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.58 £48.75 £32.03
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.13 £14.00
% change year-on-year +8.53% +15.18% -15.15%

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 127 104 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 25.76% 20.59% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 71 47
Somerset median daily rate £388 £238 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.16% -13.64% -26.17%
10th Percentile £149 £110 £147
90th Percentile £525 £513 £493
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 24
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.91% +44.88% -9.29%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.30 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.58 £48.75 £32.03
South West median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +25.71% +14.72% -12.83%

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 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Somerset over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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 +10 46 £325 +85.71% 8
Taunton -12 7 £100 -24.53% 2
Street +2 6 £518 +104.95% 1
Yeovil -10 6 - - 2
Bridgwater -2 2 £175 +25.00% 1
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 31 (44.29%) Windows Server
2 23 (32.86%) Windows 10
3 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 18 (25.71%) PowerShell
5 17 (24.29%) Windows 7
6 16 (22.86%) VMware
7 15 (21.43%) SQL
8 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 14 (20.00%) Configuration Management
9 12 (17.14%) Linux
9 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (15.71%) T-SQL
10 11 (15.71%) Load Balancing
11 10 (14.29%) DevOps
12 9 (12.86%) Office 365
12 9 (12.86%) Cisco
12 9 (12.86%) SCCM
13 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
13 8 (11.43%) .NET
13 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (11.43%) SDLC
14 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio
14 7 (10.00%) WLAN
14 7 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (10.00%) Finance

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 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.86%) Apache
2 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.86%) IIS
2 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.43%) CMS
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Office 365
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (4.29%) G Suite
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) WLAN
2 6 (8.57%) LAN
2 6 (8.57%) SAN
2 6 (8.57%) WAN
3 2 (2.86%) VPN
4 1 (1.43%) DHCP
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) SMS
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.43%) Power BI
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.57%) MSTest
3 6 (8.57%) NUnit
3 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (4.29%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.29%) Eclipse RCP
5 2 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Electronics
2 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.71%) Marketing
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.43%) Law
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (17.14%) Support Engineer
2 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 9 (12.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Release Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Administrator
8 4 (5.71%) Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Configuration Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Customer Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Release and Configuration Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Service Desk Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.86%) XMPP
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.43%) COM
4 1 (1.43%) LDAP
4 1 (1.43%) REST
4 1 (1.43%) SOAP
4 1 (1.43%) Web Services
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) PKI
2 5 (7.14%) NHS
3 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Fintech
4 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 31 (44.29%) Windows Server
2 23 (32.86%) Windows 10
3 17 (24.29%) Windows 7
4 12 (17.14%) Linux
4 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.29%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.43%) CentOS
8 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (15.71%) Load Balancing
3 10 (14.29%) DevOps
4 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.43%) SDLC
5 7 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.00%) Release Management
6 6 (8.57%) Test Management
7 5 (7.14%) ITIL
8 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (5.71%) Migration
8 4 (5.71%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.71%) Service Management
9 3 (4.29%) OO
9 3 (4.29%) OOD
9 3 (4.29%) Server Building
9 3 (4.29%) UML
9 3 (4.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) PowerShell
2 15 (21.43%) SQL
3 11 (15.71%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.14%) C#
5 3 (4.29%) C++
5 3 (4.29%) Java
6 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.43%) CCNP
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.43%) SEPA
2 1 (1.43%) TARGET2
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) Cacti
2 2 (2.86%) Grafana
2 2 (2.86%) Nagios
2 2 (2.86%) Terraform
3 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (22.86%) VMware
2 9 (12.86%) Cisco
3 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.14%) Apple
4 5 (7.14%) Oracle
5 4 (5.71%) SAP
6 3 (4.29%) Google
7 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.43%) Citrix
8 1 (1.43%) Kaspersky