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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 39 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.38% 15.85% 19.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.09% 78.00% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 21
Median daily rate £200 £269 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.58% -13.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £171 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £855 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 15
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +206.45% -3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £10.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £15.75 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.89 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.61% +2.53%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 44 50 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 20.95% 20.33% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 29
Median daily rate £423 £225 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.98% -10.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £458 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 17
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.47% -23.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath -3 10 £195 -20.00% 8
Yeovil - 10 £150 - 2
Taunton -19 2 £400 -55.55%
Street +2 1 £486 -
Clevedon +1 1 - -
Weston-super-Mare - 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 35 (66.04%) Active Directory
2 24 (45.28%) VMware
3 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
4 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (30.19%) PowerShell
6 15 (28.30%) Windows Server
7 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (26.42%) Citrix
7 14 (26.42%) SQL
7 14 (26.42%) Linux
8 13 (24.53%) DHCP
8 13 (24.53%) DNS
8 13 (24.53%) Finance
9 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (22.64%) Windows 7
10 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (20.75%) Office 365
10 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
10 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
11 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (16.98%) Cisco
12 8 (15.09%) Nagios
12 8 (15.09%) SCCM
12 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
13 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
13 7 (13.21%) Bash Shell
13 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (13.21%) Windows 10

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 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (20.75%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) DHCP
1 13 (24.53%) DNS
2 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.32%) VLAN
3 5 (9.43%) Extranet
3 5 (9.43%) Firewall
3 5 (9.43%) Intranet
3 5 (9.43%) LAN
3 5 (9.43%) WAN
4 2 (3.77%) VPN
4 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.89%) ADSL
5 1 (1.89%) DCCP
5 1 (1.89%) SSH
5 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.43%) MySQL
4 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.66%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (5.66%) TeamCity
2 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.89%) GCC
4 1 (1.89%) Maven
4 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Electronics
2 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.55%) Marketing
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Support Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Desktop Support
3 7 (13.21%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (13.21%) Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Active Directory Support
5 5 (9.43%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) SharePoint Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.55%) Active Directory Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Citrix Support
6 4 (7.55%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) RIA
1 5 (9.43%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) CMDB
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) Handset
3 1 (1.89%) iPhone
3 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2012
2 15 (28.30%) Windows Server
3 14 (26.42%) Linux
4 12 (22.64%) Windows 7
4 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (13.21%) Windows 10
7 5 (9.43%) CentOS
8 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.77%) AIX
9 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.89%) Android
10 1 (1.89%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.89%) Unix
10 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.32%) Migration
2 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (9.43%) ITIL
2 5 (9.43%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (9.43%) Test Management
2 5 (9.43%) Web Development
3 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (7.55%) DevOps
3 4 (7.55%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (7.55%) Programme Management
4 3 (5.66%) Break/Fix
4 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.66%) Release Automation
4 3 (5.66%) Release Management
4 3 (5.66%) Scrum
5 2 (3.77%) Process Management
5 2 (3.77%) Project Management
6 1 (1.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) PowerShell
2 14 (26.42%) SQL
3 7 (13.21%) Bash Shell
4 5 (9.43%) PHP
5 3 (5.66%) Python
5 3 (5.66%) Ruby
6 1 (1.89%) C
6 1 (1.89%) C#
6 1 (1.89%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) MCSE
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.66%) A+ Certification
4 3 (5.66%) DCSE
4 3 (5.66%) MCP
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.89%) MCITP
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (66.04%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.43%) Samba
4 5 (9.43%) Squid
5 4 (7.55%) Docker
6 2 (3.77%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Nagios
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
2 6 (11.32%) SCOrch
3 5 (9.43%) Webmin
3 5 (9.43%) Xymon
4 4 (7.55%) SCSM
5 2 (3.77%) SCOM
6 1 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) VMware
2 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
3 14 (26.42%) Citrix
4 9 (16.98%) Cisco
5 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (9.43%) Veeam
7 4 (7.55%) NetApp
7 4 (7.55%) Oracle
7 4 (7.55%) SAP
8 3 (5.66%) Dell
8 3 (5.66%) Sybase
9 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.89%) HP
9 1 (1.89%) IBM
9 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.89%) Sophos
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