Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 3 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 54 77 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.68% 16.81% 12.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.79% 57.89% 64.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 26
Somerset median daily rate £325 £190 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -30.59% -27.00%
10th Percentile £145 £106 £108
90th Percentile £550 £398 £406
South West median daily rate £375 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 15
Somerset median hourly rate £29.25 £18.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +10.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £14.05 £10.90 £11.95
90th Percentile £45.01 £24.10 £39.00
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.13
% change year-on-year +14.75% +0.83% -13.57%

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 113 133 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 26.53% 29.04% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 91 40
Somerset median daily rate £388 £320 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.09% +4.07% -16.89%
10th Percentile £200 £120 £139
90th Percentile £538 £540 £463
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +10.00% +8.70% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 26
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -46.67% +92.86%
10th Percentile £14.42 £10.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.68 £24.10 £45.63
South West median hourly rate £34.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +97.14% +6.06% -21.43%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 28 £250 +28.21% 26
Street -1 6 £550 +205.56%
Yeovil -1 5 - - 3
Taunton -18 4 - - 2
Bridgwater +1 3 £175 +25.00%
Portishead -3 1 £225 -18.18%
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 24 (44.44%) Windows 10
2 22 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
4 15 (27.78%) VMware
4 15 (27.78%) Windows 7
5 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 10 (18.52%) Linux
6 10 (18.52%) Finance
6 10 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (16.67%) SCCM
7 9 (16.67%) Cisco
7 9 (16.67%) LAN
8 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (14.81%) WLAN
8 8 (14.81%) WAN
8 8 (14.81%) SAN
8 8 (14.81%) Office 365
8 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
10 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
10 6 (11.11%) Marketing
10 6 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (11.11%) Electronics
10 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 6 (11.11%) Programme Management
10 6 (11.11%) Manufacturing
10 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (11.11%) SAP

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 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Office 365
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) LAN
2 8 (14.81%) SAN
2 8 (14.81%) WAN
2 8 (14.81%) WLAN
3 3 (5.56%) VPN
4 2 (3.70%) DHCP
4 2 (3.70%) DNS
4 2 (3.70%) Firewall
4 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (1.85%) Power BI
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.70%) Eclipse RCP
1 2 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Electronics
2 6 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 6 (11.11%) Marketing
2 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Support Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Desktop Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 8 (14.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.70%) Customer Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.85%) COM
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) REST
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) NHS
1 5 (9.26%) PKI
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) BYOD
3 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.85%) Fintech
3 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Windows 10
2 22 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 15 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 10 (18.52%) Linux
5 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.85%) Android
8 1 (1.85%) CentOS
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 5 (9.26%) DevOps
4 5 (9.26%) Migration
5 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.56%) ITIL
6 3 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (5.56%) Server Building
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.70%) OO
7 2 (3.70%) OOD
7 2 (3.70%) SDLC
7 2 (3.70%) Service Management
7 2 (3.70%) UML
7 2 (3.70%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (3.70%) C++
3 2 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) SEPA
2 1 (1.85%) TARGET2
System Software
1 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) Terraform
3 2 (3.70%) Cacti
3 2 (3.70%) Grafana
3 2 (3.70%) Nagios
4 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.85%) Nessus
4 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) VMware
2 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.67%) Cisco
4 6 (11.11%) SAP
5 4 (7.41%) Apple
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle
6 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (1.85%) Aruba
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix
7 1 (1.85%) Dell
7 1 (1.85%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.85%) Fortinet