Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 12 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 65 57 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.16% 12.28% 18.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.62% 66.28% 78.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 46
Somerset median daily rate £225 £160 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -50.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £100 £102 £180
90th Percentile £438 £399 £1,000
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year - -3.70% +10.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Somerset median hourly rate £30.41 £47.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.97% +201.59% +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.90 £12.30 £10.43
90th Percentile £45.40 £49.00 £32.35
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +2.94% +11.48% -7.58%

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 119 86 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 24.09% 18.53% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 58 48
Somerset median daily rate £358 £363 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.38% +30.63% -20.71%
10th Percentile £145 £110 £179
90th Percentile £488 £586 £491
South West median daily rate £380 £351 £365
% change year-on-year +8.42% -3.97% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 18
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +201.59% -8.70%
10th Percentile £17.30 £12.30 £10.43
90th Percentile £44.58 £49.00 £32.35
South West median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +22.86% +11.11% -7.35%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +13 34 £230 +21.05% 23
Taunton +2 13 £80 -21.95% 6
Yeovil -9 5 - - 1
Street -3 4 £300 -26.02%
Bridgwater - 3 £180 - 1
Clevedon 0 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 33 (50.77%) Active Directory
2 20 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 18 (27.69%) Windows 10
4 16 (24.62%) VMware
5 14 (21.54%) PowerShell
5 14 (21.54%) Windows 7
6 13 (20.00%) Office 365
7 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
7 12 (18.46%) SQL
8 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
9 10 (15.38%) T-SQL
9 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 10 (15.38%) Linux
9 10 (15.38%) Load Balancing
9 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (12.31%) ITIL
11 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
11 7 (10.77%) DHCP
11 7 (10.77%) DNS
11 7 (10.77%) Release Management
11 7 (10.77%) SCCM
11 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (10.77%) SDLC
11 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (9.23%) DevOps

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 6 (9.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.08%) Apache
3 2 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.00%) Office 365
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.69%) G Suite
4 2 (3.08%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) DHCP
1 7 (10.77%) DNS
2 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.62%) VLAN
4 2 (3.08%) SMS
4 2 (3.08%) VoIP
4 2 (3.08%) VPN
5 1 (1.54%) eduroam
5 1 (1.54%) Firewall
5 1 (1.54%) Skype
5 1 (1.54%) WAN
5 1 (1.54%) WebEx
5 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
3 6 (9.23%) MSTest
3 6 (9.23%) NUnit
3 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.08%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (3.08%) JIRA
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Law
3 2 (3.08%) Electronics
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Support Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 7 (10.77%) Analyst
3 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Release Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (7.69%) Administrator
5 5 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) IT Support
6 4 (6.15%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.62%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Release and Configuration Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) .NET
1 6 (9.23%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.08%) Web Services
2 2 (3.08%) XMPP
3 1 (1.54%) LDAP
3 1 (1.54%) SOAP
3 1 (1.54%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) NHS
2 2 (3.08%) PKI
2 2 (3.08%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.77%) Windows Server
2 18 (27.69%) Windows 10
3 14 (21.54%) Windows 7
4 10 (15.38%) Linux
5 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.15%) AIX
8 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.54%) Android
9 1 (1.54%) CentOS
9 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
2 10 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (12.31%) ITIL
4 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.77%) Release Management
4 7 (10.77%) SDLC
5 6 (9.23%) DevOps
5 6 (9.23%) Test Management
6 5 (7.69%) Migration
7 3 (4.62%) Service Management
8 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.08%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.08%) OO
8 2 (3.08%) OOD
8 2 (3.08%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.08%) Software Licensing
8 2 (3.08%) UML
8 2 (3.08%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.54%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) PowerShell
2 12 (18.46%) SQL
3 10 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.15%) Perl
4 4 (6.15%) PHP
4 4 (6.15%) Python
5 3 (4.62%) C#
6 2 (3.08%) C++
6 2 (3.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.54%) CCNP
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.54%) MCSA
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (50.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) Cacti
2 2 (3.08%) Grafana
2 2 (3.08%) Nagios
2 2 (3.08%) SCOrch
2 2 (3.08%) SCSM
2 2 (3.08%) WSUS
3 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) VMware
2 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.23%) Cisco
4 5 (7.69%) Google
4 5 (7.69%) Oracle
4 5 (7.69%) Sophos
5 4 (6.15%) Apple
5 4 (6.15%) Citrix
6 2 (3.08%) NetApp
6 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.08%) SAP
7 1 (1.54%) iManage
7 1 (1.54%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.54%) McAfee
7 1 (1.54%) Mitel
7 1 (1.54%) Snow
7 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds