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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Windows 25 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.50% 11.11% 10.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 74.36% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 13
Median daily rate £350 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +54.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.41% -15.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.87 £15.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £97.50 £38.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.38 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.72% +3.56%  

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 35 39 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 17.50% 14.94% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 20
Median daily rate £365 £212 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.16% -16.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £165 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 10
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% -18.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.38 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 30 March 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
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 30 March 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 +8 16 £350 +84.21% 13
Taunton -5 4 - - 1
Street +2 1 £375 -
Yeovil 0 1 £175 -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 19 (36.54%) Windows Server
3 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
4 16 (30.77%) VMware
4 16 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 10 (19.23%) Finance
8 9 (17.31%) Linux
8 9 (17.31%) Bash Shell
9 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
9 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
10 7 (13.46%) ITIL
10 7 (13.46%) Cisco
10 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (11.54%) SQL
11 6 (11.54%) SCCM
12 5 (9.62%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (9.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (9.62%) Marketing
12 5 (9.62%) Firewall
12 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
12 5 (9.62%) Electronics
12 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
12 5 (9.62%) Scrum
12 5 (9.62%) Programme Management
12 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (9.62%) .NET

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 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (1.92%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.92%) Fredhopper
2 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.62%) Office 365
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) DHCP
2 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) ADSL
3 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) WAN
3 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.92%) DCCP
4 1 (1.92%) LDAP
4 1 (1.92%) SSH
4 1 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.92%) DB2
4 1 (1.92%) Informix
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
2 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Electronics
2 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
2 5 (9.62%) Marketing
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Front Office
4 1 (1.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (13.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 7 (13.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) IT Support
7 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.92%) Ajax
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.92%) CSS
3 1 (1.92%) EJB
3 1 (1.92%) Flash
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) J2EE
3 1 (1.92%) JMS
3 1 (1.92%) JSP
3 1 (1.92%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.92%) WF
3 1 (1.92%) WSDL
3 1 (1.92%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.92%) CMDB
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Handset
3 1 (1.92%) iPhone
3 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows Server
2 16 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (17.31%) Linux
5 5 (9.62%) Windows 10
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.77%) Android
7 2 (3.85%) AIX
7 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.85%) Unix
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) ITIL
2 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (9.62%) Digital Marketing
2 5 (9.62%) Programme Management
2 5 (9.62%) Scrum
3 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.77%) DevOps
4 3 (5.77%) Release Management
4 3 (5.77%) Workflow
5 2 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Migration
5 2 (3.85%) Process Management
5 2 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.92%) Identity Management
6 1 (1.92%) ITSM
6 1 (1.92%) Service Management
6 1 (1.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 9 (17.31%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 3 (5.77%) Python
4 3 (5.77%) Ruby
5 1 (1.92%) C#
5 1 (1.92%) Java
5 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.92%) MCSE
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.69%) Docker
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) Nagios
3 2 (3.85%) SCOM
3 2 (3.85%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.77%) VMware
3 7 (13.46%) Cisco
4 5 (9.62%) SAP
5 4 (7.69%) Sybase
6 3 (5.77%) Citrix
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle
8 1 (1.92%) ATG
8 1 (1.92%) BEA
8 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.92%) HP
8 1 (1.92%) IBM
8 1 (1.92%) NetApp
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.92%) Symantec
8 1 (1.92%) Veeam
8 1 (1.92%) VeriFone
8 1 (1.92%) WorldPay