Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 684 810 898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.07% 14.24% 13.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.10% 66.67% 65.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 472 477
South West median daily rate £300 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -3.08% +13.04%
10th Percentile £128 £125 £126
90th Percentile £475 £488 £475
England median daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 107 154
South West median hourly rate £15.38 £14.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.82% -16.42% +1.52%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.65 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.35 £42.50 £42.84
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.26 £15.75
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.14% +5.00%

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 the South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1067 1215 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.83% 21.36% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 722 764
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £148 £135 £150
90th Percentile £513 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 121 166
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.68% -18.61% +10.29%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.38 £43.00 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the South West

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the South West

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the South West

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the South West

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the South West

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South West region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Bristol 0 230 £263 -19.23% 34
Wiltshire -2 151 £325 - 15
Gloucestershire -2 88 £300 +8.60% 13
Somerset 0 77 £167 -25.78% 8
Dorset +2 67 £425 +102.38% 20
Devon -6 39 £251 +31.84% 6
Cornwall -5 15 £300 -14.29% 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 315 (46.05%) Active Directory
2 226 (33.04%) Windows Server
3 216 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 197 (28.80%) Windows 7
5 182 (26.61%) Windows 10
6 162 (23.68%) Office 365
7 128 (18.71%) Linux
8 120 (17.54%) Security Cleared
9 119 (17.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 119 (17.40%) VMware
10 107 (15.64%) Microsoft Office
11 102 (14.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 90 (13.16%) Migration
13 83 (12.13%) SQL
14 82 (11.99%) ITIL
15 80 (11.70%) Cisco
16 77 (11.26%) MS Exchange
17 75 (10.96%) SC Cleared
18 72 (10.53%) SCCM
19 64 (9.36%) PowerShell
19 64 (9.36%) Finance
20 63 (9.21%) Firewall
21 62 (9.06%) Citrix
22 58 (8.48%) DNS
23 56 (8.19%) SQL Server
23 56 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
24 55 (8.04%) Windows 8
24 55 (8.04%) Unix
25 50 (7.31%) DHCP
25 50 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 77 (11.26%) MS Exchange
2 50 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (5.99%) Skype for Business
4 35 (5.12%) SharePoint
5 29 (4.24%) IIS
6 23 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.32%) Apache
9 8 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.02%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.73%) CMS
11 5 (0.73%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.73%) JBoss
11 5 (0.73%) SAS
11 5 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.44%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 107 (15.64%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.46%) Photoshop
3 9 (1.32%) Houdini
3 9 (1.32%) Maya
3 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.32%) NUKE
4 6 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) InDesign
6 1 (0.15%) InVision
6 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.15%) Pixate
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.29%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 162 (23.68%) Office 365
2 56 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.73%) Serverless
5 4 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.29%) G Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.15%) SaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.21%) Firewall
2 58 (8.48%) DNS
3 50 (7.31%) DHCP
4 41 (5.99%) LAN
5 39 (5.70%) WAN
6 36 (5.26%) VPN
7 31 (4.53%) Skype
8 26 (3.80%) TCP/IP
9 23 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (2.92%) SAN
11 17 (2.49%) Internet
12 15 (2.19%) VLAN
13 13 (1.90%) Network Security
14 12 (1.75%) Intranet
15 11 (1.61%) Ethernet
16 10 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (1.46%) NetScaler
16 10 (1.46%) Unified Communications
17 8 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
18 7 (1.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.88%) MySQL
3 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.73%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.58%) Data Lake
5 4 (0.58%) HDInsight
5 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.44%) Firebird
6 3 (0.44%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (0.44%) GIS
6 3 (0.44%) Ingres
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.90%) Eclipse
3 10 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.17%) HP UFT
5 7 (1.02%) NetBeans
5 7 (1.02%) SoapUI
5 7 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.88%) Ant
7 5 (0.73%) MSI
8 4 (0.58%) Subversion
9 3 (0.44%) JIRA
9 3 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.44%) Selenium
9 3 (0.44%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.44%) WiX
10 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.29%) Chocolatey
10 2 (0.29%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.29%) Maven
General
1 64 (9.36%) Finance
2 28 (4.09%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.49%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.05%) Electronics
5 11 (1.61%) Banking
6 10 (1.46%) Legal
7 9 (1.32%) Marketing
8 8 (1.17%) Law
9 7 (1.02%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.88%) Retail
11 4 (0.58%) Back Office
11 4 (0.58%) Military
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (16.23%) Support Engineer
2 108 (15.79%) Analyst
3 85 (12.43%) Desktop Support
4 56 (8.19%) Developer
4 56 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 52 (7.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 42 (6.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 42 (6.14%) Service Analyst
7 39 (5.70%) Administrator
8 37 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 35 (5.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 33 (4.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 33 (4.82%) Support Analyst
11 31 (4.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 31 (4.53%) Windows Engineer
12 29 (4.24%) Architect
13 28 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
14 26 (3.80%) 1st Line Support
14 26 (3.80%) Consultant
14 26 (3.80%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.73%) .NET
2 22 (3.22%) Web Services
3 20 (2.92%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.19%) CSS
5 13 (1.90%) jQuery
6 12 (1.75%) HTML
7 10 (1.46%) SOAP
8 9 (1.32%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.32%) Middleware
9 8 (1.17%) XML
10 7 (1.02%) Entity Framework
10 7 (1.02%) J2EE
10 7 (1.02%) WCF
11 5 (0.73%) Ajax
11 5 (0.73%) Sass
11 5 (0.73%) XSLT
12 4 (0.58%) JTS
12 4 (0.58%) REST
12 4 (0.58%) Software Packaging
13 3 (0.44%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.90%) Blackberry
4 13 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 13 (1.90%) iPhone
5 10 (1.46%) iPad
6 8 (1.17%) Animation
6 8 (1.17%) Replication
6 8 (1.17%) RIA
6 8 (1.17%) Smartphone
7 7 (1.02%) Clustering
7 7 (1.02%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.02%) FMCG
7 7 (1.02%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 6 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (0.73%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 226 (33.04%) Windows Server
2 197 (28.80%) Windows 7
3 182 (26.61%) Windows 10
4 128 (18.71%) Linux
5 119 (17.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (14.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (8.04%) Unix
7 55 (8.04%) Windows 8
8 31 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (2.78%) Windows XP
11 15 (2.19%) Apple iOS
11 15 (2.19%) CentOS
12 13 (1.90%) Solaris
13 10 (1.46%) Android
14 9 (1.32%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.17%) VMS
16 7 (1.02%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (13.16%) Migration
2 82 (11.99%) ITIL
3 41 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (4.09%) Service Delivery
5 26 (3.80%) DevOps
6 23 (3.36%) Software Engineering
7 22 (3.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (2.78%) Project Management
9 18 (2.63%) Change Management
9 18 (2.63%) Time Management
10 17 (2.49%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (2.19%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (2.19%) Risk Management
12 14 (2.05%) SDLC
13 12 (1.75%) Break/Fix
13 12 (1.75%) Information Security
14 11 (1.61%) PRINCE2
14 11 (1.61%) TDD
14 11 (1.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 83 (12.13%) SQL
2 64 (9.36%) PowerShell
3 43 (6.29%) C#
4 34 (4.97%) Java
5 27 (3.95%) C++
6 22 (3.22%) Python
7 19 (2.78%) C
8 18 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 17 (2.49%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.46%) Perl
11 6 (0.88%) Delphi
11 6 (0.88%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.58%) PHP
12 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.58%) VBA
12 4 (0.58%) VBScript
13 3 (0.44%) Embedded C
13 3 (0.44%) Scala
13 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 75 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 35 (5.12%) DV Cleared
4 24 (3.51%) Degree
5 23 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.90%) CCNA
8 12 (1.75%) CISSP
9 11 (1.61%) MCSE
9 11 (1.61%) NVQ Level 4
10 10 (1.46%) CISM
10 10 (1.46%) DBS Check
11 9 (1.32%) CCIE
12 8 (1.17%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.17%) DCSE
12 8 (1.17%) MCP
13 6 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (0.88%) Security+ Certification
14 3 (0.44%) ISEB
14 3 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.34%) SLA
2 12 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.02%) QA
5 5 (0.73%) GDPR
6 2 (0.29%) RMADS
6 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) HL7
7 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 315 (46.05%) Active Directory
2 49 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (7.02%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.63%) vSphere
5 14 (2.05%) Samba
6 12 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (1.61%) XenApp
8 10 (1.46%) NFS
8 10 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.32%) BitLocker
10 7 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (1.02%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.88%) Docker
11 6 (0.88%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.73%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.44%) Firmware
14 3 (0.44%) Squid
14 3 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 72 (10.53%) SCCM
2 26 (3.80%) AirWatch
3 21 (3.07%) SCOM
4 17 (2.49%) Puppet
5 15 (2.19%) WSUS
6 13 (1.90%) Ansible
7 11 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 10 (1.46%) Nagios
8 10 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.88%) SCVMM
9 6 (0.88%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.58%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.58%) Terraform
12 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.44%) Packer
12 3 (0.44%) Xymon
Vendors
1 216 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 119 (17.40%) VMware
3 80 (11.70%) Cisco
4 62 (9.06%) Citrix
5 31 (4.53%) Red Hat
6 29 (4.24%) Oracle
7 22 (3.22%) HP
8 19 (2.78%) Symantec
9 18 (2.63%) Apple
10 17 (2.49%) Dell
11 16 (2.34%) NetApp
11 16 (2.34%) Veeam
12 14 (2.05%) McAfee
13 12 (1.75%) SAP
14 10 (1.46%) MobileIron
15 9 (1.32%) IBM
16 8 (1.17%) Juniper
16 8 (1.17%) ServiceNow
17 7 (1.02%) F5
17 7 (1.02%) Sophos