Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 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
England > South West
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 914 689 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.05% 13.46% 12.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.18% 64.03% 69.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 360 369
South West median daily rate £378 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.38% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £130 £130 £123
90th Percentile £528 £519 £513
England median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 100 61
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.14% +2.94% +11.48%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.55 £47.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% -1.59%

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 1,381 1,076 916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.74% 21.02% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 555 539
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% +0.69%
10th Percentile £141 £156 £149
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
England median daily rate £445 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +1.14% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 121 83
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -1.52% -6.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.17 £12.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.94%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 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
Wiltshire +3 339 £425 +30.77% 34
Bristol -4 209 £325 -11.26% 37
Gloucestershire 0 140 £438 +48.94% 13
Dorset +5 75 £313 +19.05% 14
Devon +4 75 £350 +15.70% 9
Somerset -2 54 £250 +14.29% 10
Cornwall -6 10 £250 -16.67%
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 395 (43.22%) Active Directory
2 385 (42.12%) Microsoft
3 357 (39.06%) Windows Server
4 310 (33.92%) Windows 10
5 281 (30.74%) Security Cleared
6 227 (24.84%) PowerShell
7 226 (24.73%) VMware
8 221 (24.18%) SCCM
9 220 (24.07%) Office 365
10 203 (22.21%) Windows 7
11 188 (20.57%) Linux
12 184 (20.13%) ITIL
13 173 (18.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 157 (17.18%) DV Cleared
15 146 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
16 141 (15.43%) SC Cleared
17 131 (14.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 129 (14.11%) Migration
19 127 (13.89%) Cisco
20 121 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
21 116 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
21 116 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
22 103 (11.27%) SQL Server
23 102 (11.16%) Hyper-V
24 93 (10.18%) MS Exchange
24 93 (10.18%) DNS
25 92 (10.07%) Microsoft Office
26 86 (9.41%) Finance
27 83 (9.08%) Firewall
27 83 (9.08%) Amazon AWS

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 93 (10.18%) MS Exchange
2 54 (5.91%) SharePoint
3 45 (4.92%) IIS
4 41 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (3.72%) Confluence
6 30 (3.28%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.42%) JBoss
9 11 (1.20%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.88%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.77%) Apache
11 7 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.66%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.44%) ColdFusion
13 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.33%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 92 (10.07%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) ImageReady
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.64%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.11%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 220 (24.07%) Office 365
2 146 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (9.08%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (2.63%) OpenShift
5 22 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (1.64%) IaaS
9 13 (1.42%) Azure Stack
9 13 (1.42%) PaaS
10 8 (0.88%) Serverless
10 8 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.77%) GitHub
12 6 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.66%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.66%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 93 (10.18%) DNS
2 83 (9.08%) Firewall
3 73 (7.99%) DHCP
4 55 (6.02%) SAN
5 51 (5.58%) WAN
6 48 (5.25%) LAN
7 34 (3.72%) Skype
7 34 (3.72%) TCP/IP
8 31 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
8 31 (3.39%) VPN
9 21 (2.30%) Network Security
9 21 (2.30%) Wireless
10 19 (2.08%) Internet
11 16 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (1.64%) Ethernet
12 15 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
13 13 (1.42%) VLAN
13 13 (1.42%) WLAN
14 10 (1.09%) NAS
15 9 (0.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.09%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (0.98%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.98%) MySQL
6 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2017
9 4 (0.44%) DB2
9 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.44%) MS Access
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (4.81%) JIRA
2 41 (4.49%) Git (software)
3 30 (3.28%) Bitbucket
4 28 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 23 (2.52%) Jenkins
5 23 (2.52%) MSI
6 19 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (1.31%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.66%) CF BOSH
8 6 (0.66%) Eclipse RCP
8 6 (0.66%) GitLab
8 6 (0.66%) NetBeans
8 6 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.55%) JMeter
9 5 (0.55%) Maven
9 5 (0.55%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.44%) AdminStudio
10 4 (0.44%) Selenium
11 3 (0.33%) Bitbucket Server
11 3 (0.33%) WATIR
General
1 86 (9.41%) Finance
2 41 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 29 (3.17%) Electronics
4 29 (3.17%) Marketing
5 24 (2.63%) Legal
6 12 (1.31%) Local Government
7 9 (0.98%) Law
8 8 (0.88%) Military
9 6 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.44%) Banking
11 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.22%) Retail
12 1 (0.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 122 (13.35%) Support Engineer
2 103 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 62 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
4 61 (6.67%) Analyst
5 53 (5.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 53 (5.80%) Architect
6 52 (5.69%) Windows Engineer
7 50 (5.47%) Desktop Engineer
8 43 (4.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 42 (4.60%) Administrator
10 39 (4.27%) Desktop Support
11 37 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
12 36 (3.94%) Consultant
12 36 (3.94%) Wintel Engineer
13 35 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 33 (3.61%) Deployment Engineer
14 33 (3.61%) Developer
15 31 (3.39%) IT Support
16 30 (3.28%) Software Engineer
16 30 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.70%) .NET
2 33 (3.61%) REST
3 30 (3.28%) Web Services
4 18 (1.97%) Node.js
5 17 (1.86%) Middleware
6 15 (1.64%) SOAP
7 14 (1.53%) HTML
8 13 (1.42%) J2EE
9 12 (1.31%) XML
10 9 (0.98%) .NET Framework
10 9 (0.98%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.98%) jQuery
11 8 (0.88%) CSS
11 8 (0.88%) LDAP
11 8 (0.88%) Redux
12 7 (0.77%) JSON
12 7 (0.77%) Qt
12 7 (0.77%) WinForms
12 7 (0.77%) WPF
12 7 (0.77%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.75%) Data Centre
2 53 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (2.63%) PKI
4 20 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 19 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.97%) Fat Client
6 18 (1.97%) Public Cloud
6 18 (1.97%) Thin Client
7 17 (1.86%) Blackberry
7 17 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.75%) Replication
9 15 (1.64%) Clustering
9 15 (1.64%) Driving Licence
9 15 (1.64%) User Experience
10 10 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (0.98%) Digital Media
11 9 (0.98%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.98%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.88%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 357 (39.06%) Windows Server
2 310 (33.92%) Windows 10
3 203 (22.21%) Windows 7
4 188 (20.57%) Linux
5 173 (18.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (5.69%) Unix
8 38 (4.16%) Windows 8
9 34 (3.72%) Windows XP
10 32 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (2.63%) Android
12 23 (2.52%) Solaris
13 17 (1.86%) CentOS
14 13 (1.42%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.42%) Mac OS
15 12 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.55%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.55%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.44%) BlackBerry OS
17 4 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (20.13%) ITIL
2 131 (14.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 129 (14.11%) Migration
4 116 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
6 72 (7.88%) Service Management
7 71 (7.77%) Software Engineering
8 69 (7.55%) DevOps
9 52 (5.69%) Configuration Management
10 44 (4.81%) Data Protection
11 41 (4.49%) Computer Science
12 40 (4.38%) ITIL V3
13 39 (4.27%) Incident Management
14 38 (4.16%) Business Intelligence
15 37 (4.05%) Change Management
15 37 (4.05%) Service Delivery
16 36 (3.94%) ITSM
17 35 (3.83%) Programme Management
18 33 (3.61%) Information Security
18 33 (3.61%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 227 (24.84%) PowerShell
2 82 (8.97%) SQL
3 62 (6.78%) Java
4 61 (6.67%) Python
5 52 (5.69%) C#
6 51 (5.58%) C++
7 27 (2.95%) Bash Shell
8 26 (2.84%) C
9 24 (2.63%) JavaScript
10 20 (2.19%) Ruby
11 17 (1.86%) Perl
12 13 (1.42%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.98%) PHP
14 8 (0.88%) VBScript
15 6 (0.66%) GLSL
15 6 (0.66%) HLSL
16 5 (0.55%) VB
17 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.22%) VBA
19 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 281 (30.74%) Security Cleared
2 157 (17.18%) DV Cleared
3 141 (15.43%) SC Cleared
4 65 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (5.80%) CCNA
7 50 (5.47%) MCSE
8 48 (5.25%) MCSA
9 30 (3.28%) Degree
9 30 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (1.75%) CCNP
10 16 (1.75%) MCP
11 11 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.98%) OCA
12 9 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (0.88%) CCENT
14 7 (0.77%) Chartered Engineer
15 6 (0.66%) CCIE
15 6 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.27%) SLA
2 15 (1.64%) NCSC
3 9 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.98%) QA
4 6 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.33%) PMO
8 2 (0.22%) GDPR
8 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 395 (43.22%) Active Directory
2 116 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (11.16%) Hyper-V
4 62 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
5 51 (5.58%) Virtual Desktop
6 46 (5.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 39 (4.27%) Docker
8 37 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (3.17%) vSphere
9 29 (3.17%) XenApp
10 27 (2.95%) XenDesktop
11 16 (1.75%) Firmware
12 12 (1.31%) BitLocker
13 10 (1.09%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.88%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.66%) LXC
17 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 4 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 221 (24.18%) SCCM
2 72 (7.88%) SCOM
3 52 (5.69%) Ansible
4 43 (4.70%) WSUS
5 40 (4.38%) Puppet
6 37 (4.05%) SCVMM
6 37 (4.05%) vCenter Server
7 29 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (2.74%) Terraform
9 24 (2.63%) PowerCLI
10 23 (2.52%) Kubernetes
11 22 (2.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 14 (1.53%) vRealize
13 13 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
13 13 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
15 11 (1.20%) AirWatch
15 11 (1.20%) SCDPM
16 10 (1.09%) SCSM
17 7 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 385 (42.12%) Microsoft
2 226 (24.73%) VMware
3 127 (13.89%) Cisco
4 69 (7.55%) Citrix
5 46 (5.03%) HP
6 34 (3.72%) Oracle
7 31 (3.39%) SAP
8 29 (3.17%) ServiceNow
9 28 (3.06%) Atlassian
10 26 (2.84%) McAfee
11 18 (1.97%) Apple
11 18 (1.97%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.75%) iManage
12 16 (1.75%) Veeam
13 15 (1.64%) Dell
14 14 (1.53%) LexisNexis
14 14 (1.53%) NetApp
15 13 (1.42%) Remedy
16 11 (1.20%) Ivanti
16 11 (1.20%) Wyse