Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 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
England > South West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 660 709 838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.65% 13.05% 13.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.44% 66.39% 63.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 406 471
South West median daily rate £300 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £128 £120 £120
90th Percentile £494 £488 £475
England median daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.39% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 107 115
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -10.29% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £34.30 £45.55 £43.25
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% -1.61% +3.33%

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 1,057 1,068 1,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.25% 19.66% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 627 773
South West median daily rate £375 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £143 £128 £151
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 134 142
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.25% -15.85% +20.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.83 £11.50
90th Percentile £43.08 £47.50 £45.98
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% - +3.13%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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
Bristol +2 233 £300 -4.76% 86
Wiltshire +1 125 £320 +6.67% 43
Gloucestershire -4 81 £285 +67.65% 53
Somerset +9 80 £190 -30.59% 29
Dorset 0 59 £375 +63.04% 47
Devon -2 48 £300 +64.38% 41
Cornwall -5 9 £350 - 13
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 306 (46.36%) Active Directory
2 221 (33.48%) Windows Server
3 216 (32.73%) Microsoft
4 171 (25.91%) Windows 7
5 168 (25.45%) Windows 10
6 160 (24.24%) Office 365
7 117 (17.73%) VMware
8 108 (16.36%) Security Cleared
9 107 (16.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 105 (15.91%) Linux
11 101 (15.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 100 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
13 87 (13.18%) SCCM
14 82 (12.42%) ITIL
15 81 (12.27%) SQL
16 80 (12.12%) Cisco
16 80 (12.12%) Migration
17 75 (11.36%) Firewall
17 75 (11.36%) PowerShell
18 70 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
19 67 (10.15%) SC Cleared
20 66 (10.00%) DNS
21 63 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
22 59 (8.94%) Hyper-V
23 57 (8.64%) MS Exchange
24 50 (7.58%) SQL Server
25 48 (7.27%) Finance
26 46 (6.97%) .NET
26 46 (6.97%) Citrix
27 44 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure

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 57 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 43 (6.52%) Skype for Business
3 42 (6.36%) IIS
4 35 (5.30%) SharePoint
5 30 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.36%) Apache
10 7 (1.06%) SAS
11 5 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.61%) Confluence
12 4 (0.61%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.61%) JBoss
12 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 100 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.45%) Houdini
5 3 (0.45%) Maya
5 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.45%) NUKE
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) InDesign
7 1 (0.15%) InVision
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.15%) Pixate
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.15%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 160 (24.24%) Office 365
2 70 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.91%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.76%) Serverless
6 4 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.61%) G Suite
6 4 (0.61%) IaaS
7 2 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.30%) PaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.15%) SaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (11.36%) Firewall
2 66 (10.00%) DNS
3 43 (6.52%) DHCP
4 42 (6.36%) Skype
5 26 (3.94%) SAN
6 25 (3.79%) LAN
7 23 (3.48%) WAN
8 22 (3.33%) TCP/IP
9 18 (2.73%) VPN
10 17 (2.58%) Internet
11 11 (1.67%) Unified Communications
11 11 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (1.52%) VoIP
13 9 (1.36%) Network Security
13 9 (1.36%) SSL
13 9 (1.36%) VLAN
14 8 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.21%) SMS
14 8 (1.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.06%) Hadoop
2 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.61%) Data Lake
5 4 (0.61%) HDInsight
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.45%) Ingres
6 3 (0.45%) MySQL
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.30%) GIS
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (1.97%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.97%) JIRA
3 11 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (1.36%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.06%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.91%) Artifactory
6 6 (0.91%) MSI
7 5 (0.76%) HP UFT
8 4 (0.61%) Ant
8 4 (0.61%) Selenium
8 4 (0.61%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.45%) Gradle
9 3 (0.45%) Maven
9 3 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.30%) Hudson
General
1 48 (7.27%) Finance
2 17 (2.58%) Telecoms
3 12 (1.82%) Legal
4 11 (1.67%) Law
5 10 (1.52%) Banking
6 8 (1.21%) Retail
7 6 (0.91%) Electronics
7 6 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.76%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.61%) Back Office
10 3 (0.45%) Publishing
11 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Marketing
12 1 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (14.24%) Analyst
2 88 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 77 (11.67%) Desktop Support
4 67 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 45 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 44 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
7 39 (5.91%) Service Analyst
7 39 (5.91%) Service Desk Analyst
8 38 (5.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 38 (5.76%) IT Support
9 37 (5.61%) Administrator
10 34 (5.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 30 (4.55%) Architect
11 30 (4.55%) Consultant
11 30 (4.55%) Developer
12 28 (4.24%) Support Analyst
13 27 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
14 26 (3.94%) Windows Engineer
15 23 (3.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 22 (3.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.97%) .NET
2 24 (3.64%) Web Services
3 16 (2.42%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.12%) .NET Framework
5 13 (1.97%) CSS
6 11 (1.67%) jQuery
7 9 (1.36%) Entity Framework
7 9 (1.36%) HTML
8 8 (1.21%) WCF
9 7 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.06%) Middleware
10 6 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (0.91%) J2EE
10 6 (0.91%) Node.js
10 6 (0.91%) SOAP
10 6 (0.91%) XML
11 5 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (0.76%) LDAP
11 5 (0.76%) WPF
12 4 (0.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.27%) Blackberry
3 13 (1.97%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.52%) iPhone
4 10 (1.52%) Replication
5 8 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.06%) EMC VNX
6 7 (1.06%) PKI
6 7 (1.06%) Smartphone
7 6 (0.91%) Clustering
7 6 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.91%) Data Centre
7 6 (0.91%) Driving Licence
7 6 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (0.76%) Private Cloud
8 5 (0.76%) Social Media
9 4 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.61%) iPad
9 4 (0.61%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 221 (33.48%) Windows Server
2 171 (25.91%) Windows 7
3 168 (25.45%) Windows 10
4 107 (16.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (15.91%) Linux
6 101 (15.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (6.52%) Unix
8 30 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 26 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (2.73%) Windows XP
11 15 (2.27%) Windows Vista
12 14 (2.12%) Android
12 14 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (1.67%) Solaris
14 8 (1.21%) CentOS
15 7 (1.06%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.76%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.76%) VMS
17 3 (0.45%) AIX
17 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (12.42%) ITIL
2 80 (12.12%) Migration
3 63 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (5.15%) DevOps
5 26 (3.94%) Service Delivery
6 21 (3.18%) Time Management
7 18 (2.73%) Test Automation
8 17 (2.58%) Service Management
9 16 (2.42%) MVC
10 15 (2.27%) Security Hardening
11 14 (2.12%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (2.12%) TDD
12 13 (1.97%) ITSM
12 13 (1.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (1.97%) System Testing
13 12 (1.82%) Information Security
13 12 (1.82%) SDLC
14 11 (1.67%) Knowledge Management
14 11 (1.67%) Scrum
14 11 (1.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 81 (12.27%) SQL
2 75 (11.36%) PowerShell
3 28 (4.24%) C#
4 25 (3.79%) Java
5 21 (3.18%) Python
6 18 (2.73%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.42%) Shell Script
8 12 (1.82%) C
9 11 (1.67%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.36%) Ruby
11 7 (1.06%) VBScript
12 6 (0.91%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.91%) C++
12 6 (0.91%) Perl
13 5 (0.76%) Delphi
13 5 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.61%) Groovy
15 2 (0.30%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.30%) PHP
15 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 108 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 67 (10.15%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.76%) DV Cleared
4 26 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.58%) CCNA
6 16 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (2.12%) Degree
8 9 (1.36%) CCIE
9 8 (1.21%) AWS Certification
9 8 (1.21%) CISSP
10 7 (1.06%) CISM
10 7 (1.06%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.91%) MCSA
12 5 (0.76%) MCITP
13 4 (0.61%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (0.61%) ISEB
13 4 (0.61%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.45%) CCNP
14 3 (0.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.18%) SLA
2 8 (1.21%) QA
3 7 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.45%) GDPR
5 3 (0.45%) GxP
6 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 306 (46.36%) Active Directory
2 59 (8.94%) Hyper-V
3 44 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (3.48%) vSphere
5 13 (1.97%) BitLocker
5 13 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.97%) XenApp
6 11 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.21%) Docker
8 5 (0.76%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.61%) XenServer
10 3 (0.45%) Firmware
10 3 (0.45%) NFS
10 3 (0.45%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.45%) Samba
10 3 (0.45%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.45%) Xen
10 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 87 (13.18%) SCCM
2 24 (3.64%) SCOM
3 17 (2.58%) Puppet
4 14 (2.12%) Ansible
4 14 (2.12%) SCVMM
5 13 (1.97%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (1.52%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (1.21%) WSUS
8 7 (1.06%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.91%) Nagios
9 6 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.76%) Terraform
11 4 (0.61%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 216 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 117 (17.73%) VMware
3 80 (12.12%) Cisco
4 46 (6.97%) Citrix
5 42 (6.36%) HP
6 25 (3.79%) Red Hat
7 20 (3.03%) Oracle
8 19 (2.88%) Apple
8 19 (2.88%) Sophos
9 18 (2.73%) Veeam
10 16 (2.42%) EMC
11 15 (2.27%) IBM
12 12 (1.82%) Dell
12 12 (1.82%) McAfee
13 11 (1.67%) Juniper
13 11 (1.67%) Symantec
14 10 (1.52%) F5
14 10 (1.52%) NetApp
15 9 (1.36%) Remedy
15 9 (1.36%) ServiceNow