The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 22 June 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 76 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 11.66% 21.90% 12.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.17% 80.00% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 56 16
Median daily rate £330 £361 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +1.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.97% +4.03%  

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 Swindon with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 48 95 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 14.72% 27.38% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 64 21
Median daily rate £330 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £136 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £18.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Swindon

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Swindon over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Swindon

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Windows.

1 33 (37.08%) Active Directory
2 29 (32.58%) Finance
3 25 (28.09%) Windows Server
4 24 (26.97%) Office 365
5 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
6 17 (19.10%) .NET
6 17 (19.10%) Linux
6 17 (19.10%) Web Development
7 16 (17.98%) Apple
7 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
8 15 (16.85%) IIS
9 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET
9 14 (15.73%) CSS
9 14 (15.73%) C#
9 14 (15.73%) HTML
9 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
10 13 (14.61%) CMS
10 13 (14.61%) Content Management
10 13 (14.61%) Visual Studio
10 13 (14.61%) W3C
10 13 (14.61%) Ajax
10 13 (14.61%) jQuery
10 13 (14.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (14.61%) Sitecore
10 13 (14.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (14.61%) Sass
11 12 (13.48%) User Experience
12 11 (12.36%) XSLT
12 11 (12.36%) Oracle
12 11 (12.36%) VMware

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
2 15 (16.85%) IIS
3 13 (14.61%) CMS
3 13 (14.61%) Sitecore CMS
4 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (6.74%) Confluence
6 6 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (4.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.12%) Apache
9 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.12%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 24 (26.97%) Office 365
2 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) Internet
2 7 (7.87%) LAN
2 7 (7.87%) WAN
3 5 (5.62%) NetScaler
4 4 (4.49%) Firewall
4 4 (4.49%) VPN
5 2 (2.25%) DNS
5 2 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.25%) SAN
5 2 (2.25%) Skype
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.12%) DHCP
6 1 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.12%) LDAP
6 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.12%) VoIP
6 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) MS Access
2 1 (1.12%) MySQL
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (14.61%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.87%) JIRA
3 6 (6.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (6.74%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.12%) Ant
5 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.12%) JMeter
5 1 (1.12%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.12%) Selenium
5 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (32.58%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Analyst
2 14 (15.73%) Developer
3 13 (14.61%) Sitecore Developer
4 11 (12.36%) Architect
5 10 (11.24%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (10.11%) Support Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) IT Support
8 7 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (6.74%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (6.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) IT Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Java Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (6.74%) WebOps Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.10%) .NET
2 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET
2 14 (15.73%) CSS
2 14 (15.73%) HTML
3 13 (14.61%) Ajax
3 13 (14.61%) jQuery
3 13 (14.61%) Sass
4 11 (12.36%) XSLT
5 8 (8.99%) Flash
6 6 (6.74%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (6.74%) WebCenter
7 4 (4.49%) Middleware
7 4 (4.49%) SailPoint
8 2 (2.25%) Web Services
9 1 (1.12%) COM
9 1 (1.12%) CSS3
9 1 (1.12%) LAMP
9 1 (1.12%) SAML
9 1 (1.12%) Spring
9 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) W3C
2 12 (13.48%) User Experience
3 7 (7.87%) RIA
4 5 (5.62%) FlexPod
5 4 (4.49%) CMDB
6 3 (3.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.25%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.09%) Windows Server
2 17 (19.10%) Linux
3 10 (11.24%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.11%) Windows 10
5 6 (6.74%) Amazon Linux
5 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.49%) Unix
8 2 (2.25%) Android
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.12%) CentOS
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.10%) Web Development
2 13 (14.61%) Content Management
3 10 (11.24%) ITIL
4 8 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.99%) DevOps
4 8 (8.99%) Migration
5 7 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (7.87%) Performance Testing
6 6 (6.74%) Database Tuning
6 6 (6.74%) Front End Development
6 6 (6.74%) Microservices
6 6 (6.74%) Web Operations
7 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.49%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (4.49%) Project Management
8 4 (4.49%) SOA
8 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.37%) Identity Access Management
10 2 (2.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.73%) C#
1 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
2 8 (8.99%) ActionScript
2 8 (8.99%) Java
2 8 (8.99%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.49%) SQL
4 3 (3.37%) C
4 3 (3.37%) VBScript
5 2 (2.25%) Perl
6 1 (1.12%) PHP
6 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.12%) ISEB
3 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.12%) MCSA
3 1 (1.12%) MCSE
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.12%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) GDPR
2 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.37%) SLA
4 1 (1.12%) COBIT
4 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (37.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.87%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.74%) Docker
3 6 (6.74%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (5.62%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.37%) BitLocker
5 3 (3.37%) vSphere
6 1 (1.12%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) Ansible
1 6 (6.74%) Icinga
1 6 (6.74%) Kibana
1 6 (6.74%) logstash
2 5 (5.62%) SCVMM
3 4 (4.49%) SCCM
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.37%) Sysprep
4 3 (3.37%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.12%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.12%) SCOM
5 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.98%) Apple
3 13 (14.61%) Sitecore
4 11 (12.36%) Oracle
4 11 (12.36%) VMware
5 10 (11.24%) Cisco
6 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.74%) Atlassian
8 5 (5.62%) Citrix
8 5 (5.62%) NetApp
9 3 (3.37%) Sophos
10 1 (1.12%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.12%) Dell
10 1 (1.12%) F5
10 1 (1.12%) Gemalto
10 1 (1.12%) Google
10 1 (1.12%) HP
10 1 (1.12%) Juniper
10 1 (1.12%) Rackspace