Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 7 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 90 94 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 12.68% 14.03% 9.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.23% 58.75% 64.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 90 44
Swindon median daily rate £325 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +10.34% +20.83%
10th Percentile £124 £180 £126
90th Percentile £500 £928 £546
Wiltshire median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +10.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 26
Swindon median hourly rate £15.25 - £14.50
10th Percentile £13.00 - £11.25
90th Percentile £18.25 - £20.25
Wiltshire median hourly rate £15.25 £41.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -62.80% +134.29% -12.50%

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 Swindon with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Swindon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 130 160 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 18.31% 23.88% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 118 77
Swindon median daily rate £363 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +1.35% +7.64%
10th Percentile £126 £198 £183
90th Percentile £500 £550 £523
Wiltshire median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 21
Swindon median hourly rate £15.25 - £17.50
10th Percentile £13.00 - £12.00
90th Percentile £18.25 - £41.00
Wiltshire median hourly rate £15.25 £41.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -62.80% +95.24% -7.45%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swindon.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Windows.

1 32 (35.56%) Active Directory
2 28 (31.11%) Windows Server
3 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 25 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 22 (24.44%) PowerShell
5 19 (21.11%) Windows 10
5 19 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
6 18 (20.00%) Migration
6 18 (20.00%) Office 365
7 15 (16.67%) Finance
7 15 (16.67%) Linux
8 14 (15.56%) Cisco
8 14 (15.56%) VMware
8 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (14.44%) Citrix
9 13 (14.44%) MS Exchange
10 11 (12.22%) NetApp
10 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (11.11%) Windows 8
11 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
11 10 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.89%) Red Hat
12 8 (8.89%) SQL
12 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
12 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (8.89%) DevOps
13 7 (7.78%) Ansible
13 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
13 7 (7.78%) .NET

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 13 (14.44%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.67%) IIS
4 4 (4.44%) CMS
4 4 (4.44%) SAS
4 4 (4.44%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.22%) Confluence
6 2 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.00%) Office 365
2 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) NetScaler
2 4 (4.44%) Firewall
3 2 (2.22%) Internet
3 2 (2.22%) LAN
3 2 (2.22%) Skype
3 2 (2.22%) SMS
3 2 (2.22%) WAN
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.11%) DHCP
4 1 (1.11%) DNS
4 1 (1.11%) VPN
4 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) Data Lake
2 4 (4.44%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.44%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.11%) MS Access
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (1.11%) Ant
4 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Retail
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (17.78%) Desktop Support
2 11 (12.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (12.22%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.11%) Architect
4 8 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Deskside Support
6 6 (6.67%) Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Migration Specialist
7 5 (5.56%) Office 365 Specialist
7 5 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Administrator
8 4 (4.44%) Cisco Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Citrix Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Sitecore Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) .NET
2 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 5 (5.56%) CSS
2 5 (5.56%) HTML
3 4 (4.44%) Ajax
3 4 (4.44%) jQuery
3 4 (4.44%) Sass
4 3 (3.33%) XSLT
5 2 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (2.22%) Middleware
5 2 (2.22%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.11%) COM
6 1 (1.11%) CSS3
6 1 (1.11%) HTML5
6 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) FlexPod
1 5 (5.56%) RIA
2 4 (4.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (4.44%) W3C
3 3 (3.33%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.33%) User Experience
4 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.22%) PDA
4 2 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (1.11%) iPad
5 1 (1.11%) iPhone
5 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.11%) Windows Server
2 25 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 19 (21.11%) Windows 10
4 15 (16.67%) Linux
5 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (5.56%) Unix
9 5 (5.56%) Windows XP
10 4 (4.44%) VMS
11 2 (2.22%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (1.11%) AIX
12 1 (1.11%) Android
12 1 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.11%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.00%) Migration
2 10 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (8.89%) DevOps
4 4 (4.44%) Asset Management
4 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (4.44%) Content Management
4 4 (4.44%) ITIL
4 4 (4.44%) Project Management
4 4 (4.44%) Regression Testing
4 4 (4.44%) Time Management
4 4 (4.44%) Web Development
5 3 (3.33%) Security Hardening
6 2 (2.22%) Change Control
6 2 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.22%) Data Management
6 2 (2.22%) Database Tuning
6 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (2.22%) Microservices
6 2 (2.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.89%) SQL
3 6 (6.67%) C#
4 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.44%) C
6 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.22%) Java
7 2 (2.22%) VBScript
8 1 (1.11%) Perl
8 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) CCNA
3 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.22%) CISSP
4 1 (1.11%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.11%) CISA
4 1 (1.11%) CISM
4 1 (1.11%) DCSE
4 1 (1.11%) Degree
4 1 (1.11%) ISEB
4 1 (1.11%) MCITP
4 1 (1.11%) MCSE
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) GDPR
1 3 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (35.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (5.56%) VMware NSX
4 5 (5.56%) vSphere
4 5 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.22%) Docker
7 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) Ansible
2 6 (6.67%) Nagios
3 5 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.56%) Puppet
3 5 (5.56%) SCVMM
3 5 (5.56%) vCenter Server
4 4 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.44%) SCCM
4 4 (4.44%) Terraform
4 4 (4.44%) WSUS
5 2 (2.22%) Icinga
5 2 (2.22%) Kibana
5 2 (2.22%) logstash
6 1 (1.11%) SCOM
6 1 (1.11%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.56%) Cisco
2 14 (15.56%) VMware
3 13 (14.44%) Citrix
4 11 (12.22%) NetApp
5 8 (8.89%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.56%) Oracle
7 4 (4.44%) Apple
7 4 (4.44%) Dell KACE
7 4 (4.44%) McAfee
7 4 (4.44%) Sitecore
8 3 (3.33%) HP
9 2 (2.22%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.22%) Cadence
9 2 (2.22%) Dell
9 2 (2.22%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.11%) Aruba
10 1 (1.11%) Juniper
10 1 (1.11%) Meraki
10 1 (1.11%) Trustwave