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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 5 6 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 50 43 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 14.45% 13.23% 12.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.97% 51.81% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 18
Median daily rate £405 £358 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% -1.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £203 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £440 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £102.50 £19.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 61 83 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 17.63% 25.54% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 54 23
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +6.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £127.95 £20.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Swindon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 29 (37.18%) Finance
2 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
3 23 (29.49%) Web Development
4 21 (26.92%) Apple
5 20 (25.64%) .NET
6 19 (24.36%) CSS
6 19 (24.36%) Sass
7 18 (23.08%) Sitecore
7 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (23.08%) ASP.NET
7 18 (23.08%) C#
7 18 (23.08%) W3C
7 18 (23.08%) Ajax
8 17 (21.79%) Content Management
8 17 (21.79%) CMS
8 17 (21.79%) HTML
8 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
8 17 (21.79%) Flash
8 17 (21.79%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (21.79%) Office 365
9 16 (20.51%) XSLT
9 16 (20.51%) IIS
9 16 (20.51%) Visual Studio
9 16 (20.51%) Internet
10 15 (19.23%) ActionScript
10 15 (19.23%) User Experience
10 15 (19.23%) jQuery
11 13 (16.67%) VMware
12 12 (15.38%) Linux
12 12 (15.38%) Microsoft

Windows
Top Related 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 17 (21.79%) CMS
1 17 (21.79%) Sitecore CMS
2 16 (20.51%) IIS
3 11 (14.10%) MS Exchange
4 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (8.97%) Confluence
5 7 (8.97%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.28%) Apache
8 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.28%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.97%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.28%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.28%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.79%) Office 365
2 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.56%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.51%) Internet
2 7 (8.97%) LAN
2 7 (8.97%) WAN
3 4 (5.13%) Firewall
4 3 (3.85%) SAN
5 2 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.28%) DNS
6 1 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.28%) LDAP
6 1 (1.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) MySQL
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (20.51%) Visual Studio
3 8 (10.26%) JIRA
4 7 (8.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (8.97%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.56%) Selenium
6 1 (1.28%) JBehave
6 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.28%) JMeter
6 1 (1.28%) JUnit
6 1 (1.28%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (37.18%) Finance
2 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Developer
2 16 (20.51%) Analyst
3 15 (19.23%) Sitecore Developer
4 10 (12.82%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) .NET Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (8.97%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (8.97%) C# Developer
6 7 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) IT Support
6 7 (8.97%) Java Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 7 (8.97%) WebOps Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.64%) .NET
2 19 (24.36%) CSS
2 19 (24.36%) Sass
3 18 (23.08%) Ajax
3 18 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 17 (21.79%) Flash
4 17 (21.79%) HTML
5 16 (20.51%) XSLT
6 15 (19.23%) jQuery
7 7 (8.97%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (8.97%) WebCenter
8 3 (3.85%) Spring
9 2 (2.56%) Dropwizard
9 2 (2.56%) JSON
9 2 (2.56%) XML
10 1 (1.28%) LAMP
10 1 (1.28%) SAML
10 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) W3C
2 15 (19.23%) User Experience
3 5 (6.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 4 (5.13%) CMDB
5 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.85%) RIA
6 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Linux
2 11 (14.10%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.26%) Windows 7
4 7 (8.97%) Amazon Linux
5 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.41%) Unix
6 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.13%) Android
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.85%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.49%) Web Development
2 17 (21.79%) Content Management
3 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.82%) Front End Development
5 9 (11.54%) ITIL
6 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.26%) DevOps
6 8 (10.26%) Performance Testing
7 7 (8.97%) Database Tuning
7 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.97%) Microservices
7 7 (8.97%) Web Operations
8 2 (2.56%) BPMN
8 2 (2.56%) Business Development
8 2 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.56%) CRM
8 2 (2.56%) Cross-Platform Development
8 2 (2.56%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.56%) Migration
8 2 (2.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) C#
2 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
3 15 (19.23%) ActionScript
4 11 (14.10%) Java
5 5 (6.41%) C
6 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.85%) VBScript
7 1 (1.28%) Perl
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) Docker
3 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.69%) vSphere
4 3 (3.85%) BitLocker
4 3 (3.85%) XenApp
5 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.28%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) Ansible
1 7 (8.97%) Icinga
1 7 (8.97%) Kibana
1 7 (8.97%) logstash
2 6 (7.69%) SCCM
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.85%) Sysprep
4 2 (2.56%) vRealize
5 1 (1.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) Apple
2 18 (23.08%) Sitecore
3 13 (16.67%) VMware
4 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 10 (12.82%) Cisco
6 8 (10.26%) Oracle
6 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
7 7 (8.97%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.85%) Citrix
8 3 (3.85%) Sophos
9 2 (2.56%) AppSense
9 2 (2.56%) HP
9 2 (2.56%) IBM
10 1 (1.28%) Dell
10 1 (1.28%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.28%) Gemalto
10 1 (1.28%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.28%) Juniper
10 1 (1.28%) OpenText
10 1 (1.28%) SAP