The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WMI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WMI over the 3 months to 28 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.

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 625 614
Rank change year-on-year +23 -11  
Contract jobs citing WMI 8 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.048% 0.056%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.16% 0.42% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 26
Median daily rate £425 £406 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +2.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £473 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £406 £352
% change year-on-year +4.61% +15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WMI is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5111 6178 4748
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.47% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6519 7894 4984
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 304 210
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £17.47 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +66.66%  

WMI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WMI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WMI in the UK

WMI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WMI in the UK

WMI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WMI over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WMI in the UK

WMI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WMI in the UK

WMI
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WMI within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 7 £425 +4.61% 3
UK excluding London +27 6 £425 +4.61% 1
North of England +62 5 £425 +11.84% 1
London +3 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WMI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WMI.

1 18 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 16 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (50.00%) SAN
3 12 (50.00%) Firewall
4 10 (41.67%) C#
4 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (41.67%) VMware
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 9 (37.50%) Service Management
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (33.33%) HTTP
6 8 (33.33%) ITIL
6 8 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (33.33%) Regular Expression
6 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 8 (33.33%) API Integration
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (29.17%) Change Management
7 7 (29.17%) Citrix
8 6 (25.00%) MCSE
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco
8 6 (25.00%) LAN
8 6 (25.00%) WAN
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010

WMI
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.17%) Apache
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) Firewall
1 12 (50.00%) SAN
2 8 (33.33%) HTTP
3 6 (25.00%) LAN
3 6 (25.00%) WAN
4 5 (20.83%) DNS
4 5 (20.83%) SNMP
5 4 (16.67%) NAS
5 4 (16.67%) Skype
6 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
8 1 (4.17%) IPsec
8 1 (4.17%) MPLS
8 1 (4.17%) OSPF
8 1 (4.17%) RIP
8 1 (4.17%) SSH
8 1 (4.17%) VoIP
8 1 (4.17%) VPN
8 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) FishEye
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Back Office
2 4 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) PowerShell Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (4.17%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Support
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support
5 1 (4.17%) Network Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.17%) COM+
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Service Management
2 8 (33.33%) API Integration
2 8 (33.33%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) Change Management
4 5 (20.83%) Asset Management
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 3 (12.50%) Change Control
6 3 (12.50%) DevOps
6 3 (12.50%) Information Security
6 3 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (4.17%) High Availability
8 1 (4.17%) Load Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
8 1 (4.17%) Open Source
8 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
8 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (41.67%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (25.00%) MCSE
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (16.67%) CCNA
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (8.33%) MCITP
4 2 (8.33%) MCP
4 2 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (4.17%) CCENT
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (4.17%) DFS Replication
6 1 (4.17%) NFS
6 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
6 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 4 (16.67%) vCenter Server
1 4 (16.67%) vMotion
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (8.33%) PowerCLI
4 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
4 1 (4.17%) Netcool
4 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.17%) SCOM
4 1 (4.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) VMware
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (16.67%) Intel
5 4 (16.67%) McAfee
6 2 (8.33%) iManage
7 1 (4.17%) CyberArk
7 1 (4.17%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle
7 1 (4.17%) Perforce
7 1 (4.17%) Progress
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.17%) Remedy
7 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.17%) Sybase