Period
to 15 October 2019

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 6 months to 15 October 2019 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 773 867 845
Rank change year-on-year +94 -22 +48
Contract jobs citing WMI 38 33 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.032% 0.047%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.30% 0.23% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 16
UK median daily rate £468 £238 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.05% -44.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £213 £330
90th Percentile £610 £575 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £225 £425
% change year-on-year +127.78% -47.06% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 12,483 14,458 11,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.02% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,434 9,730 7,539
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +6.45% +8.14%
10th Percentile £275 £290 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £428 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 392 268
UK median hourly rate £21.15 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.86% - -30.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.08 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% +9.38% -40.74%

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 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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 12 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 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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
England +88 37 £490 +106.42% 4
UK excluding London +78 27 £513 +127.78% 5
Midlands +58 12 £550 -
London +79 11 £350 -39.13%
West Midlands +36 11 £575 -
North of England +47 10 £432 +4.92%
Yorkshire +42 10 £432 -4.11%
East of England - 2 £200 -
South East +34 1 - - 4
East Midlands +33 1 £513 -
South West -26 1 £513 +127.78%
Scotland - 1 £405 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing WMI 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 with a requirement for WMI.

1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) SQL
2 21 (55.26%) JSON
3 20 (52.63%) Finance
4 19 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 17 (44.74%) ITIL
6 16 (42.11%) Linux
7 13 (34.21%) SNMP
7 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
7 13 (34.21%) Project Management
7 13 (34.21%) JIRA
8 12 (31.58%) PHP
8 12 (31.58%) Bash Shell
8 12 (31.58%) Confluence
8 12 (31.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 11 (28.95%) SaaS
9 11 (28.95%) Agile Project Management
9 11 (28.95%) Ansible
9 11 (28.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (28.95%) VBA
9 11 (28.95%) SAP
9 11 (28.95%) XML
9 11 (28.95%) DNS
9 11 (28.95%) ICMP
9 11 (28.95%) Telnet
9 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
9 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (26.32%) Data Analysis
10 10 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (26.32%) Web Development

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 12 (31.58%) Confluence
2 10 (26.32%) Apache
3 5 (13.16%) IIS
4 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) SaaS
2 10 (26.32%) GitHub
3 3 (7.89%) Office 365
4 1 (2.63%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) SNMP
2 11 (28.95%) DNS
2 11 (28.95%) ICMP
2 11 (28.95%) Telnet
3 10 (26.32%) DHCP
4 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
5 6 (15.79%) HTTP
6 3 (7.89%) iSCSI
6 3 (7.89%) NAS
6 3 (7.89%) SAN
7 2 (5.26%) Firewall
7 2 (5.26%) Skype
7 2 (5.26%) SMTP
8 1 (2.63%) BIG-IP
8 1 (2.63%) LAN
8 1 (2.63%) MPLS
8 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.63%) Network Security
8 1 (2.63%) VPN
8 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (26.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) JIRA
2 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) MSI
4 1 (2.63%) Bazaar
4 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Legal
3 7 (18.42%) Public Sector
4 6 (15.79%) Banking
5 3 (7.89%) Games
5 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.63%) Back Office
6 1 (2.63%) Electronics
6 1 (2.63%) Marketing
6 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Architect
3 9 (23.68%) Data Architect
4 7 (18.42%) Software Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Desktop Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Implementation Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Project Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (55.26%) JSON
2 11 (28.95%) XML
3 10 (26.32%) jQuery
3 10 (26.32%) Swagger
4 4 (10.53%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) CMDB
2 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Linux
3 7 (18.42%) Windows 10
4 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.89%) CentOS
7 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Project Management
3 12 (31.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 11 (28.95%) Agile Project Management
4 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (28.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (26.32%) Data Analysis
5 10 (26.32%) Database Security
5 10 (26.32%) Web Development
6 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
7 6 (15.79%) Task Automation
8 2 (5.26%) Application Packaging
8 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.26%) Fintech
8 2 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.26%) Supplier Management
8 2 (5.26%) Test Management
8 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) SQL
2 19 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 12 (31.58%) Bash Shell
3 12 (31.58%) PHP
4 11 (28.95%) VBA
5 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 10 (26.32%) Shell Script
5 10 (26.32%) T-SQL
6 6 (15.79%) VBScript
7 2 (5.26%) Perl
7 2 (5.26%) Python
8 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (18.42%) MCSA
3 6 (15.79%) A+ Certification
3 6 (15.79%) MCDST
4 3 (7.89%) CCNA
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.63%) Degree
6 1 (2.63%) MCSE
6 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.89%) KVM
4 3 (7.89%) NFS
4 3 (7.89%) Samba
4 3 (7.89%) Xen
5 1 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) Ansible
2 6 (15.79%) Perfmon
3 3 (7.89%) NetBackup
3 3 (7.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Cacti
4 2 (5.26%) Nagios
4 2 (5.26%) SCCM
4 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (5.26%) WSUS
5 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) SAP
2 10 (26.32%) MuleSoft
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle
3 6 (15.79%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.89%) ForeScout
5 3 (7.89%) Hitachi
5 3 (7.89%) IBM
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.89%) SolarWinds
5 3 (7.89%) Symantec
5 3 (7.89%) Veeam
5 3 (7.89%) Veritas
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) RedPrairie
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) New Relic