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 29 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.

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 635 601
Rank change year-on-year +45 -34  
Contract jobs citing WMI 15 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.024% 0.045%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.33% 0.26% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 16
Median daily rate £525 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.55% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £286 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £379 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £290 £350
% change year-on-year +12.06% -17.14%  
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 4539 5011 4462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.03% 9.31% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3049 3182 2654
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 135 172
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +12.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

WMI
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WMI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 29 March 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 8 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 29 March 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 +51 15 £525 +55.55% 3
London +38 12 £550 +45.69% 3
South East - 2 £275 -
Fareham - 2 £275 -
Hampshire - 2 £275 -
Hertfordshire -2 1 £375 +25.00%
East of England -3 1 £375 +25.00%
Hatfield -9 1 £375 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 28 (70.00%) PowerShell
3 25 (62.50%) C#
4 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 23 (57.50%) SAN
6 19 (47.50%) Finance
7 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
8 17 (42.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (40.00%) HTTP
9 16 (40.00%) Regular Expression
9 16 (40.00%) API Integration
10 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
11 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (27.50%) VMware
13 9 (22.50%) Firewall
13 9 (22.50%) NAS
13 9 (22.50%) DNS
13 9 (22.50%) ITIL
14 8 (20.00%) .NET
14 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
14 8 (20.00%) LAN
14 8 (20.00%) WAN
14 8 (20.00%) Change Management
14 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (17.50%) Banking

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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.00%) CMS
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.50%) GitHub
3 3 (7.50%) IaaS
4 1 (2.50%) iTunes
4 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (57.50%) SAN
2 16 (40.00%) HTTP
3 9 (22.50%) DNS
3 9 (22.50%) Firewall
3 9 (22.50%) NAS
4 8 (20.00%) LAN
4 8 (20.00%) WAN
5 6 (15.00%) Skype
6 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.00%) SNMP
8 1 (2.50%) BGP
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.50%) IPsec
8 1 (2.50%) MPLS
8 1 (2.50%) OSPF
8 1 (2.50%) RIP
8 1 (2.50%) VLAN
8 1 (2.50%) VPN
8 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.00%) StarTeam
3 1 (2.50%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (47.50%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
3 6 (15.00%) Back Office
3 6 (15.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Developer
2 14 (35.00%) PowerShell Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Automation Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) AWS Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Azure Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.00%) C++/C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) PowerShell Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) Regular Expression
2 8 (20.00%) .NET
3 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (12.50%) CSS
3 5 (12.50%) CSS3
3 5 (12.50%) WinForms
4 4 (10.00%) COM+
5 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Clustering
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 3 (7.50%) Wiki
4 2 (5.00%) Hedge funds
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) API Integration
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 8 (20.00%) Change Management
4 6 (15.00%) DevOps
4 6 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (15.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (15.00%) Service Management
5 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 4 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (10.00%) Open Source
5 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.50%) Application Packaging
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.50%) Kanban
6 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Microservices
6 3 (7.50%) Use Case
7 2 (5.00%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) PowerShell
2 25 (62.50%) C#
3 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.00%) C++
4 4 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (15.00%) MCSE
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.50%) CCENT
5 1 (2.50%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (15.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.50%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.50%) vSphere
6 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) NetBackup
1 6 (15.00%) vMotion
2 3 (7.50%) Puppet
3 2 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (5.00%) PowerCLI
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.50%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (2.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) VMware
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.50%) Citrix
4 6 (15.00%) Intel
4 6 (15.00%) Intel Security
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) Borland
6 2 (5.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) Serena
7 1 (2.50%) Apple
7 1 (2.50%) IBM
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle
7 1 (2.50%) Progress
7 1 (2.50%) RedGate
7 1 (2.50%) Remedy