Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 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.

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 816 874 863
Rank change year-on-year +58 -11 -32
Contract jobs citing WMI 62 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.019% 0.026%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.53% 0.17% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 21
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% -22.35%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £231
90th Percentile £471 £423 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £330
% change year-on-year +11.84% +15.15% -8.97%
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 11635 11702 9817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.04% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7869 7483 5990
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 269 335
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +12.98% -2.41%
10th Percentile £10.96 £12.75 £11.20
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.50 £19.27
% change year-on-year -31.91% +21.98% -3.96%

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 17 November 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 11 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 17 November 2017. 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 +54 56 £400 +5.26%
UK excluding London +55 35 £425 +11.84%
London +13 27 £330 -7.37%
Midlands - 20 - -
West Midlands - 20 - -
North of England +63 6 £425 +11.84%
Scotland - 6 £413 -
Yorkshire +34 4 £425 +47.83%
North West +23 2 £525 +38.16%
East of England - 2 £375 -
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 55 (88.71%) PowerShell
2 53 (85.48%) Windows
3 48 (77.42%) VMware
4 36 (58.06%) Migration
5 31 (50.00%) Linux
6 27 (43.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (41.94%) Cisco
7 26 (41.94%) Microsoft
8 25 (40.32%) SCCM
9 24 (38.71%) QA
9 24 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (38.71%) Windows Server
10 23 (37.10%) Splunk
11 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (35.48%) VMware ESXi
11 22 (35.48%) Elasticsearch
11 22 (35.48%) VBScript
11 22 (35.48%) Microsoft Office
11 22 (35.48%) Hyper-V
11 22 (35.48%) CentOS
11 22 (35.48%) Open Source
12 20 (32.26%) Windows 7
12 20 (32.26%) SolarWinds
12 20 (32.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (32.26%) WSH
12 20 (32.26%) MSI
12 20 (32.26%) Firewall
12 20 (32.26%) Windows 10
13 19 (30.65%) Opscode Chef

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 22 (35.48%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.06%) Apache
2 5 (8.06%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (35.48%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) Firewall
2 11 (17.74%) SAN
3 10 (16.13%) DHCP
3 10 (16.13%) DNS
3 10 (16.13%) LAN
3 10 (16.13%) VoIP
3 10 (16.13%) WAN
4 8 (12.90%) SNMP
5 4 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.84%) SSH
7 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.45%) DB2
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) MSI
2 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.45%) FishEye
3 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Windows Engineer
2 15 (24.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (20.97%) Operations Engineer
4 12 (19.35%) Applications Engineer
5 10 (16.13%) Application Integration Engineer
5 10 (16.13%) Applications Packager
5 10 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (16.13%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (16.13%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (14.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (14.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 9 (14.52%) Windows DevOps Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Security Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (6.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Information Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) WSH
2 5 (8.06%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) REST
3 1 (1.61%) SOAP
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
3 1 (1.61%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Clustering
1 10 (16.13%) Data Centre
1 10 (16.13%) Replication
2 5 (8.06%) PKI
3 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.23%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 53 (85.48%) Windows
2 31 (50.00%) Linux
3 27 (43.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (38.71%) Windows Server
4 24 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (35.48%) CentOS
5 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (32.26%) Windows 10
6 20 (32.26%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.06%) Solaris
8 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) Migration
2 22 (35.48%) Open Source
3 18 (29.03%) Application Discovery
3 18 (29.03%) Application Packaging
3 18 (29.03%) Release Management
4 15 (24.19%) DevOps
5 13 (20.97%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (16.13%) Patch Management
6 10 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (12.90%) ITIL
9 6 (9.68%) Service Management
10 5 (8.06%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (8.06%) Secure Coding
10 5 (8.06%) Web Development
11 4 (6.45%) Change Control
11 4 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (6.45%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (6.45%) Network Architecture
11 4 (6.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 55 (88.71%) PowerShell
2 22 (35.48%) VBScript
3 16 (25.81%) Bash Shell
4 10 (16.13%) SQL
5 5 (8.06%) C#
6 4 (6.45%) C++
6 4 (6.45%) Java
7 2 (3.23%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) CCNA
1 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.23%) MCP
2 2 (3.23%) MCSA
2 2 (3.23%) MCSE
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (38.71%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (35.48%) Hyper-V
2 22 (35.48%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (32.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
4 10 (16.13%) Samba
5 4 (6.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (6.45%) NFS
5 4 (6.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (40.32%) SCCM
2 19 (30.65%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.68%) SCOM
4 4 (6.45%) Nagios
4 4 (6.45%) Netcool
5 2 (3.23%) Ansible
5 2 (3.23%) Puppet
5 2 (3.23%) Salt
5 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 48 (77.42%) VMware
2 26 (41.94%) Cisco
2 26 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 23 (37.10%) Splunk
4 20 (32.26%) SolarWinds
5 15 (24.19%) Red Hat
6 10 (16.13%) Fortinet
6 10 (16.13%) Juniper
6 10 (16.13%) Mitel
7 6 (9.68%) CyberArk
8 5 (8.06%) Perforce
9 4 (6.45%) Citrix
9 4 (6.45%) Oracle
9 4 (6.45%) Sybase
10 2 (3.23%) AppDynamics
10 2 (3.23%) iManage
10 2 (3.23%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.61%) ForeScout
11 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow