Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 599 821 866
Rank change year-on-year +222 +45 -56
Contract jobs citing WMI 9 21 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.023% 0.028%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.13% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 9
Median daily rate £406 £407 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% -9.61% -14.29%
10th Percentile £340 £320 £260
90th Percentile £483 £473 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate - £432 £350
% change year-on-year - +23.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 6,698 13,390 13,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.72% 14.77% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,381 8,900 8,846
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £290 £310 £275
90th Percentile £675 £674 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 338 316
Median hourly rate £23.59 £20.00 £18.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.93% +7.50% -19.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.31 £49.65 £50.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.94% -15.00%

WMI
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WMI in the UK

WMI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WMI.

Daily rate trend for WMI in the UK

WMI
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WMI over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WMI in the UK

WMI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WMI.

Hourly rate trend for WMI in the UK

WMI
Top 7 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 2 June 2020. 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 +222 9 £406 -0.12% 1
London +185 7 £406 +16.07%
UK excluding London +173 2 - - 1
Midlands +79 1 - -
North of England +70 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Site Server
3 3 (33.33%) Forcepoint
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) Azure
4 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) CommVault
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) SNMP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) SSL
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (11.11%) SAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) Unix

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 3 (33.33%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Azure
2 1 (11.11%) IaaS
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) SNMP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 1 (11.11%) NAS
3 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) InstallShield
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Architect
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Packager
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) C# Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) SAML
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) PKI
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) OO
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
1 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Forcepoint
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) CommVault
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec