The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 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.

Microsoft Windows
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 64 124 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 9.60% 18.99% 14.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.01% 81.05% 81.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 89 38
Median daily rate £330 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.58% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 23
Median hourly rate £42.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +154.54% -5.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 81 153 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 12.14% 23.43% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 100 46
Median daily rate £330 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 25
Median hourly rate £42.00 £16.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +154.54% -13.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Wiltshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Wiltshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Wiltshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Wiltshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Wiltshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Swindon -8 39 £330 -9.58% 5
Chippenham -6 4 - - 3
Salisbury -2 3 £403 +12.58% 1
Corsham -4 3 £350 -3.31%
Trowbridge +4 1 - - 1
Malmesbury +1 1 £413 - 1
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 64 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 52 (35.14%) Windows Server
3 45 (30.41%) Microsoft
4 33 (22.30%) Office 365
5 32 (21.62%) Finance
6 29 (19.59%) Linux
7 27 (18.24%) Migration
7 27 (18.24%) Windows 7
8 26 (17.57%) Security Cleared
9 25 (16.89%) VMware
10 22 (14.86%) .NET
10 22 (14.86%) MS Exchange
10 22 (14.86%) SC Cleared
11 20 (13.51%) Cisco
11 20 (13.51%) Oracle
12 19 (12.84%) ITIL
13 18 (12.16%) C#
13 18 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (11.49%) Windows 10
14 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
14 17 (11.49%) Visual Studio
14 17 (11.49%) Web Development
15 16 (10.81%) SQL
15 16 (10.81%) Apple
15 16 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (10.14%) IIS
16 15 (10.14%) LAN
16 15 (10.14%) WAN

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (14.86%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.14%) IIS
3 13 (8.78%) CMS
3 13 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (8.78%) Sitecore CMS
4 10 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (4.73%) Confluence
7 6 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (2.03%) Skype for Business
10 2 (1.35%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.68%) Apache
11 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (9.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.30%) Office 365
2 16 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.14%) LAN
1 15 (10.14%) WAN
2 11 (7.43%) Firewall
3 9 (6.08%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.08%) VPN
3 9 (6.08%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (5.41%) Internet
4 8 (5.41%) NetScaler
5 7 (4.73%) DNS
6 4 (2.70%) SAN
6 4 (2.70%) SSL
7 3 (2.03%) DHCP
7 3 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.03%) Skype
7 3 (2.03%) VLAN
7 3 (2.03%) Wireless
8 2 (1.35%) IPsec
8 2 (1.35%) MPLS
8 2 (1.35%) WLAN
9 1 (0.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.38%) MS Access
3 5 (3.38%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.35%) FileMaker
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (11.49%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.41%) JIRA
4 7 (4.73%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.03%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.35%) Ant
7 2 (1.35%) Selenium
7 2 (1.35%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.68%) JMeter
8 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.68%) TestNG
8 1 (0.68%) Toad
8 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (21.62%) Finance
2 2 (1.35%) Banking
2 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.68%) Electronics
3 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (16.89%) Analyst
2 18 (12.16%) Architect
2 18 (12.16%) Developer
3 14 (9.46%) IT Support
4 13 (8.78%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (8.78%) Sitecore Developer
5 12 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.76%) Desktop Support
7 10 (6.76%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) IT Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (4.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.86%) .NET
2 14 (9.46%) ASP.NET
2 14 (9.46%) CSS
2 14 (9.46%) HTML
3 13 (8.78%) Ajax
3 13 (8.78%) jQuery
3 13 (8.78%) Sass
4 11 (7.43%) XSLT
5 7 (4.73%) Flash
6 6 (4.05%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (4.05%) WebCenter
7 4 (2.70%) Middleware
7 4 (2.70%) SailPoint
7 4 (2.70%) Web Services
8 2 (1.35%) LAMP
9 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.68%) JSON
9 1 (0.68%) SAML
9 1 (0.68%) Spring
9 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.78%) W3C
2 12 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.43%) User Experience
4 7 (4.73%) RIA
5 5 (3.38%) FlexPod
5 5 (3.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (2.70%) CMDB
6 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.03%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.35%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) iPhone
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.14%) Windows Server
2 29 (19.59%) Linux
3 27 (18.24%) Windows 7
4 18 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (11.49%) Windows 10
6 15 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.05%) Amazon Linux
7 6 (4.05%) Unix
8 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.03%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.35%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.68%) CentOS
10 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.24%) Migration
2 19 (12.84%) ITIL
3 17 (11.49%) Web Development
4 13 (8.78%) Content Management
5 10 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.76%) DevOps
6 9 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (5.41%) Performance Testing
8 7 (4.73%) Microservices
9 6 (4.05%) Database Tuning
9 6 (4.05%) Front End Development
9 6 (4.05%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.05%) Web Operations
10 5 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.38%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.70%) Business Continuity
11 4 (2.70%) Data Migration
11 4 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (2.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.16%) C#
2 16 (10.81%) SQL
3 14 (9.46%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.08%) Java
4 9 (6.08%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.73%) ActionScript
6 5 (3.38%) PHP
6 5 (3.38%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.03%) C
7 3 (2.03%) VBScript
8 2 (1.35%) Delphi
8 2 (1.35%) Pascal
8 2 (1.35%) Perl
9 1 (0.68%) F#
9 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.38%) CCNA
4 5 (3.38%) CCNP
5 4 (2.70%) SANS
6 2 (1.35%) Degree
6 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.35%) ISEB
6 2 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.68%) CCIE
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.68%) MCDST
7 1 (0.68%) MCITP
7 1 (0.68%) MCSA
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) QA
2 4 (2.70%) GDPR
2 4 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.03%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 64 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.08%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.05%) Docker
4 6 (4.05%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (4.05%) vSphere
5 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (3.38%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.03%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.68%) pfSense
7 1 (0.68%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (4.73%) Ansible
2 6 (4.05%) Icinga
2 6 (4.05%) Kibana
2 6 (4.05%) logstash
3 5 (3.38%) SCCM
3 5 (3.38%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.03%) Sysprep
5 3 (2.03%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.35%) WSUS
7 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.68%) Nagios
7 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.68%) Puppet
7 1 (0.68%) SCOM
7 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 45 (30.41%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.89%) VMware
3 20 (13.51%) Cisco
3 20 (13.51%) Oracle
4 16 (10.81%) Apple
5 13 (8.78%) Sitecore
6 11 (7.43%) Citrix
7 8 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.05%) Atlassian
8 6 (4.05%) NetApp
9 5 (3.38%) Juniper
9 5 (3.38%) SAP
10 4 (2.70%) McAfee
10 4 (2.70%) Pegasus
10 4 (2.70%) QAD
10 4 (2.70%) Sophos
11 3 (2.03%) Aruba
11 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.03%) Dell
11 3 (2.03%) F5
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