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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 7 5 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 84 110 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 13.19% 16.67% 11.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.78% 60.77% 72.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 58 30
Median daily rate £375 £354 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -1.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £120 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £486 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 15
Median hourly rate £15.00 £26.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.39% +70.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £40.45 £18.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £14.50
% change year-on-year -8.94% +9.82%  

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 108 181 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 16.95% 27.42% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 106 40
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 16
Median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.14% +118.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £46.43 £20.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 22 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
Swindon 0 51 £405 +9.45% 7
Chippenham 0 11 £350 +191.66% 1
Salisbury 0 3 £365 +4.28% 1
Corsham -11 2 £160 -57.33% 3
Melksham - 1 - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 60 (37.27%) Active Directory
2 45 (27.95%) Windows Server
3 44 (27.33%) VMware
4 38 (23.60%) Security Cleared
5 37 (22.98%) Microsoft
6 35 (21.74%) SC Cleared
7 34 (21.12%) ITIL
7 34 (21.12%) C#
8 31 (19.25%) .NET
8 31 (19.25%) Finance
9 26 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (16.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (15.53%) Linux
10 25 (15.53%) Migration
11 24 (14.91%) Web Development
11 24 (14.91%) Cisco
11 24 (14.91%) Apple
11 24 (14.91%) Office 365
12 23 (14.29%) Windows 7
12 23 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 22 (13.66%) Visual Studio
14 20 (12.42%) CSS
14 20 (12.42%) JavaScript
14 20 (12.42%) Sass
15 19 (11.80%) Sitecore
15 19 (11.80%) W3C
15 19 (11.80%) SQL
15 19 (11.80%) ASP.NET
15 19 (11.80%) IIS
15 19 (11.80%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related 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 19 (11.80%) IIS
1 19 (11.80%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.18%) CMS
2 18 (11.18%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.35%) Confluence
5 7 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.73%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.24%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.24%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.62%) Apache
9 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.62%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.56%) MS Office
3 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.48%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.62%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.62%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.91%) Office 365
2 18 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.24%) IaaS
4 2 (1.24%) IBM PureFlex
4 2 (1.24%) PaaS
5 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.94%) Internet
2 13 (8.07%) Firewall
3 12 (7.45%) LAN
3 12 (7.45%) WAN
4 7 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.11%) DNS
5 5 (3.11%) SAN
6 4 (2.48%) VPN
7 2 (1.24%) DHCP
7 2 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.24%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.24%) SSL
7 2 (1.24%) VLAN
7 2 (1.24%) VoIP
7 2 (1.24%) Wireless
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.73%) MySQL
5 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.11%) MS Access
7 4 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.62%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.62%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 26 (16.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (13.66%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.97%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.97%) JIRA
4 7 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.24%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.24%) Selenium
6 1 (0.62%) JBehave
6 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.62%) JMeter
6 1 (0.62%) JUnit
6 1 (0.62%) MSI
6 1 (0.62%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.62%) Subversion
6 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (19.25%) Finance
2 13 (8.07%) Military
3 3 (1.86%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.24%) Back Office
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (18.01%) Developer
2 20 (12.42%) Analyst
3 16 (9.94%) Sitecore Developer
4 13 (8.07%) IT Support
5 11 (6.83%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.83%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (6.21%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.59%) Tester
8 8 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (4.97%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.97%) Desktop Support
8 8 (4.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (4.97%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Java Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (4.35%) Problem Manager
9 7 (4.35%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.25%) .NET
2 20 (12.42%) CSS
2 20 (12.42%) Sass
3 19 (11.80%) Ajax
3 19 (11.80%) ASP.NET
4 18 (11.18%) HTML
5 17 (10.56%) Flash
5 17 (10.56%) XSLT
6 16 (9.94%) jQuery
7 7 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (4.35%) WebCenter
8 3 (1.86%) JSON
8 3 (1.86%) Spring
9 2 (1.24%) Dropwizard
9 2 (1.24%) XML
10 1 (0.62%) LAMP
10 1 (0.62%) Middleware
10 1 (0.62%) SAML
10 1 (0.62%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.80%) W3C
2 15 (9.32%) User Experience
3 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.59%) Replication
5 7 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (2.48%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.48%) CMDB
6 4 (2.48%) iPad
7 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.86%) RIA
7 3 (1.86%) Streaming Video
7 3 (1.86%) Video Editing
8 2 (1.24%) CESG
8 2 (1.24%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.24%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.95%) Windows Server
2 25 (15.53%) Linux
3 23 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 14 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.97%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.35%) Amazon Linux
8 6 (3.73%) Unix
9 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.48%) Android
11 2 (1.24%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.62%) CentOS
12 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.12%) ITIL
2 25 (15.53%) Migration
3 24 (14.91%) Web Development
4 18 (11.18%) Content Management
5 14 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.45%) Service Management
7 11 (6.83%) Performance Testing
8 10 (6.21%) Change Management
8 10 (6.21%) DevOps
8 10 (6.21%) Front End Development
8 10 (6.21%) Problem Management
9 9 (5.59%) Data Migration
10 8 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (4.97%) High Availability
10 8 (4.97%) Incident Management
11 7 (4.35%) Database Tuning
11 7 (4.35%) Microservices
11 7 (4.35%) Web Operations
12 6 (3.73%) Business Continuity
12 6 (3.73%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.12%) C#
2 20 (12.42%) JavaScript
3 19 (11.80%) SQL
4 15 (9.32%) ActionScript
5 11 (6.83%) Java
6 9 (5.59%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.97%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.73%) C
8 6 (3.73%) C++
8 6 (3.73%) PHP
9 4 (2.48%) VBScript
10 3 (1.86%) Perl
10 3 (1.86%) VB
11 2 (1.24%) Delphi
11 2 (1.24%) Pascal
11 2 (1.24%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (23.60%) Security Cleared
2 35 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.83%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.11%) CCNA
6 4 (2.48%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.86%) CCNP
7 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.86%) SANS
8 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.24%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.24%) MCSE
8 2 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.62%) ISEB
9 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.62%) MCDST
9 1 (0.62%) MCITP
9 1 (0.62%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.56%) QA
2 6 (3.73%) SLA
3 4 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.24%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (37.27%) Active Directory
2 26 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.59%) Docker
4 8 (4.97%) vSphere
5 6 (3.73%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.86%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.86%) XenApp
7 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.62%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (6.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (4.35%) Ansible
2 7 (4.35%) Icinga
2 7 (4.35%) Kibana
2 7 (4.35%) logstash
2 7 (4.35%) SCCM
3 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.86%) Sysprep
4 2 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.24%) Nagios
4 2 (1.24%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.24%) vRealize
5 1 (0.62%) Opsview
5 1 (0.62%) QRadar
Vendors
1 44 (27.33%) VMware
2 37 (22.98%) Microsoft
3 24 (14.91%) Apple
3 24 (14.91%) Cisco
4 19 (11.80%) Sitecore
5 15 (9.32%) Oracle
6 14 (8.70%) HP
7 8 (4.97%) Citrix
7 8 (4.97%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.35%) Atlassian
8 7 (4.35%) Juniper
9 5 (3.11%) SAP
9 5 (3.11%) Sophos
10 4 (2.48%) Dell
10 4 (2.48%) F5
10 4 (2.48%) Intel Security
10 4 (2.48%) Pegasus
10 4 (2.48%) QAD
11 3 (1.86%) Splunk
11 3 (1.86%) Veeam