Period
to 23 March 2019

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 6 months to 23 March 2019 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
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 346 132 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 17.85% 12.15% 11.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.96% 69.11% 70.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 77 105
Wiltshire median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - -4.41%
10th Percentile £122 £124 £149
90th Percentile £575 £500 £475
South West median daily rate £370 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +23.33% - -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 6 9
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.14% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £14.47 £13.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £24.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -17.65%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 541 191 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 27.92% 17.59% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 111 153
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +11.43% -
10th Percentile £133 £128 £192
90th Percentile £600 £538 £509
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 6 11
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.14% -55.13% +11.43%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £24.50 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £15.48 £16.75
% change year-on-year +126.17% -7.61% -30.93%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

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 6 months to 23 March 2019.

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 6 months to 23 March 2019.

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 6 months to 23 March 2019. 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
Swindon -1 154 £350 +7.69% 22
Corsham +2 85 £450 +5.51% 4
Salisbury 0 43 £425 +214.81%
Chippenham +1 13 £346 +20.43% 5
Trowbridge -4 4 £123 -63.97%
Malmesbury - 3 £110 -
Calne - 1 - -
Devizes - 1 £140 -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 159 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 132 (38.15%) Microsoft
3 131 (37.86%) Windows Server
4 113 (32.66%) VMware
5 108 (31.21%) PowerShell
6 105 (30.35%) SC Cleared
7 103 (29.77%) Windows 10
8 88 (25.43%) Windows 7
9 84 (24.28%) Active Directory
10 83 (23.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 73 (21.10%) Office 365
11 73 (21.10%) DV Cleared
12 68 (19.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 67 (19.36%) Linux
13 67 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
14 62 (17.92%) Cisco
15 56 (16.18%) SCCM
16 49 (14.16%) SQL Server
17 48 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
18 41 (11.85%) vCenter Server
18 41 (11.85%) SQL
18 41 (11.85%) ITIL
19 39 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
20 38 (10.98%) Firewall
20 38 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 37 (10.69%) Data Centre
21 37 (10.69%) Cisco Certification
21 37 (10.69%) Windows 8
22 36 (10.40%) Finance
23 34 (9.83%) IIS

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 34 (9.83%) IIS
2 31 (8.96%) Confluence
3 17 (4.91%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.76%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.18%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.89%) Apache
7 8 (2.31%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.02%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.73%) ColdFusion
10 5 (1.45%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.87%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.58%) CMS
13 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.58%) JBoss
13 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) HipChat
6 1 (0.29%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 10 (2.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (21.10%) Office 365
2 25 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.60%) PaaS
5 4 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.16%) IaaS
5 4 (1.16%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.98%) Firewall
2 27 (7.80%) Remote Desktop
3 25 (7.23%) DNS
4 18 (5.20%) Skype
5 17 (4.91%) SAN
6 16 (4.62%) DHCP
7 15 (4.34%) LAN
8 14 (4.05%) VPN
9 10 (2.89%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (2.89%) WAN
10 9 (2.60%) Internet
10 9 (2.60%) SSL
10 9 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (2.60%) Wireless
11 8 (2.31%) HTTP
11 8 (2.31%) SSH
11 8 (2.31%) VoIP
11 8 (2.31%) VSAN
12 7 (2.02%) FTP
12 7 (2.02%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.76%) MySQL
3 11 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.31%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.73%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.16%) DB2
7 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.58%) GIS
8 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.58%) MS Access
8 2 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.29%) Big Data
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (8.67%) JIRA
2 21 (6.07%) Bitbucket
3 18 (5.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 18 (5.20%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.91%) MSI
5 3 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.58%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.58%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (10.40%) Finance
2 14 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.47%) Electronics
3 12 (3.47%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.47%) Marketing
4 10 (2.89%) Military
5 5 (1.45%) Banking
6 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (7.80%) Desktop Engineer
3 26 (7.51%) Support Engineer
4 25 (7.23%) Analyst
5 24 (6.94%) Architect
5 24 (6.94%) Consultant
6 22 (6.36%) Windows Engineer
7 18 (5.20%) Applications Packager
8 16 (4.62%) Automation Engineer
8 16 (4.62%) Wintel Engineer
9 15 (4.34%) Administrator
9 15 (4.34%) PowerShell Engineer
10 13 (3.76%) Designer
10 13 (3.76%) Developer
10 13 (3.76%) Floorwalker
11 12 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (3.18%) Desktop Support
12 11 (3.18%) Windows Consultant
13 10 (2.89%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.09%) .NET
2 16 (4.62%) REST
3 10 (2.89%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.60%) XML
5 8 (2.31%) jQuery
6 7 (2.02%) HTML
7 6 (1.73%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.73%) CSS
7 6 (1.73%) React
7 6 (1.73%) Web Services
8 5 (1.45%) LAMP
9 4 (1.16%) JSON
9 4 (1.16%) KML
9 4 (1.16%) Node.js
10 3 (0.87%) .NET Core
10 3 (0.87%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.87%) Middleware
10 3 (0.87%) WCF
11 2 (0.58%) SOAP
11 2 (0.58%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.69%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.96%) PKI
3 14 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.18%) Private Cloud
5 7 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.45%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.45%) Replication
7 4 (1.16%) CESG
7 4 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.16%) User Experience
8 3 (0.87%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.87%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.58%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.58%) iPhone
9 2 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.29%) NHS
10 1 (0.29%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 131 (37.86%) Windows Server
2 103 (29.77%) Windows 10
3 88 (25.43%) Windows 7
4 83 (23.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 67 (19.36%) Linux
6 39 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (10.69%) Windows 8
8 32 (9.25%) Windows XP
9 19 (5.49%) Unix
10 10 (2.89%) Solaris
11 6 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.16%) Android
12 4 (1.16%) zOS
13 3 (0.87%) Debian
13 3 (0.87%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.58%) CentOS
14 2 (0.58%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (11.85%) ITIL
4 38 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (8.38%) Service Management
6 28 (8.09%) DevOps
6 28 (8.09%) NsoIT
7 26 (7.51%) Deployment Automation
8 25 (7.23%) Mentoring
9 24 (6.94%) Reverse Engineering
9 24 (6.94%) Software Engineering
10 20 (5.78%) Configuration Management
11 17 (4.91%) Project Management
11 17 (4.91%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (4.62%) Compatibility Testing
12 16 (4.62%) Customer Engagement
12 16 (4.62%) Software Distribution
13 15 (4.34%) Migration
13 15 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (31.21%) PowerShell
2 41 (11.85%) SQL
3 21 (6.07%) C#
4 15 (4.34%) Java
5 14 (4.05%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.47%) Python
7 11 (3.18%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.73%) PHP
9 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.16%) C
9 4 (1.16%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.58%) VBScript
11 1 (0.29%) Groovy
11 1 (0.29%) Perl
11 1 (0.29%) Tcl
11 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 159 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 105 (30.35%) SC Cleared
3 73 (21.10%) DV Cleared
4 37 (10.69%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (9.54%) CCNA
6 29 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (7.51%) MCSA
7 26 (7.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (7.23%) MCSE
9 11 (3.18%) OCA
9 11 (3.18%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (2.31%) CCNP
11 6 (1.73%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (1.73%) CISSP
12 5 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (1.16%) Degree
13 4 (1.16%) GIAC
13 4 (1.16%) ISACA
13 4 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (0.87%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.02%) Data Quality
1 7 (2.02%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.45%) GDPR
3 3 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.87%) QA
4 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 84 (24.28%) Active Directory
2 68 (19.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (6.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (4.62%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.47%) VMware NSX
6 12 (3.47%) vSphere
7 11 (3.18%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.02%) Firmware
8 7 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (1.73%) Docker
10 5 (1.45%) Snort
11 3 (0.87%) HDFS
11 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 56 (16.18%) SCCM
2 41 (11.85%) vCenter Server
3 24 (6.94%) PowerCLI
4 16 (4.62%) SCOM
5 11 (3.18%) WSUS
6 6 (1.73%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.45%) Ansible
8 4 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.16%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.16%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.16%) OSSEC
8 4 (1.16%) Puppet
8 4 (1.16%) Terraform
8 4 (1.16%) vRealize
9 3 (0.87%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.58%) Mesos
Vendors
1 132 (38.15%) Microsoft
2 113 (32.66%) VMware
3 62 (17.92%) Cisco
4 32 (9.25%) Oracle
5 31 (8.96%) Atlassian
6 16 (4.62%) SAP
7 15 (4.34%) SolarWinds
8 13 (3.76%) Remedy
9 10 (2.89%) CheckPoint
10 9 (2.60%) Apple
10 9 (2.60%) HP
11 8 (2.31%) LogRhythm
11 8 (2.31%) McAfee
12 6 (1.73%) BMC
12 6 (1.73%) Veeam
13 5 (1.45%) CA
13 5 (1.45%) Juniper
14 4 (1.16%) Adobe
14 4 (1.16%) Dynatrace
14 4 (1.16%) Google