Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 295 152 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 16.42% 12.04% 13.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.33% 67.86% 66.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 92 132
Wiltshire median daily rate £394 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.15% - +1.96%
10th Percentile £119 £124 £131
90th Percentile £575 £499 £499
South West median daily rate £350 £300 £308
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.44% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 11 6
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.85 £17.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.11% -57.32% +134.29%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.00 £24.75
90th Percentile £49.13 £20.00 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% +3.57% -20.00%

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 481 224 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 26.77% 17.75% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 135 186
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £132 £135 £135
90th Percentile £588 £500 £519
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 11 6
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.85 £17.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.11% -57.32% +102.47%
10th Percentile £16.60 £13.00 £24.75
90th Percentile £49.70 £20.00 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year +15.27% +8.44% -15.79%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 0 122 £355 +9.23% 34
Corsham +14 54 £463 -2.63% 7
Salisbury +2 48 £425 +214.81% 6
Malmesbury +3 9 £123 -70.30%
Chippenham -3 9 £300 +57.89% 13
Trowbridge -5 6 £123 - 2
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 130 (44.07%) Security Cleared
2 115 (38.98%) Windows Server
3 92 (31.19%) Windows 7
4 88 (29.83%) VMware
5 87 (29.49%) PowerShell
5 87 (29.49%) Windows 10
6 81 (27.46%) SC Cleared
6 81 (27.46%) Microsoft
7 75 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 73 (24.75%) Active Directory
9 62 (21.02%) SCCM
10 59 (20.00%) Linux
11 58 (19.66%) DV Cleared
12 57 (19.32%) Office 365
12 57 (19.32%) Cisco
13 51 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 46 (15.59%) Finance
15 45 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 39 (13.22%) Firewall
18 35 (11.86%) ITIL
18 35 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
19 32 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
20 30 (10.17%) Windows 8
21 29 (9.83%) Atlassian
22 28 (9.49%) vCenter Server
23 27 (9.15%) Windows XP
23 27 (9.15%) Cisco Certification
24 26 (8.81%) MSI
24 26 (8.81%) VMware ESXi

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 (7.46%) Confluence
2 20 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.07%) IIS
4 8 (2.71%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.37%) Apache
5 7 (2.37%) ColdFusion
6 6 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.03%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.69%) CMS
7 5 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.02%) Site Server
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.34%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 57 (19.32%) Office 365
2 21 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.03%) PaaS
5 3 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.02%) GitHub
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.22%) Firewall
2 24 (8.14%) WAN
3 20 (6.78%) LAN
4 18 (6.10%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (5.76%) Remote Desktop
6 15 (5.08%) VPN
7 10 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (3.39%) DNS
7 10 (3.39%) Skype
7 10 (3.39%) VoIP
8 9 (3.05%) SAN
9 8 (2.71%) Internet
9 8 (2.71%) Unified Communications
10 7 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (2.37%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.03%) BGP
11 6 (2.03%) DHCP
11 6 (2.03%) FCoE
11 6 (2.03%) OSPF
11 6 (2.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.39%) MySQL
3 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.36%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.02%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.34%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (8.81%) MSI
2 22 (7.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 22 (7.46%) JIRA
3 7 (2.37%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.02%) Grunt
6 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (15.59%) Finance
2 15 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.75%) Electronics
3 14 (4.75%) Marketing
3 14 (4.75%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.71%) Military
5 3 (1.02%) Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Local Government
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (11.19%) Desktop Engineer
1 33 (11.19%) Support Engineer
2 30 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (8.14%) Desktop Support
4 23 (7.80%) Architect
4 23 (7.80%) Consultant
5 22 (7.46%) Applications Packager
6 20 (6.78%) Developer
7 19 (6.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 17 (5.76%) Automation Engineer
8 17 (5.76%) PowerShell Engineer
9 16 (5.42%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (4.75%) Analyst
10 14 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (4.07%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.73%) Administrator
12 11 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (3.05%) Deployment Engineer
13 9 (3.05%) Integration Engineer
13 9 (3.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.08%) .NET
2 14 (4.75%) REST
3 9 (3.05%) Web Services
4 7 (2.37%) CSS
4 7 (2.37%) HTML
4 7 (2.37%) jQuery
5 5 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.69%) Entity Framework
5 5 (1.69%) LAMP
5 5 (1.69%) Node.js
5 5 (1.69%) React
5 5 (1.69%) WCF
6 4 (1.36%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (1.36%) WPF
6 4 (1.36%) XML
7 3 (1.02%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.02%) HTML5
7 3 (1.02%) OAuth
7 3 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.10%) PKI
3 14 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.37%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.03%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.69%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.69%) NHS
6 5 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.36%) CMDB
8 3 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.02%) RIA
8 3 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.68%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.68%) Replication
9 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.68%) Wiki
10 1 (0.34%) CESG
10 1 (0.34%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 115 (38.98%) Windows Server
2 92 (31.19%) Windows 7
3 87 (29.49%) Windows 10
4 75 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (20.00%) Linux
6 35 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (10.17%) Windows 8
8 27 (9.15%) Windows XP
9 18 (6.10%) Unix
10 11 (3.73%) AIX
11 8 (2.71%) Debian
11 8 (2.71%) zOS
12 7 (2.37%) Android
12 7 (2.37%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.03%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.03%) CoreOS
13 6 (2.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.36%) Solaris
15 4 (1.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (11.86%) ITIL
4 32 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (8.81%) Mentoring
6 25 (8.47%) Service Management
7 24 (8.14%) DevOps
8 19 (6.44%) Compatibility Testing
8 19 (6.44%) Customer Engagement
8 19 (6.44%) Data Protection
8 19 (6.44%) Reverse Engineering
8 19 (6.44%) Software Distribution
8 19 (6.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (5.76%) Software Engineering
10 16 (5.42%) Application Packaging
10 16 (5.42%) Security Monitoring
11 14 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (4.75%) Digital Marketing
11 14 (4.75%) NsoIT
11 14 (4.75%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (29.49%) PowerShell
2 18 (6.10%) SQL
3 17 (5.76%) C#
4 14 (4.75%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.05%) C
6 6 (2.03%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.03%) C++
6 6 (2.03%) Python
7 5 (1.69%) Java
7 5 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.69%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.36%) PHP
8 4 (1.36%) VBScript
9 2 (0.68%) Go
9 2 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.34%) Groovy
10 1 (0.34%) Tcl
10 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 130 (44.07%) Security Cleared
2 81 (27.46%) SC Cleared
3 58 (19.66%) DV Cleared
4 27 (9.15%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (7.12%) CCNA
6 19 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (6.10%) MCSE
8 17 (5.76%) MCSA
8 17 (5.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (5.08%) OCA
9 15 (5.08%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (2.37%) CCNP
11 6 (2.03%) CISSP
12 4 (1.36%) Degree
12 4 (1.36%) GIAC
12 4 (1.36%) ISACA
13 3 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.68%) Chartered Engineer
14 2 (0.68%) HNC
14 2 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.71%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.03%) QA
3 3 (1.02%) GDPR
4 2 (0.68%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 73 (24.75%) Active Directory
2 51 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (8.81%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (7.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.73%) vSphere
6 10 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (3.05%) Docker
7 9 (3.05%) VMware NSX
8 6 (2.03%) Snort
9 5 (1.69%) Firmware
10 3 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 62 (21.02%) SCCM
2 28 (9.49%) vCenter Server
3 23 (7.80%) SCOM
4 15 (5.08%) PowerCLI
5 9 (3.05%) Puppet
6 8 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.37%) Ansible
7 7 (2.37%) Kubernetes
7 7 (2.37%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (2.03%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (2.03%) WSUS
8 6 (2.03%) ZENworks
9 5 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (1.69%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.69%) OSSEC
9 5 (1.69%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.36%) Data Guard
10 4 (1.36%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.02%) vRealize
Vendors
1 88 (29.83%) VMware
2 81 (27.46%) Microsoft
3 57 (19.32%) Cisco
4 29 (9.83%) Atlassian
5 22 (7.46%) Oracle
6 19 (6.44%) SAP
7 13 (4.41%) McAfee
8 12 (4.07%) CheckPoint
9 11 (3.73%) HP
10 10 (3.39%) Apple
10 10 (3.39%) Juniper
10 10 (3.39%) SolarWinds
11 9 (3.05%) LogRhythm
12 7 (2.37%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.37%) Remedy
13 6 (2.03%) Micro Focus
13 6 (2.03%) Novell
13 6 (2.03%) Symantec
14 5 (1.69%) CA
14 5 (1.69%) Splunk