Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 11 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 184 135 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 14.33% 10.11% 17.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.15% 72.19% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 86 173
Wiltshire median daily rate £350 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% - +6.90%
10th Percentile £150 £185 £135
90th Percentile £569 £573 £895
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 10 8
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.53 £13.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +213.43% -62.14% +108.02%
10th Percentile £15.30 £12.50 £14.88
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.00 £39.13
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.26
% change year-on-year +14.75% -0.07% -7.52%

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 270 187 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 21.03% 14.01% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 121 200
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £211 £234 £135
90th Percentile £575 £538 £563
South West median daily rate £375 £363 £366
% change year-on-year +3.45% -1.02% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 14
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.53 £13.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.63% -62.76% +90.49%
10th Percentile £15.33 £12.50 £15.40
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.00 £47.06
South West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.47% +5.61% -2.94%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +3 93 £358 +7.12% 24
Corsham +22 22 £463 +5.71% 3
Salisbury +4 18 £425 +5.59% 12
Chippenham +5 14 £275 +41.03% 5
Trowbridge -2 2 £110 - 2
Warminster - 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 93 (50.54%) Windows Server
2 74 (40.22%) Active Directory
3 69 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 57 (30.98%) Windows 7
5 56 (30.43%) Windows 10
5 56 (30.43%) VMware
6 55 (29.89%) Security Cleared
7 40 (21.74%) Office 365
8 39 (21.20%) SCCM
9 37 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (19.02%) Finance
11 34 (18.48%) SC Cleared
12 30 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (16.30%) Cisco
13 27 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 26 (14.13%) PowerShell
14 26 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 25 (13.59%) Linux
16 22 (11.96%) ITIL
16 22 (11.96%) DV Cleared
17 21 (11.41%) IIS
18 17 (9.24%) Firewall
19 16 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
20 15 (8.15%) WAN
20 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
20 15 (8.15%) SCOM
20 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
20 15 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
21 14 (7.61%) MS Exchange
21 14 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification

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 21 (11.41%) IIS
2 14 (7.61%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.43%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (3.80%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.26%) Confluence
5 6 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.63%) Site Server
9 2 (1.09%) Apache
9 2 (1.09%) CMS
9 2 (1.09%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 40 (21.74%) Office 365
2 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.24%) Firewall
2 15 (8.15%) WAN
3 12 (6.52%) LAN
4 11 (5.98%) SAN
5 9 (4.89%) Skype
6 7 (3.80%) DNS
6 7 (3.80%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (2.72%) DHCP
7 5 (2.72%) Internet
7 5 (2.72%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (2.72%) VLAN
8 4 (2.17%) VPN
9 3 (1.63%) Junos
9 3 (1.63%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.09%) Intranet
10 2 (1.09%) Network Security
10 2 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (7.07%) MSI
2 6 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (3.26%) JIRA
General
1 35 (19.02%) Finance
2 6 (3.26%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.17%) Banking
3 4 (2.17%) Electronics
3 4 (2.17%) Marketing
3 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.09%) Military
5 1 (0.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (15.76%) Desktop Support
2 24 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 18 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (9.24%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (6.52%) Architect
6 11 (5.98%) Administrator
6 11 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (5.43%) Consultant
7 10 (5.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.89%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Applications Packager
9 8 (4.35%) PowerShell Engineer
10 7 (3.80%) IT Engineer
10 7 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Analyst
11 6 (3.26%) Integration Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.43%) .NET
2 6 (3.26%) Web Services
3 5 (2.72%) REST
4 4 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.63%) WPF
6 2 (1.09%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.09%) Middleware
7 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.54%) CSS
7 1 (0.54%) DCOM
7 1 (0.54%) HTML
7 1 (0.54%) HTML5
7 1 (0.54%) HTML5 Canvas
7 1 (0.54%) jQuery
7 1 (0.54%) LDAP
7 1 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (5.43%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.80%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.17%) CMDB
4 4 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.17%) NHS
4 4 (2.17%) PKI
5 3 (1.63%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.09%) CESG
6 2 (1.09%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.09%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.09%) iPhone
6 2 (1.09%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.09%) RIA
6 2 (1.09%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 93 (50.54%) Windows Server
2 57 (30.98%) Windows 7
3 56 (30.43%) Windows 10
4 37 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (13.59%) Linux
7 12 (6.52%) Unix
8 11 (5.98%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.43%) AIX
9 10 (5.43%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.89%) Android
11 7 (3.80%) Mac OS
11 7 (3.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 7 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (3.80%) zOS
12 3 (1.63%) CoreOS
12 3 (1.63%) Debian
13 2 (1.09%) Solaris
13 2 (1.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (11.96%) ITIL
3 15 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (6.52%) Data Protection
5 11 (5.98%) Service Delivery
5 11 (5.98%) Software Engineering
6 10 (5.43%) Application Packaging
6 10 (5.43%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (5.43%) Mentoring
6 10 (5.43%) Migration
7 9 (4.89%) DevOps
7 9 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.89%) Service Management
8 8 (4.35%) Software Deployment
9 7 (3.80%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.80%) Load Balancing
9 7 (3.80%) NsoIT
9 7 (3.80%) Security Monitoring
10 6 (3.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.13%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.07%) SQL
3 9 (4.89%) C#
4 6 (3.26%) C
5 5 (2.72%) C++
6 4 (2.17%) VBScript
7 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.09%) Python
7 2 (1.09%) VB
7 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.54%) Go
8 1 (0.54%) Java
8 1 (0.54%) Tcl
8 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (29.89%) Security Cleared
2 34 (18.48%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.96%) DV Cleared
4 16 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (7.61%) CCNA
5 14 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (4.35%) MCSE
7 7 (3.80%) MCSA
8 6 (3.26%) OCA
8 6 (3.26%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.17%) Degree
10 3 (1.63%) CCNP
10 3 (1.63%) HNC
10 3 (1.63%) MCP
11 2 (1.09%) CISSP
11 2 (1.09%) GIAC
11 2 (1.09%) ISACA
11 2 (1.09%) MCDST
11 2 (1.09%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.43%) QA
2 5 (2.72%) SLA
3 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.54%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 74 (40.22%) Active Directory
2 30 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.43%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.89%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.26%) VMware NSX
7 4 (2.17%) vSphere
7 4 (2.17%) Xen
8 3 (1.63%) Docker
8 3 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.09%) XenApp
10 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (21.20%) SCCM
2 15 (8.15%) SCOM
3 13 (7.07%) vCenter Server
4 12 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (4.89%) WSUS
6 7 (3.80%) ZENworks
7 6 (3.26%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.72%) PowerCLI
9 3 (1.63%) Ansible
9 3 (1.63%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.63%) Puppet
9 3 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.09%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.09%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.09%) OSSEC
10 2 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.09%) vRealize
11 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 69 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 56 (30.43%) VMware
3 30 (16.30%) Cisco
4 13 (7.07%) HP
4 13 (7.07%) McAfee
5 11 (5.98%) Symantec
6 10 (5.43%) Atlassian
7 9 (4.89%) Citrix
8 8 (4.35%) SAP
9 7 (3.80%) Micro Focus
9 7 (3.80%) Novell
9 7 (3.80%) Oracle
10 6 (3.26%) Juniper
10 6 (3.26%) NetApp
10 6 (3.26%) Veeam
11 5 (2.72%) Splunk
12 4 (2.17%) Unisys
13 3 (1.63%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.63%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.09%) Sophos