Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 8 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 123 141 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 11.63% 10.69% 17.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.85% 77.05% 69.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 90 168
Wiltshire median daily rate £325 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +4.21% -0.64%
10th Percentile £128 £144 £123
90th Percentile £506 £514 £820
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 22
Wiltshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +6.56% -9.36%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.45 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £43.00 £39.88
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +1.54% +6.56% -7.58%

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 184 183 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 17.39% 13.87% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 118 215
Wiltshire median daily rate £375 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.68% -
10th Percentile £170 £187 £136
90th Percentile £575 £516 £533
South West median daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +7.04% +1.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 27
Wiltshire median hourly rate £17.50 £28.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.05% +44.87% +15.90%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.35 £43.00 £46.98
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% -5.13% +14.71%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -2 63 £325 -18.75% 13
Chippenham +1 15 £300 +33.33% 5
Corsham +18 14 £400 +150.00% 5
Salisbury +2 5 £325 -10.96% 5
Trowbridge - 2 £225 - 1
Warminster - 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 60 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 54 (43.90%) Windows Server
3 53 (43.09%) Microsoft
4 33 (26.83%) Windows 7
5 31 (25.20%) Windows 10
5 31 (25.20%) Office 365
6 30 (24.39%) VMware
7 28 (22.76%) Security Cleared
8 27 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (15.45%) Linux
11 18 (14.63%) IIS
11 18 (14.63%) DV Cleared
12 17 (13.82%) SAN
12 17 (13.82%) Hyper-V
13 16 (13.01%) SCCM
13 16 (13.01%) Finance
14 15 (12.20%) SQL
15 14 (11.38%) Cisco
16 13 (10.57%) Migration
17 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
17 12 (9.76%) Unix
18 11 (8.94%) HP
18 11 (8.94%) PowerShell
19 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
19 10 (8.13%) SC Cleared
19 10 (8.13%) WSUS
19 10 (8.13%) Skype
20 9 (7.32%) ITIL
20 9 (7.32%) Firewall

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 18 (14.63%) IIS
2 7 (5.69%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.25%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.25%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.20%) Office 365
2 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.44%) IaaS
4 2 (1.63%) Serverless
5 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.82%) SAN
2 10 (8.13%) Skype
3 9 (7.32%) Firewall
4 8 (6.50%) DNS
5 7 (5.69%) DHCP
6 6 (4.88%) LAN
6 6 (4.88%) WAN
7 5 (4.07%) VPN
8 4 (3.25%) VoIP
9 3 (2.44%) Internet
9 3 (2.44%) VLAN
10 2 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.63%) Wireless
11 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.81%) Intranet
11 1 (0.81%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.81%) Junos
11 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.81%) MySQL
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) MSI
2 3 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (13.01%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Back Office
4 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Military
5 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (12.20%) Desktop Support
2 13 (10.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (10.57%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.13%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Consultant
6 7 (5.69%) IT Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Architect
7 6 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.07%) Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Developer
8 5 (4.07%) IT Support
9 4 (3.25%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.25%) Rollout Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.50%) .NET
2 5 (4.07%) .NET Framework
2 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.07%) jQuery
3 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (2.44%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.44%) Web Services
4 3 (2.44%) WinForms
4 3 (2.44%) WPF
5 2 (1.63%) CSS
5 2 (1.63%) HTML
5 2 (1.63%) Middleware
6 1 (0.81%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.81%) Ajax
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.81%) JTS
6 1 (0.81%) RequireJS
6 1 (0.81%) WCF
6 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.25%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.63%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.63%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.63%) PKI
4 2 (1.63%) Replication
4 2 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.63%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.81%) CESG
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.81%) iPhone
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (43.90%) Windows Server
2 33 (26.83%) Windows 7
3 31 (25.20%) Windows 10
4 27 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (15.45%) Linux
7 12 (9.76%) Unix
8 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (6.50%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.88%) Android
10 5 (4.07%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.81%) AIX
12 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.81%) Solaris
12 1 (0.81%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.57%) Migration
2 9 (7.32%) ITIL
3 7 (5.69%) Mentoring
3 7 (5.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (4.88%) Data Protection
4 6 (4.88%) Service Delivery
4 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.07%) Break/Fix
5 5 (4.07%) Coaching
5 5 (4.07%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (4.07%) Demand Management
5 5 (4.07%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.07%) MVC
5 5 (4.07%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (4.07%) Software Deployment
6 4 (3.25%) Application Packaging
6 4 (3.25%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (3.25%) NsoIT
6 4 (3.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.20%) SQL
2 11 (8.94%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.69%) C#
4 5 (4.07%) VBScript
5 4 (3.25%) Java
5 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.44%) C
7 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.81%) C++
8 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.81%) VB
8 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (22.76%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.63%) DV Cleared
3 10 (8.13%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.88%) CCNA
5 6 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.63%) CISSP
6 2 (1.63%) GIAC
6 2 (1.63%) HNC
6 2 (1.63%) ISACA
7 1 (0.81%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.81%) Degree
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.81%) MCDST
7 1 (0.81%) MCP
7 1 (0.81%) MCSE
7 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) GxP
2 3 (2.44%) SLA
3 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) DO-178B
System Software
1 60 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.82%) Hyper-V
3 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (4.07%) Xen
6 4 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.44%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.44%) vSphere
8 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.63%) XenApp
9 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (13.01%) SCCM
2 10 (8.13%) WSUS
3 6 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (4.88%) SCOM
4 3 (2.44%) ZENworks
5 2 (1.63%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.63%) OSSEC
5 2 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.81%) Nagios
6 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 53 (43.09%) Microsoft
2 30 (24.39%) VMware
3 14 (11.38%) Cisco
4 11 (8.94%) HP
5 8 (6.50%) Citrix
6 6 (4.88%) McAfee
6 6 (4.88%) Symantec
7 5 (4.07%) NetApp
8 4 (3.25%) Oracle
8 4 (3.25%) Remedy
8 4 (3.25%) Veeam
9 3 (2.44%) Micro Focus
9 3 (2.44%) Novell
9 3 (2.44%) Sophos
10 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.63%) Juniper
10 2 (1.63%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.63%) Trend Micro
11 1 (0.81%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.81%) Dynatrace