Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 116 335 177
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Wiltshire 16.67% 17.99% 14.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.91% 68.09% 67.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 225 99
Median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £140 £122 £147
90th Percentile £525 £538 £551
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 32
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £33.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +26.26% +151.06%
10th Percentile £17.50 £20.28 £15.28
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £47.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +47.37% +35.71% +14.75%

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 176 492 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 25.29% 26.42% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 302 159
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £154 £130 £200
90th Percentile £538 £619 £575
South West median daily rate £433 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +1.80% +13.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +1.13% +207.63%
10th Percentile £18.50 £18.24 £15.30
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £18.19
% change year-on-year -16.67% +130.90% +3.94%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Wiltshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Wiltshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Wiltshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Wiltshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Wiltshire.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Wiltshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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
Corsham 0 32 £475 +18.75% 17
Swindon -4 26 £238 -35.81% 4
Salisbury 0 7 £410 -3.53%
Chippenham +2 3 - - 3
Trowbridge 0 2 - - 1
Devizes 0 2 £221 - 2
Malmesbury +1 1 £463 +242.59%
Melksham +1 1 £275 -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 64 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 46 (39.66%) Windows Server
3 44 (37.93%) SC Cleared
4 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
4 41 (35.34%) Active Directory
5 37 (31.90%) VMware
6 36 (31.03%) Windows 10
7 34 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (28.45%) DV Cleared
9 20 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (16.38%) Azure
10 19 (16.38%) Cisco
10 19 (16.38%) Windows Server 2016
11 18 (15.52%) Windows 7
12 17 (14.66%) Linux
12 17 (14.66%) Migration
13 16 (13.79%) SQL Server
14 15 (12.93%) AWS
15 14 (12.07%) PKI
15 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 13 (11.21%) .NET
16 13 (11.21%) MS Exchange
16 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (11.21%) VMware ESXi
17 12 (10.34%) PowerShell
17 12 (10.34%) MCSE
17 12 (10.34%) MCSA
18 11 (9.48%) SQL

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 13 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.03%) Confluence
3 5 (4.31%) IIS
4 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.59%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.59%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.72%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.38%) Azure
2 15 (12.93%) AWS
3 9 (7.76%) Office 365
4 2 (1.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.72%) Datadog
4 2 (1.72%) GCP
4 2 (1.72%) Heroku
4 2 (1.72%) PaaS
5 1 (0.86%) IaaS
5 1 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.48%) DNS
1 11 (9.48%) SAN
2 9 (7.76%) DHCP
3 6 (5.17%) Firewall
4 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.59%) Skype
5 3 (2.59%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (2.59%) VoIP
6 2 (1.72%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.72%) Intranet
6 2 (1.72%) SSL
6 2 (1.72%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.86%) LAN
7 1 (0.86%) Link 16
7 1 (0.86%) Network Security
7 1 (0.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.45%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.72%) MySQL
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) JIRA
2 5 (4.31%) Bitbucket
3 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.45%) JMeter
4 2 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.72%) CF BOSH
4 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.72%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (7.76%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Military
3 6 (5.17%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.59%) Electronics
5 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.86%) Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (9.48%) Support Engineer
2 11 (9.48%) Wintel Engineer
3 10 (8.62%) Analyst
4 8 (6.90%) Test Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Consultant
6 6 (5.17%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Support Technician
7 5 (4.31%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) PowerShell Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.21%) .NET
2 7 (6.03%) .NET Framework
3 5 (4.31%) XML
4 4 (3.45%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.45%) Middleware
4 4 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.72%) CGI
5 2 (1.72%) CSS
5 2 (1.72%) HTML
5 2 (1.72%) OAuth
5 2 (1.72%) OAuth2
5 2 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.72%) REST
5 2 (1.72%) SAML
5 2 (1.72%) WCF
5 2 (1.72%) Web Services
5 2 (1.72%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) PKI
2 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.45%) User Experience
5 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.86%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.86%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.86%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (39.66%) Windows Server
2 36 (31.03%) Windows 10
3 34 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (16.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (15.52%) Windows 7
6 17 (14.66%) Linux
7 11 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.72%) Unix
11 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.66%) Migration
3 14 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (7.76%) DevOps
4 9 (7.76%) Project Management
5 8 (6.90%) Service Management
6 7 (6.03%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (6.03%) ITIL
7 6 (5.17%) Analytics
7 6 (5.17%) Asset Management
7 6 (5.17%) Decision-Making
8 5 (4.31%) Critical Thinking
8 5 (4.31%) Information Security
8 5 (4.31%) NsoIT
8 5 (4.31%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.31%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (3.45%) Application Performance Management
9 4 (3.45%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.45%) Resource Management
9 4 (3.45%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.48%) SQL
3 8 (6.90%) C#
4 7 (6.03%) Python
5 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.86%) C
6 1 (0.86%) C++
6 1 (0.86%) Perl
6 1 (0.86%) VBScript
6 1 (0.86%) VC++
Qualifications
1 64 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 44 (37.93%) SC Cleared
3 33 (28.45%) DV Cleared
4 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (10.34%) MCSA
5 12 (10.34%) MCSE
6 10 (8.62%) CCNA
6 10 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.03%) CCNP
8 5 (4.31%) AWS Certification
9 4 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.59%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (1.72%) ISEB
11 2 (1.72%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.86%) APMP
12 1 (0.86%) CEH
12 1 (0.86%) CISSP
12 1 (0.86%) GCIH
12 1 (0.86%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 41 (35.34%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.21%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (7.76%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (7.76%) vSphere
5 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.59%) XenApp
8 2 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.86%) Docker
9 1 (0.86%) Firmware
9 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.86%) Snort
9 1 (0.86%) Squid
9 1 (0.86%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (7.76%) SCCM
2 5 (4.31%) PowerCLI
2 5 (4.31%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.59%) SCOM
3 3 (2.59%) vRealize
3 3 (2.59%) WSUS
4 2 (1.72%) Ansible
4 2 (1.72%) Cacti
4 2 (1.72%) Ganglia
4 2 (1.72%) Graphite
4 2 (1.72%) logstash
4 2 (1.72%) Nagios
4 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.72%) Puppet
5 1 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.86%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.86%) Terraform
5 1 (0.86%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
2 37 (31.90%) VMware
3 19 (16.38%) Cisco
4 7 (6.03%) Citrix
4 7 (6.03%) SolarWinds
5 6 (5.17%) CA
5 6 (5.17%) Gemalto
5 6 (5.17%) HP
6 5 (4.31%) Telerik
7 4 (3.45%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.45%) SAP
7 4 (3.45%) Symantec
7 4 (3.45%) Veeam
8 3 (2.59%) Embarcadero
8 3 (2.59%) Lotus
8 3 (2.59%) Oracle
8 3 (2.59%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.59%) Wyse
9 2 (1.72%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.72%) New Relic