Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 7 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 339 152 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 18.41% 12.94% 9.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.61% 68.47% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 83 88
Wiltshire median daily rate £418 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -4.11% -2.67%
10th Percentile £126 £128 £197
90th Percentile £538 £538 £539
South West median daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +11.54% - -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 9
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +137.31% +6.06%
10th Percentile £20.28 £15.38 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.30 £47.00 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £15.51
% change year-on-year +35.71% +12.81% +3.42%

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 487 222 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 26.45% 18.89% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 131 118
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £134 £200 £204
90th Percentile £621 £575 £516
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £364
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.02% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 10
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +47.01% -22.07%
10th Percentile £18.64 £15.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.60 £47.20 £44.45
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £18.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year +130.90% +3.94% -7.89%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +3 162 £370 +13.85% 17
Corsham +4 79 £450 -8.40% 6
Salisbury +3 42 £425 - 8
Chippenham -2 15 £175 -41.67% 10
Trowbridge +2 4 £319 +41.67% 2
Melksham - 2 - -
Calne - 1 - -
Malmesbury - 1 £135 -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 153 (45.13%) Microsoft
2 148 (43.66%) Security Cleared
3 128 (37.76%) Windows Server
4 115 (33.92%) Active Directory
5 100 (29.50%) VMware
6 96 (28.32%) PowerShell
7 91 (26.84%) DV Cleared
8 89 (26.25%) SC Cleared
8 89 (26.25%) Windows 10
9 81 (23.89%) Linux
10 77 (22.71%) Windows 7
11 72 (21.24%) Cisco
12 69 (20.35%) Office 365
13 66 (19.47%) Windows Server 2012
14 64 (18.88%) ITIL
15 63 (18.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 60 (17.70%) SCCM
17 46 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
18 42 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
19 41 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
20 40 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
21 39 (11.50%) Migration
22 38 (11.21%) Data Centre
22 38 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 37 (10.91%) SQL Server
24 35 (10.32%) CCNA
24 35 (10.32%) DNS
25 33 (9.73%) vCenter Server
26 32 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
27 31 (9.14%) 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 26 (7.67%) Confluence
2 24 (7.08%) MS Exchange
3 22 (6.49%) IIS
4 18 (5.31%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.06%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.47%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.18%) Apache
8 4 (1.18%) ColdFusion
8 4 (1.18%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.59%) JBoss
10 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (8.85%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.29%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 69 (20.35%) Office 365
2 40 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.77%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.29%) Akamai
8 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.29%) Serverless
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.32%) DNS
2 29 (8.55%) DHCP
3 27 (7.96%) Firewall
4 17 (5.01%) SAN
5 14 (4.13%) Remote Desktop
6 13 (3.83%) Skype
6 13 (3.83%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.83%) WAN
7 12 (3.54%) Internet
8 11 (3.24%) VLAN
9 8 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (2.36%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (2.36%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.77%) LAN
11 5 (1.47%) FTP
11 5 (1.47%) HTTP
11 5 (1.47%) IPv4
11 5 (1.47%) SMTP
11 5 (1.47%) SSL
11 5 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.77%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.77%) MySQL
3 6 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.18%) DB2
5 4 (1.18%) MS Access
5 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.59%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.59%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.59%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.29%) Big Data
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (7.96%) JIRA
2 21 (6.19%) Bitbucket
3 14 (4.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (3.54%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.95%) MSI
6 4 (1.18%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.59%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.59%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.29%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 19 (5.60%) Finance
2 16 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.65%) Electronics
4 9 (2.65%) Marketing
5 6 (1.77%) Banking
6 4 (1.18%) Legal
6 4 (1.18%) Retail
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Law
7 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (9.14%) Support Engineer
2 30 (8.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (7.96%) Consultant
4 26 (7.67%) Designer
5 21 (6.19%) Analyst
6 18 (5.31%) Architect
7 17 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
9 15 (4.42%) Administrator
9 15 (4.42%) Automation Engineer
9 15 (4.42%) Infrastructure Designer
9 15 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (4.13%) Desktop Support
10 14 (4.13%) Network Engineer
10 14 (4.13%) Wintel Engineer
11 12 (3.54%) Applications Packager
11 12 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (3.54%) IT Support
11 12 (3.54%) PowerShell Engineer
12 11 (3.24%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.90%) .NET
2 17 (5.01%) REST
3 9 (2.65%) HTML
4 7 (2.06%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.06%) CSS
5 6 (1.77%) jQuery
6 5 (1.47%) XML
7 4 (1.18%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.18%) WCF
7 4 (1.18%) Web Services
8 3 (0.88%) KML
8 3 (0.88%) WF
8 3 (0.88%) XMPP
9 2 (0.59%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.59%) J2EE
9 2 (0.59%) Kafka
9 2 (0.59%) LDAP
10 1 (0.29%) JTS
10 1 (0.29%) WinForms
10 1 (0.29%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.21%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.78%) PKI
3 11 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.36%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.06%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.06%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.06%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.77%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.47%) CESG
8 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.18%) User Experience
9 4 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.88%) Replication
11 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.59%) iPhone
11 2 (0.59%) NHS
12 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 128 (37.76%) Windows Server
2 89 (26.25%) Windows 10
3 81 (23.89%) Linux
4 77 (22.71%) Windows 7
5 66 (19.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (7.67%) Windows 8
7 26 (7.67%) Windows XP
8 18 (5.31%) Unix
9 10 (2.95%) Solaris
10 7 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.18%) CentOS
11 4 (1.18%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.18%) zOS
12 2 (0.59%) Android
12 2 (0.59%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (18.88%) ITIL
2 46 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (11.50%) Migration
5 38 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 28 (8.26%) Service Management
7 27 (7.96%) Infrastructure Automation
8 26 (7.67%) Data Protection
9 25 (7.37%) Software Engineering
10 23 (6.78%) Security Monitoring
11 22 (6.49%) Deployment Automation
11 22 (6.49%) DevOps
12 20 (5.90%) NsoIT
12 20 (5.90%) Reverse Engineering
13 19 (5.60%) Incident Management
14 17 (5.01%) Mentoring
15 16 (4.72%) Information Security
15 16 (4.72%) PRINCE2
16 15 (4.42%) Change Management
17 14 (4.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (28.32%) PowerShell
2 31 (9.14%) SQL
3 19 (5.60%) C#
4 18 (5.31%) Java
5 11 (3.24%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.06%) C
6 7 (2.06%) PHP
6 7 (2.06%) Python
6 7 (2.06%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.18%) C++
7 4 (1.18%) VB
8 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.59%) VBScript
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 148 (43.66%) Security Cleared
2 91 (26.84%) DV Cleared
3 89 (26.25%) SC Cleared
4 41 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (10.32%) CCNA
6 30 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (8.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (7.37%) MCSE
9 24 (7.08%) MCSA
10 11 (3.24%) CCENT
11 9 (2.65%) OCA
11 9 (2.65%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (2.06%) Chartered Engineer
13 5 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.47%) CCNP
14 4 (1.18%) CCDP
14 4 (1.18%) CCIE
14 4 (1.18%) CISSP
14 4 (1.18%) HNC
15 3 (0.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.83%) NCSC
2 8 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.06%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.77%) SLA
5 5 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.18%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.88%) QA
8 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.29%) COBIT
9 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 115 (33.92%) Active Directory
2 63 (18.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.90%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (3.24%) VMware NSX
7 10 (2.95%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (2.65%) Firmware
9 8 (2.36%) vSphere
10 6 (1.77%) Docker
11 5 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.88%) HDFS
13 2 (0.59%) XenApp
14 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 60 (17.70%) SCCM
2 33 (9.73%) vCenter Server
3 22 (6.49%) PowerCLI
4 21 (6.19%) SCOM
4 21 (6.19%) WSUS
5 9 (2.65%) Ansible
6 7 (2.06%) Terraform
7 5 (1.47%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.18%) Puppet
8 4 (1.18%) QRadar
9 3 (0.88%) vRealize
10 2 (0.59%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.59%) Mesos
10 2 (0.59%) Packer
11 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 153 (45.13%) Microsoft
2 100 (29.50%) VMware
3 72 (21.24%) Cisco
4 25 (7.37%) HP
5 22 (6.49%) Atlassian
5 22 (6.49%) Oracle
6 11 (3.24%) Remedy
6 11 (3.24%) SAP
7 9 (2.65%) McAfee
8 8 (2.36%) Gemalto
8 8 (2.36%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.77%) Adobe
9 6 (1.77%) Apple
9 6 (1.77%) Citrix
9 6 (1.77%) CyberArk
9 6 (1.77%) Symantec
10 5 (1.47%) BMC
10 5 (1.47%) CommVault
10 5 (1.47%) Google
10 5 (1.47%) SolarWinds