Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 6 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 339 301 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 18.53% 16.06% 11.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.60% 59.25% 65.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 197 69
Wiltshire median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +23.08% +5.26%
10th Percentile £130 £119 £124
90th Percentile £538 £575 £500
South West median daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 33 10
Wiltshire median hourly rate £44.25 £42.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +142.86% -56.25%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.96 £49.50 £21.15
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.13
% change year-on-year +8.57% +15.70% -0.82%

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 533 508 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 29.14% 27.11% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 328 108
Wiltshire median daily rate £428 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +8.28% +12.14%
10th Percentile £140 £131 £124
90th Percentile £575 £588 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 34 10
Wiltshire median hourly rate £44.25 £43.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +150.00% -56.25%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.31 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.96 £49.85 £21.15
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +97.14% +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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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
Swindon +5 116 £175 -51.39% 13
Corsham -4 61 £475 +7.04% 9
Salisbury +11 44 £425 - 8
Chippenham +3 38 £433 +44.17% 24
Malmesbury -2 8 £135 +10.20%
Melksham - 4 £120 - 2
Devizes -2 2 - - 1
Trowbridge 0 1 £520 +324.49% 6
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 150 (44.25%) Microsoft
2 147 (43.36%) Security Cleared
3 127 (37.46%) Windows 10
4 126 (37.17%) SC Cleared
5 114 (33.63%) Active Directory
6 109 (32.15%) Windows Server
7 101 (29.79%) Windows 7
8 96 (28.32%) PowerShell
9 94 (27.73%) ITIL
10 79 (23.30%) VMware
11 73 (21.53%) SCCM
11 73 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 60 (17.70%) Office 365
13 58 (17.11%) DV Cleared
14 49 (14.45%) Azure
15 48 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
16 46 (13.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 43 (12.68%) Service Management
17 43 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
17 43 (12.68%) Linux
17 43 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
18 41 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 41 (12.09%) DNS
19 38 (11.21%) DHCP
20 36 (10.62%) Public Sector
21 32 (9.44%) DevOps
22 31 (9.14%) User Acceptance Testing
23 30 (8.85%) .NET
24 29 (8.55%) C#
25 28 (8.26%) 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%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.37%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.42%) Skype for Business
4 14 (4.13%) Confluence
5 12 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.47%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.59%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 60 (17.70%) Office 365
2 49 (14.45%) Azure
3 20 (5.90%) AWS
4 6 (1.77%) GCP
5 3 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.59%) Serverless
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.09%) DNS
2 38 (11.21%) DHCP
3 26 (7.67%) SAN
4 24 (7.08%) Firewall
5 21 (6.19%) Skype
6 13 (3.83%) LAN
7 12 (3.54%) WAN
8 9 (2.65%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.65%) VPN
9 6 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.47%) Internet
10 5 (1.47%) Network Security
10 5 (1.47%) SSL
10 5 (1.47%) Wireless
11 4 (1.18%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (1.18%) Link 16
11 4 (1.18%) NAS
12 3 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.88%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.18%) DB2
2 4 (1.18%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.88%) MySQL
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (7.37%) JIRA
2 23 (6.78%) MSI
3 17 (5.01%) Visual Studio
4 13 (3.83%) Bitbucket
4 13 (3.83%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.95%) Moq
6 5 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.29%) GitLab
General
1 36 (10.62%) Public Sector
2 27 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 24 (7.08%) Finance
4 16 (4.72%) Retail
5 14 (4.13%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.83%) Banking
6 13 (3.83%) Electronics
6 13 (3.83%) Marketing
7 8 (2.36%) Military
8 6 (1.77%) Publishing
9 3 (0.88%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (13.86%) Support Engineer
2 41 (12.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (8.55%) Desktop Support
4 27 (7.96%) Windows Engineer
5 25 (7.37%) Desktop Engineer
5 25 (7.37%) Developer
6 22 (6.49%) C# Developer
7 21 (6.19%) Applications Packager
8 20 (5.90%) Architect
8 20 (5.90%) Deployment Engineer
8 20 (5.90%) IT Support
9 19 (5.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 17 (5.01%) SC Cleared Application Packager
11 16 (4.72%) IT Engineer
11 16 (4.72%) PowerShell Engineer
12 15 (4.42%) .NET Developer
12 15 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
12 15 (4.42%) Wintel Engineer
13 14 (4.13%) Analyst
13 14 (4.13%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.85%) .NET
2 20 (5.90%) XML
3 14 (4.13%) RabbitMQ
4 13 (3.83%) WPF
5 10 (2.95%) .NET Framework
6 9 (2.65%) RESTful
7 5 (1.47%) Web Services
8 4 (1.18%) Middleware
8 4 (1.18%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.88%) Kafka
9 3 (0.88%) REST
10 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.29%) CGI
10 1 (0.29%) HTML
10 1 (0.29%) J2EE
10 1 (0.29%) KML
10 1 (0.29%) LDAP
10 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.29%) WCF
10 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.08%) Data Centre
1 24 (7.08%) PKI
2 20 (5.90%) Smartphone
3 16 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.13%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.65%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.65%) Thin Client
8 8 (2.36%) Clustering
8 8 (2.36%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.77%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.77%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.77%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.77%) User Experience
11 4 (1.18%) CAN bus
12 3 (0.88%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 127 (37.46%) Windows 10
2 109 (32.15%) Windows Server
3 101 (29.79%) Windows 7
4 73 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (12.68%) Linux
5 43 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.24%) CentOS
7 10 (2.95%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.77%) Unix
11 4 (1.18%) zOS
12 3 (0.88%) Debian
12 3 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.59%) AIX
13 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.59%) Solaris
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (27.73%) ITIL
2 46 (13.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 43 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (12.68%) Service Management
4 32 (9.44%) DevOps
5 31 (9.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (7.96%) Migration
7 26 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (7.37%) Mentoring
9 24 (7.08%) Application Packaging
10 23 (6.78%) Compatibility Testing
10 23 (6.78%) Software Distribution
11 19 (5.60%) Customer Engagement
11 19 (5.60%) Information Security
12 18 (5.31%) Multithreaded Programming
12 18 (5.31%) Multithreading
13 17 (5.01%) ITSM
13 17 (5.01%) OO
13 17 (5.01%) Unit Testing
14 15 (4.42%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 96 (28.32%) PowerShell
2 29 (8.55%) C#
3 28 (8.26%) SQL
4 15 (4.42%) Python
5 8 (2.36%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.47%) VBScript
7 4 (1.18%) Java
7 4 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.18%) Perl
8 3 (0.88%) C
9 1 (0.29%) C++
9 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.29%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) Ruby
9 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (43.36%) Security Cleared
2 126 (37.17%) SC Cleared
3 58 (17.11%) DV Cleared
4 21 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (4.13%) Degree
6 12 (3.54%) CISSP
7 11 (3.24%) MCSE
8 10 (2.95%) CISM
8 10 (2.95%) MCSA
9 9 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (2.36%) CCNA
10 8 (2.36%) CISA
11 7 (2.06%) ISEB
11 7 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.77%) CCENT
13 5 (1.47%) DBS Check
13 5 (1.47%) ISTQB
13 5 (1.47%) MCP
14 4 (1.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.60%) SLA
2 10 (2.95%) NCSC
3 8 (2.36%) RMADS
4 5 (1.47%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.18%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.88%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.29%) GDPR
8 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 114 (33.63%) Active Directory
2 41 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 24 (7.08%) vSphere
4 23 (6.78%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.24%) VMware NSX
6 10 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.77%) Docker
8 6 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.47%) Snort
10 4 (1.18%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.59%) NDS
11 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 73 (21.53%) SCCM
2 22 (6.49%) PowerCLI
3 20 (5.90%) SCOM
4 16 (4.72%) Ansible
5 14 (4.13%) vCenter Server
6 8 (2.36%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (2.36%) Puppet
7 7 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.77%) WSUS
9 5 (1.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (1.47%) OSSEC
10 4 (1.18%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 3 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.88%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.88%) Rancher
11 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 3 (0.88%) Terraform
11 3 (0.88%) yum
Vendors
1 150 (44.25%) Microsoft
2 79 (23.30%) VMware
3 27 (7.96%) Cisco
3 27 (7.96%) HP
4 14 (4.13%) SAP
5 12 (3.54%) Dell
6 11 (3.24%) Oracle
7 9 (2.65%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.65%) Citrix
8 8 (2.36%) Remedy
9 7 (2.06%) McAfee
10 6 (1.77%) Google
11 5 (1.47%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.47%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.47%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.18%) ForgeRock
12 4 (1.18%) NetIQ
12 4 (1.18%) Nimble Storage
13 3 (0.88%) F5
13 3 (0.88%) Palo Alto