Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 242 137 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 15.45% 10.94% 17.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.68% 70.98% 73.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 89 168
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £330 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.79% -7.37% +9.62%
10th Percentile £121 £124 £130
90th Percentile £575 £575 £925
South West median daily rate £350 £313 £328
% change year-on-year +12.00% -4.58% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 7 6
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.69 £17.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.21% -54.84% +130.31%
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.00 £13.63
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.00 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +1.45% +13.11% -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 380 193 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 24.27% 15.42% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 124 195
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% +8.15%
10th Percentile £178 £135 £135
90th Percentile £588 £534 £550
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +11.43% -4.11% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 7 7
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.85 £17.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.11% -56.25% +107.63%
10th Percentile £14.72 £13.00 £13.95
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.00 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £33.50 £19.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +74.03% +22.22% -10.00%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 98 £400 +22.14% 15
Corsham +21 42 £463 +5.35% 8
Salisbury +4 32 £425 +269.57% 7
Chippenham +4 12 £300 +57.89% 6
Malmesbury +4 8 £123 -70.30%
Trowbridge -1 3 - - 2
Warminster - 1 - - 4
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 110 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 99 (40.91%) Security Cleared
3 70 (28.93%) VMware
4 68 (28.10%) Microsoft
4 68 (28.10%) Windows 10
5 66 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 65 (26.86%) Windows 7
7 62 (25.62%) SC Cleared
8 59 (24.38%) PowerShell
9 54 (22.31%) Linux
10 53 (21.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (20.25%) SCCM
12 47 (19.42%) Cisco
13 42 (17.36%) DV Cleared
14 40 (16.53%) Finance
15 36 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (13.64%) Office 365
17 33 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 28 (11.57%) Firewall
18 28 (11.57%) ITIL
19 27 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
20 24 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
21 22 (9.09%) SQL Server
21 22 (9.09%) WAN
21 22 (9.09%) Atlassian
22 21 (8.68%) vCenter Server
23 20 (8.26%) SCOM
23 20 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure

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 19 (7.85%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.44%) Confluence
3 16 (6.61%) IIS
4 7 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (2.89%) ColdFusion
4 7 (2.89%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.48%) Apache
5 6 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.48%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.07%) CMS
7 4 (1.65%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.24%) Site Server
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.64%) Office 365
2 20 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.48%) PaaS
5 3 (1.24%) GitHub
6 2 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.57%) Firewall
2 22 (9.09%) WAN
3 16 (6.61%) LAN
4 13 (5.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (3.72%) DNS
7 8 (3.31%) Internet
7 8 (3.31%) SAN
7 8 (3.31%) Unified Communications
7 8 (3.31%) VPN
8 6 (2.48%) Skype
9 5 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (2.07%) DHCP
9 5 (2.07%) TCP/IP
9 5 (2.07%) VoIP
10 4 (1.65%) PABX
10 4 (1.65%) VLAN
11 3 (1.24%) Network Security
11 3 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.24%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.89%) MySQL
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.24%) Couchbase
4 3 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (7.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 18 (7.44%) JIRA
2 18 (7.44%) MSI
3 7 (2.89%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.24%) Grunt
6 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (16.53%) Finance
2 11 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.13%) Electronics
3 10 (4.13%) Marketing
3 10 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.65%) Military
5 3 (1.24%) Banking
5 3 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.83%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (15.29%) Desktop Support
2 32 (13.22%) Support Engineer
3 26 (10.74%) Desktop Engineer
4 25 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (8.26%) Architect
6 18 (7.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 18 (7.44%) Developer
7 15 (6.20%) Consultant
7 15 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.79%) Applications Packager
8 14 (5.79%) Automation Engineer
9 12 (4.96%) PowerShell Engineer
10 11 (4.55%) Administrator
10 11 (4.55%) C# Developer
10 11 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (3.31%) Integration Engineer
12 7 (2.89%) Analyst
12 7 (2.89%) Network Engineer
12 7 (2.89%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.44%) .NET
2 12 (4.96%) REST
3 10 (4.13%) Web Services
4 7 (2.89%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.89%) CSS
4 7 (2.89%) HTML
4 7 (2.89%) jQuery
5 5 (2.07%) Entity Framework
5 5 (2.07%) WCF
6 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.65%) LAMP
6 4 (1.65%) Middleware
6 4 (1.65%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (1.65%) WPF
6 4 (1.65%) XML
7 3 (1.24%) HTML5
7 3 (1.24%) Node.js
7 3 (1.24%) OAuth
7 3 (1.24%) React
7 3 (1.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.61%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.31%) PKI
4 8 (3.31%) Private Cloud
5 7 (2.89%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.07%) NHS
6 5 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.65%) CMDB
7 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.24%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.83%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.83%) RIA
9 2 (0.83%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.83%) Wiki
10 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 110 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 68 (28.10%) Windows 10
3 65 (26.86%) Windows 7
4 54 (22.31%) Linux
5 53 (21.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (7.02%) Unix
8 13 (5.37%) Windows 8
9 11 (4.55%) AIX
10 10 (4.13%) Windows XP
11 8 (3.31%) Android
11 8 (3.31%) Debian
11 8 (3.31%) zOS
12 7 (2.89%) Mac OS
12 7 (2.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.48%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.48%) CoreOS
14 4 (1.65%) Solaris
14 4 (1.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (11.57%) ITIL
4 24 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (7.85%) Data Protection
5 19 (7.85%) DevOps
6 16 (6.61%) Service Management
6 16 (6.61%) Software Engineering
7 15 (6.20%) Mentoring
7 15 (6.20%) Reverse Engineering
8 14 (5.79%) Security Monitoring
9 13 (5.37%) Application Packaging
9 13 (5.37%) Migration
10 12 (4.96%) NsoIT
11 11 (4.55%) Compatibility Testing
11 11 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
11 11 (4.55%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.55%) Software Distribution
11 11 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (4.13%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 59 (24.38%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.44%) C#
3 16 (6.61%) SQL
4 11 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.13%) C
6 7 (2.89%) C++
7 6 (2.48%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.48%) Python
8 5 (2.07%) Java
8 5 (2.07%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.65%) PHP
10 3 (1.24%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.24%) VBScript
11 2 (0.83%) Go
11 2 (0.83%) Tcl
11 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.41%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.41%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.41%) Perl
12 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 62 (25.62%) SC Cleared
3 42 (17.36%) DV Cleared
4 24 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (8.26%) CCNA
6 16 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (5.37%) MCSA
7 13 (5.37%) MCSE
8 12 (4.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (4.55%) OCA
9 11 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (2.48%) CCNP
11 4 (1.65%) CISSP
11 4 (1.65%) Degree
12 3 (1.24%) HNC
12 3 (1.24%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.83%) CCSA
13 2 (0.83%) CCSE
13 2 (0.83%) GIAC
13 2 (0.83%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.48%) PCI DSS
1 6 (2.48%) QA
2 4 (1.65%) SLA
3 3 (1.24%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 66 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 36 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (5.37%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.31%) Docker
4 8 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.31%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.48%) vSphere
6 4 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.24%) Snort
7 3 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (20.25%) SCCM
2 21 (8.68%) vCenter Server
3 20 (8.26%) SCOM
4 13 (5.37%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (4.55%) PowerCLI
6 8 (3.31%) Puppet
7 7 (2.89%) Ansible
7 7 (2.89%) Kubernetes
7 7 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.89%) ZENworks
8 6 (2.48%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (2.48%) WSUS
9 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.65%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.24%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.24%) OSSEC
11 3 (1.24%) vRealize
12 2 (0.83%) ArcSight ESM
12 2 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.83%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 70 (28.93%) VMware
2 68 (28.10%) Microsoft
3 47 (19.42%) Cisco
4 22 (9.09%) Atlassian
5 18 (7.44%) Oracle
6 15 (6.20%) SAP
7 14 (5.79%) McAfee
8 11 (4.55%) HP
9 8 (3.31%) CheckPoint
9 8 (3.31%) Juniper
10 7 (2.89%) Micro Focus
10 7 (2.89%) Novell
10 7 (2.89%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.89%) Remedy
11 6 (2.48%) Splunk
11 6 (2.48%) Symantec
11 6 (2.48%) Veeam
12 5 (2.07%) Apple
13 4 (1.65%) Adobe
13 4 (1.65%) Unisys