Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 125 163 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 11.88% 12.34% 15.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.68% 70.56% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 107 122
Wiltshire median daily rate £320 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -12.33%
10th Percentile £117 £133 £123
90th Percentile £493 £456 £480
South West median daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 26
Wiltshire median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +146.15% -4.41%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £23.45 £47.50 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% -10.29% +3.03%

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 182 231 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 17.30% 17.49% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 155 184
Wiltshire median daily rate £375 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -7.09%
10th Percentile £124 £135 £155
90th Percentile £500 £506 £475
South West median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 28
Wiltshire median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +18.52% +51.46%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £23.45 £47.50 £45.40
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.25% -15.85% +20.59%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 75 £304 -13.21% 21
Corsham +15 17 £427 +85.43% 4
Chippenham -1 8 £300 +55.84% 9
Salisbury -2 5 £115 -68.49% 1
Trowbridge +1 2 £340 - 2
Melksham - 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 51 (40.80%) Active Directory
2 45 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 40 (32.00%) Windows Server
4 35 (28.00%) Windows 10
5 32 (25.60%) Office 365
6 30 (24.00%) Security Cleared
6 30 (24.00%) Windows 7
7 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 24 (19.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
10 23 (18.40%) Migration
11 21 (16.80%) DV Cleared
12 18 (14.40%) Cisco
13 17 (13.60%) VMware
14 16 (12.80%) Linux
15 15 (12.00%) Hyper-V
16 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
17 12 (9.60%) MS Exchange
17 12 (9.60%) SQL
18 11 (8.80%) SC Cleared
18 11 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2010
19 10 (8.00%) ITIL
19 10 (8.00%) Windows 8
20 9 (7.20%) SQL Server
20 9 (7.20%) SAN
20 9 (7.20%) Finance
21 8 (6.40%) Firewall
21 8 (6.40%) DNS
21 8 (6.40%) Unix

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 12 (9.60%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.60%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.80%) IIS
5 5 (4.00%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.20%) Apache Solr
6 4 (3.20%) SAS
6 4 (3.20%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.60%) Office 365
2 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.20%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.40%) IaaS
5 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.80%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.20%) SAN
2 8 (6.40%) DNS
2 8 (6.40%) Firewall
3 7 (5.60%) DHCP
3 7 (5.60%) Skype
4 5 (4.00%) Internet
4 5 (4.00%) LAN
4 5 (4.00%) VoIP
4 5 (4.00%) WAN
5 3 (2.40%) VLAN
5 3 (2.40%) VPN
6 2 (1.60%) SMS
7 1 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.80%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) Data Lake
2 4 (3.20%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.20%) HDInsight
2 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.60%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.60%) GIS
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) JIRA
1 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.80%) MSI
General
1 9 (7.20%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Retail
2 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.40%) Back Office
4 2 (1.60%) Publishing
5 1 (0.80%) Electronics
5 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.80%) Military
5 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (14.40%) Desktop Support
2 17 (13.60%) Support Engineer
3 12 (9.60%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (8.80%) Analyst
5 10 (8.00%) Consultant
6 9 (7.20%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Service Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.60%) Architect
8 7 (5.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Migration Specialist
9 6 (4.80%) Deskside Support
9 6 (4.80%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) DBA
11 4 (3.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) .NET
2 4 (3.20%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (3.20%) jQuery
2 4 (3.20%) JTS
3 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (2.40%) Entity Framework
3 3 (2.40%) WinForms
3 3 (2.40%) WPF
4 1 (0.80%) Ajax
4 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.80%) CSS
4 1 (0.80%) HTML
4 1 (0.80%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.80%) RequireJS
4 1 (0.80%) WCF
4 1 (0.80%) Web Services
4 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
1 4 (3.20%) Replication
2 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.60%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.60%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.60%) PDA
3 2 (1.60%) RIA
3 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.80%) CESG
4 1 (0.80%) EPoS
4 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (32.00%) Windows Server
2 35 (28.00%) Windows 10
3 30 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (19.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (12.80%) Linux
7 10 (8.00%) Windows 8
8 8 (6.40%) Unix
9 6 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.20%) Android
11 4 (3.20%) Solaris
11 4 (3.20%) VMS
11 4 (3.20%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.60%) AIX
12 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) Migration
2 10 (8.00%) ITIL
3 6 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.00%) Data Protection
4 5 (4.00%) DevOps
4 5 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.20%) Data Management
5 4 (3.20%) Incident Management
5 4 (3.20%) MVC
5 4 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2
5 4 (3.20%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (3.20%) Time Management
6 3 (2.40%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.40%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (2.40%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.40%) Service Management
6 3 (2.40%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.60%) SQL
3 6 (4.80%) VBScript
4 5 (4.00%) C#
5 4 (3.20%) Java
5 4 (3.20%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.60%) C
7 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.80%) DV Cleared
3 11 (8.80%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.80%) CCNA
6 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.40%) HNC
8 1 (0.80%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.80%) CCIE
8 1 (0.80%) CCNP
8 1 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.80%) CISSP
8 1 (0.80%) Degree
8 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.80%) MCITP
8 1 (0.80%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) GxP
2 1 (0.80%) GDPR
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (40.80%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.80%) BitLocker
3 6 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.20%) vSphere
6 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.80%) Xen
7 1 (0.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) SCCM
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 5 (4.00%) WSUS
3 4 (3.20%) Ansible
3 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.20%) Puppet
3 4 (3.20%) Terraform
4 3 (2.40%) SCOM
5 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.80%) Nagios
5 1 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.80%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 45 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.40%) Cisco
3 17 (13.60%) VMware
4 6 (4.80%) HP
4 6 (4.80%) Oracle
4 6 (4.80%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.20%) Citrix
6 3 (2.40%) Dell
6 3 (2.40%) NetApp
6 3 (2.40%) Remedy
7 2 (1.60%) Apple
7 2 (1.60%) Cadence
7 2 (1.60%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.60%) Juniper
7 2 (1.60%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.60%) Sophos
7 2 (1.60%) Veeam
8 1 (0.80%) Meraki
8 1 (0.80%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.80%) Trustwave