The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 10.16% 11.15% 7.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.75% 67.44% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 9
Average daily rate
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£419 £283 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.23% +28.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £147 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
Windows
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Operating Systems Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 43 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 16.19% 16.54% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 12
Average daily rate £300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Average hourly rate £12.89 £12.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.08% -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £15.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Coventry region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Coventry region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
2 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (21.25%) UNIX
3 17 (21.25%) Windows 7
4 16 (20.00%) SQL
4 16 (20.00%) Citrix
5 15 (18.75%) Lotus
6 14 (17.50%) ITIL
7 13 (16.25%) SLA
8 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (15.00%) VMware
9 11 (13.75%) IBM Notes
9 11 (13.75%) Oracle
9 11 (13.75%) MS Office
10 10 (12.50%) HP
10 10 (12.50%) Windows XP
10 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (11.25%) SCCM
12 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
13 7 (8.75%) Lotus Domino
13 7 (8.75%) Linux
13 7 (8.75%) SAN
13 7 (8.75%) Migration
13 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (8.75%) Middleware
13 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (7.50%) WebSphere
14 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (7.50%) IBM
14 6 (7.50%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (13.75%) IBM Notes
2 7 (8.75%) Lotus Domino
3 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.50%) WebSphere
4 5 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.50%) Apache
5 2 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.50%) Lync
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Office
2 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) ENOVIA
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.50%) GitHub
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) SAN
2 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.75%) LAN
4 1 (1.25%) VoIP
4 1 (1.25%) WAN
4 1 (1.25%) FTP
4 1 (1.25%) HTTP
4 1 (1.25%) DMZ
4 1 (1.25%) Intranet
4 1 (1.25%) MPLS
4 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.25%) VLAN
4 1 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.50%) MSBuild
2 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.25%) MSI
3 1 (1.25%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.25%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.25%) NUnit
3 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.25%) NBehave
3 1 (1.25%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.25%) Moq
General
1 5 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (1.25%) Legal
2 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.25%) Retail
2 1 (1.25%) Marketing
2 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Analyst
2 18 (22.50%) Support Analyst
3 14 (17.50%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (8.75%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Administrator
4 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Designer
5 5 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 5 (6.25%) Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Server Administrator
6 4 (5.00%) Domino Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Systems Support
7 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) Middleware
2 6 (7.50%) XML
2 6 (7.50%) XSD
3 5 (6.25%) XSLT
4 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (3.75%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.75%) .NET
6 2 (2.50%) CSS
6 2 (2.50%) Web Services
6 2 (2.50%) WCF
6 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (2.50%) HTML
7 1 (1.25%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (1.25%) CSS3
7 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.25%) WinForms
7 1 (1.25%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.50%) Statistics
5 1 (1.25%) DataPower
5 1 (1.25%) Social Media
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.25%) Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) UNIX
1 17 (21.25%) Windows 7
2 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.75%) Linux
4 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.50%) AIX
6 4 (5.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.75%) zOS
8 2 (2.50%) Windows NT
8 2 (2.50%) MVS
9 1 (1.25%) HPUX
9 1 (1.25%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) ITIL
2 7 (8.75%) Migration
3 6 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (6.25%) CRM
4 5 (6.25%) EAI
4 5 (6.25%) SOA
4 5 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.00%) PLM
5 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.00%) Validation
6 2 (2.50%) Line Management
6 2 (2.50%) TDD
6 2 (2.50%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.50%) Security Management
6 2 (2.50%) MVC
6 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.25%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) Java
3 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.75%) C#
5 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.25%) VBScript
6 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.50%) MCP
2 2 (2.50%) MCTS
3 1 (1.25%) Degree
3 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) VCP4
3 1 (1.25%) MCSE
3 1 (1.25%) MCSA
3 1 (1.25%) CCNP
3 1 (1.25%) CCNA
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.50%) Xen
4 2 (2.50%) NFS
5 1 (1.25%) XenApp
5 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) SCCM
2 3 (3.75%) SCOM
2 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.50%) Sysprep
3 2 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.25%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.00%) Citrix
3 15 (18.75%) Lotus
4 12 (15.00%) VMware
5 11 (13.75%) Oracle
6 10 (12.50%) HP
7 6 (7.50%) SAP
7 6 (7.50%) IBM
8 5 (6.25%) webMethods
8 5 (6.25%) Software AG
9 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.75%) Cisco
9 3 (3.75%) McAfee
10 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.50%) Nimsoft
10 2 (2.50%) Spiceworks
10 2 (2.50%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.50%) Perforce
11 1 (1.25%) Veeam
11 1 (1.25%) Facebook