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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 11.50% 9.83% 13.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.72% 74.36% 83.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 19
Average daily rate
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£413 £170 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.64% -57.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 12
Average hourly rate £18.97 £11.25 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% -50.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £17.50 £30.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
72 39 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 19.25% 13.22% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 21
Average daily rate £275 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 13
Average hourly rate £31.50 £11.25 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -53.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £20.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 30 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (23.33%) SQL
3 18 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (20.00%) ITIL
3 18 (20.00%) Lotus
4 17 (18.89%) Citrix
5 15 (16.67%) UNIX
5 15 (16.67%) MS Office
5 15 (16.67%) VMware
5 15 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (15.56%) SLA
7 13 (14.44%) Windows XP
7 13 (14.44%) IBM Notes
7 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (13.33%) SCCM
8 12 (13.33%) .NET
9 11 (12.22%) C#
10 10 (11.11%) SharePoint
10 10 (11.11%) WinForms
11 9 (10.00%) Hyper-V
11 9 (10.00%) SAN
11 9 (10.00%) T-SQL
11 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET
11 9 (10.00%) Linux
12 8 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (7.78%) SCOM
13 7 (7.78%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (7.78%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (14.44%) IBM Notes
2 10 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.78%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
4 6 (6.67%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.22%) Apache
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.11%) Lync
7 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) ENOVIA
2 3 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Office 365
2 2 (2.22%) GitHub
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) SAN
2 5 (5.56%) LAN
3 2 (2.22%) MPLS
3 2 (2.22%) DMZ
3 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.22%) Firewall
3 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.22%) VPN
3 2 (2.22%) WAN
3 2 (2.22%) VLAN
4 1 (1.11%) NAS
4 1 (1.11%) FTP
4 1 (1.11%) HTTP
4 1 (1.11%) VoIP
4 1 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.33%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (3.33%) MSI
3 2 (2.22%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.22%) Subversion
3 2 (2.22%) Selenium
3 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.22%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.11%) Moq
4 1 (1.11%) NUnit
4 1 (1.11%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.11%) NBehave
General
1 5 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (1.11%) Marketing
2 1 (1.11%) Retail
2 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (27.78%) Analyst
2 16 (17.78%) Support Analyst
3 12 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (12.22%) Developer
5 9 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 7 (7.78%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Administrator
8 5 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) Server Administrator
9 4 (4.44%) Domino Administrator
10 3 (3.33%) Designer
10 3 (3.33%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Designer
10 3 (3.33%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) .NET
2 10 (11.11%) WinForms
3 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.44%) Application Packaging
4 4 (4.44%) WCF
4 4 (4.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.33%) HTML
5 3 (3.33%) CSS
5 3 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (2.22%) Middleware
6 2 (2.22%) WSH
6 2 (2.22%) Web Services
6 2 (2.22%) NHibernate
6 2 (2.22%) Spring.NET
6 2 (2.22%) WPF
6 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.22%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (1.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Clustering
3 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.22%) User Experience
4 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.22%) Statistics
5 1 (1.11%) Social Media
5 1 (1.11%) DataPower
5 1 (1.11%) SCADA
5 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.67%) UNIX
1 15 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (14.44%) Windows XP
2 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (10.00%) Linux
4 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.33%) Windows NT
6 3 (3.33%) MVS
6 3 (3.33%) zOS
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.11%) AIX
7 1 (1.11%) HPUX
7 1 (1.11%) Solaris
7 1 (1.11%) Windows CE
7 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.00%) ITIL
2 6 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (5.56%) CRM
4 4 (4.44%) Validation
4 4 (4.44%) Migration
4 4 (4.44%) PLM
4 4 (4.44%) Scrum
4 4 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.33%) TDD
5 3 (3.33%) MVC
5 3 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.22%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.22%) Coaching
6 2 (2.22%) Test Planning
6 2 (2.22%) Project Management
6 2 (2.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (2.22%) Security Management
6 2 (2.22%) AOP
6 2 (2.22%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.33%) SQL
2 11 (12.22%) C#
3 9 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (7.78%) VB.NET
5 6 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.44%) VB
7 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.33%) MCP
3 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.22%) ISEB
3 2 (2.22%) CCNP
3 2 (2.22%) CCNA
3 2 (2.22%) MCSE
3 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.22%) VCP4
4 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) MCTS
4 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) SLA
2 4 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 30 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.33%) Xen
4 3 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.22%) NFS
5 2 (2.22%) vSphere
6 1 (1.11%) XenApp
6 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) SCCM
2 7 (7.78%) SCOM
3 4 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.22%) Sysprep
4 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.11%) WSUS
5 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.11%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.00%) Lotus
3 17 (18.89%) Citrix
4 15 (16.67%) VMware
5 7 (7.78%) Oracle
6 6 (6.67%) SAP
7 5 (5.56%) HP
8 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.44%) Cisco
8 4 (4.44%) IBM
9 3 (3.33%) Spiceworks
9 3 (3.33%) Nimsoft
9 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.33%) McAfee
10 2 (2.22%) NetApp
10 2 (2.22%) Perforce
10 2 (2.22%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.11%) Tableau
11 1 (1.11%) Veeam
11 1 (1.11%) Adobe
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