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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 14.05% 9.60% 8.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.68% 58.00% 69.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £363 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +61.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £306 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £464 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -35.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £25.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
57 50 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 19.06% 16.56% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 9
Average daily rate £310 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £295 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £471 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 28 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 27 (36.49%) Windows 7
3 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (24.32%) Windows XP
5 15 (20.27%) HP
6 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
7 11 (14.86%) Oracle
7 11 (14.86%) VMware
7 11 (14.86%) SCCM
8 10 (13.51%) UNIX
8 10 (13.51%) Citrix
9 9 (12.16%) Lotus
9 9 (12.16%) Linux
9 9 (12.16%) ITIL
9 9 (12.16%) Migration
9 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (12.16%) PowerShell
10 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
10 8 (10.81%) SQL
10 8 (10.81%) SLA
11 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (9.46%) Lotus Domino
11 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (8.11%) XSLT
12 6 (8.11%) XML
12 6 (8.11%) MS Exchange
12 6 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (6.76%) Middleware

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 7 (9.46%) Lotus Domino
2 6 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.76%) IBM Notes
4 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.70%) IIS
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.35%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Office
2 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) GitHub
2 1 (1.35%) Yammer
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.41%) LAN
3 3 (4.05%) WAN
3 3 (4.05%) Internet
3 3 (4.05%) DNS
3 3 (4.05%) SAN
4 2 (2.70%) Intranet
5 1 (1.35%) Wireless
5 1 (1.35%) NAS
5 1 (1.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.35%) Subversion
1 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.35%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.35%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (14.86%) Analyst
2 10 (13.51%) Administrator
3 8 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.11%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Applications Packager
6 5 (6.76%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.76%) Consultant
6 5 (6.76%) Server Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Domino Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Designer
7 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.05%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (4.05%) Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) XML
1 6 (8.11%) XSLT
2 5 (6.76%) Middleware
2 5 (6.76%) XSD
3 3 (4.05%) .NET
3 3 (4.05%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.35%) CSS
5 1 (1.35%) WinForms
5 1 (1.35%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.35%) WCF
5 1 (1.35%) WPF
5 1 (1.35%) Spring.NET
5 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.35%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.41%) NHS
3 4 (5.41%) Statistics
4 2 (2.70%) Wiki
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.49%) Windows 7
2 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (24.32%) Windows XP
4 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (13.51%) UNIX
6 9 (12.16%) Linux
7 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (6.76%) AIX
9 3 (4.05%) HPUX
10 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.16%) ITIL
1 9 (12.16%) Migration
2 5 (6.76%) EAI
2 5 (6.76%) SOA
2 5 (6.76%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (4.05%) CRM
4 2 (2.70%) Load Balancing
4 2 (2.70%) Line Management
5 1 (1.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.35%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.35%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.35%) Data Transformation
5 1 (1.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.35%) Data Mapping
5 1 (1.35%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (1.35%) TDD
5 1 (1.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.81%) SQL
3 5 (6.76%) Java
3 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.41%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.05%) VBScript
6 2 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.41%) Degree
3 3 (4.05%) MCITP
4 2 (2.70%) MCSE
4 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) VCP4
5 1 (1.35%) MCSA
5 1 (1.35%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) MCDST
5 1 (1.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 28 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.70%) XenApp
4 2 (2.70%) vSphere
5 1 (1.35%) XenServer
5 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (14.86%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) SCOM
2 3 (4.05%) OpenView
2 3 (4.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.35%) DameWare
4 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) HP
2 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.86%) Oracle
3 11 (14.86%) VMware
4 10 (13.51%) Citrix
5 9 (12.16%) Lotus
6 5 (6.76%) webMethods
6 5 (6.76%) Software AG
7 4 (5.41%) LANDesk
8 3 (4.05%) Sybase
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco
9 2 (2.70%) IBM
9 2 (2.70%) Dell
9 2 (2.70%) Remedy
9 2 (2.70%) AppSense
10 1 (1.35%) Teradata
10 1 (1.35%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.35%) Sophos
10 1 (1.35%) Perforce
10 1 (1.35%) Symantec
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