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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 52 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 15.48% 10.31% 14.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.25% 54.10% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 15
Average daily rate
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£318 £259 £108
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.70% +140.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £160 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £451 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -50.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £19.16 £47.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
61 61 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 18.15% 19.06% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 17
Average daily rate £310 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.38 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -50.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.50 £45.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 37 (41.57%) Active Directory
2 31 (34.83%) Windows 7
3 27 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (25.84%) VMware
5 20 (22.47%) Windows XP
6 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (17.98%) SCCM
7 16 (17.98%) HP
8 14 (15.73%) Citrix
9 12 (13.48%) ITIL
9 12 (13.48%) UNIX
10 11 (12.36%) Linux
10 11 (12.36%) Oracle
10 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (11.24%) Migration
11 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
11 10 (11.24%) Lotus
11 10 (11.24%) SLA
12 9 (10.11%) SQL
12 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (8.99%) IBM Notes
13 8 (8.99%) Lotus Domino
13 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
13 8 (8.99%) DNS
13 8 (8.99%) NHS
13 8 (8.99%) SAN
14 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange
14 7 (7.87%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (8.99%) IBM Notes
1 8 (8.99%) Lotus Domino
2 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.62%) IIS
3 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.49%) Lync
5 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) MS Office
2 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) DNS
1 8 (8.99%) SAN
2 5 (5.62%) LAN
2 5 (5.62%) Internet
3 4 (4.49%) WAN
3 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.37%) Intranet
4 3 (3.37%) Wireless
5 2 (2.25%) Network Security
5 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.25%) NAS
6 1 (1.12%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MSI
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (5.62%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Retail
3 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (14.61%) Analyst
1 13 (14.61%) Administrator
2 10 (11.24%) Support Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (7.87%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Windows Server Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.62%) Architect
7 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Applications Packager
7 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Designer
8 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.37%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) XML
1 6 (6.74%) XSLT
2 5 (5.62%) Middleware
2 5 (5.62%) XSD
3 4 (4.49%) .NET
3 4 (4.49%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.12%) CSS
5 1 (1.12%) WinForms
5 1 (1.12%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.12%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.12%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.12%) WCF
5 1 (1.12%) WPF
5 1 (1.12%) Spring.NET
5 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) NHS
3 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.37%) Statistics
5 2 (2.25%) Wiki
5 2 (2.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.83%) Windows 7
2 27 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (22.47%) Windows XP
4 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (13.48%) UNIX
6 11 (12.36%) Linux
6 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.62%) AIX
8 3 (3.37%) HPUX
9 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.48%) ITIL
2 10 (11.24%) Migration
3 5 (5.62%) EAI
3 5 (5.62%) SOA
3 5 (5.62%) Load Balancing
3 5 (5.62%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (2.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (2.25%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (2.25%) TOGAF
4 2 (2.25%) MODAF
4 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (1.12%) AOP
5 1 (1.12%) TDD
5 1 (1.12%) PLM
5 1 (1.12%) PDM
5 1 (1.12%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.12%) B2B
5 1 (1.12%) MVC
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) SQL
2 7 (7.87%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.62%) Java
3 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.37%) VBScript
6 2 (2.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.49%) MCITP
2 4 (4.49%) Degree
3 3 (3.37%) MCSE
4 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) CCIE
4 2 (2.25%) CCNP
4 2 (2.25%) CCNA
4 2 (2.25%) CCDA
4 2 (2.25%) CCDP
4 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.12%) MCDST
5 1 (1.12%) MCTS
5 1 (1.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.24%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (41.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.37%) vSphere
5 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.12%) XenApp
5 1 (1.12%) XenServer
5 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) SCCM
2 3 (3.37%) OpenView
2 3 (3.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.12%) SCOM
4 1 (1.12%) DameWare
4 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (25.84%) VMware
2 16 (17.98%) HP
3 14 (15.73%) Citrix
4 11 (12.36%) Oracle
5 10 (11.24%) Lotus
6 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
7 5 (5.62%) NetApp
7 5 (5.62%) Software AG
7 5 (5.62%) webMethods
7 5 (5.62%) IBM
7 5 (5.62%) LANDesk
8 4 (4.49%) Cisco
9 3 (3.37%) Sybase
10 2 (2.25%) Dell
10 2 (2.25%) Remedy
10 2 (2.25%) McAfee
10 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.25%) Juniper
10 2 (2.25%) AppSense
11 1 (1.12%) Teradata
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