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 25 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
25 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 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 10.77% 11.24% 8.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.00% 66.67% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 9
Average daily rate
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£419 £290 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.39% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £147 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
50 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 16.84% 16.85% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 12
Average daily rate £300 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 10
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -10.71%
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 25 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 25 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 25 (31.65%) Active Directory
2 23 (29.11%) Microsoft
3 18 (22.78%) Windows 7
4 17 (21.52%) UNIX
5 16 (20.25%) SQL
6 15 (18.99%) Citrix
7 14 (17.72%) Lotus
8 13 (16.46%) ITIL
9 12 (15.19%) VMware
9 12 (15.19%) SLA
9 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (13.92%) Oracle
11 10 (12.66%) IBM Notes
11 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (11.39%) SCCM
12 9 (11.39%) MS Office
12 9 (11.39%) Windows XP
12 9 (11.39%) HP
13 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
13 8 (10.13%) Migration
14 7 (8.86%) Middleware
14 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (8.86%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (8.86%) Linux
14 7 (8.86%) SAN
14 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
15 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (7.59%) IBM
15 6 (7.59%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 10 (12.66%) IBM Notes
2 7 (8.86%) Lotus Domino
3 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.53%) Lync
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.53%) Apache
6 1 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) MS Office
2 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) ENOVIA
2 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Office 365
2 2 (2.53%) GitHub
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) SAN
2 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.53%) LAN
4 1 (1.27%) MPLS
4 1 (1.27%) Intranet
4 1 (1.27%) VoIP
4 1 (1.27%) WAN
4 1 (1.27%) FTP
4 1 (1.27%) HTTP
4 1 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.53%) MSBuild
2 2 (2.53%) Subversion
2 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.27%) MSI
3 1 (1.27%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.27%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.27%) NUnit
3 1 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.27%) Moq
3 1 (1.27%) NBehave
3 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (6.33%) Automotive
2 1 (1.27%) Legal
2 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.27%) Marketing
2 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Analyst
2 17 (21.52%) Support Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (8.86%) Administrator
4 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Designer
5 6 (7.59%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.33%) Consultant
6 5 (6.33%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Server Administrator
7 4 (5.06%) Domino Administrator
8 3 (3.80%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Systems Support
8 3 (3.80%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) Middleware
2 6 (7.59%) XML
2 6 (7.59%) XSD
3 5 (6.33%) XSLT
4 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (3.80%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.80%) .NET
6 2 (2.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (2.53%) WCF
6 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.53%) HTML
6 2 (2.53%) CSS
6 2 (2.53%) Web Services
7 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.27%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.27%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.27%) LINQ
7 1 (1.27%) WPF
7 1 (1.27%) WinForms
7 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) Statistics
4 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
5 1 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) Social Media
5 1 (1.27%) DataPower
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.78%) Windows 7
2 17 (21.52%) UNIX
3 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (11.39%) Windows XP
6 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (8.86%) Linux
7 6 (7.59%) AIX
8 4 (5.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.80%) zOS
9 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.53%) Windows NT
10 2 (2.53%) MVS
11 1 (1.27%) Windows CE
11 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.46%) ITIL
2 8 (10.13%) Migration
3 5 (6.33%) CRM
3 5 (6.33%) EAI
3 5 (6.33%) SOA
3 5 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (5.06%) PLM
4 4 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.06%) Validation
5 2 (2.53%) TDD
5 2 (2.53%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.53%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.53%) MVC
5 2 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.53%) Security Management
5 2 (2.53%) Line Management
6 1 (1.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.25%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) Java
3 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.80%) C#
5 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.27%) VBScript
6 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.53%) MCTS
2 2 (2.53%) MCP
3 1 (1.27%) CCNP
3 1 (1.27%) CCNA
3 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.27%) MCSE
3 1 (1.27%) MCSA
3 1 (1.27%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.27%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.19%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 25 (31.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.53%) Xen
4 2 (2.53%) NFS
5 1 (1.27%) vSphere
5 1 (1.27%) XenApp
5 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) SCCM
2 3 (3.80%) SCOM
3 2 (2.53%) Sysprep
3 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.27%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.27%) WSUS
4 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (29.11%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.99%) Citrix
3 14 (17.72%) Lotus
4 12 (15.19%) VMware
5 11 (13.92%) Oracle
6 9 (11.39%) HP
7 6 (7.59%) IBM
7 6 (7.59%) SAP
8 5 (6.33%) Software AG
8 5 (6.33%) webMethods
9 3 (3.80%) McAfee
9 3 (3.80%) Cisco
9 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.53%) Nimsoft
10 2 (2.53%) Spiceworks
10 2 (2.53%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.53%) Perforce
11 1 (1.27%) Sophos
11 1 (1.27%) Symantec