The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dudley region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 54.55% 57.14% 37.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.71% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £95 £125 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £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 Dudley region.

Operating Systems Category
Dudley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 63.64% 57.14% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £95 £125 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dudley region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Dudley

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Dudley

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Dudley

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Dudley

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dudley region with a requirement for Windows.

1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) HP
1 5 (55.56%) Dell
1 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Statistics
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 2 (22.22%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) ITSM
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Kaspersky
4 2 (22.22%) Google Apps
4 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) AirWatch
4 2 (22.22%) Google

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Desktop Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) IT Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) IT Support
3 3 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Field Hardware Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Statistics
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
1 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Contingency Planning
2 2 (22.22%) ITSM
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Dell
1 5 (55.56%) HP
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Google
2 2 (22.22%) Kaspersky