The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dudley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Dudley region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 14.29% 50.00% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Dudley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 14.29% 50.00% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Dudley region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dudley 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dudley 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Field Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory