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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 76.92% 77.78% 23.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£120 £163 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Dudley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 76.92% 77.78% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate £120 £150 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 13 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) Windows XP
2 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
3 6 (54.55%) DHCP
3 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 6 (54.55%) SAN
3 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) MS Office
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
1 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
1 6 (54.55%) SAN
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Customer Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Customer Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Field Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Field Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows XP
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) VMware
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £110 - £130 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dudley
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £15 - £19 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago