The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 75.00% 20.00% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £200 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -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
3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dudley 75.00% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £200 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Process Management
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) IT Support
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) IT Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) IT Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) IT Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) IT Operations Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Linux Support
3 2 (28.57%) Operational Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Operations Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Service Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (28.57%) Process Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) NetApp
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco