The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 7 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.67% 11.28% 4.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.67% 65.22% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Average daily rate £500 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £214 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £400 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Windows
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.00% 17.29% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 6
Average daily rate £450 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +88.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £220 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) Unix
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Lync
4 3 (25.00%) Office 365
5 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) Lync
3 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (8.33%) Confluence
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) IaaS
3 1 (8.33%) PaaS
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (8.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (8.33%) FishEye
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) GitLab
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (8.33%) PVCS
1 1 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365 Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Domain Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) COM
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (8.33%) ArchiMate
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) Document Management
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Amdocs
4 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (8.33%) Capita
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Infor
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) ProCurve
4 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) VMware