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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.46% 8.78% 7.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 78.26% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £120 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
28 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.30% 11.22% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
Average daily rate £400 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015, 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 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
3 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
5 7 (24.14%) SAP
6 6 (20.69%) UNIX
6 6 (20.69%) Migration
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (17.24%) SCCM
7 5 (17.24%) Android
7 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (17.24%) ESRI
7 5 (17.24%) ArcGIS
7 5 (17.24%) Workflow
7 5 (17.24%) Linux
7 5 (17.24%) MS Office
7 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
7 5 (17.24%) Visualisation
7 5 (17.24%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (17.24%) Apple iOS
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) .NET
8 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
8 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
8 4 (13.79%) Citrix
8 4 (13.79%) VMware
9 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
9 3 (10.34%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
9 3 (10.34%) Degree

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 5 (17.24%) ArcGIS
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.90%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.90%) NetWeaver
4 2 (6.90%) CMS
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (3.45%) IIS
5 1 (3.45%) Lync
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.45%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (17.24%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DHCP
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) ATM
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) MaxDB
3 1 (3.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
1 1 (3.45%) Banking
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Business Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Consultant
2 5 (17.24%) Systems Designer
2 5 (17.24%) Designer
3 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
3 2 (6.90%) Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (6.90%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.90%) WCF
2 2 (6.90%) SAP Basis
3 1 (3.45%) Software Packaging
3 1 (3.45%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
1 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (17.24%) Android
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
2 5 (17.24%) Apple iOS
3 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.45%) AIX
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Migration
2 5 (17.24%) Workflow
2 5 (17.24%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
3 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.90%) Document Management
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) MVC
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Logistics
5 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) VCP4
2 2 (6.90%) MCTS
2 2 (6.90%) MCITP
3 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) CCA
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) vSphere
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) XenApp
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.45%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) SAP
3 5 (17.24%) ESRI
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) VMware
5 3 (10.34%) Pega
5 3 (10.34%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.45%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.45%) Juniper
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.45%) Dell
6 1 (3.45%) Sun
6 1 (3.45%) Sybase
6 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
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