The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 23 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.66% 3.65% 6.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 35.00% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 4
Median daily rate £500 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £15.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.59% -3.57%
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
11 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.76% 10.42% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Median daily rate £475 £500 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +85.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £475 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 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 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 20 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 17 (77.27%) TOGAF
2 17 (77.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 15 (68.18%) SQL Server
5 13 (59.09%) Data Management
6 12 (54.55%) Zachman Framework
6 12 (54.55%) Document Management
6 12 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (54.55%) Retail
6 12 (54.55%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (54.55%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (54.55%) SAP
6 12 (54.55%) C#
6 12 (54.55%) SQL
6 12 (54.55%) .NET
6 12 (54.55%) Oracle
6 12 (54.55%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
6 12 (54.55%) CRM
6 12 (54.55%) SharePoint
6 12 (54.55%) Infor
6 12 (54.55%) Business Analysis
6 12 (54.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (54.55%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (54.55%) Integration Testing
6 12 (54.55%) Waterfall
6 12 (54.55%) Office 365

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (54.55%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (54.55%) SharePoint
1 12 (54.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (54.55%) Office 365
2 12 (54.55%) Yammer
3 5 (22.73%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (22.73%) IaaS
3 5 (22.73%) PaaS
3 5 (22.73%) SaaS
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
1 2 (9.09%) LAN
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
1 2 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (54.55%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (54.55%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (31.82%) Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) CRM Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (22.73%) CRM Architect
4 5 (22.73%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 5 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 4 (18.18%) Migration Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) Security Architect
6 3 (13.64%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (13.64%) CRM Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) COM
3 5 (22.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) TOGAF
2 13 (59.09%) Data Management
3 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (54.55%) Business Analysis
3 12 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (54.55%) Case Management
3 12 (54.55%) CRM
3 12 (54.55%) Document Management
3 12 (54.55%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (54.55%) Integration Testing
3 12 (54.55%) SDLC
3 12 (54.55%) Waterfall
3 12 (54.55%) Zachman Framework
4 5 (22.73%) Information Security
4 5 (22.73%) Migration
4 5 (22.73%) Network Design
4 5 (22.73%) Presales
5 3 (13.64%) High Availability
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C#
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CISSP
1 5 (22.73%) GIAC
System Software
1 20 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) Infor
2 12 (54.55%) Oracle
2 12 (54.55%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (54.55%) SAP
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) Dell
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) HP