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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 22 10
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.14% 2.30% 9.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.00% 28.57% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £308 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £368 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
20 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.99% 8.05% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 12
Average daily rate £358 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £293 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £383 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Migration
4 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (25.00%) Workflow
6 5 (20.83%) VMware
6 5 (20.83%) SCCM
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (20.83%) .NET
6 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 4 (16.67%) ITIL
7 4 (16.67%) HP
7 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
8 3 (12.50%) Document Management
8 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
8 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.50%) UNIX
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) MS Office
8 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 3 (12.50%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.33%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (8.33%) CMS
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Lync
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.17%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) VLAN
1 1 (4.17%) ATM
1 1 (4.17%) DHCP
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) MaxDB
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
2 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
3 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) Workflow
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 3 (12.50%) Document Management
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 2 (8.33%) MVC
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Logistics
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Software Distribution
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) ERP
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CCA
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) XenApp
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.17%) Xen
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Perforce
5 1 (4.17%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Sun
5 1 (4.17%) Remedy