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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 17 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 7 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.40% 4.12% 12.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.83% 63.64% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 20
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£244 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
29 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.29% 6.47% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 24
Average daily rate £269 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.27% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
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 28 July 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 6 (25.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
2 5 (20.83%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (20.83%) Pega
3 4 (16.67%) SCCM
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) UNIX
3 4 (16.67%) Lync
3 4 (16.67%) Office 365
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (12.50%) SAP
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (12.50%) Wireless
4 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) SUSE
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) MCTS
5 2 (8.33%) MCITP
5 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (16.67%) Lync
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) NetWeaver
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Wireless
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
3 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.17%) NAS
3 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) SAP HANA
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
General
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Designer
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Designer
4 2 (8.33%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) CGI
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.17%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.17%) Symmetrix
3 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) Celerra
3 1 (4.17%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) UNIX
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.33%) SUSE
3 2 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) HPUX
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
1 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
1 5 (20.83%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
2 2 (8.33%) Project Management
2 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Security
3 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Database Tuning
3 1 (4.17%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (4.17%) Open Source
3 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.17%) Service Management
3 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Ruby
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.33%) MCTS
1 2 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Veritas File System
3 1 (4.17%) SRDF
3 1 (4.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) BitLocker
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.17%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (4.17%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.83%) Pega
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.33%) ESRI
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) CommVault
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas
5 1 (4.17%) Sun
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
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