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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / Midlands
Rank 13 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.03% 5.71% 10.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.29% 55.56% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
14 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.94% 10.29% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 9
Median daily rate £325 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
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 22 February 2017, 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 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) Unix
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) ETL
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (18.75%) nginx
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
5 3 (18.75%) CEH
5 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 3 (18.75%) CRM

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 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (18.75%) nginx
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 2 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) MQSeries
2 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) CICS
3 1 (6.25%) SAS
3 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) IaaS
2 2 (12.50%) PaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
3 1 (6.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (18.75%) DB2
3 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (12.50%) MySQL
4 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (12.50%) Riak
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) Pentaho
5 1 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) Ant
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) GoCD
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Maven
2 2 (12.50%) MSBuild
2 2 (12.50%) SonarQube
3 1 (6.25%) ChangeMan
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Subject Matter Expert
3 1 (6.25%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) IT Trainer
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Trainer
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) LAMP
2 2 (12.50%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (12.50%) MSMQ
2 2 (12.50%) Node.js
2 2 (12.50%) SAML
2 2 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (6.25%) COM
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) CoreOS
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Debian
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (25.00%) ETL
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
2 3 (18.75%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
2 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (12.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Presales
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Go
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) CEH
2 3 (18.75%) CREST Certified
2 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) OSCP
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 2 (12.50%) Snort
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Control-M
2 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (12.50%) Mesos
2 2 (12.50%) Nagios
2 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (12.50%) rkt
2 2 (12.50%) Unicenter
2 2 (12.50%) ZABBIX
3 1 (6.25%) systemd
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 2 (12.50%) Juniper
4 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 2 (12.50%) New Relic
4 2 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Infor
5 1 (6.25%) TIBCO