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 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.70% 8.96% 6.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 75.00% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%
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
15 24 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.38% 11.94% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 3
Average daily rate £300 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -61.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
5 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
6 4 (17.39%) SCCM
6 4 (17.39%) VMware
7 3 (13.04%) MS Office
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 2 (8.70%) QA
8 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (8.70%) UNIX
8 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
8 2 (8.70%) Cisco
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Change Management
9 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (4.35%) Firewall
9 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
9 1 (4.35%) Workflow
9 1 (4.35%) Finance
9 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Network Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Packager
4 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.35%) NHS
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
2 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.70%) UNIX
7 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Change Management
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.35%) Document Management
3 1 (4.35%) Network Design
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
2 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) EMC
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) Perforce