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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.63% 8.89% 7.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.25% 80.00% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £353 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
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 £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
16 20 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.16% 11.11% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 4
Average daily rate £300 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
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 £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 September 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 September 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 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
4 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
7 3 (15.79%) SCCM
7 3 (15.79%) MS Office
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) UNIX
8 2 (10.53%) .NET
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
8 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.53%) HP
8 2 (10.53%) Change Management
8 2 (10.53%) Workflow
8 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
8 2 (10.53%) Migration
8 2 (10.53%) Document Management
8 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
8 2 (10.53%) QA
8 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
8 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSBuild
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Release Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
2 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) UNIX
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
2 2 (10.53%) Workflow
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Document Management
2 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
2 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
2 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) F5
4 1 (5.26%) Perforce
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) IBM