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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.33% 6.40% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 95.00% 44.83% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 3
Median daily rate £500 £244 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.12% -45.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.87% 14.29% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 3
Median daily rate £450 £288 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -36.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016, 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 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (64.00%) TOGAF
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
5 13 (52.00%) SQL
5 13 (52.00%) Oracle
5 13 (52.00%) Waterfall
5 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (52.00%) Data Management
5 13 (52.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (44.00%) Integration Testing
6 11 (44.00%) Infor
6 11 (44.00%) Zachman Framework
6 11 (44.00%) Retail
6 11 (44.00%) Document Management
6 11 (44.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (44.00%) Business Analysis
6 11 (44.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (44.00%) Yammer
6 11 (44.00%) Skype for Business
6 11 (44.00%) Office 365
6 11 (44.00%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (44.00%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (44.00%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (44.00%) .NET
6 11 (44.00%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (44.00%) MS Excel
6 11 (44.00%) 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 11 (44.00%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (44.00%) SharePoint
1 11 (44.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (44.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (44.00%) Office 365
2 11 (44.00%) Yammer
3 5 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (20.00%) IaaS
3 5 (20.00%) PaaS
3 5 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) Wireless
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (44.00%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (44.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (44.00%) Retail
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Architect
2 10 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (28.00%) Consultant
4 6 (24.00%) CRM Consultant
4 6 (24.00%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 6 (24.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 6 (24.00%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (20.00%) CRM Architect
5 5 (20.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Architect
6 4 (16.00%) Security Architect
7 3 (12.00%) Analyst
7 3 (12.00%) CRM Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Migration Consultant
7 3 (12.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) COM
3 5 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) iPad
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) AIX
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) TOGAF
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Data Management
2 13 (52.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 13 (52.00%) Waterfall
3 11 (44.00%) Business Analysis
3 11 (44.00%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (44.00%) Case Management
3 11 (44.00%) CRM
3 11 (44.00%) Document Management
3 11 (44.00%) Integration Testing
3 11 (44.00%) SDLC
3 11 (44.00%) Zachman Framework
4 8 (32.00%) Information Security
5 5 (20.00%) High Availability
5 5 (20.00%) Migration
5 5 (20.00%) Network Design
5 5 (20.00%) Presales
5 5 (20.00%) Server Building
6 4 (16.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) C#
3 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) CISSP
1 5 (20.00%) GIAC
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) COBIT
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) Oracle
3 11 (44.00%) Infor
3 11 (44.00%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (44.00%) SAP
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) Dell
5 3 (12.00%) IBM
6 2 (8.00%) EMC
6 2 (8.00%) JDA
6 2 (8.00%) VMware
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) Wyse