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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.72% 4.00% 7.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 46.67% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £500 £150 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -62.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
10 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.87% 8.57% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Median daily rate £500 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +11.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 8 December 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 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 10 (47.62%) TOGAF
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (42.86%) .NET
4 9 (42.86%) Oracle
5 8 (38.10%) Data Management
6 7 (33.33%) Retail
6 7 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (33.33%) Document Management
6 7 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 7 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Infor
6 7 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco
6 7 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 7 (33.33%) CRM
6 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 7 (33.33%) SAP
6 7 (33.33%) C#
6 7 (33.33%) Waterfall

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 7 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 7 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 3 (14.29%) nginx
3 2 (9.52%) Apache
3 2 (9.52%) Apache Solr
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 2 (9.52%) JBoss
3 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
3 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (33.33%) Office 365
2 7 (33.33%) Yammer
3 5 (23.81%) IaaS
3 5 (23.81%) PaaS
4 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (14.29%) SaaS
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) LAN
2 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
4 2 (9.52%) MySQL
4 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
4 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.52%) Riak
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Ant
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) GoCD
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.52%) Maven
1 2 (9.52%) SonarQube
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) CRM Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) CRM Technical Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (14.29%) CRM Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Developer
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) COM
3 2 (9.52%) LAMP
3 2 (9.52%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (9.52%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (9.52%) Node.js
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Solaris
2 3 (14.29%) Unix
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) CoreOS
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Debian
4 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) TOGAF
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Data Management
4 7 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 7 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (33.33%) Case Management
4 7 (33.33%) CRM
4 7 (33.33%) Document Management
4 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 7 (33.33%) SDLC
4 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 7 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) Information Security
6 3 (14.29%) Network Design
7 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (9.52%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.52%) Go
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) CISSP
1 3 (14.29%) GIAC
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Docker
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) Snort
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.76%) NFS
3 1 (4.76%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Ansible
2 3 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (9.52%) Control-M
3 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
3 2 (9.52%) Mesos
3 2 (9.52%) Nagios
3 2 (9.52%) rkt
3 2 (9.52%) Unicenter
3 2 (9.52%) ZABBIX
4 1 (4.76%) Puppet
4 1 (4.76%) SCCM
4 1 (4.76%) systemd
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Oracle
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco
3 7 (33.33%) Infor
3 7 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.52%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
4 2 (9.52%) Juniper
4 2 (9.52%) New Relic
5 1 (4.76%) HP