The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 23 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.17% 6.34% 8.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 95.83% 81.25% 82.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate £400 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £315 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.65% 7.80% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Average daily rate £450 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 (58.62%) Windows 7
2 11 (37.93%) SCCM
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (31.03%) Windows XP
4 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
5 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
6 7 (24.14%) MSI
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
8 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
8 5 (17.24%) QA
8 5 (17.24%) Software Packaging
8 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (17.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
9 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
9 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
10 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
10 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (6.90%) DHCP
11 2 (6.90%) Migration
11 2 (6.90%) VMware
11 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
11 2 (6.90%) Network Design
11 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (6.90%) UNIX
11 2 (6.90%) SQL
11 2 (6.90%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
2 2 (6.90%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MSI
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Applications Packager
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Field Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Security Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.45%) Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Software Packaging
2 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.45%) WCF
3 1 (3.45%) WPF
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Windows 7
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (31.03%) Windows XP
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.90%) UNIX
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
2 2 (6.90%) Network Design
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.45%) OO
3 1 (3.45%) ERP
3 1 (3.45%) OOD
3 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
2 1 (3.45%) VBScript
2 1 (3.45%) VB
2 1 (3.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) NCDA
2 1 (3.45%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (6.90%) SCOM
4 1 (3.45%) ARCserve
4 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) EMC
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) NetApp
3 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec
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