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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 22 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.97% 7.48% 11.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.55% 44.00% 92.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate £475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £485 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
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
11 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.45% 17.01% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Average daily rate £500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £250 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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
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 30 April 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) Server Building
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (15.38%) JDA
5 2 (15.38%) PLM
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) LAN
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Domain Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) COM
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) iPad
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) AIX
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Data Management
2 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Server Building
2 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) PLM
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Supply Chain Transformation
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
3 2 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) COBIT
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) EMC
3 2 (15.38%) JDA
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Infor
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Wyse