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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.76% 11.17% 6.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 92.00% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +77.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +3.33%
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
30 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.61% 12.14% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 2
Average daily rate £400 £450 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 March 2015, 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 (34.62%) Microsoft
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (26.92%) MS Office
3 7 (26.92%) SAP
4 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 5 (19.23%) ESRI
5 5 (19.23%) ArcGIS
5 5 (19.23%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) Data Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (19.23%) Android
5 5 (19.23%) Pega
5 5 (19.23%) Visualisation
5 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
5 5 (19.23%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 4 (15.38%) Citrix
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle
6 4 (15.38%) UNIX
6 4 (15.38%) SQL
6 4 (15.38%) SCCM
6 4 (15.38%) Migration
7 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL
7 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
7 3 (11.54%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (19.23%) ArcGIS
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) NetWeaver
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Lync
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (3.85%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (3.85%) CMS
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) DHCP
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) ATM
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) SAP HANA
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) MaxDB
3 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Systems Designer
2 5 (19.23%) Designer
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) TIBCO Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) WCF
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) CGI
2 1 (3.85%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (19.23%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
1 5 (19.23%) Android
1 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 4 (15.38%) UNIX
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) SUSE
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
1 5 (19.23%) Data Analysis
1 5 (19.23%) Systems Analysis
1 5 (19.23%) Data Visualisation
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.85%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Logistics
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) ERP
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) ABAP
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCTS
2 2 (7.69%) MCITP
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) CCA
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.69%) XenApp
2 2 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) SAP
3 5 (19.23%) Pega
3 5 (19.23%) ESRI
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix
5 3 (11.54%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.85%) Sybase
6 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.85%) HP