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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.91% 7.78% 10.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.78% 76.47% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
Average daily rate
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£344 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.63%
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
23 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.11% 10.18% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 10
Average daily rate £400 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (26.09%) MS Office
2 6 (26.09%) SAP
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 5 (21.74%) Data Modelling
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
3 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) ESRI
3 5 (21.74%) ArcGIS
3 5 (21.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (21.74%) Apple iOS
3 5 (21.74%) Data Visualisation
3 5 (21.74%) Android
3 5 (21.74%) Pega
3 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
4 4 (17.39%) UNIX
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (13.04%) SCCM
5 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Office 365
6 2 (8.70%) Lync

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (21.74%) ArcGIS
2 2 (8.70%) Lync
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.35%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) SAP HANA
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Business Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Designer
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Designer
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) TIBCO Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) CGI
1 1 (4.35%) Rendezvous
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Basis
1 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (4.35%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.35%) Symmetrix
3 1 (4.35%) Celerra
3 1 (4.35%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
1 5 (21.74%) Android
1 5 (21.74%) Apple iOS
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) AIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) SUSE
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) HPUX
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Data Modelling
1 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
1 5 (21.74%) Systems Analysis
1 5 (21.74%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
3 1 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) MCTS
2 2 (8.70%) MCITP
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) CCA
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) NFS
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.35%) Xen
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Veritas File System
4 1 (4.35%) SRDF
4 1 (4.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.35%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (4.35%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (4.35%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) SAP
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) ESRI
2 5 (21.74%) Pega
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) CommVault
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.35%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.35%) Sybase
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Sun
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