The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 2.70% 8.93% 6.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 90.91% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£300 £211 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.51% -23.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.13% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.20%
Windows
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull region.

Operating Systems Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 2.70% 9.82% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate £300 £211 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.51% -23.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Solihull region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Solihull region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) LANDesk