The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Solihull 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 2.60% 7.61% 20.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 87.50% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£200 £350 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +53.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 15.58% 8.70% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate £200 £160 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
West Midlands

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 25 July 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 5 (55.56%) Citrix
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Lotus
3 2 (22.22%) ADSL
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) CAFM
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (11.11%) Verint
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (11.11%) Nortel Meridian

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) ADSL
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
1 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) CAFM
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Lotus
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) BT
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Nortel
4 1 (11.11%) Verint
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco