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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 11 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 2.86% 7.50% 18.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 85.71% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £363 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +59.16%
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 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 14.29% 8.75% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £275 £350 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +105.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
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 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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 10 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 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) Lotus
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) ADSL
3 2 (25.00%) CAFM
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
4 1 (12.50%) Verint
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (12.50%) Nortel Meridian
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) CMS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) ADSL
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) CAFM
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Lotus
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (12.50%) Verint
4 1 (12.50%) Nortel
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco