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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 6.30% 7.04% 7.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.73% 83.33% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £438 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
11 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 8.66% 8.45% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £350 £425 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +39.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016, 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 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2012
2 18 (62.07%) Cisco
3 17 (58.62%) Linux
3 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (55.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (55.17%) EMC
4 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
5 15 (51.72%) Network Management
6 13 (44.83%) Solaris
6 13 (44.83%) Perl
7 12 (41.38%) Unix
7 12 (41.38%) CCNA
7 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (41.38%) CA
7 12 (41.38%) System Testing
7 12 (41.38%) CA Spectrum
8 11 (37.93%) e-Health
8 11 (37.93%) Risk Management
8 11 (37.93%) CiscoWorks
9 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
10 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
10 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
11 6 (20.69%) Project Management
11 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
11 6 (20.69%) Games
11 6 (20.69%) Finance
11 6 (20.69%) Knowledge Management
12 5 (17.24%) Firewall
12 5 (17.24%) Sophos
13 4 (13.79%) Active Directory

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (10.34%) Network Security
2 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 2 (6.90%) DHCP
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Redis
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
1 6 (20.69%) Games
1 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Network Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) EMC Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Designer
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Support
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Designer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) JDBC
1 1 (3.45%) Lucene
1 1 (3.45%) Memcached
1 1 (3.45%) ODBC
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) e-Health
2 3 (10.34%) HP Storage
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Linked Data
3 1 (3.45%) Semantic Web
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2012
2 17 (58.62%) Linux
2 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (55.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (44.83%) Solaris
5 12 (41.38%) Unix
6 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.45%) Android
8 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Network Management
2 12 (41.38%) System Testing
3 11 (37.93%) Risk Management
4 6 (20.69%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Computer Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.34%) Data Security
6 3 (10.34%) Information Security
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) Security Management
6 3 (10.34%) Threat Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) Test-First Development
7 1 (3.45%) Web Design
7 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Perl
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) CCNA
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) CISM
4 3 (10.34%) CISSP
4 3 (10.34%) MCITP
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.34%) NCIE
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.90%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (37.93%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 16 (55.17%) EMC
2 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
3 12 (41.38%) CA
4 5 (17.24%) Sophos
5 4 (13.79%) Splunk
6 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) Dell
6 3 (10.34%) F5
6 3 (10.34%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.34%) NetApp
7 2 (6.90%) VMware
8 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu
8 1 (3.45%) IBM