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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 10.17% 2.94% 7.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.71% 37.50% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£363 - £411
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 - £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 - £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Windows
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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
7 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 11.86% 7.84% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate £363 £305 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -35.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 March 2015, 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 (37.50%) Symantec
1 3 (37.50%) Automotive
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
1 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) VBScript
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) HTTP
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Symantec
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy