The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.88% 13.21% 18.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.29% 84.00% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Median daily rate £300 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £148 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £335 £327
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
Median hourly rate £14.60 £15.00 £13.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% +13.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £13.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.76 £18.00 £15.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +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 Staffordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.49% 15.72% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 11
Median daily rate £275 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £148 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £350 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
Median hourly rate £15.21 £15.75 £13.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% +17.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £13.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £18.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford +4 5 £420 +52.72%
Tamworth +1 2 £128 -60.76% 4
Stoke-on-Trent -2 2 £110 - 3
Burton-upon-Trent -5 2 £100 - 1
Uttoxeter - 1 - -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 15 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
4 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
5 9 (21.43%) .NET
6 8 (19.05%) C#
6 8 (19.05%) VMware
7 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (14.29%) TDD
8 6 (14.29%) Finance
8 6 (14.29%) SQL
8 6 (14.29%) MS Office
8 6 (14.29%) Cisco
8 6 (14.29%) SOA
9 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (11.90%) Citrix
9 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
9 5 (11.90%) Java
9 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
9 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
9 5 (11.90%) Scrum
9 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.90%) TeamCity
9 5 (11.90%) Release Management
9 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.76%) ColdFusion
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.76%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) IPv4
2 2 (4.76%) SSL
2 2 (4.76%) Wireless
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Intranet
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) Multicast
3 1 (2.38%) NAS
3 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.38%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.76%) Data Lake
3 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) HDInsight
3 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.90%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (11.90%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.38%) NSubstitute
4 1 (2.38%) NUnit
4 1 (2.38%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Azure Architect
6 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Azure Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 3 (7.14%) Web Services
2 3 (7.14%) WinForms
3 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.76%) CSS
3 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.76%) Node.js
4 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.38%) Ajax
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.38%) HTML5
4 1 (2.38%) LINQ
4 1 (2.38%) Ninject
4 1 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (2.38%) WCF
4 1 (2.38%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.52%) Driving Licence
3 3 (7.14%) CESG
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) EPoS
4 2 (4.76%) NHS
4 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.38%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.38%) Life Science
5 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows Server
2 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.14%) Linux
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.38%) Unix
8 1 (2.38%) VxWorks
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.29%) SOA
2 6 (14.29%) TDD
3 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
3 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (11.90%) Release Management
3 5 (11.90%) Scrum
3 5 (11.90%) SDLC
3 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.76%) Analytics
6 2 (4.76%) DevOps
6 2 (4.76%) Machine Learning
6 2 (4.76%) MVC
6 2 (4.76%) Software Licensing
6 2 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) C#
2 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (14.29%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) Java
5 2 (4.76%) PHP
5 2 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) CCA
3 1 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.38%) MCSA
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) XenApp
3 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.76%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) Dell
5 2 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (2.38%) BT
6 1 (2.38%) DevExpress
6 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.38%) Kaseya
6 1 (2.38%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec
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