The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.04% 23.31% 10.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.22% 96.88% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 7
Average daily rate
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£310 £263 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £243 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £327 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 2
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.75 £9.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +32.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £8.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.06 £10.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
36 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.67% 24.06% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
Average daily rate £322 £260 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -14.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 2
Average hourly rate £11.25 £12.75 £11.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +14.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +2 4 £425 +29.77% 2
Burton-upon-Trent -3 4 - - 3
Tamworth - 4 £270 -
Stafford -3 2 £160 - 1
Leek - 1 - -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
2 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (26.83%) Windows XP
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
4 8 (19.51%) Citrix
5 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
5 7 (17.07%) Linux
5 7 (17.07%) MS Office
6 5 (12.20%) Oracle
6 5 (12.20%) C#
6 5 (12.20%) .NET
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Vista
6 5 (12.20%) Subversion
7 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
7 4 (9.76%) Wireless
7 4 (9.76%) Finance
7 4 (9.76%) VMware
7 4 (9.76%) SQL
7 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
7 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
7 4 (9.76%) OO
7 4 (9.76%) Web Services
7 4 (9.76%) ITIL
7 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
7 4 (9.76%) SOA
7 4 (9.76%) Internet
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.88%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Office
2 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Wireless
1 4 (9.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) VLAN
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) WAN
2 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.44%) FTP
3 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Subversion
2 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.44%) Maven
4 1 (2.44%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Support Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (9.76%) Architect
3 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support
3 4 (9.76%) Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.32%) .NET Architect
5 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Support Technician
5 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Server Technician
6 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (2.44%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.76%) Web Services
3 3 (7.32%) RESTful
4 2 (4.88%) XML
4 2 (4.88%) CSS
5 1 (2.44%) NancyFx
5 1 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.44%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
5 1 (2.44%) J2EE
5 1 (2.44%) SOAP
5 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.44%) WinForms
5 1 (2.44%) Spring
5 1 (2.44%) Ajax
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) NHS
3 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.44%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
1 11 (26.83%) Windows XP
1 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.07%) Linux
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Vista
5 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.88%) UNIX
7 2 (4.88%) Windows NT
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.44%) zOS
8 1 (2.44%) HPUX
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.76%) OO
1 4 (9.76%) ITIL
1 4 (9.76%) SOA
1 4 (9.76%) Software Distribution
2 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (7.32%) TDD
2 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (7.32%) Scrum
3 2 (4.88%) Migration
3 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) EAI
4 1 (2.44%) OOD
4 1 (2.44%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) C#
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) PHP
3 2 (4.88%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) VB
4 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) IBM Certification
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.88%) XenServer
3 2 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.44%) DameWare
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Citrix
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle
4 4 (9.76%) VMware
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco
5 3 (7.32%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.88%) Symantec
6 2 (4.88%) Lotus
7 1 (2.44%) Avaya
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) IBM
7 1 (2.44%) AppSense
7 1 (2.44%) LANDesk
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