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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 44 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.54% 28.21% 12.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.00% 95.65% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 5
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£288 £263 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -20.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.09 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.11% -9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.46 £15.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
30 46 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.48% 29.49% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 6
Average daily rate £295 £260 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.70 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £18.00 £15.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Burton-upon-Trent 0 5 - - 1
Tamworth - 4 £270 -
Stoke-on-Trent -1 2 £450 +37.40% 1
Stafford -2 2 £275 - 3
Cannock -1 1 £130 -48.51%
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
5 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
7 7 (17.50%) Citrix
7 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
7 7 (17.50%) Linux
7 7 (17.50%) MS Office
8 6 (15.00%) .NET
8 6 (15.00%) C#
8 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
9 5 (12.50%) Windows Vista
9 5 (12.50%) Subversion
9 5 (12.50%) SQL
9 5 (12.50%) Oracle
9 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
9 5 (12.50%) Internet
10 4 (10.00%) Cisco
10 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 4 (10.00%) SOA
10 4 (10.00%) WAN
10 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (10.00%) Web Services
10 4 (10.00%) ITIL
10 4 (10.00%) OO
10 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
10 4 (10.00%) Wireless

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Internet
2 4 (10.00%) WAN
2 4 (10.00%) Wireless
3 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.00%) VLAN
4 2 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.50%) LAN
5 1 (2.50%) VPN
5 1 (2.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Subversion
1 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.50%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (2.50%) Maven
3 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) Desktop Support
2 5 (12.50%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Desktop Technician
4 3 (7.50%) Server Technician
4 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Technician
4 3 (7.50%) .NET Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (2.50%) IT Support
6 1 (2.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
1 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) RESTful
3 3 (7.50%) XML
4 2 (5.00%) jQuery
4 2 (5.00%) WinForms
5 1 (2.50%) REST
5 1 (2.50%) NancyFx
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.50%) Spring
5 1 (2.50%) Ajax
5 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) WCF
5 1 (2.50%) WPF
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) DataPower
3 1 (2.50%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
3 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
5 7 (17.50%) Linux
6 5 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000
9 2 (5.00%) Windows NT
9 2 (5.00%) UNIX
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (2.50%) HPUX
10 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.00%) SOA
1 4 (10.00%) ITIL
1 4 (10.00%) OO
1 4 (10.00%) Software Distribution
2 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (7.50%) TDD
2 3 (7.50%) Migration
2 3 (7.50%) Scrum
2 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.50%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (2.50%) EAI
4 1 (2.50%) OOD
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) C#
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.00%) PHP
5 2 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.50%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) XenServer
3 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Citrix
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco
4 4 (10.00%) VMware
5 3 (7.50%) TIBCO
6 2 (5.00%) Symantec
6 2 (5.00%) Lotus
6 2 (5.00%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.50%) AppSense
7 1 (2.50%) Mitel
7 1 (2.50%) SAP
7 1 (2.50%) IBM
7 1 (2.50%) HP
7 1 (2.50%) McAfee