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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 25 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.86% 15.22% 16.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.76% 87.50% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 9
Average daily rate £300 £288 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £158 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £394 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.00 £15.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
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
33 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.57% 17.39% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 9
Average daily rate £310 £420 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +42.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £141 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £420 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £16.00 £15.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 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
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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 8 £318 - 7
Stafford +1 5 £135 -
Tamworth +1 4 £203 -51.78% 5
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 - - 1
Cannock - 1 £180 -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 19 (46.34%) SQL
2 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
3 14 (34.15%) WinForms
3 14 (34.15%) .NET
4 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
4 12 (29.27%) VB.NET
5 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
6 9 (21.95%) Finance
7 8 (19.51%) E-Commerce
8 7 (17.07%) Low Latency
9 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
9 6 (14.63%) MS Office
10 5 (12.20%) VMware
10 5 (12.20%) T-SQL
10 5 (12.20%) ITIL
10 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
11 4 (9.76%) C#
11 4 (9.76%) Citrix
11 4 (9.76%) Migration
12 3 (7.32%) Cisco
12 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
12 3 (7.32%) N-Tier
12 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
13 2 (4.88%) Analytics
13 2 (4.88%) Translating Business Requirements
13 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
13 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (4.88%) DevExpress
13 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Back Office
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Developer
2 13 (31.71%) .NET Developer
3 7 (17.07%) VB.NET Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) WinForms Developer
5 5 (12.20%) SQL Developer
6 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (9.76%) Software Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
7 3 (7.32%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) IT Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) MicroStrategy Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) .NET
1 14 (34.15%) WinForms
2 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.88%) ADO.NET
2 2 (4.88%) Ajax
2 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
2 2 (4.88%) REST
2 2 (4.88%) WCF
2 2 (4.88%) WF
2 2 (4.88%) XML
2 2 (4.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
1 3 (7.32%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) NHS
2 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.44%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) E-Commerce
2 7 (17.07%) Low Latency
3 5 (12.20%) ITIL
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Analytics
5 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.88%) OOD
5 2 (4.88%) OOP
5 2 (4.88%) Six Sigma
5 2 (4.88%) SOA
5 2 (4.88%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (4.88%) Workflow
6 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.44%) Change Management
6 1 (2.44%) High Availability
6 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.44%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) SQL
2 12 (29.27%) VB.NET
3 5 (12.20%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.76%) C#
5 2 (4.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) MCITP
2 1 (2.44%) MCSE
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) DFS Replication
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) DameWare
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) Citrix
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) DevExpress
5 2 (4.88%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (4.88%) NetApp
6 1 (2.44%) Brocade
6 1 (2.44%) Capita
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle
6 1 (2.44%) SAP