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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.52% 23.24% 20.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.00% 91.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £171 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £330 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
25 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.88% 25.35% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 5
Average daily rate £295 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.44 £15.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% -11.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.80 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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 -1 3 - -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 3 - - 5
Cannock 0 2 £130 -49.01%
Stafford -1 2 £275 - 2
Tamworth - 2 £325 - 2
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
3 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
5 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
7 8 (18.60%) Citrix
7 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
7 8 (18.60%) MS Office
8 7 (16.28%) VMware
9 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
9 6 (13.95%) .NET
9 6 (13.95%) C#
9 6 (13.95%) Linux
10 5 (11.63%) Internet
10 5 (11.63%) SQL
10 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
10 5 (11.63%) Windows Vista
11 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
11 4 (9.30%) Backup Exec
11 4 (9.30%) Subversion
11 4 (9.30%) Oracle
11 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
11 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
11 4 (9.30%) OO
11 4 (9.30%) Web Services
11 4 (9.30%) ITIL
11 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
11 4 (9.30%) WAN
11 4 (9.30%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) IIS
2 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.65%) Apache
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Office
2 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Internet
2 4 (9.30%) Wireless
2 4 (9.30%) WAN
3 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) VLAN
5 1 (2.33%) VPN
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.30%) Subversion
3 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.33%) Maven
4 1 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (13.95%) Desktop Support
1 6 (13.95%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Developer
2 5 (11.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Architect
3 4 (9.30%) Support Technician
3 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Desktop Technician
3 4 (9.30%) Server Technician
3 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Technician
4 3 (6.98%) .NET Architect
5 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
1 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.30%) Web Services
3 3 (6.98%) XML
3 3 (6.98%) RESTful
4 2 (4.65%) jQuery
4 2 (4.65%) WinForms
5 1 (2.33%) Spring
5 1 (2.33%) Ajax
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) WCF
5 1 (2.33%) WPF
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) SOAP
5 1 (2.33%) J2EE
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.33%) REST
5 1 (2.33%) NancyFx
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.65%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
3 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
5 6 (13.95%) Linux
6 5 (11.63%) Windows Vista
7 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
8 3 (6.98%) Windows 2000
9 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.65%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.33%) UNIX
10 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.30%) ITIL
1 4 (9.30%) OO
1 4 (9.30%) Migration
1 4 (9.30%) Software Distribution
2 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (6.98%) SOA
2 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (6.98%) Scrum
2 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (6.98%) TDD
3 1 (2.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (2.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (2.33%) OOD
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) C#
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.65%) PHP
5 2 (4.65%) Java
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.65%) XenServer
3 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.33%) XenApp
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) Citrix
3 7 (16.28%) VMware
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle
4 4 (9.30%) Cisco
5 3 (6.98%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.65%) Symantec
6 2 (4.65%) Lotus
6 2 (4.65%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.33%) SAP
7 1 (2.33%) McAfee
7 1 (2.33%) AppSense
7 1 (2.33%) Mitel
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