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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 12 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.47% 16.55% 14.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.57% 75.00% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 4
Median daily rate £225 £275 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -9.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £132 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £351 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.48 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.80 £14.35 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
23 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.17% 22.07% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 6
Median daily rate £225 £300 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £132 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £421 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 13
Median hourly rate £14.48 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.61 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.20 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Burton-upon-Trent +2 5 £175 - 1
Cannock +1 2 £263 +45.83% 1
Stafford -5 1 £130 -3.70%
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (51.85%) Windows Server
3 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 9 (33.33%) MS Office
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 8 (29.63%) VMware
5 8 (29.63%) Office 365
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.93%) Citrix
7 6 (22.22%) SCCM
7 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
10 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (11.11%) Cisco
10 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
11 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
11 2 (7.41%) ITIL
11 2 (7.41%) NHS
11 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (7.41%) Migration
11 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
12 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
12 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
12 1 (3.70%) DevOps
12 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud

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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) LAN
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
1 1 (3.70%) Skype
1 1 (3.70%) VPN
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) PHP Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) HP Storage
2 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows Server
2 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.41%) ITIL
1 2 (7.41%) Migration
2 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (3.70%) Data Entry
2 1 (3.70%) DevOps
2 1 (3.70%) Project Management
2 1 (3.70%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCITP
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
1 8 (29.63%) VMware
2 7 (25.93%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) EMC
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp
4 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow