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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 13 3
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 25 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.89% 11.56% 23.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.21% 70.27% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 8
Average daily rate £288 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £154 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £430 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £20.50 £15.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -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
29 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.59% 16.44% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 9
Average daily rate £275 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £20.50 £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +4 6 £300 -29.41% 9
Stafford +4 4 £135 -15.62%
Burton-upon-Trent +4 3 £298 -
Tamworth 0 2 £356 +31.94% 6
Cannock -1 2 £180 +38.46% 1
Lichfield - 2 - -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 18 (38.30%) SQL Server
2 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
3 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.04%) .NET
4 15 (31.91%) Windows Server
5 14 (29.79%) SQL
6 11 (23.40%) Finance
6 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
7 10 (21.28%) WinForms
8 9 (19.15%) C#
9 8 (17.02%) VB.NET
10 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
10 7 (14.89%) SOA
10 7 (14.89%) Cisco
10 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
10 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
11 6 (12.77%) ITIL
12 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
12 5 (10.64%) Java
12 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
12 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
12 5 (10.64%) TDD
12 5 (10.64%) Release Management
12 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (10.64%) TeamCity
12 5 (10.64%) Migration
12 5 (10.64%) Scrum

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 2 (4.26%) IIS
1 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.26%) IPv4
1 2 (4.26%) SSL
1 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
1 2 (4.26%) Wireless
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (38.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.64%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (10.64%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Local Government
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) .NET Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Support Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Developer
5 4 (8.51%) VB.NET Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) WinForms Developer
6 3 (6.38%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) .NET
2 10 (21.28%) WinForms
3 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.38%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) ADO.NET
4 2 (4.26%) Ajax
4 2 (4.26%) Entity Framework
4 2 (4.26%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) WCF
4 2 (4.26%) WF
4 2 (4.26%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
1 5 (10.64%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.38%) NHS
2 3 (6.38%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) EPoS
3 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows Server
2 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) SOA
2 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
2 6 (12.77%) ITIL
3 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (10.64%) Migration
3 5 (10.64%) Release Management
3 5 (10.64%) Scrum
3 5 (10.64%) SDLC
3 5 (10.64%) TDD
3 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
4 4 (8.51%) Low Latency
5 3 (6.38%) Workflow
6 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.26%) DevOps
6 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.26%) OOD
6 2 (4.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) C#
3 8 (17.02%) VB.NET
4 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
5 5 (10.64%) Java
5 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) DameWare
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Cisco
3 5 (10.64%) VMware
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix
5 3 (6.38%) NetApp
6 2 (4.26%) DevExpress
6 2 (4.26%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (2.13%) Capita
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.13%) SAP
7 1 (2.13%) Symantec