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 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.21% 19.69% 9.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.38% 86.21% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
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£310 £260 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.03% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £303 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.21 £11.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.92% +30.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.45 £9.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £16.36 £14.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
32 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.84% 22.83% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 8
Average daily rate £322 £260 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £302 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 4
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.21 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.43% -1.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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
Stoke-on-Trent +3 5 £425 +51.78% 1
Burton-upon-Trent -5 3 - - 3
Stafford -6 3 £160 - 3
Tamworth - 3 £270 - 2
Uttoxeter - - - -
Cannock - - - - 1
Lichfield - - - -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.83%) Windows XP
4 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
5 9 (21.95%) Citrix
5 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
7 7 (17.07%) Linux
8 6 (14.63%) MS Office
9 5 (12.20%) Oracle
9 5 (12.20%) C#
9 5 (12.20%) .NET
9 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
9 5 (12.20%) Finance
9 5 (12.20%) Subversion
10 4 (9.76%) VMware
10 4 (9.76%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (9.76%) NHS
10 4 (9.76%) Cisco
10 4 (9.76%) SOA
10 4 (9.76%) OO
10 4 (9.76%) Web Services
10 4 (9.76%) ITIL
10 4 (9.76%) SQL
10 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
10 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
10 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
11 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
11 3 (7.32%) Symantec

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Office
2 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Wireless
1 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
2 1 (2.44%) FTP
2 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) VLAN
2 1 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Subversion
2 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.44%) Maven
4 1 (2.44%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Support Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) .NET Architect
5 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (4.88%) Support Technician
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Technician
6 2 (4.88%) Server Technician
6 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.32%) RESTful
4 2 (4.88%) XML
4 2 (4.88%) CSS
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
5 1 (2.44%) J2EE
5 1 (2.44%) SOAP
5 1 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.44%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) WinForms
5 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.44%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) WCF
5 1 (2.44%) WPF
5 1 (2.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) NHS
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.44%) DataPower
3 1 (2.44%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows XP
2 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
3 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (17.07%) Linux
6 4 (9.76%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
7 3 (7.32%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.88%) UNIX
8 2 (4.88%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.44%) HPUX
9 1 (2.44%) zOS
9 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.76%) SOA
1 4 (9.76%) OO
1 4 (9.76%) ITIL
2 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (7.32%) TDD
2 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (7.32%) Scrum
2 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (4.88%) Software Distribution
3 2 (4.88%) Migration
3 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.44%) EAI
4 1 (2.44%) OOD
4 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.44%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) C#
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) VB
4 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) IBM Certification
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.44%) XenApp
3 1 (2.44%) XenServer
3 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.88%) DameWare
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) Citrix
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle
4 4 (9.76%) VMware
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco
5 3 (7.32%) Symantec
5 3 (7.32%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.88%) Lotus
7 1 (2.44%) Avaya
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) IBM
7 1 (2.44%) AppSense
7 1 (2.44%) LANDesk
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £25000 per annum + pension scheme, healthcare.
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago