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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 23 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.58% 20.91% 37.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.35% 88.46% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 38
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£320 £328 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £237 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £366 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
34 26 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.42% 23.64% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 44
Average daily rate £245 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +4 12 £323 -2.27% 3
Burton-upon-Trent -3 3 - - 2
Lichfield - 3 £190 -
Stafford 0 1 - - 1
Tamworth -1 1 £150 -40.59% 3
Rugeley - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 28 (43.08%) Active Directory
2 21 (32.31%) Windows XP
2 21 (32.31%) Windows 7
3 19 (29.23%) .NET
3 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
4 18 (27.69%) C#
5 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (18.46%) Citrix
8 11 (16.92%) MS Exchange
8 11 (16.92%) SQL
9 10 (15.38%) MS Office
9 10 (15.38%) Windows 8
10 9 (13.85%) VB
10 9 (13.85%) WinForms
11 8 (12.31%) VMware
11 8 (12.31%) Back Office
11 8 (12.31%) Cisco
11 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
11 8 (12.31%) Web Services
12 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
13 6 (9.23%) Migration
13 6 (9.23%) SCCM
14 5 (7.69%) VB.NET
14 5 (7.69%) HTML
14 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
14 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (7.69%) Android
15 4 (6.15%) XenApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 11 (16.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.54%) SAS
3 1 (1.54%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) MS Office
2 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
1 4 (6.15%) 3G
1 4 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.62%) VPN
3 2 (3.08%) DHCP
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) LAN
3 2 (3.08%) VoIP
3 2 (3.08%) SAN
3 2 (3.08%) Firewall
4 1 (1.54%) VLAN
4 1 (1.54%) Wireless
4 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) DataStage
2 1 (1.54%) MS Access
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.31%) Back Office
2 3 (4.62%) Games
2 3 (4.62%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Law
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Support Engineer
2 18 (27.69%) Developer
3 17 (26.15%) .NET Developer
4 14 (21.54%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (13.85%) Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (10.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (10.77%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) Service Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) IT Support
9 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support
9 4 (6.15%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) .NET
2 9 (13.85%) WinForms
3 8 (12.31%) Web Services
4 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.69%) HTML
6 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.62%) jQuery
6 3 (4.62%) XML
6 3 (4.62%) XSLT
6 3 (4.62%) CSS
6 3 (4.62%) Ajax
7 2 (3.08%) CSS3
7 2 (3.08%) HTML5
7 2 (3.08%) Qt
7 2 (3.08%) JSP
7 2 (3.08%) XHTML
7 2 (3.08%) wxWidgets
7 2 (3.08%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.54%) WCF
8 1 (1.54%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.62%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.08%) WURFL
3 2 (3.08%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.08%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) Firmware
4 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.31%) Windows XP
1 21 (32.31%) Windows 7
2 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.69%) Android
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.08%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (3.08%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.08%) Linux
8 2 (3.08%) VxWorks
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.23%) Migration
2 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (3.08%) Web Application Development
3 2 (3.08%) OOP
3 2 (3.08%) OO
3 2 (3.08%) ITIL
3 2 (3.08%) E-Commerce
3 2 (3.08%) SOA
3 2 (3.08%) SEO
3 2 (3.08%) MVC
3 2 (3.08%) Unit Testing
3 2 (3.08%) TDD
3 2 (3.08%) Document Management
3 2 (3.08%) Software Engineering
3 2 (3.08%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (1.54%) QMS
4 1 (1.54%) Business Continuity
4 1 (1.54%) Quality Management
4 1 (1.54%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) C#
2 11 (16.92%) SQL
3 9 (13.85%) VB
4 5 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.08%) Java
6 2 (3.08%) C++
7 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.54%) VBA
7 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
1 2 (3.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (43.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) XenApp
3 3 (4.62%) vSphere
4 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.54%) DameWare
Vendors
1 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) Citrix
3 8 (12.31%) VMware
3 8 (12.31%) Cisco
4 3 (4.62%) HP
5 2 (3.08%) AccuRev
5 2 (3.08%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.54%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.54%) NetApp
6 1 (1.54%) Novell
6 1 (1.54%) Lotus
6 1 (1.54%) Sophos
6 1 (1.54%) Dell
6 1 (1.54%) Avaya
6 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle
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