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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.65% 16.99% 22.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.95% 89.66% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 17
Average daily rate
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£219 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.84% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £278 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £346 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £11.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +24.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year
- -7.12%
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
19 29 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.35% 18.95% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 30
Average daily rate £420 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 3 - - 6
Stafford +1 3 - - 5
Tamworth 0 2 £285 +2.70% 2
Uttoxeter - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Cannock - - - - 2
Lichfield - - - -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 20 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
4 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (20.00%) Citrix
6 9 (20.00%) C#
6 9 (20.00%) .NET
7 8 (17.78%) MS Office
8 7 (15.56%) Web Services
8 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
8 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
8 7 (15.56%) WinForms
8 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (13.33%) VMware
9 6 (13.33%) Back Office
9 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 6 (13.33%) SQL
9 6 (13.33%) VB
10 5 (11.11%) NHS
10 5 (11.11%) Windows 8
11 4 (8.89%) SCCM
11 4 (8.89%) HP
11 4 (8.89%) Cisco
11 4 (8.89%) Linux
11 4 (8.89%) Windows 2000
12 3 (6.67%) UNIX
12 3 (6.67%) DNS
12 3 (6.67%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Office
2 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.67%) DNS
2 3 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (4.44%) LAN
3 2 (4.44%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) VoIP
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) FTP
4 1 (2.22%) 3G
4 1 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.22%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless
4 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) DB2
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.22%) TortoiseSVN
1 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.33%) Back Office
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.78%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.22%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Migration Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) Web Services
2 7 (15.56%) WinForms
3 2 (4.44%) Application Packaging
3 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.22%) Middleware
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.22%) DataPower
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Windows XP
2 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.89%) Linux
6 4 (8.89%) Windows 2000
7 3 (6.67%) UNIX
7 3 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.44%) HPUX
9 1 (2.22%) Solaris
9 1 (2.22%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.22%) zOS
9 1 (2.22%) Android
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (4.44%) Migration
1 2 (4.44%) ITIL
2 1 (2.22%) ERP
2 1 (2.22%) EAI
2 1 (2.22%) SOA
2 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
2 1 (2.22%) Unit Testing
2 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) C#
2 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) VB
3 2 (4.44%) PHP
3 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) IBM Certification
1 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 25 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.44%) XenApp
3 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.67%) DameWare
3 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) Citrix
3 6 (13.33%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) HP
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) Dell
5 2 (4.44%) Sun
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Avaya
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) Sophos
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