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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 23 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.56% 11.76% 27.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 92.00% 68.75% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 11
Median daily rate £275 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £181 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £375 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 13
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £20.50 £15.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
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
25 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 15.82% 17.11% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 13
Median daily rate £275 £300 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £207 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £327 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 13
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £13.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £9.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £20.50 £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 25 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stoke-on-Trent +2 5 £288 -36.11% 4
Stafford +2 3 - -
Tamworth -1 3 £150 -53.84% 2
Burton-upon-Trent -1 2 £298 -
Cannock 0 1 - - 1
Lichfield - 1 - -
Uttoxeter - 1 - - 1
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
3 15 (31.91%) .NET
3 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
3 15 (31.91%) Windows Server
4 12 (25.53%) SQL
5 11 (23.40%) Finance
5 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
6 10 (21.28%) C#
7 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (19.15%) WinForms
8 8 (17.02%) SOA
9 7 (14.89%) Cisco
9 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
10 6 (12.77%) TDD
10 6 (12.77%) Migration
10 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
11 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
11 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
11 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
11 5 (10.64%) Java
11 5 (10.64%) VB.NET
11 5 (10.64%) MS Office
11 5 (10.64%) ITIL
11 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
11 5 (10.64%) Scrum
11 5 (10.64%) VMware
11 5 (10.64%) TeamCity

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 2 (4.26%) IIS
1 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) 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%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.64%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (10.64%) TeamCity
3 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.13%) NSubstitute
4 1 (2.13%) NUnit
4 1 (2.13%) ReSharper
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Local Government
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Desktop Support
6 4 (8.51%) Service Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Configuration Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) .NET
2 9 (19.15%) WinForms
3 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.51%) Entity Framework
4 3 (6.38%) ADO.NET
4 3 (6.38%) Ajax
4 3 (6.38%) REST
4 3 (6.38%) WCF
4 3 (6.38%) Web Services
4 3 (6.38%) XML
4 3 (6.38%) XSD
5 2 (4.26%) WF
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.13%) HTML
6 1 (2.13%) HTML5
6 1 (2.13%) LINQ
6 1 (2.13%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
1 5 (10.64%) Driving Licence
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%) NHS
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%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.13%) Life Science
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 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.13%) Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) SOA
2 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (12.77%) Migration
3 6 (12.77%) TDD
4 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
4 5 (10.64%) ITIL
4 5 (10.64%) Release Management
4 5 (10.64%) Scrum
4 5 (10.64%) SDLC
4 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.38%) Low Latency
5 3 (6.38%) OOD
5 3 (6.38%) OOP
5 3 (6.38%) Workflow
6 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.26%) DevOps
6 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) C#
3 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.64%) Java
4 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
4 5 (10.64%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.26%) VB
6 1 (2.13%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Cisco
3 5 (10.64%) VMware
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix
4 3 (6.38%) DevExpress
4 3 (6.38%) NetApp
5 2 (4.26%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.13%) BT
6 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.13%) Kaseya
6 1 (2.13%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.13%) Symantec