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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.18% 20.72% 18.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 79.31% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 8
Average daily rate
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£316 £323 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% -1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £160 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £325 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £9.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £9.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.54 £11.95 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.00%
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
27 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.77% 26.13% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 10
Average daily rate £350 £245 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -25.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £9.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -58.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -7 3 - - 2
Burton-upon-Trent -4 2 - -
Cannock - 2 £161 -
Stafford +1 1 - - 1
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (28.21%) SQL
4 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
5 10 (25.64%) Windows XP
6 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 9 (23.08%) VB.NET
6 9 (23.08%) .NET
7 8 (20.51%) MS Office
8 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
8 7 (17.95%) ITIL
8 7 (17.95%) Citrix
8 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
8 7 (17.95%) Finance
9 6 (15.38%) VMware
9 6 (15.38%) WinForms
9 6 (15.38%) Internet
10 5 (12.82%) WAN
10 5 (12.82%) Cisco
10 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
11 4 (10.26%) Software Distribution
11 4 (10.26%) Low Latency
11 4 (10.26%) Wireless
11 4 (10.26%) Backup Exec
11 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
11 4 (10.26%) Migration
11 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (10.26%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.51%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Internet
2 5 (12.82%) WAN
3 4 (10.26%) Wireless
4 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.69%) Firewall
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) VLAN
6 1 (2.56%) VoIP
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.56%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.13%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.56%) Ant
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Local Government
3 1 (2.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (12.82%) Support Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) VB.NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) WinForms Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) Support Technician
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Technician
7 2 (5.13%) Server Technician
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Technician
7 2 (5.13%) Server Support
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Migration Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) WinForms
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.69%) jQuery
4 2 (5.13%) XML
5 1 (2.56%) Flash
5 1 (2.56%) CSS
5 1 (2.56%) HTML5
5 1 (2.56%) CSS3
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (25.64%) Windows XP
4 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Vista
7 3 (7.69%) Linux
8 2 (5.13%) UNIX
8 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.56%) Android
9 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) ITIL
2 4 (10.26%) Migration
2 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
2 4 (10.26%) Software Distribution
2 4 (10.26%) Low Latency
3 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.56%) Android Development
4 1 (2.56%) iOS Development
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile Development
4 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.56%) Project Management
4 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.56%) Web Development
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) VB.NET
3 4 (10.26%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) PHP
4 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) MCSE
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.56%) MCSA
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (5.13%) XenServer
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Backup Exec
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) Citrix
3 6 (15.38%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) LANDesk
5 2 (5.13%) Symantec
5 2 (5.13%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) McAfee
6 1 (2.56%) Lotus
6 1 (2.56%) Mitel
6 1 (2.56%) Brocade
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