The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 25.00% 18.75% 12.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £200 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.06 £11.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.47% -2.41%
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 Walsall region.

Operating Systems Category
Walsall
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 25.00% 18.75% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £200 £425 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +34.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.06 £11.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Walsall region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Walsall region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Walsall

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Walsall region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Walsall

Windows
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 4 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 Walsall region with a requirement for Windows.

1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) IT Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Head of IT
3 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Technical Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) VMware