The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 23.81% 8.33% 40.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 66.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£363 - £224
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £9.74 £20.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.28% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -8.44%
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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
5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 23.81% 12.50% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £363 £315 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% +40.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £9.96 £20.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.22% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Walsall region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) WLAN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Windows CE
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (25.00%) FMCG
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) R
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) VoIP
1 2 (25.00%) WLAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 2 (25.00%) Windows CE
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) R
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) VMware