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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 6.67% 50.00% 25.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £125 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.68% +31.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
- +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £9.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.81 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.46% -3.12%
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 Walsall region.

Operating Systems Category
Walsall
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 13.33% 50.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £125 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.68% +31.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £9.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 19 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

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 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (25.00%) VMware