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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 21.05% 10.00% 30.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £388 - £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £10.63 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.58% -24.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 21.05% 10.00% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £388 - £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) NHS
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) HND
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) IT Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) IT Support
1 4 (57.14%) IT Support Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Database Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Head of IT
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) HND
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) VMware