The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Walsall region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 13.79% 16.67% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £144 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+151.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Walsall
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 13.79% 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £363 £144 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+151.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows
West Midlands

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 29 July 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 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) R
5 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) FMCG
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Windows CE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) VoIP
1 2 (28.57%) WLAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows CE
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) R
2 1 (14.29%) C#
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware