The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 48 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 14.46% 11.55% 11.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.57% 61.54% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.59% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £157 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £436 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 11 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.85 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.82% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £32.50 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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 Warwickshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
70 52 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 21.08% 18.77% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 22
Average daily rate £250 £293 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% -29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £173 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £440 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 18 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 £32.50 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Warwickshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick +6 14 £98 -69.88% 3
Nuneaton - 6 £170 -
Leamington Spa - 2 - - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon +1 1 £175 -61.11% 1
Rugby -6 1 £325 +101.55% 1
Kenilworth - - - -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 55 (54.46%) Active Directory
2 42 (41.58%) Microsoft
3 41 (40.59%) Windows XP
4 38 (37.62%) Windows 7
5 28 (27.72%) MS Office
6 25 (24.75%) ITIL
6 25 (24.75%) MS Excel
7 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (19.80%) Hyper-V
8 20 (19.80%) LAN
9 18 (17.82%) WAN
10 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (14.85%) MS Exchange
11 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (14.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (12.87%) DHCP
12 13 (12.87%) DNS
13 11 (10.89%) Citrix
14 9 (8.91%) SLA
14 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
15 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (6.93%) Automotive
16 7 (6.93%) Lotus
16 7 (6.93%) IBM Notes
16 7 (6.93%) HP
16 7 (6.93%) SCOrch
16 7 (6.93%) SCOM
17 6 (5.94%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (5.94%) PDA
17 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 15 (14.85%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.93%) IBM Notes
4 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.98%) Lync
6 2 (1.98%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.99%) IIS
7 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (27.72%) MS Office
2 25 (24.75%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.99%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.80%) LAN
2 18 (17.82%) WAN
3 13 (12.87%) DHCP
3 13 (12.87%) DNS
4 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.98%) VPN
5 2 (1.98%) Firewall
6 1 (0.99%) Wireless
6 1 (0.99%) SSH
6 1 (0.99%) SAN
6 1 (0.99%) VoIP
6 1 (0.99%) FTP
6 1 (0.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) SSDT
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.99%) OLAP
4 1 (0.99%) MS Access
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (6.93%) Automotive
2 6 (5.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.99%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (31.68%) Analyst
2 19 (18.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (16.83%) Support Engineer
4 14 (13.86%) Support Analyst
4 14 (13.86%) Desktop Support
5 11 (10.89%) Service Analyst
6 9 (8.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (8.91%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (8.91%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Server Support Analyst
6 9 (8.91%) Server Support
6 9 (8.91%) Server Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Administrator
8 7 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.93%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Rollout Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) XML
1 2 (1.98%) .NET
1 2 (1.98%) SOAP
2 1 (0.99%) Web Services
2 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.99%) Middleware
2 1 (0.99%) OLE
2 1 (0.99%) MDX
2 1 (0.99%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.99%) WCF
2 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.94%) PDA
3 5 (4.95%) PKI
4 2 (1.98%) iPhone
5 1 (0.99%) DataPower
5 1 (0.99%) iPad
5 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.99%) GIS
5 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.99%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 41 (40.59%) Windows XP
2 38 (37.62%) Windows 7
3 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (14.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.94%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (4.95%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.96%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.98%) Linux
9 2 (1.98%) UNIX
10 1 (0.99%) HPUX
10 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.99%) zOS
10 1 (0.99%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.75%) ITIL
2 6 (5.94%) Migration
3 5 (4.95%) Data Management
3 5 (4.95%) Data Entry
4 3 (2.97%) Incident Management
5 2 (1.98%) ITSM
5 2 (1.98%) Service Delivery
5 2 (1.98%) CRM
5 2 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (1.98%) Workflow
5 2 (1.98%) Load Balancing
6 1 (0.99%) Test Planning
6 1 (0.99%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (0.99%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (0.99%) Security Architecture
6 1 (0.99%) MVVM
6 1 (0.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (0.99%) Data Modelling
6 1 (0.99%) SOA
6 1 (0.99%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.94%) SQL
2 2 (1.98%) C#
3 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.99%) XQuery
3 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.98%) CNE
4 2 (1.98%) Novell Certification
4 2 (1.98%) MCP
4 2 (1.98%) MCSE
4 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (54.46%) Active Directory
2 20 (19.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.98%) XenApp
4 1 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) SCOM
1 7 (6.93%) SCOrch
2 4 (3.96%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.96%) SCCM
3 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (41.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.89%) Citrix
3 7 (6.93%) HP
3 7 (6.93%) Lotus
4 4 (3.96%) Remedy
5 3 (2.97%) McAfee
5 3 (2.97%) IBM
6 2 (1.98%) VMware
6 2 (1.98%) Computacenter
6 2 (1.98%) Google
6 2 (1.98%) Dell
6 2 (1.98%) Cisco
7 1 (0.99%) SAP
7 1 (0.99%) Adobe
7 1 (0.99%) CA
7 1 (0.99%) Veeam
7 1 (0.99%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.99%) Sophos
7 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.99%) Apple