The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Bromwich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 50.00% 20.00% 27.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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 West Bromwich region.

Operating Systems Category
West Bromwich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 50.00% 20.00% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in West Bromwich

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in West Bromwich

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in West Bromwich

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in West Bromwich

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in West Bromwich

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in West Bromwich

Windows
Top 25 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Bromwich 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 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (82.35%) Windows 7
3 13 (76.47%) Citrix
4 9 (52.94%) Windows XP
5 7 (41.18%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) Windows 8
7 5 (29.41%) XenApp
7 5 (29.41%) XenServer
7 5 (29.41%) VMware
7 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
7 5 (29.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (23.53%) MS Office
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (17.65%) Remedy
9 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
9 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
11 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
11 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
11 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
11 1 (5.88%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Bromwich 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (29.41%) Support Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Service Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Administrator
5 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows 7
2 9 (52.94%) Windows XP
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 8
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
System Software
1 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) XenApp
2 5 (29.41%) XenServer
2 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Remedy