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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 48.00% 33.33% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£248 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.81%
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
12 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Bromwich 48.00% 33.33% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £248 £238 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% -25.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Bromwich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the West Bromwich region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 11 (78.57%) Citrix
4 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
5 7 (50.00%) ITIL
6 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
6 5 (35.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (35.71%) XenApp
6 5 (35.71%) XenServer
6 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 3 (21.43%) MS Office
9 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 1 (7.14%) Migration
10 1 (7.14%) DHCP
10 1 (7.14%) Nokia
10 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
10 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
10 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
10 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
10 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (28.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (21.43%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 5 (35.71%) XenApp
2 5 (35.71%) XenServer
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Citrix
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Nokia