The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 358 331 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.38% 14.12% 16.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.92% 69.98% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 146 108
Average daily rate
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£325 £263 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £137 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 68 50
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.15 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Windows
England

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 Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
512 473 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.13% 20.17% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 228 143
Average daily rate £325 £300 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £173 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 72 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.54 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham -3 88 £305 +22.00% 42
Coventry +4 50 £330 +57.14% 16
Warwickshire -1 45 £325 +30.00% 7
Shropshire -3 41 £400 +37.45% 12
Staffordshire -8 26 £310 +17.90% 12
Worcestershire 0 15 £413 +30.95% 2
Herefordshire 0 15 £300 - 3
Dudley +2 10 £260 - 1
Wolverhampton +4 9 £225 +2.27% 3
Solihull +6 8 £363 +3.57% 2
West Bromwich -4 7 £363 +229.54% 1
Walsall 0 3 £425 - 2
Sutton Coldfield +3 1 - - 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 313 (44.21%) Active Directory
2 214 (30.23%) Microsoft
3 193 (27.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 183 (25.85%) Windows 7
5 171 (24.15%) Windows XP
6 138 (19.49%) MS Office
7 137 (19.35%) VMware
8 123 (17.37%) ITIL
9 121 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 119 (16.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 115 (16.24%) Citrix
12 106 (14.97%) Linux
13 88 (12.43%) MS Excel
14 85 (12.01%) SCCM
15 84 (11.86%) SQL Server
16 82 (11.58%) MS Exchange
17 72 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
18 71 (10.03%) DNS
19 70 (9.89%) UNIX
20 67 (9.46%) SQL
21 66 (9.32%) Security Cleared
22 65 (9.18%) Oracle
23 62 (8.76%) DHCP
23 62 (8.76%) Migration
24 59 (8.33%) LAN
24 59 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
25 53 (7.49%) SAN
26 52 (7.34%) WAN
27 51 (7.20%) Cisco
27 51 (7.20%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 82 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 35 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 31 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (3.81%) WebLogic
5 23 (3.25%) Lync
6 21 (2.97%) IBM Notes
7 19 (2.68%) Apache
7 19 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (2.26%) Tomcat
8 16 (2.26%) JBoss
9 14 (1.98%) Confluence
10 13 (1.84%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.84%) IIS
11 12 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
13 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.99%) WorkSite
14 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 138 (19.49%) MS Office
2 88 (12.43%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.97%) Office 365
3 1 (0.14%) GitHub
3 1 (0.14%) Yammer
3 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 71 (10.03%) DNS
2 62 (8.76%) DHCP
3 59 (8.33%) LAN
4 53 (7.49%) SAN
5 52 (7.34%) WAN
6 42 (5.93%) Firewall
7 38 (5.37%) TCP/IP
8 25 (3.53%) Internet
9 19 (2.68%) NAS
10 14 (1.98%) VPN
11 11 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (1.55%) Wireless
12 9 (1.27%) SSL
13 8 (1.13%) VLAN
13 8 (1.13%) Network Security
14 6 (0.85%) VoIP
15 5 (0.71%) Intranet
15 5 (0.71%) Structured Cabling
16 4 (0.56%) Junos
16 4 (0.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 24 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (2.54%) MySQL
7 10 (1.41%) DB2
8 9 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.99%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.99%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (0.28%) Big Data
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.14%) DTS
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 33 (4.66%) Subversion
2 18 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 17 (2.40%) Hudson
4 15 (2.12%) Maven
4 15 (2.12%) JIRA
5 12 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.69%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.85%) MSI
8 5 (0.71%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.56%) Introscope
9 4 (0.56%) TortoiseSVN
10 2 (0.28%) Toad
10 2 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.14%) Ant
11 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.14%) Moq
11 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (5.79%) Finance
2 16 (2.26%) Automotive
2 16 (2.26%) Legal
3 15 (2.12%) Retail
4 14 (1.98%) Banking
5 13 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.41%) Local Government
7 8 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.13%) Law
8 2 (0.28%) Back Office
8 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.14%) French Language
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.14%) Electronics
9 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 140 (19.77%) Analyst
2 69 (9.75%) Architect
3 66 (9.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 60 (8.47%) Support Engineer
5 55 (7.77%) Support Analyst
6 53 (7.49%) Service Analyst
7 52 (7.34%) Service Desk Analyst
8 50 (7.06%) Administrator
9 48 (6.78%) Desktop Support
10 46 (6.50%) Server Engineer
11 40 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
12 35 (4.94%) Developer
13 29 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 28 (3.95%) Help Desk Analyst
15 22 (3.11%) 1st Line Support
16 21 (2.97%) IT Support
17 20 (2.82%) Server Support
17 20 (2.82%) Desktop Engineer
18 19 (2.68%) Technical Architect
18 19 (2.68%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (5.79%) .NET
2 21 (2.97%) XML
3 17 (2.40%) J2EE
4 15 (2.12%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.12%) HTML
4 15 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (1.84%) CSS
6 10 (1.41%) Web Services
7 8 (1.13%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (1.13%) jQuery
8 7 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (0.99%) CGI
9 6 (0.85%) WCF
10 5 (0.71%) HTML5
10 5 (0.71%) XSLT
10 5 (0.71%) Application Packaging
10 5 (0.71%) Middleware
11 4 (0.56%) WinForms
11 4 (0.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.80%) Blackberry
3 24 (3.39%) Open Source
4 19 (2.68%) NHS
5 15 (2.12%) Clustering
6 12 (1.69%) PDA
7 11 (1.55%) CMDB
7 11 (1.55%) Replication
8 10 (1.41%) PKI
9 8 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.71%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.71%) Statistics
11 5 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.71%) iPhone
12 4 (0.56%) LPAR
13 3 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
14 2 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 193 (27.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 183 (25.85%) Windows 7
3 171 (24.15%) Windows XP
4 121 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 119 (16.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 106 (14.97%) Linux
7 70 (9.89%) UNIX
8 26 (3.67%) AIX
8 26 (3.67%) Windows 2000
8 26 (3.67%) Windows 8
9 25 (3.53%) Solaris
10 24 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
11 23 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (1.98%) Apple iOS
13 13 (1.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 13 (1.84%) Windows Vista
14 11 (1.55%) Android
14 11 (1.55%) HPUX
15 10 (1.41%) Windows NT
16 9 (1.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (17.37%) ITIL
2 62 (8.76%) Migration
3 24 (3.39%) Change Management
3 24 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (3.11%) Configuration Management
5 20 (2.82%) Service Management
5 20 (2.82%) Problem Management
6 19 (2.68%) Load Balancing
7 17 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (2.26%) ITSM
8 16 (2.26%) Incident Management
8 16 (2.26%) DevOps
8 16 (2.26%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (2.12%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (1.98%) Change Control
10 14 (1.98%) Infrastructure Management
10 14 (1.98%) CRM
11 13 (1.84%) PRINCE2
12 12 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (1.55%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 67 (9.46%) SQL
2 51 (7.20%) Java
3 24 (3.39%) PowerShell
4 23 (3.25%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.40%) C#
6 11 (1.55%) Perl
7 10 (1.41%) Ruby
8 7 (0.99%) C
8 7 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.85%) VBScript
10 5 (0.71%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.56%) VB
11 4 (0.56%) Jython
12 3 (0.42%) Python
12 3 (0.42%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.42%) PHP
13 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.14%) VBA
14 1 (0.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 66 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 59 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (6.92%) SC Cleared
4 32 (4.52%) MCSE
5 26 (3.67%) MCITP
6 17 (2.40%) MCP
7 16 (2.26%) Degree
8 15 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.41%) CCNP
10 7 (0.99%) CCNA
10 7 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.99%) MCTS
11 6 (0.85%) MCSA
12 5 (0.71%) MCDBA
12 5 (0.71%) CCDP
12 5 (0.71%) CCA
12 5 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.56%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.07%) SLA
2 20 (2.82%) QA
3 5 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 313 (44.21%) Active Directory
2 72 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.93%) Hyper-V
4 37 (5.23%) XenApp
5 32 (4.52%) vSphere
6 15 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.13%) Squid
8 7 (0.99%) XenServer
9 6 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.85%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.71%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.42%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.42%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.28%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.14%) Xen
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 85 (12.01%) SCCM
2 29 (4.10%) SCOM
3 16 (2.26%) Puppet
4 10 (1.41%) SCOrch
4 10 (1.41%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (0.99%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.56%) DameWare
7 4 (0.56%) SCSM
7 4 (0.56%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.42%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.42%) OpenView
8 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.42%) WSUS
9 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 214 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 137 (19.35%) VMware
3 115 (16.24%) Citrix
4 65 (9.18%) Oracle
5 51 (7.20%) Cisco
6 49 (6.92%) HP
7 26 (3.67%) NetApp
8 25 (3.53%) Lotus
9 21 (2.97%) Red Hat
10 19 (2.68%) Dell
11 17 (2.40%) Remedy
12 16 (2.26%) IBM
13 14 (1.98%) EMC
13 14 (1.98%) BEA
13 14 (1.98%) Symantec
14 11 (1.55%) webMethods
15 10 (1.41%) Juniper
16 8 (1.13%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.13%) AppSense
16 8 (1.13%) LANDesk
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Dudley
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £18.88 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 27 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £315.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £125 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £18 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16.60 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 15 to 20 per hour GBP
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Telford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £340 - £360 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago