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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 265 314 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.57% 12.28% 15.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.28% 66.24% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 127 143
Median daily rate £350 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £160 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 59 87
Median hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -0.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.61 £20.00 £21.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
447 474 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.15% 18.53% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 190 225
Median daily rate £375 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 60 88
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.53 £20.70 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 84 £295 +24.21% 28
Shropshire +2 48 £388 +5.44% 3
Warwickshire +1 39 £363 +28.31% 14
Coventry -19 30 £440 +93.40% 10
Staffordshire -10 13 £248 -27.20% 13
Worcestershire +2 11 £338 +98.52% 14
Solihull -14 8 £250 -44.44% 6
West Bromwich +1 5 - -
Wolverhampton -2 3 £340 +61.90%
Sutton Coldfield +11 2 - - 1
Herefordshire +4 2 £450 +12.50% 9
Dudley 0 1 - - 2
Walsall 0 1 - - 1
Smethwick - 1 £145 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 225 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 215 (35.83%) Microsoft
3 195 (32.50%) Windows Server
4 110 (18.33%) Windows 7
5 107 (17.83%) Linux
6 96 (16.00%) SQL Server
7 92 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 91 (15.17%) VMware
9 90 (15.00%) SQL
10 86 (14.33%) Unix
11 81 (13.50%) ITIL
12 78 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 75 (12.50%) MS Office
14 74 (12.33%) Security Cleared
15 72 (12.00%) Office 365
16 67 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 63 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (10.33%) MS Exchange
19 61 (10.17%) SCCM
20 59 (9.83%) Cisco
21 57 (9.50%) Oracle
22 55 (9.17%) SC Cleared
22 55 (9.17%) Windows 10
23 54 (9.00%) MS Excel
24 53 (8.83%) Migration
25 52 (8.67%) Firewall
26 49 (8.17%) Citrix
27 48 (8.00%) WAN
28 46 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
29 45 (7.50%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 62 (10.33%) MS Exchange
2 45 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 41 (6.83%) Skype for Business
4 28 (4.67%) WebLogic
5 22 (3.67%) IIS
6 21 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 17 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (2.67%) Confluence
10 14 (2.33%) Apache
10 14 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
12 9 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (1.17%) JBoss
14 6 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.83%) NServiceBus
16 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 75 (12.50%) MS Office
2 54 (9.00%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.50%) MS Project
5 8 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.50%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.17%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.17%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 78 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (12.00%) Office 365
3 20 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.83%) IaaS
5 13 (2.17%) SaaS
6 9 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.50%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.17%) PaaS
8 6 (1.00%) G Suite
8 6 (1.00%) Yammer
9 3 (0.50%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.33%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.17%) GitHub
11 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.67%) Firewall
2 48 (8.00%) WAN
3 42 (7.00%) LAN
4 37 (6.17%) DNS
5 34 (5.67%) SAN
6 31 (5.17%) DHCP
7 26 (4.33%) TCP/IP
8 25 (4.17%) Skype
9 20 (3.33%) Network Security
10 18 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (2.83%) Internet
11 17 (2.83%) IPv4
11 17 (2.83%) VLAN
12 16 (2.67%) VPN
13 14 (2.33%) Unified Communications
13 14 (2.33%) VoIP
14 12 (2.00%) LDAP
14 12 (2.00%) SSL
15 11 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (1.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.67%) MySQL
2 16 (2.67%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (1.67%) Power BI
5 9 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.17%) Oracle Discoverer
7 7 (1.17%) PerformancePoint
7 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.50%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (3.17%) JIRA
2 18 (3.00%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.83%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.50%) Toad
6 8 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (1.33%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.33%) FishEye
6 8 (1.33%) GoCD
6 8 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (1.00%) MSI
7 6 (1.00%) Selenium
8 5 (0.83%) FxCop
8 5 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.83%) StyleCop
9 3 (0.50%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.50%) Gatling
9 3 (0.50%) InstallShield
General
1 39 (6.50%) Finance
2 16 (2.67%) Retail
3 11 (1.83%) Advertising
3 11 (1.83%) Marketing
4 10 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.50%) Banking
6 6 (1.00%) Automotive
7 5 (0.83%) Back Office
8 4 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.67%) German Language
8 4 (0.67%) Local Government
8 4 (0.67%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.33%) Legal
9 2 (0.33%) Military
9 2 (0.33%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 120 (20.00%) Analyst
2 53 (8.83%) Developer
3 51 (8.50%) Architect
4 36 (6.00%) Support Engineer
5 35 (5.83%) Service Analyst
6 34 (5.67%) Support Analyst
7 32 (5.33%) Administrator
8 31 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
9 25 (4.17%) Consultant
9 25 (4.17%) Desktop Support
9 25 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (3.33%) Help Desk Analyst
11 18 (3.00%) 1st Line Support
11 18 (3.00%) Project Manager
12 17 (2.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (2.83%) IT Support
13 16 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (2.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.17%) .NET
2 27 (4.50%) XML
3 26 (4.33%) CSS
4 21 (3.50%) HTML
5 18 (3.00%) ASP.NET
6 13 (2.17%) REST
7 12 (2.00%) Web Services
8 11 (1.83%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.50%) ELK Stack
9 9 (1.50%) Middleware
9 9 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (1.33%) Apache Cordova
10 8 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (1.33%) Backbone.js
10 8 (1.33%) Marionette.js
10 8 (1.33%) WinForms
11 7 (1.17%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.17%) SOAP
12 6 (1.00%) PhoneGap
12 6 (1.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.33%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.00%) Blackberry
4 14 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.33%) Replication
5 12 (2.00%) User Experience
6 10 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.50%) PKI
8 8 (1.33%) PDA
9 7 (1.17%) Clustering
9 7 (1.17%) DataPower
9 7 (1.17%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.17%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.17%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.00%) CESG
10 6 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.00%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 195 (32.50%) Windows Server
2 110 (18.33%) Windows 7
3 107 (17.83%) Linux
4 92 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (14.33%) Unix
6 67 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (9.17%) Windows 10
8 43 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (6.33%) Windows 8
10 30 (5.00%) Windows XP
11 28 (4.67%) Android
12 20 (3.33%) Apple iOS
13 18 (3.00%) Solaris
14 13 (2.17%) AIX
15 11 (1.83%) Windows Vista
16 10 (1.67%) Ubuntu
17 6 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.83%) Windows 2000
19 3 (0.50%) HPUX
19 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (13.50%) ITIL
2 63 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (8.83%) Migration
4 37 (6.17%) DevOps
5 29 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (4.67%) Project Management
7 24 (4.00%) High Availability
7 24 (4.00%) Service Management
8 20 (3.33%) Information Security
9 18 (3.00%) Configuration Management
10 17 (2.83%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (2.83%) Cybersecurity
11 16 (2.67%) Load Balancing
11 16 (2.67%) Project Planning
12 15 (2.50%) Identity Management
12 15 (2.50%) Incident Management
12 15 (2.50%) PRINCE2
12 15 (2.50%) Scrum
12 15 (2.50%) Software Deployment
12 15 (2.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 90 (15.00%) SQL
2 41 (6.83%) Java
3 38 (6.33%) PowerShell
4 35 (5.83%) C#
5 33 (5.50%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.67%) C
7 11 (1.83%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.33%) PHP
10 4 (0.67%) C++
10 4 (0.67%) COBOL
11 3 (0.50%) Perl
11 3 (0.50%) VB
11 3 (0.50%) VBScript
12 2 (0.33%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.33%) Python
12 2 (0.33%) Ruby
12 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 74 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 55 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 46 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (4.17%) MCSE
5 22 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (3.67%) MCSA
6 20 (3.33%) ISEB
7 19 (3.17%) Degree
8 17 (2.83%) CCNP
9 16 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (1.83%) CCNA
10 11 (1.83%) ISTQB
11 9 (1.50%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (1.33%) MCITP
13 7 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.17%) MOS
14 6 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (1.00%) OCP
14 6 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.17%) SLA
2 11 (1.83%) QA
3 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) MISRA
5 2 (0.33%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) GPG13
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 225 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.83%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.50%) XenApp
5 18 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (2.83%) vSphere
7 13 (2.17%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (1.33%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.17%) Docker
10 7 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.83%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.83%) XenServer
12 4 (0.67%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.50%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.33%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.33%) Firmware
14 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 61 (10.17%) SCCM
2 21 (3.50%) SCOM
3 12 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (2.00%) WSUS
4 11 (1.83%) Puppet
5 10 (1.67%) Kibana
6 9 (1.50%) logstash
6 9 (1.50%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.17%) Data Guard
7 7 (1.17%) Nagios
7 7 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.00%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.00%) Opsview
9 5 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 4 (0.67%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 215 (35.83%) Microsoft
2 91 (15.17%) VMware
3 59 (9.83%) Cisco
4 57 (9.50%) Oracle
5 49 (8.17%) Citrix
6 32 (5.33%) HP
7 25 (4.17%) Dell
8 20 (3.33%) Juniper
9 16 (2.67%) Intel Security
9 16 (2.67%) Symantec
10 15 (2.50%) webMethods
11 14 (2.33%) Avaya
11 14 (2.33%) Google
11 14 (2.33%) IBM
12 13 (2.17%) LANDesk
13 12 (2.00%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.83%) NetApp
15 10 (1.67%) SolarWinds
16 9 (1.50%) EMC
16 9 (1.50%) LogRhythm
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