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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 327 256 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.05% 10.26% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.01% 68.27% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 123 154
Median daily rate £350 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +15.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+0.15% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 77
Median hourly rate £13.68 £13.50 £16.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.40 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £19.40 £28.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.39% -3.57%
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
536 375 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.47% 15.04% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 173 234
Median daily rate £370 £335 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% +10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 54 81
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 0 95 £350 +16.66% 28
Shropshire 0 58 £356 -3.06% 8
Coventry -10 48 £383 +101.31% 16
Warwickshire +4 38 £320 -11.11% 13
Worcestershire 0 21 £288 -31.54% 5
Herefordshire 0 15 £325 -14.47% 3
Staffordshire -1 15 £408 +28.85% 13
Solihull +1 4 £75 -66.66% 10
West Bromwich 0 3 £370 -1.33% 1
Dudley 0 2 - -
Wolverhampton -4 2 £320 +48.83% 1
Walsall -4 1 £125 -73.68% 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 238 (36.06%) Microsoft
1 238 (36.06%) Active Directory
2 231 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 128 (19.39%) Windows 7
4 124 (18.79%) Linux
5 121 (18.33%) SQL Server
6 117 (17.73%) Security Cleared
7 116 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (15.76%) Unix
8 104 (15.76%) ITIL
9 100 (15.15%) VMware
10 93 (14.09%) SC Cleared
11 91 (13.79%) SQL
12 89 (13.48%) Oracle
13 82 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 81 (12.27%) MS Office
15 77 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
16 75 (11.36%) MS Excel
17 74 (11.21%) MS Exchange
18 70 (10.61%) Citrix
18 70 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
19 64 (9.70%) Data Centre
19 64 (9.70%) WAN
19 64 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
20 62 (9.39%) Cisco
21 59 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
22 58 (8.79%) Migration
23 57 (8.64%) SCCM
24 56 (8.48%) Windows 10
25 55 (8.33%) Firewall

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 74 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 43 (6.52%) WebLogic
3 41 (6.21%) SharePoint
4 28 (4.24%) Skype for Business
5 25 (3.79%) Oracle Application Server
6 24 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (2.88%) Apache
9 15 (2.27%) Confluence
9 15 (2.27%) IIS
10 14 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (1.21%) IBM Notes
13 8 (1.21%) Tomcat
14 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (1.06%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.91%) Documentum
15 6 (0.91%) JBoss
16 5 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 81 (12.27%) MS Office
2 75 (11.36%) MS Excel
3 26 (3.94%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.12%) MS Project
5 11 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.61%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (3.48%) Oracle 11i
1 23 (3.48%) Oracle Applications
1 23 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
1 23 (3.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 70 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (7.88%) Office 365
3 32 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (3.64%) IaaS
5 17 (2.58%) SaaS
6 9 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.36%) Google Apps
6 9 (1.36%) PaaS
7 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.30%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 64 (9.70%) WAN
2 55 (8.33%) Firewall
3 54 (8.18%) LAN
4 39 (5.91%) SAN
5 37 (5.61%) DNS
6 35 (5.30%) DHCP
7 28 (4.24%) TCP/IP
8 24 (3.64%) Network Security
9 21 (3.18%) VPN
10 20 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (2.88%) Internet
11 19 (2.88%) IPv4
11 19 (2.88%) Wireless
12 18 (2.73%) SSL
12 18 (2.73%) VLAN
13 15 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
14 14 (2.12%) Skype
15 12 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (1.82%) NAS
15 12 (1.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.58%) Oracle Database
3 27 (4.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 24 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 23 (3.48%) Oracle Discoverer
6 20 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.27%) MySQL
8 14 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (1.97%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
12 9 (1.36%) Power BI
13 8 (1.21%) Oracle OWB
13 8 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.91%) PerformancePoint
16 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (4.85%) JIRA
2 30 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 27 (4.09%) Git (software)
4 20 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (2.58%) Oracle Forms
6 16 (2.42%) Visual Studio
7 15 (2.27%) ClearQuest
8 14 (2.12%) PVCS
9 13 (1.97%) Toad
10 10 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (1.52%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (1.36%) FishEye
11 9 (1.36%) GoCD
11 9 (1.36%) JUnit
12 8 (1.21%) Ant
12 8 (1.21%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.21%) Maven
13 7 (1.06%) Artifactory
13 7 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 34 (5.15%) Finance
2 13 (1.97%) Retail
3 10 (1.52%) Banking
4 9 (1.36%) Automotive
4 9 (1.36%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.36%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.21%) Marketing
6 7 (1.06%) German Language
7 6 (0.91%) Advertising
8 5 (0.76%) Back Office
9 4 (0.61%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.61%) Local Government
10 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.30%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Law
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 117 (17.73%) Analyst
2 73 (11.06%) Developer
3 63 (9.55%) Architect
4 48 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 45 (6.82%) Service Analyst
6 38 (5.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 37 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 35 (5.30%) Support Analyst
9 32 (4.85%) Consultant
10 31 (4.70%) Administrator
11 30 (4.55%) DBA
11 30 (4.55%) Desktop Support
11 30 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (3.64%) IT Support
13 21 (3.18%) Help Desk Analyst
13 21 (3.18%) Oracle DBA
13 21 (3.18%) Windows Engineer
14 19 (2.88%) .NET Developer
15 18 (2.73%) SC Cleared DBA
16 17 (2.58%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (8.03%) .NET
2 33 (5.00%) HTML
2 33 (5.00%) XML
3 27 (4.09%) Web Services
4 25 (3.79%) CSS
5 19 (2.88%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.27%) Apache CXF
7 12 (1.82%) REST
8 9 (1.36%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.36%) Apache Cordova
8 9 (1.36%) Hibernate
8 9 (1.36%) J2EE
8 9 (1.36%) Servlets
8 9 (1.36%) Spring
8 9 (1.36%) WinForms
9 8 (1.21%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (1.21%) JSP
9 8 (1.21%) Middleware
9 8 (1.21%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.70%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 20 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (1.97%) Replication
8 12 (1.82%) User Experience
9 10 (1.52%) Clustering
10 9 (1.36%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.36%) PDA
11 8 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.06%) Statistics
13 6 (0.91%) CESG
13 6 (0.91%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.91%) DataPower
13 6 (0.91%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.91%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.91%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 231 (35.00%) Windows Server
2 128 (19.39%) Windows 7
3 124 (18.79%) Linux
4 116 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (15.76%) Unix
6 82 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (8.48%) Windows 10
9 51 (7.73%) Windows XP
10 47 (7.12%) Windows 8
11 28 (4.24%) Android
12 19 (2.88%) Apple iOS
12 19 (2.88%) Solaris
13 13 (1.97%) AIX
14 12 (1.82%) Ubuntu
15 10 (1.52%) CentOS
16 8 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.91%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.76%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.76%) ITIL
2 77 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (8.79%) Migration
4 41 (6.21%) Project Management
5 40 (6.06%) Service Management
6 33 (5.00%) DevOps
7 31 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
8 28 (4.24%) High Availability
9 25 (3.79%) Configuration Management
10 24 (3.64%) OO
11 23 (3.48%) Database Tuning
12 22 (3.33%) Service Delivery
13 21 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (2.88%) Incident Management
15 18 (2.73%) ITSM
15 18 (2.73%) Load Balancing
16 17 (2.58%) Information Security
16 17 (2.58%) OOP
16 17 (2.58%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 91 (13.79%) SQL
2 52 (7.88%) Java
3 40 (6.06%) PowerShell
4 39 (5.91%) C#
5 33 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 29 (4.39%) Shell Script
7 24 (3.64%) C
8 14 (2.12%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.52%) C++
9 10 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.21%) PHP
10 8 (1.21%) R
11 7 (1.06%) Perl
12 6 (0.91%) VB
13 5 (0.76%) Python
14 4 (0.61%) Ruby
15 3 (0.45%) COBOL
16 2 (0.30%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 117 (17.73%) Security Cleared
2 93 (14.09%) SC Cleared
3 59 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (5.15%) MCSE
5 25 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (3.64%) Degree
6 24 (3.64%) MCSA
7 20 (3.03%) CCNP
8 17 (2.58%) ISEB
8 17 (2.58%) Oracle Certification
8 17 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (2.12%) CCNA
10 13 (1.97%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.52%) OCP
12 9 (1.36%) ISTQB
12 9 (1.36%) Sun Certification
13 8 (1.21%) MCP
14 7 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.06%) MOS
14 7 (1.06%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.73%) SLA
2 13 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.21%) QA
4 2 (0.30%) MISRA
4 2 (0.30%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) GPG13
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 238 (36.06%) Active Directory
2 51 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (4.85%) Hyper-V
5 27 (4.09%) vSphere
6 23 (3.48%) Oracle RAC
6 23 (3.48%) XenDesktop
7 20 (3.03%) XenApp
8 11 (1.67%) XenServer
9 7 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.91%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.91%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.76%) Docker
12 4 (0.61%) Firmware
13 3 (0.45%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.30%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 57 (8.64%) SCCM
2 24 (3.64%) SCOM
3 23 (3.48%) Data Guard
4 19 (2.88%) Puppet
5 12 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 12 (1.82%) WSUS
6 11 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.91%) Terraform
8 5 (0.76%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.61%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.61%) PowerCLI
9 4 (0.61%) vMotion
10 3 (0.45%) Ansible
10 3 (0.45%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.45%) Opsview
11 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 238 (36.06%) Microsoft
2 100 (15.15%) VMware
3 89 (13.48%) Oracle
4 70 (10.61%) Citrix
5 62 (9.39%) Cisco
6 39 (5.91%) HP
7 36 (5.45%) Dell
8 23 (3.48%) Intel Security
9 22 (3.33%) Google
10 21 (3.18%) Juniper
11 18 (2.73%) Avaya
12 16 (2.42%) IBM
13 14 (2.12%) Symantec
14 13 (1.97%) LANDesk
15 12 (1.82%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.67%) Sophos
17 10 (1.52%) EMC
17 10 (1.52%) NetApp
17 10 (1.52%) Rackspace
17 10 (1.52%) Red Hat
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 9 hours ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £120 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £20000 Per Annum 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Difrent Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago