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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 317 337 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.44% 14.42% 15.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.74% 68.78% 78.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 152 88
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 63 50
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £16.90 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
468 490 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.36% 20.97% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 232 121
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 66 56
Average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.21 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -2 76 £325 +12.06% 49
Coventry +2 58 £330 +57.14% 25
Warwickshire +1 39 £325 +30.00% 10
Shropshire -1 36 £400 +26.98% 13
Staffordshire -9 22 £300 +13.20% 13
Worcestershire -2 16 £388 +23.01% 11
Wolverhampton +1 10 £275 +11.11% 7
Dudley -3 8 £125 - 2
Solihull +6 7 - - 6
Herefordshire 0 6 £388 -
West Bromwich -6 5 £210 +90.90%
Walsall +4 2 £425 - 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 284 (43.63%) Active Directory
2 213 (32.72%) Microsoft
3 185 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 168 (25.81%) Windows 7
5 153 (23.50%) Windows XP
6 135 (20.74%) VMware
7 126 (19.35%) MS Office
8 119 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 115 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 107 (16.44%) Citrix
11 102 (15.67%) ITIL
12 92 (14.13%) Linux
13 87 (13.36%) SQL Server
14 78 (11.98%) MS Excel
15 74 (11.37%) MS Exchange
16 73 (11.21%) SCCM
17 72 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
18 66 (10.14%) SQL
19 63 (9.68%) DNS
20 59 (9.06%) Migration
21 58 (8.91%) UNIX
22 56 (8.60%) LAN
23 55 (8.45%) Oracle
23 55 (8.45%) Security Cleared
24 54 (8.29%) DHCP
25 51 (7.83%) SAN
26 50 (7.68%) Cisco
26 50 (7.68%) WAN
27 49 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
28 47 (7.22%) HP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 74 (11.37%) MS Exchange
2 33 (5.07%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 21 (3.23%) Lync
5 19 (2.92%) IBM Notes
5 19 (2.92%) IIS
6 18 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.69%) Apache
9 9 (1.38%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.23%) Lotus Domino
10 8 (1.23%) JBoss
10 8 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.08%) Confluence
11 7 (1.08%) WorkSite
11 7 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 126 (19.35%) MS Office
2 78 (11.98%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (3.99%) Office 365
3 3 (0.46%) Yammer
4 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.68%) DNS
2 56 (8.60%) LAN
3 54 (8.29%) DHCP
4 51 (7.83%) SAN
5 50 (7.68%) WAN
6 43 (6.61%) Firewall
7 40 (6.14%) TCP/IP
8 27 (4.15%) Internet
9 19 (2.92%) VPN
10 18 (2.76%) NAS
11 15 (2.30%) Wireless
12 10 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (1.38%) VLAN
13 9 (1.38%) SSL
14 7 (1.08%) Network Security
15 6 (0.92%) Intranet
15 6 (0.92%) VoIP
16 5 (0.77%) Structured Cabling
16 5 (0.77%) HTTP
17 4 (0.61%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (2.92%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (2.76%) MySQL
6 11 (1.69%) DB2
7 10 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.08%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.08%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.31%) Big Data
13 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Power View
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle OWB
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.15%) HOLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (3.23%) Subversion
2 12 (1.84%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.54%) MSI
3 10 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.38%) Hudson
5 8 (1.23%) JIRA
5 8 (1.23%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.08%) Maven
7 6 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.77%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.61%) Introscope
9 4 (0.61%) TortoiseSVN
10 2 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.31%) Toad
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.15%) Moq
11 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.15%) NSubstitute
11 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
General
1 38 (5.84%) Finance
2 16 (2.46%) Retail
3 15 (2.30%) Automotive
3 15 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.84%) Legal
4 12 (1.84%) Banking
5 8 (1.23%) Local Government
5 8 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.77%) Law
7 2 (0.31%) Back Office
7 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.31%) Electronics
8 1 (0.15%) Games
8 1 (0.15%) Advertising
8 1 (0.15%) Military
8 1 (0.15%) French Language
8 1 (0.15%) German Language
8 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 128 (19.66%) Analyst
2 61 (9.37%) Architect
3 56 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support
4 54 (8.29%) Support Engineer
5 50 (7.68%) Support Analyst
6 49 (7.53%) Service Analyst
7 48 (7.37%) Service Desk Analyst
8 44 (6.76%) Administrator
9 42 (6.45%) Desktop Support
10 39 (5.99%) Server Engineer
11 29 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
12 28 (4.30%) Developer
13 27 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (3.53%) Help Desk Analyst
15 21 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
15 21 (3.23%) IT Support
16 20 (3.07%) Windows Server Engineer
16 20 (3.07%) Consultant
17 19 (2.92%) Technical Architect
18 16 (2.46%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.68%) .NET
2 19 (2.92%) XML
3 16 (2.46%) ASP.NET
4 12 (1.84%) HTML
5 10 (1.54%) CSS
6 9 (1.38%) J2EE
6 9 (1.38%) Web Services
7 8 (1.23%) jQuery
7 8 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (1.08%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.08%) CGI
9 6 (0.92%) Application Packaging
10 5 (0.77%) HTML5
10 5 (0.77%) WinForms
10 5 (0.77%) WCF
11 4 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.61%) Middleware
11 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.30%) Blackberry
3 22 (3.38%) NHS
4 19 (2.92%) Open Source
5 17 (2.61%) Clustering
6 11 (1.69%) Replication
6 11 (1.69%) PDA
7 9 (1.38%) PKI
8 8 (1.23%) CMDB
9 7 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.77%) iPhone
10 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (0.77%) Statistics
10 5 (0.77%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.77%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.77%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.61%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.61%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 185 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 168 (25.81%) Windows 7
3 153 (23.50%) Windows XP
4 119 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 115 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (14.13%) Linux
7 58 (8.91%) UNIX
8 36 (5.53%) Windows 8
9 22 (3.38%) Solaris
10 20 (3.07%) Windows 2000 Server
10 20 (3.07%) Windows 2000
11 17 (2.61%) AIX
11 17 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (2.30%) Windows Vista
13 12 (1.84%) HPUX
13 12 (1.84%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.69%) Android
15 9 (1.38%) Windows NT
15 9 (1.38%) zOS
16 7 (1.08%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (15.67%) ITIL
2 59 (9.06%) Migration
3 23 (3.53%) Change Management
4 21 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 20 (3.07%) Service Management
6 17 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (2.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (2.46%) Incident Management
8 15 (2.30%) Load Balancing
9 14 (2.15%) Problem Management
9 14 (2.15%) ITSM
9 14 (2.15%) CRM
9 14 (2.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (2.00%) PRINCE2
11 12 (1.84%) Analytics
12 11 (1.69%) Change Control
12 11 (1.69%) DevOps
12 11 (1.69%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (1.54%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (1.38%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (10.14%) SQL
2 39 (5.99%) Java
3 25 (3.84%) PowerShell
4 21 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.46%) C#
6 10 (1.54%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.08%) Ruby
7 7 (1.08%) VB
8 6 (0.92%) VBScript
8 6 (0.92%) C
9 5 (0.77%) Perl
10 4 (0.61%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.61%) Jython
11 3 (0.46%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.46%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.46%) VBA
11 3 (0.46%) PHP
12 2 (0.31%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.15%) XPath
13 1 (0.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 55 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 49 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (6.14%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.15%) MCSE
5 26 (3.99%) MCITP
6 16 (2.46%) Degree
7 15 (2.30%) MCP
8 11 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.23%) CCNP
10 8 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.92%) CCNA
11 6 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.92%) MCTS
12 5 (0.77%) MCDBA
12 5 (0.77%) CCA
13 4 (0.61%) IBM Certification
13 4 (0.61%) CCEA
13 4 (0.61%) CCDP
13 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.68%) SLA
2 23 (3.53%) QA
3 5 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 284 (43.63%) Active Directory
2 72 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.84%) Hyper-V
4 35 (5.38%) XenApp
5 31 (4.76%) vSphere
6 19 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.23%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.23%) XenServer
7 8 (1.23%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.92%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.77%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.61%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.31%) Squid
12 2 (0.31%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 73 (11.21%) SCCM
2 25 (3.84%) SCOM
3 12 (1.84%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.54%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.38%) SCOrch
5 9 (1.38%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.23%) Puppet
7 7 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.77%) Unicenter
9 4 (0.61%) Windows Intune
9 4 (0.61%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.46%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.46%) WSUS
10 3 (0.46%) OpenView
10 3 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.46%) DameWare
11 2 (0.31%) ARCserve
11 2 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 213 (32.72%) Microsoft
2 135 (20.74%) VMware
3 107 (16.44%) Citrix
4 55 (8.45%) Oracle
5 50 (7.68%) Cisco
6 47 (7.22%) HP
7 26 (3.99%) NetApp
8 23 (3.53%) Lotus
9 20 (3.07%) Dell
10 18 (2.76%) Red Hat
11 17 (2.61%) IBM
11 17 (2.61%) Symantec
12 16 (2.46%) Remedy
13 11 (1.69%) Juniper
13 11 (1.69%) CA
14 9 (1.38%) Veeam
14 9 (1.38%) LANDesk
14 9 (1.38%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.23%) webMethods
15 8 (1.23%) AppSense
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