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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 323 321 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.63% 12.55% 14.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.31% 67.58% 68.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 166 156
Median daily rate £338 £325 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 66 64
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.10 £16.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
584 475 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.03% 18.57% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 267 237
Median daily rate £363 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 69 67
Median hourly rate £13.87 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.49% +9.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.55 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +6 99 £365 +12.30% 35
Coventry -10 36 £363 +9.84% 12
Solihull +5 35 £446 - 5
Warwickshire -9 29 £260 -20.00% 16
Worcestershire 0 28 £325 -16.12% 5
Shropshire -33 27 £400 - 8
Staffordshire +7 23 £275 -8.33% 10
Dudley +2 6 £95 -24.00% 1
West Bromwich +6 5 £300 +42.85% 1
Herefordshire -1 5 £463 +19.27%
Walsall +3 2 £200 -52.94% 1
Wolverhampton -8 2 - - 1
Halesowen - 2 £240 - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 222 (35.02%) Microsoft
2 202 (31.86%) Active Directory
2 202 (31.86%) Windows Server
3 132 (20.82%) Windows 7
4 126 (19.87%) Linux
5 125 (19.72%) Unix
6 121 (19.09%) SQL
7 119 (18.77%) SQL Server
8 117 (18.45%) VMware
9 99 (15.62%) Oracle
10 93 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 92 (14.51%) Security Cleared
12 85 (13.41%) MS Office
13 78 (12.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 74 (11.67%) ITIL
15 71 (11.20%) SC Cleared
16 70 (11.04%) MS Excel
17 69 (10.88%) WebLogic
17 69 (10.88%) Citrix
18 67 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
19 61 (9.62%) .NET
19 61 (9.62%) Java
20 60 (9.46%) Finance
21 56 (8.83%) Migration
22 55 (8.68%) Windows XP
23 51 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
24 50 (7.89%) Office 365
25 48 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
25 48 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
26 46 (7.26%) Oracle Database

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 69 (10.88%) WebLogic
2 38 (5.99%) MS Exchange
3 37 (5.84%) SharePoint
4 30 (4.73%) Documentum
5 28 (4.42%) JBoss
6 27 (4.26%) Captiva
7 21 (3.31%) IIS
8 18 (2.84%) Tomcat
9 17 (2.68%) Oracle Application Server
10 14 (2.21%) Skype for Business
11 13 (2.05%) IBM Notes
12 12 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (1.74%) Apache
14 9 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.95%) IBM Domino
17 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 85 (13.41%) MS Office
2 70 (11.04%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.26%) MS Project
5 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (2.68%) Oracle 11i
1 17 (2.68%) Oracle Applications
1 17 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
1 17 (2.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.89%) Office 365
2 37 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.05%) IaaS
5 6 (0.95%) GitHub
6 4 (0.63%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.32%) PaaS
7 2 (0.32%) SaaS
7 2 (0.32%) Yammer
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.36%) LAN
1 34 (5.36%) WAN
2 31 (4.89%) DNS
2 31 (4.89%) Firewall
3 24 (3.79%) Internet
3 24 (3.79%) Remote Desktop
4 23 (3.63%) DHCP
5 21 (3.31%) TCP/IP
5 21 (3.31%) VPN
6 20 (3.15%) Wireless
7 18 (2.84%) SSL
8 17 (2.68%) SAN
9 13 (2.05%) Network Security
10 12 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.10%) Ethernet
11 7 (1.10%) HTTP
11 7 (1.10%) VoIP
12 6 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (0.95%) Intranet
12 6 (0.95%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (18.77%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.26%) Oracle Database
3 25 (3.94%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.31%) Oracle Database 10g
5 19 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (2.84%) RDBMS
7 17 (2.68%) Oracle Discoverer
8 16 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.58%) Oracle OWB
10 9 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 44 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 26 (4.10%) Jenkins
4 25 (3.94%) JIRA
4 25 (3.94%) PVCS
5 18 (2.84%) ClearQuest
6 17 (2.68%) Visual Studio
7 14 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (1.74%) Toad
9 9 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.10%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.10%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.95%) JUnit
11 6 (0.95%) Subversion
12 5 (0.79%) Ant
12 5 (0.79%) Maven
13 4 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.63%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.63%) FxCop
13 4 (0.63%) StyleCop
General
1 60 (9.46%) Finance
2 20 (3.15%) Retail
3 12 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.42%) Banking
4 9 (1.42%) Law
4 9 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.26%) German Language
6 7 (1.10%) Automotive
6 7 (1.10%) Billing
7 6 (0.95%) Advertising
7 6 (0.95%) Legal
8 2 (0.32%) Front Office
8 2 (0.32%) Games
8 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.32%) Marketing
8 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.16%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) Local Government
9 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 102 (16.09%) Analyst
2 73 (11.51%) Developer
3 64 (10.09%) Architect
4 62 (9.78%) Support Engineer
5 55 (8.68%) Consultant
6 33 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (5.21%) Support Analyst
7 31 (4.89%) Desktop Support
8 30 (4.73%) Service Analyst
8 30 (4.73%) Windows Engineer
9 28 (4.42%) Administrator
10 27 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
11 26 (4.10%) DBA
12 25 (3.94%) Desktop Engineer
13 24 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
13 24 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (3.47%) .NET Developer
14 22 (3.47%) Middleware Consultant
15 21 (3.31%) IT Support
16 19 (3.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (9.62%) .NET
2 42 (6.62%) Web Services
3 31 (4.89%) XML
4 26 (4.10%) REST
5 23 (3.63%) Middleware
5 23 (3.63%) SOAP
6 22 (3.47%) RESTful
7 20 (3.15%) HTML
8 14 (2.21%) .NET Framework
9 13 (2.05%) WinForms
10 12 (1.89%) Apache CXF
10 12 (1.89%) CSS
10 12 (1.89%) ELK Stack
11 10 (1.58%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (0.95%) Entity Framework
13 6 (0.95%) Hibernate
13 6 (0.95%) J2EE
13 6 (0.95%) jQuery
13 6 (0.95%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.10%) Data Centre
3 22 (3.47%) DataPower
4 16 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 10 (1.58%) Driving Licence
6 10 (1.58%) NHS
7 8 (1.26%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (0.95%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.95%) Internet of Things
9 6 (0.95%) Smartphone
9 6 (0.95%) Statistics
9 6 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.79%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.79%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.63%) Blog
11 4 (0.63%) Home Automation
11 4 (0.63%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 202 (31.86%) Windows Server
2 132 (20.82%) Windows 7
3 126 (19.87%) Linux
4 125 (19.72%) Unix
5 93 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 78 (12.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (8.68%) Windows XP
8 51 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (5.36%) Windows 8
10 31 (4.89%) Windows 10
11 20 (3.15%) Android
12 17 (2.68%) Apple iOS
13 13 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.42%) CentOS
15 8 (1.26%) AIX
15 8 (1.26%) Windows Vista
16 7 (1.10%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.95%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.47%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (11.67%) ITIL
2 67 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (8.83%) Migration
4 44 (6.94%) Service Management
5 31 (4.89%) Configuration Management
6 29 (4.57%) DevOps
7 28 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (3.94%) Incident Management
9 21 (3.31%) Project Management
10 20 (3.15%) Service Delivery
11 18 (2.84%) Database Tuning
11 18 (2.84%) Workflow
12 17 (2.68%) CRM
12 17 (2.68%) OO
12 17 (2.68%) OOP
12 17 (2.68%) SOA
12 17 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (2.52%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (2.52%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 121 (19.09%) SQL
2 61 (9.62%) Java
3 45 (7.10%) PowerShell
4 33 (5.21%) C#
5 20 (3.15%) Shell Script
6 17 (2.68%) JavaScript
7 14 (2.21%) C
7 14 (2.21%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.58%) PL/SQL
8 10 (1.58%) VBScript
9 9 (1.42%) Python
9 9 (1.42%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.26%) R
10 8 (1.26%) VB
11 7 (1.10%) C++
12 6 (0.95%) Perl
13 5 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.63%) Ruby
15 2 (0.32%) PHP
15 2 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (14.51%) Security Cleared
2 71 (11.20%) SC Cleared
3 48 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.63%) MCSE
5 14 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.21%) Degree
6 13 (2.05%) CCNA
7 12 (1.89%) Sun Certification
8 11 (1.74%) MCP
9 9 (1.42%) MCITP
9 9 (1.42%) MCSA
10 8 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.95%) CCNP
11 6 (0.95%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.95%) OCP
12 5 (0.79%) ISEB
12 5 (0.79%) MCTS
12 5 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.63%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.05%) SLA
2 11 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.26%) QA
4 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.32%) WCAG
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 202 (31.86%) Active Directory
2 45 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.63%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (2.37%) vSphere
6 12 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.74%) XenApp
8 6 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.95%) VMware Server
8 6 (0.95%) XenServer
9 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.16%) Docker
10 1 (0.16%) Firmware
10 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 38 (5.99%) SCCM
1 38 (5.99%) SCOM
2 18 (2.84%) Puppet
3 17 (2.68%) Data Guard
4 16 (2.52%) WSUS
5 14 (2.21%) BMC PATROL
6 13 (2.05%) Kibana
6 13 (2.05%) OPNET
6 13 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.89%) logstash
8 7 (1.10%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.10%) Terraform
9 4 (0.63%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.63%) MAILsweeper
9 4 (0.63%) Opsview
9 4 (0.63%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.47%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 222 (35.02%) Microsoft
2 117 (18.45%) VMware
3 99 (15.62%) Oracle
4 69 (10.88%) Citrix
5 37 (5.84%) IBM
6 34 (5.36%) Pega
7 32 (5.05%) EMC
8 28 (4.42%) Cisco
9 25 (3.94%) Dell
10 23 (3.63%) HP
11 22 (3.47%) webMethods
12 20 (3.15%) BMC
13 17 (2.68%) Red Hat
14 16 (2.52%) Intel Security
15 15 (2.37%) NetApp
15 15 (2.37%) Sophos
16 13 (2.05%) Google
17 12 (1.89%) Digital Fuel
18 11 (1.74%) Avaya
18 11 (1.74%) Lotus
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