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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / West Midlands
Rank 13 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 213 307 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.89% 11.63% 14.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 52.75% 67.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 146 135
Median daily rate £325 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £150 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £513 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 80
Median hourly rate £14.49 £14.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.68% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £18.35 £26.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
355 582 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.81% 22.05% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 290 218
Median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 48 91
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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 22 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -7 60 £275 -9.83% 35
Warwickshire +18 35 £275 -8.33% 9
Coventry -17 26 £450 +38.46% 9
Shropshire +12 24 £425 -33.33% 26
Herefordshire +3 16 £408 -4.11% 9
Staffordshire -6 14 £200 -27.27% 10
Worcestershire +2 11 £123 -55.45% 17
Dudley 0 4 £103 - 3
Solihull -6 4 £425 -2.85% 5
Wolverhampton -3 3 - - 5
Smethwick -1 2 £345 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 188 (38.60%) Active Directory
2 159 (32.65%) Windows Server
3 150 (30.80%) Microsoft
4 102 (20.94%) Windows 7
5 97 (19.92%) Linux
6 78 (16.02%) VMware
7 72 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (14.78%) Office 365
8 71 (14.58%) SQL
8 71 (14.58%) MS Office
9 64 (13.14%) Unix
10 60 (12.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (12.11%) ITIL
12 57 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
12 57 (11.70%) Windows 10
13 53 (10.88%) SQL Server
14 52 (10.68%) MS Excel
15 49 (10.06%) Security Cleared
16 44 (9.03%) Migration
17 42 (8.62%) Oracle
18 41 (8.42%) SCCM
19 39 (8.01%) Citrix
20 38 (7.80%) Finance
21 37 (7.60%) Cisco
22 35 (7.19%) Java
23 33 (6.78%) TCP/IP
23 33 (6.78%) Firewall
23 33 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
24 32 (6.57%) DNS
24 32 (6.57%) SC Cleared

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 31 (6.37%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.34%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.13%) WebLogic
4 23 (4.72%) Skype for Business
5 21 (4.31%) IIS
6 14 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (2.67%) Oracle Application Server
8 11 (2.26%) Apache
9 10 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (2.05%) JBoss
9 10 (2.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 9 (1.85%) Confluence
11 7 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.44%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.23%) nginx
12 6 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 71 (14.58%) MS Office
2 52 (10.68%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (14.78%) Office 365
2 57 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.85%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.23%) GitHub
5 6 (1.23%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.23%) Yammer
6 4 (0.82%) IaaS
7 3 (0.62%) IBM PureFlex
7 3 (0.62%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.41%) PaaS
9 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.78%) Firewall
1 33 (6.78%) TCP/IP
2 32 (6.57%) DNS
3 30 (6.16%) LAN
4 27 (5.54%) WAN
5 21 (4.31%) DHCP
6 20 (4.11%) HTTP
6 20 (4.11%) Skype
7 15 (3.08%) Internet
7 15 (3.08%) Network Security
7 15 (3.08%) VPN
8 14 (2.87%) SAN
9 13 (2.67%) VoIP
10 11 (2.26%) SSL
10 11 (2.26%) Unified Communications
11 8 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (1.44%) Kerberos
12 7 (1.44%) LDAP
12 7 (1.44%) Wireless
13 6 (1.23%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.49%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
4 12 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.64%) MySQL
7 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.62%) Power BI
11 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.62%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.26%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.85%) JIRA
4 8 (1.64%) MSI
4 8 (1.64%) Selenium
5 7 (1.44%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.44%) Gatling
6 6 (1.23%) Ant
6 6 (1.23%) Grunt
6 6 (1.23%) gulp
6 6 (1.23%) IntelliJ
6 6 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (1.23%) Sublime Text
7 5 (1.03%) Toad
8 3 (0.62%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.41%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.41%) Subversion
9 2 (0.41%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 38 (7.80%) Finance
2 17 (3.49%) Retail
3 10 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.85%) Advertising
4 9 (1.85%) Banking
5 6 (1.23%) Electronics
5 6 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.82%) Local Government
6 4 (0.82%) Marketing
7 3 (0.62%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.62%) German Language
8 2 (0.41%) Automotive
8 2 (0.41%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (20.12%) Analyst
2 41 (8.42%) Architect
3 40 (8.21%) Developer
4 38 (7.80%) Support Analyst
5 31 (6.37%) 2nd Line Support
6 30 (6.16%) Support Engineer
7 28 (5.75%) Service Analyst
8 26 (5.34%) 1st Line Support
9 25 (5.13%) Administrator
9 25 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 22 (4.52%) Desktop Support
11 19 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (3.49%) Consultant
12 17 (3.49%) Windows Engineer
13 16 (3.29%) Help Desk Support
14 15 (3.08%) Help Desk Analyst
15 14 (2.87%) Project Manager
16 13 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
16 13 (2.67%) Business Analyst
16 13 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.31%) .NET
2 14 (2.87%) CSS
2 14 (2.87%) XML
3 12 (2.46%) AngularJS
4 11 (2.26%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.26%) HTML
5 10 (2.05%) REST
6 9 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (1.85%) jQuery
6 9 (1.85%) Middleware
6 9 (1.85%) SAML
6 9 (1.85%) Web Services
7 8 (1.64%) SOAP
8 7 (1.44%) Node.js
9 6 (1.23%) Gherkin
9 6 (1.23%) RESTful
9 6 (1.23%) Servlets
10 5 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (1.03%) WinForms
11 4 (0.82%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
1 26 (5.34%) Data Centre
2 10 (2.05%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 8 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 8 (1.64%) PKI
4 7 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (1.44%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.23%) DataPower
5 6 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.03%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.03%) NHS
7 4 (0.82%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.82%) Clustering
7 4 (0.82%) HP Storage
7 4 (0.82%) Smartphone
7 4 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.62%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.41%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.41%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 159 (32.65%) Windows Server
2 102 (20.94%) Windows 7
3 97 (19.92%) Linux
4 72 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (13.14%) Unix
6 60 (12.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (11.70%) Windows 10
8 24 (4.93%) Windows XP
9 22 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (3.49%) Windows 8
11 16 (3.29%) Android
12 10 (2.05%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.05%) Solaris
13 9 (1.85%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.64%) AIX
15 7 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (1.23%) HPUX
16 6 (1.23%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.03%) CentOS
17 5 (1.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (12.11%) ITIL
2 44 (9.03%) Migration
3 33 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (6.37%) DevOps
5 27 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (4.31%) Change Management
7 19 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
9 16 (3.29%) Service Management
10 15 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (3.08%) Information Security
11 14 (2.87%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (2.67%) High Availability
12 13 (2.67%) Identity Management
13 12 (2.46%) Incident Management
13 12 (2.46%) Project Management
14 11 (2.26%) Application Packaging
14 11 (2.26%) Problem Management
14 11 (2.26%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (2.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 71 (14.58%) SQL
2 35 (7.19%) Java
3 28 (5.75%) C#
3 28 (5.75%) PowerShell
4 24 (4.93%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.67%) Python
6 12 (2.46%) C
6 12 (2.46%) Ruby
7 10 (2.05%) Perl
7 10 (2.05%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.85%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.23%) Groovy
9 6 (1.23%) Haskell
9 6 (1.23%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.23%) Scala
10 5 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.82%) PHP
11 4 (0.82%) VB
11 4 (0.82%) VBScript
12 2 (0.41%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 49 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 32 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (4.72%) Degree
5 13 (2.67%) MCSE
6 9 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.85%) MCITP
7 8 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.64%) ISEB
7 8 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.44%) CCNA
8 7 (1.44%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.23%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.03%) MCSA
11 4 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.82%) MCTS
12 3 (0.62%) CCNP
12 3 (0.62%) MCP
12 3 (0.62%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.11%) SLA
2 10 (2.05%) QA
3 7 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.41%) MISRA
6 2 (0.41%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.21%) GPG13
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 188 (38.60%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.16%) Hyper-V
2 30 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (2.87%) VMware ESX
5 11 (2.26%) Docker
5 11 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.44%) XenApp
7 6 (1.23%) vSphere
8 4 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.41%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.21%) Samba
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 41 (8.42%) SCCM
2 15 (3.08%) Kibana
3 13 (2.67%) WSUS
4 11 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.26%) SCOM
5 10 (2.05%) logstash
6 9 (1.85%) Oracle Identity Management
6 9 (1.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 9 (1.85%) Puppet
7 7 (1.44%) Ansible
7 7 (1.44%) Nagios
8 6 (1.23%) Grafana
8 6 (1.23%) Opsview
8 6 (1.23%) Terraform
9 5 (1.03%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.82%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.62%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.41%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 150 (30.80%) Microsoft
2 78 (16.02%) VMware
3 42 (8.62%) Oracle
4 39 (8.01%) Citrix
5 37 (7.60%) Cisco
6 21 (4.31%) HP
7 17 (3.49%) IBM
8 16 (3.29%) Dell
9 13 (2.67%) Intel Security
10 12 (2.46%) Google
11 11 (2.26%) LANDesk
12 10 (2.05%) NetApp
12 10 (2.05%) webMethods
13 9 (1.85%) Juniper
13 9 (1.85%) SolarWinds
14 8 (1.64%) EMC
14 8 (1.64%) LogRhythm
15 7 (1.44%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.44%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.44%) Symantec
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £13 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
LA International
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Electro-comm
Posted: 2 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcestershire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £9 - £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £496.15 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £470.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £385 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago