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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 348 267 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.54% 10.88% 13.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.59% 68.64% 66.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 123 149
Median daily rate £359 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £152 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 60 71
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £21.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
565 389 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.12% 15.85% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 181 229
Median daily rate £385 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.15% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £150 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 63 78
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £30.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 24 August 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 August 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 August 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 -1 90 £400 +33.33% 32
Coventry -3 56 £400 +19.40% 18
Shropshire +7 48 £430 +79.16% 3
Warwickshire +6 48 £325 -21.21% 18
Worcestershire -1 24 £288 -28.12% 1
Staffordshire 0 17 £300 -5.13% 22
Solihull +6 13 £410 - 5
Herefordshire +2 13 £325 -21.68% 6
Wolverhampton +4 6 £95 -55.81% 2
Dudley -2 4 £100 -16.66%
Walsall -2 3 £125 -73.68% 2
West Bromwich -2 1 £370 - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 245 (36.51%) Windows Server
2 243 (36.21%) Microsoft
3 242 (36.07%) Active Directory
4 129 (19.23%) Windows 7
5 122 (18.18%) Linux
6 121 (18.03%) Unix
7 120 (17.88%) Security Cleared
8 119 (17.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 119 (17.73%) SQL Server
9 113 (16.84%) VMware
10 104 (15.50%) ITIL
11 98 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 97 (14.46%) SC Cleared
12 97 (14.46%) SQL
12 97 (14.46%) Oracle
13 82 (12.22%) MS Office
14 79 (11.77%) MS Excel
14 79 (11.77%) Agile Software Development
15 76 (11.33%) Citrix
16 71 (10.58%) MS Exchange
17 70 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
18 64 (9.54%) Cisco
18 64 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
19 63 (9.39%) Java
20 62 (9.24%) WAN
21 61 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
22 59 (8.79%) Migration
23 58 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
23 58 (8.64%) Oracle Database
23 58 (8.64%) Data Centre

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 71 (10.58%) MS Exchange
2 54 (8.05%) WebLogic
3 43 (6.41%) SharePoint
4 26 (3.87%) Skype for Business
5 24 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 24 (3.58%) Oracle Application Server
6 20 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (2.83%) IIS
8 18 (2.68%) Apache
9 16 (2.38%) Confluence
10 13 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (1.64%) IBM Notes
12 9 (1.34%) Documentum
12 9 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (1.19%) JBoss
13 8 (1.19%) Tomcat
14 7 (1.04%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.75%) Captiva
Applications
1 82 (12.22%) MS Office
2 79 (11.77%) MS Excel
3 23 (3.43%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.79%) MS Project
5 9 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.45%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (3.43%) Oracle 11i
1 23 (3.43%) Oracle Applications
1 23 (3.43%) Oracle EBS
1 23 (3.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 64 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (6.41%) Office 365
3 28 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (3.43%) IaaS
5 16 (2.38%) SaaS
6 9 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.34%) Google Apps
7 8 (1.19%) PaaS
8 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.30%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.15%) GitHub
10 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 62 (9.24%) WAN
2 54 (8.05%) Firewall
3 53 (7.90%) LAN
4 41 (6.11%) SAN
5 38 (5.66%) DHCP
6 37 (5.51%) DNS
7 28 (4.17%) VPN
8 26 (3.87%) SSL
8 26 (3.87%) TCP/IP
9 25 (3.73%) Internet
9 25 (3.73%) Wireless
10 21 (3.13%) IPv4
10 21 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
11 20 (2.98%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (2.68%) Network Security
13 17 (2.53%) VLAN
13 17 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (1.94%) NetScaler
15 12 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (1.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (17.73%) SQL Server
2 58 (8.64%) Oracle Database
3 35 (5.22%) Relational Database
4 31 (4.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 24 (3.58%) RDBMS
6 23 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 23 (3.43%) Oracle Discoverer
6 23 (3.43%) Oracle Reports
7 20 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
8 18 (2.68%) Oracle OWB
9 15 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (2.09%) MySQL
10 14 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.04%) Power BI
12 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.75%) PerformancePoint
13 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 41 (6.11%) JIRA
2 35 (5.22%) Jenkins
3 28 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 24 (3.58%) ClearQuest
5 23 (3.43%) PVCS
5 23 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (3.43%) Toad
6 20 (2.98%) Oracle Forms
7 15 (2.24%) Eclipse
7 15 (2.24%) Visual Studio
8 14 (2.09%) JUnit
9 12 (1.79%) Ant
9 12 (1.79%) Maven
10 11 (1.64%) Artifactory
10 11 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (1.49%) FishEye
11 10 (1.49%) GoCD
12 9 (1.34%) Bitbucket
General
1 40 (5.96%) Finance
2 21 (3.13%) Retail
3 11 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.49%) Automotive
4 10 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.19%) Marketing
6 7 (1.04%) Advertising
6 7 (1.04%) Banking
7 5 (0.75%) Back Office
7 5 (0.75%) German Language
8 3 (0.45%) Legal
8 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.30%) Billing
9 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.30%) Law
9 2 (0.30%) Local Government
9 2 (0.30%) Military
10 1 (0.15%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 129 (19.23%) Analyst
2 83 (12.37%) Developer
3 60 (8.94%) Architect
4 55 (8.20%) Support Engineer
5 43 (6.41%) Service Analyst
6 42 (6.26%) Support Analyst
7 37 (5.51%) Service Desk Analyst
8 36 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 32 (4.77%) Consultant
11 30 (4.47%) Windows Engineer
12 29 (4.32%) Desktop Support
13 28 (4.17%) DBA
14 24 (3.58%) Administrator
15 21 (3.13%) Oracle DBA
16 20 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
16 20 (2.98%) Desktop Engineer
16 20 (2.98%) IT Support
17 18 (2.68%) Help Desk Analyst
17 18 (2.68%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (7.75%) .NET
2 41 (6.11%) XML
3 34 (5.07%) HTML
3 34 (5.07%) Web Services
4 21 (3.13%) CSS
5 19 (2.83%) Apache CXF
6 15 (2.24%) ASP.NET
7 14 (2.09%) Hibernate
7 14 (2.09%) J2EE
7 14 (2.09%) Servlets
7 14 (2.09%) Spring
8 13 (1.94%) JSP
9 11 (1.64%) REST
10 8 (1.19%) Struts
11 7 (1.04%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.04%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.04%) WinForms
12 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.89%) Middleware
12 6 (0.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.64%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.43%) Blackberry
4 18 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (1.94%) Replication
7 12 (1.79%) User Experience
8 11 (1.64%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.49%) NHS
10 9 (1.34%) PDA
11 8 (1.19%) Clustering
11 8 (1.19%) Smartphone
12 7 (1.04%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.04%) PKI
12 7 (1.04%) Statistics
12 7 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.89%) CESG
13 6 (0.89%) Internet of Things
13 6 (0.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 245 (36.51%) Windows Server
2 129 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 122 (18.18%) Linux
4 121 (18.03%) Unix
5 119 (17.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 98 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (7.75%) Windows XP
9 48 (7.15%) Windows 8
10 47 (7.00%) Windows 10
11 26 (3.87%) Android
12 18 (2.68%) Apple iOS
13 13 (1.94%) Solaris
14 12 (1.79%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.64%) AIX
16 10 (1.49%) CentOS
17 8 (1.19%) Windows Vista
18 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
20 4 (0.60%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.50%) ITIL
2 79 (11.77%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (8.79%) Migration
4 48 (7.15%) Service Management
5 36 (5.37%) Project Management
6 32 (4.77%) Performance Tuning
7 30 (4.47%) DevOps
8 29 (4.32%) Configuration Management
8 29 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (4.02%) High Availability
10 25 (3.73%) OO
11 23 (3.43%) Database Tuning
11 23 (3.43%) Incident Management
12 22 (3.28%) Defect Tracking
13 21 (3.13%) ITSM
13 21 (3.13%) OOP
14 20 (2.98%) Service Delivery
14 20 (2.98%) UML
15 19 (2.83%) Load Balancing
15 19 (2.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 97 (14.46%) SQL
2 63 (9.39%) Java
3 43 (6.41%) PowerShell
4 35 (5.22%) C#
5 28 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 28 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 21 (3.13%) C
7 19 (2.83%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.24%) C++
9 12 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.64%) VB
11 8 (1.19%) R
12 6 (0.89%) Perl
12 6 (0.89%) PHP
13 5 (0.75%) Python
14 4 (0.60%) Ruby
15 2 (0.30%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.30%) COBOL
15 2 (0.30%) VBScript
15 2 (0.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 120 (17.88%) Security Cleared
2 97 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 61 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (5.22%) MCSE
5 30 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (3.58%) MCSA
7 23 (3.43%) CCNP
8 22 (3.28%) Degree
9 19 (2.83%) CCNA
9 19 (2.83%) Oracle Certification
10 17 (2.53%) ISEB
10 17 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (1.94%) Sun Certification
12 11 (1.64%) DV Cleared
12 11 (1.64%) MCP
13 10 (1.49%) OCP
14 9 (1.34%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.04%) MOS
15 7 (1.04%) OCPJP
16 6 (0.89%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.53%) SLA
2 12 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.19%) QA
4 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 242 (36.07%) Active Directory
2 58 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (6.86%) Virtual Machines
4 35 (5.22%) Hyper-V
5 27 (4.02%) vSphere
6 24 (3.58%) XenDesktop
7 23 (3.43%) Oracle RAC
7 23 (3.43%) XenApp
8 12 (1.79%) XenServer
9 9 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.04%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.75%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.60%) Docker
14 4 (0.60%) Firmware
15 3 (0.45%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.30%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 55 (8.20%) SCCM
2 31 (4.62%) SCOM
3 23 (3.43%) Data Guard
4 18 (2.68%) Puppet
5 12 (1.79%) NetBackup
5 12 (1.79%) WSUS
6 11 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.89%) Terraform
8 5 (0.75%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.60%) vMotion
10 3 (0.45%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.45%) Ansible
10 3 (0.45%) Kibana
10 3 (0.45%) OPNET
10 3 (0.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 243 (36.21%) Microsoft
2 113 (16.84%) VMware
3 97 (14.46%) Oracle
4 76 (11.33%) Citrix
5 64 (9.54%) Cisco
6 43 (6.41%) HP
7 35 (5.22%) Dell
8 23 (3.43%) Intel Security
9 22 (3.28%) Juniper
10 20 (2.98%) Google
11 19 (2.83%) Avaya
12 18 (2.68%) IBM
13 14 (2.09%) Sophos
13 14 (2.09%) Symantec
14 13 (1.94%) LANDesk
14 13 (1.94%) webMethods
15 12 (1.79%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.79%) EMC
15 12 (1.79%) NetApp
16 10 (1.49%) Red Hat
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Uniting Ambition
Rate: £375 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day, Benefits There is an opportunity to work remotely
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Rate: £21,666 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
FreeStyleGames
Rate: Fair salary is determined by experience, skills & going rate locally
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour
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