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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / West Midlands
Rank 10 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 224 302 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.36% 12.53% 16.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.28% 61.51% 71.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 128 149
Median daily rate £350 £368 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +28.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £150 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 54 87
Median hourly rate £14.34 £14.00 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +7.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.73 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.91 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.97 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.46% +6.66%

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
354 491 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.79% 20.37% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 211 231
Median daily rate £371 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 94
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.00 £26.00
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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -5 73 £300 -1.63% 26
Warwickshire +15 42 £350 +27.27% 10
Coventry -12 32 £450 +45.16% 11
Shropshire +8 31 £450 -17.43% 3
Staffordshire -12 8 £263 -12.50% 11
Worcestershire -1 7 £128 -25.00% 8
Herefordshire +8 5 £288 - 14
Wolverhampton -1 4 - -
Solihull -14 3 £425 -4.22% 4
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - - 1
Walsall 0 1 - -
Dudley -1 1 - - 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 196 (37.91%) Active Directory
2 180 (34.82%) Microsoft
3 168 (32.50%) Windows Server
4 98 (18.96%) Windows 7
5 97 (18.76%) Linux
6 84 (16.25%) VMware
7 79 (15.28%) SQL
8 73 (14.12%) Unix
8 73 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 72 (13.93%) MS Office
10 70 (13.54%) ITIL
11 66 (12.77%) Office 365
12 65 (12.57%) SQL Server
13 63 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
14 55 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 51 (9.86%) MS Excel
16 49 (9.48%) Windows 10
17 48 (9.28%) SCCM
18 47 (9.09%) Citrix
19 46 (8.90%) Security Cleared
20 44 (8.51%) MS Exchange
20 44 (8.51%) Oracle
21 43 (8.32%) Migration
22 42 (8.12%) Finance
23 41 (7.93%) Cisco
24 38 (7.35%) Firewall
25 36 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
25 36 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
26 35 (6.77%) Java
26 35 (6.77%) 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 44 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.03%) Skype for Business
2 26 (5.03%) WebLogic
3 25 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 21 (4.06%) IIS
5 13 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
8 9 (1.74%) Apache
8 9 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.74%) JBoss
8 9 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 7 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.97%) nginx
12 3 (0.58%) Confluence
13 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 72 (13.93%) MS Office
2 51 (9.86%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.16%) MS Project
6 2 (0.39%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.19%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (12.77%) Office 365
2 63 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.74%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.16%) IaaS
5 6 (1.16%) Yammer
6 5 (0.97%) GitHub
6 5 (0.97%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.58%) IBM PureFlex
7 3 (0.58%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.58%) PaaS
8 2 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.35%) Firewall
2 32 (6.19%) DNS
3 30 (5.80%) TCP/IP
4 29 (5.61%) LAN
5 27 (5.22%) WAN
6 25 (4.84%) DHCP
7 24 (4.64%) SAN
8 23 (4.45%) Skype
9 16 (3.09%) Network Security
10 15 (2.90%) HTTP
11 14 (2.71%) VoIP
12 13 (2.51%) Internet
12 13 (2.51%) Unified Communications
12 13 (2.51%) VLAN
12 13 (2.51%) VPN
13 11 (2.13%) LDAP
14 10 (1.93%) NAS
14 10 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (1.93%) SSL
14 10 (1.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (1.93%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.97%) MySQL
6 5 (0.97%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.97%) Power BI
6 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.77%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (0.77%) PerformancePoint
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.58%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (2.32%) Visual Studio
2 11 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.74%) Selenium
4 8 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.55%) Toad
5 7 (1.35%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.35%) Gatling
5 7 (1.35%) MSI
6 5 (0.97%) Ant
6 5 (0.97%) Grunt
6 5 (0.97%) gulp
6 5 (0.97%) IntelliJ
6 5 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (0.97%) Sublime Text
7 3 (0.58%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.58%) JIRA
8 2 (0.39%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.39%) Subversion
8 2 (0.39%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 42 (8.12%) Finance
2 18 (3.48%) Retail
3 13 (2.51%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.13%) Advertising
5 8 (1.55%) Banking
6 7 (1.35%) Marketing
6 7 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.97%) Electronics
8 4 (0.77%) Local Government
9 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.58%) Automotive
9 3 (0.58%) German Language
10 2 (0.39%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 109 (21.08%) Analyst
2 44 (8.51%) Developer
3 40 (7.74%) Support Analyst
4 37 (7.16%) Architect
5 34 (6.58%) Support Engineer
6 33 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (5.03%) Service Analyst
8 24 (4.64%) Administrator
8 24 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 23 (4.45%) 1st Line Support
9 23 (4.45%) Desktop Support
10 19 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 17 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (3.09%) Project Manager
13 15 (2.90%) Business Analyst
13 15 (2.90%) Deployment Engineer
13 15 (2.90%) IT Support
14 14 (2.71%) Consultant
14 14 (2.71%) Windows Engineer
15 13 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.03%) .NET
2 20 (3.87%) XML
3 16 (3.09%) CSS
4 14 (2.71%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.71%) HTML
5 12 (2.32%) AngularJS
6 10 (1.93%) REST
7 9 (1.74%) ELK Stack
8 8 (1.55%) jQuery
8 8 (1.55%) Middleware
8 8 (1.55%) Web Services
9 7 (1.35%) SAML
9 7 (1.35%) SOAP
9 7 (1.35%) WinForms
10 6 (1.16%) Apache Cordova
10 6 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.16%) Node.js
10 6 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (0.97%) Backbone.js
11 5 (0.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.29%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.74%) PKI
7 7 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.35%) PDA
8 6 (1.16%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.16%) NHS
9 5 (0.97%) Clustering
9 5 (0.97%) DataPower
9 5 (0.97%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.97%) Replication
9 5 (0.97%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.97%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.77%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.77%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 168 (32.50%) Windows Server
2 98 (18.96%) Windows 7
3 97 (18.76%) Linux
4 73 (14.12%) Unix
4 73 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (9.48%) Windows 10
7 36 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (6.19%) Windows XP
9 22 (4.26%) Android
10 17 (3.29%) Windows 8
11 14 (2.71%) Apple iOS
11 14 (2.71%) Solaris
12 11 (2.13%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.74%) AIX
14 7 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (1.16%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.16%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.97%) HPUX
17 3 (0.58%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (13.54%) ITIL
2 43 (8.32%) Migration
3 36 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (6.38%) DevOps
5 30 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (3.68%) Change Management
7 18 (3.48%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (3.48%) Service Management
8 16 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (3.09%) Information Security
9 15 (2.90%) Incident Management
10 14 (2.71%) High Availability
10 14 (2.71%) Patch Management
11 13 (2.51%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (2.51%) Identity Management
11 13 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (2.51%) Test Scripting
12 12 (2.32%) Problem Management
12 12 (2.32%) SIEM
12 12 (2.32%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 79 (15.28%) SQL
2 35 (6.77%) Java
3 34 (6.58%) C#
4 32 (6.19%) PowerShell
5 27 (5.22%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.51%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.32%) C
8 8 (1.55%) Perl
9 7 (1.35%) Python
10 6 (1.16%) Ruby
10 6 (1.16%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.97%) Groovy
11 5 (0.97%) Haskell
11 5 (0.97%) Scala
12 4 (0.77%) C++
12 4 (0.77%) COBOL
12 4 (0.77%) PHP
12 4 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.77%) VB
12 4 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.77%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (4.45%) Degree
5 15 (2.90%) MCSE
6 12 (2.32%) ISEB
7 10 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.93%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.74%) CCNA
9 8 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (1.55%) MCITP
10 7 (1.35%) MCSA
10 7 (1.35%) MOS
10 7 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.97%) CCNP
12 4 (0.77%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.58%) OCP
13 3 (0.58%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.87%) SLA
2 12 (2.32%) QA
3 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.39%) MISRA
5 2 (0.39%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) GPG13
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 196 (37.91%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.80%) Hyper-V
2 30 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.71%) XenApp
4 12 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (2.32%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.74%) Docker
6 7 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.16%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.97%) vSphere
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.77%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.77%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.77%) XenServer
10 3 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 48 (9.28%) SCCM
2 14 (2.71%) Kibana
3 13 (2.51%) WSUS
4 12 (2.32%) SCOM
5 11 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.93%) logstash
7 7 (1.35%) Nagios
7 7 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
7 7 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 6 (1.16%) Opsview
9 5 (0.97%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.97%) Grafana
10 4 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.77%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.77%) Nexpose
10 4 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.58%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.58%) Puppet
12 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 180 (34.82%) Microsoft
2 84 (16.25%) VMware
3 47 (9.09%) Citrix
4 44 (8.51%) Oracle
5 41 (7.93%) Cisco
6 29 (5.61%) HP
7 24 (4.64%) Dell
8 16 (3.09%) IBM
9 14 (2.71%) Intel Security
9 14 (2.71%) LANDesk
10 13 (2.51%) Avaya
10 13 (2.51%) webMethods
11 12 (2.32%) Google
12 10 (1.93%) Juniper
12 10 (1.93%) LogRhythm
12 10 (1.93%) NetApp
13 9 (1.74%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.55%) EMC
14 8 (1.55%) SolarWinds
14 8 (1.55%) Symantec
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