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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 332 263 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.13% 11.08% 14.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.54% 64.46% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 132 156
Median daily rate £358 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £125 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 60 66
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £21.85 £17.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £14.84
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +4.44%
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
577 408 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.35% 17.19% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 227 241
Median daily rate £375 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 72
Median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £10.34 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £26.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +2 95 £388 +13.13% 34
Warwickshire +2 43 £350 -13.84% 11
Coventry -7 37 £375 +11.77% 12
Solihull +6 34 £480 - 4
Worcestershire -2 30 £358 -4.66% 7
Shropshire -25 25 £492 +46.79% 3
Staffordshire +1 17 £275 -8.33% 15
Dudley +1 7 £95 -24.00%
Wolverhampton -1 7 £95 -62.00% 8
Herefordshire -2 4 £375 -3.28% 2
Walsall +1 3 £200 -52.94% 1
Halesowen - 2 £240 -
West Bromwich +5 1 £300 - 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 215 (33.91%) Microsoft
2 214 (33.75%) Active Directory
3 212 (33.44%) Windows Server
4 132 (20.82%) Unix
5 131 (20.66%) Windows 7
6 124 (19.56%) Linux
7 120 (18.93%) SQL
8 117 (18.45%) VMware
9 111 (17.51%) SQL Server
10 103 (16.25%) Oracle
11 99 (15.62%) Security Cleared
12 93 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 92 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 82 (12.93%) SC Cleared
14 82 (12.93%) ITIL
15 75 (11.83%) WebLogic
15 75 (11.83%) MS Office
16 71 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
17 68 (10.73%) MS Excel
18 66 (10.41%) Citrix
19 65 (10.25%) Java
20 61 (9.62%) .NET
20 61 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
21 60 (9.46%) Oracle Database
22 59 (9.31%) Migration
23 54 (8.52%) Windows XP
24 53 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
24 53 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
25 49 (7.73%) Finance
26 47 (7.41%) Service Management

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 75 (11.83%) WebLogic
2 45 (7.10%) MS Exchange
3 31 (4.89%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.94%) Documentum
5 23 (3.63%) JBoss
5 23 (3.63%) Oracle Application Server
6 22 (3.47%) Captiva
7 19 (3.00%) IIS
8 15 (2.37%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (1.89%) Skype for Business
10 11 (1.74%) IBM Notes
11 10 (1.58%) Apache
12 9 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (1.10%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 75 (11.83%) MS Office
2 68 (10.73%) MS Excel
3 19 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.42%) MS Project
5 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.32%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 23 (3.63%) Oracle 11i
1 23 (3.63%) Oracle Applications
1 23 (3.63%) Oracle EBS
1 23 (3.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (6.78%) Office 365
3 23 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.63%) IaaS
4 9 (1.42%) Google Apps
4 9 (1.42%) SaaS
5 7 (1.10%) PaaS
6 6 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (0.95%) GitHub
7 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.32%) Yammer
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.78%) LAN
1 43 (6.78%) WAN
2 38 (5.99%) Firewall
3 33 (5.21%) DNS
4 29 (4.57%) DHCP
5 22 (3.47%) Internet
5 22 (3.47%) VPN
6 21 (3.31%) Remote Desktop
6 21 (3.31%) Wireless
7 20 (3.15%) SAN
7 20 (3.15%) SSL
8 19 (3.00%) TCP/IP
9 17 (2.68%) Network Security
10 13 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (1.42%) Ethernet
11 9 (1.42%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (0.95%) HTTP
12 6 (0.95%) VoIP
12 6 (0.95%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (17.51%) SQL Server
2 60 (9.46%) Oracle Database
3 33 (5.21%) Relational Database
4 31 (4.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 26 (4.10%) RDBMS
6 25 (3.94%) Oracle Reports
7 24 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 23 (3.63%) Oracle Discoverer
9 20 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (3.00%) BusinessObjects
11 18 (2.84%) Oracle OWB
12 11 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.95%) MySQL
16 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
17 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 30 (4.73%) JIRA
4 26 (4.10%) Git (software)
5 24 (3.79%) ClearQuest
6 22 (3.47%) Oracle Forms
7 21 (3.31%) PVCS
8 19 (3.00%) Toad
9 16 (2.52%) Visual Studio
10 15 (2.37%) Eclipse
11 14 (2.21%) JUnit
12 12 (1.89%) Ant
12 12 (1.89%) Maven
12 12 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (1.74%) Artifactory
14 8 (1.26%) TeamCity
15 7 (1.10%) FxCop
15 7 (1.10%) GoCD
15 7 (1.10%) StyleCop
16 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (7.73%) Finance
2 23 (3.63%) Retail
3 11 (1.74%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.42%) Automotive
6 8 (1.26%) German Language
7 7 (1.10%) Law
8 5 (0.79%) Advertising
8 5 (0.79%) Banking
9 4 (0.63%) Legal
10 3 (0.47%) Back Office
10 3 (0.47%) Marketing
10 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.32%) Billing
11 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (15.14%) Analyst
2 81 (12.78%) Developer
3 58 (9.15%) Support Engineer
4 57 (8.99%) Architect
5 53 (8.36%) Consultant
6 32 (5.05%) Service Analyst
6 32 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
7 31 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 31 (4.89%) DBA
8 29 (4.57%) Desktop Support
8 29 (4.57%) Service Desk Analyst
8 29 (4.57%) Support Analyst
9 27 (4.26%) Administrator
10 26 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (3.63%) Desktop Engineer
12 21 (3.31%) Oracle DBA
13 19 (3.00%) .NET Developer
13 19 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (3.00%) IT Support
14 18 (2.84%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (9.62%) .NET
2 43 (6.78%) Web Services
3 38 (5.99%) XML
4 29 (4.57%) HTML
5 21 (3.31%) REST
6 19 (3.00%) Apache CXF
6 19 (3.00%) Middleware
7 17 (2.68%) SOAP
8 16 (2.52%) RESTful
9 15 (2.37%) CSS
10 14 (2.21%) Hibernate
10 14 (2.21%) J2EE
10 14 (2.21%) Servlets
10 14 (2.21%) Spring
11 13 (2.05%) JSP
11 13 (2.05%) WinForms
12 11 (1.74%) .NET Framework
13 10 (1.58%) ASP.NET
14 9 (1.42%) ELK Stack
15 8 (1.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
1 41 (6.47%) Data Centre
2 18 (2.84%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.68%) DataPower
4 13 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.89%) Driving Licence
6 10 (1.58%) NHS
6 10 (1.58%) User Experience
7 8 (1.26%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.26%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.26%) Smartphone
8 6 (0.95%) Data Integration
8 6 (0.95%) Internet of Things
8 6 (0.95%) Statistics
9 5 (0.79%) Clustering
10 4 (0.63%) Arduino
10 4 (0.63%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.63%) PKI
10 4 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 212 (33.44%) Windows Server
2 132 (20.82%) Unix
3 131 (20.66%) Windows 7
4 124 (19.56%) Linux
5 93 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (8.52%) Windows XP
9 39 (6.15%) Windows 8
10 31 (4.89%) Windows 10
11 26 (4.10%) Android
12 22 (3.47%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.74%) CentOS
14 9 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.26%) Windows Vista
16 7 (1.10%) AIX
17 5 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.79%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.79%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (12.93%) ITIL
2 71 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (9.31%) Migration
4 47 (7.41%) Service Management
5 34 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
6 32 (5.05%) DevOps
7 30 (4.73%) Configuration Management
7 30 (4.73%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (3.79%) OOP
9 23 (3.63%) Database Tuning
9 23 (3.63%) OO
9 23 (3.63%) Project Management
10 22 (3.47%) Defect Tracking
10 22 (3.47%) High Availability
11 21 (3.31%) Incident Management
11 21 (3.31%) UML
12 20 (3.15%) ITSM
13 19 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (2.84%) CRM
15 17 (2.68%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 120 (18.93%) SQL
2 65 (10.25%) Java
3 47 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 32 (5.05%) C#
5 27 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 20 (3.15%) JavaScript
7 18 (2.84%) PL/SQL
8 16 (2.52%) C
9 13 (2.05%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.05%) VB
10 12 (1.89%) C++
11 9 (1.42%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.26%) Python
12 8 (1.26%) R
13 7 (1.10%) VBScript
14 6 (0.95%) Perl
14 6 (0.95%) PHP
15 5 (0.79%) Ruby
16 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (15.62%) Security Cleared
2 82 (12.93%) SC Cleared
3 53 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.63%) MCSE
5 21 (3.31%) Degree
6 19 (3.00%) Oracle Certification
7 17 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.37%) CCNA
9 13 (2.05%) Sun Certification
10 12 (1.89%) MCP
11 10 (1.58%) OCP
12 9 (1.42%) CCNP
13 8 (1.26%) MCITP
13 8 (1.26%) MCSA
14 7 (1.10%) OCPJP
15 6 (0.95%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.95%) ISEB
15 6 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.79%) DBS Check
16 5 (0.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.26%) QA
2 8 (1.26%) SLA
3 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 214 (33.75%) Active Directory
2 53 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 23 (3.63%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (3.00%) vSphere
7 17 (2.68%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.21%) XenApp
9 8 (1.26%) XenServer
10 7 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.63%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.47%) Firmware
14 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.16%) Docker
15 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
15 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 41 (6.47%) SCCM
2 37 (5.84%) SCOM
3 23 (3.63%) Data Guard
4 21 (3.31%) Puppet
5 16 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.37%) WSUS
7 11 (1.74%) BMC PATROL
8 10 (1.58%) Kibana
8 10 (1.58%) OPNET
9 9 (1.42%) logstash
10 7 (1.10%) Backup Exec
10 7 (1.10%) Terraform
11 5 (0.79%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.63%) MAILsweeper
12 4 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.47%) Ansible
13 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.47%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 215 (33.91%) Microsoft
2 117 (18.45%) VMware
3 103 (16.25%) Oracle
4 66 (10.41%) Citrix
5 31 (4.89%) IBM
6 29 (4.57%) Cisco
7 28 (4.42%) EMC
8 27 (4.26%) HP
9 26 (4.10%) Pega
10 24 (3.79%) Dell
11 22 (3.47%) Google
11 22 (3.47%) Intel Security
12 18 (2.84%) webMethods
13 16 (2.52%) BMC
14 14 (2.21%) Red Hat
14 14 (2.21%) Sophos
15 12 (1.89%) Avaya
15 12 (1.89%) NetApp
16 10 (1.58%) Juniper
16 10 (1.58%) LANDesk
Worcester, Worcestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 13 days ago