The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 17 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 22.67% 15.52% 38.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.91% 36.00% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.25 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
Windows
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wolverhampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
23 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 30.67% 43.10% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 1
Average daily rate £203 £265 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% +60.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £155.00 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Wolverhampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Wolverhampton region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Wolverhampton region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Wolverhampton

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Wolverhampton region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
5 8 (22.86%) VMware
5 8 (22.86%) Citrix
5 8 (22.86%) MS Office
6 7 (20.00%) LAN
6 7 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
7 6 (17.14%) Migration
7 6 (17.14%) Change Management
7 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
7 6 (17.14%) ITIL
8 4 (11.43%) Service Management
8 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
10 2 (5.71%) XenApp
10 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
10 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (5.71%) SCCM
10 2 (5.71%) SCOM
10 2 (5.71%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (5.71%) People Management
10 2 (5.71%) SAN
10 2 (5.71%) HP
10 2 (5.71%) NHS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Lync
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) LDAP
3 1 (2.86%) Intranet
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Administrator
2 7 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
3 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) IT Support
4 2 (5.71%) Storage Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Technician
5 1 (2.86%) IT Trainer
5 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Systems Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Mobile Computing
1 2 (5.71%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) Symmetrix
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
1 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) UNIX
2 2 (5.71%) AIX
2 2 (5.71%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Change Management
2 6 (17.14%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.71%) People Management
5 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.86%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.86%) CRM
5 1 (2.86%) BPR
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Data Privacy
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.86%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) MCSE
5 1 (2.86%) MCITP
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.86%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
1 2 (5.71%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) EMC TimeFinder
2 1 (2.86%) EMC Navisphere
2 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
2 8 (22.86%) Citrix
3 2 (5.71%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco
3 2 (5.71%) EMC
4 1 (2.86%) Intel
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Symantec
4 1 (2.86%) McAfee
4 1 (2.86%) Sophos
4 1 (2.86%) Websense
4 1 (2.86%) Dell
4 1 (2.86%) Hitachi
4 1 (2.86%) Brocade