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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 8.33% 20.00% 18.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 52.94% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
Average daily rate £225 £225 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
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
3 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 8.33% 37.78% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 7
Average daily rate £225 £220 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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
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 April 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
1 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
6 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (15.38%) XenApp
6 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) MySQL
7 1 (7.69%) Service Management
7 1 (7.69%) Change Management
7 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Degree
7 1 (7.69%) JIRA
7 1 (7.69%) SCCM
7 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) SAN
7 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
7 1 (7.69%) NetApp
7 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) IT Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) IT Support
1 3 (23.08%) IT Support Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Change Management
1 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
1 1 (7.69%) Database Theory
1 1 (7.69%) DevOps
1 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
1 1 (7.69%) Migration
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database Theory
1 1 (7.69%) Server Building
1 1 (7.69%) Service Management
1 1 (7.69%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat