The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Wolverhampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 17.39% 23.33% 16.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.55% 58.33% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £220 £138 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 31.88% 40.00% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate £220 £138 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
2 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) UNIX
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows NT
4 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (13.64%) HTTP
5 3 (13.64%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) C
5 3 (13.64%) HTML
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
5 3 (13.64%) JMeter
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 2 (9.09%) Terminal Server
6 2 (9.09%) Clustering
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (9.09%) Nessus
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) ReportNet
2 1 (4.55%) Informix
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
1 3 (13.64%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Desktop Support
2 4 (18.18%) Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Security Tester
5 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Services Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Cognos Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
3 6 (27.27%) UNIX
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows NT
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.09%) AIX
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.55%) CentOS
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
2 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Test Management
3 2 (9.09%) Release Management
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Terminal Server
2 2 (9.09%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) Nessus
2 2 (9.09%) MOM
2 2 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (9.09%) Control-M
2 2 (9.09%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.09%) BMC
4 1 (4.55%) StreamServe
4 1 (4.55%) Cognos
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