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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 23.40% 23.19% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 91.67% 72.73% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 0
Average daily rate £218 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
12 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 25.53% 31.88% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 8
Average daily rate £225 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +22.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +1.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) VMware
4 7 (33.33%) Citrix
5 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (19.05%) SCCM
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (19.05%) XenApp
8 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 3 (14.29%) LAN
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
9 2 (9.52%) Database Theory
9 2 (9.52%) Relational Database Theory
9 2 (9.52%) vSphere
9 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
9 2 (9.52%) NHS
9 2 (9.52%) Cisco
9 2 (9.52%) SQL
9 2 (9.52%) ITIL
9 2 (9.52%) Unix
9 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Architect
1 3 (14.29%) IT Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) IT Support
1 3 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Administrator
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Database Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (4.76%) PC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.52%) Unix
6 1 (4.76%) Android
6 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Database Theory
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database Theory
2 1 (4.76%) Change Management
2 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.76%) DevOps
2 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.76%) Migration
2 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
2 1 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (4.76%) Server Patching
2 1 (4.76%) Service Management
2 1 (4.76%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) XenApp
2 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) AppSense
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Intel
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat