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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 11.11% 19.05% 11.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 66.67% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£295 £275 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +69.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £275 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £193
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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
5 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 13.89% 28.57% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate £315 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £350 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 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 July 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 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (23.08%) NHS
3 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (23.08%) MCSE
3 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) MCITP
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (23.08%) SCCM
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (15.38%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (15.38%) Office 365
4 2 (15.38%) DameWare
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
4 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
4 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MSI
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Architect
1 2 (15.38%) Applications Packager
1 2 (15.38%) Administrator
1 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Server Administrator
1 2 (15.38%) Storage Architect
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Programmer
2 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
2 1 (7.69%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) WCF
1 1 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) NHS
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.69%) Windows CE
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCITP
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) Terminal Server
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) DameWare
3 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Brocade
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Motorola
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec