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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 19.51% 11.36% 39.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.73% 62.50% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £163 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +41.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 26.83% 18.18% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate £300 £200 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +41.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
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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 25 July 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 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (30.00%) UNIX
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (20.00%) Windows NT
4 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) SLA
5 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) SCCM
5 3 (15.00%) SCOM
5 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (15.00%) HTTP
5 3 (15.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) C
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) JMeter
6 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (10.00%) Clustering
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) ReportNet
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos Transformer
2 1 (5.00%) Informix
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (15.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) DBA
2 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (10.00%) Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Security Tester
3 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop Support
3 1 (5.00%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) DCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Firmware
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (30.00%) UNIX
2 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows NT
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (10.00%) AIX
6 2 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Test Management
3 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
1 3 (15.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Terminal Server
2 2 (10.00%) Nmap
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (10.00%) MOM
2 2 (10.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (10.00%) Control-M
2 2 (10.00%) Nessus
2 2 (10.00%) WMI
3 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (5.00%) CA
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) StreamServe
4 1 (5.00%) Cognos