The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 18 9 2
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7  
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 6.88% 12.15% 15.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.54% 74.14% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 23
Median daily rate £325 £369 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.86% +22.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £263 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.76 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.50 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.63 £14.80
% change year-on-year -7.22% +5.60%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 39 58 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 11.17% 16.38% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 34
Median daily rate £325 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +40.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Coventry

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Coventry

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Coventry over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Coventry

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Coventry.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Coventry

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Windows.

1 20 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 16 (27.59%) Windows Server
4 13 (22.41%) SQL
4 13 (22.41%) ITIL
5 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
5 11 (18.97%) MS Office
6 10 (17.24%) Unix
7 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
7 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (13.79%) REST
7 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
8 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
9 6 (10.34%) Linux
9 6 (10.34%) Citrix
10 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (8.62%) DataPower
10 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (8.62%) RESTful
10 5 (8.62%) Office 365
10 5 (8.62%) Cisco
10 5 (8.62%) IBM
10 5 (8.62%) Middleware
10 5 (8.62%) SOAP
10 5 (8.62%) Web Services
10 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
10 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
10 5 (8.62%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
1 11 (18.97%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Project
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.90%) Firewall
2 4 (6.90%) LAN
2 4 (6.90%) WAN
3 3 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (5.17%) Internet
3 3 (5.17%) SSL
3 3 (5.17%) VPN
3 3 (5.17%) Wireless
4 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.72%) Intranet
5 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.72%) Network Security
5 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (1.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.62%) Advertising
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.45%) Automotive
3 2 (3.45%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Analyst
2 12 (20.69%) Support Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Service Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (12.07%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 6 (10.34%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (10.34%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Service Desk Support
6 6 (10.34%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (5.17%) IT Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.17%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) REST
2 5 (8.62%) Middleware
2 5 (8.62%) RESTful
2 5 (8.62%) SOAP
2 5 (8.62%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) CSS
4 3 (5.17%) 802.1X
4 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.17%) Backbone.js
4 3 (5.17%) Marionette.js
4 3 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.72%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.62%) DataPower
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.45%) NHS
3 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.72%) AS400
4 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.72%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Windows Server
2 10 (17.24%) Unix
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.34%) Linux
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.90%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) ITIL
2 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (6.90%) DevOps
2 4 (6.90%) Information Security
2 4 (6.90%) ITIL V3
3 3 (5.17%) Change Management
3 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (5.17%) Data Modelling
3 3 (5.17%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 3 (5.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (5.17%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (5.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 3 (5.17%) Visualisation
3 3 (5.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (5.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (5.17%) Web Design
4 2 (3.45%) Business Analysis
4 2 (3.45%) Migration
4 2 (3.45%) Programme Management
4 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) SQL
2 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.17%) C#
6 2 (3.45%) C
7 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) CCA
3 1 (1.72%) CCNP
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.72%) MCSE
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.72%) PMP
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) Docker
3 2 (3.45%) XenApp
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) WSUS
2 3 (5.17%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.72%) Ansible
3 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
3 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Citrix
3 5 (8.62%) Cisco
3 5 (8.62%) IBM
3 5 (8.62%) VMware
4 3 (5.17%) ArcSight
4 3 (5.17%) Blue Coat
4 3 (5.17%) F5
4 3 (5.17%) FireEye
4 3 (5.17%) GFI Software
4 3 (5.17%) Intel Security
4 3 (5.17%) Juniper
4 3 (5.17%) LogRhythm
4 3 (5.17%) Rapid7
4 3 (5.17%) Sourcefire
4 3 (5.17%) Symantec
4 3 (5.17%) TippingPoint
5 2 (3.45%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.72%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
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