The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dudley 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
West Midlands / Dudley
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dudley 50.00% 66.67% 46.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 80.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £103 - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 Dudley with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Dudley
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dudley 50.00% 83.33% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £103 £80 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.12% -73.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Dudley

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dudley 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 Dudley

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dudley

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Dudley

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dudley

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Dudley

Windows
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 24 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 Dudley region with a requirement for Windows.

1 5 (83.33%) SLA
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Network Management
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) DBS Check
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Intranet
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley 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:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) Intranet
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Network Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) DBS Check
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) VMware