Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 1095 954 977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.32% 9.76% 11.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.10% 60.11% 65.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 533 412
Midlands median daily rate £325 £340 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +10.57% -1.60%
10th Percentile £145 £120 £146
90th Percentile £535 £500 £475
England median daily rate £350 £351 £350
% change year-on-year -0.14% +0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 160 231
Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.28 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £29.20 £20.77 £19.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +4.92% -3.17% +5.00%

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

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1632 1587 1484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.85% 16.24% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 866 646
Midlands median daily rate £350 £380 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +13.43% +3.08%
10th Percentile £161 £161 £155
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 169 228
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £33.50 £36.50 £20.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the Midlands

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the Midlands

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the Midlands

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the Midlands

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the Midlands

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +2 599 £335 -4.29% 106
East Midlands +6 486 £300 -4.00% 69
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 373 (34.06%) Active Directory
2 341 (31.14%) Microsoft
3 309 (28.22%) Windows Server
4 237 (21.64%) Linux
5 227 (20.73%) VMware
6 225 (20.55%) Windows 10
7 215 (19.63%) Windows 7
8 174 (15.89%) Microsoft Office
9 173 (15.80%) Office 365
10 159 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
11 158 (14.43%) ITIL
12 154 (14.06%) SQL
13 153 (13.97%) SQL Server
14 151 (13.79%) Migration
15 145 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 144 (13.15%) DevOps
17 143 (13.06%) SCCM
18 127 (11.60%) PowerShell
19 125 (11.42%) Windows Server 2008
20 118 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
21 113 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
22 108 (9.86%) Citrix
23 107 (9.77%) Unix
24 105 (9.59%) Oracle
25 99 (9.04%) MS Exchange
26 96 (8.77%) DNS
26 96 (8.77%) .NET
27 92 (8.40%) Cisco
28 89 (8.13%) Jenkins
29 88 (8.04%) Security Cleared

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 99 (9.04%) MS Exchange
2 47 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 38 (3.47%) Confluence
4 37 (3.38%) IIS
5 29 (2.65%) Skype for Business
6 27 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 24 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (2.01%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (1.55%) Apache
11 16 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (1.19%) JBoss
13 13 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.73%) IBM Notes
14 8 (0.73%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
15 7 (0.64%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 174 (15.89%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.37%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.37%) RoboHelp
6 4 (0.37%) Snagit
7 3 (0.27%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 173 (15.80%) Office 365
2 159 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.28%) IaaS
5 24 (2.19%) PaaS
6 12 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.00%) GitHub
8 9 (0.82%) SaaS
9 7 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.55%) G Suite
11 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.37%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.27%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.18%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.091%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.091%) Data Lake Analytics
14 1 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.091%) Google Drive
14 1 (0.091%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 96 (8.77%) DNS
2 80 (7.31%) SAN
3 72 (6.58%) LAN
4 67 (6.12%) Firewall
4 67 (6.12%) TCP/IP
5 63 (5.75%) WAN
6 50 (4.57%) DHCP
7 40 (3.65%) Internet
8 35 (3.20%) VPN
9 29 (2.65%) Wireless
10 25 (2.28%) Skype
11 24 (2.19%) LDAP
11 24 (2.19%) NAS
12 23 (2.10%) IPsec
12 23 (2.10%) Kerberos
13 19 (1.74%) VLAN
14 17 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
14 17 (1.55%) VoIP
15 16 (1.46%) DSL
15 16 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.29%) Oracle Database
3 27 (2.47%) MySQL
4 19 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (1.55%) MongoDB
5 17 (1.55%) NoSQL
6 14 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.91%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.55%) CouchDB
11 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.46%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 89 (8.13%) Jenkins
2 71 (6.48%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.93%) JIRA
3 43 (3.93%) Subversion
4 34 (3.11%) TeamCity
5 28 (2.56%) MSI
6 27 (2.47%) Maven
7 25 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (1.28%) Selenium
9 13 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (1.19%) Vagrant
10 11 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.91%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.64%) FishEye
12 7 (0.64%) GitLab
12 7 (0.64%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.46%) JMeter
13 5 (0.46%) NuGet
13 5 (0.46%) NUnit
General
1 69 (6.30%) Finance
2 29 (2.65%) Retail
3 24 (2.19%) Manufacturing
4 16 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 10 (0.91%) Banking
5 10 (0.91%) Publishing
6 6 (0.55%) Automotive
7 5 (0.46%) Law
7 5 (0.46%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.37%) Electronics
8 4 (0.37%) Marketing
9 3 (0.27%) Advertising
9 3 (0.27%) Back Office
9 3 (0.27%) Military
10 2 (0.18%) Avionics
10 2 (0.18%) French Language
10 2 (0.18%) Games
10 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.091%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.091%) Legal
Job Titles
1 194 (17.72%) Analyst
2 103 (9.41%) Support Engineer
3 86 (7.85%) Desktop Support
4 85 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 75 (6.85%) Developer
6 73 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 70 (6.39%) Service Analyst
8 68 (6.21%) Consultant
8 68 (6.21%) Service Desk Analyst
9 61 (5.57%) Support Analyst
10 57 (5.21%) Architect
11 55 (5.02%) 2nd Line Support
12 49 (4.47%) IT Support
13 48 (4.38%) Administrator
14 46 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
14 46 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
15 41 (3.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 40 (3.65%) Applications Support
17 33 (3.01%) Windows Engineer
18 32 (2.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (8.77%) .NET
2 41 (3.74%) HTML
3 37 (3.38%) Middleware
4 35 (3.20%) CSS
5 25 (2.28%) ASP.NET
6 21 (1.92%) Web Services
7 20 (1.83%) WSH
8 19 (1.74%) JSON
8 19 (1.74%) Node.js
9 18 (1.64%) .NET Framework
10 17 (1.55%) jQuery
11 15 (1.37%) HTML5
11 15 (1.37%) RESTful
11 15 (1.37%) XML
12 14 (1.28%) AngularJS
13 13 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (0.91%) LINQ
15 10 (0.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.04%) Data Centre
2 71 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.29%) PKI
4 30 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.28%) Blackberry
6 22 (2.01%) Fat Client
6 22 (2.01%) Thin Client
7 20 (1.83%) Driving Licence
7 20 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.74%) Replication
9 15 (1.37%) Clustering
9 15 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.19%) Life Science
11 11 (1.00%) HP Storage
11 11 (1.00%) NHS
11 11 (1.00%) Smartphone
12 9 (0.82%) Smart Meter
12 9 (0.82%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.73%) EMC VMAX
13 8 (0.73%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 309 (28.22%) Windows Server
2 237 (21.64%) Linux
3 225 (20.55%) Windows 10
4 215 (19.63%) Windows 7
5 145 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 125 (11.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (9.77%) Unix
8 54 (4.93%) Windows 8
9 50 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (3.74%) Android
11 39 (3.56%) Windows XP
12 36 (3.29%) Apple iOS
13 24 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (1.64%) HPUX
15 15 (1.37%) Solaris
16 11 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
17 10 (0.91%) AIX
18 8 (0.73%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.55%) Mac OS X
20 5 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (14.43%) ITIL
2 151 (13.79%) Migration
3 144 (13.15%) DevOps
4 118 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (6.30%) Configuration Management
6 67 (6.12%) Incident Management
7 53 (4.84%) Test Automation
8 52 (4.75%) Scrum
9 46 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (4.02%) Service Management
11 43 (3.93%) Server Virtualisation
12 40 (3.65%) Project Management
13 35 (3.20%) Release Management
14 33 (3.01%) Change Management
14 33 (3.01%) SDLC
15 32 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
16 30 (2.74%) Information Security
17 29 (2.65%) Continuous Delivery
18 28 (2.56%) Open Source
18 28 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (14.06%) SQL
2 127 (11.60%) PowerShell
3 70 (6.39%) C#
4 55 (5.02%) Python
5 51 (4.66%) Perl
6 47 (4.29%) Java
7 43 (3.93%) JavaScript
8 37 (3.38%) Bash Shell
9 28 (2.56%) VBScript
10 23 (2.10%) Ruby
11 13 (1.19%) PHP
12 12 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.00%) C
13 11 (1.00%) C++
13 11 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.00%) TypeScript
14 9 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.64%) VB
16 6 (0.55%) Groovy
17 5 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 63 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 52 (4.75%) Degree
5 44 (4.02%) MCSE
6 42 (3.84%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 26 (2.37%) CCNA
9 21 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (1.92%) MCSA
10 20 (1.83%) CCNP
11 17 (1.55%) CCIE
11 17 (1.55%) DV Cleared
12 11 (1.00%) MCP
13 8 (0.73%) BC Cleared
13 8 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.73%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.55%) RHCE
15 5 (0.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.39%) SLA
2 28 (2.56%) QA
3 19 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (1.64%) HIPAA
5 17 (1.55%) Actionable Recommendations
6 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.37%) GDPR
7 2 (0.18%) MIL-STD-1553
7 2 (0.18%) MISRA
7 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.091%) GCP
8 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.091%) JTAG
8 1 (0.091%) MiFID
8 1 (0.091%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.091%) Solvency II
System Software
1 373 (34.06%) Active Directory
2 113 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (7.40%) Hyper-V
4 52 (4.75%) Docker
5 51 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 48 (4.38%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (2.74%) vSphere
8 20 (1.83%) XenApp
9 14 (1.28%) Terminal Services
10 13 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.91%) BitLocker
11 10 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (0.82%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.64%) Samba
15 5 (0.46%) Firmware
15 5 (0.46%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.37%) KVM
16 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 143 (13.06%) SCCM
2 56 (5.11%) Puppet
3 37 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (3.01%) Ansible
5 20 (1.83%) WMI
6 19 (1.74%) WSUS
7 17 (1.55%) SCOM
7 17 (1.55%) Terraform
8 15 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (1.28%) ZABBIX
10 10 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (0.91%) SafeCom
11 9 (0.82%) EMC VPLEX
12 8 (0.73%) AirWatch
12 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.64%) SCVMM
13 7 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.64%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 341 (31.14%) Microsoft
2 227 (20.73%) VMware
3 108 (9.86%) Citrix
4 105 (9.59%) Oracle
5 92 (8.40%) Cisco
6 81 (7.40%) HP
7 45 (4.11%) NetApp
8 35 (3.20%) Dell
9 31 (2.83%) McAfee
10 27 (2.47%) Red Hat
11 26 (2.37%) IBM
12 21 (1.92%) Symantec
13 20 (1.83%) Atlassian
14 18 (1.64%) Apple
15 15 (1.37%) SAP
16 14 (1.28%) 3PAR
16 14 (1.28%) EMC
16 14 (1.28%) Google
17 12 (1.10%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.10%) Splunk