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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 15 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.92% 7.41% 4.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.54% 82.35% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 4
Median daily rate £435 £475 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.42% +94.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £430 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.89 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.61% +2.53%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 13 17 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 12.87% 8.99% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 9
Median daily rate £400 £450 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +40.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Unix
3 4 (23.53%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) LANDesk
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 2 (11.76%) MCTS
5 2 (11.76%) MCITP
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) RESTful
5 2 (11.76%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (11.76%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) OSCP
5 2 (11.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software

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 1 (5.88%) CICS
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) SMTP
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) DataStage
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Pentaho
3 1 (5.88%) SAS EBI
3 1 (5.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (5.88%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ChangeMan
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Developer
1 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) AWS Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Designer
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Subject Matter Expert
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) SAS Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Strategy Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) BYOD
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) PMI
2 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.88%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
1 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) API Design
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) ETL
3 2 (11.76%) High Availability
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) COBOL
3 1 (5.88%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) AWS Certification
1 2 (11.76%) CEH
1 2 (11.76%) CREST Certified
1 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) MCITP
1 2 (11.76%) MCP
1 2 (11.76%) MCTS
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) OSCP
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) COBIT
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (5.88%) NIST 800
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
1 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes
1 2 (11.76%) Mesos
1 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) LANDesk
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.88%) Wyse