The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull 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 28 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.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands / Solihull
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 11 6
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 3.51% 9.40% 12.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 91.67% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £425 £442 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +21.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £13.87 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

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 Solihull with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Solihull
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9 12 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 7.89% 10.26% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Median daily rate £350 £442 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.72% +21.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £13.87 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.76%  
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 Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull 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 Solihull

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Solihull

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Windows.

1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 4 (36.36%) Unix
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (36.36%) Data Guard
2 4 (36.36%) Database Tuning
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 4 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 3 (27.27%) Presales
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (27.27%) OCP
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Certification

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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 4 (36.36%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) DBA
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Unix
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Database Tuning
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Presales
3 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Project Governance
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) OCP
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CISA
3 1 (9.09%) CISM
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
3 1 (9.09%) Capita
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire
3 1 (9.09%) VMware