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 22 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
West Midlands / Solihull
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 5 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 34 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 16.28% 20.73% 5.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 93.33% 77.27% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £300 £480 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £9.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.97% +4.03%  

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 15 44 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 17.44% 26.83% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Median daily rate £250 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.86% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £9.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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 22 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Windows.

1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Citrix
2 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
2 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (61.11%) Office 365
3 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 10 (55.56%) Remote Desktop
3 10 (55.56%) Blackberry
3 10 (55.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (55.56%) ITIL
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (55.56%) SCCM
4 7 (38.89%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
7 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 3 (16.67%) Migration
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
9 2 (11.11%) Database Tuning
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
9 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (11.11%) Degree
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC

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 10 (55.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 2 (11.11%) DBA
5 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Knowledge Management
3 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Database Tuning
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CISA
3 1 (5.56%) CISM
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) OCP
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Sourcefire
4 1 (5.56%) VMware