Period
to 22 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 22 September 2020 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 45 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 20.31% 24.59% 23.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.00% 88.24% 85.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 34 39
Median daily rate £319 £241 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.12% -32.99% +5.88%
10th Percentile £284 £128 £263
90th Percentile £337 £370 £399
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £330 £360
% change year-on-year +13.64% -8.33% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 13
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £12.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +25.61% -13.10%
10th Percentile £15.20 £11.17 £11.18
90th Percentile £23.70 £32.75 £20.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20 51 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 31.25% 27.87% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 35 39
Median daily rate £325 £245 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.65% -28.99% +1.47%
10th Percentile £218 £129 £263
90th Percentile £528 £431 £424
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 13
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £12.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +25.61% -13.10%
10th Percentile £15.20 £11.17 £11.18
90th Percentile £23.70 £32.75 £20.30
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.90% +2.00%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 2020. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +2 7 £318 +43.50% 7
Stafford 0 1 - - 4
Leek - 1 - -
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
2 3 (23.08%) Azure
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Device Driver
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) QA
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Office 365
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
4 1 (7.69%) Police
4 1 (7.69%) Housing Association
4 1 (7.69%) Project Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (7.69%) IBM XIV
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365
3 1 (7.69%) AWS
3 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Housing Association
1 1 (7.69%) Police
1 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) CSS3
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.69%) IBM XIV
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Project Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Apple Swift
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) Google
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Orchard
4 1 (7.69%) Veeam