Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 1 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 39 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 17.31% 32.50% 23.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.29% 100.00% 90.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 52
Median daily rate £313 £183 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.23% -49.31% -1.37%
10th Percentile £165 £121 £165
90th Percentile £418 £307 £395
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £301 £360
% change year-on-year +7.88% -16.32% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +6.23% +5.17%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.17 £13.10
90th Percentile £39.50 £22.38 £47.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.21% +15.27%

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 28 39 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 26.92% 32.50% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 39
Median daily rate £350 £183 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +91.78% -49.31% -10.00%
10th Percentile £232 £121 £149
90th Percentile £460 £307 £409
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £380 £380
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +6.23% +5.17%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.17 £13.10
90th Percentile £39.50 £22.38 £47.50
Median hourly rate £16.13 £15.50 £15.93
% change year-on-year +4.03% -2.70% +9.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 2 March 2021. 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 -5 5 £363 +173.58% 14
Lichfield +2 2 - -
Stafford 0 1 - - 1
Cannock 0 1 £115 -34.29%
Tamworth - 1 - - 2
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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 7 (38.89%) Microsoft 365
1 7 (38.89%) Windows 10
1 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (22.22%) Azure
4 4 (22.22%) Public Sector
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (11.11%) SOAP
6 2 (11.11%) Web Services
6 2 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (11.11%) SLA
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) TDD

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 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.56%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (22.22%) Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (22.22%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.56%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) REST
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
1 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows 10
1 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2019
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
1 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
1 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL
1 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
1 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
1 2 (11.11%) Project Delivery
1 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
1 2 (11.11%) SDLC
1 2 (11.11%) SOA
1 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
1 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
1 2 (11.11%) TDD
1 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
1 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
1 2 (11.11%) V-Model
1 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCITP
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) MCSD
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (5.56%) PaperCut
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Orchard
4 1 (5.56%) Panasonic
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
4 1 (5.56%) Veeam