Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 14 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 23 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.68% 7.35% 15.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.97% 68.29% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 21
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £200 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +82.50% -33.33% -4.99%
10th Percentile £295 £113 £135
90th Percentile £518 £385 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 13
Staffordshire median hourly rate £16.50 £14.49 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.87% +11.46% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.36 £10.95 £10.12
90th Percentile £37.05 £33.45 £15.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £14.49 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.83% +7.33% -3.57%

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 39 41 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 14.72% 10.76% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 31
Staffordshire median daily rate £400 £260 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -16.80% -
10th Percentile £295 £120 £135
90th Percentile £520 £411 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £368 £388 £369
% change year-on-year -5.16% +5.08% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 13
Staffordshire median hourly rate £16.50 £14.49 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.87% +11.46% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.36 £10.95 £10.12
90th Percentile £37.05 £33.45 £15.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% -7.14%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor 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 17 February 2018. 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 - 9 £400 - 25
Stafford 0 4 £350 +191.67% 2
Tamworth -3 3 £295 - 7
Lichfield - 1 - -
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) .NET
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
5 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
6 3 (13.04%) Retail
6 3 (13.04%) SCCM
6 3 (13.04%) FMCG
6 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
6 3 (13.04%) Office 365
6 3 (13.04%) Linux
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
6 3 (13.04%) CSS
6 3 (13.04%) Web Services
6 3 (13.04%) HTML
6 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco
7 2 (8.70%) Service Management
7 2 (8.70%) MSI
7 2 (8.70%) SCORM

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 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365
3 2 (8.70%) IaaS
3 2 (8.70%) PaaS
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (4.35%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.35%) Data Lake
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) HDInsight
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MSI
1 2 (8.70%) WiX
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (13.04%) Support Technician
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Build Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) UI Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
4 2 (8.70%) Angular 2
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (8.70%) Dapper ORM
4 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
4 2 (8.70%) MFC
4 2 (8.70%) NHibernate
4 2 (8.70%) WCF
4 2 (8.70%) WinForms
4 2 (8.70%) WPF
5 1 (4.35%) Ajax
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) FMCG
2 2 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.70%) Learning Management System
2 2 (8.70%) SCORM
3 1 (4.35%) CESG
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
2 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
2 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (8.70%) API Development
1 2 (8.70%) DevOps
1 2 (8.70%) MVC
1 2 (8.70%) Service Management
1 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
2 1 (4.35%) Analytics
2 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (4.35%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) Machine Learning
2 1 (4.35%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
2 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.35%) Use Case
2 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) MCSE
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCA
2 1 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.35%) HNC
2 1 (4.35%) HND
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.35%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Kaseya
5 1 (4.35%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) Kaspersky
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Proofpoint